Friday, November 30, 2012

OCD Much?

After waking up at noon today (way later than I wanted) I started on the last 27,000 loads of laundry that I am still working on and decided that it is a great day to open the windows and get those gifts wrapped. 

It took longer yesterday for me to finish the Christmas cards and get them in the mail. But I was able to get them gone and my sisters birthday gift out too.  Yea I am ahead of the game this year!

Then I walked in my scraproom…..



Maybe one reason I hate wrapping so much is that all my wrapping gear is in several different bags, bins, boxes.

I have trouble finding what I need. 

So, off to Target I go…..


BTW, that huge blue bin is all of the Christmas gifts and will go back into my room as soon as I done.  It is where I hide everything with a lock on the bin to keep out peekers.

So now that I have all of my wrapping stuff where I can FIND IT.  I will get going on the wrapping and get all the stuff that is in that blue bin under the tree.  The best part:  I have room in the office closet to roll both wrapping carts in there for storage.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stamps and Dimensional Elements from the Cricut® Artiste Collection

Rock & Roll

Re-vamping with Overstamping

Cool New Tools!

I have 2 of the new Quilling tools on my next order.  The flowers have always kicked my behind but with this new tool I am sure I will be able to get a beautiful flower the first time.

Do not forget to add Liquid glass to your order too Smile


Today I will get my house back in order after camping.  I have a mountain of laundry to do (yuck).  This morning I already:

Cleaned the kitchen

Put the camping stuff away

Sorted and started laundry

Now I will turn my scraproom into WRAP CENTRAL!


That huge blue box? That is where I hide all of the gifts that I buy all year long for Christmas.  This time of year I also start saving all of those boxes that I get from for packing and wrapping all those Christmas gifts. 

So with my trusty audiobook on my IPod I will spend the next 2 days getting all of this wrapped and under the tree.

I am working a lot this month at the hospital so I am trying to get all of the Christmas cards and wrapping done so that I can sit back and enjoy December with no worries.



I finished making the Christmas cards during 2 of the Monthly crop sessions so I only need to add the inserts, school photos and address the envies. 

Why do I get the feeling there is something I am forgetting?

Thanksgiving 2012

What a wonderful holiday!  We spend Thanksgiving camping at Bonham State Park and while this was our first year camping during the holiday we enjoyed it so much I think we will keep this tradition on the years that I do not have to work on Thanksgiving.


The weather was beautiful but the puppies thought they would just stay in their blankets.


One of the camping sites that I am a member of ( has a new forum that they are doing with “camping gnomes”  You post picture of your camping adventure along with a gnome.  This is my mother Suzanne getting into the gnome action.  Smile 


Getting everything ready for some outdoor cooking.  The campground was completely full but we were the only ones cooking our feast outside.


Our turkey is ready to start cooking but the gnome had to make sure the lid was on tight.


Homemade outdoor oven is ready to go!


This is a good shot of our campsite.  Mike loves cooking outside any time we camp.


Time for more of our feast to start cooking. Potatoes are on the coals, green bean casserole is in the crock pot.  The stuffing is in one of the Dutch ovens and the rolls are in the top Dutch oven.  The corn and gravy went on the coals in foil mini loaf pans about 2o minutes before the turkey was done. 


****I was having a serious BAD HAIR DAY**** but hey we are camping here Smile  This is the feast! 


These are all of the dishes after the feast…. I love camping!


We waiting a little while after dinner to make the PIES!  They were yummy.


Mike and Kaela braved the hoard of geese to feed them bread. 


The beautiful Thanksgiving sunset.

When can I go camping again?

2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book Retiring List

  While Supplies Last.

Please remember that we are unable to accept exchanges for items included on the Retired list.     

Item #    Item Description    Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book       
Z1349    Shimmer Designer Brads    127       
Z1360    Rhinestone Designer Brads    127       
Z1361    Brads Red Assortment     127       
Z1362    Brads Pink Assortment    127       
Z1363    Brads Blue Assortment    127       
Z1364    Brads Green Assortment    127       
Z1365    Brads Basic Assortment    127       
Z1387    Wooden Designer Buttons    125       
Z1391    Buttons Clear Assortment    125       
Z1395    Irresistible™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet)    130       
Z1465    Irresistible™ Make-It-Count Numbers    130       
Z1681    Dimensional Elements  Numbers     131       
Z1761    Dimensional Elements Ornaments    131       
Z1762    Dimensional Elements Snowflakes    131       
Z1765    Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes    130       
X7147C    Stella Complements Canvas Shapes    68       
X7148C    My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment    68       
X7150C    My Stickease® Victory Assortment    69       
X7153C    My Stickease® Florentine Assortment    69       
X7158C    La Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment    38       
X7160C    Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements    50       
X7161C    Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements    56       
X7162C    Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons    62       
Z1464    Milepost Shapes    128       
Z1466    Bling Assortment    128       
Z1695    Urban Felt Alphabet     130       
Z1696    Keepsake Felt Alphabet     130       
Z1709    Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers    129       
Z1460    Foundry® Ribbon Slides    126       
Z1711    Foundry® Binder Clips    126       
Z1712    Foundry® Number Plates     126       
Z1461    D├ęcor Journaling Spots    129       
Z1687    Bohemian Assortment     128       
Z1689    Timeless Charms    128       
Z1692    Tough Tags    128       
Z1694    Bouquet Assortment    128       
Z1741    Haunted Assortment    128       
Z1749    Autumn Lane Assortment     128       
Z1763    Boutique Assortment    128       
Z1772    Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday    128       
Z1393    Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection     126       
Z1316    Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                    124       
Z1385    Designer Ribbon Blue Collection    124       
Z1615    Designer Ribbon Red Collection    124       
Z1616    Designer Ribbon Green Collection    124       
Z1388    Newsprint Rub-Ons     130       
Z1700    Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons    126       
Z1733    Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons    126       
Z1743    Festive Velvet Rub-Ons     126       
Z1742    Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons    126       
Z1407    "6"" x 6"" Olive Quick Pic™ Album"    122       
Z1408    "6"" x 6"" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album"    122        
Z1054    My Creations® Display Album    132       
Z1378    My Creations® Banner    132       
Z1614    My Creations® Memory Game    132       
Z188    Craft Jars    120       
Z1352    "4 1/2"" Colonial White Circle Cards"    123       
Z1353    "4 1/2"" White Daisy Circle Cards"    123       
Z1731    My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit    123       
X7147B    My Reflections® Stella Paper Packet    68       
X7148B    My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet    68       
X7150B    My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet    69       
X7153B    My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet    69       
X7158B    La Belle Vie Paper Packet     38       
X7160B    Flirty Paper Packet    50       
X7161B    Moonlight Paper Packet    56       
X7162B    Pear & Partridge Paper Packet    62       
Z1252    Cutting Knife    135       
G1041    Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit    22       
G1043    Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit    66       
G1040    Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit    14       
G1042    Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit    23       
G1044    Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit    67       
G1045    Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit    21       
G1046    Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit    29       
G1047    Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit    35       
G1048    Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit     41       
G1049    Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit    47       
G1050    Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit    53       
G1051    Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit    59       
G1052    Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit    65       

Item #    Item Description    Page # Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book       
A1104    A Tweet    90       
A1111    A Tulip    68       
A1116    A Melody    94       
A1122    Bravo    92       
A1128    Quick Cards—Shell    80       
A1129    A Rainbow    85       
B1365    Spring Up    71       
B1369    Rosy Regards    67       
B1374    Bee Happy    83       
B1397    He Is Risen    74       
B1402    My Peeps    72       
C1439    Enjoy Life    95       
C1440    Take a Picture    93       
C1442    Tailor-Made    94       
C1450    Eclectic Edges    99       
C1452    Delight    71       
C1455    Aspire    96       
C1456    Heartfelt Treasures    68       
C1457    Happy Camper    84       
C1458    Paper Lantern    90       
C1473    Remarkable Wreath    70       
C1474    10 Things    105       
C1485    Super Powers    47       
C1498    Country Life    82       
C1499    Perfect Day    80       
D1195    The Works Alphabet    117       
D1222    Tiny Typewriter Alphabet    117       
D1296    Chocolate Alphabet Small    114       
D1301    Hodge Podge Alphabet    114       
D1303    Classmate Alphabet    114       
D1462    Splendid Day    77       
D1464    Card Chatter—Love    106       
D1467    Trees & Things    76       
D1472    Simple Memories    66       
D1478    Bingo Alphabet    113       
D1505    Roar!    89       
D1508    Diverse Backgrounds    102       
D1509    Magic Adventures    78       
D1511    Kick Back    81       
E1013    Field Trip Alphabet    114       

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Steroids are kicking in….

I have been home sick for the last 4 days and I HATE being sick.  I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he sent me home with a fist full of Rx’s to fill.  One of the scripts is a Steroid dose pack.  Since my first dose was the shot in the hip in the office I started the dose pack yesterday morning.  As of this morning – well Mom says that I am “zooming”.  Smile 

I am eating everything that is not nailed down but I feel so much better today than I have since Sunday at work.  It is not like me to miss work and I called in Monday and Tuesday (Sorry Karen).   I am still getting cold then hot and starving but I feel better.  NO MORE FEVERS!

The housekeepers are here cleaning this place within an inch of it’s life so it will be safe to come to crop Saturday Night.

  As of right now CROP IS STILL SATURDAY!

Since I am “zooming” and it is daylight I decided I could take the photos of the layouts I worked on last week.







Well I would stay on talk some more but….

I am hungry again!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I Love My….

While I was on vacation the new Microsoft Surface hit the market.  Why am I telling you about a geek gadget?  Well it seems that Mikes whole office took the morning off to stand in line to be one of the first to get this new geek gadget.  He sent me a text to tease me…. then he came home with a new toy for me. Well he was told that if he was at the mall getting a toy for him he better bring one home for me!  What did I ask for?

Well I have a staple in my scraproom that I can not seem to create without and it stopped working about a month ago.  Can you find it?


I have a new LAVA LAMP…. I have a new LAVA LAMP!  And it is PURPLE!

I know I am a dork!  Smile

Working, Working, Working…

Tonight is a fun night.  Just me, some coffee  and a book on the iPod while I scrap the night away.  I am still working on Kaela’s 8th grade album and was changing the thread when I looked down and noticed I had a helper.


She kept sitting on the thread or walking away with it.  She said she would give it back if I gave her some coffee so I caved.  Smile 

This cat loves COFFEE! 

I have several layouts that I need to take photos of for the blog but I need to be awake during the daylight hours to get the best possible shots.  I am working overtime for the next couple of weeks and working in the scraproom as much as I can.  This room is my chance to re-charge the batteries so never fear I am still creating.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Stay safe!