Monday, January 29, 2007

What I'm Doing Today

This is it! This is what I'm doing today. I put this track together for about the millionth time and put new batteries in the train. We also did some laundry together. So much fun!! He is a pretty silly little helper. I do have some projects finished and some more almost finished, but we are too busy with the train track to take pictures right now. I have night class tonight and work all day tomorrow. So I guess maybe Wednesday I can get them uploaded! Check out the shirt on the little guy! Isn't he a hunk of burnin' love! Ha! Ha!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Girlfriends Blog Challenge and RAK



This is for my weekly blog challenge at CMK, but everyone is WELCOME to play. If you have a blog the challenge is to post a little note letting your girlfriend(s) know how much they mean to you. I am giving away my flower pot and card combo I made for a lucky someone to give to a friend (or keep for themselves). You don't have to have a blog to do this part, but you must leave a comment on my blog telling me why your friend is important to you. Just a sentence or two will do. I will draw for the RAK next Saturday!!

I posted a pic of my best friend. She puts up with a lot from me. I can be such an annoying person. We met in junior high and once I buried her retainer in chili during lunch. I also wrote her note using her brand new lipstick. Hmmmm....the list goes on and on. I call her on a regular basis to whine about daily stupid things like how someone pulled their shopping cart out in front of me in the grocery store and she just listens. She always knows when to listen, when to let me throw my pity party and when to say "knock it off and quit being a baby!" All the while having real problems of her own, and she listens to mine. She just knows what I need. So does she know how much I appreciate that?? I hope so.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

CMK Feburary Sponsor *3Bugs*




Mel had a question about the red and blue and orange cups. They are small magnetic cups that are held on a Making Memories Magnetic board I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby for 11.00. Very handy for all those "little things" I think I need. And yes I almost fall over sometimes when I stand up because I sit on my legs so long. Since my 3 tables make a U shape I actually sit sideways with my feet up on one of the tables a lot of the time too to help prevent that. One of the side effects of my migraine medication is actually tingling in my feet and knees, so they think they are asleep anyway. Sitting on them makes it way worse, but it's just the way I'm comfortable. Thank for asking about my little containers Mel! I'm always happy to share a storage solution. I picked them up at Deal's, but they had them at Target a couple of weeks ago, too. The rest of the picks are my DT projects for CMK for February. The wreath is a Styrofoam heart that I wrapped with felt (that was my girlfriend's idea). The 3 Bugs line I got to work with is called Smitten. Perfect for Valentine's Day! I will also be doing a layout with this line, but I haven't made it that far yet.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My Scrap Room!!





I spent forever cleaning my scrapbook room. I didn't think my girlfriend would actually believe you could see my table, so I'm posting pictures for all to see. My table is clean! It has actually stayed that way. I am loving it! Everything is jammed in that corner because I am a lazy scrapper. It has to be where I can reach it without getting up or I just won't use it. Pathetic, huh? I really like having my Store-In-Style cubes right under me like that. I sit with my feet under me or on the table while I scrap, so it's not a problem with leg room. Too silly, I know! I am off to work tomorrow! I will miss my little scrappy space!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

KI Wild Thing Home Decor


This used to be my Grateful Home Decor piece, but I did say you could change it out easily by season and when I gave it to my mom she fully expected me to do just that. So I missed Christmas, but here it is, all ready for V-Day. So happy it is finished! I hope she likes it!! All the black and red and pink was harder to work with than the Grateful line, but still fun. Are you ready for the big V-Day? I am not a fan of the actual day, but I could roll around in all the cute heart stuff all year long!!

Monday, January 22, 2007

CMK Random Blog Challenge!

So, CMK is having a Blog challenge. Okay, I started it because I've never participated in a challenge on my blog and I am a brand new DT member there and I can start challenges. So, here is the first one! 11 Random things about me! I wanted to post some pics, but it is late so I'm just going to post these for now!

1. I am on daily medication for chronic daily migraines. Yes, I'm medicated!

2. I bought my daughter a tote bag at Wal-Mart with little skulls on it because I knew she would love it, but secretly hoped she wouldn't and I could keep it. The little turkey talked me into stitching a silk flower on it for her, too!

3. The same daughter started beating me at Monopoly Jr. so bad last night I started telling her there was admission to "ride the railroads". She didn't buy it.

4. I get all fired up over education!

5. I would argue with a dead mule all day over something I am passionate about.

6. Sometimes people ask me why I am sad or mad when nothing in the world is wrong. I am completely happy! It's just this look I have on my face. I hate that. I guess it's just droopy face.

7. I wear a guard in my mouth at night because I have a "deep bite" and I lock my jaw. In the morning I can't open my mouth very wide and my jaw really hurts if I don't wear it. Very gross!

8. I am a certified scuba diver.

9. I got a C+ in Art in the 1st grade. Thank you Mrs. Cudworth!! Who gives a 1st grader a C in Art???

10. In high school I weighed 35 pounds more than I weigh now.

11. I love little glass jars. I love to put buttons and other scrapbook treasures in my little glass jars. Colored glass jars are even more fun!

More than you wanted to know, eh?

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Art Warehouse Sneak Peeks!




Finally finished my Art Warehouse products! I made this using the new Fresh line. You can take a peek at more of the new stuff and the complete Fresh line on Danelle's: blog everydaydanelle. typepad.com . (You can find the link to the right of my page.) It is really fresh fun summery stuff , but as you can see here I didn't use it for summer and it still works. It also makes great flowers! You know how much I love flowers! I picked up that little bucket set at Old Time Pottery for $3.50!

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Ice, The LSS Garage Sale, & The Princess!





Lots of Random- ness in this post. The ice is finally melting today. Lots of people here are still out of power. We are thankful that we have had power since Monday evening. I am warming my buns on the pellet stove. Some friends have been out since last Friday. They came back up for awhile, but a tree fell in their yard causing their neighborhood to lose power again. By Wednesday they were out of wood, and have 3 children, so they are staying here. 5 children in this house is CRAZY! So I thought I would share a picture of the sunshine and ice. Happy to see the sunshine, but the weather guy is saying just for today and maybe 4-6 inches of snow tomorrow. Are they kidding? We missed an entire week of school because of the power outages and all the food spoiled in our buildings. So, Saturday my LSS (Creations Unlimited) is having a garage sale. PLEASE come and buy my scrap junk! I have spent the last couple of days cleaning my room out! I lost my mojo, so I figured it must be buried in that room somewhere. I took a couple of pics of stuff in my room that I love! Now that I can find things. It was seriously a disaster! The other pics are of my little ones during the power outage. That's what you do without cable TV! You wear your sister's dress up clothes! He thought he was SO pretty! I just love em' both!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Freezing Flowers!






I haven't been able to blog because we haven't had Internet or even power for that matter. We have had a lot of ice! I had these two mostly finished, but just needed finishing touches (like sticking the flowers in the vases and taking pictures). So here they are. I am so happy to have heat again. I am busy working on Art Warehouse projects, but I can't share those with you yet. So fun to have sneak peeks at new product! I wish I would finish one instead of having 3 going at once, but I guess that's just how I work. Hope you all are staying warm wherever you are!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Gift for Me!

After all the gifts I altered, someone finally altered one for me! I Love it, I Love it! (That's what my 3 year old says when he really likes something and he really liked this.) My bestest friend made it for me. I got quite a few looks hauling this baby all the way home from Illinois in the back of my Bug. It looks perfect in my scrap room! I guess I'll forgive her for breaking my Crop-a-Dile. :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nothing Much Going On...

I have too many half finished projects, so nothing exciting to share. I took a picture of the sweet present my girlfriend altered for me for Christmas, but somehow couldn't manage to get it off my camera due to laziness. I have to go back to work tomorrow. I guess after 2 1/2 weeks I should be ready! My college classes start next week. Love this picture of my cutie and Annika. Like a little salt and pepper, those two. Well, no gymnastics, roller skating parties, or girl scouts tomorrow night, so hopefully I can get those pics of my most beautiful gift uploaded!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Thank You and Some Big News!

I would like to say THANK YOU!! to all those who have taken the time to visit my blog and all those who take the time to leave comments. It always makes my day!! So many great places to visit out there, I'm totally flattered you would come by here and say hi to me. Even a super sweet french girl shared my little blog with her pals and they have stopped by. So, now I get to share some exciting news with you. I have been asked to join the Art Warehouse design team!!! Yay! I thought it must be a mistake. I am just a nobody, so I am honored as can be. Can't wait to get started. The last round of DT calls I kept thinking I want to do something, but at the last minute I just felt in my heart nothing was a "good fit" for me and decided to wait. Then, this came along. Okay, enough rambling! Some of you wanted to know about the wreath..it came from Target. I was actually out looking for a heart wreath. I didn't just stumble across it! I know, it's a sickness. There were 2, I got 1, and then the lady in front of me heard me talking on my cell phone to my friend about what I was going to do to my wreath and she got out of line and went back and got the other one. So, if you can't find one at Target, I heard K-Mart also had them, but I haven't actually seen them. The frames on the wreath are Making Memories and I painted 2 of them with Kyrlon spray paint. Love that stuff!! Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

We Are in Belleville Illinois!


I can blog from Belleville, Illinois. Lydie said it was not possible from her computer. I am proving her wrong. She is sewing flowers and buttons on her new orange corduroy purse. So fun! The girls were so excited to see each other yesterday. We met Annika at the bus stop. The look on her face was priceless! We are going to be totally pooped by the time we get home.

Friday, January 05, 2007

A Little Valentine Love





I'm out of here for the weekend. I'm going to visit Archiver's and Old Time Pottery and oh yeah, my very best friend, too. So especially excited about that last part. Thought I would leave you with a little Valentine eye candy before I left. These guys have been heaped on my table for the last couple of days. I have been down with a fever since we left the farm the other day, but luckily I am feeling great today and ready to hit the road to Illinois. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wild Girl


This beautiful girl is such a monkey. Just cracking me up watching her trying to climb up in this tree. She didn't want any help and she finally made it. I did take pictures of the little guy but all two of them turned out blurry. He just moves too fast. Love these pics of her though. Grandma and Grandpa bought a farm and the kids have had so much playing and exploring on it. Can't wait until spring!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Yes, I Scrapbook too!

I already scrapped these in the mini album, but I felt the need to do an actual 12 x 12 layout. A little bit of Blush and a lot of love! See, I don't just alter buckets.