Lol, forgot to add this to my last post...please try the folio out and e-mail me some pics of your creations :)...can't wait to see them.
Have a super week :D!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Lol, forgot to add this to my last post...please try the folio out and e-mail me some pics of your creations :)...can't wait to see them.
Notecard mat is made with cardstock measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and the actual note made of neutral cardstock 1/4 inch smaller all around.
I like to decorate them either with a simple stamp, or a strip of designer paper with a matching accent.
In this case, I thought the Three For You punch makes a sweet little adornment (and um, was super quick!) I also added a vintage brad to the center of each flower.
Here's the link in case you want to see more of Joanne B's work, she does amazing stuff :D!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
yip, that I did...gave in finally!! I have a few of those Michael's 1.5o stamps, also a few acrylic stamp sets and haven't really had a place to put them...been sort of storing them in several empty diaper wipe containers. So, yesterday was the day that I sat down and put all of my clear stamps in cd cases...now they are in a more organized state...and I got my cd cases from my local Superstore because my local dollar store didn't have. Plus, they had no idea if they would get them in again and or where they were kept...they were basically as helpful as the staff at Michael's :p! I love this idea of storing them there in these cases, I even glued the printed images that came with the stamps on some plain recipe cards so that I could tuck them into the same case as the stamps. I also decided that now was the time to do this, because I figured I would only be getting more of these kinds of stamps and not less :p!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sorry the picture isn't too bright...dunno why that is because it was bright on the camera...anyways, gotta play around with that I guess.
Well, I got my computer back...it is like new...hurray, well new in the sense non of my brothers Aramaic files or Latin software is there anymore :D! This computer used to be my brother's until he upgraded to some new Apple computer, and he gave me this one because he knew how much better his was. My brother took Theology in University, and is a very very intellegent guy...lol, when he was in University he took aramaic, Latin, Greek etc...he is now teaching my nephew who is 9 some Greek or Latin. Anyways, I am now in the process of getting my e-mail up and running and several other programs that I had added on to the computer before it went in to get a re-installation. I will be posting some pics soon of my new drafting table...before shots that is...not after...getting some beautiful stamps tonight and will start stamping tomorrow sometime I think :D!
I gotta run, looking after Julies children tonight so she can goto the fun cirriculum night at her older daughter's (my older son's fiance) school. Then I get to stay late, because Julie is also hosting a SU party tonight...tee hee...how excited am I???
Well, I will ttyl and I hope you are all doing fine :)! Oh, since I am here...Cathy I mailed out your goodies today :)!!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Okay, the winner of some great blog candy is: CATHY!!! congratulations, and thank you everyone for checking in when you can, reading my blog :), and of course leaving wonderful comments :)! I need your snail mail addy Cathy, so please e-mail me at email@example.com with your addy :)....congrats again...oh yeah, I used the random number generator to get the winner for this candy. Lol, suppose you are wondering what you won, wellllllllll...you have won 5 clear "G Studio" stamp sets for a variety of occasions...hope you like them :).
Have a super day :)! Will keep you posted on my puters progress :P!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Just an update, my camera still won't upload pics onto my puter...going to go get it checked out today I think because I am in need of it to upload pictures. Sorry, about no pics :)...will get it up and running soon :D!
Hope you all have a great day :D!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Background history to my story/weekend:
There is a well known yard sale around my area, that is called the 75 mile yard sale...I thought it was this weekend (guess how pumped I was about it, too pumped)...then I found out it was last weekend. My balloon deflated quickly, and was disappointed that I had missed probably several good deals.
For a little while I have been wanting a craft table, one to create all my paper projects on, one to create all my cards on, one I didn't have to clear off because I had to set the table. I came up with having a drafting table, so the search began (a quiet search mind you), but didn't ever think I would find one this fast and at a reasonable...ok not reasonable but a bargain, nope still not right. I would have to say the word I might find is a "screaming deal" a good find...lol, okay I think you get the jist :p!
I looked on a site called Kijiji, it is a site that is for every city ( I think that is how it works) and you type in what you are looking for and ads will pop up corresponding to what you are looking for. I have used this site in the past, I must warn you it isan addictive site, and have been pretty satisfied with the things I have gotten from the people. So I typed in "Drafting table" into the search box, and several (2-3 pages) worth of ads popped up...so I started going through the ads. I came across this one ad, about a drafting table being gotten rid of at the "75 mile" yard sale this weekend (lol, this weekend...really was last weekend) and so I sent off a message to the seller. I asked if the table was still available, if it was in good condition and I asked how much they were asking for it... keeping in mind it was probably way out of my price range but one could be hopeful right?? They replied almost right away, telling me that it was still available, that the yard sale was last weekend (there hear it...that noise was my bubble bursting lol) and that they were asking $20.oo for it. I decided that I should go take a look at it, so I called up my parents (who own a truck) to see if they were available and they said they were...so they came with me to check this table out. For that price I was expecting to find a piece of junk...one not worth $20.oo one that was like from the 18th century (lol, not even sure they had them then)! I drove in there this morning to check it out, I was surprised to see what I found!! It was in great shape, it folds up easily (bonus), it does need a good cleaning, it does have 2 chips out of the top of the table but easily fixable I think. Glad to have one of those able to fix pretty much anything kind of dh's :) , who would do anything he could to fix it :)! So I got it, my parents drove it out to our home and it is sitting next to me right now waiting to find that perfect new place to put it...got to do some cleaning of my crafty corner first. I am excited :D, if you couldn't tell from this post !!
Anyways, I am looking at this white table....thinking "my that is one white table, lol...with a bit of dirt and paint on it." I am interested in or thinking about doing something fun to the top of this table...I know I should wait for dh to fix the top first before I do something else to it. I was wanting to either paint something on it...put some really nice paper (like Martha Stewart paper) and put some protective coating on it. I need ideas ladies, or suggestions, I would love some inspiration please...there might be a little itty bitty blog candy involved here too :D!! I would love to have any ideas you might have, and for those wonderful ideas I will give you a chance at winning some yummy little blog candy. How's that for an exchange..win win I think :D! I will leave this open until Tuesday of this week at lunch :D! So post away :D!
Yesterday morning myself, my middle son who is 3 and my lil dd were invited over to Julie's house for a playdate. Julie and I were standing in her kitchen talking, enjoying some yogurt and our morning coffees as our middle children ran around and played. Next thing, my son comes up the stairs from her basement and starts talking about Julie's kitty...how he wants Julie to get the kitty and put it somewhere. Out of the blue in the middle of a sentence about the kitty, he says the following "I have a penis!"...then continued on about the kitty all in one breath. Lol, Julie responded "Yes, you do!" It was a good thing that I didn't have coffee in my mouth because I would have choked...then he went by me and started working on a "Dora Puzzle" on her fridge. We tried to not laugh when he was watching, but that only made it worse and I laughed so hard I started to cry...at least it was at Julie's and not at the bank or middle of the grocery store.
...you never know what these little one's will say..I can only imagine what we all said in public when we were little to mortify our parents.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Well, I am seriously starting to wonder about those RSF (Rubber Stamping Fun) stamp sets...for the review team that I belong to. Still haven't seen them in my mailbox, still haven't gotten an e-mail about them...wondering if we in Nova Scotia or Canada are ever going to get them. I called the number on their site, I get a voice recording saying that the person I am trying to reach isn't there. So I go online to the site, in hopes to talk on their chat hook up but that isn't working either...I sent e-mails but alas nothing still. Anyone else try to contact them or recieved their stamps who live in Canada???
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I found this over at Come Stamp With Me Blog I believe...so I thought I would start it here :D!
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Nope, not that I know of...
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Over the weekend, because I was home alone dealing with my sick middle child and my dd...while my dh was off camping with my older son with our churches annual retreat. No, sleep...I was worried about what my son had...I think the lack of sleep helped with the over emotional me :p because I am usually not so emotional.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Somedays I do and somedays I don't
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Ham
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 3 children (2 boys and a girl)
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? lol, depends on the circumstances...
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? nope, hate heights
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? fresh homemade granola (my Oma makes the best)
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? don't have ties on my shoes I wear slip on kind of shoes that look like clogs
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Depends on what kind of strong we are talking about...physically...not really. Emotionally, yep...depending on what it is. But as I look at it God doesn't give us things we can't handle...sure it might seem like we can't handle them at the time but in the end looking back we can smile and say I got through that. When it comes to rubber stamping stores, and craft stores am I strong to not buy anything...heck no, lol...I can never seem to leave without just one little thing.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Mint Chocolate Chip
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Smiles (whether it be in their eyes or mouth), how they handle themselves... behaviour wise I mean.
15. Red or Pink? pink (lol, sorry am into pink things since my dd came a long).
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My flabby baby fat tummy ( and yes Julie even I have one of those) with stretch marks to boot...need to get rid of that....
.17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My nana, she meant the world to me...we were so close...oh how I miss her...
18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I am wearing AE (American Eagle) jeans, and no shoes...just socks
19. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Boiled dinner ( lol)
20. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Diego movie, my dd trying to goto sleep...
21. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? cranberry
22. FAVORITE SMELLS? Coffee, or Tim Hortons
23. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? JULIE :p!
24. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? n/a since I kinda cased this from someone elses blog :p!
25. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? soccer, Arial Skiing
26. HAIR COLOR? dark brown
27. EYE COLOR? Hazle with green mixed in
28. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? nope...wish I had em though...
29. FAVORITE FOOD? Pizza or is it Boiled dinner :p!
30. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings
31. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Diego and the wolf pup movie :p!
32. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? light green
33. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer definitely
34. FAVORITE DESSERT? any kind of cheesecake
35. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? read Good Night moon :p!
36. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? drops of water...not real water...just picture of drops of water...
37. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? watched Criminal Minds
38. FAVORITE SOUND? Belly laugh from a baby
39. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles
40. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Scotland, Germany, Paris
41. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? card making or paper crafts/rubber stamping projects
42. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Sydney, Cape Breton
I tag all of you who are reading this :p! Have fun :D!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I forgot to tell you about this cool Sizzix Sizzlet die I picked up too, it was a flourish die...I asked one of the workers there ( as much as I hate asking them things, because they usually don't know what they are talking about) if you can use it with the Cuttlebug. The lady I talked to knew what she was talking about :), she said I could use it with the Cuttlebug...so I thanked her and went on my way...sorry I forgot this essential item :p!
Lol, so I have been couped up in my house since Wed afternoon when my little guy (the 3 year old) came down with a weird virus...it started with sore legs (the kind of pain you would have if you were stiff). Thursday morning he woke up with a fever, legs so sore that I had to carry him everywhere and he cried the whole day because of the pain...his arms, tummy and mouth hurt him too. Took him into our local children's hosptial and they had no clue what was wrong with him, they did blood work to rule out things...we didn't hear back from the blood work so we assume that it is fine. Friday morning he woke up, no leg pains, or other pains but he had mouth sores all over his mouth...like canker sores almost...so I took him back into the IWK, they said they didn't really know what was going on with him...didn't do a great check up of him either...they just looked in his mouth that was it. He aslo had a rash that I was hoping they would look at, but they didn't...they just said give him Tylenol and let him rest...the other thing is he hasn't really eaten since Thursday morning. All he has been having is popsicles, freezees and juice...I managed to get him to have a bowl of yogurt with some cereal...but he didn't really really want it. My oldest we thought started with the same thing Sunday night, but he didn't get it...dunno what he had!!
Anyways, so as you can imagine I was getting kinda shack happy here...so today (the second day my son has felt better) I decided I needed to get out and what a perfect place to goto would be Michael's and Photo Memories in Bayers Lake. See I had a 50% coupon from Michael's and I heard that there was a paper sale at Photo Memories 10 sheets of paper for $4.oo (not a lot there to choose from for the 10 sheets for $4.oo). I was looking for some xmas cardstock besides which to start on my xmas cards...they usually have beautiful paper and a wide selection. Well, anywho I went into the store and guess who I saw there :D???? I saw Julie *waves hi* (just have to add this in here that Julie looked great, great job Julie) , my son gave her a hug (he just loves her to pieces as well as her daughters) and so we walked around the store together a bit. I was disappointed by their xmas paper selection, just because most of it was glossy kind of paper, it was beautiful paper, but I just wasn't looking or wanting for glossy paper. I got some pretty neat stamp sets (clear one's, Gel-a-tin and "Clear Design" Collectors Edition-xmas one's), and then some paper...not xmas...and stickers (a package for my middle son and a package for my oldest). I said goodbye to Julie and showed her what I bought, because I just couldn't leave without showing her my finds :p! I left Julie in awe of the place, since it was only her first time in that store...am starting to wonder if it was wise to have left her there by herself in a place like that :p *just teasing*.
I then went over to Michael's with low expectations, not looking for anything in particular, but I did find TONS. First off I must say RUN RUN RUN to Michael's, they have a LARGE pad of paper of 90 sheets of xmas cardstock for like $12.99 I think it was...lol, I couldn't let it sit there. Then I found 2 of the clear Studio G stamp sets that I didn't have (picked up a few for some future blog candy), picked up some ribbon (xmas), picked up 8 or so $1.50 wooden mounted stamps and also some recipe cards also for $1.50. The reason I am telling you about them and not showing you a picture, is because my camera won't let me upload pics anymore...I think it is the cord that isn't working...the cord you plug in from your camera to your computer. As soon as I get it up and running again I will post these pictures of my finds :D! I was stopped at a light on my way home, to notice that Julie was behind me in the line up and I tried to show her the BIG pad of xmas paper..but I don't think she could see very well. Plus, I was getting odd looks from others in line...tee hee...crazy chicks we are!
Four places I have worked.
1. Eastside Mario;s American Italian Eatery (pizza/salad/desert chick)
2. Pizza Delight
3. Beford Baptist Church summer ministry student
Four places I have lived.
1. Truro, N.S.
4. Barrington Passage, N.S.
Four places I have been on vacation.
2. Sebim Beach, parents cottage
4. cape breton
Four of my favorite foods.
1. Boiled dinner (Corn Beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots)
Four places I would rather be right now.
2. stamping with friends
3. Costa Rica
4. at a spa :p!
Four friends most likely to respond.
I think I will tag you all...oh, I got this from www.comestampwithme.blogspot.com blog...check it out she has a super blog :D!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Good Morning everyone :)! Last night I went to the grocery store, and I picked up the newest copy of the Paper Craft mag. which I was thrilled about because I needed something to perk up my weekend. When I got 2 of my 3 children into bed, I broke out my mag to have some much needed "ME Time" and I came across this card contest that kind of caught my eye. I usually by pass these card making contests, but this time I am feeling the urge to enter...but I don't know what is allowed to be used...like for instance can I use Cuttlebug folders or house mouse stamps etc. or do they all have to be SU?? If anyone has entered one of these card making contests before, I would love to hear from you about it :)!!
Thanks, and I will post more things later on :D!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
This above link is for some directions on how to make picture coasters, you should check this out...and here is the link that shows you one persons picture coasters:
Love what this lady did :)! Hmmm...might be good xmas gifts.
Here are some cards that I made for Julie's Cuttlebug card swap, so if you were part of this card swap and you don't want to see what I created for the swap then I suggest you might want to cover your eyes. I must say that at first I was having diffculties trying to figure out what I could do for the cards, I was thinking one can only do so much with these folders that would look great or okay. I went over to splitcoast stampers and did some research, lol, I checked out what others had done over there using their Cuttlebug folders...that's when I saw the possibilities were endless. So that is when I became excited about this card swap, and here is what I came up with...I hope you enjoy :D! Oh yeah, for all my cards I used white cardstock as my base and added things on from there...I got that white cardstock from "Carousel Rubberstamp" store.
For my next card I used some blue patterned cardstock (it has little white circles all over the cardstock and some little blue dots I believe) that I had gotten from Michael's, it came out of their packages of mulitple patterned papers that were on sale a few months ago. I used the snowflake Cuttlebug folder on the paper, and then I was stumped as to where the path of this card was going. Then it came to me that I should use my circle punch in the front of the card, put a sentiment in the window of the card, add a ribbon (I got the ribbon from Michael's) and then add 2 "Swarovski" crystals where the stars were in the sentiment.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
when I added the new blog template I didn't realize that I forgot to copy down my blog counter #...plus I couldn't remember what the number was so I started from 2000...
Lol, okay sorry bout the multiple puns there in my header...just realized that after I loaded it up and stuff....tee hee. I am bad :p! So please tell me what you think...made 5 cards for Julies card exchange that are due in her hands tomorrow, I will post them later for all of you to enjoy :D!
Monday, September 10, 2007
On the weekend I was at the mall with my mil (mother in law), found a really nice dressy blouse that I really liked but we didn't have time for me to try it on...so off we went. I went into the city today, left my middle child at my mom's place so I could hurry out to the mall and try on the blouse. I got there and they didn't have my size, but I noticed they had just gotten an order in...but the delivery guy didn't leave them the inventory sheet of what he had left for them. So they told me it wouldn't be until tomorrow that they would have everything out...or knew what was going on...frustrating of what. That was the only reason I went there to the mall, I was all excited, and then they burst my balloon of excitement. Sooooooo, I am going to go in the next couple of days...and hopefully they will have my size in...will let you know what happens next in this blouse saga.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sorry, had to make a joke out of that...since I have to make a sympathy card for my dh's Aunt who just lost her grandmother. I plan on using the Baroque motif stamp set for the card...Anywho, that title is correct though...my mojo is broke or missing or something. I just don't have what I had before to make cards constantly...and I miss it and want it back :(! So if anyone has seen my cardmaking mojo tell it to come back instantly please :)!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Okay, I found this link on another blog *can't remember who's it was, I'll blame it on 5 nights no sleep*. This is one of the most neat, organized craft room I've seen...just amazing, if you click on a drawer or anywhere in the room it will open up and show you what is inside. This lady even has little drawers for her scrap pieces of paper and they are color coordinated :o!!!!! Wow is all I have to say...ok here's the link: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/photos/scraproom/new/.
This next coaster is also from the "Doodle This" SU stamp set, and also another stamp that I like to use :D! I used black "Stayz On" ink for this image too...I found that you had to let the ink totally dry before you sprayed on the Acrylic protective coating on your coaster. If you don't you will have your ink run and make a mess of your coaster...and we don't want that now do we!
On this coaster I used a stamp that I had recieved from Kim from Creative Diversions blog a few weeks ago, and I think tha this was the perfect medium to use this stamp with. It looks kind of Irish or Gaelic or something...anywho, I LOVE how it turned out :)!
Lol, so yesterday I was asked by a friend to make her several (6 different sets of six coasters), I know that is a lot of tile. Anywho, I went to my friendly neighbourhood Home Depot to get the tumble tile that I use to make the coasters. I knew exactly where the section was, I didn't neeed help or anything like that...but one of the employees felt that he had to come talk to me. So he did the usual, "ummmm, hi can I help you?" phrase and I explained that I was just getting several packages of the tile. He said oh you must be doing a floor or a countertop with those...I said that I wasn't using it for counter tops or floors...that I am not that ambitious and I don't have that much patience. Lol, he looked at me kinda weird and said then what on earth are you using it for?? I said I was making Coasters, again I get an odd look, so I then explained that I was making something for drinks to go on. Lol, he just said "I see, well good luck with that!" and he walked away. Once I got to the cash, the lady there made sort of the same comment about my tiles...I explained to her what I was doing with all this tile and she thought it was a great idea. I was worried I would have to write down the instructions for several people who overheard me telling the cashier. I didn't in the end...just gave very detailed easy instructions for them to follow. Isn't it funny how some people would never think that something has a multi-purpose use, perhaps this is just something us artsy people have and others lack...I dunno.
I also had 2 people in two different stores ask me what aisle I got my dd in, because they didn't see her anywhere in any aisle. I said that she was in the adhiesive aisle,lol, because at this age they need to be stuck to their mommies and around no one else...tee hee...Lol, these were elderly people too...too funny!