Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I have been so busy.

I feel like I am neglecting my blog and my blogging time (the time I spend reading everyone's blogs.). I have been so busy with school and I have been sick at the same time. I am having trouble with my right side of my abdomen. I went to the er and went through tons of tests and so far NOTHING! This is so depressing because it is scary not knowing what is wrong and I just don't have the time right now to go back and forth to dr.'s and radiologists. I have one more test to take to rule out the gallbladder. After that I have no idea what it could be. We have ruled out the liver and appendix so far. Well, I slept all day and now have to spend the night studying for a quiz in the morning. Joy!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thank you so much Beate

My wonderful friend Beate has given me an award. Whoo-hoo!! Thanks so much girl. By the way, Beate owns an awesome advanced scrapbooking group on Cafemom. She is so creative too. You must check out her blog.

So Beate chose 5 friends to give this award to and I will do the same. I wish I could give it to Beate again! I will also try not to give it to anyone that I know has it already so that I can spread the award around.

1. Lizzie, check out her blog and see why I think it is great!

2. Celina- a great scrapbooker!

3. My BFF DEE, of course we both have the same blog backround!! he-he!!

4. Kimmie, she is a serious cardmaker, truly awesome.

5. Kathy, the Queen of Altering!

Please check out these really creative ladies and again thank you so much Beate, you also Rock!

Friday, January 16, 2009


To all my friends in the Northwest and thoughout the US that are suffering through this awful weather.

A girl can dream can't she? Keep warm!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blog Candy!! Go to this website, leave a comment, become a follower and make your own announcement on your blog for a chance to win a stamp set from Queen Kat Designs. Whoo-hoo, wish me luck!

Got in the mood...

Well I have been so lazy lately and really have not wanted to go down to the basement where my craft space is located because of the cold. So last night I got off my fat ass and put the space heater on near my desk and went to town on making 3 cards and an altered address book. I made the 3 cards for challenges in various groups and the address book I had and decided that I wanted to alter something.
Enjoy and have a great day!

This card was made for the sketch challenge over at PCP. I was so happy that I finally got to use my new stamp. This stamp is "Rumor Has It." from They are so cute.

This was a sketch challenge in the Addicted to Bellas group on Cafemom. Thanks so much Dee for a great sketch. I love ribbon, so when I saw the stripes, I instantly thought ribbon. I also used my new cuttlebug for the scallop and for the embossed pink cardstock. I truly love that cuttlebug. The image is Cupcakeabella from I got the image in a swap and couldn't wait to use it. I know your seeing a trend. I love Bellas and the other great stamps at stampingbella.

The dragonfly card was made for a challenge for the Cute Critters Club at Cafemom. The sketch was really easy and took me no time at all to do. I used a dragonfly image that was sent to me. I believe it is an SU stamp.
Well, I was at my mothers during Thanksgiving and was cleaning up all of her junk. She is a shopaholic and buys things that she will never use. Why? I don't know. So anyway she had this address book and it was kinda ugly. I asked her why she wasn't using it. She told me that she bought another one instead. So I took the address book home with the intention of altering it and making it mine. I so desperately need a new one anyway. I didn't want to over do it with this book. I wanted a beautiful book but still simple. I didn't use many materials to do this either. I used 2 sheets of patterned paper from Basic Grey. Sorry don't know the name of it. I really don't read the names of the paper. After carefully cutting out the paper to fit the cover I cut the leftover flower and leaves. I cut and pasted the paper on and then proceeded to add the flower. I wanted it to have dimension so I added pop dots underneath and cut around the petals with a craft knife. I added some ribbon on the spine and a safety pin with a pewter heart charm to give it just a little bit more prettiness. I added a rhinestone for the center of the big flower on top and outlined the leaves and the bottom flower with Stickles. I love Stickles. Don't they just make everything just a little bit more pretty. I sure think so.

99 things to do before you die..

Okay, so Dee copied this off of Callie and I am coping this off of Dee. You are more than welcome to copy it off of me.
So the thing is to bold the things you have done. Just copy and paste it into your own blog.

Happy Reading.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world -DisneyWorld several times and can't wait to go back.
8. Climbed a mountain- live all around them, I drive up and down them all the time.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - lucky I can speak English correctly.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied- I am satisfied with whatever God feels I should have at the time.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39.Went Rock Climing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'll take a busy day with a cherry on top.

Hey there!! Well I've had a busy day and I'm so glad that it is slowing down and almost over. So today I went to get my hair cut and colored. I hated the color it was before and I'm so glad to have a new color that is more me. I also took off about 8 inches. I took a pic of how it came but I have been fussing with it and now it is messy. Plus I look bad with no makeup on but what the hell here's the pic.

So after I came home, I helped the kids deliver their newspapers because hubby was making an awesome beef soup. My husband doesn't cook often but when he does it comes out great. Wasted talent. He should have been a chef. Anyways...after I got back the door bell rang and guessy who was there? My wonderful UPS lady Peggy Sue. She had a package for me. It was my Bellas that my son had bought me for my birthday! Whoo-hoo. I can't wait to play with them tonight. My sister is having a baby and I don't have any baby stamps to make cards with. I just love the baby stamps at I can't wait to find out what she is having so that I can make it more personal. I'm giving her a baby shower probably in May. I am siked to make the invites. I'll also make the cake too. I couldn't wait to get Lottie and Gussie. I have wanted that stamp for so long. I also got the Rumor Has It stamp. They are too cute. The sentiment stamp says: "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you". Isn't that so cute. It goes with many of my stamps. I thought I could also use it with the Daisy tea cup stamp I got. Well enough about stamps.

My daughter Samantha and I were playing around taking pics of my hair and then we started taking pics together. We don't get along often due to the fact that she is a teenager and has a big mouth so it was nice that we were able to spend sometime goofing around instead of fighting and arguing. I know that I am her mother but isn't she so beautiful. I can't get over that I made someone so beautiful as her. I wish I was a beautiful as her when I was her age. She's a knock out. The boys are nuts for her. Too bad they don't really know about her attitude. They would all run. LOL. Someone once wrote on their thought bubble on Cafemom, "Only a teenager can love another teenager." Isn't that the truth. I love her but the love from her friends right now is more important than mine and so is their opinions. I can't wait until she is older so that we can have a relationship that is meaningful.

Well off to go put the little boogers to bed and then to make some cards! I'll keep yah posted!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Who would have thunk?

Life is so funny sometimes. Yesterday I wrote that I wanted the cuttlebug but refused to pay full price for it. This morning I open the newspaper and grab the Michaels ad and guess what is right on the front page? Of course, the cuttlebug!! It was on sale for 50% off. I was so excited. I knew it would go on sale soon but didn't expect it this week. Any who, after a busy day with church and a cub scout event hubby and I went into Allentown to Michaels and picked my Cuttlebug! Whoo-hoo! This really has been the best birthday. I picked up one folder and 2 die sets. I'm hoping to pick up some Nesties soon. I need to stop spending for a few weeks and I'm hoping one day to catch a sale on Nesties too.

Well, I'm hoping to get some use out of it tomorrow when the kids go back to school. I'm so happy for school. The kids are driving me crazy and really need to go back. I hope everyone had a great weekend and I wish you all a great week too!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!

Well today is my 32nd birthday. It was not an eventful day but not a bad one either. I enjoyed a big part of my day with my hubby Bill at the supermarket and Walmart. After we got home my daughters boyfriend and his friend came over to hang out with all of us nuts. My daughter baked my cake (lemon cake with raspberry filling)and my hubby made me Chicken Marsala for dinner. Yum, Yum. After ll of that food I must say that my belly is quite content.

It was definitely so sweet of them to make me dinner and a cake.

I must also share with you some of my gifts that I got for my birthday too. My son Frankie gave me $50.00 to spend on stamps. I went right on over to It has been so long since I have gotten Bellas. I was so excited. I bought 7 stamps altogether and one copic. My hubby also bought me some Riley Moose stamps at but the last gift was so great. I must show this to all of you. I just love it. My favorite symbol is the fleur de lis. I did pick this out but was so shocked that he wanted to buy me jewelery since I break all of my jewelery. He is so sweet. I love him. He is full of surprises. He was going to orginally get me the Cuttlebug but I refuse to buy it for full price. I know that if I pay full price the next week or month it will be on sale. So I am going to wait for a good sale before I buy the Cuttlebug.

Well, as you can see and read, I did have a pretty great birthday. I am so thankful to God to be living another year and for all the wonderful things he does for me and my family. God Bless everyone!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Blog hoppin and Blog Candy for the New Year!

Hey everyone! First off, I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy new year. Anyway, one of my favorite stamping sites is having a blog hop for blog candy for the celebration for their new releases and new design team. Check it out here
Well I'm off to the mall to go find the cuttlebug! Whoo-hoo! My hubby has agreed to buy me it for my birthday this Saturday. I'm going to be 23. He-Hee.

Again have a wonderful New Year. Hope it is the best!