Saturday, September 27, 2008

San Diego

Well, I'm back from my quick trip to San Diego. I always enjoy going as it is a beautiful city and the weather is always perfect. But, it's so much better being home! I was able to meet up with a couple of people who have moved from Mabank to San Diego. On Thursday evening I had dinner with Sandra & Jean-Yves Rombeaux and their daughter Elodie.

I was able to see Helen Zhang and visit with her for a few minutes.

I took a few pictures while driving around. I was there and back so quick there wasn't much time for sight-seeing.
This picture was taken early in the morning and the fog was still on the harbor. This is a ship docked at the naval base, Rosecrans I think.

Here is a small portion of the SS Midway. The Midway is an aircraft carrier that is permanently docked in SD for tours. You really have to see it to get the true size of this vessel.

This is a little shop in an area on the harbor called SeaPort Village. There are several little shops specializing in different things. You can get caps, t-shirts, art, food....lots of different stuff!!

I took this picture while strolling through SeaPort Village

San Diego is a huge port for all sorts of sailing vessels. It is home to many cruise lines. There happened to be 3 cruise ships in the harbor while I was there. I took this picture from the window of my little rented Prius.

I had a good time and enjoyed seeing Sandra and Helen. But, I'm soooo much more glad to be home!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Day long Crop!

Well, it's the day after our September Crop and I'm still exhausted. The truck is still loaded down with all my supplies that have to be put back in the Scrapbooking room but, the day was worth it.

This is all that was left at 9pm - Ashley (pregnant), Penny, Me and Heather in the wild shirt!
I asked each of them to show me their favorite page they had made.

Penny made a page on their Florida trip about Snorkeling.

Ashley just got the 12" Cricut Expressions and a Juke box. All of us played with that! Her favorite page was of her daughter Savannah and Santa!

Heather has been working on a Scrapbook for one of the nurses that moved to another hospital. She has worked on it for two whole crop days. It's a good looking scrapbook! She's done a great job!

All in all, I think we had a great time! I'm looking forward to our next crop on November 15th!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Bloody Sunday!

Blah! That's pretty much the mood this evening! I dread the work week that's ahead. Not for any special reason just the simple reason I'm sooooo ready to retire and just need a few more years. Heather and I had a lot of fun this weekend hunkering down to ride out the hurricane! Thankfully it was just a lot of wind and some rain and not the havoc expected due to the our over zealous media! We made jewelry! I especially love these earrings. It was fun to get together and work on something other than scrapbooking....but not too much! You know how I love scrapbooking!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

There is a Hurricane a comin'

Thought I'd added this card before I lose power...I know, it's early but Billy woke me up checking the weather. I did this card last night using the "Solemn Stillness" stamp set and new SU In Colors Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. I also added a little Gold embossing powder and some non-SU hemp.

That bad weather isn't supposed to get here until about noon so maybe I'll have time to make some more cards today and post them too!
Ok...I'm back! We lost power from 10am to 11am for no particular reason....probably some dead tree fell on a line! There are a lot of dead trees out here in the country! I finished up another card during the outage! Not much light in the scrapbooking room but, I made due. This was made with the "Wishing you Cheer" and "Frosty" stamp sets, scallop punch, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla cardstock and a piece of printed paper, deck the halls by create, Kate.

Friday, September 12, 2008

One More Card

I've been in a real mood for anything fall and winter! Maybe it's all the stuff they've already put out at Wal-Mart. I love to decorate my dining table for fall. Little gourds that look like pumpkins, ceramic pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, mini bails of hay with little stuffed scarecrows perched on top! I even bought new dishes to set the table with. I can't wait to gather all that stuff from the attic and place it around the house. But first, it needs to cool off a little so I'm not so dreading the heat in the attic. Maybe after Ike passes we will have a few cool days and I can get up there...or better yet, I could send DH to fetch my boxes of goodies!!! That's the plan. I'll post new pics of the dinner table tomorrow!

I just made this little "Thinking of You" card. I did say I was in the fall mood!! I made this with cardstock from the Earth Elements color family using the Greetings Galore stamp set and my trusty Stampin' Write markers. I think it's kinda cute!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New In Colors from Stampin' Up

I just got my first order of the new In Colors from Stampin' Up and wanted to start out with a couple of Christmas cards. This card was made using the Big on Christmas stamp set with Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss cardstock and KK ribbon. I stamped Happy Holidays on the inside in RHR with the stamp from the Frosty stamp set. I used the new Border punch stamp from Stampin' Up!

This next card was made with the In Colors from Stampin' Up and the same cute Big on Christmas stamp set. I used Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, and Baja Breeze cardstock with RHR ribbon.