Friday, December 28, 2007

BLOG CANDY TIME

I know I haven't really posted lately with being sick and the holidays and of course my birthday. I am almost 100% better and much to my surprise when I signed on tonight I see I have over 10 thousand hits which really excites me because I never thought that would happen. I know I am not big time like some of you but I am so excited and feel so blessed over my hits that I am going to offer blog candy. I am not sure what it will be but I am going to make it something really good because You guys have been good to me. Lets see what I want you to do......Sogn my guest book if you haven't already and then tell me something good you did for someone else this holiday season. what I did was win a contest at work for the most improved store in raising money for childrens miracle network, My prize was $200.00 and instead of keeping it for myself I put on a in store holiday party for the employee's at my store complete with a secret santa. They couldn't thank me enough and as far as I am concerned they deserved it and it raised moral so much it was incredible. Thanks for stopping in and thanks for all the kind comments while I was sick. Happy New Year Everyone

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I apologize

I haven't been around much in the last week. I was so sick with a sinus infection that I couldn't stand being on the computer. I couldn't even think straight. I think I am on the mend now and as soon as I take the pictures I will post a couple of Birthday cards I received this week. Thanks for stopping in.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Card swap

If you are looking for my address please email me because I will not post my name and address on the blog. I will make sure you are signed up for the card swap and email my address to you. I know I am a bit ok a lot skeptical about putting my name and address on the blog so please bear with me. Thanks for stopping in. I see I am nearing 10 thousand hits on my blog and I will offer blog candy when it gets to 10 thousand. I don't know what it will be yet but i am sure it will be good.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I"ve been tagged..continued

Now for the people I am tagging...Should be easy with my new blog sisters.
Corie's creations
Sara's studio
craft and waffle
ink n rubba
andreas world
kathatstamps
zany not crazy
2worlds wings
rubbapalooza
new life
aprils creative corner
just me and the dog
scrap stamp and be merry
jeans inky hugs
check out all these blogs they are all so talented. thanks for stopping

I've been tagged....Twice

I have been tagged not once but twice. Once from stampamania and once from daily scappin inspiration. Check out their blogs they are very talented ladies. So now I hafta tell 7 things about myself wierd or otherwise and I have to tag some others.
1) I am a manager in a large retail chain in the southeast
2) I was devasted when I found out I had to move from the Northeast.
3) I drive a motorcycle
4) I have 2 tatoo's...Guess where?...No silly its my eyeliner
5) I have been married to my second husband for 17 yrs but we Have been together 25
years
6) My mom went into labor with me on Christmas eve but I was stubborn and didn't
come until the 27th.
7) I am the baby girl in a family of 8 children
8) I am a Ice hockey fanatic
9) I love did I tell you I love my NE Patriots
10) I have been stamping for a little over a year
11) I am afraid of elevators
12) I am a recovered aghoraphobic
13) I lost 85 lbs in 1997 and keep off most of it except a coiuple pounds at the
Holidays and then I lose it right after.
14) I collect swarovski crystal9I have more then the Jewelery stores do

I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus


Check out my MIl with my dancing Santa. I am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to christmas. I guess I am a toys r us kid and I never want to grow up..lol

Sbs Card swap

Group 3
Marin(zany not crazy)
Andrea( andrea's world)
Marilyn (stamp with Marily) who btw is from sbs 1 so lets welcome her

Sunday, December 9, 2007

what I did this weekend p3


Decorated the outside of the house

what I did this weekend p2


This is 1/8th of my christmas village. when I lived in Massachusetts My house was so much bigger I could put it all up but here in North Carolina I figured just me and DH I didnt need a big house but at christmas I regret it, Thanks for looking in again

What I did this weekend


I put up the tree and this picture dh took doesnt do it justice...Can I say the tree is beautiful and not just because I did it but everyone that has seen it says its like a dept store tree.....I am proud of myself...thanks for stopping in

We almost have 3 groups

Group 1
kathy(myself),Jana(to inspire and Motivate),Lynn(craft and waffle),robyn(robyns creative space),Kathy(bits and pieces)
Group 2
Ema(ema-gination),Kate(just me and the dog),Aime (relaxin while stampin),Vicki(stamped smiles),teresa(A new Life)
Group 3
Marin(Zany not crazy)
There is no theme just any card you want to make. Must have Layers and 1 embellishment. Send six cards in a baggie and a self addressed stamped envelope. You will receive 5 different cards back. Get those creative juices going girls. Remeber its not due to me until Feb 2nd,2008(sounds like a long time doesn"t it) I am excited and I cant wait to see what we all come up with. Thanks for stopping in. I need to get stamping so I can make a decision what kind of card to make.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

sbs3 card swap

I have had 1 response besides myself. Come ladies the cards are due until february 2nd. Thats way after the Holidays and You only have to do 6 cards and a self addressed envelope. I know we are all looking at time but I have to say I am in Retail Management and I work alot and I come home and cook every night and I am in the swap. If I have to I will be in all six groups

Ok Group 1 is
Kathy (myself)
Jana ( to inspire and motivate your creativity)
Lynn (Craft and waffle)
Robyn (Robyns creative space)
Kathy (bits and pieces)

Group 2 is
Ema (ema-gination)
Kate (just me and the dog) Andrea (andreas World)

Monday, December 3, 2007

A card from Dottie K

This card came from Dottie K aka ohcrunch on splitcoast stampers. Dottie is a very talented lady. Every card she sends me is beautiful. Once again Thanks for stopping in.

A couple raks I received

This card came from Dawn over at Dawns stamping thoughts. She is the sweetest lady and she is so talented. You cant tell from the picture but this card has sparkle. Thanks Dawn I love the card. I don't know how to post 2 pictures so I have to do another post for the other card. Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lol this is not funny

http://sisterhoodofthebloggingstampers.blogspot.com/ This is the right lonk for the sisterhhod of blogging stampers. I can't believe I put the wrong link. I don't know whats wrong with me lately. I think its old age seeing I have another birthday this month....lol. Sorry about this and thanks for checking in

Sisterhood of Blogging Stampers

Have You ever realized how many stampers actually have blogs and How many talented people go unnoticed? Well I was over at Flossie's blog the other day and saw this link http://bp1.blogger.com/_k7eLBEdZ6Ow/RzoODllbC9I/AAAAAAAAA9o/BUtR5KIJFV4/s1600/SBS-3-pink.gif and I started browsing and I decided to join. Its fun visiting different blogs and seeing how creative people are. If you like meeting different people who are creative then this is for you. I found a lot of your blogs on splitcoast or people recommended your blogs and I was amazed at what all of you can do. These people in the sbs are very talented to and the hopes is to gain stamping friends. Go check it out and see what you think. they are on the 3rd group so I know I am not the only one looking for fellow stampers. Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I posted the wrong picture on the last post


Sorry after posting I realized the picture didn't look right and low and behold I put the wrong picture in so here is the right picture to go with the long winded post below, Thanks for your patience with me

Door Knocker


So I really like these folded tree's and I was upset I couldnt add a sentiment to the card(I used the wrong size card...go figure..lol) so I was thinking I could make something to hang from a doorknob and I did, there is a shadow or something in the corner that makes it it look like the corner folded up but it didn't I don't know why it looks like that. Any way I used cerise dp from stampin up and a flower enbellishment I got from Jaime at crazy daisy and I used purely pomegranite and an old green su cs. I stamped the sentiment with a su stamp and used Old glory gold embossing powder. I like the way it came out kind of plain but cute and it looks great on my front hall doorknob. Thanks for stopping in. I think I am really back I just have all these ideas rolling around my head. Cheryl and I are getting together on friday to make a project and I can't wait because its been so long since we stamped together. ok enough rambling until tomorrow.

Monday, November 26, 2007

weight loss Buddies wanted

Check it out if you want to lose weight with a buddy, Angel over at http://angelosity.blogspot.com/ is looking for people who want to lose weight and have a sponsor so to speak to go to. I think its a great Idea. I don't need to lose weight but I would be willing to be there for anyone who needs someone to talk them out of a crisis. Not to bring negativity into this but I lost my brother in 97 to a massive heart attack. Ricky was 43 and overweight and not in the best of shape. He smoked he drank and he didnt care what he ate. After Ricky's funeral I took a look at myself and said "Kathy that could have been you".At 200 lbs and only 5'2 I was also a walking time tomb. I told myself I would lose weight. My family and friends told me I was fine the way I was because they all knew I loved food. One thing I can say about myself is that if I commit to something I follow thru. I started my weight loss plan in april and by the end of november I had lost 70 pounds. Now if I can do it so can you. go check out Angels blog and get the info. Lets commit to be healthier bloggers. Thanks for readiing this and thanks for stopping in.

Folded tree card that I had no sentiment for


So I was visting Jan's blog @ She's gone stamping and I found this tutorial to make a folded tree and I figured I would try it. It was pretty easy to follow her tutorial. I couldn't find a sentiment small enough to put on the card though. I used purely pomegranite cs and cerise dp from su and a little bit of chocolate chip for the trunk. I used crystal effects and dazzling diamonds to make the snow. The card really needs a sentiment and maybe a bit of ribbon but I like the way the tree came out. Thanks Jan for the tutorial. Thanks everyone for stopping in and checking even though I hadn't posted for a long time. I am back!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Finally a Card


I finally made a card and when I was putting the sentiment on the front the wood block got inked ( I guess I will unmount all my stamps. anyway I used purely pomegranite and ww and some cerise dp. Stamps were lovely as a tree and a stamp my DIL sent me for the sentiment. I used some ribbon I found at Micheals and a brad I bought at Walmart and the Criss cross card is from scs. I loved the card until I put the sentiment on it and the block inked too. Anyway you cant tell but I use su chalks to color in the sky and ground. Maybe I can replace the Band around the Criss cross with out wrecking the card. Thanks for stopping in. I will post the card I sent to sara Paschal for her papertrey swap which I was in this month. See I have been stamping I just couldn't post those until they were received by all inviled. Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, November 16, 2007

A little unloading

For those of you who really don't know me I just really need to talk about this. 20 years ago un January my FIL was murdered. The men who did it pleaded diminished capacity because they were on drugs. We asked for a Jury trial for them but the district attorney did what is called Judge Shopping until he found a judge who would agree to the plea bargain deal. Well these 2 were sentenced to 25 to life. I just had the worst week of my life. Tom and I had to go home to a parole hearing for these 2 monsters. We had to relive the murder and we had to look at these guys once again. They used the typical Jailhouse talk but hopefully the parole board saw thru them, I really think they did but one never knows. so now we wait 6 to eight weeks to hear if these 2 monsters will be released into society to wreak havoc on another family. You know its tough when a parent dies of natural causes but you can't even belive how it feels when a parent is taken from you by another man's hands. I just need to get this off my chest and I didn't know where else to do it. Thank You for listening to me rant But I can't believe this judiscal system and if anyone is interested the case made us news and report back in 1989. You guys are the best for listening to me and I promise now I will create things.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Pay it Forward

I will be Paying it Forward to these 3 fine ladies
Kelly over at Diaries of a Stamper
Tracy over at Tracy's Happy Place
Lori over at loritorries.

I will be mailing out the goodies on Friday(My day off from work)

If any of you want to get into a Pay it Forward visit one of these three blogs and be the one of the first three to comment. I promise you when you go to these blogs you will continue going just to see their awesome cards. These ladies are very talented. Thanks for stopping in

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pay it forward

I joined Dbakers Pay it forward over at serenity in stampin and I received a beautiful scissor charm and some stamped images of Bella Hanna and a beautiful bella hanna card which I will post tomorrow. I have been working so much that my only day off this week I slept the day away. But it should slow down now and I will be stamping again. Any way I need to Pay it forward to the first three people who comment to this post. So let the comments come. Thanks for stopping in.

Monday, October 29, 2007

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

My beloved home team the BOSTON RED SOX are the WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!! I am so excited I don't know if I can sleep but I have to work in the morning. Thanks for stopping in

Thursday, October 25, 2007

raks

Tomorrow I will post pictures the raks I received today.They are awesome I can't wait to show you, I am tied up right now between my beloved Red Sox in the world series and my store being the Holiday show store but I promise I will make a card or two tomorrow and I will post them. Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You make me smile award

I was given this award from Rita over at Rita's little corner. What an honor to be among the bloggers that make Rita smile but it is all of you that come to my blog that make me smile. Without you this award would not have been possible. Who would have thought that people from all over the world could come together in a world where creativity runs rampant. If you haven't been over to Rita's little corner don't walk but run there and see how talented she is. Now I must award this to 10 People(not sure I know 10 but here goes)

Cheryl over at cheryl stamps and scraps Kristine at ink something
Jan at she's gone stamping
Jason over at I made this
Sara at sara's studio
kelly at diaries of a stamper
Corie at Creations by Corie
Flossie at Flossies follies
Tracy at tracy's happy place
Beate at Fresh and fun

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Geeesh Talk about wrong.

I tried to edit the previous post because I spelled wrong incorrectly...lol I told you things are going wrong, But anyway the edit did not take. I just want you to know that I really do know how to spell. Thanks for listening

When things go wrong!!!!!

I really made a card last night and I think it came out kind of nice and i even know what cardstock and ink and stamp set I used. So why isn't she posting it you ask? It seems I have lost my wire that goes from my camera to my computer and Tom never showed me how to insert the chip from the camera into the computer. Hopefully I didn't leave the wire in Vegas. I will continue searching and hopefully tonight I can get the picture posted. Thanks for stopping in

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My guys.....LOL

So remember what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. This was a sampling of the show I am going to. They did a picture for me and my hubby took a picture of their picture so I could post it. No laughing at how red my face was. Thanks for stopping in

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hoover Dam

This is my new BIL and I looking down at the hoover dam which at the point we were standing was 726 feet down. I can safely tell you that by stomach did flipflops looking down that far. They are building a highway that crosses over the hoover dam and You will never get me on that it must be 1000 ft in the air. well the Hoover dam was the only gov't project that did not cost the taxpayers a dime. It also payed for itself. the mortgage was paid in like 30 yrs instead of the 50 yrs it was taken out for. To think that in the thirties they had this kind of technolgy, makes me wonder why we are not more advanced with our bridges and structures. Ok enough of that. I am trying to figure how to take a picture of my picture with the chippendales and post it here. My face was a little red on the pics but who cars. Sometime this week I am going to their show. Thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Here is the picture I promised

Hopefully this is a good Picture. I am off to see the chippendales. Thanks for stopping in

Hello from Las Vegas!!!!

I was going to post a picture of one of the shows in the casino of the hotel I am staying in but for some reason I can't. As soon as I can I will. They have this Dance and musical show like every hour. There is an overhead show and a stage show, The overhead one is done in what looks like floats hanging from tracks in the ceiling. It is actually very pretty. I went to the Red Rock Mountains and got some really nice pictures that I will post when I can. I am here until Saturday and as promised when I get home I will have some new stampin up stuff and so I will make some cards or projects. Thanks for stopping in and letting me ramble.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Going away

So I am going away on Friday. I will head to Massachusetts for my older sisters wedding where I am her matron of honor, On Sunday I will be heading out to Las Vegas and a quick visit to lake tahoe and hoover dam. I will be back on Saturday. I am bringing my laptop but don't know how much time I can spend on it in and I promise when I am back there will be more cards to post. I will show you some of the swaps I have been. Thanks for stopping in and checking on me and I will see you next Sunday

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I got tagged again

I got tagged by Cheryl at Cheryl's stamps and scraps. Here are my answers and I need to tag 3 more bloggers.


1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? St Catherine Tekawitha
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? A couple days ago watching lifetime(geesh I feel like my mother)
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Hate.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I Love Kaem small bologna but I can't get it here in NC. and I love Hard salami
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, 2, I have a Daughter Jaime and a son Danny and my two favorite Girls my granddaughters Ariel and Alyssa
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think I would because I love my honesty
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? yes
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? yes
No9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? I am afraid of height
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I like Cream of wheat in the winter and cheerio's in the warm weather
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? I like to think I am
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their hair
15. RED OR PINK? Pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My teeth. they are discolored from years of drinking coke
.17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? I miss my Mom she passed a couple years ago
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Pink pants and barefoot
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Popcorn chicken
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? TV
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? purple
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Homemade apple pie cooking
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My husband
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I better she is my best friend
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? NE Patriots Football or St Louis Blues Hockey
27. HAIR COLOR auburn. EYE COLOR? blue
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Pot Roast
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Scary
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? The shooter
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Pink ,Green and white
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? summer
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Don't like desserts
38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? one minute manager
39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nothing (I have a Lap Top)
40. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Ghost Whisperer
41. FAVORITE SOUND? I love listening to the running water as in waterfountains
42. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles.
43. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Bahama's
44. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I can bend my thumbs wierd....lol
45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? In Worcester,Ma

Now I have to tag 3 people Lets see how about Rita @ Ritaslittlecorner and Susan @ susanbluerobot and lori @ lorrietories
Whew that was long. Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

2-5-7-10 box

Well I had to try this because everyone else is doing it. Mine isn't as extravagent as most of them but for my first try it isnt bad, I used certainly celery cs and old olive ink and a floral wheel. and of course te\he ribbon is from one of Jody Morrows swaps. You can find the tutorial at splitcoast stampers. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 14, 2007

JT"s Sept rak


I joined Jens Rak club this month (pieces of me) and this is what I got from Rita over at Ritaslittlecorner.blogspot.com. You have to check out her blog she is very talented. Isn't this a great Rak. It has paper, Ribbon, acrylic stamps and a beautiful crisscross card using baroque motiffs. She did a fantastic job and I am so lucky that i was chosen to be rak'd by Rita. You should check out Jen's wrak club each month too, it is so nice to be rak'd from other bloggers. Thanks for stopping in. I am going to go make a card with some of this stuff that Rita sent.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Another card with my new GinaK Stamps


Have I told you that I love this set. You can absolutely use it for anything. The only color su cs I can remember the color is is very vanilla and the other colors are old su colors. I used my cuddlebug to emboss on of the mats and I added a couple of brads. I also used su water color pencils and blender pens. I actually did this card a few days ago and just never took a picture until tonight. Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Another card with Gina K's stamps for a cause


I just love these stamps from Ginak's stamps for a cause. I just made this card just for general purposes. I guess you guys must think I am on a roll because I have posted more in the last couple days then I have in ages. I guess I have been in a funk. I used some old su cs and some glitter pack paper. Stamps are ginak's stamps for a cause. Did I tell you I love this set. I did the flower in Marvy markers on the flower. I added a couple of prima's. Be honest and tell me what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to read the comment my granddaughter left me on her hermit crab. Bug hugs to you all.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Ariel here is your picture of Bob


My granddaughter asked me to post this so she could see her Hermit crab and how much it has grown. He keeps changing shells and he is such a slob. Thanks for stopping

Birthday Card


I mentioned earlier that I needed to get off and make a Birthday card and I did. It was for someone who turned 70 today. He is one of the few "Yankee's" that I know here in North Carolina and he is a pretty funny man. well any way I used my new GinaK stamps for a cause. I used my su water color pencils and my blender pens. I used ww cs and some older su shades of blue that I had been hoarding. I added a Prima and a brad and of course ribbon from one of Jody Morrows ribbon swaps. I think I like these new stamps for a cause, These are very versatile and can be used for almost any card you need to come up with. Thanks for stopping by.

Thank You from a Friend


My friend Cheryl over at Cheryl stamps and scraps sent me this card. She is so talented. You should check out her blog. Thanks for stopping. I am off to make a birthday card.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Anniversary Card to My husband


Seventten yrs ago sept 8th I finally said I do. Tom had asked me several yrs to marry him but I was afraid because the first marriage was so bad. well After nine yrs together I finally said yes and seventeen years later I would say yes again. My husband Tom is a real keeper. Anyway I used the splitcoast tutorial for this crisscross card. I used an old su color as well as chocolate chip cs and stella ruby cs. I used the doodle that heart and the sentiment inside is from su. the band on the front of the card is some glitter paper I found at If it's Paper and the ribbon is from one of Jody Morrow's ribbon swaps. I think the band should have been a different color but I couldn't change it because he will be home soon. Thanks for stoppin in and any comments or ideas would be appreciated.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Pay it forward

I saw this over at 2worlds blog and thought it was really cool. The first person who responds I send a card to and also some stamped images. the only catch is that if You are the one I am paying you must post this on your blog and keep the chain going. Thanks for stopping by

Monday, September 3, 2007

Think snow..............Yeah right


I kind of like how this turned out. I used su's a tree for all seasons and I used cb snowflake embossing folder and then I took a silver ink pad I had and ran it over the embossed cardstock. I used su's watercolor pencils and my blender pens to color in the image. The scalloped squares were sent to me by Sara Paschal. You should check out her blog its great. The ribbon is from one of Jody Morrows ribbon swaps and the sentiment was a chipboard word I had hanging around waiting to be used. Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, September 1, 2007

another post Whoooohooo

I won this on the 2worldswings blog. Janaina is angel company demonstrator. This is an adorable note card. I can't tell you what she used but I thought you would like to see the card. Make sure to stop by her blog and check it out. Thank You Janaina for the beautiful card. Thanks for stopping and I will post more I promise

Bad Blogger managed a birthday card.


Ok so it was Cheryl's birthday and I had to make her a card. She would not have liked it if I bought her a card. check out her blog at Cheryl's stamps and scraps she is pretty talented. Anyway I used the future floor wax and pearlex technique and I used the delight in life flowers. I used stickles in the flowers in the rectangle. The sentiment is from stamping up and the wording inside is something I had that I don't remember where it came from. and the paper is su's. Cheryl liked her card when she got it. Thanks for stopping and I am sorry I haven't been posting I have just been in some kind of funk. I did finish my cards for the christmas swap I am in. I can't post them yet because some of you are in the swap also.

Monday, August 13, 2007

check out this blog

http://mum-on-the-run.blogspot.com/
Not only is she a talented lady she is also offering blog candy. I found her blog about a week and a half ago and I go there every chance I get. Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Beate's challenge from last week


I used old olive cs and some yellow cs and of course some Bg Phoebe, the stamp I used was the flower from doodle this. The wording was papertrey. The ribbon was from one of my many swaps. Thanks for stopping in.

Not computer literate

I have made cards....I have taken pictures of cards but I can't figure out this windows vista to upload them to my blog. If anyone knows how please feel free to tell me. I just might have to get hubby to help but then I have to listen to his computer jibberish.....lol but it might be worth it to learn how to do it. Please be patient while I learn this operating system. Thanks for checking in.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Okay

I did Beate's challenge this week and all I have left to do is add the ribbon and I know that should be easy right? Well I can't find a ribbon I like with it. You can't even imagine how much ribbon I have and its hard to believe I have nothing to go with this card. Must be time to get in another ribbon swap....lol I will try and finish it tonight and If I do I will post it. Cheryl and I stamped the other day and we made a couple of shaker cards using the CD envelopes. they are really cute but I can't post them because I can't remember the stamp set we used. I swear I am losing my mind. Oh well thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

DH has decided he is going to put windows vista on my computer, I have talked him out of it since february. If by chance I stop visiting your blog it may be because I lost your blog in this transformation so please feel free to email me and say Hey Kathy where have you been.....Ok so here I go handing my laptop over to DH......Yikes this is making me very nervous but he is the computer guru in this house so maybe just maybe he knows what he is talking about. Ok so I think the laptop is stuck on my lap it doesn't seem to want to have this procedure done. Geesh now I think my computer actually has emotions....lol be back to chec.k out windows vista in a few hours. Wish me luck!!!! Thanks for stopping by and listening to me rant

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Opinion Please


So I got into another swap this one using papertrey stamps and I have never used the test box until yesterday. I embossed the leaves on black cs using a gold leafing I bought from su a long time ago. I used choc chip cs and pink cs. I used pixie pink for the little flowers on the pink cs. I used choc chip ink for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the test box stamp set from papertrey. So tell me is it worthy of swapping? I only have to do six in all and one for me would be seven. Thanks for stopping in and thanks for your opinion because it matters to me.

Oh My What a giveaway

http://spazzgirldaily.blogspot.com/

Go now dont even finish reading this. Simone is regifting all her CHA freebies. Read her posts and make a comment and You may be the lucky winner. I sure hope I can win she has some awesome stuff. Thanks for stopping in. Run don't walk over to daily dose of spazz

Friday, July 27, 2007


Finally it let me upload the picture. I used cc and bb card stock I used a 1993 su set called Ride on and an Amuse sentiment, Ink was versafine black and su close to cocoa. I think its ok for a masculine card. the brads were something I had hanging around the house. I wish on the 4 pieces surrounding the picture were done in 2 different colors. I used the scs card sketch #99. Thanks for stopping by.

attempting a masculine card

I seem to be having problems uploading the card so I will come back later and do it. I am off to finish some swap cards. Oh yeah I got my swap cards from the ginak swap. Wait until you see them they are all adorable. I am happy I got in that swap. Thanks fo stopping and be sure to come back later for my attempt at a masculine card

I Rock!!!!!!


Lorrie over at Lorrietori granted me this award. I am speechless.I have seen other blogs get this award but I never dreamed I would be one of these blogs. Thank You so much Lorrie. Now I need to Pay it to 5 other blogs. There are so Many good ones out there and they all rock so its a hard choice but here goes.

http://kristenleigh.typepad.com/ Kristen
http://susanbluerobot.blogspot.com/ susan
http://sarastudio.blogspot.com/ Sara

http://roneemalama.blogspot.com/ Ronee
http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/ Dawn

You Girls Rock

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thoughts of the beach


I really enjoyed Myrtle beach and that is why I made this card. I used su blk and certainly celery and vv cs. I used the su color pencils and blender pens. Now looking at the card I think I will go back and put color some water in the background. the ribbon is from one of Jody Morrows ribbon swaps. BTW she has one going on right now so head over and check out confessions of a ribbon addict. The price is great but I have a lot of ribbon to use before I can think of more. Thanks for checking in

Monday, July 23, 2007

I'm Back

My company of 5 weeks left on a plane and now I am free to blog. I miss blogging and I checked on each one of my favorite blogs tonite. Tomorrow I will post a card. I made a cute bella card but my camera was dead. So I will post it in the morning. Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I got rakked


I got this cute little card in the mail from Mollydr over at splitcoast. How thoughtful of her don't you think. I have a card to post later on tonight I just have to take a pic. Thanks for stopping in

Friday, July 13, 2007

Finally made a card

I got a new stamp from alotta rubber stamps and I just thought it was so cute I had to use it today. I just love all their bee images and I might have to buy some more of their bee's. I used su cardstock and fantastix with dewdrops to color the images. I outlined the bride and groom with a gold glitter pen and added ribbon from one of Jody Morrows ribbon swaps. Thanks for stopping in

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Myrtle Beach

My MIL and my daughter and I headed to Myrtle Beach yesterday. The waves were so big and the undertow was so strong.We had a really good time and of course if you know me it doesnt take much for me to get burnt to a crisp and it happened...lol oh well whats a little pain. Thanks for stopping

Sunday, July 8, 2007

swap cards


Well I stressed over this swap and did 4 different sets of cards and this card I did at Cheryl's yesterday and like the way it came out so went with it for the swap. The swap was to use Gina K's stamps which bothe the lighthouse and the sentiment are. The card stock is all stampin up I think its chocolate chip and barely banana and ww. and the ink is versafine black. The ribbon is from one of Jody morrows swaps. I hope the people in the swap like the card. oh yeah I used baby wipes and su inks and sponged the yellow beacon on the lighthouse. Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping in.

Granddaughters card


Ariel wanted to make a card for her dad back in Massachusetts. Its all su cardstock and I cant remember who makes the frogs in thier underpants but it is a very cute and funny card. Didn't she do great for 8. she spread the ink across the card using a babywipe( her sisters wipes of course) Thanks for stopping in

Daughter and Granddaughters arrive

My Daughter and Granddaughters arrived last night from Massachusetts and the first thing they wanted to do this morning was to go swimming. The South has changed me a bit I guess because I just can't swim in the morning I think the water is to cold. My oldest granddaughter wants to make some cards while she is here so I will Post them when we do them. On a great note after doing four different designs for the swap I am in I finally settled on one I did with Cheryl and they are off in the mail Monday. I will post a picture of them too. Thanks for stopping in

Friday, July 6, 2007

Floyd the barber

So his name is really Russell and he has been cutting hair for 60 years and he is the one that andy modeled floyd after and believe me he did a good job. Floyd I mean Russell will stop cutting his customers hat to chat with you and have his picture taken. I don't know if I were the customer that I would be very happy.

MIL in Mayberry Jail

So we thought it would be pretty neat to lock up MIL

So when at pilot mountain you hafta go to Mayberry

wow look at this its Andy Taylors police car, So after seeing his car we went to the jail where poor Otis was always locked up

Pilot Mountain

I may be showing my age but for those of us who used to watch the andy griffith show know that he took trips to mnt pilot quite often. Well today I decided we needed to check it out and see why he always went there. Just look at this scenery

MIL in hottub

For someone who was skeptical I can't keep her out of the hot tub

No laughing My hair is not done

Geesh Do I look mad or what? it's actually the sun shining in my eyes and my hair isnt done. but look at that little cutie next to me. Tiko likes to steal the show...lol I hope this helps you Mary Ann. thanks for stopping in

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I am still here

My MIL is here and keeps me pretty busy. My granddaughters and my daughter arrive on Saturday and yes I have been stamping and I will try and post something tomorrow. I just wanted you to know I am still here. I have also been told by big sister I need to put my gown on and take a picture and post it so I will get that on here tomorrow. The card my MIL created she immediately put in an envelope and mailed it but she used the country cottage rose and the sentiment from roses in the winter and it was pretty cute after the 4th try....lol she kept smudging the ink but did really great for her first time stamping....lol see you all soon. oh yeah I am really wishing I could find tickets to the CHA, so if anyone knows someone with a ticket they aren't using let me know. Thanks for stopping in

Saturday, June 30, 2007

I got my MIL to stamp


I got my MIL to stamp. s\She has never done it before. If she hasnt seaked the envy I will take a pic of it, Look again my dining room table is a mess...lol oh well she will clean it in the morning I am sure. she just loves to clean so I don't disturb her. Thanks for stopping in

shoes


shoes to go with the gown. acrylic so I can wear them again

another pic of the gown


another view of the gown

Gown for my sisters wedding


This is the gown I chose to be my sisters matron of honor. I will be wearing clear heels with it. I should have taken a picture of the shoes but that will come I guess. Thanks for stopping in

feeling like I live in Oz


When I lived in Massachusetts I think I saw pieces of rainbows but never one as clear and as pretty as the one I saw today above my house in North Carolina. I felt like I should be singing " Somewhere Over the Rainbow" or maybe even trying to find the pot of gold at the end of it. Thanks for stopping in I just thought I would show you how beautiful nature can be.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Still Here

I am still here but have very little time for the computer. My MIL is here visiting form up north and I just feel guilty if I spend time on the computer. I promise I will post a card soon. Maybe I can get her interested in card making. Thats all I have for now I will check back soon. Thanks for stopping in

Saturday, June 23, 2007

finally using my little lady stamps


So I finally used my papertrey stamps, I used su cs red black and whisper white. and the ink was real red from su. and the ribbon is from one of Jody Morrow's swaps. I also used red and black dewdrops for the ladybug. Thanks for stopping in and maybe later I will use my newest papertrey stamps.

comment moderation

I Have no Idea what the 4th comment on my new stamp set post says but as I fear it cant be a good thing I am turning comment moderation back on. I hate all the letters to type when I go to other blogs but now I understand why it is done. Thanks for listening.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New stamp set


I got my new Sassy Stems today and couldn't wait to use them so here is another post for today, Stamps are su sassy stems,Ink is su real red and I used colored pencils to color in the image. I used a su corner punch and my new white signo gel pen. The sentiment is something I picked up at emchanted cottage. Thanks for stopping by