Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Men's cards #2

Here's a few more of the men's cards I've been making.  Of course...more scrap fronts and then I used some stickers that I have had for ages.  I didn't think they turned out all that bad.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Beautiful Girl

This is the card I made for Margene for her birthday.  It was actually a scrap of paper from a mini-album I just made, and I found some things to match it.  I love using up something I've had laying around, and as you've read...I'm trying to use up some of the "stuff" I have laying around.  Mom had a dinner for Margene and Danny's birthday, and she said this morning there were 72 of us there.  It was great.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our horses

A couple of years ago, we actually thought of getting rid of all our horses.  We had gotten rid of Kato, and we were pretty upset over that.  But, we still had Sage.  Then Larry & Jeff brought a mare to our place to pasture, and she had a colt that spring.  They stayed until fall, and then they wanted to leave the colt and take the mare...so they could wean the colt.  Of course, I was already attached to "Boots" as we called the colt, so I didn't have a problem with that.  By the next spring, I wanted to buy him.  Boots is the one looking at me taking the photo with the white blaze.  Then Jeff decided he really needed a new horse, so he bought Chief.  The one laying down. 
The pinto is sort of a long story.  Before I bought Sage (after we had to get rid of our Arabian due to cancer) I loved this pinto.  But it wasn't even a year old and I really needed a horse I could ride then.  So, we passed and bought Sage instead.  Well, last year, the guy who had owned the Pinto called us and said his son & DIL had taken the pinto and broke him, but now they really needed to sell him.  The guy had to move from Boise to Idaho Falls for his job and they were making double house payments.  We're thinking...we really don't need another horse.  But we drove to Blackfoot and looked at him and rode him.  And...we bought him.  He has turned out to be the horse that Jeff has taken elk hunting and on his rides.  Vern has been riding Sage, so Ivy and I have been riding Sage & Chief in the evenings when we can. 
Next spring, we'll get Boots ready to go, and we're going to have way....way...too many horses.  But, you become very attached to them.  They are intelligent and loving, and it will be very hard to let any of them go.  Everyone tells me how expensive it is to own horses...and it is.  Hay, grain, bug spray, worming, West Nile shots every year, vet bills, and on and on.  But, when you look out and they are looking back at you...as if to say "Where's my apple?"  How can you not Love them?  I do.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My latest quilt

This is the photo I had Jeff take for Doris, showing the quilt that her quilting group quilted for me.  I really liked how it turned out.  Lots of pinwheels.  Thank heavens for her.  I wouldn't have any quilts finished.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Men's cards

I always use alot of men's cards since that's mainly who I work with.  So I'm always running out and needing more.  I have gone through that "100" I made while I was in Soda Springs, so decided I'd better get with the program and get some more made.  The fronts are ones that I had pieced...just waiting for something to finish them off.  I used my moose, bear, and wolf stamps.

Hope you enjoy seeing them.  I know they aren't the most creative things I've done, but when I start mass producing them for work...I tend to just get some made.  I try to be creative, but I know they are all going to different men and I don't have to reinvent every card.  But...I did have several men tell me they save every card I have sent them.  Really?  I didn't think men did that sort of thing.  Surprise.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Photos from my Advent Calendar

This photo is of Jason and Ivy.  Ivy?  Can you believe it?  She's 15 now.  Time is sure slipping away. 

Guess who?  Jason, Stephanie, & Danelle.  Now can you look at that photo of Danelle and say that Ellie doesn't look like her?  And does Sam look like Jason?  And how about Lindsay?  Does she look like Steph?  Believe it or not, the kids loved to dress up and then lip sync to Alvin & the chipmunks...They were such fun kids.

Now, I'm sure you can guess that this is Mikayla and Braquel.  Doesn't Ellie look alot like Mikayla?  I just can't believe how fast time goes by.  Love looking at these old photos every year.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rico Suave layout

When I did this layout at the retreat, I was searching for a title.  I asked Darla, and she said "Rico Suave"...and we laughed.  Then Robin told me the same thing later and I decided...okay.  That's it.  So I looked up definitions for it and decided it really was a good title.  Chris always opens doors for me when he' s here, he is fairly quiet but says "nice" things.  Melts my heart!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Photo Shoot layout

Sally asked me if I would take family photos for her family.  We met at her Aunt Donna's home and took each family and then the whole group.  It was so much fun.  I loved doing them and thought they turned out okay.  Hope they thought so too.  I loved how they all came pretty much in red/black/white.  It really made the photos come together.

Since I took these in January and due to the color scheme, I thought a winter looking layout was appropriate.  I really liked how it turned out.  And they are all so beautiful....I might be a little prejuidice.  What do you think?
I threw my back out yesterday, so I'm pretty much hobbling around and not doing anything.  Watched the tutorial that Robin put up on the 4 Girls &  a Dream blog...loved it.  I'm really impressed.  Gotta love that talented girl.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Halloween Layout, 2010

We had so much fun the weekend of Halloween.  I just couldn't seem to get enough of scrapping it....

Friday, January 20, 2012

January exchange card #4, 2012

These were another set of 8 cards from WalMart.  I covered all of them, and put a small strip on the inside since they were cut back slightly.  I had some of these diecut flowers, etc and decided to use them up.  They didn't turn out too bad.
I went down to Mom's last night and spent a few hours with her and Doris.  I took my Ipad and were spent the whole time on Utube.  Watching video's and punch art, stamping, and quilting.  It was actually pretty fun.  Mom's decided she needs to learn how to get on Utube.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January exchange card #3, 2012

I found these jeweled creations at WalMart for .97 each and thought they were sooo cute.  Decided to use them on my scrap cards.  The cards are from WalMart too.  8 cards with envelopes for .97.  I've been making cards to send to the troops...Janell has the address, but now I guess they'll all be coming home so I don't know if they're still sending them or not.  I have a great big bag full though...any other ideas?
We sure didn't get nearly as much snow as they were predicting yesterday.  And what did come down is pretty much gone now because it rained most of the evening.  The roads might be a little slick this morning.