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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday cards

Jerry's uncle is turning 90 years old in May and the family is having a surprise party for him. He is NH and that is a little far for us to travel for just a day (we'd love to tho), so I made this card for him. I bought some paper at this new scrapbook store that Pat and I went to ( which is called Core'dinations and the core is colored. So I ran it thru the Big Shot with a cuttlebug folder and then sanded it. There are so many beautiful shades available. I can't wait til we go again. This place was like a candy store. So, that is the card I made with it.

This card is for Pat (don't think she reads my blog) for her birthday. It is made with versamark and then pastels. I think I read this on a blog about how to do it. It is quite pretty IRL.

I have been working most of the weekend on indexing my TAC stamps. I bought some great stamp containers and I will have to take a photo of them to show you. It is amazing the number of stamps that they hold. You will be impressed. I can buy more of these containers at the above store. I bet she does mailorder too. What a place.

Thanks for checking in today. I will take a photo of my stamp storage for you and post it soon.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ribbon PullEz purse

I hope I didn't make a mistake, but I purchased the ribbon pullez purse after seeing it on Scraptime. I thought it would be such a good way to organize ribbon. It came today and I have been steadily working on getting my ribbon in it. As you can see, I have lots more room to insert more ribbon. Now the question is--Will the ribbon tangle and all I will have is one big mess? We shall see.

Some creations

This card is a Dahlia fold card that I made for my stepmother's birthday. It was alot of work and this photo sure doesn't show it. I think it is quite pretty, but plain.
And then I decided to make my sister a worry tin as Sara Paschal has shown. I used the PTI DP and the stamp set Everyday Blessings. This shows the inside of the box.
Here is the outside of the tin. I used an altoid tin that I had saved.
Thanks for looking in.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Easter, Camping

I don't know what happened on the last post, but Blogger decided to publish it before I had written anything!
The first pix is of the cute washcloth bunnies that our daughter made and I put a card that I had made for our granddaughter in the basket. The second pix is of the cards that I had made for the grandkids. I joined The Angel Company and got a boatload of stamps with my kit and this is one set I got. I am so impressed with these stamps and the impressions that they make. The price is excellent for what they give you and the minimums to be a demo are very doable. I need to figure out how to put the info on my blog so if you are interested in TAC stamps, you can contact me. I am very, very impressed.
The last photo is of our toyhauler camper sitting in its site we rented over Easter in New Bern, NC. We love this KOA and enjoy the city of New Bern and the area very much. It is too bad that we got the news of DH's father's death while we were there.
Thanks for checking in with me and if you want TAC info, let me know.

Our front yard in spring splendour

Just look at these beautiful Bradford Pear trees. Aren't they spectacular? Spring in NC is awesome.

Sorry for the absence

Hi everybody. I am so sorry that I haven't posted in so long, but life just got in the way. This is a photo of my father-in-law with my husband and his daughter (my sister in law) taken at on Christmas eve. He passed away the day before Easter. He was a very special man and will be missed greatly. So, DH and I had a sad 1000 mile trip to make to go to the viewing and funeral. We are so grateful to all the folks who came out to pay their last respects to this great 91 year old man who touched so many lives. It was amazing to hear the stories that people told us as they came through the line. He was part of the lives of young folks and old folks. He was a farmer and in the last years had run a small vegetable stand in front of his house and sold the best vegetables that he raised. I have not had sweet corn as sweet and yummy since he quit raising it and we moved away. Anyhow, we will miss him and his sense of humor and love of family. One can't be too sad tho because he had a very full 91 years.
Thanks for checking in.