Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LOve BlooMs!

Can you quess that was tired of making holiday cards yesterday and broke away from them? I found this sweet, sweet froggie digi paper on sale this weekend and had to have it to play with! I love using up scraps of this and that on my desk and on the Pure Innocence card that's just what the blue and green are---scraps! I pulled out my froggie set of SU stamps that are as old as the hills for the second card. I sold off a lot of SU sets, but I couldn't part with this one. It's always a winner! Both cards have been added to my Etsy store if you're interested in them!

I'm off again today from work. I have to run to the post office to mail MaryBeth's new cards to her and hit Wally World and then I'm going to be able to play a little in my happy room today! I keep saying I should have been born rich instead of beautiful---next time around!

Have a wonderful day and hurry back!



Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! I'm off today and I'm going to enjoy the day! These are a few of the cards still in my Etsy store just waiting for a new home!

Have a great day!



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pre Thanksgiving Cooking!

Madelyn was very busy on Tuesday making all the chocolate candies to take to Uncle Evan's house for Thanksgiving! Nice mess she left me to clean up! After all, a girl can get tired doing so much cooking! She did have a helper to make sure everything was good, and to see if anything fell on the floor! They had such a good time together!

Thanksgiving was so wonderful. We had a family dinner at Evan's and Larry, Tina, Madelyn, Justin and his GF all eat together.

It was nice not to work on Thursday or yesterday. Barry I didn't do too much Black Friday shopping. We stopped at M's on the way home from Evan's and the only things I bought were glue and pop dots. They were out of the B plates and any new CB. Yesterday we went to the second hand store and I got some almost new pants for work. Can't beat 2.99 a pair! I was going to work on some cards last night, but my bed called me first. So now I'm off to work for the day. I work again tomorrow for a short time and then it's off for the next two days again! I have so much to do for my store. Another Hanukkah card sold, so I have to do that and then an order for a special birthday and then more snowmen! Busy Bee!

Have a great day! Enjoy the family!



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Please Add Your Thoughts!

Today I am ever so thankful that I have the day off and Madelyn will be there soon to spend the day with me. I have to have the skin tag looked at with the doctor this morning and hopefully everything will be OK, but then it's some girl time!

I thought maybe because it's beginning that time of the year we think about what we have and what we are thankful for, I'd start a list of what I'm thankful for and you could add your thoughts to it! Please take a moment to share with us.

1. I am so thankful and blessed to have a family that loves me no matter what!

2. I am so thankful that I have good true and loving friends that care about me!

3. I am so thankful that my younger son Evan has found a wonderful and loving partner to make his life with. Mandy is a special person just for him!

Can you add your own?

Enjoy the day and hurry back!



Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's Sunday Night and Where Has....

the weekend gone? I worked all day yesterday, but still, you'd think that maybe Sunday could just get a wee bit longer! Today Barry and shopped, hopped around, and finally ate some lunch! He's working as usual today, but the unusual thing is, he's working tomorrow too! He's working part of this week and all of next---nice big checks---well as big as they can be on his pay!

Tuesday I have to go to the doctors office and have them look at my eye. I've had a little skin tag for some time, but now next to that I have a puffy spot that's red. Barry is taking me before he goes to work because I'm babysitting Maddy that day. She and I have plans to make chocolate covered pretzels for Thanksgiving to take to Evan's house. I even got the peppermint sprinkles she wanted today! We will be busy girls!

I hope you like the card I've got showing today. I just finished it and I must say I'm so happy how it turned out. I collect the digi verses from one company and found the one I wanted, printed it out and then found bits of scraps on my desk to make the card work for me. I just added it and a few others to my store. Check them out!

Well, I'm off to do something right now besides craft. I ran out of glue and the craft places are closed until tomorrow. Don't worry, I only work from 8-1, so I can stop on my way home!



Friday, November 18, 2011

WOW! It's Friday

It's beginning to feel like the holiday's are coming! The air is cool and the leaves are falling---and in Texas we say Thank God and it's about time! After the record heat this summer, cool is very good! I'm off today and I've been a busy girl. I got the wash done, picked up the bird at my store, made several cards for an order, and even cleaned the kitchen! Don't you think I should have something special today as a treat? You know, maybe a trip to M's or some place like that? I feel that way, but Barry doesn't understand a trip to Michael's is better then chocolate!

Next week I'm off Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday! I'm going to short some hours, but I really don't care! I just want to have time to spend with my family!

I guess I'm off to do something creative again. You know, like make the bed with me in it!



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Oh Happy Days...

I know it's been a few days since you've seen me, but honest, I've been busy! Ok, so maybe I did get a little nap or two in, but most of the time....

Monday I worked and then I was beat, but I did find time to create this week and these are just two of the cards I worked on. I thought it was about time I got moving on holiday cards. The image is a free clip art image that I used to make these grand looking works of art. The paper is of course, digi.

Yesterday I went and picked up the Coco girl and took her to the dog park. She found another Bully! The other little girl was only 5 months old but the same size as Coco. Our girl is such a peanut! Anyway we had a good time and both of us were sleepy after that! The picture of Coco is her trying to check to see if anyone was watching her enter the office and studio! Guess Grandma was ready for her!

Barry is working the rest of the week! OH boy. are his checks going to be good! I guess I'm off to do my thing now. Have a great day and hurry back!



Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's Such A Shame....

That I have to go to work today! It's going to be pretty and sunny, and I really don't want to be inside! Oh well, so it goes! Today's card is another using my favorite snow guys from Whimsie Doodles.

Yesterday I had to be at work from 6 AM to noon---boy was that an early day. The good thing was that I got off at noon, and was able to have the rest of the day to be home! After lunch I took a nice long nap and then made Barry a couple of Thank You cards he requested for people at work. Dinner wasn't until almost 9 last night because he didn't get home from work until late, but at least I was able to play in my happy room longer!

Evan and Mandy came home from Houston in the evening and we settle Thanksgiving plans. At their home this year! Her mom and sister will be coming up for the weekend. Nice to see them again!

Well, I have to get ready for work now, so have a great day!



Thursday, November 10, 2011

So Sometimes I Just Don't Get It...

I mean, really, why can't I have more days off then I work! Really! I finally finished off the 4th day and now I have a day off! Yea! I talked Barry into doing the wash tonight and then we'll have all day tomorrow to enjoy it together. It is Veteran's Day and we need to celebrate it! I thank goodness every day that Barry is a vet and has his health care with them. I don't know what we would have done without there help. It's truly a blessing to us!

Today I'm sharing an image that a dear sweet friend sent to me. I love it and if you want to share it to, just enjoy as well!

Enjoy the evening and stay warm!



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some Pretty In Pink Ribbon!

I know I should be happy---it's Wednesday and the week is almost over, but really, why do people have to work on days like these! It's cold and windy outside. It's a good day to stay home, have a nice bowl of soup for lunch and play in your happy room! It's a shame I wasn't born rich instead of beautiful! Oh well, next life!

The pretty in pink card is made using a Heather Ellis digi image. She's the designer of the MFT Pure Innocence girls as well. I love her work and can't seem to have enough. KWIM?????? The paper is from a digi collection of pink and green holiday paper.

Now I'm off to finish the invite for Barry's Lions Club holiday party. I add lots of clip art to the so now it's pretty!

Have a great day!



Monday, November 7, 2011

Yes, It's Monday!

Just got home from work and now I begin the process of taking off all the clothes, including the bra! That's the most important thing to remove after the shoes! It's jammie time again! Work was sort of fun today. I covered other cashier's breaks, so I got to move around a bit. Short day tomorrow--only 4 hours and then home to Barry!

Like the card? I saw this layout on the web and fell in love with the simple lines. Also I got to use lots of pretty papers, and that of course is the object of owning so many digital papers! At least I tell Barry that!

I'm off to nap and see what's for dinner. Steak and a veggie I think.

Have a great day!



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lunch For Barry's Birthday!

Today was the Larry Bloom side of the family's day to celebrate Barry's birthday so we went out to Blue Mesa for buffet. Their friend Forrest joined us as well because Barry and Forrest share the same birthday! We really enjoyed the food and the nap after we came home! This is a new picture Tina took with her IPhone today of Barry, Madelyn, and Grandma! I wore some pants today that fit again, but after the buffet who knows!

Barry has gone off to work and I've been playing in my happy room. I have to work for the next 4 days and so I don't know when I'll get some play time in, but I'm sure I will. More new cards to add to the collection in my Etsy store. What treasures!

Enjoy your evening, and hurry back!



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Off To Work I Go!

Have a great day!



Thursday, November 3, 2011

Coco and The Ducks!

Yesterday turned out to be just the type of day I needed! I was at Creation Station (my studio)during the morning and worked on some new cards for the store, then around noon I packed up and went to Evan's house and got Coco. Ride, is the magic word for that dog! She was ready and waiting for her ride to the park! We took hamburger from Mickey D's. She loves the drive in because she gets to see PEOPLE! Then off to the park! It's on a minute from the house and since I don't want her to get tired, after all she is just a small (45lb) girl, we didn't go to the dog park! She just can't understand why those darn geese don't want to play with her! A real life toy! Oh well, we had a nice work and then I took her home.

In the afternoon I worked some more on cards, but not too much, and then Barry and I joined Evan and Mandy for Mexican food for dinner. It was a much needed lazy day for me. I think I'm just getting too stressed about selling my cards. I need to just let it happen. I know it's because I have more "wants" then needs these days and it tends to stress me out. So today I'm just going to play at my own speed and have a nice lazy day again! Barry is working but will be home tomorrow so maybe we can do something fun. It's been too long for us!

Have a wonderful day!



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Do You Feel This Way Too?

If you create cards and they don't sell, do you take it personally? Do you ever feel like maybe you've lost something in your creation process? I know the market is soft and everyone and her brother want to make an extra buck, but really, should I second guess my work or what! I've been making cards for a very long time and I know they aren't as fancy as some and I don't always use the "latest" products, but I really like what I make and just don't understand why they aren't flying off the shelves! I really want to stop making so many if they aren't going to sell, but it's a hobby that I really enjoy. Even Barry last night agreed that I do it because it takes me to a place there is no stress, most of the time, but then I wonder why I "need" to make so many! Am I that stressed---oh yes, but today I'm going to unstress myself with a visit to see Coco and go feed the ducks! She really is so much fun to be with, for a dog, that is!

Today is Barry's birthday and I asked off for the day and then he was called to work today and tomorrow, so since he couldn't say no, I have the rest of the week to myself. Tonight we're going to dinner with Evan and Mandy at one of favorite places. I love local restaurants. They help support the locals and this one always makes everything fresh each day!

Well, I'm off to create something before lunch!

Have a good day,



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Birthday November and Ms Hubble Bee

Coco is ready for any treats that just happen to "fall" on the floor!

Do you think it's as fun as I do? Does it make you want to jump for joy? Oh silly, of course it does! I combined some neat digi elements together along with long lost punch and completed this card in record time! It's so much fun that way!

Today I'm off work and we got lots done this morning. I was finally able to get my blood work done from last week's check-up. They ran out of the small butterfly needles they need to take my blood. It seems the only sure place for me in on the top of my hands! My other veins seem to run away---from the site of needles! Then we did some other running around and finished off with the wash, so now I can enjoy the rest of my time off this week. Tomorrow is Barry's birthday but he's now working tomorrow and Thursday. Don't want to say NO to extra hours. We're having dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant with Evan and Mandy but in the afternoon I'm planning of a nice visit with Coco. We're off to see the ducks! She loved doing that last time!

If anyone would like to get rid of or trade for the SU bird punch I would love to hear from you. I would really like it and can't afford to spend the money right now. I have lots of things, but maybe someone would really like the gingerbread punch that's just like SU punches! Let me know if you're interested!

Thanks and enjoy the day!