Thursday, October 29, 2009

Isn't it Pretty?

It's still coming down!! This was taken at about 11 a.m. The winds have picked up and it's blowing like crazy! It's moving to the east, so the foothills are getting a reprieve, which is good, but we're still getting pounded to the south. It could continue for the next 12 hours... I hope it's done soon!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Mother Nature is dealing us some VERY EARLY winter weather today! This will be the 4th measurable snowstorm in October this year! I'm beginning to think I live in Alaska instead of Colorado!

This picture was taken at 11 a.m. and it's still coming down at a good clip. It's nice, heavy, wet snow! They tell us to brace for up to 2 feet in Castle Rock! I'm just hoping that Dan can get back from Canada tomorrow... airport is cancelling flights left and right now! I did the smart thing - I'm working from home today!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Here I am

I've definitely been hiding lately, I know, I know! The weather here has been such that hiding under a blanket is the way to be!!! We've had 3 snowstorms already this month! Not typical for the Denver I know! And the next is due to hit tomorrow night - our biggest yet they say! It's going to be a long season... tuning up my skis!!!

Dad's 75th birthday is in mid-November and we're heading to Chi-town to help him celebrate! He requested "no gifts", but since when do his children actually listen? So as a surprise, I asked each child, spouse and grandchild to send me their fondest memory, reason why they love Grandpa or whatever they wanted to say to him along with a picture so that I could create him a birthday gift he can't refuse! And knowing Dad, he will love it forever! Here are a few pages that I've put together so far! The first one is from my brother! (Ed, it may have not been the best picture, but I thought it was the most fitting for the page!) The second one is from my niece Sarah! I choose a pad of paper called Latte from DCWV - the color palette is blue, green, purple and cream. And the patterns are more graphic than flowery - perfect for a male! The first half will be all of our pages and the last half of the book will be blank pages for him to add photos from his party! Speaking of which - all my relatives will be there and it will be great to see them all! Better at this celebration than at a funeral, that's for darn sure!!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I'm so glad it's finally the weekend... it was a rough week. And next week's looking to be worse. I'll need a good rest since my co-worker is gone next week and I have 100 million things to do, with deadlines by next Friday! I think it's beer-30 somewhere now, isn't it? Time to relax!!!

Here is a card I made this week using a stamp and papers I got in a swap a long, long time ago. I was digging around and found all of these kits that I've gotten over the past year and realized it's time to use them! I think it might need some words on it, but otherwise I liked the overall look!

I'm hoping to spend tomorrow (World Cardmaking Day) using the last kit I received from Taylor Expressions to make a bunch of cards. Or maybe I should work on my birthday present for my father... either way, I'm hoping to have some papercrafting fun!!