Saturday, September 13, 2008

Taking a break....

Due to me not crafting and having new things to show, I am going to not post on my blog for a while. I will have new stuff closer to Christmas, as Christmas presents will have to be made.But right now, I am not even making cards to show. So there is no point in continuing with the blog updates right now. Thank you all who did view my blog, hope to see you all back soon.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Nothing new but....

I have a few projects i would like to work on. As soon as I figure out what I want to do with them. I always wanted one of those Bare Elements Clocks. They were always like $20 and I being ever so cheap would never spend the $$ on it. Well, I found one at Hobby Lobby one day marked down to $7! So I snatched it up. I had no idea what was inside the box as it had no "windows" but this is what I found.....

Pretty much your basic wooden square and clock guts. So that is one thing I need to work on and get something on it. Im so glad I didnt pay $20 for it! lol But $7 for a clock isn't too bad. I also have an awsome paned window that my friends gave me that I would like to do up. That will be waiting for awhile though until I know the perfect stuff to put on it. I dont want to just throw it together.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Its done!!

It's finally done. I've been working on a BoBunny LOVE album for the last two weeks for a friend of ours who's wedding we are going to this month. It has been sitting on my dining room table with all of my stuff out trying to get it finished. It is amazing how even a little project like this can be a pain in the butt when you dont have a craft room anymore. Oh still got done and I still enjoyed doing it for them.
Used BoBunny LOve album, CTMH More to Adore paper and Bazzil glitter paper. Mostly CTMH stamps, swirls were Rhonna Farrer stamps.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Racing book

Not sure if I posted this or not. Made a little racing book for my boyfriend and his son a while back. I can't even remember where I got the book, I think it was from some convention I went to last year.I thought it was kinda dorky, but he actually really loved it. Not that fake "oh nice, thanks" like he really loved it. LOL

Sunday, July 27, 2008

It's begining....

I have the ModPodge out...I have a new LOVE chipboard album by BoBunny. I have the CTMH paper sitting out. It is the pink and brown paisley paper that I can't think of the name of right now. I am going to start this album! I will get it done this week. Well, I will at least get the paper on the album this week and most of the picture squares in the album. I may not get all the embellies on it this week. But you never know......You can view the LOVE and other great Bo Bunny word albums here...(just copy and paste)

Monday, July 14, 2008


I am itching...getting the itch I think. I went to Big Lots today and they had some K&C. albums. I liked them. It made me want to start working on the vacation photos. My mom comes into town this weekend, we might just have to make a run to Hobby Lobby........

Friday, July 11, 2008


Never been anywhere in my life. Never got on a plane. If it were not 4 hours from home, i've never seen it. So I took a wild wild adventure, conqured one of my biggest fears, and flew with my b/f to Florida for a vacation.
It was alot of fun. The water was insane! The airplane ride was not as bad as I thought it would be. It was pretty cool, though my tummy did flip a few times.

Monday, June 16, 2008

New Car!!

I got a new car. Mine...all mine. My name only on the loan. The only man who can take it from me is the repo man....ahhahahahaha!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Chicago Baby!

So first I need to apologize for the long delay in updating my blog. I broke my camera on accident. The end of school came around and the kids and I were both busy with that. I started a new job in the Superindentants office during the summer and my hours at Bath and Body picked up. In addition to all that stuff, my b/f and I got to take a little trip to Chicago last weekend! It was so much fun. Here are a few pictures of us all dressed up and at a club. We went to some club called Excalibur. Which would have been really fun except when we paid the extra $15 it cost to get upstairs, come to find out it was all techno music up there! UGH!! We stayed there for about an hour and then back downstairs we went. To listen to 70's, 80's and 90's. It was ok. Met some intresting ppl. Had a great time shopping. It was funny though. There we are shopping around Michigan Ave. and that was all neat and all but after awhile we were like, Um...ok...where are the "real" people stores? Why walk into Ralph Lauren? It's not like Im gonna spend $100 on a pair of socks! We did find a "real" mall when we went to eat later that day so we made another side trip! lol
I also have another post for you, probably in a week or so, so look for my good news to come.....

Friday, May 9, 2008

New cards

The first one is

a card I made for a friend at work who's bday was this week. Used TAC stamps for the squiggles, CTMH for the BDAY letters.

The second one is my mama's mothers day card.
Used CTMH paper and stamps on that one. And last but not least, another CTMH Mother's day card for a dear friend of mine who I miss very much. Hope all the mother's out there have a GREAT Sunday!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Checking in with nothing to show.

Im getting complaints (thanks mama) that my blog was old! So I am putting a new post up. Unfortunatly I have no new artwork to show. I have been busy trying to relax. That is really hard work for me. As it is right now, I can't wait to get off this computer and go clean up the house. So since I have nothing new to show, here are a few facts that are going on in our life right now.
1. I have found a new attiction to Bugles. Note to self, do not buy Bugles at the store today.
2. My daughters dance recital is coming up next month and she does not feel prepared. More practice needed
3. I am still running. I am happy running. I am happy the weather is allowing me to run as much as I have been able to lately.
4. I need to add weight lifting to my work outs.
5. My friends want to go to Chicago for a night at the end of May, I wish it were the end of May today.
6. Gotta get groceries today, dont forget to buy Bugles. Need to run another mile.

Friday, April 11, 2008


It is the end of the week!! I did something on Tuesday that I have never done before, ever. I came home from work, it was a cold, rainy day and I had been tired all day. So I came home, put in a movie, and the DD and I sat down and watched a movie! I sat down and watched a movie! On a Tuesday, in the afternoon! I didnt get up once! Not once to clean something or put something away or run somebody somewhere. It was a weird feeling.
Here are 2 cards I whipped up super fast last night. One for a guy who is leaving our work and another for a gal at work who has helped me out alot. Enjoy the weekend!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

This weekends, weekend project.

This weekend I finally got my bathroom painted! It was the last room in my house that I had to do. And even though Im broke, there was a coupon in the mail the other day for Lowes (God must have been listening) buy $25 and recieve $10 off. So I ran out there because after buying my gallon of paint, I got the border for free!! I think it turned out cute. I dont think I have any before pics. I was just in a hurry and got started right away. The bathroom was so small, it only took about half a day to paint and put the border up! That's my kind of weekend project, the kind that leaves you the rest of your weekend free! LOL

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dont look Mom!!

I got my mom's b-day gift done this week. It is AMAZING what you can get done when the kids are gone and you dont have to work for a few day's! LOL
I got this little chipboard book a while ago and wanted to get it made for her. I was freaking because I didnt have any real recent photo's of my nieces to put in the book, but then I just figured she could add her own photo's. lol
The paper is patterend paper from Stampin Up. Most of the cardstock is CTMH.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Cards.....

I have a goal this week!! The kido's and I are off for spring break. I spent all of Easter Sunday cleaning. Cleaning that good clean. I even went through the daughters room, her closet, under her bed. I am proud of myself that she is still alive. So with the big clean out of the way, I made a goal for myself that I was going to craft SOMETHING over break. Yesterday after running a million errands (also one more thing I got out of the way so it is not hanging over my head all week) I got down in my basement and started pulling stuff out. I got these 2 cards done yesterday for a couple bday's that are coming up next month. I have one more bday card yet to make. I also got started on my mothers bday gift. PS: Thank you mother for living out of town and therefore giving me an extra month to get this done! HA!!! I will post pictures of it later. I must say, I am actually getting excited to be crafting a little. I also got an email from a lady who I've never met that wants to host a party for CTMH. Wow! Maybe fate is telling me it's time to get back to my craft!! I am liking this feeling.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Birthday cards

Got a few bday cards done this week. Used CTMH cardstock and white cardstock. Can't remember the name of the co that the flowers came from. CTMH stamps. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Weekend project

Well, so I had most of the weekend off. I work Sunday night. All of Friday at work I was restless. Knowing I had most of the weekend to do something. Anything. I really didnt have the money to go crazy and take the kids anywhere for the weekend. I really didnt want to go "out" with the girls. And since I am still not in a big "crafting" phase yet, I decided to buy paint! Yep, paint. When I moved into this house back in November, I painted every room in it. Except two. The kitchen and the bathroom. (Ok, and the hallway too, but it is not technically a room)So for $20, I got a gallon of paint and painted my kitchen this weekend. Well, I figure it was cheap entertainment, kept me out of trouble, and kept me busy most of the weekend. Ofcourse here it is Saturday evening, my kitchen has been painted and cleaned for hours and I am still bored! LOL Guess I should have bought 2 gallons, one of the kitchen and one of the bathroom.....maybe next weekend!
One crafty side note, I did paint the Welcome sign above the stove!
Here are some before and after shots.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kinda Crafty

Well, I kinda did something crafty this weekend. I have this little pantry right by my back door. There is no door on it, so everyone who comes into the back door can see all our food and business. I had some material that I got for free a few years back and I finally got a little curtain made up for the pantry to cover up all our junk food! But as fate would have it, this would not be an easy tasks for me. I mean, how hard can it be to fold over and inch and sew four sides right??
first I'm sewing away and my bobbin runs out of thread.
Then I go to put thread on it and break the damn bobbin! Do you think I could find anther one in my mess of boxes and tub's downstairs...oh heavens no. So it was out to JoAnns I run.
Get there and can't remember the model of my sewing machine, so I am totally guessing on what bobbin to pick out. Did get the right one by some sheer miracle.
Then I finally (two day's later) get around to finding time to sew the curtain and I totally sheer off the top of my finger! Dont even ask how! It is still a mystery! Something about my finger too close to the needle as it was flying.
So needless to say, my curtain is done, my kids know a new four letter word, and my finger hurts like hell. Still, 2 day's later.


The war wound:

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Forever and a day....

That's how long it feels since I have updated this blog! I am sure the 3 of you who are checking it feel that way too! Unfortunalty I have not scrapped or made cards in the last few weeks. Can I still technically call myself a scrapbooker!? I honestly dont remember the last time I scrapped a page. I do not have any plans of selling off my stuff and I view this as a very temporary hiatus! I am hoping this spring to get full swing back into it!! In all honesty, I would like to now, I just dont have the energy in me. After the stressful seperation, holiday's and now pending divorce,working the two jobs (even though one has slowed down) oh yeah, and there are those kids I take care of (LOL) and the bills...blah blah same ol same ol. I did however get one thing kinda crafty done today! I made my Feburary desktop finally! LOL It is only almost the middle of the month! Hey....that still counts. Go ahead and steal it if you want! Just download it to your computer if it will let you and go into display on your computer. That's about it! Happy Feb!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hannah Montana BDAY

Well, I got through it. The birthday party. What the heck exactly was I thinking letting her invite all the girls from her class??? It went well I supposed. The girls were thrilled to come to Claire's house and see her room and all her stuff and all that. We had 11 total. OY! While I wont post pic's of the girls and her at the party, here is a pic of her cake. It turned out so cute! I had a girl make it here in town, she took a picture of Hannah herself and laminated it, then decorated around it. I thought it turned out adorable. Now off to the slumber party....why is noone slumbering????
Ps: funny thing about that cake. she used stamps on it!! I recognized them right away because I have them!! They are Rhonna Farrer stamps! I didnt know you could stamp on cake!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Birthday Invites

Claire and I made her birthday invitation's on Saturday. They are pretty generic as I had to resist my urge to completly take over and let her actually do some of the work. I let her stamp the Bella we used and color her in. Damn that was hard!! I have this horrible urgency to take the freaking cards OVER and do them myself. But it was fun and we got them done that night.
We made 5 cards, to have 5 girls stay all night. Then she changed her mind on me and decided to invite all the girls in her class and only have 2 friends stay all night. Yeah for the sleepover part, but then I had to scramble and make up a bunch more cards to send to her class. Here is my little crafter and her birthday invitations.