July 25, 2008


I have many Retired Stampin' Up and Close to my Heart items listed on ebay right now, and most of the auctions are ending within a few days.  I can't directly link the auctions due to Stampin Up policy but you can find them at www.ebay.com under my seller name, poohbear060698.

I also have the Zutter Dream Kutz Machine for sale.  Please check back as I have ALOT of items to sell...even Lily's clothes that she's hardly used (see photo below for her wardrobe)...LOL!!!

July 16, 2008

God Bless...U!!!

I'm gonna keep this post short as i have somethings to get done...like CHORES!  YUCK!

  I cased this sketch by Amy Sheffer (pickled paper design)/ see her June 28th posting.  Of course her card turned out way better.  I also loved the colors that she used and kept mines the same.  I may be using these colors again...definietly!  If you get a chance, check out her blog she's one talented gal!

Your input is NEEDED....

Let's see...what have i been up to lately.  To tell you the truth, i've been in such a "rut" that i'm just down in the dumps.  It's turning out to be one of those months.  Just LIFE in general.  Perhaps it's the economy that's having this effect one me...gas prices, food prices, etc...  Whose to know if it will get worse or better.  Well, it's FINALLY time for me to get my butt in gear and start actively looking for a job...but you know when your mind and body doesn't want to go and you're already forcing yourself to do it because it's NOT a choice any longer?  That's where i'm at now.  I hate that feeling.  :0(  What makes this even harder is i don't know what i want to do as far as working.  Office?  Retail?  Lord help me!!!  Okay, enough about depressing talk...LOL!

So, let me share with you what i've been doin' in the meantime.  As many of you know (my dear friends), this hobby that i've fully invested in is my passion.  If i could stay at home and do this as a f/t job i'd be so ever grateful BUT sad to say it's not possible.  Just a lil' rambling....there i go again, my brain is drifting in all sorts of directions.  I've been making these super duper cute 4x4 booklets.  These are just a few ideas i've thought of that you could use them for:

address book
important dates (b-days, anniversaries, etc...)
shopping list
to do list
secret codes ( online passwords )
book log

Now it's your turn.  If you have any other ideas i'd love to hear them.  I could always use your input.  I'm thinking of eventually selling these on etsy/ebay.  When/if i do, i'll let u know.  Hope you like them as much as i loved making them.  Tell me which is your "fav" or if you have any suggestions/ideas/opinions.  

Thanks for sticking with me & allowing me to share my boring stories...LOL!

July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

So, what is everyone planning for 4th of July?  Fireworks?  Relaxing? Both? As for the 3 of us...hubby, myself & "fury" daughter are spending some much needed "friend bonding time" with our good friends.  We'll be relaxing and eating (our favorite thing to do).  I can't wait to tackle the dessert....strawberry pie!!! If you get a chance to come to Hawaii, i'd say go...no run (LOL!) to Anna Millers in Aiea and taste there Strawberry pie.  It's scrumptious.  Just thinking about makes me mouth water.  

So i've been crazy busy with "things".  Making cards like crazy, prepping for my next workshop, gifts to make, and getting my a&% in gear on my classes.  Aside from my daily chores and household duties, I'm still in search of a p/t job.  YUCK!  I'd rather if I had the choice to stay at home.  But, oh well!

I'll leave you now with some random photos of some cards that I made recently & a photo of my "fury" daughter Lily.  Which reminds me, she needs a haircut.  Stay safe & Have a fun 4th of July!!!

July 1, 2008

Wedding Cards on demand....

This is the time of the year that a lot of couples love to get married.  I can agree with that because we chose a June' wedding.  I was asked by a few friends and clients to make some wedding cards.  This is what I came up with and I hope they'll like them.  It took me a good 3-4 hours just to complete 3 cards....YIKES!  I still need to come up with more.  Can you say ideas, ideas, ideas PLEEEZE.  Tell me which one is your favorite of the 3 that I posted.  

Update:  Mindy's Zoo stamp set is SOLD.  I still have baby hippo for sale.  Email me if interested.  Thank you for stopping by and there's still more to come.  Call me busy-lady.  LOL!  

Stampin Up' Workshop Projects

Aside from being a bad blogger, I'm also a bad demonstrator...:0(  The last workshop that I hosted was back in April BUT it felt really good to host again.  This time I had 5 girls and we must have laughed more than we wanted to finish our projects...LOL!  Overall, it was a good turn out and everyone had fun.  I'm planning my next workshop for July and I'm super excited to see ALL the new goodies Stampin Up is having in there Fall/Winter 08' catalog.  Now I leave you with photos of the projects that we did.  I cased all of the projects from various of bloggers.  Here we go......

I cased THIS card here.  

I cased THIS card here.  I didn't change anything and cased it exactly.

I choose to case THIS card but made it into a booklet instead.

Well, that's it kids.   Please come back to visit my blog and leave a comment so I know you're not just lurking...LOL!