Saturday, May 17, 2008

May Hostess Club projects

I can't believe it is time for our next hostess club today! Jeff took the kiddos off to play on his new 'toy'.

Jeff's new mistress is a 2008 Polaris Ranger Crew. It will hold our entire family. Getting it to the house yesterday was a huge ordeal, but that's another post/vent!!!

So our projects for today are really fun. (I think) The first one is a tribute to one of my favorite bloggers, Faith Hofrichter!! Her cards are amazing and her stories about her son, Markie, are hilarious!!

The second card is another man card. This set is from the 2008 Spring Occasions Mini.

And our scrapbook page is featuring the Neighborhood jumbo wheel. How fun is this??? The clouds were made using the retired Clouds, Moon, Stars stencil, but you could easily make one yourself out of cardstock or chipboard. I chalked around the clouds.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Sorry it has been a while between posts. We had a nasty bug go thru the house. Carlie was down for a good week and I've had no voice for about 3 days now. I don't feel bad, just a lil tired and I sound horrible.

I'm so behind on stamping projects. I'm hoping to spend this afternoon catching up. I have Teacher Appreciation gifts to do, my mom's mother's day gift to finish. I really need to sort thru things and bag up some past Hostess club projects.

My BFF, Lisa, was so wonderful and used her alcohol inks to color some of the baubles (skittles) from Michaels. So now I have some really cool colors! Lisa has a great blog too! Go check out her blog, and leave her a comment telling her I sent you there!!! She is getting ready to head to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands! I'm gonna miss her something fierce, but at least I'll have somewhere warm to visit when the winters here in Kodiak get to be too much!!!

So how are you spending your Mother's Day? I need to help Carlie finish up her sewing project for 4H. Carlie gave me my gift she made at school. They were page pebble magnets with flowers she drew underneath. Her comment.... "Markers and wet glue don't mix". Her coloring ran a little, but they are absolutely adorable! I love them. She made me an oragami box to keep them in, too. Bubba gave me an envelope of 'cards' he colored. His comment ... "Since I can't just go and use your stamps, I used my crayons instead. See, here, I drew you a stamp". Geesh, I love my kiddos!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Happy May Day!

Ok.. it is MAY can it pleaaaaase stop snowing?! I'm done with it! I want sunshine! (we had a little teaser of nice weather a couple weeks ago) I would love to see my flowers that are trying to push up thru the snow. I love living here in Alaska, but dang, sometimes the weather drives me batty. Heck, I'll settle for rain (no wind, please) over the snow.

So, I've decided that while it is ugly outside I will work on organizing. I think I may have come across a solution for my ribbon that is not on spools... you know those pieces that are stuffed in drawers and in ziploc bags. *giggle* I HAVE A RIBBON PROBLEM. There! I said it. My name is Jana, and ribbon is my downfall. But as soon as I get it all sorted I will post pictures. Hubby is building me two more long tables!

I have some great classes planned for this spring/summer. This week I need to work on Teacher Appreciation gifts and Mother's day gifts.

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