Friday, October 31, 2008

BOO! More pics!

Here's the first picutre -- Isn't this web baby the BEST costume? Soooo creative! (Inspired by Martha Stewart)....

Megan works in our Marketing Unit. That's her new baby, Finn (3 months old)...he's a little sweetie pie!

I'll add more pictures as I get them -- we don't seem to have a way to load them into the computers at work..hmmm.....
Another one...this time I asked one of the guys (Aaron) who won for 'most creative costume' with his "ISLAND GETAWAY" costume to take the picture with me. He had a ghetto blaster and a ball and chain around his ankle earlier...somehow they were dropped under the desk at lunch time - but at least he kept the palm tree for the picture!

The rest of the pictures from my department will have to be loaded up later on - they came out really cute....

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ready for more Blog candy opps?

I finished my costume a little early (yay!) so I've been surfing.

Here's what sounds like some pretty cool candy:

Go check it out! And good luck! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Michelle at Twisted Chcik has blog candy!

Go check it out at her blog!

BLOG CANDY ALERT!! Michelle has a bunch of Goodies from Paper Addiction to give her blog Twisted Chick. Designer paper from Imaginisce & Basic Grey, rub-ons, brads, stamps and ribbon. A stuffed goodie bag of all your favorite things!! All you need to do is leave a comment on the post. Email her at with your blog address OR use the create a link option at the bottom of her blog post (I'm not sure how it works 'cause I haven't used it yet!?!?) Either way there are 2 goodie bags to give away to some lucky winners!

She makes some of the cutest stuff out there :)

My costume is almost done....screwed up the cutting a couple times, so it will be very interesting to see how it all turns out!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Mind's Eye - Snowed In

Speaking of Snow in yesterday's post - I forgot that I wanted to share a card from this cool paper line by My Mind's Eye. I won it from my local Scrapbook store, Lasting Memories, in Lynnwood , WA . They are THE BEST! They've got the greatest staff, fun ideas, and a superb selection! :)

Anyway, I wanted to send a Thank you to Lee who is the owner's husband. I think he helps her write the newsletter sometimes and picked me :) The papers are soooo festive and will be alot of fun to play with!

Here's the Thank you card.

Have a great day, everyone! I'm going to be working on my darn Halloween costume between now and Friday...if the pictures come out of our group, I'll post them! :)

1:30 again..did I say I was going to be early? I lied.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Couldn't SU Demo joke

This is from Splitcoast.....

SU Demo Joke:
A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said that the hospital was testing an amazing new high-tech machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father. He asked if they were willing to try it out.
Both said they were very much in favor of it.
The doctor set the pain transfer to 10 percent for starters, explaining that even 10 percent was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced
before. But as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and kick it up a notch.
The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20 percent pain transfer.
The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor then checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing.
At this point they decided to try for 50 percent. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since the pain transfer was obviously helping the wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him.
The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain, and the husband had experienced none. She and her husband were ecstatic.
When they got home they found the UPS man dead on the porch.

Bookmark Challenge

So Angel has a bookmark project as the challenge today. I think this is such a cute idea (making a custom bookmarker) and will be adding it to the Tailgate Recipe book that I'm doing for my co-worker friend for their annual fundraiser auction. Not this particular bookmark, but something similar. That's a ways down the road though.

For now I'm posting so I can enter Angel's challenge! I like the colors sort of 'fall like' and how the Copic markers show up nicely even on Kraft colored cardstock! The stamps are from Kim Hughes' line at Cornish Heritage Farms. I couldn't find my tiny star stamp so I drew them with a copic multi-liner's means it's a 5-star recipe! Kim has some of THE cutest stamp stuff around!

Our weather was so nice today that my dad came over and offered to detail my car! Yay! I tried washing/waxing it myself yesterday but it was a slow go and I'm NOT good at it! I gave up. My car is 25 years old but I LOVE it and hate to give it up for a new one. I might have to if this winter has a lot of snow. I don't have front wheel drive :( and Bruce has to take me to work if we have very much snow.

Hope you like the little bookmark - I'm going to bed early tonight. Too much staying up late and feeling tired the next day....


Scrappy Makins...

Today Angel's challenge was to use scraps to make a card project.
I've got lots of scraps and made some cards...lots of cards. Here's just the start.
They're quite random, I know, but that's how it goes when you're working with scraps!

It's late and I've got a meeting tomorrow so I'm only posting these. Tomorrow evening I'll try to get more up!

G'nite and see you later!


Friday, October 24, 2008

A day in my life...

Edit: the challenge for a red card was at Angelosity!! UGH! Sorry, Angel!

Well at least my mornings are this way. Every day I come to the intersection at Fairview and Mercer. It's total congestion every day, and all hours of the day. This is what I see:

Today I drove out to the new Snoqualmie Casino just off of the I-90 highway. It was so massive - and has been built so quickly! I was taken aback just a little.

Then later in the day I drive home and get to stamp (if I'm lucky).... and make stuff. Like this card for Allison's RED challenge the other day. It's a woven ribbon card under the star cut out. Layered on top of that is an acetate sheet stamped with Congratulations on it. Cuttlebug, brads, and a little mini shadow box - it was too much work for my taste - but that's because there was no pattern and I didn't really know what I was doing. Hopefully this weekend will be nice and I'll get to stamp and play outside too!

Happy almost Friday - oh wait - it is Friday! It's 12:28 a.m.! Time for bed~


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Angelosity Challenges are back!

I started making the cards in between sorting and forgot to load them...

Here's one where the colors you need to use are red, baby pink, olive green and sky/light blue. I will put some 'card candy' greetings together so the person who gets this can make the greeting for a birthday, Christmas, or just a hello card. Can you tell the pink background uses the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder?

Anyway, that's it for now. I better get to bed- it's late!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

One of "THOSE" emails....

I thought, not another one when I opened this, but I read it and I like it!

I Believe...A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died.
Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I Believe...That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to
hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe...That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I Believe...That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...That heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and
have the best time.

I Believe...That sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be
angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe...That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others; sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world
doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent
human being.

I Believe...That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...That you should send this to all of the people that you believe in, I just did.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything.'

Happy Day to you all~

Wasn't that a nice thing to get from a friend?
I'm still working on sorting and clearing things out of my scrapbooking/stampin spaces - plural - because there are 4 areas where I work - one is a dedicated stamp room, but there's no tv in there - so I stamp in the media room - only it's too warm in the summertime, so I head to the kitchen and sometimes the dining things are spread out all over... thus the major undertaking/clean up! It will take weeks at this rate, but at least I'm being thorough!

I can't believe how much I've bought over the last two years and not even touched!!!! Ok, maybe it's been more like 4 years...agh...don't tell or I will never get to buy another craft item!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Fright Night Card

I wanted to get something made for Ann's Creative Nook - the challenge was to use a stamp image multiple times to indicate motion or movement. I was trying to get a spider image to look like it was crawling at first but I didn't like how it turned out so thought I'd try the black cat tail turned out better!

Stamps are Inkadinkado!; paper is from the K&Co big tablet at Michaels, and SU's solid cardstock. I used my new Martha Stewart batty border punch and glued some black jewelescent glitter on the cut outs. It's a pretty basic card but I think the colors are perfect for Halloween treat time!

The hubster is home and I'm happy! :) I've got alot of organizing left but the little bit that I've worked on has made a huge difference! Thank goodness for Tar-jay and inexpensive modules and storage pieces! Love it!

Happy weekend, everyone!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hopefully I'll get this set up right. It's soooo awesome!! I hope either myself or someone that I know will win! It's a gorgeous handmade quilt in a sweet pattern of sunflowers - I just love it! Wish me luck and if you must, go and enter! I put this up so I could have more chances to win - well and so you could see the quilt that I'm going to be GETTING soon! ;-)

From Pigtails and Snails:

Have a good evening, everyone! I'm glad my hubby comes home tomorrow because one of my kids actually asked me the following last week:

"How come we don't really eat when dad's gone?" I told him, "Well, mom has so many important things to do, like going to work, taking care of the dog (who has been sick), and STAMPING! Once those are done, then we'll eat!" LOL - He's 17 and was sort of joking - well maybe not - he usually gets pizza on Fridays when dad is home. I don't buy pizza...can't stand it. So we skipped it and to him that means we didn't eat! He even added Pizza to my grocery list! geesh - trying to make me feel guilty!

Friday, October 10, 2008

P.S. Let me know if you post my name in your comments for the contest....

and I will send out a little something as a Thank you - So far I only know of one person, so email me if you do it, and put your address on the email too! :) Maybe I should make a contest out of it too...if there are more than 20 people that post my name, I'll do a drawing for either a gift card to a scrapbook / stamping retailer - brick & mortar or online, or a Stampin Up item from the new Holiday Mini catalog! I haven't decided which one yet! Happy Friday everyone! I didn't win :( But thank you so much for checking it out! I know a lot of you are looking forward to it coming in at Sams!

Great Chatterbox kit at Sams Club!

Hey guys check this link out and then you can enter to win a great Chatterbox giveaway! (put my name with your comments at this blog: check out the huge set at:

Fall Mini Album

I had to hurry and take some pictures of this today (out in the chilly, wet Seattle weather)....some of the photos did not come out well because of the angle of the album, but I tried...

Most of the papers and ribbon are from Target's Dollar spot .

There are some glittery fall themed stickers from Michael's and some stuff from my local scrapbook store - like the Creative Cafe Felt Flowers and buttons. Over on the spine there's a little birthday package charm tied on the ribbon :)

On the front cover there's a lift up flap and it's stamped really cute inside with PaperTrey's polkadots and birthday greeting - but the photo came out really really bad.

Many of the pictures are layered on pop-dots for dimension or lift up like a little flip book to show a sibling; or are a little accordian pull out or tag etc. I left room for the couple having a little baby as well - Congrats to Vince and Amy! :)

The flap closure has a BasicGrey magnet hidden under the buttons and flower - Luckily the local store had the colors I wanted! :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Making Memories is visiting my store

Come over to my Favorite Scrapbook store, Lasting Memories in Lynnwood , on Saturday!
I think they are also there on Friday - but Saturday is when the fun will happen because I will be there! LOL
Lasting Memories info:
Lasting Memories
3333 184th St. SW, Suite X
Lynnwood, WA 98037
This links to a page with maps - See you there!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween Project!

This is a little scrapbook that I just completed using Daisy D's papers and embellishments. I think the papers were from a couple years ago and I had some rough sketches of the album (that may have been inspired by something at my local scrapbook store...or not - don't recall!) The starting page (cover is the bottom photo - work your way up to the top - it's somewhat in order but not completely) is the one with the black cat. Are you supposed to load pictures backwards so the one that you want at the top is loaded last? How come no one ever told me that? LOL

Anyhow, I thought it came out cute and you can see how much our Maddie has changed from a couple years ago!

The base is just pages of Bazzill cardstock. Oh, lookie there...I see some new stamps that came from Impress the otehr day! (heheheh)... I have others to share but they will probably be in the next project!

The kids and their costumes were a lot of fun...We had an Angel (Maddie) a Gypsy, a Witch, a Bunny/butterfly, and a Kimono Girl. Somehow the cute angel wings that we bought got left behind :(

The page which has a "door" on the right opens to show the full photograph inside. I couldn't think of any other way to get the full width so that's how I ended up making it work! And not sure how or why, but that one picture keeps showing up SIDEWAYS :(

Anyway, I hope to make somethin else really fun very soon (using last year's pictures)....the one hour photo finishing at Target has become my favorite hang out lately 5x this past week I've seen the clerk...I bet he thinks that I like him. LOL

The pictures posted out of order and I don't know how to fix but I hope you can see most of the pages anyway!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Funny people I work with....

Target had some wax teeth & waxy lips/ binky sucker thingies that we picked up today. Somehow the boss and my two co-workers ended up goofing around on Friday must have been a really "BUSY" day to get away with this......NOT!

I'm working on some challenges for WCMD so I'll post those later on.

Our weather sucks - wet and rainy all weekend. :( BLEH!

P.S. Since the power went out on WCMD I wasn't very productive....I went to our LSS though and met up with a friend who brought my absolute favorites:

I did make a few cards that I will be sending to Gina K:
Cards for Gina K's WCMD Event