Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
When out of nowhere in my dreams, arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see who won the TAAFOMFT challenge . Away to the computer I flew like a flash, tore open the keyboard and threw up the mouse.
The moon on the breast of the newly turned on computer screen, gave the luster of mid-day to objects, when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and twelve tiny designers,
with a little driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be Julie. More rapid than eagles her coursers they came, and she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Deana! now, Amy! now, Bekka and Chris! On, Jeanet! on Hanneke! on, Jamie, Sarah Georgia, Jenneke and Lisa! Create! Design! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"
They spoke not a word, but went straight to their work. They were busy deciding on who should win the next challenge when all of a sudden Julie sprang to the sleigh, to her team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard her exclaim, as she drove out of sight,"HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"
So when I woke this morning and found it was the 14th, I knew it was a dream and still had time to enter, in hopes I might win. I think by now it is obvious that Christmas is my favorite holiday!
P.s. Photos of the 'Quilt' to follow!
Monday, December 7, 2009
They are currently finding there way to a little place called Yorkville, Il. Pray that they make it there in one piece.. I wish the photos were better.. I truly amazed myself this time around.. I just hope everyone loves them as much as I do..
Monday, November 23, 2009
Garth Brooks made being a goofy looking cowboy cool!
People finally cared about ice skating thanks to the Nancy Kerrigan/ Tonya Harding soap opera
The particularly un-sexy Right Said Fred tells us they are actually "Too Sexy"
Jesse "The Body" becomes Jesse "The Brain" and governor of Minnesota
Battle of the baggy pants rappers: MC Hammer Vs. Vanilla Ice
Mark Wahlberg back when he was known as Marky Mark! "C'mon, c'mon. Feel it! Feel it!
Julia Roberts stars in the gritty, all too real look at the bleak world of prostitution: Pretty Woman
George Foreman becomes heavyweight champ of boxing, and the heavyweight champ of fat reducing grilling machines, at age 45
Sharon Stone becomes a superstar overnight by a racy part in 'Basic Instinct"
Amy goes to jail and Mary Jo takes a bullet in the face- Was Joey really worth it?
92' Olympic basketball dream team feels great about themselves as they squeak past Angola 114-48 and win the gold with a win over Croatia, where basketball was introduced in 1990. Or how we witnessed the evolution of Jason Priestly and Luke Perry's sideburns over the years on Beverly Hills 90210
Sunday, November 22, 2009
- Yard Sale with a friend on the weekend of the 7th. Check
- Finish Baby Album for a friend. I have 2 more Die cuts and I am finished with the 42 page album.. wheewwww..
- Finished painting for Robin of Wrigley Field. DONE
- Finish Amanda's Painting.. Grrrrrr. Still not done
- Start and Finish painting for cousins.. yikes.. Way behind on this one.
- Start painting for my friend Dusti.. Started but not close to finishing..
- Start Quilt for our niece for Christening... humm... This may be a birthday present instead.
- Holiday cards Done! Officially on Friday! I wanted them ready for December 1st and I am ready! Yeah!
- Go shopping for a few of the remaining x-mas gifts I still needed. Did most this weekend!
- Wrap all the gifts I have purchased for x-mas! Finished about an hour ago! yeah!
Now to go start on my next scrapbook challenge for TAAFOMFT.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
What is your favorite season?
Honestly, in Arizona we have basically two seasons, summer and winter.
We don't get to see the leaves change colors or have the beautiful reds, 0ranges and yellows of fall and when we get spring it is usually a warning of the heat to come in the summer. I am not complaining. I will deal with the 100+ weather any day over snow, wind, ice and freezing temperatures.. I just tend to appreciate all the seasons.Plus when I saw what our next challenge was going to be, all I could think of was the song from Grease 2- "Four Seasons"
I'll be yours in the spring time when the flowers are in bloom..
I'll be yours in the summer, when were playin in the sand...
If you fall in the fall, you'll see, September can be heavenly...
I'll be yours in the winter when the snow in on the ground..
Ahhh Ahh Ahh
I'll be your girl for all seasons, all the year through..
So thank you TAAFOMFT, I have officially driven my husband nuts with singing and humming the song "Four Seasons"..
Mission accomplished! ha!
Monday, October 19, 2009
I was told (several times) that Illinois is having seasonally cold weather for them? Ha! Funny! Those Illinoisan crack me up.. Comedians I tell ya! Every single one of ya!
All I have to say to that is, I have been going back and forth between Arizona and Illinois for about 10 years +/- and every time I go (and I admit it is usually the winter months we go) it is always FREEZING cold to me...And this time was no exception to the rules..
It was windy, cloudy and raining... and I believe the highest it got was 59 degrees? But on the morning we headed out, the sun decided to peek out from behind the clouds.. (Real nice!) I hope it reaches 60 degrees?
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
There is Nancy, my second mom. She is my coffee buddy, my lunch buddy, my crafty friend, my holiday decorating cube, my laugh so hard at times I almost peed myself and well a true friend who always had my back. I will never forget any of your Halloween costumes either. From the beer wench, drag queen, Brian Hensley over the year (mullet and all), the oompa loompa (the best and you will never be able to top it) to your Jew-dee costume. I miss you every day.. This last year has been hell without you.
Roy, my Native American Friend. The only guy I know who can look like he is working harder than anyone else but what is that?? Is he napping? I miss him saying, "Mornin Nancy, Morning Amber". Overall he put up with a lot of my pranks and jokes.
Sam a.k.a Nancy, what I miss most about her is her swearing! If she couldn't get Micro Station to work she would swear at it.. or throw a stapler. ha! And what a sense of humor she had. Fun-ny! Sorry, I can't really repeat anything she said.
Cheryl, she was just a down to earth person. She is genuinely a sweet hearted women.
Nilesh, I think I miss his smile the most. And any one who has worked with him knows what I mean by this. He smiles every day and I honestly can not remember one time he didn't..
Eddie, Eddie, Eddie. The Brazilian, marble mouth! This guy was funny! I could joke with him about anything.
I was his mentor. All I can say is this grasshopper was a slow learner! ha! No Autocad! I believe we were up to $12 in the No Autocad Jar!
And then there is Jean. Jeanie-bo-beanie, today was her last day. She is the one I could ask any question I didn't understand and needed more info. She is the only person left that would come over and check and make sure I was still breathing in my little green cube. She has a contagious laugh and really only wants the best for everyone.
Heidi, 'What is your husbands name? Are you sure we aren't married to the same guy?' Way too weird...
And to the ones who left before they could be let go. Buddy! Buddy! Buddy! I don't think there was a time Nancy and I weren't laughing. You can quote any movie any time and it still worries me that you think 'Love Actually' was the best romantic movie every.. hummm.. I will never forget you and Nancy in your Halloween costumes (Nancy was an oompa loompa and you were lieutenant Dan from Forrest Grump). The best costumes hands down!! No one will ever top you.. I miss lunches with you and Nancy. It was the highlight of my day.. Thanks guys
Adam the coolest Mormon I ever knew. I wish you all the success as a cop.
And honestly I could go on and on. We had 350+ employees when this started and we are now down to 55-60+. I have worked with a lot of really incredible people and hope to be able to continue to share things with them and maybe one day work together again...
I apologize for the long blog, but I was missing my friends and wanted to let them know I was thinking about them.. Miss you! A
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I wanted this layout to be different from any other layout I have done. I was totally inspired by sassafras' new line of paper called
Dinnig? What room? Sorry! Dining Room!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I really enjoyed this challenge. I don't know if it was the topic or if I just wasn't rushing. I am a bit of a procrastinator.. I thought I would also add my sketches on how I came up with my page layout. I do sketches a lot of the time to get ideas out of my head.
I am really enjoying painting, but I think it is time to move onto a new subject because I do not want to be known as the dog lady.. Or be one of those people who has a ton of paintings of dogs hanging in their home.. creepy!!! Not that there is anything wrong with it... -Jerry Sienfield