Monday, February 16, 2009

Tears of Joy from the bottom of my heart..... on Valentines Day

I was suppose to post this on the 15th of Feb, well its better late than never!!

My heart just did a bounce.....This is a story to tell. I’ve been married for 10 years and on Valentines day my DH surprised me in such a way that my heart just took a big bounce!! He is a total romantic, and I am not, he surprises me all the time but this was a really big one. I was busy preparing for my daughters arrival most of the day and had left him alone to work on his Radios - I had tons of stuff that I needed get done. He cooked me a lovely breakfast and then said, I need to borrow your glasses, and I was like you have yours why do you want mine... and then I turned around to pick mine and there was a lovely red envelope, and below that was a huge box ... it was the Big Shot, you cannot imagine how long I was speechless! totally numb with a 32 teeth smile on my face. My heart simply bounced with multiple heart beats. So he asked, do you like what I got you? I said, Yes! several times!! so, now I will have to go get all the SU die's that I have been drooling on, mostly I wish they sell them in the UK catalogue soon!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I sent a few RAK's.......

I sent this card to my cyber friend Valerie, who I met through Pat Huntoon the Queen of Techniques, on the TJ group website, Valerie has been fantastic so, I sent her this card to say thank you for touching my life with your friendship........ Thanks Valerie! will sure contact you soon, and my birthday money is burning a hole in me pocket...LOL


Over at England Stampers we had a Valentine card mingle, browsing through for inspiration to make a sympathy card, I came across Becca's blog - Amazing Paper Grace I loved her heart card, and wanted to do it so much, could not find any directions, although she leaves very good instructions on her blog, but I tried it, after I saw another tutorial on her blog, which seemed similar - so this is my card, but I still like her card more, I hope my blog readers will like mine!! thank you for stopping by.....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wow my Very First Blog Award

Well I got an award from my supportive upline, Michelle Allen. Please take some time and visit her blog. Well, when I wanted to sign-up with SU, I found Michelle through her blog!

I now need to pass this onto 7 fellow bloggers... well, since I am new to the UK, its been tough to make new stamping friends here. I loved stamping/crafting when I lived over in the US as well as in Dubai, but! its a big butt!! So, I have decided to give this award to the ladies I have known through my blog and who have supported me or at least have kept me sane, with their visits and compliments... well here they are,please take time to visit their blogs!

Kathryn Mc Allister - Has been my greatest support here in the UK, we met on-line through TJ, she is a very talented crafter, and a lovely person! and I have yet to meet her in person! Love you Kathy! Thanks for being my friend and support!
Jo Costen
Kate Lewis
Sharon Betts
Alexandra Hau
Chris Dickenson
Anesha Marshall

Enjoy visiting their blogs!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Valentine RAK from the other side of the Pond..........

While browsing these gorgeous blogs you come across in the stampin' world, I cam across Doris's blog where she said send me your snail mail address and I will send you a card, well I simply left her a message, and she contacted me got my sm and now her beautiful card is here.... wow! Thank you Doris, its a pleasure - I do like the little pick flower! You made my day special today, and the envelope has a lovely message too!

Blog Valentine Card

This is one of my most liked stamp set from the SAB collection - this promotion ends at the end of this month! well must I say hurry and order to earn your free limited edition stamp sets.... I will also post this card up at ES Yahoo Group for the card lottery Anesha has set up black and red, so here ya go ladies....

Haves & Have nots.....

While browsing on SCS this morning, I came across Stefanie's blog, I like her stationary e-shop, but more so liked this fun activity. I didn't know how to play it so I left her a message and she got back to me....... so here I am having a play along..... and also you will get to know more about me!

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula (never will I in my life!!)
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped (did 100 jumps in a day)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse (Several times,but for a lot..)
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse (1999)
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes

92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people

109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird

120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant

127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage
131. Asked for a raise

132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite (Spent a weekend in the only 7 star in the world)
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget

158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox.
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers

167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert

175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt

179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hostel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog

190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation

193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube
196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend

199. Helped solve a crime
200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another one from Botanical Blooms

I have not posted, as so much is going on in my life and I feel so over whelmed with everything that is happening around me! The Sale-a-bration workshop that I held a few days ago, went badly, not a single order - I feel really disgusted with the attitude of the ladies here, just makes me feel sick!! I usually am not a person that moans about anything, but this sure is a put me off.......

Okay enough, about that Germaine, get on with your post - I made this card a few weeks ago, when I was making the card for Kathy, but never got down to finishing it, as I did not like it - but then last night I remembered I needed a card to mail urgent so I had a go, and this is what it looks like... hope you'll like it!