Monday, November 30, 2009

Disappointment and disconnection....

 had to be one of the most disappointing days of my life! After a long 6+ weeks, I thought we were going to close. We did the walk-through on our house and were driving toward the closing when my attorney called. He was waiting for a final approval from the bank and it didn't happen. While we were waiting to find out if it was off, we went to my favorite Mexican restaurant and it was closed. Gotta love Mondays. So we headed to another and had burritos and margaritas. I should have had a few because then we found out it just wasn't happening today.

Tomorrow is another day and I seriously hope I don't waste more vacation time. I'm waiting until the last possible minute to leave work.

If we do end up closing, we will not have internet service at home until Friday.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Let's Scrap...

Found a new place to play called Let's Scrap (see side bar for link). This site has scrap/stamp sketch challenges each week. This week I got picked for my lame card made with limited supplies. I'm so excited! It's my first. I forget what the prize is but it looked pretty sweet! I'll post if I can find it or when I receive it.

Anyway, I can't wait to unpack and get back into scrapping. I love the sketches I've seen so far.

p.s. Could be sooooooon!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for you...

I just wanted to say I am very grateful for having each and every one of you as online friend (a couple are IRL as well). I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble til you Wobble!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

More sweet candy....

I just found this blog through Ink Something. From there I went to Creative Jeans and then to Simply Beautiful. Check out the candy at Simply Beautiful. Don't cha just love finding new blogs to browse?!! Have a good weekend, everyone!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fun stuff....

Well, I didn't finish any cards the last two nights but I sure did have fun on Tuesday night. My son and his girlfriend stopped by to visit and she's been saying how she needs a hobby. I was coloring in some images and she was watching me. I told her to color. She colored in an image, getting use to my Copics. Then she did another and asked how she makes it into a card. I promptly showed her how to cut, glue down and embellish with what little I have! She was so happy with her completed card. I told her we could make much better ones once I get into the house and unpack my stash! I hope I've turned her into a stamper. I'm thinking that will be her Christmas gift - a little starter kit. I just love passing along my addictions.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It's been a while. I have no good news to report so I've stayed away. I have a feeling Thanksgiving will come and go and I won't be able to say I'm thankful for my new house. Our agreement says 11/30 or before. My gut tells me it will be on the 30th and I'm not too happy about that.

Anyway, I made this card for a good friend last night. They are all starting to look alike since I have no Nesties, Cuttlebug, buttons, ribbon (except su old olive), etc. This is a Dustin Pike free digi stamp. He's very talented. You should go and check him out if you haven't already! I haven't decided whether or not to put a sentiment on the right. I'll see if the right one hits me....something like gobble, gobble. The papers are all SU. Thanks for looking!

** Edited to add that it's for Stamptacular Challenge #33. I never enter challenges. There's way too much talent out there. Anyway, my incredibly talented friend, Paula convinced me to enter so I did.

I decided to just put a little "gobble, gobble" on it since I have no circle punches or shapes.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

This Bud's For You....

Ok, you are going to get sick of seeing Razzleberry dps in my posts! I don't have any other dp with me that matches any inks. I have a nice Soft Suede pack but don't have the ink, or any other inks or Copics that match. I will be so thrilled to get settled into a room all to myself but I think it'll be a while before I can get to it.

I think this one is for my realtor. Her birthday is coming up. She's fantastic so I don't want to forget her!

I used SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Old Olive ribbon (the only one I have with me) Bazzill olive, and a digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles I got some cute new ones the other day but I have to buy some white cs so I can print. I didn't bring enough.

Thanks for looking and sorry for the same ol' colors! Also, I'm not too sure about the colors on the turtle but it's done.

Another update...

Well, still no news on our closing date. We are told they are getting close. Could have fooled me! I've lost my patience.

We are bored to death in this awful apartment. We've been out shopping for furniture, paint, carpet, etc. It's so hard when you aren't living in the house yet. Our kitchen & dining room furniture are ready, the washer and dryer are ready and I just keep putting them off on delivery dates. We have our carpet picked out and ready to order but we're afraid to do so until we have a date.

It is a gorgeous day out there so I took a ride. I've been trying to find papers to match this cute bedding that my cousin picked out. I need to make a scrapbook but it won't be done in time for her shower. I'll have to give her an IOU. I bought a gift today so that she has something to open. I've looked online, at my lss, the local craft store chains and I can't find enough of one product to do a whole album. There's a cute line by Doodlebug but they only have a set of stickers and three papers. Another cute one is by Little Yellow Bicycle which I may end up buying at my lss. All they have are die cuts on a sheet and two or three papers. If you know of a place to purchase these or another cute safari line, please let me know! ** I keep meaning to edit to say that this is the Babies R Us photo of this room, not my cousin's baby's room. LOL

I think I'll play for a bit to see if I can come up with a card. I can't do one for the shower yet because I didn't bring any blues or baby stamps. I did find an adorable set with a lion, giraffe and hippo though. I held off from buying for now.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I didn't think I could...

Made this for my good online friend. I'm hoping she doesn't look here. She's not a blog reader (fingers crossed). Her birthday is next week and she's always sending me cards. I was going to try and find one in my stash but I thought I'd play with my new Copics instead.

It's not the greatest but it's done. Remember, I have a really limited stash of supplies (see pics below). The colors match much better in real life. I used SU Rich Razzleberry and then had to use a Bazzill stack I bought at Mike's for the olive and yellow. This cute Willy Worm digi stamp is from Victoria Case.

p.s. Still no date.
p.p.s. Maia - I'm still looking for Katie's winner!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Happiness in small amounts....

I had a horribly busy day today. No news on the house even though we were told we'd have a closing date by the end of the day. My hubby went to our PO box and picked up mail. I got home to a pile of things. One was a can of soup. I must have signed up for a free can at one point but I don't remember. It's a full sized can of Progresso High Fiber soup. I'll let my hubby try it. I'm really not a soup lover.

I got the cutest Halloween card from my friend, Tracy. I also got my small order of Copics from I've been looking for colors to match the new SU In Colors. I ended up getting a Dark Red (R89) that looks great with Rich Razzleberry. I also got a Blue Green (BG09) that is similar to the green/blue color (forget the name). I think I'll play some tonight. I realized some of these were upside down when I took the photo but my battery died right after so this will have to do.