Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
First of all, my sweet husband, Mike got up with the youngest, so I got to sleep in, I drug my lazy butt out of bed at 9:20 am. It was so nice.
Then I started on my laundry mountain. I acutally stamped in my pajamas most of the morning, only because the outfit I wanted to wear was in that mountain. It was kinda nice, I just simply changed in the laundry room and headed off to meet a friend for lunch and shopping!
There is an AC Moore store not far from my home in Bowie, Maryland. There was a 25% off your entire purchase including sale items! As you can see I found these adorable sleds and sleighs on the back isle for $1.00 each (isn't that fantastic) I picked up 14 of each for some upcoming events,gifts and classes.
When I returned home, I stamped the card you see below for an upcoming Whipper Snapper Design Swap. I really love the way this one came out. The colors are soft and muted and there is just a bit of glitter.
I also picked up some adorable wood laser carved ornaments, a few patterned papers and some other odds and ends. I saved over $22.00 total with that glorious coupon!
I will include one of the sleigh/sled (you choose) either finished or not with blog candy!
Speaking of blog candy, Beverly the last winner sent me a sweet email letting me know all of the goodies arrived safe and sound and she was looking forward to being able to play with them!
On another note, our male Shih Tzu, Snickers had a vet appointment late afternoon. When I returned home, that same sweet husband already had dinner going. He is a great cook and made us a large pot of Chilli! It was simply delicious! He even had all the dishes washed!
I hope that everyone will have a great evening! Stamp Happy!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We have some new neighbors a few doors down with three small children. Two boys and one sweet little girl. The little girl and her mom, Tracy answered the door. (I can't think of the daughters name for nothing!). She was so thrilled to get the little bag of goodies. The little princess promiced to *try* and share the other two bags with her stinky brothers. Mom told me they would get to the boys. That little girl is so cute.
After making the first six (one at a time) I've decided its much easier to 'assembly line' and cut all the pieces and then put them all put together.
I stopped by my local Target, they didn't have much for $1.00 buys but I did find some cute napkins for my table and I also found a really nice $19.99 Christmas stamp set that even included a really nice alphabet.
Today's is my youngest son, Chad's 14th birthday. Dang, the oldest, Craig will turn 20 on the 21st of October. I don't *feel* that old, but hey I guess I am.
Onto my quest, I wanted you all to know I am feeling better, but have this cough that is hanging on. I am trying not to use the OTC stuff and allow it to run its course, but if anyone out there has a homeopathic remedy or cure I'd love to find out about it.
Oh the Genie bags above, sorry for the back of my hubby's head, he is working from home this week and I kinda forgot he was even there. (I know that sounds odd, but we have an agreement, when he is working he isn't here) this way I remember to not distract him and he can earn that great paycheck. He is such an enabler when it comes to my crafting. He is also very encouraging.
Hint of the day, if you are having trouble getting those cute $1.00 stamps to stamp nicely, try this, I use one of those white sanding blocks (the kind they use in nail salons) and gently go over the surface then clean them with a baby wipe and allow to dry. You may have to do this a couple of times before you get an image. Always use a scrap paper to try your dollar stamps before use so you know if these steps are necessary!
I wish you all joy and peace!