Monday, October 31, 2011

Get Well Soon Wen

My bestie is having surgery today and I am thinking about her, wishing I were with her.

I met Wendy in high school. Our moms were friends and kept talking about how much in common we had and well, wouldn't stop trying to get us together (apparently Claudia and Bev were thwarted matchmakers in another life). So in desperation to get them to just stop talking about how "nice" the other girl was ... we met. Guess what? They were right.

Almost 30 years later ... we're still friends, home girls, sistahs from otha mothas. We've made it through high school, college, dating, marriage, kids, divorce, diabetes and the ugly "c" word. I anticipate that we will have another 30 years of friendship. We'll be the two old bags at the home wearing mismatched clothes and arguing over whether "zoot" is an acceptable Scrabble word. Love ya, doll.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


I wasn't going to send Halloween cards this year. It's been a tough year and my creativity was waning ... but then today I caught the bug and started to work again. I made 4 cards over today and yesterday (and this wasn't even one of them ... I made this in July) So now I have 6 cards to show you all before Monday. Hmmm, how's THAT going to work out?

Right now my oldest is having a hissy fit. His teacher will let him wear a costume to school if he writes a report about the costume. So, being the non-student that he wishes he could be, he decided that he just wouldn't wear a costume (thus avoiding the report). I told him no-way-jose. He could choose not to wear a costume ... but he WOULD be writing the report anyway. He's not a happy camper right now.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Yay, another baby!!

My niece is preggers again. She's an AMAZING mom and I wanted to send a card to let her how excited we are at the prospect of another baby. I'm quite desperate for this one to be a girl (can ya tell?) I love my boys but I want to shop for a girl dog gone it!

Course I'm on boy overload right now. I'm having a play-date with four boys (a 9 year old, an 8 year old, a 6 year old and a 4 year old). All of them have a nerf gun, walkie talkies and a hard hat on. Normally I would bundle them up and send em' outside and have a happy and quiet afternoon to leaf through a magazine while waiting for my dinner to finish cooking. Curse you snow!

High Hopes Stamp
Nestibilities, lacey circle, copics, buttons, Memory Box die

SSMIS October

Vickie's challenge for us was a vintage Stampin Up image and to use the technique of water-coloring. As you can see, I failed THAT part! When I sat down to water-color I had to really think ... HOW do you water-color again, what tools am I using?? I finally remembered but let's just say that my efforts were ... not good!

When I first saw this image I thought it looked a little sad and I immediately thought of a sympathy card (of course it could be MY state of mind too). I loved the bird and wanted to emphasize it's message of hope.

Click here to see what my sisters did with this same image.

Stamps: Al stamps Stampin Up: Times and Seasons (retired)
Accessories: Ribbon, Label 4 Nestibilities, Crystal Effects, CB Swiss Dots folder, pop dots, copics