Saturday, March 29, 2008

Just not my day!

I had a huge day planned for today and due to circumstances beyond my control nothing went as planned. First of all I had a hair cut/highlight appointment this morning. I left early because I finally had some Joann's coupons and the other day when I was there they had some of the new cuttlebug folders. I drive right by Joann's to get my hair done so it was going to work out just perfect...wrong! When I got to Joann's they were completely out of all of the new folders. Just my luck. Instead of using my coupons on CB folders I bought a pad of watercolor paper and some decorative candy flowers that go on cakes. Not what I went there to get but I was making a cake this afternoon anyway so at least the coupon didn't go to waste. Tonight Tom and I were supposed to go to a movie/pizza party at a friends home but Tom woke up not feeling well this morning so I was going to go alone tonight. I had my sister help make a really cool pink and purple checkerboard cake for me to take along tonight. I frosted it and decorated it with the cute candy flowers I got at Joann's. A couple hours later when I should have been getting ready for the party...I started feeling like total crap. I think I should have just stayed in bed this morning. I called my friend and had her pick up the cake so at least someone would still appreciate our totally cool spring colored checkerboard cake. So instead of partying with friends I hung out in my stamp room and experimented with the watercolor paper that I bought earlier today. The verdict...I TOTALLY SUCK AT WATERCOLORING. I tried and tried to figure out how people make such beautiful things on watercolor paper but the more I tried the uglier things got. In an effort to "fix" my image I had to resort back to touching it up with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I was determined to make something with this and in the end it turned out ok despite the fact that I colored and recolored and recolored again. I'd love to hear how you all watercolor, maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Hope you all had a better day than we did. I think I am heading off to bed, early. I just have to remember that tomorrow is a new day!

The tough week doesn't end with yesterday's post

After I posted yesterday Tom came home early so that I could run to Target and to the post office. In the 45 minutes that I was gone Annabelle went from a fairly normal 4 year old to a 4 year old with the WORST ear infection EVER! When I got home Tom loaded her up in the van for yet another Friday night trip to the urgent care. She has had several ear infections (and when I say several I mean A LOT) in the past but usually once we get to the doctor and get her some meds she calms down. Last night was a totally different story. Her ear hurt....BAD. Tom dropped her off after the doctor appointment so he could run pick up her script at Walgreens. She cried and screamed and cried some more because her ear was hurting her so bad. I did everything I could for her and in the end she cried herself to sleep. I just don't understand how she can play and act normal all day and then out of the blue is in this awful pain. I felt terrible, but honestly she didn't give me any indication anything was wrong during the day, not the slightest bit.
So on that note, I needed something to make me smile today so I pulled out a picture of a card that I made last summer. No fancy embellishments or techniques...just plain and simple. Penny Black animals always make me smile! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tough Week

Thank you to everyone who sent messages asking if everything is going ok. We have had a tough week. We did go to my parents house for Easter but Annabelle's asthma/allergies started acting up and by the time we got home she was coughing like mad. Meanwhile, Beckett was still running a low grade fever. Annabelle seemed ok on Monday and part of Tuesday but then the fever kicked back in, in full force. It has been a really really long week. I haven't had much time to do anything crafty what so ever. I think I am in yet another stamping/scrapping slump. Yesterday I did try to do a little basic scrapping. These pages are a far cry from good but I'm way way way behind on working on the kids scrapbooks so I need a couple easy pages. I made this layout twice (one for each book). I've had the Cricut for almost a year and a half and I am finally starting to play with it. If only I had more fonts to choose from. As you can see from the pages, I am still WAY WAY WAY behind. These are from June 2005....yes, almost 3 years ago. I don't scrap in any particular order. I look through my stash of pictures and pick whatever I feel like scrapping. I still haven't done Annabelle's birth or 1st birthday but I do have Beckett's birth and first birthday done. sense what so ever. I spent some time organizing some of our photos today and found a bunch that I can definitely play with. The problem with having everything digital is that we never ever print any of pictures. If I want to scrap I usually go through several months and send a huge printing order to Wal-mart...on the likes of 500 pictures at a time. Anyway...that is a long story about nothing. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Cards from my SBS sister Jo

I don't really have anything new to post today, but I just wanted to share a couple cards that I received in the mail yesterday from my SBS-13 sister, Jo. These are cards are absolutely adorable. Thank you for brightening my day!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!