Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen Young!

In celebration of her Birthday, Jen from Little C's is posting giveaways on her blog every hour. Click here to see what she's giving away this hour. Requirements for the 11:00 hour is to post or re-post a birthday card for her... I'm reposting my Hedgehog Card...Happy Birthday Jen!!! I hope you have a wonderful day.... you're still very YOUNG, Jen Young... : )

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Sob Story

And so here I am, after what seems like forever, but it's only been 1 week...I have to share my sob story with you all. May this story be an eye opener for us all.

Last Wednesday, our house was burglarized. It happened within about an hour's time span. They must've been watching us leave and waited until dark to break in. What scares me too is that they were so bold. Who robs people in the early evening, when most people are just arriving home from work? We were fortunate though that they didn't have the chance to steal too many things and no one was injured. From the looks of it, they were thwarted by my other half returning home earlier than they expected. They had taken out our suitcases and it looked like they were going to fill it, but they didn't get a chance to. They did, however, manage to make a mess in my walkin closet and the master bathroom and they stole my laptop...yep, the one that I use to post all of my projects and visit everyone's blogs and an even more unfortunate thing with that, we lost our pictures, and our wedding invitation list. : ( Luckily, no financial information was on there... so after all is said and done... I guess I should be happy, since it really could've been much, much worse.

We have since installed some motion detector alarms so those bad people will at least get a good scare if they return, plus my neighbors are all well aware now and once that alarms sounds, the authorities will surely be on their way. I'm still very upset by the whole thing and I'm finding it hard to feel comfortable in my home. It's a very unsettling feeling. The thought of an unwelcome stranger violating my personal space. Aaaah!

Anyway, please take care and be aware of your surroundings. Also, take some time to back up to disc or other hardware files/pictures on your computer that you'd hate to lose. It also might be a good idea to know exactly what you have on your computer and secure any personal information on your computer and in your home. With the economy not being in good shape, we're hearing about much more incidents like these.

My posts will be very few and far between until we replace the computer and I wont be able visit all of your blogs too frequently : ( That makes me sad as I do so enjoy seeing all of your projects and love reading your stories. I think my blog counter hit 1000 too, so I wanted to giveaway some blog candy this month, but it will have to wait until March.

Be safe everyone!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Time Sure Flies When You're Having Fun

Ok, a last quick post and I'm off to bed. Gotta get up and go to work tomorrow. : ( So hard after a 3 day weekend! I had a fun day yesterday (Sunday)...I spent the day with Dawne. We had planned to get together to do some crafting...we played for 12 hours. And all I have to show for that 12 hour event are these two cards. I think she made just shows how much we talked. She posted the cards that she made on her blog. It just goes to show that time sure does fly when you're having fun! Ha ha ha!!!

I'll be back soon with some other stuff that I worked on this weekend. Have a good week!

Happy Valentines Day

Ok, a few day late for Valentine's Day... we were having some technical difficulties with the computer, but all seems to be well now. Here are some Valentine's Cards that I made this year. I forgot to take pictures of a couple of other cards I made before I gave them away. This first one was made for my other half. He had asked me if I was going to make him a card, since I'd been making cards for everyone else all this time. He's been really supportive of my time spent on the computer and my time spent stamping. I wrote inside that he'd always be my #1 Valentine. I honestly thought that he has just glossed over my message inside, but when he was asked what it said, he repeated it word for word... Hee hee...he really did pay attention...I know "Ohh Nicky, how could you think that... of course he didn't just gloss over it!"

All of these cards were made with images from C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps. I love these images...I'm so glad that I ordered them in time for Valentine's Day. I'm sure I can use them for other occassions, but it was so perfect for Valentine's.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Another Slider Card

I made this slider card a couple weeks ago and recently gave it to a friend with her baby shower gift. I know that the Whale's saying, "Get Whale Soon", but I masked out the sentiment. The stamp is from Stampin' Up... but I loved coloring the whale in ligh gray and the water baby blue with a little bit of stickles...thought it was cute for a baby boy...since the whale is all chubby! seemed like a good idea to me. I hope that they liked the card.

Kristen's Blog Candy

Kristen has some awesome blog candy on her page, Scrap-Creations, click here to enter to win and to take a look at some of her projects. Her cards are so sweet. She's getting a jump on Easter already too!

Monthly Aloha RAK for Kristie

In January, I was paired up with Kristie from New Haven, CT for the Monthly Aloha RAK Club, sponsored by Tracy. This is the card I made for her...I used a Cuttlebug folder and my Big Shot for the leaves and used Stickles to give the leaves some shine. This card was used to hide the surprises I sent her in the box (that I didn't make). After she removed the card, she found a litle chocolate macadamia nut treat and a mini 12-month calendar. I stamped and colored different images for each month. I hope she liked it.