Sunday, December 30, 2007

Well this is a version of the item that has been accepted for publication. I made it for my very best girlfriend back home for Christmas. I hope she really liked it. I know she said she did but ya just never know. I thought I would post a quick update, it's been pretty tense around the house with the holidays and what not, but I'm managing. I haven't felt like doing much lately, I can tell you that for sure! But then again that isn't anything new really........LOL I do have to tell everyone that I did get a job, I just don't know if I'm going to be able to make it only making $7.00 and hour, without a set schedule. It will have to do for now, but it's still really scary. It's with Starbucks and the manager hired me over the phone, from that very first interview that I had, so I'm hoping she has good things in mind for me. I'm praying really hard. I am going to go down to Fed-ex tomorrow and see if they have anything posted, they pay over $11 an hour and they even have tuition reimbursement. That would work really well, plus they have a set schedule. Days or nights. Hoping for something during the day though. I also wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a Happy New Year, I wish for each and everyone of your dreams and desires to come true. I'm really hoping that 2008 will prove to be the beginning of a new road to travel for myself and my family. Be safe, and have a great night.
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

I don't think I have posted this card yet, but I was getting tired of the Christmas I thought I would look and see what I had on the computer all ready. I'm feeling in the mood to go stamp, but the problem is my basement is a total disaster!!! I probably have a 4x4 spot on my table to create on.........LOL Then of course I still need to clean house and bake. Just not in the mood for the cleaning......but then again who is.
I was sitting here and I realized that after almost 11 years of being a Stampin' UP! demonstrator I will have to give up being a demo. I can't make my minimum for this quarter, and so that means in January I would need to place a $600 order.........Not happening. It's like a part of my body is being ripped off.........LOL I just can't imagine not getting everything in the mail, all the sneak peeks, and the discount.........I'm going to be lost. I have a huge downline, all 3rd level and below, my 2nd level downline is an amazing woman. I just could never find another recruit. Stampin' UP! has been a part of my life for so long, and I guess with the divorce going on and having to give up SU! it just seems like 2 major life changes for me, and let me tell you it's depressing! Even though I knew John and I needed to go our own ways, and be friends, it's much harder emotionally then I thought it ever would be. I think if he wasn't in the house with me it might be easier on me, but with me not having a job at the moment it's pretty hard to have 2 rent payments on 1 income. I'm still really struggling with the whole job situation. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Starbucks thing still. I'm calling another manager at the mall Starbucks on Wed. or Thur. if I don't hear from the new location, because she said that she would really like to get me in with the company. Praying praying praying. Speaking of that, we couldn't go to church this morning because my hair dryer went on the fritz.........what's up with that? And let me tell you hair dryers aren't very cheap anymore, I couldn't find one for less then 20 bucks, but hey I can't go without a hair dryer, it's scary scary sight. LOL
Well that's enough rambling, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your families.
I'm going to really try to get the basement cleaned up, I have a design team that I'm going to apply for so keeping my fingers crossed for that too!!!
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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Non Christmas

Top is the outside and the bottom pic is the inside
I really like how this card turned out, it's nice to have a few cards for those guys in your life, already done up. I know for me it's too much pressure to try and come up with a manly card on the spot. What about you guys??? I had this card saved so I thought I would put it up, since I hadn't put much up lately. I just got a bunch of new spring/Valentine's Day stamps, and I ordered a couple other winter sets, I think I'm still going to be making some snowy cards. Thats pretty much what the weather around here puts me in the mood for.
It seems like most of the other bloggers kids are already out for Christmas break, but mine have 1 last day to go. Don't ask me what on earth I'm going to do with all 3 of them home for 17 days.....Ugggg, John will be home for 4 of those days, but geez that's a long time. I don't really have a clue what I should do with them, what on earth do 10 yr. old boys like to do anymore these days? They can't just sit in front of the TV the whole time, as much as they would love it?? Any suggestions???
Hope your close to having all your Holiday tasks accomplished.................Hmmmm Let me think, do I? I'm sure I'll think of something I have forgotten to do. Cya
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

WOW what a great day!

First off the day didn't start out looking too bright for me........but I tried to keep my head above water............I managed. I had an interview with Starbucks and I think it went really really well, especially since the girl that interviewed me told me that if I didn't hear back from 1 of the 2 locations they were currently hiring for in about 2 weeks to contact her because she would love to hire me for her location!!! WoooHooo I'm so excited about that! Then I was at the PO and found out they are planning to hire 3 new people for the office in a couple of months, so I will definitely be putting in my app for that job.................But I honestly think the best part of the whole day was the e-mail that I got when I got home..............It was from Paper Crafts magazine, and a submission that I made for the 1st time way back in May under the general submissions got accepted for publishing..............I'm totally floored, I thought for sure since it had been so long it was a no go, in fact I forgot that I even submitted it really. I am just jumping up and down. I can't believe it. Talk about a serious EGO boost. I definitely feel like stamping now..................Anyone know of any companies looking for participants in their design team?? I'm feelin' pretty confident right about now!!! LOL
Thanks for sharing in all my excitement. Have a great night.

Wow a Christmas Card

Well I figured I better hurry up and get the last few pictures of my Christmas cards posted before the holiday passes by. This card actually came together rather nice. I'm very happy with it. You can't really tell but the Holly Berries on the wreath have red stickles on it. I still haven't even mailed out my cards yet. I am so horrible, who in their right mind makes their Christmas cards and never gets them sent out. I did that last year, so I'm really going to make myself go finish stuffing the envy's. I even have the postage stamps.
I could make many excuses, but really who am I fooling, I'm not even working right now. Too much time makes for too much thinking I think.....LOL

Wow I made myself make the phone call that's been needing to be made, WOOHOOO for me. I get a gold star. Sorry about the sarcasm, I guess that seems to be about the only way I can get through everything.
I think part of my problem with my creative mojo is that even though I'm trying to be busy when I go to the basement to stamp, my mind tends to wonder. Just can't seem to keep focused, and let me tell you it sucks!

I hope you all are ready for Christmas, of course I'm not, especially since when my dad was here visiting, he took each of the kids Christmas shopping, and Josh ended up buying 3 of the same things that we had bought him. Ugggg so that means returns to Toys R Us, and I thought I was so done with that crazy place. And of course I have no clue what else to buy him. Any suggestions for a 10 almost 11 year old boy?? Help.

Have a great day, and hoping that everyone is ahead of the Christmas rush, and your able to enjoy the last week before Christmas.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007


It feels like it's going to be a long day today. It's snowing, and yes it's pretty but it's cold, and if it snows too much I won't be able to go to church, and I really think I need to go. It' s been a long week. Stressful, emptying, confusing, oh I'm sure there are so many more adjectives I could use, it just doesn't seem like I have the strength. We all had dinner with my dad last night before we went to the movies, and it was so hard to say goodbye. I guess I don't ever really think about my dad that much, when he isn't here, because he's not always been a big part of my life. But when I see him it brings back so many different memories, especially about my step mom, I think it makes it even rougher.

Payton and I stopped at the Christian book store today, and I got a new bible, and a cheater book to help me while I'm reading. A new online friend of mine told me that the book of John was a good book to start with so Payton and I are reading it and then were going to discuss it together. I think doing something like this with Payton will be something special that her and I can continue on for a long time, and keep us close, besides I'm probably going to need her help anyways......LOL Payton actually snickered at me when I looked a the big print bibles, but I ended up with a regular print. Little booger :) I did get tabs so that I could find the books a bit easier.

When I was bluffering the internet today, Kitchen sink was offering blog candy and all you had to do was leave a comment saying what your favorite treat for Christmas was.........Divinity immediately came to my mind. I haven't had that for so long, my grandma use to make it, I can't even tell you how long it's been, my Grandma has been gone for 14 yrs, and after posting that comment it dawned on me that Monday would have been her birthday, she would have been 75. It seems like she's been gone forever some days and then other's it seems like she was just sitting beside me talking to me. Happy Birthday Grandma I love you!

Ok I promise tomorrow I will try and post a card or at least something, I still have to get my BFF Christmas box done and ready to mail by Monday.......especially since it has stuff from Halloween in it too. Can you tell I'm not real good at getting my act together! Have a great night, and stay warm, keep your fingers crossed that we don't get the predicted 10 in. of snow.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Time on my hands

I guess posting is what happens when you have so much time on your hands, but like I just told a new friend of mine this morning--some days I don't even know where the time has gone. It's like I get up in the morning, and before I know it the kids are all home from school. Other's it seems like the day goes on forever. The weather here is ugly and gray and rainy. I don't think that really helps my mood. The holidays are always hard because my extended family and friends are all so far away. Usually my mom comes for Christmas, but we decided this year might not be such a great idea, with everything that's going on. Now I suppose I regret that, I could really use my mom right now. It just sort of seems like I'm floating along. I try really hard to not let the kids see any of it, but sometimes it's just really difficult to hide.

Who would have thought getting a divorce could be so emotional, especially when it's me that wants it. I guess maybe the fact that John and I are being really nice to each other, and trying to not step on each other's toes since he's still at the house makes it even more difficult. Hmmm that use to be the way it was with us, we could really talk, and be friends, but that had all disappeared, but suddenly it's back again. I don't really understand it all.

I just keep praying for direction in all of this. I started reading a book that a friend sent me a long time ago, and of course then it was of no interest, but now that's a different story. It's called "A little pot of oil" It's about how when you feel like your running on empty, your suppose to ask God to fill you up and help you out. I feel strange asking God to help me, when there are so many other people that need help and prayers more then me. It's strange how my thinking has changed in some ways, and then others I wonder why I think the way I do. So many questions, and no answers.

Unfortunately I don't even feel like stamping, and I really hate that feeling. It's like my head is saying go stamp it will make you feel better, but then I get down there and can't seem to accomplish anything. Oh how that bothers me!!! Grrrrr

I'm pretty sure there's laundry calling my name, so at least I can say I accomplished something! LOL

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wow 2 posts in a row, in 2 days.........

Hot dog I'm on it.........LOL Nothing like bragging about your self, now is there. Lets see first the card-----Gotta love those Verve visiual sets, Especially now that they will be clear, and there is not cutting. Juliee is the greatest, I just love those stamps. Very simple easy card to make. Those scallop punches, can't live without them, but those nestabilitties sure would be great too..........In my wildest dreams unless I hit the jackpot.........or lottery, and that's going to be pretty darn difficult I think since I don't play. Oh well. I really appreciate the comments on my post yesterday. All of them were so sweet, I really wish those of you that comment though, would leave an e-mail of some sort so that I can respond back to you, I would love to be able to tell you how much your comments mean to me, unless of course you'd prefer not to have this half psycho blogger contacting you.........LOL

I do have a favor to ask any of you that are willing to pray for me, I have a friend who's son was mysteriously passing out, he would get up in the middle of the night and his wife would find him passed out in the bathroom and stuff...........can you say scary???? I know I would. He went to the dr. Monday, and found out that something is wrong with his heart, evidentally he was born with a heart defect of some sort, and the Parents were told he would outgrow it, now they aren't so sure. So they put Josh on an EKG machine before he left the office, so now on Thursday he starts seeing a cardiologist for a serious of like 6 tests, every other day, so it's going to be a long week or so for my friend. I know as many prayers as we can get would be so appreciated, I mean really come on you all know I'm new at this whole prayer thing...........LOL I'm trying my best though.

Well Hubby and I went to see the attorney yesterday and we have a list of things that we need to get together, including discussing the idea of filing bankruptcy due to all the medical bills that we have, and other debt. UGGGGGG I really hate the thought of that, but it is probably the best thing for ME, especially since I am having the hardest time finding a job. Anyone know of any at home work besides being a demo for a company that is legit?? That way I could still follow my heart and go to school, especially since I know in my heart that now is the right time. It's so strange having a feeling that is so strong, and it's the guiding force behind you practically screaming at you telling you that this is what you have to do. These new feelings that I'm experiencing are so strange to me. All I know though is that I have to have an open heart and I will hear or feel what it is I'm suppose to do. Thank you all for your support. Have a great day.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hmmm What's up with me??????

Wow.......lets see I don't have a card to post right at the moment, but I have some blabbing to do. I really don't think anyone else reads my blog but a couple of wonderful women, who I love dearly. I hope you know who you are, or if not, you best figure it out.

Here goes.............still no job, signed up for school, have a financial aide meeting Thursday I think, but if no job in 2 weeks school will be a no go for me. I need a job seriously education, and not much job experience except with special needs kiddos, doesn't make for a good outlook. Grrrrrr. Hubby can't move out until I have my part of the money situation under control.........:( It's getting harder and harder on the kids, they think because were still in the same house, that this might just all go away. Hmmmmm trying having that conversation over and over........LOL

Next revelation. Kids had their Christmas play on Sat. I bawled by the was all about forgetting what Christmas is like, and what it truly means. I lost sight of that a long time ago, I don't know when, I guess maybe when the kids got old enough to start asking for the really expensive stuff and the stress just piled on. For the last couple of weeks, I have been having this tugging feeling in my heart, and yes it took me a while to figure out what it was. It was this small little part of my heart, looking for guidance, and direction. Hmmmmmm What on earth is going on??? Well a bit of history about me: I don't know if I ever really understood church/God, I have lost so many people through death, and no one ever really took the time to talk to me about it. From the time I was 8 it seemed like I lost everyone. Then one day when I was about 13, I got a phone call from my mom, telling me that my cousin had been killed, 7 or yrs old, out riding his bike, got run over by a garbage truck. How on earth.........was I suppose to understand that. To me I just didn't get how God could let all these deaths happen, didn't think he was the greatest man ever let me tell you. At 21 after a few more deaths, I lost the one person that I could never have imagined grandma. I was pregnant with my 1st child, and I prayed like never before........God I know I've done so many things wrong, but please just this one time listen to my least let my grandma live to see the birth of her first Great Grand-daughter. No such luck.......she was an ultrasound, but that was it. I was crushed. Didn't want to go on any more. Just didn't understand. Fast forward about oh lets see........7 yrs........hubby is diagnosed with Melanoma........Oh hell I can't deal with this anymore. People said pray.........LOL who me yeah right. I felt like I was destined to have everyone leave me. Well Luckily someone, a whole lot of someone's prayed because John is still here today after almost 9 long years. A miracle some might say for me, but No not the way I saw it......Now forward to the divorce.........back to that tugging feeling.............Ah hah I went to church on Sunday, and for the first time in my life I think I finally felt something, I listened and I learned........I felt incredible after church. I learned which go ahead and laugh if you want.........that when you spell Christmas with the x (x-mas) your crossing God out of your life........That the word Joy stands for Jesus, others and yourself. Jesus 1st in your life, yourself last and other's in between. Hmmmm still a bit confused after reading a few things, So can anyone tell me why one book says it's ok to ask for God to bless you to ask for what you need, because God has all the answers that your truly looking for if that's what you want or want to hear?? This is all so new to me.........I plan to continue, and am planning on taking the kids with me to the new church that I went to on Sunday. They are all very excited. Now if I can just find my way, and learn to live my life to the fullest with God helping me I will be set. Right?? LOL
I know that this is what has been missing, just as the man at Adult Sunday school said "Everyone is born with a place in their heart for God, but people keep trying to fill up that space with everything else, a boat, a new car, or whatever, but it never feels complete because what your truly missing is the gift of God" Now don't get me wrong I'm not going to become one of those hollier then though type people, but I am going to say this, I truly feel like I have found what has been missing in my life, along with all the other changes that have happened in my life this last couple of months.

I have one thing to ask, please don't comment to me with anything cruel or hurtful, if you have kind words of encouragement, or direction for me, I will gladly accept it, and feel blessed that you took the time to talk to me, but please don't ruin this for me. If it's not for you, just move on. This is my blog, and I can write/say or do whatever it is I may choose, and you can not take that away, I just ask that you be considerate please. Thank you

Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas and some personal stuff

Well I was in a serious card making mood and have busted out several Christmas cards, and of course none of them are the same........LOL Well maybe a few of them are. I'm not really looking forward to Christmas this year, but yet I am. I haven't had a job since the end of Oct. so Christmas for the kids is going to be practically nothing, which for them that really sucks, but there really isn't much I can do. Luckily last year was the last year the boys believed in Santa, (it still makes me sad, but I'm thinking I knew before I was 11) So I had to sit all 3 kids down and explain that there wasn't going to be anything expensive for this christmas, and probably only maybe 2 presents. The boys took it the hardest, my 14 yr. old daughter was really sweet about it, she said she understood, and that there really wasn't much she needed as long as I loved her. Sort of an emotional moment for me. She's growing up so fast. I'm afraid she's going to grow up even fast after the Holiday's because her Dad and I are splitting up after 15 years. The good thing is that both of us want what's best for the kids, and they are our #1 priority. Both John and I want to just get it over with, no fighting or anything, no sense in it. I truly believe that. No, I'm not really upset, it took me a long time to come to this decision, and I know that's what's best for me, and the kids, and even hubby. He isn't happy, and I can't seem to find what makes him happy, and I haven't been happy for a long time. Our divorce will be uncontested, because we really only have to deal with the custody of the kids, and hubby knows they belong with me. He will live close enough so that the kids can go see him whenever they want, and even spend the night with him and still go to school. I think after it's all said and done Hubby and I will be better friends then anything. He wants me to be happy, and vice versa. Hubby pretty much watched me grow up, we got married when I had just turned 20 and then I was pregnant while I was turning 21. I think me being so young had a lot to do with things, I had so much to learn and to grow, that I did that while we were married, through all the serious health issues that hubby went through (cancer), through moving clear across the country away from all of my family. I have become a stronger person because of all of it, and I have finally grown up, I even know what I want to do, you know they say you need to know what you want to do when you went to college, well I never knew, and dropped out. So here I am 35 and going to go back to school to become a Physical Therapist assistant. I'm truly excited, and I have faith that everything is going to be a better brighter life. I know many divorcee's are thinking I'm just in a dream world, but hubby is a great guy, just not the guy for me, but he will take care of his children and that's what is important. The kids need their dad, and that's why I have no intention of moving back home, I moved here because I believed that the kids needed, and deserved to have their dad, and I still believe that. Hubby and I will both be better people and parents after all is said and done, and we will be able to focus on helping the kids through this. A little more then you bargained for I'm sure when you came to see what I was up too..............LOL Sorry about that. Thanks to all of you who have been here for me.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Here's the first card I made after I got use to not working and being home. I think it looks a lot better in person, I'm still working on that photo taking thing. It took forever for me to finish this card, walking away several times, for hours at a time, even a day.......LOL I'm not quite sure what my problem was, but I do really like how it turned out. It was at least a starting point, because I have been doing just some all occassion cards, plus some Christmas cards............That just shocks me, but really I can't believe how fast it seems that 2007 has flown by, in just 6 1/2 weeks 2008 will be here. I remember when I was in Jr. High and High school even, it just seemed like the year 2000 was a million years away, and here it will be 2008. It just seems so bizarre. Not only that, a girlfriend and I were talking about our kids the other day and some how or another we got on the subject about them turning 18, I can't believe that I only have 7 more years before all my babies are 18..................what???? That just doesn't seem right. I'll be 42 and hopefully all 3 of my kiddos will be in college. Geez, I won't know what to do with myself, half the time I don't even know what to do with myself having the house empty during the day while they are all at school. I can honestly say I don't think my house has ever been cleaner since I had my daughter, and boy the laundry is caught up daily..............Amazing! LOL
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A picture of my beautiful 14 yr. old

Last weekend John and the boys went to John's college for a rival football game that is tradition, and it just happened to be the same day as the Archiver's make and take. So I decided that Payton and I would spend a day together. She wanted to do one of the projects at Archiver's, and she even used her own money. When she was all done she gave it to me, saying she was making for me all along. But before we headed to the LSS, we stopped off at a local spot that has some wonderful trees, turning all their fall covers, and I wanted to get some pictures. I had intended to take the boys on Sunday but just my luck it was pouring down rain. Hopefully I'll be able to find another spot with some leaves left, especially since it's been in the upper 60's the last couple of days. I just can't believe that Payton is 14, it seems like it was just yesterday that she was in elementary school, and now we're almost half way through 8th grade, and she'll be a freshman. The good thing for me is that at least I don't feel old. LOL Payton did take the camera for a few, and she actually got a few good shots of me, which I was surprised since I never seem to take good pictures, but of course you won't be seeing any of those one here. Lots has changed since I posted last, I lost my job the day before Halloween, I won't go into what happend because it just makes me cry everytime I think or talk about it still. I will admit though that it has been nice being home with an empty house, so much less stress. It's definitely been good for me, I think my job had a lot to do with my stress, and anxiety I had going on, but I still loved loved loved my job. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my unemployment, because at least if I get that, I can stay home until after the holidays. Oh what a joy that would be for me. Also since I've been home, I have been dieting, which is usually the total opposite of what I would be doing (Usually I'd be eating like crazy) but instead I have managed to loose 15lbs, so far, so I'm shooting for about 20 more. I try to get on the treadmill every other day, and do at least 50 crunches. I ran 1/2 mile today and walked 3/4 of a mile on an incline, so I was pretty impressed with myself...........LOL Well that's the Hensley house update..........on to another post with an actual card in it! Amazing I know~
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Changed the look

Now if I could figure out how to do my own blog header I would be in even better shape. I would love to figure out how to be able to change the header with the seasons especially since I so love fall...................Se La Vi I suppose, it gets really expensive having to pay someone for it, I really wish I was computer literate enough to figure out how to do it on my own. Anyone feeling sorry for me yet?? LOL Have a great day.

Well it's only been what a month or so since I posted

I posted anything..........what the heck, no big deal right? I hate it when school starts because then that means everything in regards to me gets pushed to the back burner. UGGGGG I really need to learn how to prioritize. The only thing is my job this year really kicks my butt, so by the time dinner is done, kids are all in bed, I'm ready for bed. I really need some help! LOL I'm home today, because I had a horrendous migraine that I just couldn't get rid of, it is a little better now, but I can't really go downstairs to stamp, because I have flurescent lights, and those don't do to well for me when I have had a headache. Hopefully maybe later today, when I no the headache is completely gone. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Football season is over, Booster basketball has started for Payton, but luckily for me John has decided to help coach so I don't have to worry about getting Payton to practices. WooHoo! This weekend I'm throwing a surprise birthday party for my hubby, he turns 40 on the 23rd, so hoping people show up! I dread doing things like this, because I feel like such a flop if things don't work out! Payton will be 14 on the 26th, I swear she's stretching her birthday out as far as she can, I believe we have 2 weekends full of birthday celebrations just for her.........LOL
Fall has finally set in here I think, and I'm so excited, we have fall break starting on Thursday, so a 4 day weekend, and John decided to take Friday off so we could go down to a small town, "Brown County" and look at all the wonderful leaves changing color and what not, I'm hoping to get some spectacular pictures. I absolutely love the fall season here in Indiana, it is actually probably the only season that I love..........LOL I think we might also stop by the covered bridge festival too, talk about beautiful! Well I need to go, take some more excedrin, take it easy and hope that I can get downstairs at some point in the day.
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Long time no see!!

Well according to my Big Sis over at SCS, I haven't been taking anytime for myself, because I haven't posted anything on here in forever!! LOL I actually entered this coaster type frame for publication, but obviously they didn't pick it up. Amazingly enough it really didn't bother me. I have been working on some Halloween stuff, but I just have to take pictures of it, so I can post it. I promise I will try to get that done. I have really been stamping, it helps now that my daughter likes to go down stairs with me and stamp. She's made 3 birthday ensembles for the parties coming up that she has to go to. I think all 3 of them included a clipboard, a composition book, a few little goodies, and a pen, along with a matching card. She's very proud of herself. Well it's time for football so I will talk to you all later!
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Monday, August 27, 2007

This card really is a cute card. I used the cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder on the background, and I can't remember which stamps I used, but the flowers not only have the bling in the middle, but they have matching fun flock on them too. I used the glue pen, that is like an actual pen, and just traced them. The stitching around the center panel is faux stitched, since I can't sew to save my life. I'm not really sure what's been up with my photo's lately. I really do take good pictures. Hope you all have a great night.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007

I love this card

This card for whatever reason is one of my favs. It's simple yet is seems so elegant to me. I love the paper, I believe it is from the stella ruby 6x6 pad. The flower is up on dimensionals. I used Prisma colored pencils to color it, and went over it in layers. The color from the pencils lay down so easily and blend beautifully. I hope you enjoy it.
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Already made up

Good thing I had some cards stashed because this is new job is whooping my butt! I'm hoping after I clean tonight that I might have the energy to get downstairs over the weekend. We'll see. After next week I get a 3 day weekend so that will help hopefully! I really miss my stamping, and my time to go to Archiever's! LOL Have a great weekend!
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Monday, August 20, 2007


Good thing I made plenty of cards while my mom was here, or I wouldn't have anything to post. I swore I really had every intention of getting into my stamp room this weekend but it just never happened. I had a wonderful opportunity when hubby took all 3 of the kids to the last WNBA game on Sunday, but instead I sat and watched a movie and folded some laundry...........what's up with that? I can definitely tell you that this new job is kickin' my butt. I was really tired today when I finally got home, and by finally I mean after the serious down pour we had, I swear leaving school I thought it was going to turn into a tornado, and of course my new building is out in the middle of no where with a corn field right next to it. It rained so hard today that I had to pull over on the side of the road until it slowed a bit, but it really didn't get much better until I got all the way home. You know how when your driving and the weather is bad, how your body tenses all up and you hold on to the steering wheel with a death grip...........or at least I do. By the time I got home I was so exhausted, and I think it was just from that drive home.........LOL Ok hopefully as the week goes on it will get better. I'm off to bed..............and yes Mom if your reading this it is only 9:00 p.m.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

First day of school

Jake 10 - 5th Payton 13 - 8th Josh 10 - 5th

It's been a crazy week, but believe it or not I have managed for the most part to keep up on everything, the only thing I have left to do today is clean the bathroom, and then I will mop the kitchen on Sunday I think. Of course laundry is ongoing so that doesn't count. Monday was the first day back to school for the kids, so hubby took pictures, because I have to leave before them now. Which let me tell you is a struggle. My first day with kids was Tuesday, and boy let me tell you it is crazy. But I have to admit Friday was the worst day, there are only 2 IA's in my room, me and my girlfriend and we just can't keep up with it all, another IA will be in on Monday but we're still going to need a 4th, and I'm trying to get my other girlfriend hired. Too many medically fragile kiddos, g-tubes, meds, getting them in and out of equipment, it's just way to much for just 2 of us. We have 5 kiddos in wheelchairs which we have to put in various equipment. I cried in the hallway yesterday but that is partly because I had such a rough night Thursday night.
Well I'm hoping to go downstairs and get some stamping done, I hope the motivation is there. Keep your fingers crossed for me, and I will be back later and post a card. Have a great Saturday!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Guess What!!!!!!

Today while I was doing my daily blog surfing courtesy of Google's reader, on Lauren's site I came across 2 new cool badges for bloggers. Lauren had a hard time deciding who she was going to send the badges onto so she decided to just tag her readers. So I tagged myself this morning. So now I'm challenging you my readers to do the same, and pass this around. It is cool to know that people really do read our blogs, and this is just one more way to show people that they really do matter. On a previous post on Lauren's blog make sure and read this post
Everything that Lauren says I totally believe is true. I know for some of us we try so hard to get published, get accepted on design teams, and always seem to fall just a little short, but I believe that someday, all the publishing that we as bloggers have done on our own will pay off! So keep blogging, keep your chins up and know that one day your dream will come true, you just have to keep plugging along.
I'm going to keep this post at the top for a bit, because I think it is really important for people to understand this!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

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Hmmm flowers

All of a sudden I feel like I should be making Fall cards, and it's still hovering around 100 here, Uggg! Tomorrow is back to school for the kids and myself, I can't believe that summer is done, and on top of that it is so darn hot. I hope the air is working in all the kids school, I know it's working in my school because it is a brand spankin' new building. It's beautiful! I actually don't have kids tomorrow, so my best friend and I will just be working on getting the room all done and set up for Tuesday. I'm so excited to meet the kids. I know 2 of them, but the other 5 I have never met. And get this all the kids are girls. I'm so not use to that. In preschool most of the kids were boys, but that isn't unusal, Autism runs higher in boys then in girls as far as the statistics go. The girls in our class have all sorts of disabilities. I just hope that I can keep up with them all! Guess I'll see soon enough! For whatever reason Blogger won't let me post my card in this post, so I'll post my card in the next post. It's pink and flowery (is that a word) LOL It took me a while to get this card done, I just don't think that I care for it. Oh well, my mojo is just coming and only time will tell when I can make a card that I really like!! Have a great evening and remember to enjoy your family!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hmmm does this sound like me??

I took this fun little test to see what type of personality I have, and I think it rings fairly true. What do you guys think?

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds

I'm hoping to work some more on another design team submission today or at least tonight. So hopefully I'll have a few things to post later. Have a great weekend, and if this is your last weekend before going back to school/work like me, live it up!! LOL

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Ok obvioiusly the overhead flurescent light in my basement(craft room) is playing havoc on my pictures. This is actually carabbiean cool paper on Pink Passion. The flowers match perfect. I actually cased this card from someone's blog, and I apologize I don't remember who's. It was simple, and it is so cute. I'm hoping to be able to get downstairs and at least get my order put away and start trimming, so I can get a few things done before work starts............Then I will really struggle with getting some stamping time in. School/work comes first and then of course getting all the kids on a schedule. Talk about difficult........especially with Payton cheering, Jake's football practice in full swing and games starting in 2 week...........Oh how I dread the thought. Happy stamping everyone I hope you stamp 'til your hearts content.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Good evening..............I don't usually post in the evening, but I'm going to have to start. I went to work for a bit today, to help get the classroom set up, and I am beat. It wasn't even a full day, and no kids..........but I'm still ready for bed!! That's terrible. I don't even have enough energy to dig through my first BIG catalog order that got here today from SU! Now that is SAD! :( I actually think I like my card today. Simple yet it has that bling on it. I don't know what the deal is with my pictures lately, I set up a piece of posterboard with my Ott light, and a light with an all natural lightbulb, and it just isn't doing the trick. I'll have to keep trying. I hope you all stayed cool again today, it was a scorcher here again today. Happy stamping!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007


I found this on Allison's blog while I was surfing, and thought I would try it out, especially since it's been a pretty rough day. All I have wanted to do is crawl back into my bed and pull the covers over my head. A terribly cry day...........LOL

You Are 4: The Individualist

You are sensitive and intuitive, with others and yourself.
You are creative and dreamy... plus dramatic and unpredictable.

You're emotionally honest, real, and easily hurt.
Totally expressive, others always know exactly how you feel.

At Your Best: You are inspired, artistic, and introspective. You know what you're thinking, and you can communicate it well.

At Your Worst: You are melancholy, alienated, and withdrawn.

Your Fixation: Envy

Your Primary Fear: To have no identity

Your Primary Desire: To find yourself

Other Number 4's: Alanis Morisette, Johnny Depp, J.D. Salinger, Jim Morrison, and Anne Rice.

Well I was just playing around the other day, and end up using some of my new brilliance pads that I bougth. Dug out some of my newer clear stamps and this is what I came up with. Definitely not my style, but it will work for some of the people that I know. The picture makes the CS look sort of yellow and I'm not quite sure is actually one of the confetti's from SU. I'm working on a few things to submit for a design team............why I'm doing this I'm not quite sure, I think I just like the rejection........LOL Oh well. So after I submit my entries and I hear back or more Like I don't hear back, I will post all the items I was working on. Have a great day and if your weather is anything like ours, I certainly hope your inside staying cool.............Heat index of 109, YUCKY!
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Monday, August 6, 2007

Ok Ladies I have looked and looked around and do you know that almost every blog that I read has been hit with this awesome badge......................We are all fantabulous Bloggers!! WoooHooo Thats great. While I browse more today as I always do, If I come across a blog that hasn't received this badge I will be sure to pass it along, and add their blogs to this post!

Wedding season is almost over

I'm so glad that the wedding season is almost over. I got 7 wedding invites this year alone. This card for the wedding that I went to on Saturday ended up being the perfect colors. The Bride is really down to earth and not into the really froofy stuff. This card even had the colors of her flowers, so I know she'll appreciate it. The wedding was really nice, and the one thing that I thought was really neat was that instead of the bride and groom having their backs to us when they took their vows, the Priest stood down on the floor while they stood atop the steps and faces us. It was very cool. After all the weddings that I have atteneded this year, all I can say is, as hubby and I are approaching our 15 year anniversary this Wednesday, items for weddings have certainly come along way, but the only 2 things I would change about my wedding is I think I might have chossen lighter colors, and I definitely wouldn't have had my hubbie's uncle pass out during the ceremony. LOL Have a great day, I'm hoping to make the most of this next week, as the kids go back to school on Monday and I go back to work. Happy Stamping!
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Friday, August 3, 2007

Well here's a card.............I had a post written up.............and now who knows where it's at.................Oh well the way I've been feeling I really really don't care right about now..............I'm going to get the blogger award stuff lined up..............and sent out too. Hopefully today, maybe I'll go downstairs while I'm dong the boys laundry, who the heck knows if I will get anything stamped or not. School starts in a week in 1/2, so that means work will start again............YEEHAW, can you tell how excited I am. LOL I'm pretty sure I've lost my most of my readers, so if you can past my blog around to any of your friends, I would really appreciate it, that is if you feel that it is worthy. Thanks so much.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Well mom is gone..............and so is the sun. It went really well this morning with the exception of the fact that all 3 of the kids were up at 5:30 in the morning. So all 4 of us headed to the airport. For the most part there were only a few tears........which is amazing. Usually we are all bawling and it ends up being a very exhausting day. I know my tears will come later tonight, when it's all dark and I'll be feeling so alone, even though John is laying next to me. I know my mom was ready to come home, and I know my family in it's own way was ready for her to go home, but it still doesn't make me miss her any less. I think she has come to realize that we're meant to be here until we get a promotion to somewhere else. I'm so thankful for that, because it use to be so hard hearing her practically begging me to move home. I am so thankful to have my mom still living, because I know some day she won't always be just a phone call away. Julia over at Belle Papier just recently lost her mom, and she posted on her blog today about her, and I was bawling. I can't imagine not being able to just call up my mom anytime of the day. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost their mother, because I know a bond between a Mother and daughter is to be cherished forever.

So unfortunately with the sun being gone today, that means no photos of my cards, unless of course I can get my table cleaned up since I recently got an ott light and a special daylight light bulb for a lamp downstairs.........I might have to try that later today, after I'm feeling a bit better. Thanks for listening to me babble!! Hugs everyone.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Wow, I couldn't believe it! As I was going through my google reader and checking out all the updated blogs, I came across Chris' site, and she nominated me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. I about fell off my chair. I have to nominate 5 other bloggers, but I swear almost every blog I go to has been tagged, so I will think about it tonight and send out the badge some other bloggers. I have one for sure that I know of, and I'm sure I can come up with a few more! It only gets better from here though, in my e-mail this morning, I had an e-mail that said "your a winner", now I almost sent this to the junk file, thinking it might just be a virus of some sort, but alas, it wasn't..............I won some blog candy! It's from Is it Tuesday yet ma. image

I can't wait to get this Yummo candy. Make sure you go and check out Denise's blog too, she does wonderful work. Thanks Denise! My mom is leaving tomorrow, the mood around the house today is pretty somber, I have to say. We have to leave the house tomorrow by 5:30 am to get her to the airport on time. Tears well up in my eyes just thinking about it. I hate this part. I am so ready to be closer to home. It will be a rough day tomorrow, we're hoping the kids won't wake up in the morning, because that always makes it harder for all of us...........Please don't take offense to this but I'm thinking I might have to make a few of my signature drinks "Scooby Snacks" back tomorrow afternoon, to help me get through the day, until John gets home.......LOL I have the Brickyard 400 to look forward too on Sunday, my girlfriend got me 2 of the most awesome tickets (FREE) a parking pass, a coupon for a free hat........I'm so excited, I didn't go last year and keeping my fingers crossed this might be the last year to go to the Brickyard, because we might not be here next year. GO KASEY KAHNE! # 9!

Yesterday I got to go and visit the new school that I will be working in, it's a brand new building and it is so nice. I think this year will be such a better year for me, I can tell just from the meeting yesterday that I'm going to get along with the teacher, and another bonus is that my girlfriend Deana, who've I worked with off and on all 4 1/2 years I've been working will be working in the same room again this year!

Well that's more then enough babbling for today, I plan on taking pictures of all the wonderful cards that I have made with my mom the last month or so.........I must have at least 30 or so, so keep your fingers crossed that the weather will be nice for some great pictures. I'll also put up the info on who made my gorgeous new blog banner, I just love it!

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