Sunday, April 27, 2008

STILL have SNOW! and other bits of info

Well, it snowed most of the day on Friday, started to melt yesterday, snowed some more last night, and the ground is still covered this am. Again, any extra sunshine that you might have... please feel free to bottle or box it and send it this way! LOL
Yesterday DH put together our new kitchen table and chairs. It looks soooo nice! The furniture store forgot to spray the protective stuff on the chairs, so someone is coming out today to fix that for us - talk about customer service!

So, I got the old kitchen table that someone gave us when they were moving... and it is downstairs in the craft "basement." Our old computer is set up on it with the Pazzle next to it and loving its new home! I played with the Pazzle yesterday, and made some scallop shapes, a sheriff's badge from the practice lesson, and learned how to use a few of the tools. Woo-hoo!

I am getting the craft "basement" readied for an 80's style going away party next Friday for my dear friend, Amy. I also have to get my 80's outfit ready. Look out fishnets and lace gloves! My hair is too short for a side pony tail, rats! LOL
These are a few cards that I did a couple months ago - using my favorite color combination of turquoise and brown. The stamps are from The Angel Company. I also used Stickles and my Copic markers for coloring.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I think that I jinxed the weather on my previous post! LOL
Woke up this morning to a couple inches of snow... and it is still falling! AUGH!
Please send sun this way if you have some to spare!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Black and White

This latest card uses a stamp set from PaperTrey Ink.
I did learn that dye ink doesn't work as well with the clear stamps (stains badly too) as the Palette pad ink.

The weather is finally something that I think we can call "springlike" here! The snow is, yes I think that it is safe to say it, almost gone! This Friday we are having an annual Break-Up Beach party. Good times! :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Little Monkey

I guess I have been stuck on this polka dot paper from AMM. :) The stamps are from The Angel Company. I also used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug too. I love that thing! Oh! And loving those little Dew Drops!
This past Sunday, DH and I went into Fairbanks to check out the new Bailey's Furniture store. We were in desperate need of a new kitchen table (we gave our "garage sale" find to an airmen that needed it when we staged our house for sale last Summer). We found a really awesome countertop height one with a built in/fold-up leaf. And we also came home with this really great cheetah print chaise lounge for the "office." My husband is a collector of Marinly Monroe photos. He probably has 50 b/w photos of Marilyn in black frames hanging in the office. The chase lounge looks great in there! I LOVE it. Best part, it also would match our bedroom decor... it reminds me of one of the suites at the Rooselvelt Hotel downtown Hollywood, the Gable and Lombard Penthouse. Very chic! :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Procrastinaing about Cleaning = Another CARD! :)

I am supposed to be doing some major spring cleaning today while DH is at school today... but needless to say, all that I can manage to do is want to stamp! So, giving into the urge, I headed downstairs and made another birthday card for my little "girl" Scarlet (who currently is resting her head on the corner of the laptop while I try to type LOL). This one was inspired by Heather's sketch of the week.
The stamps are from also from Pink Cat Studio, same set as used yesterday. Not sure where that dog bone paper clip came from - maybe Oriental Trading. I also used liquid applique, but didn't heat it... just for some fun! The birthday saying is from PTI.
Have a great weekend... I must stop procrastinating and get busy! LOL

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Pawsitively Fabulous!"

My baby girl toy poodle, Scarlet, is turning three next week. So, I got busy making her a birthday card... The poodle and staying stamps are from Pink Cat Studio out of Canada. Tooo cute! The polka dots are from PTI. It is kind of hard to see the detail, but the black brads in the four corners have a "bling" sticker added to them, along with the bling for her collar. "Pawsitively Fabulous!"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Well, we are supposed to be experiencing "break-up" right now in Interior Alaska, but instead, we got about 7 inches of snow yesterday! AUGH!!! At least it was wet snow and not the usual dry stuff that we get. Things were going so good with the melting of all the snow... I could even see green grass! Oh well... guess that is how it goes! Could be worse... could have had -40 degree weather along with that snow! LOL

Have a little project to share! This one too uses the stamp of the month from The Angel Company. I used my swiss dots cuttlebug, some *bling* in the corners, colored with Pantone markers, and used CS from PTI and DCWV. I love the colors and simplicity. I think that this could be a sure design for my swap for seminar with TAC in June! It will be here before I know it! YEAH!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Home Sweet Home

It is always nice to return home after a little trip ~ especially when the trip included a great amount of rain, a bit of ocean breeze, and long days! It was a great trip though! The teens that attended the Alaska Student Government conference were more than impressive as they debated resolutions. Our very pregnant Governor Palin joined us the first night and signed a Bill into law before the delegation. It was very cool - not an earth shattering law, but a very important law for our Alaskan native artisans, the Silver Hand Bill.

Along with returning home, I brought a cold home too! yuck... It has also been snowing all day long... a perfect day to stay in bed. LOL

Onto the stamping! Here is a card that I made last week before I left for Juneau. It uses paper from All My Memories, DCWV, and the stamp of the month from The Angel Company (ballerina slippers).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Headed to Juneau

Well, I am packed! I leave bright and early for a first-time visit to our state capital of Alaska ~ Juneau! Hopefully we will be able to meet with our legislatures and we are visiting the governor's mansion too! Our governor is like 7 months pregnant, Sara Palin. I like her... I think that she is doing a great job for Alaska.

Onto stamping! I made this card about a month ago using this fun set from The Angel Company, Build a Buggie! The polka dots are from the set, the butterfly, and the little curved lines too. It was a fun and easy card! I did get a chance to make three fast cards this afternoon between work and teaching my night class, but haven't gotten a chance to photograph yet.

See ya Sunday!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Fun with Dew Drops!

I got these Robin's Eggs Dew Drops from Ellen Hutson about a month ago and last night was the first time that I actually remembered to use them! Such the situation when one has too many "goodies" to create with! (oh, but one can NEVER have tooo many! LOL). This card uses the Stampendous cupcakes, Nana's Kids DCWV, and colored with Copics. I am not sure if I have found a method that I like to attach those little dew drops ~ I cut up a medium size Zot. What do you use?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Retreat Recap

Well, this happened over a month ago - but I finally downloaded the pictures! I went on a long weekend getaway with some girlfriends to a local Bed-N-Breakfast for some serious scrapbooking and lovely food!!! It was just gorgeous!!! Log-cabin style home in the hills outside of Fairbanks. The view was breath-taking, the company was superb, and the BNB hostess cooked us the most yummy breakfast!!! I re-did my senior book from High School - 50 pages! Now, they weren't anything elaborate, just more to save the pictures that had already started to yellow a bit and get newspaper clippings into a safer environment. I had a great time reminiscing about those crazy times in high school. Sometimes I really wonder how I lived through all that craziness! LOL
Tomorrow is DHs birthday, so I baked him a lemon cake this afternoon and invited some friends over for cake and ice cream. He HATES letting anyone know that it is his birthday... but I love celebrating it for him!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Promotions and fun!

This past weekend was my birthday... 33! I celebrated by having a stamp-a-stack of birthday cards and was joined by 11 very lovely ladies for the afternoon!!! Thanks for coming ladies!!! :)

I also hit our newest local scrapbook store, "Back Porch Memories." That was a most fun shopping spree! The new My Mind's Eye/Wild Asparagus 29th Street Market collection was available. I LOVE it!!!

Yesterday was the monthly promotion ceremony on base. I attended with my friend Kara, as her DH was promoted to Master SGT. My friend Jen was there too, as her DH was promoted to Staff SGT. I quickly became the unofficial photographer for the girls. So, I headed to the front of the theatre and had a grand time taking photos of their guys as they got socked in the arm and all that good stuff. I cracked up after the ceremony as the General and Command Chief came up to me saying that all they could see were flashes (from my camera none-the-less). And then I was fully impressed when our Commander asked me if I did Creative Memories and all that kind of stuff! Wow! I bet he has a scrapbooker in his house! LOL :)