Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'm addicted to 3x3 cards!!

On the 2nd card here, I used my coolio slit punch to make the scallops. I LOVE this technique!!! BTW, the cardstock behind the scallops is dark purple.

This is the reverse side of the purple/green paper above. It's is so cool!! I just love this paper. I sure hope it makes it into the big catty this fall. This is dark brown cardstock. I don't know if you can tell but I pierced the edge of the 2nd card. The piercing template thingie is on my wishlist for me NEXT SU order.

I typed this WHOLE thing & blogger ate it 'cause I put an "&" in my label. So, I was bummed I was gonna have to reload all 3 pics again. Then I saw that you can add all pics at once!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Click my MEEZ girl on the left

It'll take you to my meez and you will see who her friend is. BTW, she looks JUST LIKE ME!!!

It's official

I'm done w/bloglines. I love the IDEA of the service, it shows you only the blogs that have new posts. But, for the last few days, I don't get the new posts as soon as they're posted. Sometimes it will tell me there is a new post (or 2 or 4 or 10!) and then, when I clicked on it, it pulls up a post from several days ago. Plus, I miss reading the comments on blogs. I'm going back to the old fashioned way of doing it.

Haven't stamped anything for too long. I hope I'll have the energy to do some tonite. I got the COOLEST acrylic stamps last week. Imperession Obsession. When I first used them (see the b'day card below) I thought, ick. They aren't very deeply etched & didn't seem to hold a whole lot of ink. But, when I stamped an image, it was crisp, clear & beautiful. I want to play with these some more!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

3x3s ROCK. Out Loud

These are so fun to make. They are fairly easy since you don't have to fill a whole card. I making the ones that close w/my coolio slot punch. Now, to try Card Candy.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A more creative day

Yesterday, Scott took the kids bowling & I got to stay home & craft! Why is it when he takes the kids, half the teams don't show up & they get out of there in under 2 hours but when I take them, EVERYONE shows up & brings along friends??? Oh, the inequities of life.

While he was gone, I made this:

I copied the idea from one Beate had posted on her blog here I adjusted the size so I mine would fit into my 3x3 envies. I actually like it. Here is the inside view:

After lunch, I made the "tiny" version of the cakes I make for work. Then, I took a nap (yea, naps!). Scott so graciously agreed to eat dinner in Fairview Heights so I could return my punch & buy the correct one at HL. Yea!!! We had an absolutely PERFECT dinner at Outback: my steak was cooked perfectly (well done, not burned!) my potato was EXCELLENT (not too dry & no funky spots) and our waitress actually brought us stuff BEFORE we asked. Just perfect.

Then, we headed to Michaels. Other than having to stand in line for too long to just return something, it was perfect too. They took my opened punch back and gave me my money back. Then, we hit HL, not so perfect. They didn't have a 1.25" punch (I SWEAR they did on Fri) so I bought a .75" one (couldn't let a perfectly good coupon go to waste now could I??) I dropped dh & the kids off at Best Buy (HATE that store. Nothing that could REMOTELY be considered stamping stuff there) while I drove back to Archivers. Bought my 1.25 punch (for full OVERprice) and some more of the pretty, pretty, pretty Daisy D Archivers exclusive paper. Very, very YUM! Plus I had another coupon for more cardstock.

I picked up dh & the kids, took the kids to Toys R Us, determined that the kids have outgrown TRU & headed back home. Dropped dh & the kids off at Target (needed a rain check for Veggie Tales Mo & the Big Exit. Yes, I do believe my kids have outgrown VT too but, I like them.) while I took the library books back. Home, Computer, watched a really stupid movie (Just Friends, ICK!!!) and then to bed.

Today, (if your still awake & not bored to tears) I have to clean the house, do laundry & play w/my new stuff.

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.