Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tilda Card


My order of Tilda Magnolia stamps came this week. Isn't she cute!! I have a close friend who is moving away and i thought this card would be perfect to give to her. What timing.
CTMH Papers .... Stardust, Love Letters Rub-Ons, Copic Markers, colored images and cut out. Stone wall is from Tilda Stamps. Misc Brads. Silver Gel Pen

I've decided to resign from "Close to my Heart" {Consultant} effective January 31st. I've been thinking about it for a while, for personal reasons, as well as my boys have been wanting me to quit. Now just seemed like the best time.
I am so Thankful for all of the wonderful friends i have met on the BB over the last 3 years. Thank you for your e mails and sweet notes of encouragement it meant a lot to me!! I will keep in touch through E Mail/Blogs/Facebook. or whatever else addiction we can find. :) I'm hoping you will do the same.

Thanks for stopping by.

I have about 30 "Close to My Heart" Spring 2009 Catalogs I'm needing to sell, cheap. Contact me if interested. kariberry97@yahoo.com

Monday, January 19, 2009

Life is....


Well i basically told my daughter a week an a half ago that i needed two days a week off. I needed some ME/Social time. I was feeling like all i did was watch kids { theirs last 2 years} & my own. I love my boys & my grand babies more than anything!!! but, i wasn't getting anything done either. Including getting out with friends. Ever feel trapped? My free window was only two hours a day, and you really can't plan to much watching the clock. Charlie doesn't get home till after 7pm.
So it all worked out. {Christyl & her husband Mark totally understood my need} Christyl has 2 days off with her girls & i have 2 days off as well. So far it's Monday & Tuesday's but that could change next month depending on what her boss works out for her. We are happy with the arrangements. And i got to made a card today. : )
This morning i had breakfast with one of the moms from school. We both commented how nice it was to get together again and just RELAX.

While i was at Hobby Lobby last week i picked up a few stamps. This is House Mouse... Poppin Good Birthday. They are so cute! Kisha did i say i didn't like em? ... Oh well, i changed my mind. LOL
CTMH Products... Stardust Papers & Ribbon, Stamps... Life is, {Bent awesome on block} Giggle Lower Case, Liquid Applique on Pop Corn, Liquid Glass on Cake & Candles, Flame, Copic Markers.
Sam & I have our Ortho appointments today. And Toby has his check up & shots.
I maybe getting my braces off soon. Dr said after Christmas. Yippee, It's been a year and a half so far. Sam will have his on for a while. He has different issues going on in his mouth. He's making progress though. But his treatment has nothing to do with straighting his teeth right now.. Read Here
Anywoo, I'm off to get some stuff done, The house is so quiet. Thanks for stoppin by.
Happy Monday!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A girls gotta do....


I can't say this hasn't been a bit of a challenge to work on. This is my first House Mouse stamp. Thanks to Sparkle. :) Lots of detail, i really don't do much of that.

When i first seen this stamp a while ago on this website it was out of stock at the time so i played the waiting game. Well i found it the other day and ordered it along with a few others. They just came yesterday. I couldn't wait to ink it up. I used Copics to color it and white W/C Pencil to pop the eyes. Sentiment is from Sweet & Sassy {Trendy Girl} stamp set. Flowers/Brads from Michael's, Papers CTMH

Anyway, we are coming out of the deep freeze here. It's suppose to be +30 on Wednesday.
Sorry this is a short update i have a bunch of stuff to do today but i thought i would at least get my card posted. Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!
Sparkle, Thank you for the Sweet Card & the images of Tilda, it came yesterday... You inspire me!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Puppy Love

I had fun doing this layout of Toby & my Boys. It was the day we picked up Toby from the breeder.
Papers & Stickease are from Close to my Heart... "It's a Guy Thing" level 1 paper kit. Modified Page 2, added some polka dot papers, Brads, Sticker {I love my dog} & Stamp {Puppy Love} are from HL. They are really starting to get some cute stamps at Hobby Lobby. I recently seen... "House Mouse" & "The Gals" stamps. Those are a must have. LOL
We are all doing well here in frozen Wisconsin.Cold all week. Today the temp was 4* with a wind chill of - 11. Thursday maybe the coldest day ... Brrrr.... They are talking temp of -11 with wind chills of - 30. Yikes. They said we're getting the cold from Canada {Thanks}
Anywho, not much is going on. I'm enjoying my scrap time when i can get it. :) Stay warm! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

And the winner is....

I want to thank ... Vicki, Laurel, Jena, Sparkle for playing and for your input about your computers. I am happy to announce that on Thursday i placed my order for my 1st Dell Laptop computer. Studio 1537 Core 2 {Plum colored} I'm so excited! They gave me a ship date of the 21st of January or sooner. It's has a 4G. Cd/DVD RW Burner, 320G, 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive. I'll be able to store Lots & Lots of pictures & movies. It also has the extra Resolution {1920x1200} i need to playback movies from my computer, which i couldn't do before. It has a 15.4" Glossy Wide screen.
Any who, back to the winner. Micah was the first one up this morning so i gave him the Honor.

The winner is Laurel! I'm so excited for you! Laurel does amazing work. If you haven't checked out her blog you need to. As well as her being a "Close to my Heart Consultant" she has been a great friend and inspiration to me. Thanks laurel! Laurel I got your address a while back from another blogger but would you please send it to me to make sure i have it right. Thanks!

Well Happy Saturday everyone! Charlie is working again. "Oh wait, he just called, He's snowed out he's on his way home" Yippee. I was gonna clean my house today. LOL
Anyway, We are having dinner with friends tonight. That should be fun!
You all have a great weekend! Thanks again for playing & stopping by!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Celebrating My Blogoversary

I'm Celebrating!!! That a year ago January 4th 2008 I started my 1st blog post. Having never done anything like it before, I am still lovin it today! Although I wish there were more hours in a day that i could escape to scrap room and pound out more pages and cards. But I'm a busy Wife, Mom & Grammy. And I spend way to much time visiting, surfing other blogs. You have all been such an inspiration to me over this last year!! Your friendships and sweet comments have been so uplifting and kept me posting more. Even when i flopped I still felt lifted up. You kept coming back!! : )

Ok, I don't have a picture posted of my "Blog Candy Give Away" but I promise it will be a goood, Goody Package.
Some of the items I'm going to include is {2} Swinging Shutters Page Protectors. {Scroll down to see my "Get Well Soon" layout} These are fun to put together and lots of room to add a cover page, and more pictures. I'll also include a CTMH stamp set, some bling, and stamped images, & more.

Here is what you can do to try and be a winner... I'm in the market for a NEW Laptop Computer. And I'd like to know what you love or don't love about them. Leave a comment about... What should I be looking for as far as my upgrade. I have a desktop computer i have been using for almost 6 years, so it's time. {My Trojan Virus fixed it's self???}
So lets hear what you love/don't love about your computer....You have till Saturday Morning January 10th. I will have my son pick one winner.
Thanks again for stopping by, I love you guys!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Merry Christmas

I was going through my Stash of CTMH Paper Kits and i found this retired paper pack. Love it!! I thought it would be perfect since we got a puppy for our early Christmas Present in November. The paper kit is {Merry Christmas... My Reflections Collections}
I used All CTMH except bling, leaves & flowers are from Michael's. I used this picture of my boys with Toby for our Christmas Card.

Toby is 12 weeks old and a real ham!! He is so smart. He'll bark if he has to go outside or he will sit by the back door. Or he may just decide to pee on the kitchen floor. Depending on his mood. But overall he is doing great! He knows a few words and responds to them. Wanna eat, wanna a cookie, where's papa, sit, do you have to go outside, go potty. Believe it or not he will go potty outside if you tell him to. And we are teaching him to sing. If you howl he will howl too. Goofy dog?... No just goofy owners. LOL

I'm having computer problems and i need to take my tower in today. Every time i open another page or read comments {blogs} and click out, i get a pop up window message that says..."Internet Explorer Has Encountered A Problem And Needs To Close"
It's driving me insane! I'm having a heck of a time posting these pics. Hey remember that card i made a while back from the "Gals Stamp" and it said... I had a terrible nightmare.... I dreamed i was disconnected from the Internet. Well it's pretty close to that. except it came true...LOL

Well i need to get movin here and get my computer fixed. The computer Geek at Best Buy said it could take 10 minutes to fix or 2 days depending on what it is. I have access to my Charlie's laptop so I'm NOT totally out of touch with you all or my favorite sites.
Oh I've been blogging for almost a year now.{see sidebar} I'm thinking about celebrating and having a Blog Candy Give Away. Soon
So take care, and Happy New Year!! Thanks for stopping by.

{edited in} My computer has a Trojan Virus.... I dowloaded an unsupported Sony update driver for my Camcorder. $199.00 do i fix it? {hubby wants to talk to me} Yikes