Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas to you! I case'd several ideas from my friend Jody for this card. I like the way it turned out. I used watercolor crayons to color it to give it a softer look. I hope everyone has a fabulous christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tagged again

My friend Geeta tagged me:
The rules of the game:

Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.I'm to list 7 random things about myself and then tag others....

1. I was born in San Antonio, Tx, moved to McAllen, Tx from 1973-1978 and then we moved right back to San Antonio. We called it the "Tragic valley" instead of the "Magic Valley". It was awful! Our education suffered and we never recovered LOL.

2. I was married at age 22, and I have been married 21 yrs to the same man. We have a 16 yo and a 12yo. I went straight from my mom and dad's house to my husband and never lived alone on my own.

3. I can wiggle my ears

4. I eat shellfish like shrimp, and lobster, and crab but I absolutely hate any other fish, well except tuna salad sandwiches which I love.

5. I can't put on mascara standing up, I have to sit. I have tried to do it but I will make a mess and we all know how hard it is to clean up mascara mistakes.

6. I have hair*issues*. I was born with thick, straight hair but when I went through puberty, my hair completely changed and it got all wavy and curly. I hate it to be wavy so I straighten it with an expensive CHI hot iron. I will be very unhappy if I can not fix my hair on vacation.

7. I love dogs! I am a true animal lover but mostly its all about the pooches! If I see a puppy I will begin talking baby talk and get all goofy and have to hold it! I have almost always had a special dog in my life and the couple years that I was dog-less, I wanted one and was scheming to get one. Hubby finally gave up and got me a dog the second year we were married and we have had one if not two in our house ever since. And my dogs live very very long lives! My childhood dog lived to be 13, then my next dog lived 16 yrs, my current dog is going to be 9 soon. I am doing something right I guess!

Okay, my tagging obligation has been filled. I have no one to tag that hasn't already been tagged so I am breaking the chain.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Super Simple

After seeing this post on Sharon Johnson's' blog, I flipped! How professional and cool are those cards!!!!! I got the idea to make some very simple cards for a few people. I used my new Cuttlebug machine and Papertrey Ink white card stock and set out to make something similar. Oh how fun it is to Cuttlebug!!!! I will probably fancy this version up a bit because I just can't stand simple and I will tweak this until it has more ink on it someplace but I just had to try it!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sorry I am a lousy blogger

This week has been very bad for stamping. I have been decorating 30 cookie tins for Brian to take to his office to hand out tomorrow with the office bonus' and its eating up all my time and my supplies LOL. I haven't stamped for fun in a week. Hopefully I can get caught up around my house and have a little stamping fun soon. I did try and take a cute bunny picture tonight but the lighting in this room is so bad that it didn't turn out very good. I need a camera with a better shutter made for rabbits LOL. He doesn't hold a pose well at all!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A RAK from a friend

A beautiful RAK from my friend Teresa in Florida......... thank you Teresa!

A Muse Admirer

I received my secret A Muse Admirer gift yesterday and it's so cute! Thank You so much. I love the gambling theme! We get to learn who are admirer is on the 15th of December! It's been very fun playing!

Monday, December 10, 2007

O' Christmas Tree O' Christmas Tree

Here is my tree. It has a lot less "bling" than normal. I left off a bunch of stuff this year. We are spending the holidays at the grandparents house and no one is coming for a visit, so we did the minimum. LOL. Looking at this picture tells me that we have too many ornaments on the left and not as many on the right side. I was worried about the side facing the door having enough and I guess the guys forgot about the other side. I guess I will rearrange some ornaments. I am a little disappointed because I have been collecting Hallmark Lighted ornaments for years and this year the ornaments can't be plugged into the lights. This tree has LED lights, its a new pre-lit tree. I added a new single strand of lights specifically for me to plug in the lighted ornaments. A few of the plugs are compatible but my lighthouse with the light in the beacon won't work, and I have an ormament that had a little train that goes in a circle and it won't work either. I guess my lighted ornament collecting ends this year. This is what we spent the day on yesterday. Now I am back to covering cookie tins for hubby's office.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A little atlering

I decides to alter some chocolate covered nuts for my husband to take to the office for co-workers that gave him gifts this year. Well, I figured 3 was a good start because not everyone will bring him something. I was totally mistaken. Hubby says there is no way he can only bring a gift to a couple people, its all or none! He tells me, " Go get 27 more and decorate them"! I don't think so! I spent almost an hour on the first one and probably 35-40 minutes on the second one. The 12 x 12 paper has to be pieced because it doesn't fit all the way around ! Not to mention I used the good ribbon on these!
I am not sure what I will do about it. I may see if I can get smaller cans and cheaper ribbon, buy a cuttlbug for the chipboard tags ect... He has no idea how much these cans of nuts will cost us LMBO!

Monday, December 03, 2007

New Stuff - The After

Well its here! Its not in place and no decorating has been done , but the furniture is in the house. And now I see I haven't gotten all the tags off yet LOL. On Tuesday the old stuff is getting hauled off and I can arrange the living room the way it should be, but until then, you just get a peek.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Before and After

I have decided to post a few pictures of my old furniture in the family room so you can see how nice my room will look after I get the new furniture. Can you tell I am bored? I tried stamping but I didn't like anything I was making so I stopped. Now I am just bored.

So, in 2000 we had a flood in our house from a broken hose on our washing machine. We woke up to the sound of water running when it should have been very quiet. At 3am......because apparently that is when emergencies happen. We ended up having to replace our whole living room with furniture. I decided to get a whole new look at that time. Well, time has passed and although the furniture was nice in 2000 its not so stylish and its all worn out now. We got our money worth in other words LOL. My colors were burgundy, moss green and taupe. *don't judge me, it looked good to me back then*

Tomorrow we are getting a trailer and driving to San Antonio to pick up my new sofa, end table, and a chair. I will still be on the hunt for a new recliner. I thought I wanted my grandmothers but its not the right color so instead of taking a practically brand new leather recliner, I am going to spend even more money buying a brand new one because I want it to be the right color. I will still need drapes and wall art and maybe accessories, but I am moving into a new color scheme finally and I know it will have to last for many years so I want to chose wisely. I can not wait to have new stuff finally!
I will post pictures when I get the furniture home.