Sunday, December 31, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
my new shelves! $14.95 each and a can of black spray paint from Micheal's and I'm in heaven and I'm only out $35.00. but I'm dieing to go get some more. i'm thinking ill but two more next to these three more on the opposite side of the room.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
sorry to be MIA lately a lot has happened in a week. i turned 24 on the 18Th . yippee although i doubt I'll be saying that next year when i turn 25 ha! I'm off till next Thursday ya! i baked some cookies this morning yum. i finished up Christina's and Christy's tins. but i still have work to due lots of classes to get planned. tomorrow we are doing the rest of our shopping then going to my moms. I'm so excited I'm looking forward to taking pics of gage opening his presents. i think he is gonna love the g.i. Joe uncle Justin picked out for him. and it will be fun to watch him find all the goody's i tucked away in his new back pack! really can't wait till Christmas when we go up to the farm. I'm hoping to get some good shots with my new camera. anyway I'm out of stuff to say. i have to get back to work. got a book i need to do quickly for a client. stupid people don't even call to tell me what they want me to do but then calls tonight wanting to now if i was done. ha! i mean i can be quick with it but i need to know what the heck you want me to do! anyway I'm gonna do my best to get it done tonight, tomorrow is Christmas eve. you know. I'm not completely heartless. but dang call me that same day and give me some direction.
Friday, December 15, 2006
ok guys seriously hours of holly jolly goodness. thanks to emily falconbridge. your blog has been an inspiration tonight. it has saved me from a humdrum evening waiting for my huney to get home from work. which by the way he told me he would be late because the violet masons are playing at the turtle. i don't know what i want more for us to live closer to fernandina or if i want him to work closer to st marys.
OK so i have a rental car now. still no word on anything else. i only got the car because i called my insurance and cried because i had been having trouble getting a hold of the other guys insurance and i was gonna be stranded at work with no way to get home. so ashley(thank you jesus for progressive insurance. you guys are the best i will never change companys after this) called there manager and i had a car that night!
so i completely understand that I'm a long shot for this but i just could not stand the thought of all my friends trying out and me just not even giving it a go. so here is what i entered plus the essay they wanted (not really an essay but once you get the bio, experience, and a few words why you want to be picked it sure looks like one) i think i gave a strong showing but i know there has to be tons of people just as good or better also trying out. so I'm not gonna get my hopes to high. it was a lot of fun to do these though. my favorites are glow and the note tin (that one is gonna double as a x-mas gift for my mommy-in-law, between her and my own mommy i get a lot of encouragement with this stuff and they really do help me to get better . art is one thing I've always been very good at and scrapbooking is a favorite to express this, and it's good to know that it is appreciated .
Saturday, December 09, 2006
OK so being rear ended is the suck of the world. and yes it could have been worse and yes I'm thankful it was not. but it's still the suck of the world. anyway this happened on Monday(12/4) on my way home from walmart to make dinner. now I'm not one for pain in any form but I'm also not one to let it stop me from doing what needs to be done (most of the time) but i have to say WHIPLASH ROYALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my back hurts, my arms hurt, my neck hurts, my stomach hurts. when i went to the ER they only gave me 800mg Motrin and something else that turned out to be extra strength asudomediphan (sp?) so i could function but was still in a lot of pain from the muscle spasms(they suck) so when i went to see doctor butcher yesterday he gave me muscle relaxers which make me way more comfortable and I'm able to do tasks around my home with minimal pain until i finally succumb to the sleep that they bring on.
anyway there is way more to tell but that's about all that i have the energy for today. I'll go on later.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
thank you honey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love it like it was my first born (although I'm sure i would not say that if we had kids ; ) OK so if you ain't know. this is my new to me in perfect condition Nikon n80 and it absolutely RAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i will be rock'n out with my socks out when i go back to school. i spent 2 hours on the phone with James tonight, had him explaining every single nob on it to me. he's the best to talk camera with, Justin gets to frustrated with me.
i need to order a manual for it though, still. I'll have to start looking for one. man I'm so glad it's here, i was hoping so all day today at work. had ants in my pants you know. sweet! OK that's all i got for now.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
so its late and I'm catching up here and with my scrapping I've been working on my paper project today for the fancy pants DT submission. it's cute, it's for my sweetheart it was his chocolate box from last years valentines day. I'll start my layouts tomorrow. it should go fairly fast. i need to get my pictures from thanks giving developed i may have some cool stuff on there. i made a jello mold tonight,cherry. Justin fell asleep before he could have any. poor guy he's so exhausted form work, not to mention all the stuff we have going on at home. life is mostly good most of the time, but some times your down and though we are OK, still in love, still talking, and still growing stronger in our marriage. we are being tested and that is a strain. but i trust in the lord and my faith will make me stronger as our bond is tested. i know i love Justin and he loves me, what does not kill us makes us stronger,and the lord is great and will protect us and help us through what ever troubles we may face. but for now i will sit and drink my tea, ponder life, and continue my work. until next time. night.
thanksgiving at maw maws. peaceful feelings come over me when i am there. the farm is beautiful in the fall. i can't wait to visit again. i am bless to be able to experience this and i hope for many more to come.
Monday, November 20, 2006
here it is start to finish:
you will need glue, scissors, two sheets double sided pp, 1 sheet cardstock, shape punches, large size letters three corrdenating ribbons 3 pictures all differant sizes , buttons, a journaling stamp. and a corner punch.
ok lets get started. step 1: punch out your shapes from one of your sheets of patterned paper. i pick my floral pattern for this because i was usinf a flower punch. i like to punch 6 of the large and 12 of the small. if i need more i'll punch them late and most likely i will not use this many, but i have them in casestep 2: sand the edges of your shapes and distress to your likeing. i used the ends of my scissors to scrap the edges on my flowers then held a pin to the center of each petal then folded in half. to my larger flowers i placed a second smaller flower. step 3: glue buttons to center of your shapes. for an added touch sew button on with embroderiy floss. step 4: step your shapes off to the side. we are done with them for now. get out you sheet of cardstock and your second sheet of patterned paper. trim you second sheet of patterned paper to 7 1/2 x 11 inches. round the corners on your trimmed paper only across the top. step 5: run one of your ribbons across the bottom of your pattern paper , this will be the end with unrounded corners. step 6: trim your photos and round the corners on the outside edge on your arangement . arange them in a rectangal . mine are trimed to 5x7, 3x2 3/4, 3 3/4x 3 3/4 inch. step 7: glue down the 5x7 and the 3 3/4x3 3/4 photos but not your 3x2 3/4. the bigger photos will be your guide line when it is time. step 8: run your other two ribbons going down the right side. they should go under your small photo. glue your last photo down over the ribbon. step 9: glue your large size letters going across the bottom under your pattern paper. i used hs ghost letters in lemomade stand font. i placed them going strait across even my bottom photo, but if you want you could just put then in the blank part of your cardstock. step 10: glue your shapes to embellish your title and ribbon. i glue one of my large flowers to the top of my largest ribbon and one small to the bottom of the smallest ribbon. then i glued one small flower to each of my letters in my title. step 11: last step!!!! on your scrap peice from your large piece of pattern paper stamp your journal stamp. cut it out from your pattern. journal and glue in about the center of your photo cluster. for mine i used the 7gypsys journaling stamp from last months card kit. i also glued it down with a pop dot for an add touch. and your all done!