Saturday, October 22, 2016

Think Pink

That is the topic for this weeks challenge on Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge.
It is breat cancer awareness month, you know!
I created a Christmas card using non-traditional colours
Using some Memory Box dies and the glittery tree is a Frantic stamper die.  
And some twinery twine.

Loving not have to get out the door by 8.  Sometimes we take things for granted.  
Yesterday Curtis did a Red Cross Blood run to Missoula.
I got the house back in order after having grandkids here.  Vacuumed through and mopped floors.
I went to the hospital and got my flu shot as they were starting to send me irritating phone texts I didn't have mine yet.  I like to wait until the end of Oct. so it carries me through longer into the spring.
So trying to drink lots of fluids and take Tylenol.  
Work called at 6 this morning to see if I would go in.  I declined. They said they had a no show, which is very unusual for outpr unit.  They also called yesterday afternoon for help.  I said I could go in after I dropped Curtis off, but they declined my help.  
Have been reorganizing my dies and getting some into better packaging, so I don't actually lose them.
And obviously working away on my Christmas cards.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

She's Back.

Kirsten flew back from Dallas this afternoon and we were there to welcome her home.

They could see the plane land from here.  Harlee thought it was going too fast and that worried her.  Cooper wanted to be on the other side of the glass and I kept telling him he needed a ticket to do that.  So, when we were driving home he was asking his mum for a ticket.  
Watching, watching!

The boys see their mum

Coop could hardly wait to get to her!

All back together again.

I went to get the boys this morning and brought them here.  The big kids are out of school for a 4 day weekend.  They all were good.  Cooper is the hotdog kid.  He loves them.  

This is a card I made with Concord and 9 stamps and dies.
It is a versatile set for this part of the country.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday Woes!

Actually having a pretty good week!  Surviving having Harlee around and getting her to her various activities.  Last night was her first basketball practice.  It is a short week for her at school.  They are off  tomorrow and Friday.  Got her laundry all caught up yesterday.

She is at school by 7:50 to eat breakfast.  And she wasn't moving very fast this morning.  

The sun coming up after I dropped her at school yesterday morning.
Then I came home and mowed grass, hopefully for the last time.  It was certainly long in our backyard.  
First time mowing since I was sick.

And Curtis did an Avis run to Idaho Falls yesterday.  That is close to a 12hr run.  Went to pick him up from the airport after BB practice.  That meant we didn't even get in until after 7pm last evening.  Good thing it was left overs for dinner.

Created this cute little card. I think I will create a couple more to use as winter birthday cards.
The background was created using Tim Holtz distress inks.  Dies from Memory Box and Lawn Fawn.
The stamped image is from a Penny Black stamp
And the sweet sentiment is from Concord and 9th.

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Little Reality Check!!

Read on the computer today it is only 10 weeks until Christmas.  Kind of freaked me out!  Practiacally erasing Sept. Off the calendar with being sick has put me behind the eight ball!!  Usually I have a lot more of my shopping tackled by now!  

But I have a good chunk of my Christmas cards made.  I stamped, coloured and cut out some images over the weekend.  It was so windy on the weekend, blowing across the plains after being the big storm on the coast.  
They were coloured with distress inks and a water brush, since I really don't have a lot of Copic markers!

Today they were made into cards.

The stamps are from MFT/ Die-Namics.  So is the stitched circle.  
The tree die is from Frantic Stamper

Yesterday, I was up and out the house early to take Kirsten to the airport for 5:30am.  She was headed to Dallas curtesy of Subaru.  She is a Subaru ambassador and her airfare, hotel and meals are all paid for.  She seems to be having a good time and is there until Thursday.
So the rest of us hold the fort down with the kids.  Harlee is here with us.  It was quite the feat to get her up, pack lunch and out the door before 8am.  Cooper has joined us this evening, while Tim took Nic to Scouts.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Busy Week!

After a relaxing, crafty weekend! It's been a busy week!

Monday, it was Canadian Thanksgiving!  It is a tradition this household celebrates each year! 

Of coarse,  the girls cooked

Of coarse, the guys relaxed.  

Harlee as photographer!
We have had a couple of snow falls since I last posted!  And our low last night was 17F.  Brrrrrrr......

I worked a 12 hour shift yesterday in the NICU.  It was busy!  Between the phone and the secure door I just about went crazy.   With a headache on top of everything.  Today I headed back for a few hours to cover for a dental appt.  And a few more tomorrow.  

Another Australia layout as we ailed closer to The Great Barrier Reef.