Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bobbi's Birthday!

No, it's not today, but it was Friday, the 26th. But I could not post these as I didn't want to take the chance she'd see them before I saw her on Saturday for her birthday celebration. Which was so nice. She's been working so many hours lately and every Saturday too, so the peeps haven't gotten a chance to see much of her. This is her birthday card and some monogram note cards I made using my JustRite Stamper.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Meaning of my name!

Okay, so I went to Paper Pleasing Ideas blog spot and found where Julie had posted what her name meant and I decided to submit my name. OMG, it's kind of freaky, but I swear I think it described more about me than any other type of thing like this has ever done. So I thought I'd share it and for those of you who know me I'm sure you'll be nodding your head on quite a bit of it. Some of it I don't agree with of course. But enjoy!

What Marysue Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.

You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monogram Madness!

I've gone monogram mad this week in case you've wondered where I've been and what I've been doing craft wise. I'm so loving my JustRite Stampers and I think you would too if you don't have them already. But I must say I like the do-it-yourself ones they offer and not the one that's in the tubular like canister. Just my preference. Anyway, I have two of the do-it-yourself style and one of the canister style. I plan to order more DIY. Easy peasy and fun. I've got a stamp class Monday night and since I've only got 4 attending this time, I'm going to offer these in class. It should be fun.

Papasan Princesses!

Bella and Rikka truly do love their little Papsan's and when I'm in my studio they could not be happier than to be on them but close to me. But what makes them even happier is to have their calf hooves with them in their papasans, close to their mommy. A lot of times they try to squeeze into one and cuddle with each other. But last night they each wanted to spread out in their individual chairs.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Unconventional Christmas!

So here I go again with the Pink Pirouette. I just can't get enough of it and can already see I need to order WAY more CS in that color. I think this card will be one I use to send out for my Christmas Cards this year. I do need to tweak it a bit though to make it even more popping. But this was my first attempt.

Thanks So Much!

I guess it's a fairly accurate statement to say I'm so loving the Pink Pirouette more than any other color that SU has. I think it's just yummy. This card was made using the Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set, which I'm also loving big time. Oh, and the Sweet Always Designer Paper is beautiful too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Workshop Card

This is the other card I made for the workshop I did last night. It's a new set from SU. Demonstrators who attended convention received it free. I don't have my CATTY with me today, but I think it's called Eastern Blooms. Very versatile! The ladies at the workshop really seemed to like this one.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CD Mailer-Mini Album!

I first saw one of these albums at Jean's Stamp Room recently and just loved the idea of it. One of my SU Sister Demonstrators there was selling some of the blank CD mailers and I bought about 30 of them. Jean provided me instructions and I took pictures of the one on display there. Well, I really didn't follow the directions too much because once you have the dimensions of the paper it's pretty easy to figure out the rest. Plus, if you know me I always modify. It took me two hours to get one made. However, I'm going to offer this in my September Stamp Class, which won't take nearly as long for my participants as I'll have everything already cut. I think these make wonderful mini-scrapbooks and I plan to add lots of pictures and journaling. You should see the red one I did too!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Flight of the Butterfly!

This is the first chance I've had to use the new set SU gave us at convention and I think it's going to be a favorite. This card is one I'm demonstrating at a workshop I'm doing next Monday night. Bright hunh?

Monday, September 8, 2008

For the new parents!

Well, Elizabeth and Scott's new bundle of joy arrived last week and although, I haven't seen her personally yet, I hear she's adorable. And, she weighed just a little over 9 pounds; you ought to see her cheeks! A little history for those who don't know who Elizabeth and Scott are. I met them through Ming and Ray and absolutely loved them right away. So much in fact that in 05 I performed their marriage ceremony on the banks of the Mattaponi River at Ming and Ray's house. Yes, I'm a marriage commissioner for the State of Virginia. And, I actually became one just so I could perform their ceremony. As it turns out, it's very nice to be able to do that for folks who are very dear to me and I had the privilege of performing a ceremony about two years ago for my best friend's daughter. Married them right in the living room of my home. It was very special. Anyway, this is a card I made with Elizabeth and Scott in mind.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bella & Rikka are 3 today!

I can't believe my babies are three today! To celebrate I'm going to make sure I take as many pictures as possible, which I started first thing this morning. They are going to have chicken and rice for dinner and I'm going to stop by PetSmart for some treats and a few new toys for them before I head home. Brian has been out of town all week and is coming back today and spend the day with them. They will just love that I know. We'll sing them happy birthday too. I know they have no clue about all this, but we do and it makes us feel better. So here are a few pictures I took of them this morning. I think they are just beautiful girls!


Woohoo! I finally received my Big Shot dies from Stampin Up and was able to make this Santa! I absolutely love really cute Santa's and I think he's definitely one. As most of you can probably tell, he's made from all punches.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hooty Who's the cutest?

OMG, is he too cute. I CASED him last night immediately upon looking at my Stampin Success and seeing him in there. I thought it would be a perfect card to send to my niece, Lauren, for her birthday which is this Saturday. And, Bella and Rikka's birthday is Friday. They will be 3! I'll have to find some pictures of them when they were really little and post; they were so stinkin cute. But of course, they still are.