Friday, November 28, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe

I always thought of Edgar Allan Poe as a creepy author, as in "The Raven." But little did I know that Poe had a romantic, dreamy side. Here is a card that I made using a quote from Edgar Allan Poe for a challenge over at Stampotique Designers Challenge.



I used the cute Feline stamp by Roc Nicholas.
Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here we have my first oven baked turkey. Thanks to google, I learned how to prepare, truss, bake and tent a turkey.



I wonder how many other Thanksgiving meals were a success thanks to google...



I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas tag

Here is a little Christmas tag using a red rubber stamp from Unity Stamps. I've had these stamps for a long time and this is the first time that I used them. They are cute. I cut the card and added a contrasting color behind adding some interesting stripes.



I'm entering this in the SDC174: Striped Backgrounds challenge at Stampotque.
Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas tag

Here is a little Christmas tag using a red rubber stamp from C.C. Stamps. I added some stickles and bling to make it shine! I'm surprised at how clear the little JOY tag is... I can barely tell that it is a tag in the picture.



I'm entering this in the SDC173: Bling it Out challenge at Stampotque.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

House - DONE!!!

Our last pillow arrived this weekend. 6 months after starting our living/dining room design with Ethan Allen, we are done! It took us 6-months to finish the whole living room process, but it is finally DONE, and in time for Thanksgiving!... thanks to Caroline!

I love the bright paint, new puffy couch and the coffee table cubes and ottoman



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Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Whoo's in El Moro 50K

I just realized that I didn't share any pictures from Cheryl's first ULTRA race!

We arrived at Crystal Cove State Park so early in the morning that we couldn't see how to get into the parking lot.



This is Cheryl and her pacer, Steve. It's Steve's responsibility to make sure that Cheryl has a successful race. In this picture, he's helping her through some pre-race jitters.



And they're off! Ultra races are not very big... this one had about 120 people in it.



So Cheryl and Steve are gone with the 50K... it's time for me to start with the 25K group.



I met a guy during the race who was expecting to finish in 3:30. That's 30 minutes before the 4 hour cut-off, so I thought that would be good. He let me pace off of him for the race.



I finished in 3:21, 5th in my age group... which was dead LAST!

Then I waited for Cheryl and Steve...



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Here they come to the finish line!





Cheryl and Steve finished in 7:37! That's 7 hours and 37 minute of running... 23 minutes before the 8 hour cut off... 31 miles!!! Which makes this more amazing is that Cheryl hasn't run more than 18 miles in her training.



She made it! And 6th in her age group!... which is also dead LAST! Well, we have lots of room for improvement for next time! Thanks for joining me on our race recap.


Christmas Card

I'm on a Christmas Roll!!! Here is a simple card ready for Christmas giving!



The popped circle technique is called spotlight. I also used the partial die cut technique to cut the snowy field background.



Here are the challenges that I'm entering it in:

PIO- Feeling Cool
PTI - Make it Monday (partial die cuts)
Stampotique Designer Challenge - Spotlight
Stamping Sensations - simply christmas

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Tag

Another Christmas tag using die cuts!



Here are the challenges that I'm entering it in:

PIO- Feeling Cool
Scrappin' Mojo -Sparkle & Shine Challenge
Delicious Doodles - Cold Outside

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Christmas tag

I'm getting into the Christmas spirit and have started on my Christmas tags! I just love the Button Bits stamp set from PTI!



Here are the challenges that I'm entering it in:

PIO- Feeling Cool
Scrappin' Mojo - use your supplies
Digi Stamps For Joy- ATG

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Halloween - Part2

I forgot to mention that Chris is working at The Gap in Mission Viejo Mall. That is how he ended up at "Trick or Treat at the Mall"... he was not trick or treating, hahaha!!!

Here are a couple more pics of Cheryl being cute as can be:



This one is blurry, but I thought it was adorable!



I hope that everyone had a happy halloween weekend!