Monday, October 22, 2007

My RAK



Good Evening All!





I received a special package today when I got home from work which was wonderful after a busy Monday at work! I joined JT's monthly -Aloha Rak club for the month of October. http://www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com/ So far it has been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to doing it again next month.
For some reason this picture has a blurp on it, I am not sure what happened but you can still see what is all there. This wonderful gift came from Amy, who must know me in some strange way, because I a LOVE ribbon and she sent a bunch of it. There is a wonderful Halloween card, A Nebraska mini license plate, purple brads, and a package of M&M's. Thank you so much, this is so awesome and just what I needed after a Monday at work.

Well I hope every one had a successful weekend and got everything done that they needed. And of coarse got some stamping done. I am working on converting my unmounted stamps that were attached to magnets to the acrylic foam. Which seems to be working alot better then the magnet. But I ran out of acrylic foam so now I have to get a hold of my mom to buy some more. My mom sells The Angel Company stamps and can get me this stuff at her costs. Which helps because then I have more money to buy more stamps. I also got my room organized a little better for my friends to come over and stamp on Saturday. I can't wait! I gave them all the Black and White Christmas card challenge to try and I have a small gift for them to enjoy for participating. Then we are going to work on Christmas cards. I need to get some of those made up before I get waaaaaaay to behind. Should be Fun! Have a great evening!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Halloween Card!

Kind of a lazy day at my house today! My husband is watching Football. The Broncos are not on until 8 o'clock tonight. So he has to watch all the other football games first. Which is ok we have other tv's to watch but iti gives me time to stamp. I made 16 of these for pals that I usually trade ATC with and when I was finishing up the envelopes I realized this would be a good card to send as my entry in Tracy's Happy Place Disney/ Hawaii contest http://http//tracyshappyplace.blogspot.com/.




This is the front of the card. Pretty simple, but I love these pooh and tigger and piglet stamps. I have had these stamps for many many years. One of the first set of stamps I bought when I first started stamping back in 1990. I was like 15 years old then. Oops I just gave my age away. Any way! The cat in the lower right corner is a paper punch, punched out for a little bit more color on the front.



This is the inside of the card. I cross stitched the skeleton on black canvas and then the pumpkin and hat are stampin up bitty boo retired set. I am not sure what the other stamps are from. The skeleton is an ATC tucked inside the card. I love this card design, I usually stick a gift card where the ATC is and use this as a gift card holder for birthdays and Christmas or just because. I got the idea from Serta. They sent us a thank you card for purchasing our new mattress set and where the ATC/gift card is tucked, serta had tucked their business card. I had to go immediately to my craft room and stamp out my own design of it.

Well I think it is time I get off of this thing! I need to go organize my stamping room, I have some friends coming over next weekend to have a stamping day! So I want things to be organized and I want to take pictures of my area so I can post my stamping area here. I also signed up for a card swap on Split Coast Stampers ( http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=287837) and I need to get those started. Check it out and join we are in need of swappers. It is looking a little lonely. There are tons of things to learn and great friendly people to meet. Have a wonderful Sunday!

GO BRONCOS GO!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Black and White


It is finally friday and I am posting my Black and White challenge as seen on Allison's blog. http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2007/10/allisons-b-w-challenge-for-christmas.html

Thank you Allsion for offer ing this challenge. I have to admit this was a challenge for me. I really had to think outside the box. When I think of Christmas I think warm thoughts of color, lots of color. Reds, greens, etc so this was alot of fun.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Halloween Scrapbook











Hello
How is everyone today? It has been dark and rainy for the last week. I have a ton of leaves in my yard and even though there has been no sunshine my grass is getting long. Will it ever stop raining? I should not complain this is my favorite time of year, as the leaves change, cooler weather, snow about to settle in. I can bunker down in my house as it snows and blows outside and do my crafting. I love it!

This weekend I worked on scrapbooking my children's Halloween pictures from last year! Yeah I know better late then never. I used paper sacks. Which I have been told I cut the wrong end off of the sacks, but it still seems to have worked pretty good to me.

Sunday, October 14, 2007





Hello Everyone! I finally took some pictures of my stamping projects. I started out with a project I found by Maria. (Thank you Maria for the Inspiration) I have tucked 6 sheets of paper and 3 envelopes inside. This project is a great deal of fun and could be used for any occasion. I think I am going to send this as a RAK to some one. I used a retired Stampin up set that I purchased at a Garage Sale for a great deal. I just love Garage Sales!

Last night it stormed like crazy. About 3 a.m. the thunder and lightening came in and woke me up, then I heard a thud out side and thought the tree in our front yard came crashing through the side of our house. But when I looked out side there was nothing. Later on in the morning our neighbor rang our bell and asked if we needed help putting the gutter back on our house. Half of our gutter was hanging loosely off our house. Scary! So we pulled out the ladders and screwed it back up to the house. Thank goodness it had stopped raining and is just cold and wet right now.

Friday, October 5, 2007

video

This is my youngest boy he is 2 danceing in drive way and then darts into the street.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hello Everyone out there! This is my first time Blogging so this is going to be short and sweet just to see how this works. I am planning on posting my stamping ideas and designs at a later date so check back soon.