Timeless Talk & Week One Done!

Whew!  It was a long first week of school with students.  Friday was especially difficult because none of us wanted to be there!  The kids were tired and squirrely and bounced off the walls whenever they had a chance and I was EXHAUSTED  to say the least.  But, this was my last first full week of school with students and last Open House.  Two more “lasts” checked off my list.

I got NO stamping done this past week in my own stamp room.  A bummer for me, because it is something I really like to do. I did get my August Paper Pumpkin done Sunday and I was able to attend a friend’s stamp club this past Friday evening.  If this coming work week is anything like last week, I will have to resort to posting photos of the cards we made there.  The  card that I am posting is one I made awhile ago, but it is still current.  The stamp set is called Timeless Talk and I love, love, love it!

Here it is…

Timeless Talk - 1

Here’s what I used to make this card.

Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock  131296

Summer Star Fruit Card Stock  126839

Timeless Talk Stamp Set  126605-w/126607-c

Everything Eleanor Stamp Set  131987-w/124164-c

Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink  131174

Honeycomb Embossing Folder  129378

7/16″ Trim  129287

Baker’s Twine from Convention Make ‘n Take

5/8″ Crochet Trim  118481

In Color Dahlias  127556

Vintage Trinkets  118764

Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246

Window Frames Collection Framelits  129021

Hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Washi Tape Flowers

Hello Everyone!

Hope all of you are doing well.  I usually do my posting on Saturday or Sunday, but this weekend was a little busy.  I did, however, get the chance to do a little stamping.  Saturday I helped my daughter host the launch of her new business, freebird philosophy.  You can view what she has to sell by clicking on the link to the right or by visiting the page that is tabbed at the top of this page.  She has some really awesome stuff!  She visited India this past November and returned this past May with an arm load of clothing and jewelry that is absolutely stunning!  And the good part about it is it is all fair trade.  🙂

Yesterday my husband and I spent the day with our 22 month old granddaughter, Madisyn.  We took her swimming at the YMCA nearby.  She had a blast, and I couldn’t get her out of the water.  When we got home it was nap time, and I must report that we both slept well for a couple of hours!  LOL!  I was exhausted.  It takes a lot of effort to hold on to a little one while you are in 3 feet of water.

The card I am posting today holds some washi tape flowers that I made.  They are simple and quick.  That’s what I like about them the most.  Here’s how I made them.  I cut out a 3/4″ circle with my circle punch and covered it with sticky strip.  Then I took a length, about 12″, of washi tape  and twisted it from end to end.  I then, starting at the middle of the punched out circle, wound the washi tape around itself to form the flower, sticking it to the circle as I went.  I know…that was as clear as mud.  If you want photos of how I made them, email me and I would be very happy to send them to you.

Wahi Tape Flower Thankful

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Epic Day This and That DSP  130814

Gumball Green Card Stock  126840

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Gumball Green Classic Ink 126861

Banner Greetings (Hostess Set)

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape  129314

Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399

Large Pearl Basic Jewels  125577

Bird Builder Punch 117191

Well, that’s all for today.  I will be at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City this week, so you probably won’t hear from me until next Monday again.  I am looking forward to the time away with some of my closest friends.  I intend on coming back with a lot of new ideas that I will share.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Mosaic Thank You & “Gofur” Status

I’m back! I know it has been two weeks since I last posted. I am still here, just a little behind, that’s all. 🙂

Last Friday, May 23, was my official last day of school for this year. I had stuff created and ready for posting, I just hadn’t done any photographing. Also, since it was the holiday weekend, my husband and I spent it by taking a trip to Glenwood Springs, CO with a couple we know. The weather was GORGEOUS! And, the hot springs was awesome. It was nice to get away even though it was just an overnight trip. I needed a day of rest and relaxation by the pool after the long school year. I can’t believe that next year when I go back, it will be my last year of teaching after 17 years. I’ve decided to retire and start a new chapter in my life. I expect you will be expecting me to create and post things a little more often. I think I might be able to manage it.

We got home from Glenwood Springs last Sunday evening. On Monday, even though it was a holiday, I got right to work. And it has been non-stop all week! It culminated yesterday with my husband and I with a great deal of help from my 26-year-old son, constructing a storage shed in our backyard.

My husband and I got this crazy idea that we needed a backyard shed because as we were cleaning out the garage on Tuesday, we couldn’t believe how much “stuff” we’ve accumulated over the 13 years we’ve been married.  So…on Wednesday we went to COSTCO and bought one of their Lifetime sheds.  It looked easy enough to assemble.  After getting my son to haul it to our home in his truck, we started talking.  “Yes”, he said, “you do need a foundation to set it on. You can’t just set it up on the ground.”  Ok, so much for getting by with spending a “little” money.  On Friday, he came back with his truck and we went to Home Depot to buy everything we needed to build a foundation.  We started right to work building this shed as soon as we got home.  That’s when my life changed.  I became the “Gofur”.  I had to gofur this tool, and that tool, and this thing and that thing, along with sitting on this board to hold it steady while my son drilled and hammered, and standing on that one while he did the same.  I hate being the gofur.  I was the gofur when I was a kid whenever my dad did anything outside around the house.  Gofur status is for kids; not adults.  That’s why you have kids in the first place anyway, isn’t it?  🙂 So they can be your personal slaves, like when you sit down on the couch in the evening and you can’t find the remote so you say to your child, “Where did you put the remote?  You better find it for me right now!”  My dad had a remote, way back in the 60’s when I was a child, even before remotes were invented!  It was me.  He’d sit in front of the televesion, walk right past it to get to his chair, and he would yell, “Josanna…come and turn on the tv. No, I don’t want to watch that; change the station.”  At any rate…we got the foundation and the walls of the shed erected yesterday and today I could hardly move.  My body hasn’t bent and turned and twisted into the positions I was in yesterday in ages.  As we were building, I mentioned that this shed would make a great apartment for my daughter.  That’s another story that I will tell next time.  Enough of this…you are here to see my creation. Well, here it is.

Mosaic Thank You

Here’s what I used on this card.

Strawberry Slush Card Stock   131295

Whisper White Card Stock   100730

Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper  130141

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink 131178

Daffodil Delight Classic Ink   126944

Mosaic Madness Stamp Set  130246-wood/130249-clear

Petit Pairs Stamp Set  128706-wood/122497-clear

Mosaic Punch  131267

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons   127555

Whisper White Baker’s Twine   124262

Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder  129984

Tea Lace Paper Doilies   129399

That’s all of it.  Everything from the new Annual Catalog is available now through my online store.  Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!