Saturday, June 28, 2008

A star is Born!

Greetings! This is my young friend Cami. I've known her all her life, I was in fact at her parent's wedding. But today she is a star. Cami is destine for greatness. Her mom is not as "girlie girl" as me and laughs when I tear up at all her accomplishments. She has led Praise and Worship in Children's Church, sang the National Anthem at a Rough Riders baseball game in Frisco, and today she played "Kim" in Bye Bye Birdie. I am so proud of her, who wouldn't be!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

K Werner Color Challenge 13

I must have at one time of another cut the current "in colors" papers into this 6 * 6 paper.
So now I can make this 6 *3 or maybe a 3 *3 card. Why did I cut it all of it before I knew how I wanted to use it? If I don't know, who would? It seems like it'd be right in line with "planning" to get a bad hair cut ~ gee whiz! I used the STEMMING FROM stamp set and well, you can see the colors. . . . . .
Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vitavegamin ~ in small doses! :D

Remember when Lucille Ball talked of feeling pooping and needing a lift about 50 years ago? Don't you think she'd be surprised to find out just what a trail blazer she was with that episode?
I think about the importance of health and wellness and just how lacking I am in that area. I really need to figure out what holds me back and I'm fairly certain I won't be taking drastic movement anytime soon. After all, I haven't thus far.
So than I began to shift to small daily changes in hopes that will spark a little something in me.

Here are my humble beginning steps.
1. I started buying "sugar free" vanilla iced coffee at Mc D's in the AM ~ after all I haven't had ICED coffee since last summer so I can't tell the difference.
2. Instead of buying DP at Sonic, I've switched to iced tea with a heaping helping of fresh strawberries added. It's tasty and those kids at my neighborhood Sonic are VERY generous with the fresh fruit!
When I wouldn't take anything completely "away" I read adding fruit and veggies would be a good choice.
3. I choose dark chocolate. Not that I won't take the other varieties, please refer to number 2, I haven't taken anything completely "away" ~ It's been said diamonds are girl's best friend but please, I know chocolate a lot better than diamonds. tehe. . . . . . .
So that's what I've done so far. Do any of you have small easy steps to add?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cased inspiration

I cased this card from my blog friend Jen at My Stampin Spot. Please check out her brilliant work. I copied one of her creations, only mine is crooked but I love love love this Chocolate Chip satin ribbon. Hey Angie, yes I stamped today. It's a miracle on a Monday for me. Shine on!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

OCC6 - Challenge # 2

Hello! Well I think this worked out OK despite my own challenges. I don't typically work with brads because (((as you can see))) I can't get them straight. Is the blurry vision that I promise you seemed to start the VERY day I turned 40? The reading glasses that are always being adjusted therefore smeared? Or the slight palsy in my right hand that prevents me from holding the paper (((perfectly))) straight? My guess is it's all three! HA! I was excited to get the thinking of you stamp clear, it's so small that's a challenge for me anyway!

This card is for my young friend Janaya (the daughter of a coworker) ~ She's serving our country in Afghanistan at the ripe old age of 22. If you have a moment please pray for Janaya and our troops, for safety, for wisdom, for attention to detail. God Bless America!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

My first entry into a challenge!

Well a card making challenge that is. Our Creative Corner opened their first challenge this morning and since I could start with sketch one on time, I decided to join in on the fun. Since I'm Texan born and bred, I wanted to start with a western theme. So, I picked a stamp set from called "Ride em Cowgirl" ~ Now you may notice my sentiment is on the wrong side and that's because I smudged and didn't have time to start over again. Yikes, I hope that's not illegal.
SU: colors and paper: Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise
SU punches: Small Oval and Large Star

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thought to a question. . . .

If strikes are bad in baseball why are the good in bowling?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dots, dots, and more dots!

I love polka dots. I'm thankful for my friend Brenda. Who else besides Brenda bring presents to their own birthday lunch? I picked her up last Friday to take her to Uncle Julio's (her favorite Mexican restaurant) and she had gifts for me. Hard to top that! You know how your out and you see something and think to yourself, *so and so would love that* ~ she buys it and gives it to them the next time she sees them. Wow, talk about Thursday thankfulness AND random acts of kindness! She's an example of God's love in action! Thanks BJ!
SU:Apricot Appeal, Brillant Blue,C Chip, and Pumkin Pie ~ Lovely Labels stamp set. Ribbon:other

Thankful Thursday

I'm going to start something new. Every Thursday, I'm planning on posting something I'm thankful for.

Yesterday, I stayed home to wait for a repairman that never showed and never called or called back. Ugh. Then I stopped by Chik-Fil-A to get a chicken salad sandwich which I promptly dropped as I was opening the container. Shucks!
Then I looked up, and saw God's awesome sky and thought wow ~ sheer perfect beauty!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Brenda's birthday!

Posting a birthday card for my good "show up" friend. I've posted about Brenda before, she is a special friend. I live far from family, Brenda "shows up" when I'm under the weather, in the hospital, need a ride, or someone to run to the store. She's a huge blessing to me and so many others. I'll post celebration pictures soon!
Happy Birthday Brenda. Thanks for everything!
Update: Suzy T was nice enough to comment on this card and I realized I forgot to mention these two big flowers are SU die cuts. I saw Jen from "My Stampin Spot" use them and felt inspired!
Entire card: SU

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I am so gimmicky!

Are you? Recently, I've seen a new commercial for a fruit drink at Taco Bell. T B is ok, sometimes, more often than not, the food doesn't agree with me.
But I go back occasionally so ~ whatever right?
On to my point . . . . . .
They have a new fruit drink called, Fruitista Freeze. It's delicious!
My friend went to run an errand at lunch and picked me up the Mango/Strawberry mix. Yummy! I was looking up calorie/nutrition info and the TB website has several live surf cams ~ Florida, California, and Hawaii. No one was surfing when I checked them out BUT it was nice to see the sand and the surf right here from my little desk in the basement! :) Check it out!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Brayden the Great ~ Update

(My niece's son Brayden makes me, Tina the Great Aunt.)

I saw him walk! :)
He's 14 months old ~ 1 year in this picture.
When he sees my sister Shyrl (his "GG"/grandmother) ~ he smiles really big and sings "GEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
Who would not love that?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Graduation party for Tyler

I could really tell my nephew Tyler had a good time at his family graduation party. He went around the room and personally thanked us all for coming and of course, the graduation cash! These are just a few of my favorite pictures! Tyler with Granny. Tyler with his little sister Shyanne.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My favorite past time.

Those who know me, know sleeping in a warm bath is one of my favorite past times. As cute and fun as this Hambo stamp is, it's very close to the truth! :)