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My view this morning...

I let the dogs out this morning to take care of their "business" and this is what I saw...

How gorgeous is that? I love it.

And looking to the other side...

Yes, I have a view of the mountains from my backyard. HOW FRIGGIN' COOL IS THAT??? heehee (Don't mind the lawn that needs to be mowed, Robert is taking care of that this morning!! LOL)

Alright, I am off to Home Depot to pick up a couple of things with the hubby. Plus, a quick trip through Starbucks for my morning JOLT! Then I have to get the house cleaned, start the laundry, go see Cowboys vs. Aliens and hit up Costco. Whew, I am beat already! LOL

I guess I better get busy, see y'all later!


Say Ahhhhhhh!

I have a friend at work that is going in for a heart procedure next month and wanted to make her a special card.

I immediately grabbed Marcus from my amuse collection and got busy. I was having a hard time finding the right saying until I ran accross my "You Sick Thing" stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas that contained the "Say, Ahhhh!" saying. Perfect, just PERFECT!! I think she will get a kick out of this card, don't you?

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: The saying is from The Cat's Pajamas, all other stamps are from Amuse
  • Paper: Kraft, White, Real Red, Buckaroo Blue & Black
  • Inks: Buckaroo Blue, White Pen, Black Versafine & Copics
  • Misc: Nesties, Button, Ribbon & SU! tag punch



Simple Birthday...

I needed a FAST birthday card the other day. Thankfully I had some images stamped up & ready to go. Here's what I threw together...

Like I & easy. Just like this post! LOL

I didn't want to go back on my word I am...quick like a bunny! Smileybunny1

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
  • Paper: White, Marina Mist, So Saffron & Pink
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copics
  • Misc: Nesties, Stickles & Sakura Glitter Pen

Hope you enjoy it!!


iPad, a Love Affair.

It all started with a Nook.  I loved the Nook. Loved, LoVeD, LOVED it! And then my husband wanted an iPad, so he bought me one too. You know, to justify him having one. I let it sit there for a couple of months collecting dust. Yep, I did. I loved my Nook, not the iPad. Why did I need another digital eReader? One that was bigger, heavier than my sweet little Nook. Right? RIGHT.

Until one battery was low on my Nook and I wanted to read a book. The iPad was just sitting there, all charged up, waiting for me. Waiting for me to spend time with it, hold it, love it. So...I did what I had to do. I picked it up and read my book. On my iPad. And then, then I found the App Store. And I found these Angry Birds.


 I just couldn't control myself. I was sling shotting these birds all over the place. I have all three apps...Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. But that's not all. The darn thing just sucks me in, ALL THE TIME!! It's like I can't breathe without it. IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY!! So much that I think I need to put myself on iPad restriction. Perhaps I need to seek professional help? And, uh, is it wrong to tell my husband that I love him MORE than my iPad? Is it? Because I have told him that. Sob...

So there you have it. It's sad, I know.' iPad.

Enough said...


My lonely little owl...

She has been so neglected. ALL of my owls that I drew for Odd Bird Planet have been neglected. That's what happens when, well, how do I say this? YOU FALL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH!! Yes, basically, I withdrew from the stamping world and hid in my little hole until I couldn't stand it anymore. What can I say? I'm a girl, I'm hormonal, I do things that don't make sense to anyone and then, then I wake up one day and things are right with the world again.

I mean hey, look at me, I've been stamping like crazy. I've been blogging. I've been smiling. I've even started participating in challenges! Who knew? LOL

So back to my lonely little owl...

I had some scrap paper sitting on my desk, a thank you stamp and then BAM! There she was, all sparkly & stuff, see...

Little cutie patootie that she is. Can I just say, that satin ribbon is DREAMY! Me likey...A LOT!!!

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: Owl from Odd Bird Planet & saying from A-muse
  • Paper: K & Company DP, Cryogen White & Melon Mambo
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copics
  • Misc: Ribbon, Ric Rac & Nesties

Whoops, look at the time, I need to jet! UGH!!!

Have a FABULOUS day today! And thanks for stopping by!


Whatcha been reading?

So, ever since those darn Twilight books, I have been OBSESSED with vampires, werewolves, supernatural, paranormal, blah, blah, blah. I blame my friend, Dana, for the whole thing. If she hadn't introduced me to Bella Swan & the Cullens, well, I would just be reading my favorite historic/western novels with a romance thrown in here and there. But nooooo, Dana had to go & corrupt me and it has been downhill since then. UGH!

That being said, I have read the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (which, if you ask me, is 20x better than True Blood on HBO, just sayin'...) and Women from the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. 58629451 Both sets of books were very entertaining and kept my interest through the entire series. Bottom line, if you like Vamps & the Paranormal, I think you will like these books.

Before I head out, tell me, what books have you been reading?? Anything I might like? If so, do share. I am ALWAYS looking for more to read!

Alrighty, I am off to work. I hope you all have a "swell" day today!!


TCPTUES167 Challenge

It was a technique challenge (watercoloring) this week over at The Cat's of my FAVORITE techniques! Wanna know why? Cause it is OKAY to be SPLOPPY!! LOL

Here is my card for this weeks challenge...


So I had a few "firsts" with this was my first time using seam binding...LOVE IT! It was my first time making a flower out of ribbon...LOVE IT!! (And, uh, hello, could it get any easier??? Why are we paying tons of money to buy our embellishments? Seriously people! UGH!) And last, it was my first time watercoloring on Crate Paper DP. I found it a little challenging, as I was not able to control my color as much as I would have liked. You are probably thinking, "why would you want to control it? YOU ARE WATERCOLORING!! And WATERCOLORING = SLOPPY!" I know, I know but there is that control freak side of me that likes to stay within the lines on certain things...even when watercoloring. LOL 

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas
  • Paper: Crate Paper, Peach Parfait & Baja Breeze
  • Inks: Black Versafine, re-inkers & waterbrush
  • Misc: Seam Binding & Button from The Cat's Pajamas, Nesties

Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoy it!!



Put your Birthday Hat on!!!


I am starting to feel old. When did this "kid" start growing up? Wasn't it just yesterday that my Sis popped him out? Sheesh! Time really flies!

To celebrate my nephews birthday today, I made him this card...

It's bright & wild just like he is! Now, if I can just get it in the mail, THAT would be even better!!

It kills me that I made the card on time but failed to get it to the post office. Who does that? What a BAD Auntie! UGH! LOLOLOL

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: All from Odd Bird Planet (sorry, the company is no longer in business!)
  • Paper: Basic Grey DP, Black, White & Marina Mist
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copics
  • Misc: Quickutz Dies

Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend! I will see you tomorrow with my TCP submission for this weeks challenge.

See you all later!


Before too much time passes...

I just need to post another Thank You card... LOL


I stamped the light post a few weeks ago when I was stamping with my Sister via Sykpe. I never finished my card that night but took care of it the Monday before last when I was stamping with Dana. Now my Sister? She whipped up a couple of cute cards in the short time we had our little Virtual Stamp Night. What can I say, she is ahhhh-MAZING like that! Apparently she doesn't suffer from missing MOJO like I do. LOL

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: All from Rosie's Roadshow
  • Paper: Basic Grey DP, Cryogen White & White
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copics
  • Misc: Saying is handwritten, Photo Corners & Bubble Sticker? (Sorry, I don't know what those things are called. LOL)

Holey Smokes, did you see that? I blogged for a week straight! Now THAT is ahhhh-MAZING!!

Have a Happy Friday!