Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Theatre, Snow, Turtles, and Ducks

This weekend, my mom, sister, and I went to see My Fair Lady at the Wausau Community Theatre. It was sooo much fun!! The production was actually very good. The picture is the "Escot" scene...my favorite. I have been singing "I could have danced all night..." since then. LOL!!
I always enjoy plays, and used to go to a lot of them when I was in college.....student productions are CHEAP!!....but I haven't had a chance to go to many plays since I got out of school almost 6 years ago. Wow .... I feel OOOOOLD NOW!!!

In other news, we've had some pretty big snows here. I think maybe around 10-12 inches, with some HUGE drifts. Click HERE to visit my sister's blog. It has some really cool snow pics that my BIL took.

OK...so I also added a virtual pet to my blog. He is a turtle named Bro. Rakestraw, and yes -- there is a story!! When Shannon and I were little, we found a turtle and kept it for a pet for several weeks (my mom is brave!!). The turtle's name was Bro. Rakestraw, after a preacher we had just met.....and I think we only met him the one time. Funny girls!

I also used to have a pet duck named Murdock. My Uncle Doug came home one weekend and brought three ducklings and a gosling. I'm not sure how my mom ever allowed that. Ok I just asked her -- and she was like "they were for Easter...what was I going to do? We lived out in the country....it didn't matter." Well I remember those little fluffy ducks swimming around in a little wading pool that we had. The other ducks died but Murdock (guess what we used to watch....) lived. He was my pet duck, and he would come sit in my lap and eat lettuce. Later, we traded my gradpa the duck for a Beagle named Smiley. Later, Gramps traded Murdock to Mr. Ray, a friend who lived down the road, for another beagle. Murdock lived at Mr. Ray's house for a long time (he had lots of ducks and chickens and quial). Murdock finally got eaten by a racoon. Poor Duck! Before his untimely demise....Murdock laid an egg. Silly duck was a girl not a boy. Oh well...what does a 9 year old know???

Oh...and speaking of Mr. Ray - we used to walk down the road to their house. The Rays lived right down the road from Gramma and Gramps. Shannon and I, and sometimes Mark, would walk down the road and visit the Rays. Some great memories there!! I will have to blog more about them later...I think the Rays deserve their own spot.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ok -- I'm pretty excited about this project!! I was at an office supply store a couple of weeks ago, and saw some nifty one page calanders. I couldn't beleive what they were charging for them -- astronomical for a piece of paper they printed and laminated.So I was like "Oh...I can do that". So here it is.I started a thread that contains the template.


Another day...Another Project....

Well...today I'm off to try a my hand at a Wiper card. Wiper cards have this adorable little pop up surprise when you open the card. Wanna see a link to one? Click here to view JanTink's blog and the directions for the card. They are sooo cute!!! Well....Jan's is cute. I hope mine will be, too.

I also bought some more notebooks at Wal-Mart (I love that place!!) to alter. Yay!! I have a show on Saturday, so I need to get in gear and Create!!!


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Here are some notepads that I have altered. Aren't they pretty? I have been making these for my Stampin' Up! parties. They are doorprize gifts, and hostess thank you gifts. SO far I've made about a dozen of them.
Altering things has become one of my latest obsessions. These are fun to do because they are quick and simple, and turn out adorable!

My New Blog, My First Post

Well...here goes nothing!! I'm starting my very own blog. Wish me luck.

For those of you who know me, you know that I love stamping and making cards. I just became a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! around the first of January, and am sooo excited about the new business!!!

My own personal obsession is with embelishments -- eyelets, brads, ribbon, primas...I love them all!! The only problem is that I tend to HOARD them, not actually use them. What if I run out? Then what?? (Ok yes...I know that I can always buy more. But still.....)

So, would you like to see what I've been up to lately? Click here to view my gallery.

What else is going on in my life? Well...I'm going to be an auntie!! YAY!! My sister and brother in law, Shannon and Joshua, are expecting a little one around the end of September. It is the first baby for our family, so we are all really excited. Whoo hooo!!!

Ok...well....goodbye for now. I will post again later, maybe, but I want to play around with the settings here.