Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What's On My Ottoman?

Another finished hat for Eli! It is made of
Rowan's Handknit Cotton. This is another yarn
that Randi pick out at the Yarnery in St. Paul!
The little guy should be set for a while!! ;)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quick, Quick, Quick!!

Very quick LO! I want to get going on this cuties photo album because before I know it he will be graduating!! LOL I think I made this in about 15-20 minutes. Used Unity's Love Ewe stamps and Cosmo Cricket rub-ons! (love the rub-ons, they go on perfectly!)
Thanks for taking a look....have a great Monday!
(Before the blizzard hits!!)

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I so enjoy my conversations with my friend Nancy! Some times we get a little spiritual and philosophical....and I find we really have the same core beliefs! I happened to have seen her the last two nights and we were talking 'quotes'!! Kind of a quote weekend! She shared these two short one's!!
Humility is not thinking of oneself....
It is thinking of oneself....less!
I preach the Gospel always.....
...and when necessary,
I use words!
-St. Francis

Yeah, this is Nanc and I trying to look tough!! lol
It was taken a few years ago at the 'Woodtick Run'!
(A motorcycle ride up north!)
Note to self: get new pic with Nanc!!
Have a great Sunday!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


If you are wondering what I'm up to today,
go to the Unity Stamp Company blog HERE!
It's where the Inspirational Blog Hop starts!

Materials use for my Precious One LO are:

  • Creative Imaginations papers

  • Cosmo Cricket Rub-ons

  • Fozz Felt by Kaiser Scrapbook

  • Colorbok gems/star

  • Unity Stamps (March KOM, Little Sprout, Growing in Unity)

  • vintage finds (crocheted lace, buttons, ribbon)

A favorite quote of mine (because with few words it says a lot):

" Let your life speak more loudly than your lips!" -unknown
Thanks for stopping by my blog.....happy hopping!

Now head over to
Ramsey's blog, {Stampy}{ Scrappy}
for some fabulous Unity inspiration!!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Have you ever made something when you aren't feeling well, and when you do feel better you look at it and think, 'What???? Eeew!' Yep, I had one of those last night. I uploaded the picture this morning and right away headed off to make something else! I feel better about this 20 minute (from thought to paper) card! Almost too simple but will work great for one of the two birthdays we have this weekend! TFL (edited: decided to reposition the presents!)
I made this for the Unity Addicts Challenge for this week! The challenge was to use the colors Brown, Pink, Orange and Turquoise!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


This is the cover of my friend Julie's new book!
It is due to come out in a little over a week.
Her first book, 'The Color Red', came out a couple of
years ago. A few months ago Julie ask me if I
would be interested in taking a few pictures
of her and Michael for the book. She had a
dead line to meet and also wanted winter
pictures and the snow was melting fast.
So one day we got together after Michael got
home from school and headed down their backyard
for a photo shoot. Julie just sent these
pictures today.......I thought she would only
be using a couple of the pictures I had taken.
I was so surprised to see my photos on the
front, back and insides. By no means am I a
professional photographer! I just like taking
pictures! I got teary eyed when I saw this jacket...
I had a great time that day....and to be able
to help Julie tell her story with these pictures,
I am honored and pleased!

You can find more about Julie's books HERE!

Check out Ali J. Boutique.com!

I hosted a scarf party at a local coffee shop Tuesday evening! Had a fun time and scored some great summer scarves!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Not much has been on my ottoman lately!
Kind of took a break from knitting....till now!
This orange 'Cotton Fleece' yarn is now
a hat and mitts for Eli! That little bald head
needs a little cover this spring!
Oh, and looks like a little business bookwork!! :(

I picked the yarn up at The Yarnery on Grand Ave.
in St. Paul!! Tim and I did a little shopping
and lunch out with Randi and Eli on Saturday!!
It was perfect weather to be shopping on Grand.
While Randi and I ran into Baby on Grand ,
Tim and Eli hung out in the car!!
I think we came back to soon for them!! hehe

Here's the finished hat and mitts!! Ready to send!

With the cool weather we have this week, Eli will need them!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Eli has changed so much in 2 weeks!
At not quiet 4 months he is understanding
so much and can hold and reach for toys, books, hair
condiments on the restaurant table(and then drop them!lol)!!
......hey, I'm the gma....aren't we suppose to brag!! ;)
And just look at those eyes!!

Eli and his parents were heading to a
Minnesota Wild Hockey game! Eli's first
pro game!! So he got all decked out!
He was even practicing his screams(cheers)!!


I just checked.....
the Wild won over the Edmonton Oilers 3-0!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I am at dd#1 in the Twin cities... and just
happened to check one of Unity's latest posts and
saw that Angela ''Tagged me! You are to post the
6th picture in the 6th file of your pictures on
your computer! Mine happens to be of my
nephew John when he was practicing
archery at my dad's farm. I need to
edit my pictures more often.....
John has his eyes closed on this one!

So, when you get tagged, you need to follow a
few 'rules of the game'!! And for this 'tag' game they are:

•Open your photo folder on your computer
•Open the 6th folder of photos
•Select the 6th picture
•Post the picture on your blog with a description
•Invite six friends to join the challenge
•Link your six friends to your blog post

I have tagged:

.......because I enjoy their pictures(and stories) on their blogs!

Friday, March 20, 2009


This LO is for the Unity Addicts Challenge for
this week. You are asked to use something not
ment for card making or scrapbooking.
I love to save tags from clothing! Lucy always
has the neatest tags on their clothes. This one
says, 'once upon a time...'! The Unity stamps
on this page are from the 50 for 8 grab bag!
(Still needs something more......mmmm!)

And this card is made with Unity's March KOM...
a little ink and hemp cording.......

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Time for some cheery spring colors....so I stamped
up some fun flowers from Unity's Feb. KOM!

Monday, March 16, 2009


..........for the guys...a little snowmobiling.....

...........and an early morning balloon ride.......

.......to bad they were tethered!!! ;)

Then a little parade watching.......

.....and maybe the last snow angel of the year......

....fun with friends......

.....and some karaoke and dancing......

........sometimes you just need to get away for a couple of days!!!

Thanks, Lori and Jeff!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Calendar at a Glance!

I made this calendar
for my office desk...
it'll be easier for my
clients to look at
rather than
the big wall

A client of mine
brought one in
to show me!!!
I'm not sure
where she got
the pattern...
I'll find out to give credit!!

I took the
and printed the
calendar from here!

All the stamps
are Unity....
of course!

Thanks for
stopping by!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


(Note: Leave a comment at the bottom
of this post and win some Unity rubber!)

For some reason I'm a little nostalgic today......
....this picture is from about March 1979....
...a few months before we got married.......
(We are wearing sweaters I hand knit!)

....and this picture is from the summer of 1986....
...the girls still like to make faces when we take pictures....

LOL!! I am blessed!

The reason I'm a little nostalgic to day could be because....mmmmm.....it's my birthday! My family knows I like to keep my birthday very quiet.....no big parties and no surprises! So today I'm going to St. Cloud shopping and for a pedicure and manicure with a good friend. Then home for a steak dinner with DH and I'm hoping DD#2! Nice and quiet!

Oh, and before I go, here is a card I made using a couple of Unity stamps I got in the 50 for 8 bag!!

Edited: [For my crafting friends out there(or anyone) I'm going to give out a little Unity rubber as a 'birthday treat'! Kind of like when we were in elementary school! Lets see...... well, I was going to have you guess something but I think I'll just do a random drawing! Just leave a comment on this post by 6 AM tomorrow, 3.10, and I'll pick at that time!! Have a great Monday! I will!! ;)]

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Our dd's have always given us a hard time about getting
excited about birds.....they associate bird watching with...
maybe (aging)! LOL Well, this beautiful guy was right off
our deck this morning... who wouldn't enjoy looking at
something this colorful at such a dreary time of year!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy Hangover!

Simple cards....They were made at work.
So the supplies are very limited!

This little Birthday card was made with
Unity's Birthday Chic stamp set!

These cards were made with Unity's Feb.KOTM.
I hadn't been watching Unity's Scrapbook DT member

Renee's blog this week, while blog hopping I saw that

she had the same idea as me.....errrr, or I had the

same idea as Renee'!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Eli Weekend!!

Tim and I spent a couple of nights in the
Cities to see this sweet little guy....
Eli is 3 months old now.....
....smiles and coos......
and knows that he wants to go to bed at 7PM!
(hat and bib by gma!)

(Eli's daddy and gpa went to the MN Gopher's Hockey
game and bought Eli his first college cap!)

Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!!