Sunday, January 31, 2016

Well, I am back again for another try at this.  I have decided I'm not much of a blogger as I don't always like to talk too much about myself.  But I do like to play around with my stamps and am also trying to start doing some quilting.  Also, things have changed a lot since 2013.  I am now an empty nester.  And I no longer live in Washington.  I have moved to Nampa, Idaho to be closer to my daughter, Anna, and her 4 cute daughters, which also happen to be the cutest granddaughters.  And I have another daughter getting married in April, with another thinking about it.  Now all I need is for one of my sons to inform me that he has found "The One" and will be getting married this year.

So, that is a summery of what has gone on in my life in the past 2 years. There is more of course, but that can come at a later date if necessary. I have no cards right now, but will be taking pictures of some and posting them hopefully this next week.  First, I have to figure out how to get them off my phone and onto the computer.  Ah, technology.

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful time stamping and enjoying family and hope to hear from you in the future.  Here's to the New Year and a bright future!  Have a stampin good time!

Jeannie B

Saturday, September 7, 2013

It's been a long month.

 Well, things are moving along.  And right now I'm just going along for the ride.  I am pretty tired right now, but hopefully things will pick up and I will get my energy back and get to creating again. 

I think we are done with the operations, first off.  Trevor had his for getting his tubes out of his ears July 30.  I had my "female" operation August 14th,  and Carter had his knee operation Sept. 5th.  I am not suppose to pick up anything heavy until the end of September and I do fine if I get plenty of sleep and rest in the afternoon.  Well, poor Carter's knee was really hurting him  Thursday afternoon and he started running a fever so I was worried about him.  Most of the rest of the day he was pretty miserable.   I had to make sure he got his pain pills every four hours for the first 24 hours.   Yep, I was up until midnight and got up at 4:00am to make sure he got them again and also at 8:00.  And you all know about nursing someone who can't move around much.  And he is downstairs.  Well, I'm pooped.  And I am glad his brothers are home today so they can help do the running.  Yeah!

So everytime I com into my craft room to do something,  I just sit and sometimes fall asleep.  Can't get excited about much right now.  Maybe next week.

I did want to show you some more cards from Convention in July.

This one was so cool because the lady did a neat technique.  She glued aluminum foil onto the cardstock, ran it through the big shot in the chevron folder and put the card together.  I love that set, Giggle Greeting, and loved what she did with it.
And check out these cards!  I'm so excited about the new Label PopnCuts!  You need the Card base pop 'n cuts and you put the label piece inside it and get cool cards like these.  Well, one is the dress form and the moose is the label one.  So they make pop-ups!  Neat! 

And we now have the magnetic base for the big shot available, plus the NEW Envelope maker.  There are so many new things coming out now it makes your head spin!  Maybe that's part of why I'm so tired.  Hehe. 

Well, I'm off to do some pears.  A friend gave us a box and I hate to see good things go to waste, so I will be drying them.  Not enough to can, but too many to eat.  Then next week, pickles.  And apples........  Busy, Busy.

Hope this wasn't too rambly and I hope you are having a stampin' good day!

Jeannie B

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I'm so sorry I haven't posted like I said I was going to.  Remember I mentioned earlier about life getting in the way....?  Well, we just got  gut-punched.  One of my nephews that I am raising was just informed that his knee injury will need surgery and he won't be able to do any sports at all for the whole school year.  That wouldn't be so bad except that it's his senior year, he was top line-man last year for football and looking forward to being a half-back this year because the other kid graduated, he was 4th in state in wrestling last year and hoped to make it to first this year, and was going to place again in track in state.  So this is a big disappointment for him.  So sorry no posting.  We were just trying to get our bearings yesterday.

  I do have some more pics of some cards from convention that I liked.

      I loved the colors on this one.  But I forgot to write them down.  I think it is Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist.  Maybe Pacific Point.  The brown is Baked Brown Sugar and the image is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.  The stamp set is "Wetlands" found on pg. 69 of the main catalog.  I love that set!
  And this one is done in neutrals.  Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and some Soft Suede ink.  I love how she did the background and then embossed the butterfly on top, then inked around the butterfly.  It was very striking.

    Well, that is it for now.  I hope to post again in a day or two with the pics from class.  Until then have a stampin good day!

Jeannie B

Monday, August 5, 2013

  Well,  life really got in the way.  I didn't realize it had been this long since I posted anything to my blog.  I have been to convention again and had a great time at the StampinUp! 25th Celebration  July 18, 19, and 20th in Salt Lake City.  All attendees got an amazing backpack for a bag.

  I met two new friends

Met up with some old friends and had dinner at Benihana.

 Got to meet Ronald McDonald and have a picture taken with him for my grandkids.  (He's TALL!)

And got some pictures of some fabulous cards!

  And got to attend some great classes.  Everyone there was able to win a prize from the Prize Patrol.  I got the Bow Maker Die for the Big Shot!  I was wanting one!!  Anyway it was a great time.  And I have since come home and had one Stamp Class and will have another this next Saturday.  August 10th at 10:00am.  Should be able to remember that.  And in October we will be having our 3rd Annual Stamping Retreat.  Oct. 10, 11, and 12.  It has been so much fun in the past and am really looking forward to it.  Got any great Holiday ideas to make?  Taking any and all suggestions!

    Better go for now.  I will post the cards we did last class tomorrow.  Until then have a stampin good day!

Jeannie B

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone is having a fun and safe Halloween.  And for those who participated in the Treasure Hunt Blog Hop we have a winner!!  Congratulations to Daniela Capparelli!!  She is the lucky winner of the $150 of Free StampinUp merchandise.  Thank you also to all those who participated.  I hope you had fun looking at all the different blogs and got some great ideas for cards and all.  There are a lot of talented ladies out there.
      Things have been busy around here and I have been manning the treats for the little trick or treaters.  There are some pretty creative kids out there.   And speaking of creative, thought you might like to see some cool cards.
 This isn't really a card, it is a bag! They ran the front through the bid shot with some versa mark on the raised part of the chevron folder, then sprinkled iridecent ice on it and embossed. Then decorated it with the Googly Ghouls set and the scallop punch and circle punch. The green and black paper is from the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit.  Pretty cool.

 Isn't this adorable!  Love it! All three little monsters are made from the owl punch!  And the headstones are made with the extra-large oval punch.  The lettering is done with a white marker.
    This one is really neat, but I don't know how they did the background.  I will need to look it up.  But the stamps are from the Spooky Bingo Bits.  The scalloped square is done with the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die.

Whoops!  Got interupted!  Had to go get the kids from their party early so this posting is a bit later that expected.  Sorry.   Ready to go to bed now!  Take care and  have a good one!

Jeannie B

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stamping Retreat.

  On Oct. 11, 12, and 13th our stamp club had a retreat.  The lady who's turn it was to be hostess, has a cabin up in the woods, so we went there for the class. We did that last year and had a blast!  So I got several ornaments instructions together, plus some techniques and card ideas and we had our fun time away from family and distractions.  Of course, I forgot several items, but sometimes half the fun is getting to improvise and seeing what we can come up with, with only the supplies on hand.

On the way up to the cabin, we saw a herd of about 25 mountain goats.  It was pretty cool.  They were taking a lunch break by the side of the road.  On the other side of the road, there were some deer going across a farmers freshly plowed field.
 Melanie, our hostess, has a garage/barn with a loft above.  That is where we set up our stamping area.  As you can see, we have lots of room to be creative.  But you have to watch out for the sloping sides.  We all bumped our heads at least once!  Of course we all laughed!

Here we are in the cabin having dinner on Thursday night.  We all take a meal so our hostess doesn't feel too overwealmed.  Consequently, we all eat very well.  And we always have enough chocolate to fill in between meals!

 Deb is showing off her ornament she finished.  Everyone said it was worth the time it took to make it.
 Here we are busy working.  I thought I had gotten pictures of us doing the shaving cream technique, but guess not.

 Here Dyanne and Kathy are doing the bubbles technique.  They had us in stitches the whole time they were there.  The bubbles were fun but everyone loved the shaving cream technique. Deb and Olivia made 12 or more cards using it.  Of course, I missed getting a picture.  Melanie took some so I will get one from her later.
And when we finished our ornaments, we got to put them on a tree!

We had a lot of fun playing with our stamps and crafting cards.  And we are hoping to do it again next year!  Thanks again everyone for a fun time.  And especially thanks to Melanie for opening up her cabin to us so we could have this special time together!

I will post some pictures of our creations next time.
Have a good one!

                                                             Jeannie B

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Christmas Cards

I finished 20 Christmas cards to send off.  Just did 3 different designs, but they will give them a good start to choose from.
     This card is pretty plain so as to show off the paper.  I used the Candlelight Christmas dsp, Gumball Green, and Whisper White cs.  The bird is from the For The Birds set. I used the Real Red marker to high-light his scarf, hat, and ornament.
     This card was inspired by one I saw on-line.  Unfortunately I forgot who it was, so if you happen on my blog, let me know if this is your card and I will give you the credit you deserve, because this is a really pretty card.
It uses the Ornament Keepsakes and More Merry Messages sets.  Real Red and Whisper White cs
And Candlelight Christmas dsp.  Real Red ink pad and Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon
    This is my own design.  I have a hard time coming up with card deisgns.  This uses the Christmas Lodge and More Merry Messages sets,  Candlelight Christmas dsp, Very Vanella, Lucky Limeaide, Chocolate Chip, and Primrose Petals cs.  I stamped the images with Early Expresso and Lucky Limeaide ink.  Don't know if you can see it, but I also used the Real Red marker to put 3 red dots at the end of the leaf sprays.  The Primrose Petals cs was punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and I used the corner rounder on Vanella cs.
I hope you are inspired to try a card or two yourself.  Christmas is so fun to design cards for.  You can use any color you want, all the bling you want, and embellisments you want and they still com out gorgeous!  And who wouldn't want to receive a hand-made card for Christmas?  Or any time of the year? 
That's it for now.  Hope you have a great day!
Jeannie B