Friday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

I guess I should have posted my Season of Thanks yesterday! Because today is Halloween! woooooo **with an oval mouth like a ghost!**

Here's a picture of the kiddos last weekend when they went trunk or treating. Gman woudn't wear the tiger head so he wore my leopard print hat. Does he look like 'da man' or what?! He looks like he needs some bling bling around his neck and then he'd be all set! hehe He will be a cowboy tonight. Can't wait to see! woo hoo.

Hehehe Lgirl is a cheerleader, but will be a winter princess tonight. She's got her fake smile on.


Hi Everyone. I just wanted to say THANKS for visiting my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you guys!

Here's another item I will be selling at the craft shows. It's a shadow box w/our Decor Elements rubon called Season of Thanks. It is oohhh soo lovely. And a lot of fun to make.

Okay, I'm off to craft some more! Reindeer food needs to be made and snowman faces need to be painted.

Tuesday, October 28

Christmas Cards...

for October! My Christmas Card Club met last night as a make up night since I was recovering from my Outpatient Surgery last Monday. These are the cards for this month:

There's one more month and we'll be meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month. The green card is a bit slanted. I wanted to get a picture where you could see the Peaceful Wishes.

Monday, October 27

What Have I Been Working On???

Well, it all started back on the FIRST weekend of October. My upline, Tracy G. **waves HI!!** came over from Illnois to work on some Advent Calendar's they demo'd at convention. We made 12 calendars, 6 for each of us.

What do you think??

These puppies are heavy duty! They will last many years. Sorry for the yellowness of the picture. The calendar is cream. All ingredients are Stampin' Up! The boxes are removeable (velcro'd on) and you can take the tops off and put something inside like a piece of chocolate or some change or a small gift. There are numbers all the way down to ONE and you can just change it every day.
Is it cool or what? I will be selling mine for $65 so please email me if you'd like to reserve one. The backs are covered with cream felt and there's a VERY sturdy picture hanging wire back there in case you want to hang it on a wall.

Whatcha Been Up To?

Anything exciting? November is the month for Craft Shows and it's coming up quick and fierce! I am totally not ready lol. But what's new?! hehe

I will be at the Doe Creek Middle School Extravaganza this Saturday, November 1st, in New Palestine. Oh and my stuff will also be at the Old Tobacco Barn 13th Annual Craft Show in Solsberry, Indiana. So if you happen to be in that neck of the woods, stop on by!! It's times like these that I wish I could clone myself... just for 4 days a year lol.

Then the 2nd weekend I am planning on heading over to Illnois to help out my upline, Tracy G., with a craft show. Did I mention her baby came EARLY??!! He was kind enough to come 9 days early on his Sister's Birthday! Wowsers!

Welcome to the World GENO!!

And then on the 15th of November, I plan on being at the Mt. Vernon Middle School Craft Show. It should be a lot of fun and I hope to sell a lot of stuff. So if you see anything you might want, please email me so I can reserve it for you!

Monday, October 20

It's Amazing...

how a week can fly by so quickly. I am sorry I haven't posted sooner. I've been trying to get a lot of things done like next cards for Christmas Card Club, Lgirl's Fall Party this week, parent teacher conferences this week AND I've got to have outpatient surgery today. Nothing big, just a female thang... I won't bore you with the details!

So I should be incognito for another couple of days. I will get the pictures loaded so I can post some pictures. Lgirl had her fall field trip to Russell Farms up in Noblesville. I was a bit late getting to the school and thought her bus was the one in front of me so I followed it. When I finally caught up with it I saw that it was empty... so I followed the directions I had from her teacher.

I arrived 15 minutes early! lol. I was able to work on some crafts while I waited. Let me just say how TIRING field trips are. Not to mention it was very chilly and I forgot my coat. Three kids coats in the car, but nary a one for me! What a mom! hehe

Okay, I'm off to make my shopping list so we can make a few stops before heading to Community North. Keep me in your thoughts!

Monday, October 13

Crack Away Days

Yes, I know it's a hokey title, but the town my father-in-law comes from has a Crack Away Days Parade and 'festival' of sorts every year. He's from the small town of New Point, which is just south of Greensburg off of I-74.

Anyhow, on occasion hubby and other various relatives drive vehicles in the parade. My FIL & hubby drove Farmall tractors. Gman rode with hubby. Oh and Great Grandpa drove a 1935 Willys which was my FIL's grandfather's first card. Rather cool, and more spacious than some cars today!
Great Grandpa driving while Lgirl is waving at me. She's throwing candy out the passenger window.

A close up of my favorite guys!

Hubby & Gman, hubby's throwing some candy to the kiddos.

I didn't have any craft pics so I thought I'd share these with you. Enjoy!

Friday, October 10

Swap Card

I participated in a swap on SUDSOL that Juli Smith was hosting. It was a color combo swap. The first 3 choices I had were taken... so I was getting down to the nitty gritty here lol.

Sudsol is a GREAT website to belong to. It stands for Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing OnLine. The can answer any question I have about being a demo and stamping. Try out the 2 week FREE membership and tell them I sent ya!

My final choice was to use 3 of the 4 colors, which were: ruby red, cameo coral, kraft and baha breeze. I really really like this set out of the Holiday Mini. It's the only stamp set I purchased out of it so I am mighty proud of myself!

I will be using this set for one of the Christmas Cards in the my Christmas Card Club. So keep yer eyes peeled! hehe

Tuesday, October 7

Pictures from Regionals & Convention

Here's the cover/holder I made for the CD of pictures from the Milwaukee Regionals and Convention. I burned about 5 CDs and gave them to both my downline **Hi Talisa & Melissa!!** and my upline ** Hi Tracy!!**.

I hope they liked them!

All ingredients are Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 2

We Have Success!!

Okay, so do you ever get those ANNOYING little gnats flying around your fruit and just bugging the crud out of you? I really don't like them and, unlike flies, they are MUCH harder to kill lol.

So, here's the recipe to get rid of them. I took a small glass dish (like the ones Martha Stewart uses for her cooking show, all cooks on TV for that matter!!) add a squirt of dish soap. Then take some apple cider vinegar to it and stir it a bit.

Now just sit it out on your counter, you could even leave it out over night. And VOILA! I picked it up to look at the bottom (and didn't even spill it, which IS a miracle!) and counted TWENTY-FIVE gnats! They were big ones too!

So now most of them are gone. I don't think they can help themselves! They are drawn to the smell like 'gnats to cider'... I think that's going to be my new 'go to' saying! woo hoo.

Sorry to go off topic here, but if this can even help ONE person rid themselves of gnats... Woo HOO! *Ü*

ETA: Thanks Melissa T. for letting me know that the little buggers are technically FRUIT FLIES and not gnats... I knew that (since the love my bananas) but apparently it was fleeting and lost in my brain! I guess gnats would be better bc you don't find them in your house often! hehehe

Wednesday, October 1

October Already???

Wow, can you believe it is October already?? Where did the year go? Where did the summer go? Well, for me, it was used up getting 30 radiation treatments. Just when I thought my memory couldn't get any worse! goodness!

I don't think I posted the FREE Make & Take my customers made at my Open House. So I'm posting it here. I made them WORK for their FREEbie! hehe Hope you like it!