Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

So, I wanted to share something Halloween-y with you today, since it is that time of year.  But I'm not much into Halloween, so, I thought I would share a link my brother sent me.  These people are so talented!!  Who would really spend the time to not only put up all the lights, but then to make a program to run them this way.  Amazing! 
I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Halloween!  c

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

It is coming.  Weather we like it or not, it is going to be here soon, so I am scouring the Internet looking for fun gift ideas for my Scrapbooking Clubs' gift exchanges.  In 2 of them, we do home made and in 1 we do a 'supply/fun supply' gift exchange.  It is always so fun to see the things people find when they are out shopping! And the things people make for each other!!  I am hanging with some seriously talented ladies! 

In the last month, I have taught 3 workshops (club) and 3 Cricut Basics classes.  I am back to work about 1/2 time too, so I am staying very busy.  We are about to watch my son move back to Denver.  He didn't stay here very long after college.  He appears to like the city life.  At 21, I suppose I did too.   :)   And, my youngest son and my husband are both about to be working different jobs.  DH has been working construction for the last 18 months, and they are about to lay off, so he is looking for something more stable.   I am all about that!!  We got a call this morning for an interview at one of the place he applied, so fingers crossed!   And my youngest son's job ended awhile ago, but I am just sure (praying) that this is the week he will find something.

So, in a nut shell, that has been my week.  No crafting this week, but I am sure I will have something for you next week.   Well, that isn't quite true,  I made the cutest Halloween cards for my niece and nephews, but forgot to take pictures before I mailed them.  oops.  Next week I will remember the camera!!    :)   see you soon, c

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Canyon Ride!

This summer we went on a Canyon Ride with a small group of HOG members and had a great time.  The significant thing about this ride, to me, was that we spent most of it in the FOG praying that it wouldn't rain.  It was a cool ride, not cold though, and we never did get wet.  I think we were just ahead of the rain before we stopped and ate and just behind the rain after lunch. 

I finally got the picture scrapped a couple weeks ago, and now I want to share them with you. 

I wanted to do a 2 page spread and use up some of my older CTMH paper.  (that would be my goal this year, use things up!)

 This is the Back Country Paper Collection from about 3 years ago.  It was originally used to do camping pages    and used the New England Ivy paper for accent.  I think using the Heavenly Blue paper as accent on these pages really adds some 'pop'.

Because of all the rain we had this spring, in June when these pictures were taken the falls were just CRAZY fast.  I don't think I have ever seen water flow like that through the canyon.

Hope you like my share this week.   ;)  connie

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Great Weekend

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I know I did.  This was the weekend that I normally go to my Fall retreat.  A 3 day event held by another Scrapbooker and I get tons done.  Well, with my broken wrist issue, finances just didn't allow that this year.  I did stop by and say "Hi" to everyone, but didn't stay.  Instead, I got to play with my sister for 4 days.  It was great!

She still worked every day, so we started about 1 every afternoon, and organized, and purged and scrapped and made cards for 4 days!!  It was so nice to spend some quality - relaxing time with her and still get something done.  I think we are going to try to do it at least once a month.  Won't that be great!

Today, I am working on the Dreamin' workshop that I will be presenting this weekend in Rapid City and next week in Sturgis.  This is the YUMMIEST paper!!  I wish I had more fall pictures!  I have been terrible about getting my camera out and taking pictures.  (Oh shoot!  Another goal to reach this year!  :(  )  Any way, I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy this peek at the upcoming workshop!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

WINGS Calendar Class

Last week, I taught the calendar class again, only this time we used the WINGS paper pack from CTMH.  I love this paper!!  I was so sorry that it was one of the ones that retired.  I did stock up a little (**blush**)  I couldn't help myself!  And making these beautiful calendars just confirmed my belief that CTMH makes some of the prettiest papers around, AND they are right on track with paper crafting trends (maybe even a bit ahead!)

So, enough jibber jabber! On to the pictures .... these are my calendars. I may add a bit more bling when I get the pictures on. I am giving these as gifts this year for Christmas (sorry to ruin the surprise for those of you on my list.)

 The first page is the cover of course, but the rest are the months, in order.
 The punched butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, but I can do a really pretty butterfly with my new Art Philosophy Cartridge and my Cricut too !
 And, of course, one picture has to be sideways!  Ha, I have you twisting your head around on this lovely Sunday afternoon!  ;-)
And now hubby and I are off the take a motorcycle ride through Spearfish Canyon.  The colors are PERFECT this weekend, and I want to see the leaves before the wind blows them all off.  We haven't seen leaves in several years because of the wind beating us to them.  Today, 90*, 3 motorcycles, 4 friends, and all afternoon to ride.  A great way to end the weekend. Hope you have a plan too!  c