Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stamp & Camp with Mary - October 25, 2018 - Raton NM Down Day

Still in Raton New Mexico, thought we needed a down day to recoup from the closing and move.  So when we were planning we decided a few days here and a few other places.  Of course I forget conveniently that Raton is higher than Cheyenne and it is cold.  When we arrived yesterday it was raining and cold and we really didn't like the campground.  Puddles and mud everywhere, cold and not what I wanted on my first night on the road.  Well we woke up this morning and the sun was shinning and it was a little warmer. 

The campground looked a little better but not much.  I do love the owner, very friendly and helpful, great customer service.  So the campground is not that great but if you are passing through and need to stay a night I would hit it up. It is open all year around.  He said it may get colder but usually warms up to the 30 and 40s in January and snow doesn't stay very long if they do get a few inches.  The view is beautiful if it is not raining. Here are a few photos of the campground and the view.

So what did we do on the down day in Raton NM.

First off I need to schedule some of my posts for social media and  get my Happy Mail ready to mail. Which means I had to dig through my 3 bins in the truck so to tell you I found the cards well I will when we land in Amarillo tomorrow.  Don had a few things to do such as change the water pressure gauge and then help to rearrange a few items.  We also put together a shopping list of things we forgot or needed such as someone threw away my shower flip flops, batteries for a few LED puck lights, and a few other things.  To no luck, Raton does not have a Walmart or Kmart so we will be looking for one on our way tomorrow. 

After lunch we took a drive around the downtown and around town to see the housing and atmosphere of the area.  We then decided to head out to Capulin Volcano National Monument (When I worked for NPS it was Capulin Mt National Monument).  It is a very small area but so beautiful.  It is a relative young extinct volcano only about 50,000 years old.  I had a friend who was the Chief Ranger there, but this is the first time I visited it.  Was really impressed, so beautiful and from on top you can see for ever.  The parking lot at the top is over 7,700 feet. I would love to be up there on a clear night and just do some star watching.
My fear was as we were driving up the road to the top Don would be distracted and since there is no shoulder it is a long way down and nothing to stop your drop.  Here is a video I did of the trip up and on the top.

We got back to the campground and took a nap. Then for the second night we had a meal from King Soopers we picked up before we left.  They have everything you need to make it, instructions and they were great and for 2 people.  Tonight we had Honey Mustard Chicken with Wheat Berries, broccoli and red potatoes.  Now we have to think about what to eat when we arrive in Amarillo tomorrow.

I promise that in Amarillo I will be doing some stamping.  It has been to long not to get stamping.

So if you are in Amarillo area let em know we will be staying 2 nights at the Amarillo KOA.

Some Stamping news.  Two items that have sold out has been restocked so you can get them now.

Timeless Tidings Project Kit.  Make your own beautiful Christmas Cards with this kit. Order yours here.

Chicken Wire elements are back in stock.  I think this is one of the best accessories in the Holiday Catalog.  So much you can do with these.  Order yours here.

Have a great evening.

Stamp & Camp with Mary - October 24 - On the Road Day 1

Hello from Raton New Mexico. 

We closed on our house yesterday with a few hiccups but finally got our check and then had a few problems putting it in our trust.  Set up our camper with a friend and had a nice dinner and good times with friends. 

Got up this morning and getting everything ready to head out and Don noticed that one tire was low and then noticed a nail in it.  So he took it in to get it fixed so we were about an hour late getting going. 

Headed south on I25.  Only a few slow downs through Denver which was good.  I can tell you being only able to go about 60 MPH is not the greatest.  We can't switch lanes very fast and everyone wants to go around us so some of the folks coming on the highway seemed like the didn't see us and a few times I thought they would take out the trailer, but we did get through without a mishap. Got down close to Colorado Springs and ran into some rain.  Rained the way into Raton.  We are staying at the Raton KOA.  No a very big KOA and since it has been raining for a day or so it was all muddy.  I would say maybe a 5 out of 10.  The owner is great and called us to make sure we had 2 reservations and put us in a site we could stay in.  When we signed in he was very helpful and gave us some very good advice.

Don got all set up and we got the water hooked up,  the first time so now we can really use the bathroom.  Made dinner and had hot water to do the dishes.  We are now watching the World Series.  Meigan called and that was nice talking to her.

I wanted to show you the trailer we now call home so here is a video tour.

I have yet to get out any stamping items but hope to do it tomorrow as I have  a few cards I need to make for the Stamp A Month Club Class.  We will see how this will be.  We are also looking at going to Capulin Volcano National Monument.So we will see.  Taking the long way to Florida and going to Amarillo the next stop. 

I do have to say so far I am really disappointed in CO rest areas.  They had a rest area in Fort Collins and then nothing else until Mile Marker 111 over 140 miles between the two rest areas and then even though I love the environmentally friendly toilets please give us water to wash our hands.

We still are organizing everything and realize we have a few things to get tomorrow.  The first day is about over and I have to say we survived. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

There's A Card Thursday - October 4, 2018 - Healing Hugs Layered Card

Well tomorrow we are off to get our new trailer home. So I had to have a quick and easy card to go to my Uncle.

I used Lovely Lipstick but you can use any colors you want.  I love Lovely Lipstick, so bright and colorful.

Let's see how to make this great fun card.

Product List

Supplies: Stamp Set - Healing Hugs [Clear 146530, Wood 146527]; Ink - Lovely Lipstick [147140]; Card Stock - Whisper White 8 ½ x 5 ½ , 4 ¾ x 3 ½  [100730], Lovely Lipstick 5 ¼ x 4  [146970]; Accessories - Glue Dots [103683]

  1. With Lovely Lipstick stamp the rose, saying and the stitching’s stamp, on the 4 ¾ x 3 ½ Whisper White
  2. Attach the small whisper white to the Lovely Lipstick and then that to the Whisper White card base.

I would love to see some of your cards. 

Don't forget just a few more days until World Card Making Day.  Sale goes to October 7 hurry now.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - October 2, 2018 - World Card Making Day/Week Sale

October 6 is World Card making Day and I have an On-Line party going on that day,  it will be in my Face Book Group  It is from 9 Am until 9 PM and there will be games, prizes, specials, videos and fun fun fun.
Stampin' Up is also having a great sale 10% off some of their kits, stamp sets, note cards and adhesives.

I wanted to show you everything on Sale so I made a video for you.  
First here is listing of everything on sale.

Now let's watch the video and see all the great stuff on sale.

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So don't miss it and remember to use the Hostess code 7XAPJ23M for extra special goodies from me. Just click on the above photos or to do all your shopping click here

Do you have a Stamparatus?  Did you know that now you can get accessories for them.  More plates, some grid paper and if you cat played with your mat another mat. Here is a flyer with all the information

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You can click on the above photos or click here to shop.