Saturday, July 21, 2007

Where Has Summer Gone?

Here it is, already heading toward the end of July. Seems like summer has just past me by! I had so many plans and ideas of 'things' I wanted to accomplish over these few weeks between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next! There are so many projects that I wanted to get done, clean out drawers, get all the 'junk' out of the basement, gut out the office and reorganize! Plus, there are all the ideas and projects for my Stampin' Up business that are not done! I do have cards designed for the next two classes, and a few ideas for an early Christmas Card Clinic, also a file of ideas for a 'punch card' class. There just does not seem to be enough hours in the day. I also have this problem with motivation? I do get motivated and ideas come to me but generally NOT until about this time of night! My creative juices and great ideas come to me most ALWAYS after 10 pm. Can't help it. I'm just a night owl. When the kids were little, they would go to bed, and I could stay up half the night, reading, sewing, working on projects. I know when I was little, I can remember changing my bedroom around in the middle of the night. My daddy would get sorta upset...."what the heck is she doing up there this time of night?" I know my mom heard that on several occasions! And of course in this 'era' of cyber-space, I can stay up all night surfin' the net for ideas and inspiration. And many nights I do just that. As I am tonight. See y'all later!

Monday, July 9, 2007


Being a bit creative. I am still pretty 'duh' when it comes to scanning and uploading. But I am learning. This is a 'squash book' that I created for a mini class this week. It will hold up to 28 photos. There are three papers folded and squashed between two 4-inch coasters. Then tied with gingham ribbon.

This fun card was created using some of the new stamp sets in our Stampin' Up Fall / Winter Idea Book! The white dots were made from a 1/8" hole punch.

Cased the color ideas from our Fall/winter Idea Book, sage shadow, chocolate chip, very vanilla, creamy caramel and realy new wheel in a hostess set. Used a clear button on top of the star.

Today I caught up on my "page-a-day" album. I will try to post some of the pages.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

There's No Place Like Home.....I have been on the road for almost a month. Oh, I was home a couple days here and there, but it IS good to be home again for a while. I spent a few days camping with my grandson's in June, then took my mom for a "Girls Only" trip for a few days. We traveled to the west side of the state to Grand Rapids. My dd was in the area while her son's attended Hockey Camp. We spent one day at the Fred Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Oh, what a beautiful place. It was so nice, and very relaxing. We road a tram and enjoyed a great tour of the many sculptures throughout the gardens. There is a children's garden that was fun AND educational. The many flowers and plants were just amazing. The next day we stepped back a couple decades while visiting the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. Of course Mom and I lived it and remember so much of the events leading up to his becoming president. My dd was only a couple years old at the time.
I was home two nights then off for a week-end of scrapbooking with some great friends. It has become a tradition to stay at the same retreat each year around my birthday. One friend has a son who is a chef. He always comes and does all our cooking. How cool is That? Of course the food is great....and soooooo much of it. I think I gained 10 pounds is three days! I finally returned home this evening. After unloading all my 'stuff', starting some laundry and going through the mail....I am ready to call it a day! It will be nice to sleep in a bit and have a quiet day tomorrow.