Saturday, August 25, 2007

And a card...

OK, so I used this same technique for this card as I did for the tag I just made... I just love using the resist technique!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Just a tag!!!

I made this tag with 2 Tin Box Creations stamp sets.... "Block This" and "Spring Flowers Set." I used a resist technique which I will detail this week for Technique Thursday over at Scraplovers!

This must be my lucky pub week!

I am excited to have a page picked up by Scrapbook Trends for their wedding idea book!!! It was a layout I created at the VA SIS crop at the beginning of the month!!! This kind of week never happens to me in the scrapbook world!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


I got an e-mail request for a home decor project I did using beads! It will appear in the new Bead Trends magazine in their premeire issue! :) Bead Trends is a new venture by the same family of publications as Scrapbook Trends!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

This was fun!!!

Your Linguistic Profile:
60% General American English
20% Dixie
15% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern">What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

So, does this mean I speak "normal" American English with a touch of Southern charm? LOL!!! I do live on the northernmost fringe of the South!

The house...

We are under way with building our house. The roof structure is almost complete now, actually, and we should be under roof by Tuesday. The windows and exterior doors arrived yesterday, ready to intall.
Do you think the house will be ready by the end of November as promised? I'm not holding my breath!!! But it would be nice!
Now, with the crash in the mortgage market, I'm a bit nervous about putting our current house on the market, to say the least! Our current home is in a modest, quiet neighborhood where all of the homes are well within the price range of properties which are still moving in our house market. Crossing my fingers....
By the way... see those cute little dormer windows on the second floor? Those windows belong to my new "project" room! Hubby has his big garage of his dreams... the kiddos have a playroom above that.... and I have my special room, too!!! Happy, joy!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Scrapncircle Projects! Piggy Tales!

We got to play with the super fun Piggy Tales papers this month!!!! Thanks, Jeri!!! Love how versatile these papers are!
The "Muscles" layout also features the circle stamp from the "Block This" stamp set by Tin Box Creations! I used the stamp as a border, journaling spot, and to make a tab! You seriously need this stamp set! It is so much fun!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I am such a blonde....

I can't even order myself coffee at Starbucks!!! LOL!!!!

Our special treat on Sunday morning (if we get ready in time!) is to go to Starbucks before church! It was my "turn" to go get the coffee this week, so I ordered a Tai Chi latte. The barmister (or whatever you wish to call him!) says to me, "Ma'am, Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese martial arts. Perhaps you would like to try a Chai Tea latte instead?"

Now, I tried to explain to him that I just took a course on Friday that discussed all of the benefits of Tai Chi.... before I asked him if I could get an iced Frappachino. To which he replied, "Ma'am. All of our Frappachinos are iced. That's what makes them Frappachinos."

Yep. I even have a Master's degree. But I can't order coffee and sound reasonably intelligent.... LOL!!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

So glad my kids are good! (well, most of the time!!!)

We went out to lunch after church Sunday at Ruby Tuesday (I'm seriously addicted to their turkey mini burgers... I know! not orgainic!!). About midway through our lunch, another family sat down near us. They had one boy (maybe about 4 or 5ish). He had a couple of little tantrums, and then all YOU KNOW WHAT broke loose. They were sitting in a booth, and the boy THREW his little container of KETCHUP behind him and over his head... it landed all over the booth seat on the other side AND all over this lady's dress and WHITE cardigan!!!! EEEEKKKKKKKKK!!!

Can you imagine the anguish on both sides of this situation? The lady's outfit was most likely ruined.... and the parents of this child?The thing is, this could have been my children.... it's just today they were exceptionally well-behaved.... and when my younger dd grabbed the ketchup container, we caught her before anything happened!!! The father actually left the restaurant to get money to pay this lady's dry cleaning bill.... he did the right thing... I have just never seen something like this in person!!!

Both my kiddos got dessert after lunch... and lots of praise for being good!!! :)