Friday, January 30, 2009
I asked the dr. what to do about his snoring. She mentioned a few things, like maybe he should come in and see her, or put a rolled up towel under his neck or...I could get ear plugs.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
And the Billboard alphabet. It's cute and little. Great for cards.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is the best one...it's week 7 or maybe 6 from DYL. It's Cathy's Vampire Lovin' layout. I made it this afternoon.
A close up of the journaling for all you that complain about not being able to see the details in my pictures. Maybe you need glasses.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
And I know that for a fact because you wouldn't break into my van and some of our neighbours vehicles and steal our belongings.
I know you wouldn't take my float(yes, I know better than to have a container of cash in my van) and take the Tupperware container it was in, I'm more choked about the container than I am about the $40 that was in it. I know you probably wouldn't want the $5 gift card from the packaging store in Langley, well, I know you would, but I know you wouldn't break into my van to get it. I know you wouldn't go through my garbage, glove compartment and junk.
I know you wouldn't violate someone that way, because most people are good people that hold some kind of respect for other people's belongings and they wouldn't do something like this while those people are sitting in their living rooms watching SNL.
If you can't tell by all that...we may have left our van unlocked, and some crack head went through it and our neighbours (plural) vehicles and possibly 1 house. Our neighbour thinks they may also have left their vehicle unlocked, but they like us 'never' do that. It probably happened when the motion detecting light when off, around 11 pm. I saw it happen, thought it was the wind. Shaun came home at 1 am and noticed the van was unlocked. So while we were awake, in the living room, aprox. 6 feet away someone gross was riffling through our stuff. Jerks. I hope the drugs they buy suck. One neighbour probably doesn't even know they were robbed, another neighbour has an extra vehicle ashtray that doesn't have an owner. The cops don't seem to care. Nice.
I watched a tutorial from Youtube that Sue had sent me. I picked up a few tips on shading from it. I put those to use. When I was done, Emily, the pro at Copic colouring, said "wow, your shading is so smooth, how'd you do that?" A little bit of me thinks she was stroking my ego! I told her I did what that tutorial said to do and she said "oh, yeah, I'm going to try that." And she did and was very happy with the results.
Off to look at some line drawing stamp sets...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I can't seem to get the picture up, it is a most beautiful picture of my 36 markers, minus 1 because dad misplaced it.
Kerry took the day off yesterday. We started the morning off on a good foot. Had breakfast at De Dutch, did some boot and jean shopping, and he got a new mountain biking mag. Then we came home, I sat on the couch to watch soaps, usually I'm in my room working with the tv on so I'm productive. Not on this day, I stayed on the couch for hours. Then made dinner and then watched more tv. Howie Do It is very funny, Dirty Dancing is a classic, so I had to watch those. Oddly enough I wasn't tired when we went to bed.
I'm working on my Project 365. It's off to a rough start, the first week was great, I took a photo a day, I made my layout. Then the second week I took almost a photo a day, I didn't make my layout. 3rd week, not as many photos, 2 layouts behind. As of today, I'm caught up. I've let go the "gotta get a photo a day" business and am more a "get at least 7 different photos a week" person.
Emily's friend's grandma knitted and crocheted this Chain Chomp for him and Emily was modeling it for the camera. Very talented knitting!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Check out the Steak Bites. To die for. (And will probably be the death of me)
Had a small amount of the above Bites, falafels, tzatziki, and roasted brocolli and cauliflower for breakfast. Definately the breakfast of champions. (Champion Gas Makers that is, good thing I'm home alone.)
I'm getting tired of the waiting...I waited for the new catalogue to show up, I waited to order out of it, I'm waiting to get the product, I'm waiting for my POTP Feb. kit (I know it's still Jan., but I'm excited about this), I'm waiting for the weight to start melting off me, waiting for the sun to show up, for the snow to melt, for the weekend! Oh woe is me.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I have to add that I scanned it 3 times, this is the darkest one, very contrasty but doesn't really look like this in real life.
It looks more like this. I'll leave the scanning to Emily.
I have yet to add up my monthly income, or any income for that matter, and holy $#!% it better be more than my expenses or I better find another job!
I think for an even more exciting evening, I should graph my spending. Maybe the highs corrolate with the moon phases...
Saturday, January 17, 2009
So I did just that today. I tidied a few things up, I got rid of more things, I am donating a huge pile of stuff to E's school for Cardmaking and Scrapbooking Club. Maybe they will ask me to be guest speaker! Bwhahahaha...ha!
Things I found...a pile of photos...a pile of cards I love and never sent out...some 12x12 page protectors, identical to the ones I just bought...an unopened pack of Heidi Swapp ghost snowflakes...brand new Melissa Frances mini albums in an assortment of shapes piled under a bunch of other stuff I had forgotten about...
I made a huge dent in the mess, but it's still not finished. I have this terrible printing habit, I print of pages and pages of things, photos, tutorials, etc. and never know where to put them afterwards. I also collect books and magazines, and have no room for those...My scrapspace is the second largest room in the house, I must do a better job of organizing, I doubt Kerry will let me have the living room if I outgrow this room!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
And new Big Shot dies. Like Movers and Shakers, there's a card front and a curly label die that you can move to any spot so your window can be anywhere!
Went to Costo, found this rack thingy. I am going to use it to organize classes. Instead of using pizza boxes that take up so much space, I can easily see what is in the drawers. I put it together, it took over an hour to get those lovely drawers put together. It better last forever!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I have gone through quickly just to get a feel for the catalogue. There are some great colour combos! I'm a bit disappointed that SU decided not to put the supply list in the back, but opted to post it on-line.
There are new dies for the Big Shot! They are on my list as are a few other goodies.
A few NEW things...
-textured designer series paper, glossy too
-single stamps, just a few
-rub-ons with multiples, better for cardmaking or classes
-card making kits with embossed and scalloped cards
-less background stamps, but there are textured plates for the Big Shot
-lots of little birds
-a coffee set
-different sized brads, and other metal embellishments
I usually make a wish list, and then go over again and whittle it down a bit. Last catalogue didn't have very many stamps that I NEEDED. Hopefully this one won't either!
Updated to Add...
My first go thru of the catalogue came to over $400, but after going thru it again, I'm down to just over $300. Now to decide how to buy it all...all in the next month or a bit at a time? I'm opting for the sooner the better!
We did a bit of junk removal from the house.
E and I went to ZB 4th birthday.
We went to Shawn and Tara's for most delicious dinner.
Kerry got spanked for saying that my gravy is from a package.
E got a bus pass! Freedom for both of us.
Kerry, Shaun and Emily got books at Chapters, I didn't, I pouted.
I'm off to work.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
To take my mind off of the long wait, I'm sewing, no big surprise there as of late. I'm making kleenex holders, purse organizers, and coffee cozies. I might sell them, I might give them as gifts.
Kerry's going to a hockey game with his brother and his mom. They had a funeral to go to today and it's nice that they decided to do something with eachother later. I'm hoping to have my catalogue and I will be making my wishlist while he's gone.
I made crockpot WW soup, let's cross our fingers and hope it helps.