Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh Yeah

46,061 points... 204 lines.....

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I Hate Rodents

But this little guy is kinda cute. This is from one of my new sets... starting to play around with them!!

I couldn't get good lighting tonight... the lighting in my room seems horrible. Though it could be my eyes... tonight I spent a good 2-3 minutes searching for my glasses until I found them... on my face. Wicked smart!!!
Paper-SU Bordering Blue, Regal Rose, Rose Red Palette of Prints, White
Stamps-SU Happy Heart Day
Accessories-SU watercolor pencils, blender pen, mat pack and piercer, ribbon (May Arts?)
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

What Price Health?

I have an appointment for next Friday. I am scheduled to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and typhoid fever and also to get a prescription for anti-malaria pills in preparation for my vacation. I'm supposed to get a call on Monday with the cost... I am guessing it will cost me 1/3 of my plane ticket. I'm not complaining though.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy, Happy Day

Thanks to my Christmas gift cards, the combined efforts of me, my mom and my sister and our awesome demo Pam... I picked up an SU order today of SEVEN stamp sets, paper and a new punch! My mom and sister also got several stamp sets!! I can't wait til this weekend... stay tuned!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Super Funny

This weekend it was recommended to me that I watch the movie Superbad. So juvenile, so innappropriate... and SO FUNNY!! It was American Pie with more clever writing. Also very quoatable.

Carmen asked if I had made up the paper color names on my last post... but I didn't! The majority of my cardstock is from Stampin' Up and those names are the SU names.

I had a great weekend! Although last night I went over some friend's house to watch the game (BTW, GO PATS woot woot!!!!!) and anyway I thought that chicken fingers and pizza would make a lovely combination... not so much. I wish I had some Prilosec right now.

At work now... it's nice and warm in here. How many days until May??

Sunday, January 13, 2008

It's Saturday Night..

Well, it was Saturday night.... and this is my new addition to my attempt at organization. Stamp club today... my sister is joining me and my mom. I think she's hooked now too... eeeexxcceeelleent!

Friday, January 11, 2008

I Have What the Doctors Call....

One of the favorite parts of my day is crawling into my bed and watching re-runs of Frasier on Lifetime as I go to sleep. Sometimes I watch Golden Girls as well but hopefully I'm asleep by then. Anyway, imagine my horror when I discovered that at 12:30A it was not Frasier on tv but Lifetime's new show "How to Look Good Naked" with Carson Kressley. I decided to watch it... and it may be my new favorite show!! I love Carson Kressley...he was hilarious on "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and is funny now though definitely is much more sensitive to the ladies than he was with the men.

Anyway, being a girl myself of ample and pear-like proportions, I certainly know the pain of feeling self-conscious about your body. I have spent years and years trying to work on my body image issues... I've made progress but it is still a major stumbling block for me. Anyway, watching these real women with real bodies learn to begin to overcome their doubts and believe in their hotness... it was inspiring to say the least! I didn't laugh as much as I do at Frasier but inspirational all the same!

Last week I bought a filing cabinet at IKEA. This weekend I'm going to put it together and store all my cardstock/paper. I am FIRED UP to get all my paper organized by color and organize all my scraps. I am a TOTAL.NERD... one more example! I have gotten up to level 10 in Tetris... I am playing on my phone. Before I get hit with a bill, I have to make sure I am not paying every time I fire up a game... I suspect I may have been which would be... not good.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Best Gifts

Gift cards!! This year, instead of buying gifts for the whole family, the adults drew names out of a hat and bought gifts for one person. I had my mom.. all she wanted was a Stampin' Up gift certificate... can't get much easier than that!! My brother-in-law, Mike, had me and got me gift cards to Stampin' Up, AC Moore and Target!!!!

I already used my AC Moore gift card on Prismacolor pencils! I have been wanting these for a while... I can't find any gamsol in order to do blending, still on the lookout for that! I also got 2 Prismacolor markers which I love as well!!

Using Sketch Challenge 157, I made this thank you card for my brother-in-law, and my sister who threw in some extra SU money as a thank you for babysitting.

I just started reading the book Acts of Faith by Philip Caputo. It is a fictional account of relief workers in Sudan. It is certainly not a light read but excellent so far!! I hope you all had a great weekend! My weekend was lovely! Last night I went to a Pampered Chef/ Lia Sophia jewelry party... a random combination but it was alot of fun! I bought a $10 cake decorating set! I can't wait to get it! One of my mom's friends is a professional caterer/baker and she is going to teach me how to decorate cakes!! I love the Lia Sophia jewelry but I can't justify $80 on a ring!

It's supposed to be close to 60 degrees on Tuesday!! Hopefully we don't have to contend with this for a while!! This is a picture looking down my driveway toward my house. It's a beautiful setting but that driveway was the BANE.OF.MY.EXISTENCE during the month of December!! I saw two deer on the driveway yesterday and my roommates heard coyotes tonight... I love living in the woods!

Card Details-
Paper- AC Moore white base, SU Simply Scrappin' Winter kit
Stamps-SU Thankful Thoughts
Accessories- Brads, SU Markers, SU Wild Wasabi Ink

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Shout Out

This is a shout out to the girls of Walton 302-303... I have found it!! TETRIS! I am rusty after a 10 year hiatus but I will rise again! The highest I got was level 5...take that, smurphy. My hand is a claw and I love it.

Yes I am a TOTAL.NERD... and I may have been a social work major in college but I minored in Tetris and rocked the house. FACT!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

Happy New Year!!

I'm all set to say goodbye to 2007, esp the month of December! Sad news, snow storms, back pain and a pinched nerve, holidays and unexpected feelings of sadness... not a fun time and lead me feeling uninspired to blog.

But now it's a New Year... shiny, fresh and new.

I did create this month... I made a scrapbook for my mom that totally made her cry and was pretty sweet, if I can say so myself.

Expect details on the planning of vacation... we're in the air on February 17th!!

Finally, Maggie may you rest in peace. May your family find comfort and try to make sense of what has been lost and may the world recover from losing a truly wonderful person.