Saturday, September 24, 2011

First Day of Autumn

Well it blog hopping time again...and the theme - First Day of Autumn. NOW I love me some fall weather....I love when it's sunny but cool and crisp...and I even love when it rains and I can curl up with a blanket, book or watch a movie and light a candle....

To me it means the start of the holiday season, I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and are a couple of cards using The Angel Company retired stamps - that seems so weird for me to say "retired" as I love the stamps so much....hope these bring a little Autumn to your day.

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Girls Weekend - Salem OR

Wow...has it really been a week since my girls roadtrip to Salem Or??? Why yes it has.

I headed to Heather's and then we were off to Salem, to meet up with the gals from WA, OR, ID, MT and CA for a crafting fun weekend. Usually, we go on Friday and participate in the trading of cards, and the shoe box projects...this year...we weren't gonna go...and then with the closing of the Angel Company...we decided, last minute to hit the road to at least be able to see everyone for one last time....just in case it didn't happen next year.

There was shopping, purchasing, eating out, meeting new people, stopping at the ghetto lq of laughs, texting, facebooking, shopping, learning new things, more purchasing....yummy food....more laughs and good coffee.

The next thing I knew....I was back home - weekend over.

I must say that the last two weeks...everything seems to finally be falling back into place. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel....and it is NOT a train...whew....

Here's to another great weekend.....

Friday, September 16, 2011

What an AWESOME week

WOW...I can't believe it's already Friday. This week has gone by so quickly and yet it's been freaking awesome.

Monday and Tuesday were typical normal days....and then Wednesday...was a full day. Went to work, took my car for emissions testing...PASSED....stopped at the radio station and saw some of my fav peeps...then to the doctor's office.

Had a great appointment....good test results got all my meds refilled..and then off to meet the gals at the KEG. What fun that was soo good to catch up and just chat. FUN TIMES...then off to see

The Help with DIVA.....great movie....good to see her and catch up and then it was time to go home....

Thursday was another great day.....another drs appt - all good there...and then met the Cable Guy for my tv - got everything squared away...Tanzy even flirted with the has to come back in a week but no biggie....minor dealio.

Got the new guy all moved into the apartment - yeah!!!! and then it was time....

Then the smokin hot Vampire Diaries season premiere - all I can say is HELLOOOO DAMON!!!

Went to QFC afterwards to get breakfast/lunch stuff for work on some yummy rasberries to share with the boss man....

And it's FRIDAY - it's been busy but I got coffee this morning....and it's gonna be a great rest of the day.....

Look for a post on Sunday/Monday for the secret weekend details.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another weekend gone by....

Well, it's Sunday evening. The weekend was good, relaxing and way too quick. I didn't get all that I wanted done, but I made a good dent. And really, that's all that matters...right???

This week should prove to be a good one, and a busy one for sure. I am anxiously awaiting a fun Wednesday. I am of course going to work, I have a drs appointment and then I am meeting some friends from my old job for happy hour....and then.....

It's movie time with DIVA. WE are gonna go see the Help. I am really looking forward to seeing that movie and spending some time with DIVA.

Thursday...will be another busy day.....I've got another dr's appt. and then a new tenant moving in...and then....the Vampire Diaries season premiere. Yippeee!!!!!!!!! walk around the building with the painters....hopefully the few things they have to finish will get done....ugh....want that all to be done with...really it's about time.'s to a great week...a busy week and a potential roadtrip....


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dfly card

Here's one of the cards I made for my Auntie for her bday gift. It uses Papertrey Ink stamps PTI and Versamagic chalk inks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Hello....September much has happened in the last 3+ weeks. Some good, some bad, some challenging and well some time consuming.

I have had a few hard lessons learned...but life is good overall. I know that I have to have a positive outlook, even if it looks totally bleak. I have to remember it's not my fault, as I always try to "fix" everything for everyone. Some things just are not in my control. And most importantly patience.

I think I have learned these lessons again, for life is starting to settle down. I am hoping to finish a few things that I need to finish so that I can actually "relax" and "enjoy".

I was so happy to be able to make some cards for my dear Aunt Serina for her birthday later this month. I have never made her any cards for her to use. Why?? I really don't know. Could it be I was afraid she wouldn't like them? use them? Really??? Whatever, she loves the cards I send to her for the holidays so why wouldn't she love some to use. I guess I just let life and fear get in the way....I am excited to send these to her for her birthday....

I had such a relaxing time the other day with my bff...we just chatted and rolled bakers twine for was nice to get out of town and just spend some time with her. I really needed that break. I am looking forward to our upcoming's kinda a secret so I won't tell you the destination or the info yet....but will report when I get's to a great rest of the week, a short week. Here's hoping I get lots done by Friday...and that the weather is not too hot!


Thursday, September 01, 2011


So sorry I am a bit late in posting this...but the winner of the blog candy from the Paper Wings final farewell / tribute to the Angel Company blog hop is......

GINGER SERAFIN!!!! Congrats!!! I will send you a message so you can send me your addy!!! Thanks everyone for participating and have a wonderful day!!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

PaperWings Blog Hop - Tribute to TAC

Hello and thank you for stopping by today. Today is PaperWings tribute blog hop to The Angel Company and Mischelle Smith, founder.

I have been having a hard time putting to words what The Angel Company has meant to me. See, I became a stamper quite by accident. I was trying to make new friends at work and so I attended a stamp camp by another company and instantly became hooked on stamping. I went online and found a yahoo group where I joined and started doing cards swaps. I joined another yahoo group and met an Angel, and the rest they say is history.

I was a customer for a while and then became a demonstrator...and my life truly changed. I had a creative outlet. I was able to share my love of crafting with others. I have met some amazing people through this outlet. Whether it was teaching workshops, teaching classes in the local stamp store or at a large church has been so full-filling. As I am not sure what I'm going to do right now, I'm going to enjoy the detour....

You should have arrived from Donna's blog....

My first card is one of my new favorites...It's called Mama Wants. I used the We R Memory Keepers Twist Trimmer to do the ruffles. I used More Mimi paper, and copics, and added some Via Decor Pearl pen.

My next card is using Vintage Rides and the yummy Bazzill Smoothies card stock. I was inspired by Angela Kelley's card when I made this....thanks Angela for always having inspiring cards!

This next card uses New Creation....simple card, but so pretty in person. I used Crackle Accents on the product!

This next card uses Modern Mix...and is inspired by Mischelle Smith herself...she had demo'd this set using the chalkboard method and I just had to try it. I actually was video'd coloring this card at an Operation Write Home event by the local tv station.

And my final card is a card my dad and I worked on together. See he likes to stamp with me as well. The set is Good Things...

BLOG Candy.....leave a comment and I will draw one lucky winner to receive a card kit of each of these cards. All you will have to do is color and assemble them. I will draw on Wednesday August 31st at 8pm PST. I will email the winner to get their address.

Thanks so much for stopping by as we pay tribute to the wonderful Angel Company.






Stay tuned...

Here's a couple of oldie but goodie cards from TAC....don't forget to come back at 6pm PST for the Paperwings blog hop tribute to The Angel Company!