Friday, July 31, 2009

Following along on Twitter hash tags for #chasummer

There have been lots of posts while people are at the Craft and Hobby Association ( cha) summer show. So i have been following along with what is called hash tags on twitter. This allows for some good close to real time pictures ( from phones) and some interesting interviews and some fun scrappers to follow on twitter.

There are a few items that have picked my interest and a few items that I go - hmmn really I should have thought of that! like people are impressed with the quickcutz L - letter press and interesting idea, but having worked in the printing industry and knowing about ink I think this is an interesting idea on an old craft, Letter pressing was what you had done for invitations and announcements. A kind of embossing but a bit in reverse- along with other things like die cutting it is fascinating to me to see these " older " printing techniques become new again.

the slice from making memories was just announced to be able to use drawing tips instead of cutting tips- again making old techniques new again. like the plotters and large scale presses. What will come up again soon? I would like to haqve the slice I think but am unwilling to pay the full retail for it.

How about color? you know my Pantone obsessions- colorstrology and other color topics are so interesting. here comunicating with color

( looks like a pretty guide)

Based on the colors of your eyes, hair, and skin (and your psyche) – discover your personal range of beautiful colors in Leatrice’s "Colortimes." Tear out your personal Colortime palette and take it with you to make shopping fun, easy, and in tune with you!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

testing is tough

Brown belt succeses - SSd1 and HH testing for brown belt is tough buisness, Hh has to go to these events and get her " stripes" until she is ready to test for conditional black belt. SSd1 went from high red to low brown. Yeah for the karate program- they are doing great things for these young people.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

little guys- big trouble

The news reports here are warning pet owners to Pull up mushrooms in their yards. We have had such wet weather that they are growing in the yards and paths. One man lost his doxie to toxic mushrooms, night before last. so I just wanted to be sure we " pulled ours up" that was the recommended removal, they say not to cut or shovel for rish of the spores spreading and more growing.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I won! - stamps

I twitter! and I won from hero art today a stamp! - don't know which one just yet but yippie for me! I love the internet.

Me on twitter

Sunday, July 12, 2009

bowling fun

we had a bowling bash with S's work co-workers and families, then we went to a nice restaurant and had italian food.
Hh " loves the bowling shoes- and she color co-ordinated her ball too!

Friday, July 10, 2009

webby working

I have had an awful lot on my plate at work. We went to a new benefits site right after our open enrollment, it made for alot of work for me. we made it live this week, and I have gone back to a travel schedule that involves a day away from the office every week.

the nice part about me outreach - away from the office is that I am working at the top of the old fitsimons army hospital it is the building at the center of the photo below.

we have an office next to the Eisenhower Suite and on a clear day you can see pikes peak to the south of us!!

In 1955, an eighth floor suite of rooms served as President Dwight Eisenhower’s office and living quarters for seven weeks while he recuperated from a heart attack suffered while visiting Denver. The suite stood vacant in later years and eventually became an office. The University of Colorado Heath Sciences Center secured much of the Fitzsimons site in 1995 for its relocation from the old Denver campus at East 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The old hospital forms the historic centerpiece of the new medical campus. The Eisenhower Suite, as it came to be known, has been restored as a museum, thanks to a $67,100 SHF grant, a $10,000 donation from Wells Fargo, and matching funds from the University of Colorado. The restored suite, which opened in 2003, features Eisenhower-era details such as nurse-call buttons and glass ashtrays along with a Secret Service sitting room, nurses’ station, and a private dining room.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

the day after?

Saturday fun, homestyle.
we had a nice dinner at home, a fun fireworks afternoon. - and fun decorating a few of our personal spaces- front and back of the home.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy 4th of July

The rockets in Air- we made a treck north today for a few rockets of our own. I am looking forward to a little evening fun right at home.
we met up with Brother Dave in WY late today and had a nice dinner and great coversation.
we had tremdous rain, it has rained everyday in June I think. our grass is out of control and the we can't find a sunny dry time to mow either! -
I just want to say a prayer of thanks to all those who put thier lives in harms way so that I can live free in a great country. - happy and safe 4th you all.