Monday, September 29, 2008


stamps: Whipper Snapper and Martha Stewart: prismacolor markers: card stock: Paper Company

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apples OBP

Stamps: Odd Bird Planet; card stock: paper company; prismacolor pens

Tag Your It By Monica-fc

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Done:)
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. took piano for 5 years and still can't play a note
2. took dance for 12 years and still can't
3. study at the Art Institute of Chicago as a child..... fashion design
4. enjoys cooking and baking
5. loved living in Arizona
6. hate writing on my blog, just enjoy showing what I'm working on or places I've been too
7. never realized how much I enjoy camping (if you call it that in a motor-home) lol

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Card Sketch A Day #24

Trying my hand at doing some of the "Card Sketch A Day" cards.  This is #24 Sketch.
Materials: Marcella dimensional stickers, Martha Stewart Spooky phrase stamp,  Papers by WT, Marcella and  Paper Co  (the three images are on springs)

Boo Card

Stamp:Whipper Snapper Design; Prismacolor Markers; Chalk 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just cards.....

stamps by Whipper Snapper Designs, markers: prismacolor

Monday, September 22, 2008

Door County Wisconsin

Corn Maze survivors.....WE MADE IT!

We are almost at the end of this years camping season. This past weeks trip took us to Door County, Wisconsin. While traveling North we noticed the leaves were already beginning to change color and pumpkin decorations appeared everywhere in Door County. We and 18 other Winnebago coach's from our Windy City Winnie's Club stayed in Sturgeon Bay at Harbour Village Resort.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting Schopf's Hilltop Dairy Corn Maze. It offered 3 levels of Mazes and naturally we did the advance, had so much fun that we tried our hand on another one also.
The Log Den in Egg Harbor, Wis. This restaurant took 10 years to build and all the logs were handcrafted to fit together like Lincoln Logs, no nails were used. All the doors and post images of animals are craved into the logs. Brunch here was excellent, may I add.Motorcycle Memorial (1st of its kind) dedicated to all those who loved to ride, located in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. For more information: email: memorial

All in all we had another fun week, for we also attended a local festival, visited and took a tour of a winery, went to a fish fry and had a potluck dinner and a camp fire.

Monday, September 15, 2008

IT'S A GIRL....My New Granddaughter

 Name: ADDISON JEAN......Weight 7 lb.1oz. 

  Proud Dad (my Son) and Granddaughters Isabella and Addison
    A trivial fact: the baby's name Addison came about because my son is a Cubs Fan.  How that relates is because the Cubs play at Wrigley Field Stadium which is located on ADDISON street  in Chicago.   (He's also a Bears Fan...... did you guess?) 

Layers of Color Challege......Fruit

Apples are my choice for this challenge at Layers of Color.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

OBP Halloween Cards

Stamps: Odd Bird Planet (justjohanna), Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pen, Prismacolor Pens and K & Company card stock, Paper Company, Computer lettering

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another Camping Trip planned.....

It was a bit nippy out side this morning here in Illinois, with a temperature reading of 45 degrees. brrr  Since we will be going camping again this weekend starting tomorrow I figured I better stock the camper with a few warm blankets.  This trip is taking us to Marsielle, Il.   We will return home only to head out to Door County, Wisconsin and return on Sept. 20th.  

Layout is of my grandson, enjoying a wintery day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday....Cree

.Materials: card stock: Bazzill and Paper Company, Stamp: Thomas and Friends, Brads, Prismacolor Markers, Double Stick mounting tape (cut out an extra train image only and mount over first stamped train image.)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Layers of Color......Books

This week’s challenge is BOOKS at Layers of Color.  I chose to make a "Give Thanks" book.
Materials: Card Stock: Bazzill, Ribbons: May Arts; Stamps: My Favorite Thing Stamps

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Layers of Color Challenge---Metal

Creative Imaginations Metal Brads, Cloisonne high gloss granules embossed used on the Classic Border stamp by Penny Black, Sentiment by Inkadinkado

Brillante Blog Award....thank you

Thank you Perky Nihilist (Nicole) for nominating me for a Brillante Blog Award.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Touring Hannibal,

The Group we traveled with (Windy City Winnies).......... As a group we meet and started our tour at the D & W Lake Campground in Champaign, Il. We proceed to Hannibal, Mo. and stayed at the Mark Twain Campground.  While there we took a tour of the city on a trolley and visited Mark Twain's home and museum.  We saw a play called Mark Twain Lives, played by Jim Waddle. We toured the Winegard Factory and saw how the toys that go into our motor homes are made.
We ventured off then to in Burlington, Ia and there  we tried our luck at a Casino and I walked out with a 15.00 win.   Other places of interest we visited are shown below.  
Mark Twain Cave.....We toured the cave that Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher played in many years ago.  The tour guide told stories throughout the tour based on facts. 
Samuel Lanchorne Clemens .....1835-Mark Twain-1910 
Rockcliff Mansion, A turn of the century mansion. 13,000 square feet of splendor, 30 rooms, 10 hand carve marble fire places, 9 bedrooms with original furnishings.
Cardiff Hill.....This is the foot of Cardiff Hill made famous in Mark Twain's Books  (Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn)  On the hill the boys played and roomed at will.

Hubby and I taking a narrated cruise on the Mississippi Riverboat called The Mark Twain
John Wood Mansion 1835....Governor of Illinois in 1860-1861  Home holds so many treasures of the past.
Two story, 2 room long cabin built in 1835 near Perry, Missouri.
Quincy Museum, Quincy, Illinois......The (Newcomb 1891 home) was returned to its original Victorian elegance, and today the home is on the National Register of Historic Places. The second and third floor have been developed for exhibits and educational programs including a discovery room for children.  

Old Fort Madison....The Fort is an accurate reconstruction of the first Military garrison on the upper Mississippi and became home to the 1st. U.S. Infantry from 1808-1813.

Newly reconstructed Nauvoo Temple....The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints