Wednesday, May 23, 2007

TiVo's Hooked Up Again

Yay! TiVo's hooked up again. The cable guy (the third or fourth one to be exact) came again yesterday to fix the cable. He told my in-laws that they had another faulty box. That's the third faulty box in less than a month. Geesh! Anyway. The cable guy didn't know how to reconnect the TiVo, so he left it alone. My DH was of course upset about it because I wasn't able to TiVo Dancing With the Stars for him. Go figure, the time he actually wants to record it, I can't record it. He never watches it when I would record it. MEN! LOL

I got a happy e-mail yesterday. My bellas are being shipped air mail at no additional cost to me. I can't wait 'til they get here. I have so many swaps to do using the bellas & fellas that are currently in transit to their new home. You can bet that I'll have some new picture uploads as soon as I finish them.

That's all I got for now.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our Fun Saturday Evening

Sorry it's been a while since my last update.

The wedding on Saturday was nice. It was outside and the place kind of reminded me of an Old West town. They even had a building that said jail, which is funny because the groom works at a jail. Everyone was joking and saying that the groom couldn't get far from work. LOL It was nice playing dress up for the wedding. Those that know me know that I'm the most casual person in the world and that I don't wear make-up often. I even wore a colorful top that was out of my comfort zone, so to speak. I usually stick to dark colors, but my top had some pink in it. I love that top! It was also nice to get a break from the little one. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a SAHM, but us SAHM sometimes need a evening off.

I made some ATCs for a spot I have in a Cuttlebug/Cricut swap that I'm in on SCS. They're mini versions of my paisley card. They turned out cute, I think. I've never made an ATC before, so I hope that the girls who receive them like them. They're pretty fun and easy to make. They don't take as long as the cards do to make. I'll try and get them uploaded into my blog in the next couple of days.

Well, off to my fave website....SCS.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On a brighter note

Okay, the last post was a bit of a downer so I thought I needed to post a happy one. LOL

I signed up for another Cuttlebug swap today. I know exactly what I'm going to make for the ATC spot. I'm going to make a mini version of my paisley card that's posted on here. I got so many compliments on that card, that I can't "retire" it. So, I'll get started on those as soon as possible. It probably won't be until after our friend's wedding on Saturday though. Well, I'm off to do some of my Mommy duties.

Jinxed Myself

Okay I jinxed myself with the whole Handy Manny story yesterday. They came by to fix the cable yesterday because we haven't been getting the digital channels. Well, the cable guy disconnected the TiVo box from the cable box because "It was making the signal weak." Now, the cable doesn't even work. So, no Handy Manny and no morning cartoons to keep JEM happy.....and boy can you tell. She's been acting up today. Last night, I washed and folded her sheets and blankets and put them in her armoire. Well, today she goes to her room and takes all the blankets and sheets down and unfolds them. So, my DH took her to her room and made her put them all back. I went in there later and re-folded everything and put it back all nice and neat. It probably won't stay that way for very long. He told me to put the sheets out of her reach. Uh, Hellllooooo, they were out of her reach. He said well, she probably stands on her chair and gets them down. The chair is one of those Disney Princess fuzzy ones that you can get at Wal-Mart. So, after I had re-folded everything, I took the chair out of the room. Hopefully that'll solve the problem.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The key to keeping JEM happy

I have finally found the key to keeping JEM happy or to get her out of one of her "funks." All I have to do is put Handy Manny on for her and she's as happy as could be! Took me long enough, no? I'm glad we have TiVo. Half of the programs that we have saved on the DVR right now are Handy Manny. When she's watching her show, it gives me a chance to get some chores done and to also get some crafting done. I know a lot of people don't agree with kids watching TV. The shows that we let JEM watch are the morning ones: Dora the Explorer, Wonder Pets, Go Diego Go, Handy Manny, etc. I like for her to watch Dora, Diego, and Manny because it has helped her to pick up Spanish. So, I will definitely keep recording these for her as long as she's still interested in them.

Pretty Paisleys

Here's another card for my second spot in Lauren's Cuttlebug swap. This is the first time that I've used the CB paisley die-cuts. I used SU's color coach to help me choose what colors to use. This card was time consuming, but well worth the effort. My DH said that it's one of his favorite cards that I've made. I ran the cardstock through the Xyron before using the paisley dies. It was the easiest way to get adhesive on all the pieces, especially the itty bitty ones. The Stickles are on all the dots. It didn't show up well in the scan, but this card is very sparkly in person.
Paper: Bashful Blue(SU), Pretty in Pink(SU), Apricot Appeal(SU), Pixie Pink(SU), Gable Green(SU)
Accessories: CB D'vine Swirls embossing folder, CB Paisley die set, Stickles-Icicle, Color Coach, Xyron

Right and "Wrong" Side of Embossing

This is one of the cards that I made for Lauren's (ldcamer) Cuttlebug swap on SCS. I wanted to make a card that didn't use any die-cuts, only embossing. The butterfly is actually the "wrong" side of the embossed image. The card didn't scan very good. It looks much better IRL.
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (SU), Gable Green (SU), Orchid Opulence (SU)
Accessories: CB Spots & Dots embossing folder, CB Animals embossing folder, ribbon, brads

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Fluffles Meets Ribbon

This is the card I was going to upload yesterday, but Jazmyn didn't give me a chance. LOL

Stamps: Wild Hearts BG (SU), Fluffles in Love
Paper: Pixie Pink (SU), Green Galore (SU), Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Pixie Pink (SU), Green Galore (SU), Basic Black (SU)
Accessories: ribbon, sponge, prismacolor pencils, blending stump, OMS

I'm actually very proud of how this card came out for various reasons:
1) I didn't CASE it from anyone (I usually CASE cards from the SCS gallery)
2) I love how my coloring job on the Fluffles kitty kats.

As I make more cards and such for the swaps that I'm in on SCS, I'll upload them onto my blog. Thank you so much for looking!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Card Pics Will Be Posted by This Evening

I just wanted to say that I will upload some pics by this evening. I made this adorable (if I may say so myself) card this weekend for a swap that I'm in on SCS. I'll upload it when Jazmyn goes down for her nap.

Let's see....what's new in Jazmyn's life..... She's still being rebellious, to put it nicely. My MIL and SIL keep telling me that she's just testing me. Well, it must be THE biggest exam of my life. She's a cutie though and is talking soooo much. She lost her indoor voice quite some time ago. Nothing's wrong with her hearing, she just likes to yell.

Okay, off to post some TY's on SCS. I promise to upload some pics today.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Long Time No See!

I know I haven't updated my blog since I created it. I need to stop spending so much time on SCS and start taking pics of the stuff I've received in the swaps I was/am in.

I also need to get my DDSS lil sis's reveal package together. I'll definitely take a pic of the stuff I'm sending not just her, but her family....pets and humans. Yup, I had to get something for every member of the family. LOL Funny thing about the gifts for her cats, I bought them some toys with catnip. Well, I had the toys for her cats and the toy for her dog in one of those plastic grocery bags on my bed. I go outside to move my car out of the driveway and when I come back into my room, there's my cat Cuddles pawing at the bag trying to rip it open! It's a good thing she didn't get to the goodies. LOL Natalie, I know you read my blog. I'm going to borrow my SIL's camera this weekend and take some pics of all my goodies and of the goodies I'm sending out to you all. Now, don't expect to see all of your goodies in the pic. After all, I can't give everything away, now can I? LOL Nat, I'll include a clue in the package so that you can find out who I am....kinda like a treasure/scavenger hunt kind of thing.

I promise to post pics more often as soon as I: 1) buy a charger for my camera or 2) my MIL finds hers so that I can borrow it.

I'm going to do my best to update my blog at least every other day.