Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

My Dad and his wife, Linda, were able to come out for Thanksgiving this year. It was a great weekend. We went to Lynn's Paradise Cafe and to the Woodford Reserve Distillery. They have delicious bourbon balls. YUM! As you can see- we had a great time.

My friend, Guen, who I have known since high school, joined us for a bit of dinner, wine and chocolate pecan pie (yum!). It was great catching up again.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Breeder's Cup 2010

We went to the Breeder's Cup this year. The big attraction was Zenyatta. Unbeated in all of her 19 career starts. AMAZING! These are the best pictures I was able to get. She lost for the first time in her career to a horse named Blame, by a nose. Sadly in the next stride she beat him.
In this picture she is the number 8 horse (third from the front). Click on the picture to see it better. She came from dead last to almost win. It was seriously the kind of race you see in the movies, except without the happy ending.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dog day at the Pool Closing

The city pools let people bring their dogs in to play in the pool when they are ready to close for the winter. This was Rocks' first time swimming with other dogs around. This poor Golden Retriever all she wanted to do was get her tennis balls and Rocks kept trying to jump on her in the water. She was a good sport and so was her owner.

He went out in the deep end to swim after her a couple of times. The first time he realized that he was in really deep water was kinda funny.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Welcome Baby Ainsley Helen!

Early in September we drove up to Chicago to welcome my new niece to the world. Ainsley Helen was born Sept. 3rd. She is so very, very precious! Look at all that hair! :) What a blessing!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thank you cards gift

My brother and his wife are expecting their first child soon. Very soon. I made them some cards to use for their thank you's. I used a few different colors to create some different looks.

For cardstock and inks I went with Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron. The stamp set Baby Bundle worked out perfectly for this. I used some of the Nursery Suite Quick Accents and I loved the way they fit with the Baby Bundle set.

The last one is a bit blurry, but I had to add it because I like the little dangles I hung off the bar. I stamped both sides, did a little watercoloring and punched them out.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bookmark Agape

In July my friends and I got together to do some crafting. We made a lot of agape (bookmarks) for a recent Emmaus retreat group. Basically you shower the retreaters with "agape" or love, and it can be done in many different ways (food, etc) not just making bookmarks :). I somehow don't have a picture of the end result but we made about 100 bookmarks and laminated them all.

I hope we'll be able to get together again soon to make some more agape! The Emmaus walk is a spiritual retreat that I would highly recommend. They have them all across the country as well.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Birdie!

I gave this little birdie card to a friend for her birthday. I used the Pun Fun stamp sets (this is one of my favorites because I love the cute little images). I used Pixie Pink, Old Olive and Barely Banana card stocks and inks (and Only Orange ink). I used Pink Passion ink for the flower border on the bottom of the card. I stamped the bird image with Jet Black Staz On so I could water color the image. I used all Stampin' Up! items except for the embossed flower border image which I dotted with Crystal Effects and drizzled with Dazzling Diamond glitter. I used an Old Olive Designer Button- Playground for a little added dimension.

Have a great day! Thanks for looking!

well that was a long break!

I didn't realize I had not posted anything on my site in almost a year! I guess you could say I've been enjoying my time on Facebook and catching up with friends, old and new.
I have been making cards in the last few months that I can share. This one is a case that I did for my sister in law for her birthday. I cased it out of a catalog, sometimes it just seems to work better for me that way. I use a card as a template and voila!

I used Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and So Saffron card stock and for inks I liked Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip. I used the "It's beautiful" wheel and the "Party Hearty" stamp set. I didn't have any of the hemp or linen thread so I used some DMC floss for cross stitching. I used the Scallop Trim border punch I got from Sale-a-bration this year.
Thanks for looking!