Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What a mess!

As some of ya'll know, we were flooded by our lovely parish officials during Katrina. My house is STILL not back together .

Anyway, my cropping area has been my dining room table ever since. And I have to admit that it's a mess!

I can (and have) cleaned it off to make room for holiday dinners, Stampin' Up workshops, our weekly family dinners. It's a pain in the "you know what" so I have started going through the stacks of stuff...for the umpteenth millionth time, lol.

My cropping room is supposed to be a shed in our backyard...but Jerry hasn't even begun the demolition of the interior. The walls need to come down, the old insulation replaced, a couple of new electrical lines run, not to mention the phone and cable connections, lol. But I can be patient for a little while longer. Hopefully, I won't have to wait much longer.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #9

Another week another challenge...

I almost decided NOT to post my card, it's so simple and as I surf the other cards that have been created, I've become totally intimidated. My card is sooooo simplistic!

I'm a relatively new stamper. And although I've been cropping for years, I've had a lot of difficulty translating from 12x12 pages to a card, lol.

But after a long debate with myself, I decided to post what I made. This is my entry in Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #9. The colors are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise.

The picture of my card is lighting challenged, I'm sorry. It's pouring cats and dogs and I couldn't get the shot right. No matter what I did, the light is weird, lol.

Anyway, I hope you like it. And Happy Birthday to Kristina!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day --- late, lol.

I'm not one for pre-planning...actually, that's a total fib. I'm practicing not being so anal, to learn how to roll with the flow, that sort of thing. I usually plan to the nth degree, and I want things symmetrical. I don't know why, I've just always been like that.

Anyway, I hope all you Moms had a great Mother's Day, I know I did.

Hallie bought me a great Coach purse!

Lore bought me a great outfit from The Loft (where she works).

Bonnie bought me the matching wallet to my Coach purse.

Jerry, my darling husband, well what can I say. This Mother's Day was my 29th as a mother, and for 26 of those, I've only gotten presents from my girls. Jerry's argument was that I wasn't "his mother". Of course, when his mom was still alive, I bought her Mother's Day gift, not to mention her birthday and Christmas gifts as well. Mother's Day was a sore point for me. But after his head-first dive off his ladder, and all the months of hospitalization and rehab, he began to rethink his rational, lol. So this year I really racked up!

I had mentioned that I would like a new stereo receiver for Christmas or my birthday later this year. He ACTUALLY listened to me! He's been (shopping and pricing) for weeks and he bought me this! I couldn't get a good picture of the actual unit, but I thought a picture of the box would suffice.

If you notice, there's an iPod dock, so he thought he'd buy me one. But after conferring with the girls, he discovered I didn't want an iPod, because I didn't want one for videos, and that I thought it was a waste of gigabytes.

So, he bought me a MP3 player! ROFL! It has the screen for videos, but the price was right. And the iPod dock isn't wasted, since the girls all have iPods! So it works for everyone.

To make a longer story short, I had a great day. I did have to cook some of my dinner, but Lore (God blessed me with her) did 75% of the work and did 90% of the clean up.

I do hope you and your family had a great Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #8

Another week, another card...yippee!!!

Great colors and I had them! I am just thrilled!

The colors are Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Whisper White. I just love Pier 1, and this is one of the reasons why. The colors are so crisp and clean, the decorations beautiful. WOW!

Anyway, this is my contribution to the challenge. I have a friend that I recently got a letter from, totally out of the blue. I'm going to send this card to her(I usually don't use the challenge cards). Enjoy! I will!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Color Inspiration #7

It's time for another Kristina Werner Design Blog Color Challenge...I am really enjoying them! I'm learning so much! I think that's why I'm so interested in completing each project (if I have the right colors).

This week's challenge picture is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors. Any shade of blue is my favorite color and this is right up my alley. As a matter of fact, I almost bought this set at my local Restoration Hardware for my bedroom! The only reason I didn't was that they didn't have a kind size set at the store, and I didn't want to wait to have it shipped. Yes, I'm impatient, lol.

The colors this week are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla. Love them!

Anyway, this is my entry for this week's challenge. I tried to keep it simple. If I get too fancy I tend to get carried away and it looks like one of my grandma's old "fruit salad" hats, lol.

I used one of the newer color of Bazzill paper flowers, I think it's whirlpool. And the brad is one of Karen Foster's BIGGIE BRADS! I love these brads, don't you?!?!

The most important thing is I stuck to my plan and kept it simple.