" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "
Gandhi

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Now you See it... Now you don't!

Lovely paper...
Doesn't it look organized...
All my individual stamps...
   Well, I finally had to "bite the bullet" and pack my craftroom. No more cardmaking, scrapbooking, or papercrafting for a little while.. Boo Hoo... Here's some pictures of my fabulous room before my sister, Chris and I demolished it.. I mean packed it.
Oh well, I will be setting my craftroom up in a cool place. I will post pictures while I am setting up and
when it is completed. I can't wait.. My sister, Chris volunteered to help me set it up.. What a nice sister... Here are a couple of
pictures of my craftroom after we finished the packing. The big furniture will be picked up by a moving company. Hope it's not too hot when we move all the boxes...
Looks so bleak...



My worldly goods boxed up....
   This is where I will be setting up my craftroom once we move in and get settled a bit.    
Waiting for me..

Nice natural light.


I am looking forward to papercrafting again. Wouldn't you know that I've seen all kinds of ideas since I packed the last box.. I'll take some pictures of moving day.. Pray for good weather...
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Don't look, Rochelle!!

   Russ and I , along with my mom and my sister, Rochelle and her husband, Mark went to spend the day at our friend, Cindy and Dave's camp in Limington, Maine at the Lake. I'd tell you the name of the lake,but I am not sure I can spell it.. I'll give it a try: Lake Pequawett. I know that's not right,but hopefully it's close.
   We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the food was awesome. Dave grilled steak tips from the Steak House in Scarborough. Yummy....
The pink chair, so Cindy..




Wicked good salads, too.
Is that life jacket too small?
   We sat on the little beach out in front of their camp. Cindy and Dave have alot of lake gear: kayaks, canoe, and flotation items. Mark decided to use a kayak to go out towards the middle of the lake. His oar hit his glasses and as he attempted to catch them, over he went. Lost his glasses to the bottom of the lake. As the guys tried to retrieve them with diving trips to the bottom. We girls got a boat ride from Cindy's friend, Nancy. She can drive/steer a boat. What a boat ride!  Later, Nancy showed us her embroidery work on a child's quilt. Absolutely gorgeous. She sells them... wish I knew a little one that would love one of these beauties.
Rochelle rescuing her husband, Mark.
   It was a great day... We were all pooped from enjoying this funtime.  It's back to the grindstone today. More packing... for our upcoming move to Yarmouth.
For Rochelle...
   I did finish my sister, Rochelle's birthday card last night. Since I am packing up my craftroom today, I wanted to finish all my birthday cards that I need for this month.Who knows how long before I get my craftroom up and running in Yarmouth. SO ROCHELLE, DON'T LOOK!
   I used my Just Rite stamp for the "Happy Birthday" circle, and I used the Kindness set with Spellbinder's new die cut for around the "Happy Birthday" circle. I embossed the design in white. Blue gems finish the look.
  Just Rite has a new stamp set called "Forever Friends". I love the "Sisters Forever" stamp. It's perfect here.... The book die cut is from Spellbinders, too.
   I used Martha Stewart's punch around the page to surround the card. Prima flowers and a butterfly embellish the card. Love the bling on the butterfly.
   This is a stand up card where I used Tim Holtz's brace die cut on the back. Can't wait to give it to her.
   Well, I guess I have to start packing. I will be blogging about the move since my card making "stuff" will be in boxes. I hope all goes smoothly.