Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We went to Bernard's for dinner tonight. Bernard's is always fabulous. I got my usual caesar salad (they have a perfectly tangy dressing) and the filet bernaise. Yum, yum. Roy always gets something different - he's much more adventurous than I. He got his standard artichoke and palm salad. He really loves that. Tonight he got the pasta fruit de mer. He thought it was wonderful. They have great bread with really good butter (tastes French, though it might just be hand-churned) and pesto. Roy also ordered a mountain berry flan torte. It was very different but good. We didn't get gifts for each other this year, so no surprises there.
Overall, very nice. Hopefully I'll still be doing better tomorrow and will get to scrap some. I had planned to do that today, but my head prevented it.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Paper: certainly celery, bashful blue, basic black, whisper white
Stamps: friendly flowers, headline alphabet
Ink: basic black
Accessories: simon lower chipboard alphabet, basic black grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, brads
Friday, December 26, 2008
Stamps: Love You Much
Paper: ruby red, pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink: ruby red, pretty in pink
Accessories: riding hood red taffeta ribbon, triple heart punch, fire round brad, dimensionals
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Look for sneak peeks on my blog for great ways to use this set! You can find this bundle by checking out my demonstrator website. You can also download the flyer by clicking on the picture of the flyer in the margin. Sneak peaks coming soon!
You can always order from my website, or you are always welcome to call or email me to place your orders personally. Happy stamping!
Monday, December 22, 2008
How fun is this? In honor of the frosty, cold weather that is now settling in, Alicia (AKA Crafty Al at SheetLoadShortCuts) is going to give away FREE Frosted Card Blanks to five (5) lucky readers!!Here is how you can be entered to win...- Leave a comment on her blog with your current temperature for one (1) entry- For Five (5) extra entries post a message, w/a link to this post, on your blog (or a public message board*), about our Giveaway. Then head on back to her blog and leave a comment here with the direct link.*Make sure if you post on a public message board, that it does not violate any TOUs. She will leave the giveaway open until Saturday, December 27th at Midnight CST.All of the entries will be put into a hat/mixing bowl/baggie, etc. and her daughter will pick out five (5) names at random.Each winner will receive a Large Pack (20 pcs) of our Frosted Card Blanks!!!
The fine print:- Your comment must include an answer to the question above.- The "extra entry" comment must go directly to the applicable blog/message board post in question.- If your comment does NOT link to a blog that has "contact me" info, you MUST leave your First Name, Last Initial and Email address in the comment. You are free to add spaces to your email address.- Any comments that do not follow the "rules" will be disqualified.- Giveaway is open to readers from all countries.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
This is the Bella Rose post-it note holder.
Paper: Bella Rose DSP
This is the Urban Garden post-it note holder.
Ink: not quite navy craft ink
Accessories: 1/4" bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, glassy glaze, acrylic 4x6 picture frame, RSVP pen Technique: heat embossing
Paper: whisper white, basic black
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Again, thank you for taking the time to send him happy mail. It really means so much to him.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Here are your random numbers:4
Timestamp: 2008-12-12 23:35:47 UT
So, that is Loretta Rodger. Please email me or PM me on SCS to send me your mailing address. I'm hoping to mail all of my Christmas cards tomorrow, so I will definitely be hitting the PO in the morning.
Thank you so much for all of your cards. Denise emailed me today. She said the cards are meaning so much to him.
On the other hand, it's Christmas and high time for me to get in the mood. We've got to get that tree up. This weekend. I may send Roy working on that while I'm scrapping. Then the girls can decorate in the morning when I have good light. That sounds like a plan. They are already in the Christmas spirit with the decorations we have put out. Here are Santa's Helpers.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here's the best news! All stamps are 10% off December 9-December 23 AND everyone gets free shipping with orders of $70 or more! I'm really excited about this! I had to let you know before I even sat down to put my own order together!
If you are wanting to get an order by Christmas, be sure to order by December 16. This is the best sale because it is now cheaper AND easier to order directly from my website! Click on the Stampin' Up! icon on the right or go to www.heathercarnes.stampinup.net to order directly. Have fun shopping!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Here's the background: My mother's (since they were 4) best friend's husband has Wegener's disease. She is like a second grandmother to my girls. She takes care of them, attends school events, and is always there for them. He has been in remission for several years. His symptoms returned a few weeks ago and he is back in a full fledged episode. Chemo and steroids are not working like they used to or are supposed to. His kidney function is currently at 13%. He is being admitted to a local hospital this morning (right now). I've added him to the SCS RAK group and he did get several cards from those wonderful angels. Each time he received one, he made a point to call me and tell me how wonderful all of these people were to send him their beautiful cards. He truly appreciates your notes of encouragement and your prayers. Thank you so much. Just let them know you are friends of mine!
Here's the deal:
- Please send him a card. His name is Roddey Hogan. His address is 3306 Shenendoah Drive; Tyler, Texas 75701.
- Post a comment on my blog that you sent a card.
- Put in the card that you are friends of mine.
- Please pass this along to others who would be willing to keep Roddey and Denise in their prayers.
- I will use random.org to select a winner on Friday, December 12 (when I get home from work).
- I will post the winner, you can email (or PM through SCS) me your address and I will mail you a candy surprise.
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
She had Odyssey of the Mind practice after school yesterday. It's usually over at 5. I worked last yesterday making phone calls and asked Roy to pick her up and I started home. He got there at 4:58 but the room was locked up tight. He called and I told him an alternate place to look. A few minutes later he called back and I could hear the panic rising in his voice. He told me that he had searched both buildings and she was no where to be found. He had also checked aftercare, but her name wasn't on the sign-in list and she wasn't in the auditorium. By this time, I was less than five minutes from home but I turned around and went speeding back toward the school. It's at least a 15 minute drive during 5 o'clock traffic, but I was determined to make it in less than 10. I broke at least 12 laws. Just as I was getting to the busiest part of the traffic, Roy called and told me he found her. She got out early and just didn't get signed into aftercare. I don't know if he was panicked and just didn't see her when he looked or if she went to the bathroom, but she was ok. What a relief. My stomach settled down and I was able to be a productive member of society (cooked dinner). My mother claims to have had 6 heart attacks in the 18 minutes we couldn't find her. Thankfully, it was only traumatic to the adults!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Ok. Thinking of this reminded me of just how far technology has come. I remember being in eighth grade (actually, three doors down from my current classroom) and taking Computer Literacy. We worked about half the time out of a textbook and got to get on the computers only after the chapter work had been duly completed. The computer lab (one of the best in the region) had Apple IIe computers. There were four BRAND NEW Apple IIgs computers and people fought to get the chance to work on those. We each had a 5.5" disk (or was it 5.25"?). All of our class work was stored on that disk. For mean-spirited "fun" the guys would rub the disk on the carpeted floor creating an static electricity charge, thus erasing some poor soul's year's worth of work. We learned to write programs in BASIC. There was no such thing as "Windows", but I was really good, by golly, at writing programs that would compute simple mathmatical equations. We did some typing in a very primitive word processing program, but it didn't really mesh well with our typing class. Though we were technologically advanced, we still learned to type on old manual typewriters with blanked keys (remember "click, click, click, click, ding!, left-hand-return"?). OK, that's enough of my 80s flashback. Happy memories!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We are blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and loving group. Blessings to each of you. Running through my mind right now is the doxology, written by Thomas Ken in 1674. Based on James 1:17, it proclaims "Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host; Prase Father, Son, and Holy Ghost."
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
First, Stampin' Up! is having a Holiday Extravaganza sale. Click the icon in the sidebar for a flyer of everything on sale. SU! has grouped items into must-have bundles packaged for convenience. You can see and order these items on my website (www.heathercarnes.stampinup.net). If you'd prefer not to order online, you are always welcome to place these bundle orders directly with me and get the same offer.
Second, I'm adding to that sale with my own special promotion. I'm hosting a sale for Black Friday (and Saturday).
My Black Friday Email-a-Thon will begin on Friday, November 28 starting at MIDNIGHT (12:00 am) and runs to Saturday night at 11:00 pm. When you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) I will email you back with the promotion offer that you received and the total amount due. So please make sure your order is complete when you email it to me. You won't be able to add to your order after you received your promotion. *** Please note that you cannot receive this offer on my Stampin' Up! website or from any other demonstrator. This is my gift to you as a thank you for your support.
***In your email please be sure to include the item number, description, qty and price. To qualify for the Email-A-Thon, a minimum merchandise total purchase of $30.00 is required. Once we hit 10 orders, I will start from the top of the list again with email 1. All orders will ship to me and payment must be received in order for me to place your individual order.
1st email - FREE Shipping
2nd email - FREE adhesive package (SNAIL refill and dimensionals - value $8.45)
3rd email - FREE Stamp a Stack Class - $18.00 value
4th email - FREE Classic Ink Pad (value $5.25)
5th email - FREE two markers (any colors) value $6.50
6th email - FREE medium envelopes - value $6.50
7th email - Free level 1 Hostess Set
8th email - FREE 8.5x11 single color paper pack - value $5.50
9th email - FREE Designer brads - value $5.95
10th email - FREE Ribbon - value $6.95 or less
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I found one card we made a couple of months ago at the September Stamp a Stack. It has been one of my favorites since then. The set is a Hostess level 1 called Organic Grace. The sentiment comes from Much Appreciated. Paper: close to cocoa, really rust, mellow moss, very vanilla; Inks: close to cocoa, really rust, mellow moss; Acessories: dimensionals, twill tape. It is SUO.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Paper: real red, bashful blue, whisper white
Stamps: To You & Yours
Ink: basic gray
Accessories: bashful blue taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This is the full LO of the DPS. Pictures of the individual pages (closer pictures) are in my gallery. I decided to use this weeks sketch challenge for my WOW class (nothing like waiting 'til the last minute, huh?). I had a hard time getting it to look right. I think it will look a lot better with pictures on it, but I really struggled looking through my picture files. I really want to use this page for the girls at Thanksgiving. So I'm posting the picture sizes to my class members and will update my pages in a couple of weeks. I used chipboard elements to create the buttons by punching the thread holes with a crop-a-dile. I covered them with DSP, sanded and distressed the edges, and threaded them with very vanilla ribbon. I stamped the background with Sanded. I used the big shot to cut letters from the wingo zingo alphabet.
I also created a card and an ACAB (anything but a card). It's is a hanging water bottle holder. I'll post both of those later. Thanks for looking!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Stamps: A Good Egg, taffy alphabet
Paper: chocolate chip, whisper white, pretty in pink, wild wasabi, bashful blue, so saffron
Inks: chocolate chip, bashful blue
Accessories: slit punch
Stamps: I don't remember this set! Someone, please help me. I know it's retired
Paper: old olive, soft sky, so saffron, whisper white
Inks: old olive, so saffron, soft sky, blue bayou
Accessories: old olive 5/8" ribbon
Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Paper: whisper white, summer picnic DSP, bashful blue
Inks: only orange, real red, wild wasabi, real red stampin' marker
Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, 1 3/8" square punch
Thursday, November 13, 2008
1) take pictures of my SUO scrapbook pages from April's (my SU upline) classes and post some of them as cases;
2) put pages into an album (I have at least two albums worth of completed pages still stacked uselessly); and
3) begin working on my WOW class for Saturday. I don't know what I'll do as a technique yet, but I don't have that many people attending, so it shouldn't be hard.
I'll update tonight with (hopefully) pictures. Oh, and hints for big news. I hope you'll plan to participate. :)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It was tiring and my voice is still not 100%. I didn't have orchestra tonight. We were going to eat at the church anyway, but the weather was so nasty we didn't want my grandfather to fall trying to get up the stairs. So I ordered dinner from The Diner (http://www.thedinertyler.com/), picked up Eliza from school and headed home. I was sitting at a red light and all of a sudden we felt a terrible jar. We were rear ended. I pulled over at the gas station on the corner, called the police, and started getting the information we needed.
We were all ok. Eliza was shocked, Momma got a bad headache, and her back hurt a little. I was fine. The guy that hit us was young and just not paying attention. That tank I drive was barely dented, though I think there is some more significant damage than can't be seen - the computer parking sensors were missing off the bumper and the control panel is dinging with errors. As much as I hate that thing, I bought it for the safety features and it sure has held up. They guy's truck - an Explorer SportTrack - was pretty crumpled. It looked worse than mine.
I keep checking on Eliza, but she seems to be fine. We had a serious discussion about safety, seatbelts, and car wrecks. So often, I see dangers coming my way. I didn't have an inkling that a truck was hurtling toward us. It is a humbling thought that our existence is so fragile.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I've done a lot of scrapbooking lately (well, in the past month or so). I would love to get some quality time in again soon! Unfortunately, I have class the next two weekends (I hate these double weeks). The good part is that I am half way done with this doctorate! Woo-hoo!!!
I plan to post some pictures tonight of recent (dubious definition) creations. Perhaps I can even spend a little time in my room tonight.
In other news, I had a terrible headache on Saturday and Sunday - no doubt my blood pressure was high (I had, um, forgotten, to take my medicine for a, um, while). On Sunday I was sitting on the couch playing SCS. Roy and Eliza went to Lowe's to get something for the yard. I leaned back and fell asleep. I woke up to them coming home. With a gift. A new puppy. She is very cute but COMPLETELY unexpected. I didn't realize that we were in the market for a dog. She is a golden shepherd, a mixed breed I had never heard of. Her father was a golden shepherd, but almost completely white and her mother was a golden retriever (I think I have that right). The girls were both really excited. Eliza had already named her Chloe before they got home. I'll definitely post some pictures tonight. Actually, I haven't even taken pictures of her yet. I'll do that this afternoon.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
How much of my answer is fairy tale? What am I doing now to make a difference? I mean, a difference in my workplace, my family, my career? These things don't fall into place. What am I doing to consciously change my future? I heard someone say something a few weeks ago. I immediately emailed it to myself and I've pondered it since then.
"Isn't today the tomorrow we worried about yesterday?"Wow. It still makes me think about my own role in my destiny. I believe in a fair amount of predestination, but I also believe that we have free will to make choices. My choices have not been stellar lately. Redirection. Clarity. Centering. Thoughtful.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I've been a Stampin' Up demo for about 8 months. I only joined for the discounts. I certainly don't have time to run a business on the side. However, I'm hosting my first class tomorrow night. I've called it a Stamp a Stack and they guests will make twelve cards - two each of six designs. I finally finished my designs tonight and cut out all of the papers. I think there will be six people attending tomorrow night. I'm really kind of excited. It was harder than I thought to come up with six designs that people could make in a reasonable amount of time.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
On that note, I find it apropos to include a video that I found absolutely amazing. I got it just this morning. What a thought to begin a new year!
Who Am I (Casting Crowns)