Thursday, July 28, 2011

Main Attraction

Today I have a few more pictures to share with you from my cruise...The main attraction of our sightseeing tour in our port destination.... Some really neat rapids... Because of the extreme differences in high tide and low tide in the bay it creates a whirlpool effect. The pictures don't do them justice, but there are some pretty decent pictures. :) Also got a few cool pictures of fishing boats and a small lighthouse.

Don't know if you can tell... But it was kinda cold ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A gift I haven't been able to send out yet...

Still haven't been able to get back to work yet... but last week I was able to finish up a gift for a friend's children during my lunches at work. I hoped to send them out at the beginning of the week but I haven't yet. Hopefully hubby will be able to tomorrow or I will get them out this weekend. The names are blurred out for privacy sake.

The above pictures are for my friend's daughter. The brown envelope on the back is full of stickers, scraps of paper, and pictures to color in to create any type of story they want. I thought it might be a nice activity for them to enjoy over the summer.

There pictures are of the notebook set for my friend's son.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Down to the Last Detail

In one of the blogs I follow, I read a blog entry that really spoke to me, especially the prayer at the end of the post...

"May we have the honor of standing before your throne one day Lord and say…I glorified you on the earth by completely down to the LAST DETAIL what you assigned me to do.  Holy Spirit come for apart from you this is surely impossible, but with Jesus all things can be accomplished."

When I think about this it does feel impossible, but it truely is the cry of my heart. May we all fulfilly that perfect charge that the Lord has given us....

Happy almost weekend everyone.

If you would like to read the full post you can find the entry at: - Her posts really make you check yourself so many times. I have really appreciated the words on this blog.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finally, some crafting.....

Good Morning all. I don't know about you, but I had a super productive weekend! I was able to work from home from Friday, so I was able to get all of my laundry done (well... it was done, have a couple of loads to do piles up fast!) and my sheets changed and the kitchen cleaned/dishwasher emptied... and I was able to start on a couple of cards/gifts for some co-workers birthdays.

Saturday I got the dry cleaning and did grocery shopping. I decided to try something new this trip. When I got home I cut up all of the fruit (except for the apples - I don't like it when they get all brown) and made a giant fruit salad and then put the extras in their own individual containers (trust me - ONLY way to fit a watermellon and mellon in our fridge!!!) then I cut up most of the veggies and made a giant salad.  We get home so late during the week, most day's I am whipped and don't feel like cutting up the veggies to have salad's so I think this is going to help us eat more salad during the week. We had chicken salad last night and I didn't have to cut a single veggie for it!!! (score ;) ) This helps with the lunch making during the week too. Between the salads and the veggies already put in individual baggies, it will be much faster during the week to put together lunches for hubby and myself.

I was also able to finish up the cards/gifts for my co-workers.

For one co-worker, I made a card and for the other (who is my supervisor) I made a card and a small gift. I gave her the gift in her office though so that the other co-worker wouldn't feel bad. I also made a red velvet cake for the team to enjoy for their birthdays. (I forgot to take a picture of the cake - but it was pretty much the standard red velvet cake, with cream cheese frosting and red sprinkles!)

Paper: K&Company patterned paper
Embellishments: Ribbon from Michaels, Chipboard letters from the dollar aisles at Target

Paper: K&Company patterned paper, scrap cardstock
Embellishments: Ribbon from Michaels, Chipboard letters from the dollar aisles at Target, Letter sticker from dollar aisle at Target, pearls from acMoore, green rhinestones from Hero Arts, flowers from Prima
Sentiments: The sentiment on the pink card was from a vellum pack that a friend gave me and the blue card sentiment was from a Birthday stamp pack I had  - first I stamped in yellow and then stamped over the yellow in black to give the sentiment a little dimension.

This was a thank you gift for one of my previous co-workers that recently placed a large order with me for several cards and gift tags.

Friday, July 8, 2011

New York City

Good Morning All.... I finally have some pictures to share with you from my cruise with my mother and some other church ladies. Today I'm going to share some of the NYC skyline. Sorry for the grayscale - It was very cloudy that day!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Some new finds....

I have been majorly slacking. I've been out of town twice in the last two weeks and I have yet to get any pictures up.... Sorry!!! I plan to get them up this weekend. :)  I do however have a couple of pictures to share with you (I got the product pictures off line since I don't have the pictures on this PC) of a couple of finds I purchased this past weekend, when the hubby and I were in Lancaster, PA for a long weekend.

Firstly, I found a Cuttlebug machine for 40 bucks! Score... That's the cheapest I've found anywhere (it was slightly used, but still in almost new condition), plus I didn't have to pay shipping and the nice lady at the store I bought it at gave me lots of helpful tips and was able to tell me about the machine b/c it used to be hers! :)

For those of you who don't do much paper crafting a Cuttlebug is a compact embosser and die cutter from Provo Crafts; cuts shapes and embosses designs on paper, vinyl, chipboard, and fabric up to 1/8 inch thick.

I also picked up a couple of small storage ottomans that I can slide under our side tables in our living room. We're moving soon and I don't think we'll be able to fit as much seating in our living room as we currently do, so I figured this would be a good way to add some additional seating that we can slide out of the way when we don't have company! And the best thing about them was that they were on sale! I picked up two really cheap mirrors as well for a new look in the bedroom. Two for 11.98. Sweet! Couldn't find a picture of them on Kirkland's website of the mirrors though.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Speaking of Starburst Mirrors....

Here is a great tutorial, hosted on Remodelaholic...check it out. :)

P.S. I bought a Cuttlebug!!!! Got it for 40 dollars from a small shop near Lancaster. It was being sold on Consignment, but in perfect shape. (Only 4 months old, but the owner wanted the newer model.) Now all I have to do is stock up on a few die cuts and embossing folders!