My Life as I know it

Happy Birthday Bubb!

It's my guys birthday today. Nothing too exciting going on though. Our big plans went down the drain as the week caught up with us. I took a 3-4 hr nap this afternoon and he has been napping off and on all day. Like I said, nothing too exciting. LOL

He did make out like a bandit though. Two HUGE Invicta watches and a cookie bouquet. I've also been really nice to him this week. I could say I am always nice but then I wouldn't be telling the truth. C'mon girls, you know you are the same way. Don't lie to me. LOL

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Since it is his birthday today, I should probably share a birthday card, huh? I think I have one laying around, hang on a sec...

What do you know, I have one...

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I made this one a few weeks ago. I was using some vintage Cat's Pajamas stamps. I do love the old TCP stamps!!

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Vintage Cat's Pajamas 
  • Paper: White, K & Company Dp, Red
  • Inks: Black Memento & Copics
  • Misc: Ribbon, Nesties, Crystal Effects

Alright, I am off to enjoy the rest of the day with my honey bunny. See you all tomorrow. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Newkarriesig


It's going to be a GREAT week!

Don't you think? I am anxious to get to work this morning. It feels like forever since I have been there. I miss my co-workers & my work. Crazy, I know. It's been like this since December, when I started my new position.

Anywho...

I was off last week to attend a service conference in Hollywood, FL. While Florida has never been on my list of  "must visit" places it was nice to see it (for a couple of days) and then come home. I have a new appreciation for "dry" heat. Seriously! LOL 

I think it was in the low 80's while I was there but the humidity? Goodness gracious! I was drenched walking out of my room. Shoot, even 70 degrees was too hot in my room. I had to keep the thermostat down to 68 just to keep comfortable. What can I say, I am officially a wimp. LOL

I stayed at the Westin Diplomat Resort, have you ever been there? It's pretty nice, see...

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This next picture is inside the resort, it doesn't do it justice though. This is the only picture I took of the lobby. What the heck? LOL


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The next three photos are the view from the balcony outside of my room. 


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 Pretty, huh? OH! And "supposedly," in the water-ways above, there were/are manatees BUT I cannot confirm that as I didn't see ANY. Nope, note a one. WHAN! 

So there you have it. Hollywood, FL in a nut shell. LOL

Before I take off, let me leave you with a card. I think it is somewhat fitting based on the above post...

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Cute, huh? I think so. 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Amuse
  • Paper: Base card is from Memory Box, white
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
  • Misc: Glaze Pen & Oval Nesties

Alrighty then, I am off like a prom dress. See you all later!

And hey, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!!

Newkarriesig


And...she stamps...

I know it's past Easter but I wanted to take a minute & share the card I made...

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I didn't get a chance to send it out to anyone. Perhaps next year? You know how I roll. LOL 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Spring has Sprung from Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: Card base from Memory Box & White for the bunny
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
  • Misc: Ribbon

I am slowly working on getting back into stamping. It is a slow process for me only becuase I have had so much going over the last 6 months. I am definitely feeling the need to be more creative though. 

So what have I been up to? Well...

I started a new position with my current employer. I don't want to go into too much detail but I will tell you this...it was a PROMOTION (yeah!) and I am working less OT with a LOT less stress! (Double YEAH!!)

With my new position came a new manager, one that I have previously worked with and absolutely adore! She is determined that not only will our dept be FUN but that we will give back to the community (I love this!). That being said, my entire team went out & participated in "Rebuilding Together." Our mission? To revamp a community garden & chicken coop near a Senior Housing project. My team was in charge of tearing down the old chicken coop, moving in the new one & then painting it red with white trim.

Now, please keep in mind, we were not the only people working on the chicken coop. It was very difficult for me/us to just "let things happen" & not instruct others on what to do, tell them where to move this or that or how to paint. Or say " Hey lazy, you feel like participating or do you want to just continue to sit there looking pretty?" LOL

Enough with the small talk, here are some photos of my/our day...

This is the new Chicken Coop (I wish I would have taken a pic of the run down shack/ghetto dive the two birds were living in prior to their pretty new home...

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I was amazed at the detail the contractor put into building this coop. I had to take plenty of pics so that my Sis could see every angle. What do you think Pancho? Pretty cool, huh?? :) 

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Cluck, cluck... I love my new home!! :) 


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When we started there were only two chickens. By the time we left, they had added 10 more chickens to the coop. The Seniors were THRILLED and couldn't stop saying how excited they were. FRESH EGGS!!


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Here is a photo of my silly team...


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 From right to left: Cathy Jo, Toni, Deaun, Sue & ME. 

Edited to add: You can see more photos of this FUN & REWARDING day HERE

I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my day. The fact that we were giving back to the community & doing it together, as a team, really touched me. I can't wait for our next project/community service. Had I known what a high it was to do something like this, I would have started doing this a LONG time ago!! If you are on the fence about community service, jump off & get busy. It truly is a WONDERFUL feeling!! 

So that's it for now. I'll be back soon with another card & some more updates on what's being going on around here. Thanks so much for stopping by! I missed you!

Newkarriesig


Improved look...

Well, I gave my Starbucks Christmas tree a little face lift. Check it out: 

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So what do you think? Do you like the tinsel garland & the little star? I definitely think it looks better, don't you? 

I really wish you could see it in person. So cute. So, so, CUTE!! LOL 

Alright, I better get busy. See y'all later!

Thanks for stopping by!

Newkarriesig