Friday, August 20, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

This has NOT been a fun week for me. School issues, lawn guy issues, utter lack of time issues (created by the school issues!). I'm glad it's over. Next week HAS to be better!!!
This ATC I did for Angie's Bird on a Wire swap. Finally broke out my bird punch from SU. I HAD to have this (was it during SAB????) and haven't touched it (or any of the other stamps/punches I bought then) since. I've been all about the Unity/Ippity this summer!! LOL
Supplies: Stamps: Ippity Bit of Burlap (background) and Unity Moments in Bloom (sentiment), Cardstock, Ink & Punch -- SU, DSP -- Daisy D, Stickles.
Head to Tracy's blog next or back to the Unity site for the entire list. Have a happy Friday (Becca's first VB game is tonite!!) and a great weekend!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cupcakes anyone?

This is for another swap at the Stamp Shack. I love this basic grey paper!!! Things that make you go YUM! LOL
Supplies: Stamp -- Hero Arts, Cardstock -- SU, DSP -- Basic Grey, punch, stickles

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hippity Hop!

It's amazing how your day can change!! I was late posting my card so I just tossed it up here with the promise of coming back later, after dropping the kids at school. Here, 3 hours later I'm FINALLY getting back to it.

First, the card. This is actually not at all what it started. I started w/the flip side of this paper. It was pink & brown & orange leaves. I started w/a MUCH BIGGER flower but it just didn't work. So, I redid the flower (do NOT try this with scalloped nestibilites, too many petals!) and accidentally flipped the paper over. I liked it MUCH better so I went w/it. The pink may not "go" as well now....

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity A Moment in Time (I don't know if you can see that I also used the tiny flower in the center of my flower), Cardstock -- Bazzill, DSP --BoBunny, nesties, glimmer mist & SU scallop punch.

Now, for the rest of the story. I get this posted & RUN upstairs to leave for school. 1/2 way up I hear a giant clunk, crash, smack. Nick's standing at the top of the stairs. I say "I don't want to know what that noise was, do I?" Becs walks out of the kitchen w/a wet skirt & SOAKED crocs & says "NO, you don't!!!" Somehow, the full gallon of orange kool-aid that she had just made 1/2 an hour before is now ALL OVER THE KITCHEN FLOOR!!!!!

I send her to change real quick, throw her shoes in the kitchen sink, send Nick down for beach towels. I soak up as much as I can of the kool-aid, rinse her shoes & we run out the door. I text Scott to let him know he DOESN'T want to go into the kitchen (he was on a business call when all this "went down" LOL).

Becca's driving the van, doing fine (it's feels SOOOO much bigger than our other van!). We come to an on ramp & I suggest she get into the left lane to let all the 3 cars coming on to the highway on. She does & apparently, 12000 more cars get on BEHIND her & no one will let her back into the slow lane (she's not comfortable going over 55 yet). So she signals & tries to get over but the cars are in too much of a hurry to let her over. She starts to panic, slows down even more, tries to get over when there's a car coming, freaks & FINALLY someone lets her into the slow lane. (Not until she gets flipped the bird several times!) She survived & made it the rest of the way to school w/o any incidents but it didn't make for a good trip in. I think we need more practice!!!

So I get home to a soaked kitchen, a soaked fridge and the kool-aid has leaked thru the tiny hole in the floor that the ice maker water line goes thru & has dripped into the light fixture, the ceiling tiles, onto the carpet AND onto my scrap table. ARGH!!!!

Most of it's cleaned now. The kitchen still needs put back together. The towels are in the washer. The carpets been scrubbed. It looks like the only things on my table that got wet were my CIS Paper Taker (outside only it appears!) and my Cuttlebug (easily wiped off). Now, I'm wiped OUT and think I need a morning nap!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

First of all, I want to thank y'all again for your sweet comments!! I'm still trying to get thru Friday's blog hop before I get behind on Monday's blog hop too. LOL

Busy, busy, busy day today. School starts TOMORROW!!! I think we're ready. Half day but followed by 2 hours of VB practice. Poor Nick will be stuck at school while his sister practices. It's ok; he'll get even during the LONGER basketball season!! LOL

This ATC is for Angie's swap over that the Stamp Shack. I had a totally different ATC planned but it said "beach" not pool so, back to the drawing board. After I stamped the bikini, I thought it looked more like pink Swiss cheese than a bathing suit. LOL. The ribbon was a PAIN to get stuck. Used 12000 tiny home made glue dots!!! Hope it sticks.....

Supplies: Stamps -- Making Memories Foam stamps, Cardstock -- Archivers (bazzill??), DSP is probably MME, I'm not 100% sure.... Ink -- Stazon, ribbon -- Michaels.

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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.