Archive for August, 2011

My Baby left for college!

This was my daughter a couple of weeks ago….all packed and ready to go to college…..CNU (Christopher Newport University here in VA). We could barely see out of the back window because the car was packed so tight. Then we made the long 45 minute drive all the way there….LOL!. It is so close but yet so far away. SHe is living there on campus for all 4 years. It is a gorgeous school. We pulled up to her dorm and the football team was there to great us and unload the car in about 3 minutes flat. They carried everything up to her room while we checked in. How nice is that??

After we got mostly unpacked, she had to make sure she had internet and her laptop worked. Her roommate hadn't shown up yet so we had the room to ourselves. She has a suite with 3 other girls and a bathroom in the middle. It is really a nice set up.




This is a view of most of the room. Her roommates desk and stuff is on the right edge of the photo. I was standing in the bathroom doorway taking the pic.



A couple of years ago I had made a banner for my stamp room that said STAMP on one side and CREATE on the other. So, Lindsey asked me to make her one with her name on it for her dorm room. She picked out the fabric and then we cut all the pieces out using the Big Shot Pennant die. Then I just sewed it all together. She loved it!

Well, it is time for me to say good bye and take one last picture. I cried all the way home……

side note: because of Hurricane Irene, classes were canceled after the 4th day and all the kids were sent home so I got to spend 5 days with her this past week. They were supposed to go back Monday but the school lost power.


Irene Stopped by for a Visit!

This is what I saw when I got up Sunday morning and looked out the back door. This is thanks to Hurricane Irene who swept in on Saturday. It is hard to tell how big this tree is since I don't have an aerial view but it was about 30 ft tall….way taller than our house. I was so devastated. We have had this Bradford pear in the yard for 15 years and it was the main source of shade for our pool and backyard. I just can't believe it is gone. I am thankful that it fell to the left though instead of towards the house.


Here is the view from the end of the pool. I spent all day Sunday cutting the top half of the tree back that was laying in the pool so we could actually turn the pool on and run it. The tree guy is coming tomorrow to cut the rest apart and haul it away.


This is the view from the back. The fence is 6ft tall if that gives you an idea of how high that is sticking up out of the ground. Well, I have lots of stamping things to show you soon. I am finally getting back into the swing of things now. I promise to be better about posting from now on.


Stampin Up Fabric is so Gorgeous!

Here are just a couple of samples of some projects that were on display at convention using the new Stampin Up designer fabrics. This one shows off the Timeless Portrait fabric which can be found on pg 196 in the big Catalog. There is also matching designer paper to go with it so you could make a card or scrapbook page to match the fabric projects you create. The possibilities are endless!


Stamping Friends…..


Stamping friends are the best and these girls are super fun. This is an 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook page that I made for one of my convention displays when I was demonstrating the distressing kit.  I distressed the top piece of designer paper using the sanding block. I used the Tickets and Tags Scrappin' Kit found on pg189 for this layout.  The pics are from Leadership this past January in Nashville. We had such a great time.


There is always hope…..

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

August Special!

Dates: August 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three! Use this limited-time offer to stock up on all of your favorites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.



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