Friday, September 30, 2011

Holiday card.

Operation Write Home's Blog Hop Starts Saturday October 1st. and today I was working on some cards to post for the hop.  Here is the card that I did first.


I used the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut out the 2 snowflakes  and then stamped them with Sky ink using the D 1480 Snowflakes stamp set that coordinates with the cartridge.  I stamped the sky background with White Daisy and then in VersaMark and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I added Bitty sparkles to the large snowflake and a large sparkle to the smaller snowflake.  I also distressed the edges of both snowflakes then popped up the smaller one with a foam square.  I added this card to Fab's Big Christmas card challenge  you should check it out.


I did make 40 crowns and tiara's for the preschool today.  These are from  the Indy Art Cartridge.
Now I am just waiting for the list of names so I can personalize them.   

I would love to show you the next card that I made, but that will have to wait till Saturday.  I will tell you that I used the Art Philosophy cartridge with the second card too, so you will have to come back Saturday and see what I have created for the blog hop.  Please leave me a comment so that I know you stopped by.

I use my Cricut a lot and I am so glad that Close To My Heart teamed up with Cricut so I can show you how easy it is to create items that I cut out on the Cricut and stamp using our clear My-Acrylix stamp sets.   The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge is so versatile an fun, I can hardly wait to see what they do next.  There have not been any promises, but this cartridge was so popular that I am sure that Jeannette Lynton Founder of CTMH has already started working on the new cartridge.

If you wish to purchase this Cartridge you can do so on my website janicewilson.myctmh.com
If you wish to see the cartridge in action I am planning a Cricut class featuring the cartridge soon.  You can contact me Janice Wilson 503-708-6889 or jwilson@bctonline.com to get the details.  I will be posting a day and time for the class here on my blog also.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!!!

Happy Scrapin',

Janice

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Support World Card Making Day, October 1st, 2011

by making cards and sending them to our troops.

Click the link below for more information
http://www.paperwishes.com/archive/OWH_brochure2011.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=j701_cardday_20110928

Or go to Operation Write Home and check out their website.

I know what I will be doing on Saturday.  I will be at Somerset Assisted living in Gladstone, OR, making cards for our troops.  Let me know if you want to join me.  The cost for the day is $10.00 and we will provide lunch.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thank you card.

I made this card for all the people at the base, for Steve's incentive flight last week.  I also sent chocolate chip cookies.

Inside:
  You Made Our Day
We appreciate your kindness
more than words can say;
The very nice thing you did for us
really made our day!


I meant to get more done by now, since I have almost 500 pictures that I need to scrapbook.  I have been a little busy this last couple weeks though.  My Daughter and her family moved out weekend before last and so I have been rearranging my stamp room trying to get organized so I can get creative and have room to move.   It has been different with out all of them here in the evening, I still get to see them everyday though.  The kids still go to the same school and ride the bus here everyday.  Dawn and Charlie are taking 12 credit hours each so I watch them till they can pick them up about 6:00 pm.  They had only been in their home 2 days when the kids wanted to know when they could have a sleepover with Grandma.  Both the girls gave me a big hug tonight before they left and Dawn had to tell them to let go after about 5 minutes so she could take them home.  

I am planning on being in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop on Saturday, October 1st so check back here for that, you can start the hop from here.  I will be posting a holiday card for the hop.

Happy Scrapin',

Janice


Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Present!

I went to my Card Class in The Dalles, OR yesterday and my Niece Tarina was there, she helps me with the ladies.  She surprised me with this GORGEOUS Altered Clip Board. 


She is so talented and I am so honored to have one of her creations.  I added this picture because I thought is went perfect with the colors.  It also happens to be a favorite pic of mine.  Yes I was a true red head but my back surgery in 1997 changed all that, now I have a beautiful Blonde color.  This pic was taken in 1989.
You should go check out Tarina's blog she has some great stuff on there.  She also has YouTube videos. 

Thanks again Tarina,  I LOVE IT!!!

I hope she starts classes soon, cause I need to go to them.

Happy Scrapin'

Janice

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Steve's Incentive Flight.

My Dear Hubby has been in the Air National Guard for 33+ years and is getting ready to retire.  He finally got an Incentive ride in an F-15 Eagle Fighter Jet. on Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011 at 11:00am..  They do what they call a "Gate Climb", that is where the pilot gets the Jet just far enough off the runway that when they turn straight up to the sky that the tail doesn't hit the runway and they keep it that way till they hit 15,000 feet, then they level out.  The pilot took Steve over our house and then to Newport and up to Astoria and was supposed to come back to Portland and land.  However the jet that took off after Steve's blew a tire and left debris over 1500 feet of the runway so Steve's Jet was diverted to McChord AFB in Tacoma, WA. and so was the wounded  jet.  They had to tow the wounded jet off the runway there before Steve and his pilot were able to return home.  I took some pics of Steve in his flight suit and helmet and in the seat of the jet along with a video of the take off.

 L-R rear, James, Dawn, Charlie, "Pyro" and Steve with his arm around me.
L-R front, Jordan, Hailey, Mary and Zack.

Steve all suited up and ready to go.


Here we are leaving the office to go to the runway to watch the take off.
This is "Pyro" The Pilot who took Steve on the flight. (Steve is on the right) 
I almost forgot about Flat Stanley, (In the plastic bag that Pyro is holding) he rode up front with "Pyro".  You can follow Flat Stanley on his adventures Here and check out his website Here
Steve in the seat of the F-15 Eagle.

 While the others were getting Steve in the seat, "Pyro" was telling the grandchildren that he had only flown twice before, but they didn't have an engine, they were gliders.  But he had his flight exam earlier and he passed, so he thinks he's good to go.  Zack (In the striped shirt closest to the camera) seemed worried so I stepped closer and asked him if he really thought that the Military would really let him take Grandpa up if he didn't qualify.  When we got back to the office I took Zack over to the board with all the pilots pictures and showed him that "Pyro" is also a pilot for American Airlines and has logged 2800 hours.  He felt  much better.  He said "You mean he was lying to us?"

Jeff , standing by the ladder, drove us of to the runway where we could see the take off up close.
Buzz, Neil, Brian and Floyd (all good friends who work with Steve) were all on the jet helping Steve get strapped in and ready.
video
This is the video of the take off. 


 Steve took some pictures while on the flight too. 

 This is Mt. Rainier
Mt. St. Helen's
Mt. Adams
 Mt. Hood

 This was such an AWESOME day.  Steve was so excited, and if you know Steve he doesn't show his emotions much, but Wednesday was different.  I was so excited for him too.

So you know what this means, yep more scrapbook pages.  Wow!!! I have my work cut out for me.  Not to mention that the Bazaars start in November also.

I think I will work on organizing my stamp room tomorrow and see if I can get some of these pages at least started.

Happy Scrapin',

Janice

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Next Saturday's Card Class in The Dalles.


Yes you have seen these cards before, I had to postpone last month's class due to my Son-In-Law's Mother loosing her battle with cancer.  We will miss her dearly.

This first card is made using the New Roxie paper from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book.  
I also used Love Life D1482.  I was supposed to use the new Just Blooms Flutter paper shapes, but I forgot to order them so I made my own.  I used Contriban, SU French Script background stamp and punched them with a McGill Punch.

This card is made using The Present D1436 and the new Elemental paper. Creme Brulee, Garden Green and Dessert Sand CS. The leaf is inked with olive and stamped off then kissed with Brown Bag.

I made this card with the new Dreamin' paper and the new Unscripted C1465 and Harvest Happiness C1463, with Creme Brulee, Chocolate and Goldrush ink.  Chocolate and Bamboo CS.  I cut the rose out of Creme Brulee from our new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

I made this card using The Present D1465 also.  I cut the flowers and leaves out on the Cricut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and stamped them with the coordinating flowers from Hooray Bouquet D1491.  I used the edge of the flower stamp to add the flowers to the vine and added brads.  I used Contriban here too.  I embossed the Creme Brulee with SU's Crosshatch embossing folder.

Happy Scrapin',

Janice

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Starting October 1, 2011 when you join my card class for $20.00 you will get a decorated card box (pictures coming soon) and 4 card kits.  Each month you will have an option to order 4 more cards for $10.00.  Each kit will include instructions, paper, embellishments and shipping.  This price includes shipping.

Pay only when you play.


Card Class

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vacation is officially over.

We got up early this morning and headed for home.  We took Mom home to Dufur and unloaded almost all of her stuff.  Then it was off to Portland and finally HOME!!!  As I made dinner, Steve unloaded the car and after we ate I went looking for the little things I brought home for my monkeys and found a few things that we had forgotten to get out that was Mom's.  I will see her in a couple weeks, so no big deal.

 This trip has been Truly AMAZING!!! I couldn't have asked for more. 

Happy Scrapin',

Janice

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mtn. Home, ID

We left West Yellowstone, MT this morning and headed toward home. but first we topped at the Visitors Center and went through their museum and watched a film on the earthquake in the 50's.  Sorry I don't remember the exact date, I was preoccupied at the time.  here are a few pictures I took there. 
They had a large collection of Flys for fishing and I have a neighbor who is 13, and he makes fly earrings, I bought a really cute pair from him this summer.
 Here someone has turned an old treadle sewing machine into a fly tying machine.

 More fly's in the museum collection.
Below this frame of fly's is a sign that says Early Fly's for sale, but doesn't give a price.

This is the bridge we had to cross to get into Twin Falls, ID.  They were having some kind of festival today and we stopped to use the restrooms and decided to stretch our legs a little and I took these pictures of the golf course on the Island below. 
 While at the Visitors Center we looked at all the stuff they had for sale and I found this really cute bracelet.  I asked for the person's name who made it but the young lady volunteering there didn't know who made them or hoe to find out so I can't tell you who made it.  I believe it is re-purposed costume Jewelry.  Of course you know what is going through my head.
So we left Twin Falls, ID and headed for Mtn. Home, ID.  We found the AFB and got a room.  I am so amazed by the size of the rooms, it is just unbelievable.  This room is like a 2 bedroom apt.  complete with washer and dryer in the unit.  The only thing it is missing is food in the cabinets.  There are 3 TV's, 1 queen bed, twin beds and a hide-a-bed in the living room.  I am getting where I don't want to stay in a regular hotel.   Here are some pictures.
 This is the living room,
 Here is the TV an Desk in the living room.
 Straight ahead is the dinning room, with 6 chairs, and the Washer and Dryer.
 At the end of the living room is the bedroom with twin beds.
 This bedroom has 2 dressers and a TV and walk-in closet.
 This is the kitchen, Microwave, toaster and  Stove.
 On the other side of the sink is the Coffee maker and refrigerator.  The other side of the kitchen has a long counter top and lots of cabinets.
 This is the other bedroom, Queen bed, 2 dressers.
A walk -in closet and TV.  

This trip has truly been amazing and I am so glad we shared it with Mom.  
I think she has enjoyed it as much as we have.  
I am sure she has to be as tired as I am and ready for her own bed again.

When we get Mom home tomorrow, she will get to go to her new little house in Dufur where her other children have been working hard to get it ready for her return. 

I get to go through almost 500 pictures and print out the ones I think she would like to have and put them in an album for her.  We might even frame some for her to hang on her walls.  

I hope you check back soon to see what else I am up too, it could be anything since all the grandchildren are in school now.  Hailey is only in school til noon every day, but it is every day, not just three days a week.   Dawn will be going back to school also, so my mornings will be open for want ever I want to do.  Hopefully I can get several pages done on our trip then I can get tarted on our Alaska trip we took 5 years ago, yes it has been 5 years.  I know!, I know! I should have had them done already.  Not only that, but I can start my classes back up in The Dalles again.

Happy Scrapin',

Janice

Friday, September 9, 2011

Yellowstone!

Today we got up and headed to Coty, WY and on to  Yellowstone.  We saw a lot of incredible sites on the way, like these rocks.

I think this one looks like it has a Kokopelli guy on top.


Then we went through the entrance of the park.
 There was a fire in the park but we don't know how big we could just see the smoke.
We saw Buffalo.  About 30, the first group then we saw a huge male off by himself and down the road  we saw about 20 more then another single male. 

Here Mom and Steve are watching Old Faithful erupt. 
After we left the Visitors Information area we headed out of the park  we saw some Elk, I didn't get pictures of them because my camera battery died after taking the one of Mom and Steve watching old Faithful.  My Cell battery had died before we got to go see Old Faithful.   

Tonight we are staying in the town of West Yellowstone, MT.  
Tomorrow we will head west toward home.

Happy Scrapin',

Janice


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blog Award?

I am so excited, I was just going through my email and found that Nancy http://nancyscrystalfantasies.blogspot.com/ gave me a blog award for being one of her favorite blogs.  Thanks Nancy, I am almost speechless. I did say almost.  Nancy recently received the award also.  Please  check our her blog, if you like it please join it so Nancy will know you like it.

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Now it is my turn to pass the award on to 5 of my favorite blogs that have less than 200 followers.  I am hoping to catch a few more followers and help others in the process.  This was so hard for me to choose just 5,  I have so many favorites.  Here we go,  







If you visit each blog and follow each one you like the numbers will increase dramatically and you will have made numerous new friends and contacts!

Devil's Tower and Westward bound.

It was so hot in our room last night that we opened all the windows to cool the place off, it didn't get cool till about 5:00am.  This morning we woke up at 6:45 by a Harley driving by our room on his way to work, then the school bus came by at 7:00am, and the road construction crew started just as the bus pulled out.  And then Revelee of course was sounded at 7:30am so we figured it was time to get up and get started on our way.    We first drove to Sturgis and then on to the Devil's Tower, here are some pictures of our day.


 Mom and I standing in the parkling lot with the Devil's Tower in the background.
We met a lady today while at the Devils Tower, she has a Welsh Corgi who has Lou Gehrig's disease, he is 13 years old and they have a wheel chair for him.  She said he is very Friendly and has accepted his disability like a champ.  I suggested that she take him to see if he could become a service dog.  I think he could inspire people with disabilities especially those who have recently become disabled.  I got her email so we can keep in touch.  I love meeting new friends where ever we go.  
 This is a black tailed Prairie Dog.  They were everywhere, popping up from little holes.
 These pictures were taken as we were leaving the area, 
I don't know what the sculpture is or who made it but I thought it was interesting.
 As we were approaching Hwy 14 we saw these Long Horned Bulls and didn't notice until tonight when I put the pictures on my computer that the one closest to us was very thin,  
I was saddened to see how bad he looks.

 We also saw a wonderful sunset again tonight and I tried to capture it, but it was difficult.  The sun had a ring around it that was almost rainbow like.  Like when the moon gets the ring around it.  I had never seen anything like this.  Here are the pictures.
 Sorry about the bugs on the windshield, Steve couldn't pull over for me to take the pictures.



Tonight we decided to stay at Buffalo, WY, for the night and get an early start again tomorrow.
We are planning on being home by Sunday, so check back soon to see the pages I create with these pictures.  Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you join my site or bookmark it so you can check back often.

Happy Scrapin',

Janice