Thursday, April 28, 2011

Branson, Missouri

My friend, Denise, and I decided to travel to Branson, Missouri, for a vacation get-away.  We picked the rainiest week they've ever had - combined with a record-breaking number of tornados in the State. 

The St. Louis airport was partially closed, but we had no problem flying into it on Sunday. 

There has been a lot of flooding here as well.  They opened the dam - second time in 12 years.  The road over the dam was closed soon after we drove over it!  Yikes!

Nevertheless, we're determined to have a good time, and we are seeing lots of shows.

Today (Thursday) the weather is beautiful!  Tomorrow is supposed to be even better!  We fly back on Saturday - there's supposed to be some thunderstorms that day.  Oh well.

But I digress...I wanted to tell you about the great scrapbook store we found in town!  It's called Scrapbooks Forever.

Now, we've been to a LOT of scrapbook stores in various states, and in all honesty, this was a really nice one!

We were surprised to find such a nice store here!  They had a lot of stuff I had not seen elsewhere.

We both picked up some stuff.  Denise (in the blue and white top above) is a big scrapbooker, where I am basically a card maker.  BUT - I have good intentions to do some scrapbooking, so I picked up some things for that just in case :)  I got some really cute rubber stamps.  Now I just have to come up with a card to use them on.  Guess I'll be working on that when I get back.

See ya!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Secret Sister Easter Card

Received this cute card in the mail from my Secret Sister.  Love the bunny tail!

I believe this is the last card I'll be getting from my Secret Sister for this go-round.  It's been a lot of fun and I look forward to the next round.

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter - especially my Secret Sister!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peep Show!

Now that I have your attention...

Here is the Easter card I made for my co-workers.  It is a digi design and colored with Copics. (I'm still learning how to use the Copics...I like them, but would like to eventually get better with the shading, etc.)

I made the digi myself  by cutting and pasting the peeps and bunnies into a new graphic, added the text, then printed it out.  I'm happy the ink didn't run when I colored the image.

Happy Easter to my Peeps!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Apple Punch Cards

Saturday was the Meade Shoe Box Swap.  Here is the card I designed for the swap.  The apples are made out of the tab punch.  Of course, I CASEd the original idea and put my own twist on it.  The apple brads and apple ribbon both came from Micheal's.

Everyone had their choice of making their card in either Poppy Parade or Green Galore.  I didn't have enough of either color to do them all in one or the other, and I'm glad everyone got the color of their choice because there was at least one of each color left at the end :)

To see all of the cards made at the swap, visit my friend Mary's blog: My Stampin' Hide-Away.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ribbon Run 1

So, the Meade Girlz went on a field trip today to the Offray Ribbon Factory Outlet in Hagerstown, MD, and I finally got to go!

This month the special is a "fill the bag for 99 cents" with your choice or spools of ribbon from a dozen or so different tubs full of the spools.  I came out with a 76 spools in my bag...for less than a buck!

Top that off with the 25 cent bags of assorted ribbon and I got this entire stash for about $6.00!

I haven't quite figured out what I'm going to do with all of this ribbon, but you know I just had to have it, right?    Yeah, right....I need more ribbon like I need a Government shut down!  LOL!  I crack myself up - been that kind of a day.

Time to refill the Baileys.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Paw Flower

I actually made this card a couple of years ago.  I was on a pink & black kick, which I still think it a terrific color combination and have done several cards using that combination over the years.

I forgot I had that little paw punch.  I'll have to dig that out :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Have your cake and eat it too!

I made this birthday card for my friend, Mary - one of the Meade Girls / Maryland Stampers.

It's a bit plain, but I couldn't think of anything else to do with it.  I like doilies and I like how the doily gave it an added touch.  I think it's cute.

I've been playing with my copics...learning as I go.  However, there wasn't much to color with them being Westies (all white).

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sneak, I mean Peek...

Here's a sneak peek at the Easter card I made for each of my co-workers.  I don't want to post the entire thing just yet, because I don't know if any of them actually look at this blog.  I don't think they do, but you never know!

I know they will get a kick out of it.  Each year, the SIOC Easter Bunny brings each of us an Easter basket full of goodies - and there are always Peeps included.  A co-worker and I have even visited the Peeps store at National Harbor Place.  That is where I discovered Chocolate Covered Peeps!  That's my new favorite Peep treat!  I don't even want the regular ones anymore - except for the chocolate and vanilla ones.