Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oh what a view.....

This is the view from my bedroom...nice huh?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lil Cuzs

So I have nothing new to post but during this brief intermission go check out my lil cuzs Kate & Ben blog. They are actually are my cousin's children and Kate is also my godchild so I am very proud to show them off lol

Here they are lounging while watching Backyardigans;)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Stamp Camp

Yesterday was October Stamp Camp and the theme was Cupcakes (pumpkins lol) and Halloween. Barbara our Hostess this month for the Stamp Club provided our treats!! I love those sour Pumpkin candies from Macy's! She also provided some candy favors too.

We had a nice spread of crackers, cheese

and some other snacks

I displayed some cards

Stampin' Up! display

I made a candy favor earlier in the week along with a spider for each person's place

We had 9 of us total..

Zena, Val, Amy and Jamie

Val, Amy, Jamie, Barbara and Teri

Teri, Robin and Gloria

We made 4 cards:

A Halloween Card

A Friend/Thank you Card I made a month or so ago

Here are some of the girls' cards

Zena's creation



I love Barabra's owl!

I made a skull one for my cousin Pete - He just started at Tabor Academy and I thought he could use some mail lol I lined the envelope inside with the skulls from Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper

Happy Halloween!

A new little one

I tried casing Kristina's baby card last night - Stacy in my Aqua Pilate's class had a baby last week - Hannah - such a sweet name so I slipped this card under their door this morning...

Stamps: Technique Tuesday Cute As a Button, Stampin' Up! Nursery Necessities
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Certainly Celery, Aqua Painter

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trick or Treat

I have been busy making the finishing touches on Saturday's Stamp Camp - This is another card we are making.

Stamps: Batty For You, Tasty Sweet
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, 1 3/4 " Square Punch, Thread, Googly Eyes, Spica Gel Pen, Liquid Glue

Monday, October 20, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes

I have almost completed my cards for Saturday's Stamp Camp.

Here is the Bakery or Awning cupcake card we'll be making.

Stamps: crazy for cupcakes
Paper: washington apple dsp, bashful blue, riding hood red
Ink: basic black, creamy carmel, bashful blue markers, pink pirouette and red riding hood reinkers
Ribbon: riding hood red striped grosgrain
Accessories: Blender pens, scallop border punch, dazzling diamonds, liquid glue,

I woke up on Sunday am....

to what sounded like a helicopter outside my window. I live on the 32nd floor and guess what? There was a helicopter outside my window

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Along with the Eat, Drink and Be Scary favor, I am also giving each stamper a York Peppermint Patty Spider ooohhh

Paper: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Googily Eyes, Liquid Glue

Saturday morning walk...

I woke up late on Saturday and had about 40 minutes before an appointment I had so I thought I would take brisk walk down to the Lake and I took along my camera.

some berries in a tree

wild purple flowers

BP Bridge in Millennium Park

fallen leaves along the bike path

Segway riders

Yacht club

more riders

cute car on LSD