Saturday, March 8, 2008

Good day yesterday -- Not Stamp/Scrap related!

First off, yesterday, I found Becca's cell phone. It had been missing for 3 weeks & we had just decided that we were going to have to inactivate it & purchase another one. On a hunch, I looked under the DRIVER'S seat on the van (I had looked thru the van twice but never thought to look there as, she can't drive & we were assuming that SHE lost it). There it was!! Woohoo!

Last night, we went to the Mall to return some library books. Scott bought a dress shirt for $5, Becca got jammie pants & a shirt for $11 and I got NEW FLATWARE!!! I've been wanting this flatware since before T'giving but, w/Christmas expenses & everything, I couldn't see paying that much for it. After Christmas, they never put it on sale again, until yesterday. It's so pretty & nice!! I LOVE IT!!

Today, I'm going to my Sat Stampin Sistah's to pick up my last SU order (even tho I don't have my middle SU order and it looks like I'm going to be making a 4th SU order on Fri. Apparently, there are a few things I don't yet have!) We're going stamp & have fun for awhile! I'm looking forward to it & I'm going to have something new to post when I get back (I hope!)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

One quick thing....

I am VERY disappointed to report that my Cuttlebug WILL NOT cut felt. I was really hoping to make some coolio felt flowers w/it but, alas, it is not to be. I guess I'll have to order some from SU. Bummer.

Sorry I haven't posted in a coupled days.

I've been off school now for 3 days & I've not really done a whole lot. I am almost done w/Erin's 20Q CJ. I'm hoping to mail it tomorrow at the latest. I'm the last one to work on hers. Mine won't be back for a bit but, I'm excited for Erin to get hers!!

I've been obsessed with Grungeboard since Erin posted she hated it. That caused me to check out Tim Holtz's video on it. It is so NOT me but, I had to have it. 2 weeks ago, when I spent a ton at Archivers, I had it in my hand & put it back. I had instant remorse but, no one but Archivers sells it. On Sunday, I convinced the kids that they wanted to go to the Mall (that just happens to have an Archivers in it). Unfortunately, it's a smaller store. And arranged TOTALLY different than "my" store. I finally found the GB but all they had in the elements was stripes & harlequin. I wanted plain. But, I knew better than to wait & bought it. Here's what I did w/it that night. You'd think sometime in the last 3 days I would have had more time to play. What is my problem??

Well, I promised Scott that I would finally clean the house today so I must go. I will post more later, I hope.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

February Christmas Cards

Ok, I KNOW it's now March but, I tried, really tried to get them done. Uh, Feb is a short month. I'd be right on time if there were 31 days in Feb. Ok, that's my story. These are a stamp-lift from Kristina's MACM 12/3. I thought this was the cutest idea and I decided my 10 cards this month would be this. How hard could it be? Well, parts were harder than I thought, other parts were easier: Tying 30 tiny bows w/sucky fiber (DMC Light Silver Thread --from my cross stitch days. As soon as you cut it, it separates into 4 thin fibers. UCK!) was enough to make me give up. But, I persevered. The easy thing was the Heat & Stick powder. I have had this stuff for YEARS and could never figure out how to use it. The glitter never stuck. And my sucky demo had no idea how to use it. Well, Kristina made it look so easy that I vowed to try it again (I also vowed to try the glue pad again & still haven't messed w/it; maybe tomorrow). I did it just as the video showed & it worked. Soooo cool!!

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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.