Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve blog candy anyone??

Angela coined a new name for Unity blog candy, Unity Sugar! Doncha love it? Unity stamps are about as addictive as sugar, yet don't go to your hips! Gotta love THAT!;) I have a Unity single I'm giving away today! This WONDERFUL stamp is SO fun! HUGE too! 3.5x3.5, PERFECT for scrappin those loved ones:) The stamp is called "Fact of Love"...
{{NOTE: The giveaway is the stamp only, not the handle or my precious stickles! Those are only there for size comparison:)}}
All you have to do to be the proud owner of this lovely stamp is leave a comment, right here on this post, and tell me your #1 New Years Resolution for 2009! I'll leave the comments open until Midnight EST, January 7th 2009! Good luck!
Okay now on for my cards today! I received a lovely order from Unity and had to play with my new stamps! The first one is my mother of all combined challenges cards! I was able to combine HCE09 (fun with tags), HCE10 (Altered Embellishments), HCE11 (Simple Paper Tole), AND HCE12 (sketch) all into this card! Can I get a HIP HOP?
The card base is Kiwi Kiss and the dp is all Urban Prairie by Basic Gray! Do you have this paper? If not, you really should go get some, it's AWESOME!
That adorable flower stamp is also known as Scrappy Flower! I paper pieced it (and paper-toled it) with scraps of Urban Prairie dp. The sentiment is from the July KOM, "...It's the Little Things"
I stamped the sentiment and then punched it out with my small tag punch by SU! I tied it around the back of the brad and then added the K&Co rhinestones. That ribbon is by American Crafts and I need MORE!
All in all, I really like this card, I'm gonna give it to a friend of mine tomorrow so it doesn't sit and collect dust like the other 9,784 cards I've made:)

My next card was a quick one I made for today's sketch challenge on SCS! I had to use more of the Urban Prairie paper, just cause I love it so!
That's another new {to me} stamp by Unity! It's called Love and Meaning. Nothing too mind-bending about this card so I'm http:not going to go into details:) All you need to know is that you need this stamp:)
Check out the {Unity Store}, you have the rest of TODAY to take advantage of the Holiday Sale!!! Angela also posted a sale on her {BLOG} ! 35% off EVERY order until midnite!!! Gittin' er' done fer some sales, ya'll! Bwahahaha! {I do love Larry the Cable Guy}! Happy Shopping!

Okay, well the count-down continues, about 8 days left till that darling man of mine gets home:)
The pups and I are just sitting here blurfing, drinkin' wine {well they aren't, but they wish they were} and watching my man Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean!!!
It's New Years Eve for me right now and I have to stay awake for 3 more hours! Billy is going to call me at the stroke of midnight so I can at least TALK to him when the clock strikes 12. I'd rather be kissin' him though;)

Okay, you peeps have a great great day, I'll talk to you later!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Unity Sketch #8

Oh man! Here we are, Monday morning! My Monday is over now, yeah! One more Monday till my honey is home!!!
My card today is a double whammy! It serves as the Unity Sketch Challenge #8 Sample and my card for the Monday Challenge Chicks, a card with CANDY!

Here's the sketch for this week:

And here's my sample!

I used the lollipop and sentiment are from Delectible Delights by Unity Stamp Co! The paper is from a DCWV paper pack and it's really blingy, me likey! I had to add some buttons on as well, I thought about brads, but buttons are so much funner (is that a word?)!

As you can see, I did stray from the sketch a little, and as the wise Ali Edwards once (or a million and a half times) said, "That's OKAY!" :) The sketches are provided as a jumping point for you! Just try to keep it sorta close, so we can tell where the inspiration came from;) See the Challenge thread in the Unity Member Forum at SCS for linking and love! When you upload to any public galleries, use the keywords Unity, and USCSC8!
Check out what AJ, Maren, Jennifer Buck, Brooke, and Jeanne did for this candy-licious monday!

ALSO, I wanted to give a big ole WELCOME to Unity's NEWEST DESIGNERS! Angela has a new Scrapbooking team (YEAH!) and has added the fabulous talent of these 4 ladies, to the already fabulous Jenn Buck and Jen Erickson!
Go give their blogs a peek and congratulate them!

Oh, and didja see???
Coming in January...:)

Friday, December 26, 2008

So uncreative!

I can't find a name for this blog post! Oh well, it's almost 10:00 pm here and I'm too tired to think of one, lol! Use your imagination!
I have a couple cards to share today, one is for a sketch challenge at the Page Maps blog! The sketch was SO fun and I had to try it when I saw it! Click {HERE} to go to the Page Maps blog and see the sketch!
Here's my card...
The polka dot dp is by Creative Imaginations. I bought it a couple years ago and finally decided to stop hoarding it, lol! There is no hope for me:)
The stamps I used (the butterfly and "universe" sentiment) are from Butterfly Beauty by Unity Stamp Co. The alpha stickers (spelling "My") are by Making Memories! FUN sketch, you should try it:)

My next card is for this weeks OCC challenge! Julee hosted a "Lovey Dovey" challenge since her anniversary was this month, yeah! SO, being that I'm in a VERY lovey mood (DH called about an hour ago and will be lifting off out of Iraq on the 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I just HAD to play! And what better stamps to use than my Anniversary Birds by Verve!
I also used my new (I bought it a few weeks back when I was in the states, but it's the first time I used it so it's still new;) Martha Stewart background stamps. The sentiment is from Feeling Groovy by Verve. Okay, the sentiment is sooo special to me, because when I first started falling in love with Billy, this is the song I would always think of when my eyes went all starry:) Isn't that sooooo cheesy? I love cheesy:) The song is by Firehouse, just love it! Can you tell I'm PSYCHED that my honey is finally coming home? Oh if ya'll even knew how tough it is, being seperated for 6 months...and to think of those other poor families whose time is just beginning. My heart breaks for them but I am testimony that you will get through it and happy times are close behind...
Sorry about that, I'm just consumed;)
That big beautiful blue flower is by Prima and the acetate flower layered over it is by Making Memories!
Well I'm watching Mission Impossible III! I'm not really a chick flick girl, I love the action movies;)
Have a wonderful day friends!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well I hope everyone is have a wonderful Christmas today! I know it's bright and early Christmas morning for my stateside friends, but here in Okinawa, Christmas is coming to an end:) And that's okay with me, I'll be ready to move on and I'm looking forward to my husband returning home after 6 long months! Only 11 more days:)
I'm really getting a little tired of Christmas stamping myself, so my cards today are CHRISTMAS related at ALL! It was nice to do something different:)
My first card is for today's Holiday Extravaganza Challenge #6, to make an easy one layer card! I'm hoping the ribbon and butterfly punches aren't classified as cheating, but I swear this card was easy! Took me 10 mins, I PROMISE! And it's all one layer {basically!} :)
As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew right away that I wanted to play with Serenity, by Verve! This is SUCH an elegant set and coupled with this Plain Jane, Psalm 46:10, it's really a peaceful, elegant card! PLUS, I really love this verse and was happy to be able to use it:) If you haven't taken advantage of the sale at Verve, you still have a few days left!
My next card is for this weeks Sketch Challenge (#208) on SCS! It's a *bit* brighter than the first card:)

I used some ScrUmPTioUs paper by Cosmo Cricket from the line called Chemistry. The cardstock base is Pink Pirhouette, and the ribbon is Sweet Blush by PTI! I also got to use my new Label 1 nesties! I just got them in the mail yesterday, yippee!!!!!!! The two stamp sets I used are Oh! Happy Day! and the December KOM, Little Reminders, both by Unity Stamp Co! The butterfly and the polka dots (on the label nestie) are from the Oh Happy Day! set and the "bliss" sentiment is from December KOM! I added a border of Silver Ice Stickles around both panels and love the sparkle:)
So there you have it! I stamped two other cards today, but I'll be posting them later:) I know, it's Christmas and I spent all day stamping! But that's what happens when it's just you and the two dogs;) I enjoyed myself!
I also got a visit from Christy today, we exchanged gifts and she got me the most DARLING Kokeshi Doll when she was in Tokyo! I'll take a picture and post it tomorrow, when the light is better. The doll deserves good lighting, with her sassy self:)
Christy also made cookies and gave me a bunch. I think she's the devil in a ladies body. Grrr. BUT, they are REALLY good and worth the sin!;) **Thank You Christy, I luvs you!!!!!!!!**
Well, I'm off to find a Christmas movie to watch, I do love Christmas movies:)

Monday, December 22, 2008

HO HO HO!!!!!!!!

Hey there blogland! Time to wake up!:) It's Monday and we have another challenge from AJ, Jennifer Buck (henceforth called "Buckie"), Maren, Brooke, and Jeanne! The challenge this week is SANTA!!!!!!!!! That's right, bust out the Santa stamps, I know they're sitting on your desks waiting for the 26th so they can be put away for a year, lol! I know mine are! I chose to work with the cute little santa from Bitty Christmas Tags! I'm really getting some mileage out of this set I'll tell you what! I love sets that can be used for tons of different projects, money well spent:)
I *adore* old, country Christmas themed decorations and such and it's what all my stuff is *although it's still in boxes somewhere, lol!* so I wanted to make this card with a country feel, makes me feel right at home! The dp is from MME, loooove the distressed, winteriness of this paper! I masked the santa and stamped a tree from the same set behind him!
Head on over to the girls' blogs to see some more of our jolly fat man!
Monday is also Unity Sketch Day over in the Forums! This weeks sketch was alot of fun, we hope you'll play along! You don't *have* to use Unity for the sketch, we'd still love to see your cards!

If you play along and add this card to SCS, use keywords UNITY and USCSC7!
Here's my card for the sketch:
The stamps are all from the December KOM, it's got PERFECT stamps to go for the next big holiday, VALENTINE'S DAY! Every girls FAVORITE:)
Maren and Brooke made samples for the sketch also! Here's {Brooke's} card, isn't it cute? Love that santa!!!!!!!! She even used her gel pen to make his beard whiter, love it:)
Maren is such an over-achiever, she already posted her card on her blog! Check it out {HERE}, it's SO Maren, and SO adorable:) Thanks for the samples ladies!
Okay, I'm off to get ready for bed (it's Monday night here, YEAH!) Did I forget to brag? I only have to work tomorrow and wednesday, and then I'm OFF FOR 11 DAYS STRAIGHT! That's right, I love my job:)
Have a fantastic Monday!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Yep, that's me! I was ALL ABOUT challenges today:) I made two FUN cards that I LOVE and hope YOU'LL like them too! The first one is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge, TECC47-
Isn't that a fun sketch? It really called out to me, so I answered (OMG that was SO cheesy!)

Here's my card:

I really have been neglecting my sassy little Bella's so I just had to pull out my cupcakeabella! Isn't she so cute and sweet sittin on that cupcake? The paper is by MME. My favorite thing on this card (aside from Ms. Bella herself) is that RIBBON! It's Martha Stewart and that COLOR just matched PERfecTLY! I *LOVE* when that happens:)

Okay, my next card is for todays Inspiration Challenge (IC159) over on SCS! I was inspired by the colors in this photo:

As soon as I saw this photo I IMMEDIATELY thought of my poor, lonely Bali Breeze dp! OH YES! It's PERFECT and it's been awhile since I broke it out. I think I've been on a "lonely and neglected supplies" kick this weekend, I have been GRAVITATING towards them! That's good though, right? I hope it lasts, I have TONS of crap to use up, lol! Here's my card!
I just *LOVE* the bright, cheeriness of this card! I'm not sure who to send it too though, because a few of my friends here at home completely pissed me off this week! *sorry for the language, but DUDE!*
**Hijacking my own blog post, skip ahead to ignore me, it won't hurt my feelings cause I won't know:)**
Okay, wanna here the story? So we all know that my husband is deployed so I'm alone for Christmas? Well, my friends TOTALLY frickin left me out of the Christmas party they're having on Christmas Eve because there is ONE couple there I don't really feel comfortable around. It's not that I don't like them, just feel awkward and weird around them. You know that couple, the really LOUD guy who just thinks he's the funniest dude on earth and doesn't let you get a word in edge-wise so you just kinda sit there and can't wait to go home? Yeah, so I told my friend, "You know, just because I don't really like that couple, doesn't mean I wouldn't have appreciated being invited to someone's house on CHRISTMAS EVE so I DON'T HAVE TO BE ALONE! I mean, SERIOUSLY! So she was like, "Oh I didn't think you'd come" and STILL never invited me! Not that I would have gone after that, but damn. I mean really. So I don't have any IRL friends I feel like sending a sweet card to lately, lol!
Sorry, that came out of nowhere but I'm really upset about it and don't have my honey hear to lean on so I just have to unload on you poor, unsuspecting cyber friends:D

**Back to the card, lol!**

I used, obviously, Bali Breeze dp on my card and the cardstock I used is Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, and Tempting Turqouise! I used three SU! stamps *that's right, I pulled out my neglected SU! stamps!* I used Stitched Exotics, Stitched bg, and Full of Life!! I added some stickles to the cut out flowers cause you know me and my obsession with Stickles:D Greatest stuff EVAH invented, EVAH!!!!!

Mmmkay, now that I've probably lost some loyal subscribers due to my ranting, I'll let you get back to your day, lmbo! Thanks for listening though, I feel better:)

Have a fantastic SATURDAY, Ya'll!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Blog Candy WINNER!!

The random number generator picked #65!

Congratulations too.....

Lynn said...
WOW! This card is beautiful Amber! LOVE all the bling! Lynn :)
December 19, 2008 4:55 AM

CONGRATS LYNN! Email me so I can give you your gift code! Thanks everyone for playing with us for HIP HOP! Sorry I'm announcing this late, had a Christmas Party and JUST got home! Have a great Friday folks!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's a HIP HOP Christmas PaRTaY!!!!!!!!

Heya crazy Unity PEEPS! You know I mean "crazy" with utmost love and respect, right? Cause I do love ya'll:)

Today we're celebrating Christmas with Unity for HIP HOP! Just so you remember, we're NOT Hip Hopping next week or New Year's week, but willl be back with more fun on January 8th, 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you're new to HIP HOP and just happened upon my blog (thank you!) please start at the Unity Blog and work your way through all the DT blogs for some blog candy!!!

The card I'm sharing with you today uses the Unity Sketch for this weeks challenge! See THIS thread for details and the sketch!
I used the Christmas List single which I ADORE! It's got the cutest little lines! I stamped the background with Tea Time Pattern in Versamark and then heat embossed. I love how that really jazzed the card up! The sparkly snowflakes were punched with my Martha Stewart punch and then I covered them with Silver Ice Stickles!

Okay peeps, what kind of Christmas party would this be with NO PRESENTS? Well, I think most of us DT gals are going to be giving out some BLOG CANDY! I'll choose a random winner who posts to this entry by 5:00 pm CST and the winner will receive a $5 gift card to the Unity Store! I know that with all the deals Angela has this week, you can find SOMETHING to spend $5 on!

I hope you all have an AWESOME Christmas! Now go check out what the fabulous Brooke has in store for you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I'm so glad I don't live where some of you live! I'm hearing from all over the place where people are having FREEZING temps (below zero for many of you!) and SNOW! My short time in Montana was quite enough to make me appreciate our 60 degree winters here in Oki!

I do have a purpose for this post, I promise! I made a card yesterday using one of Verve's latest releases, Snowflake Splendor!
I don't know why but I was really wanting to make a card with these colors! PTI Sweet Blush and SU! Rose Red. I stitched around all the panels and added some K&Co rhinestones, you know, cause every card needs bling:)

Don't forget to check out the Verve sale this month! Select sets are from 10-20% off. See details {HERE}.

Short post today, just wanted to share this lil card with you! Hope your week is going SWIMMINGLY!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday FUN!

Those two words SOOOO do not look right together!! At least it's Monday night for me, that's kinda fun:D Know what else is fun? ONLY 3 MORE WEEKS TILL DH GETS HOME!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, but really, I'll get back to the point of this post;)
It's Monday so the girls (AJ, Maren, Jennifer B, Jeanne, and Brooke) got our heads together and decided to go with WINTERY Thank You cards! I know I've already gotten a few Christmas gifts that I'll be sending Thank You's out for so this challenge was perfect! I used the Sketch for this weeks Unity Sketch Challenge {{{DETAILS HERE}}} for the two cards I'm sharing today! The first one is my wintery thank you card!

The cute little snowman is from Bitty Christmas Tags and the sentiment is from Fall Festival. The paper is by Remininsce and is really sparkly and pretty IRL. I also used Spring Moss (PTI) and Bashful Blue (SU!) cardstock.

Don't forget to check out what the other challenge chicks came up with this week!

Jennifer B

My next card is another sample for the Unity Sketch this week:
I used Giggle Grove and the July KOM for this card. I just loe the combination of the Berry Sorbet (PTI), Vintage Cream, and Black! Totally fun:)
So, come on over to the Unity forums to join in the sketchy fun!
Have a GRRRREAT week:)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Featured Stamper Sunday!

I love Featured Stamper Sunday! It's been awhile since I've been around to play in one! Cards_By_America is the featured stamper this week and she has a super fun gallery:) I cased THIS card of hers. I loved all the white space, but when I was finished with mine, I didn't have much, lol! Here's my card:
I wanted to play with my new Verve set "Snow Wonderful" and the layout I chose to case was a perfect fit! I love snowmen because they aren't too hard to color, lol! All I had to do was color his hat and add some fun flock onto the brim of the hat. The Baja Breeze polka dot base is from the print pack of Baja Breeze and the snowflake panel is stamped with the snowflake background stamp from the Snow Wonderful set. Pretty self explanatory:)

My next card is for Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You to Try this week! As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to use this stamp by Unity! I hadn't inked it up yet and thought this was the perfect sketch for it:)
I colored the row of houses, called Neighborhood of Simplicity, with Copics and then covered all the trees with Gold Ice Stickles because I can't seem to make a card with no BLING! The paper is from SU! and is called Holiday Treasures. I love this paper and will miss it dearly when the Holiday Mini is over! The sentiment is from the September KOM.
So right now I'm in the middle of uploading my rediculous collection of CD's onto my iPod! I am SO happy I bought the full size iPod finally! I've owned the Shuffle and Nano but this Classic iPod is a dream! Mom and Dad bought me the iHome for Christmas and I have it at work, it's so nice to just pop the iPod in and let it go! Okay, I'm done selling you on the iPod, bwahahaha! If only I got paid to do it:)
Have a terriffic SUNDAY!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

hiP HoP!!!!

Hello HIP HOPPERS! How is Hip Hop Thursday treating you? Just starting, so you have LOTS of the day left to enjoy! I know I'M enjoying because I get to play this week! I've been gone for the past 5 Hip Hop's! It's so great to be back home and celebrating with ya'll! I have a HUGE surprise for you. Are you ready for it?
If you're looking outside your window, NO, pigs are not flying! I actually scrapped, lol! I'm supposed to be making this album for my friends little guy (Rojo, in the picture to the left. He's the human, not the bear). It's his one year album, and yeah, he's like one and a half now, lol! Time to get rollin on this album! I used the "merry christmas" sentiment from Bitty Christmas Tags and My Biggest Wishes single for the jounal block. The dp is by American Crafts!
This next card is for this weeks Sketch Challenge on SCS. I used the butterflies from the December KOM and the sentiment from the November KOM!

I added some Star Dust Stickles to the butterflies and they turned out really sparkly, love it:D

Okay, last card! This is another sample for the Unity Sketch Challenge #5 this week in the Unity Forums. I used the sentiment from the December KOM and paper by Sassafrass. Now this paper is so bright and busy that I didn't want to overdo the card, lol! So it's nothing fancy but I love how fun it is:)

Well there you have it! I'm gonna keep this post nice and short so you can hop on over to Heather B's blog! She's got some FANTASTIC projects she's dying to share with you! So happy HIP HOP! See you in the FORUM!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Busy day!

Well today was a busy and productive day in the stamp room! I got to play with my new Verve stamps and made a couple cards for some SCS challenges. First up are two cards I made with the new Verve sets Snow Wonderful, Ornamental Christmas, and Snowflake Splendor (by the way, have you noticed that these sets and tons more are on sale this month? Check it out!)

First up is this card using Snow Wonderful and the Mojo Monday 61 sketch:
I can't remember who made this dp and I am too lazy to crutch my way back upstairs to find out, lol! If I remember to, I'll update this post when I find out. The green cardstock base is Ripe Avacado by PTI. This color is soooo beautiful! A little greener shade of Old Olive by SU. The ribbon is also by PTI. I stamped a snowflake from Snowflake Splendor in Riding Hood Red on the red panel. Pretty simple card, but I loved the layout and thought it was perfect for this snowman image and the tree dp!

My next card is one I made using the fab Ornamental Christmas set!
I love the pinks and reds in this dp and thought how cool would a Christmas ornament look with those trees on it? Well, now I know! I stamped the ornament onto the dp with versamark and embossed it with silver ep. I poked a small hole in the top of the ornament and threaded some silver cording through it, but it looks kinda funny in this picture! I also embossed the sentiment with silver ep.

The next project I made is for this weeks Technique Lover's Challenge. The challenge was to make vellum wine glass shades. I absolutely love how this turned out and I plan to make one for everyone in my office as a Christmas gift!
I stamped the snowflake with Heat and Stick powder and then sprinkled some turqouise glitter on and heated it up. The sparkle doesn't show up at all in this picture but IRL it is SO sparkly! I added some ribbon to finish it off and then put my little party lite tea lite in a WA-LA! It's such a cute little idea, I'm so glad I tried it!

Okay, now, my last card is for today's color challenge on SCS. I was talking to Christy on the phone earlier and we were talking about the cute Whiff of Joy stamps I bought a few months ago. I stamped some off for her and she's already used them, and I still hadn't used ONE for myself! So I told her I'd use one on today's color challenge! I also used last weeks sketch challenge.
Isn't she so cute blowing her little hearts? I thought this sentiment from the Unity December KOM fit perfectly! The colors for the challenge are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Taken with Teal. I colored her in with Copics and then added that big ole' Prima (from one of Christy and my MANY trips to Michaels while we were in WA!)
So there you have it! My busy day! And I even managed to go to lunch and the BX, lol!
I'm watching "Run, Fat Boy, Run" right now and laughin my butt off, FUNNY movie! Peace out cub scouts!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Back in the saddle!

...or should I say Stamp Room! It feels SO good to be back home! Don't get me wrong, I had a blast and mom and dad's and miss them dreadfully already, but there is something about your own stuff, and my dogs! I'll get to them after the cards, just in case you don't really care about my dogs (but how couldn't you? They're so cute!)

This first card is for the Monday Challenge I play in along with AJ, Maren, Jennifer, Brooke, and Jeanne! Check out their awesome cards too. Our challenge was to create a card with Red, Cream, and SNOWMEN! Well, I just happened to get a few new Verve sets and this Snowman stamp came in the "Snow Wonderful" set, SO CUTE. So here's my card:

I painted Angel Wings Shimmerz on the snowman so he sparkles, it's really pretty IRL:) That dp is by MME, Wild Asparagus line that I got while I was in Seattle with AJ, Linsey, and Maren! They took me to a RIGHTEOUS craft store called Ben Franklin, WOW they had SO MUCH STUFF!

Verve is having a sale on select stamp sets for the whole month of December! You can get anywhere from 10-20% off, so go check it out HERE!

My next card is my sample for this weeks Unity Scetch Challenge. You can click HERE to go to the forum thread for all submissions.

This is the sketch I created for this challenge:

It's a pretty simple sketch this week because I've got a killer cold and couldn't come up with anything else, lol! But the good thing with SIMPLE is that you can make it fit your needs:) Here's my card for this sketch:
I used the Unity December KOM, "Little Reminders" for this card. The "us" sentiment is from Sentiments O' Simple. I like how the mittens kinda form a heart so I'm gonna send it to my honey:) The paper is the same that I used for my first card, by MME. I'm all about using scraps now, I want to try to use as much of each piece of paper as I can! Please feel free to play along in the challenge with us! Upload to SCS and use the keyword USCSC5 so we can see them all in one place! Also, don't forget to post a link to your card in the Sketch Challenge Thread in the Unity Forum for some much deserved praise of your creations!
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, I just wanted to talk about my dogs cause they're my babies and they're not doing very well! I had a guy from work doggie sit them while I was gone. Well he got a stray cat and the cat turned out to have ringworm and mange, which he successfully passed on to my two beautiful labs. Yeah, I was furious to say the least! But really, I can't blame him because I love that he tried to take care of the kitten. Anyways, I was worried sick because the vet wouldn't give them medicine since I wasn't there so they've been really suffering for the past 3 weeks, VERY itchy. Breaks my heart. And they're losing hair too, it's not too bad yet, but I guess if we wait too much longer they'll lose more. I was quite upset when I found out I wouldn't get an appt for them until the 23rd, that's just too long to watch my babies suffer. But the nice tech found out that someone cancelled an appt for this wednesday so I'll be able to get them checked out and get the medicine started so they stop itching! My poor guys! Luke lost quite a bit of weight while I was gone (which wasn't a horrible thing, he could stand it, just as long as it wasn't because he was sick:( Here are my babies, looking cute and angelic:)

Awwww...ain't they cute? Love them!
Okay, I'm off to finish watching Harry Potter and drink something HOT so it'll break this congestion up! Blog ya later!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Where does the time go?

I can't believe it's been so long since I blogged! Well I'm still in Montana, for one more week! Actually, I leave on Thursday and I'm so excited to get home and see my babies!!! Everytime I see a dog I almost cry for how much I miss mine, lol! And even better than that is that I have one month left till my honey gets home! Actually, 4 weeks sounds better, doesn't it? I wish I had something fun to share but I don't, lol! Here's a picture of me and a couple cousins from Thanksgiving day yesterday! They're in high school now (the one next to me actually graduates this year!) and I can hardly believe how much they've grown since I last saw them! Dang! Anyhoo, just letting you know I'm still alive and will soon be home and stamping again, yeah!

Oh, I got an iPod today too! It's the only thing I bought for me today durng the black friday madness so that's not too bad. Usually, black friday shopping is ALL ABOUT ME!! lol! I'm so excited to get the big one, I can watch Pushing Daisies now! I could watch it on my laptop I guess, but it's funner on my iPod, bwahahaha!

Friday, November 7, 2008


That Christy and I really are friends, lol! We've known eachother for over a year now and still hadn't had any pictures together! So my mom snapped this one of us a couple nights ago! Note Christy's awesome Grumpy pj pants, love them! She was going to photo shop them out of this picture but luckily she changed her mind, they're cute:)
So we have been doing LOTS of shopping lately! AND EATING! OMG! I feel like such a cow but we have to take one for the team since we don't have all these yummy restaraunts at home in Oki. I think Quizno's is on the menu for tonite, after we hit the big mall in SeaTac! We went to teh Tacoma mall last night and poor Christy pushed me in the wheel chair all through the mall, what a great friend, huh?:) We saw some Twilight tshirts at Hot Topic but they were a little more money than we were wanting to spend so we're gonna keep lookin!
My ankle is starting to heal up cause it itches every once in awhile. It doesn't really hurt too much during teh day unless I've been standing up for too long. The blood finds a way to pool in my ankle and then my foot feels like its going to explode, fund stuff, eh?:) Sorry if that's TMI but I thought since you're all my friends you'd like to share in the pain, bwahaha! I still have to take medicine at night but usually only take one or two during the day so that should tell you how much better I'm doing! Before, I was taking 2 every 4 hours ON THE DOT! Seriously, I'd watch the clock and wait for it to be four hours so I could take more, lol:) That explains why I slept so much the first few days!
Well hopefully ya'll are having a great Friday! Check in the Verve Forums because they're having a release party on Sunday night and the release on Monday, 6 new sets that are SO FAB! I'm so jealous I can't join in on the fun, my poor Verve stamps are lonely and sitting in the PO waiting for me to come back home! I am going through some serious withdrawals! You can also check out the Verve blog for Sneak Peaks every day until the release! If you're feelin sketchy, Julee is having another fun Sketch Blitz in the forum, HERE.
Have a great afternoon:)