May 29, 2006

My Surprise

I had the best surprise today. I was looking some stuff up on and realized that I had a $30 credit. I was so excited! So my browsing trip turned into a shopping trip and I was able to get two books for scrapbooking that I have wanted for a while now. I got Love Your Handwriting by Heidi Swapp and The Big Picture…Scrapbooking Your Life and More by Stacy Julian and it only cost me $1.84 with the free shipping option that offers. There’s nothing like a little shopping to cheer you up and get that motivation going again. I can’t wait to get them and devour them both.

Now I need to get off the internet and get this page idea that I have in my head onto paper.

May 24, 2006

My First Altered Canvas

Today I decided to share the canvas frame that I altered as a gift for a friend who is graduating this Sunday. This was the very first time that I have altered a canvas frame (actually that I have altered anyting canvas) so I was quite happy with the results. I was going to paint it but did not feel like dealing with paint and brushes at the time so I used my distressing inks to do both the back ground and to stamp the images. I think I need to get my hands on some more canvas stuff. I love working with it.

May 21, 2006

Happy Birthday Francine and Sheryl-Ann!

Today is my sister Francine’s birthday and my best friend (who is like a sister) Sheryl-Ann’s birthday as well. Happy Birthday to both of you.

I met Sheryl-Ann went I went to university in Canada and later she and Francine became friends as well. The neat part is that it turns out that Sheryl-Ann and Francine were born on the same day and same year so I call them a “twin” – hee hee hee.

I hope you both have an awesome day on your birthday. Love you both.

Oh and on other news, I got a new modem yesterday. I was trying to hold out for as long as I could with this one but on Friday it finally gave up and died completely. We were able to find one that we could squeeze into our budget yesterday so I am a happy camper. The way I look at it, it was either buying the modem or paying the medical bill that the shrink would have sent – hee hee hee.

May 16, 2006

Laughter the best medicine

Sunday night Sheldon and I watched “Fun with Dick and Jane”, that comedy with Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni. I have not laughed like that at a comedy in a very long time. We were both in stitches. I mean I laughed until my stomach hurt. I had tears running down my face and we had to stop the movie a couple times to compose ourselves. I am sure the neighbors thought we had gone completely crazy. I remember seeing the original of this movie at the Drive-In in Grenada when I was a child but I did not remember it being this funny. But then again I am sure that I can now appreciate the humor in the remake much more, plus Jim Carrey is a very funny man and Tea Leoni is an awesome actress. It felt so good to laugh like that, especially being able to share it my dear husband.

I really needed a good laugh to lift my spirits. It has been really blah with all the rain we have been getting. It has been raining or overcast since last Tuesday and we don’t expect to see sun until maybe tomorrow. So watching this movie on Sunday put me in a really good mood and I have been able to ignore the lack of sun. I guess what they say about laughter is true…it really is the best medicine.
So if you get a chance to see this movie I hope you enjoy it as much as we did

May 11, 2006

Catching Up!

Oh where oh where did the week go. I can’t believe that it is Thursday already and I feel like it was just weekend. I have been busy this week though so maybe that is why the days have seemed to fly by.

I have been busy making mothers day cards and gifts and mailing them out. Yes I procrastinated left everything to this week of course. Why would I have started like a month ago when leaving it to the last minute is so much more exciting?! Also I have been having some internet connection problems. We think it may be that we need a new modem as Comcast came out and there is nothing wrong with the connection on their end. So I have been losing connection off and on all week.

Oh I also just checked Splitcoast Stampers to see if they had announced the winners of the Virtual Stamp Night and guess what…I won for one of my cards. I will post it later as it is one of the Mother’s Day cards that I mailed out. I am so excited. This is the second time that I have won. The last one in March I won for my black and white card. I must be doing something right.

So now that I have gotten through National Scrapbook Day, VSN and got my Mother’s Day stuff all finished and mailed out I can go back to concentrating on doing stuff for me.

May 7, 2006

National Scrapbook Day

Yesterday was National Scrapbook Day and I had great plans to get so much done. But as they say the best-laid plans....

I was only able to get 6 cards finished for the Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoast Stampers but I am quite happy about that. Here are a few of them. I also was able to get a layout finished for a sketch challenge on Classy Coordinates and everyone who finished it got their names entered into a hat and guess what...I was one of the three names pulled. Yay me!!! I never win anything. So I am all excited. I had planned to also do some of the challenges on Creating Pages but I never got back to check them out.

Of course after yesterday, today I had to take a break but surprisingly the break has done me good because I think I am motivated to get going again tomrrow. So all in all I guess National Scrapbook Day was a success for me.

May 5, 2006

This and That

I know that I seem to be obsessed with the weather but hey I live in New England. Anyway today was an absolutely gorgeous day. The high was actually 81 F. Can you imagine? Of course I was inside with my windows opened because 81F is just too hot for me to be outside LOL. I have turned into such a New Englander.

The funny thing is that I went to open one of the windows a bit wider and there on the lawn on the side of my apartment complex was this guy lying on the grass with head phones on sleeping. It was so funny. I hope he did not get heat stroke because he looked pretty red to me.

On another note tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day and like many scrapbookers out there I will be spending the day doing some online crops and challenges and hoping to win some prizes. I told Sheldon this week that Sat is National Scrapbook Day and gifts are welcomed, his response was that he would leave alone for the day. Hey can’t ask for a better gift than that.

And my last random thought for the night – Happy Cinco de Mayo to anyone who celebrates (celebrated) it.

1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor. hee hee hee!!!

May 3, 2006

Writers Block

I seem to be having writers block. When I started this blog I thought I would have tons to write about everyday but now that I have actually started it I seem to be having writers block. I look at other blogs and I am like why can’t I just write like that. Maybe I am over thinking this whole blogging thing.

I am hoping that as the days go along I will get better at this because I really have a lot to say and a lot to share. I just need to get out of this funk and get my mojo back. Maybe I need to spend less time on the internet bouncing from forum to forum LOL!!

So keep checking in to see if I can unclog my block hee hee hee.