Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cake Wrecks!

Jason and I went to the Cake Wrecks book signing last night. It was so much fun! A friend of ours made one of the fun cakes there. It was really yummy. :D

Jen is a very funny and nice person INL. It was fun to meet her.

If you haven't checked out her blog before, you really should. She said there are more than 9,000 pics of cakes that she hasn't uploaded yet so there's lots more fun to come!

Friday, September 25, 2009

How do you like Survivor so far?

I'm hating it. :( There's just so much garbage going on and it seems like they found some seriously nasty people for this season. I'm so disappointed.

On the other hand, Glee and Modern Family are absolutely hilarious. You should watch them if you haven't already.

What are you watching?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

TCPTUES77 Color challenge

*** I'm doing a little giveaway here and on Splitcoast. I bought some acrylic sets from the Cat's Pajamas and now I have duplicates in rubber. I have pirates and a chicken soup stamp to give away. If you'd like to win them, just post here or on my Splitcoast post with the pink, black and orange card. I'll draw in a couple of days and send them to you. :)***

The TCP challenge this week was to use melon pink, pumpkin orange and black. I thought it would be tough but it was actually a lot of fun!

And this is a card I made for last week's challenge but didn't get around to uploading it on time. Grrr...
The challenge for last week was to use 3 circles, emboss (either heat or dry) and to add some bling. I added a little silver smooches to the grommets on the port holes for my bling.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

DoodleFactory Trick or Treat!

I am so pleased with how this card came out! :) These are a couple of the newest Halloween stamps from the latest DoodleFactory release. There are several different characters in the new set, perfect for trick or treating cards. Can you imagine how cute this guy would be stamped onto a trick or treating bag? And he's a great size for treats for the classroom.

The haunted house is from last year (I think). I love coloring it. There's lots of detail and the little ghost in the sky just makes me smile. I believe the sentiment is from last year too. I stamped my own B&T paper using a candy stamp from last year and a candy bar from this year. I love making my own paper.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

So proud

Jason got promoted! Yeah!
I wanted to make him a nerd card to slip into his backpack. This computer and saying from A Muse were perfect. This is a great acrylic set if you need to make guy cards. I use it quite a bit. :)

It was a freaking pain in the butt to make the Microsoft thing for the background but I think it turned out okay. Definitely not my normal color scheme but I think it works well for the card.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


This dino and the sentiment is from Doodle Factory. Isn't he cute?! I touched up his scales and eyes with a white Glaze pen and Crystal Effects. I also traced the letters with Crystal Effects. I love this product because it doesn't distort the color of the ink or warp the paper.

The most recent Doodle Factory release is also terrific. It's a Halloween. :) I LOVE Halloween. I'm going to stamp with them tonight and I'll post later this week. Check them out for yourself at Starving Artistamps because they are must haves in my opinion.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Check the side effects!!!

So I went to a new doctor about two weeks ago and she mentioned that taking birth control might help my migraines. It is a progesterone birth control so I can take it and not have to worry about blood clots from my factor 5 leiden. Great!
Well, I started taking it on a Thursday. By Saturday I was exhausted. We went out to lunch on Saturday and I couldn't even stay awake at the table. I thought I might be coming down with something and thought I would just try to sleep it off.
On Monday, I was still very tired and my stomach started to really hurt but the pain was very low. So on Tuesday, we called the Microsoft nurse line and they sent a doctor to our house. I was kind of freaking out at this point. He said if I got any worse, I needed to call back.
On Wednesday, things definitely started to get worse and I was throwing up. So I called and we went into the ER. I had a bunch of test that I would love to forget ever happened and nothing showed up. I wasn't getting better either.
The ER doctor called on Friday and said that some other tests had also come back normal and I should come back to the ER because they would run more tests and could get the results immediately. *Throughout all this, I wasn't given any antibiotics or stuff like that because they said that if I had something in my intestines, that type of medication could make it considerably worse. :(
I really hate the ER so I decided to try to figure out what was going on. I thought about what I'd eaten in the last week, was I near anyone sick and what else could be going on. The medicine came to mind so I thought I would look it up.
Well sure enough, there is a rare side effect of abdominal pain and unusual tiredness. S.O.B.!
Lesson learned. Read up on any new medication you get, as much as you can BEFORE you start taking it. I have had a miserable last week and this stupid medicine wasn't worth all this. I have stopped taking it and hopefully it will get out of my system soon. I am 99.9% sure this is what was giving me problems and that I should be feeling great again soon.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

TCPTUES74- Halloween!

This week's challenge was to use Halloween stamps. I've had this card on my mind for a long time but it didn't turn out quite like I expected. :(
I love this Halloween set though. It has a lot of fun images and great sentiments. :)