Saturday, September 22, 2007

Back from Vacation!!!

I am finally back from vacation!!! WOO HOO! I can't believe how much I missed my home! Florida was so relaxing! I did not have any connection with the outside world (other than my cell phone and I didn't use it much at all) and I missed it! But it was nice not spending all my time on my computer! Here is a photo of me and hubby on the beach!

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So, maybe not the best photo, but I was sunning and searching for shells! Jason was busy fishing!

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Yesterday, we had my aunt take pictures of us for our Christmas cards. I'm not sure how they all turned out, but here's my favorite so far.

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And here's one of just me...goofin' off!

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Here is the last photo from this morning...a perfect ending to a perfect vacation! We had packed up all of the stuff in the car and was just checking through the condo and I looked out the balcony and this wonderful rainbow is what I saw!

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As I was uploading photos from my camera, I found this card that I cased titled "Hope Leaves by Gem". I loved the way it turned out! I sent this as a RAK to Maddy Mason.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Since I was away from the computer and TV since this time last week, I've got tons of stuff to catch up on. But, since I wasn't reading everyone else's blogs, I was able to do some stamping myself. Once I get photos, I'll post them soon! Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Blog Candy Winner!

I've got a winner! Rebecca is the winner! Please email me your snail mail address and I'll try to get the package out before I leave for vacation on Saturday!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Check out this blog candy from Leslie

Continuing to Create

She is getting together a list of must have's for beginning stampers. What a great idea!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Vacation Blog Candy

Yay! We just got home from the in-laws in the greater Cincinnati area and I'm glad to be home! I've truly become my mother! She is such a homebody and so am I! I love visiting family and getting to shop at places that we don't have here in Western Kentucky, but I missed everything about bed, my wonderful, comfortable leather recliner and my DVR. (Having fibromyalgia, having a soft spot to relax in is mucho importante! And being addicted to tv, I'm really addicted to my DVR...I was having Hannah Montana and That's So Raven withdrawals...and no, I don't have kids!) Anyway, yep, I'm a homebody! I had my computer with me, but my internet connection wasn't the best, so I did a LOT of coloring (I stamped a lot of images before we left so I wouldn't have to take as much with me) and finally finished the last Harry Potter book! (It made me cry too, but it was a good cry!) Of course, you're probably thinking, "Why did you bring stuff with you to do when you were going to visit family?" Well, they (my hubby and all of his immediate family) are early morning risers. They get up super early (well, to me it's super early!) and I sleep as late as my body will let me, let's say noonish whenever I don't have to work. So, when everyone else is going to sleep, I'm wide awake, looking for stuff to do! I shouldn't blame it on the sleeping habits of his family though! Last time we went to my mom and dad's, I took my clipboard and pencils and colored the whole time I was there. Basically because it was 100 degrees outside and there was NO way I was going outside!

Anyway, back to this weekend! I went to a place called Stamp Your Art Out. I had been there five or six years ago, but that was WAY before I'd ever really thought about stamping and it was really overwhelming, so I didn't buy anything. But evidently I did sign up for the mail list cause they had me as a customer! So, me and my MIL went there on Saturday. Now that I enjoy stamping, I loved it! I only bought one stamp, but found two other things that I've been looking for ever since I started stamping! Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle and Oval punches! WOO HOO! I've found them online, but once you add shipping onto the price, they were close to $30 each and I just couldn't justify spending that kind of money on punches! So, I am finally a proud owner of those punches! I'm so excited! I just can't wait to use them!

So, if you've read this far, congrats! I'm not a writer by any stretch of the imagination. I write what comes into my head and I do not have much of an internal editor. I get off track very easily and usually have to re-read what I've written to get back on track! So, thanks for sticking with me. Now, on to the good stuff...CANDY! I'm calling this my vacation candy. I bought most of it while on our Labor Day vacation, and will hopefully get it sent out before we leave for our Florida vacation! (We leave for Florida in two weeks!! WOO HOO!!) It consists of:
  • 3 clear stamp sets from the $1 bin at Michaels
  • 25 sheets of 10" x 7" cardstock (100# Classic Laid Cardstock) with 25 matching 5" x 7" envelopes in Classic Crest Solar White
  • 10 scalloped circles in various colors
  • 10 scalloped ovals in various colors
  • random diecut shapes in various colors
  • and whatever else cool stuff I find between now and closing!
To have a chance to win, post a comment on this post telling me your favorite lazy day, easy read book. Our Florida vacation is going to consist of laying on the beach, reading a good book, while soaking up the sun, and not doing much of anything else! I want to check out some good books to take with me, so I need some advice. Of course, I'll be taking some stamping stuff too. Who knew that coloring/watercoloring was so therapeutic?!

I'll be taking comments on this until September 11th and then will pick a number using to see who wins! Please make sure I have a way to contact you to notify you if you win! Feel free to link this candy on your blog to direct others here so everyone can have a chance to win! I'm relatively new to stamping and blogging, so I'm hoping this candy will help people to find me! Thanks for looking, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know!