September 28, 2008

Hop on over to Bunny Chic Boutique, they're celebrating their 75th blog posting. They're giving away a sweet tote and wallet here. The blog is so awesome.

September 14, 2008

Wooowww Do I Have Lots of Dust Flyin...

Ok sorry that I've not been updating lately...There've been several things keepin me from being creative lately and it's killin me. First, hubby took a buy out at work and we're trying to keep our income down the remainder of the year so we don't sail over to the next federal tax hubby is stayin at home for a couple of months....I love him being home, but I need some crafting me time.

Second, we're having new carpet put down in the living room, hallway, our bedroom and vinyl flooring in kitchen and laundry room. So the hot water heater and all the appliance have had to be taken out to the barn. I'm sleeping on a mattress on my family room floor. This is driving me to a nervous breakdown and I was so mad yesterday I couldn't see straight. The installers came Friday @ 10:00 am to install. Friday when they left here, not one room was done completely. The installer was suppossed to come back on Saturday. For all the troubles, he said we had a piece of vinyl large enough for the bathroom and would install it for us for free. He didn't show up so at 12:00 we called the carpet place. They weren't aware that the job wasn't complete and couldn't get ahold of the installer. The owner was suppossed to try to track him down and call us back. 2 hours later he still hadn't called us back. So I called them back. They had to call me back after they tried to find someone else to come and complete the job. (Mind you another 3 hours of work to be done, at least. They hadn't even started on the bedroom carpet.) Within 15 minutes she called back and said that she got ahold of someone to finish the kitchen and the bathroom that wasn't even part of the deal so that we could at least take a bath and put our kitchen back together and someone would be out Monday to finish the carpet. This was acceptable to us. The guy that was coming to do it was 45 minutes away at the mall with his wife and he'd be here as soon as he could get here. Mind you it's now 3:30 and they close at 5:00. Well guess what comes next...7:-- and he's not there yet AND no way to get ahold of anyone cause the store is closed.... I'm so mad... The bad thing is that we paid the full amount up front so that we could get a better deal..So from their point of view, they've got their money, why should they care if we're happy.

So I hope to one day soon get back into creating consistenly again instead of when I get a chance.. Thanks for listening to my rant and don't give up on me.. I will be back.

September 7, 2008

Pardon The Dust

Please pardon the dust while I remodel my blog...

All Birds Welcome....

Nicole over at Capture The Moment had the most adorable template for a birdhouse. I immediately had this idea...I printed the template on vellum and thus made my birdhouse. My intention is to put a light bulb from the string of lights on the Christmas tree to light the inside of the vellum birdhouse...Not perfected entirely, but will work on it some more.

Everything Paper Crafts Candy

Be sure to stop by and check out Everything Paper Crafts Blog. There are some wonderful creations there as well as CANDY..yes I said candy.

September 1, 2008

Busy as a Beaver...

I first and foremost have to appologize to all my lovelies out there...yeah all you tremendous blog followers of mine. The last several weeks have been extremely busy. Not to mention that I had a terrible bout of I just don't feel like stampin, scrapin or creatin. I do have to tell you though that I've been working on this big project that to be honest with you, has really caused a huge mess. I'm talking computer reformat and the whole nine yards. So stay tuned in the next few days for the release of this fun new project. I think you'll all like it. I do have a random project to share.

This first project is one that I was challenging myself to do a 6 X 12 layout. Boy was this a toughie...I'm used to having so much space to scrap in. This was hard to get everything that I wanted to fit into this smaller space. It was definently a challenge...One that I challenge you all to try.

Supplies Used: Flair Designs DP, Colorbok CS, Prima Flowers, Heidi Swapp Brad, Colorbok Cats Eye Pigment Ink, Teresa Collins Journal It, Colorboc Chipboard Photo Corners, Cricut George Font, Martha Stewart Edge Punch.

I did use a sketch from Page Maps for some inspirations.

If you decide to take the challenge, please make sure to post a link to your completed project in the comments so that I can see what you've made.