Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ever feel your life is spinning out of control??

I really really don't want to complain. I have a great life! Really I do! But every now & then, I get a little stressed and this week has been it. Should all be better today!! We've had some problems getting our van but it's supposed to be here by 3pm. I officially decided at 10am that we WERE going to Chicago with Scott so I need to get PACKING & get some laundry done. I want to get some crafting kits to take with me so I'll have something FUN to do (Scott'll have the car everyday so we're "stuck" at the hotel.)

Anyway, it's all good: I'm getting a new car & I'm able to take the kids on one last week of fun before school starts. Becca made the varsity Volleyball team, sort of (she's going to play "some" but she's going to do the "books" too). It's all good. And I have WONDERFUL friends who read my blog (at least on Unity/Ippity days, LOL) who make me feel good. I just wanted to tell you (if you read this post) how wonderful you all are and, no matter how momentarily crazy things are, I feel so happy when I read you all comments. I STILL haven't finished Thursday's Hip Hop and haven't even BEGUN to look at y'alls FWF posts from yesterday but I WILL get caught up!!! Maybe I'll use hubby's computer "on the road" tomorrow & read during the 4.5 hour drive?? Thank you all!!! You really are Friends with FLAIR!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Happy Friday!! This week has been BRUTAL!!! Last Saturday, my van died. We started (reluctantly) looking at new cars on Monday. Monday was the Ford Escape. Tuesday was the Hyundai Santa Fe. Wednesday was Dodge Journey. Thursday, I thought we were done & just going to wait to for the Ford guy to try to match the price of the other 2. Well, I guess I didn't get the memo that Thursday was Toyota Sienna day. Ended up, we signed for a the Sienna yesterday afternoon. I still don't HAVE the car as they needed to find one w/o all the cool stuff 'cause that's the only way they could match the $$$ we would have paid for the other SUVs. But, I'm getting a NEW van with everything my old van had (which is nothing!) except now I have a CD player & an iPod hookup. I really hoped that my next van would have power doors & heated leather seats but I guess since I get a van for the same price as the one I bought 10 years ago, I got a good deal!!!

Anyway, I dragged my sorry, tired behind home last night after cleaning 10 years worth of stuff out of the van (I left the old fries & the candy wrappers) and had to do my FWF card. What to do, what to do. Well, I pulled 3 unused stamps from the Everything Extraordinary & a sentiment & the piece of cardstock lying on top my table & viola', it turned into a card. you can't tell from this pic but the cardstock has been spritzed w/my newest glimmer mist: Tiger Lily & Coffee Shop. YUM!!!

Supplies: Stamps -- Unity Everything Extraordinary, Cardstock -- SU, DSP -- Basic Grey, Ink -- SU & Palette, nesties, CB embossing folder & glimmer mist!!

Next on the hop is Kim or head back to Unity for the full list. Have a happy, fun, SAFE weekend & see you at the Ippity Hop (not guaranteeing another post since we may have car stuff to do AGAIN today, SU party on Sat morn, picking up hubby's rental car by noon & then, we may tag along w/hubby to Chicago on Sun morn so that will mean I have to PACK!!! but I'm still not sure we're going to go. Gotta weigh the kids disappointment at not going against spending the $$$ and taking the TIME when school starts a week from MONDAY!!)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Flip Flops for Sherri

For Sherri's Flip Flop swap. I discovered my eyes are too bad to try to color all those tiny lines on the first pair of flips flops. Next time I'll paper piece them. LOL
Supplies: Stamp -- Ms $1 stamp, card stock -- SU, Ink -- Palette, SU markers, PP -- I forget. It might be OA but I don't remember... I DID buy it new so I SHOULD remember. LOL

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Unloved Rubber ATC Swap

Cindy is hosting an Unused Rubber swap at the Shack. We were to use a stamp that hadn't seen ink. Unfortunately, I have TONS of these stamps (although I did sell several unused set to make $$$ for more Ippity/Unity!!). I bought this stamp set 'cause it was similar to a stamp my friend Sara had let me borrow. But, once I got the set, I never used it. So, I inked the sucker up for this swap.

Supplies: All supplies SU, Versamark ink & copper embossing powder.

Monday, August 2, 2010

H{ippity} Hop!!

Happy Monday! Happy H{ipptiy} hop!! I got 3 new sets of Ippity on Thursday along w/2 new Unity sets. I should be set. At least until the new Ippity releases on the 12th!!! LOL I used one of my new sets for today's card.

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity Music of my Heart, -- Cardstock & DSP -- SU, Ink -- SU & Palette Burnt Umber, Stickles, nesties.

Next on the hop is Rona or head back to the Ippity site for all the stamping goodness!!

In other, non-stamping news, the Cubs traded my FAVORITE player away on Saturday!! Hubby's a Cubby fan & is constantly watching their games. In a "if you can't beat them, join them" moment, I decided if the games were constantly on (the HD tv is in the basement where my stamp table is) I should have something interesting to watch during the games & Ryan Theriot was it!! Since we have the baseball package, I could continue to watch all the Dodger games but, it's not the same.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nativity ATCs

These are for Chris's swap at the Stamp Shack. I loved this image when I bought it last year. I made some ornaments for the kids' teachers last year using acetate & they turned out kinda cool. I'm wishing now that I'd stamped these on a different color. I don't remember now WHY I was so set on using blues.... Oh well, they aren't too bad (not as cute as the ones Angie did here!)
Supplies: Stamp -- Inkadinkadoo, all else -- SU.

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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.