Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tonight I marked more fabric to go down there. I have a table just designated for fabric now. I also put a quilt rack and a end table in the van to be put out tomorrow, plus I have a box with small coolers and thermo that are going too. I think I will go drag out a few more things before I hit the hay. Most everything around here is....GOOOINNNNG....so stop down and check out all the goodies!
P.S. Isn't the little bird on this stamp from Four Frames adorable!?!?!?! And Teeny Tiny Wishes works so well with this set!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
This is another card with the Paisley Petals Designer paper and a different stamp from the Four Frames stamp set. The verse is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I sure use that set a lot! I really love the roses on this stamp set. So very elegant! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Elaine
Friday, May 27, 2011
Not a whole lot new around here. I ran some errands this morning, and other wise I have been sorting and marking things. I was kind of tired today, but my nap early this evening helped a lot. I marked some baskets and a bunch of fabric after I got up, so I got a second wind. If you aren't busy, stop in and say hi at the flea market this weekend! Elaine
Thursday, May 26, 2011
|A closer up view of the stamping for you to see.|
Look what arrived in my mailbox today. New toys...yippeeeee!!! What a pleasant surprise! Last week I saw on one of the forums that a demonstrator was looking for General Foods International Coffee Tins. She wanted them with lids on them, about 10 to 12 of them. I wrote to her right away and told her that I had a big box full of them upstairs, but that I don't usually save the lids as I don't use them, but I would check and see how many I had. I ended up having 9 with red lids, and 11 of them with clear lids. I told her that I didn't expect anything for them, that I just wanted to be reimbursed for the postage to ship them to her, but if she wanted to send me something, I would be delighted. She told me that she would take them all if I didn't mind, and that she would reimburse me for my postage, and that she would send me a little package. This is what came today, and I am totally thrilled with it, as I didn't have any of these things, and they will be so much fun to play with. She had told me that the frames were coming and that she thought I would like to put my grandson's picture in the middle of them but I never expected to receive all this!! How cool is that! Thank you Carol, and thanks for saving all the tins for me mom! Love, Elaine
Hello! I am sorry I have been a little lack on blogging. Right now I am focused more on packing and sorting than crafting. But some times I need a break and I will try to post as I make stuff. Please be patient with me, things will get more normal after I am "moved".
Today was a bumming day, sort of. Diane and I headed to the Rapids first thing this morning. Our first stop was Light House Books, in Wisconsin Rapids. They have a very nice stamping and scrap booking section in their store. We hadn't been there in awhile as Diane has been getting Bernie groomed in town. I wasn't sure when I would get that direction again, as normally I would shop in Milwaukee, or near the booth in the Dells. So I wanted to stop in there. I had a 20% off coupon so picked up a set of Spellbinder's dies, a package of Score-tape, and some graduation stamps in the nifty $1.50 section. Then we headed over to Staples as I had seen on someone's blog where they had used a CD hanging file case to store Nestie's. I found one and absolutely love it so I thought I would share with you how I set it up after we got home. The box comes with 40 transparent colored sleeves and has a "pocket" on each side, so you can store dies on both sides if you wish too. I set mine up to store them only on one side, as most of my sets are large ones and I didn't wish to distort the pocket by putting too much weight in it, and I have plenty of pockets to use yet so space wasn't an issue. They fit in the sleeves so nicely, and I even dropped 2 sets of sleeves on the floor while I was labeling them and the dies did not fall out of the pockets. This system is going to work great for me and I am especially happy to find a good way to store my Papertrey Inc Dies, as some of them are small and you could easily lose them. I have the canning jar, lid, canning jar label, and canning jar toppers all in the same sleeve and I made sleeves up for a couple of dies that I just ordered. They should be arriving any day now, so it will be all set up and ready to go when they arrive. Our next stop was Aldi's, and then Walmart where I finished my grocery shopping. I do all my grocery shopping once per month, so it is a big project, but then it is all done, and I don't have to mess with it for another month. Our last stop was the Hong Kong Buffet where we had some yummy stuff. After dropping Di off, I put away groceries, worked on the making labels for the new storage box, caught up on the computer, and then decided that I would rest, watch some TV, and sort through more magazines. This was around six o'clock and after I got on the bed, I decided just to watch TV for awhile as I was too tired to turn pages. I fell asleep after about an hour, and slept almost 2 hours. I was just waking up when Susie called me around 9pm. We talked almost an hour, then I got up and started working on "Campaign Move" as I like to call it. Carol has been bringing me boxes almost every day, and I sure am going through them. Tonight I cleaned out 3 cabinets in the kitchen. I marked 3 boxes of stuff to sell, did dishes, and still need to mark some wine glasses that I washed up. I just had a sandwich (my supper) at 11:30! Now I do have to say, I believe that is the latest I have ever eaten supper! I am not the least bit sleepy, so I will probably be up awhile yet. Maybe I will go stamp for awhile! Make it a great Thursday!!! Elaine
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
|The finished project, all packaged and ready to go!|
|This is the batch I just finished up. They will get packaged up another day.|
|A closeup of a doodad.|
|More packages all ready to go!|
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
This is the other card we made last week. The stamp set Lovely as a Tree is used for the tree background, and the bear, skeeter spray, sleeping bag and word grrreat! are from the stamp set Under the Stars. We stamped the image with Black Stazon ink on watercolor paper, then used an aqua painter and reinkers to watercolor the images. A cute fun card for all ages. A great one for this time of year. I will take a smor'e, or two or three...hee hee! Have a good one! Elaine
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Enjoy this beautiful weather! Elaine
Monday, May 16, 2011
Good Morning! I can actually say that as it is about 1:30 am right now. It was another cold day at the flea market today and very windy. But that didn't stop the people from coming out. I got home around 3 today and I took a nap and slept almost 3 hours. I started working on some card packets that were all cut and I finished 20 cards tonight. Woo HOO! I am a tired little camper now so am headed to bed! Have a great Monday! Elaine
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Happy Saturday night! It sure was a cold and damp today at the flea market. I ended up coming home early today around 2 as everything was dieing down. But the people that had been there were buying good and enjoying it, and that is the main thing. I stopped at Pamida on my way home and picked up 2 Sterilite 3 drawer 12 x 12 scrapbook drawers. I had those filled up in about 5 minutes....lol. I now have 9 sets of them full of designer paper, and other things. I had bought a bunch of Sterilite shoe box size 3 drawer units to store cards in last year so went upstairs and brought a few of those down stairs and I have been working pretty steady all evening and filled up 3 sets of those. I am making great progress on the stamping room. I don't think my work space has ever looked so clean. The next things to tackle in there are a few boxes on the floor, and then the table by the window. Even though it may look like a tornado hit around here, I am making progress. :-D
I made 4 of these little mini notebooks on Friday and I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Stampin' UP! Happy Harmony. I just love this set. I will be showing you some more little notebooks I made with this set tomorrow. Have a good one! Elaine
Friday, May 13, 2011
This is a tag I made using the stamp set Word Play and some punches. I am really tired tonight. It has been a long week! I ran around this morning and did some errands. Carol stopped this afternoon with more moving boxes, and Sandy Wellumson brought me some goodies! I also received a bag of goodies last night from Sue Paape! I have loved it all. Thanks for the nice RACKS girls!!!
Little Mason is really getting into talking to Grammy on the phone. I talked with Jenna a few minutes this morning and right after we said hello, Mason started fussing, and I heard Jenna say, "You want to talk to Grammie? Here she is." I started talking to him and he started talking back. In the background I could hear Antonio saying, who are you talking to (to Mason), are you talking to your ______, what ever the word is in Spanish for Grandma. Jenna gets back on and tells me that Mason really enjoyed it, that he is getting the hang of it, and that it makes him feel important. LOL That's my baby!
Have a great weekend, and stop down at the flea market and say Hello!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
|This is the inside of the tea bag holder. Where I have the Crumb Cake card stock is where the tea bag will slide in.|
Today I worked on the stamping room, sorting through some of my stuff, and marking some of my "doubles" and alterable items to sell. I empty 3 of my 29 quart sterilite containers today, and put my "current stamp sets in them. I still need to empty one more before I will be finished with that project. When I get done with the stamping room, it will be the easiest room to move as I am trying to get everything that isn't already in a sterilite drawer in one. Then when it is time to move, all we will have to do is put packing tape around the drawers and they will be all set to move!!! And the bonus part is that I will be able to stamp immediately, and know where all my stuff is! Too bad the rest of the house won't go so smoothly, but I guess you can't have it all. Hee hee!
Tonight I needed a break from the sorting and marking, so I worked on these tea bag holders. I have another eighteen of them in progress. The pattern paper is on them. I just need to finish decorating them and attaching the ribbon. They are a fun little project and make a great little gift for someone. The card stock on the inside won't be there, that is where the tea bag goes. I just stuck that in there for an example as I don't have my tea bags yet.
It is with sadness that I have to tell you that my school mate Randy Waite past away on Saturday. The funeral is tomorrow morning. My dear friend Diane was married to him. Age 50 is way too young to die, but he has had a long battle the past four years with stage 4 lung cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with the Waite, Bredesen, and Schwabe families. Our dear Aunt Pat Cook past away over the weekend too. We were lucky to have her living here for about 8 years and she taught many children in the area how to play piano. She was an avid gardener, played the organ for her church, taught bible study, loved animals, was a devout Christian, and spent her life helping others. She will be truly missed. Love, Elaine
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Today's picture is of a crocheted Baby Bear Hat. It is tiny, it is meant for a 3 month old. Can you tell I have babies on the brain....as usual!!!! It was a fun project to make.
Mom was over for a visit today, and I ran some errands. Diane called and I met her and Judy at Hwy 13 & 21 for an early supper. I went back to the house with them and visited awhile, then headed home. I put some stamps loose individual stamps in a 3 drawer Sterilite Container that was designed for 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, and they fit so nice in there. Susie called and I was chit chatting with her for awhile. Now it is time to get to work! Elaine