Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christmas Cards Already?

You betcha!! You know.. Christmas is only a few months away really.. and when you hand make cards (or at least that is my intent.. see how this works out), you need to start to plan and make them. I attended a workshop at Jenny Peterson 's home. She has a beautiful and spacious stamping area and I just had a great time! Here are the cards we made. How adorable are these? The basic gray card has a LOT of shimmer on it.. the photo does not do it justice!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Harvesting

It is that time of year again. I was on my way home from Pentwater this morning when I seen this brightly colored covered field. Very cool! Dummy me didnt have my good camera with me. I should take another ride later if my headache goes away. However, I had my purse sized camera with me and couldn't resist but to take a few pictures. Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

40+ and time for glasses!

I got my new specticals.. oh yeah.. sexy specs LOL. I have worn glasses since I was like 2. My parents had to strap the stupid things to my head when I was that young. I've always had issues with my eyes. A bummer but true. In 1999 I had lasik done. As wonderful as it has been to be without glasses I was told and knew that it would not be a permanent fix with my astigmatism. I know I have bad eyes. So, as I'm into my 40s.. its time for glasses once again. I don't want to think I will have to wear these all the time but I must admit.. they make a big difference just sitting here in front of my pc. Not wanting to admit it.. I'm getting "older"... gasp!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Here is what we stamped today.. did 2 of each card.. not bad for a few hours!

Gettin Ready For The Holidays!

I'm getting some goodies for the holidays.. In a lil bit Lucinda and I will be gettin inky and creative. Where to begin? I have two loves..  Stampin Up and Tim Holtz stuff. I know.. crazy! Two totally different types of stuff yet.. I love both so much! Getting all these goodies gives me the itch to stamp and get inky and creative. I'm pumped up! Ready, Set... Lets Stamp! :-) Wait.. first.. lunch.. !!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stamp Club N Birthday Party Time!

Hi Everyone! It was Club Time tonight. Yay! It is also Jenny's birthday this week.. so we celebrated her birthday and stamped some amazing projects! Just thought Id share what we did tonight! Happy Birthday Jenny! Club Rocked.. as usual! Great projects!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thrinchies! (3x3 Art Pieces)

Each October I go to Appleton/Green Bay for the Club Scrap Retreat. It is a lot of fun.. around 100 women who all have the same passion for paper crafting get together for a weekend of creativity and pampering. I love it! We do small swap the first night we get together. This year its "Thrinchies". It is 3x3 Art that you swap (like baseball cards when kids). It is just a way to get to know each other and take home some cool little art pieces that fellow Club Scrapers have made. Pretty cool  huh? Here is the begining of the production line!

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Toys Arrived!

Ok.. I'm excited. Look what arrived today! Yippeeee!!! Now, where to begin?! Wow.. all kinds of neat things to dig thru and fondle. I think Ill be assembling stamps today and playing with them as soon as possible! Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Organizing.. Stamping.. Fall Kinda Halloween Stuff!

Hi Everyone! Today.. Lu and I were busy. I joined Curves (and Lu renewed her membership). I have decided I need to do it.. I need to feel better about myself. I look at pics of myself and I say.. EEEEK! Speaking of scary, we decided to re organize our paper (again!). Stampin Up has changed their color palette. Once again, I was shuffling this and that.. deleting the retired colors.. I'm so happy it is done. Then, we even had time to make some halloween cards! Yay! So, I thought Id share with ya. :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Is it Hurricane Earl Or Just Windy?

Yikes.. is it WINDY. Gale force winds have stopped the Lake Michigan Carferry from doing their daily run to Manitowoc Wisconsin today ( It's quite a day for pictures and many were doing just that. Getting sandblasted was worth capturing this though. It is September 3 and this looks like late fall skies. It is in the low 60s today and you can feel a reminder in the air that fall is on its way.

In the following pictures.. check out the toursts on the breakwall. They are brave and must not mind getting wet. Where I was standing I felt the mist around me. What we will do for a few cool pictures. This is my hometown.. this is Ludington!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

tap tap tap... waiting..

The last week of June I ordered my new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. I'm still waiting! I was born with very little patience. I would have liked to have this vehicle yesterday.. if ya get what I mean. I'm hoping soon (within say the next week or so?) I will get a call from the dealer and say.. "Dawn, your jeep is here!" Poor Darby at the dealership must be getting quite sick of the emails weekly that only say... "Is it here yet?" Won't he be glad to get this sale off of his desk LOL. Here is what it will look like but mine is going to be Blackberry Pearl in color  (cool name eh?)