Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cleaning Up My Scrapbook Room Mess!!!

I got up around 5am this morning. Everyone but the dog and me was asleep so, I decided to work on my crazy ribbon project! I tumped out (turn over/dump for y'all that don't understand Texan!) my big ribbon tote onto the scrapbooking workspace and dug in.

CiCi offered to help!

Heather came over yesterday after her great Pampered Chef party at Dr. Arredondo's house to use our computer (since her's is on the fritz) to enter the orders and do some postcrossing posts. I know I woke up around 2am and the light was still on in the office. Like I said earlier, I got up around 5am. I usually potty then go straight to the computer in the mornings. This morning I found all her stuff still in the office but could not find her. Then after I made coffee I saw legs on the ottaman. She was curled up in our big chair covered in a fleece throw with her shoes still on and her sunglasses on her head. I went in later, after the sun was up a little, and found her with her sunglasses on her face so, I couldn't resist!

So...I got started sorting and storing ribbons. I finally got the new rack organized with most all the ribbons.

"I'm ready for my close up Mr DeMille"

My ribbons tote went from the large one to the small one:

And, I was able to utilize the large one for my tools!

Here they are together so you can get a better idea of the sizes.

Now there is room for the new tool I got at the ScrapStampArtTour in Mesquite, Texas!

It's an Easy-Bow! You can't really tell but, it's a pretty good bow I made with it. It makes a total of seven size bows using up to 3/4" wide ribbon. I'm really excited about using this on cards and such as my handmade bows really bite!!

This is a huge post and took me from 5am this morning until.....4:11pm to finish.
Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring-Summer 2009 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I've been waiting patiently for my new SU! catalog and today it came! I've skimmed through it and there are some great new stamps and cool ideas. I can't wait to order some new stuff.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"To Do" List

Yesterday, I had a list of things to do:

Plant the bulbs and tubers I bought at Sams
Get all the Christmas stuff in the attic
Wash cloths (I think it's been a week since I washed any)
Cook spagette & meatsauce

It looked good on paper.

I got home, I parked the truck outside so I could get to the attic stairs. Billy and I started planting the flowers until he found a hole that needed dirt...he got a wheelbarrow full of dirt to fill that and while he was filling thw wheelbarrow his brother called. "We are playing Texas Hold 'Em tonight and Sheila fried chicken. Ya'll come over and play."

Yep! It looked good on paper! Now guess what I have to do tonight? But, I don't have to plant flowers!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dotee Doll from

Isn't she beautiful? I love her. For those who check out my blog on a regular saw my Dotee (hee hee!) Well, let me tell you about this one. I joined a swap on for an alphabet based swap. Starting with and A you made a Dotee that had something about the letter A on the doll. I made the horrible doll that is on an earlier post. I never received my A Dotee so I was really excited when I got this one today. Then when I was checking my e-mail I found that someone else that did the A swap offered to Angel me. That's an offer to send me what the swap partner did not send. That made me feel even better. I'm really excited about starting my B doll. I'll be sure to post a pic of that...hopeful it will be much better than the A!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scrapbook Convention in Mesquite, Texas!

Ashley and I went to the StampScrapArtTour today at the Mesquite Convention Center. It was a super small convention, only 17 vendors, but that didn't make it bad. I still found plenty to buy. First I bought some "stamp" scissors.

They are called "stamp" because the edge looks like a postage stamp back when they were perforated and you had to tear them apart. They had some great stamps and templates that I wanted all of. But, I will have to purchase them on line a little at a time.

Then I got some Mini Spritzers. We watched a demo where the lady made this card on photo paper.

Here are the mini spritzers.

Then lastly I got two stamps some candy cards and bags (I'll have to make a couple and show what they make) and a bow maker template. The man demo'd the template and it will make the tiniest bows. If you are like can get very frustrated making bows. Here is all that stuff.

Then we went to Michaels (don't tell Sandy we went) and then to Sam's Wholesale club. All in all we had a good day.

Saturday's Crop

Well the group photo looked OK on the camera's screen but here it looks horrible. You can't even tell who is who. On the stairs is Ashley, Cat and Heather then on the floor is Marla, Me and Sandy. Small group but we still had fun.

Last week was Heather's 25th birthday (Wow! How old does that make me?). We kinda made this Heather's party. She picked the food which was homemade pizza for lunch and chicken strips, mashed potatoes and black eyed peas for dinner. We had cake and ice cream too!

I started Meme's heritage book. I got four pages done. If you are reading this and you know Meme this is a secret. The first page is her graduation class of 1944 at Crozier Tech in Dallas. The next is some school pics and a group shot of her 3rd grade class in Letot. The is the picture I just loved. She is standing in a lake or pond in rubber waders holding a shotgun. I will have to ask her about it when I give her the album but it's called "Country Girl". The final page I struggled over and I really don't feel like it's finished but, I don't know what to do with it. It's a pic of her and Daddy at some bar/restaurant. That's her in the silver crown. No! She wasn't wearing it to the bar...I added that. I'll get more detail when I give it to her and maybe go back and add some journaling.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Ribbon Holder!

I was cruzin' the internet looking for new ways to organize my scrapbooking stuff and stumbled on to the Simply Renee ribbon organizer. I looked at different websites and on E-bay to find one. It was a little over my budget but, I loved it and really needed a new way to store ribbons. I made one last look on google and stumbled on to a blog with ribbon organization. This girl bought pantry organizers and hung them on peg board and used the clip-it-up clips just like on the expensive organizer. I couldn't wait to run to Lowe's to get a couple. Billy hung them and I have been looking all weekend for some 12X12 cardboard pieces I kept. I finally found the pieces (to put on the racks to keep the ribbon from falling through) and cut them to size. Here is a sample of what it will look like.

The holder is not crooked it's my picture and yes those are my fingertips!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Latest Swap-bot Receipt

Today I received a postcard from Texas (wow!). I also received my 100pc punched papers from Budapest, Hungary. There is a note in there that I have to have translated but I think it says something about the envelope tore and they put it in a plastic bag. I've received something like that before in the US mail. The envelope was handmade from what appears to be Disney Christmas paper. There was a bag with bunches of punched pieces and then there were two postcards taped together with a note on the outside that said "Extra - Handmade leafes" (she is Hungarian after all). I opened the "Handmade leafes" and they were real, leaves. I threw them away....I'm already stuffed up enough and don't need any Hungarian allergies!!! Here is a picture of what I got.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Surprise Visit!

I got a call Friday afternoon from my mother saying that my cousin Stacey, her husband Brad and their boys would be coming down. Billy and I jumped in the shower real quick (yes! it was afternoon and no! we hadn't taken a shower yet, we were on vacation after all!) We had a really nice visit and MeMe even bought our dinner. I was able to get a picture of her and the boys.

That's Collin on the left, MeMe and Tanner. I think it's a great picture.