Thursday, September 29, 2011

This is...a day for thanks

I got this gorgeous paper from Dat's and I just had to make some fall cards. I don't usually send out Thanksgiving cards, but this paper line made me break the rule. I've always wanted to make a card with this tree cut...too cute!

  1. CTMH-Pair a Phrase stamp set, November word puzzle stamp set, cocoa ink
  2. Bo Bunny-Forever fall 6x6 pad and gems
  3. Stampin Up ribbon
  4. Recollections-brown and Kraft cardstock
  5. Smooch-pearlized glaze
  6. EK Success-corner and leaf punch
  7. Cricut-Hoot n Holler cart, Elegant edges

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Orleans

I just got back from a trip to New Orleans with the Hubby. We had to go for a partners was spousal so they had a lot of fun things planned. We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria-The Roosevelt. It was gorgeous...the hubby booked us a suite. We had a great time. Too much food and liquor for a  normally non-drinking Canadian like me. You have to train to go eating 9 meals a day prior to going. It turns out fried foods don't like me very much. I had crawfish, gumbo, jambalya, alligator, etoufille, red beans and rice, fried oysters, beignettes...hurricanes (avoid these drinks!!) We went on a French Quarter horse carriage tour. A city bus tour district, katrina, french quarter, was great. We went on a Bayou tour and fed the alligators...chicken and marshmallows? They have a sweet tooth. I decided to stay out of the water as my blood type is Hershey.Bourbon street was crazy, smelly and dangerous. The police are all over...I'm not sure what they do as anything goes. You can drink anywhere, the street, malls as long as it is in a can or plastic glass. Nudity apparently isn't a problem either.Yikes! We actually had a Mardi Gras. They closed down the streets for us...dressed us up in boas, hats and beads. The police led the way...followed by a Marching band and jesters on stilts...then came 350 partners and their wives.They marched us down Bourbon Street and down the next street to the House of Blues(which was shut down for our private party) They had an unbelievable band and great food...what a blast. Anyways...long story short...this is why I've been gone and not posting. Hope to be back to normal soon. Lee-Ann :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hangin' with my Gnomies

I haven't blogged in so long. I was away on a family trip in August...then 2 days after I got home I ended up with tendonitis in my right shoulder. I was supposed to be helping my daughter pack up for University...instead  I was literally crying and gagging with nausea from the pain. I thought it will be 10 days when we leave to drive my daughter to school...surely it will be better. It wasn't. The pain is now pretty much gone...unless I try to use it. The mobility is still will be 3 weeks on Saturday. This is the first day in my craft room. I actually made a card. I bought the Cricut cart Freshly Picked...just for the gnomes. Too cute. Then I saw this stamp and I bought the set just so I could use my gnomes...I'm crazy...right?

  • American Crafts grey ribbon
  • Action Wobble
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • EK Success flower and corner punch
  • CTMH-Grey Wool-ink
  • Freshly Picked Cricut cart
  • MME-6 by 6-Darling Dear paper
  • Recollections-Kraft cardstock
  • outside stamp-You're so
  • inside stamp-Amy R-CC Designs-"It's your Birthday" set