Friday, November 30, 2007

My Husband...

My husband is still battling his knee infection. So I've been hanging out with him at night watching some TV. He's very bored after laying around on the couch all day by himself. I'm is social event of the day! (poor guy) He's on his 2nd dose of meds. and has a follow up appointment with the doctor today. He's been saying all week that today I'm going to work, I just look at him and smile. Yesterday I finally told him that he has all week off and if he's so hip on doing some work he could finish up the tile in the kitchen. When I came home he was still laying on the couch, but he did get dressed. Being sick his not his thing that's for sure!!! He's driving me CRAZY!!!
On the good side I'm getting my Christmas cards
colored. I'm hoping to get those finished up this weekend.
Here's a couple of Lucky and Lulu cards I did this last weekend. I know brown isn't very Christmasie but I really like that one.
Sorry there so dark, but it's dark when I go to work and dark when I come home so I really need to make me a light box for picture taking.
I also pinned my quilt and have started quiting it... Hopefully I will finish that up this weekend too... If I can escape my sick husband....
Until later... Have a great day!! :)


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lucky and Lulu...


I've been playing with Lucky and Lulu. I think they are super cute! And easy to color.
I have a bunch more colored up and waiting for the stickles to dry so I can make some more cards today.
I can't wait for the new set to come out. I've seen it posted on a couple of blogs already. Very cute!
This is the first time I've really use the stickles... I like it and will be needing more colors!

I also think I need some more snowflake stamps this is the only one I could find. I like it but it has a bunch of little dots around the snowflake that I could do with out. So maybe I'll go ahead and order the Star Burst stamp set in the SU Holiday Mini catalog after all.??? Where did you get your great snowflake stamp? If you have one.
I still haven't pinned the quilt I'm suppose to be working on!! I need to do that some time today! I'm just not feeling into it, but it must get done.... So off to shower and get started on some things.
Until later have a great day....



Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanks Giving!!!



Hope everyone got enough to eat! I had a lovely
lunch at my brother and BJ's house. She did an
awesome job making everything. I'm heading to
my sisters house to eat dinner at 7. Hopefully
my lunch will have settled by then. Luckily I
didn't stuff my self. :)
Here are a couple of cards I've worked on this week, but didn't have time to take pictures of until today. It's just to dark outside when I get home for picture taking. I need to make up a light box... Maybe I'll have time this weekend?
Recipe: Top Card
SU Stamp: Stem Silhouettes
SU CS and Ink Pads: Purely Pomegranate and River Rock
CTMH Ink Pad: White Daisy CS: Colonial White
Misc: Ribbon, Metallic Embroidery Floss, White Baubles, SU Photo Corners Punch
Bottom Card everything the same except I used SU Brocade Blue CS. I think they both turned out very pretty.
I'm off to work on some Christmas cards now and let my dinner settle some more.
Have a great day! :)


Monday, November 19, 2007

I Had a Shadow Today...

Today at work I had a shadow. A nice girl named Nicole who came to follow me around at work to see what I do. I'm not really a people person ( I don't do training) so it was an adventure, but not to bad. She spent a lot of time running up and down the stairs getting charts ( I'm the head receptionist at the doctors office). And we keep all of our charts down stairs in the basement. Saved me some leg work.!! :) Maybe she'll think twice and go to college instead! She gets to follow me around again tomorrow. Maybe we'll copy charts or make new patient files... That's SUPER exciting.... NOT!! All in all it was a good day though.
My husband had to come into the clinic today for his knee that is huge and this ugly red color. It's not pretty! Evidently he had an irritated hair follicle on his leg that let an infection get into his knee, but the hair follicle wasn't infected. ?? Who knows... He got to get a shot and these huge pills to take 4 times a day. He'll be having the rest of the week off, with his leg up. Way to get out of the Thanks Giving weekend honey do list!! I'm pretty sure he planned this I don't know how, but I'm sure he did. :)
I'm off to read my book and get some sleep until later...


Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm Still Here...

Time seems to be slipping by me this week. Can you believe next Thursday is Thanks Giving? Are you ready for the after Thanks Giving day sales? I need to pick up a few things. I'm ready to put the Christmas tree up. And this year I'm going to see if I can get my husband to put up the Christmas lights. They sure looked pretty the year I talked him into it!
Wow only 41 more days until Christmas... I guess I should make up some Christmas cards! I've done pretty good on my New Years resolution to buy Christmas cards all year long. I need to get my brother a replacement gift because I gave him his for his Birthday rather then rush to get something. And then there's my niece Paige and Nephew Deacon. Oh and my husband. Who I have NO idea what to get for this year. Maybe some tools to go in the new tool box from last year? I think he's going to give me some ideas. But I'll wait until the last minute to buy his because he always figures out what he's getting. It's so frustrating!!! Evidently he has my gift all picked out already. :)
Off to work.. Have a great day!! :)


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ink Pad Storage....


I have had all my ink pads in there boxes forever. It's always a hassel to get them out, so I usually just pay with the couple I already have out. So A couple of months ago I asked my husband to make me something to put them in.... So when I finally got tired of waiting I did an online search and this is what I came up with.

Muststash for only $39.99 each and Free shipping when your order totals $100!!! They are well worth it. Look at how neat my ink pads look. I can sort them by colors and just walk into
my storage area and grab a bunch. No box opening. No looking. Just walk in and grab. And I still have a bunch more room for more!!!


I also got the Sizzix storage case. I was tried of digging through the baskets to find one. This is so much easier. Every things in plain site. I have a bunch more room for more, but I'm thinking of putting some of the medium size StampIn up stamps on there. The boxes fit perfectly.




They have a bunch of different storage containers to choose from. So if you've been looking for something head on over and take a look and tell them Heather sent you. :)


Not Feeling Motivated...


I'm not feeling very motivated today. I'm actually thinking about taking a nap! I need to put the back on my quilt and stamp up some more cards, but I'm just not feeling up to it just yet.
I watched Miss Potter this morning it's a cute movie about Beatrice Potter the author of "The Tales of Peter Rabbit". It had a couple of sad parts but it was really good. I recommend watching it. It's good for the whole family.


I also packaged up some cards I had already made. I think these guys are having just to much fun! It's a cute Whipper Snapper Stamp. I colored them with my Prisma Pencils and Gamsol. I think I'm getting a little better at it. I cheated and printed the saying out on the computer before I stamped it.

I also made up some more cards with this cute guy. I'm really liking stamping it on the printed paper and piecing it back together. I think it makes it look really cute. I put 9 cards in the cute plastic boxes I just got from Clear Bags I ordered a couple of different size boxes and some envelopes. There prices are really good. I wish I had ordered some clear envelopes to slip just one card and envelope into. I'm think about taking them around to the local shops and seeing about selling them??



I put Happy Birthday, Thank You and Thinking of you sentiments on them with my SU stamps.
I've been looking at the Copic markers. They look pretty cool and come in a bunch of colors. If you have these what colors do you have??
Until later... :)


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Circle Stamps...

I'm enabling this morning... Addicted to Scrapbooking has Inque Boutique stamps on sale!! I picked up these great circle stamps for $8.76 each. So head over there if your in need of some.





















Until later.... :)



Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Flowers...


Flowers... I LOVE to get flowers at work. When I returned to work on Monday I had this great bouquet of flowers sitting on my desk... I love the fall colors. My friend Rhonda sent them to me for my birthday not knowing I was not there. Someone forgot to call me from work I let me know. So they were a big surprise and a great pick me up when I started again on Monday.... Thanks Rhonda you made my day!!












Here's a quick card I made from a card kit that I got from Club Scrap. There stuff is awesome. I included this in my card package for my friend Shelly. The Stamp is SU, but I can't remember the name right now.
I had my whole family over for hamburgers and cake last night to celebrate my birthday. Half of them were in Hawaii the week of my birthday living it up. My sister brought me back this great bracelet and a skeleton melt warmer that is being sent. Shes so thoughtful I Love her!! My brothers family got me a great necklace and earring and some fun sock. I love socks with decorations. That way I know when one of my girls borrowed them!! Also my mom got me a quilt rack. Super cool! When my sister brought it in for me everyone was like what is that?? Me: IT'S A QUILT RACK!!! I'm going to hang my grandmothers quilt on it. My husband got me these great Ug boots ( love them), daughter Emily- purse and socks, daughter - Ashley a new pair of Nikes. I'm really liking it that the girls are old enough to have jobs and buy my presents with there own money!!!
Well that it for now off to get ready for work...
Until later :)







Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hana Cards...


It's Hana... I love these stamps!! I made this card for my friend Rhonda She LOVES shoes.. I work part time for her on Saturdays and I try and leave her a little something every once in a while as a Monday morning pick me up. Try and make her week start out great. She loved it by the way.
I can't wait for the new set coming out later this month... I already have the second set "Tis the season to be pretty" It's also super cute.. Maybe I'll play with that one later today.


My best friend Shelly called me Friday and said she was coming to town... OH no I still haven't shop for her Birthday present (and she's bring mine) that was last month... It's true I'm a slacker! I know I'll make her a card package. I have to include Hana. She also loves to shop!! I was up until 2am stamping and cutting. It didn't seem that long!



I also need a Birthday card!! What stamp sets do I have... Voila. He's cute I'll just jump over to the gallery at Split Coast Stampers and search in the gallery for an idea. I found a bunch of really cute ideas but went with one by prbloom . Thank you for the inspiration! I used a bunch of paper I had in my stash. Stamped him with StazOn, cut out his pants, and used a markers to high light the rest. I also added some brads for buttons. The circle stamp is CTMH: Sensational Seals. I decided I need some more circle punches though because it was really hard to cut out layers around that stamp.


As you can see she's 21 Again!!!
Happy Late Birthday Shelly... I Love You....
I better go put those last 2 borders on my quilt. Until later have a great day!!


Friday, November 2, 2007

Quilting...




I managed to do some quilting. It's really PINK.... These are a few of the blocks. I still need to add some borders but I think it's turning out pretty nice. I'm hoping to get it pinned and start machine quilting it Sunday!!
I still need to decide on a pattern for the next one. Maybe I'll look through magazines tonight when I go to bed.





I received this beautiful thank you card in the mail today from Susan MacDonald. Isn't it pretty. Thank you Susan!!
I also wanted to thank Jennifer Diercks for the great Halloween images she sent me. I had a lot of fun coloring them, but forgot to take pictures before I gave the cards away... They where really cute.
They have a bunch of cute new stamps out... I will need to get a few I'm sure. And the cards everybody makes with them are so cute. It just makes me want to buy more!!
Until later...







Thursday, November 1, 2007

I'm Back...

Well it was only 14 Excruciating Days!!!
I REALLY - REALLY missed Blog Hopping....

I joined a swap over at The Witches Caldron and here is the great swap stuff I received from Ashley . She made these really cute bags that I put candy in and gave to every one at work. Thanks Ashley!! I loved everything....

Also it was my Birthday yesterday... I received a bunch of great cards in the mail... THANKS everyone. It was super fun to actually get something good in the mail instead of just bills.

This ones from Dawn Eatson. Love the colors and the bling on the flowers!!


This ones from Pat Sergeant. I love the sparkle and the diminish on this one!!







This ones from Andrea Hays. I love those flowers and the great Happy Birthday sticker!!









This ones from Melissa Pincham. I love how you stamped the images and then cut them out!!



This ones from Sherree Bowman. It's so elegant!! She also included some embellishment tabs that I haven't tried yet. Thank You!


This one from Dottie Kinnear. I Love BELLA'S!!!

This ones from Christina Williams. I love the fairy paper and the Believe sticker!!





This ones from Becca Morrissey. Isn't it cute?? She also sent some Witchybella images. Thank you!!






This ones from Dannette Ruger. It's super cute... and I love Bella's!! Did I tell you that already?? :)
THANKS Again Ladies!! I love them all.
You truly made my day every time I received a card....
I'm glad I'm back online.... I'll have more to share tomorrow. Now I'm off to blog hop!!! :)



 

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