Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall Pics &.......VACATION!


 I took my kids out one more time for fall pictures last week. Sam really didn't  put up a fuss this time, which i was happy about. 

                              They're 22 months apart.                                 
Sam 10 
 Micah 9
 Best Buds...sometimes
I was a bit sad when we went back to this  area where we've taken  family fall  photos of the kids and gran kids. Half the fallen tree was removed. 
Well at least the quarry and bridge is still there. :)

  Well, I don't think I'll be back with anything crafty for a while. We're taking a  road trip to Florida  for Thanksgiving to visit my husbands family, dad & step mom.  We're leaving Saturday  and won't be back till after Thanksgiving. It's been 5 years since we all have been out that way. {Charlie flew out there 2 years ago.} The kids are very excited,  and have been counting the days....  Road Trip, restaurant's, hotels, dvd movies, snacks,  pillows and fuzzy blankets.  How fun is that!
I think the worst thing for me about taking a trip is packing. At least we're not flying.  kwim  (don't touch my junk) hahahaha 
Well friends, Thanks so much for your visits and sweet comments! I'll make the rounds and see what you've been up to.   God Bless you all, take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

♥ America Again.....

Did you VOTE?

                                                                 CTMH CS, Desert Sand Ink, DE Hearts, Rub-Ons
Cricut Cartridges, A Child's Year, Plantin School Book, Foam Dots
Card was cased & tweaked from the cartridge book... A Child's Year

As we recently celebrated Veterans Day this past week,  and also  Elections Day a few weeks ago. I though i would make a card and add it to the scrap book page I'll be making.
 I was out and about on elections day a few weeks ago supporting the Republicans  running in our State. It was very  exciting.  As we didn't know at that point who would win, but we did have  a good idea considering the direction our country was going, and how fed up the people were.  

 The last few years when we rally in our city my kids usually want to go with me. This is Sam

 We met Ron Johnson. He was running against Russ Feingold, and won btw.

 While i was out i met a new friend Megan. Loved the sign she made.
Mike Endsley {behind us} run for State legislature.

Ron Johnson gave a rally speech in town, thanking us/Wisconsin for supporting him!

We also met some.... "Tea Partyers".....The Grandma Squad. :) 

Well, you remember the saying? "Keep Religion & Politics to yourself"  Well i can't.  I have to stand up for  what I believe in.

Thanks for stoppin by, have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

1st Digital Stamp

 Digital Stamp~ Whimsy Stamps....A girl and her Overalls, CTMH CS, Eyelets, Liquid Glass. 
 Sentiment Papertrey Ink, DP My Minds Eye {where the heart is} SU Border Scallop Punch, CM Corner Punch, 
 Chalk, Flower,Ribbon HL, Deco Scissors, Pearls, 
 Gel Pen, Copics

Well, this was my first attempt at  digital stamping, a bit challenging as to getting the right size for printing. I have an Epson Stylus Photo Printer RX620... had it 4-5 years} None of the ink ran while coloring.  :)
I ended up using Word to size it.  But I started in Paint and wondered over to PSE, and with a little help from my friends i finished off in Word.  LOL.... Thanks Jeanne, Danni!!
 all my cyber friends!! They are so sweet!!
Charlie took the boys out for target practice with the bows this afternoon. They so need dad time. I'm the bad mom all week.   Nuff said!
I can't remember the last time i sat down to watch a Dr Phil show. But I'll never  forget what he said and  probably still says today... "The greatest influence in a child life, is the same sex parent." 

With it being daylight savings now, Charlie will be getting home an hour earlier every night, but will have to work a few Saturday's. That makes for such a short weekend  for all of us  being together.
Anyway, I'm making chicken soup. Just cooked the chicken, cut up the celery, carrots & onions, now   throw it all together. I'll simmer it most of the day tomorrow. Yummy!!

Well friends, Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great Sunday!
Packers vs Dallas tonight, I'll be glued. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Scoot 2 School

 CTMH CS, Hinges,   DP Grade School Stack {HL}, Thickers # 2
Misc. Stickers. Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year... image was cut at 2 3/4"
School picture's and journaling behind  hinged photo
Click layout to enlarge

Yeah, that's what my boys have been doing, "Scootin to School"  there new school while the weather is still pretty decent.
 I love this  Cricut cartridge I picked up yesterday **A Child's Year** There are so many different neat images on it. My kids love to scooter, so i was thrilled to see the scooter kids  image on it.
 I have to thank my friend Jeanne {we enable our cyber friends don't we?}  She bought this cool Cricut Cartridge * Paper Lace*  on sale at Michael's. I went their yesterday to  check it out.  It wasn't even out yet.  They don't  even have a card listed for it. You can't even  order it  through  Provo Craft yet. It only says.. "Coming Soon" Way to go Jeanne!! That's what you call... Being at the right place at the right time! (:
 I heard back  from Denise Whimsy Stamps  yesterday  about my Digi Stamp i downloaded and couldn't find on my computer. She sent me another  attachment of the image.  I guess when I opened it, I  didn't *save* it.  Thanks again  Denise!!

Well, friends, Thanks for stoppin by. Have a  great weekend!! Charlie has to work. Me and the boys will do something?? Fun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gon' Fishin....

CTMH Papers, It's a guy thing, CS, Stickease, Hinges
  Misc Stickers, Twine, Circle Punch, Square Punch
A picture and journaling behind center photo.

A wonderful day of fishing,  it was!!  This was a fun layout to put together. It brought back some fun recent memories of Micah & I fishing this past summer. We didn't catch a thing at Gerber Lake, but one thing we did learn about each other is. Neither one of us likes to put worms on a hook. :) Thankfully a father & son duo showed up and gave us a hand. :) I should have taken pictures of them!! Oh well.
Have you ever bought a digi image and can't remember where it stored on your computer? I can't find  mine, one of cutest digi's i  recently bought. It was  " A girl and her overalls" image. My bloggin friend at  Danni's Dreams Blog   recently used that digi image. { too cute!! She does awesome work}!!
I tried  search, and no luck. I e mailed the digi company and no response. Hate that!   That I'm aware of, it was a one time download sent to my e mail.... Maybe I'll still find it?  Anywhoo, I've got a lot of scrap booking/cards to catch up on.

Have a great hump day!! Thanks for taking the time to visit and your sweet. comments!