Monday, January 29, 2007

Princess Fun

I was never really a girly girl...but I have a niece who will be! She'll be turning 1 on April 26th and we're going to throw her a Princess party. I'll be working on her invitations soon...and when I was out shopping this evening, I found this adorable crown & wand. I am sending a picture to my sister to see what she thinks as she lives in CA & I can send it to her if she likes it. It's not the greatest as I didn't even take the time to change my black cherry chocolate ice cream stained shirt. Oh well...this is the real me. Pin It

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Photo Wallet Fun!!

I wanted to do something fun with my niece's wallet size photos. Thanks to all the gals who attended Stampin' Up! Leadership...I was able to create my version of a project shown using SAB sets, Loves Me Designer Series Paper, Flirty ribbon, Accents & Elements, Fancy Flexible Phrases from the Stampin' Up! Winter Mini

I totally LOVE this - I'm pretty proud...not only of my adorable niece, but of my project.

I think I'll put it in a special box for her in which I will collect things over the years I buy and/or make & when she comes to visit us in TX someday when she's older, I will give her the box of treasures! (DH's idea)

I'm so excited - a little more than 3 months & she will be 1 year old!! We're going to CA for her 1st birthday...I'll be making her princess invitations soon and will upload. I can't wait to hold her & hug her!! I just hope she remembers me.
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So Very Tri-fold card

cased this from the Feb Stampin' Success...using Sell-a-Bration set So Very, Seeing Spots, Circle Punches, 5-in-one envelope template, Loves Me Designer Series Paper (LOVE)& Flirty ribbon from the Winter Mini.
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I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Lauren!! Thanks

A - Available or Taken: Taken for almost 10 years

B - Best Friend: Male: My husband John, Female: Lori & Danielle

C -Cake or Pie: Cake but frankly like ALL sweets :)

D - Drink of Choice: Coffee in the morning! Diet Coke for lunch & water in between

E - Essential item you use everyday: Deodorant & back scratcher

F - Favorite Color: Purple

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: I'm not picky, I'd eat either

H - Hometown: San Leandro, CA (near Oakland/SF)

I - Indulgence: Halo Halo or Kheer

J - January or February: No preference, about the same to me

K - Kids & Names: 4-legged ones. Shelby (Border Collie mix), Chica & Elsie (cats)

L - Life is incomplete without: Faith, Family & Friends

M - Marriage Date: July 6, 1997

N - Number of Siblings: I have 2 older sisters, Val & Deana who live in San Leandro still

O - Oranges or Apples: I like them both

P - Phobias or Fears: Car accidents

Q - Fave Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel, those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind!" -Dr. Seuss

R - Reason to Smile: Too many to name - I'm blessed

S - Season: Fall

T - Tag 3 or 4 People: Jan, Shamrock Stamper, Mama K , Nicole

U - Unknown fact about me: Well my friends know...but my stamping/blogging friends may not - I met my DH via the internet

V - Vegetable you don't like: Can't say there is one. I like them all, even Brussel Sprouts

W - Worst Habit: Denial

X - X-rays: Teeth, Lower back after being rear-ended Nov. 2005

Y - Your Fave Food: Hard to say just one...Indian food!

Z - Zodiac Sign: Gemini - curious, intellectual, quick-witted, talkative, friendly, and have superb communication skills. They are clear thinkers and have a love of information, able to process many incoming ideas and concepts in their search for the truth. While Geminis are able to handle many tasks at the same time, they often lack depth – jack-of-all-trades, master of none. (this is the truth!) Pin It

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Snow Day!

HA! What I mean is, because of the icy weather & bad road conditions, I got to leave work at noon on Monday (good thing because I didn't think I should be working on MLK day anyway) Then my boss called last night telling me not to worry about coming in today; Thank God - I could sleep in!! Anyway, just a while ago it snow flurries started coming down! So here's a little ground cover of the snow. We missed it at our house last time (Feb 2004). It's a lazy day all right, haven't gotten out of my pj's & have had a fire going all morning, next on my list of things to do is take a small nap, stamp & make some of my favorite soup - Marie Callender's Potato cheese soup & her cornbread mix from Costco check out the recipe here (I half it and it makes quite a bit) Pin It

Monday, January 15, 2007

Teacher Gift

My customer also wanted an idea for her kids' teacher gifts. She loved this! Inside it has 4 notecards with matching envelopes. Pin It

2,4,6,8 box

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Post-it Purse

This is a case from Jeanne S in my group - it was her project at the N. Texas SCS Shoebox Swap hosted by Milette in Dallas Oct '06. Just changed the colors from her original design. It's so stinkin' cute. Pin It

Gum Slider

Valentine's Projects - these were created at the request of a customer who has several young children. How fun to give something unique to your classmates instead of the traditional valentines - although I used to love those! Pin It

A Clean House

I grew up in a home with my mom always saying, 'don't leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight' 'pick up your clothes' 'clean up your mess'. Then I married a guy who, as a bachelor would wash his clothes & throw them on the couch & as he wore them would pick them out of the pile. Shortly after we married during our first year 'adjustment' period, I heard my mom's voice come out of my mouth with those phrases and it caused a lot of friction & stress not only to him because I was constantly nagging but to me because I was hardly enjoying my life.

Now it's not uncommon for me to have my clothes sitting around (not necessarily on the couch) or have dirty dishes in the sink. My philosophy has changed considerably over the past nearly 10 years of marriage. Once I settled down & didn't nag so much (it occasionally rears its ugly head still), things were more peaceful. And believe it or not, I totally still enjoy my life even with dishes in the sink & dirty clothes on the floor because I've learned that I need to spend time nurturing my relationships & not be so uptight about this or that getting done. We were created Human Beings - not Human Doings. The truth is, we can be here one minute & gone the next. The dirty dishes & clothes on the floor are going to be there until you get your butt around to the meantime, enjoy your loved ones & relax. Pin It


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Sunday, January 14, 2007

I've joined the blogging community!!

I'll see how committed I can be to this. Recently I've been obsessed with reading other stampers' blogs & thought I'd jump on the bandwagon...I've always loved to journal so maybe this will be an awesome endeavor for me!! Pin It