Sunday, February 18, 2007

Scrappin' and Stampin'

What a full week-end! Went north to Houghton Lake on Thursday afternoon. Held a "Stamp-A-Stack" workshop at Higgins Lake with my sister-en-law Steph. Had a great time, teaching and meeting the ladies who attended. Several of the ladies know my mother who attends church with them. It was so nice to hear them share how much they think of my mom, who is 87 and still gets around pretty darn good! She is a true 'lady' in every sense.

Returned to Houghton Lake to Scrapbook the remainder of the week-end with my nieces and friends. We had a great time just snack, scrappin' and yackin'! I did complete about 14 pages and was able to mount three sets of stamps. I had a trip to CKU (Creating Keepsakes University) that we took in March of 2004. My DD, friend and I are registered for another CKU this April in Dearborn. I figured I should complete the previous event before I attended this one. It is so amazing how much you can accomplish with a bit of POTIVATION! Simple pages, but they are complete.

Tomorrow is the final day of our Mid-Winter Break. I hope to sleep late and finish my long list of tasks I always seem to create for myself.

Monday, February 5, 2007


Yahoo, no school today. Technically a "snow day" yet we only have a few inches of snow. BUT the wind chill is well below zero. Tomorrow morning the prediction is a wind chill of -20 . A bit nippy for standing and waiting for a bus.
Today was fun, I picked up my two grandsons and took them out to lunch then to the show. We saw "Pursuit of Happyness". Will Smith and his son did a great job in the movie. Good show inspired from a true story. Definitely a 'must buy' when released on DVD.

So another day off tomorrow. Hmmmm, guess I can stay up late, play with my card-making. Create a scrapbook page. That will be my goal tonight. To complete at least a couple scrapbook pages. Then I am sure I can find some scrapbooking or paper crafting I will want to do tomorrow. And my new Paper Crafts mag. arrived today. Yahoo!

Of course I really should catch up on my reading. Our pastor has challenged us to read the bible this year. We have a guide sheet that helps us keep on track. If we follow it, we can finish reading the bible in one year. Well, I am a few chapters behind. Had a hard time getting through Job. Started on Exodus last night. More familiar with that book, and it seems to be a quicker read.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Wacky Week-end

Had a full day of activities. Started off working, YES working on Saturday. The High School where I work held a fundraiser for their Alumni sponsored Scholarship fund. A Pancake Breakfast. I was at work by 8 a.m. The breakfast went well for their first attempt. It was fun listening to all their reminiscing of 'the good ol days'.

Followed the breakfast with a Stampin' Up! all occasion card class. It is always a lot of work creating the samples, then I write detailed instructions of each project and try to include a photo or drawing of each. Today we had six ladies attend. Some new gals to stamping and card making, some experienced. It was great fun teaching them new techniques and sharing ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. I enjoy the creating and teaching aspect of the business. It is rewarding and never seems much like w-o-r-k!

Sorry I had to miss my joungest grandsons hockey game. He was on the ice while I was serving pancakes, sausage and coffee! He did a great job in the net. They won their game and I am told he had some awesome saves!

Tomorrow I am looking forward to attending a "cousins lunch". There are four of us cousins who only seems to get together at the funeral homes. Decided we would recolate our gathering place to a resteraunt! It will be great to be able to sit and yack and catch up on family news! All our kids have grown and flown the coop, yet we still seem to be so busy all the time it is hard to get together. Should be fun. Of course I'll get photos to add to my scrapbooks!