Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cupcake Fever

The funny thing is I'm not a fan of cupcakes, their hard to eat politely and I'd much rather have a big piece of cake......but cupcakes are really
cute so who can resist making such cute cards for birthdays? The stamp set I used for these cards are Inky Antics Cupcake Birdie Honey Pop Set, then I used their Honeycomb paper for the little treat inside of the card. Also I used Stampin Up basic Pearls on the front.
I colored everything with Copics and then put it together. It actually was very easy to make and has such an impact when you open the card.
Hope you like my creation and let me know it.
As for me well I have been a busy camper lately with doctor appointments, reading, selling stamp sets on Lista and hassling with all the postage and such. I'm also cleaning out closets and the basement so I can downsize. Mostly I'm just donating stuff to the Goodwill or retirement center craft rooms, I'm just done with the clutter. I want to get to the point where I have enough clothes to last two weeks, shoes, and of coarse purses to make a very casual outfit because I'm very casual all the time. Then I want my card making stuff and that's it. Minimum furniture and stuff to go through after I'm gone. I have been looking for carpet, counter-tops and I'm still waiting on the french drain guy but then this old house will be ready for the market and then its a toss up what I'll do. Right now I'm gathering stuff for my taxes so much happened last year and I don't know about all the rebates, house damage and inheritance taxes so I'm going to the big guy for help. Needless to say I'm spinning around and have lists everywhere of things to do and when to do them. Geez its just mind boggling.
Have a great week, hugs, Jeanine

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hang in there gang!!!

Just a quick note to let you know my email was hacked last week and I have been trying to get this mess fixed up. I have Chart.com but I kept my email address at Bellsouth.net so I had to deal with both companies. What a mess and I lost all my contacts and favorite sites. Needless to say I spent the last week changing passwords and looking for things so I haven't been anywhere near the Studio but I'm free all day tomorrow I have the dishes, laundry and stamp sales all caught up, I'm done selling on Lista but that's another story.
I will have a card or two for you tomorrow I promise and if you want to help me out send a email to me so I'll have your email address in my contacts again.
Thanks for checking in even if I've been a nut case lately!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Naked Cowboy

Now my travel partner might not like this picture (she in the right corner) but I was going over my photo's of New York City and I was cropping them so I could get them sent off for developing when I found this picture and I still don't believe no-one in our group of 52 noticed him until I discovered this picture. It was rainy and cold and we were in Time Square that very first night and I was so mesmerized I was just spinning around and taking pictures like crazy. Who would have thunk the Naked Cowboy would show his back to us. I still can't believe I got to see New York again and fulfill a long dream of returning there. I no this has nothing to do with crafting but hey it's the weekend so I'm just relaxing. I planned to head downstairs today but it keeps snowing on and off so I'm planted by the window watching God's miracles at work.
Have a wonderful weekend and remember your blessings. Jeanine

Friday, February 10, 2012

More Scrapbook Pages

Well I have a few more scrapbook pages to show you that I finished and mailed off to Cammie on Monday. I haven't heard from her yet and
actually I'm getting a little nervous since I haven't heard from her.
Anyway I'm really proud of the pages and hope that she loves them also.
So what are your plans for the weekend? Planning on doing something really special or just hanging out, I've heard from several of my friends how they plan to go away for the weekend as a early Valentine gift, we'll I never got lucky enough to find that special someone to love forever and ever but I know love and I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Day

I've been quite busy making 2 page layouts for a lady in Iowa. She saw my greeting cards and asked if I could do scrapbook pages. Since thats how I got started some 10 years ago with my friend doing Creating Memories. I agreed to make a few and then had so much fun I didn't want to quit. I'm really lucky that I just have to pick a color palette and the ideas start coming. The first layout is a communion , then I moved
on to a couple of Christmas pages. I actually am doing pages for two young ladies that are 12 and 6 one is sportz the other a princess.Needless to say I have been really busy making layouts and just mailed them off on Monday. I can't wait to hear from Cammie and see why she
thinks of my ideas. Hopefully she'll love them and I'll be thrilled.
Other than working on these (I'll post more tomorrow) I've been doing alot of reading James Patterson. I've been averaging 4 books a week and selling stamp sets on Lista. Hopefully in the next few months I'll have weather for garage sales and I'll get all this stuff moved out of here. I'd love to sell the house and move to an apartment or loft that I don't have to worry about yard work. That way when I take a trip I don't have to worry about leaving the house empty. Well I need to get some cleaning and laundry done so keep smiling it sure makes people wonder.