Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jesse surgery

Jesse has had his back surgery.  He is doing better today.  He actually got up and walked quite a ways.  He is of course still hurting tremendously, but he is determined to make this worth it.  He is excited because he can feel his feet again!!!  Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

Mechelle, Jesse, Alex and Riley

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I haven't stamped many cards lately because.......I have been too busy with this!!!!!

After at least five years, finally one showed me what two lines looks like.  

I am still real early, but at least I got one to say yes.  Kind of like when I met Jesse.  hehehehe.

I am going to call the doctor on monday to see what they would like me to do.

Everyone is very excited.

have a nice weekend,

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remember our heroes today.

God Bless America

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I9 Bowl Fall 2008

Our team went to the i9 bowl today.  It is a flag football league and the kids are in the Pee Wee division.  We played a team that we beat in regular season.  Today was a little different.  We lost  28-26.  It was an evenly matched game and the kids all held there heads up high.  Everyone got a trophy.  We were so lucky that Grandpa, Aunt Tammy, Uncle Abel, Abel and maria showed up to support our boy!  It is always nice to have family by your side.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ok...I think I am done for the night!  I mada a belated birthday card for my good neighbor (tea pot) and I tried to use vellum in a new way for me.  I think they turned out cute.  

Sleep well....I plan on it!


Here is my first attempt at sponging ink and masking.  I cased this technique from several cards on SCS.  This set (Lovely as a Tree) is a gorgeous set.  I kept looking over it in favor of others and I am so glad I finally bought it.  Thanks to all those who posted cards that gave me inspiration.  I also matted a writing area on the inside so it could be written on.  See you later!

Here are some of the more notable creations

First Post

Good Evening!  As much of a "Techno Geek" as I am, this will be my first blog.  I have decided to open up and share myself to the world. WATCH OUT WORLD!!!  My stamping life that is.  There may be an occasional family tidbit or vice versa.  Depends on my mood.  For anyone that knows me well this means that there will be no rules to my blog.  As my 8 year old son, Alex says,"You get what you get and don't pitch a fit!"  

My Mom says that as a child I loved to color, but I just wanted to color as much as I could.  I had no regard for how it turned out.  I just wanted to  color as many pictures as possible with no attention to detail.  As an adult, I find this disturbing because anything worth doing is worth doing well.  I have even been known to put things off until I can give 150% attention to the project.  For example, holiday decorations have been left out long enough to receive a letter from the HOA because I don't have the proper color plastic bins.  Some may say that's a little bit extreme and others may send me their therapist's number.  "I yam what I yam"....a procrastinator!

My blog title is aptly named 'Stamping After Dark'.  I do most of my creative work after all the people and pets in my life are tucked soundly in bed.  Then, I stamp away the midnight oil!!  I am fairly new at this stamping thing.  I took a card class at the local craft store about  6-7 months ago.  The teacher was a nice lady from my son's school.  Since then the craft store has ceased the card classes.  My friend had to find another way to support her habit, so she became a SU! Demonstrator.  I started going to her classes and that is how the story ends.  Anything to help a friend in need.  Now I can upload my efforts (during the day) for the world to see.

So far, I have not joined any stamping or paper craft business as a demonstrator, consultant, seller, distributor or a  product hocker.  In the past I have sold many things from cosmetics to, well cosmetics.  But there were many!  My very patient and tolerant husband has made it known that this is the way he would prefer to keep things.  

So please enjoy my creative outlet as I learn to express myself with this creative endeavor.

Have a great day!