Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to everyone

May you all have a wonderful day with family and friends. I can honestly say I am truly blessed this day and everyday. God bless you all.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I just want to tell everyone how Thankful I am that they are in my life. So to celebrate the occasion, I am going to name 10 reasons why I am Thankful today, and everyday. Please join me in doing the same.

1. My Husband, Shaun, he is truly my best friend. We have been together for 19 years. We finish each others sentences, and we are more in love now than ever before. He walks beside me in every choice I make, and encourages me when I am down or doubting my abilities.

2. My daughter, Charlee. She is totally beautiful. She is an amazing athlete, smarter than she thinks she is, and can do anything she sets her mind too! I love it when she comes to me and talks about her inner most secrets, it makes me feel like I am doing something right as a mom.

3. My son, Dakotah. He is the truly funny one in the family. He always brings a smile to my face. Born on my birthday, he is one of my greatest gifts. He has an amazing ability to remember things like songs, movies, and silly little things on the radio. He could honestly be a actor or a comedian. And he does the greatest Jim Carrey impression.

4. My son, Wyatt. He is my little cuttle bug, even though he is almost 13 and is bigger than me. This child was born to play football, and be a heartbreaker. He is extremely smart and has a great heart, by taking care of little kids on the playground so they don't get bullied.

5. My parents, they are some of the hardest working poeple I know. They took great care of me. My dad showed me the way to work hard, and be my best. And my mom gave me love of crafting.

6. My friends, old and new. They make me laugh, cry, and strive to be a great friend as well.

7. My health, I work hard to take care of my self, and at times it is not easy. But I know in the end it is all worth ever drop of sweat, and every ounce of hard work to eat right.

8. My younger brother, and my 4 sisters. Some of them didn't make it easy for me while growing up. But I love them all the same. My sister Angela was the one who stepped up and helped when we had our house fire , and she made sure we were okay.

9. My stamps, I know that sounds materialistic, but truly I am thankful for them. They all bring me a way to lose myself when I am feeling stressed. I might not be the most amazing artist, but I am comfortable with my abilities.

10. I am thankful I live in this country, and have the freedoms that I do. I am thankful for all our military, thank you for serving, and making the sacrifices you make everyday. And to the military families as well, you are also making some great sacrifices.

Now tell me what you are thankful for one this day, and every day of the year.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Please Vote!

There are many ways to serve your country, join the military, community service, run for office , or get out and vote for every election. Big or small.
Voting is our ultimate right, and I am proud to say I have voted since I was 18. And this last year I became an election judge. I will not talk politics, because not every one agrees on the candidates or the issues. My only wish is that you simply just get out and vote. And remember the little saying,
"if you don't vote, don't bitch if you don't like the outcome" JMO

I don't know the different laws concerning other states, but here in Montana you can still registar to vote all day on election day. Make sure you go to your local election office, usually located in the county courthouse. Take a picture ID, and a bill that shows your address, and the county you live in. Come on people, there is no reason not to vote, stand in the long lines, have your say, voice your opinion by checking the little boxes, collect your sticker, and feel the pride!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wonderful Colors of Fall.....

The colors here in Western Montana are simply amazing. My yard is filled with leaves, and the drive around the lake is stunning. Sometimes I forget how beautiful Fall is because it leads to the dreaded winter season.
I made this ATC for a swap. The wheel barrow is from Stampin' Up.
The leaves were actually larger, and I had to make them smaller, lets just say there was a lot of cutting involved.
But they turned out so cute. JMO
School is going along just fine. We are still doing a lot of things that are very repetative for me.
Yesterday we did check-offs on physical assessments, and that went very well for me. After all I have done many of those assessments in the field. This coming week is mid-term, so my next few days will be filled with studying. I am doing amazingly well, and my confidence level is at an all time high. I wish I would have used this brain of mine in high school, oh well hindsight is... blah, blah, blah!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and take in the beauty of the changing colors.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stamp Shack Birthday ATC

Wow, it's been a while since I posted. College has kept me crazy busy, and at times I feel like I barely have time to breath. Now I know why there is a nursing shortage, school kicks your butt!

Don't let me fool ya, I am actually doing really well. But it is hard, and frustrating, and fantastic all at the same time. I have more Kreations to share, but haven't downloaded them yet. I do have homework coming out of my sockets!

Thought I might share this ATC with you. I made it in celebration of THE STAMP SHACK turning 2 years old. If you don't know what the Stamp Shack is, just follow my link under favorite sites. Join in on our fun times and creativeness!
Well I better get back to my studies, and I have a clinical orientation tomorrow. Are we sure there is only 24 hours in day, maybe we could petition for more?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

God Bless America

I personally will never forget this date in our nations history. I did not know anyone who was lost on that day, but as an EMT (since July 2001) I look at all those fallen heroes as my family and friends.
And when I speak of fallen heroes I also mean the many lives lost at the Pentagon, and the field in PA.
I have a pin that I have worn on my uniform since that day, which has the flag, and in the flag is the twin towers.
My thoughts and prayers still continue to go out to those who lost loved ones on that day.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Flood of Cards

On the Stamp Shack we have a swap called "Card Flood", or something of that nature. The premise is to flood a certain persons mailbox with cards from all the ladies that joined the swap. These are two of the cards I made to send to the lucky person being flooded... the swap lasts for 52 weeks, and each person has a week where their mailbox gets flooded.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thanks for our troops

A fellow "Stamp Shack" sister needed some cards that are going to be attached to blankets for wounded troops, and this was the two designs I came up with to help out.

As you can tell from my lack of posting, I haven't been in the greatest stamping mood, so I made these out of wall paper rolls I had. I found the wallpaper at a yard sale awhile ago, and wanted to make something for my patriotic kitchen from them, but like everything else in my scrap room, it is just sitting and collecting dust. Okay that's not true, I actually cleaned and organized the entire room this last week, and thought it might help me lasso up my mojo. It might be working cause I am in about 6 different ATC swaps. Stay tuned..........

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Not our year

Well the girls played their hearts out and come up short this year.
We lost to Corvallis, and then lost to Frenchtown in loser out.

Libby ended up winning the whole shooting match.
Even though it wasn't us, the title is still in the western conference, and I was glad
to see the Libby seniors Brooke, Lacie, and Shelby get their win this year.

Now it's time for the summer season


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Game One down and Dirty

We played our first game at the state tourney against Butte Central, and we won 6-4.
At 1pm tomorrow we play Corvallis.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Divisional Champs

Well there you have it!
We won our division about 30 minutes ago.
We were neck and neck with Libby.
We had to beat them by two points today, and we did.
Next week is state, and lets hope our team comes out on top again, just like last year.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Another Cancelation with Libby

I am willing to bet money that mother nature is not a softball fan this year, maybe she has moved on to enjoying other things.
Our game that was scheduled for today, and was a make-up, of a make-up, of a make-up game, was again cancelled due to rain.
The weather man is certain that we are getting almost 80 degree weather this weekend, and so we are scheduled again for saturday with them, we travel to their field on friday.
They are in our conference, and we are both tied for first right now, so these next to games decide the conference champ.
Go Lady Pirates!!! Stump the Loggers!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Win Some, Lose Some

The Butte Tourney was not as great as we hoped, but we did have some shining moments.
The girls played their little hearts out, and we ended up winning two games and losing two games.
Friday morning we played Laurel, and lost in the 8th inning by one run. We ended up going into the International tie-breaker in this one, but could only make up one run, after giving up two.
Our next game we played, Glendive, and we won that one 17-8. My daughter went 2-3 with a triple, a single, and a sac-bunt.
Saturday morning we played Frenchtown, and lost by one run again. I won't even go into the emotion and stupidity that went into this game.
Then we played the hosting team, Butte Central, we won 6-4 and my daughter hit another Home Run!!

We play Libby tomorrow night, and then travel to Libby for our last game.
Next week we travel back to Butte for State Softball, and hope for a repeat title.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Game Update

Well tonight we played C.Falls, and won 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th innning. I would update you about the Libby game, but again it was canceled due to another rain-out (that is the 3rd time this season)

We leave for the Butte Tourney tomorrow, and we have to face some great teams. Looking forward to the challenge for the girls.

Thanks to Jesse Kittle for the great photos.

Everyone have a great weekend, I will too!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Some more softball updates

Okay so this is the last couple of days......
We didn't get to play Libby on Tuesday, cause there was a rain-out. We always have crappy weather when they come to our fields. So we still have to make up that game, they are in our conference.
Yesterday we played Frenchtown, and they are definately a true "rival", in case you missed all the hoopla from last years state championship, we sent them home, and won state last year. Working our way up through the losers bracket, it was one of the most amazing games I have ever witnessed.
It was nice to beat them, 9-7. But they stayed up with us pretty well. I love games that are not blow-out, but where we come out on top, of course.
Today we played Whitefish, and again we won 17-1. The last time we played them, we weren't on our A-Game, but we still game out the victor.

The next week is filled with games. Weds- Libby(??) Thurs- C. Falls, and then we head to Butte for an invite tourney playing Laurel, Dawson, Frenchtown, and Bute Central.


Saturday, April 26, 2008

A great weekend

Well we went into todays game like a well-oiled machine. Beat Hamilton 5-2, and Anaconda 13-0. Not a bad day, 2 more wins, and a sunburn. Gotta love it!
We have a great week ahead of us too, Libby on tuesday, and Frenchtown on Friday.
They both are good teams, but we are better. And Heck Yeah I am Biased!

Have a great week.

Friday, April 25, 2008

What did I tell you................

Did I not say that we would play Corvallis again, and give them their first loss of the season.
Well that's what happened this morning, and what a wonderful way to start off our softball weekend in Frenchtown. Tomorrow morning we play Hamilton, and then we play Anaconda in the afternoon, and finally there is going to be a nice day, weather wise..... it's about time!

Update on the exams, "A's" on both, thank you very much. But I worked my butt of for those little grades. Found out I am going to start tutoring for the 2 classes, and I even get paid to help out. I wish I would have worked this hard in high school, I didn't get bad grades, but I could have done better than I did. O-well, hindsight being what it is..........

I just have to say it again, Polson Pirates 4 and Corvallis 2. Oh Yeah Baby!!!
That makes our record 11-1, and did I mention we actually have the toughest schedule in the state. More softball news to come tomorrow.......... stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More softball news.........

So we played the Whitefish Bulldogs on the 19th, and beat them 4-2. That was the most miserble day to play in, those poor girls had to play in a blizzard, so our game against Libby was rescheduled for the 29th. And wouldn't you know it I have a orientation that day. If I only miss one game this season, it is one game toooooo much.
School is still making me bonkers, and I find out tomorrow how I did on my first 2 exams.
Please help me and say a little prayer for a good grade, or two.
We have a fun filled softball weekend coming up, playing against Corvallis (our only loss this season) again, and we are going to cream them this time. Then we play Hamilton again, and finally we play Anaconda. I am so excited, maybe we might have a day where "Mother Nature" is having a great day, and the softball gods are on our side.
I did nothing but study all weekend long, so today I took a day off, and did pretty much "not a darn thing". I haven't touched a stamp in a couple of days, I did get to a 10's club on the 16th, and that was fun. Today I actually did one of my other passions, I sewed. I am making myself some new nursing scrubs, for my new job. And I did a little shopping, another passion, and even though I tried and tried to stay out of the shoe store, I didn't, besides I needed a new pair of workshoes.

Okay so thanks for visiting, and I will catch you up after this weekends games.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Oh how I love beating our rivals............

Okay so the game was not the blow-out that we expected, but we did have a no-hitter against them. (good job D-Ray)
The score, 3-0. And that's all it takes to make them be quiet about "coming to our town, and beating us".
Can I tell you about the sweet little bunt my daughter laid down, and beat out the throw to first.
I am very bias when it comes to my daughter (all my kids for that fact), but I do have to admit she is a great bunter. I had to laugh when the rival coach (actually a friend) was waving at his whole group of kids to go back, way back. We had a super fast base runner on 1st, and then my daughter steps up to the plate, acts like she is going to hit away, and takes the first strike (she always does), then without showing bunt, lays down the sweetest little bunt, that just crept slowly up the third base side, right along the line without touching it. She beats the throw to 1st, oh ya, and the runner trots to 3rd. Now mind you, this was only a small portion of the entire game, but it was the sweetest little thing.

We have a double header this saturday against Whitefish and Libby. So I will update you after
that, have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Let's play Catch.............Up!

I have been a busy little mother, crazy with school, and super busy with the kiddos.
Our softball team has been very busy with games, and when I am not doing that I have my nose stuck in a book. Microbiology really sucks!! (talk about a snore fest)

So here is the latest with the softball team.
We played C. Falls Wildkats on the 10th, and won, my daughter lead the offense going 4 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's. The on staurday we traveled to Hamilton Broncs, won again 14-2, and then unfortunately we lost to Corvallis 4-3. That was our girls first real test, and we had them until the 6th inning, but unfortunately our pitcher wasn't getting any of the call at the plate. Oh well, we will face them again on the 26th, and most likely again at state, and we will send them packing.

Today we play our rival, the Ronan Maidens, and this should be a real slug fest, but only on our side. (insert wicked laugh here) I love rival games, they are so tense!!

I have a stamp party tomorrow night, and still haven't made my exchange cards. I truly am stuck in a rut when it comes to my creative side. I might have to change my blog name, until the drought is over.

Okay, thanks for visiting, have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Softball Weekend

I know, I know, this is blog needs to be changed to "Softball Dryve" in the spring and summer months, cause I don't share many cards or crafty things during the season.

I had a long GREAT weekend spent watching 4 games of softball. We left friday morning for the 300 drive along the Montana Highline, to see our Lady Pirates play the Havre BluePonies. My daughter went 4 for 4 in the first game, and then 2 for 4 in the second game. We won both games, and it was a great time. Then we drove back along the highline and stayed in Shelby, Montana. The next morning we drove in to Browning and played the Lady Indians, those two games we also won, and my daughter had a 2 run-home run.
This week is filled with softball too, we play Columbia Falls on thursday, and then travel to Hamilton and Corvallis on Saturday. These teams are going to give our girls some serious games, and I hope our girls are ready for the challenge. We have some strong players, big hitters, and awesome defense, so we should be just fine.

Todays my day off of school, and I am going to clean the house this morning, and then crack open my books. I have only 2 classes this quarter, but they are kicking my butt!! (and the quarter just started)

Well again thanks for letting me indulge into my other passion with you. Have a great week!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Yesterdays Game.......

went very well.

JV won 19 to 1 in the 3rd inning

Varsity won 13 to 3 in the 5th inning

We have a entire week to go until our next game, can I really wait that long??

I guess I will have to use that time to study.

My daughter had a single with a RBI, a walk, and then two hard-hit dingers right to the SS, I bet that poor girls hand still hurts.

Well the 1st game is in the books, and I am counting the days to the next one.

Thanks for letting me indulge in my other passion with you.

Have a wonderful weekend, I hope to make something creative and share it with you

Thursday, March 27, 2008

It's Softball Season

But if you look outside my window, Mother Nature sure doesn't know that we need some good weather for our first game today. It snowed over night, and if they cancel todays game, does someone want to come and be me for a day, that way I don't have to deal with my daughters rotten mood. I am sure she is sitting at school not paying attention to her studies, and more interested in the announcement about whether or not todays game is still going to happen.

We are due to play Kalispells new school, the Glacier Wolfpack. They are a team like us, full of starting juniors. I am hoping they have a good pitcher, means a good day at the plate when my daughter is concerned. So I hope the skies clear, and the weather holds for awile so we can get in todays game. GO LADY PIRATES!!! (lets get another state win this year)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Many Easter Blessings to You

Not to much to say, but would like to wish everyone many blessings for today.
May your Easter be filled with neverending joys, and great times with family and friends.
Happy Easter, and God Bless.

Monday, March 17, 2008

May the Luck of the Irish be yours today!

Well, my mojo is still on the fritz, maybe it's hiding at the end of the rainbow with me' pot O' Gold!

No really, I am still crazy busy. I have nursing entrance exams this week, and I have gone on two job interviews. ( I need the luck of the irish right now) But I did sit down for a while today and make this card, actually the image was already colored, and when I seen the clovers in the pot, I thought about Saint Patrick's Day. The image is from retired Stampin' Up set "Long Time Friend", and background dots are a jumbo wheel thats in the new mini. Plus I had to finally use my crop-o-dile, that I bought at Costco, and it had all the embelishment goodies with it. Score!

Well I am off to the fields, remember softball season has started, so please don't be upset if you see more pictures of my daughter hitting, than you see my creations. I have my priorities right now, and that is softball, softball, softball!

Hope your St. Patty's Day is a wonderful celebration, have a pint for me.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Holy Smokes!

I know I have been AWOL for a little while, and I am hoping to get back to my creative side very soon. I am down to my last 2 weeks in our winter quarter, and college is getting rather hectic right now. I have a couple extremely important tests on the horizon, a term paper to write, and to top that off softball season for the Pirates is starting this month. And for those of us who have girls that play competative fastpitch, WE HAVE NO LIFE during softball season.
I will be excited to have a 2 week spring break and then it's back to college until June, just in time for summer softball season to start.
Did I also mention I lost my mojo? Yep, we all have those times where the creativity just dries up like a heavily used ink pad! I am hoping to find it soon, and schedule my first Stampin' Up camp/party as a new demo. Just another item to add to my already full agenda.
Please check back in a few days, I might have found my mojo by then, but my mind ,that's a whole other story!

Monday, February 25, 2008

To brighten your day!

I thought I might share a fun, bright, and wonderful card with you this morning. It's that kind of card that makes me wish for spring, like right now dang-nabbit! It snowed here last night, and I know we need the moisture, but frankly I am sick of the cold. I have a million things to do today, and it all starts with a trip to court. Nope not me, I didn't do anything, I have been selected to just maybe fill a prospective seat as a juror! I am listed in four different jury pools right now, (city court, justice court, district court, and U.S. District court) and that usually happens to me every 2 years or so. This must be my year! Don't get me wrong, I don't usually mind to serve, but today is not the day I really wanted to miss in class.

So to brighten my day, and put on a happy face, there is nothing better to cheer me up than a Bella! Hope your week is great, and you have a wonderful monday to begin it all.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Miss. Kitty doesn't need a Cowboy in her Corral!

Okay now I am showing my age, and the shows my parents made me watch when I was younger! (If you understand my title)

I just couldn't resist making another card with my stamps from The Cat's Pajamas.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Another Cowboy in the House!

Did I tell you how much I love these images from "The Cat's Pajamas", oh that's right I haven't shut up about them. Well just to feed my hunger for them even more, here is another card to share. Isn't he a cutie, and that sentiment, so adorable!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Giddy Up!

I made this Bella card the other day, and thought I would share it with you. I changed Bella's steed to a Paint Horse, only because my sister has a horse like this named "Chocise". Just something a little fun and different. The sentiment is by The Cats Pajamas. Background is Stampin' Up "Pretty Paisley" Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Todays the Day.....

I am finally doing something I have wanted to do for quite awhile..........I am signing up to be a Stampin' Up Demo. I have been a fan of SU since 1994, when I attended my first party. Since then I have been in the same 10's club with the same demo. My demo Anne was also my son's kindergarten teacher, so we have a wonderful history. I had always told Anne that I wouldn't sign-up until she was ready to give it up, but seeing as she loves the product as much as me, I finally decided that it was time. I am not sure if I am going to hit it full force, right now I am only interested in the discount, but I am sure a few clients will fall into my lap. I have been busy trying to figure out what sets I want to fill my kit, and that's super hard. I am glad I have a majority of the new catty for demo's if I need them, but to decide what else I might need is hard.

I made sure I did something special for my last 10's club meeting, I am after all the last original member. Anne might have an easier time trying to come up with her ideas, she always says that she has to find new styles, and techniques that I haven't seen. For my exchange I made matchbooks, inside are Ghirardelli Chocolates and the outside is decorated with an easter basket full of eggs. The image is from Stampin' Up set "Flower Filled". Hope you all have a wonderful day, I know mine will be exciting!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Our 'Lil Cowpoke

Do you ever buy something, and then never use them. I know we all have several sets or stamps in our room, that has never been inked. Well I cannot say that about the sets I bought from "The Cat's Pajamas", I am using them all the time. They really fit my personality and lifestyle quite well. I would have loved to use this image and the sentiment for my son's birth announcements, you know hindsights, blah, blah, blah!

These patterned papers are both by "Flair Designs", and I love them just for the simple fact they go well with these images. So here is a shout out to paper makers, "MAKE MORE WESTERN/COWBOY PAPERS!!" The sentiment is a sticker, and I can't for the life of me remember who it's by. Thanks for visiting my blog, y'all come back now, ya hear!

Friday, February 8, 2008

It's all about the love baby!!

So about a month ago I won some fabulous blog candy from Verve Visual, and Julee sent me this wonderful set, and last night I got to ink it! Just the thing I needed for my hubby's Valentine.

Here are 2 of the cards I made using my new set called "Heart to Heart". Be sure to check out Verve Visual blog and Julee's blog they are both amazing! Thanks Julee!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Needed a Girly Thing!

And what better way to add a little girl style to my blog than to post a BELLA!

There was no rhyme or reason for this card, except to ink something, and use up some scraps.

I needed a bright and beautiful card, so here she is! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Littlest Cowboy Rides Again!

Ok, I know........... more cowboy cards on my blog!

I am telling you, I can't seem to stay away from these little guys from The Cat's Pajamas.

And that is not a bad thing.

I am hoping that there might be a cowgirl set to match in the future.

And the reason behind my post is a kind of two-fold.

This card is also my entry into The Stamp Shack "Survivor Contest".

I am hoping my card survives to the end, but I am happy just to play along this year.

The title is also a song by Chris LeDoux, one of my favorite of all times, and still so sadly missed.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just a Little Humor!

Here are some more images from the swanky sets from The Cats Pajamas.

I love the colors you can use with these images, so vibrant.

I didn't see the baby kitty in the cradle-board, until after I stamped her, isn't she adorable!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and come back often.

I actually don't have to study today, so I am off to stamp. Yeah!!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Get along little doggy!

Yes, I am still playing with my new stamp sets from The Cat's Pajamas.
I needed to take a break from reading my textbook. I hope you enjoy it! I am going to try to add more details of how I make these cards, but that will have to come later, I really need to get ready for class.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Can you sing along?

I do have to admit, I am a dog person!

But how could you not fall in love with this Kitty!

Come on, the girl can throw a mean lasso! And how fitting of a sentiment to go along with her.

I am loving these sets from The Cat's Pajamas.

Here is another card I made, and I plan on making some more today to share. I went through my huge pp stash, and found all my Western/Cowboy type pp, so I am in the mood for some swanky creating!

Check back often, Pardner!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yee-Haw! There's a new sheriff in town!

I am all giddy still after my happy mail day yesterday, when my swanky new sets from The Cat's Pajamas came.
I can't wait to make more cards with them. They are too cute!

Here is another card I made yesterday after their arrival. You might be seeing these little image on my blog for the next year, or so! If anyone know the maker of this pp, can you please let me know, I am screaming for some more! And thanks to whoever sent it to me!

Thanks for visiting my blog, be sure to sign my guestbook!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I am in Love............

and it's with my new stamp sets from The Cat's Pajamas. They are so swanky!

I made several cards, and I will be sharing them with you over the next couple days.

It for sure will be a rootin' tootin' time!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hung Up On Love

I didn't want to do it, but this set from Autunm Leaves called "Mindy's Zoo" kept calling to me, and so I caved and bought it from my LSS "Country Cottage".

I needed a zoo set for all my pictures I need to scrap when we went to the Portland Zoo this summer while on our Oregon Coast trip. All the pp is by BO BUNNY (my favorite), and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up set "So Many Sayings". The embellishments are Cherry Red DoodleBug Dots, love them! I had to mask the little guys tail, and let me tell you, trying to cut that out was work in itself. But it was worth it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hope for Tinkerbella

I seen a blog about a little girl that has brain cancer, she is only 5 years old and has to under go 70 chemo treatments. Just breaks my heart. My only answer in life is HOPE, it might be simple to some but it has gotten me through some rough times. I made this card to send to her, maybe with a little hope she can be cancer free.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Flower Filled Thanks

So I have been a bad little girl, and have been stamping instead of studying for my Anatomy and Physiology class. I do have to admit that the class is kind of a refresher class for me, because my EMT Basic and Paramedic classes pretty much taught me the entire thing. I really need to have a desk that doesn't double as my stamp/study desk, that way I might not be so tempted to grab for the stamps, paper, and ink so much.

Anyway, I get to share one of the cards I made while I was being a bad girl.

I ended up making 4 cards altogether, I have a few friends that I needed to send a "thinking of you" card too, one is having medical issues, and the other is having some tough days at work, and where she works you don't want to have those kind of days. Wouldn't you know she does the very thing I am going to school for! Then a shack friend lost a loved one, and I hate making sympathy cards, but it needed to be done.

I thought maybe a cheery card with bright colors might be the thing! Hope everyone has a great week.

Still am a Cowboys Fan........

Yes I said it, I am a Cowboy fan!

I have been since a little girl. We live in Montana but I am a Cowboy fan to the hilt!
My DH and 2 of my kiddos are Cowboy fans too! My middle DS is a Broncos fan, I know the rebel, but we still allow him to live with us.

So they didn't get through todays game, I am still a fan, and will be for a long time.
We have a lot of options open for next year, and I'll be here to see them through the good and bad. I will still watch the super bowl, but only for the commercials!
Then it's on to NASCAR............ Go Jr!!
I seriously live in ESPN land!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I am a winner.........

That is always a great thing to find out, in life in general, and when you win blog candy from a great stamp store.
I won from Verve Visual, a great store with some amazing stamp sets.
If you haven't seen them yet, check them out.
The sets are designed by Julee, check out her blog Poetic Artistry.

Thanks Julee!

Paisley Birthday

I love Polka Dots! Just brings a smile to my little ol' face.

And I love paisley too, it looks so cute on cards.

This is a card I made to send to one of my friends for their birthday, but which friend is still a mystery. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Missing Mr. Snowman

So I did another stint in my stamproom today, and made some more cards from my Stampin’ Up Challenge. I was also making my Cuttlebug smoke from alotta use, and thought I would share this little card with you. I was trying to do a card without stamping, yes those words came out of my mouth, But as you can see it didn’t end up that way.

How could you not ink a stamp?? Beyond my imagination!
The sentiment is from a retired
Stampin’ Up hostess set called “So Many Sayings”, most of the words fit right into the window word punch. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Finding Flowers

So I spent last night totally emerged in my stamp room, I am headed back to school on monday, and I need to ink as many stamps I can before my head fills up with all the knowledge from nursing school, and my face is crammed in all those books. I have a goal to make at least a couple cards a week, I know I will need to take a break sometime. While in there last night I made this card using retired Stampin' Up sets Flower Filled, Polka Dot and Paisley, and the Hot to Dot wheel. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cowboy Cards

I have been slowly, and I mean slowly, doing a Stampin' Up Challenge over the last few years. The idea for the challenge is to use all my Stampin' Up sets, (there is 174 and counting...) alphabetically, and make at least three cards from each set. So to celebrate the Catalogs release today, why not share a few of the cards I made for the Challenge. The images are from Stampin' Up set Bronc Buster, and they fit my lifestyle to a T!! Thanks for visiting my blog, make sure to check out the new Stampin' Up catalog too!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

View from my Scraproom

This picture is the view I get everyday from my scraproom. The room is above the garage, and includes my bedroom. But it is a rather large space, enough that I have a king bed, 2 dressers, a nice long closet, my treadmill, and my total gym. I even have room to walk around. I am truly blessed to have this amazing view. That is Flathead Lake, and the Mission Mountains in the background. You can also get a glimpse of the high school (white rooftop).
It amazes me that I get any work done, with this view.
I also have some special things on my work space table including 2 calendars that have a daily message for me to live by.
I decided to include their two messages for you to read.
The first is by Heart To Heart:
Keep your heart free from hate,
Your mind free from worry.
Live simply, expect little,
Give Much, sing often, pray always
Fill your life with love, scatter sunshine
Forget self, think of others.
Do as you would be done by.
These are the tried links
In contentments golden chain.
The next one is a filled a bit more with humor, it's by Garborgs "Smile your way through every day":
I have to exercise in the morning,
before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
Once again, Have a wonderful 2008!

Happy 2008!

A Happy New Year to all ! I am hoping that the New Year brings you all health, wealth, and great blessings. I am not into doing resolutions, but I hope that all your are fulfilled to the max.

Here is a Stamping Bella card to ring in the New Year. Many splended days ahead to all!
Stamps: Stamping Bella, Studio G
Cuttlebug embossing folder (Circles)