Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
All of my embossing folders and nestabilities were stored in a metal mesh basket and stored on a shelf. Until I went shopping at a local Surplus Salvage store....and there I saw it my next nestabilites storage unit that would be portable too!
It was a faux bright green CD holder with a magnetic closure....and at a mear $3.99 I was sold it was all over then! I purchased one and brought it home and it is going to work well.....I just pulled the magnetic sheets out of my cd jewel cases and trimmed a bit and have inserted them into my holder......Shazammmm...they fit and are portable. I will finish putting them in today so you can see them later and how portable this is going to be! Wow I love it when a plan comes together....I did call my sister over the weekend and had her go and pick me up 2 more just in case.....I needed them and at any surplus and salvage place you know that they could be gone tomorrow!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So take an onion and some carrots that need to be eaten soon...and cut them up and throw them into the pot....
Then lets nuke the corn, cut it off the cob and
add some chicken a cube of veggie bullion and some leftover purple rice.....there you have it yummy comfort food....Oh wait lets add some salt and garlic....excellent. Hope you all enjoying your day as I am....took all the furniture out of the living room even tipped up everything and vacuumed the bottom sides too....the floors have been vacuumed and washed and put back together....now onto some sewing and then maybe to the studio to develop some classes and samples....big demo day at YMS on Saturday. Have a great evening everyone...
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
My sisters and I are taking an on line quilting class, here is my lesson one project a table runner for my coffee table. It was fun hanging out in the dining room today with the woodstove cranking just sewing away and conversing with my west coast sister about my layout etc of my project. I'll post a finished picture after it is done. This picture really doesn't do it justice the colors are more rust than this picture shows.
Hope all is well with everyone....I'll be ordering a new dishwasher in the next few days ....as it turns out once you have lost a pump it really isn't worth replacing it. Have a great evening everyone.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Winter in Maine in a 100 year old house with 100 year old windows....can mean lots of oil....at 3-4 dollars a gallon or it can mean lots of wood...sweat...and pains....
So can you see me in the wood pile? No....well your right....I'm on the other end of the camera....and I am a pro at avoiding this wood pile but I must get out there this morning as Jack and the kids are coming home this weekend and we'll need to be able to park cars some where this weekend...so I'll be off to the wood pile soon and then to clean the studio so the kids will have a place to sleep....
It sure has been nice having the wood stove going there is nothing like wood heat ask anyone that has one and they'll tell you it is a warmer heat.....then I have been quilting too....
On a side note How long does it take a USPS priority package to travel from Central Maine to Jackson Hole Wyoming and back? The answer for this box....3 months 18 days!
It was just delivered back to the house....I mailed it on June5th and it was returned on September 23rd! Do you suppose the print is still on the book, the Peanut M&M's and Twizzlers OK? The socks still new and what about the shirts....the Timex still ticking? Thank goodness I wrapped it all in a garbage bag before I shipped it. I have opened it and all seems to be fine....I'm a bit confused....why would a box that should have been delivered in 2 days take 3 months and 18 days to make a return trip? LOL Why do I ask why? Silly me....Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday and if your in the neighborhood feel free to stop by and say Hi I could use an excuse to not be in the wood pile today!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Then of course there was the Penny Black sunflower stamp....Love it this one is with colored pencils with gamsol and this one was stamped in black and embossed with Faith's Trancendence Embossing Powder....
Then on the 6th of August I was going to meet Melissa one of the stamp designers for PaperTrey Ink and I just had to have some fun with her designs...so I used silver foil that I had and used Robin Beam's Bandana Technique that I learned from Robin spring 2008....well folks off to freeze some pesto and finish the studio.....Have a most excellent day!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I want to make sure that someone calls my friend Jo and tells her to go and check out Nichole Heady's blog....http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/
Oh my Jo is going to be so excited......it is a quilting stamp set.....so Jo has someone called? and do you like it?
also want to make sure that your all keeping up with the new nestabilities...
.Connie this is going to be so much easier than that punch....
Well have a great day....
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
How lucky I was to be able to meet Nichole today. We had a great time and I'll post all the cards that I swapped by Tuesday. But for now here is a few pictures I have from today...hope no one minds that they are on the net!
The Gang's all Here!
Here is my new friend Chris and Helen and ummmmm.....I know what wonderful card she made........ Karen...(Thanks Karen!) I am horrible with names but I can match up almost everyones card with their face....sorry folks just the way my mind works...like I know trival information that really doesn't matter to anyone......the home we lived in 12 years ago had 36 cabinets and drawers in the kitchen.....don't ask me why I need to know that it is not like I'm going on any trivia show that is going to ask that question and my poor DH just looks at me and shakes his head and says "Why would you know that?"....and the truth....I don't know why! OK so I have just digressed and you probably got way too much information from me! LOL Nichole and PTI customers chatting away....
Saturday, June 21, 2008
this was one of the first cards that I have ever used a sketch for and it was so much fun!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Oh my.....I have a new favorite company.
Here is the link to PaperTrey Ink's store & blog.
The quality of the products from this company are amazing.....I have never found cardstock this 110# weight before and those of you that know me know that I have been one of the die hard rubbah gals....well.....I've converted to clings only from Papertrey Ink. They are deeply etched and stamp so clear. Speedy shipping as well....4 days max to Maine!
So if you have questions contact me.....I love their product!
I should take lessons from Sirago! He knows how to take the time to smell the flowers!
Well the bedroom is finished and DH is thrilled! and I got a surprise too....a gift certificate for a full body massage, facial, manicure & pedicure too! I am saving it for when I hit the goal I've set for myself.
Well folks I have had a very interesting week .....learned about leaking oil tanks....when you need to call the DEP and when you don't! If you need that info you can pm me! All is well and it is under construction...LOL.....I am so thankful that it wasn't the middle of February and 40 below zero.
Jack will be home later so guess I better get the trash taken to the land fill and a few other things I want to get done. Here is to an excellent weekend and take time to smell the flowers!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
No pics for today as I am on SIL computer and I'm not so sure how to down load pics from my camera to here. So on that note I thought I would give you a little context to the picture at the top of the blog......It is the pear tree in our back yard and I have been watching it closely and the Honey Bees are alive and well working very hard to give us a great harvest this coming fall.....I know that there is a crisis with the Honey Bees but I am pleased to report they are doing well in our neighborhood. Well that is it for today.....more moving for the kids today. Wishing you a most excellent day!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Some things never change.....The kidos were home for a week and homework on the dining room table is the same as it was 4+years ago when she lived at home! LOL I so love that somethings never change! I'll be back with some posts on some cards with nesties later. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mothers Day!
DH surprised me with something that I have wanted for about 7 months........
Lancome Miracle Forever! I am so excited and he got me some other Lancome products too! This scent is so heavenly.....it makes me feel so special.....kinda reminds me of how I feel about all the munchkins and the grand munchkins......they are all miracles and forever too!
This is what Jamie and Rob got me for Mother's Day.....I just love having fun dishes to serve wonderful food on.....and Oh how I love brie and olives!
I hope that all the children remember whom gave them the gift of life and that today is a special one for all Mom's!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Here is a sample of some Top Secret Cards that I've been working on too.
Gotta love those nesties! Hope your all having a great week and here is to a great weekend.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I can't believe what I just did.....I had my post all finished with pics and everything was trying to add a link and lost it all because I hadn't saved it so here we go again...LOL.....I'm still smilin'!
Here are cards with the new Ranger White Opaque Pen it is so nice and glides on
Here are samples of cards made with my new nestabilities....Oh am I ever in Love with these....Hello, my name is Robyn and I am a nestabilitie addict! LOL
One more new product....Gamsol available at Your Maine Stamper I am not fond of coloring and I avoid it all the time....however this product makes my coloring look really good! I love this and it comes in a kit with everything you need including instructions. Lydia has ordered the new Adirondack Inks the lights brights and earthtones they have been developed by Ranger and Anne and I got to use them at Ranger on the Road the colors are so rich and the newly designed ink pad containers are awesome as they lock together when stacked so they won't slide.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
You know your excited when you jump in the shower and put shampoo in your hair before it is wet! That is what happened when I found out that Ranger had arrived at Your Maine Stamper! Just wanted you to know....the new white pens are here, along with mini misters, I'll be back later to finish this DH is leaving town and needs help!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Not sure if you can see these really well but they are my Art on a budget....I LOVE Stampers Anonyomos stamps Here is their link http://www.stampersanonymous.com/index.html
so I decided that if I stamped them and then framed them in my bargin frames ( 1.99 each) and hung them above the bed in our room.....
now if you look really close you can see 2 post it notes on the head board...yes I write brilliant thoughts that I have during the night on post its so I won't forget until I act upon them! Now you know my secret!
I have also been making lots of samples for the shop......so much fun and they turned out so great stop by if you have the time tomorrow......I think there will be an unadvertised sale on 12x12's Whooo Hoooo......
Have a great weekend everyone.