Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last Day

Today is the last day to have your MDS projects printed at 30% off. It is a great deal! Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st starts the Last Chance List! Also, the next catalog will also have all of the Definitely Decorative items in it and the number of items will be less so tomorrow they will be listing the DD items that will be retiring and this will be the last chance to get these items. Alot of new announcements will be made with SU in the next month so stay tuned to hear all of them.

These are cards that were on display in the Stampin' Up! Trading Post on the ship during the Alaskan Cruise. I cannot give credit to anyone as we were unable to see the names of the demos. They were all beautiful cards! Everyday on ship they had the Trading Post open and we were able to claim our pillow gift, see new products, and demo cards and also Spin the Wheel and get prizes. Some of the prizes I won were Subtle Card Stock, Notes from DD, frames, brads, ribbon and then we would spin for the choice of new photo album.

This is another card on display that is made with the new 3 step punch! Gorgeous card!Well, off to mowing! It does look like a jungle but today the sun is shining so maybe we can make some progress with the mowing today. Yesterday I did get my flowers in and helped the girls with theirs, planted 50 trees and pulled weeds in rock gardens. I still dont have my garden planted but hopefully it will dry a little today so can get in there. I kept getting stuck yesterday just planting trees. My heart goes out to all of the people in Pierre (easten South Dakota) that are losing their homes to so much water. I have been through a flood and it is not fun!!! Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Alaska & Tracy Arm

Here we are in Seattle before our ship took off! We were on the Celebrity Infinity and on the 7th floor. Our hotel was right across the street so it was very convenient to load our luggage.

This picture is of the Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fiord in Juneau, Alaska! This part of Alaska was breath taking! We watched the small ice floating in the water for a ways and then moved very slowly up towards the glacier in a very small area and yet the ship was able to turn around. It was so quiet and the ship moved so slowly up towards the glacier. We were on the top deck so it was also very cool up there. So glad we had our heavy winter coats, hats, and gloves.

I snapped this picture around 5:30 in the morning as we were just coming into Seattle on our last day! We had a balcony off of our stateroom so it was so much fun to sit out there and watch the water and also see many of the beautiful sights early in the morning and late at night. We are still trying to catch up on sleep and get back to normal.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Alaska and Home

We are home from the Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise! Wow! What a trip! Stampin' Up! really gave us all a wonderful trip-hands down! Wow! We were treated like Kings and Queens! I made this title page to my Alaskan MDS book today while traveling to Gillette to watch a barrel race. I have been gone most of the month of May as you can see by my blog. I was in Arizona for a week and then had a family wedding and company at my house for a week and then left for Alaska on the 19th and returned last night around 10 pm. It has been a whirlwind month but a fantastic month of meeting so many new people and friends! I do have my laundry washed but oh my what a batch of ironing to do! We also had a lot of rain while we were away so the grass is very high. I am thankful that my daughters must have been able to mow the front lawn but the rest is very high! The garden also needs to get in along with some flowers and trees but has been very cool here so not in a great hurry! Also, so many new ideas with cards and scrapbooking and My Digital Studio! Just a reminder that SU has a sale on all books, cards, and scrapbooks until the last day of the month--that would be Tuesday and 30% off on all printing! Yikes, I am going to have to be burning the midnight oil! I will be sharing many ideas and pictures of Alaska as the week goes by!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Families

These are our new additions to our place. This little stud colt was born yesterday!

This little stud colt was born on Sunday afternoon. They are all so cute on their little wobbly legs.

"Lenny" is a little dun stud colt that was born a couple of weeks ago. We are off of mare watch now! Yipee! So far they are all doing well!

Top Note Bunny

This is a scrapbook page that I had partially cased from someone (let me know who) and we made it at club this month for Easter photos. For the bunny we used the Top Note Die and then used all punches for the flowers, and bunny! I used Bashful Blue 12 x 12 cs and Pretty In Pink 11 x 11 and then used some Wasabi for the grass and just fringed the top! Fun page to do!
I am back now and for a few days and will put some pictures of our new foals-I have been mare watching for the last few weeks and we have also had a house full of company since I got back from AZ so has been quite hectic around our house. We finally got all of our livestock out to summer pasture so is looking much better. I even had my sister, niece, and sister-in-law out cleaning horse pens this week and my brother mowed my lawn (He actually had never driven a "zero radius" lawn mower before so was in heaven)--so nice for all the help! Love it when my family comes but just wish we didnt always have so much to do but I kind of think they enjoy getting out also.
Have a great day!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Love this new stamp set "Fabulous Florets" on page 22 of the new Summer Mini Catalog. 123025 wood $23.95
123027 clear $17.95

You can also enjoy some new embossing powder colors that are also shown on the card below.
123106 Tangerine Tango $4.75
123224 Wild Wasabi $4.75
124223 Melon Mambo $4.75

This is a card that I has cased from someone on the internet but changed some ideas and added others. I would love to give credit to the creator if I knew who it was. This is a fun card using Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White card stock and Peach Parfait DSP! Enjoy this card !
I have had a house full of company this past week and a family wedding today so it has been quite hectic around here and also watching 2 mares that are ready to foal! I know it will settle down soon! Have a great weekend!