Wednesday, February 24, 2010


So, I have nothing to post. I just looked to see if I could find a picture of something to post. I do have some cards I need to take pictures of, but I haven't done so yet. I did find this. This is my signature post that I put on the end of my email messages. I made it using Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Bright Card

The snow is finally starting to melt; however, winter is not over yet. I decided I needed to make some brighter cards. I found some online that were done by Patsy Waggoner so I CASEd several of hers. This is just one. I'll post another one tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, I am presenting how to make the rag bag (see my post Monday Feb 8). My upline Robin is having a team meeting. I'm going to show the attending demonstrators how to make the rag bag. I'll also show them how to make the flower that it in Tuesday's post.

Just think, if you were a part of our team and live in this area, you could be attending and enjoying time with friends stamping and crafting.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fabric Flower

This picture is a fabric flower I made using the Big Shot from Stampin' Up! There is only a little bit of sewing once the flower petals are in position. I think if I put it in my little bag for the washer it might look nice, too. If I did that it would ruffle up the edges a little.


Monday, February 15, 2010

A Thought Away

Hello everyone. I did not realize that my last post was Wednesday last week. Goodness. Since last Wednesday, I have been to North Myrtle Beach and back. I have a townhouse in NMB and wanted to get out of VA for a day or two. My friend Doris rode along and I left her at her parents' house in NMB, and my friend Mikaela went along also and stayed with me. We thought we would be getting away from the snow; however, the joke was on us. It snowed in South Carolina Friday night! There was snow on the palm trees and the beach! Mikaela took pictures and as soon as she uploads them, I'll put a couple here.

In the meantime, here is a card that I CASEd from one I got at Leadership. I do not know who I swapped with for this one and there was no name on the back. I layered it and made it mine. I think it turned out nicely.

(By the way, it has started snowing again here in VA this afternoon.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Think Spring

Let's turn our thoughts from winter to spring. This card is a CASE from a card by Patsy Waggoner. I love these colors and the use of Designer Series Paper on the card.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Hearts

Hello everyone. We're still snowed in VA, getting another 10-16 inches on top of the 24 we had this past weekend. Enough already!

So, let's talk about stamping. Don't you just love this card? I CASEd it from a swap card I got at Leadership; I only made a little change to the original card, but I think this came out nicely. I got the original card from Lee Conrey. Thanks for the inspiration, Lee!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Works in Progress

I looked at my workspace this past weekend and I had to laugh. It was a mess! I was working on several projects and realized I needed to clear off my workspace. I did work on more projects after clearing space to work. It is much easier to work when there is space to work. I just thought you might enjoy seeing my working mess.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Rag Purse

Hello everyone from the frozen tundra of Virginia! I wanted to share this picture with you. These rag purses are all the rage among Stampin' Up demonstrators. Quilters have always known about rag quilts and rag items. With Stampin Up demonstrators they have become popular because we can run fabric through the Big Shot. This particular purse uses the square scallop template. You can run eight layers of fabric through the Big Shot at once. This little purse takes 19 squares of two different colors. The bag goes together very quickly and turns out rather nice, I think. I used a store-bought twine type handle instead of making one out of fabric. I do not like making handles so I'm very happy with this one.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snow has stopped.

The snow has finally stopped. I've been out a couple of times. The neighbors were out, too, so we were all helping each other shovel out our vehicles. It is unbelievable out there. I put pictures on Facebook; I'll post just a few here.
Here's my car and then here's me!

My friend Tiffany says it is all about the food. Here's a picture of the breakfast casserole I made Friday night and cooked this morning. It was yummy.

Snow, and lots of it!

Well, it's snowing again. It has been snowing since 10am Friday, and shows no signs of stopping. I do have electricity so my coffee is on and I put a breakfast casserole in the oven. I'm so grateful to have power! You just wouldn't believe this stuff. I'm going to have to go do the first round of shovelling after breakfast. There's a pile of snow behind my car. Stay tuned for pictures!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Goodbye to Tai Shan

The National Zoo's beloved panda Tai Shan is leaving. He is going to China. He was never really ours to keep. Tai Shan is the first panda cub to be born at the National Zoo that has survived. He was born at the zoo in 2005 and all of Washington fell in love with him. We will miss him.