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Sunday, August 29, 2010

My new ride!

Mike has been after me to get a new car for the past few years. I love my Focus wagon and didn't feel the need for a new car when this one was paid for, and had nothing wrong with it. I told him if I was ever to get a new car, and have payments, I would want a convertible. I test drove and brought home one last year. A Pontiac. He said it was too much and since Pontiac was going out of business it wouldn't be a smart move. End of that! He had been talking lately about a Hyundai Sonata (sp). I wanted to wait a while, at least til the end of the year and get a better deal. So the other day, he comes home and said he found a convertible at a local dealership that we could afford. And it was a Mercedes! Yeah Yeah...........sure honey. I didn't think we could afford nor did I think he would go for it. Mind you, as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I can lug around some serious stuff! But this one has a small trunk and would be do-able! Well he snuck off after dinner, when it was dark in hopes of going to the lot and seeing it without being seen by a sales person. WRONG! He was spotted, got shown the car, they talked, blah, blah, blah......He came home and told me that if I went and test drove the car he would have to pry my fingers off the steering wheel! So the next night, we went as a family to see it. I had called them earlier in the day to try to negotiate a better price over the phone. We ended up getting a great deal.....too good to pass up. And with Connor turning 16 next year and adding another driver to the household we can hang onto the Focus for him and for me to drive when the weather is bad. So I am now the driver of "Heidi"! Since she's a German girl, I named her after Heidi Klum who is one of my favorite celebs! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Felting with Stampin' Up! embellishments!!!!

The sweater I had been knitting has been in "time out" for a few weeks. Messed up somewhere and it was making me nuts trying to figure out what was wrong. Sooooo....I chose to work on some simple projects that would not give me a fit, and give me almost instant gratification! This is a small little clutch that is embellished with retired Kiwi Kiss corduroy buttons! Then I made a few felted bangle bracelets and added some Designer Brads on one and Rhinestone Brads on the other! And the best thing about these bangles is that they are quiet!!! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Roses are...............

In this case....NOT red! I love the flowers at Costco. They always have such a pretty selection and they last a long long time. I usually pick up a mixed bouquet when I go there. But yesterday, these gorgeous roses called my name! You get two dozen roses for $15.99! LOVE IT! I mistakenly got rid of a large vase I had a while ago, and have yet get another one. So I had to split them up into different vases. This vase is my favorite. My Mom gave this to me when Connor was born 15 years ago. It was given to her from my grandmother who received it with flowers from my grandfather when my mother was born! So this vase is 75 years old! It has a patina look to it. I need to come up with a way to make sure Connor keeps this in the family when I am gone! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fairy Huts or Toad Stools?

Mike came home from work today and said did you see the toadstools on the side of the yard? Grab your camera! So I did. In between our house and the neighbors were these! So are they fairies homes, toadstools, or edible mushrooms? I put my shoe in the pic for a reference! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Addie's card

This has been a very sad week. My best friend Phyllis called me the morning of the 29th to tell me that her granddaughter Addie passed away. Addie was born on 2/20/10, just weighing 1lb. 7 oz. Such a tiny tiny baby. She fought hard for 5 long months. Her Mom, Nikki told me that on the day she died, Jacques (Daddy) laptop was on and out of nowhere, "Somewhere over the Rainbow" started playing. She even heard a little girl laugh. So when it came time to make her a card, I knew I didn't want to use a flower stamp or anything like that for a sympathy card. So I commissioned Tammy Thompson to make me a custom digital image. I love what she came up with based on this story. The supplies on this card are all Stampin' Up! with the exception of the image and the pink flower. But I did use my Big Shot to cut the fabric, which is from a felted sweater! Happy Stamping & Knitting!