Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cupcake Cards

This weekend I was surfing around for some new card ideas and came across this design on SCS. I already had the cupcakes stamped and even colored to match this DCWV paper called "SWEET", so it naturally and quickly came together to make a really cute card!

We have Indian Summer for a few more days but by Thursday it will turn into Fall once again... I suppose that's not a bad thing! Melanie is chopping at the bit for real SNOW since she got a new snowboard this past weekend! (Our teaser last week was just that - a big tease!) About 40 days until the ski resorts open... let's just hope it's a really good year! I'm looking forward to some great days myself! And with Dan's one repaired knee, hopefully we'll all have a good season!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First day of Fall???

Well, on our last day of summer (yesterday), the foothills (where my good friend Toni lives) received their first snowstorm of the season!!! She said it was about a foot - yikes!!! And another round is headed here tomorrow! In fact, they say above 6000 feet (we live at 6300 feet) and in my county, we are expecting up to another foot! Oh, and of course - right at run hour tomorrow morning!!! Hurray! I'm looking for any excuse to work from home tomorrow!!! So in honor of our Fall Snowstorm, here is a winter card to get you all in the mood!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Manly Cards

A few days ago I attempted to clean up my workspace in an effort to get inspired to create again. As I was putting away all the supplies from my London album, I ran across these sticker that I bought for that album, but never used. They gave me a great idea that could work well for "manly" cards. Well, away I went. By the time I finished tonight, I made a total of 10 cards for various occasions. I will most likely give some of the duplicates away to Cards for Hero's (now, Operation Write Home). Now that I'm done, I have a great big mess again to clean up! I wonder how much I can get put away this time before I wind up creating again??!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fire Tower Hike

We started today with a nice hike up to the Devil's Head Fire Tower located just west of Castle Rock in the Rampart Range. We've done this hike a dozen or so times before, but it's always a great place to take new people (like our friend Melanie) and get a little bit of exercise in the nice crisp September air! This is the last manned fire tower in Colorado and from where they spotted the "infamous" Haymen fire back in 2002. It was the closest we've ever been to a fire (about 10 miles) and I tell you, the closest I ever want to be. As we looked to the south, Colorado Springs was in the clouds with Pikes Peak looming over it. The mountains to the northwest had a white layer called "snow" on it! The cold rain we endured all day yesterday apparently left snow up at that elevation! I'm not ready for that down here quite yet!!! It won't be long until the trees start turning and fall is officially here though!!
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finding the urge to blog...

I'm still struggling to find the urge to blog right now. I'm really hoping that will change here in September. Here is a birthday card I made for my Dad's lady friend Marcy's birthday last month. The inspiration came from a recent issue of Card Creations using a journaling block. The journaling block came from a set that Toni gave me a while back. It was a neat way to use these!!

So speaking of Dad, I got an update tonight that really made me smile! Not quite 2 weeks after his surgery and he is already walking down the stairs to get his own newspaper in the morning, trekking down the block for exercise, and following all of the doctors orders! He amazes me so very much at his strength and endurance! He truly believes that this recovery is a picnic in the park compared to his double-knee replacement! I was very glad I went to Chicago and spent time with him and I can't wait to see him in November for his 75th birthday!