Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Teresa!

Today is Teresa's birthday and I want to wish her a very special day. She is a very special friend that I have made through different scrapbooking forums and been able to get together with her on many ocassions. Happy Birthday Teresa, I hope that your day is filled with happiness and love!

Long Weekend

I am so enjoying having four days off. Kristi had the day off yesterday so we went and treated ourselves to pedicures, what a treat! And since we were in the same center with our favorite scrappy store we just had to drop in. I only picked up a few sheets of paper, but Kristi found some paper and ribbon that she didn't think she could live without.

We went by and picked up mom and went to the bowling alley to have my new bowling ball drilled and then met up with Barry and Andy to bowl a few games. I'm still waiting for the new ball to be broken in and start bowling better. I know it has to be the ball and not the bowler...
Then Barry and I took his dad out to dinner to one of our favorite mexican food restaurants. It was very yummy!

Today I am being extremely lazy and hanging out in my jammies. I have done some work this morning. Even though I am off work, doing it at home in my jammies doesn't really feel like work. I think that I will try to go up to my scrap room and try to clean it up so I can start getting things together for my Sedona trip. Then off to the grocery store to get the veggies to make Turkey soup.

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Breakfast is over, the bird is in the oven and the gifts are all opened. It has been a great Christmas so far.

We had a nice Christmas Eve going over to our friends home for dinner, however, as happy as I was to have all the gifts wrapped so I could enjoy my self and not have to go home early to finish up, I ended up leaving early and going home to bed. I was not feeling well and was in bed and asleep by 9:00. After 11 hours of sleep I am feeling much better today.

The boys are having fun with Andy's new PlayStation 3 and Kristi is off visiting friends. Now I will relax until time to put the rest of dinner together.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 23rd Already

It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost here. The past few weeks have just been crazy, but I am looking forward to enjoying Christmas and the few days off that will follow. Barry's dad is expected in today, we haven't seen him since last Christmas so it will be nice to have some quality time with him.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time is Ticking Away

I can't believe that it is the 17th already. I am trying to get as much done as possible so that I am not trying to finish everything up on Christmas Eve this year and can relax and enjoy it instead. I have a lot of my shopping done, just a few more items to get done, but I haven't really started wrapping yet. Too busy trying to get my cards done. They are coming along and should be ready to go postal this weekend. I did get all of my packages that had to go to Colorado in the mail yesterday. I have to say that is probably the earliest that I have ever shipped. Have a great Wednesday.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Cards are Finally Designed

Well, that took long enough. I finally figured out what I wanted to do and worked on them for two days. I got 9 cards done and gave up on them and started over with a much simpler design.

This is card number one:

This is the second card:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Already

I can't believe that it is Friday already. Where is the time going? I have a busy weekend ahead of me, but hope to be able to get to my scrap room for a few minutes. Maybe this evening if the couch doesn't grab me and refuse to let me get up... wish me luck! Have a great day!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

One More Thing Off My List

Well, I can check one more item off of my list of things that I have to get done. Bunco is over and now I can move on to the next item, like getting back to working on a design for my Christmas cards and getting them done.

In preparation for Bunco I have the house cleaned, except for the guest room that I need to get into shape and ready for Barry's dad to come visit for Christmas. The tree is up and decorated and the outside is all decorated. I will try to get a picture of the outside to post, but here is a picture of the tree.

I hope that everyone has a happy and productive Thursday!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Karen!

My friend Karen Zabuska is celebrating her birthday today and I hope that she is having a great day and enjoying it to the fullest! Karen and I met through our friend Liz. We were forum friends on Secret Scrapper and are looking forward to our new home at Scrappin Coast2Coast which will hopefully be up and running in the near future. Have a great day Karen!

Monday, December 8, 2008

No Card Design Yet

Well, I still haven't come up with my cards yet. I am trying to use up the paper that I have rather than going out and buying more which is a challenge in its self. I also have been busy trying to get my Christmas decorations all up and the house cleaned for Bunco at my house on Wednesday. Maybe I will be able to get back to the cards later this week. Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Card Design

I have been playing around with my cricut this morning trying to come up with a design for my Christmas cards. I finished mom's yesterday so now it is time to get started (and finished) with mine. Hopefully I will be back later today with a sample of what I have come up with. Wish me luck!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friend Card

Here it is, the first project that I did with my new Cricut. It was a project that they had in their book that they said would take 20 minutes. Well, 1 1/2 hours later it is done. Maybe I will have time to watch the DVD this weekend and try to get something else done.

It's Here...

My new Cricut Expression arrived yesterday! I am hoping to be able to play with it some this weekend. I saw it on TV a few weeks ago while I was getting ready for work and I called Liz on my way to work and told her... I found a new cartridge that we need, so can you do some research and find out where to get it. Well as it turned out, the new cartridge "Potpourri" was only available on this TV offer for the Expression. So I just had to have it. Now the trick will be to use it. Hopefully I will have something to post that I have made with it. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Candlelight Service

Tonight Kristi, Andy and I took my mom to a candlelight service at Forest Lawn in Cypress, this is the cemetery where my dad is. It was a very nice service but a bit emotional, but I am glad that we went. My mom seemed to really enjoy it and it was comforting hearing the things that the pastor had to say. Love you Dad, you are certainly missed!

Christmas Card for Mom

For the past couple of years I have made my parents Christmas cards for them. This year I made a card for mom to send out using several different tools. I cut out the stockings with a Sizzix stocking die, embossed the bottom portion with a cuttlebug embossing folder and used Lasting Impressions papers. It is pretty basic, but I like the way it turned out. Now on to creating and making my own cards.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I have had several people wanting me to start a blog, so I decided that I would give it a try. I like to go blogging on a regular basis, so now I can try to keep up with this one. Welcome everyone!

One Word Tag... from Natalie

Where is your mobile phone? livingroom

Where is your significant other? familyroom

Your hair color? brown

Your mother? worrier

Your father? deceased

Your favorite thing? family

Your dream last night? nothing

Your dream goal? organizedRoom

Your In? diningroom

Your hobby? scrapbooking

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years? here

Where were you last night? home

What you're not? organized

Where you grew up? Anaheim

The last thing you did? ate

What are you wearing? clothes

Your TV? reality

Your pets? dog

Your computer? useful

Your mood? tired

Missing someone? dad

Your car? lexus

Something you're not wearing? makeup

Favorite shop? Michaels

Your summer? fun

Love someone? family

Your favorite color? blues

When is the last time you laughed? today