Thursday, September 25, 2008

Alzheimer's Blog Candy Give Away

I will be sending this card to our local alzheimer's Trellis Garden for a caregiver there. I also will be making up quite a few more to send with it but this was the first I finished. I decided to do this when I came across a website by Carolyn talking about her grandmother who passed away in June from alzheimers and it made think about how hard of a job these caregivers really have. To take care of someone everyday who might or might not know who you are and just continue to do it because you truely care about others is a great thing. Carolyn decided to do a big blog giveaway of over $1000 in prizes to one person.
I have also decided that not only will I be sending this now but will continue to make some cards to send to various caregivers just to say "thanks" and let them know that they really do a wonderful job. Make sure you check out Carolyn's blog and give some of yourself to someone that you don't know just to say thank you. There are many other great things on her blog besides the give away so check them out also. I used the stamp set Autumn Harvest and inside wrote a personal note.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Christmas time

I am back at Ann's challenges again, had to miss a couple due to going on vacation. For Ann's challenge this week she used the FS (featured stamper) from splitcoast. The FS this weeks is E3stamper (Shannon) be sure to check out here stuff along with Ann's blog - they both have some great stuff. Join in the fun also. The challenge was to look through the FS stuff and base your card on one of theirs changing two things and leaving two the same. I changed the colors and stamp sets, and left the layout and brads the same. For my card I used Riding hood red, pink piourette, whisper white, and DSP Bella rose. The stamp sets I used are Sock monkey accessories and Best yet. My card is based on Shannon's card here.Join in on the fun, Ann gives away some great stuff and even if you don't win - challenge yourself to do something new.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Myrtle Beach Pictures!!!

The beach on the first few days we were there, the water was 82 degrees - it was warmer than going in the pool.

The picture on the top is just outside the hotel property on the beach with the beach grass and the picture on the bottom is some dolphins (the little black spots) - the dolphins are hard to see in the pictures but we had at least 100 of them swim by. The dolphin picture was taken from our balcony on the 15th floor (almost the top of the hotel, only 5 floors left above us).

On the left is my daughter Karmen picking up shells, and on the right my son Bryce checking out the ocean for the first time.

On the left is my son Brayden checking out the ocean for the first time, he didn't care for the water hitting him too much but he loved the pool. On the right is Karmen playing in the sand.

Bryce on the left, and Brayden on the right just playing in the sand. We had such a fun and awesome time down there - soooooo, can't wait to go again.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Just some chatter

So, I don't usually just add to my blog unless I am putting a project of some sort on here or some information for everyone to see but I want to start posting on my blog more and have realized the most blogs are not just projects but also some personal aspects also. I am still learning all this blogging stuff and hope to have mine one day be a blog that people look forward to checking each day. I would like to in the near future start adding different days like a tutorial day, or challenge, etc. but until then I thought I would share with everyone about our vacation.

We went to Myrtle Beach and had a blast. No hurricanes, no tropical storms - just sunny, sunny awesome weather the whole time we were there. We had so much fun on the beach, golfing, shows, pools, etc. My daughter Karmen became a shell queen - we came back with a ton. Bryce and Brayden discovered how much they really love the pool, water, and beach. My husband loved the golfing, and myself - well, I just enjoyed every moment of it. Myrtle Beach is one of my favorite places to go. I will post some pictures later today.

I will also tomorrow or Sunday be posting some Halloween cards that I am working on, I feel like it has been FOREVER since I have been able to work on anything. I had a trainee at work for awhile, at home the kids and trying to redo my scrapboook room, and then vacation - so now it's time for some FUN with my stamping.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Shop Stampin' Up!! 24/7

Online ordering is finally here! I am so excited to be able to finally make this announcement! Whether you wake up in the middle of the night with the perfect plan for the perfect project, you need to make cards with no time for a workshop, or you want to shop for the perfect gift for the crafty person in your life, it’s no problem! Now you can order Stampin’ Up! ’s awesome products from me day or night from the convenience of your own home. Best of all, you can also receive hostess rewards with all qualifying orders.
You can place your online orders from anywhere and have it shipped right to your door! It’s so easy to get started:

Visit my demonstrator website at
Click on SHOP NOW in the top right corner.
Click on customer login to set up your own personal shopping account (be sure to save your password in a safe place).

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at