Monday, December 31, 2007
I have told myself that I have to start using the stamps and supplies that I already have that are collecting dust or else I am just going to have to sell them all or give them all away! It is pretty bad in my stamping room...I have so many things that I had to have and needed at the moment that have never been used, it should be against the law, really! I have become quite the collector or stamping supplies!! I just love to shop and I love to stamp so that's what happens when you put the 2 together...
On this card I used the stamp set Boatloads of Love from Stampin' Up and some new paper that I bought months ago at Michaels by Me & My Big Ideas. Aren't you proud of me? I used 2 neglected items at 1 time:)
I made this card to give to my husband. I used to make him cards all the time but kind of got off track with that here lately so he was pretty excited to get a card he could keep and that actually had something written inside of it, lol. Everytime I give him a card to look at he opens it up fully expecting to see something written or stamped on the inside and there never is!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont stamp anything inside until I am ready to give the card to someone cause I never know who it's going to, KWIM?? Do all men do this?? Or is he wierd?? (he's wierd, I know, but he's so darn cute, hehe).
Tomorrow I am going to post my latest Blog Candy Giveaway!! I already know what it is, I just need to take a picture for you and I will do that tonight, I promise!! Speaking of give blog giveaways, I would love to have a snazzy name to call my blog giveaway. Does anyone have a good idea for me?? There would be incentive for the winner so think of something good, ok????? Pretty Please!!!!
In other news, it's New Years Eve and I forgot to make reservations at one of our favorite restaraunts...oops....so I called and of course the only reservation they had was at 4:15 so it looks like i'll be cooking on New Years Eve :horror:
What will y'all be doing for New Years Eve?? I wanna know all about it:)
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Needless to say, these are the easiest Christmas cards I had to make all year long! I might have to ask her to help me out with ideas for myself in the future!
Stamps used: Elzybells NA
Ink Used: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic Sketch Markers, SU! Bashful Blue
Cardstock Used: Papertrey Ink White, SU! Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Winter Brights Simply Scrappin' Kit
Accessories Used: Stardust Glitter Pen, Stickers from SS Kit Unfortunately for me, this isnt the last Christmas project that I have to work on! I still have to make 15 gifts of some kind for the ladies in my office...I am working on making some 2, 5, 7, 10 boxes (if that's what they are called!) or the other boxes with the numbers...2, 5, 7, 8 or something like that, I don't know.
All I do know is that I STINK at measuring and at scoring! I may just be the world's worst measurer and scorer! It's really sad, the amount of perfectly good cardstock I have wasted in the past couple of days trying to fold and score and measure...No, I didnt use scrap paper, I went straight for the SU! cardstock every time and in the trash it went every time! Well, a few are on the computer desk, 1 of which my daughter picked up last night and said "Geesh, you really messed this up, hope you arent giving it to anyone..." She's right.
If I don't blog to you again before Christmas, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas ~~ But I might be back before then, who knows??
And I have been tagged by my Sassy Friend, Kimme, here on her new blog The Life of a Princess!
The rules of the game:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
7 things about me:
- I have a TON of grey hair. Have had it since I was a teenager!
- I don't like "niceness", hugging and "how do you do's" and stuff just does not come naturally to me, I'm a big faker...but my friends knew this already and love me the same;)
- I have had plastic surgery...and I am only 34 ;) Curious now arent ya???
- No one in my family lives in the same state as me, just the in-laws...
- I have a VERY messy bedroom! Don't even ask to see pictures!!
- I have won 2 radio contests in the last couple months!
- I love, love, love to cook but I love eating out more ;) and Mexcian is my favorite but only from one place that we have been going to for about 10 years.
Tag 7 other people: I am not going to do that since all my friends I know that blog have been tagged except one person.....Sherry! She hasnt blogged in MONTHS!! Think this will get her off her duff long enough to post at least one more time this year??? LOL
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
This first one was my first try and when I showed my husband he said it needed more "3-d ness" to it....and that the trees were a little tight together. He was right but it was my 1st try, KWIM, so as I was putting the trees down, and I saw that they were too close it was too late to change it since they were already stuck. I use Tombow Mono-Multi glue and there is no turing back with that stuff! Once it's down it's down forever!
So, for my 2nd card I planned the layout a little better and spaced the trees out and put some under the front layer of "ground" to give it that "3-d ness" that was suggested. I also used the pretty Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper that I have been holding onto for "later" that I got at Jacksonbelle's and some silver diamond shaped brads that I thought I would never use for anything.
I think this 2nd card came out much better than the 1st, don't you?
I think I only have about 20 more Christmas cards to make. I am going to try to get them all done this weekend so I don't have to think about Christmas cards anymore this year!! Except for the cards I recieve, of course!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7pm, is the kick off for the last VSN Mini for this round. Won't you come join the fun, stamp a little, and maybe learn some new things and make some new friends??
Monday, December 3, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Tonight is the monthly "Inky Angels" SU! Demo Group meeting that I am a member of and instead of our normal card swap we are doing a Gift Swap. All of us had to make 1 item that would be worth at least $10.00 at a craft fair so I decided to try one of there Paper Trees from the tutorial at SCS.
For my tree I used Stampin' Up!'s Wintergreen Designer Paper and my ribbon from the recent ribbon share that I was in on Jody Morrow's blog confessionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com I was so glad that this ribbon came just in time and the colors I got match perfectly with the SU! Designer Paper!!
I hope that whoever gets this tonight likes it:)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
- Tags for All Stamp Set* (item 110380) 20% off!
- Designer Gift Cards* (item 110264) 30% off!
- Purely Pomegranate (item109863) and Chocolate Chip (item 109862) Satin Ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free!
- and some others that i'll keep under wraps until Friday
Ok,now to the stamping that I did. My boss asked me yesterday at about 4:30pm if I could make about 10 small cards for him to give to some of their neighbors along with some peanuts for Thanksgiving....Since I knew it meant i'd make some $$ I said "Yes" of course and made 10 of these little 3x3 cards for him (and he paid me $40!):That's all for today! I hope that everyone has a wonderful, safe, Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thanks to a really super smart, sweet person who will remain nameless ;)!!
Also, I recieved this RAK from my friend, Jody Morrow or texasjodylynn, today!
I love these images from Rubber Romance and she knows it and she sent me this fabulous card:
Yes, she cut the image out all fancy schmancy and stuff!! She even cut around that right side of her hair and between her knees and everything, yes she is super talented....arent I lucky?????
Thanks Jody so much, for thinking of me, you really made my day!!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
No, seriously, tonight is the November Mini-VSN over at SCS!
Check it out, anybody who'e anybody will be there ;) :
Sunday, November 4, 2007
This is the HUGEST stamping moment in my little stamping life!
Thank you Beth (MyPrecious) for picking me today!!!!
Friday, October 26, 2007
I am glad that I was tagged by Jen over at Chaos Among Us since I had nothing interesting to say here;)
I have to link to the blogger that tagged me, done.
List 7 random things about myself (and right now I cant think of 1)
Tag 7 more bloggers. Don't worry, I don't really "know" 7 other bloggers so i'll just tag a couple.
- At my job I basically do nothing. I am officially a "Legal Secretary" but I spend 6 hours of the 7.5 hours I "work", cruising the internet and reading magazines and my bosses don't care!
- I have lived in FL, VA, CA, CT and HI all in my 1st 14 years! I have lived in VA now for 13 years and it is the longes I have ever lived anywhere.
- I could have gone to college on a full scholarship for basketball.
- My hair is almost totally grey, though no one will ever see that!!
- I am a total tv junkie. I love reality shows, most of them, except the Survivor type shows as I dont care for being dirty and in the jungle or traipsing all over the country getting dirty and such...but I love All My Children, Grey's, Americas Next Top Model, Boston Legal, CSI (all of them), Law and Order, The Bachelor, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Maury, ET, Dr. 90210, Sunset Tan, The Girls Next Door, Private Practice, Brothers and Sisters...I could go on and on and yes my TIVO is my prized possesion!
- I have 2 sisters and we are all 100% different...can you say "milkman"...lol
- My dog, Tara, is my best friend.
I have to apologize for that being so boring, if you made it through reading it without falling asleep, that is...but I cant share the juicy stuff with y'all just yet, you'd never come back!!
Now I will tag my BFF Sherry since she hasnt blogged in over 2 months!!!
And I will tag my Fabulous Friend Kim just because I can;)
Monday, October 22, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I am getting ready to go on a fun and exciting stamping adventure. I am going to meet 2 friends that I met on SCS during a VSN when we were all hostesses together.
Who would ever think that you could form wonderful, lasting friendships on a website?? I sure never thought that was possible. I am so grateful for the day that I found SCS. I have made so many friendships there that I never would have had a chance to make if it werent for SCS. I wouldnt have made friends with the Fab Five (well Four not counting me) if it werent for Virtual Stamp Night on VSN. The "Fab Five" (as we like to call ourselves) is 5 of us (StampOwl, beadfreak22, nutsymuhl, MelenaPrincess and me) that hosted a previous VSN and became fast friends and have been chatting away ever since. We talk about our lives, our troubles our wishes and stamping, too, of course. These 4 women are so kind and caring, hilarious and naughty (at times), mischevious, witty, honest and just wonderful. I feel so fortunate to have them in my life and now I get to go and meet 2 of them in real life and hang out and snack and stamp and shop!! I know, you are just green with envy.
First I will be driving to Maryland to meet up with Kimme (MelenaPrincess) and stay the night at her house, then we are driving a couple hours up to Pennsylvania to meet up with Kim (nutsymuhl) and stay the night in PA.
The main reason we are all getting together is for the 1st VSN Pre-Challenge which is Friday night!! We are going to stamp the night away together!!! What could be better than stamping with crazy stamping women???? And I say "crazy" with a ton of love ;) We are going to take over the business center at the hotel Kimme and I are staying at and spread all of our "work" out and stamp and snack all night long! I already warned the hotel and they are ok with it...THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY AGREED TO!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOL
So, with that in mind, I would love to hear all about your fun stamping adventures, so tell me please!! And when I get home I will fill you in on everything!
Now, I have to figure out a way to pack all the stamping supplies I need... :)
Edited to add:
I totally randomly stumbled upon the gorgeous, new, gallery, on SCS, of PickleTree! You have to check it out. Here is a link to her super fabulous blog where you can get more info on her cute creations: http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
See, you never know where you might "meet" a new friend;)
Monday, October 8, 2007
Anyway, I have a winner of my WCMD blog candy giveaway! I just asked a friend to pick a number and the number chosen was #12, Angel Wilde.
Angel Wilde said...
"I am seriously going to find a way to stamp today to celebrate WCMD!!!!"
Angel has a really, really nice blog that you should check out when you get a chance (click on her name above)!
Thank you everyone for the comments and for visiting my blog.
I think I have decided that blog candy will be a monthly feature here on my blog. It is called "Stamping and Shoppin" right? So, I need to shop right?? And blog candy is super fun to shop for so that's what i'll do!
Come back now, ya hear??
Friday, October 5, 2007
So, here is the picture of what will be given to someone, chosen randomly, that leaves a comment in yesterday's or today's post about World Card Making Day:
It is a pack of the Halloween Martha Stewart paper, 4 Michaels $1 Halloween stamps, Martha Stewart Halloween Ribbon and some cute 3-D $1 stickers from Michaels.
Pretty good for candy?? I hope so:) I will have this out to you in a jiff too just in time for Halloween card-making and scrapbooking, promise!!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back soon!!
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I will be spending the day having a yard sale to sell some retired stamp sets and supplies (see the link to the right for sets for sale) and then I will be stopping by a friends Open House to make some Halloween projects and then I will most likely do some stamping on my own that evening.
So what are you doing on World Card Making Day??? Your answer may just win you some fabulous prizes! Check back on Saturday to see what the prizes are!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
So I took the survey since this type of coffee maker is perfect for me because I am the only one that drinks coffee in the house (wierdo's I know). Anywho, I got an email that I was eligible to recieve the coffee "system", paid the shipping ($15) and my new toy arrived today.
This is the coffee system I recieved (along with one package of the coffee pods):
Check out this link to take the survey for yourself and possibly recieve this cool toy yourself:
In my box I also recieved about 5 coupons to give out for $20.00 off the purchase of any Senseo Coffee System, so if you don't qualify by taking the survey, email me that you want to coupon to get one and I will send it to you:)
Have a great day!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Chief Honda
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Bubble Gum Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) J-MAY (sounds fly to me!! NOT!)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Purple Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Lee New London (had to use my old middle name before I dropped it when I got married, it sounds better than Pritchard New London...)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) MAYJI
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") The Pink Margarita
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Tommy Jack ... almost as cool as Ricky Bobby, huh??
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Spirit Candy Corn (sorry, candy corn is all I can think about right now!)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names ) Leola Eugene (I know, my poor parents...!)
Now I have to tag 2 other bloggers....Since I love Jenni's blog and she hasn't posted since way before me, i'll tag her and see if I can prod a post out of her! And my friend Sherry hasnt posted a like a year or two (lol), i'll tag her too and she'll be mad and she wont post but she'll get over it!
Thanks Kim, I needed the push!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
The fun starts on SCS Friday night at 6pm ET.
I am again one of the hostesses for this event, and am looking forward to participating. My challenge will be posted at the very end (11:00 pm, Sat.) when you are all loopy and hyped up from all the ink fumes!
For those who don't know VSN consist of a series of fun, stamping challenges which are run over the weekend starting on Friday night from 6pm to 11pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 11pm. Anyone is allowed to play so come on over to SCS if you have time and check out the challenges!!
Each challenge does need to be completed in a 45 mins time frame...you don't have to do a challenge at the time it is posted if that time doesn't suit you, you can still do the challenges even after VSN is over as long as you keep to that 45 minute time frame.
You can do just one challenge or all the challenges that is up to you!
Check here for more info on VSN
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I actually covered the mirror and did a darn good job doing it, too! I just glued the cardstock on randomly and cut around the edges and then sanded it and sponged black ink on all the edges and then sealed it wit the most fab Modge Podge ever "Sparkle" Mod Podge. You cant tell but it is pretty sparkly and my daughter loves it, she was in awe of me, isnt that a fun feeling???
I added the embellishments to match it, the top one says "Celebrity" and the bottom little one is a skull that matches the cardstock perfectly!
I feel so brave and proud of myself. Sorry if this seems crazy but I was very intimidated by this little project and now I feel like I can just do anything...scrapbooking here I come!!!
Have a good one;)
Monday, August 13, 2007
I went to this random number generator here:
and plugged in the numbers 1 thru 30 (there were a few multi posts but I only counted 1 to be fair) and the winning number is............
Michelle or eliotstamps as she is known on SCS is the lucky winner!
You will be recieving 1 yard of each of my new ribbon colors and my whole share of sueded 5/8 inch ribbon from one of Jody's previous shares (suede ribbon info)! Girl, you are going to be rolling in the ribbon, just be sure to keep it away from Eliot!!!
I just need your address to send it to you!
Thank you everyone for checking out my humble little blog and please come back to see what I am working on!!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Crazy, huh??? I don't even know which ribbon shares this ribbon is from of Jody's but it sure did put a HUGE smile on my face when I opened the box ;)
I haven't been stamping much lately but this ribbon may just do the trick because I really want to dive into it!
One BIG problem...I have no idea where to store all of this ribbon. I already have 3 drawers and 2 of the SU! Ribbon Keepers full of ribbon!
So what do you suggest? I will pick one of the suggestions and send that person a nice little bit of blog candy, what do you think?? And I promise it will be good because I have bunch of gifts that I have bought over time for giving to my stamping/scrapping friends that are just dying to have a new home!
So, drop me a line about your ribbon storage and see what happens...
PS - I will pick someone on Monday, August 13th!!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
A recent post on her blog was about what you get when you go to google and type in "your name + needs". So I went and typed in "Jimmi+Needs" and the following VERY random things came up:
1. Jimmi needs a father figure (I'll have to talk to dad about this one)
2.Jimmi needs some steadiness
3.Jimmi needs cough medicine
4. Jimmi, we need the help of ordinary people like you
5. Jimmi needs to keep a fire extinguisher near by
6. Jimmi is wise cracking, charming and a sharp dresser
7. Jimmi went to a very tragic gay pride in Phoenix....
I think that if I had typed in "Jimmy" instead of "Jimmi" I may have come up with some better sentences but that's not my name:)
Have a great day everyone (like there are tons of people that even know about this blog...;))
Maybe I'll go shopping today...
But before that my daughter and I did the above with her name:
1. Rachel needs to have blush that is very bright and colorful
2. Rachel Needs Some Good Thoughts
3. Rachel needs help when she enters Manhattan's meat-packing district to help three transvestite hookers find out who murdered one of their friends
4. rachel needs 2 get over herself and she needs 2 do it NOW
5. Rachel needs to refer to Web sites, manuals, and a variety of documentation
6. Rachel Needs Your Help
7. I dont think Rachel needs to change herself in the least, she is cute and she knows how to dress.
Ok since Rachel is 15 these are too funny and some are very true! Except #3...don't know where that came from at all!
Have a great day!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you all have a great weekend!!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Remember I told you "all" (lol) about the Shoebox Swap that I was participating in, hosted by 2 SCSers sherristampsalot and pnindazz??
Well here are my rewards for all my hard work:
Everyone brought fabulous cards to make, don't ya think???
I had so much fun I could barely stand it:) We stamped and ate brownies and Reeses Pieces and Dominos pizza! I met a bunch of new people and just had the best time!
Here is my project that I brought to the swap, it is a giftcard holder:
I can't say how to make it, just yet, but I can say THANK YOU to Jenn Balcer and direct you to her FAB blog where you can learn more (soon) about this project that she created and so generously shared with me, just one of her many adoring fans...! JENN BALCER
Now onto the rest of the day cause it wasnt all about stampin' ;)...
We left the SBS and decided to hit a big stamping/scrapping store that is in Williamsburg, since we were there, right?? So we went there and got a few things. I got the Essential Glue Pad which I have no idea what I needed it for I just knew that I did. We then hit ULTA because I had to have my lipgloss and we were in the area, so to speak. Then we went to Cracker Barrel which I just love, YUM:) Then we went to a Ben Franklin store on the hunt for Stickles, didnt find any but I did find 2 new bracelets for a watch that I have that has those interchangable bracelets, KWIM? Then I had to have Cold Stone Creamery and Sherry had to pee so we had to stop, right??? Then we finally headed home.
It was a blast and I can't wait until I can get together again with my new and some old stamping friends!!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Did I stamp? No! Did I even think about stampin?? No!
I think I seriously have a problem, hope it goes away soon!
All delivered on the 10th, 2 orders:
In the Spotlight, Vases in Vogue, Boatloads of Love, Just Like You, Block Party, Fabulous Flowers, Wing It, So Many Sayings (Hostess Set), Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate Stitched Ribbon, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Light Pink Taffeta Ribbon and Round Crystal Brads in Ice.
Now if you have any great ideas for me as to how I should dive into this pile of stuff, please share!!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I added some music to my blog. If you speakers aren't on, turn them on:)
I have to forewarn you that there is a song with a naughty word in it so if you hear it don't be offended, we're all adults, right?? Cause I know no kids would want to look at my blog!
Most importantly, I am waiting for my 1st order from the new SU! Fall-Winter Collection Catalog to get here. It shold be here today since I was very naughty and used the 2nd Day Air option for my shipment...it's only $20 and I deserve it, right???
Anywho, when it gets here I have to get right to preparing for a Shoebox Swap in Williamsburg, VA, that I am in on Saturday with some SCSers. But first I will take a few pictures of everything for you "all" (haha) to see!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Here's what I have to do for this tagging game:
1) I must post 7 random things about me:
- I totally love all reality tv shows and All My Children
- I like Britney Spears music
- I let my dog kiss me on the mouth (yes, seriously)
- I love making out with my husband
- I am bossy
- I'm a shopaholic
- I have 17 pairs of flip-flops
2) Tag 7 other bloggers (I can only think of 6 right now):
- Working and Stamping
- Chaos Among Us
- Make it Scrappy
- Musings of an Addict
- Confessions of a Ribbon Addict
- Parrish Family in Italy
3) Post Rules & the bloggers I tagged here.
4) Leave tagged bloggers comments on their web sites so that they know they have been tagged
Ok, that's all for tonight. I need to get back to "Hey Paula" on Bravo!
Monday, July 2, 2007
On this card I used All In a Row to make the background since I dont have any ribbon or other accessories to match the Groovy Guava, I had to be creative;)
Here is my 1st creation with Pick a Petal:
My next subject of discussion is the new Stampin' Up catalog, which can be found here:
My first reaction is "Holy Cow, I need another full-time job to pay for all this stuff I want", after I managed to control myself, I placed my 1st little order and I am now just waiting with bated breath for it to come to mama...
Of course I'll let y'all know when it gets here...
Friday, June 29, 2007
This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge #130
If anyone can explain to me how to get the url to show up as words I would appreciate it...I cant seem to figure that out!!
THANK YOU, FRANCES FOR HELPING ME OUT HERE!!
Supplies: Sweet Shapes and All In a Row stamp sets; Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate and Shimmery White cardstock; Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black classic ink; Signo white gel pen, Sakura quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I have tried to stamp with it several times and I think that I just have to accept that it isnt my "style". I am not a sophisticated, swirly stamper. I go for the cute stuff, the silly, girly stuff, not this fancy-schmancy stuff, KWIM? And I guess that is ok, right??
Yesterday, while at work, I remembered that it was the monthly Inky Angels meeting. The Inky Angels are an awesone group of SU! demonstrators that are all under the same 2 uplines and we meet once a month to talk about business ideas and see any new techniques we are demoing, etc. We also get tokens for our achievments in sales, promotions, etc. and we can use them to buy supplies every month at the meeting, that is REALLY cool!! We have a new rewards program coming in July and it sounds really fun, too, can't wait!
Anywho, I forgot about the meeting and also the swap that we do at the meeting too so I had 1 hour after work to make a swap for 20 people! The theme this month was Patriotic or Masculine Birthday. I went for the masculine birthday.
Here is my very quick card for the swap using Baroque Motifs for the 1st and likely last time;):
Supplies (All Stampin' Up!):
Barogue Motifs, Hugs and Wishes
Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue cardstock and ink
Whisper White cardstock
bluebird grosgrain ribbon, silver brads
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
So, what the heck, right? If they had a female kitten at the animal shelter I told her we could get it and darned if they didnt have 1 cute little kitten that just so happened to be a female.
Here she is being really evil and clawing at the Zoofari images that my SCS friend Katherine (beadfreak22) sent me:
Here she is playing with the top to my Close to Cocoa marker...brave cat:
Have a great day and if you have room in your home, stop by your local animal shelter and get a kitten or a puppy or better yet get an adult cat or dog. We started to feel really bad after we got this kitten that we didnt get an adult cat but then we didnt want to bring her back since she is family now and all but the adult animals have a much harder time being adopted and I feel a little guilty for getting a kitten but it's done now so there is no need worrying about something I can't change, right??
Monday, June 18, 2007
Anyway, here is a funny Father's Day observation that I had...
I went to the grocery store Sunday morning after tanning just like I do every Sunday morning after tanning, and I noticed that there sure were a lot of dad's with kids at the grocery store. I noticed because this was unusual for my Sunday morning grocery shopping. Normally it's just me and some other heathens in there on Sunday morning not dads and kids!
Anyway, I mentioned this to my husband later that day when he got home from golfing and he said that he knew exactly why there were so many dads at the store with their kids.
He said that on Father's Day some women think that since it is Father's Day the fathers should have to be with their kids on that day! He said that all his friends have to take thier kids with them wherever they go!
Am I the only one that thinks that is a little crazy? I know that on Mother's Day I don't want to be with kids, mine or anyone elses.
So, what's say next year, if you are one of those women that makes your husband schlep the kids around all day as their reward for being a dad, don't. Let them go golfing and drink beer with their buddies or all alone if they want to. Let them sit on the couch in their boxers and watch ESPN all day long. It's their day, afterall.
Now on to some card making.
My daughter made her dad this card for Father's Day. I think its pretty fabulous since she has only made 3 or 4 cards ever. She did however write the word "Daddy" before she saw that I have Snap Stamps that she could have used but that's ok, it's more personal that way, right??
And this card is from the dog, isnt she sweet??:
1st Card: SU! Wild About You, Flannel Plaid stamp sets; Not Quite Navy, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun Cardstock; Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red Classic Ink; Silver brads, Hodgepodge Hardware
2nd Card: My Favorite Things Cat n' Dog stamp set; Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock; SU! White craft ink, Palette Noir hybrid Ink, Basic Black Marker
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I was tagged by Emily (http://http://stampingexpressions.blogspot.com/). I love her blog, be sure to check it out!
I think this is supposed to be 1 word answers so i'll try...
Your Partner: Selfless
Your Hair: Brown
Your Mother: Giving
Your Father: Quiet
Your Favorite Item: Stamps
Your Dream Last Night: Forgotten
Your Favorite Drink: Sweet Tea
Your Dream Car: FJ
Your Dream Home: Paid for
The Room You Are In: Work
Your Fear: Spiders
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Free
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Husband
You’re Not: Tall
One of Your Wish List Items: Money
The Last Thing You Did: Drove
You Are Wearing: Khakis
Your Favorite Weather: Fall
Your Favorite Book: US
Last Thing You Ate: Strawberry
Your Life: Boring
Your Mood: Restless
Your Best Friend: Sister
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: 5:00
Your Car: CRV
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Typing
Relationship Status: Married
What Is On Your TV: Nothing
What Is The Weather Like: Sunny
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: Today
So now I have to tag someone else, right?? And someone that hasn't been tagged so they don't get mad at me....
I'll tag my friend Sherry http://workingandstamping.blogspot.com/ because this will give her something to post on her blog tomorrow, you're welcome.
and my SCS friend Frances (Stampowl) http://stampowl.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
There was a little peek of them on my messy stamping table but I just knew y'all wanted to see them up-close and personal and I'm just nice like that ;)
Aren't they pretty???
I also got my Papertrey Ink set on Monday but I was so anxious to use it that I forgot to take a picture, sorry.
Let's talk about Paris Hilton. I probably have the most controversial opinion of this whole situation and strangely enough my husband has the same opinion so we can talk about it together over dinner and such :)
I just don't see what the big deal is. I know of people that have had 3 DUI's convictions and they aren't in jail. Is it "right"? No! Is it my problem? No!
I mean how bad is this judge's "small man's syndrome" that he had to prove a point by sending someone famous to jail just to look like a big man? What a joke. Then let her out and then give her more time in jail because some dumb a** sheriff let her out so punish her??? What???
And why does everyone in the world think it is fun to talk badly about someone that none of us has ever even met before?
I know one thing, it doesnt make me feel good to put someone down or wish badly on them whether they have broken the law or not, it's just wrong and ugly and I don't get the whole lynch mob mentality. It can only be explained by one word "jealousy".
There are much bigger things to worry about in this world.
And if you are going to say "young people look up to her and she is a bad example" then you need to start teaching your "young people" better than that because when I ask my daughter what she wants to be when she grows up she certainly doesnt say "Paris Hilton" or "Lindsey Lohan", she says a lawyer and that she wants to be herself just older, DUH!!!
And I am 33 years old and if someone said I had to go to jail, I'd cry for my mommy, too!!
Check this out and forget about Paris Hilton:
Monday, June 11, 2007
I am a MESSY stamper! I mean I can make this huge mess while making just 1 or 2 cards. I don't know why but I always feel like I have to pull everything out and leave it out. That's the real problem. I probably didn't clean up from the stamping I did before this on Saturday...
So, what's your stamping confession??? I wanna know, mostly to take away some of the guilt, KWIM??
Here's the evidence:
And some stamping, too.
Here are the Father's Day cards for my dad and my father-in-law. The origami shirt was an SCS challenge last week (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254439) and I finally got to try it out on Saturday.
The 2nd shirt is a full-size card and I noticed that idea on one of my favorite blogs Stampowl's Studio (http://stampowl.blogspot.com/). Frances was one of the hostesses during SCS's Virtual Stamping Weekend last month and so was I, so we have gotten to know each other through that and through some chatting we've been doing on SCS (can you tell I love SCS?).
Anywho, here they are and I hope you like them!
Friday, June 8, 2007
I have a serious ice cream addiction going on. Not with just any old ice cream, it has to be Breyers Bubble Yum ice cream (http://www.breyers.com/products/product.cfm?u=77567-26401&b=1)! I love it so much, you HAVE to try it, you will not be sorry. We bought it for our 3 year old neice to try and she didnt want any so my daughter and I tried it and are we ever glad we did:) You just have to try it. Oh and did I mention it is "light" ice cream??? It even gets better, huh??
Now onto some stampin' stuff now that the shoppin' is out of the way;)
I got home last night and my husband reminded me that it was his sister's birthday, oops! I mean, I love making cards for people for their birthday and I forgot all about her birthday??
My sister-in-law loves the beach and palm trees so Balmy Breezes was the best choice for her card. I also really wanted to try the Cracked Glass technique and since I just got some Glazzy Glaze embossign powder I was all set to go!
I put 3 layers of the Glassy Glaze on my card and I think that was the perfect amount:)
Thursday, June 7, 2007
The first purchase I made was from http://www.mftstamps.com/. I got 3 sets; Hot Stuff, Let's Go For A Walk and Cat 'n Dog. I cannot wait to get them and show them off:)
My second purchase was from http://www.papertreyink.com/. I got the Green Thumb set (http://www.papertreyink.com/stamps_greenthumb.html) and even though they offer free shipping on orders over $40.00, I stuck to my 'budget" and only got 1 set! Aren't you proud of me???
And some more fun news. I am going to a fun Stamp Camp on Saturday as a "customer". It is being put on by my up, up, upline and after all the real customers signed up she opened it to other demonstrators! We will be making 6 projects and also be able to buy some of her retired sets...oh carp, more shoppin'...what's a girl to do??????
And our lovely daughter is going to Nags Head for the weekend, leaving tonight so hubby and I will be wild and free like newlyweds all weekend long!
I am going to try to stamp something tonight and figure out how to upload it to this blog of mine and show y'all!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
One thing I want to do is show you all the new stamping and paper crafting supplies that I buy. I am a coupon crazy shopper so when I find a coupon code, I'll share it with y'all, how's that??
I think that tomorrow I will be placing a little SU! order for some of the new Fall Winter Preview items that I just have to have. Problem is that I am on a "budget". Anyone familiar with budgets? Apparently you can't spend money or something like that! I am supposed to go all June without buying any new stampin' stuff but here's the thing...I got some "extra" money because of an accident I was in. It isn't much but I can definitely eke out a little bit of it to get my hands on some new stampin' stuff...right????