Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's new?

Whew, I'm glad this week is over finally!

This is a card I made this week using some of my "stash"! The image is one I got from Toni and I colored the heart using my glitter markers! The gray paper was embossed with my cuttlebug - it says Happy Birthday all over it. The rest of the stuff is scraps and red rick-rack! I got the layout from Paper Crafts magazine!

Tomorrow Dan plans on working on the basement again, so I guess that leaves me with housework, errands and scrapping - not bad!!! Sunday I think we're going to go skiing again - not sure where. Hopefully someplace that still has some powder! They got another storm these past few days, so the conditions should have gotten better! Last week wasn't horrible, but it was a bit crusty!

On Tuesday I'm going in for a little laser surgery on my eyes. I had cataract surgery a few years ago and they implanted lenses. Since then have developed film over the lenses. It's very typical and can be zapped with the laser. They say it takes 5 minutes and I could go back to work but I'll be dilated. I decided just to enjoy the day off! I'm not worried in the least! I'm just hoping it will help me see small print better again!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

February Challenge

Here is my final entry for the February challenge with the Seasoned Survivors CJ Group! The challenge was to use the colors Blue, Green and Brown and a red heart. My recipe:

Stamp - Guitar Changito colored by Melanie with Prisma markers
Pattern Paper - unknown, found inside a scrapbook magazine from Australia
Cardstock - Bazzill
Red Hearts - confetti from my Mother's stash (it's really, really old)
Message - typed on computer - Kristen ITC font
Circles and scallops - Nessabilities cut with my Cuttlebug

Now ladies, I played fair!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

No Early Retirement

Well the good (or bad) news is that I won't have to quit my job and take early retirement due to the bus being discontinued! Of course that's great news in this economy but then again all day scrapping..... Oh what a dream!

The county has agreed to continue it's funding which made the city of Colorado Springs decide now that they would continue service. The original vote was to be on the 24th, so it's nice to have the verdict now! And i think the other 800 riders will agree with me!!
Here is a card I made for Valentines Day! It's not a big holiday in our house - we consider it a "Hallmark holiday", but none-the-less I made a few cards because I loved this image! This little guy is so cute - Chantigo is his name and I really adore him!! Sorry, don't know the paper I used, however I did use my embossing folder for the cardstock texture!!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TCP Tuesday Challenge

I finally made a card that I can use for the TCP Tuesday Challenge!! I made this card last week using an image I stamped at Toni's house and Melanie colored for me! The sketch was from another challenge that I found last week, but I'm not sure where I found it. All of the pieces just fell together - the scrap patterned paper, the colors, the ribbon and the flowers! I just love how this card came together!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A new week

We had a great weekend up in the mountains skiing once again! I am pleased to announce that my endurance is improving with each trip!

We skied fairly hard on Sunday and I only stopped at lunchtime for a 1/2 hour! That's awesome compared to our first day out this season where I only did 5-6 runs and rested for hours!!! I now have 15 days under my belt - a tie with last year and we still have 2 months to go until most resorts are closed for the season!

We always hate coming home on Sunday and ending up back at work the next morning though! Oh well, we are thankful we have jobs to return to I suppose! Thankfully I get to work from home tomorrow so that I can attend Melanie's teacher conference. And on Friday I'm taking the day off to go have my annual stress test and then go scrapbook shopping! Would be a good week, right??!!

Here is another card that Melanie and I collaborated on! The inside says - Feel Better Soon! These are some of Mel's favorite colors and I had fun using another sketch I found on Frances' blog. She has gone to town coloring images I took from Toni's stash, so I should have lots more cards made soon!!!

Have a great week!!!

Marie Antoinette - Real Person, A Real Award!

Thanks to dearly beloved Kate, I've been nominated for...

The Marie Antoinette,
Real Person, A Real Award

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Put the picture of Marie Antoinette on your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate other blogs that you feel deserve the award.
4. Link to those blogs from your blog.
5. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know you've shared the award with them.

So now it is my turn to have Toni, Patti and Rocio eat cake!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Is it Spring?

Well, not exactly, but if you were in Colorado this week you would have been very confused! We hit 68 on Thursday and about 60 today. That is unseasonably beautiful and we're not complaining! Of course, if you stick around her long enough, things are always bound to change! They're calling for snow-showers and snow this weekend - welcome back to winter!!!

Here's a card that Melanie and I made in honor of our Spring-like weather! Melanie did the coloring, choose the paper and I created the card! I think we work very well together! Meet "Bikini Sophie"! The paper is from an old Paper Slab I got at Michael's... those slabs never seem to disappear! Prima flowers and ribbon from M's!

We are headed up to ski tomorrow and Sunday! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Relaxing Riley

I've been playing with my new Riley stamps this week and Melanie has fallen in love with coloring them for me! What a perfect combo we make!!! I just love Riley and made several different versions of cards with this image! I love them all!

Tomorrow is the hearing for the bus... I'm hoping to get some answers but I'm not going to hold my breath too long!!! I'm trying very hard just to be patient and I will get answers.