Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!!

I have been neglecting my blog all through the holidays and I will try to do better in the future. I haven't stamped or played with paper in weeks. The last card I made was this one, its a chicken card. I was hung up on this set all spring and summer this year. I just think the chickens have such adorable expressions on their faces. Anyways, I hope you all have a Happy New Year and I hope that 2007 is a steller year for all my friends and family. I don't have any plans for tonight so maybe I will actually stamp. Who knows, once I pop the cork on the bubbly I will be very sleepy so I better stamp early LOL.

I could share a couple photos from the christmas holidays I guess. I took about 40 pictures over the holidays and I have to say, photography skills have still not improved. *giggles* its okay. I am okay with that. This is my DD Kristen making fun of the tamales at my moms house. We have a Mexican food tradition for Christmas eve. It is just easier to make tamales, chili, beans and a big bowl of guacamole, and have some taquitoes. My meme makes the cookies because she is the number one cookie maker in all the universe.This picture is my mom and my meme is in the background. I didn't get a great picture of them this year so this will have to do. Here is a picture of my hubby Brian opening his Cowboys T shirt from our daughter, he was very pleased with this gift even if the cowboys played bad football and lost!
I got many nice gifts and was very happy with my christmas. I didn't get any new stamping gear because no one ever thinks to buy me any but its okay because I would rather pick it out myself. We had a great time enjoying both of our families. It was very nice. This picture is taken at my BIL Steven's home in Hondo. We spent Christmas day with them. This is one of my many nephews, Mark sitting in front of my son Blake, next to him is Laura and Anna, 2 nieces. On this side of the family there are 31 of us now in the imediate family! Oiy ! Fifteen grandkids now. Quite a production. I will be back to stamping soon, enjoy!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Friends and Chocolate go hand in hand

Here is a card I did for the SCS color challenge today. It uses Rose Red, Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow and chocolate chip. Broke out the Latte set again and the AC ribbon. For some reason I need to use the Flanel Plaid Background with this set! Its cozy or something. LOL. Hope you like it. My friends on Splitcoast told me to post it, I was doubting this design. Thanks girls!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Good Sunday Morning

Well I am getting behind on my posting again. I am sorry. Its a little hectic here lately and I haven't had the time to stamp. I did manage to get out some christmas cards and most of my shopping is completed. We just bought a used car for my daughter, she turns 16 in February and we stumbled upon a deal. My mom has a friend that was selling her husbands car and it only had 50,000 miles on it and it is a 1998 Buick Riviera. It is in immaculate condition. Very few scratches, perfect carpet, clean engine, repaire and service history were included. It was a deal. In fact its nicer than my own car. It even has leather seats and power windows and locks. My first car was what I like to call "the lemon". It was called that for multiple reasons, number 1, it was yellow (1978 Pontiac Sunbird), number 2. it stalled or overheated whenever I was stopped at a stop sign or long traffic light, number 3. it had no air conditioning but the heat worked great and in fact as long as the heat was on it tended to not overheat as easily. This is a problem living in south/central Texas in the summer. It also only had an AM radio. Boy have times changed. It was normal for kids turning 16 to have very used cars, like used up and ready for the pastuer. Some of my friends were lucky to get their mom or dads old cars and they were usually very nice even if they were used. These days kids need something reliable and efficient to drive. No one works on their own cars anymore, no time for that......gotta work to pay for all the stuff we need. So my dear daughter gets a very nice reliable Buick to drive. She also gets the responsibilities that go along with it. She will have to get a job (yippeee), keep up her grades in school, and service it it when it needs oil changes and other work. She is very happy and grateful and I think she will take good care of it. I now will need some kind of nerve pills to get through this next stage...maybe some therapy or take up drinking, not sure which yet. Or maybe my stamping therapy will kick into hyper drive and I will become a stamping fool. Lookout stampin' up here I come!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Cool Chocolatte

A little late night latte using the ribbon I mentioned in an earlier post. New rubber arrived today and I had to get it inky!

Money Holder

Here is a little something I spent the morning on. I wanted to make my own money/cash holder for my nephew this year. He is 14 and too old for toys and too young for clothes, money is always just right! It took me a little while to get the measurements the way I wanted them. The biggest problem with this design is how to get the hole for the Presidents face lined up and cut out. I haven't got a punch or an oval cutting system that worked. I had to put on my thinking cap. I realize he will throw it away after he takes out the cash so it didn't have to be absolutly perfect. I used an ordinary circle hole punch. First I lined it up on a copy paper template and then I cut it out and traced around the template onto my cardstock. Then I used a regular blade to make an X inside the oval cutting through the cardstock. Then I trimmed away as much as I could with small scissors. Then I took the hole punch and went right up to the edges and punch all the way around. Like I said, its not perfect but its scalloped and close enough for me. I used the Happiest of Holidays set along with Flannel Plaid and a few random un-mounted stamps I have. The colors are cranberry crisp, true thyme, and kraft.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Cracked Glass

You know how much I love crack...........cracked glass technique that is! Well I have been wanting to try using it for christmas cards. I realize now that it is not practical to make more than just a few, its just too time consumming. But I think I will send out a few using this design. My Lovely As A Tree pine stamp gets a workout this time of year. I also used Aida cloth and snowflake spot. The sentiment is an MSE clear stamp. The ribbon is from the first ribbon swap from Texasjodylynn and its called "red" but it matches Ruby red almost perfectly.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Glittery warped snowman

Well........I tried to fix it...........I failed LOL. This was such a cute idea when I started. I ended up running it through my xyron and glittering the whole main image to hide some smudges I made using stickles glitter glue. What I didn't know is that the glue had pulled up and so now it looks warped. I am going to try to glue that tiny edge down but with all that glitter on it I am having my doubts. It's cute but not perfect LOL. I will try again another time. I was so glad the sentiment was stamped straight and was inked dark and it looked so crisp on the white, I really wanted to salvage it. I hate wasting supplies.

A little Basic Grey LilyKate and Be Happy

Good Morning ! Its Saturday morning and instead of housework...I stamped again. No big surprise there!I love the Be Happy SU set. It just has so many cute elements for embelishing cards. I used a litle Basic Grey Lilykate paper strip for some extra color. Layered with barely banana all on top a lovely amethyst background card.Card is sponged using close to cocoa. Hope you like!
*I have no idea why this is so huge when I published it and I really don't know how to fix it

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

You take the cake

I needed a few birthday cards this month and I need to get busy with them. This uses the Living large set from Stampin' Up and the paisly background stamp. It didn't dawn on me until today that I never replaced my Rose Romance ink with Regal Rose so I am a little off on my color pallette. I chose Regal Rose, Celery and Apricot as my colors for this card. I have no idea other than its gotta be hard having a December birthday and getting all your cards made in christmas colors. It just seemed more festive in bright colors. Enjoy!

My first Petal Prints

Here is my first card made with petal print. I avoided purchasing this set for a very long time even though I loved it. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to come up with anything original because so many people already had it. I used the SCS color challenge as my guide to get me started. I also used the linen background stamp and a 7Gypsies birthday stamp. The colors are blush, cranberry crisp and True Thyme.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Does anyone know a way to take a photo of a pet without getting red eye? I have tried using the red eye reduction button and I still get demon dog pictures. I am beginning to think that they can only be photographed outdoors with no flash.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blue swirly snowman!

A little something I threw together last night to try out my new swirl stamps.

*I took a picture with my new camera to see the difference between the scan and the camera, a comparison shot. I think there is more detail with the camera. Just testing it.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oh oooo ahhhhhh Basic Grey!

Today I went to my LSS and scored the new Basic Grey Fruitcake and Dasher papers. I was disappointed they ran out of the paper packs and I had to buy individuals. The saleswoman said they sold practically before they hit the shelves and they had a wait list! They are so pretty! I also got these Rhonna Ferrar clear stamps by Autumn Leaves....the Flourishes pack. I had a hard time choosing these because there are several styles. This one seemed to be more appropriate for card making. I can't wait to try them.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Another color combo card

I decided to give this color scheme another chance. Its Certainly celery, elegant eggplant and bordering blue. I stamped the flowers multiple times without re-inking to make some of them dark and some light to add some depth to the image. Then I layered it and added a layer of vellum over the top with the sentiment stamped on it using stazon ink. The designer label punch and some ribbon and a prima seemed to make it all come together.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I might have a small problem...

Of course some would say, "not a problem at all". Well I have been eyeing this AC ribbon at Hobby Lobby for some time and it finally went on sale for 50% off. Well who am I to miss out on a bargain. I had a hard time deciding on a color scheme. None of them really match Stampin' Up colors, of course I can't let a little thing like that stop me now can I? I think I can make it work with my paper and ink if I try hard enough. Yes they will be extraordinary color schemes and outside the norm, but marching to the beat of my own drum has never been a problem for me. I am making it my goal to use this ribbon and make the colors work for me. If not, they had more!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Sketch Challenge

Here is my sketch challenge card for the week. I really like this sketch. I have some ideas for future cards using it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Color Challenge for the day

Here is my attempt at the color challenge from SCS for today. The colors were eggplant, celery and bordering blue. I like these colors and will probably make a second atempt tomorrow.

Ahhhhh wrapped and ready!

I received my first batch of ribbon and cards to wrap them on and spent about 3 hours or so wrapping it up. I ran out of the organizing cards and will be getting some more soon I hope. I love how pretty the ribbon looks all wrapped up and organized. I am participating in a second round of ribbon swaps so I will be all stocked up for a long time. I have 10 yards of ribbon per card and 42 colors. I think 10 yards is about all these cards can hold comfortably. I could squeeze more on but I think it would make it too bulky. I am so happy with the organizing drawers too. I will need another 1-2 by the time all is said and done. Hope I can find more. They work great.!
* I have had some questions reguarding these ribbon cards and drawers. They are the 3 x 3 ribbon cards by Cropper Hopper and the drawers are 3 x 3 also. I got my drawers at Hobby Lobby. I got the ribbon cards and clips from an ebay store. HTH.........I will look for a link and see if I can find it again.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Nothing New

Today I did not stamp.........I am working on organizing the ribbon from the ribbon swap. I got some ribbon cards to wind it on. They are from Cropper Hopper and I got them off Ebay. I don't have enough but my friend Nicki has me on a list someplace at her LSS and is supposed to be getting some when they come in. They work very well and I hope I can get some more because I have more ribbon. I am putting it in a 3x3 drawer from cropper hopper too. It seems like it will work great for storage. I need more though. I also lost like 5 bid wars on ebay for a Nintendo Gamecube system for my son for his birthday. I will try it again tomorrow. I was offered a second chance offer on one but its not as good a deal(came with fewer games) I am not sure I want that one now. Anyway, thats what I have done today. Bid on ebay, wind ribbon, housework, grocery shopping and the usual boring stuff I do. Maybe I can stamp tomorrow;)

Also, Rosie Rabbit has a bad ear infection.........might be ear mites so we are trying olive oil treatment as recommended on a web site for rabbits. Now I am worried about her. She is the sweet, tiny black rabbit.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Cranberry Snowman

Good Friday Morning. I little seasonal snowman to get me in the card making mood. I actually used some of my new favorite fall/christmas Primas *gasp* I love these colors in the Primas.I purchased 2 bottles when my store had them (and I never do that) They are just great colors for me. I love my little Stampabilities snowman too. Naturally I used the Aida cloth Background stamp....its the new canvas for me LOL. Using the holiday designer paper in small amounts seems to be the way to go with this busy print. Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 09, 2006


I saw a card on SCS that I knew I had to was so pretty but it was in Night of Navy. I don't have NON ink so I had to change the colors. Mine is slightly different, but it is a close case. The card is by StampinFlo (AKA Maria Flores).Here is my card. It uses Lovely as A Tree, French script, Print Pattern, And a tag stamp. The CS is mellow moss, always artichoke and vanilla. Vanilla craft ink was used on the background and tag. Artichoke was used to ink the tree and french script on the vellum strip. The sponging is moss. Artichoke eyelets and a mellow moss eyelet were also used.
{ here are the 3 cards I made using this design. I tried using my NON marker on the middle card but it was really hard to do and I wasn't about to do more than one that way. I decided to stamp the Not Quite Navy card in versamark first then into the NQN ink. I then embossed it in the Ranger Rainbow Embossing powder to add a sparkle.The tags were stamped in white pigment ink, then embossed in the sparkle ep as well. It looks so much prettier in real life. I like the NQN card the best and may actually try mass producing these. }

The OSW foursome

Here is what I did yesterday with the One Sheet Wonder snowflake page. I still have a few pieces left that I plan to incorporate into a couple more cards if I can. OSW is a great way to crank out the cards for the holidays in a faster way than create a new card everytime.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

wooohoooo its a ribbon fiesta!

Just had to post a picture of the ribbon I just received from a ribbon swap I was in. Texasjodylynn(aka Ribbon Addict) hosted a ribbon swap and we received 42 colors, 10 yards each color, of 1/4" grograin ribbon. Its where to hide, I mean store. LOL

Color Inspirations

Sometimes I get stuck on something I have seen and I get inspired by it. This is a picture from a Crate and Barrel catalogue I have. Its wrapping paper, but all I saw was an opportunity for a One Sheet Wonder to make some cards for the holidays. Now the first card isn't great , but I hope to improve them as I get going.I used Pink Passion, Green galore, and Real red, along with a silver Brilliance ink in the background. The stamp sets are Snowflake Spot and Tag Alongs. The ribbon is American Craft and I need to go get me some more because I emptied the ribbon spool in this color(the horror).

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Stuck on Pink

Here is another version of my holiday card.........I am on a pink kick.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

pink and red "oh my"

I have been seeing the pink and red colors in christmas wrapping paper lately and I got inspired by it. Its fun! For your Saturday viewing pleasure ........a little snowman. Enjoy!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Unveiling the new project

I have a new project I have been working on this week. I was at my LSS on Tuesday and saw that they were having a class on altering the Starbucks Frapuccino holders and filling them with sugar cookie mix. They wanted 25.00 for the class and I wasn't even wild about the paper they used. I decided to come home and make my own. After a trip to the store and force feeding my daughter to drink them, I began to make it myself. I used the holiday paper from Stampin' Up to make it. It was easy but time consumming trying to decide what should be covered and with what. But I am pleased with it in the end. The cookie cutter was from Hobby Lobby and they are 2/.50. The only thing I plan to change before handing these out to my friends/family is I plan to run out and see if I can find some sugar sprinkles and possibly a small wooden rolling pin. The mix is Krusteaz Holiday Sugar cookie mix and I got it at Costco. It comes in a huge box with about 8 pouches in it. Each pouch will fill 2 jars completely full (I had to pack it in there tight)
I plan to put in 4 jars per holder so that 2 batches can be made. Directions were put on a tag and tied on with the cutter. Hope you like my copy-cat project!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sketch Challenge

Here is my card for the SCS sketch challenge this week. I have actually used this sketch before after seeing it in the Take Ten magazine months ago. I am struggling to like this blue and olive designer paper from Stampin' Up. It was in with the holiday paper. I really don't like the 2 colors together, I don't think they match but I went for it anyway. I also used the star shaped chipboard and covered it with the matching paper and inked the edges for definition. I hope you like it.

Major Award!

I am so excited......I won a major award from my friend Jennie. She had a contest on her blog ( Jennie ' s blog) and I won. She is a designer for and a talented scrapper. She also is a rep for Xyron and woohooo........I got a refill for my 510 and she gave me a sticker maker from xyron!!! Also included in my major award were a circle book kit from 2jills, candy, AC ribbon roll, and 2 adorable bunny rabbit stamps. She also made a card for me using basic grey paper, its one of those file shaped cards. Thank you are the best!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Silly Rabbits.....tricks are for kids

Welcome to my kids and their crazy idea of fun! They were being silly tonight so I snapped a picture. Those are the rabbits, Rosie and Sugar. Rosie is Sugars mom and Sugar is twice her size now. My daughter wanted to know when her brother got so tall, he is gaining on her and will undoubtedly pass her up within a year. At 5'3" she is not very big, he on the other hand is already 5' and growing everyday. They sometimes do get along, especially when performing for a camera or putting on a show for us.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

New improved Snowflakes

Here is the new improved snowflake card . I used the corner punch and some silver cord to make it more sparkly. I also distressed the edges some. I used the designer label punch and more ribbon and embossed the word JOY . I wish I could photograph this card better because its fun and sparkly but I can't seem to get the right light. I am more happy with this one. If I changed anything else next time, I would use the Aida cloth Background stamp behind the central image and sentiment. I think it would have been more vintagy! I probably would sponge the edges too if I used the aida. Maybe I will do one more later. LOL.
*image colors are completely different in this light........the other one is done using the same paper but in different light.

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Here is my first attempt at this set. I used Rainbow sparkle EP by Ranger over white craft ink. Bordering Blue is the background color and Amythist is the central image background color paper. I have a whole package of these little silver snowflakes to use and they are burning a hole in my pocket so expect to see more of them in my stamping future. I plan to remake this card in a little while to kick it up a notch. I want to see if I can improve it. I think I know how to make it have a little more oompf *wink wink*

Friday, October 27, 2006

I promise I will stamp sometime again soon. Maybe even later tonight. I have a sick child at home and my hubby is out of town so its a little hectic at my house this week. I have new rubber just itching to be used.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Life from Vegas

Hey everyone. I am alive and kickin' it up in Vegas. Had a great day gambling and hanging out. Listened to a life band at Toby Keiths Bar and Grill. Good times! Be home soon!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

And we are off !

This is probably my last post for the next 6-7 days or so. Heading to Vegas baby! I wanted to try out the color challenge and sketch challenge from SCS today. I was intrigued, really avoiding my houswork, and missing stamping. I combined the 2 challenges to save time. I am not sure if the sketch is practical because it makes writing inside the card limited to a small area.I guess I have more to say than fits in the space of a 3 x 3 area LOL. Anyway, the colors are tempting turquoise, celery green, and blush blossom. I chose the flower from Be Happy as my stamp set. Used Linen on the celery background. Celery and Turquoise ribbon are tied on after punching with the slot punch. Also thought I would use the slit punch on the lower corner. I wish I had tied on a piece of celery ribbon on the slit part after I was already scanning it in. Oh well I am always afraid to try to take it apart after I glue it down so it will have to stay the same as you see it now. Also its scanned slightly crooked, I tried. Enjoy!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wheels Rock!

Here is my first card made with wheels. I have been in a slump as I have said and I have new rubber to use and no motivation other than peer pressure. LOL. I am happy with this new layout I tried. Its slightly funky and unusual for me. The colors are mellow moss and bravo burgandy. Its fun to wheel and I am not sure why I resisted buying them for so long. I only have the jumbo handle so I won't be getting the smaller one, it seems like a waste of time to me. Making multiple passes and all. I am so lazy its crazy. Anyway, I am trying to work on my creativity. Trying to get RAKs sent and all. Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Blushing Blossom

This card is for my grandmother's birthday. It will be a litle late and I feel bad about that. I hope she understands. I know she will but she is always early with my birthday cards so I am feeling guilty.I embossed the main image in black and then colored it with markers. It is stamped on glossy white paper to fancy it up a little and I used a corner punch to add some detail. It needed to be matted on black to add that extra special touch. The next layer is apricot paper stamped with the French Script background stamp and embellished with a pink organdy ribbon. The final layer is blush cardstock stamped in blush ink using the print pattern background stamp. I had trouble adding the sentiment and was headed a whole nother direction when I started. I had thought I wanted to use my window punch with the sentiment stamped on it and dangle it from the knot in the ribbon but I could not get it to lay flat or look right. I even tried using a brad to attach it and put the back of the brad through the ribbon and nothing was working. So I ended up stamping it on the bottom where you see it now. Its slightly crooked and bugging me but I refuse to trash a card over a crooked sentiment. I am going to tell myself that its artistic interest to add it slightly crooked and it makes it more personal.*rolls eyes* Anyway I am happy to have stamped today.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Cherry Blossoms

I love this stamp called Cherry Blossoms by Stamp Franscisco that I got at my LSS. It is so pretty and easy to color and looks so elegant for feminine cards. Totally not a shabby chic image and different for me. I used the mosaic tile stamp from starving artists inked in vanilla craft over the top for some texture. Its very subtle and hard to see, but its there. I used the markers to color the image in blush blossom and moss with pretty in pink accenting the middles of the flowers. I scanned it slightly crooked so it looks alittle off center. I am pleased with this. I like the square cards and rarily use them so its a nice change for me.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Trying to break out

It was time to get out of my slump and I used this weeks sketch challenge from SCS to do it. I got this set Living Large, from SU a month or so ago and haven't done much with it. When I first saw it in the catty I hated it. It has grown on me over time and now I think its cute. I find it difficult to work with when the cake is a solid color. I added the layers by using my white gel pen over the colored cake and hand drawing it in. then I took a darker brown and went around it and I think it looks alright now. I need to try it with some different colors to see if it will work or not. For now, this is fine. I had a hard time laying this out for some reason. It just didn't look the same as the one in the example on SCS so I am not sure whats off. I ended up adding the little tag with the sentiment as an after-thought. I realized I needed some kind of sentiment. I usually start to design a card by chosing my colors and then cutting my card. Today I stamped the image, colored it and proceeded from there. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. It is helping me get out of my slump.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Saying Goodbye

Today we are saying goodbye to my meme's husband Pete. My meme is what I call my grandmother, she is one of my favorite people in the entire universe and I love her to death! She was a very young when my mom had my sister and I, and never wanted to be a "grandma" so she is meme. I know, its supposed to be Mimi, like the french would spell it, but I used to write her letters when I was little and we all know I can't spell and so it stuck! My grandfather died about 5 years ago from Alzheimer's and kidney failure and he was my second favorite person in the whole universe. I have been very close to my grandparents my whole life and I feel so blessed to have them as long as I did and for my children to know them too. I am not sure how I feel about losing Pete. I am very sad for my grandmother, she is just so exhausted from the lengthy illness, and I think it will be easier after the initial grieving is done for her. He was a lovely man and so kind to her during their brief marriage. She was very happy spending her time with him. I know she has been mourning him for about a month knowing he would never recover. I am sad he is gone, but I am relieved his suffering has ended. Having cancer is an ugly way to die. I hope I go quickly when its my turn.

I am assuming that a rosary will take place this weekend and the funeral will be Monday or Tuesday. We are at the mercy of the Army here, he was a retired Colonel. Pete's kids are traveling into town from Louissianna, Houston Tx, Boston, and I forget where his son lives. His brothers live somewhere out of town too. Hopefully his daughter will do most of the plannning, she was left in charge of his affairs after his death. Now my grandmother will have to find a new home to live in, she has 6 months then she is supposed to move out so his house can be sold. She wanted it that way, they had a pre-nuptial agreement so there would be no trouble from the kids. He has his money and she came into the marriage with her own. So no trouble fighting over it at the end. Thank goodness. I secretly wish she would come live with me but she is way too independent for that and will be looking for a little townhouse or garden home someplace near my mom and dad.

Anyway, we say goodbye to a very nice man that we didn't know that well but we cared for him after knowing him just a few years. My son is sad, he is worried that everyone meme marries dies. He doesn't quite understand that its only been twice and they were not jinxed or something. He probably thinks she will find someone else and do it again. I will assure him that at 83 I think she is done marrying in her age group. The kids are worried about it and not sure how to handle it. I think we just don't have much experience yet to go by. Thanks for listening.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A little something I tried

I am in a bit of a stamp slump this week. I just haven't felt like stamping for some reason. I worked on different parts of this card all week. Its a very monochromatic card using amythist and violets with silver ink. I have a bag full of these little silver snowflakes to use as embellishments and I never can figure out how to use them.

Anyway, I stuck it on the sentiment part of this card. Added some piercing and popped it up on a demensional. I tried using the small snowflake stamp from Many Meddleys and stamping it in silver ink inside the panel on the left side of the card. Its hard to see unless the light hits it. The twill was died violet using re-inkers. Its prettier in real life LOL. Honestly, I only posted this card to see if it would motivate me to get out of my slump. We shall see if it works.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Here's something different

This is sugar. He is Blake's rabbit. He is the crazziest little rabbit I have ever seen. He loves to jump and spin while running. We actually walk him on a leash. He is not afraid of our dog at all and they have this love affair thing going on. I hope they do , I mean one bite and that rabbit is history. Mystery is the dog's name. I am crazy about this dog. She is very shy and sweet and very well behaved. Her only fault is she sheds her fur in huge amounts and so I shave her about twice a year. She looks rediculous shaved but she is way too hot and hairy if I don't. I had another dog that died last April after having her for 16yrs, and I never would say I liked Mystery when she was alive. Annie was very special to me and I always considered her my firstborn. She was the most lovable, sweet natured, smart dog I had ever had. I miss her horribly and wish she could have lived forever. This is the only picture I can find right this second of Annie. It was taken a few christmases ago at my mom's house. The little mop of a dog that is also in the shot is my mom's dog, Fancy. Fancy is probably one of the ugliest dogs I have ever seen LOL. Its not a good picture of her but she is a smooshed face dog. Her breed is 1/2 pomaranian, and 1/2 Japanese Chin. She mostly looks like a chin. She has been loosing her teeth and my mom couldn't deal with all the fur so she had her shaved. LOL. Not a pretty site. She is a sweet little dog, if you are a fan of little dogs. As you can see, we are dog people. My whole family. Not a cat in anyones family. My sister has a dog too, her name is Roxie RooRoo- a very goofy name for a dog. The dog is goofy too. She is a mix of maltese and poodle so that makes her a maltypoo. LOL. I like saying Maltypoo! I have apic someplace of Roxie but I think she was a tiny puppy. I really don't feel like looking for it right now. Anyway, this post was mostly about me and how I am a pet lover. They make me happy. Rubber stamps make me happy, my family makes me happy, food makes me happy. I am really blessed to have such a great family, even the 4 legged ones.