Sunday, September 30, 2012

xmas card

I saw the idea for this card on My Creative Time with Emma's blog so this is NOT and original design. I made four of them all similar but with small differences. I used her Warm holiday fun stamps and coordinating dies. I did heat embossing on the ornaments. The tag was cut using the tag from Just simply live set and the Merry Christmas stamp was from the gift card sentiments.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Get well card

One of our Secretaries at work had surgery on Thursday so I wanted to make her a card. I got to thinking while I was cleaning today that I needed to look at the cartridges I have hardly ever used. Florals Embellished fits that bill. My kids talked me into the cart when it was on sale cheap at ACMoore but I think I have only used it to make 1 card. So here is card two. I used Martha Stewart fine glitter on two of the layers. I also used MCT's teeny tag greetings stamp and dies set. I also used the divine swirls embossing folder on the background.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

funk non scrappin post

I have been in a bit of a crafting funk... Lots of work related things, yadda, yadda, yadda same ole but I think the big thing has been the monster in the closet for me... I got all those bad mammograms and I was trying to schedule the biopsy during my brothers funeral preparation.... then I needed major dental work. I actually had a melt down in the dentist when they took my blood pressure and it was high.. HELLO!!! Live my life right now. When I am stressed I run on schedules and them saying I couldn't have my dental work done messed with my schedule and I melted down and cried. OKAY love my dentist she is the best ever but how embarrassed am I to go back now. Went home and called doc and went in the next day to be put on temporary blood pressure meds till my life calms down. Fast forward to this week. I had the biopsy on Monday and I got the call that it was benign so I can RELAX and start putting things back together. I haven't been able to read or craft at night. I haven't been able to focus till I got the results. That's weird cause those are the two things I find calming. I also think I try to be a positive person and my worry about this biopsy was related to my brothers diagnosis with cancer and the family history with breast cancer. I'm gonna have nurse Darcy ck my blood pressure on Monday and then if all is good start the dental work. I have a major filling w/possible root canal and then off to the endodontist for a problem with an old root canal.. Can I say that after all the money for a crown and root canal that it is just wrong that something wasn't done right.... I am so thankful for my dental insurance but I get 1000. 00 on this big buck stuff. If you get one crown in a year everything else is out of pocket. You can choose a crown or a root canal and you can't have both... Gosh my dad had GREAT teeth... why did I get my moms tooth gene. I am doing everything I can to keep my teeth and not need dentures like my mom. Life is about challenges and how you handle them. Sometimes I do better than others that's why I am always trying to look up to get myself centered again because even when I think I am charge I am not!!!

FYI I know I have like no followers and maybe a couple people read my ramblings but posts like this are more to help me express myself given that I don't have a husband or life partner to bounce that frustration off of... Life is good. Enjoy each day as if it was your last.

Monday, September 24, 2012

This is the pool I found in my backyard when I came home from 10 days in Washington DC. Darling daughter and her friend put it up.... She did not keep up with taking care of it, surprise and this past weekend the crankiness out of her to take it down was not fun. It gets to cold here in the winter to leave it up and she KNEW that when she put it up!!! It is still not stored correctly but its in the garage and the liner is spread out cause it had some wet spots. Hoping it will dry completely and then we can pull it in the drive to fold better. Here I was hoping to park in the garage this winter with my son moved out and his furniture gone. BIG SIGH

I made this gift bag for a baby shower at work on Thursday. I think I showed the card for the shower a while ago. the bag matches the card. It was done using the Imagine Nursery Tails. I added stickles and glossy accents. These parents have decided to let the sex of the baby be a surprise so the card and bag are neutral.

Lastly today I had to take a personal day from work for a breast biopsy. Lets pray all is well.
The timing with finding out I needed this was right in the middle of planning my brothers funeral and then I had to wait 2 and 1/2 weeks for the procedure. I sure hope life settles down soon.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


What a day.... trying to clean and helping take down the pool that my daughter put up when I was away the beginning of July!!! Her projects always become my projects! Speaking of that I got sucked into helping try to figure out how to decorate cozies for her and her college friends going to Home Coming in a few weeks. She has her hotel room booked for the weekend. She and her college friend that lives near here had me helping to do these. At first we were going to cut a vinyl stencil and sponge paint on the cozies...Oh my too much work and not a good product. When attempting to remove the stencil we realized how well the vinyl actually stuck to the cozies so did the phrase with transfer tape instead. The phrase was cut on the silhouette at .36 font size. I forget what font I used. The other side will have each girls nickname written in glitter. I have no idea where the girls came up with this phrase.

Here's to the guys who love us Losers who've lost us & the lucky bastards who still get to meet us.

Loved my high school, college and early 20 years. I always tell them have fun and enjoy this time of life just be SAFE!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

happy book pages

My nieces son celebrated his 6th birthday last weekend. It was nice to spend time with family on a happier occasion. I used the MCT Just simply live stamps and dies to create these pages. I specifically bought this set to use in my smashbook! I also used MCT all around birthday and I used a sentiment from the gift card sentiments.

BTW...I forgot to take a picture of that baby sign before I took it to work. Suprise baby gifts are happening until next week so maybe I'll try to remember then.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

yet 2 more flower cards

I promise these are the last flower cards for a while..LOL... Very busy with work and balancing making sure my mom and sister-in-law are okay... Both having a hard time which is to be expected...I had Back to School Night tonight. I came home and worked on a poster for my principal... I have to say I LOVE this guy!!! We had a terrible transition time between principals and this guy is a breath of fresh air... Young, enthusiastic, great innovative ideas, so much fun to go to work! Anyhow I digress yet again... His wife had a baby on Friday morning. The staff wants to present him with a basket on Thursday with baby goodies so I whipped out my Imagine to create a sign... It's drying with the stickles so I will take a picture tomorrow. Sadly I will not have my gift done by Thursday. I ran to ACMoore to get my mom yarn after school and came up with the idea that she should yet again make a sweater for me... LOL She loves to be busy,. Her legs don't work so good but her hands knit up a storm. Sadly she has said she doesn't know if she can do her jigsaw puzzles anymore. My brother Mike who passed would stop in maybe 3 times a week to chat and put a piece in her latest puzzle project. She can't seem to get herself to sit down and work on her puzzle right now. Who can blame her. She lost her son in less that 2 weeks from diagnosis of being sick.

Monday, September 10, 2012

another flower note card

Pretty much the same supply list as yesterday!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

create a garden set 2

I used up every single thank you card and note card that I had in my stash. I love using the create a garden set 2 from rubbernecker because no two cards ever come out the exact same. I worked on a few more note cards last night because I still need to send out a few thank you notes.
I used momento inks, some copics coloring on the pot, bee and butterfly, stickles, glossy accents and added after I took the picture jelly roll clear star.

This morning I have a union presidents brunch...Not a fan of this on Sunday especially because it will cause me to miss church. Then it is opening game for the Eagles!!!!!

Tomorrow I hit the ground running and start testing all the new registrations for kindergarten... I have like 39 to get done ASAP.... Keeping busy now is good so I look forward to it.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

xmas card

Card was inspired from My Creative Time with Emma blog and stamp set.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

time to regroup

Well my brothers services were yesterday. I took an extra day off from work today to regroup all my emotions. I think I will try to get back in my craft room. That always centers my world.