Friday, July 31, 2009

CK Convention Valley Forge PA

Well, I went again this year. My friend and I have gone every year for about 4-5 years now. The first year we took 3 classes, and only one was really any good. If you scrap you know the stuff they were teaching. Complete novices would benefit from some I think, but if you scrapped even once or twice, beginner classes are not so good! We haven't taken classes since that first year though. I have to say, I was a little disappointed this year. I expected to see alot of the same things as last year, maybe new colors or new packaging, that doesn't bother me since I always look forward to seeing the "new stuff" or hot new item, not the case this year. I walked the whole convention vendor fair in under an hour, bought a few glitter pens and glue and left. Nothing was super great or new. I don't know maybe I was expecting too much! I guess the economy really screwed everything up!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Are you kidding me?!

This is no joke! Apparently it was at the CHA convention in Orlando at the Provo Craft booth! C3PO or what?! Could this mean a Star Wars Cartridge is not far behind? It's so funny, you can't help but laugh! After my day today, this made me giggle!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Good Night!

Okay, so not as productive as I had hoped! Got the girly stuff done this morning, ran to ACMoore for a few things, had lunch and here's where everything went wrong.
After lunch, I realized that my husband had ran the dishwasher, so I proceeded to empty it. Everything was going along as it should when I reached in to get the tray of utensils out of the door of the dishwasher and I miscalculated and wound up with a fork tine jammed up between my thumb and thumb nail. There are no words that can adequately describe the pain. I saw a white light, followed by what I can only call a primal internal scream that made me literally fall to my knees. Forget the blood, that I can deal with but the pain, not so much! I napped and considered drinking for the rest of the day, but my kids are only 12 and 8 and a drunk mom is not a good mom!
Mind you, 4 years ago I had a staff infection in my right thumb from an ingrown nail (didn't even know it was ingrown, looked normal) and spent 5 glorious days as a patient in the hospitals geriatric ward (no other bed available for the 30 something ol' gal). Let's see what happens next!
Good times!

Good Morning!

It's Tuesday morning and I have slept for 4 hours! I'm pretty excited! I know that doesn't seem like alot, but after 3+ weeks of an hour here or there I'm thrilled! I plan on being productive today and posting good stuff! I first have to make it, but I promise it'll be good! Wanna see some pages I've done? Yes, good. I'll post those! First, I am off for the fun, yearly mammo! Nothing like having that done bright and early! Sets the tone for the day huh? Last time it took 2 hours! I'm hoping for only and hour this time! Keep your fingers crossed!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Late nights, rambling, and a couple of cards!

It's really late here in NJ, and I have insomnia! It happens to me every single summer. It sucks! No mincing words here, I am dog tired all day then night time comes and HELLO, I can't go to sleep. I've tried teas, the TV, deep breathing, no napping during the day, I know you're thinking, take a sleeping pill and go to bed! I've tried that in the past and I swear I feel like I'm absolutely USELESS for days after! Even an allergy pill or a "PM" pain relieving pill kicks my butt! I can't seem to catch up for at least 2 days after. Swimming in mud or sweeping back the ocean is the best way to describe it. I move real slow and everything comes at me so fast I start to worry! So here I type. Rambling on as my husband would say. It's the blog or I wake him up! I think he'll be happy I chose the blog!

Since I'm up, I thought I'd share a couple of cards I made! The cactus card was made with Stampin' Up! stamps. Believe it or not those are actually pumpkins! The seasonal stamp got another use! Prima flowers top each cactus! The doodle card was stamped (SU again!) and hand doodled by yours truly!

Hope you like 'em! Now if I could only create sleep...................