Saturday, December 27, 2008

Birthday balloons for Jodi!!!

"Birthdays ain't for sissies!"...and ain't that the truth?!?! Well, today it's the fantabulous Jodi's birthday and my job was to bring the balloons!!! I don't care what age you are, everyone MUST have balloons for their birthday so I've made these especially for our Jodi girl!! Let's just hope she stays outta trouble during the partay...hmm, well I guess it all depends on who brought the drinks, Jessica tends to spike things once in a while. Always trying to get me and Jodi in trouble. *lol*

Now have you said hello to all the other party guests? Well head over to Jackie's place and see what she brought along to this schindig....

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Xmas is almost here...

Oh what a whirlwind of a holiday season this has been. I'm sure everyone thought I had been kidnapped, never to be heard from again. But, alas I am here! Can I just tell you that going through all your xmas boxes when they are covered by baseboards and shoved in the corner of the garage, blocked in by various other boxes is a CHORE! Kinda put me in a Bah-Humbug mood this year....but luckily the bright lights, the glittery ornaments and the smell of xmas cookies has filled the air this week and I'm starting to get excited for Xmas in our new home.
So this week I'm showing off Gliding By Sophia, the January SOTM over at Paper Pretties...only a few days left for you to sign up otherwise you'll have to wait until February for this gorgeous gal. I just got some of the white snow Martha glitter and I'm in LOVE with it!!! It glistens rather than sparkles....perfect for snowflakes! Her ear muffs scream for white flocking and of course, copics for the coloring. Do you see the light stripe texture on the white card? I'm really starting to enjoy the subtleness of the texture plates rather than embossing folders. Granted, I have to own it all but I enjoy the lightness of a soft texture these days.

I'll be stuck in the kitchen for the next two days baking up a storm and then off to the bay area to visit my in-laws. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with lots of love, joy and STAMPS! What are your plans for the holiday??

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Those who can't, shop

Yea, so I've had no free time whatsoever to do any stamping. Still no word on the new position I applied for at work but no news is good news right?!?! So since I'm working so much, I find myself online shopping for craft stuff during my lunch and breaks so I feel like I'm not falling so far behind, I still will own all the cool new stuff therefore I'm still up on all the latest and greatest (yea right). I have tons of new goodies that I have accumulated in the past few weeks and NONE have seen the light of day just yet. But here I sit, browsing and shopping in hopes that someday soon I'll be able to have a clear stamp table and actually get to STAMP.

So they say "Those that cant, teach" well I'm guessing the same goes for us crazy busy stampers....can't stamp? Then shop!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


So I've been insanely busy with life at the moment....Chloe is doing well for those that needed an update. The training tips REALLY helped and I'm proud to say we are notified when the little princess needs to go out for a #1 & #2!!! Unfortunately if I'm in the shower and hubby is still in bed the whimper goes unheard and "uh-oh" becomes the phrase of the day. The crate training is going well also, it still breaks our hearts to hear her howl but when we leave for work she's learning to calm down and just go in there and fall asleep.

As for stamping...yea right! My Xmas tree & decorations still aren't up...but I do have outside lights so at least the rest of the world thinks we're festive. ;) The guest room floor is done just need to put in the baseboards and then put the desk together & shelving units so I can finally unpack some crap....right now it's back to a pile of boxes and things and I'm pulling out my hair. My stamp room has the dismantled computer and desk at the moment so no chance of me getting in there even if I could find the time.

So I just wanted to check in to let everyone know that I'm not dead AND that this weeks Prettie Challenger! So I'm challenging everyone to "put a hole in it". Not a pierce, but a hole...minimum of 1/8" and you can't add a brad or fill it...the hole MUST be visible. :) Good luck! Hopefully I'll be able to complete something one day soon so everyone doesn't get bored ready about life dramas. LOL