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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Icy Cold!

The east coast was hit with a little snow, and then an ice storm. School has been closed for two days! (which I hate, as now the kids will be in school longer in June). Michael couldn't get up the street to go to work today, and had to walk up the road to get a co-worker to pick him up. Our Raven's flag was frozen solid
********this is now the next day......school was two hours late today, and they are saying another storm is coming!
Here is a close up of the frozen flag, and a view of the icy road from my front door! BRRRRRR..................

Video Test

I was playing with my camera and the video button on it. I was hoping to be able to use it for tutorials but I don't like how fuzzy it is. And I don't think the video feature runs long enough. So here are our two African Pygmy frogs, Mike and Ike. When they see my fingers they usually go crazy, knowing food is coming! So I am curious as to what people use for their video tutorials! Please comment here and tell me! video

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Too Cold to Stamp!

I have been neglectful in my stamping! My room is down in the basement and it is soooo cold down there. Even being a finished basement it is still cold, cold, cold! I seem to be doing more knitting lately instead. I am waiting for my order from the new catalog to try some new things, so once it comes, I hope to stamp soon! And id doesn't help that my room is in total disarray! Also have had a few health issued crop up and have been running here and there to doctors and hospital......ugh!

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Babies!

Connor came home from school the other day and laid on the floor to talk to me. Snowball, our Maltese jumped right up on him! My babies are sooooo cute!!!

Scarf is Complete

I finished the scarf for charity earlier this week and love how it turned out! It has V's on each end of the scarf. I made up some tags with my Big Shot and a retired stamp set called Liberty for All, so we had somewhere to write the washing instructions and the type of yarn used. I have my scarf will warm one of our great vets! I don't think we can ever thank them enough!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Knitting for Charity

I am a member of a Meet Up group for knitting/crocheting. Every once in a while we knit projects for charity. The current project is knitting scarves for WWII vets. The National WWII Museum launched the campaign. What a great cause! You can read more about it HERE. I have chosen a Bamboo/Wool yarn from my stash, as it is very, very soft. I want the recipient of my scarf to be able to wear it just sitting around the house/or home and be proud. So it is on the needles now, and won't be long til it's done! Very easy pattern!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stamp Club Cards

Here are two cards that my Stamp Club could choose to make. The white one with the hearts is sooo easy. I have always embossed with a few layers of cardstock mounted on top of each other to create an embossed space, but Lydia at Understanding Blue had a great idea and uses her expired gift cards! Or why not use those fake credit cards we all get with those pre-approved applications!
I love the simplicity of this card. Use "Dotto" and apply the adhesive to the back of the credit card. Then depending on whether you want your space indented or raised, apply the card to the front or back of your cardfront. Then run your stylus around the edges. Now you have a space to put all your little punched out hearts or whatever else you decide to use! I put the card into my cutter and used my bone folder to score 3 lines across the bottom, then stamped the word "Love" in Riding Hood Red ink from the set "Warm Words" which will be retiring on the 18th, so get your set now!!!!!
The next card is done with Riding Hood red as the base card and I stamped the hearts all over it as a background. The rest is the great Candy Lane Designer Series paper as the layers, and the little birds, and the scallop image is from the stamp set. I added some glitz with the chunky glitter!

Valentines Day only a Month Away!

Now is the time to be making your Valentine treats! Cards, treat toppers, pillow boxes, etc., etc.! And there is no better time to take advantage of the
Love You Much Promotion Put Some Heart into Your Valentines! Stampin' Up!'s Love You Much Bundle (item 115404) contains the perfect products to create fun and fanciful Valentine's Day projects that say "I love you" from the heart. And from December 23, 2008 through January 31, 2009, you can purchase the Love You Much Bundle at 20% off the retail value! Love You Much stamp set $25.95
Candy Lane Designer Series paper $9.95
Heart to Heart punch $15.95
Bundle Retail Value $51.85 Love You Much Bundle(20% off retail value; item 115405) $41.48

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Create-A-Calendar

Only a few more days left to order from the Holiday Mini catalog! I finally made a calendar with the Create-A-Calendar '09 kit! I modified mine somewhat, but for only $7.95 (&s/h) you can create your own calendar too! Great to have on hand to list your family and friends birthdays too!
I even took the cardboard that came in the kit with the ribbon wrapped around it as a little pocket on the inside! You are only limited by your imagination! So order yours before the 18th!!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Gorgeous Sky!

I took these photos a few weeks ago when we were leaving my in-laws house. Keep in mind that these are taken inside the car, while moving etc. But is this not gorgeous!!!! It almost looks like a fire doesn't it!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Go Joe Go!

Go Raven's! Love our quarterback! We beat Miami, and have 2 more to go to make it to Superbowl!