Friday, July 30, 2010

Family fun weekend...

I'm so looking forward to the weekend. First I have a family cookout on Sat. with my family. My cousin from Oregon is in town and her sister is in from Washington, DC. I'm not sure about my cousin from NYC yet. It should be fun.

Sunday I have the entire Q clan (dh's family) plus a few add-ons coming over. My BIL & SIL are coming out from MI with their four kids so we wanted to get everyone together. My other SIL has her Brother & SIL visiting with their two kids so they're coming. I think we'll have close to 30. The kids should have fun in the pool!

I do have a lot of work though. I need to make broccoli salad for Sat. AND Sun. and make potato salad and a few other things for Sun. Then I need to clean. Oh boy! I'm so glad I have Monday off!

I made this for my friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. I kind of rushed through the other night but at least she'll know I'm thinking of her, right?! The cute image is from Di's Digi Downloads.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Not awake....

I have to have blood work today so I haven't had any coffee or anything to eat. I can wait until 10 to eat breakfast on a normal day, but I NEED my three cups of coffee. I am dragging today. I can't wait to get the appt. over so I can grab a cup of coffee and some food. It may even be a Dunk's iced coffee day. I usually have my three cups of hot coffee each day and then water for the rest. So maybe a treat is in order today.

Anyway, I made this for my aunt's birthday. I find myself making almost flat cards lately because I just do not have the time to go to the post office to get them handstamped with extra postage.

I got this freebie image a while ago so I'm not sure of the source. I will search and update if I can!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Old man....

Oh boy, did I mess up!! My favorite male cousin's birthday was on the 22nd. I started to color in the image but never got around to finishing. Last night I figured I'd sit down and finish it. I thought it was THIS Thursday, not last! I am never late for birthdays. If anything, I'm early. I feel so bad because he's done so many favors and has always been there for me. I wrote a note joking about age so maybe he'll understand since he's younger than me. LOL Orange is his favorite color.

I love this funny image from Inklined! I saw it on the Free Digital Stamps blog and knew exactly who I would be sending it to!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Laundry love...

I've never wanted to do laundry so much in my life. My son's gf did a load of baby clothes, just in case they need to pack something quickly. It was in the dryer and I kept going by telling myself to leave it for her. I didn't want to take away that privilege from her.

My son came upstairs and I told him he had no idea how badly I wanted to fold that laundry. He said to go for it so I practically ran into the laundry room. Oh, it smells so nice. They bought Method Sweet Pea baby laundry detergent. I'm in love.

I cannot wait to meet my granddaughter!!! She's due in just about a month. How cute are these little stacks?!! I have to admit, they're not the easiest things to fold. They are so tiny! I counted 25 onesies for this child, all newborn!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink Gem candy...

Go on over and check out these cute little girl stamps, bling, pretty flowers, etc. at Pink Gem. I would LOVE to win!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Le bebe....

My friend in France had a boy and it's her first. I love this image!! It's from Sassy Cheryl's The colors are slightly off.

Unfortunately I'll be going back to work. I hope I don't have a pile on my desk but I'm expecting one. Hope everyone had a nice weekend!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The end....

Well, my vacation has just about come to an end. It was a decent one. We went for two rides to the coast. Of course, I'd rather have a day at the beach but my hubby can't be in the sun that long so my toes didn't get sandy. We had nice weather with one rainy day in the middle. That worked out well since we got some errands done.

Here are a couple of pics including a card I made as a thank you for a "nana" gift from my aunt. I can't locate the source at the moment but I love the cute little turtle on the bigger one.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A wish....

I got this image on a blog hop the other day. I actually found it but the link wouldn't work so a friend sent it to me. You know who you are, thank you!! I love this image. It's from Designed 2 Delight. You should check out their cute images! The paper is SU all the way. This is for my godchild/niece who is 30 something! Red is her favorite color.

I'm hoping the weather improves. It was supposed to be gorgeous today but it's looking a little cloudy. We'll be staying at home around the pool today so it better get better! Here's what I did yesterday.

** Edit/Update - We just got a severe thunderstorm warning on the tv so I ran out to bring towels in, put umbrellas down, etc. It's pouring right now!

Friday, July 09, 2010


Yippeeeeee! I'm on vacation at 5 p.m. today! We're not planning on going away but we may end up finding something for a night or two. We'll most likely just hang by the pool like this cute little girl from Michelle Perkett Studio. I made this for my niece who is a redhead. She's actually more brown/red but her favorite color is orange.

I also wanted to post the amazing sky from last night (sorry for the duplication FBers!). I was making a card for a soldier when my cell rang. It was my hubby calling from the pool. He said to come on out and hurry. I grabbed my camera on the way out thinking the bunnies were back or maybe we had a deer out there. It was this strange looking sky. I thought it was a rainbow at first.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

So sad...

My friend's mom passed away the other day so I made her this card. She was such a funny lady. I remember when I first met her family when we lived in MI. They took us in on holidays. One of my best Thanksgivings was with them. I made stuffing with her mom and laughed with the rest of the family all day until it was time to leave. The sad part was I was moving to PA the next day. I cried all the way to PA and she cried the whole day too. I'm so glad we still keep in touch after 24 years. I consider her my best friend.

The other funny memory with her family is when I went to visit about 5 yrs. ago. We ended up playing dominoes with her mom, dad and sister. We drank margaritas and ate olives (my first time ever on the olives). We laughed so hard we cried. Anyway, enough rambling. RIP Gloria. You will be missed.

Can someone tell me why I cannot get this photo to load the right way? It's saved in landscape so why does it come out portrait?! Drives me insane.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Fourth of July revisited...

I just realized that I whizzed by the Fourth without blinking. I always forget whether I've posted on FB or another message board I go to, or blogger. My 4th was fantastic! We relaxed in our new pool all day, cooked some fabulous food and had some margaritas. Then the fireworks started. I had a view of the fireworks from a couple of towns surrounding us and then all the private displays. It was tremendous!! I sat on the porch for a bit and looked across the street and to the left and right. They were everywhere!! I am truly amazed at the amount of money people must spend on their fireworks. And actually, the third was better than the fourth!! My hubby said he'd never spend money on fireworks when he can see so many for free! LOL When it was too buggy, we just watched from the family room windows. Wow, it really was amazing! No more fighting crowds for us.

Every time I clicked, the display would fizzle out or if I anticipated a nice one, I clicked too early. I am not a good photographer! Here's what I got.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Candy, candy....

I just love these Penny Black girls. Go to Passion for Crafts for a chance to win!

Owl cupcake...

I made this for my ds' gf. She loves owls! Had a great Fourth. It was very relaxing but I got a pretty bad sunburn yesterday. Oh well, I guess i'll never learn! This image is from Paper Cupcake Stamps. Hope you had a great Fourth too! Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Hillbilly band...

I made this for our friend who is in a band with my hubby. I love these hillbillies for male cards. They are from Digi Doodle Shop.

The picture was too washed out. I adjusted as much as I could but it's still a bad photo. I used SU Soft Suede and some SU dp, Bazzill cs, SU's sentiment.

I relaxed by the pool yesterday afternoon and I'm about to do the same. This morning I made macaroni salad (youngest favorite), pb/chocolate dessert (oldest favorite) and blonde brownies (dh's favorite).

I was going to go for a walk with my son but it's so hot out and I'm really tired. Some idiot called my house at 12:50 A.M. and scared the crap out of us. You know when your heart pounds so loud and you can't get back to sleep?! It was a private caller and by the time my hubby figured that out, they hung up. I don't know why we didn't just pick up and be done with it. It took me a while to calm down after that. Then I woke up early because I was worried my son had to work and would need the car. He didn't. Anyway, I think I may go and fall asleep in the sun for a bit. I got some good color yesterday afternoon.

Happy Fourth to everyone!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Guess what? I won some blog candy!...

I follow a bunch of blogs and go through on Google Reader each day. I posted a comment and won some cute candy at Stephanie's Stampin' Spot. I just love her style! I'm not a real girly girl when it comes to frilly cards. I like looking at them but I don't make them. Anyway, go on and check out her talents! Thanks, Stephanie! It made my weekend.