Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rooster Party August 28. 2009

Who is the biggest rooster obsessed fan? Me!!! I'm just so sadden that I missed this Rooster Blog Party hosted by Bella Vista!
I know it's late, but couldn't resist sharing one of my most prized rooster prints! I found these set of prints at a store going out of business, and that's when I had the greatest creative idea of framing them. I bought the frames at another craft out of business...and rooster prints!
I can't wait for the next Rooster Blog Party so I can share some of my precious roosters! nephew Anthony once counted up to 160+ roosters in my kitchen...

Reading Nook...

My friend Karen gave me a sample of an origami corner bookmark and I couldn't wait to get home and make one...and one became several. All you need is a 6" square and follow some simple folding steps...
These will go to some friends of mine who are avid readers!
Costco DP, Sage Shadow & SU! Old Olive stamp pads, SU! Circle of Friendship & Stamps with A Flourish, scallop punch

Saturday, August 29, 2009

White Space Challenge

It's been a long time since I've created a card, that I was so rusty and didn't know where to I chose this easy challenge from 365 Cards.
It wasn't easy for me...It took me 2 days to come up with this "creation"...

SU! DP & cardstock, Buckaroo blue, oval punch, faux sewing, white gel pen

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A is for...

A is for Arleen...
Our children are back in school since August 10th! To thank all of my co-workers for all of their help over our very busy hectic summer in our HR Department, I presented each with a Wilton chinese box filled with Life Savers.
I decorated each box with a chipboard monogram covered in school theme DP. I used the apple stamp from SU! Tart & Tangy for the label, tied with red and green ribbon.
C is for Carolyn, J is for Jim, K is for Kara, P is for Patricia, E is for Eileen, C is for Carmen, P is for Peggy, T is for Tahlya, N is for Norma, S is for Sylvia

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Before & After...

Miniature White Rose
June 7, 2009
Healthy & Blooming
August 2, 2009
This is what happens when 111+ degrees hits the valley!!!
I'm trying so hard to protect my few pots from the heat & the bunnies!

Season of Friendship

My friend Karen Lanning, SU! Demo, presented me with this Christmas gift~2008.
The message reads:
"The season of friendship lasts forever."
I hung it in a place of honor as you can see.
Thank you Karen!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Nap

My plan for today was to stamp away the day, but I was too tired, that I slept for most of the afternoon. 10 hour work days are killers!
I have not stamped for several months now, and I finally feel creative enough to get busy and have fun! My goal is to at least blog once a day, and visit fellow bloggers. So here is my blog for today:
DH and I took a day trip in early June to Prescott, AZ. On the way there we stopped at a little town named Yarnell, AZ. We Phoenicians, during our hot weather, traveled north to get some relief from the heat. We were fortunate enough that in June the weather was just perfect, so DH & I drove with the top down of his sporty car and headed north.

Every time we go through Yarnell, we have to go through this really neat small neighborhood. I took this picture of the deer in front of some one's summer home. The deer were so quiet and behind some bushes that camouflage them, that we almost missed them. To us this was really neat!
I took this picture of a very sunny flower! Believe it or not it's a bloom from a cactus which is cover by some vine.
Prescott has this one famous street called Senator's Highway where you find several Victorian homes from the turn of the century. Every time we walk by these famous street, I pick "my house", and this time, this lady was the lucky one!