Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stamp-a-Stack Weekend! ANd New Clover Country!!

This Saturday I am hosting a Stamp-a-Stack of Birthday Cards! And it just so happens to be my birthday! I couldn't think of a better way to spend the afternoon! I asked DH to make me a "princess" cake... we'll see. LOL Anyway, I have been busy cutting paper and ribbon, putting kits together, and all that good stuff for Saturday. Thus, no cards to post!
The sun is starting to rise earlier and set later... and causing lovely glares on the TV. So, last night a trip on a whim to WalMart occured. TROUBLE!!! We found curtains and a great curtain rod for living room, great black out curtains for the bedroom ~ as well as a cool curtain rod... and of course other things that we really didn't need! Isn't that how it always goes?! Glad that we don't go to Walmart very often! Anyway, the curtains are hung in the living room and make such a difference! They even look pretty - well, except for the wrinkles ~ but those will hang out.
Ohhh!!! New toy!!! DH let me get a Pazzle for my birthday! HSN had a great package deal a couple weeks ago. I have opened the box - but have to wait until after my stamp-a-stack to play with it or else I fear that I will get nothing done! I am debating on getting rid of my Cricket now... hmmm... tough decision... whatcha think?
Last thing... our shoppette got my and DHs favorite ice cream in!!! Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby!!! It is delectable! Here is the description from Ben & Jerry's website! I LOVE it!
"It began with two office jokesters' pulling a prank on a colleague whose endless tales of his love for Ben & Jerry's made them nuts. They hatched an imaginary batch packed with pretzels, peanut butter, & fudge in vanilla malt ice cream & spread a rumor of a brand new Ben & Jerry's hit called ""Chubby Hubby"". After searching obsessively he was crushed when the hoax was revealed, so the jokesters home-made a pint. He proclaimed it too good to be a joke & after one taste, so did we. The rest is history. Chubby Hubby -- it's no joke!"

OK! Last thing to share!!! Today you can officially purchase your 4-H Clover Country CD!!!! Your state 4-H program will receive 10% for each CD purchased from the 4-H Mall. It is a very cool CD!!! Sugarland (which you might remember a post back in October where I got my picture taken with Jennifer Nettles at a National 4-H event), Reba, Faith Hill, and more!!! $9.99! What a deal!!! I LOVE the cover... very hip!!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Mississippi, here I come!

What can a person do with a 5 hour layover at the Chicago O'Hare airport? Find the USO and post to my blog!!! The USO here is very nice too. I am headed to Jackson for a 4-H training ~ Health Rocks! I received a grant to work with the program in Alaska. It is fun and very cool - tobacco, alcohol, and drug prevention... taught by teens to youth. It will be a long weekend, but no doubt worth it.
Thought that I would share another project from my time home creating this week. I made a ton of Easter cards to send to family and friends. I love the "No bunny Like You" set from TAC! Very cute!!! And ~ if you haven't stumbled upon it... The Angel Company has a new blog! It features awesome projects! My hat is featured at the moment. Check it out!
Enjoy your weekend!!!
Inky hugz,

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Snoopy Birthday!

My sweet "Grammie" is turning 90 in May! She is so dang cute - and rides a stationary bike for 15 minutes like three times a week. I hope that I can do that at age 90!!!
Anyway, Grammie was a 5th grade teacher and Snoopy was her classroom mascot. We help decorate her apartment with Snoopy stuff and of course for the big 90th birthday, none other than Snoopy will be the birthday mascot! With a bit of urgency from my slightly OCD mother, I have started making the birthday invitations for the big day! Here he is... sitting atop my favorite new image, a cupcake!!! I used DCWV Nana's Kids paper and ribbon from Hobby Lobby. I kept it simple because I have to make like 50 of them.
And - looking for help... I need a die cut of a dog house - large enough to be a table centerpiece. Any ideas?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pirates!!! Oh My!

I did have fun creating a couple cards this past week. The first one is using my new favorite stamp set from The Angel Company. "Payful Pirates" and my favorite paper from TAC, "Uptown Girl." The sketch was courtesy of those totally creative "maps" from Page Maps. Here is a closer look at the pirate skull. I found some cute "bling" to use on the crown and stickles for the eye patch.
Yesterday in our "hometown" newspaper The Billings Gazette (click on link for article), there was an article about the Moss Mansion. They are displaying wedding dresses in the historic mansion. My mom and grandma took my grandma's wedding dress, my mother's, mine, and my sisters to be displayed. Pretty cool. Even cooler, they are on display in the parlor room of the mansion and a couple of local newspapers have done interviews with my mom about the three generations of wedding gowns and the hankie of my great grandmother's that we all carried. Here is a picture of mine, a dress that I originally made when I was in college studying fashion design ~ made the Victorian bustle inspired skirt and corset for a costume design project. The fabric was free from my mom, she sewed those tapestry vests for a company in Montana and when they shut down the operations, she was allowed to keep all of the fabric she had on hand - so the fabric was leftovers from brocade vests! It cost me maybe $100 for notions and such. DH and I got married so fast, that I was lucky to have the dress and that it fit me. The manequin has the hankie in her hand as well. The Moss Mansion was always one of my favorite places to visit growing up. Even when I lived in Billings, I loved attending the events that the Moss Mansion held.
While we were home for Christmas, my step-daughter Jasmine tried the dress on. She thought that it was pretty cool. He daddy was none to happy to even have the thought of his little girl getting married cross his mind... LOL What a cutie-pie though! LOVE the purple thermal shirt underneath it.... only appropriate for a 13 year old! :)

Well, I am off to work on some more swaps... OH!!!! I have to chime in with all of the Papertrey Ink excitement! New releases ~ this week!!! I see a cupcake stamp!!!! Oh, I am crazy over cupcake stamps these days. Must be the craze that I have caught up with... but they sure are cute!!!! Speaking of cupcakes... come back later this week for my latest cupcake card!!! It is a cutie! :)

Inky hugz!!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

"It's a Girls Night Out ~ Honey There Ain't No Doubt!"

So, I am getting really excited for tonight... some girlfriends and I are having a girls night - not really out - but at one of our homes. It is a "Sex In The City" theme night. We are starting with season one and drinking girlie drinks... in our new Lolita Margarita glasses! But of course mine is a PINK princess glass!!! Being not much of a "drinker," I am sure that even water will be fun to drink out of this glass!!! Cuteness!!!!!! We have been planning this night for a month now... I can't wait to scrap it! (it always comes down to scrapbooking, doesn't it! LOL)
ok, back to the "Sex in the City" storyline... my friend Debbie in MT invited me to attend the "Sex in the City" movie preimier in New York with her and some other girlies in May. How fun would that totally be!!! A total "girls" weekend!!! It would be lots of fun, but alas, DH will be away at school ~ so momma has to stay home with puppies. Here's a fun question... which "Sex in the City" girl are you? Miranda? Carey? Samantha? Charlotte? Hmmm... Do you really think that Carey and "Big" are going to get married?
Onto some stamping news... I have been busy creating cards for swaps! I'll post photos. I know I always say that, but I promise, I will! :) I have to say that I have been so inspired by some of the new products on the market - that all I want to do is be in my crafting space ~ now if only the mailman would cooperate and bring my packages faster!
AND news from TAC! March and April are double benefits month! That means double half off items, double hostess stamp sets, and everyone gets double gift with purchase stamps with qualifying orders! Too much fun!!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Swap Picts

Here are a few more cards from the new stamp card swap. All stamps are from The Angel Company. Enjoy! :)