Friday, July 25, 2008

Nine days later

I would love to blame not blogging....on getting my stamp room in order, but that hasn't happened, completely.  Yes, it's 3/4 cleaned and organized but still trying to decide what to do with the other stuff I haven't found a place for (as yet).  

I did manage to make a few cards during this time.  Here is one I made using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I adhered a piece of TAC's Juliette paper on top and added a scalloped circle sponged with burnt umber ink.   Then, a smaller circle and finally I stamped and embossed a flower from Petal Pack onto a magazine page and then cut it out and put a gold brad in the middle.  

If you haven't tried stamping and embossing on a magazine page, try it.  You do need a little more open stamp then I used but not TOO open.  It's fun to see what designs show up.  On this one, I stamped onto some words.   Not too sure I like the 'faux' ribbon from the Juliette paper at the bottom, but....for now, it stays.
I stamped THANKS from more elegant sentiments onto a piece of white card stock and sponged the edges with burnt umber ink.

After working on my stamp room, I decided I needed to go through other closets and drawers in other parts of the house and oust things I haven't used in years.  Then, as I was doing that....I get this hair brained idea to move some furniture to different rooms in the house.  Well, now my house and hall way look as if I just moved in.  I have boxes everywhere.  

Now it's decision making time.  Do I have a small garage sale and include paper crafting and if yes...then when can I fit that in?   I have to all this STUFF is driving me nuts!

Since I last blogged, we took our Granddaughter to the Draft Horse Show, twice. Once on Friday night and the next time on Sunday afternoon.  She LOVES these horses and her Dad's boss supplies the tickets every year for us to go.  There is a catch, tho, I have to make him and my Son a rhubarb pie :-)


We love seeing these gentle giants every year.  I can never pick a favorite.  I love all of them.  I took way over 100 photos but I am sure no one but me wants to see 100's of photos of Draft Horses.  They are just so beautiful!!!

Saturday, our younger Son, Jim, brought out pizza and then took us all bowling.  I used to bowl all the time growing up (my Dad managed a large bowling alley) and I had a really good average.  I even met my husband on a mixed bowling league.  We bowled off and on for a couple of years and then just bowled occasionally and, finally, has been over 25+ years since we have bowled.

Well, long story short....I no longer have 160+ average.  My first game I barely bowled 50, if that.  My next game I did break 100 but I also pulled something in my knee.  So, I have been hobbling around ever since.   BUT, it was fun!!!

My granddaughter even beat me both games :-)   She loves to bowl.  She even has her own bowling ball and shoes.  She does have a rather unique way of throwing the ball, tho.  It just cracks me up.  Her arm is too weak to do it the conventional way.......and she bowls pretty darn good for not taking the proper steps etc.  
   I love this photo of her and her Dad.  

Monday my older Sister, Kay, came out and we worked on some cute golf tee holders for a gold for cancer event that her golf club is hosting.  We made 65 of those little buggers ;-)   They were so cute and DUH, I didn't get a photo of them.  We did them in pink with different colored designer papers on them.  They turned out really cute.
Wednesday, I went and visited my Sis again and then a friend later in the afternoon.

Yesterday, back to cleaning out drawers and closets and organizing again.

Today is Friday and we'll be heading to the county fair sometime this afternoon.  This is the second event of the summer that my Granddaughter, Zoey, looks forward to.....the Rodeo at the fair!

Hopefully, since DH is home for four days, he'll keep Zoey busy while I get in some stamping time.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!



  1. How lovely! I mean the horses lol. I love the look of them. I always had. Hope you're able to finish your stamp room soon so you can keep creating and posting.

  2. Sounds like you and I clean the same. Like magpies! Every time I clean I find something else I need to look through and organize. Lots of stuff EVENTUALLY gets cleaned, but the original project is the one that gets done last. LOL :)

  3. Wow - I remember fondly of bowling on a league. My average was slightly lower than yours tho! My DH went with me once, I beat the pants off of him, and his ego couldn't take it after that! LOL! I like the flower on your card. It looks like you stamped it on newspaper and cut it out.

  4. the card is lovely and the horses look great, as does the bowling- my, you are a busy woman

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  6. Very pretty card. Good luck on your stamp room. I overhauled mine the other day. :) Sounds like you had lots of fun with your granddaughter. The horses are just beautiful!

    Sarah G.

  7. Nice card, and interesting idea about stamping on magazine paper...might have to try that out. Thanks.


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