July 29, 2007

What a girl needs...

So, what does Amy needs? I’ll tell you what the Top10 Google answers are and then I’ll tell you what I really need!

1.Amy need to either wake up or start getting some extra will power…(it went on to say “Amy is a vibrant woman with emotional and physical needs” I like the Vibrant part!)

2.Amy needs to contact her phone service and have her number listed so her adoring public may contact her. (Isn’t that fabulous? My adoring public?)

3.Psycho Amy needs help. (Hey, I resemble that remark...I mean resent that remark!)

4. Amy needs to get out the monkeysicle and do some tests on him and what not. (!?)

5. Amy needs some help drinking apparently. (according to the next one I need help NOT drinking!!)

6. Amy does need Rehab.

7. Amy needs a crash pad.

8. Amy needs a forever home. (I would like to settle permenantly)

9. Amy needs a new display name. ( Do I?)

10. Amy needs a break! (I have been having a great one!)

I had to post the next couple too…
11. Amy needs an Americano. (woah...not so fast)
12. Amy needs adult supervision. (only on occasion)
13. Amy needs to PEEEEEEE! (that is kinda true)

What do I really need?
1. I need to work on my classroom. I found out I have to move rooms and I am a teacher that keeps A LOT of stuff in her room!
2. I need to write lesson plans.
3. I need to plan my first open house/workshop as a new SU consultant!
4. I need to arrange my craft space since we have rearranged. (I think I am going to stamp on my peg board that holds my tools, won’t that be fun?)
5. I need to make a little plan of fun things to do while my mom is here for a WHOLE 2 WEEKS!
6. I need to make my husband feel like he hung the moon every day! (Why? Because he did!)
7. I need to go to the laundry matt to wash a big comforter.
8. I need to grocery shop.
9. I need to make a card of my own creation.
10. I need to finish at least two more months of Zoe’s first year scrapbook.

Okay, that is all for today. Maybe it was silly. I haven’t been feeling 100% and this was a fun entry for me. Tell me what you need. If you decide to do it leave a post here so I can find your list!

See you soon!

July 19, 2007

I "baroqued" it

Before I talk about stamping I have to talk about Zoe. I really miss her. I am so glad she is coming home tomorrow! I just want to hug her! I know she is having fun with gramma and her cousing Daniel especially. I still have about 30 days of summer left. I am so glad. My mom will be here for a couple weeks. What shall we do? I do need to plan a "coming out" workshop/open house for Stampin' Up! I also have to get ready for school to start. I haven't done anything school related in weeks! I found out I have to move classrooms again this year and that is a big bummer. It is such hard work but oh well. No sense in complaining about it right! Just look for the positive...I'll be closer to a bathroom and closer to the copier. Plus, I'll be near others in my department and those are all good things! Anyway, on to crafty things...

I know I am way cheesey but man, the titles are hard! I picked up my Baroque Motifs yesterday and was so excited. For weeks I have been saving pictures in a file of ideas for cards from other bloggers. As someone said yesterday, I am flourish challenged but I loved this set and wanted to be able to make some great cards. So, I started at the beginning of my idea pictures and cased Beate Fresh and Fun and Amber at Ramblings of a Sassy Stamper.

Paper - river rock, sky blue, chocolate chip, ruby red, whisper white, and not quite navy
Ink: - versamark, barely blue(retired), not quite navy, sahara sand and rose red
ribbon - unknown and American Crafts Uptown red

supplies - brads, paper piercer and mat, pop dots(big ones), marvy circle punch and paper snips

July 18, 2007

Must brag about my weekend

So, how would you like to shop in this Heidi Swapp room?

Or choose paper from this beautiful display!
Well, I got to! This shop is the By Design Scrapbook Boutique in Houston, Tx. It is really far from my house but I was down in the area and told my husband and out of town friends that we had to go to this store I'd seen online. (The guys just finished parasailing so of course they agreed!) The store is so beautiful and inspiring. I just loved looking at everything. There is a beatiful room for husband's to wait in and the room for cropping and classes would blow your mind. You can see the pictures if you click HERE. So, what did I buy? Not too much. I'm on a budget since I just bought my starter kit for stampin' up but I got some great Heidi Swapp chipboard (I really love her products and she has a new line coming out. You can see it on the By Design Blog), some cute green and red polka dot May Arts ribbon and some tags that go with my BasicGrey paper. All of these things were put in a white gift bag printed with black flourishes and stuffed with pink tissue paper. I felt like I just bought a huge supply of awesome things instead of my $7.50 worth! Anyway, if you are in the Clearlake area you should stop by. It is a truly inspiring store and I met the owner, Tracy, and she is so nice and kind, I'd make the drive just to visit with her again!
Here is our friend Johnny (or is it Brett?) Parasailing. They both really enjoyed it. We had a great time with our friends from Dallas. Welcome to 30 Trace and I'm so glad you came!

July 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!

Well, tomorrow is Brett's birthday. With Zoe out of town we are going to see a couple of movies and go eat dinner. I miss her but spending time with Brett has sure been nice. He is really a wonderful husband and I'm not just saying that for his birthday. He loves me and makes me his princess. He works hard and is an amazing daddy. He is an incredible Man of God and is so knowledgeable about the Bible. He loves to read it and books about it. I love him so much and I know he is doing all he can to see our family get to Heaven.

We are having a little get together on Saturday for Brett. His mom, sister and nephew will be in town. They are bringing Zoe back! We are inviting friends to go and see a movie with us at a theater that serves dinner while you watch the movie. It is a fun place. We are going to see Harry Potter. These are the invitations I made. I got the layout from some one's blog. If it is you let me know. I'd love to give you credit!

I signed up to be a demonstrator for Stampin' Up and got my box yesterday. I felt scared to open it and haven't yet. I am going to do that as soon as I post this. Then I am going to plan an open house workshop.

I can't believe I posted two days in a row! I'll try again tomorrow!

July 16, 2007

Squished Pennies

I have had a squished penny collection for years. I decided I would start one for Zoe too. I actually found a penny book for a collection at the Zoo we went to in Decatur, Illinois last week while we were visiting. I had free time while at my mother in law's and worked on a scrapbook most of the time but decided to fix up the penny book for Zoe. I used basicgray papers from the "perhaps" collection. I also used some basicgray fuzzy green ric rac. The "Z" is a chipboard piece from the a little scrapbook place in Decatur called "2 Scrappy Cats". I loved looking around there. I haven't found a LSS near me yet. So, here are pictures of my little project. I am proud of it. The papers inside the book are removable so that I can make a note of when we went and who was there.
I'm glad to be home even though our trip was FABULOUS. Zoe is still in Illinois with Gramma until Friday. I am trying to keep busy. I have never been without her before. It is challenging. I know she probably could care less but it has been hard for me. I have lots of things to post and will have to get back to this. Right now I am headed out to play Bingo with my friend Jen. Maybe I'll win the big bucks!!

July 2, 2007

Amazing Blog Candy from Julie

I received an amazing box from Julie Brooks at paper blessings. I had won her blog birthday candy and she said it would be a surprise and boy was it!! I could not believe her generosity! I love Julie's blog. Her creativity amazes me. My favorite project of hers that I have seen in awhile is this Rolodex. I actually got a couple of them so I can make one. I am going to use some of the goodies from her box to make it beautiful. So what was in it?

My first ever Basic Grey paper - the "perhaps" line.

66 (yep, 66!) yards of ribbon! Her beautiful grosgrain, striped, and polka dot plus a Basic Grey assortment and an assortment of American Crafts.

2 Glitter Marker pens (silver and pink)

Mini primas
Thanks so much Julie! I love your blog and appreciate you faith and willingness to talk about it! I definately felt blessed by your Paper Blessings Blog! She also has a great store, Doodliedoo, and you can get any of these projects and more from her. Check her out!

Wonderful Friends

When I got home I had some wonderful mail! I got a RAK from my secret stamper from my stamper's 10 group. She used Gently Falling. I have that set but don't use it very often. I really like this though. The fiber and the purples are beautiful.

Then I also had a wonderful package from my friend Deborah at Turtle Chronicles. I have known her for real for years and she is an incredibly thoughtful person. She sent me 5 cards! 4 made with the new In Colors and new sets and wheels. She makes fabulous cards. She also sent me lots of ribbon segments, some primas in colors I don't have and some cool hardware. There were some cuttlebugged pieces as well. I don't have a cuttlebug alphabet and she sent me some letters too. Thanks so much Deb! You'll be a great demonstrator!!

Miss me?

I had a wonderful trip to Colorado to visit my family. My parents live in the country on 40 acres and it is fabulous to go and get away there. Zoe loved riding in the wagon, chasing bunnies and kitties and after a while she even got brave enough to pet the horse. She ran and laughed and had a great time. I enjoyed the help of gramma of course. Zoe is a busy girl and it was great to have another pair of arms and legs to chase her! Besides the farm we also got to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. It was a great trip. If you want to see more pictures you can check out the Kodak shots.