Monday, March 31, 2008

All things buzzy and purple

Late last night while my husband was sleeping I was in my scraproom creating with the beautiful Pink Paislee kit from Simply Obsessed and flipping thru the tv.

I came across an infomercial. Normally I change the channel, but this wasnt any ordinary infomercial.... and if you are easily offended please dont read any further.....

This one was selling *cough* Vibrators.... Seriously. Not a joke. It was either on Oxygen or the WE channel (I cant remember). I just started at it dumbfounded for a minute... like is this for reals? Who buys one of those things from the television in the middle of the night? I mean I know people buy them. Ive bought one in college (sorry Mom) but from the TV?? At 3am? Yikes!

I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. I almost woke Matt up and made him look, but I really didnt want a grumpy hubby today. Please tell me Im not the only person who has ever seen this!! It was hysterical.

Today is MICRO day at Caardvarks. You girls know what that means... You only have 1 day for your chance at the prize! Get your purple shmurple cards in before midnight tomorrow. If you are new to Caardvarks... you must go over... iof only to see Lauren's Purple People eater card. (and yes Im singing it too Lauren) Here are mine:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Happy Easter. (yes Im a few days late) Its been crazy around here. Im working overtime due to March Madness Basketball but I still managed to have a fun holiday with family.

I actually didnt feel rushed this year. We always go 4 places because both of our parents are divorced. (and drive too much) I made it thru the entire day on 3 hours of sleep. I was out the moment I hit the chair in my living room. At 10pm. That is like a normal person falling asleep at 4pm for the night.

I have managed to squeeze in scrapping to the wee hours of night a few times this week. It stinks not having my normal day off (where I get to scrap/clean most of the day) The extra $$ is good though. It means I can can buy some new stuff. :) Here are a few of my recent layouts :)

Road Sign stamp (stop sign) is Penguin Press.

oh and my super funky Caardvarks fruits & veggies card! Check out the blog for our most recent spotlight Rae Brathel.

Oh and watch for a micro soon!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patty's Day

Happy St Patty's Day! This is one of the craziest days in my world. Being a bartender I have to be the sober voice of reason. Most days that isnt a problem... but St. Patty's day.... well... Its a whole other animal. Perfectly respectable normal people go completely wild and irrational. I will probably be sworn out at least 5 times for cutting people off. I end of going home angry and tired with green stained fingers and a pretty full wallet. If I make a good amount Im seriously splurging!

In honor of St Patty's Im going to give you a drink recipe! These shots are green and really yummy!

Scooby Snacks
1 oz Midori Melon liquer
1 oz Malibu Coconut rum
1/2 oz Pineapple juice
1 squirt of Redi Whip

Pour all over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into 2 shot glasses or take it all yourself.

Its also time for a new Category Stories challenge. This one's theme is "If I had a million dollars" I cant help but sing the Bare Naked Ladies every time I think of it (havent you always wanted a mon-key?)

I used a real $$ bill for my photo because well... I couldnt think of what else to use. lol

This awesome challenge is sponsored by Kitty Robot etsy shop. Jodie seriously makes the cutest sculpy buttons and bits for your pages. I think the winner gets one of her rockin kits. Ive got to figure out Austrailian time to EST so I can make sure I get one.

I also found out I won a rak at SIStv yesterday. I won the coolest Skullie stamp from Angie Delarie Stamps She makes unique and edgy acrylic stamps. Check her out. She had lots of fun sets in her etsy shop.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Stamps & Snow

Its a blizzard around here. Im buried in snow. Its been a long time since Ive seen snow banks as tall as me. (Im 5'10) It reminded me of my childhood. It had snowed so much we couldnt leave the house on Saturday or 1/2 of today. Our lot wasnt plowed and we couldnt get the car out.(believe me, we tried) I lucked out that work called and told me I didnt have to come in because I would have had to walk. I swear we got at least 20" of snow. I loved it. :) It was beautiful to watch it fall.

Of course getting snowed in is a good thing. I got to spend some romantic time with my guy and I got to play a bit in my scraproom. The other day I got a caardvarks envelope with 3 darling sets of Penguin pants stamps and Ive been stamping myself silly ever since. I just cant get enough of these. Now I wont show you the card I made for the fabulous upcoming caardvarks challenge, but I will show you some of the other things I made with these fabulous stamps.

Do you want a chance to win a Big RAK?? and help children with Autism?? My girl Christine is working hard and raising money for Autism Speaks. Stop by her blog and check out her giveaway!! She will draw the winner on April 1st so you have plenty of time :)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Election Day

I voted today. I dont know why it is really, but voting makes me happy. It makes me feel like an American and very grateful that Im given the opportunity. Ive always been interested in politics. It was even my major in college. I love watching election coverage too. Although I didnt get to watch much tonight due to a power outage.

There is a huge ice storm going thru the area. Its super windy and cold. There have been many power outages today. There were several polling locations that were rushed generators so they could keep the machine up and running. I was only without power for a little over an hour. I spent the time stamping with my headlight on and surrounded with tap lights.

The DT projects and newsletter went up for Simply obsessed today! I am in love with this kit. When I first got it I was quite intimidated with the brightness of the Tinkering Ink Wild Woodland, but the more I played with the papers to more I absolutely loved what I was creating. They are so vibrant and fun. I used a Slick writer to add definition to the KI chipboard. I also used the ribbon add on (that black ruffly stuff is worth the $ alone!!)

Speaking of Simply Obsessed... we are having a March Madness crop March 14th-16th. Come join us for lots of challenges, prizes and games. I'll be hosting Sunday at 1pm. :)

Here are a few cards I created with the kit. The last one is for the Caardvarks Caard Trip challenge! Come check it out!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Marching on

I seriously cant believe its March already! Before I know it spring will be here! (which is really hard to imagine at the moment considering the 7 inches of show on the ground and the frigid temperatures)

I love spring. I love watching the tulips and daffodils poke their way thru the dirt. I cant wait til I have a yard and can plant then and watch every year. Downtown living is awesome, but I miss the little things... like the dirt.

Some fun news! I have joined the fabulous Category Stories challenge blog. Have you seen the lineup of funky fabulous scrappers they have here including 3 of the NEW SIStv fashionistas! Im so honored to get to play with them. Check out the new challenge Best Day Ever over at the blog.

Its alsoCaardvarks micro time! *** picture that with me singing and dancing like peanut butter jelly time***
You gals know the drill... these are fast & furious. Make sure you get your cards in before tomorrow night! The winner is getting some of the super cute stamps from Penguin Pants and let me tell you... they are super high quality acrylic and they are totally cute. There are so many on my wish list. (because a girl can never have too many stamps)