Monday, January 30, 2012

Challenge Cards and Leadership Swaps

Well, it's Monday and that means brand spanking new challenges at Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Inspirations.  Here's my cards for this week:




I finally got through all the swap photos and put together this little slideshow for you:





I'm still putting together a blog candy package and hopefully I'll put that up this week.  I'm thinking this one might be the best yet so stay tuned.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Leadership Pictures - Part 1

I think I'll start off with a picture of all of us in the general session on Friday:


left to right - Pat, me, Sue, Judy

Now here's a slideshow of some of the contest entries (wow - so many gorgeous cards - I couldn't decide which ones to take pictures of and every day there was more!):


I will try to get the photos of Pat's swaps edited and uploaded within the next day or so.  We had so much fun, but now I'm paying for taking the time off from work - I've had two 10+ hour days in a row and I'm exhausted.  Headed for bed and hope to get a jump on things tomorrow.  I've got the Sassy Chic stamp camp coming up on Feb. 4 and some wonderful fun workshops planned to celebrate Sale-a-Bration and I'll be sharing some of those projects with you as well.


Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Behind ... as usual!

Well, I'm still editing pictures so it will be another day till the Leadership pix show up.  Sorry .. but believe me, they are worth the wait!  Such wonderful and talented folks made such gorgeous creations!

Well, it's Monday and that means new challenges at my favorite challenge blogs:




Be sure to stop by and check out the creations by the other dt members and hey ... why not play along!!!
 
Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm Back!!!

I am home from San Antonio and I can report that it was just fantastic!  We had so much fun and learned so much and got soooooooo many goodies!  

I am working on getting all my photos edited so that I can share them with you - hopefully tomorrow.  It's John's birthday tomorrow so today has been full of party preparations and tomorrow will be the big party!  Sons, daughters-in-law, grandkids, friends - it'll be great!  Maybe I'll get some pix of that too!


To hold you over till I get the rest edited, here's a couple of pictures that I took from the river taxi on Thursday night:






Thanks for your patience!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Greetings from San Antonio

Well, I made it safe and sound and am having a wonderful time - wish you were here!

As promised, here's the slide show of all the wonderful projects from Monday night's Front Range Stampers meeting:




Here's my card:





I will be taking pictures of all the wonderful swaps and contest entry cards and will start posting them later today.  I am not swapping, but my wonderful roommate Pat is going to let me take some pictures of hers.  So much fantastic talent here - it's just amazing!

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day Late but ...

Well, I'm a day late with my challenge cards, but here they are:




I went to a Front Range Stampers meeting last night and as soon as the sun comes up I'll take some pictures of the fantastic swaps and make and takes.  Watch for that post tomorrow.  I'm headed to San Antonio, Texas tomorrow morning for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  I'm very excited to be going - this is my first one!  Several of the gals from FRS and also several from my downline group will be going too so it should be a great time.  I'm taking my camera so watch for some posts from Texas!


Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stamp Camp North - 01/14/2012

Saturday was the first Stamp Camp North of 2012.  I wanted to share my project with you and also a slideshow of all the other wonderful projects that our campers got to make.  Here's mine:




Here's a slideshow of all the other fantastic projects:






I'll have my projects for this week's Kaboodle Doodles and Heart Song Insprirations challenges for you tomorrow.  Wednesday I head to San Antonio for this year's Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  This is my first time attending and while I really wanted to make swaps, I just didn't feel up to it.  Today was really the first day that I felt totally human in over a month and half.  It was GREAT!  I plan on taking my camera though and hope to come home with lots of photos of wonderful projects made by my fellow attendees.

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New SU Goodies

I wanted to share a picture with you of my new "apprentice" - her name is Maude (she's Harold's sister).  She has always had to be in the room with me, especially if I'm in there alone.  She is not a small cat and she somehow manages to fit her girth on the arm of my chair (which is only about 2 inches wide).  She has to balance herself by leaning on me and while I appreciate the warmth on cold days, it does somewhat limit my movements.  When I got sick, she basically glued herself to me.  She had to be touching me at all times.  You need to understand, this is a cat who hisses and growls at everyone (including me sometimes) and she just mellowed right out when I was not feeling well.  I came into the room the other day and found her like this:



She's that gray ball of fur in the corner next to the keyboard.  


This is the first time she's ever taken over the desk too!  Harold is doing much better and is so much happier without that nasty collar.  He visits the craft cave too but doesn't really hang out there very much.

Stampin' Up! has a new Occasions Mini catalog and an upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog out right now.  Next week I will be heading to San Antonio for this year's Leadership Conference and they are holding a contest.  So .... I decided to make some cards to enter into the contest!  I am not quite up to making swaps, but a couple of contest cards should be no problem, right?  Here are a couple of possibles, please let me know what you think of them okay?





Funny thing I found in my junkmail folder on New Year's day:


Don't really think it takes a psychic to be able to do this do you?

Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I Have Returned!!!!

Seriously, I think that I am finally getting better since I'm starting to create a bit again.  So much to do, so little energy though!  Thanks for all the well wishes - I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Still don't have the energy level I need to have, but I'm working on it!

I missed quite a few challenges on both Kaboodle Doodles and Heartsong Inspirations, but did manage to get projects made for both this week!  Here they are:


Kaboodle Doodles

Heartsong Inspirations

I also (finally) had a chance to play with some of my new toys from SU - got them early in December and they have sat, forlornly, in my craft room waiting, and waiting, and waiting.  I'll have those to show you tomorrow.


While I was away being sick, my blogoversary came and went.  I am going to make up for missing it though with some extra special blog candy.  I've started putting it together and am deciding on whether or not I want to do something special to entice folks to enter - I'm really close to hitting 200 followers ...


Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I really am getting better and better.  I have a few more days on antibiotics and then I'll wait a few days and go get all my bodily fluids checked again, but I think it's gone (I hope).  Cross your fingers for me will you?


Thanks for visiting!

chris

Design Teams:
Kaboodle Doodles
Heart Song Inspirations

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.