Thursday, March 29, 2007

Poppy Paperie Giveaway

Lisa is doing a giveaway as well. Tons of goodies! LOVE THIS GAL'S WORK!!

I did another SCS challenge

I always knew I wanted to participate in the challenges. I thought the colors were definately different than anything I'd ever choose. I like them together too.
Marigold Morning, Really Rust & Brocade Blue inks & CS. I also used Hodgepodge Hardware and hemp. The stamp sets were Play on Words & Polka Dots & Paisley.
I figured while I was at it...challenging away I may as well make it a double and I did the card sketch challenge too.
What fun! :)

Gina K giveaway

Well if you haven't heard by now GinaK is giving away a giga scallop punch on her website.
Go there now and sign up!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How Now Brown Cow?

I made this card for the SCS technique challenge last week. I had been thinking of doing this for a while since it's my first "cow" stamp.
I used Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla CS & ink. I also used a smidge of Pretty in Pink ink when I aquapainted her nose and udder. Very Punny & Rough Edges Alphabet with twill tape and the brown ruffly ribbon from SU!'s FLIRTY pack of ribbon last mini catalog.
Now if I give this card to someone they won't really think I'm calling them a brown cow, right?

'Cuz I'm not.

Friday, March 23, 2007

My computer is on VACATION!

I haven't posted since forever because my computer is being updated. It was only supposed to take a few days but it's over a week now going on two weeks. I'm having computer withdrawls!!
I have been able to stamp a little bit instead. I needed to make a thank you for the guy who is working on it, so it needed to be SIMPLE and not girly according to my husband. HA HA.
It's very simple. Whisper White & Night of Navy cardstock and ink with Play on Words SU! Stamp set.
I kinda like it!

bald eagle party

Driving home from Tracy's funeral, somewhere between Dubuque and Iowa City, IA my husband and I saw this field with all these large birds flying around, on the ground and in trees. We stopped to take pictures. I was convinced they were bald eagles, my husband wasn't. He thought they might be osprey. I looked up pictures on the Cornell Lab of Orinthology webpage "All About Birds" and I say they are definately Bald Eagles. Bald Eagles don't get their white feathers until they are at least 5 years old. That would explain the number of birds we saw without white heads and tails.
I know the pictures are hard to see but I think if you click on them you can zoom in and see the ones in the trees even. It was amazing.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Post It Note Holder

This is a little post it note holder I made for a workshop gift recently. I used the slit punch to create a tab to keep it shut. I used the Circle of Friendship stamp set with Real Red, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana ink and cardstock.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Chicago Elections

I was gone for a few days last week. My husband and I helped my brother Scott on his campaign and election day. WOW!! What an eyeopener! I had no idea so much bullying and questionable practices still existed in political elections just to keep people who are in office: in office. My brother's campaign was on the up and up so no worries there. It was the other team that I would be worrying about. CRIMEMANELY SAKES! We had support in some of the most unexpected areas though.

Check out the picture of my niece, isn't she a doll?

There will be a runoff election in April. There were not enough votes for any of the three parties to win and apparently you have to win by 50%. It was very exciting and we can't wait til April! This election will be between only the top two candidates. They had really low voter turnout, that was disappointing. So many people take that for granted.
Check out his website for more info:

We got back just in time for 12 inches of snowfall! The next day we got an extra two inches. When the snow was all done drifting we had 4 and 5 foot snow drifts up against our house!

Yes, that is a 6 foot privacy fence!

Our dog just LOVES the snow and cold weather. Life would be perfect in a snowbank for him if only the snow didn't get stuck in his feathers and between his toes. This is him getting ready to jump over or through this snowbank.


Rick and I got a call tonight at 6:30 from his friend, Eric, to let us know Tracy passed away today. The funeral will be Wednesday or Thursday with a wake the night before. Eric will be making arrangements tomorrow.

This picture was taken in October when she was in remission.