Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Good morning all! First and foremost, THANK YOU for the good thoughts and prayers! More on that later! First up-the little baby boy brag book I whipped up yesterday for the new grandma at the OKI Library...this little embellishment on the front is too cute in that, if you push that little red button on the left...the lights on the mobile light up! Tried to capture that in the photo but it didn't work. The cover is out of some chipboard cards that I purchased. The perfect size and weight for mini books! Bound it of course with the Bind It All. The inside pages are white cardstock cut to size, some pages embellished a wee bit with some baby stickers that have been in my stash for forever (as was the cover embellishment! Somewhat surprised it still worked!)
Think she will like it? Hope so! Off to deliver it soon! Wanted to use the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder but it's MIA in the magic disaster-eh, craft-room. Theresa, when I find it-make sure it gets stuck, somehow, to my person! I cannot seem to keep track of that one and it's always a "go-to" for me. I used my *new* "Spots and Dots" folder instead. Going to try a new way of storing the folders-my little notebooks worked well but my collection is outgrowing them!
We have two feral cats....and, it seems, a baby opossum as well...we call him (or her?) Simon/Simone...(ever read Rita Mae Brown Sneaky Pie series?)
The baby (on the left) was still feeling puny. The diagnosis was...he ate the Christmas tree. Funny-because I kept telling the vet that, after he eats, he gets this "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" look (if you're old enough to remember the Alka Seltzer commercial...). Yep, cats may have tough tummies but they cannot digest (artificial) Christmas tree spines. I'll spare you the details of treatment. He was just laying around all day and wanted Momma. When I wasn't available, he "reached out" to his buddy! As long as he was touching PC he was ok without me! The good news is, thanks to our awesome vet and staff, prayers, and some healing time, today he was eating, playing and acting NORMAL! The sun is out, it is not snowing (was yesterday!), and even though it's cold--with the sun, it's much more tolerable. Ok. So now I need to go do the flylady thing. I have to confess-the Christmas decorations are taking over the guest bedroom! Still. Time to get them back to the attic! Mt. Washmore needs some attention, too. I hope that this week I can get back to my normal Flylady routine(s). This week was just crazy. Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon ps/Only a week left on the January Inspirations sale and deals-so check it out and take advantage of it http://email@example.com
Saturday, January 22, 2011
On another note...we got a new laptop and although my stepson was gracious enough to send instructions to help import/export my favorites (aka the blogs I follow...) I couldn't get it. I was behind in checking them out anyway so I got cup of coffee and got comforatable. I went through my "active" list. 2 hours later and I have a list of ----drumroll please--55 blogs that I look at um, haveta confess-almost daily! Oops-wait, no-make that 57--forgot two I already have on the new computer! Guess I know where a chunk of my time goes! In all fairness, it took me longer today as I was writing down the names and links as I went!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The StampQueen has not had a good day (computer issues out the ying-yang) and she has an overflowing week-so I just wanted to give you a heads up that I may be MIA for a few days or a week. Don't forget about me! Say a prayer (and help save my sanity, please!) and check back soon. Don't forget to take a look at the great bargains in the Inspirations flyer-http://firstname.lastname@example.org are only good until the end of January so take a peek and place your order now! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping.
Friday, January 7, 2011
there are a number of things I am thankful for:
- My doctor was AMAZED...my gall-bladder was fine-without surgery! I wasn't surprised. I did the research. I made the changes (low fat diet, pear juice, hot water and honey). I sought holistic approaches (acupuncture, homeopathic remedies.). They worked.
- I lost 5 lbs. since my last visit--even with the HOLIDAYS! (see # 1-low fat diet...)
- My blood pressure was fine (see # 1 and # 2! Did I mention the HOLIDAYS (are over?!))
- My other test results (labs, mammogram, etc.) were ok, too!
GO ME! I was feeling pretty good about myself after that. Then I got our weekly edition of the paper--
5. The cat's letter (Inky, to be exact!) made Sydney's Space (a column written by a local dog-with a little help, of course!) Flylady got some free publicity--and the world is wiser about taking along vet records when you travel with your pets. Ya never know when you might need them (I speak from experience! We were glad we had them!) Want more time to stamp and scrap in 2011? Want to get organized? Check out http://flylady.com/. She has all the answers!
6. I checked the Close to My Heart website-my order hadn't shipped yet according to the schedule posted there, but then---THEN I CHECKED E-MAIL---and lo and behold-FED-EX has my package and it should, God-willing, be here next week! THAT was a MAJOR surprise and I cannot wait to get my hands on the new goodies!!! New paper, LOTS of new stamps, storage container for my new stamps, and a new paper cutter (one of mine died.)!!! I can't wait! Have you checked out the Inspirations catalog? Go to http://email@example.com and do some drooling! And ordering! Great deals, my friends! You will want it all! Trust me!
So, all in all, I'd say it was a pretty good day! OH-I even managed to at least corral all the Christmas things to be packed into one room! So some of the house is looking a little more like normal!
Better go feed the boys! Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon
Thursday, January 6, 2011
- the BLOG HOP
- Leave a comment. please; and
- if you're not a FOLLOWER...please please sign up to be one!
Happy Stamping and scrapping. Blessings, Sharon
Supplies used: Close to My Heart: Stamp Sets-January Find Your Style stamp of the month & Card Chatter: Thank You;cardstock: colonial white; inks: crystal blue, pear; Stampin Up: blue cardstock; embossing folder, Big Shot machine, punch; Misc: Crop-A-Dile; brads, ribbon; clear embossing powder, heat gun
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Good Morning! We're still at THE HOP! I won't tell you what came up on clipart when I put in hop-but it wasn't 1950's, that's for sure! Lol! THE HOP is going strong so scroll down to my next post FINDING YOUR STYLE and be sure to click on each thumbnail image to go to each blog and view the great things that are being cooked up! If you want your own set of stamps to play with-just click on the link at the top of the page!
ps/THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments! They make my day! Did you sign up to be a FOLLOWER? If not, please do-and please pass my site on to others who might enjoy it as well!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
And, speaking of such...I HAVE NEWS! There's a NEW IMAGE on the right-hand sidebar--didjasee it--huh, huh?! (hint: scroll down-it's below what I call my alice in wonderland pic--at my feet and it has the words "PhD" on it!!) Yep-that's right! As of today, I r a graduate! I have, in the mere past week, completed the bachelor, masters AND PhD Close to My Heart Training Academy courses! GO ME! The new catalog and products have really inspired me! Check out my CTMH site at http://firstname.lastname@example.org to see the latest-just click on the "View January Inspirations" on the bottom right hand side of the main page. The INSPIRATIONS flyer is the "transition" catalog since CTMH is going from 3 to 2 catalogs a year, the Inspirations catalog is valid for the month of January ONLY---and believe me, there are SOME GREAT DEALS! I want just about everything in there! Considerable price breaks if you order the Workshop on the Go kit. With WOTG you can make 2-2 page layouts or 6 cards...with paper left over and of course stamps to use over and over again. It comes with instructions that will walk you through each step of your creation---or, better yet, come take a class with me! The January Stamp of the Month is by far the prettiest I have seen! It is only available through Jan. 31st and, as usual, the more you order the better the deal-you can even get it for FREE! Check it out!
I've not felt the greatest and when I've not been working through my courses I have been drooling over the new catalog! I PROMISE...to post some projects soon! I need to make a thank you card for Carmen, my stepson's girlfriend who graciously sent us a Harry & David salsa sampler box for Christmas. Hmm...I have some acrylic cards, the Jan. stamp of the month set, a few new inks...think I will head to the craft room now as I feel some INSPIRATION comin' on! ; ) Until next time-see if you can't get INSPIRED at http://email@example.com and, as usual, happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon