Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Hopper Award

Hi Everyone! I hope this note finds you all well and happy! It is time again for another VC_Rocks Blog Hop. It will be this weekend July 24th & 25th, so keep coming back to see all the wonderful projects our group of talented ladies have in store for you OK. Speaking of which, I have earned a Blog Hopper Badge for participating in 2 or more Blog Hops!!!
Here is my 12 x 12 page that will display all of the badges I have earned over the summer. Here is the latest badge I received from Loni our amazing Hop Moderator.
Have a great day and come back Saturday I am making something really pretty.
Oh, I didn't place in the Just Add Ink challenge today :( but they do have another challenge this week that I am going to submit a card for this weekend. Chat with you tomorrow.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just Add Ink

Hello bloggers how are you all today? I hope this post finds you well and happy!. Looks like I am going to jump in with both feet today and submit a card for a blog challenge. Just Add Ink is having a sketch challenge and this is my submission for it. I hope they like it and I submit it correctly? This is all new to me lololol. What do you think of my little creation? 
                       Jeff is going to BBQ steak tonight and we are making Smoked Twice Baked Potatoes. We put the potatoes in the smoker until soft, then cut them in half lengthwise, then scoop out the insides put them in a bowl and mix them with bacon bits, diced scallons, cheese, spices and a little mayonnaise. We then bake them for a few just until the cheese melts.These potatoes have become a staple around here :). I like them served with a spoon full of salsa and sour cream. Speaking of salsa!!! My garden gave me a bunch of tomatoes, scallions, chili peppers and jalapenos. "Perfect Salsa Fixings". The only thing missing is the cilantro. I must have planted it way too early as it was ready a over a month ago. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's Another Great Day

Hello my blogging friends I hope this day brings you lots of love and happiness!  I'm going to try and post several time a week from now on. We will see how that goes, because if I post I have to create lololol. I guess that is not such a bad option. This is what I created today. I hope you like them. I guess I was in a Red, White and Black mood today. I will post again this weekend too.
Oh are you able to see all the great pictures everyone is posting from convention!! My up line Linda Jensen won an Artisan Award.  We are all so very proud of her. Go Linda.
Check out Sandi MacIvers blog to see some great Convention Highlights and she has links to Lee's and Carole'Anns blogs too. They are giving away Blog Candy!!!
PS.If you would be so kind as to leave me a comment I would really appreciate it.
If you need to place an order or book a class leave me a message on my e-mail .
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thank you for all your wonderful comments!

Hello my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!
Thank you so very much for all your wonderful comments about the Blog Hop projects! Your comments make me feel so good about creating, as it is a bit overwhelming sometimes.

I did the most interesting thing on Friday night... I was invited to attend a Sweet Lodge at Sherman Indian School. Several of my friends had attended them before but I had never done anything like that. It was an amazing experieance and very very hot :). I really am beginning to appreciate the American Indian Culture and their many customs. I had no idea how truly spiritual those customs are and am gaining a new respect for them.

Our heat wave is subsiding and my garden is not taking too many hits. Every year, I monitor where I place a new plant to see if it is a good spot for it. This year I planted Calla Lillie's and they are not holding up in this heat. I may have to transplant them on the west side of the house or put shade cloth over them to protect them from the sun. August and September are still on the way so in order to save them I must move fast. I was sure they would get enough shade, poor things?

I have started to create again and sent out 6 RAKS to friends but, forgot to get some pictures in my haste to get them in the mail. I did find a few more cards that I have not previously posted.  I hope you enjoy them. The first one is a 8 x8 scrapbook page for a VC_Rocks 70's swap. I am mainly a card maker but had to give it a try for this swap "Cool Man Can You Dig It" lololol.

PS. The 2010 Stampin' Up Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah starts in a few days and my BFF Carey is there early to participate in several LNS events. She went shopping for me at Momento Mall today ohhh boy goodies :) . But besides that we got to chat on the phone and that is a good thing. We only chat on the phone a few times a year as she lives in MO & I'm here in CA, but we chat everyday by email! Thanks Carey, you are awesome  & I miss you mucho. Have fun my friend.

Friday, July 16, 2010

VC_Rocks Blog Hop #3

Hello my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy. This is our 3rd round of 4 hops on VC_Rocks Yippee!!  The next one will be sometime in August, we will keep you posted. You most likely came from Kimm's blog.

Her project was wonderful wasn't it! Besides being the moderator of VC _Rocks Kimm is an amazing artist.
If you would like to start from the beginning go here
Wow, what a month! I have loads to tell you, like my first season of grapes are sweet and ready to be picked & very yummy I might add. June was not as much of a scorcher as last year and my plants are surviving (so far). My daughter had a milestone  birthday, she turned 25. Yikes that means I am 25 years older  too lolol !!!! We had another round of fantastic swaps at VC Rocks, my goodness my VC girls are so very talented. I have tons of new and beautiful ideas to share with my customers.
Yet, last month my good friend passed away suddenly. Life is bitter sweet at times and we learn to take the good with the bad. Today is a good day and I know more good days are coming. 
I'm going out side and take a few pictures of the garden while I still can. Summer is well on its way as we are going to have 100 degree weather all weekend long Yikes!!!!. I better make sure my green babies are watered hehehe.
Because it is going to be so hot this weekend I thought I would make a few "Cool" cards for you . I know the Bikini Top and Board Shorts are not a new concept, but have you ever seen them done in the Black Magic technique? You can see this amazing technique on Sandi MacIvers blog I bet you can find the Bra and Panty pattern on SCS as well.  I hope you like them.
Once you finish looking at my blog you will want to go on over to Tina's blog where you will see another amazing artist. I assure you, you will never be disappointed with her
Stay cool where ever you are this weekend. See you next time.