Monday, August 12, 2013

There's No Place Like Home!

I finally got back home last Wednesday night.  I loved the trip, especially getting to spend so much time with the grandchildren in Colorado but it is good to be back home.  I'm still trying to get back in the swing of things.  When I was fixing supper Wednesday night I was standing in the kitchen trying to remember which cupboard I kept my plates in!  I'm starting to remember things now but it has taken some time. 

Today was day 1 of grape juice season.  The grapes did a lot of growing while I was gone and I've got quite a crop!  I wonder how many quart jars I need to get out of the attic to can all the juice they will make.  I didn't even pick half of them today and I have over a bushel.  I love, love, love homemade grape juice!

It has been so long since I posted, let me post a few more things from convention.  I actually found the time to make a card Saturday but I'll save that for later.  I'm going to post some scrapbook pages to hopefully inspire me to get busy on a scrapbook for the 5 week vacation I just got home from!

I love the banners!  One for stamping and one for journaling is a great idea.  The DSP on this page is from the Soho Subway package and the stamp set is the Ronald McDonald house set for the year, Tag It.

The triangle punch background in this set is great, I'd put more pictures on the page though.   

I love this I Dig You page.  There are many great little touches and it is a fun page.

More banners!  I like the splattered ink look background she put on the page too.

The stamp set is called Gorgeous Grunge, it is one of the sets we got at convention this year and I can already tell that I am going to use it a LOT!  It makes a great background for this page, doesn't it?  I love the big flowers with the button centers too.  This is actually a wood frame but it would make a good scrapbook page too.
Well, I reckon I better get to bed so I can start juicing those grapes first thing in the morning.  We are under flash flood warnings till around noon tomorrow so I might not pick the rest of the grapes until tomorrow evening.  I've got enough to keep me busy anyway though!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Convention display boards

There are thousands of great samples of cards, 3-D items and scrapbook pages posted on display boards at the convention every year.  Here are a few of the pictures I took this year.  I'm sure you will find some inspiration here!  I love Stampin' Up!

Have a great day everyone!  I'm still in CO helping with the new grandbaby so I will be having a good day!  I reckon I'm beginning to look forward to getting back home though.