Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This is a test, only a test, just to see if there is anybody still out there. I think about my blog alot, I just can't seem to think of anything worth while to write. I have been very busy the last few months. I got a new job (which I LOVE), I went to China for 2 weeks and I am training for a sprint triathlon. My job is at the hospital in the Lactation Boutique. I get to see all the new babies and my hours are only 9:45 to 2:45 4 days a week. I finally admitted that I hate to clean my house and do not want to spend my free day cleaning, so I hired a cleaner. Man, what a wonderful feeling to come home to a spotless house. I have been making cards mostly but I am so ready to scrapbook again. I have been working on a project for the Sassy Scrapper and I have also been hired privately to scrapbook for someone. I love scrapbooking for someone else, to me it is way easier because I am not emotionally attached to any of the photos. I don't feel that I have to scrapbook every picture and I don't have to journal. I have also redone my craft room. I have added a slate wall, another table and a cardstock case. I love it and will post some pictures soon. Well, here's to hoping I can keep up in the blog world!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ok I know I am the worst blogger!!

I really love reading other people's blogs, I just can't seem to put anything on mine. I guess sometimes I think no one checks it and no one cares what I am doing. But on the occasion I get a comment it makes me feel good and then I want to blog again. This last month has been pretty busy. I am way behind on all things Christmas. We went to Chicago for Thanksgiving to spend it with Drew's mom. She is going through chemo right now and really doesn't have anyone to check on her or stay with her. We really had a great time. My birthday was a couple of days ago. I didn't do anything special except go to breakfast with my good friend Shannon. Another one of my best girlfriend's birthday was this month too and I made her this cute card!! I love the way it turned out. I used a couple of stamps that I do not know the company of, but the circle background stamp of from a local artist Courtney Baker. She makes the cutest stamps sets and they are priced great. The Sassy Scrapper carries some of them, but she also has a store on the web - www.practicingcreativitydesigns.com.
Like I said, I love to read other people's blogs. I have been following this one blog because the girl is so funny. To make a long story short, she had a hard time getting pregnant, finally got pregnant but was extremely sick, she had the baby way early and she only weighed 1 lb and 8 oz. She shares alot on her blog, and I love how open and honest she is with her good feelings and bad feelings. I comment on the blog often just because I want her to know how much I am touched by her story even though we have never met. The blog is www.kaylaaimee.typepad.com.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pretty Little Card

Here is a card I did for my cousin's daughter's wedding. I love how dainty it looks. The background of the card I used a swirl stamp with Versamark and then sprinkled the Stampin Up Glassy Glaze Enamel, which turned out amazing. When I put it back into the bottle some other left over embossing powder got in the bottle with the Glaze and now it is contaminated (little specks of color mixed in with the clear). Does anyone out there know what I can do to get the glaze back to clear?

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Halloween

I love this picture. It was taken using the timer on my camera. The shirt Drew has on I bought him a few years ago and he loves wearing it, it says I Love Witches. I made my shirt this year to go with his. I used my Silhouette and cut out a flying witch out of fuzzy black iron on material. You can't see it to well but it turned out great!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I love Halloween

I love dressing up for Halloween, especially when it is an adult only party!! This year Drew and I went as An Officer and a Gentleman. I loved that everyone told me I was hot but Drew was not. What do you think?!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Few Cards

Here are a few cards I have made in the last few weeks. My husband works for Caterpillar and wanted a get well card to send to a co-worker. I loved the way the card turned out.
I also made a couple of sympathy cards, using the positive and negative of silhouette cut.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I can't believe I did it!!

DIV OVRL SEX ****6.3 MILE***** ***FINISH****
27 661 200 Lee Diamond 40 27 57:58 9:12 2:03:19 9:25

Well the time came to compete in the Murfreesboro Middle Half Marathon and I hoped I was ready. I wasn't as nervous as I was for Sherry's Run. I guess it was because I really didn't have any expectations. My goal was to run it in about 2 hours and have enough left in me at the end to sprint. My time ended up being 2 hours 3 min and 19 seconds. I came in 27th in my age group. I felt really good the whole time and was able to sprint the last part. I felt really good about my accomplishment, because I have never in my wildest dreams thought I could run a few miles, much less 13.2 miles. Now everyone says I have to do a full marathon, but I really do not have any desire to do that. Just thinking of running for at least 4 hours straight does not sound like fun to me. What I would like to do is the sprint triathlons. They are usually a 300 yard swim, 11 mile bike ride and 3.2 run. The last 2 I can do with no problem, it's just the swimming I am concerned with. So I am going to start trying to teach myself to swim. I have until May to get ready. I can do it!!!