Friday, December 31, 2010

next stamp camp january 16

i don't know what calendar i was looking at when i said the next stamp camp was january 12!!!!!  must have been chinese or something!!!!!  our NEXT stamp camp is the 3rd sunday of january, which by new calculations would be the 16th!!!!!!!   we'll be doing name frames & you'll need to bring all your supplies---frame, papers, embellishments, adhesives, etc----i'll supply the letters, you can use my stamps, inks................


have a blessed new year's eve --- 2011 is going to be FANTASTIC--i just know it!!!!!

what NOT to do on new year's eve............

............. lock yourself OUT of your office with no keys, no cell phone, no $, no id, & EVERYONE you work with has left town or won't answer their cell phones because they don't recognize the phone number from the dry cleaner's next door.................ask me how i know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   i could have left at 12, but wanted to finish up a project & then the mailman came at 12:30 & i thought i'd catch him & then the door shut & clicked----when i heard that click i knew i was doomed!!! 1 1/2 hrs later one of the guys got there & i grabbed my purse & LEFT!!!! the project can wait til next week!!!!!!!!! 
good bye 2010 !!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

december stamp camp projects

here are the projects we did at the december stamp camp.  the theme was "simple".  that was our swap theme too, but i can't show you those cards because i included them in a package to a friend & she might look at this blog & see them  "before it's time"!!!!!  i use the cards i make AND i use the cards y'all make!!!!!!!!  (i take pictures 1st!)

 the card below shows how you can use the same layout & design & create an "everyday" card just like the christmas card above

 this is the same tree that had all the leaves on it at the fall stamp camp!  i love how you can put ANYTHING on that tree & it looks good!!

i have the rest of the week off!!!!!  i have tons of projects & things to do -- hope i use my time wisely!  i plan on meeting a couple friends for lunch too & i'm hoping to spend some time with suzanne while she's here...........

our next stamp camp is january 12 - name frames, FINALLY!!!!  get your frame, your scrapbook paper, embellishments together & think of what name or word(s) you want to do.  post a comment here if you're coming & if you're swapping -- swap theme is "birthday cards"

enjoy your week before Christmas & remember.....Jesus is the Reason....................

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

baby, it's cold outside!!!!!

so what did i do all evening?.......i canned snowmen!!!!!!!  over 4 dozen of them!!!

yesterday at lunch judy, sandy & i were talking about collections.....i "collect" stars, antiques, mason jars, nativities, snowmen, buttons, wrought iron stuff, cows, willow tree angels, door knobs, & rubber stamps!!!!!!   what do YOU collect?  leave a comment in this post by friday, dec. 10 at 5pm & i'll do a random drawing & the winner will get something from one of my collections!!!!! 

don't forget stamp camp on sunday at 2pm - have a blessed week & stay warm!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

it was the big one!!!

yes, today was my 2nd 25th birthday!!!!!  and it was a good one!!!  suzanne threw a surprise party for me with a few of my very special friends.  she drove back home just for the party & left this morning.  what a sweetheart!!  and this time she remembered to call me when she got back to dallas---only she called in the middle of church!!!!  i hurried & ran out of church to take her call (you never know if it's trouble or not when your kid calls!!) ----at least everyone knew our prayers had been answered & she was there safely!!!!!!!  good thing i sit near the back, but today i sat closer to the middle!!!!  well, it was good for a laugh after church!

back to the party----i am so blessed with such wonderful friends and i absolutely love having them here in my home.  we had so much fun.  and their gifts were perfect--i love them all!!!

this is from kevin, sarah, faith & jonathan--it will help me to remember to pray more

this journal & "stickles" are from sandy--my favorite color & i seem to love leaves & she knows that!! 
                                           cute inside.....

this is from judy--i LOVE these alphabet photography pictures!  i want to try one, but it's harder than it looks!!!  i need to practice looking at things...... 

this is from joyce & bruce--i hung it inside rather than outside so i could see it!!!!  it's sooooooooo cool & so "me" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

this was my present to me....   everytime i go to hobby lobby i look at this mirror.  it was on sale for  1/2 price & i thought it would be perfect in the dining room in the spot that used to hold suzanne's cactus picture.

 today after church i had lunch with judy & sandy & then came home & took a nap!!!   i wanted to do thank you cards - guess that's what i'll do tomorrow night!  tomorrow i'm having lunch with another friend - this has been a "friendly birthday"!!

don't forget - stamp camp is this coming sunday, dec. 12.  see y'all then!!!