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I live in Abilene, TX with my twin boys and husband. I love to make cards and scrapbook and want to learn to sew. I love God and want to serve him every second of my life. I love the fact that I can use cards as a ministry to encourage and brighten others days.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

reaching goal

I have almost reached my goal of unmounting all my stamps. I have about 15 sets left to go. I have unmounted a total of 50 sets as of last night. I don't think I will have time to finish before my trip this weekend. 2 full days of card making. yeah!!!!!! Hopefully I will have some really cool fall things to show after my trip.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Well its Sunday and that means back to work tomorrow. I wish my job was stamping all the time. There are truly not enough hours in the day. I have gotten 40 stamp sets unmounted. This is by far taking me longer than I thought. I still have 15 or 20 more to go. Not sure. I think I am going to like it.
Leaving Thurs for Dallas to stamp with my sister in law for a couple of days. Hopefully by the weekend I will have some new projects to display.

Have a great week.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Well this is the Thank you card I came up with for My hubby to send out to all those who helped him at camp. I got the Compass from My going placed Cricut cartridge. I chose this because they used the theme this year east to west. The T-shirts that they got had a compass on it so this card seemed fitting. So far I have made about 20. Will need to make a few more before the weekend is over.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Making cards

Going to take a break from unmounting my stamps to making some some cards tonight:) hope to be able to post some one my site soon.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Early rise

Up early today. Was going to go in to work in the stamping room but turned on the computer. Boy how time fly's All is not lost though I think I will head out for Office Depot. They open at 8:00 so maybe I will make it to work on time if I get there when they open. I am going to get some empty cds so I can work some more on unmounting my stamps:)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

my personal challenge for this week.

Ok my goal for this week is to make thank you cards for Paul to send out to all the wonderful helpers he had at camp last week. I am also going to work on unmounting some more stamp sets. Am I the only one out there that finds this very time consuming?????

Saturday, July 18, 2009

un mounting my stamps

Well My ez-mount sheets came in yest. I started out with 10 81/2X11 sheets. I also got a set of 5 acrylic blocks. I am quickly realizing this set is missing the size I would probably want to use the most so next time I order I will probably get this additional one. I ordered my stuff from www.ezmountstamps.com they offer free shipping for orders over $35 in the United States. Their prices seemed reasonable as well. So far I have unmounted 6 stampin up stamp sets. I think I will get one more set out of my first sheet of ezmount. These are working very well will the blocks that I got. I am also making a log on a spread sheet as I go. I have included a number for each set. The set tittle, a discription: animal, text, food ect, a more detail discription and then a column for what the text says, also the stamp set year and if it is expired. I figured if I didn't do it now I would not get it done:)

Don't know if I will get to be in the craft room today. Paul is coming home and it is his birthday. Working on homemade duplings the old fashion way. A great receipe I got from an older couple I know. Paul says it reminds him of his grandmothers. If anyone is interested e-mail me and I will send you the recipe.

Have a great weekend and remember once I have some people following my blog I am going to do a huge challenge........Even I don't know if it is possible.

Friday, July 17, 2009

a day off

Well I have today off:) YEAH!!!!!! I was hoping my ez-mount system would be here today so that I can start unmounting my stamps. I hope it comes in the mail today. I ordered them on the 4th of July. Apparently there were some supply issues from the place I ordered. OH well it is not a life or death purchase. I guess since Paul is coming home tomorrow I could always get up and clean. Once I get some people looking at my blog I am going to have a crazy challenge coming up.....Seriously it is going to be insane. I'm sure it has been done before but I wander how many people really try it....... Soon to come the big time stamper want to be first challenge. I am not posting it yet because I am not sure if I am up to it.

I was at Hobby Lobby yest and got some more ribbon. Thank you to the Pink Stamper for inspiring me to use Ribbon on my cards. It really does give them a finished look. I am not a big bow person and really love the just having the ribbon. I looked at the stamps because they were 50% off and was not inspired by any of them. I guess I am going to start shopping on line for stamps. I really like the 2 part stamping sets.

Well I better get back to it. I am going through all my stamps to make sure all my sets are together and have the tittle with them. I think as I unmount the stamps and get them set up in CD cases I am going to number each set and set up a spread sheet with this information on them. That way if I want to sort out the sayings I can quickly look through all the sayings I have and then get it from the numbered set. I didn't realize all the different saying I had until I started going through them. I am also finding that I am missing some stamps. Hopefully they will show up as I am cleaning everything out.

Have a great day:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why I stamp

Well this is my first post on my blog. I work full time and have no children. I have a dog. Of course it is my husbands dog but I guess that counts. My husband is currently a youth minister so we stay very busy with the kids. I have recently set up a craft room in my house and am very excited to get to use it.

I like to make cards and scrapbook. My niece who has been with us for the last 7 weeks has actually used my craft room more than I have. She is now gone and the room is allllllll mine. I hope to have a video of my room in the next couple of weeks. I also hope to post some pictures of some cards that I made and sent to the kids at camp this week. One of the benefits of working I couldn't go to camp in South East, TX (NO AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!) Who are they kidding.

I am currently working on 2 scrapbooks. One for my in-laws and one for another niece. Most of my scrap booking and card making Projects end up as gifts. But I really like to stamp to get away from it all and to do something nice for someone else. I know I love getting homemade cards in the mail.

I have ordered the ez-mount system to try to convert some of my stamps. I will post on here how that works and if I like it that way. Everyone says that storing Stamps in CD cases is the way to go. I purchased some CD cases and when I took them apart I can not get them to stay together again. I got them at Target but don't know the brand so I will be posting more on this issue as well. I am guessing like everything else there are good quality CD cases and not so good. I hope I bought the not so good and there is still hope out there:)