Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Is In The Air Today!

After 101 yesterday, today it really is going to feel like Fall in Texas! Can't wait---too bad I have to work most of the day, but tonight I'll enjoy the cool weather!

Today's card is one of 4 I got made in the last few days! I know, 4! If you haven't tried digi paper, you might want to think about it. This card was made using some more of the SU papers I downloaded right at their site. The Bella Rose papers are one of my all time time favorite, and so you'll have to get used to seeing it a lot! My stamp is one from the $ bin at Michael's. I had to have one that said Bloom!

Not much else new at the Bloom Zoo, so have a great day, and hurry back!



Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hard to believe my two days off is almost over! I got up yesterday morning and started cooking. My house smelled so wonderful! All the good smells to start the New Year off right! My soup souped, my liver became chopped, and my roast was perfect! Then all my chicks came home to roost and my day was complete! Oh yea, I still had to do the dishes, but they went fast with everyone helping out. Now we have yummy leftovers for the next couple of days.

I made this card last week. I think it's missing something---besides a buyer. It is prettier IRL, but it still seems a little flat. OH well, I'm sure it will do.

Today I was out early to the IRS. Had to change our bank account to the new one Barry opened last week for our payment for life plan we have with them! That only took 3 hours! Then it was off to see my Coco! I was in the same part of town as where Evan lives, so I called to let him know I would be going over to let her out to go to the bathroom. She had other ideas! The backyard just wasn't doing it for her, so I put her lead on, took her to the car, and off we went to the park right near his house. They even had ducks for her to watch! Within minutes she'd done her business and had great smells! She loves to go in the car. In the middle of the drive, she came over to me and gave me a big puppy kiss!

Tonight Barry has a meeting and I plan to get some crafting time in. That's my plan, but TV may call me instead!

Have a great night and Happy New Year to all my family and friends! I love you all!



Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Today is the last day of my six days in a row to work! Yea for me! I'm only working 2-6, so it's not too bad! I was able to sleep late and get a little shopping in this morning. Now Barry is off the wait at the VA. He has a rash on his arm that won't go away, and then he's working from 6-8 tonight, so again we'll be passing like those ships in the night! I swear the only thing that keeps me going is knowing I get paid every Friday! My 20 hour job is again 25 hours this week!

I was able to finish up this card over the weekend and post it today in my store. I love the way it turned out. So fall! Lots of digi goodness again!

Tomorrow night starts the Jewish New Year. I think the gang is coming. I heard from Larry last night so I know they'll be here, but late. Madelyn has dance til 7. Evan and Mandy have a late softball game, so I think I'm on the way there. Must check later on. Hope Coco comes to visit. She's the star of the whole show!

Gotta go and try to get something done!



Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Gonna Feel Like Fall!

It's suppose to be cooler then the 93 we had yesterday and that can only mean one thing in Texas, Fall is about a month away! Fall doesn't come at the usual time down there, it's a bit late, like November or so! And we're happy to have it come at all after the summer we've had, so happy Fall! In honor of the coming of cooler days, I made this card. It has bits of this and that from my desk. I think October has the best people because I was born in October and this year is going to be a special birthday for me! It's the only one where I will be happy to say how old I'm going to be---62! Yes, I get to claim my Social Security! Next year I'll go back to being 33! Mark down this date---October 23. It's my birthday!

Barry and I had a great anniversary. We had dinner with Evan and Mandy and got lots of love from Coco. She gives the best puppy kisses! After dinner we went to Larry and Tina's house and got Madelyn kisses. They were even better! There is no better way to celebrate then with family! In the afternoon we saw Zookeeper. What a funny movie and it was .75 day to top it off!

I have to work for the next 3 days so I'm off now to try and get something done in my house. Thank you all for the kind words on our anniversary!



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Can You Believe It's Been 41 Years!

Today we celebrate our 41st anniversary! Sometimes it seems like just yesterday and then most of the time, it seems like forever! If you've been with someone a while, you'll understand. I can remember that day so clearly, so how can it be that many years ago! It was a wonderful sunny Sunday. My step dad made breakfast for my sisters and Mom so we could go and get our hair done. While at the hairdresser, I realized I lost one of my pearl earring that Barry had given me to wear! Harvey was really the best of the best Dad's that my mom could have picked. He went to the only store that was open in our area, and bought me a set of pearl earrings so I'd have them to wear down the aisle! There are so many memories of that wonderful day!

Tonight Barry and I are going to Evan's house for dinner. I love spending time with my boys. Best part, I get to see Coco!

Enjoy the day!



Friday, September 16, 2011

Be Happy, It's Friday!

I'm happy because I didn't have to work today and it was my first payday with the new job!! YEA! Barry and spent the day doing lots of things that needed to get done and now we're just chillin' out watching TV. Well he is anyway. I thought I'd play on the computer a little.

Do you like the new card? I saw a layout last week like this and saved the idea. I pulled some scraps from my desk and in no time at all had a really sweet card! A bit of my wrinkled seam binding and all is good!

Have a good night!



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

See What My Desk Was Hiding?

Yup, a fun image from last winter of Riley the Moose! Don't you love this combo of papers? The plaids are some more of that wonderful SU digi paper and the polka dot was a freebie online this morning. Perfect match to the blue in the plaid! One card at a time!

I'm trying to get over being so tired from working. I know I just have to get used to it, and I'm sure I will, but in the meantime, I'm been taking it a little slow! I worked last night and then not again until Saturday. That's another of those 9 hr day! Killer!

Please keep my FIL in your thoughts and prayers. He's not doing too well, but we're still hoping for the best. He is 93.

Have a great day,



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Christmas Is In The Air!

Maybe not quiet yet, but soon enough to start making a few Christmas cards! Today's card uses some new SU digi paper, I love, and a gingerbread boy digi image from last year, along with ribbon, button, and a flat button charm from my stash! Thank goodness for those stashes! This card is so cute in person! I just added it to my store, and hopefully will get some more fall cards done soon!

I worked again today from 6-2! I could barely make it into my car to come home. My body is getting old. I need to win the Lotto! I have to work again tomorrow from 11-8. I can't believe a third long day in a row! I just keep thinking of the money I'm earning and how it will help out for us. Barry has said if it doesn't work out, it doesn't. I think there has to be a time when feet should be replaced with younger ones! My have reached that age!

I'm going to rest up and then think out what to have for dinner. Barry is at work until 8. I found him in bed resting when I came home. He had a long week working and his body needed the rest.

Have a good weekend!



Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Friday!

I'm sure if I could find a way to see my feet, then they would still be there, but at this point after standing on them for 8 hours, I'm not sure they are called feet anymore! Boy, oh boy, are they crying out! Today was my first day at the job and I'm beat! It's not hard, except I do have to learn the veggie codes, but other then that, it's not hard at all. Just the standing! I know I can make it, I know I can make it!

What do you think of the card? I love the way it turned out. A simple digi image and lots of ribbon and lace and I think it's a fun card! See the green check? It's from the new Christmas digi papers from SU. Have digi papers is having an endless supply of goodies!

Well, I'm off to rest up a little before making pork chops for dinner and going to bed early. I have to be back at work again at 6 AM tomorrow and then 12-8 on Sunday! More hours then I want, but we'll see!

Have a great evening!



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Let's Be Frank!

So Riley the Moose is dressing up again! I love playing the Moose people! They just make me smile and this card is perfect for that! I teamed it up with a nice "moose" saying and lots of digi papers! Fun, Fun, Fun!

I had my new hire stuff last night. 2 1/2 hrs of watching video's and listening to the trainer! I got my hours for the rest of this week---6-2! I have to be there at 6 AM! Coffee is not even up at that hour! I'm hoping they will change next week. I'll know more tomorrow!

Have a good night!



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

As you can see, I had to make another card with my wonderful, beautiful Bella Rose digi papers! Can't get enough of this stuff! Thank you Stampin UP! The little saying is a $ stamp I picked up on Labor Day shopping with my friend. I've made 2 cards this afternoon and think I might have another one left in me!

Tonight is my first time at Market Street. I have to be there at 5 for new hire orientation. I hope it's short and sweet and I get home before it's dark. I really don't like to drive at night anymore. The job is suppose to be in the daytime, so here's hoping!

Barry is working this afternoon and then for the rest of the week! Yea! Money, money, money!

Well, I have to run before the MOJO leaves and I have to take my nap!



Monday, September 5, 2011

Instant Birthday Card---Almost!

I wish I could sit down at my desk and create, create, and create some more, but these days I'm happy to get one or two cards done before I need to move on. So today I'm showing off one of the newest cards I made using a fun free digi stamp and some Stampin Up digi paper. I'm sure you all have seen the Bella paper that SU had a year or two ago, but now it can be bought in digi form. I jumped right in on that one. I love this paper! The green and pinks are perfect for Christmas cards, Valentine cards, and even, as you see, birthday cards! The best part is that I won't use up the pieces that I love the best!

Barry is working today so I picked up my GF and off went to Hobby Lobby and then Michael's before stopping for lunch. It was a nice treat for both of us. We didn't do too much damage. I bought some card stock and she bought a fake pumpkin! Last of the big time spenders, but it was so nice to have another body to talk to!

Have a wonderful evening!



Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Ribbon In My Store!

Here is nothing finer then the smell of ribbon! Ok, maybe pretty paper, but there's still room for ribbon at the top of the list! And crinkled seam binding is the best! I love these colors for Fall, but the green, black and even the pretty pink would be great on Christmas cards. Just wait, I'll sure you'll see lots of these colors on my cards this year! If you want to grab some for your self, hurry on over to the Etsy store and grab it!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Boo To YOu!

Can you tell I'm in the mood for Fall? It's one of the best times of the year and I can't wait! Coco has gone home, again! She spent some more time with us this week and this morning I took her to the pet store for her grooming and her dad will pick her up and hopefully she'll stay home for a few days! We love her, but the walking every hour can get to be a bit much! She drinks so much water because it's hot and that just means walking time again!
She'll be back tomorrow along with the rest of the gang for Larry's birthday. They're coming for brunch. I can't believe my son is going to be 40. I remember when I turned 40 and Barry gave me a giant button that said "this is what 40 looks like"! It doesn't seem as if it was that long ago. WoW, do the years pass quickly.
I do have some good news to past along. I finally got a job as a part time cashier at Market Street. It's a nice upscale grocery store. I start training Wednesday night and we'll go from there. 20 hours a week. I hope I can handle standing on my feet that long. My left foot gives me fits now. I bought a new pair of shoes, so I now have to take the job! It'll be ok. It came at a good time since Barry heard he's not going to be driving anymore at the assisted living home. They just don't need to have someone do it. OH well!
Gotta run and clean up a bit!