Feb 23, 2009

No More Posts

Thanks to all that have read and followed my stamping blog over the last few years. As my life adventures have changed, it's time to shut down the blog and say good night. I'll keep the blog up for a few more months for reference but I won't be posting anymore. With more and more of my time devoted to helping tennis boy achieve his goals, my time for stamping is much reduced.

I've enjoyed getting to meet so many new people and I look forward to more stamping in a few years.

May 25, 2008

Where does the time go?

I can't believe that it's been almost a month since I last posted- it has been a crazy time between work, tennis and trying to squeeze in some stamping. Here's a quick update and I will try to post something at least once a week!!

First, VC rocks is back in full force- you still have a few days to sign up for this incredible Virtual Convention of all things Stampin' Up. Join the hotel and meet a new stamping friend, sign up for one of many swaps and just enjoy the camaraderie of virtual stamping friends. To join in the fun, just look for the vcrocks yahoogroup!

To give you an idea of some of the swaps, here's what I have signed up for so far- if I get my swaps done before Tuesday, I'm signing up for more. Swap deadline to join is June 8 and all swaps are due July 8.

My swaps:

One Sheet Wonder (stamp backgrounds on a sheet of 8.x5 x 11 cs and then use a template to create up to 10 cards)

ATC Background swap (these adorable trading cards make great add-ons to your projects. They are 3.5 x 2.5"

Inchie swap- I've never done one of these before- all swap items must be 1 inch square

Ebony and Ivory Cards- all cards can only be made with black and white

Chritmas cards - need I say more

Card Candy- great mini add-on's for scrapbooks, cards, etc.

On Your Mark- bookmark swap

In other news- my dad's gangrene has completely healed- the experimental treatment's effectiveness has even amazed his doctor's -- it's so wonderful to see my dad back to his happy, playful self.

Work has been busy with a major software conversion for all of our online classes. And finally, I've been busy with Tennis boy- working to get his game better and his ranking higher.

Apr 28, 2008

April COTM

I am just in love with the Time Well Spent stamp set - even though I'm not normally a flower person. Here's a card that I created for my last workshop and also for my COTM swaps this month.

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Time Well Spent
CS: Glossy Photo, Basic Black, Pink Passion
Technique: Crayon Resist
Ink: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Orchid Opulence
Other: Sponge daubers, crayon, eyelets

I'm Back!

Wow, I hadn't realized how long it has been since I last posted. It has been an incredibly busy and hectic time. Here's a few updates:

  • Dad is doing muc better- the experimental treatment has been working and the gangrene in his foot is almost completely gone. He still has some health challenges in front of him but this is a huge improvement from December when doctors were saying he was going to need his leg amputated.
  • Andrea has once again been hit by Mono- this makes her 3rd time in 3 years and the doctor said this was the worst ever
  • Amadeus is doing well with tennis and we're back to our 5-6 day per week on the road which doesn't leave lots of time for stamping
  • And we have had a few new additions to the family (luckily, 3 out of 4 will be moving out soon!) See the picture for their cuteness (you may have to tilt your head to see them)

Mar 2, 2008

Odds and Ends

First, a blog candy update, the first winner of the blog candy hasn't replied in 2 weeks so I'm going to choose another name tomorrow, if I don't hear from the winner (check the blog candy post). Also, if Annelies could contact me, I had an error in your address when I took your prize to the post office to mail. I just want to make sure I have everything correct!

Also, I have one "batch" of ribbon left from the ribbon bundle that I offered in February. Cost is $77 total which will give you a minimum of 2 yards of every roll of ribbon in the catalog, most actually are 3 yards. These are cut, bundled and bagged by type. If you are interested, let me know and I will be glad to send a set your way.

Finally, not much stamping lately, I will post some pictures tomorrow from the most recent cards I received in the mail. I also completed a recipe swap for soup and will post those soon. Plus, my spring card front swap is coming in-just waiting for one more player to drop off cards so I will scan and post them as soon as I have them.

I'm on vacation Wed-Friday and plan to get in quite a bit of stamping then!

Feb 28, 2008

Good News Bad News

Well, I haven't been able to post in a few days- after the weekend in Birmingham, Amadeus has been sick with a sore throat, high fever, chills, etc. tested for strep and at least it's not that!! Hopefully its not the flu, which has been making the rounds. Anyway, between taking care of him and work, I've not had much time to do anything else.

On a positive note, Andrea's test results for leukemia came back negative (Yeah- that is a relief) but we still don't know what is causing the rapid weight loss, etc. so back for more tests soon.

Also, thanks to all who have been keeping my dad in their thoughts and prayers- it looks like the experimental treatment has really started to work- the gangrene on his foot is beginning to reverse itself. We are still "holding our breath" but things are looking much better than they did over the holidays.

Hopefully, I'll get some of my new projects posted soon.