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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And Life Goes On (personal update & a creation)

I've been so bad ..... I haven't made a post in a long time. I've tried not to make them all on a personal note, but I haven't been able to create much lately! However I did create one card this week ……

(stamp credit: CTMH - Hunting # D1213)

So here’s a little of my dirty laundry! Some of you may know that I left my husband in March because he was verbally and emotionally abusive. It just wasn't a healthy environment for me .... let alone the kids. So I made a big change in my life and the lifestyle of my boys! Unfortunately, the husband is oblivious to his problems … even though I’ve told him for almost ten years that he has anger issues or needs to stop making mountains out of mole hills.

I've interviewed for a job (although it has nothing to do with my clerical background) and I'm a little leery about it. But .... it beats not making any money! I did get that job and have been there for about a month. When I say I'm rollin’ in the dough.... I'm not kidding! It's a bakery!

What's happened since then ..... Hmmm, my sister got married on St Patty's Day and we had the reception in May. She got some pretty great little treasures for her house! I think their favorite was their coffee/espresso machine. YUMMMMMMY! Congrats to ya both, but Rick better develop eyes in the back of his head with you Sarah ... I see those bunny ears!

My two boys have tested and are not quite as ready as I am for them to go to public school. You have to understand, they've been homeschooled all their life, so this will be a drastic change for them.

Oh and here's what I've been up to.... Vroom Vroom baby! I bought me a car. It wasn't brand new, but the miles were low, the price was right AND my personal favorite .... it's a manual transmission! I ABSOLUTELY HATE AUTOMATICS!!!!

So with all that said ….. the only thing to say is that I’ve been missing you, my friends!!!!!! I will try to post again. Hopefully, I'll find my creative muse again!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Found Blog Candy to Share!

Scrappin' with Adrienne has got a goodie giveaway to celebrate her 5k hits! Hop on over to her bloggy and tell her "ScrappyDoo" sent you too! Hurry though, you only have until Sunday, March 1st to get in the game. GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Congrats and a big THANK YOU!

I've been secretly searching for some great card designers. Although I made a post on ScrapbookSuppliesDirect, I didn't run any official call for card designers.

What this is all about is.....

I'm organizing a new group called STAMP OF THE MONTH CLUB (SOTMC) at SSD. This is something new and I honestly hope it will grow. I'll announce more on the SOTMC in my next post. Right now, I've got the daunting task of announcing the gals who have been selected to participate in the maiden month of SOTMC.

Right now we have an awesome sponsor, Clear Dollar Stamps! If you haven't visited Lori's site, what are you waiting for? She's got some of the cutest stamps I've ever seen! Many thanks to Lori for being our sponsor!!!
Now .... I'd like to offer my Congrats to....

and then there's

Bree with From There to Here

(whom I wasn't able to snag a picture of yet)

If you'd like to see their wonderful creations, please hop on over (after you finish reading up) and check out their blogs.

So Bree & Lorelie if you will please send me your mailing address I will get your stamp set right out so you can get your scrappin goodness.

I'd like to thank everyone who submitted entries to the search.

I want Candy, Do you want Candy?

You’ve got to head over to California Stampin’s Blog and check out the delish treat she has up for grabs! Hurry, because she’s giving it a new home Saturday (2/21). Good luck!!!!

Here’s the delish stuff up for grabs...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

So much news!!!!!

Well there’s been a lot going on and I just haven’t had a chance to get around here to boast and roast! So I think I'll do it over the next couple days! However I do have a couple pretty amazing things to share with you for now!

I'll start with something I wanted to do some time back, but just never got around to doing! I'm so behind right now! Ok, so even thought it’s now February, I just wanted to showcase the wonderful handcrafted cards I received for Christmas. I treasured them!

^ Dorothy's Card

MissySue's Card ^

^ Kimmie's Card

Donna's Card ^

Thanks gals for the wonderful handcrafted cards Ladies!

Secondly, ScrapbookSuppliesDirect.com (SSD) has a new Designer! I’d like to introduce to you Cristal, commonly known as Pinky and she's one hot scrappin mama! Please make welcome Pinky to the team!

Thirdly, SSD is taking on something new! A stamp of the month club for those that LOVE stamping!!! Our first sponsor is CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS! We are so gracious to have their support….. Thank you Lori! Details will be in an upcoming post about the Club.