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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Imagination Moving Along


Hello again! First of all, congrats to Crystal again for winning the contest. I will be having another one soon. IF you aren't interested, enter for a friend! There is a lot of stuff in there to go through:)

The weekend was hectic which was to be expected. My youngest turned 5 on Sunday and the day before we mourned the passing of my husband's uncle. Just the other day after doing nothing but resting from the weekend, my eldest wanted to sit outside and eat dinner. First of all mind you, the cushions from the patio furniture had been removed out of the weekend rain and sitting on uncomfortable chairs with a bit of a chill was not necessarily what I wanted to do. I tried to get him to eat inside but that didn't work so out we went. We decided to have conversation time ( which there is never enough of). He asked what I wanted to talk about and I told him I would listen and he could talk. He wanted to talk about ice cream. OK....what about it? He said that he would one day invent warm cream so that people without refrigerators could also enjoy the special treat. Great idea for those that lack electricity. I believe he could do it too. He wants to be a chemist ( as well as a gold miner and artist) when he grows up. Alhtough only 7 his mind is fascinating and he takes it all very seriously. ( He is also a huge fan of the Disney show The Imagination Movers!) Then we got on the subject of how to change something else (which unfortunately the particulars escape me at the moment) and he said " all we need to do is contact a magician..." If only things were that simple. Ah the imagination of youth.

Monday, May 25, 2009

the winner is....

Crystal! Congrats ! I need your address so I can send you your goodies. Remember there will be another contest soon. Stay tuned for more! Enjoy your holiday! Thank you again to those who entered!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Scrapbook supply giveaway!!!!


Hello all!

I was cleaning out the studio ( actually just a desk with a computer on it ) area and saw I had a lot of things I wouldn't use but rather not toss. I have decided to put up at least two sets to giveaway. This is the first. What you see is what you get ( minus the Doillie-that's mine!!!:) Note, there is Halloween chipboard from K & Company( not a full set), some rub-ons, cardstock die cuts, a little bucket, flowers, chipboard stickers for weddings and babies and probably stuff which I have forgotten. If you have any questions ask! I do request you do three things however. Always a catch huh? What you have to do is leave me a comment, add my blog link, and also add my badge (found on the sidebar) of my book and post it to your blog. Don't havea blog? No worries. You can still enter. Leave me a comment and tell a friend about the book. ( Yes I am pushing the book but I am broke so I am sure you understand:) Even though the book is concentrated on weddings, the ideas can also be used for other projects you have in mind. This is just the stepping stone . Thanks for reading and good luck! the contest ends May 23rd!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Romance is found at Pizza Hut


photo from photobucket


Today 14 years ago, my husband and I had our first date. After each of us had broken off with our respective boyfriend and girlfriend a mere day or two before, we had found ourselves in a red pleather covered booth, sipping sodas over pizza and talking like we had always done only this time there was an added bonus: we had gone from just best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend. I was only 18 at the time and he was not even 20. Now so many years later, married almost 10 this August, I made a mention of our first date the other night. He remembered of course. I had said I would love to go back there someday. Today he surprises me with it. We drop the kids off to grandma's and he takes me on a whirlwind adventure down memory lane through the tables and chairs of the Hut. Everything comes flooding back: everything from anticipation to the newness of the relationship so many years ago to nervousness...I mean what if we didn't make it? What if our beautiful friendship would be destroyed? I look to him now, hair a little less, me a little heavier (Ok a lot heavier) and think how grateful I am that I took that chance so long ago. We have been through so many ups and downs in our 14 year relationship and we are still going strong. Huh.... tO think...it all started over pizza:)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

check out jewelry for charity!!!


At the lovely Tonia Davenport 's etsy shop are wonderful artworks. In one section, the artworks sold go to help various charities. When she asked me to do a collaboration piece with her I of course said YES!!!! The end result was beautiful. Tonia encased my little inchi in plexi glass with the most important word : LIFE. The proceeds for this piece go to the Susan G Korman fund. Love to know your thoughts and check out Tonia's shop! If anyone ends up purchasing this piece let me know!

Friday, May 1, 2009

the winner is....

Hello one and all! Drum roll please....the winner is ...

ROXI!!!!


Congrats! Email me your address to aug2199@verizon.net and I will get your piece out to you. Thank you for all of you who entered. There was a bunch of you:) Thank you too for all the lovely comments you guys left. I had been having a really bad day yesterday but your words made it a bit better for me! Best wishes and stay tuned for more drawings in the future!!! That is all for now!

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