Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12/14 Recycling

I remembered to call the recycling place to register our new recycling bin to get rewards.

12/13 Snow & COH

School was canceled today because there was 1/4 " of snow on the ground. It seems ridiculous down here in the valley, but there was probably more snow up on Lookout.

Troop 17 had their Court of Honor and Christmas party, it was a lot of fun.

Monday, December 13, 2010


I want my daughter to be beautiful, accomplished and good; to be admired, loved, and respected; to have a happy youth; to be well and wisely married, and to lead a useful, pleasant life, with as little care and sorrow to try her as God sees fit to send. To be loved and chosen by a good man is the best and sweetest thing that can happen to a woman, and I sincerely hope that my daughter will know this beautiful experience.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


I'm trying to scrapbook more, and have actually done a good bit lately. Thursday on the 1st, Gwen came over and I did 2 pages that day:

It's taken me almost 3 years to scrap this event. This invite has been patiently sitting in my ephemera stash for quite a while. I wanted to do some journaling, but I struggle with writing directly on the background pp, so I decided to do a bowling ball to go with the bowling pin. The one I made was green instead of the traditional black because you can get all different colored balls now. I had so much fun making the cake and frosting. You can find the directions for making one at: http://www.thepartyanimal-blog.org/bowling-lane-cake/

This is a picture of my oldest sister and our grandparents. I'm going to let her write on the tag for this lo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I finally get to Work At Home! I have a desk set up for work in the corner of my bedroom, and am enjoying the commute. I love being home as soon as I finish working.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tape dispensers

Ok, I know I'm behind the times...I decided a while ago to get an ATG gun, but just had a problem with the initial investment. Well, after going through a lot of the snail adhesives this month, and then Office Depot no longer carrying the one I've loved for the last few years, it's time for me to dive in.

I came on-line since I couldn't find it at any of the local stores around here, and I honestly didn't know about any alternatives to the brand name, or how they would work.

After reading all the pages on a couple of threads on SCS (Split Coast Stampers), I placed my order for the ATG50 from thetapedepot on eBay. I'm excited that I was able to get an atg gun and 12 rolls of refills for $48.05 with shipping! I debated about getting the starter kit with only 6 rolls of refills, but that would have been $39.95, and since I was prepared to spend at least $45 on an ATG714 plus more money for refills, I got the deluxe starter kit.

(Thetapedepot website has free shipping for orders of over $50, but the gun and tapes total $48.40 with shipping $5.95)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rosita's Gallery: Veteran's Dinner

Every year the scouts host a dinner for the veterans and have a flag retirement ceremony to honor the men who gave their lives or are fighting now for our freedoms. Alex always honors Uncle Carson who died in WWII.

I did this for Pink's challenge which was to use a ribbon, stamp, buttons, and pp. I actually got the buttons from Miss Polly at church. She has punch bowls full of buttons, and my idea was to get a button for each branch of the military. That didn't quite happen, but I did get 4 military looking buttons. Some are quite old. The patch is the one the boys got for attending. I used a Fiskars hand punch that pokes two vertical holes in the pp to thread the ribbon through. It's a technique I saw in the Feb 2010 Creating Keepsakes magazine (pg 17). It didn't turn out as I would have liked because I didn't own the "Leave it to Weaver" punch by Fiskars...but I bought it yesterday so I can do this technique again. The little scout in the corner I stamped and embossed it. Nothing like teaching someone how to do a technique to get you in the mood to do it, eh? I cut the backs off the buttons and then used a hot glue gun to attach them and the patch. I also inked the edges of the lo, pp with the poem, and the scalloped area. I created the scalloped area by punching a 1 3/4" circle, folding it in half and then turning the pp over and drawing a straight line using a ruler, then placing the circle on the line moving it along and then I cut it out with my fingertip knife. The star in the middle was made using a Bazill In Stitchz template and DMC Light Effects thread.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Today's plans were all canceled so Mishal and I set up a table in the living room and watched chick flicks all day, "The Notebook", "You've got Mail", "27 Dresses", "Dirty Dancing", "Legally Blond" I almost finished all of the cards for this year's birthday card swap (using the little inks my secret sister sent me). I only have to glue the buttons on and will be done, and then I just have to address all the envelopes.

Friday, January 29, 2010


It started snowing this afternoon during lunch. It was a shock to a lot of people. I would have left a lot earlier than I did, but I had an ET call from 2-3. The IM tried to get me off the phone as quickly as possible, but I didn't get to leave until 2:45. By the time I got home, there were 2 1/2 inches on the ground. We took advantage of the snow and went outside and made a snowman. Then we took pictures of him with different hats and gave him different names. I also took pictures of the kids making snow angels. Mishal went inside while Alex and I had a snowball fight.