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Posted: 5/6/2013 10:03:04 AM
Good Morning, Happy Stampers!

How's by y'all today?

We're starting out the week with pleasant weather--70 for today's high & sunny. Chance of rain for Wed. & we can use some moisture. Might do a load of sheets to hang on the line.

Yesterday's dinner was 50/50. Neither of us 'loved' the taters & the veggie was only so-so. But the chicken was super yummy. Have some breast meat left for sammies. Mom's requested a tuna casserole today.Works for me. We haven't had one in quite a while.

Was hoping to get to the PO today, but mom's feeling a bit off. She made (& enjoyed) breakfast, but says that (now) her tummy's a bit upset. This happens--not all the time. Usually she's fine by midday.

I see Heidi has a sketch-challenge started--gatefold cards. Looks good. I'm hoping to play. Might try playing with the fold & see if I can use PP to advantage, as well. May even try to find a 'left-facing' image & see where that goes.

Got some chores to tackle so...Seeya later & have a good'un!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/6/2013 11:27:38 AM
Heading out this a.m. for a camping trip to southern Utah for the week and to meet up with friends.

I am taking images to color - hope I get some done, but will be taking pictures with my camera and just enjoying. Going to Capital Reef.

You all keep crafts for me, ok?



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Posted: 5/6/2013 1:16:20 PM
Have a fun trip, Ann. LOL on 'saving crafts for 'you''. I can barely save 'crafts' for me, pal. 'Sok, tho'. We should still be here when you get back.

Got the tuna casserole assembled & in the oven. Mom just took a meclazine. She only needs them when she's feeling a bit light-headed. She has meniere's syndrome & seasonal change can affect it. So far she's doing ok. Good that she's being proactive.

Inspired by Heidi's challenge, I got a good start on a gatefold. I like it so far. Barring problems & interruptions, I should finish it by end of week.



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Posted: 5/6/2013 1:24:27 PM
Finally some sun today after several days of a deluge! Almost 4 inches of rain! I took my walk early since the sun was out. I was not banking on it staying sunny for too long. I hear that some more rain is coming.

Getting things ready for my local stamp meeting tonight. We are learning to make mini magazine holders to hold cards. Should be a fun night. We also have a contest going in the club. Winners will be chosen tonight. Everyone chose a word from a can and had to make a card interpreting that word. Then we had to make at least a 4 line poem using that word in it. I can't wait to see what everyone has done! My word was ribbon. Right down my alley. Will show my card soon and the poem I made.

I hope everyone has a good day!

Stampwilly

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Posted: 5/6/2013 1:31:16 PM
Your 'club contest' sounds like fun, Willy. Looking forward to seeing your 'ode to ribbon'.

Speaking of sharing... Hope you'll share the current 'recycle' card you did on the 'other' place. It is soooo cool!


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Posted: 5/7/2013 12:42:29 AM
Daniel- I hope your Mom feels better.

It was a warm pretty day here. Another cool down for the weekend. I hope this weather pattern stays until Fall, lol.

I am still feeling "off" from the excitement of last month and then getting sick. My DH is sick too. We watched Alaskan Troppers on Netflix and relaxed. I am back to crafting next week. It feels like a billion years since I created anything with paper. I have been creating making curtains and things for my home. I miss my paper and paints.


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Posted: 5/7/2013 9:15:27 AM
It hass been smoking hot here...record breaking temperatures. I think it was 29 degrees yesterday and the day before!
I am still struggling with finishing up the garden. We have a day off from the sork as our eldest came home last night from Monaco.

She has been living 6 or 7 months in her townhouse in Vancouver and 5 months in Monaco this year and last year. Eventually she will make a decision about moving or staying...of course there is a fellow involved who lives over there!

Off to visit with her in the city today and then back to regular gardening after supper when hopefully there is a bit of shade to work in! teehee

Can't wait to paper craft again...seems too long!

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Posted: 5/7/2013 10:52:49 AM
Lyla, I trust you will be feeling better soon. You have had a lot on your plate lately!

Have fun with your daughter, scrappymo. It seems like the house has a swinging door when it comes to the 20 something age until they get married.

Loving the sunshine again today! I am glad the weather predictions have been wrong.

We had fun at my stamp club meeting last night. I will show a picture of the project later. my hubby has my camera today.

Daniel asked me to show a card I made for a challenge on another board. If you click on the first link you will see it. I have explained how it is made under the picture.

I am also linking the card that I made for our local stamp club contest we had last night at our meeting. We picked a word from a hat and had to make a card interpreting the word and then make at least a 4 line poem with the word. My word was RIBBON. I didn't win, but it was fun and I loved seeing what everyone did. There were some great creations, both cards and poems! You see I stuck with the minimum on my poem! LOL!

Hoping to go for a walk after I meet hubby for lunch.

Have a great day!

Stampwilly



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Posted: 5/7/2013 1:16:10 PM
Last night I came on and typed up a long post here in the chat thread and it went Poof! So I gave up and am trying again today.

April, I wondered how you picked the winner in your stamp club?

Ann, Enjoy your trip!

Lyla, you deserve break from this illness!

Maureen, I hope you have fun on your visit!

Daniel, I really like Tuna cassarole, I hope it turned out great!

Last night we too a trip over to a special nursery/greenhouse. It is part display and part sales floor. We often go just to look around and then purchase something to keep the place going. It is fairly old and they carry a lot of specialty items like citrus trees, specialty herbs, etc. We were looking for vegetables, some kind of plant that is supposed to be helpful to your garden, and some flowers. The kids had fun and it was a relaxing evening.

Today I have been to the library and the store, doing laundry and cleaning up in general. Because I'm doing too much, nothing looks like it is getting done overall.

Hope everyone is having a great day!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/7/2013 4:02:26 PM
Heidi, we voted by secret ballot. We did not have our names on our cards. Each card was numbered, so we voted by number.The second place winner got a smaller prize -- then 2 others were drawn randomly for 2 more smaller prizes. We had 8 to enter.

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Posted: 5/7/2013 4:21:28 PM
(late) Afternoon, Y'all!

Productive day for me. Had a good dose of 'battling with mom' (it ended in a draw). Took care of getting refills on mom's meds, groceries & got my May tag off to Cristin--all before noon!

This afternoon I 'finished' my medal & gatefold. Both are sealed in their envelopes for tomorrow's mail. Again. Not bad for me. Didn't skimp on the work, but didn't spend days worrying about every little thing. KWIM?

Next on my to-do is the June tag. I have a good start.

Have a challenge idea, but may hold it for the June party--not sure.

Weather is gorgeous here. Warm & sunny with enough breeze to feel comfortable.

Hope y'all are havin a good day today!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/8/2013 3:10:35 AM
scrappymo- I won't complain about the cold Spring any more, ROFL! I will not do twenty-nine degrees in Spring. You are strong. ! How exciting for your DD to live in Monaco.

willy- I love your Olay card! Beautiful! Who would ever think that the beautiful girl from Olay would turn into a beautiful sea creature? I really love it. The colors are just gorgeous too. I love the Friendship card too. The embossing is incredible. The card makes me smile. That image is so sweet. Love the coloring too.

Heidi- I type my replies in Notepad. Actually I use AkelPad. I don't have to worry about Poof. If it happens I can try again. MB's love to go Poof! I haven't moved over to my iPad mini yet full time. I bet it will be a different game then of Poof.

Daniel- Your suppose to let your Mom win. Your Mom is full of orneriness.

I am on the mend. It was a normal day here of housework. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine, Spring wind and warm temps.


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Posted: 5/8/2013 8:35:26 AM
Good morning! We woke up to a steady rain today. It is a nice kind of rain that will water all the plants recently put in the ground.

I got all the Mother's day cards in the mail this morning. I am hoping they will all get there on time. I had 3 appropriate looking cards already made, but then I had been having some trouble with the one for my mom, but made some quick decisions about it this morning so it will be one time.

Lyla, I am glad you are feeling better. Daniel, that is great that you have gotten so much crafting completed lately. April, thanks for letting me know how the voting went. I bet it was hard to choose.

Today all I have on the docket is more laundry and cleaning. I need to choose what to have for dinner soon. Have a great day!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/8/2013 8:57:56 AM
Sunny and warm here today. I am on standby if I am needed to direct traffic one more time on my hubby's job site! They are just about finished with getting the sewer line connected across the road.

I grilled hamburgers last night and was hoping the rain would hold off, but a downpour came right at the end of my grilling! I finished up using the oven. They were good though!

Have been battling the huge crows who eat up all the food at my bird feeder. I fill it up everyday and it is gone by the evening! They usually go away after May. I want to see my little golden finches, cardinals and red finches! Poor things have to dive in quick after the crows leave ( for a few minutes at a time ). I have a hummingbird coming to a feeder too. Hope to see more soon.

Gotta go run the vacuum. Cat hair is everywhere!

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Posted: 5/8/2013 10:38:50 AM
Soggy morning, but (like Heidi) it's the nice sort of soak-in showers.

LOL, Lyla. Mom wins her share of arguments. Some I 'have' to win.

Heidi. Yeah. It's nice when I get some pieces actually finished. It helps that I usually have several pieces started. What really surprised me was how quickly the gatefold piece went. 99% of it was new work, but I had an element that I'd made a few months back & it was just right for the card.

My most immediate craft 'to-dos' are the June tag & a piece for the recycle challenge (other place). I have a good start on the tag & found the packaging I want for the recycle one. Need to find a couple of stamps for that one, but I know what I'm looking for.

Gonna check on mom, then look for the stamps & put some of the 'desk collection' ones away.

Have a good today, all!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/8/2013 12:32:59 PM
Afternoon all! I just got back from my walk. We finally have a warm sunny day here. It's even a little too hot for me but I'm hot natured anyways!

I've got some work stuff do to today and some housework as always. It never ends.

Taco salads for dinner tonight.

I see some fun challenges I want to add to my to do list too.

I finally got my medal finished and out yesterday. I failed at 3 different things that I wanted to do. I was experimenting with different materials. I'm frustrated that it took me so long to get it done but I learned some things along the way. I also got my June tag finished and mailed out. That's the earliest I've ever done! And I'm really pleased with both projects.

That's al for now, I need to make a few calls and eat some lunch. Have a good one.


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Posted: 5/8/2013 1:21:40 PM
Here is the project that we made on Monday night at our stamp club meeting. What a cute idea. I have birthday cards for this month in it.

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Posted: 5/9/2013 12:24:14 AM
Willy- I was so excited to read you have hummingbirds already. It's been so cold in my area no hummingbirds. I am putting up my feeder this week. I miss my babies. Love the magazine holder.

I am declaring the month of May to be the sick and injury month. I feel so much better then what happens? I tore a muscle in my calf, ROFL! I slammed my head today too so now I have a bump, lol.

It was a pretty day here with some rain and then some sun. I did some housework and played on the computer.

Mother's Day cards- I bought mine. I know I am shameful, lol. I was too worn out and knew I would not do a good job on them. My Mom loves to do collages so she likes getting store bought cards from me because I always find great images for her. I tear up my cards too. Store bought cards are very well loved by both of us.


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Posted: 5/9/2013 10:02:36 AM
Lyla. Kinda wish you'd been able to keep the 'sick & injury month' to you. Think it might have escaped to our house. Mom hasn't felt really good since May 1. Mostly a case of being very tired (usual), but she's also having frequent episodes of tummy upset--just in the morning. Don't go there, folks!!! I'm doing what I can for her & she doesn't feel the need to contact her doctor. So far, I agree. I make sure she gets her meds & am making sure she gets fluids & some solid food--even if it's not large amounts. I'm honestly convinced that some of this is age-related & also due to the change in seasons--as that's affected her before.

On a lighter note...I'm almost finished with the June tag. Needs just a touch more stylus embossing. I kept this tag pretty simple, but I like it. Gonna try to finish my recycle piece, then I may take a break for a bit.

We had some heavier showers later yesterday, but today is pleasant.

Hope y'all have a good one, today! Catchya later...


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/9/2013 12:47:35 PM
Good afternoon! Slow in the forums today! That's okay. It's spring.

I've gotten most of my chores done for the day. I'm about to try to finish up my June tag. It just needs finishing touches. I also need to help DH set up a scout activity for tonight.

To Lyla and Daniel's mom. Take it easy! All of us have a cold, but so far it doesn't seem too bad.

Hope you all have a good day.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/9/2013 2:35:41 PM
So glad it is sunny and warm here! I picked the first strawberries of the season today! I bought angel food cake and cool whip and had a feast. So good!

Planning on taking a walk a little later.

My cats are enjoying having the windows open. I filled the bird feeder so they are happy watching the birds.

Have a good afternoon ya'll!

Stampwilly


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Posted: 5/9/2013 3:48:36 PM
Mom asked for some bread & milk. 'Least she's getting some food in her tummy. She said it settled her tummy & she got some vitamins from the milk. Hoping she feels a bit better tomorrow. Same for Lyla!

Can't believe Heidi got my gatefold piece already. Just mailed yesterday (maybe tuesday)! WTG USPS (for once)! I uploaded & connected to her challenge blog. Still have to link to her challenge thread.

My June tag got picked up, too! And... My recycle piece is done & ready to ship, as well! It came out neato 'ifidosaysomyself'

Tomorrow's trash pick-up so I have to clean out lots of stuff & wash dishes. Gonna take me a bit. 'Least I have lots of hot water. Hmmm... Wonder if multi-tasking would be a good option. I can fill the tub & add a dash of Mr. Bubble & Dawn. Then the dishes & I can enjoy a good soak!

This is '30' for today!


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Posted: 5/9/2013 4:30:39 PM
Hello all! I admit that I'm a bit of a lurker and enjoy reading the posts about everyone's life. They make me feel "connected". I realize that I really should participate more. So here I am!

This past week has been an emotional one for me. My "baby" graduated from the University of Kentucky last weekend and I couldn't be more proud. On the other hand, my wonderful independent daughter has chosen to stay in Kentucky to build a life there. (I live in Arkansas) I thought we had cut those apron strings when she left for college, but evidently I was wrong and this mama is having trouble letting go. But stamping is therapy, right? So, I am sure that all will be okay in the end.

Daniel, when I read the post about your Mother wanting bread and milk, I immediately thought of my Grandmother. When she wasn't feeling well, I used to make her bread pudding. It was something that she'd always eat. I never followed a recipe, it was one of things that I made so often that I didn't need one, but there's a similar one here. (I never used raisins though) She might like it.

Thanks for letting me chime in.

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Posted: 5/9/2013 5:20:34 PM
Daniel, I was surprised to see your envelope in the mailbox today too. The USPS must have a branch that is very efficient!

I came back to 2Peas today because I got an email from them that ALL stamps are on sale. Oy! I have more than a few on my list!

Michelle! Nice to hear from you. Congrats to your new graduate. My kids are still little, but I am trying to remind myself that the point of this all is to make them independent one day. Easier said that done?

April, my cat loves spring too. I should get some birdseed for him too.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/10/2013 2:16:43 AM
Daniel- I am so upset to hear about your Mother. I wish I could make it better. I do hope it's just change of the seasons and not something serious. I know I have never met her but I have grown so fond of her reading your posts about her. I worry about her.

RubyRubber- Big Welcome. We are neighbors. I live in the Ozarks on the Missouri side. Congratulations to your DD. Don't worry she will always need her Mom.

I am not sick and I have not injured myself today, lol. I did hobble around most of the day though but I got all my daily things done. It stormed hard this evening. The weather was still pretty. I am so happy to have the windows open again. I did some digital art work today. I still have to finish it. I am waiting for my iPad mini case to come in the mail. I hope it arrives this weekend. It is on the way. I am wanting to set up my computer in my art studio since it's one of my main art tools. One of the reasons I got the iPad mini was to free up my computer for art. This is the last thing I am waiting on so I can create again. I am back in my studio Monday no matter what.


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Posted: 5/10/2013 8:33:44 AM
Morning all! Rain and thunderstorms here today. Can't complain, we've had some pretty nice days this week and this weekend shouldn't be too bad.

I've been busy this week with work stuff and doctors appointments. DS has his 2 year check up today, then next week I have another one and have to take one of the pugs back to the vet for his follow up. Then hopefully we will get a little break from doctors for the rest of the month!

Daniel, I hope your mom starts to feel soon. That sounds good that she's trying to eat that will help her keep some strength up. Sounds like you've been doing a good job taking care of her.

Stampwilly, my pugs love watching the birds at our birdfeedeer. We've had crow issues too and a couple of squirrels. I think the squirrels are cute.

Heidi, I got that email too. I haven't had a chance to look yet. I'm kinda scared to. !

Michelle, nice to hear from you! Congrats on your daughter graduating even though its hard for you that she's not moving back home. My mom had a hard time when I didn't move back to my home town. Having my own child now I totally understand how hard it is.

Lyla, hope your calf muscle heals soon. That sounds very painful!

I've made several cards this week I need to upload, none are challenge related, just some Mother's Day cards. I plan to work on Heidi's gatefold challenge and Christmas cards this weekend.

I was looking for something on the Faber-Castell website and came across a product of theirs called Paper Crafters crayons. Has anyone else seen these or have them? According to their description their highly pigmented wax based crayons. They look interesting.

That's all for now, I need to get ready to go. Talk to y'all later.


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Posted: 5/10/2013 10:22:34 AM
LeighAnn, I have not heard of those crayons. I wonder about them! hmmmm! I know that the "Frugal Crafter" did a video comparing faber castell gelatos to the version of gelatos that FC makes for children (aka cheaper) and she really didn't find any big differences between them. It is that video that makes me wonder about these crayons.

Today is warm and sunny. It is supposed to be over 80 today. I finished cleaning bathrooms, thank goodness, I was not looking forward to it. I should go out and weed, but haven't decided if it is too hot already, and I need to eat lunch.

My June tag is about ready to send and I have two more Christmas cards to do, so I am wondering what I will craft next.

Have a good day!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/10/2013 10:23:22 AM
TGIF, Happy Stampers! Nice to see several new posts on our chat.

Ruby. A little lurking's fine, but we all like it when you 'de-cloak', pal. Yeah. Mom & I both like bread pudding--no raisins!!! I know mom misses being able to bake. It's her strong suit as a cook. I can bake, but prefer to cook.

Lyla. Hooray for you. A day of no-sick/no-injury is a start. Bless your heart about my mom. As I said, a lot of her probs are age-related, but it's still tough to watch & know there's not a lot you can do to help someone you love.

Willy. Have fun with the crows! We used to get grackles roosting in our trees. Often considered doing a 'Steel Magnolias' on them noisy birds, but never could find a crossbow or fireworks.

Heidi. Have fun stamp shopping! What images are you looking for?

Pug. Haven't seen those crayons, but Fabre has good products.

Weather's not bad today. Chance of some showers later. Mom's feeling some better today. Still wears her out to be very active, but her tummy's settled. Going to check soon & see if she wants something for lunch. Not sure what we'll do for supper. I ordered Chinese for me last nite. Was good & have leftovers. A couple of things might interest mom (she likes sweet/sour chicken).

Not sure what Im doing craftwise today. I'm caught up with my 'musts'. Amazing!!!

I'll catch ya later. Have a good one



Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/10/2013 3:48:12 PM
I had a fun day today. I went with a friend to an annual juried art show we have downtown. They have beautiful and very expensive artwork, but I love seeing all the great ideas. I did buy a dove pin to wear that was not expensive.

We also hit Michael's and Hobby Lobby. I got a real neat paper pad from DCWV and a few items from the dollar bin.

We are eating out tonight. Sharing a peach - apple cobbler for dessert! This is to die for! LOL!

Hope ya'll have a good evening!

Stampwilly

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Hello everyone! Where did the week go?
I hope all the sickies are feeling better.

April, I looked for you at Scrapbook Expo in Orlando last weekend but you weren't working I shopped till I dropped! Literally. I could feel it in my low back and legs. Two days of shopping and standing on a concrete convention floor ...

It's funny to read about hummingbirds and strawberries. Both are gone from South FL. I just took my hummingbird feeder down. The grackles were loud yesterday, and my neighbor was almost as loud yelling at them to get out of her palm tree, haha!

I suddenly got the gardening bug. I about passed out from heat stroke yesterday. I planted a bowl of assorted cactus. I also bought a trellis and planted a stephanotis vine. It's a white flower that smells nice and is common in wedding bouquets. I had some in mine, way back when! Today I stayed cool indoors, catching up around the house. Tomorrow I have some more stuff to plant, bromeliads mostly for under our oak tree.

I need to get my mom's Mother's Day card done tomorrow! Yikes! I'm anxious to play with the new toys I got last weekend. I haven't even had a chance to look at them yet.

Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms!
I know how you feel Rubyrubbler It's hard when the kids leave the roost. There is a Chicken Soup for the Empty Nester's Soul book. I recommend it! In fact, I almost gave it away, and decided I still need it, so I bought my friend a new copy.

My Mother's Day package from one of my daughters came today. There was a magnet in the package that made my day!



No grandkids yet, but I have 2 grand dogs! Haha!


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Posted: 5/11/2013 2:45:44 AM
lovepug- The crayons look a lot like the Crayola Twistables. Crayola Twistables are very smooth and creamy. They have a different consistency that the regular Crayola's I found this out on an art jouraling article I read years ago. I love my Crayola Twistables. FC's look just exactly like them. I bet you 2-1 they are the same.

Daniel- I am glad to hear your Mom is feeling better. I hope she ate some Chinese food. Chinese food always makes me feel better. My DH says he always knows when I am sick because I want Chinese. Yes, I have been eating a lot of Chinese food lately, ROFL!

Willy- Send the crows to me. I love them. My parents rescued birds. When I was a little girl we had birds all over the home from blue jays to owls. I always loved crows. They are so sweet and smart. I had two that would follow me everywhere and help me with chores.

It was a cloudy cool day here. DH & I ran errands. I had a yummy chicken taco salad for dinner. I did find some new craft goodies but nothing really for stamping. I make custom dolls so that was most of my purchases.


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Posted: 5/11/2013 9:57:44 AM
Good morning! Lyla, that is so interesting that you had so many birds in your house when you were a kid. Not many have an opportunity like that.

Daniel, glad your mom is feeling better.

April and Cindi, sounds like you had fun shopping!

Yesterday I stamped a bit but didn't make a completed card. I liked the colors I could get with my recent purchase -- distress markers. The white marker is fun to mix with the others!

It rained a lot overnight. Half of our activities were cancelled because of this and the expectation of more thunderstorms later today. We got our driveway sealed yesterday, but I think it got enough hours of hot sun to set okay.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/11/2013 12:41:10 PM
Good Afternoon, Pals!

Like Heidi, we had steady rain overnight & it's raining as I type. Town had a street 'fair' today. Bet it's not getting lots of foot traffic, but you never know.

It's warm today, but the humidity is high. You could cut the air outdoors. Not bad inside, tho'.

Mom's doing 'better', but it's arelative term. 'Least she seem more alert & I got her to eat some solid food for lunch today. She asked for an egg-in-the-frame & ate all of it. 'Course it wasn't 'quite' the way she makes it. As I told her... "No prob! You can make your own next time." LOL. I said it with a grin & she got my point. Have to see what I can tempt her with for 'supper'.

Got my medal pic uploaded--thanx to 'Beady' for the assist. Since I'm caught up with projects, I might start a challenge. Have one in mind that should be 'fun'.

Fun hearing about all your yesterday doings, fellow chatsters!

Hope y'all are having a terrific today.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/11/2013 1:52:37 PM
Daniel - always like reading the ways in which you take care of your mom. Such a wonderful son you are!

Cloudy today - thunderstorms later, perhaps, and I've been very lazy, but working on a birthday card for younger DD - just got this neat stamp: Overlooking Oz (Stampendous). Almost through coloring with Copics and it's been enjoyable.

see here...

DH and I celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary last weekend....Oh my, so hard to believe, but how many couples can say they've stayed married that long?

One of my greatest little finds recently has been the Kuretake Wink of Stella glitter pens. I highly recommend them - especially the Clear and the Gold.

Molly

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Posted: 5/12/2013 3:42:35 AM
Molly- Happy Anniversary! I wish you both fifty more years with lots of happiness!


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Posted: 5/12/2013 12:21:50 PM
Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out there, and to your Mom too Daniel! And to you too, since you take such good care of her.

I've had a good Mothers Day so far. Yesterday I felt really tired and run down so I didnt get much done. Feeling much better today, this pregnancy has been a bit harder than my last one! I think I just try and do too much. I plan on stamping some this evening after DS goes to bed. I did a bit yesterday and finished a gatefold card for Heidi's challenge but my file size is too large and won't let me upload. So I gotta figure that out later today.

Lyla, thanks for the tip on those. I wondered if they might be the same. The crayola ones are much much cheaper, Im gonna pick up some next time I'm at the store.

Daniel, I love your metal medal! Now I wanna play around with some metal. Other than soda cans. Where can you buy metal sheets? Lowes? or do craft stores carry it?

Heidi, I have never had much luck with my white distress marker. I watched a bunch of YouTube tutorials last night so I wanna play some more with them.

GeorgiaMolly! Congrats on 50 years! That is quite an achievement and one you should be very proud of! I love the stamp you linked. Wizard of Oz is one of my faves.

DH has to work all day today so it's just me and the little one today. We made lasagna yesterday and brownies yesterday so that's what we'll have for dinner today too.

Hope everyone's having a good day today


LeighAnn

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Posted: 5/12/2013 1:57:12 PM
Happy Mother's Day, y'all!

I'm been called a 'mother', but we won't go there, will we?

Pleased that mom's having a pretty good day today. She ate a good dinner--couple of turkey slices (with gravy), corn-on-the-cob, bread & butter & tomato juice. She just asked for a scoop of ice cream (vanilla) with some strawberries. Happy to oblige her!

Sis stopped by & gifted mom with several books! Mom's happy! (makes me happy, too, 'cause I don't have to find a place for her at 'Shady Pines')

Pug. Metal sourcing? Look for 'flashing' @ places like Lowe's. Very easy to cut & work with. Craft sheets of metal. Not sure who still carries them as stock items far as craft stores go.

Molly. Congrats on celebrating your 50th! Tanx for sharing the 'OZ' stamp. Can't say it'd be one I'd buy, but always nice to see what our fellow StamPeas are finding. Actually gives me an idea for a (future) challenge, pal.

Getting ready to munch some lunch & nap. Gonna watch the Harry Potter on Family Channel tonight!. Tho', Lord knows when they'll show the final part...

Hugs to all my fellows today & every day!


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 5/12/2013 4:50:00 PM
Happy 50th Anniversary Molly!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

And a great big hello to everyone else.

Having a lovely day


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 5/12/2013 5:01:59 PM
Hi stamping peas - Happy Mother's Day!

I had a nice peamail from scrappymo! today so thought I'd check in and see how everyone is doing, love this chat thread.

I'm having a nice Mother's Day, enjoying some very pretty spring weather in So Cal today, and sitting outside where the hummingbirds are having a party in the back yard - no hummingbird feeder here but they are loving some of our blooming plants and trees.

Hope you're enjoying the day and having some happy inky adventures too
Cheers,


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