29 November 2011

I'm a grama!

 Carrie text me this morning to tell me she was in labor.. 9 am and a month early!
At 10 she text me again to say he really is coming today!

Well he arrived at 2:58 pm
5 lbs 7 oz

Michael Lee Blackmon Jr
For me he is MJ, there are just too many Mike's in my family !LOL
I wanted to call him Baby Bug, but Carrie said No way! LOL
She's been my June Bug since 1997, Baby Bug seems so right though!
Look at those legs!

24 November 2011

Plan's for Joy's Workshop

Base is Soft Suede Card Stock (115318) Layer Crumb Cake Card Stock (120953)
Glossy White (102599) with the Ghosting Technique found on SCS Resources 
Stamp Set Have  A Seat ( 120447)
I used Versa Mark (102283) the Brayered (102395) over it with Crumb Cake (121030)
I stamped  another chair on Crumb Cake with Crumb Cake Ink (121030) I cut it down to fit under a Beveled Windowpanes (121881)
Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon (121884)
Rose Red Card Stock (102544) Punched with Modern Label ( 119849)
Whisper White Stamped (100730) with Three Little Words (113254) in Rose Red Ink (101778) and punched with Word Window Punch (119857)

(print for the inside) The Vacant Chair

THE VACANT CHAIR Words by H.S. Washburn Music by George F. Root (1820-1895)

We shall meet but we shall miss him. There will be one vacant chair. We shall linger to caress him While we breathe our ev'ning prayer. When one year ago we gathered, Joy was in his mild blue eye. Now the golden cord is severed, And our hopes in ruin lie. CHORUS: We shall meet, but we shall miss him. There will be one vacant chair. We shall linger to caress him While we breathe our ev'ning prayer. At our fireside, sad and lonely, Often will the bosom swell At remembrance of the story How our noble Willie fell. How he strove to bear the banner Thro' the thickest of the fight And uphold our country's honor In the strength of manhood's might. CHORUS True, they tell us wreaths of glory Evermore will deck his brow, But this soothes the anguish only, Sweeping o'er our heartstrings now. Sleep today, O early fallen, In thy green and narrow bed. Dirges from the pine and cypress Mingle with the tears we shed. CHORUS

Reasons to order from the Mini!

Those stockings are so darn cute! I think baby card everytime I've seen them!
Clint Mount Stockings (123784) Stamped with Baja Breeze (111833)
I used the Builder Punch (124095) on Not Quite Navy Card Stock (101722)

The card is called the Side Spring.. tutorial on SCS Resousrces
Subtles Collection Texture Baja Breeze Card Stock (121075) and Not Quite Navy (101722)
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025)
This one is called The Spring Card.. again the tutorial is on SCS Resources
Same Colors and Papers used on this one. But I did use the Soft Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Baja Breeze (117152)

The Stocking Stuff has so many possibilities i really hope its in the next IB&C

Jackie's Workshop

The ladies in my new Club have asked for manly Cards and Sympathy. manly cards No problem!
Sympathy I find difficult to do.
Please excuse these colors... this photo, no matter what lighting I used would not come out true!
Card stock Night of Navy (100867 ) run through the Big Shot with Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976)
Card stock Bravo Burgundy (105109) run through the Crimper (101618)
Card stock Basic Grey (121044) run through the Big Shot with Top Note Bigz Die (113463)
Linen Thread (104199)
Stamp Set In Wilderness (120537) Cling Ink Basic Grey (109120)
The Base is Sahara Sand Card stock (121043)
This card is so much prettier in person, I swear! If I can get my hands on a better camera, I"ll fix this!

This card was a new thing for me!
I have never used Water Color Paper before.. kinda cool stuff!

The base Certainly Celery Card stock (105125)
Layer - Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
Watercolor Paper (122959)
Now for what I'd never done before... an Aqua Painter (103954) using the ink straight off the pad with the Painter...
Cherry Cobbler Ink (119669), Baja Breeze (111833) and Certainly Celery (105217)
I just kept painting till I liked it
Brads Gold (104337)
I run the Watercolor Paper through the Big Shot with Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (123130)
Stamp Set is Thoughts & Prayers (113252)
Inked with Crumb Cake (121030) and Cherry Cobbler (119669)
I used The Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (119681) to color the flowers

20 November 2011

I found a tutorial on this wonderful blog...
Debbi's Design Stamping

Now let's see if I get it! LOL

14 November 2011

Dave got a new place

 Trying so hard to get a picture of his face, he has these wild looking eyes!

We cleaned up Moe's old place and moved Dave in, he went from an effiency apartment to a Penthouse Suite! LOL
His original place was  a 5 gallon now he's in a 40 gallon.
Clint was joking that we should find a couple of girls for him and he can keep one up at each end of this village and neither would ever run into each other! Now I know where his mind is! LOL
Dave has made laps from one end to the other since we put him in. He moves pretty fast too!
I need to go get more things for him to climb on I guess, not sure if he will like the vines.. we'll see.

11 November 2011

November Monthly Challenge

Maggie sent out this months goodies to play with!
Thank you Maggie!

Unfortunatly I didn't bring my list of details with me today. So I can not tell you much.
i did use SU punches on 1 & 2. SU ink is all I have, but I can not remember which colors, I am thinking it was Old Olive and Chocolate Chip

Happy Veteran's Day!

Thank you to our Military!
God Bless Them All!!

08 November 2011

Tommy and Wilbur had a hard night I think

I wasn't sleeping so at 1 am I got up and came to my room to work on cards. Tommy was int he chair to my right and Wilbur in the computer chair on the left.

Once I had noticed they were just laying there watching me. So I rubbed their heads. I'd pet them each time I got up to get something.

Sometime before 7 am they went to sleep. Card making bored them! Don't they just look like they are passed out form a rough night! LOL

Meet Dave

Yeah, it's a Hermit Crab.
He's living in my room right now, but he's going to go live int he man Cave.
He really creeps me out! He isn't even as big as a golf ball!
The cats have no interest in it. Well, Wilbur wants to lay in his habitat under the light I put in for some heat.
I am not ready to turn on the furnace! LOL But I do not want to freeze this guy his first  week here.
I have touched it, but if he touched me I'd freak!
Lizards are so less creepy!
He needed a home and yo know me... he now has one!

Judy's Workshop

Love this one!
I so have to get every thing for this for myself!
Stocking Builder Punch is in the SU Holiday Mini
124095 $16.95
Hey wanna see something really cool with it? Check out this gallery link in SCS Baby Booties
I AM getting this punch!! I borrowed everything from another Demo for this Workshop.
Card Stock is Confetti Cream and Wild Wasbi
Glimmer Paper is in the mini also Silver 124005 $4.95
The other punch is the Scallop Trim Corner 118870 $15.95
Rhinestones are in the IB&C 119246 $4.95

Ink is Real Red Classic 103133 $5.95
Stamps are Stitched Stockings 123784 Cling Mount $19.95 from the holiday Mini and For The Holidays  116921 $13.95 from IB&C

The Ornament Card is so pretty, with non traditional Christmas Colors
Rhinestones  119246 $4.95
Ornament Punch 119847 $16.95
You've got to go see this card too!
Fishy Ornament
Card Stock is Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist
Around the edge of the center ornament we used Dazzling Details 124117 $2.50
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders used are the Oval from Designer Frames Set 123130 $8.95 and from the Holiday Mini Snow Burst 124096 $7.95
Ribbon is 3/8" White taffeta 109070 $6.95
Stamps used are Tags Till Christmas 121169 $22.95 and Snow Swirled 111690 $24.95 both in IB&C
We used the Scallop Oval Punch 119856 $16.95

25 and Counting

These items are in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini
25 & Counting 123794 Clint Mount $32.95
The 1" Square Punch 124094 $15.95

Cellophane Bags 124134 (50 bags) $2.50

From the Idea Book & Catalog
Curly Label Punch 119851 $16.95
Scallop Square Punch 119854 $16.95

Card Stock colors used
Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green

Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon 109034 $4.95

New Goats

I've requested names for them from everyone I could text.

I have loved everyone of them! Thelma and Louise fits them.. rebellious!

05 November 2011

Meet Chloe

Here she is walking around the store here.
The vet in our strip mall has had her in a cage for a couple of months now. She really needed a home.
she's 16 yrs old, fixed and declawed.
My co-worker Matt even had her purring. she loved him! He tried to take her, but his parnets would have probably made him homeless! LOL

The Vet's office closed at noon today and I work till 5, so this is a litter box the vet borrowed me while she is at work with me. She is only using it for a bed!

This pic was taken in the Vets office when I met her. Boy she is so crabby looking!
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