December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!

Well it seems that everyone has figured out and has made their NY's resolutions... Well true to form I am still working on mine. I guess if I could get them all figured out by today I am not late yet. I am going to be working up a list for myself today (I think I will go out to a nice coffee shop somewhere and pull out my pretty new blank journal and start there.



Isn't this journal pretty? You cannot see the back but it has the same image as the front only it looks just like it was dry embossed into the black leather it's not color on the back just the outline of the same image. I used to be a stained glass artist for 10 years so I guess that is what drew me to it when I was at borders the other day) ....which is an improvement for me because most generally I DON'T BOTHER MAKING THEM. Something has been different with me of late of which I can't explain other than it feels like the cloud has lifted (I could give tons of boring history on said "cloud" but I prefer to provide the short version of the story for now, wink wink). Suffice it to say that I feel God's grace and presence all around me. As my mother says...I'll take it whatever it is... so for the short story long version... after all of this blather.... alls I am trying to say is OMG I actually FEEL like making a list now THAT IS AN IMPROVEMENT. So stay tuned and maybe I can even boor you with the details of said list. and even maybe post something creative to boot because I am onto valentines day?

December 30, 2007

Out with the Old~~

I think it's appropriate since we're closing out a year and going into a new one.... to clean out my closets. I always get in the mood to clean this time of year? I read on another blog recently, can't remember which one, she was saying that she spring cleans this time of yr more so than in the spring. I have always been this way too. This yr is certainly no different I have already purged magazines, things in the cabinets in the kitchen, old coats from the front hall closet and all the mess in the garage. EDITED TO ADD: I even had my hair cut short by my daughter, she calls it the disconnect?!? I call it the "too much patron (platinum tequila) gap". I also found myself scrounging around my closet and the first thing I knew it was going into a major overhaul. I've been meaning to do this for sometime (and my family has been asking me to also, why?? it's none of their business, right?) anyway, so maybe it's just because I have some time off right now or whatever but I just feel like it. Wanna see my mess?



This is all going to goodwill. You can't tell by this pic but this pile is at least 4 feet higher than the laundry basket it sits in and spilling out, as you can see, onto the floor. It is clothes that don't fit, shoes, old purses...sometimes I don't even know why I hang onto this stuff for soooooo long. I decided, as I was purging all of this junk, that if it doesn't make me feel fabulous when I put it on, IT'S GOING IN THE PILE... I also figured that if I haven't worn in in at least a year...it's going out. Well, that could probably be my entire wardrobe because I hardly own anything that makes me feel fabulous. This is going to change THIS YEAR and it's going to the top of my New Year's Resolution list. If something I wear doesn't make me feel fabulous I AIN'T WEARIN' it. Ok so I admit I am a bit of a fashion emergency (well maybe more than a bit) so this might be a tall order. But I will TRY anyway ALLISON A. can you help me and be my fashion stylist? My friend Allison at work knows how to put herself together on a dime. Every time I see her I ask her to go shopping with me because she knows how to pull an outfit together at any size. Ok now that I think about it, my resolution might be too tall an order because I am miserable at this. Oh well I can always make and break them that's what we do. hehe. I am going to make a complete resolution list... I just wanted to share some of my New Year activities that I have started to do. I swear getting new shelves has been a pandora's box of sorts because it started a series of other space clearing activity. I guess that is a good thing. I still have to take the tree down and I am already into cleaning. I'm a bit of adadadadhd if I do say so myself. =D

December 28, 2007

Nice Blogger of the Day Award!



Up close and personal and the kindness of strangers....Ok... as we all know... pretty much everybody in this crazy creative community of ours is GREAT! It's so weird (in a good way) how close you can feel to complete and total strangers through the internet and this blogoland that we live in. It's so virtual but real at the same time. You feel like you know people and in way we do. We know a lot about each other via the blogs. By this time I think EVERYONE "knows" Kurtis over at "Stampin Kub's" blog. Well I love his blog, style and so of course, he is in my reader. I always get updates right when they become available. I don't want to miss anything don't ya' know. I especially love his male perspective on creativity and his clean simple universal style. His designs can work for anyone. Well I had a simple request today about his blog and I emailed him. I asked him if he could fix his images so that when you click on them they can popup and magnify. I have a hard time seeing stuff at normal size because I wear glasses and I'm farsighted. So even with my glasses on I have a hard time seeing close up stuff (the strength has increased annually as a tech writer and with all the time I am on these computers yadayadya) Anyway, he got right on it and he emailed me back that he was able to figure it out and has now installed the plug in to make it work. I just wanted to thank him for taking the time out of his day to help me out. Now I can see his nice things up close. Thanks Kurtis and I hope you don't mind I used your photo from your blog to showcase you today. Go on over and check it out. Click on the pictures on his blog because they magnify now. ;D

~now go be a great day
missprissme

Guess What This is Going to be?

Stay tuned... This is a picture of the same futon we will be using but is not my exact one.



Martha?

I don't know why I read things that depress me and Martha surely doesn't NEED any press but did you know freakin Martha has a blog NOW?? Maybe I am in the dark ages and everyone already knew this and it's no news flash to anyone but me (ok she is now in my reader I'm a glutton for punishment). But check out her HOLIDAY PARTY. OMG. Martha and I have always had a love hate relationship.... I love her but hate her all at the same time. My favorite picture is below... where her guests are in her library...oh heck...that's probably just a hallway...I am sure her REAL library is bigger than congress. If you click on the pic it will take you to the post on Martha's blog. Don't they all look so happy? Clones.




I just assembled my own library wall so I was kinda of impressed with myself. It doesn't of course measure up to MARTHA but hey kindredspiritish for sure. A picture of my "library" (ok IKEA, secrets out..I'm sure Martha's onsite carpenter MADE hers from trees felled on her property) coughcough follows... my DH got for my Christmas present and had it all assembled and stocked by Christmas Eve day. I love it and was soooo happy... I've been wanting libraryesc shelves like forever. It's really beautiful and fit all of my things perfectly. I actually wouldn't mind have one more unit to add to it. SIDENOTE: My DH is also building me a new stamp shelf. I can't wait until it's finished I will post it as soon as it is all done. He is re-purposing a wood futon frame for a mini stamp shelf. I think it will be quite ingenious and can't wait to show it. Back to the shelves. The pic doesn't show it but these are actually 4 wide you can only see three of them. It's 2 double-wide units to total a look of 4. I would have linked to it at IKEA but it is a new item at the store and it wasn't on the web yet. Be it ever so humble....


December 27, 2007

A Timely Reminder~

This just came to my attention and was such a beautifully written and heartfelt piece I wanted to share it. It also has such a nice lesson for this time of year. ~Enjoy

The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl
tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and
four-year-old grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult.
Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.
When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.
"We must do something about father," said the son.
"I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.
There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.
Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.
He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?" Just as sweetly, the boy responded,
"Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up."
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless.
Then tears started to stream down their cheeks.
Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.
For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason,
neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens,
how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life.."

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

~blessings, missprissme

December 25th

I just love our little wooden folk advent calendar. I've had this for years. It's hand made and I picked it up at a fair in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I don't have any identifying marks of the artist that made it. Each ornament is wood and hand carved individually. I decided to post a picture of it. The angel always goes on the last day the 25th of December and she tops the tree. I've gained a few miniature ornaments over the years so there are a few left under the tree. Technically all of the ornaments should be used up but we added a few (EDITED TO ADD: do you spy crabby maxine to the far right side of the tree, she's my favorite, her tote says I don't do jolly haha cracks me up). My daughters and I still practice this tradition every year even though they are all grown now 27 and 25.



The Advent Calendar has been around for more than 150 years and becomes more popular every year.

The origin of the calendar, like so many of our Christmas traditions, started in Germany back in the 19th century. Different methods of counting down the days to the celebration of Christmas were used.

Drawing a chalk line to mark off the days, later lighting a candle every night or putting up small religious pictures marked each day until Christmas. The first printed calendar was produced by Gerhard Lang in Germany. When he was a child, his mother attached little candies to a piece of cardboard and each day Gerhard would take one off. His first (printed) calendar consisted of miniature colored pictures that would be attached to a piece of cardboard each day in December. Later Advent calendars were made with little doors to open on each day.

The child might find a small piece of candy, a Christmas picture, a religious picture or a bible verse.

The German calendars were sold until World War II, at which time production was stopped due to the war shortages. After the war, the production of calendars resumed in 1946 by Richard Selmer. Selmer credits President Eisenhower with helping the tradition grow in the United States during his term of office. A newspaper article at the time showed the Eisenhower grandchildren with The Little Town Advent calendar. His company still produces calendars today and can be ordered online. Check out the online museum to see some of their early designs.

The first Advent calendars were based on 24 days with Christmas Eve as the last night to either put up a picture or take a candy. Today, the traditional German calendars still show 24 days, but in the United States, it's not uncommon to also find ones with 25 days -- the last opening to occur on Christmas Day.

It's not to late to start a tradition like this for your family, one that will become a real treasure in the years to come.


Cards Cards Cards

I've decided to post a collage (click on the collage image to zoom in) of all of the cards I've sent out this year. There are just too many to post individually. But first a thought... Ya know I've noticed as I am sure everyone else has too that cards appear to be a fading tradition. I normally send approximately 40 +- cards each holiday season. I even feel this is a low number as I've known people that send out a hundred plus. But anyway for me that seems to be my rolodex. The past couple of years I have received approx. 12 cards give or take a few. It's not that I am "hinting" for more cards and I certainly don't give cards just to receive more cards back. I enjoy sending cards, ok I love sending cards out. I was just thinking how I send out cards faithfully every year even to those who don't return the cheer. Not only do I send them I MAKE them all individually by hand. A lot of thought goes into my cards obviously. So I guess it just hurts me a bit when I run to the mailbox during the holidays and there is a market mailer but no cards. I might as well have a lump of coal in there. Well you all know I like to whine so I guess I couldn't get through the holidays without at least one little bitty whine. OMG I just noticed it's 2 a.m. I got lost in my art studio once again!!! Yes, I was finishing up a few late cards (ok better late than NEVER). Believe it or not it IS still the holiday season and doesn't end until January 6th (Three kings day and also the 12th day of Christmas) So technically I am not late. Anyway, what's up with the fading tradition of exchanging cards? I know email and the internet has something to do with it but I think we should revolt.



All images Stampin Up!

December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It's Christmas Eve and I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday. I hope your holiday has been a blessed one...

O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in,
be born in us today.

o little town of bethlehem - phillips brooks - 1867



December 23, 2007

The Stash!

Yes I say the STASH.... I've broke into my stash. I only have 21 of the 40 some odd cards I was going to send out finished so BLASPHEME.... I actually broke into my cards of Christmas past and am going to send those out. Whenever I have gone to card club or made cards I always save one card from the batch for my card sample files. A sort of card catalog if you will. Well there is not one last Christmas card in my sample catalog I had to break into it and use them IRL. No fear though because I took pictures and lucky blogoland will get to see them in upcoming posts. Plus I figure if I ever want to recreate it I can use my blog for a virtual card catalog. YAY. So for now here's one of them. I have approx. 20 more. hehe. They are all very simple cards.


December 21, 2007

Pssst... enabler ALERT!

I know I know we're supposed to be getting presents for OTHERS. But just in case you wanted Santa to bring you a little sumpin sumpin and you don't have the sew mini yet I just got the lates email newsletter from Hancock Fabrics and the sew mini is on sale for $39.99. EDITED TO ADD: FYI, I JUST CHECKED MY OWN LINK TO HF AND IT STILL SAYS $49.99 ON THE WEB BUT THE EMAIL ALERT SAYS JUST REDUCED $39.99 SO THE EMAIL IS NEW INFO APPARENTLY. I AM SURE IF YOU INQUIRE YOU WILL GET THE "JUST REDUCED " RATE. THEY DID NOT MENTION A SECRET CODE OR ANYTHING. See here's the email:

1 Ideas from Hancock Fabrics
My Alerts

Reduced
Janome "Sew Mini" Sewing Machine
Price: $49.99
$39.99

They are normally $59.99. So this is the lowest I've seen it. I got mine for $49.99 with free shipping so this is a pretty good deal. Happy shopping. He's makin' a list and checkin' it twice. ~wink~ Oh and stay tuned cause I have a bunch I want to post but time's a wasting as it is. Now off to the stores. I haven't even started with my gift shopping yet. YIKES. I think I will push my holidays back a week if that's ok with everyone else.

December 17, 2007

Season of Love

Since this is a season of love I thought I would share this super cute video that was floating around blogoland today with my blog readers. Enjoy, ~missprissme


December 16, 2007

Quickie Ornaments

I thought I'd like these more...They aren't blurry IRL. The photographs surprise again are so blurry. These were simple and somewhat quick but they are too plain IMHO. I thought I would post them anyway to see what Michelle thought. Seems how I only have one visitor EVER which is my friend Michelle. Michelle and I joke all the time only one person reads our blogs each other....we each only have one visitor a day. ROFL EDITED TO ADD: I mean I really do have a lame blog. So I am not hurt or in shock that I don't REALLY have all that many virtual PRISSY PALS. I'm really not. I don't do anything except post my cards. It's not like I provide a service, or do tutorials or sell stuff on sale or even come up with an original thought. Guess how many design teams I'm on? Yep you guessed that right....ZERO. I mean I practically CASE everything I do. I'm a complete and total amateur and I'm alright with that. It is just one boring yadayadaya post after another. I mean who cares? I just had to add that... I like talking to myself apparently. I mean I leave the longest voicemails. Ya know I like talking to air TOO apparently. hahahhahahahaha. Hi Michelle. hehe. I mean take my challenge for example that I posted earlier this month. The challenge was to use the colors and sketch in that post and then backlink. Well there were 2 backlinks of a participant. Guess who? Michelle...she played twice.... GOSH if it weren't for Michelle I'd have NO friends at all. Did you know that Michelle's favorite color is purple? Yep random fact I know...but it is...

Ok I'm gonna go eat worms. ciao.






Merry Kissmas

Just a quick post with a quick card. I wanted to show the pic windows and the closed/opened view so you can see the composition.... gtg. Everything is A Muse except the blue cs and the mistletoe stamp. The mistletoe is the tip of the holly/cranberry? branch in the SU peaceful wishes set. The ribbon and snowflake are from Michaels.

~enjoy y'all~ kisskiss




Open view. The smudge above the heads is the paper not an ink smudge.


Christmas Cardinal Love

I had quite a nice intro post but just deleted it when pasteing a smiley. I need some zzzzz's outta here. Basically just said some more cardinal love for ya'. 30 down 10 togo (Christmas cards overall)



Pretty...




lame closeup...maybe there's an digital SLR with flash and zoom in my future? Santa?



And a not so happy footnote: Hoping the hubby makes it through the night without throwing a stone. Sorry to combine such diabolically opposite topics in one post. ;(... after the ER this afternoon it appears he is passing 4 stones in the right kidney and 1 in the left. Holy shit I am going to start naming 'em...they say it's as close to childbirth as a man can get....so if that is the case I guess you could say he's gonna have quints. Now to come up with five names.... anyone? hehe

December 15, 2007

Post It's a Post YAY


Well my Prissy Pals will be proud of me I finished a card. Yes... as in uno... one... You really must click on the image to enlarge to get the full glitter effect. I embossed it with black and I used glitter pens and diamond dust to make it look like the snow was falling. Ok I was quite the dodobird last night at open crop night at my house. I couldn't stay focused for the life of me but I kept my Prissy Pals entertained at least. FINALLY I have a card. This card will go to my bil and sil in St. Louis. I lived near St. Louis for 10 years. My children grew up there and spent their grade school days in a little town call Edwardsville, Ill. It is on the IL side of the Mississippi river across from St. Louis so I guess you could say I left my heart in St. Louey a bit. hehe, I couldn't help myself. I loved it there but alas we were transferred with our work so we moved. I would probably still live there today if I could have. When I saw the Christmas Cardinal set from SU it had my name written all over it. Did I buy it when it was current? Of course not. I ended up getting it off of SCS B/S/T or ISO forums. Now if you've lived under a rock you probably don't know about SCS but it is a great community for the stamper and scrapper in you... so go check it out if you haven't already. I participated in Anna's sketch challenge and thank you Anna so much for helping me get some mojo back. This sketch is such a pretty one. All supplies are SU except where noted. The pattern cs is Basic Grey Figgy 6x6 paper pack(really love need more, when I saw that holly berry pattern I new it had to go with Christmas Cardinal sooooo perfect). I used my nestabilities to cut and emboss the small mattes, SU corner punch for the black photo corner look. I like how Anna uses a lot of black cs for her mattes and wanted to get that look. The black corners helped me pull the black cs into my design. Holly ivy embellishments and ribbon from Michaels and the creative candy is A Muse. I don't have to tell you how much I love this card. It is my newest favorite. Oh I almost forgot I used my Copic markers to color the image as well as the Spica glitter pens OMG new favorite tool? C1 cool grey and R59 CARDINAL to die for. I was looking for the perfect red to color in the cardinal and imagine my joy when I noticed my Copic set of markers had one named CARDINAL. And yes it was perfect. The cardinal has a lot more shading IRL it doesn't look this solid as in the photo. Love this set... stay tuned I have some others up my sleeve using this sketch. Now go stamp...

Tis the season!

Isn't it crazy busy this time of year and I haven't even gotten anything done really!! I am going to have something to post soon. We had open scrap night at my house last night and the prissy pals stopped over. All 2 of them. hehe. Allison doesn't have a blog so I linked to the Elf post if you want to see her again. Fun was had by all and we pulled a really late night. The pals got a lot of stuff accomplished. Me... not so much... I talked more than I stamped. But it was just fun to have everyone over. I had a blast I hope they did. I think a couple of us were just toast from the week. I, for one, felt a bit addle brained. Geesh the spirit is soooooooo willing but the flesh is weak at times and more than not anymore. Anyway, I am wrapping up the one card I started last night for a today post. oooohhh it is using the sketch challenge that Anna suggested a couple of days ago, it's been a fun one to copy and share with everyone (CASE). I've copied it now... I just have to get it shared. I will also have a few pics of the open scrap night to share (not many but just enough to show everyone). SIDE NOTE: It might be the impromptu trip to the ER that threw a wrench in completing my projects today, YA THINK? The hubby is resting comfortably over at the ER so that put a crimp in the days crafting plans. He decided to manufacture yet another kidney stone, poor baby. I am just waiting for the call to either bring him a clean set of clothes or to pick him up. They were doing a CAT scan when I left and he was napping. We live 5 mins from the hospital so I decided to wait here instead of there (hospitals are so stinky and germy ya know). At any rate I am on call. Plus I needed to emboss some more images to bring with me for my bedside vigil. I colored all of the ones I had brought the first time. That's so fun to past the time with images and a handful of markers. Now if I could just figure out how to bring glitter along and some glue. Although I have to say I failed glitter 101 last night. Um come to think of it I failed embossing 101 last night tooooo. I was worthless. But I did make up for it today so stay tuned for the final project it's so pretty. Two hints figgy and cardinal.... now wakeup...zzzzzzz.....I know you're sleeping what with just my jibberjabber and not graphics or pics or anything....zzzzzzz.....zzzzzz

December 10, 2007

Messing with my blog

EDITED TO ADD: I'M LOVIN' MY NEW LOOK, IT'S VERY VINTAGE'Y AND THE STRETCH LAYOUT IS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKIN' FOR. I MIGHT MOVE TO TYPEPAD AT SOME POINT THOUGH... IT SEEMS THAT BLOGGER IS LIMITED AS TO CHOICES FOR CUSTOMIZING. UNLESS OF COURSE I'M MISSING SOMETHING? WHICH I PROBABLY AM.

By the way I am testing out some different looks for my blog. I am not quite sure how to customize my blog so it is all trial and error. I did however figure out which template I needed to use to have it stretch across the page. I wanted to add a blog banner but didn't fit right so I removed it a million times. Since I couldn't figure out the banner I decided to at least use Christmas colors (well somewhat). Stay tuned....

Snowman

Well I finally finished a card on Sat. (but of course the camera battery wasn't ready) so I couldn't post until now. This is NO stamping card... gasp. I used the cuttlebug winter wonderland embossing folder. I've been wanting to use this for so long. Once I got started I thought it was great stand-alone. I cut out the snowman and he is raised up on pop-dots but you can't tell by the picture. The little fleece corners are from American Crafts Newhouse Fleece Baby Cream. I seriously need another tub of those. The pink paper is Crafty Secrets. The ribbon is brown gingham but looks black in the picture. I really like the color scheme but I think it's imbalanced and needs blue at the top somewhere too. I colored him in with markers and of course I used glitter all over. Sketches aren't that easy for me. I should start doing some of the sketch challenges until I get used to this. I made this one up but not sure if it works for me.


Oh Tannenbaum....

Click on the picture and it gives you a better idea of what the tree really looks like. I was so excited about getting my tree up I decided to take a picture and share it right away. It's not even 100% trimmed yet but this is how far I got it so far. My dd wanted silver and blue this year so I obliged. Now mind you I have never veered from my usual traditional eclectic tree which is basically the green and red mix of anything goes. This year I actually attempted a theme ie blue/silver. I don't have all of the ornaments on it yet but you get the gist. I have a mix of blue and white lights and the white ones twinkle. None of us like twinkling lights but it was an accident and I don't know how to make them stop so I guess we will adapt. . I also still need to add tinsel.




This next image is a closeup of one of the ornaments and snowflakes. Which in a random fashion this picture actually turned out. I might try and use it for a blog banner. Now that would be new.

December 07, 2007

Wishing You a Magical Season!

EDITED TO ADD 2: BUMPING THIS UP FOR A REPOST. THESE DESERVE ANOTHER LOOK SEE. I LOVE THEM.

EDITED TO ADD: FOR ALL OF THESE CARDS I'VE BEEN USING AN IRIDESCENT 12X12 PAPER I PURCHASED AT MY LSS. IT ADDS EVEN MORE SPARKLE TO THE ENTIRE CARD. I USED SOLID COLORS SILVER AND WHITE. SO PRETTY. I WISH I WOULD HAVE PURCHASED MORE I ONLY BOUGHT A COUPLE OF SHEETS. ITS WAY SPARKLIER IRL.


Here's another one using this sketch and color combo I love lately. This time I used A Muse stamp images for the tree, sentiment and the snow angel. I knew the minute I saw this snow angel stamp it was one of those I had to have. I think this sentiment goes perfectly with it. For those of us that grew up around snow...don't ya remember those winter days when you were a kid, a fresh coat of snow had just fallen, running out to make snow angels before the snow was touch by any living thing? One of those magical memories of childhood for sure. The snow had to be the fluffy kind and deep enough to make the snow angels in. This card took me way longer than it needed to I even had an opportunity for embellishment can you guess where? Still no ribbon. Would love to work a ribbon in somewhere but so far none. ~enjoy... off to make some more. I used that liquid applique again on the tree branches and the hat

Another one and an Owlie update! and a COLOR CHALLENGE!

BUMP


Woohoo I'm on a roll....being that I have this week off, I actually have some cards to post. Whoa. I finally got the sentiment stamped onto the Owlie card I did earlier to show you and I did another card with this color palette.


I have a whole set of designs in my brain using this sketch and color combo...so I will probably have more of these. I really like it. With that said I'd love to throw down a color challenge for my PRISSY PALS today. Anyone interested in a fun challenge?? Just make a card using the silver card base, snowflakes for background and the torn paper snow hills. That's the only requirements. Use any stamp set, ribbon and sentiments you like. I just think this is such a pretty color combo I'd love to see what others can do with it. Also, link back to my blog to let me know you participated so I can go look at your schtuff. Here's my latest:



I love the new liquid applique schtuff (thanks for the info Julie), it's my new favorite supply. I used a combination of stamps sets to complete this card. I used SU Happy Winter (tree), Merry & Bright (snowflake background-love) and It's Snow Time (cardinal). The Elzybella sentiment. SU dazzling diamonds, A Muse creative candy for the tree star - love need more of. I think this card is a little bottom heavy and I still haven't figured out how to use a ribbon on this sketch but these are evolving as I make them. A happy accident that happened with both these cards.... Design tip: I was adding glitter to the hills and in the process the snowflakes picked up the glitter too because the white craft ink I used was still wet. IRL these cards are both more SPARKLY. If you click on any image it will pop up and you can see fine details better. My hubby's stealing the camera today so I can't upload anything new until this evening. Enjoy~ Can't wait to see the challenge submissions.

December 06, 2007

SIDE NOTE: Stamping Top 50

I'm dropping in standings? I was stamping top 367 now it's 370??????? Instead of getting more popular I am get less popular? geesh. I didn't think that could be possible? Whatever that counter is probably ran by little evil dolls whose heads spin.

December 05, 2007

Your stomach shouldn't be a waste basket

I think it is so funny that today's quote is Your Stomach Shouldn't be a Waste Basket after I just got over the stomach virus. See it's stalking me... Maybe it links up through keywords because it's too ironic that it keeps cycling topics that are 100% related to my recent posts? It's scary how much a computer "acts" like it's a real living breathing entity. I swear there really are aliens. Freaky. NEWay it appears from the evidence that it wasn't food poisoning although it acted like food poisoning because there were others at work that had the exact same thing I had and even did end up at urgent care. I tell ya it was that nasty. I thought for sure I would die. It lasts about 4 days. The doctor's said this was the stomach virus going around. I went back to work 1 day too early too because I was sure salty that first day back. I snapped at the first half dozen or so persons that even dared show their face in my pod that morning. It wadn't purty. The first guy that came in says sarcastically to me, "good morning sunshine" I leered back at him and said GET OUT just GET OUT OF MY POD. In my best linda blair voice ever? Then the next person asked me for help and when I tried to help this person she went into a weird female-ish insecure reaction and clammed up and didn't want my help but continued to try and waste my time so I cut the tutorial short and said in a VERY curt tone... you know where I sit, if you still want my help, come and get me...then I turned heal and walked out all while signing the peace out sign with my fingers (yes it really was peace out and not a bird symbol). OMG it didn't level out until 1ish in the afternoon. I should have just stayed home. But today I was 100% I cannot tell you how good that felt. I woke up this a.m. and it literally was night and day. So I spent the better part of today apologizing for my bad self yesterday. Even though I really had fun with it because I actually enjoy being a @#^$% now. I just do. I think it's a finely honed art form and acquired taste and skill and everybody loves it soooo much. It goes right along with my joy of whining. hehe ;D HEY it's my right as a woman of substance and I own it. The whole point to my post? I picked up a new tempurpedicish mattress pad (costco) and I can't wait to try it out. I wake up every morning just about in severe pain. I don't know what it is but it sure hurts a lot so I am going to give this a try and I am crossing my fingers I will get a good nights sleep tonight. I'll let you know. Maybe I should post something about winning the lottery? How's that for a key word. OH I might delete the post about evil doll because one of my prissy pals had a nightmare after reading my blog and she hates evil doll. I had to laugh. It sure has been a unfortunate week. Maybe she has a point. I'm deleting it now. doodoodoodoododoo insert twilight zone music here.

December 03, 2007

Other updates...

As long as I am at it. I am sure everyone is quite asleep right now and unsubscribing as we speak but I finally got my final mammogram report back from the clinic. I got a letter in the mail and it said that they would like to recheck in six months just to verify stability. I'm ok with that because that means that everything it ok right now and not to worry. I don't mind the follow-up because breast cancer is 100% curable if caught early. I like those odds and intend on assisting with keeping those on my side. So I will schedule another one dutifully in six months YAYAYAYAYAY. I am sooooo happy I heard good news.

~missprissme - now go on out there girls and get yours done if you haven't already done so - it's not scary at all and it doesn't hurt. Just go out in the garage, place breast on concrete and practice with the garage door (using the garage door opener). You'll be just fine. ROFL

I'm a Rock Star?

EDITED TO ADD: I ONLY HAVE 220 BLOG POSTS TO READ...YOU GALS ARE BUSY

Woohoo I'm back up. I only had cross words with one tech support guy. Why is it they want to charge you a contract fee for every minor question asked? OMG people get your heads out of your arses and THINK. That's all I want. Is that asking too much? Seriously. One simple little word THINK. Ok.... I'm over it with a Capitol "O". I could go on and on but I won't. I just wanted to update blogoland and let y'all in on the good news bad news. Good news I am up and running smoother than ever, bad news I am sure I lost something in translation. Oh well oopsie. I had backed up everything last month when my computer first started running slow and I knew something was up??? GUESS WHAT can't find the picture back up CDs. I threw them somewhere in haste and in the ditch and dash of the fires, cleaning out the garage and office, seasonal change out YEPPER they are missing. OMG I hope they weren't thrown out in a stack of papers or some such. I went through every last CD in this house and I can't find them. That was another chore and a half. Sometimes I think my life is in a perpetual state of MESS. I'm really really weally a very organized person but if you looked at my house you would say errrr NOT. It is so maddening to say the least but sometimes I feel like I am shoveling snow and it's still snowing in my mess. The problem is I've downsized and although the residence was a bit of a downsize the contents weren't. I thought I did but I guess not. I do digress. The whole point to this post was to get back on track. I completely wiped out my hard drive and did a fresh reinstall of everything. OF course it takes days. All the drivers weren't recognized and of course one of those was the network driver. Which meant no internet, which meant no downloads to correct said problem. I also had no video or audio drivers? What's up with that I had all of my original CDs? ack it's maddening. Love em hate em type of thing with these wonders (computers). Some things I forgot to backup? My Outlook .pst folder NICE, a few key folders on my desktop HELLO ALL OF MY BLOGGING STAMPING STUFF. Ya know what... maybe I need a fresh start. I don't have 1000 emails in my inbox I need to sort through. I had a lot of emails with pertinent logon/passwords saved in folders. Oh well again. It will take some more tweaking to set all of the configs again and download all of the most current updates to my programs. But yay I've got the bulk of it done. Now back to work tomorrow. I took today off as an addtional day of recoup. I was still a bit weak with the "greens". I told you I like to whine. See?

~missprissme

December 02, 2007

DREADED BLUE SCREEN

Ok so what's next from my black and blue foot, green face and NOW BLUE SCREEN. I don't know what is going on but some bad mojo or sumpin'? I finally had to do it.,.. I completely blanked out my hard drive and reinstalled everything from scratch. My computer has been acting up for some time now and thankfully I backup last month or so but now I lost modem drivers so no internet. I need to get a modem driver cd from the store and they do not open until tomorrow. I am using my daughters computer in the other room until then. wa wa wa. Not much else very cheerful to post. bleh.

December 01, 2007

Firemen Paramedics in the house!!!

Ok so call me a baby but I didn't feel very well since yesterday. I am not taking illness too well these days. I came down with one of the worst case of food poisoning? or flu? ever.


It hit me so suddenly too. Anyway, by last night, a call to "911" was in order. I thought I should go to the hospital but I couldn't move myself because I was soooo weak.



At any rate it was a false alarm because once they got there and checked me out they recommend I stay put.... as they said, everyone will have diarrhea and vomiting one time in their life or another. I think they basically were calling me a drama queen.



It was a sight to behold. I had 5 a my favorite men in uniform in my room. Picture me in my pj's tears streaming down my face (I looked like hell too) all the sudden I perk up and sit up and I say, "OMG I just realized I have 5 a my favorite men in uniform in my room, I must have died and gone to heaven" Picture 5 burly firemen with hats clench at waist, heads down, kicking there feet back and forth, with that "aw shucks maam" look on there face. My daughter is like MOTHER how embarrasing. Then she must be what menopause does to you! I did feel better after seeing them. It was so worth the false alarm. I might call them again tonight just so I can have them over. hehe. Anyway, I think I have turned the corner as far as how bad I feel. Just some leftover chills, fever and headache, everything else seems to have subsided.

I hope to be back stamping soon. I can't believe my whole weekend has been a waste on this. I guess it's just natures way of telling me I need some rest... I sure did get some.

November 30, 2007

November 28, 2007

Warning - Weak stomaches need not look further - sore foot alert!!

Ok this post is seriously in bad taste. I admit that. However I do have family and friends long distance who read my blog and I told them I needed to show them a picture of my foot of which I am not sure if I broke it or not. Normally I would not post something like this as it is WAY TMI. So look away now if you are queasy it ain't pretty folks. As a side note it is becoming well established in my circle of just how clumsy I truly am. Ok so this picture to follow is just more evidence for the case I am building against myself regarding clumsiness. The night before yes just last night I almost drowned in the pool literally without taking a single stroke. How does someone DO THAT you ask? HOW? Do not know. I lost my balance in the pool in a medium aka water where you are supposed to be bouyant???? Nope not so much. But that folks is another story for the blog of which I will not go into tonight. Trust me it was ridiculous. Drown in a pool and you haven't left the dock whatever. Without further ado....drum roll....sad eyes....pity party assembled, check....OH a little sidenote trivia....how pray tell did I manage this feat (pun intended)? The irony of it all.....I dropped a bowflex attachment in a freak sort of way on my foot while trying to hide it in my closet when I was having unexpected company...YES FOLKS YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT DEATH BY BOWFLEX.....IRONIC I SAY...OH one more side note of much more importance than the bruising....note the color coordinated toe nails in fall colors AND the pretty little sunflower I designed on my toe. ISNT IT CUTE I EMBELLISHED MY TOE HAHAHAHAHAHA. To all a good night =D


November 27, 2007

I'm a PACK RAT

There I said it. As Dr. Phil says... you can't change what you don't acknowledge??? NOOOOOOOO....Pack rats build complex nests of paper, ribbon, ink, stamps and scraps er oh I meant .....twigs, called "middens", often incorporating staples er oh I meant....cactus. Nests often create small oh I meant are built in small caves, but frequently also in the attics and walls of houses (exactly).



One question? Does that surprise ANY of the other paper crafters out there? OMG one thing always leads to another when it comes to cleaning and organizing and for some reason around this time of year simple due to the holiday change out of Tday to Christmas my DH and I always end up cleaning out the garage. What's up with that? I just needed to whine and we all know how missprissme LOVES to whine. Thanks. There was another reason for this post of which has escaped me now but I will come back and edit when I recall exactly what it was that I was thinking about. Now back to the dust....

Wanna see some TDay pics

We spent the day at a friend's house. They just moved into this house recently. I thought I would share a picture of the table, center piece, a place setting and the place card that I made for each place setting. The photos are fuzzy, I can't seem to take a clear picture to save my life. I think my camera may be on it's last leg... time for a new one. I never used to have any trouble getting the lighting and zoom correct. Something must be off??







You can't see it very well but I used my new Martha Stewart deer punch for an embellishment on the card. It is so cute. Hey I took creative license and used a deer vs a turkey. Thanksgiving day is the opening of deer hunting season in some places so it's not that big of a stretch. Plus I just wanted to use that punch somewhere...



November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

for each new morning with its light,
for rest and shelter of the night,
for health and food, for love and friends,
for everything thy goodness sends.

for flowers that bloom about our feet;
for tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
for song of bird, and hum of bee;
for all things fair we hear or see,
father in heaven, we thank thee!

~ralph waldo emerson

Braggin Rights!!

Ok so ya wanna see a REALLY cool blog? Check this out This is the blog called J-pointe it's the backstage look at the Joffery Ballet in Chicago. The third picture down in the post is my nephew!! He is an apprentice at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Here is another picture of his fine self:



If you scroll down there is a link to slide show under "see more pictures here". My sister has 4 kids, Michael (piano meistro IRL), Matthew (shown), Lizzie (yes my name sake, I told you I was the favorite aunt) and Connor. They are a very performance heavy family and all of those crazy lessons are paying off for my sister and her kids. Isn't it wonderful? I mean how many people can say yeah I have a son that dances professionally for the Joffrey (oh and believe me my sister won't let you forget it.... but hey I guess if anyone has braggin' rights it would be mom YES)? Yeah it's cool. ~enjoy have a great holiday.

Mammo Update

This should probably more likely be the tip of the century....did you know if breast cancer is caught early it is 100% curable. Yep that's right 100%. Wow. I really hate to keep harping on my happy place blog about this crap but I might as well finish with my updates and then I promise I won't mention it AGAIN. I seriously know it is bordering on TMI. I think I am OK. I mean they came in the room and said I was finished. The last two times the doctor came in and asked me for more tests. This time the technician left the room to show the doctor my films and came back and said I could go. So I don't know if that meant the doctor has read the films and it's ok you can go or that ok you can go for now and we'll call you once the doctor has read the films? Of course I am so frazzled when I am in there, I don't think fast on my feet, all reason escapes me and I just leave with that deer in the headlights look on my face. SO I decided NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS and I am going to assume that I'M GOOD FOR ANOTHER YEAR unless I hear otherwise. Thanks everyone for being there for me and your kind comments of support. They really really help. Now I really have something to be thankful for tomorrow and I am going to toast to good health for sure!!!!

TIP OF THE CENTURY

Ok maybe it won't be the TIP of the CENTURY however, I think it borders on rock star status. First a little chatter about tools. I got to thinking the other day what is my favorite tool? I have so many, and I have favorites for different reasons. How about you? I like the reverse pressure tweezers because they are my third hand when I need one. I love the square shaped glue sticks. I mean it's the little things that make schtuff so fun, right? Of course, there is the stamp-a-ma-jig. Ok so what if the local card club I go to renamed it the Liz-a-ma-jig. Yes true story. That ought to be an indication of how much I LOVE the Liz-a-ma-jig oh I mean stamp-a-ma-jig. Now this is the perfect segway into my TIP OF THE CENTURY. I always like to keep the plastic sheets that comes with the stamp-a-ma-jig clean. Sometimes I forget and use the permanent stazon-type inks on the plastic sheets. Normally, most ink will come clean off of the plastic with windex or soap and water. However, it doesn't touch the permanent stazon-type inks. Did you know that HAIRSPRAY cuts through the stazon type inks and with a follow-up of windex or soap and water to remove the sticky residue your stamp-a-ma-ji sheets will be clean as new? Hairspray also cleans off sharpie marker type ink so if you ever have little accidents on walls or what have you with a sharpie try hairspray. I learned this tip back when I taught grade school. Little known fact about me...didn't know I used to teach school.... did ya? Actually I was a full-time substitute teacher for six years for grades K-6 while my children were in grade school. I covered for all of the full time teachers vacation and sick days. I hope you find my tip handy. Now off to buy the ingredients for the T-DAY fixins'

November 20, 2007

I get a little mad scientistesque....Wanna peak into my messy art studio?

I thought this would be fun.... look at my mess after an afternoon of playing in my art studio. ROFL. I have the week off and just look at how many posts I get in when I have time. But look at this mess. WHOA. I obviously need a bigger space. It's not that big of a surface area to work. hehe. But I do love what I have. Side note: I have my follow up mammogram tomorrow. Why did I schedule it the day before T-day? Am I crazy? I figured it doesn't matter, just get it over with. It shouldn't be too bad it's at 10:30, I hope I don't have a panic attack again in the car on the way over. Well ok so it wasn't a full on panic attack, but it felt like it. Maybe I am a bit of a drama queen at times. Who knew? That's the lightshade in the upper left corner of the picture. It looks like part of the picture got cropped funny.

Random

Tony over at "Moved to the Mountains" blogspot would like to know more about her blogging friends. She has a survey to paste into your blog. I forgot to mention I have the week off so that's why I have time to play some of these blog games for a change...

Here's mine:
  1. Who am I? Liz - mom to 2 grown daughters, geek, aunt, sister, friend, daughter, married, petlover, papercraft artist (that's debatable but that's my story and I am sticking to it)
  2. Who knows me best? My mom and my kids. I'm an open book...everyone knows me. I a WYSIWYG kind of gal
  3. How old am I? 40 something?
  4. How old do I feel? 809
  5. The most important thing in my life is... my faith, then my family, and then my dog. Well maybe dog first then my... no this this is in no particular order. Did you know that "dog" spelled backwards is "god". I just get the biggest kick out of this. It's one of my favorite lines. That line and this one... did you know that "no" is a complete sentence? Ok I digress...
  6. I always carry...my tote
  7. Something I always do is...I always do a lot of things but I am a creature of habit. Every morning I get up walk straight to the coffeemaker and make my coffee. It doesn't vary unless I'm really organized and it gets done the night before on a rare day.
  8. I'm at my happiest when...I'm creating, talking on the phone
  9. On a Monday morning, you'll find me...on the way to work - bleh do we have to talk about that?
  10. My favorite mode of transportation is...vw yellow beetle
  11. My eyes are...hazel/green
  12. My favorite material possession is...craft supplies, of course
  13. To relax, I like to...create...
  14. The town I live in is...beautiful, sunny southern california
  15. What's my worst habit? laziness (I wish I could get myself to exercise daily but I think I am just lazy and it's become a habit)
  16. My guilty pleasure is...laziness (I mean physically lazy, I am not a lazy person in any other way, I work my arse off - I just wish it would translate into working off the real arse)!
  17. When I look at someone, the first thing I see is...soul...don't let it creep you out...I have a fine tuned sixth sense....I've always been this way. I was walking down Venice beach with one of my daughters and one of those palm readers grabbed us and told us they would give us a freeby. So we said we were game. He started to read my palm and he says to me...you are very psychic....I looked at him and said I KNOW. ROFL. I mean if you were psychic, wouldn't you KNOW it. hahahahhaha
  18. I think ....................... is beautiful. The sound of a cricket, I know weird but I just think that little cricket sound is sooooooooo cute
  19. One thing that I can live without is...this fat that has decided to glom itself onto my body and won't go away (due to laziness) and I hate it! Theme forming?
  20. One thing people don't know about me is...I'm wise?, well maybe they do know this about me but I only pull it out when needed ;) insert evil chuckle with head thrown back.
  21. My life is...full!!
Hey you can play too. Just paste this into your blog and complete the sentences.

November 19, 2007

Pumpkin



This is the cat that my daughter in LA adopted from the streets. He was just running around all alone. Anyway, he reminded her of a pumpkin so she named him punke for short. He really is the nicest cat in the whole world. He did not have an attitudinal problem in this picture he was actually just falling asleep and I caught him with his eyes just closing. He was up on top of her refrigerator inside one of her vision boxes that she made. Sort of a collage mixed media art looking project. He actually had to take the lid off the end to get into it. I guess he feels he's going to be a part of any of her future dreams so he got into it. I took this picture of him up there. Cats crack me up but I am allergic to them so I can look but not touch. He's cool because his eyes match his coat exactly. He is all gold. EDITED TO ADD: IS THAT IRONIC OR WHAT THE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY ABOVE USED A PUNKE CAT FOR IT'S PICTURE!!

November 17, 2007

Mojo's Back

Prissy Alert!! Just a quick upload for now. We're having company over today, my nephews, so I gtg run to the store. I want to do pull apart pork sandwich's, cole slaw and corn on the cob for dinner and I need to get the roast early enough in the day so I can use my crockpot. Plus, I have errands to run. My LSS called and the white sharpie marker I had on order is in. Isn't that fun. I love getting a call from the LSS sure beats it being a call from oh say the radiologist?? Ok I'll get over it, I'm not going to worry, nope, I'm not. SOOOO I also want to look for some iridescent looking white paper. Of course I do! This card is on silver iridescent scrapbook paper 12x12. It's so pretty. Then I went to look for some white in the same texture and nope don't have it. Go figure. Once again with allllll the supplies I hoard you would think I had some white iridescent in the house. Cracks me up. This card turned out so nice and once again is much prettier IRL. I used a mixture of stamps. Mr. Owlie is from Technique Tuesday (I finally was able to use that Dog and Pony Show set that I got at the scrap convention this summer). I bought it for the rooster and the sentiments. I thought the sentiments were unique. The swirly branch is from CRAFTY SECRETS the Cherubs set one of my all time favorite company's but alas don't get to stamp as often as I would like to or there would be a ton more made with CS sets. See the swirly I used for the branch? I just love turning swirly's into branches. I think it's my signature design *tip. I do it so much since I invented it. =D. Then the background snow is of course Stampin Up woohoo. Everything else is SU too, the ink, diamond dust, markers I used mellow moss for the green. Oh and A Muse creative candy red dots. I gtget more of those I am running out. I have soooo many card designs for the Christmas Holidays coming up I'll never get them all done. Anyway, this is really much prettier IRL I am not much of a photographer so oh well. ~enjoy and HAPPY SATURDAY. I think it needs a ribbon. EDITED TO ADD: In my haste to take a picture because I liked how this card turned out so much I forgot to stamp the sentiment on it. hahahaha. I am going to stamp it in the lower right hand corner. Stay tuned.....



November 16, 2007

Microcalcifications? Whatever

Y'all know how I love to whine so here goes...

From breastcancer.org

DEFINITION:

Calcifications
Calcifications are tiny flecks of calcium — like grains of salt — in the soft tissue of the breast that can sometimes indicate the presence of an early breast cancer. Calcifications usually can't be felt, but they appear on a mammogram. Depending on how they're clustered and their shape, size, and number, your doctor may want to do further tests. Big calcifications — "macrocalcifications" — are usually not associated with cancer. Groups of small calcifications huddled together, called "clusters of microcalcifications," are associated with extra breast cell activity. Most of the time this is non-cancerous extra cell growth, but sometimes clusters of microcalcifications can occur in areas of early cancer.

and so off we go for another magnification mammo this time. They want to take a closer look see. OF COURSE THEY DO.

Favorite New Prissy Pal - Kim Hughes - Paper Hugs

This isn't usually my thingy but I decided to showcase some of my favorite blog peoples today. Hey maybe I'll call it Blog Friend Fridays. I just LOVE Kim Hughes over at "Paper Hugs". Now she doesn't need me to showcase her at all she is definitely blazing her own trail, but her blog is just so cute and nice... from the header, the samples she shares with us and the clincher those TIPS they are amazing. Not only that she is a super compassionate and caring person. She offered me such kind words of support when I was freaking over my mammograms last month. It really helped me in the weird cyberhug (paperhug =D) sort of way. Here is the link now go on over there and give her a hug. As most of you know she has designed some stamp sets too. Here is one of the sets on my wish list. How cute is that owlie? Disclaimer: I am not in any way being compensated for this plug by anyone. I'm just saying...





Later on today I will pull over some of my favorite things about her blog but for now I gotta run.... HAPPY FRIDAY PEOPLE....

November 12, 2007

Sunflower - Anna's Challenge

Whew 2 weeks it took me to finally finish my sample for Anna's sunflower plate challenge. I scrapped 3 different versions (or more) and this is what I finally came up with. I Also wanted to sew on this card and forgot to and before ya' know it I was all done and it was too late for sewing. Oh I was going to add a sentiment too. I'm a slow poke. I really like it... it's just that it took me a while to decide on what I liked. Plus I got sidetrack alot. That's been happening a lot lately. For my interpretation I tried to use the color scheme of the sunflower plate (if you click on the plate it links to the challenge)


and also I highlighted my sunflower with layered silk flowers attached with a center flower eyelet. I also cut out the little sunflower from the original stamped image and layered it on top of all. I wanted to point out that the ribbon I used is brown gingham checked not black and it's really pretty. It might be my newest favorite ribbon. I still might add the sentiment to a tag and attached it later. If I do I will take another picture to show you the real final version. Geesh that means I'm still not really done with this card. I tried my hand at watercoloring using SU re-inkers and waterbrush. Seriously it needs a sentiment. Now that I am looking at it online. Oh well its nearly 2 a.m. so I won't be adding that tonight. I have to get some sleep.





November 08, 2007

Why?

Ok this is just gonna be a short blab. Why do I have to have entire sets of things? I just got the "complete"



and the "bonus pak"



of these.

Why? you ask. Good question!!. Now if I could just learn how to watercolor. Seriously, I just got a wee promo and pay increase and I have had these on my wish list for 2 years. So I decided to treat myself. Yay. But now that they arrived I was thinking Why DO I have to have entire sets of things?

Ultra sound update

In case anyone cares my breast ultrasound (US) signified further testing required ....bleh...stay tuned...Ok that was the short version. As you all know I did my due diligence and got my mammogram for October seems how it was awareness month. So ONE THING ALWAYS LEADS TO ANOTHER WITH THOSE WITCH (pattern? witch doctor witch fire) DOCTORS. I needed a breast diagnostic US to follow up the mammo findings. They never used the word suspicious in my mammo report which apparently was a good thing. Well they aren't going to read my US report until they get my prior mammo pics which haven't arrived yet. A comparison is in order of the two mammo's plus the US. Then they will be able to give me next steps.

November 07, 2007

A New Prissy Pal In Blogoland


Light a torch people one of my favorite people of all time just got into blogoland!



Just wanted to send a shout out to the newest "Prissy Pal" to join us all in blogoland. Her NEW blog name is Out On a Limb, because that is where all the fruit are. Isn't that cute? We all know how fruity crafters can be! I used to work with her and now call her a friend. We've been stamping together for a while now too. She became a Stampin-Up distributor with me (they call me the cult leader) and we have soooo much fun going to workshops, shopping and entering contests. I can't believe I found someone as gaga as me over all things PRISSY. She's a super creative gal so be on the lookout for some fun "cute" stuff to come. She's extremely smart with a Master degree in Biology by day =D and all things Prissy by night. hehe. She's gaga over anything PURPLE. Go on over and tell her hi & tell her misspriss sent ya! Hi Michelle. Welcome. Check out my blogroll on the right I've added you to my list.

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