music to listen to as I create-feel free to MUTE if you don't want it


Friday, May 30, 2008

Pull EZ ribbon storage

Lots and lots of ribbons. Some of my ribbons turned out to be adhesive backed so they aren't in any of the holes (there's a pocket in the lid so that's where I put them). I guess I have enough ribbon (I must be a ribbon junkie as well as a paper junkie) and I need to start using it more. I didn't get to play around with my ribbons, papers or stamps today because I had a Kirby salesman stop at my house this afternoon.

I'm now the "proud" owner of a Kirby vacuum. I was impressed with the cleaning ability it had, how easy it is to push, and the lifetime guarantee (I don't ever want to have to shop for another vacuum again!). He sucked up lots of dirt and cat hair after running my vacuum for a longer time than I would normally run it and then he used the Kirby and still got more dirt. I just bought a new steam cleaner Wednesday, and about 2 months ago, I had bought a Kenmore upright so it was a little sad to let brand new machines go away. However, I got a "trade-in" for the vacuums for twice what they were worth so that helped me to mentally and financially afford it. The Kirby got the 2 year old chocolate stain out of DS#2's light solid colored carpet that I hand scrubbed (yes, I was on my hands and knees scrubbing it) Tuesday. Too bad he didn't stop by earlier this week before I went shopping. Guess, I ought to start my "Spring Cleaning" again since I have something that will do a better job than my old stuff but I don't really want to. I want to play with my fun stuff before summer school starts next week, not with Kirby! Esp. now that I've committed myself to two years of easy payments, I need to play with and use up what I have because I can't justify (to myself) spending money on stamps and such. I'll just have to wait for TAC's discontinued list to come out this fall/winter and buy what's leaving and can't live without (I just made a big TAC purchase because half of my wish list was being discontinued and I had to get them now).

Look at my flowers

Not sure if I shared my apple bush blossoms but they are still pretty.



Geraniums

My youngest son pick out the petunias and they have really taken off.


Roses for Mama (me)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Several things at once




Your Noble British Name Is:



Lady Ethel Anne Wyndham



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Your Ice Cream Personality:



You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.



You are incredibly cautious. You rather miss out on something than make a mistake. No one would ever call you wild... but they would call you responsible.



You are a very open minded, liberal, and flexible person. You love many things. You tend to have tastes that range from down home to cosmopolitan.



You tend to have a one track mind. You prefer not to multitask.



You can be a big dramatic and over the top sometimes. You are bold in every way


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Your Independence Level: Medium



In some aspects of your life, you can be very self reliant.

Making your own informed choices feels great.

But you aren't as independent as you could be.

When things get stressful, you sometimes run away from the hard decisions you need to make.


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You Are a Great Listener



You are the perfect person to talk to.

You are patient, empathetic, and encouraging.



You provide subtle, but important, feedback.

You let people say everything that needs to be said before you weigh in.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Color Rose am I?




You Are a Light Pink Rose



You represent sweetness and grace.



Your vibe: Kind and gentle



Falling in love with you: is like falling in love with a best friend

What Color Rose Are You?
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You Like Names that Are Retro and Fashionable



You like names that are from the past but becoming modern again.

Names with a strong history are very appealing to you.



You're a big believer in giving children very adult sounding names.

You're not a fan of nicknames or newfangled spellings.



Some female names you might like: Audrey, Emma, Fiona, Georgia, Isabelle, Naomi, Rosemary, and Veronica



Some male names you might like: Brendan, Colin, Ethan, Jared, Kenneth, Martin, and Nathaniel


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Your Gemstone Says...



You are stable, strong, and full of life. You are an inspiring person.

People turn to you first for leadership and advice.

You are able to gently help people get to where they need to be.

And while you aren't afraid to lead when necessary, you are never heartless or bossy.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Which Jane Austin Heroine would I be?

I am Elinor Dashwood!


Take the Quiz here!

Created Graduation Gift & Card

So here's part of what I'm giving for Graduation. A bookmark and a Congratulations card. For the card, I used my cuttlebug folder on the green cardstock, rubbed light blue ink over the raised image (first time trying that technique and it wasn't too difficult), and used pop dots under the sequin stars. For the bookmark, I stamped the letters (TAC stamps) and used gel pens (various brands) to color. I used my Creative Memories wavy trimmer to make the curvy edge, I just hope it doesn't look too much like a dress maniquin or curvaceous woman. LOL

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Some BUNNY loves you


This is what I made to mail to my Mom for Mother's Day. This card was made using the stuff I got from Lisa, my TAC source. I colored the bunny in the potted flowers but she stamped it and punched it out with the scalloped circle punch.