Monday, January 24, 2011

Nothing but a cough, sniffles and a card to share. :o(

I've had a cold the past 10 days!  Horrible! I think I'm finally over the worse of it but I'm so tired I can't really enjoy the relief.  Did that make sense? I know that part of the problem is because of the Lupus too. I was hoping that it would just disappear by Saturday but that did not happen! Well, despite my better judgment (who knows when that ever really shows up), we went to the opera on Saturday night and saw Turandot!  Wow!  That was wonderful!  I started to feel very uncomfortable with pain the last 20 min but I toughed it out! I gave a bolus with the pump but that only helps the back with a little relief to the leg.  The Headache does not disappear. even as I'm typing now.

The Lil Bug is doing well and growing so much!  I feel like I just bought clothes for him and he is starting to really grow into them!  We got them big enough so that he would have them for at least the rest of this year!  I wish I could get him regular clothes.  He inherited my lousy skin sensitivity which causes irritation and rashes with most materials.  We can wear the organic cotton stuff but if you have seen the prices on'd be shocked! We are at 3 years and I keep hoping this will pass!  

18 year old Baby Bear is well, still 18.  He has been working on his car a lot lately!  Vehicle is back on the road and looking great!  The Lil Bug says 240SX with out skipping a beat and big brother thinks that is the BEST!  

My poor hubby is still battling this cold too which makes me worry a bit.  He has had this monster longer than I have and that leaves me with one question.  When does it finally go away? He has been working so hard trying to keep the household running.  I often feel very bad for not helping like I know I should.  It's all frustraiting sometimes and somehow we always manage. For the most part, we always manage.  :o)  

no news is not always good news.  I still haven't made the labels for the last two quilts I made!  Urrrrghhh!  I know that they understand. Strange but  lately I feel like I'm never really focused. f 

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I saw the HSN Cricut/Anna Griffin card contest on Facebook and thought 'NO PROBLEM!  I can do that"!  Make a card with at least one or more of the Anna Griffin products and one or more cuts from one or more of the following Cricut cartridges; Don Juan, Winter Lace and Wall Decor and More. Unfortunately I saw it the day after they put it out on facebook.  That makes a ton of difference when trying to find the Anna Griffin paper! Sadly I had none!I managed to find some at a few places and purchased some from my FAV online place,, I figured I had the weekend and overnight it on Monday this will be fun. Saturday had come, and I had been at a lite night scrap the night before at my local place Scrapbooks etc,. My scrapping cohort informs me that Monday is Martin Luther King Day abd the post office will be closed.  I looked at the clock, 3:30 PM our P.O. was closed already.  I posted my card as she did and thought there is always something else we can do!

I have these two swaps to finish up!  One is the 3 card swap and the other is handmade flowers swap. My two colors are black and blue.  I figured that since I always feel that way, I'll make flowers in those colors! I will show those next week!

I have started the Preschool for the Lil Bug!  It looks great so far!  Will get some pictures of that in next week too!  

Okay, that is it for now!!  Happy January 24, 2011 to anyone who sees this on this day!   

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm Back!!! And more goodies to share!

I returned just as I said I would!  Exciting news New Years came and it was 100% better then last years.  (DON'T ASK!) I hope that whoever is watching has also had a pleasant time in 2011!  It's the 12th! Time to break those resolutions!  *LOL*  I am doing fairly well.  The Baby Bug is in school twice a week!  If you include Sunday School that is 3 times a week!  He is enjoying everything and loving being away from the parental units.  His first day of school we arrived to pick him up and he did NOT want to come home.  That was a bit embarrassing but....oh well!  Daddy is back at work!  After a five week vacation it is about time!  Yes, we are together 24/7 anyway with him working from home. But when he is in the office there is some sort of difference, how would I word this, hummm?  Peace! Yes that's it!  Quiet meaning, sound w/out yelling!  I've had a headache the past few days it might just be the mental drop from high, loud speed!  Justin, *SIGH* give me a few more weeks and I'll tell you!

Christmas Program at Church (shepherd)

First Day of School

Finally finished the quilt!

I was so impressed with it that I screamed (quietly though, it was 12:54 am) when it was completed:

Scrappy Stuff
Christmas 2010 Page

This is of Baby Bear and Baby Bug (picture i mentioned when last we met) Don't we look happy! 

This page was made with Bazzill 12x12 smooth White Cardstock on the base with Tim Holtz Fire Brick and Forest Pine Distress Ink, also distressed edges.  1st layer is Bazzill 12x12 Canvas in Pomegranete, and Aspen.  The 1st mat on the photo is Basic Grey Wassill double sided paper pack and the 2nd mat is the other side of the 1st!  White with red patterned paper has a little Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distree Ink and a touch of the other two. A red velvet ribbon border to the left and a red velvet flower with a lace flower layer inside.  Ended with an vintage glass button eenter with a tied with hemp twine. 

Stick Pins
 I made some stick pins with the use of a You Tube video.  WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT YOU TUBE? Very simple to make as I said in, I spent more time making the waawhoosie thinkgy to display the pins then I did actually making the pins themselves.  SIMPLE!  Some corsage pins, color the top peral or drop pearl with permenant marker to match beads/crkystals being used on the pin.  Four to 6 items depending on size then a drop of Blossy Accents to keep them from falling off!  Not much Glossy Accents is needed.  The You tube video I saw is above this blog ! Let me know how they turn out!!  These ARE truly EASY!

Lace and Tag Swap (Double click close up!)
I was so happy to complete these tags until I started looking at everyone elses...OUT OF THIER LEAGUE!  I can't even hope to be a water boy! I corresponded with the host and she smoothed out my ruffled feathers for me.  She is a sweetheart Hey Martica @!! OXOX

I continued with my tags.  They were made with the print was Imagine, cartridge: Elise, Cricut cart for Patterned Papper and colors, Cricut Lite - Lacy Labels for tags front border and back. and added heart butteflies and dangle flower are Beyond Birthdays. 3 types of lace to each label . 

I did add other little baubbles to this just before sending them.  each tag had a mock charm hanging from each dangle flower.  The charms wee NOT charms but a throw together with two vintage buttons.  One of the butons is glass and the other is not.  I am hopping they are eventually used in the receivers future LO's or cards or something!  :)

That's it for today!  Have a lovely week and see you next Wednesday!