Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hurricane Harvey?

There's a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico that folks are talking about. I learned about from Jim yesterday who heard about it from Don.  Then our daughter Sonsearae sent me a text around 1700 last night.  Our friend Pat even sent an email last night telling us to be safe.

We don't get local news channels and we don't watch the news on TV.  Both of us read the news and truthfully this hurricane hasn't shown up in my newsfeed.  So I wasn't aware of it.

Alrighty then!  We checked it out on the weather channel and we should get some rain but I'm not really concerned about it. We could use the rain. I think we're far enough inland that wind shouldn't be a problem. Besides, it's always windy here!

I suspect that we'll keep an eye on it 😃

Meanwhile life goes on and this day will be like yesterday.  Sunny and hot. Hopefully some clouds will creep in and we'll be reminded to check the weather again later today.

All is right in our world....for now

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We've made Reservations!

More and more I find myself on my tablet rather than the laptop. Some time ago my Dell locked up and I've been using our backup laptop (say that three times fast!).  Now the backup is giving me headaches.  Could be Google, could be user error, could be the system....I don't know,  but after a few clicks of the mouse, on whatever I'm trying to do finds me spinning....

Internet gremlins, I'm sure!

So I'm not blogging. These two designs are from Stampin' Up!

I've been busy making cards and I'll need to update my paper craft page. 
As always if you're interested in purchasing any SU supplies, let me know.

We've made reservations!  We leave here 1 September for a week in Rockport Texas and then onto San Antonio for a week.  Not sure after that. We will be working in guest services again this winter and we'll be back in the valley by November 1st.  So we have some free time to explore, perhaps the Hill Country.

Did you witness the eclipse?  Nothing here, we are to far south.  It would have been nice to have a break from the ☀️.  

All is right in our world

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise

This Pop of Paradise stamp set is fun to work with.  There are eight stamps you can work with to create wonderful tropical cards.  Or perhaps you took a vacation where Flamingos could be seen.  You could use the stamps to accent your vacation in your scrapbook.

Pop of Paradise stamps 141578 wood mount or 141581 for clear (you'll need clear blocks)

Soft Sky card stock 131203

To make the Whisper White 100730 Oval I used Stitched Shapes Framelits 145372

I also used Whisper White for the leaves

Big Shot 143263

Flirty Flamingo ink 141397

Old Olive Ink 126953

I fussy cut the leaves and using Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 to raise the design off the card stock
  To order all of this and more head over to my page.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lazy Days of Summer

I hope you're enjoying summer, wherever you are.  We are keeping cool inside.  There isn't much you can do outside when the temperatures reach the lower 100's.  

Napping, card making, reading, watching Netflix....these are what we indulge in during the afternoon.  Our AC's struggle to keep it 84 degrees in here...heaven help us if they stop working!

We've been pretty much staying in.  We did celebrate our anniversary with Jeni and Don.  Lovely meal at Kumori, a Japanese restaurant that Jim and I frequent.  We ladies brought food home but the gentlemen cleaned their plates...almost.  Jim had a banana and ice cream dessert and Jeni and I shared a 'sweet roll'.  Wrapped in rice was some mango and nutella with coconut.  I must say it wasn't as sweet as I expected, it was quite tasty and I'd order it again as long as I can share it.  It's a meal all by itself!

I assembled these cards yesterday from a Club Scrap Greetings to Go kit.  February 2016.  These kits come almost ready to assemble.  You do have to do some cutting and following the instructions you can just glue them together!

We had a visitor last night.  I believe it's a Coopers Hawk.  Not sure how long he'd been cooling his feet but he was there for at least ten minutes before a Northern Mockingbird chased him off.  Much nicer than the Javelinas or skunks that pass through.  I will miss the wildlife when we move across the street in November.  Of course, Retama has some pretty wild folks living over there!

All is right in our world!