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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

John Deere Green....

Harvest is finally over for most people, including my family. So I thought I would put together a page that celebrates their work and the machinery they love the most ~ John Deere!! This is a digital scrapbook page that I created using My Digital Studio and some fun fonts that I have in my massive collection! This is my favorite time every year, and miss not being part of it when I can't make it home. The photo was dragged to size of the page minus a little on top and at the bottom, and then I turned it opaque. I think it looks pretty cool - tell me what your thoughts are?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Xmas Advent Calendar.....

So this is the post that many of you have been waiting all started with one little mini muffin tin, some paper, some magnets, some punches, some markers...and of course...some chocolate!!!! I had seen this done before a couple of times and wanted to try it out for myself. So this is how I made it...I cut large circles out of cardboard (using heavy material so it would stand up to lots of touching!!) I used the Big Shot to cut these out. Then I cut the same sized circle out of DSP that was Christmas themed and adhered it to the cardboard circles. I then used little magnets (2 per circle) and stuck them to the back with glue dots.
Then I placed each circle over the muffin tin hole. Now comes the fun part...time to embellish!
Using Christmas Themed Stamp Sets (all from Stampin Up) and Die Cuts for the Big Shot, and punches too...I got busy!!! I also used glitter, brads, paperclips & ribbon, as well as dimentionals to pop each embellished circle. Then I used the Big Shot once again to cut out letters to spell..."Days Till Christmas" and used my 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere them onto the top piece of cardstock and bottom piece of cardstock.

I punched tiny little snowflakes out and freehanded the numbers on them because I didn't want them too big, taking away from all the other goodies on the advent calendar.
So this is the finished product!!! Let me know what you think! All that is really left to do is tie a ribbon to the top to hang it (my neighbor is going to do that tonight for me) and fill with Choc-o-late!! YUM YUM!!! Hope you enjoyed!!!! I am offering this as a class in a couple of weeks if anyone is interested. Cost for the class will be $50.00. What a great way to celebrate the holiday season!!!

This Year's Xmas Cards....

So I found this cutie on SCS and thought I would try my hand at making him!!! It was so fun to make this singing reindeer card and it is probably one of my favorites to date. As you can see, there were alot of punches uses to create this card, as well as a swirl die cut in the Big Shot. I think my elbow now has Puncher-itis from punching all these pieces out, but now they are done. I have done the card in Soft Suede & Rich Razzleberry, using some DSP that is retired for the carol book. I also searched high and low for the most appropriate sentiment and went for a retired one from Peaceful Wishes, just cause it seemed so darn bang on!!! The gals will be making a version of this card at the next Stampers 10 class!

Peaceful Wishes....

Well here are a couple cards I made using the same layout but in different colors. These are once again 5x5 cards ( I love this size!!!) and use the Peaceful Wishes Stamp Set from SU. The first one is done in Kiwi Kiss & Chocolate Chip and the second one is done with Bermuda Bay & Chocolate Chip. Enjoy!!

Christmas IS Coming...And So Is The Inspiration!!!

So this is a little card that I made using a couple of my favorite standby colors...chocolate chip & bashful blue. I used the new Delightful Decorations Stamp Set from SU, along with some bling I purchased somewhere else!!! This is a 5x5 card, using the ticket corner punches to accent the layers and some retired chocolate chip satin ribbon down the side. Very simple and elegant!! Hope you like!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Announcements & Invitations Coming Your Way...

Well, since my Photoshop CS4 got loaded onto the Mac, I have been busy learning new techniques, along with working in some digital programs. I have fallen in love with making announcements & invitations with these programs...please leave me some comments to let me know what you think. I just find these so fun to make and I think they would probably been relatively inexpensive to print. I am thinking that if I can find a local printer that can give me some decent pricing... I will start selling these custom gems. Baby showers, baby announcements, save the dates, wedding invitations, wedding thank you's, party invitations....if you dream it, I will build it!!!!
Thanks so much for looking....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Some Thanksgiving Haha's

With Thanksgiving peaking just around the corner….it makes you reminisce about the things that you are thankful for. Unfortunately, I don’t know why it takes a holiday for us to actually be thankful for things, non the less, this is always a time that people reflect on their have’s and have not’s in life. Things like….

  • I am thankful that I don’t already have everything I desire…because if I did, I would have nothing in life to look forward to.
  • I am thankful that I don’t know everything…because it gives me the opportunity to learn.
  • I am thankful for difficult times…because during these times I will grow stronger.
  • I am thankful for limitations…because they give me opportunities for improvements.

And mostly, I am thankful for my mistakes…because they will teach me valuable lessons.

This year we are very “thankful” to be invited to someone else’s home for the dinners (Yeah God!) and not only one dinner we were asked to be part of, but two!!! (Watch yer elbows!!!) So I thought I would share some Thanksgiving Dinner rules that someone emailed me that might help laugh off some of that turkey you are about to consume…..


1. Don’t get in line asking questions about the food. “Who made the turkey dressing? Is it egg in there? Is the salad fresh? Is the turkey organic or grain fed? Who made the mashed potatoes? What kind of pie is that? Who made it? Ask one more question and I will punch you in your mouth, knocking out all your fronts so you won’t be able to eat anything.

2. If you can’t walk or are missing any limbs, sit you’re ass down until someone makes your plate for you!!! Dinner time is not the time for you to be independent. Nibble on some damn pecans and walnuts to hold you over until someone makes you a plate.

3. If you have kids under the age of twelve, I will escort their little asses to the basement and bring their food down to them. They are not gonna tear my damn house up this year. Tell them that they are not allowed upstairs until it’s time for Uncle Stevie to start telling Family stories about their mommas and papas. If they come upstairs for any reason except for that they are bleeding to death, I will break a foot off in their asses!

4. There is going to be one prayer for Thanksgiving dinner! JUST ONE! We do not care that you are thankful that your 13 year old daughter gave birth to a healthy baby or your nephew just got out of jail. Save that talk for somebody who gives a toot. The time limit for the prayer is one minute. If you are still talking after that one minute is up, you will feel something hard come across your lips and they will be swollen for approximately 20 minutes.

5. Finish everything on your plate before you go up for seconds! If you don’t, you will be cursed out and asked to stay your greedy ass home next year!

6. BRING YOUR OWN TUPPERWARE!! Don’t let me catch you fixing yourself a plate in my good Tupperware knowing damn well that I will never see it again! Furthermore, if you didn’t bring anything over, don’t let me catch you making a plate period or it will be a misunderstanding.

7. What you came with is what you should leave with!! Do not leave my house with anything that doesn’t belong to you. EVERYBODY WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A BODY SEARCH COMING AND GOING OUT OF MY DOMAIN!!!

8. Do not leave your kids so you can go drink & smoke in the garage. This is not a DAYCARE CENTER! There will be a kid-parent roll call every ten minutes. Any parent that is not present at the time of roll call, your child will be put outside until you come and get him or her. After 24 hours, I will call child & family services on you!!

9. BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE YOU COME INTO TOWN!! There will be no sleeping over at my house! You are to come and eat dinner and take your ass home or to your hotel room. EVERYBODY GETS KICKED THE HELL OUT AT 11:00 pm. You will get a 15 minute warning bell ring.

10. Last but not least! ONE PLATE PER PERSON!! This is not a soup kitchen. I am not trying to feed your family until Christmas dinner! You will be supervised when you fix your plate. Anything over the appropriate amount will be charged to you before you leave. There will be a cash register at the door. Thanks to Cousin Scottie and his greedy ass family, we now have a credit card machine! So VISA and MASTERCARD are now being accepted. NO FOOD STAMPS OR PUNCH CARDS YET.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Weekend and that you are surrounded by friend & family & fun!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

My New Must Have.....

So after a full day of techniques and tutorials, Sherrie has me hooked on the Copic Airbrush System. Once you see how this thing works, you are going to pinch every penny you have to invest in it!!! It will take your scrapbooking and stamping to a whole new level!!!! This is the ABS1 System, which is the least expensive on the market. The creme de la creme is the system with the compressor, you heard right ladies, a compressor! But we have been warned that one should not venture into the garage and take flight with their hubby's sitting on the work bench. It needs to be a specific compressor or you will blow your copics to pieces...not to mention have a hell of a mess to clean up. So for now, I think I am going to purchase the starter kit seen to your right! I am going to purchase mine through Scrapbook Pantry because Crystal was so darn nice to me yesterday!!!!! They have a full collection of everything Copics because, like I, she loves them too! This system will get me up and running until I win the lotto so I can purchase the compressor system (that is an add on to what I am going to purchase).
I also had the divine pleasure of sitting next to Miz Allison Cope!!!! Check out her amazing work on her blog So Sketchy! She filled me to the brim with Copic tidbits and I am so happy that I got to meet her! She travelled all the way from Elkford, BC to get Cer-t-fied!!! And she brought along her secret compressor weapon and explained it to Miz Elke and I! Woot woot to Allison!!
So back to the airbrushing system.....I just want to share with all of you that as I watched Sherrie demonstrate the product, I was mesmerized with the fact that this opened a whole new outlet up to me. Think of all the possibilities this would give me - no more buying colored ribbon - just white - and AIRBRUSH IT!!! Buttons, dewdrops, primas - AIRBRUSH THEM ALL!!! I was holding onto the edge of my seat while she talked about using Copics and the Airbrush System to do all these amazing little projects!!!!
So in closing....if you haven't started your hoarding of these inky little gems, get on it! You will not be sorry!!! And congrats to Tanis once again for winning my blog candy! I can feel her excitement across the world wide web (although she is only in Edmonton and shipping should only take a couple of days at most!). Tanis does not own any copics to date so I am proud to enable her to that level!

Copic Blogcandy Giveaway & Certification Update

Hello Layydees....
It has been a very busy month and with the certification class all day yesterday, I was all inked out!!!! Sherrie was beyond my expectations!!! She was as entertaining as she was knowledgeable and the day was one I will never forget. Not to mention getting to meet some other amazing women that were taking the class!!
So as I am officially a certified copics instructor now, as I promised, I am giving away some markers to help feed someone else's addiction!!!! So without further ado.....the winner picked randomly after writing down handfuls of names from all 4 blogs and entering into a big bucket...the DH drew the lucky winner and she is..... TANNYP (Tanis!)!!!! Please contact me to arrange for me to ship these to you!!!! Congrats! They are great markers to add to a collection or great colors to start out with!!!!
Thanks everyone for visiting all my blogs to enter and check back often because ya just never know with me ~ I could be giving a truckload of cupcakes away next!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Little Blog Sweetness in Celebration of New Look & Additional Blogs!!!

So I have decided to give a little blog sweetness away to celebrate the blogs....yes, that is correct, make sure you check out my other blogs and post comments on them as well as Bootybella Designs, to increase your chance at winning!!!! I have some beautiful Copic Ciao markers that I will be sending one lucky winner's way!!!! Six lovely colors can be yours just for leaving a comment on any of my blogs (links are off to the right...) and may be coloring in no time!!!!
The colors that are up for grabs are G99 (Olive Green), V15 (Mauve/Purple), E29 (Dark Chocolate), E37 (Milk Chocolate), B00 (Baby Blue) & BG01 (Turquoise)!!!!
The winner will be drawn on August 21, the day before my Copic Certification Class at noon!!!!
Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 13, 2009

This Gals' Gonna Get Cert-T-Fied With Alcohol!!! thrilled am I that I was one of the lucky gals that get to partake in the Copic Certification coming in August!!!! I started on these pricey little markers months ago when my dear friend at Green Eyes Designs got me hooked by buying my first couple.
Now I think I am up to a mere 90ish markers and the drive is still there!!!! These are amazing markers that I can hardly wait to learn all the little secrets of the trade from Miz Sherrie who is coming in from BC to teach!!! Can I get a woot woot??!!
And just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more colors....drumroll puleeze....
A new set of 12 to torture the soul!!!!! I simply love these new colors.....


Friday, July 3, 2009

New Look for Bootybella Designs....

Well, I am trying to fluff around with the blog a little and trying to change it up a little with the addition of my 4 other blogs (listed to the right) ~ all in hopes that whatever I do - I don't loose content!!! Ahhhh!!! That would put my over the edge!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SU Country Living Promotion

Dates: June 15 - August 31, 2009 or while supplies last

Make your summertime gatherings memorable with the Country Living™ Summer Cookout Kit
Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you’ll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living™ Summer Cookout Kit (item 118070), every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!

For just $24.95, you’ll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue:

• Creative invitations

• Fun food wrappers

• Customizable coasters

• And more!
Below is a template for a box that you can make from a piece of 12x12 to put all your bbq goodies in......


While surfin the net this last week I came upon this amazing quote:

"Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drown out your own inner voice. Most imporant, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." ~ Steve Jobs

Hope it speaks to you the way it did to me!!!! Just what I needed to hear actually!

Busy As A Beaver!

OMG!!! This is so nasty of me ~ I really can't believe that it has taken 4 months for me to get my shite together enough to post on here!!! Ok, promise that won't happen again!!!!
So, lots is obviously new....bought a new camera so I have been studying the world of SLR Digital, slowly but surely. Had an amazing trip to the family farm in May - wish I could have stayed longer - it is always so peaceful and relaxing out there. Took the pooch with me and he burnt off a few pounds running laps around the farm. Came home, the DH & I took a roadtrip to the USA for some power shopping which was a nice little getaway.
A near & dear friend of mine had a baby girl a couple weeks ago so I have been spending alot of time with her and the baby whenever I can. I threw a baby shower last Saturday for the little one so I am hoping to post some photos when I get them (seriously I was too busy to take any!)
Well off to update my SU Business!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And Yet Another Project...Diaper Cakes!!!!

Awhile back, I had seen some of these genius little gifts in a baby store....Diaper Cakes!!! So I took it upon myself to try to assemble one of these little gems (well not so little after I finished!!!) I have given these out as shower gifts for probably the past twenty or so baby showers that I have attended, with many people asking HOW DID YOU MAKE THAT???????
So I thought I would post the instructions that I use......

  • I package of Brand Name Diapers (approx. 96)
  • a round cardboard cake tray or round metal/aluminum pizza pan - this is the base
  • scrap ribbon (approx. 4 yards)
  • more ribbon for the cake itself
  • hot glue gun
  • goodies to decorate your cake based on color & theme
For a 3 tier cake with 96 diapers you will need:
  • 48 diapers for the bottom layer
  • 32 diapers for the middle layer
  • 16 diapers for the top layer
To start, take your round tray and place something round and fat in the middle of your tray (this could be a tin of food or soup, a roll of toilet paper, etc.)

Starting with the bottom tier, we will use 48 diapers. Pick up three and space them in your hand, bottom part facing out to the left ~ do not open them up! Layer them slightly so they overlap ~ one, then the second one slightly to the right of it, and the third slightly to the right of the second one. Bend them slightly to give them a slight curve. Place them, on end, leaning
against your round object in the middle of your round tray. Add more diapers to the outside of your diapers~ you will be adding the diapers on top of each other in the round.
You should use 40 out of the 48 diapers in the outside layer. When you have all 40 diapers pinwheeled around your now use a piece of your scrap ri
bbon to tie your diaper tier. Tie it snug with a bow ribbon, not a double knot, as you will want to remove this later.
You are left with a hole in the middle where your round object is...the other 8 diapers fan into that hole.

Repeat for 2nd layer using 28 diapers on the outside layer and 4 on the inside layer.
For the top tier, you will want 14 diapers on the outside layer, and 2 diapers in the middle inner layer.

Once all 3 layers are complete, go back and straighten out the diapers and double check to make sure your spacing is even & uniform. Your scrap ribbon is holding them securely so you should be able to pull & push them into place and make them even.

Now it is time to add YOUR ribbon. Without removing the scrap ribbon just yet, you will want to measure out the length you will need & add 2" inches to that to create a nice, clean edge.

Cut the ribbon & wrap it around the tier. This is when you will use your glue gun to glue the ribbon to the ribbon. (Careful not to get glue on diapers!) Wait until glue has cooled before carefully reaching behind the ribbon to remove the scrap ribbon.
One layer of thick ribbon is great, however more is very appealing! To add ribbon, you will want to glue the new layer directly to the first layer that you have secured on. Make sure it is straight & glued all the way around so that it does not slip. Use a smaller width of ribbon for the second layer of ribbon you are attaching.
  • First layer of ribbon should be 2" inch width of floral ribbon
  • Second layer of ribbon should be 1" inch width of floral ribbon
  • Third layer can outline the top and bottom of the 1" width ribbon by using 1/16th grosgrain ribbon.
Decorate the cake with the goodies from the theme or color theme you chose. Attach objects to the cake with colorful diaper pins. Your imagination is your only limit!!!!

Other things to take into consideration:
  • NEVER use tape, not only does it look bad but will damage the diapers.
  • Use brand name diapers unless you know the parents are using store brand. What a shame if your cake isn't used the way it was intended to be used because the diapers weren't something the parents were confident in.
  • Diapers ABSORB, very well ~ that is their purpose after all!!!! They absorb smells & fluids. Keep your completed cake in a dry location, away from dank smells (smoke, food, gases, etc.) Wrap in a cellophane bag if need be.
  • Simple and elegant is better than busy and cheap!!! Use items you are proud to give the new family
  • Have fun with your cake!!!! Make it something original that the recipients and guest will never forget!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

St. Patty's Day is On The Way.....

The luck of the Irish may be knockin at yer doorstep!!!

Lookey lookey at what I just bought today!!! Not as big as the traditional ATG Gun, however it is PINK afterall!!!! I absolutely love this new product! The new Glue Glider Pro allows you to apply a neat ¼” strip of adhesive exactly where you want it. The easy glide-on dispensing action, allows you to apply a small controlled amount or a continuous line of the best performing and most permanent adhesive ever offered. The adhesive is clear and it even diappears behind transparencies so this is great for attaching velumn. The easy slip-in, disposable cartridges eliminate the worry of having to reload in the middle of a project. No mess, no fuss. Yahhhhh!!!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

My Favorite Photographer!!!!!

I love love love photos....and even bettah if someone who knows what they are doing is takin them!!!! Despite my longing research on finding that perfect camera so that I can try and learn to take pictures like the still boils down to the the fact that one person can't possibly be great at doing EVERYTHING!!!!! That's my excuse and I am stickin to it!!!!
However, I do know a gal that is FREAKN FANTASTIC at it!!!!! Her website is LP Photography and I truly encourage all the sistah's out there to take a peak!!!! She does amazing work, AND is she scores 150% in the personality department!!!!!  She does family portraits, weddings, scenery, and has worked in the film industry for quite some time!!!! Everyone knows someone who is pregnant, has a family, or is tying the knot this year ~ so take my recommendation on this one laydees - book this sistah for your next event or memory that you never want to lose!!!! At the least, drop her a line and let her know what you think about her website and her work she has posted on it!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Some Humor Leading Upto V-Day!!!!

Well, I thought it was only fitting to post a couple links that I discovered while searching the net the other night, in relation to this glorifying holiday that all single people dread and even as a married woman, I cease to see the value in (unless you own a chocolatrie, flower shop, jewelery store, and lets just put it out there....pawn shop?! LOL!!!)

So in an attempt to make a few of you giggle from deep down, to follow is a list of links that may generate some laughter!!!!

When you just don't have the words...let Cupids Dear John Letter Generator help you find them!

Even the hillbillies have it rough at this time of year...Backwoods Apology

One brilliant explanation of To Bling Or Not To Bling

If you simply can't bear to be alone...use this Cheesy Pick Up Line to hook you up!

And finally, without further ado, here is our Top 15 List of What NOT To Get Her for Valenitines Day...

1. A box of chocolates, clumsily rearranged in an attempt to hide the fact you ate all the caramel ones.

2. Flowers from a hospitals gift shop--or worse, a mortuarys.

3. Anything you could have bought at the gas station mini-mart on the way over, even if you didnt.

4. Anything that even remotely implies that she is not physically perfect: gym memberships, Botox, diet plan subscriptions, self help books and the like.

5. A bathing suit. Unless it comes with a trip to the Bahamas, she does not want your input on this personal matter. What's more, you're likely to give her an anxiety attack when she thinks about trying it on (especially after the great binge/food fest with the in-laws that were the Holidays 2008).

6. Toys. Women usually do not want video games. We might occasionally like to kick your butt in Wii, but that does not mean we want Street Fighter II (or whatever game it is you're playing).

7. Homemade coupons. Whether they're for dish duty, garbage duty, dinner, or something else, she's not likely to be impressed. Did your high school girlfriend even use hers?

8. A gift certificate. Step it up with something a little more personal--unless it's for 300 dollars and you can't wait to take her to the store and shop. All. Day.

9. Food. Unless you're the Iron Chef or Gordon Ramsay, skip anything home-baked. When her friends ask what you got her for V-day, she does not want to have to regurgitate. Literally.

10. A magazine subscription. Bo-ring.

11. Tickets to the "big game." Hate to break it to you, but when she said she loved football, she was lying. Save the sports stuff for your buddies.

12. A DVD box set of your favorite show. You've both already seen every episode. It will just accumulate dust with the rest of the collection.

13. Same goes for CDs. Hello, iTunes.

14. Appliances. Every man has made this guffaw. Just because she says, "I need a new vacuum" does not mean you should buy her a vacuum. This includes any household item, power tool or other item from the harder side of Sears!

15. An apologetic look followed by the words "Was that today?"

Valentines Day (val*en*tinez dae) n. A day when you have dreams of a candlelight dinner, diamonds, and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!!!

Seriously, it really is a shame that I don't get this thrilled and excited (as a Canadian) about getting a new Prime Minister!!! But today is a day that we will probably all remember and think back....what was I doing when Obama, the new President of The United States, takes office today? I follow very little when it comes to politics, only because I have seen nothing but the same unispiring people get up infront of us and make promises that they never intend to keep! It becomes a part of life, being let down by our government time after time. Don't get me wrong, I am happy to be a Canadian and have the rights that we have every day we wake up. It would just be something else to have someone as inspiring and compassionate about change and the people, as the people of United States will have in power as the sun is setting today.

To see the tears of joy roll down the faces of millions and millions is something else to watch. He has promised change and for once, as a bystander, I truely believe he will bring it! This is breathtaking to watch, the hope that he instills in his people and the courage he brings to all!

I think this is the most brilliant man I have seen speak in my lifetime...but then again, what do I know about politics?! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Some SU Housekeeping....

I just wanted to do a quick post of some of the greatest and latest from SU.....

Well, it is official! As of yesterday, we can now order from the fabulous new SU Catty!!! I am super thrilled about this as I think this catty is one of the best ones they have printed in a long long time!!! My wish list is I just need to find the patience (and courage) to NOT ORDER IT ALL ON MY FIRST ORDER!!!!!!

Starting February 1st, running until March 31st, is SU's SALE-A-BRATION!!! For every $60 you spend in merchandise in the catty, you will recieve one free stamp set (these are new stamp sets and accessories that will be released in the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catty on Feb 1st and you can only EARN these adorable sets - yes, I have seen a sneek peak! and they are superb!!!). There are 6 choices in total and you will luv em!! Trust me!!!! Not only are there stamp sets but also ribbon and DSP to choose from!!! Get out your credit cards ladies!!!!!!
This is a great time to place your first order with me if you haven't already!!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Okotoks Scrapbook Convention

I know I posted this awhile back, but I just wanted to let you all know that Registration starts today for this amazing conference.  My trusty partner in crime, Bev, and I will be teaching two classes at this convention in March.  If you are interested, click here to be redirected to the site!

Friday, January 9, 2009

My Brand Spankin New Mac From My DH

2009 has started out sensationally!!!! The DH bought me a new computer and none the less, it is a MAC!!!! Can I get a woot woot????? Oh yeah baby!!! Now I am just having to learn to do everything backwards but it is well worth it!!!
Thought I would share some pictures of it for all the sistah's out there, I also have a wireless mouse and keyboard. If you evah get the opportunity to go it!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Holy Woowzers...The New Catty Has Arrived!!!!

OMG!!! This morning the mailman left me a nice shiny key in my box, that acted like a treasure hunt to the next box, that when I opened it, I found two white boxes from SU!!! You know it!!! The new catties arrived!!!! Ladies, all I can say is that this is THEE BEST CATTY in forever.  The new die cuts are phenomenal!!! There is even a cupcake die cut set for the Big Shot!!! I really want to place my first order right now, this very minute, but unfortunately we cannot order out of it until the 19th, dang it!!! The new stamp sets are "slap yo momma" sensational! I could barely breathe as I turned page after page of exciting sets!!!! Well, I will have to try to update a little more later on, I am off to my first NHL hockey game with my awesome neighbors!!!!!
Chat with ya later sistah's!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Warmer Holiday Season

Well, thought I should post a photo of where we spent our holiday season!! We left on the 19th of December for 10 glorious days in the south to Phoenix, Arizona.  The weather was not ideal but blew the -40 degree weather we were having in Alberta out of the water!! 
We did a day trip to Mexico to scout for good tequilla and knockoff handbags ( which I found lots of but really don't remember thanks to the tequilla! LOL!!!) We spent a day in Tuscon, checking out the beautiful scenery, and returned to Mesa for some rest and relaxation.  That didn't last too long, as I needed to invest some of my hard earned cash into the department stores and outlet centers! Believe it or not, but I somehow managed to come home both under the luggage weight AND my return allowed quota!! What the......!!!! Oh well!
We had a fabulous Christmas with my family, and I feel so lucky to have such an entertaining group in my life!!!

A New Year...A New Start to Old Habits!!!!

For some, New Years offers us a sort of “get out of jail” card, and allows us to make some promises to change our lives from here on in!!! What a fantastic ploy we play with ourselves to make a deal with the devil for mainly, what I have found as, dissapointment. So a few years ago, I forbade the practice of making new years resolutions, rationing…if I don’t make them, I can’t break them!!!!
So in welcoming in 2009, I will post some “REALISTIC” statements that I have stumbled on over the years. These may (or may not…) let you start your new year with a chuckle or two!!!
* I will no longer waste my time relieving the past, instead I will spend it worrying about the future.
* I will not bore my boss by with the same excuse for taking leaves. I will think of some more excuses.
* I will do less laundry and use more deodorant.
* I will avoid taking a bath whenever possible and conserve more water.
* I will give up chocolates totally. 100%. Completely. Honestly....
* I will try to figure out why I *really* need nine e-mail addresses.
* I will stop sending e-mail, ICQ, Instant Messages and be on the phone at the same time with the same person.
* I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I'm not a clock watcher.
* I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.
* I will not tell the same story at every get together.
* I will stop considering other people's feelings when they so obviously don't consider mine - if that unwashed fellow sits next to me again, I'll tell him he stinks!
*Just for today, I will not sit in my living room all day in my pj’s. Instead, I will take my laptop into the bedroom with me.
* I will eat ice-cream at midnight - every midnight of the year!
* I will not let the dog hog the pillow, growl at me from the sofa, and snatch the bun from my plate - this year he's going to learn that I'm the Alpha of the house and only I get to do certain things!
* If I see a UFO I won’t tell anyone about it.
* I'm going to learn cusswords in different languages. Broaden my vocabulary.
* I will not tell lies – ok, that might be a lie…..
* I will balance my checkbook….on my nose!
* I resolve to be nice to people without bringing Jesus into the equation.
* With that cloned cow having given birth and everything, I resolve to pay more attention to where my food comes from this next year.
* I hope to be able to make people think happy thoughts when they think of me.
* I will go on long ego trips.
* I will prognosticate that I will probably procrastinate engaging in all the objectives I have premeditated for this approaching twelvemonth.
* Chat more over phone.
* Read less.
* Stop exercising. I will only run at high speeds if a wild animal is chasing me.
* Procrastinate more.
* Drink. Drink some more.
* Start being superstitious.
* Spend less time at work.
* Stop bringing lunch from home: I should eat out more.
* Take up a new habit: Maybe smoking!
* I will not shout at the top of my lungs in the dark, as I am hiding behind the door to scare my husband as he is trying to find his way in the dark to the bedroom!! I thought it was funny but appartently not!
* I will remember that life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
* I will remember it isn't worthwhile wrestling with pigs - you get all muddy and don't the pigs just love it!
* I will take neither myself nor any of the above seriously.

Happy New Years' 2009 to all the sistah's!!!! MWAH!!!!!