Tuesday, July 29, 2008

OK.. this is another new Stampin' Up set coming in the new catalog. It is called Dreams Du Jour and it is a set of 4 stamps. I love coloring images so this one is great. I just did a simple card with the new cuttlebug folder border that I just got from e'paperie . I just love their store!!
Stamps: Dreams Du Jour
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard
Accessories: Cuttlebug border folder, Aqua Painter

Monday, July 28, 2008

Well I have been MIA lately as this last weekend was our yearly "outing". We went to Hutchinson Minnesota for the Orange Spectacular show on Saturday. That is a show, which for me is a bit boring, but of all Orange Allis Chalmers tractors. We stayed there until almost the end then headed to our hotel in Hutchinson for the night. Here is a picture of my oldest 2 showing off their new hats we bought!

Then Sunday we went to the Minnesota zoo. We spent the day there and headed home. Now to get things lined up to leave for Alaska on August 10th!! Here is a picture of their aquarium. It was hard to get pictures of certain fish. We just missed the guy that was in there cleaning up a few things.

They also had an area that had lots of different butterflies in. It was hard to get a picture but we did manage a few for the fair. This is one of them. I thought the blue color was just awesome but this one was always opening and closing it's wings so hard to get a good picture! It was a great weekend though and the kids had fun too.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Want some Blog Candy???

My very good friend, Lana, whom I adore has some blog candy up for grabs!!! Check out the cool things she has been stamping too :)

Sock Monkey

This is another new set coming in the new Stampin Up Catalog next month. The background papers are also in the next catalog too.

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, YoYo Yellow, Barely Banana
Accessories: Silver Styled Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive Twill tape

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Playing with my new stuff yet. This one was fun, and all new paper on this one too!! I just love the new Kiwi Kiss Cardstock!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Deer Friends (Hostess set)
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer paper
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: New scalloped edge punch, circle scalloped Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch

Friday, July 18, 2008

I got my Lizzie Ann Design stamp set I ordered today and tried the burned Batik with it. I am VERY impatient and didn't really let the paper dry to well but I think it turned out ok??
Cardstock: SU Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark pad
Accessories: Celery Twill, New SU button, Clear embossing powder

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I got my new stamps sets. This one will be a new Hostess set. I used the new Pink Pirouette and Pacific Point Cardstocks.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

another quick card with that layout and design. These stamps are perfect for this kind of card and the Nestabilities are awesome of course!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

I haven't picked up a stamp in so long it felt good to finally stamp SOMETHING!!! We have been working in the fields with our 1st crop hay (done now) and then we had to put up the oats and peas in the silo too (done now too) The only problem is now we need to start on 2nd crop hay to be done by the 26th as we are headed to Hutchinson Minnesota for the Orange Spetacular (a bunch of Orange Allis Chalmers tractors) Actually the guys are headed there and us gals are going shopping!! We are going with another couple that farm with all Allis tractors too. For this gathering you have to book your hotel WAY ahead of time so we have one right down from the site this year as last year we almost didn't get a hotel room...

This is what is in the pockets! I made this card so that it opens just like a regular card so nobody tries to "tear" the pockets in it. The bird is popped out a bit with double glue dots! Just ignore the "dirty" look to the card photos... My scanner really needs a good cleaning