November 30, 2008

Thought for the Day

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit.
Make it work and produce for you.
Think of things not as they are but as they might be.
Don't merely dream - but create!

November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

Thanksgiving - Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1803-1882

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day. This little blog of mine and my creative time has taken a bit of a vacation but I promise promise I will be back regular soon. Life is so busy sometimes and the holidays make it more so. ~best

November 13, 2008


Hi everyone! I know I know... don't be mad... life's been so crazy fast and full. If it's not one thing it's another O U C H. First the garage, then the master, then the w2w carpet project, then the hubby loses his J O B thank you economy, and the co. car he had so we're down to one car, another O U C H but then the one and only car in the driveway needs work.... did I say O U C H yet? OH yes I did.... to the tune of $$$ alot I won't say how much but add this up... go ahead do the the math... no worries.... yepper I'm fine really.... 130,000 service check up, timing belt, serpentine belt, clutch and flywheel kit, water pump, thermostat, gas cap, rear view mirror (I pulled it out of the ceiling by accident on the way to a funeral, ok I was stressed and was trying to yank the rosary off the mirror H E L L O so I could use it to pray for the faithfully departed and HI thanks Mother Mary for your help). I still said my prayers but it was too late for the mirror it dangle by one electrical thread all the way. BACK TO MY STORY so needless to say S O R R Y no posting, crafting and fun. But the real reason for my post was to go ahead and give a shout out to a new PrissyPal. Yes I still had time to get a new cult member. ROFL. But if you go over and check out her new blog SassyCraftyLady (isn't that a fun name?) you will see.... yepper.... she's definitely been bit by the bug... Well it wasn't 100% true that I haven't been having any fun because I did have "Open Stamp Camp" at my place on Friday where everyone just brought their own projects to work on. I was way too tarred to take pics and I get sort of adadadhd when I'm around lots of peeps. Tina did the cupcake boxes for her first ever project and she had to do a mass production. We had a lot of fun but the night went way too fast.

We have also made a couple (or more) trips to Paper Tales because well do I really need to say WHY? If you live anywhere near the area you should really really get over to see Michelle's new store. Click on any of these links to see some of her "stock" She carries all of the latest and greatest and she is the PREMIER A Muse supplier in the area. IMHO. I never have to go anywhere else to find what I need when it comes to all things PRISSY. OMG Michelle (and Helle and Diane and Julie) are just so fun and helpful and I am sure she won't mind me snagging the graphic of the card we did for the "make and takes". Michelle just got back from SEATTLE from the A Muse launch of their new store. Hi Linda. (I met Linda at one of Paper Tales classes) and wanted to share her inspiration so she provided make and takes all week. Well we of course had to beat a path to her door to do them. See (thanks Michelle for the picture):

Well that's all my PrissyPal info for now... please stay tuned.... I will be back just like a bad penny... it always shows up


November 02, 2008

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

um.... not so much. But hey it's at least an attempt... Yes, pandora's box was opened it started when I was able to get new master bedroom furniture which lead to the inspiration to have a 16 foot dumpster commenced at the 'ole ranch. One thing leads to another. It also seems this space-clearing business can really put a crimp on your creativity. But never fear... I should be back to crafting regularily soon. Not only that the space once cleared leads to another project and another. Before ya' know it creativity has been replaced with swiffer dusters, trips to the charity store, and NEW WALL TO WALL FLOORS. I tried that experiment (Ali) to choose and live by a single word at the start of the year. Well, that exercise wasn't new to me. I had chosen "Simplify" every year for at least the last five years. This year I decided to try a new word and at first I chose "Focus" for my new word. But I couldn't stay focused to save my life so I went back to my trusty long standing word of the year "Simplify". I kept rolling it over each year because I hadn't "mastered" simplicity yet so I wanted another year to give it another try. I wasn't going to move on until I was truly practicing it. To me it meant space clearing and getting rid of excess schtuff and getting organized. My goal was to get a handle on my surroundings to a point where my belongings had a place for everything and everything was in it's place. And if something didn't have a home it had to go. Well, year after year, I still had in my opinion, too much schtuff. I think we've had a breakthrough and finally maybe this January I can choose a NEW word of the year with a clear consciousness. Not only did we clear things out with the help of the dumpster but since we had to move the entire house out to the patio, side porch and garage to have the floors done it was another perfect opportunity to do Round 2 of space clearing. I think I am getting there. When we put stuff back after the floors were finished I didn't bring it all back in and I really went through things and thinned things out again. So we had a fresh start and it feels like spring cleaning not fall. I didn't even get to make one Halloween card. Hopefully I will get to make some T'day cards. I did however experiment with glitter tonight. This card is pitiful but I decided to post it anyway.

This is the full card using the Lockhart Angel stamp, A Muse Trees and SU snow. I wanted it to look like the Angel was sprinkling snow onto the trees. The concept was cute but the execution needs work. My skills have really fallen apart. When ya don't use it you lose it for sure:

I had to crop the angel image because my shading was so bad (egads) I wanted to at least zoom in on the glitter. You can't screw up glitter right??? Well from the looks of things... yes you can.

Tree grove (help me Rhonda)

I'm all thumbs


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