Monday, January 25, 2010

Posh cards

I bought more Posh stamps. They were a very good price and I just couldn't turn them down! I have spent hours playing with them and having all kinds of fun. The first and second cards are done with a scoring technique on glossy cardstock. Color is applied to the scored card with a blending felt similar to the Tim Holtz tool. The first one was stamped with Posh "tall grasses" stamp and the second one with the Posh "vine" stamp.

The third and fourth cards were made using the Posh cultural stamps which were stamped and cut out. The dragon card was embossed with gold EP. They were all really fun to do. Love those Posh stamps!

I started out the week by checking my weight. 56 pounds down!! I am so glad. It is very hard, but well worth it. I am beginning to see a bit of difference!

Katy, my daughter, and her sweet husband, Darin, are moving on Feb. 13 to Pennsylvania. This is a very hard thing to deal with. That is a world away. Thank goodness for cell phones with free minutes nationwide! We can at least talk every day if we need to. I will miss them terribly.

That is all in my world for this minute. I need to get something on the needles to knit and I will be very content with life in general!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Grapevine Convention

My friend, Gayle, and I just returned from the Heirloom Stamping Convention in Grapevine, Texas. We really did have a good time. We saw a lot of products and demonstrations. Many of the vendors were selling the Cuttlebug folders and Spellbinder dies this time. That was a new thing at the convention.

I probably bought too much, but way less than I have in previous years. Not much new stuff going on. I did get a few things that were unique. I got a brush for getting glitter off of me. That is very useful, since I always have glitter all over me, my workspace and even the dog!

The Posh Impressions booth was fantastic! We met the owners of Stamp A Mania, who is now producing and selling the Posh stamps and supplies. They were the very nicest people. I really loved them both. They took us out to eat and we had a wonderful time. Barb Benson was also there. She and her husband also ate dinner with us. We laughed til I was afraid the restaurant folks were going to ask us to hush!

Now the fun of trying out and playing with what I bought will begin! I love new stuff! The only problem I have is finding a place to put it!

Friday, January 1, 2010


2010! My goodness. How fast the years pass. They go faster as you get older I have discovered. As I promised you and myself, new year's resolutions are the first thing on this blog this year. I did not say I would be successful in doing the things, but I do vow to try very hard to accomplish what I start. Here we go.

1. Keep a positive attitude. I do that one every year I think.

2. Stay on my new diet. I've lost 39 pounds so far.

3. Have weight loss surgery as soon as Dr. will do it.

4. Visit my daughter in Pennsylvania. (they have not even moved there yet, but it's coming!)

5. Be a better wife.

6. keep my house cleaner.

7. Save some money!

8. Complete Katy's wedding scrapbook.

9. learn to use my Cricut machine better.

10. Be much more active. Watch less TV, exercise more, get out of the house more, get outside more.

Well that's enough for one year. Too many and I set myself up for failure! Don't want to do that.

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year with all the best of everything!