Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Trials are good for you....trials are good for you....really they are!

I'm trying to convince myself that trials are good for you. They make you stronger, right??? Sometimes I just wish I could just stay weak! Ok, I'm kidding!! Seriously though, we got a call from our landlords this past Saturday that one of their kids is in a tight spot and they need us to move out of our house so their kid can move in here!!!!! Can you believe it? My husband was so shocked when she called and told him all he could do was say OK!!! Then he called me in the room and told me we had to be out of here by September 1st......so I grabbed the phone from him and called her right back and not so nicely told her she was out of her mind!! We have FIVE kids and three of them are starting school next month so we have a ton of stuff to buy next month!!! To say the least, that alone was going to strap our budget! But I also have to say that we did some mighty ernest praying over the weekend and we've already found a new place to live and we are going to be buying it....and we get to move in on the 1st of August!!! This has all turned out to be a blessing in disguise! I was totally stressed out and cried for 2 days because I was so worried about how much was going to be going on in August.....you know shopping for school, getting the kids settled in school, having to house hunt and HOPE that we would be able to find somewhere to live in an area where there are next to NO places listed for rent right now!! We are in the area where Hurricane Rita came through, so there are not very many places to rent because there are still a lot of contractors in the area renting all the vacant homes! I'm afraid I won't be posting a whole lot in the next few weeks because I will be busy packing, moving, and then unpacking!! I dread moving, but I know in the end it will be the best for us!! I do have a couple of projects I made using the Crop-a-dile! That is THE best invention EVAH!!!!! I will try and get them posted one night this week! Sorry for all the personal stuff here....I really planned to keep all personal stuff off my blog because I didn't want people to have to wade through it to get to the nitty gritty of stamping, but I just needed to yell from the rooftops that I'm going to live....even if my blood pressure was nearly through the roof this weekend!! Obviously everything happens for a reason, and I really need to learn that "this too shall pass". Luckily it was seen fit to show me that is can pass pretty quickly! I'm not very good at being patient! Alrighty......I'll quit yacking now! Sorry for the long read!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My First New Catalog Order

I thought I would let you know what is on my first new catty order!  I've been mulling it over for a while now, and have FINALLY decided on the first few stamp sets I want.

I am getting Bronc Buster, Starstruck, and the Bronco wheel....HELLO I am in TEXAS!!  Gotta have my cowboy stuff!!  I'll get Wanted and the Wild West Alpha in my next order!!

I also decided to get Fun and Fast Notes!  That little bird with the flower is so dang cute!  I think I may mount the images and put the sentiments on the sides of the blocks.  And last but not least, Pick a Petal.  I think it will make some really cute cards too.  Oh and I almost forgot, I'm getting Two Cute...those little flowers are TOO cute!  

My next order I want to get Wanted and Wild West Alpha like I already said, and I want to get All in the Family!!  Those little stick people are going to make some fun projects!!  My entire wishlist isn't extremely long....with stamp sets, I only have 39 sets listed.....as of right now!!  ::evil grin::   I'm sure the more I study the catalog and look at all the wonderful samples on SCS, the more I will have to have.

Now on to more pressing business.......I think I'm going to change the layout of my blog.  For some reason words are getting lost in the outer edges of my narrow little space.  So, I'm going to start trying out different layouts until I find one that let's all my words be seen.  I noticed today that the recipe I put on here is missing some important directions, that I know I typed!!  So stay tuned to see the changes!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Oh Yeah!!!

I'll be busy cleaning out my craft room tomorrow!!!! How exciting huh?? My wonderful sister-in-law is going to keep all 5 of my kids so I can actually get something accomplished in there! I have some pictures of how messy it is in there....well, pictures of my desk anyway(but I'm not about to publish it)!!! I wouldn't let anyone see my room in all it's glory the way it looks right now!! My 2 year old dumped 2 things of glitter on the floor in there about a week ago and it's still there....except for what has stuck to the bottoms of my feet and I've tracked back out of there!! But the mess'll be cleaned up TOMORROW, betcha prima flowers that TOMORROW, I'll be done!! TOMORROW, TOMORROW, I love ya TOMORROW no kids to stop my progress!!!!!!! Sing it with me!! You know you want to!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jumbo Paperclip Bookmark Project

This is a fun little project that is really easy and doesn't take too much time.....well, drying time takes a while, but overall hands on time is not long!  I've seen them made by others on Splitcoast stampers and I thought they were sooooo cute!!  Here's how you make them.....

Jumbo paperclip, chipboard, paper punch, industrial strength glue, Designer paper or stamped images, embellishments

Step 1:
Punch 2 shapes (I used a circle here) of chipboard and 2 of designer paper or
stamped images and glue an image to each piece of chipboard.
Step 2:
Tie ribbon in a loose knot

Step 3:
Put one punched chipboard with image down.  Glue ribbon and jumbo paperclip to chipboard using industrial strength glue.....
use a pretty big blob to make sure there is enough
to stick the top on. Put the other piece of chipboard with image
up on top to make a sandwich. Put something heavy on top while it dries to make
sure it doesn't pop apart.  Easy huh??
There are a ton of ways to make these and they make great inexpensive

Sunday, July 8, 2007

I should be ashamed of myself!!

I'm so sorry it has been so long since I've posted anything new!  My husband has been on vacation and we've been spending time with the kids, so, no time for the computer!!  I'm sure you want to hear all about our little day trip we took huh????  We took our kids to NASA Space Center in Houston, which is about 2 hours away from us.  It really was a lot of fun!  If you ever get a chance to go, you should!  My husband goes back to work tomorrow!!!  So I should be able to get back to posting!! ::sigh::  I hate for him to have to go back!!  It has been so nice having him home!!  Now I'm off to make him a special treat to break the blow of having to go back to work!  I'll share the recipe with you so you can try them!  And let me just say........you are going to LOVE these! If you don't like cream cheese, don't pre-judge because of that!  I hate cream cheese too, but these are to die for and you can't taste the cream cheese AT ALL!!  Now if you hate chocolate....first of all.....my condolences!!  And second, you won't like these, they are the most chocolatey goodness you will ever put in your mouth!!

White Trash Truffles
1 pack of Oreos
1 8 oz block Cream Cheese (room temp)
2 bags Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Crush Oreos in a ziploc bag until they are a fairly fine consistency.  Mix Oreos with Cream Cheese.  Shape into 1 inch balls.
Melt chocolate chips.  Dip balls into melted chocolate to completely
Set on waxed paper lined cookie sheet.  Put in fridge to set chocolate.  OH MY!!

Stay tuned......and when I come out of my chocolate coma, I will be sure to post something GREAT!!