Saturday, June 30, 2007
I am truly a stampy stamper. I actually try sometimes to be the scrappy stamper and I fail miserably. Incidentally, I "stamp" cards and gifts but I "scrap (and not stamp)" in my scrapbooks. Hmm... I need to think about that some more. Interesting.
So, what kind of stamper are you?
Things that were GREAT today:
* The SUN came out here in Austin, TX, where we've had RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN for a long time now.
* Everyone, and I mean everyone at my house was happy today.
* My SU! catalogs came in!!!
* My SU! hostess club tonight was fun. Those ladies are such fun.
* Did I mention that it was Sunny here? :)
Anyway, I made some cards that make me smile and make me think of happy, sunshine and good things.
Lovely Lilac. Need I say more? Okay, one more thing... ribbon is May Arts from Jody.
Summer Sun... hehe... SUN, get it... "Serving up some BRIGHT *SUN*shine here".... I'm so punny... punchy is a better description. :/
More ribbon from Jody.
Tempting TURQUOISE! Ribbon by SU!
And then there is Gable Green. And that fabulous polka dot sheer stuff from May Arts and Starlitstudio.
And how come when I was a kid a LONG time ago, we had glitter glue but now it's "acid free", etc. (for scrapbooks) and it's called Stickles and it's FABULOUS? I mean, why did that take so long to "invent" or maybe the question I really want to ask is "Why didn't I think of that?" Go get you some of that stickles stuff... it's made by Ranger. That's what is on the center of each card.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Isn't he cute? I just love Patch. And I can't believe that SU! Au Chocolate DS Paper isn't in the new catalog (so I hear! no, I'm not grumpy about not having mine, why do you ASK????).
Ribbon is May Arts from Cindy aka Starlitstudio
Stamps: A Muse
CS: SU! Chocolate Chip Pocket Notes, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolate DS paper
Accessories: Ribbon, markers
I left a sentiment off so it could be used for anything! He's just so cute!
Directly from the AMAP site:
A Muse Instructor, Jenn Shurkus, will be teaching the following A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA classes at the stores listed. Her classes fill up fast, so please call the stores for updated availability and to register.
For more info, check it out here.
And the winner is... Sharon!!
With this post:
Sharon, email me your address and I'll get it out in the mail.
Oh, you probably want to know what the prize is... right?
It's a Stampin' Up! Color Combiner Book that I've made with my Bind-it-all. It even has the new In Colors in it! I hope you like it. I'll post a picture soon.
Okay, so this so doesn't matter to me (well, it must a little for me to put in on my blog AND now to comment on it). But the other day, I added the stamping50 thing to my blog that ranks stamping sites. I just did it to see if I was even in the top 500. Seriously, thinking I wasn't. But anyway... I did and I entered in at 396! WOHOO. Today, I'm at 271!!! WOWZA!
BLOG Candy update... haven't forgotten... I'll do it today, I promise. I decided to enter that part of mommy-hood where we have our first sleepover (HERE that is). My nephew (6) spent the night last night. All of the boys were great but mom, here, is a bit tired!
WHERE ARE MY SU! CATALOGS?????? Okay, sorry... just had to get that out.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Hot Pink Grosgrain is May Arts from Cindy aka Starlitstudio and Chocolate Chip is SU! (retired and GONE! :( )
Stamps: A Muse
CS: SU! Chocolate Chip Pocket Notes, Very Vanilla,
Accessories: Ribbon, staples, markers
The classes sound cool. Here is a description of them. I sure wish I could go!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
For challenge #9 for the AMAP site, make a card with ribbon! OOOH... and I just got all this May Arts stuff from Cindy aka Starlitstudio and from Jody (TexasJodyLynn)! Thanks girls! Love that stuff!
Here's card #1:
Stamps: A Muse
CS: SU! Chocolate Chip Pocket Notes, Very Vanilla, AU Chocolate DS
Accessories: Pink&White sheer polka dots from May Arts
Go do it! How fun!
Pull out your ribbon stash, your challenge this week is to use ribbon on your design! You may use your choice of ink, papers, colors, stamps (please use at least one A Muse stamp if possible), embellishments, etc.
NOW, it's time for blog candy!
Here's how it works this time:
Register with A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA and tell them I sent you (Geeta Suggs), you get 20 entries.
Everyone else gets 1 entry.
Leave a comment here about your favorite thing about my blog (and yes, you can say blog candy. HA!).
The prize... well, it's a surprise (because I haven't finished it yet) but it has to do with Stampin' Up! I promise you'll like it.
Leave a comment by Thursday, 9am Central. I'll pick one on Thursday.
THANK YOU very much for coming and reading about my journey.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Well, here I am seeing all of these beautiful things people are doing with their sewing machines and PAPER. I can't hardly stand it. I mean I still don't want to sew but the sewing on paper looks so cool. So, I tried to appease myself with faux stitching for a year or so. And that worked... until Cami came a long. Have you seen her stuff? She claims that she wasn't a good sewer but I don't know about that.
Recently, she posted how she got this cheap, small machine and how wonderful it is. One of my problems with breaking out my machine, is that it's a really expensive computerized thing and if I screw it up, then it'll cost a lot to fix, etc. And I know that paper sewing dulls your needles, etc. So, I just can't do it. But then... she posted last week that this machine was on sale (AND free shipping, too!). How can I pass that up? My b'day is coming up and my mom always asks me what she should get.... :)
The Janome Sew Mini came in on Friday. I hooked it up last night and just tested for a sec. Didn't have much time to play with it but here is my test sample. I tried 4 things. I'm so excited. I love it when things work right out of the box! (well, after I filled the bobbin and threaded, etc!). Now, just to figure out what to sew!
And the embroidery engineer became the crafty engineer that stamps ... and sews. :P
Stamps are from A Muse.
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Giga Scallop Punch Square; black glaze pen; SU markers!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
From the AP site...
We revealed the mystery prize for Challenge 8 in the a-muse-letter email, did you see it? It is an awesome prize - EIGHT wood-mounted A Muse stamps! There is still time to enter, so go stamp and post your silly celebration card before Sunday at midnight! If you don't find a silly holiday that inspires you, make one up!
How cute is that purse????
We picked a random winner from the Ambassador registrations today! The winner receives: Popsicle Pink solid notes, Polka Dot purse stamp, and Popsicle Pink Paisley and Polka Dot tags!
KRISTINA LEWIS !
Woo-hoo! More random registration winners to announce!
Prize 1: Marvy-Uchida Super Scallop Heart punch
Prize 2: Colorbox Queue Pigment Inks – Wood Grain & Deep Sea
Nicole vanSenus!Have you registered yet? Go do it... free stuff and tell them I sent you! THANKS!
Friday, June 22, 2007
THINGS NOT IN THE NEW CATALOG:
- No more cord
- No more organdy ribbon
- No patriotic sets
- No window sheets
- No pearl-ex
- Crop-A-Dile!!!! (YAY!)
- New snowflake punch (not the reverse kind we have now)
- Snow flurries (okay, this is a stamp set from the holiday mini) made it in!
- Lots of sports sets
- Masculine set - Fly fishing or something like that
- POLKA DOT BACKGROUND - I'm a bit excited about this one... trying to find out more details!
No, I don't have the catalog yet nor have I seen it. I'm getting this from Splitcoast right now. I'm going to try to get a list going. Please email me if you have questions.
12x 12 CS....individual packs of 20 sheets for $7.50 come in....
pretty in pink
all others must be purchased in an assorted pack
glassy glaz3 enamel
they come in half oz., except for glassy glaze enamel is in 1 oz.
Standard ink cartridges:
close to cocoa
Standard ink $5.25
Jumbo ink cartridges:
night of navy
pretty in pink
$7.50 for jumbo cartridges
Pumpkin Pie (new)
Pretty in Pink
Night of Navy
Bashful Blue (new)
Always artichoke (new)
5/8" Grosgrain: 15yds for 7.95
Palette o' Prints papers....available in these colors....
close to coco
Taffeta ribbon: 10 yds. for 6.95 3/8 in.
pretty in pink
Mini Catalog sets: (yes = in the new catalog; no = not in the new catalog)
A Merry Little Christmas – holiday......NO
Alphabet – wheel – winter..............NO
Arachnaphobia – wheel – holiday........YES
Basics Outline - jumbo wheel - summer....YES
Best Bar Codes – spring........NO
Best Fiends – holiday........(DON'T THNK SO...JUST ALPHABET SET )
Big Blooms – spring.............NO
Big Pieces – winter....YES
Bud Basics – summer.....YES
Buds – jumbo wheel - summer.....NO
Bundle of Joy – spring...YES
Bunny Hugs – spring.....NO
Butterfly of Happiness – winter....NO
By Sea – summer (NO...JUST "BY LAND")
Carte Postale – winter......YES
Clowning Around – summer...NO
Cowboy Kid – summer...NO
Crab & Company – spring...NO
Doodle Alphabet – spring...NO
Doodle Numbers – spring...NO
Doodle That – spring....NO
Doodle This – spring...YES (AND COORDNATING JUMBO WHEEL)
Edgy Eloquence – summer...nO
Fancy Flexible Phrases – winter......no
Flip Flops – wheel – summer.....NO
French Flair – winter....YES
Glorious Gift – spring......NO
Going My Way – jumbo wheel – summer......NOPE
Happy Thoughts – winter......NO
Heavenly Peace – holiday....NO
Holiday Trim – holiday.....NO
Jolly Holiday – holiday....NO
Jolly Trees – wheel – holiday....NO
Just Between Fiends – holiday...NO
Just So Sayings – spring....NO
Laundry Notes – summer.......NO
Leave a la Carte – jumbo wheel – winter.....YES
Like it a Latte – winter.....NO
Love Matters – winter......NO
Nature Prints – summer.....NO
Off the Chart – spring....NO
Office Accoutrement – spring...YES
Ornamassortment – holiday....NO
Pattern of Friendship – summer.....NO
Perennial Friendship – winter....NO(JUST PEREN. FAVORITES)
Perfect Ending – holiday..........NO
Petals – wheel – spring....YES
Polka Dots & Paisley – spring....YES
Polka Dots & petals – spring....YES
Polka-Dot Posies – summer......NO
Quick Cards – holiday.....NO
Sandy Shells – wheel – spring.....NO
Sassy & Seasonal – holiday....NO
Sheltering Tree – summer......NO
Shore Thing – summer........NO
Small Sayings –winter......NO
Snow Flurries – holiday.....YES
Spunky Alphabet – summer,,,,NO
Spunky Numbers – summer...NO
Sweet on You – winter.....NO
Tagger’s Dozen – winter...YES
Taking Shape – holiday.....NO
That’s Nice – spring...NO
The Wheel Thing – summer......NO
Think Big – holiday......NO
Thoroughly Thankful – holiday......YES
Trees Three – winter......NO
Wish You Were Here – summer......NO
Wishing You – holiday..........NO(JUST "WISHING YOU CHEER")
Woodland Cottage – winter......NO
You Make Me Happy – spring......NO
More stuff as I find it! Check back on this post!!! Leave comments :)
I'm not sure I'm supposed to show it but I'm going to go ahead and do so. :)
This card is for the A Muse FULL card swap I signed up for on Splitcoast.
Measurements: 4.25 x 4.25
CS: all SU! (dots from the palette o' prints)
Stamps: all A Muse
Accessories: Jumbo Scallop Square, May Arts ribbon; POP dot amethyst paper; FLOCK on the pjs!
Now, it's all cuddly soft, just like baby pjs!
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
It was hard to pick just 3 of my favorite retiring sets... I am "losing" 63 sets this year. But on the bright side... SO MUCH MORE SHELF SPACE FOR NEW STUFF! YAY! Do you see that silver lining? ;)
Card One - Masculine theme
Stamps: Classic Pickups (retiring), Crosshatch (retiring), Birthday Greetings
Colors: Cool Caribbean (retiring... boo hoo), Basic Black, Silver
Accessories: Silver cord (retiring)
Card Two - Ah, the roses
Stamps: Roses in Winter (retiring); Warmest Regards (hostess set- retiring)
Colors: Really Rust, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Mustard grosgrain ribbon (retiring)
Technique: Rock and roll
Card Three - Okay, I've used this set a bunch.
Stamps: First in Fashion
Colors: Pink Passion, Basic Black, Whisper White (Basic Black Craft Ink)
Accessories: Crystal Clear EP (retiring), Pink Passion Marker; Piercing Tool (from toolkit), grid from toolkit; White Signo Gel Pen, Black Gingham ribbon
The other day, I worked on my stuff for a swap that I joined on Splitcoast. Well, I went to look up the host's address, etc to get it ready to send off. Uh oh. I made 7 ATCs and it was for 7 full cards. WHOOPSIE. No big deal, I'll just make my ATCs into full cards. Yeah, no. That wasn't going to work. Oh well... I love the ATC size to use for inserts in gift bags and packages and lunch boxes!
So, here is my blooper....
Stamps by A Muse; Markers by SU!, Stickles by Ranger, Ribbon by SU! (retired!), Cardstock by SU!, Ticket corner punch by SU!, staple by staple maker ;)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Maybe I go finish prepping for my workshop tomorrow night, huh?
Random.org picked Katydidnt. Congrats Katy! Her one word was "Sunshine". Katy email me please!
I compiled the list and there were very few duplicates. It's a GREAT list:
Amazing, Amazing, Appreciated, Artistic, Awesome, Babealicious, Bold, Bomb, Brilliant, Bubbly, Bubbly, Busy, Busy, Caring, Committed, Committed, Creative, Creative, Crisp, daBomb, Extraordinary, Exuberant, Fabulous, Famous, Fantabulous, Fantabulous, Fantabulous, Fantastic, Fun, Generous, Generous, Generous, Genuine, Giving, Hardworking, Helpful, Helpful, Helpful, Hilarious, Humorous, Hysterical, Incredible, Incredible, Insane, Inspiring, Inspiring, Inspiring, Involved, Kind-hearted, Likable, Loved, Mesmerizing, Miraculous, Multi-talented, MyHero, Ontheball, Organized, Original, Patient, Patient, Perfinkalicious, Perky, Phenomenal, Queen, Responsible, Rockin’, Rocking, Rocks, Sassy, Scintillating, Splendiferous, Style, Sunshine, Supah!, Super, Superb, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Supermom, Superwoman, Superwoman, Superwoman, Supportive, Supportive, Sweet, Sweet, Talented, Talented, Talented, Thoughtful, Thoughtful, Tolerant, Unbelievable, Unique, Versatile, Vivacious, Wonderful, Wowsers
So, Jenn, thank you for all that you do. You are truly all of these things. Much love.
Here is the info. directly from SU!:
As we bid a fond farewell to this year's retiring stamp sets, we also say goodbye to our retiring accessories. Products are usually discontinued based on current trends or lower product sales to make room for new and exciting products. Please keep in mind that
- Discontinued accessories are available until June 30, or while supplies last.
- Quantities are limited to stock on hand, so once they're gone, they're gone! We will update the list daily by 6:00 PM (MT) to reflect item availability. Items can move quickly.
- This is the last chance to stock up on 2006-2007 In Color ink, card stock, and ribbon.
- Stamps and Stampin' Around wheels will be available through June 30.
In addition to discontinued items, many years we also have a number of items that are being offered in a different quantity or assortment in the upcoming catalog. This year, we're offering the following items differently in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007:
- Select individual color packs of 12" x 12" card stock
- Confetti White & Kraft Tiny Takeout boxes & tags
- Select embossing powder colors
- Select 1/4" grosgrain ribbon colors
- Corner Rounder punch
Silly is as silly does. ?? Okay, it's really late here and I'm punchy at this point. HAD to make one card for this SILLY challenge. According to this site, today (well, Tuesday the 19th) is/was Garfield the Cat day. So, in honor of that, here you go...
I'm so not sure who to give this too. I mean, what do you do with a card like this? AND it's now already an obsolete/late card!
Fun to make though. And silly...
A Muse stamps; Karen Foster snap stamps
SU! Paper - pumpkin pie, basic black, whisper white
Ink - Palette Ink Noir
Pumpkin Pie Marker by SU!
Sakura Orange Souffle Pen
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
This week we are getting wacky! Your challenge is to create a card design for a non-traditional celebration. Did you know that Friday is "Take Your Dog to Work Day" and Saturday is "Let it Go" day!? How about a "Congratulations on Cleaning your Stamp Space" card - LOL! So many silly possibilities, so have fun! You may use your choice of ink, papers, colors, stamps (please use at least one A Muse stamp if possible), embellishments, etc.
Got any SILLY ideas? :) Leave me a comment here!
So, stash. Right. Well, my friend and downline, Evalyn, recently told me how she loves the look of stamped images on Glossy CS. I use glossy CS all the time but for techniques, like crayon resist, starburst, etc. Not just for regular stuff! She said, "I love the look of markers on glossy". WOW!. How could I not have done this? Isn't it that simple? So, in all my creative-block-ness last night, I decided to use some stash (GOOD!) and do some simple cards. Hey, isn't the A Muse
slogan: Think Simple, Think A Muse?
I posted a bunch of them in my gallery on Splitcoast. Check that out if you get a chance. I saved a few for here so that you get the idea.
I love the crisp, clean look. I figure I'll give a set of 4 or 6 as gifts.
The SU! markers look good on glossy. Who knew? I'll have to use that some more. Clean and simple.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Ours was not as good as I had planned, mainly because I was up from midnight to 4am this morning every 45 mins to 1 hour, with our baby (okay, so he's one and a toddler, as my 5 yr old always says to correct me). Then both boys were up for real at 6 am. As usual. So, I was worse than hung over. At least "getting" the hang over would have been more fun. Anyway, he's fine but he had gas and SCREAMED (he's so not a screamer but he proved that he does, in fact, know how to do it.). Didn't you hear him? Anyway, it was an unusual day and we ALL had to take a nap this afternoon. So, we are going to redo Father's Day another day this week.
BUT, it yesterday was a VERY proud day for this mother of a "not-so-interested-in-arts-and-crafts" boy. First, he WANTED to make his daddy a card. Second, I had enough patience to do that with him. And he did AWESOME at it. I seemed to have missed the part where his artwork went from squiggy line to color mostly btw the lines. I'm so proud. All I did on his card was cut the paper and punch the holes. He seriously did everything else. Now, remember, he's not into arts and crafts and he *just* turned 5 last week. He picked out the colors too. And the cape has red stickles on it. I'm just so proud. Stamps from A Muse.
Since he was on a roll, he wanted to make my father-in-law (he calls him Grandfather) a card, too. On this one, again I helped with the cutting, the snaps and the writing on the banner. My FIL is a retired Air Force Fighter Pilot, thus the airplane! And there is green stickles all around it. He was tracing the outline of the plane. Stamps by A Muse and SU!
Finally, I had an "silly/joke" card, I wanted to make my husband. Stamps by A Muse. It basically says, take the day off! He chuckled. That's red stickles around the lawn mower for the "don't" symbol.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Many of you know that Jenn is my upline. Well, although we don't even leave in the same town, she's ALWAYS around. I feel like she lives next door! I just adore her. She's so wonderful, creative, funny, helpful, inspiring, etc. And well, just plain nice. So, I've been a SU! demo under her for 2 years now come July 1st. So, I wanted to say thank you to her by playing this game. BUT I need your help....
Here's the game...
You don't have to *know* her to play. If you subscribe to the Splitcoast newsletters, then you know her. She puts that together. If you have ever looked at the gallery on Splitcoast, she has organized it. If you have ever had issues/problems with something on Splitcoast (can't find something, etc.), I'm sure she's replied to your post, etc. She's everywhere.
As many of you know, I call her my own personal stalker (in a good way - hmm, is there such a thing? LOL!). Anyway, let's see how long it takes her to find this. So, Jenn, thank you for all that you do!
Comment by Monday, June 18th and I'll randomly pick a winner using the random.org thing. I'll send the winner something (not sure what yet, but something!)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Here's how YOU can play (AND possibly WIN FREE STUFF!!!!):
- Go register at amuseapalooza.com, if you haven't already. If you haven't registered, please tell them I sent you! Thank you so very much!
- Go to this link to find ALL the details about the Scavenger Hunt, including what you have to find and what the prizes are
- Then submit your answers here. Only one entry per person and you have until Monday, June 18th.
I've not done ATCs before so I thought it would be a great learning adventure! If you haven't done them either, here's a great tutorial on them.
I would like to host a few swaps to fulfill a requirement for the AMUSEAPALOOZA Ambassador contest.
I'll add groups if there is interest.
Description: ATC (2.5inx3.5in)
Quantity: 6 ATCs per group - you will get one of yours back. (if you join more than one group, you must make a different design)
Vendors Products: Please use at least 1 A Muse stamp, NVR on everything else
Quality: 2 layers and 1 embellishment, your *best* work
Recipes: Recipes are not required but are certainly welcome.
Please put your swaps in a ziploc bag and mail them with a self addressed stamped envelope. For postage mail your envelope via First Class Mail, inside please have the same amount of postage on your SASE that it cost to mail your swaps to me. No metered strips. If you sign up for more than one group, please put your SCS name, Real name and group number on the bag.
Your swaps are due to me by Monday, July 2nd. I will swap them all out on Tuesday, July 3rd. Any not received by July 2nd will be returned unopened.
Come on, join me. It's super fast to make these! AND they are great for tying to gift bags, etc.
Well, it's high time to get those thank yous out. First step, must make the thank yous.
I'm back to trying simple and elegant and clean cards for a bit. So, here's the very simple card for the very generous people that gave my son lots of stuff for his birthday.
White Cardstock from SU!, Boris from A Muse Artstamps, Thank you from A Muse Artstamps. Colored in with the SU! markers. And bubbles (aka glitter) coming out of the flask... "beware, she's gonna blow"! hee hee hee
Here's the card I made for the boy: Simple... boring. Sufficient.
Here's the card I made for the girl. She likes arts and crafts, etc. So, I added some glitter to the scallop and the ribbon is from May Arts. She'll like it.
The dog is Patch from A Muse, as is the dog house. The sentiment is from A Muse also.
Stamps from: A Muse art stamps and Stamping Bella
Inks: Palette Noir, Peerless Watercolors
Extras: Glitter(cape and boots), May Arts Ribbon, Cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder
Stamps from: A Muse art stamps and Stamping Bella
Inks: Palette Noir and Peerless Watercolors
Extras: May Arts Stitched Ribbon (pretty), Fruit Punch Stickles (on her shirt)
Stamps from: A Muse art stamps and Stamping Bella
Inks: Palette Noir and Peerless Watercolors
Extras: Stardust Glitter Pen (guitar and boots), Punches from SU!
Stamps from: A Muse art stamps and Stamping Bella
Paper: SU! and dotted paper from LSS
Inks: Palette Noir and SU! White Craft, Peerless Watercolors
Extras: White Signo Gel Pen, Stardust Glitter Pen
Becky, from A Muse, was holding the prize in Round 4. That knocked 4 contestants out of the game. Now, it's down to 3 for the final round. Congrats Erin, Lori B, and Patti to for making it to the finals! WOHOO! More details here.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Anyway, just wanted to share these happy dogs. They make me smile. It's good to come home to them.
So many of you were correct... in guessing where we were. We spend a week in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. We flew into Bozeman, MT (nice, cute airport!), then drove to West Yellowstone (cute little town!) and stayed there for a couple of days, while touring Yellowstone. Then we drove to the Tetons (which is where we took a wrong turn... the road to Dubois not to the Tetons!) and we stayed at Teton Village in Jackson Hole.
Now, we're home. If you need to find me, I'm the one under all the laundry. :)
Time to get the sparkle on.... Here's the challenge:
Time to add a little sparkle! Your challenge this week is to use glitter on your design! You may use your choice of ink, papers, colors, stamps (please use at least one A Muse stamp if possible), embellishments, etc.
Anyway, this week's winners just for registering are: Aline Jahn and Val Shimodaira. Check out what they won here. Congrats ladies!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Congratulations to Angie, EJ, Erin, Erin Vandervelde, Kristin O, Lori B, and Patti, for getting to this round. Each of them gets to play this round by tomorrow night at midnight. So, get on over there and give 'em your guess. Here are the details.
7 people have guessed correctly for Rounds 1, 2, and 3. For Round 3, Jennifer and Heather were each holding one stamp - Superhero and Superwoman.
For more details, check here. Were you one of the 7?
Here are probably some dead giveaways as to our whereabouts...
Yesterday, we went on an "excursion" (don't want to tell you everything!). On the "ride" back to our car, my "just-turned-5" year-old because the LIFE of the party. He entertained the entire wagon full of people. As my husband said, his middle name should be "HAM". Good grief. The best line of the evening was... "My daddy makes a whole lot of money!" What? Where did that come from? Anyway, he's such a charmer that one. I really need to pay attention... especially 5-7 years from now :( . This boy gets ALL kind of free stuff, etc. just for being "charming". One time, when he was 2 years old, we were in San Antonio for a long weekend and we said at a fancy schmancy hotel... he batted his eyes and was very polite to the lady that was checking us in and she upgraded us to a suite. So, anyway, last night, he's just talking and talking (getting him to stop is the real trick!), and finally the wagon driver says "do you want to drive the horses"? EVERYONE and I mean everyone, including US - the parents, said, Um, shouldn't you be asking us if we're okay with a 5 year-old driving 2 horses? Anyway, that was the highlight of his trip. So, here's him driving.... (as you know I don't ever show my kids or say their names - I am uber paranoid about them getting taken - but that's a different story altogether). But he's not actually facing the camera so I should be okay with that. Right?
The next picture was taken after a mile hike! The hike wasn't too bad except that it was all uphill on the way to this point. And the 1 year-old was carried in the backpack. But it was worth it for this view. This picture was actually taken by my 5 year-old with my digital camera. He's getting better and better at it and he's obsessed with taking pictures. He got that from me :)!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Just for fun, I'm going to take you on my journey to get this ONE card made for this challenge.
First, I had to come up with a template to dry emboss. I had to make up a template that had straight lines because I don't have anything curvy with me (like punches). So, I thought I'd make a checkerboard pattern. So, I used my paper cutter and some Math and cut out very carefully the pattern shown.
Next, I had to actually emboss it. Hmm, no wax paper to make it slide better... oh wait, NO embossing stylus. Huh. Now, what? Oh, wait a moment... my son's Pixter (that we brought for the airplane and long car rides, etc.) has a stylus! WOHOO! Oh boy! Oh boy! It ALSO serves as a light source! PEACHY KEEN BILLIE JEAN! Seriously, you have no idea how excited I became at this idea. I feel like I'm roughin' it here without my embossing stuff! THE HORROR...
Only one card for this week's challenge though. You can see why.
And finally the card... it has the A Muse sentiment and the Superbella. I think it turned out pretty well even though I didn't much like my dry embossing or coloring job. Pretty good for being on vacation and making it in a hotel room, right?
Friday, June 8, 2007
But seriously, this week's store is in Victoria, B.C., Canada. It's a place called Stampers! Here are all the details about it. If you live in the area, you should check out the stuff they're going to do during Amuseapalooza week!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Leave your comments on this post by Monday, June 11th at midnight Central. I'll pick a winner on Tuesday morning.
The winner will be picked using a Random Number Generator from random.org BUT you may get more entries in the hat by doing any or all of the following:
* If you register with AMUSEAPALOOZA and tell them that I sent you (Geeta Suggs), you will get 10 entries for the blog candy (if you already registered with them and have me as your referrer, let me know that here and you'll still get the 10 entries)
* If you sign-up for my A Muse ATC Swap over on Splitcoast, you will get 10 entries for the blog candy (I'll add more groups if need be)
* If you guess correctly where I am this week based on these posts: here and here, you will get 3 entries
The blog candy: (sorry no picture of the goodies because I'm not home to take it!)
* 12 - 4" square coasters
* an assortment of May Arts ribbon (1 yard of 5 different ribbons)
* 5 gel writer pens
* 5 small white gable boxes
* 10 white small bags (think thin popcorn bags)
* Stampin' Up! Riveting Hostess Set Unmounted
Good luck and tell your friends!
Now you can purchase your very own A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA t-shirt in your choice of size and color (pink, green or grey). Shirts cost $18 and include free shipping. Shirts are made available through Desteenation.com, a reputable Seattle company. Click here ---> to order!
Now, round 3 is up here. Time to guess again... remember to post your guess as to who is holding the prize over on the amuseapalooza blog and do it before Friday (tomorrow) night!
If you guessed Emily or Heidi, then you move on to Round 3.
For this round, the secret prize was a Background bonanza including: Scalloped frame, Big bl, Sm circle & Paisley bl stamps!
Oh boy! The prize stash is growing!
Check it out! Run, don't walk!
Earlier this week, they started a game... Secret Squares. One of the nine super cool ladies was holding the prize for round one: the Flower Shop and Gerber Daisy stamps.
If you guessed the correct person, you get to go on to Round 2 and pick again. The prizes get added to a pile and at the end of all of the rounds, whomever guessed correctly all the way, get the whole caboodle!
I guessed Heidi and got knocked out in Round one. Did you guess correctly?
So, yesterday morning we decided to be a little adventurous and pack up our stuff and go to a new hotel in a different area. Along the way, we took a slight wrong turn and 45 miles later, we realized it! The only problem was that 40 of those 45 miles were spent climbing (and descending) a mountain. No problem there you say... Uh, well, there was a blizzard on top of that mountain. I'm completely serious. Of course, our 5 year-old thought it was COOL (HA! no, really no pun intended). So, we turned around and went back through the blizzard. We are truly blessed for many things, especially our children, who even when the situation is foobared, they still manage to laugh and giggle and tell jokes. But even though they were really good kids for most of the trip, 8 hours AND a blizzard was too much for any of us... Let's just say, when we got here.... I ordered room service and everyone! went to bed.
This is the view from the passenger seat through the windshield.... CRAZY, eh?
Here's another shot of the side of the road as we drove by:
Any ideas on where we are?