Monday, April 25, 2016

Life is a Blur

I have to tell you - life since coming back to Colorado has been a flurry of activity and exciting activities.  I am still trying to make sense of all the wonderful things I learned in Salt Lake City.  It's wonderful, but time consuming, at a time when free time to think and explore is at a premium.  Wouldn't change it for the world though!

This weekend a bunch of us went out to visit our friend Tina Smith at her stamp house.  I wish I had taken some pictures, but I was too busy having fun.  I do have pictures of the projects we created though:








I can't begin to tell you what a joy it was to spend time with such creative and inspiring gals.  We had a total blast and I only got lost twice on the way home!  Luckily, I had three co-pilots who helped to get us all home safe and sound.  These ladies were such fun to be with and I really think we were able to inspire each other to bigger and greater creative endeavors.  Thanks so much to our exceptional hostess Tina for allowing us all to gather and create.

I have much on my plate for the next few months and it should be an exciting and busy ride!  I will try and post some of the results of my creative activities and share with you some of the creative works of the wonderful, inspiring folks I am lucky enough to have in my life.

Thanks for visiting! 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hello - remember me?

Hi everyone!  I am back!  This year's sailing adventure is history now - three months living on the boat was fun and very educational.  We did not make it to the Bahamas this year, but we will try again next year.  We did make it down the east coast of Florida from Amelia Island (on the Georgia/Florida border) to the Florida Keys.  I was too busy to take a lot of photos (and those dolphins are so fast that by the time I got the camera out, they were gone).  The weather was not what we expected, but we still enjoyed the adventure!

We got home on April 2 and had a great visit with some of the grandchildren on the 3rd.  I managed to get in one stamp camp this month (Stamp Camp North on the 9th), but had to head out to Salt Lake City on the 13th.  I had a totally wonderful time at the OnStage 2016 events put on by Stampin' Up!  Got a first look at the new catalog and attended so many inspirational sessions!  I drove out on my own this year (a first for me in solo driving any distance) and really enjoyed it.  I had to spend one extra night there though as nasty storms hit Colorado while I was in Utah.  It wasn't much of a hardship for me though - fun, fun, fun!

I am currently trying to digest everything that has happened over the last 4 months and will be back with some insights and (hopefully) some new inspiration to share with you.  Right now I am just trying to recover from all the excitement!  I hope that you will join me on this next journey - we will be gardening this year for the first time in 7 years and I hope to spend a great deal of creative and quality time with my grandchildren this summer.  Lots to do and even more to look forward to!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Nice Cuppa from Mary Brown

Mary Brown featured a wonderful creation on her blog - StamperCamper's Corner:

Mary used a set from the 2016 Occasions mini catalog called A Nice Cuppa along with it's coordinating dies.

Here are some of the products Mary used to create this beauty:
Remember, if you want to order any of these fun products, simply click on the product and it will take you to that product on my Stampin' Up! website.

Thanks for visiting! 



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Adventure Status Report

Hello everyone!  Greetings from cold, wet and windy northern Florida.  We are finally getting off the dock in Fernandina and heading south.  It will be such a welcome change to have warmer weather.  We have decided to move our base of operations from Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina to Indiantown Marina which is much further south.  We moved our truck down there and that is where we will return to when we come back.  It is a very rustic area on the Indian River - lots of trees and great amenities.  Again, it will be a learning experience for us as we explore this life of cruising that we have chosen.  I do have to admit though that I am really looking forward to being back in Colorado with grand babies nearby and craft room at hand.  You don't know how much you appreciate flush toilets, hot showers and a microwave until you don't have them!

We will be traveling down the coast of Florida on the ICW (Inter Coastal Waterway) for the next week or two.

Here's a look at Belmira sitting on the dock:

I hope to be able to post once a week or so, but we shall see what will be possible once we are down the line a bit.  I really appreciate all the wonderful encouragement and support that I have received from all of you!  Thanks so much.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bloomin' Love by Kelly Acheson

Kelly Acheson is featuring a card made by BJ Peters on her blog:


Here is my best guess for some of the products that BJ used on this gorgeous card:
Remember, if you want to order any of these fun products, simply click on the product and it will take you to that product on my Stampin' Up! website.

Thanks for visiting! 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Going Global by Carol Payne

Today's card is from Carol Payne.  She used the fun set Going Global which you can find in the Occasions mini catalog.  Here is her project:


I love this idea!  Carol has a link on her post that takes you to the instructions for making this easel calendar.  Here are some of the products used in this project:
If you want to make this project and need the little calendars, just shoot me an email and I can get it to you!  The post it note pads can be purchased in most office supply stores.

Remember, if you want to order any of these fun products, simply click on the product and it will take you to that product on my Stampin' Up! website.

Thanks for visiting! 

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