Thursday, February 22, 2007

Better Late Than Never!

Alright, so *last* weekend, we visited Rose & Andrew, and these are some photos of Miss Lucy commanding Uncle Andrew to come get her since she kept falling down the hill. Looks like she did a good job because...he got her :) She's just breaking in Uncle Andrew for when Sophia is a little bigger and will want him to do her bidding!

Monday was so beautiful outside that we did a little gardening, Lucy & I. Lucy loved using her "digger" tool aka the trowel. She was very serious about helping her momma get those pesky weeds out of the planters from last year.
Here she is, my serious little digger!

...and not to be forgotten, Joey! He came outside dressed in green to help us green up the backyard. He was such a smiley guy while watching his always entertaining sister & me do our pruning and digging.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Naptime = Motivational Time

Here's Joey with his admirer MaryJo McGraw.

Joey decided to fall asleep for quite some time (he's still sleeping now, knock on wood!), so I felt motivated to stamp several quicky & easy cards. We had such a good time today with Beckie, Cheryl & Tina at a stamp show in San Mateo that I have some serious energy & creative thinking going on! Joey had a great time "heckling" MaryJo McGraw during her class as he practiced his new skills in raspberry blowing. The whole room paused & looked at him before busting up in laughter, which just encouraged him in practicing some more!

The happy stampy group of us: Dianna, Joey (taking a nap), Beckie, Tina & Cheryl.

My samples that I'm posting tonight use my NEW giga & mega punches from the stamp show today!!!!!!! I was so excited after my big splurge that I just walked around the show with a HUGE beaming smile on my's amazing how easy it is to make me so excited about my hobby after all these years!!!
This sample uses the Happy Harmony set from the Sellabration mini along with the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set. I used Cameo Coral ink on the flowers & colored the bottom edges with the Ruby Red marker to shade them & the green ink was Always Artichoke.
Here's a card for my sweet neighbor, Robyn, who just dropped by tonight with a handful of carrots that she grew in her I just had to whip out my retired Vegetable Garden set along with those new punches!! I used Crystal Effects over the carrots as well as the greeting to spice the simple card up a little.
I was inspired by someone on SCS for the Valentine box on the left...I covered the heart candy box with the paper that's in the Winter Mini & used one of the pocket notes over the front of the box with a message written inside of it. The card on the right uses the Very Punny set from the SAB mini & will go to my newest recruit, Carol! :)

This last one is a fun one since it uses the Delight in Life set from the SAB mini, but the leaves are actually just the flower stamped & colored green. That's about as clever as I get for's late!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

There's a first time for everything

Alright! I finally have a *blog* and have begun catching up with the rest of the world!

Later tonight, I'll have to add some pictures of stamping projects since my stamp room is finally clean enough to use for stamping as opposed to being a storage space for my growing collection of stamps & accessories...! AND I have a place to brag about my two wonderful children now, too!

Woohoo! I'm off to stamp something to share now...