Thursday, April 2, 2020

Happy birthday to me

I had a birthday last month. Whoopee, I'm another year older. 

I have decided to share the birthday cards I have received. This year is the last of 7 decades of my life. Now for the beautiful cards I received.
The above card is from Pat. She is a really great card sender, She sends all all of her Birthday Club cards so that everyone arrives before the birthday. Thank you for a beautiful card Pat.

This card is from Cindi. Its pretty here but even more so in person. Cindi moved to the other side of the state a few years back so I don't get to see her very often. Thank you Cindi for a beautiful bright card.

Thank you Jeanette. I love this card. Jeanette lives a bridge toll away. I see her about 4 times a year. at Stamp Camps.

Hi Marilyn. I received your wonderful card a couple of weeks ago. Marilyn makes such beautiful cards.  And she has a grandson 14 months and another grandson on the way. Thank you Marilyn

Beautiful card Kathy, Thank you. I met Kathy at a Stamp Camp a few years back. I don't think I have ever gotten her birthday card to her before her birthday.

Last card. This card is from Carrie. She is our SU fearless leader. What else can I say?  oh, she loves flamingos. About a month before her birthday, Carries mentions it every time she sees us ๐Ÿ˜ธ

THANK YOU ladies for such beautiful cards. I love them all. Can hardly wait until next year when I will get some more๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Wonderful Ladies

I belong to a SU group of 7 ladies. We have Club once a month. This COVID-19 is sure messing with that, but we have found a way to continue our get togethers. BUT,...that's not what this post is about, its about the ladies. As I said, there are 7 of us. I am the oldest and Saturday is my birthday. We did a trial get together this evening and this is why they are such a wonderful group; They sang๐ŸŽœ Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽto me and each was holding a lit candle. And...I got to blow out the candles๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿ•ฏ, with a little help from them.
Let me tell you about these ladies. As I said, I'm the oldest and old enough to be the mother of all of any one of them.

There is our fearless leader, Carrie. I don't know how long she has been a SU demonstrator. but she has been mine for 8 years, I think it is. The group has been together that long and some of them even longer. She used to live within walking distance from me, now that in itself is a danger. Most of you would know why that is. Anyway, she has recently moved 400 miles ๐Ÿ™from here.

Another one of the ladies is Cynthia, "motor mouth" for short. She keeps us laughing. A few years ago she moved about 700 hundred miles away and we still kept the group together. Shes back now. Oh, by the way Cynthia is the youngest of the group.

Then there's Cindi. She too moved about 500 miles away ๐Ÿ™. It was sad seeing her go, but she is still part of the group. We see her less often than we did Cynthia when she was away but we all have phones.☎ ☎

Oh, you would love Marilyn. She is a beautiful woman and I love her hair. She has a daughter that gave her a grandson ๐Ÿ‘ผand there is another on the way. ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Our organizer, and boy can Kendall organize things. She puts our retreats together and does such a wonderful job. She also help us with phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ technology if we need it. She has helped me more than once.

Of course I can't forget Connie. What can I say about Connie. I didn't care her when I first joined the group. She was always talking, but not to anyone specifically. I used to think I had to listen and talk when required and it was just too much as I'm not much of a talker ( I do have my moments). Well, Connie is a wonderful, giving woman. She and I shared a room on the last two retreats and she drove us both. We are friends, and I love her as I love all these wonderful ladies. My SU sisters.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

This is us, the Sassy Stampers.

We are a group of women who get together monthly for club, quarterly for stamp camp, randomly for C4T and retreats 2x a year.

Since this virus has come along, we can't get together very often. So What do we do in our spare time?
 Here we go

 Oh oh, someone didn't believe in socks. We have one who didn't show her socks because they are all packed away because of a recent move.

We also had a second CHALLENGE  Make a card. I think we did better on the sock thingy.

There you have it. We had two fun challenges. We will have another post with some more cards.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I ran across a magazine while I was cleaning up my craft room. I don't how it got here, when it came or where it came from. It is the paper that DVC puts out and my grandson attends, so maybe he brought it home. At the time I didn't know this. Being of the curious sort, I started looking at it. Upper right hand corner was printed "The Inquirer Magazine" Summer-Fall 2018.
OK, I have that much information, but wait, there on the cover is the word "Ink".  Haven't decided what the picture is of, but further information tells me its a DVC production. Hmmm, I do have a grandson attending DVC, so I started looking through it. I got to page 15 and the person in the picture looked familiar. Its my grandson! It brings back memories.

 He is doing well with his discus throwing. I am soooo proud of him.

Is it ok that I'm going to post posts I wrote a long time ago? Well, its about time they got posted.
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Stay in, stay safe stay well.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I went to ALASKA!!!

Its been ages since I have been here. Oh, I've been around, just keeping quite and watching and listening to all of what's going on. Haven't had anything to say for many months. Sort of got burned out. Well, I hope I'm back. Christmas is coming, perhaps that will keep me in the mood to keep posting.  Here goes:

I took a cruise to ALASKA. Loved every minute of it. I was a bit skeptical and very much uneasy as we boarded the Grand Princess in San Francisco.

 This is the group I went with, there's me, then Janet, Cynthia and last but certainly not least is Kit. Kit was my cabin mate for the trip. 
Our first evening as we came out of the restaurant when we had had the most delicious dinner, we were accosted. Guess they thought we were their long lost cell mates. Didn't take very long to clear ourselves of doing anything other than eating a bit too much dinner.

In a few days we arrived in Juno where I chose to take a whale watching trip. It was a nice trip out but the whales would not cooperate. One or two showed their back fins, but that's just about all. I did buy some jam while on the boat, but that's another story. All in all, this side trip was nice with nice people and beautiful scenery.

The next day we went to Skagway. As I got off the ship two whales got me.  
In Skagway I did another tour. I went zip lining. It was sooo much fun. I want to do it again but I still have a lot to learn. Beautiful scenery but no pictures of my zipping through the forest.

 Ketchikan was our next stop. This is where I bought all my souvenirs to bring to the kids I left at home. hee hee.

Our last stop before heading home was Victoria, Canada. Such a beautiful city. I could live there.
I didn't take many pictures and they are still in my camera and on my phone. I  didn't see any wild animals and I missed the northern lights. I slept through them. I had a wonderful trip and I am ready to go back again. I see that in May there is another cruise that goes further up and there are three or four nights spent on land. At Mt McKinley, in Fairbanks and also in Anchorage. I want to go so badly.

My first cruise, my first time out of the US, my first zip lining and my first whale watch. Just wish the whales has been more cooperative.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Wow, September is here and the kids are back in school.   You know what that means...Holloween is just around the corner. Well, the Your Scrapbook Place (YSBP) Challenge blog is ready for some new fun.  This month the challenge is Anything Goes with a bonus if you use an image from  SLS Lines

Here is the card I made for the YSBP challenge. I checked out the SLS Lines digital images and WOW, how do I choose from such a wonderful collection. Since Halloween is not too far away, I decided that I would do a Halloween (not too scary tho) card.

The image I chose is Halloween Pumpkins

I used pencils to color them and gave them googly eyes. The fence/gate is from Cricut's October 31 cartridge and the moon & cloud is Haunted House die from QuicKutz. 

Here is another card using the same pumpkins.

 I used pens on this card, and again, gave the pumpkins googly eyes. The bats that you see on the front of the box is also part of the Halloween Pumpkins image. The sentiment is from an acrylic Halloween stamp set I purchased a few years back. The card design was demoed at SU Club and as we were doing the folds, I was thinking that "it's a cute card, but I'll never make one on my own". Little did I know that it would be perfect for this Halloween Pumpkin image set.

Another view of the card. This card folds flat and fits in a standard A2 envie.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mystery CAL 2015

I finished it and I finished on time. Every where I went, I took my crocheting with me. I got it entered into the drawing for a prize of some really nice yarns and stuff. I didn't win tho. Hey, they had over two thousand entries.

A mystery crochet project. The post just before this one shows the first clue. I had planned on posting my work in progress, but alas... However, here is the finished piece. But before I show you the finished piece, here are two of the clues.

Clue one was in the last post, We made 20 little granny squares. This is the second step.

Here is the third step. At this point I loved my colors and I thought the grannys looked like butterflies.

I didn't take any pictures of the next seven steps.  So here is the completed project.

We were allowed to choose our own colors which I did (A-Sunshine, B- Grape,  C-Strawberry and D-Blue Mist) and put them in the order of my own choosing. I didn't follow the color order (ABCD) as they were given in the instructions. Actually I did until we were given the step that made those puffy things in the middle of each square. Mine were to be pink. I got to the point that I didn't like the pink so decided that I would make the puffy thing to match the boarder of the square it was in. I really don't like the puffy things but they had to be there to enter into the drawing. I also changed up the colors of the boarder. If I had known what it was going to look like I probably would have put my colors in a different order.

I have this thing and have no idea what to do with it.

If you would like to see what others did, go here. There are thousands of them.

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