Friday, July 27, 2007


Yippy! What a great thing to be! Missing in action! We have been away on an amazing holiday! Touring BC, Montana, Idaho & Washington. I've got a ton of fabulous pics to share but I haven't uploaded them yet. And, we are still in Montana!!!
I'll be home in 4 days and will have some great stuff to share with you! I've even been able to spend some time creating!!!
See you all soon!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Up, Up and AWAY!!!

We finally got to enjoy my Christmas present from 2005!!! Chad got me a certificate for a hot air balloon ride! Then because of my accident last spring, we were unable to go last summer and they graciously let us use it this year, even though it had technically expired last year.

We had to be in Langley at the airport by 6am. Meaning waking up just before 5am!!! Way too early for these old bones, but so worth it! Then they drove us to our departure site.

When we arrived, the balloon looked like this, half inflated, laying on the ground.

Within a couple of minutes they started filling it up with hot air and before long...

we had lift off!

Up, up and away we went!

Before long this was our view! Amazing! That is Mt. Baker in the distance, and the long, straight road is the #1 Hwy.

This was a quick shot one of the ground crew took for us seconds before take off! I didn't get the pics downloaded in the right order! Sorry!

What a view!!!

These are strawberry fields. So tiny from up here!

So cool watching the flames up in the balloon. But it was soooo hot!!! We were told to where hats and long sleeves to keep the heat off our skin.

After a fun hour of looking for places we recognized and just plain taking in the beauty of our province we had to come down eventually. At the top of the balloon's shadow you can see a couple of dots. They are the ground crew waiting for our landing.

Yes, what goes up must come down! Bummer! We land, wait our turn to get out and watch them tip the basket over and deflate the balloon.

And that is all that is left! What a fabulous gift! It was an adventure to remember!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Yup, I believe in Love at First Sight!

I got some more time tonight to play with Tom!!! This card is stamped on shimmer paper, colored the light from the windows with yellow pencil & glitter pen, matted in the blue & green then glued on golden beads all around the edges. So sparkly IRL! I love it!

This one is also stamped on white shimmer paper but with a dark blue craft ink. Had to let it dry for a while before I used my glitter pen to highlight lots of different areas where I thought light would be reflecting off. Attached with the row of brads and glued on the little round metal piece. Again, it is so sparkly!
I got tagged today from Debbie! 7 odd facts:
1) I am totally addicted to travelling! Those who know me well probably have figured this out already, but almost all of our extra money goes to the next holiday or to pay off the last one! I've been to Palm Springs, California (3 times), Oregon (2 times), numerous weekend trips into Washington, Florida, New York, Montreal and 3 cruises in the Carribean! We are heading to eastern BC, Montana & Idaho this summer and are in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Thailand in a couple of years! Yahoooooo!
2) I was thought to be my daughters sister when she was in kindergarten. Yes, I had a weee bit of late blooming rebelion and really didn't look much like a mom!
3) I crack my nuckles way too much! But it feels good and I don't want to stop! hehehe
4) My craft space has become my personal therapist. Therefore, considering what I would pay to go see a therapist I think I am saving us money by purchasing stamps and supplies!!!
5) I have an amazing family! Hubby, going on 15 years, loves, adores and takes care of me. Daughters, 12 & 7, going up way to fast, full of humor and so easy to love!
6) I also live with my parents. We have purchased a home together and they live on 1 of the 3 floors. We are so thankful to have them in our lives, to care for each other and be wonderful grandparents to my daughters!
7) Last, but the most important, I have found true JOY in Jesus! Unconditional love, saving grace and the perfect example of who I want to be!
Blessings to you all and don't forget to look for some JOY in your day!

Sorry everyone! I just can't seem to make spaces between paragraphs!!!! So frustrating!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Love at first Stamp!!!

WOW!!! You need to run, run, run to Cornish Heritage Farms!!! They have just launched these stupendeous stamps, art by Thomas Kinkade.
Believe it or not they stamp beautifully, easily and they are magnificent! (Can you tell I'm in love?)
I've got to go and catch my breath..... happy stamping!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Somethings Bloomin'

May not be my craft table these days, but I did purchase these wonderful baskets that make my front porch wonderful to come home to!

Life has been a little crazy with year end school stuff and extra hours at the office. Thankfully, I've got a couple extra days off and just maybe I'll actually get to my own creativity tomorrow morning, usually my best time.

But until then, I hope you enjoy the flowers I've managed to keep growing! I usually forget to water, over water or who knows what and kill anything I've tried to grow! I'm thilled these keep coming back, now for the 3rd year!!! YIPPY!!!!