Monday, December 31, 2007

Amy Sheffer/ Pickled Paper Designs

If you have not added Amy Sheffer to your list of favorite blogs to visit, add her now ( She is my partner in crime! She has been consigning cards with me recently at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea (Leesburg, VA and McLean, VA locations). We met for coffee (can you guess where?) and she brought me a set of great Valentines to inventory. Check them out:

Lauren, are you near 46 South Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960? That would be the closest location to you. Of course I do not know if the owner of that store can get the famous chocolate tea cakes...but at least you could get a decent cuppa joe and not have to go to Starbucks!


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year (almost)

I just could not get a good picture today. This was the best of 7! The pink card is DCWV and really less Pepto-Bismol IRL. It is actually a very pretty salmon color. I stamped in black on a glossy background paper I made using Tria inks, a gold Pilot pen, and rubbing alcohol. The cat w/ presents stamp is by Magenta and the "happy birthday happy birthday" is SU!. I made this card two more times in the same color scheme and card design using the presents from the other two stamps pictured Denami Designs (3 presents) & Magenta (dragonfly).

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Here are my girls enjoying their scooters and Dora dolls my Sweet sweet sister& hubby (aka Aunt Angela & Uncle James) bought for my girls. We celebrated Christmas with them on Saturday. You can't pick your relatives, but I sure feel fortunate to be related to one of the most thoughtful, considerate, and generous people I have ever known. I love you, Ang and James :)
A tradition in my family for as long as I have been alive is to celebrate with my parents, grandparents, my aunt, and cousins today, Christmas Eve. Tomorrow we have Christmas here as a family of four, then off to my parents' house to celebrate with my Godmother. Fun, fun, fun!!! I love tradition :)
I may not blog for a while...maybe not until 2008, so here is wishing you a very happy new year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Don't get me started on 'Joy'

A little mass production goin' on. I usually like to make one-of-a-kind cards or maybe a few of the same/similar. Of course, that's what happens when I try to make cards out of every last scrap...I like the challenge of that. But once in a while a little mindless mass production is therapeutic.

My left index finger is a little sore opening up all the mini brads used on both cards :) The "O" in "JOY" is popped up on dimensionals, though the pic makes it look flush with the card.

Many of my blogger friends have posted that they are a bit frazzled with Christmas preparations and not having time to scrap. I'm behind on some things and ahead on others. And you know what? I'm not even stressin' over it. E.g. I am gonna send out Christmas photo cards again this year, but the photo has not been taken yet :) Hey, I figure as long as I send them out before the Epiphany, I'm okay, right? But I have already written and sent 7 thank you notes for Christmas gifts. I also got all the gifts that needed to be sent wrapped and mailed and all have been received as of yesterday. And the girls' teachers, teacher assistants, therapists, and bus driver & her assistant have all received there gifts and sent me thank you notes. But I have not finished buying Julia & Kathryn's gifts or their stocking stuffers. Buying for them is SO much fun, so I'm saving the best for last.

I have today and tomorrow, and then Friday morning I am meeting Tracy at Greenberry's. What a GREAT way to kick off the big holiday weekend :)

And if you are curious about today's title, "Don't get me started on 'Joy'", it is a quote from one of our favorite tv shows, "Monk." Adrian Monk (Tony Shaloub) does not like Christmas, and in this year's Christmas episode he says that at the beginning of the episode. He cracks me up! I have that playing over and over in my head today. I took the online Monk quiz and I scored "more Monkish than most". Go, ME!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Simple Scrapbook Page

I am skipping around. Those of you that have been with me for awhile know that I scrapbooked all of 2004 in July/August. I'm taking a break from it to make cards (my favorite craft thing to do.) I started planning 2005 with dps and developed pictures too, but I am not yet motivated to do more. As part of the class I am teaching this Saturday, we are doing two Criss Cross cards (posted Monday) and a January scrapbook page (this one). So I pulled these pics of Julia & Kathryn, Kathryn & Julia (age 3 1/2) from January 2006. In my completely objective unprejudiced opinion, these are two CUTE girls!!!
On another note, My dh (aka Hottie McSexy) has been working from home 1-2 days/week. I LOVE having him home and spending lunch with him and the time that would have been commuting :) On the down side, it means no blog time 'cause he's on the 'puter. So if I have not been leaving comments on your blog, it's not because I don't want to! I'll be by soon :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Deck the Halls card class

Here are 7 of 8 different cards my peeps made on Sunday. Everything is pre-cut, they just have to assemble. They could make as many as they wanted in a 2 hour time frame. I'm offering the class again on Saturday, Dec. 15th, following my techniques class (2 criss cross cards from yesterday's post + a simple scrapbook page that I will post tomorrow.)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Criss Cross Cards

I taught a Christmas card making class yesterday at Ashburn Family Scrapbook Center...8 different cards, they could make as many as they wanted in 2 hours. WHEW! That was fun, but exhausting. I've worked so long preparing for that class that I have neglected my monthly Teaching Techniques class that I teach this Saturday! 5 days away and I have not prepared. Kely (store owner) asked me to use the 2 Karen Foster papers and pinch tabs (pictured right). She also asked me to do a scrapbook page with it. Okay, so I couldn't see me doing a scrapbook page with a New Year's theme AND I have been wanting to try these criss cross cards for 3 months now since I first discovered them at the end of September. (Thank you, Ms. Cambria Turnbow! After I cleaned up from my card class, I grabbed the 4 colors of Bazzill cs to coordinate with these papers and I just made these two cards this morning. Don't you think these could also go for anniversary cards? Even the one on the right...if you wrote "Olive you" on it? Maybe the one on the right could even be a birthday card?
Okay, now I'm off to design a simple scrapbook page too. Yes, it will be simple. Hey, 2 cards and a simple scrapbook page is a good value for a $10 class.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Birthday Cards

(Left) My design using Sharon Ann scraps and a TLC rub-on.
(Top) one 8x8 of DCWV dp "Happy Birthday", a scrap of DCWV 8x8 from a previous card (floral print;, and cs stickers also included in the DCWV 8x8 stack.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Cardmaps Sketch @ {Caardvarks} Day 7

No scraps today...I cut 2 fresh sheets of AC 12x12. The sentiment is a TLC rub-on and the metals are SU!
I went by Greenberry's for my chocolate tea cake fix and a mocha latte. The district manager came in and told me they had an event and bought up all the birthday cards. So while I was waiting for Caardvarks to post today's Becky Fleck sketch, guess what I did this morning? I'll post those tomorrow...
I can't see what Caardvarks has in store for bloggers next week! I hope that Becky Fleck will be back. She is awesome :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cardmaps Sketch @ {Caardvarks} Day 6

Wow! I've made it through Day day to go! I am lovin' these Becky Fleck sketches. For today's card I used Sharon Ann scraps that I used on a previous project and had not yet filed away :) The green cs is Bazzill. The rub-on and ribbon is AC. I used an SU! punch for the flower. I curled up the petals for added dimension. Viola!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cardmaps Sketch @ {Caardvarks} Day 5

Scrap of SU! dp, Michael's ribbon, K&Co. acetate sentiment, DCWV mini brad, cream cs. My dh, DH bought the K&Co. acetates for me 1 1/2 years ago as part of my Mother's day gifts. I wanted them so much, and I just used my first one LOL!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cardmaps Sketch @ {Caardvarks} Day 4

I made the blue floral & stripes card first. I used discontinued MM double-sided cs, 6 mini brads, and an SU! green gem brad. Sentiment by PSX. I agonized over this card, and I'm not sure about the end result. So I took a shower and the idea to use black, white, and red popped in my head. The black & white are both Bazzill cs. Sentiment is Hero Arts. Black snaps by MM. Faux stitching using a paper piercer and a white gel pen. The red polka dot paper I found in the trash can at the scrapbook store. (I love me a good scrap!) This one seems to be too bare at the bottom. Hmmmm....any suggestions?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Cardmaps Sketch @ {Caardvarks} Day 3

Thanks to Caardvarks 7 day Cardmaps challenge, I am slowly getting caught up on some cards I needed to make. My card from Day 1 is a thank you card for our realtor who gives us a gift certificate every year at Christmas. My card from Day 2 is a thank you note for my husband to write for his birthday presents from my parents (dh's birthday was yesterday). Lastly, Mr. Al Saunders requested some congratulations cards. Here it is! I hope he likes it :)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New sketch day 2

Here is my card using today's {Caardvarks}sketch. I used all scraps from a class I took at Sue's house last spring...I love when I use my scraps. All are SU! products except the mini brad (DCWV).

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A sketch to try

This is today's sketch to try.
I used red linen cs, scraps of dk green Bazzill, cream cs, ribbon from Michael's, sentiment is an Anna Griffin stamp, the polka dots on flower is an SU! stamp, and thescallops and flowers are all SU! punches. I used dimensionals for the sentiment and flower.

Friday, November 30, 2007

An oldie

I made all my Christmas cards and Christmas thank you notes for 5 or 6 years...not sure exactly...last year I stopped and did the photo card...I still feel guilty about that, kwim? But making 110 or so cards in addition to what I make for the coffee shops just ain't gonna happen. I still make my Christmas thank you notes, though. I made this was one in the early years. I used navy linen cs, white linen cs, blue metallic text weight paper, a silver Pilot pen (edge the white linen cs), a Magenta stamp, silver pigment ink and embossing powder. It was much more time consuming than I thought. Lots of embossing, then cutting the image up in five pieces.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

A belly band card...literally!

I had this epiphany the other day to make this card. Now someone, somewhere has probably thought of this too. I often think of things to invent and a few years later I'll hear someone patented the same thing. So I'm not cocky enough to think I'm the first papercrafter to think this up, but I was happy with the idea anyway.
This just may be the simplest card I have ever made.
I gatefolded red linen cs (so Santa's belly will bulge a little), used Bazzill Bling cs (white & black), and an EK Success buckle punch on metallic paper. It has more shimmer IRL.
Ho ho ho!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I just had to make 6

I went in my craft room yesterday in search of my mojo. I pulled out my Christmas file stash and spread it out on the floor. I had exactly one 12x12 of this snow flake paper. I start thinking," Okay, that will mat 6 cards. Where are my snowflake heavy metals?" I search my heavy metals storage container and found 6 MM snowflake eyelets. Then I think, "Let me find my rub-ons." I search my rub-ons bag and found a package of MM with "merry christmas (snowflake)". Can you guess how many came in the package? Yep, 6! Then I thought,"Now, for coordinating cardstocks...reds are hard to match and this is a funny luck in the dozen or so reds cs shades in my stash...let me check my DCWV cards & envelope box (digressing for a moment... I love these DCWV cards & envelope boxes! I'm on my third box. Michael's sells them and I they put them on sale at 50% off quite often. I've used all the black, white, brown, yellow, but I have A LOT of this red color from previous boxes; yeah, more than 6. LOL!)...unbelievable! This hard to match card base matches perfectly :) The green cs is called "tropical green" from ACMoore open stock cs. Oh yeah, and I used my SU! ticket punch on the corners.
Stay tuned for my belly band card I'll post tomorrow...I just finished it. I came up with it in my little head last night.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Many Joys

I remember seeing this card on the Hero Arts website around 3 years ago (?) I made this set because I was thinking of one of Kathryn's kindergarten team teachers, "Miss Joy." She IS such a joy, too. She is always smiling and her enthusiasm in working with 22 kindergartners is contagious! I am going to see her tomorrow. Wednesday is usually my day to run the parent table in Kathryn's class (always an arts & crafts item!)
Anyway, I had some Hanko Japenese cardstock I purchased from Camie's Paperie in Purcellville, VA before she closed her store last year. I also owned the "Joy" stamp from Hero Arts, the EK Success tree punch, MM small buttons, and stickles all in my stash. I love this card, but I do not know who to credit for the original design other than to say "Hero Arts" website. I have not created a June Houck original in a long time. I hope to find my mojo soon :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Paper Purse w/ 4 notecards

1 @12"x12" Sharon Ann paper,
4 @ 3"x6" Bazzill cs, scored & folded,
Amercan Crafts rub-ons "Ginger" font,
American Crafts double-sided ribbon, and
scallop and circle punches from coordinating Sharon Ann paper

For mass production and speed, use Cricut for circles and scallop punches OR SU! punches. The "purse" is one entire sheet of 12x12, scored and cutting involved! I learned how to make the "purse" from Sue( Isn't she awesome?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two from Sue

One of my Stampin' Up! consultant friends is Sue ( I made these two cards at Sue's monthly stamp camp. She provides everything you need to create two cards. This is what we made last week. The T'giving card is made from circle, oval and flower punches. Yep... even the beak, feet, and dangly thingy are pieces of flowers punched. The friend card is a stamp set from the mini catalog. My mom bought this set...I think I'll need to borrow it!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My "aha" moment...

No cards or other fun things to post, but...when I was in the shower (why do all my "aha" moments come in the middle of the night or in the shower?) I thought about this:

Since moving to northern Virginia, I have made some new good friends. First, Tracy (a Jersey girl & I started reading (and loving) the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (both Jersey girls).
Then Mary (no blog; a Jersey girl). Then my dh (who was born in NJ) took me to a book signing to meet my favorite author, Sharon Kay Penman (Jersey girl). Then I met Jean(; from NY...close enough to Jersey, right?). Then Lauren (Jersey girl;

Are you sensing a pattern here? Or maybe I just need to get more sleep...

If you are from Jersey, please comment. If not, it really isn't your fault. Don't feel bad, leave a comment anyway. If you are not reading this, you are not obligated to leave a comment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Last of the stash

The card on the left I taught at Memories and the card on the right I made from scraps a few years ago as my mass produced card that year (not a Memories card). These are my favs of all the cards from this stash. I hope you like them too :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

More Christmas card stash

More cards I made when I was a customer/taught at Memories. Simplistic designs, and using MM metals (brads, circle clips, eyelet charm, and eyelet).

Saturday, November 10, 2007

New Kindergarten teacher for Kathryn

I found this cute box pattern from an SCS challenge Qbee's Peek-a-boo box. The pattern did not come out in my pic, but it does credit Brenda Quintana (here is the link:
I've needed an excuse to try it, so I covered the circle hole with acetate, then filled the box with chocolate covered peanuts. Kathryn's teacher moved up to teach 2nd grade (she is a wonderful kindergarten teacher, but needed a full-time paying job). Kathryn's new teacher, Mrs. Leone, is being moved from one of the K-2 Autism classrooms (not the one Julia is in). How great is that?! She totally gets Kathryn :) I'll give this to Mrs. Leone on Monday, when I get to see Kathryn play the part of a turkey in a Thanksgiving play.

Friday, November 9, 2007

More Christmas card stash

I made these also from my days teaching at Memories...a moment of silence, please...I can't believe they closed. Recollections is closing too, but no surprises there. Now there is really just Ashburn Family Scrapbook Center, where I currently teach, that is "near" (about a 15 minute drive, same as Memories was, Recollections just a little further). I am also fortunate to have ACMoore & Michael's at 10 and 8 minutes, respectively. I just like options, kwim?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Heavy Metal Christmas cards

These are from a class at Memories...possibly a Christmas in July class of '03. Greenberry's has customers asking for cards since BEFORE Halloween. I thought it was just the stores that were early in preparing for the holiday season :) I have not made any cards since those last batch of Halloween...feels like forever...I pulled these out of my stash and packaged them. Just need to invoice them and get them over to my happy place :) I love G'berry's chocolate tea cakes...they are so yummy! And a nice hot green tea with honey or a mocha latte with cinnamon...oops! I gotta wipe the drool off the keyboard. TTFN!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Christmas tag

Oy! My picture looks washed out. This tag is made with Deja Views dp and cs sticker, red linen cs, and white cs. The poem came from a tag from a Memories class from maybe 2003? I don't recall. You place the tag on a big Hershey candy bar :)
The poem reads:
Christmas Fudge

A day or two ago
We thought we’d make a treat
For all our special friends
A Christmas treat to eat.

Our intentions were top notch
But our schedules wouldn’t budge
Hence, here’s this year’s edition
Of homemade Christmas fudge.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Two Little Mermaids

Here are my two little princesses enjoying their Halloween treats. I hope your Halloween was cooky and spooky!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Question For You...

I love the Redskins. This seems like a silly statement, because not loving them does not compute for me. That would be like saying, "I don't like chocolate." See what I mean? If you don't like chocolate, GO SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.

See me at age 6? I thought I knew EVERYTHING at age 6. When I grew up, I knew I wanted to play QB for the Redskins AND be President of the United States. I practiced football as often as I could (I wore out many a purple nerf football!) I was Billy Kilmer for Halloween that year, not Jason Campbell (LOL). Sadly for me, I did not own a Redskin helmet. I did own a Redskin ski hat, Redskin pajamas, and my Billy Kilmer jersey. I named my goldfish Charlie Taylor and Sonny Jurgensen. Later I came to love Joe Theismann (see signature below right side of the laces?) By the way: Billy, Sonny, and Charlie all signed the ball too. This is one of my most prized possessions. My uncle and grandfather have had season tickets as long as I can remember. I always wanted to attend a real game. I have been once. It was Redskins vs. Panthers on Christmas Eve. Yes, I was already an adult by then. Awesome game, because I saw every type of point(s) scored: touchdown, extra point, field goal, and a safety. Not to mention, the Redskins have the prettiest uniforms! Yes, even those yellow helmets they used to wear. (Do you remember when you could buy plastic helmets for a quarter out of the gumball machines? See my collection in the picture.) I feel sorry for other teams, especially the Browns and the Dolphins. Yucky colors. I guess I can't talk, because second to the 'skins, I root for the Baltimore Orioles. Not exactly pretty combo there either.

Why am I blogging about my beloved team? Well, when I went for my daily Greenberry's fix this morning, I noticed 7 cards had sold in the past 12 hours! The girls told me that Al Saunders purchased one of my cards this morning. He is a regular too, but he goes in to G'berry's when I am still hitting my snooze button on my alarm clock. So, no, I have not met him. Wahoo! Al Saunders bought a card I made!!! (Jean, I know you love wiki, so here is the link:

My question for you is this: Did Mr. Saunders, with the same enthusiasm, show my card to the Redskins and say, "Wahoo! I bought a card hand made by June Houck?"

p.s. If you leave a comment, I am sensitive about happenings on October 28, 2007. Mr. Joe Gibbs is way too decent a man to say this, but I will...the Pats are just plain RUDE running up the score like that.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Treats for teachers (and other important staff members)

I'm taking these to the school today for the girls' teachers, teacher assistants, speech therapist, and occupational therapist. I already gave the bus driver and her assistant theirs this morning. I finally finished these last night, and took the pictures this morning outside, but I forgot that it is still so dark in the morning, so the pictures aren't great. We could clearly see the stars and Venus shining brightly! I love the fall!
If you are an SCSer, you have probably seen this project a million times. I think they are adorable little gifts! One bag of small York peppermint patties will make a lot of these. All products are SU! except the ribbon...I bought that at Michael's.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Using Daisy D's dies & dps

No twin cards today, just kissing cousins :)
I used different ribbon techniques on each.
I hope you like them!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tagged by Mustang Sarah

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

Tough choice...Bazzill or Basic Grey...Bazzill it is.

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?

I would choose stamps.

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?

Cards. More instant gratification.

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he).

Scrapping room. ..I have a scraproom that is a constant work in progress to find better organization and storage solutions AND use up stash to make room for new incredible stash that I can't live without :)

5. What is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style?

Would have to say my style is simple and (hopefully) elegant. Hey, that's a good name for a blog...

5 people I am tagging: Tracy, Lauren, Corie, Amy, and Ila.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday card

This is a card originally designed by my very talented girlfriend, Dianne. She made a card very similar to this about six years ago. The frame stamp and butterfly are by Magenta, and the background stamp is by Stampendous! The sentiment is Class-A-Peels.
Stamp background on card base in gold pigment ink.
Stamp & emboss gold frame; cut out with Xacto knife.
On acetate, stamp butterfly in black Stazon.
Adhere acetate behind frame, then layer over a square of gold moire paper. Wrap in metallic floss and mount on dimensionals.
Add sentiment to cs scrap, outline with gold Pilot pen, and mount on dimensionals.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Thinking of you & happy Birthday

I bought that adorable kit from Stampin' Up! to make a dozen cards. It came complete with stamps, ink pads, cs stickers, and chipboard (large flower and braces). I chose to paint my chipboard with white paint, rather than leave it grey. I think it gives it more "pop". I liked the instant gratification...if you count 12 cards in a little more than an hour as "instant"!

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I still have 5 or six of these Making Memories latch cards and jellies. I found some scraps of Magenta paper and adhered to the edge and latch to cover up sun damage on the card. I distressed with walnut stain on the edges. It still looked blah, so I found a stamp in my stash and stamped a background with my Versamark pad. Better.

Monday, October 15, 2007

2 Birthday cards & 2 Awards

***WARNING: Long post, but worth the read, I hope***
Two more cards using Bazzill chips. (In case you are wondering, 20 different cs stickers come on a sheet. I gave two away, and I have 6 left still!)

I want to thank my good friend, Tracy ( She bestowed the "Creative Blogger Award" upon me: For those who incorporate art, music, creative writing, photos, and other beautiful visual effects into their website. For those who put a unique spin on things and come up with new ideas. This award is for the artsy, the funky, the inventor, and even the rebel. This award is for those creative individuals who stand out from the crowd.

I wish to nominate Amy ( for this award. Amy is a new blogger, but I have known her for over a year. I love her cards and creations.

I also want to thank Jean (, who I have not known nearly as long as sweet Tracy, but I have deep respect and affection for. Jean awarded me with the "The Inspirational Blogger Award": For those bloggers who inspire others through their words and actions. With a positive attitude, and an uplifting spirit these bloggers make the blogosphere a better place, and encourage others to do the same. This award is for bloggers who rise up to set an example but continue to reach out and support others."

I would like to nominate Lauren ( for this award. If she is not on your favorites, add her NOW! I dare you not to smile and giggle at her posts. Lauren has a fantastic sense of humor and wonderful whimsical cards.

I love you, Tracy & Jean! I feel so honored that these two creative and art geniuses think so much of me, the math geek :) Everytime I get a blogger award my husband says,"And I've been nominated to the National Geographic Society." Should I give him a playful smack?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Birthday Cards

Top two cards: I have gotten a lot of mileage from these 3 sheets of American Crafts papers, haven't I? The rub-ons are from TLC mounted on SU! dimensionals. I mounted the scraps on black Bazzill cs, and paper pierced all the way around, though you can't see it in my pic.
Bottom four cards: DCWV cards, Bazzill chips and Bazzill cs stickers, American Crafts ribbons, Bazzill cs, primas from Queen & Co. and American Crafts.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Brain Fog

I went to the coffee shop yesterday morning for a coffee date with my dh. Then I went to the girls' school to chaperone the field trip to the Pumpkin Farm in Bluemont, VA. Leesburg used to be the boonies, but Bluemont is over the mountain in the middle of nowhere. We all arrived safely, used the potty, then rode the tractor-pull hay ride out to the patch. The plan then was to ride back to the farm to see the animals and pig races, etc. After exiting the hay ride, my daughter, Kathryn, walked about 8 feet and fell, creating a 1.5" x.125" cut above her left eyebrow. It took 15 minutes for the fire engine and ambulance to reach us. Kathryn and I rode in the ambulance back to Leesburg, where she had this cut nicely sewn up with just 6 stitches. My sweet brown eyed girl was a real trooper! I was so proud of her (I still feel like a wreck inside), but Kathryn is doing quite well.

This morning my dh asked me if I wanted to go on a bonus coffee date (we usually have our coffee dates once each week.) Of course I said, "YES, as long is it is not followed by any more accidents!" We went on our date, and all the halloween cards and birthday cards from Monday's post have sold. I came home, made more Halloween and birthday cards, and took them back to Greenberry's . I forgot to take pictures to post here on my blog! Serious brain fog going on here!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Beautiful Bouquet

My super sweet sister, Angela, sent me these wonderful flowers. They arrived last Saturday, and you can see they still look gorgeous! I have had them in my craft room so I can enjoy them, and my cat does not try to eat them :) Just thought I'd share them with you to brighten your day!