I have tried very hard to cut back on my scrappy spending lately but today, I did not care. I went to Joann's and bought some cardstock, some new Fiskars Border Punches, and some Valentine baking supplies. All were purchased with coupons or on sale so I don't feel too guilty. :P
Just finished this page. Nothing spectacular except I used old supplies and my newest toy- the Sure Cuts a Lot program. It's a program that lets me cut true type fonts with my Cricut Expression. It makes me happy since I have thousands of fonts and is compatible with my MacBook. I love this program. It's like the Cricut Design Studio for the Mac except I have so many more font choices to choose from.
Gin X patterned paper
Quickutz swirl die
Martha Stewart punch
Foxbold font cut with the Cricut Expression
Hello, all! I've had a pretty busy weekend. I went to a Stampin' Up! Open House held at the home of my upline to see the new Spring-Summer 2009 catalog. I want everything, of course, but I resisted. I am no longer a demonstrator but I still love all the goodies that SU offers. I came home wheezing from her cats, but I got to take home a cute Valentine's Day card. I suppose it is worth it if I stopped breathing. :)
Finished a bunch of these with my sisters last night. You can't go wrong with tag team scrapbooking and paper scraps. We used Wilton treat bags (3x4 inches), trimmed toppers measuring 3.5x3 inches, scored the toppers in half and folded them over the treat bags. Another easy and cute project for Valentine's Day. :)
We've had a busy couple of days already. Last night, we went to celebrate my sister, Gracie's 29th birthday. In old lady fashion, we played Bingo and Bowling. The night started out at 9:00 pm. I felt my age because, usually, this is when I have already fallen asleep on the couch. Gone are the days when I started getting ready at 9:00 pm, meet up with friends at their homes at 11:00 pm, and then to go out clubbing at 1:00 am. I would stay out until 6:00 am and then make it to church by 9:30 am. I did this for a few years until my walker stopped matching my shoes and my purse.
It's official. I am old.
This morning, we got up around 6:30 am to attend my nephew, Jared's Baptism, or should I say basting and marinading. I guess not all Catholic Churches are the same because this one asked that the child be naked and then they poured pitchers of water over his sleeping face. Jared was wailing and sputtering in protest. Glad his parents are both NICU nurses because the baby almost drowned. He was almost a diagnosis in my Pediatric Unit- near drowner by baptism. If the water wasn't bad enough, the priest also rubbed oil all over his bald, little head, making sure that he covered his nooks and crannies. He was greasier than a teenager's face. Ick.
I've been busy today cooking and scrapbooking. :) I made breakfast for the boys and baked a peanut butter gooey cake. And just now I finished a few of these Valentine giveaways for my staff. So easy and fun to make. I found the instructions here.
I knew I could make a page not dedicated to food. :) This is my cousin's baby, Ryan, when he was about 7 months old. He looks very grown up now that he is 2.
I have definitely found my groove in my new supervisory role. I am not all consumed by the job and I am learning to let go a little bit when I am not on-call. I try to leave work at work when I can and focus on what I love to do. I have found my groove with scrapbooking again and I am definitely happier creating pages. It also feels good using up all my old supplies and tools.
I have let my demonstratorship go for Stampin' Up! I simply don't have the time anymore. I still love their supplies but I could not keep up with the requirements while still working 50 hours a week. One day I will return. Until then, I could make 500+ pages with what I already have.
I took the day off to catch up with my messy house and do some cooking. Instead, I finished these today. I realize these photos are from 2005. But I don't care. Old photos with old supplies. It feels good to do a 2-pager!