Thursday, July 29, 2010

I said I will, so I have to!

I love to craft, I really do. Sometimes it is more fun to get ideas for crafting than it actually is to do it though. Seems like I get so into the thinking and shopping and planning that by the time it actually comes down to the making, I'm pooped!

With that in mind, I am telling you guys that by the 12th I will have two Disney related craft items with tutorials up. Possibly a 3rd item if I can find the main supply cheap. Now I have to do these crafts, right? Yes, because I told you guys I was going to do it!

Tonight I really need to work on hubby's gift for this weekend. It isn't anything too big, kinda silly really..but I know he will like it. Since the budget is tight and we aren't able to go anywhere or spend much money I am planning a fun weekend at home that I hope he will like!

Just remembered I need to work on thank you's for all of my wonderful birthday gifts too! ACkkkk!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Speed Scrap Pages

The speed scrap marathon was really fun. I got quite a few layouts done. Some I like more than others, but that's how it works I guess when you are under the gun. Here are the 5 pages I did for the speed scrap. There were lots of people who did all 10 - they are the speed scrap queens!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Faded Roses Wreath

I've been meaning to do two things for a while - enter the county fair for the first time and make a pretty wreath with these gorgeous hand rolled roses. Luckily I could combine the two for one project.

the roses are crepe paper and ribbon, rolled together. They actually look like roses! It's hard to see but there are 3 different sizes of crystals placed randomly on the roses, because the more bling the better, of course! Finished with a pretty grosgrain ribbon. It was worth staying up till all hours of the morning to finish, even if I don't win anything.

I will post a tutorial later this week!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Call me....Shirt, White size L

You know those crazy old fashioned washing machines where they got the clothes wet and then ran them between two wooden bars over and over until all the water was wrung out? Well...first I wonder how many poor women broke their fingers/hands washing their husband's dress shirts and secondly, I feel like a white shirt repeatedly getting squeezed through those wooden bars.

Seriously, the universe is dunking me and then squeezing me as hard as it can. and...repeat!

And that's the last time I'm going to complain for a while. Everyone has crap to deal with. Soon I hope I am going through the crazy lady washing machine way less often. It's good to hope, right?

On a cooler note...W is going to get Chinese for dinner tonight. This weekend is the minnie marathon speed scrap so I am going to do a few of those, make W a present for our anniversary, hopefully finish something to put in the fair, try to get all of this stuff out of my head, and celebrate Christmas in July weekend. Mostly in my jammies......tra la la la La!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So I am hosting a Speed Scrap on my favorite site Mousescrappers early early early (can you tell I'm not a morning person??) Sunday morning. Here is all the info!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thuck, thuck, thuck!

In case you didn't know, A Christmas Story is one of my favorite movies EVER! And my favorite line is poor Flick with his tongue stuck to the flagpole yelling "Thuck, Thuck, Thuck!!"

That is totally what I feel like right now. I had a very interesting job offer that I am totally 'thuck' trying to figure out if I want to take or not. Pros: it's in the field I want to move into so I'd get some good experience, it would be a fairly easy transition as I'm familiar with all of the key players, it's a full time position that will pay at least what I make now which is good because I am currenly only 20 hours a week and unemployment is looming. Cons: the commute SUCKS (seriously, I should add a bad word in front of sucks to really describe the suckitude accurately), I'm not sure I completely trust the person I would be working for.

Thoughts? Need more details?

Heellllpppp Meeeee.......

(Is it kosher to beg on your own blog? I think that's my question of the day!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010


While doing my daily blog hopping to find fabulous crafting ideas, I ran across this blog with the super wonderful craft of....a KNIT BIKINI! Now this scares me for several reasons. 1) Even if I was as teeny tiny as that girl I STILL would not be wearing a bikini that small 2) Not only is the bikini teeny tiny it is full of holes (I know, DUH, it's knit...) 3) I would never wear a teeny tiny bikini, full of holes that *I* actually made. I've done enough knitting to know I would be breaking a lot of decency laws.

W saw the knit bikini. He said "that's a cute bikini, it would look good on you."

Insert eye roll here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dating Divas

I found this wonderful blog called Dating Divas I am going to add a blinkie to my side bar when Melissa tells me how, hahah!) They have ideas and tips for keeping your relationship fun and flirty and exciting. Nothing tooo out there, just little things to make your guy happy. With all of stress I'm under about losing my job, K's crazy mom, parenting a teenager, weird stuff with W's family, money, and everything else I know I haven't been as focused on us as I should. Luckily W is a guy that doesn't mind (dare I say actually likes?) the mushy stuff. Found a great idea for a cute gift for our upcoming anniversary and I will post pics when I'm done. If you need a little pick me up in your relationship, go check Dating Divas out.

Monday, July 12, 2010


I am naturally a snarkapotamous. Snarky things just pop into my head. This is one of the things I really don't like about myself. Sometimes I think it is because I'm hilarious (to myself) and think snarky things just because I know my husband or some other snarkapotamous would appreciate it. Sometimes it must just be because my head is very mean. Is head snarkiness mean even if it never leaves your head?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Since I know no one is actually reading this, I am going to congratulate myself on FINALLY making a post on this blog that I've had set up forever. Sort of losing my job has given me some time to figure out new ways to spend my time, hopefully by doing things that make me a better person. This week I started using Mango languages to learn (or relearn after 6 years of high school classes) Spanish. I'm working on lesson 5 Ha! And getting into my blog and making a resolution to post on it even if no one actually reads it. While in actuality they were tiny things, I learned two new tricks in Adobe CS3 that will make my digital scrapping/designing much easier. They were both DUH! moments and things I should have known earlier, but no matter, I know them now.

Anyway, first blog post - done. Yay me!