Saturday, September 27, 2008

What a fun day ~

One thing I love about having a Fall Birthday is the scenery is just about perfect. Yesterday was my birthday and it turned out to be one of those perfect days. Rod and I took DeeDee and the bike up to the canyon again. After we got to our pick up Rod spot, DeeDee and I went on a walk along the river and took pictures. Days just don't get better than this.

On the way home Michelle called and she was able to get the other kids schedules coordinated for us to have a birthday dinner together. Michelle's birthday is today. And I share my birthday with my Mom too! I have always loved having someone to celebrate with. Rod cleaned the kitchen before I started doing the Fajitas and then he surprised me with a vase of red roses while the kids finished work and drove home. I opted for Cheeesecake and KeyLime Pie instead of a regular cake and then there was a rousing version of "Happy Birthday". Brad sang me a traditional Mexican Birthday song in Spanish.
So after a beautiful Fall day trip, a good dinner with family and kisses from my sweet Kymber I'd say it was a pretty good day.
I even got to open my new pink Zutter Binditall v 2.0.
Wish you could have been here too Mom. It was a beautiful day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My spoiled Basset Hound ~

I realized I haven't put up any pictures lately of my sweet Basset Hound Cassidy. We went to the mountains last Friday and while Rod was mountain biking we went for a walk. She loves exploring off the trails. And she will stop and wait for me if I get too far behind. It was such a pretty day, there were even Huckleberries on bushes along the trail. I was wishing I had my picking crew, but it was a school day so they couldn't come. The last picture is sweet DeeDee with my son. He didn't get to meet her until she was all ready 2 years old and they really hit it off. I don't know why I worried about that. She loves everybody. She especially loves when he comes home to visit. Yes, she is pretty spoiled.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Triangle Fold Card ~

Here is another new Magnolia card project. This is such a cute triangle fold that I have seen several other people doing. The stamp is one I got in the mail from Gill in the UK.

Pocket Card ~

Isn't this fun. It is a pocket card that can hold photos, a gift card or just a message. The "for you" band slides off the card so it opens to show the pocket. The pattern for this came from I used new Urban Garden designer papers from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Stamped Family Frame ~

Ok, we are jumping from the bright and cutsie of my last post project to the more subtle and subdued colors of this family frame. I used Purple Onion Designs stamps and more We R Memory Keepers papers.

Stamp Holder ~

I couldn't wait to show you what I've been working on this morning. It is a little altered file case from Target. I have fancied it up with Purple Onion Designs stamps and We R Memory Keepers papers. I also used Stampin Up! Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss stamp pads to stamp with and distress edges. I did sand the edges of some of the papers too. I just can't seem to leave any clean straight edges on my altered projects.
I stamped file sheets to slip into each section so it is easier to identify what stamps are in each pocket. I would need a really big one to put all of my Purple Onion stamps in. What I really need is a stamp storage system from Little Monkeys.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Friday Sketchers ~

Popping in again to show you another card. This is for the Friday Sketchers. I love the sketch Claudia posted this week. This Tilda is colored with Copic markers and I used Bo Bunny ribbon and rub-ons. Cardstock is SU! and I don't remember the paper. It was in one of my Scarlet Lime kits. I know I use this Tilda stamp a lot, but she is pretty cute. Maybe I can add a few more Magnolias to my collection so you get to see more variety in my projects. (There is a good birthday idea for anyone looking for ideas.)

Tilda ATC ~

Here is another challenge project. This is for the Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge this week. The little stamps are from Purple Onion Designs. Now, back to some real work.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Bookmarks ~

Here are more little Tilda Bookmarks. The one on the right is Stampin' Up! Afternoon Tea papers. The one on the left is Fancy Pants papers and I used my favorite Purple Onion Designs Stamps for the lettering.

State Fair ~

We spent the afternoon yesterday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. We saw lots of animals and ate a lot of good food. And we found this cute little guy. Isn't he sweet? No, we didn't bring him home, but Kristine and I sure wanted to.