Monday, July 28, 2008

More Gina K Designs release party challenges

Here they are! The winners will be announced tonight! I hope I win a stamp set from Gina K Designs. There were 4 really cute sets released this month. I uploaded them to my SCS gallery if you want to see the details. Things are pretty hectic around here with Barry back at work. I barely got these done before the deadline.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gina K Designs had another online blog release party!

The first sketch challenge was a great one and this is my card. I used Stampin Up Spring Break designer paper with not quite navy, garden green and pumkin pie cardstock on a bright white base. I stamped a Heidi Grace flourish from the Wild Daisy Rd set in Garden Green then went over that with Gelly Roll Crystal Star glitter pen. For you is from SU Fresh Cuts and is stamped in Night of Navy. Just because is from a dollar set from Michael's and is stamped in SU Only Orange. I used Quickutz Frame die cuts, SU word window, SU small tag punch, 1/4 circle punch and the retired triple flower punch (that I have forgotten the name of). I have 3 more challenges so check back later to see those entries. You have until Monday if you want to play along. The prize is a stamp set of your choice from Gina K Designs. Here is the first sketch challenge

Monday, July 21, 2008

Creations by Corie post posted this and I loved it.

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?
If people evolved from apes, Why are there still apes?
Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?' Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why don't you watch where you're going?'
Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
And my FAVORITE......The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends - -if they're ok, then it's you!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

2008 LDS Tri-Stake Youth Conference

This is the Greenville East Stake minus me since I am up on the balcony taking the photo! All of these great teens are choosing the right path. They stand out sometimes as the only teen in their school who does not drink or use drugs or even see R rated movies. It strengthens them when we can get them all together and they can see that they are not alone in their decision to follow Christ. It is awesome to be around them.
Our service project this year was cardmaking for . Here is one of the posters for one of the card stations that were set up in a couple of areas on campus. This is the ever so cute Nick Cunningham. Even the guys got into the cardmaking after the intro to the service project which was a video of servicemen and women from the website listed above. These are the Gaffney and Blacksburg teens making their cards. Our original goal was 500 cards. They got real ambitious and increased it to 3000!
Our final tally on the cards was 837! We were a little disappointed but the schedule did not allow us as much time as we thought for the service project. We took the youth white water rafting on Thursday and they had a dance that evening. On Friday, we had 3 very inspirational seminars and then another dance that evening. Saturday morning we had a 2 1/2 hour Testimony meeting which is where the teens got up in front of everyone and bore their testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am now looking forward to the 2009 Conference!

I have other photos and some videos of the dances but my precious grandchildren just got here so I am going to visit with them and post the rest later! Can you blame me?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My sweet son's family photo

Jacob, Lindsay and little Journey Earls. More joy to our lives!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

2008 Family Photo

Just look at my handsome boys! Posting a family photo to share with some family and friends. You can actually print this out for a nice dart board if I have offended you in any way recently! Hope that I haven't though.

New baby card for Cari

It's soft pink and brown like her invitations to the shower. The color of this photo is terrible. I used Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink pad with Autumn Leaves stamp. A Martha Stewart border punch to create the decorative edge.
The inside is also soft pink and brown with Close to Cocoa ink on a Stampin Up stamp from the In My Thoughts stamp set. The brown ribbon really makes it pretty on the inside too. Sorry. I do not know the origin of the pink w/brown polka dot designer paper. Both of the solid cardstock colors are Bazill. I best get over to the shower!

Cow appreciation Day at Chic Fil A!

We took Barron, Adam and 2 of their friends, Christian and Jayden to Chic Fil A last night for Cow Apreciation Day. If you were dressed like a cow, you got a free combo of your choice and a free stuffed cow. The folks at Chic Fil A made a big deal out of the boys when we came in. They shook a cow bell and all MOOED. They were not the only "cows" in the restaurant so I did not dress them up like this to give them a complex. Chic Fil A does this every year. They had a bounce house out for the kids to play in after they ate. We took the boys to see Hancock at Sunset Drive In since they were such good sports. You see Barry standing by in his black shirt. I had a cow face and spots for us too but as we were taping the cow nose/mouth on the boys, he decided that he would just pay for our food and hurried us into the restaurant before the cow parts fell off of the boys. They had ears, a tail and cow spots as well as the nose/mouth and of course, the EAT MOR CHIKIN billboards taped to them.
Here is a close up of Jayden with his "costume" on. The other boys tore theirs off as soon as they had their free food!

There is lots of free fun to be had in this world! The boys loved it and never saw them laugh so much. Thanks for lookin!
I will post some cards this week. I have a couple of showers to go to so I will be making a wedding card and a baby shower card for 2 different ladies(just clearing that up) Now I have to go craftin!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kid's challenge-16 and under this is the blogspot for a couple of kids who post a new challenge every two weeks. I thought they deserved some publicity so if you have a blog, please share their link there too. The challenge this week is a SUMMERTIME card.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Girl's camp photos

Beginning of camp! We raised and gave salute to the flag every morning before breakfast.
The girls sang camp songs everynight. This night we had a storm so we sang in the mess hall. Thank heaven for storms. The mess hall was the only air conditioned place we had! It stopped raining afterwards so we were able to get to our cabins dry. Sweet!

The food was great! Sisters Jackie Yeargin, Susan Byars and April Yeargin worked hard to provide us some fabulous meals and great treats throughout the week. We had to have good food to sustain us for all of the fun!

The girl's had to lash something together as a skill activity. This group made a crown for the Camp Director. She also received a hat rack, a lap desk and some other great crafts by the other groups. The crafty ideas that the girls came up with generated lots of laughter.

This was a mock car accident which the girls did not know about until they heard the car horns and came out to find a car accident and they had to administer first aid to the victims. This was hilarious! We had a victim with a severed arm, a pregant driver throwing up, a pinned accident victim and a delirious passenger. What a hoot!

This is Legend Night. The older girls tell the 1st year girls the camp legend and give them a Legend Stone to wear every year for camp. They make Legend Night shirts too and each year they add more decorations to their shirts to mark each year of camp.

Every morning, lunchtime and evening we gathered around the flagpole for instructions, devotions and some singing too.

Our service project was spreading mulch around Camp York. The girl's were great. They worked hard and had fun doing the service.
I wish that I had taken a photo of the hill down to my cabin. I thought I would die before Saturday. It's a good thing I did not have a heart attack since I broke my cell phone the second night at camp. I must have climbed that hill 45 times. I probably would have lost weight if the food had not been so good! Next year, I must be thinner before Girl's Camp!
Thanks for lookin'. I can now get to craftin some cards for you to look at since I can post photos again. Yippee.
My darling husband reorganized my craft area for me while I was out of town. Does anyone else have such an insane husband? Nothing was were I had it and it needed to be. I could not sit at my table and do anything. I pouted for 12 days and then redid it myself. I got a new camera and a camping trip to Lake James out of the pouting! I bet he won't reorganize anything else of mine!
I also get a new phone today since this is finally our upgrade date. Two weeks with a broken cell phone bites! I have had no lcd screen on my phone since camp. The cameral lcd screen broke on the temple trip. Me and LCD do not get along!
Check back for card photos soon!

I finally got my new camera!

I got a new camera yesterday. I broke my LCD screen on the youth temple trip a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to get Polaroid to repair it. They say it is not repairable. They will let me trade it in and give me a discount on a new camera if I call them next week after their trade in program begins. I went to Walmart and the phone was on sale for $89.99. I had bought the first one on 5/28/08 and I broke it on 6/18/08. I paid over $100 for the first one and since it was on sale, I just got the same camera. I can now post some photos again! (well, after I load the software for the camera since I had not even gotten around to that before I broke the first camera) I have some great photos from Girl's Camp and the Youth temple trip. Youth conference is the 17th of July so I will have some great photos from that too!