Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Birthday Wish, Basic Grey Joy

Can you tell what came in the mail yesterday? That's right, my new Basic Grey 6x6 pads! I know I say every time I get new BG papers that's it the best, but I really think these are! I got both new pads with my EBay GC and I'm so thankful that I did. These cards were made using two pieces of the new paper and my ever faithful SU girl in the field stamp. The HB is from Verve. I've just added these new cards to my eBay store. If your in the need for more cards, hurry on over because they won't last long!
I can't believe it's almost New Year's Eve. Where has the year gone? Last year at this time I keep saying that the new year would bring great change and lots of new jobs, and that Barry would be just fine. Flash one year forward, no new jobs and everything isn't fine. I had such high hopes for this year and the only thing that's remained the same is the time the bill collectors call! They never give up! I'm sure I'll keep hearing from them for some time. If only one of us had a job. I keep sending out resumes and NOTHING. All I want is a job that I don't have to stand on my feet for 8 hours. They just won't hold me anymore. I die when I come home from Sam's! I keep trying to figure out a way to make a living with the card business, but that's been a victim of the economy too. Oh well, so much for my feeling sorry for my self!
Barry is at school still working on studying for his test. It's a never ending thing. He is talking about when to take the first real test. Every time I ask about if he's checked, I get either the look or the lecture that I'm pushing him!!!!!!!!!! IF ONLY I had a bridge, he's see real pushing!!
Be sure to check out some of the blogs I follow. I've added a bunch of new one's where I think you'll find some great idea's!
Well, I gotta run and get something done today. Have a wonderful day. Stay warm and dry!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Simpley Beautiful Card

Sometimes you just need a sympathy card. It's not one we usually keep on hand, but you never know. Last year in Barry's office, when he was working, I needed to make 3 or 4 in a short period of time, so I know that it's good to have a few on hand. I made this one last weekend and it's for sale in my ebay store. I love the way it turned out. I used my new Label 8 set and pretty, pretty papers that Pat sent me. The stamps are from SU as well. It's hard to see, but there's copper brads in the center of the flowers.
We're suppose to be getting some snow this afternoon. Just want we need. More cold weather. Oh well, the kids enjoy it. It's just a mess to drive on. That's why I'm going to get dressed soon and run to get a few things at the store. I didn't end up doing it yesterday. I was busy working on my project for the BLOG HOP on Jan 5. It's going to be very special to see some of the newest images from Whimsie Doodle Designers, so please mark your calendar's to come back and visit. There will be prizes galore!
Have a great day and hurry back,

Monday, December 28, 2009

Check Out My New Toys!

I know, you don't see anything too exciting, but look again---new Spellbinder Nestties! Label 8! These are the one's I bought with my gift card to ebay. I'm trying to stock up my card stash in my ebay store, so I made this one yesterday. The tree is one of my favorite stamps from SU. I loved it so much, I ended up buying the set from my GF. I've been digging in my pile of "stuff" again for this card. The paper is BG and the buttons are from the huge button pile. It's funny how many buttons I've used in the last six months on cards now that I have all my buttons right near my work area. They always seem to fill those odd blank spaces left on cards.
Today Barry went back to school. Hopefully he'll be there all day or at least a good part of the day. I'm getting ready to do all the things that didn't get done over the weekend. We're suppose to get some more bad weather tomorrow afternoon, so I think I have to do a little stocking up. Glue, pop dots, paper. How bad would it be if I ran out of those things and couldn't get to the store this week to get them?????
I'm off now, so have a great day. I'm busy working on new things for the design team, so keep coming back to see what's new after the first of the year. Exciting new images and stamps will be coming your way!
Have a great day!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Sunday Morning

There is no better way to wake up on a Sunday morning then to have the sun shinning in your home. I always think that the day is going to perfect when it starts out like that. If nothing else, I am always trying to start the day on an upbeat note. What follows, I can't control, but when I open my eyes I can!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to them. I can't wait to hear about what new toys you all got. It's so fun to live your joy with you. Santa didn't leave anything at our house this year. Oh yea, he never leaves anything. We're Jewish! However, I did get some new goodies in the mail from my Hanukkah gifts! One of the gifts I got received this year was a gift card for eBay and I used it this past week to buy Label Eight set of Nestties! They came yesterday and I broke them open right away. I got a great deal on them with free shipping and now I have them. One of the set is the same size as the SU die, but I got 5 sizes for less then the one SU sells. I am, a happy camper!
I made a few cards in the last two days. This card is one. She's made using a MFT stamp and some pretty papers I found at J's on sale. I am so ready for Spring colors! No more red and greens for me.
Today is another lazy day at the Bloom Zoo. Barry is going to study some more and I'm going to create some more. At least I'll try. I want all my cards to be fun cards, so that's my goal today. What's yours?
Have a great week and hurry back soon!

Friday, December 25, 2009

It's Good To Be Queen

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Turning The Page

It's time to move on from Christmas cards! I've made up my mind! I am going to put away the holiday cards that didn't sell for next year and the Christmas stamps are being packed up. It's time to move on to the next holiday! I've been busy making cards this week for the new design team. I wish I could share them with you. They are so, so cute! I know you'll want to grab up the digi stamps on January 5.
Today's card is made using Stampin Up stamps and paper. I love this Bella paper. I wish I had another package hidden in my stash. If you have some and don't want it any longer, you can send it my way! I've used it for everything from Valentine's Day to birthday cards. I think it's the green that I like so much. I'm a green person. You can't tell in the card, but the heart was stamped twice and then popped up on dots. I'm using some more of the "lace" binding tape but this time in a tea dyed look. The best part---it comes in lots of colors and it's cheap!
Today is the last day for Barry to have school this week. He doesn't go back until Monday! I may run away from home before then. He did promise to continue to study at home. That's great except we only have one computer, so if you don't see me for days, you'll know why!
Have a wonderful day and stay warm and dry!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just a Quick Post Today

I want to sing Love Boat when I see this card. I know it's a Lovebug, the song keeps running around in my head! Now, you too will be singing the song all day! My job is done!!
Don't you love the little bug? It's a digi stamp from Inktegrity Designs. I just was so tried of holiday cards that I had to find another holiday to work on. Notice the mat behind the image? I had a small piece of black and wanted to add this to the card somehow. I laid the black over the top before I ran it in the Cuttlebug-double color mat! The plaid is DCVW and the dot is left over from Halloween.
Today I'm still lazy. I can't seem to get in the creating mood this week. I did a few cards for the new DT, but I can't show you those until Jan, so you'll just have to come back. I'm meeting up with Evan today and bringing him lunch. I made a favorite of his last night for dinner, but he had to work late. I offered to take it to his home and leave for him for today, but he called last night and asked if I'd bring it for lunch. So like a good Mom, off I go! Larry called last night too, and asked it I wanted to go to the movies with him and Madelyn. I passed on that one. I am so lucky to have my son's around. They are my real blessings!
Well, I'm off to do who-knows-what! Have a good day and stay safe!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Coffee Can Rule The World

Do you see yourself in this card? I don't know how people say "they don't drink coffee". It's like a life force! I NEED MY MORNING COFFEE! It's hard to tell but this alter me has her slippers and coffee cup cut out and popped up of dots! The stamps are from Whipper Snapper and the paper is SU.
Yesterday was a nice quite day at the Bloom's. We didn't even get out of our PJ's! Barry did take a shower, but then got back into clean one's! I spent the better part of two hours last night trying to recover some lost images. I don't know how it happened. I was trying to delete one thing and then they all were gone! Most were digi stamps. No fun doing that, but I was able to recover most of them. A few are gone like the wind, I guess. At least I still have most of my Pure Innocence girls.
Today I'm suppose to be cleaning up. I mean me and the house. I really need to take a shower and wash my hair. I have to have Barry take a picture of me for my bio for the new DT. Hey, I'm moving a little slow this morning, but I'm at least moving. That is a plus! Barry let me sleep in this morning. I usually get up and make him breakfast before school, but he knew I was beat and just kissed me good bye. I was gone in a second!
I have about a dozen Christmas cards left in my eBay store right now and I've told Barry if he wants to give any out at school, feel free. I didn't sent too many this year. I just didn't want to spend the money on stamps. I guess that makes me cheap, but cheap I've become. It's almost my middle name.
I'm trying to redo the look of my blog, so bear with me while I do this. Have a great day and hurry back. Thank you all for leaving comments. They make me feel so loved!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Don't Worry, Bee Happy!

Being on the short end of money certainly can make you take a look at the pile of stamps you have growing in every direction! I've has this stamp for a while and I swear I've only used maybe used once or twice, but I really think it's cute, so I pulled it out (OK, it fell out) of the pile and found some pieces of scrap paper and off I went to work! It's hard to time, but the bee's are full of glitter. I love Glitter Glue! I have tons of colors but only seem to work with the white shades. The color of the image shows that way.
I've been busy for the last hour or so, more the so, adding all the names to blog for the other members of the Doodlelicious Design Team. Thanks to Nikki Tanner, I'm in like Flint! I'm a little slow when it comes to working with computers, but I learn fast! I even got into the DT Blog.
Today we have no plans. I just need to run to the post office and mail off a few things, then maybe hit HL for some ink. My pad is dry and I'm out of refill ink. Not the best way to stamp so I think I'll work on some digi images instead. Isn't' that the best thing when you need a new "fix" of stamps? I love the instant of having the digi's!
I do have some bad news to report. My DIL was laid off yesterday. She's been at her job for 6 years and weathered some other lay offs, but this one got her. She did get a nice package, but still the week before Christmas is just plain mean! Don't eat Pizza Hut this holiday season!!
Have a great weekend. If you're getting some really, really bad snow, ENJOY!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Blue Bird of Happiness!

These darling little images called Pure Innocence seem to be my "go to" things this week. They are simple and easy on the eye. What's more, they tug on your heart. I saw a similar layout on the worldwide blog land and changed the stamps and verse to make it my own. Layout can be your best friend when you're lost and can't find your MOJO! The paper is Basic Grey, except the red plaid. It's a scarp of something I found on my desk. Who knows?!~ The verse is SU. You know, another stamp that says "bloom"!
Well, it's official. The Whimsie Doodle blog has added the new designer names to their site. Now if I could get my computer to stop acting up, I could add them too! They are some great designers so please check them all out when I get it going!
What's up with you this weekend? Last minute shopping? A nice trip to visit friends or family? We've got no plans for the weekend or any day in the near future I can think of. Barry goes to school and I work at home. Barry comes home and works and I try to stay out of his way. Great LIFE!
I'm trying to finish up the wash so I don't have to do it over the weekend and I've put up two loads in the dish wisher already today. I didn't have any more room in the first, so up it went, and then when I added the pots to the second, I thought I'd do it now and have everything clean. Of course clean is good!
I know, my life is a bit boring, but at 60 I don't want to get too excited!!
Have a great weekend and stay warm!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Out of This World!

Isn't he cute? What would you do if your daughter brought him home to you????? I was at M's yesterday spending my gift card Larry and Family gave me for Hanukkah this year. I also took my 40% off coupon and came home with some fun things. I bought a new Martha punch. I've been wanting the butterfly and she came home, and I bought this fun set of space people. They even had some matching papers. I wanted to do the SCS layout for yesterday, but the only problem was you can't see much of the printed papers. I added the stripe down the front lining up as much of the print as I could. It's really, really cute in person. I added lots of glitter, of course!
Barry has been coming home at lunch time each day this week to study at home. He's doing pretty good. I just wish he had a little confidants in himself. I know that it's been such a hard year for him, but anything I say, just seems to rub him the wrong way. Yesterday he got an 96 on a study test. I said what a great job, and of course, he said it wasn't good enough!! You only have to get an 80 on the TEST! He's driving me to my breaking point very soon. I told him yesterday that my mental state is shaky at best. Can you guess what his reply was? All about him of course. It's always, all about him. We are spending way too much time together this week!
Today is CCA day. The people are so kind and you really do see all types of people there. I saw a very nice lady every week shopping at the same time. Last week I parked next to her. I didn't know it was her car until we left together and it was a Lexis. She laughed and said she didn't always need help! I guess that's the way much people think. What happened to us? I know I feel like I've fallen such a long way down and I don't know if we'll ever be able to get up again. So if you get a chance to help someone, please do. That is my thought for the day!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sittin' On Top Of The World

OK, so maybe I'm not really sitting on top of the world, but I did have some good news yesterday and it made me feel a lot better about my work! I applied for a design team position with Whimsie Doodle! They are a great digi stamp company and I am so honored to have been chosen to join them!! More to follow!
I chose to make a card using the layout challenge from SCS today. I really liked it and it was simple to follow. The paper is from BG. Some of these 6x6 pads never die! The cupcake is colored with Copic markers.
It's really cold this morning in Dallas. We got down to below freezing. It's just so early for us to have all this cold weather. Today is going to warm up to around 50, so that's not bad at all. I have to run to the post office and then do a few errands and before you know it, Barry's back home again! I have to get my computer time in early in the day or I'm lost to it for hours. It's funny how hooked you can become on this darn thing! I need to get a life and soon!
Take care and hugs to all!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Enjoy The Pretty Cards!

Nothing is really new or very interesting today, so I thought I'd share some of the cards I made yesterday. Once I get on a roll, I'm OK, so I better start something this morning before Barry's back home to work on the computer this afternoon. He informed me yesterday that he'll be in school during the morning hours and then working on home computer in the afternoon since the study material can't be transferred to his computer at school. Bummer for me, but maybe it will help him!
Have a great day and stay warm!
Hugs and Love to all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

NO More Leftovers!

I mean designer paper as well as brisket! I don't want to look at another leftover, at least for today! I think it's a pizza night or something I don't have to clean up after! I have a nice frozen pizza and I think with some salad that's the thing!
Mr Santa is on of the last of my holiday cards. He's from an old set of SU stamps and the paper is Basic Grey. I used this layout a lot in the Fall and then forgot about it, but I thought it would be good with the small image I was working with. That's the good part about taking pictures of all your work. You get to see what you've done in the past. Sometimes it works and sometimes not!
Today I'm going to work on some new cards for my eBay store. I'm happy to say that I sold some cards yesterday and now have to restock. I'm trying to make them a little more simple so I can sell them for less, but as usual, my cards just grow! They look naked to me so plain. I love to look at simple cards. They are so pretty, but I can't seem to put down the buttons, brads, and ribbon that grow around me. I need them as much as I need air. It's part of my make-up! It's a good thing there are no right or wrong styles for making cards. Just your own!
Well, I'm off to another cup of coffee while I debate with myself about what to make next. I think some pretty flower cards are in order today. The sun is out and it's 54 right now! I'm going to enjoy the day since cold weather is on it's way back tonight. Oh well, I guess that's winter in the South!
Take care friends and hurry back.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

On The Third Night---Leftovers!

Yup, we have a few leftovers from last night to eat tonight. Believe me, the gang did a good job on everything! I made a 6 pound piece of meat, almost 40 potato pancakes, green beans and assorted other items, and they ate most of it!! Dinner was perfect and then we had presents. I didn't expect anything from the kids because they have done so much for us already, but they surprised us with GC from Logan's, Ebay, and Michael's. Evan gave us some fun one's for Jack n' Box and McDonald's! We are truly blessed to have such giving children. I guess we did something right!
Today has been a lazy day. Barry's been napping off and on, more off then on, and I've been making a few cards. Very few! I think I'm done with Christmas. I'm sick of looking at even the papers, let along the stamps! I feel so let down by the sales this year, but I understand it. It just doesn't make it feel any better, so now it's time to move on. 2 out of the 3 cards I made today are digi stamps. Instant gratification at it's best!
Now I'm off to heat up the left overs for dinner. Thank you all for reading my ramblings!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

On The Second Night of....

Hanukkah, the children are coming to our house! Last night we had Madelyn over and she lite the first candle for us. We gave her a small fun gift. Her own Tea Party set to paint. She flew through that and now I'm the proud owner of parts of the set! She wanted me to have some of the pieces she painted. I got to do the teapot. I added flowers and MB for her name! Now I have to start cooking the dinner feast for the gang. I'm making me famous (if I say so) Sweet n' Sour Brisket, potato pancakes, and green bean casserole! All favorites of the kids. Justin was so sweet yesterday. He came and took his Grandma shopping for the food. I still have a small mess to finish cleaning up near my desk and the kitchen floor NEEDS a wash, but all in good time.
The card I posted today is made using a fun new digi stamp from Whimsie Doodle. I love freebie's and the fact that I can make them what ever size I need. The layout is from SCS with Basic Grey papers.
I'm off to do something today. Barry just left for a Lion's project. They're having the children's film festival this morning. The Lion's Work the door. At least I have peace and quiet for a few hours.
Take care and have a good day. Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends and readers.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Sweet Girl

I got a new stamp in the mail yesterday and here she is. I love her, but I think I got spoiled using the digi images of this line. You'll never guess why, so I'll just jump right in and tell you. I like the fact that I can re size them to what ever I want them to be! This stamp is a little bigger then I would like, but because it's a stamp, I would have to scan it and then re size the image and it's not worth the trouble. She's cute anyway! I used some papers that I found while cleaning up a path to my desk.
Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and Madelyn is joining us at our house. Larry's office is having their holiday dinner, so Maddy is visiting us. Tomorrow night the whole gang will be over for dinner. Then we'll have all the goodies they like. At the top of that list is Potato Pancakes. Tina is doing the shopping for tomorrow and I'm doing the cooking. My children are so very good to us. I'm telling you, if I ever win the Lotto, they're getting a good size of the winnings!
Today I've started cleaning up my craft area. It's in the middle of the living room so there's no way to hide it if I leave it a mess (which it is), so I've started picking things up from the floor. I now need to find more boxes to put some of that stuff in! It just seems to have grown, and grown some more!
I think coffee is calling me now. I need the energy! Have a great day and stay warm! I applied for a design team spot and should know by early next week. It's something different and fun. I have my fingers and toes crossed.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

If Wishing Were So

If wishing were so, I'd pick the right numbers for Lotto. If wishing were so, I'd have that dollar to buy that ticket that has the right number on it, but since wishing doesn't seem to make it so, I'd better get my act together today and do something! Oh I've been up for hours and went to the post office and then CCA for my shopping trip, but now the trick is always finding a place to put all the goodies I come home with. You never know what will be on the shelves when you get there. Today was great. I got a chicken, hamburger meat, and even some Raisin Brand for Barry! I can't tell you what a help it's been to be able to go to CCA. They'll be the first people we donate to when Barry's back at work! If you want to give to a charity, and want it to stay in the community, I'd say they are right up at the top of the list.
Now, back to the card I posted. I used a cute image that was given to me and some fun paper I found in the desk stash. You can never go wrong with a Tilda! The little verse is from SU. The plaid is Bo Bunny, and I think the tree's are October something or other!
I lowered the price of my holiday cards on ebay this morning in hopes of moving them out. I'm sick of looking at them in the house, so I thought I'd try and sell them cheap. They are anything but CHEAP looking cards. It's a shame that they aren't selling so much this year. I think they are so pretty. Well, if you need some great cards and you're running out of time, check them out in my ebay store!
I hope everyone has a nice, warm, dry day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I Want More Digi's!

I'm in love with digi images. I know some of the girls get in a huff when they're called digi stamps, so I'll stick I'm with image, but all the same, I love the ease of using them! Now comes the hard part. I found a link over at SCS and didn't bookmark it! If you read my blog and know where this image came from, please leave the link! I downloaded it and thought I have saved where it came from, but you know how that is---old timers again! I colored her with my Copic markers and then used some Bo Bunny snowflake paper for the background. I didn't think she needed too much extra. I did punch out a few Martha flakes. Aren't those punches the best? Even the little verse came with the digi!
Barry came home early from school yesterday and took me for a ride to find pop dots! All the Michael's in our area were out of them this weekend. It seems they were all waiting for a shipment that might or might now come. The store that's near my home never got theirs, nor did the next closest. They found on their computer that a store right near where Barry goes to school had 3 packages, but when we got there they had 9! NO, I didn't buy 9, only 3, so now I have enough dots to last until at least Valentine's Day!
It's very cold today in Dallas. With the wind chill it's not getting much out of the 30's, so I'll be staying at home and doing a little cleaning today. Ok, maybe a VERY little, but I do have to find the bottom of my desk some time, and then maybe I'll be able to work a little better!
Have a great day and hurry back!

Monday, December 7, 2009

By Golly, It's Monday

I made it through the weekend and I'm here to tell about it! Ok, so there's not much to tell, but I made it anyway! We laid low yesterday. I needed a few things at WalMart, so we went there first thing and then it was the wash, wash, and some more wash. I finished it up this morning! I had a busy morning. I was up bright and early, well, maybe not so bright since the sun is hiding, but early and got the dishes finished from last night, the wash from yesterday done, and I got more cards made! This is one of those. I love these little Pure Innocence girls. They are so sweet. I pulled out some more of the designer papers that Pat sent and made this card. I saw this layout on some blog and loved it and the color combo came from another card I saw on a blog. I don't know what happened in the picture, but it's not really as dark as it looks. It's a nice Camel Hair coat with matching boots!
Nothing else is new with me today. Barry is at school and I'm hoping he stays there all day. Night would work for me. I do have to figure out what I'm going to make for dinner. I think Hot Dogs and Beans sound ok. I wish I had beef stew because it feels like a winter day and that's always good. Maybe next time.
Take care and if you want to see all my new cards on ebay, just follow the link!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Touched By Kindness

I can't believe the kindness out there in the world by people whom I've never met except online. I know if I should have the great fortune of meeting them in person some day I will be able to pick them out from the glow they have around them! This week has been unbelievable to me in the form of caring about us from beginning to end. First VA took care of Barry, with no fee. Evan took me to lunch the next day and gave me a check to help us out. Then I got a wonderful box of goodies from a stamping friend and now this morning I woke up to a gift of money to top my week! Yes, I know I'm a lucky person! Barry and I have always tried to give back to our community and made sure our children knew that's what you do, but when it happens to you, it's very humbling. I thank you all for caring about the Bloom's. My heart is filled with love and good wishes for you all.
Do you like this card? I'm always looking for new layout idea's on the web and saw something like this. I can never get mine to look "just" like someone else's, but I'm happy with this card. I used some of the new papers I got in the mail from Pat to make this. These colors were fun to work with. It's nice to get out of the holiday mode for a while and think Spring! The verse is from Verve and the flower is made using several layers of CS.
I'm off to do the wash today. Barry has no clean jeans for the week. This week was hard on him with all the times his bag broke and he had several changes of clothes a day. We try to make light of it when it happens, but I know it takes a toll on him. He had a great dream last night. He was working and we were living in Maui! That's one I would like to come true!
Blessings to you all!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Gift of Friendship

As promised yesterday, this is one of the cards sent to me from my friend Pat in WY. I LOVE IT! I've seen them made up over at SCS but never thought I'd have one. I know I wasn't making one myself, so you can see how wonderful I feel getting one for myself! The picture really doesn't do the card justice. It's even prettier in person! Thanks again Pat. Look in the mail early next week for something I made special for you!
Yesterday was a bargain day for me. I was looking for a Hobby Lobby coupon over at SCS. Someone always posts a link, but instead I found a thread about an envelope sale at Staples. What a deal! They are selling the boxes of 100 A2 envelopes for 5.00! Yes, you heard me right, so hurry on over to your local store and check them out. I heard they are not re-ordering this one again. I don't know the whole story, nor do I care, all I know is I got 400 new pretty white envelopes in my stash now! The way my cards are selling, that should last a good long time!
I broke open some of the papers I got from Pat yesterday as well and made a few new cards. I'll post them later in my ebay store, if you're interested in them. I was so happy with one of the cards. I love the digi images and I love to paper piece images. The trouble was how to do both. I worked it out on the computer yesterday. I first printed the image on plain paper and then marked the top of the page so I would know where to place a small strip of printed paper and then printed the digi stamp off the computer. My little girls dress printed out perfectly! All I had to do was cut the dress out and place where I wanted it! The hardest part was figuring out the top and bottom of the pages in my printer!
This afternoon Madelyn is marching in the holiday parade in our city. She's a Daisy, which is below Brownies, but it's a start. Tina is the troop leader so they get to do lots of fun things. It's not until 3 today, so I'll still have lots of time to play. Barry is working at a Lion's Eye Clinic this morning and then he thinks he's coming home for Turkey Salad Sandwiches. Not unless I buy some bread! Oh well. I guess I better get a move on it. The post office is calling me. I packed up all the thing I sold in the last day or two to go out. Not enough---but I can't make people buy any more then I could have made it snow in Dallas this week!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Teacher Gifts

No I don't have any need for a "teachers" gift, but I made this one yesterday and added it to my ebay store. Won't this be a perfect little handmade gift for a special teacher? Well I think so and I'm hoping someone else will think so too and run right over to my ebay store and grab it up! The set was made using My Mind's Eye papers and a MFT image. The apple stamp on the postcard cards is from SU.
We didn't wake up to snow this morning. In fact, the sun is trying to come out! What a bummer when I thought I would see snow today. The weather got it wrong again! What a big surprise! Remember how it felt when you thought you'd have a snow day off from school and all you got was a big fat 0! That's me this morning. It's not like I didn't have things to do, it's just I thought I'd have a reason NOT to do them!
Can you believe it's Friday already. Where did the week go? I cooked our bird man yesterday so I don't have to cook again for a few days. I know, you're saying to yourself, and not out loud I hope, bummer! Yea, me too!
I have to make a trip to the office supply store today and buy envelope's. The are so darn costly! I looked at Office Max yesterday and they wanted 12 bucks for 100! Gold is cheaper! Down at the supply store, I can get 250 for that amount! Not cheap by any means, but cheaper! Walmart stopped carrying the A2 size, so now you have to plan it out!
I'm off to create something for my friend Pat. She sent me the most FAB box of stuff yesterday. All kinds of printed papers from SU, ribbon, flowers, and the most beautiful cards! Today I'll take pictures of them and post them tomorrow. You will love them! And the best thing ever came in the box as well. A new SU bible! Barry looked at me as if I were a "bit" off in my head when I said that last night, but he just doesn't get it. I haven't seen the new catalog in person this year and I love to keep it next to by bed and read it. Isn't that just like a Bible for crafters?
Have a warm and happy day!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Yes, it's another image from Heather Ellis This is the link to her website. She also sells the images on Etsy, but I found they are a bit less on her site even with the UK price. I used some stamps from SU to go along with the little girl. Perfect? Well, I think so anyway! I got this paper some time ago and since I only had a tiny piece I had no name of who made it. The polka dot is the other side of the plaid. You know how I like plaids!
I thought I'd show the inside today as well. I used to finish up the insides of all my cards, but lately I've become lazy or cheap! Don't know which one really. Since I lowered the price of my cards I feel that if I don't cut back a little, I'll be losing even more on the sales, but this one just seemed to "need" finishin up!
My lunch with Evan was so nice yesterday. We went to Sweet Tomatoes. It's a salad buffet that we have in our area. We like it a lot. So much so that for my birthday Evan gave me a gift card for there. After that I hit the natural food store for some fruit. We had none, so I added oranges and grapefruits. They are on sale this week. It's the season.
Today I'm off to CCA for my food shopping. What a blessing they are to have. I don't know what we would have done these past few months without their help. Barry is at school today and hopefully that will be for the day. When I come home I've got to work on some cards to sell. I'm getting low. I told Barry last night I've lost the will to stamp so much. I thinks it's because my sales are so slow so my mind thinks it's ok to slow down! I just can't believe how SLOW sales are this year. Isn't that just how it works, when you need it the most, it leaves. That's true weather it's brains or control!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's Beginning To Feel Like....

Winter! It's cold and dark down here in Dallas. Winter is really trying to make itself felt today, but this is nothing compared to what cold weather is coming later in the week! I like the cooler weather up to a point. It's nice to have around for a few days, even a week or two, then I want warmer weather back. I guess we'll just enjoy the fresh air for now! Do you like my soft and pretty Christmas card? I saw some pretty pink and purple holiday cards while hopping the blogs the other day and knew somewhere in my stash of paper there had to be something to make this color combo work! Ms Pure Innocence was the perfect choice for a stamp with this card. Now if it would only sell in my eBay store---today---would be nice!
Yesterday we spend hours at the VA with Barry's appointment. They checked everything out and he's lookin' good. By the time we got home, it was really nap time! Between the early morning's in our house for school and the drive and waiting, we both were beat. Today I'm feeling a lot better. I still want to shoot myself, but only a small wound would be OK!
I'm going to meet my son Evan for lunch today. It's a nice treat for me. I don't get out too much lately and even if it's cold, it will be fun!
That's about it for me. If you know of anyone who would like to jump at the chance to support a rather older age family of two really likable people, we're available! We come cheap!

Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Love Letters

The thing I feel the least like doing is writing love notes to anyone, but she's so darling, I might make an exception! This little girl is from the pen of Heather Ellis Designs. Can you tell I'm a big fan? I liked her work before she started designing for My Favorite Things stamps and I'm so happy that she sells her images by themselves for about a third of the price. I used some old BG papers for this card as well. Even the pink layer is BG. I love being able to use up some of the papers left in those 6x6 little things.
Today Barry has another appointment at the VA. This time it's in Dallas, so we don't have to travel for hours. It's a follow-up last months to check out how he's doing. They should now have all the paper work from the surgeon and we'll go from there. I'm meeting him at school and then we'll drive down to the hospital together.
I made lots of cards yesterday and added them to my ebay store. I just wish I would have sold some last night. I was hoping to make a few bucks with them. Momma needs gas money! I wish I could say that in jest, but not this time. I really don't know when I've felt this down before. If you know me, I'm usually a happy person. Even if all the stuff around me going on, I don't get down on life. I think it's a waste of time to always feel bad, but between you, me and the bedsheets, I feel so bad right now. We're running out of money, we're running low on hope, and I wish I had the energy to run! I apply for jobs almost everyday and nothing! Sometimes I've got to wonder what is wrong with me? The one thing I know I can do well is make and sell my cards and even they're not selling well. Oh well, I guess you don't want to hear anymore about me feeling sorry for myself today. I think I'll just go and do something. I am in NEED of a shower before I go out of the house today, so I'm off.
Have a good day and think good thoughts!