Thursday, October 25, 2007

FUN in Atlanta with 4-H!!!

Wow! What an awesome week this has been in Atlanta!!! It is always great to get together with my 4-H colleagues! I learn so much and we have so much fun!!! The highlights of the conference have been getting my photo taken with Jennifer Nettles of Sugar Land ~black shirt, cacky pants ~ (who is a former Georgia 4-Her), hearing some very awesome speakers - this morning was CNN's Nancy Grace ~ a former Georgia 4-Her ~ and one of the afternoons, three of us got the opportunity to check out the Atlanta Apparel mart ~ and yesterday was an awesome afternoon of shopping at the Lenox mall!!! Where was the conference!?!? LOL I attended some fantastic workshops and can't wait to get home to get to working on some new programs for our Alaska 4-Hers!!! And tonight will be exciting as well! I will receive the award that I won for my work with the Air Force youth on Eielson AFB. What an honor!!!

AND... total change of topic... I won a contest with The Angel Company!!! It was called "flower power." And here it is!!! The mushroom hat made out of Frutti Fusion 8x8 paper pack! I covered it with contact paper on both sides, used a McCall's pattern, sewing it together, added a bit of ribbon and the lovely Prima flower!!! Fun ~ and cute! I would totally wear this!!!! :)

And if you are in for a bit of online shopping, check out my website for some GREAT deals on select 8x8 paper packs from The Angel Company that are retiring ~ only $3.50!!! Can't beat that! Get them while they last!!!!

Have a great day ~ and I'll write when I get home from Atlanta ~ in my new house!!!!!

Keep it inky,


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

MIA?!!? Lost in boxes!!!

Oh my goodness! I have never packed sooo many boxes in my life!!! My craft room alone took over 50 boxes!!! Good grief! I guess that just means one thing... time for some more stamps! LOL
Well, I haven't had a chance to create any new cards or pages lately, so I guess that I will have to share some oldies but goodies and maybe just some fun photos... Let's see what I can find... (searching through the photo files...) ummm... something is going wrong with the upload photo feature of my blog!!! let me try again... Yeah! It worked!
OK, this is a picture of me all bundled up at the International Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks. Yes, I am talking on a REAL pay phone. It even worked. Nice ice phone booth!
This is the coolest art exhibit one will ever see. At night, they light up the ice art with bright lights and there are black backdrops behind the really large ice sculptures. It is sooo amazing!!! If you get a chance to head to Fairbanks, AK in March - you really should go!
OK - blogger is acting up tonight with the whole picture thing... so this will be all for tonight. I'll try to load some more tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Awna at tagged me! How fun!!! I have a short middle name ~ but not sure if this is going to be easy or not! LOL

The NAME GAME. The name of the game is to list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life, for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name and game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

L - LOVE my husband dearly! He means the absolute world to me! (augh!)
E - Eager (stole this one from Awna...) I am eager to please others or help out where I can!
E - Eloquent... I think that I am a pretty eloquent person ~ especially in the area of sewing!

TAG to!!!!
L - Laurie!
E - Expressive Rita! (OK, bit of a stretch! LOL)
E - Eva!

Ok ladies! Your turn! :)
Have fun!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Moving and stuff...

Well, in spite of the slumping housing market, we have been blessed to "sell" our house! It all didn't go exactly as planned ~ but it happened! So, we are excited!!! Now this means that we are going to have to move onto the base because we have renters in our other house and just can't bring ourselves to "kicking them out" after only a month of living there AND they have a baby... which is fine. We are headed to look at the first house that the base has offered us in just a few. Now, my rant about base housing rules and regs... PA-LEASE!!! Let's just make things a little bit more difficult and stressful! But, I am not complaining... the house is huge and we don't have enough furniture to fill it! Guess what that means!!! LOL More stamps! ROFL!!! Hey, we'll be having a moving party! I'll keep you posted! The more the merrier ~ and faster I can start stamping again!!! It's all about me, isn't it! LOL
Okey, here is an oldie, but goodie for you. This is my all time favorite stamp set from The Angel Company. Hello Seasons. Paper is DCWV. The snowman is paper pieced.
Have a great day!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007


Am I ever glad that the work day is over! Phew! I couldn't sleep last night ~ I can probably attribute that to too much coffee, too late in the day! But, it was this new Foldger's Gourmet vanilla biscotti. Yum!!! Anyway, I was pooped all day and DH is getting sick... you know what that means! LOL

I do have a post for you though! This was from the FUNshop that I had on Saturday. My friend Linda (she is a SU! consultant too! ) demoed this at our 12 hour crop at "Two Street Scrappers." It is a really cute candy bar pull. I thought that they were so cute and a great project to demo lots of tools!!! The paper is Kaliedoscope Brights, stamp from Too Spooky, candy bar by Hershey LOL ~ and I used my new Spellbinders to cut the circle behind the spider! Fun! Fun!!!

Before I sign off... if you have ever even kind of thought about hosting a FUNshop with The Angel Company ~ now is absolutely the time to do it!!!! Double hostess benefits and FREE TAC BAG (grab bag of stamps with a minimum $250 FUNshop order). Zowie!!! "Virtual" FUNshops are welcome too! What is a "virtual FUNshop?" Post a comment with your email and I will get back to you!!!! :)
And what about new demonstrators?!? Check this out! In addition to all the goodies in the starter kit for a fabulous price, get another $50 in TAC stamps of your choice and a FREE TAC Grab Bag of stamps!! AND to top that off, I am offering to sweeten your shipping charges with a gift certificate equal to your shipping charges for TAC goodies ~ from me!!!! Wowzers!!! APO/FPO, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico ... that is another $65 in TAC goodies for you!!! We ALWAYS get the raw end of the deal on shipping charges... LOL Want more details? email me at: stamp candy @ gmail . com (remove spaces)