Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wow this year is flying by it is the 14th of the month already. I haven't been doing everything I wanted to be doing this year yet. This week actually the 12th my dad celebrated his 69th birthday. Wow 69 years. He has accomplished so much in those 69 years and has so many years to go. I Love him so much..
On another note I have been creating.... I made these recipes for a swap I am doing. I have one more that I am a little stumped on but am going to try again in a few minutes.
Here they are what do you think?

I used my new cricut expressions to create the chicken and gingerbread boy. I used the retired SU set "Oh So Sweet" for the truffles.
Ink on the truffles: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. Pattern Paper is from a slab from Michael's and Wal-Mart.

I was actually sitting here laughing this morning as I posted these recipes. Just a few months ago I was booted from a group of snobby woman that I swapped with for over 2 years because my work was not good enough for them. Funny because my work is just fine for me and the others I swap with. Not to mention the few design teams that are interested in me. I am very excited about that. I will post more on that as time goes by. But for now I am still working on samples for them.

Well until later. Have a Blessed day and Happy Scrappin and Stampin.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Okay so for the last two days I have been reading blogs all over. I am getting that BIG cup of coffee in the morning and spending way to much time stalking others on the Internet.... Ha Ha That sounds really bad but hey you know you do it too or you would not be reading this one right now. However I found a bunch of new ones and I am having so much fun. I am going to start re-doing my studio this coming week. It is a long time coming. I need to get much more organized in there. I want to be able to see everything. I have been kind of going through a few boxes and wow I am saying a lot of man I forgot I had that and when or where did I get that cool! I have taken a challenge though.... I am going to try to use what I have before going to buy more. Ha Ha I said I was going to try. I know for sure I have to order some paper to start those graduation invitations and I need to do that soon.
Okay I am going to go read some more blogs and I will post some under my blogs so you can go read them too. And I will take some before and after pictures of the studio and post them so you can see them. I need to get organized because I have a few teams I am going to try for. And hopefully if all works out I will be on some design teams soon.
Have a great weekend and I will talk to you next week.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to School...... NOT!
Let me fill you in on what has happen since we last visited. New Years Eve we went to the small town dance. It was fun but well lets see how can I put it?????? oh yea small town dance. ha ha We stayed till about 11:45 to hurry home by midnight so that our lab would not panic by himself. We brought in the new year watching him shake and pant as he usually does while the fireworks outside go off. He finally settled down about 2am and went to sleep. I still think he needs puppy prozac or something.
New Years day I made a Ham and Black Eyed Peas. Friday night was a big night ha ha... We left to go into the big city for dinner with old friends. My graceful tap dancer feel off the front porch on her hand. Well as we got closer to SA she says I can't move my hand and it is really hurting. We had dinner and by the time we got home her hand was swelled. Thinking it was swollen we all went to bed. Got up Saturday morning had breakfast and took a trip to the ER. Only to find out from the Dr..... that in his exact words "It isn't broke today but it might be tomorrow or in a week." "We will soft cast it and you go see your Dr Monday if it still hurts. " So it isn't broke today but it might be tomorrow...... What the brilliant Dr should have said was the swelling was to bad to tell if it was broke or not.
So being that today was the back to school day we got to stay home and go to our Dr. He took some Xrays and said it doesn't appear to be broke but a severe sprang. So Praise God it isn't broke. So it is in a soft cast for a couple of weeks.
So tomorrow we get to go back to school..... Unless it snows. And that is a whole other story. We went from AC this weekend to heat today. A 40 degree difference in temp. I would love to live somewhere that stays cold in the winter and hot in the summer. You know seasons.......

I have begun the His Holy Name and Scripture Challenge with Faith Sisters so I will try to have them finish and posted tomorrow.
Until then......
Happy stampin!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you. Wow how last year came and went. I was just thinking today about everything we encountered in 2008. Everyone we met, lost all the good and bad. All the blessings God gave us. And now we get to start fresh with a new year. We have so much going on this year and so much to look forward to. The day that I thought was so far off is yet so close now. Brittany's graduation. It seems like we were just starting school. Then off to college.
Christmas was a quite one this year. We celebrated with my inlaws on Christmas eve and my parents Christmas day. My birthday was quite as well. We went to see Marley and Me. A must for all dog lovers. But I warn you now take tissues. But the best gifts I received a James Avery charm of a margarita glass and my initial from Britt and Chris and the double heart from Gary. And my mom and dad got me 6 cricut cartridges. And for my birthday.........

So I have had a chance to play a bit but not a lot. I will have more time soon.
Plus I am going to start the scripture challenge and the His Holy Name challenge from the Faith Sisters Blog. So I hope to be using the cricut for everything.

Until next time........