Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Finally!! A New Card...

It may not be one of my best... it's very simple, but it's a new card from me none-the-less. I have so many thank you's to send out - the neighbors up here have been wonderful! I used some cards that I already had made up, but one of my neighbors (Ed) deserved a special masculine version. Ed plowed our driveway twice during the big storm when we first arrived. He was a true lifesaver! So I pulled out whatever supplies I have managed to find so far and whipped this up for him.

You'll notice that I had to use some patterned paper from LONG ago... I'm not even going to look up what it is... it's so old that it's not even double-sided. I haven't yet unearthed my new DSPs (the horror!), so I thought this would do the trick. I was hoping that I could be forgiven given the circumstances. :)

This stamp comes from the new Totally Tool set... I think that's the name of it - it's late and I'm so tired that I haven't the energy to look it up either. Gee, Colorado has made me lazy! Leave me a comment if I got it wrong, please. In any case, I'm glad this one was at the top of the box I opened, otherwise, good ole' Ed might've gotten a thank you card with a big blue bird on it.

Now, just because I've made this one card, please don't expect the floodgates of Michele's creativity to burst open and drown you all... quite the contrary. I began homeschooling the kids on Monday and between teaching them and corralling my 2 year old, it's proving to take up most of my allotted daily energy! I'm ready to hit the bed as soon as I turn out their lights. Ah well, maybe it's the elevation. :)

Hugs to all,

Card Recipe (and no high-altitude instructions necessary):
Stamp Set: Totally Tool
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and some unknown DSP from L-O-N-G ago... anything will work, just make it match.
Accessories: Linen Thread

Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm Getting Close...

Oh, wow... I'm exhausted! Moving is such hard work. The last update I gave you was a week ago... and that was BEFORE we lost power and BEFORE we had to start melting snow in order to flush the toilets. It was BEFORE we had to cart our air mattresses up to the living room and cozy up all together by the fire. It was BEFORE we had to tape grocery bags over our sneakers just to walk outside. And it was BEFORE we were buried in over 3 feet of snow and BEFORE we had to hire not one, but two plows to come dig us out. Alas, we kept a cheerful attitude through it all and consider ourselves very well prepared for whatever weather comes our way next! Here are a couple photos of what we experienced... this first one was our driveway.

And this next one is my truck... somewhere!

But the real reason I've signed on tonight is to let you know that I'm getting close to having my stamping supplies ready again! I've been working hard at it... because I have a lot of thank you cards to send out and I just REFUSE to buy them!

But... first things first... and playing in the snow with these three boys will always come first!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Snowed In at Home!

We arrived at our new home yesterday just in time... because as you can see, we won't be going anywhere for quite a while! Sorry the picture is so small - I don't have my full computer setup yet... I just wanted to give you all an idea of the welcome we received here in Evergreen yesterday! It has been snowing non-stop and we've got well over 2 feet by now. The truck you see here is my Toyota Sequoia - and it is NOT 4 wheel drive. Eeek! We thought we'd be okay with it until next winter. Wrong! I did manage to make it to the grocery store shortly after we arrived so I could stock up, but it was one of those toss-whatever-you-see-in-the-cart types of trips because I was afraid of getting stuck out there! But, alas, I made it home and we've been cozied up in here ever since.

We love our new place - and can't wait to explore some more. Unfortunately, this snow isn't scheduled to let up for another 24 hours or so... and that means that our moving truck will not arrive tomorrow as planned. Ouch. Looks like we'll have to make do with what we have until Monday! Nothing like being snowed in at home!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Home Sweet Home... Almost

You've all been so sweet sending me notes of encouragement and such... and I've had to neglect you by not showing you anything new! Well, since I still can't stamp anything (and won't see my stamping supplies for another few weeks *sob*), I thought of something else new I could show you... our new house!

Doesn't it look peaceful? We're on 4 acres out in the woods, but we still have neighbors. I will never forget the feeling I had when I looked out the windows of this house the first time I was in it. Simple, quiet, peaceful... of course, I didn't have my three kiddos with me that time either, but still... it's amazing. And check out this next one...

No, that's not the road, that's our DRIVEWAY! It's longer than two football fields! My exercise will consist of walking down to get the mail each day! Sweet!

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say hello. The movers come a week from today, so I'm on the final push to get things packed up. I'm down to the things we either don't know what to do with or we don't have the right size box. It'll all come together, though. I know it will. Those trees are calling me... calling me home!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Get Connected!

Just popping in to let you know of another great promotion that Stampin' Up! is offering... on April 1st (no foolin') our new Occasions Mini Catalog (pictured at left) went live! Through April 30th, with any $40 purchase from the new mini catalog, you can choose any one item from the "Under $10" page in the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog (page 208) for FREE! Click on the thumbnail below for full details.

Likewise, if you host a $150 workshop (or place a $150 order yourself from any catalog), you can choose one item from that page for FREE!

What are you waiting for? It's as easy as browsing the selections online... click here to get started! I may have my stamp room all packed up so I can't show you any new creations, but I'll be darned if I'll let you go without knowing the great offers Stampin' Up! keeps providing!!

Hugs to all,