Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Wow...it seems like forever since I have stamped or made anything in a few weeks!! It felt so good to sit down at my scrap table today and work on something...even if it was for an upcoming class I have on Friday. I was still lacking one card and didn't like anything I tried in the past so I made it my mission today to get something done!!! :D My class on Friday is a Christmas card class and here is one of the cards we will be creating! I used new papers from CTMH called Evensong. I wasn't too sure about the paper before I got it but I really do like it now! :D This card is very basic and easy to mass produce when making Christmas cards...I hope my girls like it! :D Well I hate to be short, but I have alot I need to catch up on and few cards I need to get done. Take care and thanks for stopping by! :D

Stamps: Christmas Melodies (CTMH) Paper: Evensong Dp, Colonial White and Sorbet CS (CTMH) Ink: Olive (CTMH) Accents: Christmas Collection Ribbon & Cranberry Brads (CTMH)

Have a Fabulous Evening!!! :D

Friday, September 26, 2008

What's Been Going On?!?!

Well, first off I want to apologize to my readers for not posting in such a long time. Everything is slowly getting back to normal and I am so glad for that. To tell you the truth, I haven't felt like creating lately...it's the strangest thing. My husband even said something about me not making anything. I'm not sure why and I can't explain it. Maybe I just needed a break and with everything going on, it just felt right.

Work is going well. We still don't have power back in Galveston, so for right now I working at a satellite office in Houston. It's about the same distance, maybe a little shorter than Galveston so the drive isn't bad at all. It's been pretty busy and I think we will be there for a while till we can get electricity and have someone come out and inspect our office. Till then I'll be working in Houston.

I got some really good news from the doctor this week. Since my last procedure everything came back clear, the medicine worked and now we can start making babies...LOL!!! :D That was the best news ever and we are so excited that we can now start working on having a family, I feel so truly blessed.

Well I wanted to post this before we left out of town for the weekend. My husband's birthday is Tuesday and his family lives out of town so we are going there to visit them and celebrate his birthday with them. I hope to be back early enough Sunday to start working on some creative things. I've really missed it and can't wait to get my fingers inky again!!! :D Thanks so much for all the support and kind words...it really means alot to me. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!! :D

Have a Great Evening!!! :D

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm doing well...

Hey there everyone! I miss all you guys soooo much and have missed seeing all of your creations...I have so much to catch up on!!! My family and I are safe and sound! We arrived back from Austin on Sunday @ noon. My brother and sister did not have power so we were all counting on my place to have power and WE DID!!! I was so happy I just wanted to cry!!! LOL!!! :D So everyone has been shacking up at my house till they receive power. My brother finally received power on Monday and my sister has yet to receive power. We are just hoping and praying that their power will be fully restored soon, I know it's hard for them.

After two days of no work I was finally able to come to work today...I was about to go stir crazy at home. And you probably think I got some major stamp time in but I just didn't feel like stamping...this storm just physically and mentally drained me...KWIM?!?! I work in Galveston and they aren't letting anyone onto the island, so I am at our Satellite office in Houston. Our Galveston office got about 2ft. of water in it and a group of workers have been trying to get it all cleaned up. The island still doesn't have electricity or running water so I will be working at our Satellite office for about a couple of weeks till the city gets back up and running...it may be even longer. I don't have internet access available at home yet, so I am typing this on my lunch break. I don't know when I will be able to post again, but I hope it's real soon!!! Thanks to everyone who said a prayer for us and was thinking about us...that really means so much to me!!! :D Hope to chat with you soon!!! Thanks for stopping by and take care!!!:D

P.S...So sad that I will miss the Bella Bash tonight, have fun ladies!!! :D

Much Love,

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ike, Ike, Ike...

ETA: Hey there everyone! I am logging in from my laptop from Austin, TX. There was a mandatory evacuation where I live (Webster TX about 30 miles West of Galveston) so we came to Austin. My husband and I left with my brother and nephew pretty early from Houston and pretty much beat all the traffic that was heading out of town. We ran into some traffic, but it wasn't all that bad...not like last time. I hated to leave my home, but I am so glad that we are safe and away from any potential harm. Well that's it for now...I hope to be checking in every now and then till I arrive back home, which I hope will be Sunday. So take care everyone and thanks for all the well wishes!!! :D

Good Morning Everyone! :D It's bright and early here and we have lots & lots of stuff going on, so this post will be short and sweet! We are in the path of Hurricane Ike...yowzers!!! I am not going into work today as I brought home my computer from work last night. I work in Galveston and they are evacuating people out today so good thing I decided not to go in...I would have been stuck in all that traffic. I'm not fond of hurricanes...I don't know anyone that is. I just dislike the whole evacuation process and the last time we evacuated for a storm it took us hours upon hours to get where we were going. I think we are gonna try and ride this one out and just hope for the best. We are pretty prepared with plenty of water and food, but will be going to Sam's this morning for a few more things that we may need...you can never be too prepared, right?!?! Well that's it for me, just keep us in your prayers that all will go well. Until next time...thanks for stopping by and take care! :D

Have a Sunshiney Day!!! :D

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I miss you...

So here it is peeps...Wednesday! We've made it halfway through the week and only two more days to go!!! LOL!!! :D It's been pretty busy at work, but sometimes I think that's good because it makes the time fly by! :D

Well I didn't get much stamping done last night as I haven't been feeling well. But here is a card I haven't shown you. I made this card for one of the Paper Pretties Stampin' in your Jammies challenges. The challenge was to make a square card, and we all know how much I LOVE square cards! :D Pretty simple and probably the fastest card I have ever made. I used my new paper from Cosmo Cricket called Honey Pie for this sweet little Sophia holding her teddy! :D Added some buttons and whola, you have a cutesy square card! :D

Stamps: Cuddle Me Sophia (Paper Pretties) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: CTMH CS & Honey Pie dp (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics & Chocolate Ink (CTMH) Accents: Buttons & Foam Squares

Well sorry to make this short, but I still need to get ready for work! Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a great day!!! :D

Have a Sunshiney Day!!! :D

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I can't believe...

That Christmas is only a few months away!!! Can anyone tell me where the year has gone?!?! Good Tuesday Morning everyone! I hope everyone had a great Monday, as great as Monday's can be! Sorry it's been a while since I posted, I was just taking it easy over the weekend and just relaxed and caught up on all my tv shows! :D

I never got to make any cards over the weekend either, but I did get to make one last night. And by the way...sorry for the horrible, horrible picture! I hope I can take a better one when I get home this afternoon. Now while I like the cards sketch, embellishments and image, I don't like the stickles I used on the tree and it didn't come out the way I intended it to. Anywho...enough whining from me, I will fix it later! I borrowed the new CTMH Originals card book from my upline (that book is now on my list of things to get) and used a sketch from the book for my card. I used the Evensong Creative Basics dp and the Holiday Ribbon & buttons for embellishments. Well that's it for me today! I hope to get a few things done tonight but I don't know how much?!?! I still need to clean my house for my card class this Friday...I wish I had a maid! LOL!!! :D Anywho, thanks for stopping by today and hope everyone has a great day! I have a lot of work to catch up on since I was out for two days last week, but it was well worth it!!! :D

Stamps: Vintage Christmas (CTMH) Paper: Evensong Creative Basics dp & Cranberry & Colonial White CS (CTMH) Ink: Olive (CTMH) Accents: Holiday Buttons, Holiday Collections Ribbon & Colonial White Waxy Flax (CTMH)

Have a Sunshiney Day! :D

Friday, September 5, 2008

Feeling Much Better...

Hey there everyone!!! Thanks to all who wished me well, I am feeling much better today!!! :D I stayed home from work today and got lots of rest and slept off and on throughout the day....it was great!!! :D Everything turned out fine with my procedure. I'm really not sure why I like to worry myself to death with things...but I do!!! When I woke up after my procedure I was just talking away...blah, blah, blah!!! LOL!!! The nurse quickly gave me some Demerol for the pain and it kinda shut me up, it was kinda funny. She came back to check on me and said "You're pretty quiet now!" LOL!!! :D My hubby brought me home and took the best care of me, he is such a sweetie!!! :D

The man in brown stopped by today with my CTMH order. I was really excited to get this order. I got some of the new papers and embellishments and I can't wait to use them. I'm hoping tomorrow I can work on some cards for my open house next Saturday. Nothing like waiting till the last minute...I guess I love working under pressure! LOL!!! :D Well I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!!! :D

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Suprise!!!...and I'm feeling a little nervous!!!

Good Morning!!! :D I hope everyone had a fantastic evening last night. My hubby and I went to the Star Cinema Grill and watched Tropic Thunder. The food was good and the movie was good, but I guess I didn't think the movie was as hilarious as my husband thought...LOL!!! :D I'm not saying it was bad because there were definitely some funny parts, I just didn't think it was all that funny! :D

Stamps: I-can't-see-a-thing-abella & Surprise!!! (Stamping Bella) Paper: Whoops-A-Daisy dp & Watermelon, Hydrange, Ocean, Buttercup & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Silver Brads, Twill Ribbon (Taylored Expressions), CB & Swiss Dots & Pop Dots

Anywho, today I'm gonna show you a card I made over the weekend using another one of my newest Bellas. She's called I-can't-see-a-thing-abella and I just think she's so fun!!! :D I hadn't used my Whoops-A-Daisy paper in awhile so I paired her with that. I just really love these colors together!!! :D I stamped Bella with Brilliance Graphite Black ink onto White Daisy CS and colored her with my copics. I then layered her onto a piece of Hydrangea & Ocean CS. I then added some silver brads to each corner and a piece of twill ribbon to the side and worked on my base. My base is a 5" x 10" piece of Watermelon CS folded in half. I then layered that with a smaller piece of Hydrangea CS and then a smaller piece of Buttercup CS that I ran through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Folder. I then added a piece of Whoops-A-Daisy dp to one side of the Buttercup CS. I added silver brads to each corner again and pop dotted my image onto my base. The sentiment was stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black onto White Daisy CS and layered with a piece of Watermelon CS. I then added again two more silver brads and called it done!!! :D

Well I guess now onto why I am soooo nervous today! Today I am scheduled to have a D&C done and they have to put me to sleep! :( About five months ago I had a similar procedure done and they put me to sleep and I was fine, but I just hate the fact of having to be put to sleep. I also hate waking up and not knowing what the heck has gone on while you were past out, KWIM?!?! Well that's why I'm so nervous today, but the procedure should only take about 30mins. so I should be home by 12:30 to have the rest of the weekend to rest!!! :D Well hope everyone has a sunshiney day and thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Isn't She Lovely...

Happy Hump Day everyone!!! :D The week is almost over...LOL!!! :D Am I crazy for saying that when we only have to work four days this week?!??! LOL!!! :D I have some super exciting news!!! On Monday Paper Pretties had a Stamping in your Jammies Party and I was chosen as the Cutie Pie for the month of September!!! :D I was so excited...I couldn't believe it! :D This card was my winning card! :D Thanks a bunch Christie!!! I just love your stamps, they are just so fun to work with!!! :D

Well since we are talking Paper Pretties, here is a card I created last night using this sweet little Sophia image. On a previous card I used Blush CS with the Silhouette dp and I thought I would see what Breeze would like and I'm so glad I tried it...I loved it!!! :D The card came together pretty fast once I knew what dp I would use. I just love the polka dots in the Silhouette pp...I couldn't help but use it!!! :D My other favorite is the Prima and polka dot brad...love it too!!! :D

Stamps: Need a Cuddle (Paper Pretties) & Adorable (CTMH) Paper: Silhouette dp (CTMH) & Breeze,White Daisy, Black & Bamboo CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, Copic Markers & CTMH Black & Breeze Marker Accents: Prima, Making Memories Brad, Mat Pack & Piercer & Ribbon (Martha Stewart)

Well did anyone watch the new 90210 last night?!?! What did ya think?!?! I thought it was good, but with any show you got to give it more than one episode, so I will be watching again next week!!! :D Well that's about it for me today...I have to finish getting ready for work. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I wish I didn't...

Have to go back to work today!!! :( I so enjoyed having the extra day off, it gave me a chance to catch up on some stamping!!! I'm sure my poor stamps have been feeling pretty neglected lately. It seems like forever since I had stamped and especially with a Bella!!! LOL!!! :D

Well I know you came here to see something I created, not to hear me whine about having to go back to work! :D For this cutesy card I used my new stamp Daisybella. I had gotten her for my birthday about a month ago and this is the first time she's been inked! I love these colors with her. I stamped her in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with my copics and layered her on a piece of Hydrangea CS. I then worked on my base, making it a standard card size using Hydrangea CS as my base. I actually picked the dp before I colored my bella and drew my colors from it. The dp is by Glitz and I just love it, it's so funky and fun! :D

Stamps: Daisybella (Stamping Bella) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Hydrangea, White Daisy & Sunflower CS (CTMH) & Glitz dp Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: White Daisy Bigger Brads (CTMH), Corner Rounder & Hole Punch

Well I hope everyone has a great day back at work today, I'm kinda dreading it but what can you do?!?! LOL!!! :D I hate to be short but gotta get a few things done before I head to work. Thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D