I am CONVENTION!!! Woo hoo. In a *perfect* world, I would have all my swap pics uploaded and ready to post one a day while I am gone. In the REAL world, I went to bed at 2am Sunday night, Gman woke up at 3am, Lgirl woke up at 3:30am, I went back to bed at 4am and the alarm went off at 5am.... soooo there went that perfect reality! Yikes!
Convention is sooo coool! SO darn motivational tooo. Found the 3 coaster hinged picture frame I made for the artisan award (though didn't win.. boo hoo) w/the kids pics here on display! Woo hoo. SO I am able to see my kids every day! hehheeh
Lots of fun classes and meeting new friends. And yes, I am STILL cheap entertainment here too.
Gotta go... my class is starting!!
Tuesday, July 31
Wednesday, July 25
Thursday, July 19
Not at all LOUD and OBNOXIOUS is it? heheh THe flaming counter just looked soo.... ME NOT! No I just decided to put it in to see how many people actually visit my blog. Though if it counts myself then that could get confusing bc then I'd be my own best counter... bwahhhahaha
ANY WHO... I will leave it up and see how it goes... maybe change it to a less intrusive one? hmmmm... something to think about!
Wednesday, July 18
Yes, I know I need to post my wedding name frames I did. THe only problem is the camera is in the car and I don't want to run out and get it. Call me lazy or maybe I just don't want to let Gman escape or FREAK out if he sees me go. Sigh... it's been a LONG weekend!
Friday evening we had to put my cat, Cleo, to sleep. She was my VERY FIRST pet sitting job (gone bad as the owner didn't want her back) EVER way back when about 7 yrs ago. It was over Memorial Weekend. She was about 3 weeks old. So cute and sweet. She kinda turned out as a weird cat as she thought of me as her mom and didn't like a lot of people. Apparently she has been under the weather (done that once before but recovered) so we thought she was getting better, but come to find out she had eaten some ribbon and it got stuck in her intestines. Sigh... I do miss my crazy cat!
To top that off we were at Grandma's on Sunday. Me, I usually sit inside and soak some cable tv, do the dishes or clean the kitchen. So nice when you don't have kids running around lol. I was working on convention swaps while Grandma took Gman out for a polaris ride. They have a red doberman named Jody. She always runs w/them or rides in the back. Anyways, they were almost home (they have 41 acres and lots of trails thru the woods and a pond to boot!) when Jody fell down. Grandma ran Gman to me in the house and then ran out towards the garage to get papaw & my DH. Well, apparently JOdy fell down due to a heart attack or anyerism. We will never know exactly. Grandma is taking it hard as Jody was her 'baby'. So I might wash up my yorkie and send him down for a week or so to keep her company. SHe's always loved him and thought of him as the 'perfect' dog. ehehe
Sorry for the all this info before the card. I thought I had posted this, but could not find it. Here's a double slider I did for my BIO swap. Oh Dana wanted to know what a BIO swap is. It is a By Invitation Only Swap. I had to send in 3 samples and get approved. Every month we have a theme (last month was swappers choice) and then we vote on our favorite. The host provides a gift for whomever wins. Like last month Jessica won and she gets to pick a roll of taffeta ribbon. In August, the host is sending us chipboard coasters and we have to come up with something. The winner gets to pick a punch out on the punch page of the SU catty... woo hoo!
I started posting the triangle cards from the first month of the BIO swap. I have gotten side tracked and just can't find the time to sit in front of the computer and scan them all in. I should as I can get a FREE month of sudsol for every 10 cards I post from a swap. I need to get my booty in gear! IF only there were more hours of daylight! hehehe
HOpe you like the double slider. I might have posted it as the watermark was already on it! Hmmm... I used the EAT CAKE set w/Doodle That. Colors: tempting turquoise, pretty in pink, so saffron, old olive. I also used the 3 flower punch, round tab punch, paper piercer and the signo white gel pen. Non SU stuff: sakura glitter pen, gold brad, pink grosgrain.
Wednesday, July 11
Hi, sorry I've been incognito. I have been working on name frames for a customer w/matching cards and envies. I plan on posting them soon. I had my stamp club meeting last night and we made a beautiful tunnel card. Those are so hard to explain so I will just have to post it later.
I am also make the same tunnel card for my next BIO swap, which is due on Sunday so will be a tad bit late. I hope to finish them today and get them into the mail tonight or tomorrow at the latest!
I've also got to take Gman to his 18 mon check up today. Not to mention he didn't sleep worth beans last night. Sigh... Lgirl didn't sleep well thru the night either until she was 2 or 2 1/2 yrs old so I am just holding out for that! My throat has been scratchy for the last 2 days so let's hope I'm not coming down with SOMETHING... I don't have TIME to be sick lol.
Thursday, July 5
My goodness, Stephanie is giving away a custom made wooden ribbon holder that her hubby makes for HER birthday... can you believe it?! Click HERE and check it out. What a sweetie she is. She just got this GREAT looking new living room set too.. .I'm sooo jealous. Waiting patiently *tap, tap, tap* until Gman gets old enough to buy a new couch as I am SO over our couch and it is no longer the color it once was but is a brown, dirt hue lol.
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Hi! Here's a list of the retired sets I have left that I am trying to sell. If you buy more than 3 sets I will put a discount on the shipping. If you have any questions, please feel free to either post a message or email me personally.
Thanks for looking!
Big Blossom $10 SOLD
Harlequin $12 SOLD
A Little Love $12
All the Best $12
Cute as a Bug $10
Delight in Life, UM $10
Fancy Flexible Phrases $30
Flower Filled $20
Fun Filled $12
Love It, UM $10
Oh My Word $10
Paint Prints $10
Shape Ups $8
Shapes & Shadows $20
Small Script $8
Stipple Celebrations $20
Sweet on You $8
Tag Time $20
Too Terrific Tags $10 SOLD
Trees Three $12 SOLD
Trick or Treat $8
ETA: I am sorry, but I don't think I have the time to photograph all the stamp sets, upload the pics, edit the pics, upload them to here and then post. You can find most of the sets at Splitcoaststampers gallery. They have sets listed alphabetically and usually have a 'index' pic of what stamps are in that set. I hope this helps!
Labels: Retired SU Sets
Wednesday, July 4
Tuesday, July 3
Monday, July 2
Hi Guys! I'm thinking of having this title on a weekly basis to spotlight either a really, really cool project or a really neat blog or website. Then again with my posting history, it might be too much work hehe lol. That would make me post at least ONCE a week like clockwork huh?! hehe
Anyways, my VERY FIRST 'Check This Out!!' is this not a FAB baby shower gift???? *Psst Dana* My goodness this is a good one. And just in time too as hubby's cousin-in-law has been trying for quite a while and this will probably be her ONLY pregnancy (long story involving, endemitriosis *sorry about the spelling,* cysts and the likes). Maybe even TWINS which means she'd have to have TWO of these puppies! hjehehe. I really like Vicki's blog and she's been added to my list o'bloggers.
Speaking of puppies... I have been feeding (for those of you who don't know I am a pet sitter also but mostly do kenneling at my home) a kennel full of European labs and will have some pics of these little, yellow balls of fur. SUCH cute puppies. I absolutely LOVE the white gold yellow labs (what an oxymoron THAT is!!). You will see as I plan on taking pics tomorrow a.m.
AFter having anywhere from 3 (including my 2) to 5 dogs here on and off since the end of May, it is nice to be down to one visitor (who is staying a total of 35 days!!) and now I can breathe a bit easier and also maybe mop my floor lol.
Okay, I'm off to make some quick (yeah right lol) cards for beach blogger bingo!!