Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fancy Sock Monkey Card ~

Did you know that Sock Monkey looks great fancied up with Bella Rose designer papers? This will be a fun and really versatile stamp set. And from what I hear there is another accessory set to go with it in the new catalog.

My daughter, Kristine is making a Sock Monkey Magnet set to decorate her locker for school. I'll try and get a picture of it up when she is finished.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Whiff of Joy ~

I happened upon a new stamp company that is debuting soon. It is Whiff of Joy Stamps. Katharina is running a contest for a guest designers to work along with her design team. So, here is the card I made for the contest. I used Basic Grey papers and one of my cute Magnolia stamps.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bike Ride ~

Today was bike ride day. We loaded up the bike, the daughter and the dog. We stopped and got gas and bought a picnic, then after we went back to the house to get the bike shoes we were off. It was a beautiful day up at Kelly Canyon. Kristine and I dropped Rod off and then we drove down along the snake river so we could be at the end of the trail he would be taking.

It was a beautiful drive! We parked at the end of the Wolverine Creek trail and went for a short hike. For some reason Kristine was wearing flip-flops so we didn't get very far before she wanted to turn around. Here is the little waterfall where the creek flows into the snake river.

(She does have a good reason, her tennis shoes were still wet from going Canoeing at Girls Camp this week.) While we were hiking we saw four Eagles soaring above the cliffs along the river. It was kind of hard to get a picture of them, but Kristine tried and this is what she got.Cassidy was so glad to get back to the creek for a drink. Hiking is hard work for a short dog and she is always running up ahead and then having to come back and check on how fast we are coming. She will do her typical Basset Hound howl when she sees anyone coming. I'm sure the fishermen love that. Did you see her new pink collar? This is what she got after we went biking last time. Read this post for details. This week we just had to deal with dirt and mud. Such a treat after that last ordeal.
This last picture is how Cassidy helped Kristine get ready for Girls Camp on Monday. She is such a good girl. I was glad that she wasn't under foot in the kitchen though. We were busy making 24 pounds of Chicken Fajitas to send up for dinner the first night of camp. Enjoy your weekend,

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Catalog Farewell ~

It is almost time to say good-bye to the Spring & Summer Stampin' Up! Catalog. There are only 23 days left to place orders from this catalog. Then on August 11 the NEW! Fall & Winter Catalog and Idea Book will be available. I have a box of catalogs coming and I am working on plans for a catalog release Open House or Mystery Hostess Event. The Mystery Hostess Party we had this spring was lots of fun and it was a fun way to spread out the hostess goodies. Of course there were lots of door prizes too. Keep checking back for more new catalog information. There are a few peeks at new catalog sets we have got to see and they look pretty neat, so I can't wait to see them all.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another Little Tilda ~

This one was just for fun. Isn't she cute! I took a minute tonight to put this little card together. I think this was one that I colored while I was waiting at an airport last month. The paper is KI Memories leapfrog, and I added MM brads. I used Old Olive and So Saffron inks on the edges.

Two in a row ~

Wow! Two card posts in a row. I am on a roll.

This card is for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I loved this sketch, it is simple and easy to adapt. I changed it a little and made a rectangle card instead of the square like the sketch. I used SU! Berry Bliss papers, and SU! inks to distress the edges of the papers. I colored the Magnolia stamp with Copic markers. Thanks for looking, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Celebrate Card ~

Not only is this a Celebrate card, but we are celebrating that we actually made a card. When we did our new wood floor and stairs project all of the extra stuff ended up in my craft room, which was good that there was a place for it to go, but made it kind of hard to go get something done. Anyway, that project is done and looks great, and I got the craft room cleaned out, and I made this cute little card. The papers are Basic Grey, the little angel is a Magnolia stamp, the celebrate is an Inkadinkadoo stamp. Inks and ribbon are Stampin' Up!, and flowers are from Prima. Got to go, this is my afternoon to be crafty. . . .

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun and Busy Weekend ~

Well, today I am trying to get back to a routine after a busy holiday weekend. We had lots of family over for a picnic on the Fourth then we went and enjoyed the amazing fireworks down by the river. Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend, now back to laundry, cleaning and paying bills.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Check out this fun blog ~

Pretty Pressings

Not only does she have fun pictures of neat projects, but she is giving away some pretty neat stuff. She used Magnolia stamps too, so maybe that is why I love to visit her blog.