Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A little play time....

Got in just a little bit of play time last night. My dh decided I was too crabby so he let me have the night off from decluttering.

I had to put together a card set for my aunt (add sentiments, etc.). I made a sympathy card & another mom's day card. I still have two mom's day cards and two May birthdays on my list, oh and a goodbye/happy retirement card. Then I can start on my June list.

I feel like I'm behind but I guess I'm not. It's not May yet and I have most of them done. I just feel so pressured to get it all done in case I have to pack it all up.

My dh eased my mind slightly last night - said we could move most of my sb stuff into his office in the basement while we show the house. WHEW! I was going to be having some serious withdrawals if not....

p.s. We are moving to Southern NH (or so we think at this point).

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nothing new...

My night was the same as the previous - decluttering closets. No stamping for me...

I did receive a nice package in the mail from Becky though. It was the blog candy I won. She send me some primas, chipboard and a package of thank you rub-ons. It was a nice surprise!!

As I was reading her blog today, I realized that I probably won't get a vacation again this summer. I obviously can't plan on anything since I don't know when my house will sell or when we will move. Ugh....I guess my time will come in a year or two. I WILL take myself to the beach for a day this summer. I only drove by it last year and I insist on spending the day ON the beach this year.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Busy weekend...

We went looking at houses/condos on Sat. We found one that may work (detached condo). We'd have to finish the basement so that my dh could play his guitar and I could have a scrap room. He has these great ideas for my room, shelves all around and an island to work on. I'm excited about that.

Sunday we went through our bathroom closet and under the sink. DH went through his side of the walk in closet. I need to do mine. Ugh....I hate this decluttering crap. It cuts into my creative time! LOL

I did sit down last night to finish 3 or 4 cards, some for May birthdays and one for Mother's Day.

Tonight we hit the attic while my ds' band is playing in the basement....

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday's Feast One Hundred Eighty Eight


Name something you would categorize as weird.

I think it's weird that every time I think I heard my cell phone ring and check it out, I put it down and a minute or two later it rings. I swear I know when one of my boys is going to call.


What color was the last piece of food you ate? Ivory? It was rice pudding last night. I know it's not white but it's not yellow either.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy being alone? This sounds terrible but I would say about a 9.5. I like being alone in the office first thing (right now) and I also love my alone time in my scrap room.

Main Course

Fill in the blank: I will _________ vote for ___________ in _______. I will not answer this one. I feel it's private if it's meant to be about the presidential election.


Describe your sleeping habits. I start out on my back around 11 p.m. and some time during the night turn to my stomach. I wake up briefly at around 5 but sometimes it's earlier. Then I go back to sleep until 6 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

a few more...

Things are a little better today but nothing new to post about.

Made this for my dh's cousin. Unfortunately we can't make the party. I have to work at Commencement that day/afternoon.

This was for another online friend. I think I used Junkitz paper on both. Some day I'll run out of this and not know what to do! LOL I used Hero Arts stamp & bling on this and SU Pumpkin Pie paper (just for you Stacy! ;-)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

If you don't have anything nice to say....

My mom always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Please think good thoughts for me. I'm having a rough time at the moment so I'm not going to say anything (ds related). I'll just do what I always do, post a card!!

I made this for an online friend. I hope she got it and is doing ok. I keep meaning to pick up the phone and call but I just never seem to get there these days.

p.s. I know I'm supposed to tell you that the dp and cs is SU. Not sure about the image. I got it in a swap and I think it may be Amuse.

Monday, April 21, 2008

I need some color!!

Thought I'd post a card or two for some color on my oh so boring blog!!

This one was made for a vellum challenge for my card group. I got the idea a long time ago from a Take Ten (I think?) and I've used it quite a bit to use up some scraps (see? I'm recycling here). I don't remember when I became a fan of orange. I never used to like it but I bought a pack of SU Pumpkin pie and I've been hooked since.

Well, I guess that's it. I can't find the other two on my computer. They're probably at work!!!

Just another day...

Ok, I thought I'd get a closet or two cleaned out today, some regular cleaning I didn't finish yesterday and then have some play time.

I had a temporary crown inserted last week and it popped out the other night so I have a dentist appt. at noon, right smack in the middle. I can't run around cleaning and get all sweaty if I have to go to the dentist. I'm doing some light cleaning (as you can see while I'm posting - hehe) and I'll have to tackle the rest later.

This always happens when I get an "extra" day to take care of things. It blows by like it was only two hours long....

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hanging with the girls...

I spent my day hanging out with my aunts & cousins. We had a nice welcome back to the two who spend the winter in FL. It's so nice to have them back. My aunts are so much fun to be with. They're all young minded (and also young in age - one who is 9 mos. older than me).

It turned out to be a gorgeous day weather-wise so we sat on the deck for a while. I'm so happy spring is really here.

I'm really happy to have tomorrow off. I need to clean a closet or two but then I'm going to play in my scrap room.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Quick Bday card...

Made this for my cousin last night. She's one of the May birthdays I have to finish cards for.

I used SU designer papers in Cutie Pie and SU cs. The stamp is SU True Friend and the sentiment is a Mike's $1 stamp.

I tried the holes out for the first time. Kathy M inspired me to take out the paper piercer. I need more practice....

Friday's Feast One Hundred Eighty Seven


Name a color you find soothing.

I love aqua. It reminds me of my favorite place, the ocean.


Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience.

My stepdad pulled over the side of the highway and made me get in the driver's seat and just drive.


What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of? I guess that would be a soft cotton.

Main Course

Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see?

I don't think I'd ever wait outside for anyone but just for yucks I'll say Eric Clapton. I did see him once and it was a fantastic concert!!


What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)?

L most definitely. I have two in my first name, my middle and last (maiden) begins with L. Ok, I just recounted and L and E are tied.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Misc. chatter about nothing....

I finally got to stamp last night. Finished two cards. I think my stamping days are going to be few and far between soon. This morning dh said, "I hate to bug you but we need to start going room to room during the week nights." makes me want to cry just thinking of all of the decluttering I have to do with no play time!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Heard two good songs on the way in and I just had to give them a mention - Tears for Fears/Everybody Wants to Rule the World and Goo Goo Dolls/Slide. I remember Tears for Fears songs from way back in the 80's. I love that band. And the Goo Goo Dolls are right up there too.

Have a good one....

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Have you ever....

Saw this on Stacy's blog at Exceedingly Mundane and I was thrilled to play along.

Have you ever…

(x) Gone on a blind date
(x) Skipped School
(x) Watched someone die
(x) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(x) Been to Florida
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Gone to Washington , DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers
(x) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke ….
( ) Paid for a meal with coins only?
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t?
(x) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose - or other places!
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating
(x) Been skinny dipping outdoors

Let me know if you decide to play!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rotten teeth......

Well, I had yet another crown yesterday. My tooth was cracked. Oh well...another $900 down the drain. My throat is very sore today. I think it's from holding my mouth open too long. It's way in the back and it feels like a sore muscle although I had a sore throat yesterday before I went to the dentist. Can't go home though, I'm the only one in the front office today.

I got two cards done last night - one for a SBA friend's dh and I just copied it for my dh since I liked how it came out. It was a CASE from splitcoast though. I just didn't have time to come up with my own ideas!

I'm hoping to get another done for a SBA friend tonight (not telling who yet but it's not a bday ;-) and maybe my SIL & cousin. I have a list of May occasions/bdays to do before I pack up my schlock for a move and/or showing the house.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend update...

Grrr...had a rocky weekend with ds but otherwise the weekend was good.

I had a lot of fun with the SBA cyber crop. I didn't think I'd get more than a page or two done with my schedule but I actually finished 7 pages!!

And I made 60 baby shower favors on Sunday with my mom & aunt. We covered York Peppermint Patties (3/bag) and put them in cello bags with personalized ribbon.

We also went condo hunting and that wasn't successful but at least we know what is out there.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Break needed....

Whew, I was all stressed about getting to Friday Feast before I get into my work for the day. I guess I needed the break.

Anyway, a sad story....

My oldest ds doesn't have very good luck, especially with cars. He's had ice fly off someone's roof on the highway and break his windshield, several hit and runs in a parking lot, his gf hit another car when he first got it (just a little dent on the bumper), etc.

So last night, he was driving home from work and two large dogs ran right into his car. He thinks they were weinereimers (sp?). He is such an animal lover so it really bothered him. One dog ran off and the other's leg was dangling and definitely broken. He has an imprint of the head in his car. The owners apologized to him so they knew it wasn't his fault. Somehow the dogs got out. Anyway, he felt SO bad, he didn't get their insurance info purposes. He helped the owner get blankets and put a splint on. He said it's only a car and he hopes the dog is ok. He is a sweetie...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A quick card...

I participated in an image swap and received the first group yesterday. I made a quick card for dh since his birthday is in May and I'm trying to get a jump on my May/June cards because I don't know when I'll have to be all packed up.

I used SU cs and inks. I used a cuttlebug folder for the wavy strip and some Creative Cafe suede brads. I'm not sure whose image it is but I thought it was cute (the image, not the card)! My sentiment is a tad crooked but I don't think dh will notice.

Not enough play time...

Got home late from work because I stopped to get my SU stuff and ended up yacking with my reps. They are so good to me. They cut a bunch of paper and put it through their new Cuttlebug folders so I have a big stack of really cute backgrounds!!

I was so excited my punch came in! Now I can get started on the baby shower favors.

I love the papers I ordered. I put some in my organizer and put the rest away. I tried out my new set briefly but I ran out of time. I put my stamp pads, markers and all that away, nice and neat. Here's a photo of my "schlock", as my good friend would say.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A bundle of emotions...

I am so SU order is in and I'm picking it up on the way home. I bought lots of cs, several ink pads & markers, etc.

Yesterday I bought a pretty Penny Black floral stamp (gossamer) and went to use it last night. It is defective. The middle of the flower will NOT stamp, no matter what. I've never had that happen before. Anyway, took it back to the lss today and they'll reorder. They let me keep the stamp to play. I'll have to fill in the middle of the flower with something in the meantime though. I also bought a pretty Artful Stamper floral stamp (go figure).

So I'm really excited about playing with my new stuff and also about my upcoming crop this weekend at SBA.

What I'm not excited about (and very nervous about) is putting our house up for sale and finding a new home. I'm sad but also excited to be moving on. I'm stressed just thinking about the cleaning out closets and all that and moving. I haven't moved in almost 13 years. Yikes....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My bad....

Just haven't been able to get on to update. I had yesterday off (dental appt. for ds, mtg. w/realtor). My dh took me to my favorite sub shop. I had the BEST Italian sub. The hot peppers are in relish form, pickles and tomatoes are diced, the rolls are the best, salami and other meets are so fresh. YUM. I told dh I could start my diet now. hehe

Today I walked into a hornets nest. My desk has had a huge amount of traffic today!!

Thought I'd just post a quick hello and two cards I made for my card group using sketches.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

HB, E.....

I forgot to post that my oldest son is 22 today. I put up a photo collage of my youngest son on his 18th and he's a brat, but forgot about my sweet son. I texted him but didn't see him today. You know the busy schedule - work, school, party with friends. I guess the parents don't rate. hehe

Ok, so I felt a little guilty. I just took some quick photos of old photos. Here is my little Christopher Robin (his favorite character). He's always been a sweet kid, never gave us any major problems. He is the best brother there is. Happy Bday, E!! (beware - the photos of the photos are horrible. They're really grainy).

Footloose and fancy free...

Too funny, we are like teenagers tonight. My mom stayed at her sister's last night and tonight.

Last night we went about our usual stuff - Dh playing his guitar and me stamping. We enjoyed the day being able to have conversations in the kitchen without having to worry about someone coming around the corner.

Tonight we decided to go to dinner - just a pub type place for beer and appetizers. It was so nice to get out. I over did it a little.

On the way home we heard one of our favorites by Santana - Everything is Coming Our Way. We blasted the radio and sang along. Then I was saying if I had to choose three artists to take to a deserted island, I would choose Santana, Eric Clapton and Jack Johnson. My dh said if it were an island, he'd have to have Bob Marley.

Anyway, he had to practice for his jam tomorrow so he's blasting Steely Dan in the room next door and I thought I'd take a second to update my blog in a bit of a fog! LOL

Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday's Feast One Hundred Eighty Six


Invent a new flower; give it a name and describe it.

I'm lost. I'll just throw one out for yucks. How about a Tealip. It's a Teal colored tulip. I love that color. It would smell like BBW Juniper Breeze.


Name someone whom you think has a wonderful voice.

I think Amy Winehouse has a wonderful voice. She has her problems but her voice is nice. I love the newest release, Love is A Losing Game.


On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how clean do you keep your car?

Glad you asked. I just dusted yesterday. My car is kept pretty neat. I don't wash windows a lot but you'll never find trash hanging around. I keep a microfiber cloth in the car to dust the dash while I'm sitting at a traffic light. I guess I'd give myself an 8.

Main Course

How do you feel about poetry? I like some of it but can't write it for beans (as you can tell from my posts! LOL).


What was the last person/place/thing you took a picture of?

Don't laugh, it was the pond I drive by (see previous post). By the way, we got a little bit of snow last night, sleet and rain this morning.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Spring has finally sprung....

Or at least I think it has. I rode by the first pond this morning and could see nothing but water!! The second one (smallest) has the most ice but you can see water. The third is completely free of ice.

This is just a driveby photo so excuse the quality.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Autism awareness...

Please check out my blog friend, Linda's, amazing information on autism to see how you can help.

No projects to post....

It's been a little busy so I haven't stamped or scrapped since Sun. I picked my mess up and made my room look tidy last night.

We have a realtor coming to look at the house tonight. I'm not really happy about it. I love where I live and I'm very comfortable in the house. I do want to take advantage of the equity if we can sell it for what we want. Most people think we are crazy trying to sell right now. That's why we have the realtor coming over. Is it a good time? Boston Magazine said my town is one of the few holding it's own on the market prices. Keeping fingers crossed.

I just keep thinking about having the house on the market. It's been 14 years since we sold our last house. What a pain. You can't go out the door without everything being perfect. I can do it the night before but I have no idea what happens after I leave for work. Toilet seats get left up, etc. Grrrrr...