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!


















Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July Stamp Club

These are the projects that my Stamp Club did for July. They made two cards, using new sets and In Color cardstock, and they made a set of four 3x3 notecards, also using new stuff, that fit into a clear box. The boxes were purchased from Clearbags.com . They are GREAT!
Completely unrelated, Joe and the boys and I are off to Lake George for 5 days for some camping. I sure hope the weather is good!



Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Fourth of July!! New Link posted!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday today!! I'm killing a few minutes before leaving for a BBQ and trying to finalize my first new catalog order. I usually wait till they open up expedited shipping cause I'm all about instant gratification!! I think it's almost complete! I'll post it as soon as I pace it tomorrow afternoon, so you can all see what's coming here by the beginning of next week! I want to be able to use it for the Stamp Club meeting on Friday, so that's my excuse to ship it 2nd Day Air- thanks girls!!
I also wanted to let you know that I posted a link over to the right where you can find a chart listing color combinations for the 6 new In Colors . It's a great resource and one that I often turn to. Check it out! Have a great day today and be safe!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Cowgirl re-visited

Whew! It's been a crazy couple of weeks! We've had a few graduation parties, sporting events, and last night we went to see the Soul 2 Soul concert with Tim McGraw (yummy!) and Faith Hill!! The boys and my mom went with us this year- it was INCREDIBLE!! You'll notice at the bottom of the page here you'll find a YouTube video of Tim McGraw doing one of his new songs that he also performed last night. Warning- it's a tear-jerker!!! The video is of him performing it at the ACM Awards earlier this year.
Ryan had a birthday party earlier yesterday before the concert and it was a western-themed party so it was perfect! All the kids got cowboy hats and he wore his (and the bandanna) to the concert last night- it was hysterical! So what better use for the cowboy stamp from the retired set (another that I just can't bear to part with) Cowboy Kid. Since it was for a little girl, I took the opportunity once again of doing that neat little trick many of us learned of making that cowboy a cowgirl. The printed paper is from Crate, but soon enough I'll have the *new* designer paper from Stampin'Up! to use!!



Here's a shot of the graduation tins I made for the parties we went to the weekend before.



Here's another card I made for my cousin's little girl for her birthday in June. Ellen is a nature girl, so I hope she likes it! This is a take on a card we did at Stamp-a-stack last year. I just changed the colors and added some polka dot ribbon I got on a share from Jody.