Fun With Friends

Yesterday I got together with my super fun friends to make cards.  We met at Kathy's house for wine and hors d' oeurvres.  Then we got crackin' at making some super cute cards.
Evy, Jeanette and Kathy showing off their treasures.
Kathy had little kits all ready to go for us so all we had to do was stamp, glue and embellish.
Then when we finished the cards, we were ready to move on to other fun projects.
A bookmark and post-it note holder. Aren't these cleaver? Did you know paper burns easily if you get too close to it with an embossing gun?  That's good to know, wish someone would have told me before I learned the hard way.

We had a really productive evening.

Then as if that was grand enough, Kathy prepared a wonder meal for us along with a yummy dessert. What a perfect day.



I'm trying to get into the swing of making cards and having a few on hand since I have more than an ample supply of paper, stamps, punches , ect.

 Here are a few that I made, I need to practice a little more before I really get the hang of it but I will never get there if I don't stop thinking about it and  just do it!

This is just a fun little pocket that was made from an envelope. I love making funky things like this, but then don't quite know what to do with them once I finish them.


Wool felt project and more

I finished this little wool felt basket using my growing number of flowers cut with my Big Shot.

If you haven't seen the magazine Crazy Quilt Gatherings-Celebrating Crazy Quilting of Today put out by Pat Winter, you really should check it out.. It comes out four times a year and this is the second issue. Last month she put out a call for pictures of pets that help us quilt so I submitted my two fur balls.
Here they are in all their glory, Lucy Lu and Sophie Mae.



Weeds don't bother me, if they bother you, perhaps you should look the other way.

I have a special gift.  I can look into a garden and only see the beauty and not the weeds.


Paper Flowers

We have had way too much of cloudy, dreary, cold and rainy weather the last few days weeks and I haven't been able to get outside much to tend to my flowers and ever growing weeds. So I decided to make some paper flowers.  These I bought at the spring home show.
When I saw them I thought 'Oh those look simple, I can make those' so I bought them so I would have something to go by.
Then I made these. They aren't as nice but with a little practice and perhaps some leaves or something, I think they will get there.  They really are fun to make. Most of the paper I used was from an old wall paper book, so there really isn't much cost to making them. And it always gives me a good feeling to use something I already have on hand.



I had a birthday this week that went by pretty uneventful with the exception of receiving this beautiful bouquet of flowers at work from my children.

I also got this super cute little post-it note holder from my friend Kathy.


With joy and pride I present to you - graduate, our baby Michele from Augsburg College. We spent last week end in Minneapolis celebrating first with baccalaureate then on to graduation, followed by a reception with other business graduates.  From there we went to the party room at Michele's apartment and celebrated more family and friends.

You might think that was enough partying for one day, but no the party didn't stop there. After kicking out persuading her friends to leave, we headed over to Chino Latino in uptown for a late night dinner with our children, my sister, brother and sister in-law.
Before the ceremony we had to go to the chapel and seek out my great grandfathers room to take some pictures

.Matt (NDSU) and Shele  - college graduates!