Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Received a Blogger Award!

Michelle from Pink Paper Paradise gave me this award. She's just too good to me. Thank you very much Michelle!!!

As you can expect to receive this award you've got several rules and these are as follows:

Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!

Step 2 - Share 8 random things about yourself

Step 3 - I was supposed to pick 8 bloggers and link back to them to pass this award on but I couldn't settle on only 8. I think all of you do fabulous work and if you would like this award from me then take it! It's free! 

About me:

1. I am a fitness freak. You can't tell it by looking at me, but I am.

2. I am 5' 2" tall.

3. I am a very good cook and cook almost every meal. I take an occasional time out for a night out with DH.

4. I'm a picky eater.

5. I can't see further than 12" without my contacts and I can't see closer than 3 feet in front of my face with my contacts. lol

6. I married a man I went to high school with but we didn't date back then. We've been married almost 6 years.

7. I never had children.

8. The Mayan calendar indicates that the world will end on my 50th birthday: 12/21/12

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Boho Birthday

I never know where I will be when inspiration hits. Yesterday I went to the optometrist and the young lady that took me to the exam room had on the cutest little black and white skirt topped with a soft blue cardi. It was so cute! Her name is Cynthia and I thank her very much for being my inspriration for this card. All it consists of is Soft Sky, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock, Basic Black and Versamark inks, Basic Black Embossing Powder, Soft Sky Stitched grosgrain ribbon, Boho Backgrounds and Sincere Salutations stamps!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another New Addition

Ok, so here's what happened. When I adopted Milo from the rescue kitties I saw this gorgeous marbled gray tabby - Neo - and wanted to bring him home too but the lady talked me into just getting Milo for starters so I did. Well the week wore on and my mind kept going back to this little gray kitten. I HAD to go back and if he was still available then he was coming home to live with us. He was in his little cage (as were 5 other adoptees and I wish I could take them all!) so I adopted him. While I was filling out the paper work a lady came looking for a male kitten but Neo was the only male. I guess he was supposed to live with US! Anyway, he's a sweet addition and Milo loved him from the moment he was released from his carrier. Neo will get used to him. lol.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Things I Love

My chocolate card was inspired by this one from Penguinstamper. I love her mainly vanilla version but thought it was a little too fancy for the recipient of this one. I am all for same color - different layer cards because they do look so elegant. This one, I wanted to make her want to eat it so I went with the Chocolate Chip/Pretty in Pink combo. I think it is a very good combo because I am getting HUNGRY! =]

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Goodies

I have a couple of nieces back in Texas that I spoil with goodies for every holiday and occasion that rolls around. Valentines is a great occasion because it involves CHOCOLATE! Yes! Along with the Nugget Purses I am sending the Match Box die with 4 little wrapped nuggets inside. There are also SweetHearts in a package that allows you to pull the candy up with the ribbon. Pretty cool. I know Bermuda Bay isn't really a Valentine color but one niece is very into that hue at the moment so this year it is very Valentine-y. The cards are very CAS and can be whipped up in a jiffy. I LOVE quick and CAS!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

M-I-L Birthday

I think I always make my mother-in-law a pink card so this year I asked my DH what his mother's favorite color is to which he answered, "Why would I know that?". I know my mom's fav color so I just assumed that everybody did. Anyway, I went with Bermuda Bay and I am 'happy' with the finished product. Hope she likes it!

New Addition

We have a new addition to our family. MILO!!! Several months after losing my sweet little Tazzie to whatever she had ( the docs never confirmed it but they thought some kind of urinary cancer) my heart called for a little kitty. This little dude is full of life and vinegar, er, vigor. We got him from a local pet store where a group of people named The Cat People set up every Saturday and try to adopt out their rescue kitties. This guy was so energetic and just so darn cute that I decided I would go to lunch and debate on whether to get him or another gray cutie or both. It was HARD! I brought him home and introduced him to 90 pounds of a wonderful and gentle Labrador, Bailey. He was scared to death of the big dog but relaxed enough to play with his tail. He forgets that they're friends and has to start over every day with dog fear. They haven't quite bonded but they will. Bailey really wants to be friends. Milo does too, he's just cautious. =]