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