Friday, June 19, 2009

Puppy dogs!

Update April 3, 2010: My sweet 12 year old Cosmo was bit by a rattlesnake (yes, again!) on October 7th. He was in such bad shape, and not able to recover, so we chose to put Cosmo to sleep. That was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, besides having to watch my Dad die. I miss my little buddy everyday.

Cosmo - He is so gray now! He's old, but he still acts like a pup!

Here are some new photos of Cosmo and Spike. Cosmo will be 12 next month!! I've had him since he was 7 weeks old. Spike will be 1 in August.

Sara and Spike. He won't sit still long enough to have his picture taken.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Sara and Katy went to a summer camp program last week and Katy's preschool. It was a Cowboy theme all week and on Friday they were able to dress up like cowboys and cowgirls. Luckily, we had these vests and hats from a birthday party they went to last summer! They looked so cute! Although, once I took this photo, Katy took off her boots and said she didn't want to wear them. Oh, well. They were cowgirls who wore flip-flops!!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flight of the (sage) Butterfly

Here is a card I made for my stamp night last week. I pretty much copied it off of the Stampin Up website for demonstrators. But, I just love how clean and simple this was. My friends who come to make cards love to have cute, easy to make cards. And this is easy!

card recipe:

stamps: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly

paper: sage shadow, so saffron, very vanilla

ink: sage shadow, so saffron
accessories: 2-way glue, DD glitter, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Beachy

This is a card we will be making at my stamp night on Thursday. I try to make them fairly easy to make, without too much cutting or labor. This card uses the Just Beachy set from the mini catalog and Three Thoughts which is from a Simply Sent card kit.

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card recipe:
stamps: Just Beachy, Three Thoughts
paper: baja breeze, confetti white
ink: chocolate chip, kiwi kiss
accessories: kiwi kiss ribbon, blender pen, dimensionals

Monday, June 8, 2009

You Tube 'literal' video

This is a very funny 'literal video' from You Tube. Hit the pause button on my playlist on the right so my music isn't playing at the same time!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #21

Yeah, I found some time to stamp today! I made a card for Karen's sketch challenge and I'm also going to use this card for my stamp night coming up. Let me know what you think!
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card recipe:

stamps: All Holidays

paper: ruby red, washington apple DSP

ink: ruby red, bashful blue and pumpkin pie markers

accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, retired hodgepodge, bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Steven's Graduation!

I had such a good time with my sister and nephews last weekend! I so wished we lived closer together, we would have a blast! Here are some photos from my nephews high school graduation from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana.

This is me, my sister Susan, Steven and my sister's husbands parents.

Me, Susan and Steven

Thomas, Susan, Steven and Jonathan
(How cute is Jonathan looking up at his big brother???)

This is the house I grew up in on Kimberly Drive in Indianapolis!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another snake attack...

Well, I've been MIA, but for a good reason. I went to Ohio to see my sister and her family and then we went to go see my nephew, Steven, graduate high school in Indianapolis. It was so neat. I remember when he was so little, it seems like yesterday. He is such an awesome kid, I'm so proud of him! I have lots of photos, but I need to edit them first. Here is a photo of his last baseball game on Monday. His team won the sectionals, now they are off to regionals! This is Steven (in red & white) scoring the first run of the game!

Today, we had a little excitement when Cosmo attacked another snake in the back yard. This thing was HUGE! I was relieved to see it wasn't a rattlesnake, it was a corn snake. But it was still scary. I can't hardly get Cosmo away from these things once he sees them. He was really bleeding from his mouth, so I don't know if the snake bit him or maybe he bit his own tongue. He's fine now. But I just about had a heart attack this morning. I can't go thru another rattler bite, and neither can Cosmo.