Thursday, December 6, 2007

Wrapping it up!

I'm trying to start my wrapping early and since I'm working *really* hard at not hoarding my supplies, I'm using them! Here's 3 gifts I did last night- I have a busy weekend coming up......the Bunko Holiday Dinner is Friday night, my downline Holiday Brunch is early Saturday morning, and the last one is for our family friend, Katie! SSShhh! Don't tell her!
Here's my Bunko holiday gift:
Here's a couple pics of the one I did for the downline brunch:

This one is my favorite! I LOVE all those bright colors! Here's a close-up of the snowflake...I covered it with Bashful blue craft ink , then heat and stick powder, then dazzling diamonds glitter- it's soooo sparkly!

This one is for Katie....we just LOVE her! I included a really sparkly lip gloss for her, too!


here's a close-up of the star tag I did....I used craft inks and heat and stick powder with glitter on these also!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll post some more pictures as I continue to wrap! Guess I better get those Christmas cards out, huh?!


Saturday, December 1, 2007

That Fast?

Did two weeks really fly by that quickly?! I have been busy with classes and trying to get ready for the holidays- I didn't mean to neglect you!

Here's a collage picture of my Holiday cards class.............everyone made eight different cards.



Also- LOOK WHAT I MADE THIS WEEK! Beate ROCKS! I mean, seriously! I followed her tutorial to a "T" cause when you make one of these for the first time, you need to do that. I'm gonna make a few more as gifts I think. Even if they can't use them this year, there's always next year, right?


My boys do the Lego Advent calendar every year, so now each of them can open a container everyday! Each round tin is filled with a slip of paper that says, "dinner of your choice", or "stay up a half hour later", or " trip to Starbucks" (that one's really for Mom, but they don't need to know that!), or "play a game with Mom, Dad, or Brother".......and so on! It's hanging in my dining room and I smile every time I look at it! If you do it in steps, it really comes together without too much stress!

That's all for today! I have to take a shower and get started on the indoor decorations! Preston and I went to a midnight showing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation last night so it was a late night! I laughed like I had NOT seen the movie a million times already! It was a special treat for Pres and a lot of fun!
Have a great day!








Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Have you seen this?

This is a GREAT tutorial on SCS! I did, however, have a little trouble with the corners.....I'm a little "impaired" when it comes to stuff like that. After I finished scoring and cutting all the DS paper, then adhering it all, I went to assemble it and realized my corner creases were going in the WRONG DIRECTION!UGH!!! Anyways, eventually I figured it out and here is the end result:

Isn't it pretty?! Check out the tutorial- Beate rocks!
In other news: I will post pics of the Stamp Club projects for November tomorrow.............I ran out of daylight to take the pictures. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Soccer thanks..............

Next Saturday will be Ryan's last soccer game. he has a great coach and is on a wonderful team. We will give the coach a little "thank you" next week, at the last game, for all of his time. I made this gift card holder to hold the Dunkin Donuts gift card all the parents shipped in to give him. If you'd like to learn how to make one of these gift card holders, sign up for my Tags class in December- we'll be making one for the holidays!




I am completely hooked on the textured cardstock from Stampin'Up! it is soooo nice!! Here's a pic of the inside:





I made a belly band to go around it to keep it closed. Can you believe it was the first time I had ever used the label punch?!

Thanks for stopping by tday! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 2, 2007

November Specials!

There are lots of things to talk about this morning! Stampin'Up! is having some wonderful promotions during the month of November. Here's the details about the first one:




Paper Party Promotion

November 1--November 30

Stock up for all your upcoming projects with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive double-sided Designer Series paper. We've got so many pretty patterned papers to choose from; you're sure to find the perfect patterns to help you show off your unique crafting style. Best of all, you'll get a FREE pack of double-sided Designer Series paper ($9.95 value) for every three packs you buy-no limits, no restrictions! Visit pages 170-173 of the Fall--Winter Collection 2007 to view the beautiful double-sided Designer Series paper. And be sure to download the patterns and instructions for all of the festive projects featured on the home page!
Contact me today take advantage of this fantastic offer!



Here's the details on the next promotion!

All in the Family

Dave Abbott Family Fund
November 1-30

Help us honour our friend and Australia General Manager, Dave Abbott. Dave passed away from a rare blood disease, and during November we're donating 100 percent of the sales worldwide from the All in the Family stamp set to the Dave Abbott Family Fund.
Campaign Details
During November, 100 percent of the proceeds from the All in the Family stamp set will go to the Dave Abbott Family Fund.


If this set is on your wish list, the month of November is the TIME to get it! I think I might buy another one just to make a contribution! I'll be posting projects made with the All in the Family set all during the month of November. It's a very versatile stamp set and can be used to make great gifts and school projects. My first post using the set is a 12 x 12 layout that I made at Scrap Club (at Gail's) in June. Aren't these the CUTEST?!


Have a great Friday everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Sketch challenge

I just happened to make this card last week and it turned out that Beate had this as her weekend sketch challenge! I {heart} the Holy Triptych stamp set- it absolutely beautiful! We'll be making a couple of cards with it at the Easy Holiday Cards Class and I think I'll use it for the Tags class in December!
Anyways, here's the card I made:






It is so sparkly!! I covered the angel's wings with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and she's stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I made this card with someone very special in mind. You don't have to, but I created the layered oval to secure the card closed. Because it is a Z-fold, it doesn't really close tight all the way (although once you put it in an envelope, does it really matter?!) . Here's a close-up of the that:



I'm trying to catch up today since the boys and I have been down with a cold/sinus thing all week. I just finished making Ryan's sign for Halloween- he's going to be Linus from the Peanuts Gang and walk around with his "Welcome Great Pumpkin" sign. I'm so glad I saved the Tall Tales alphabet from last year! It was perfect for the lettering. Stay tuned for pictures from Halloween mid-week!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, October 19, 2007

I just realized................

That I never showed the four projects form World Card-making Day! Here's one of them. I modified a card idea that was supplied by Stampin'Up! I like a lot of layers (Thanks, Gail!), so I had to change it- the one they showed up was just too plain! This is the only card that is missing in the picture of me and my friends from the House in this post.



Also, here is a great project I made using an iced tea jar (love that POM Blackberry tea- thanks , Merridith!). I filled it with Caramel Apple candy corn and took it up to my cousin's last weekend and gave it to her. Now I have about 20 if these bottles in my basement waiting to be altered! All the different flavors have different colored lids so you can modify it for almost any occasion.

isn't it cute?!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Halloween Treats for the kiddies!

We're headed up to my cousin's house (about an hour and a half from here) this afternoon and I wanted to take a treat up to her four kids! I saw these a few weeks ago on Cambria's blog and HAD to try them! They were easy-peasy and I put them together in just a few minutes! I filled three of them with peanut butter eyeballs for the three older kids, then filled the last one with m&m's for little Kate!








Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Ronald McDonald House

On Friday, I delivered the basket of cards to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden. It was so nice to meet Sonia and Teddy! Teddy took me on a tour of this beautiful House and told me all about the families that stay there. They usually host families that are being treated at Cooper, Wills Eye, Shriner's, and Penn. They also provide a restful environment for expectant mothers who are undergoing fetal surgery at The University of Penn and then their babies are taken to CHOP. It was an awesome tour! I've been in a few other Houses in the Tri-state area and they are all different- for example, all the rooms in the Camden House are all decorated differently. I toured the Spongebob room and if any of you have ever been to the Nick Hotel in Orlando, it looked just like that! It was incredible! Teddy also took me into the Harley Davidson room- it was full of motorcycles. It even had an orange and black bathroom! I think, by far, the neatest thing in the Camden House is this mirror that is hanging in the kids playroom. It was donated by a kind woman who had an abundance of happy meal toys. She found a giant mirror at a flea market (for $5!) and painted the frame black. She then hot-glued a TON of happy meal toys all around the frame! You could look at it all day! Some of them were so old, I knew they were ones I had when I was a kid! It was an awesome sight!! There are so many ways you can help out at your local Ronald McDonald House- it doesn't have to be anything big. Here are just a few:

~You know those can tabs from cans of soda? Pop them off and save them in a jar! The houses cash them in and use the money to pay for the utilities in the House (i.e.- electric, water, gas)

~ Empty ink cartridges! The Houses receive $2 for every empty ink cartridge they recycle!

~ Going to Costco or BJ's? Pick up an extra pack of toilet paper, paper towels, or wipes- the Houses need all the regular household items that we use!

~ Gather a group of friends together and make a meal! Just contact your local House to see when you can be put on the schedule to deliver a hot meal- the families really appreciate it after a long day at the hospital.



I just want to leave you with a picture of Sonia, Teddy, and myself holding the basket of cards we donated. Thanks again to EVERYONE who participated in this event! You've made a difference in the lives of others- doesn't it feel GREAT?! Have a great weekend everybody!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

World Card-Making Day!

Yesterday, we celebrated World Card-Making Day by stamping cards for the local Ronald McDonald House. We had a great time and I especially appreciate the support. It was a great day of friendship and stamping! Click the Smilebox presentation to view a few of the pictures from yesterday's event.




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Friday, October 5, 2007

October Stamp Club

Sorry it's been a while since I posted- it's been a busy week. I feel like I say that ALL THE TIME! I thought I would have all this free time when the kids went back to school, but somehow,I haven't found it yet. Anyway, I had Stamp Club this week and tomorrow is World Card-Making Day so I've been busy preparing for that. Here are the projects the Club made on Tuesday night:

I wanted to teach them the FANTASTIC trick of creating faux icicles using Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Isn't it GREAT?!
The we moved on to Halloween. This is a modified version of a card that was demonstrated at the Philly Regional Conference last month- I loved it!


Next are the Dixie Cup party favors that were demonstrated at Convention this year- halloween style!


For the last card, we used the Fabulous Flowers set.



I'll post the samples from the four cards we'll be making for WOrld Card-Making Day tomorrow when we're all done! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October Specials

October Stampin' Up! Specials!

Holiday Glitz Promotion

October 1-while supplies last
Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With Stampin' Up!'s precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy! Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:
Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)
There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:
Purchase one of the holiday stamp sets listed below and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95, or Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 with no additional purchase required.

Qualifying stamp sets include:
Snowfall - $23.95
The Snowflake Spot - $20.95
Big on Christmas - $18.95
Love & Joy - $23.95


Simply Sent Card Kits 20% Off!
October 4-8

In honor of World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off all Simply Sent card kits from October 4-8. Check out the available kits on pages 12-14 of the current Fall/Winter collection. Don't miss out on these great specials! Contact me to place your order!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stamp Club

The girls met for Stamp Club last night. They made 2 cards and a halloween nugget box. Here's some pictures of the projects they did:

They wanted to work with watercoloring, so they made these two cards using different supplies. The Christmas card image was stamped onto shimmery white cardstock using a Chocolate Chip craft pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. They then watercolored the image using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aquapainters. The fall card was stamped using Timber Brown Staz-on ink onto watercolor paper, then colored with watercolor pencils and blended with Blender Pens- except for the leaves- they were done using Stampin' Pastels and blender pens.

Next month I'm planning a Stamp Camp! We're going to be making a Holiday Planner. This planner was shared on the Stampin' Up! incentive cruise this year. It can be adapted for any event- birthdays, babysitter info, vacations, etc. Here's a few pics of the one we'll be making.
If you'd like to know the secret to creating one of these great planners, contact me today for class information!



Friday, September 14, 2007

WHEWW!

Have I had a whirlwind week! My computer took a "fit" last Wednesday and after many long hours between the computer genius and myself, it is, for the most part, restored. After taking it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy, then 4 excruciating hours on the phone with a tech support agent (in INDIA- you know how that goes) with HP, I took it to someone one of my clients recommended. This genius was able to recover my data and get the computer functioning (almost normally). My video card is screwed up, so my kids can't play games on it- I'm elated, um I mean heartbroken about that! On top of the computer trouble, it seems my car has decided to cause problems as well. Something is not right in my transmission, but I don't need a whole new one (at least not yet). Anyways, we're still working on that!
I was a mess without my laptop- how did that happen?? My next four months of classes was on it, not to mention every picture I've taken in the last 2 years and an iTunes library that Idon't even wanna guess the value of. And before you ask, yes I did back it up, but apparently, my desktop computer is missing the utility to retrieve the info off of the external hard drive- something else that added insult to injury! I have been almost impossible to live with and, being the emotional person I am, I pretty-much spent the whole week crying.
I shrugged it all off today (as best I could!) and attended Stampin'Up! 's regional conference in Philadelphia. It was a wonderful day filled with lots of great information. I love the smaller setting that the Regional conferences offer- especially since Shelli herself was there! I've seen Shelli before, but at convention you have to wait hour to get your picture taken with her. Not today! As soon as I get a chance to unload the pictures I took today I'll post it. I also got to see my FAVORITE person from the Home Office- Jaron Winder. I {heart} Jaron!!! he's an absolute scream on the stage and I love to watch him stamp - he cracks me up! I got my picture taken with him, too!

So, forgive me for not posting in over a week, but the whole computer thing was awful. Needless to say, I'm burning discs like a mad woman and perfecting my external hard drive knowledge.
I have lot of great information to share, but Ill have to do it later this weekend! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

World Card Making Day!

The World Card Making Day Promotion runs from Oct. 4th - 8th . World Card Making Day is Saturday, Oct. 6th and I will be having a special event to commemorate the occasion (like I need a special event to stamp- LOL!).

When: Saturday, Oct. 6th, 12 noon - 5pm

Where: My House!

Details: Proceeds from this event will be donated, as will most of the cards we'll be making, to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. ($5 registration fee includes refreshments and door-prize entry. In addition to helping make cards for donation, you may make take-home cards for your own use for $2 each.) Please save this date and plan to join us for an hour or two as we participate in the first annual World Card-Making Day -- Help make a difference to a family in need!


As many of you already know, the Ronald McDonald House Charities is very near and dear to my heart. They have helped my family out many times over the years and I take every opportunity I have to return the favor. Please join me for a special day of stamping!

Here's one of the cards you'll be making...............



To celebrate, Stampin'Up! is offering 20% off of all their Simply Sent kits (see pages 12-14 in the Fall/ Winter Catalog).

These kits are wonderful for busy stampers. You will get instructions as well all the supplies to make at least 10 cards, including ink, paper, embellishments and even envelopes. They also make wonderful gifts!

September Stampin' Up! Special!

The Fall Frenzy Promotion runs from Sept. 1 till Sept. 30th .

Spend $30 in regular priced merchandise (not inc. shipping and tax) and qualify to purchase one of each of the promotional stamp sets listed below at 30% off !

#105355 - Bitty Boos Too (page 26)
#109284 - Haunting Halloween (page 29)
#107383 - Thoroughly Thankful (page 30)
#109373 - Autumn Fest (page 108)
#109421 - Elementary Essentials (page 91)
#110366 - Stem Silhouettes (Holiday Mini page 17)

If you're interested in taking advantage of this great deal, contact me today!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Stamp Club.............

Here are the stamp club projects from last night. They made two cards and one 2-5-7-10 box.

This card uses the new Designer Series paper, Dashing. They heat embossed the "L" using clear EP, the dry embossed the circles on the vanilla layer using the Dots Classy Brass stencil.


This card was shared by my upline, Gail- isn't it cute?! They masked the rhino image just a little to put the tiger on top. The balloons are made using one of the flower centers from the Polka Dot and Petals stamp set. They put a tiny bit of Crstal Effects on the balloons to make them shiny.




This is the 2-5-7-10 box they made. They just followed the fabulous instructions provided by Jenn balcer last week. They used the Doodle This set and the Doodle Wheel. I made the ink cartridge using Soft Sky ink refill and an empty jumbo cartridge.


I also showed them some samples that I put together last week for uses with the Three for You Punch Box.They were all inspired in some way by the gallery on SCS, and they were a breeze to put together!






Happy Saturday everyone!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Butterflies...........

Well, it's been another crazy week around here! Only three weeks till school starts (but I'm not counting or anything- LOL!) Joe and I got away for a few days last weekend to Ocean City, Maryland......it was GREAT! I've been preparing for my stamp club meeting tomorrow night this week and I'll post the pictures of the projects tomorrow after we meet- I don't wanna spoil the surprise!

In the meantime, I'd like to share some more pictures of a butterfly that was hanging around the front porch yesterday. Butterflies are special to me.........they remind me of my Dad. When we were in St. John's and out on the boat going to scatter his ashes into the Caribbean, there was a butterfly flying all around our boat- out in the middle of the Caribbean! It was the strangest thing! It stayed with our boat all morning long .............when we stopped to snorkle, it would fly around us in the water. I swear it was my Dad................

Since then, whenever I see a butterfly, it makes me think of him. Joe and I were sitting on the front porch yesterday, and this BEAUTY came over to a hanging basket I have. It flew all around us on the porch- we could've actually grabbed it- it was amazing! It was the most beautiful butterfly I'd ever seen! Here are some pics of this one....................





the vibrant colors of blue and orange were just the most beautiful I've ever seen!


I'll be back tomorrow with stamp club projects!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Frederick, MD

We went to Frederick, Maryland this past weekend to visit a close friend of mine from high school. James and I have known each other for almost 20 years- it's hard to believe! We have remained close, although our contact is sometimes sporadic, we always take up right where we left off. I absolutely adore him! So when he sent me my birthday card this year along with a postcard from Seussical (the musical) that he was preforming in down in Frederick, I knew we had to go see him! We bought our tickets and drove down for a visit on Saturday night. We had a fantastic meal at this Tapas place called Isabel's, right in downtown Frederick. If you have the opportunity, don't pass it up! It was great! The show was wonderful and James was incredible! The boys were so excited to know one of the "stars" in the play and they treated him like he was a celebrity the whole time we were there with him- it was so cute! Here's a couple pics of James with the boys after the show ended.




On the way home, we stopped at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and did a Ride-the-Ducks tour. It was a lot of fun! Preston really enjoys history so he especially loved learning about all the great things Baltimore has to offer. Ryan was thrilled just to have the wacky quacker! LOL!



Today I worked on my stamp club projects for this month. I'll post the pictures of what they'll be making after the club meets on the 17th. Hopefully, once I finish those projects, I'll have some more time to play with my new goodies that have arrived!


Friday, August 3, 2007

My Review of paperpretties................

Okay.............so we all know that I love to stamp- that's a given. So when I heard about this program that a fellow Stampin'Up! demo was starting I jumped on the bandwagon. I knew she was breaking all kinds of rules as a demo for Stampin'Up! because, clearly, her new endeavor was a conflict of interest, but I overlooked it for the sake of coveting some new stamps called Bellas and having all the work done for me. All I had to do was make the card, ya know?! I had never used unmounted stamps before and I thought this would be a great opportunity to try some. Unfortunately, a few of you joined me on this adventure, and here's what happened:

You agree to sign up for a "subscription" of 6 months for which you are entitled (this is the key-word here) to receive a "card class" in a box. Cardstock, envelopes, embellishments, and a new Bella stamp each month, along with a color copy of a card design. The price is a bit steep, but I decide to try it anyway- my MISTAKE.My very first box was due to arrive in March.................it didn't arrive till the first week of April. Apparently, it takes FOREVER for things to get here from Canada- and when it does, it looks like my mailman has walked it here himself! I open it up and check out the sample- it's okay....... I'm not in love with the card design, but it is just the first month and I figure I should give it some time. I'm hearing that others are complaining about the long shipping times and their comments are "magically erased" from the Yahoo group that was set up for the customers. I guess you can only post a comment if it is a favorable one....otherwise you get banned from the group.

The long and short of it is, the boxes arrive later and later and then the emails begin...............she's missing cardstock and the boxes will be late. Days pass before we hear anything. She sends another: the boxes shipped! She sends another: Actually, the boxes didn't ship. She's still waiting on cardstock- WHAT?! Substitute something- for crying out loud!! In the meantime, my money is still being debited and I have NOTHING to show for it. I'm hanging in cause she's asked me to be a guest designer and I should receive my box early for that month..............that box NEVER COMES. Oh! Here's another email- she's having a GREAT time on her trip to Disney World.........WHAT?! I contact her and say I'm done and I don't want anymore of the boxes. She says I'm obligated till August and she's not giving refunds. I contact Paypal, file complaints, and contact the Better Business Bureau in Canada, and her and I are emailing back and forth and she keeps saying that all of the shipping and supplier issues were " beyond her control". Apparently, EVERY problem she has is beyond her control and just because she send emails out telling everyone that their stuff isn't coming that absolves her from responsibility.

The short of it is that she does refund me for two of the boxes (after numerous emails) and says she will refund the third and final box after I return it to her and she can see whether or not it's been opened. Again, by the time the FedEx guy brings it, it looks like he walked it across the border himself and there is NO WAY I'm gonna send it back to her so she can tell me I opened it and not give me a refund, so I open it, take out the Bella stamp, and give the rest of the junk in the box to the kids....................even they are not worthy of the poor quality envelopes she puts in the boxes if you ask me.

Lesson learned- if you wanna buy other stamps, fine. Knock yourself out. But the cardstock, envelopes and other stuff out there is just NOT the same quality as Stampin'Up- in my humble opinion. Also, If it looks like duck and acts like a duck, chances are it IS a duck. She obviously didn't feel bad about violating her Demonstrator Agreement with Stampin'Up, why would she feel obligated to the people who signed her membership agreement? So be forewarned: do yourself a favor and don't sign up for Paperpretties....they are anything but. Just buy your Bellas direct from their site and save yourself the money and the aggravation!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

an answer to a question........

I received a question about the clear boxes I made with my stamp club this month from Stacey. They were purchased from Clearbags.com and the item number is FB86. I just ordered 125 of them and they are .50 cents each if anyone is looking for some!

Finally..some stamping!

I made the thank you's for Ryan's birthday last night. He wanted to have a bowling party this year. I used an old retired set called, "Have a Ball"- boy am I glad I held onto that one! I use it at least once a year and my friend Vicki uses it all the time with her Elementary school class so it has really come in handy! I did use all new colors of cardstock and the new Simple Serif small alphabet set- I really like this set. It is so tedious to mount, but it's a great set to have!





And here's the birthday boy................ I can't believe he's 6 already!

On another note......................I received my copy of the new Holiday Mini catalog in the mail last week. There are lots of great new holiday sets in it and some awesome new wrapping paper that coordinates with stamp sets making it really easy to make your holiday gifts look great this year! I'm planning on using it in some upcoming classes this fall - so stay tuned! One of the BEST things about the stamps in the new mini (available Sept.1st) is that they are all die-cut! That means no trimming! You just mount them and you're ready to go! That'll save a bunch of time- especially around the holidays! I'm hoping this is a sign of things to come.................
Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

We're back!

We got home from Lake George yesterday afternoon in just enough time to get showered and get ourselves to the swim team banquet. It took almost an hour to scrub all the filth off of Ryan! We had great weather (just one day of rain), and saw lots of the Lake George area. I have a few pics to share with you from our campsite and some fishing we did on the lake. We rented a boat for a few hours and we caught 4 fish while we ere out there (3 OF THEM BY ME!). The boys couldn't believe it! The biggest one I got actually broke my line and got away just as I reeled it up to the boat. It really was tons of fun! Lake George is a beautiful area and we can't wait to go back! Here's a few shots from our long weekend................

The kickball game...............they played with a bunch of other kids who were camping around our site.




fishing on the lake.........................






And here are a few pics of a BEAUTIFUL butterfly I saw on some flowers. I'm actually gonna enter a couple of these into a photo contest Stampin'Up! is holding..........





I got my second order from the new catalog right before we left for Lake George so I'm hoping to get to some playing time this weekend- especially if it's rainy! Woohoo!