Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ten days ago I tried to download my wonderful tee-shirts and the computer was on strike. So I'm trying again today. Hope this time works out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tee Shirt Time

About a million years ago I started this blog so I could share some of my card ideas. But even though I have been making tons of cards I just haven't made anything that I absolutely fell in love with...until now. A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning out some papers and ran across a tee shirt I had drawn way back when I was working at ASU. We were decorating our office for Homecoming and decided we would be the whole Sun Devil football stadium complete with gift shop (therefore the tee shirt). I'm notorious for keeping stuff, and this time I'm sure glad I did. Just look at my tee shirt shop now! And the possibilities are just endless.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hello again. And look how quickly I'm posting again. : ) Well, at least compared to the last few times. I have been working frantically to get my Easter cards done before I leave for Texas; and I'm trying to help granddaughter Courtney get ready for her first Expo show. She is trying so very hard to build up a SU business. So here are 2 cards I made today and I just love how they came out. Both are made from the Easter Blossoms set. The first one with the cute little Easter eggs is made with Wild Wasabi and some coordinating specialty paper that I don't remember the name of and is probably retired, the coordinating colors are Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight, with Daffodil Delight ribbon.

Card number 2 is made using the "inchies" layout idea. I used white, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Tangerine Tango cardstock and ink. I also used Night of Navy ink. The background is from Delicate Dots designer paper. I used Night of Navy around the edges and added a sweet little rhinestone to the middle of each egg. Love the look. Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Oops! I didn't realize I'd been so busy for 8 months that I couldn't get to my blog. But the figures don't lie do they??? I've traveled and seen things I didn't think I'd ever see, made cards, welcomed a new great-grandson, been in several craft fairs, cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, spent New Year's with wonderful friends, watched my granddaughter in the Junior High School National Rodeo, met new friends, bid a few friends a sad good-bye, read a ton of books, even cleaned house a couple of times : ). So on reflection, I guess I have been busy. Now I'm back to stamping again and I want to share some St. Patricks Day and Easter cards I've made before my granddaughter comes to take them away for a show this weekend. Some are truly SU and some are from other companies but with SU product. But I've had a good time and I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

At the end of June we took a destination vacation to Gallup, NM. Not normally a city I'd choose to visit for a week. But our granddaughter (the beauty in the photo) qualified for the National Finals Junior High School Rodeo that was held there and since we are only 5 hours away...there ain't no way this Memaw is gonna miss seeing her, our daughter, her husband and that cutie pie boy in the picture. The handsome young man in the picture belongs to our other daughter in Wyoming and they surprised me big time by making the trip to Gallup too. I haven't had both my daughters together for 10 years and it was so special for me. I hate to say it but I totally did not recognize Shelley when she came thru the door...but I immediately knew Matthew and my eyes quickly shifted back to Shelley...then I started crying. We had such a good time and it seems like it was over in about a minute, although we were there nearly a week. I can't tell you how proud I am of my girls. They have turned in to such beautiful ladies, wives and moms and have terrific kids to boot. Our son and his family weren't there but I would be remiss if I didn't say how proud I am of him and his beautiful family too. Can't believe my beautiful baby boy is going to be a grandpa for the 2nd time in October. So sorry he's getting so old. :( Anyway, the granddaughter and her partner didn't make it all the way to the finals, but they placed 3rd in the daily go rounds for the ribbon roping. We are very proud of their accomplishment.

Western Wedding

This weekend Shrine friends of ours are getting married in the mountains up by Flagstaff. They found a beautiful meadow and will be married on horseback. So I was commissioned to make appropriate cards. Too much fun. The cake is made from Flourishes "Cake" set; Pacific Point ink; a horse punch and rider stamp that I've had around for awhile. The background is actually a suede piece that I had. The cute little horsey bride and groom are the Charlie Horse series stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps (I just love these cute little horses and so does my rodeo granddaughter). The blue and pink smudges represent the flowers in the meadow. See Charlie's bow tie and Charliene's veil, and notice that she had her hooves done for the ceremony in pink! Last but my favorite is the cowboy and cowgirl. I ordered the set online but can't remember from who. Well, it was fun and I hope you've enjoyed looking. Thanks.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A New Day

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who left comments on my valentines. Didn't realize how much it means until I read my own. So thanks for taking the time. I've been busy since my last post...busy being sick. This is the first of two times a year I suffer from sinuses and this has been a hard one. Thank God for antibotics and rest! I finally got my desk area cleaned off, then can't find a thing I want. Getting ready to start making cards again as I have a booth in April. I have some ideas I'd like to work with but my time is really limited since I'm taking a trip to Nashville the week before my marketplace and my husband seems to think I should be spending weekends with him (don't know what his problem is). And he is traveling on weekends with the Shriners to be in the parades. I had an interesting evening this past Friday. I belong to a group of Shrine ladies that meet once a month for dinner (they are who I'm going to Nashville with) and since our dinner was at Macayo's in downtown Phoenix, seven of us who live in the Mesa/Tempe area decided to meet and ride the new light rail -the Metro- new experience for us all. We researched on line and made visual trips to make sure we could walk the difference. Friday at 5pm, work lets out; but we were okay getting on and during the ride it was full but not crowded. We had a grand time at dinner and nearly everyone in the group was able to be there. We leave about 9:30, walk our two blocks and get on the Metro. It's crowded but there are open seats and one young man got up and that gave us enough for our 7. The next stop and people get on; the following stop more people get on (no one got off) and the next stop filled us up, standing room only, all college (or maybe not so college)students, all going back to Tempe, all having fun, loud, noisy, laughing fun, and not so sturdy on their feet sometimes. Then more people get on. My God, I had no idea that there were actually so many people using the Metro. But how wonderful that they are and enjoying the heck out of it and life. We ALL get off at the same stop in Tempe...the kids head north toward the college and us old folk head south to the parking garage. Someone said "wonder if Mama knows what's happening." My first thought (and this is from experience) "what Mama don't know won't hurt her." Gotta go.