Thursday, January 31, 2008

NOT my best day.

I dont know what is wrong with me today, but Im just NOT into it!? lol I am going away tomorrow for a weekend of scrapbooking, I do have to leave early because on Sunday I am setting up at a Home Pary Show. This is my very first time at something like this and this is a BIG one! I have NO clue if what I have is OK, how much I should show, HOW I show it?!?! UGH!!! HELP! lol SO, I guess Im just stressing out a tad bit! I realized not to long ago that the things I have been making in the last few months at meetings and such to show potential customers.....are ALL Christmas! lol So, if you want to see a really great christmas layout or some very pretty cards, I got them. Its FEB tomorrow, I dont think too many of us really want to be reminded about christmas. SO, Im trying to do some other kinds of cards. Then you think, well, I dont have THAT paper or THAT color ink or THAT stamp set!!! Whats a girl to do? lol
I am still debating how & what I want to give as a door prize too. Gift certificates are nice, but people might get more excited if they were actually getting someTHING instead. Maybe some of both? Hhhmm My friend is helping me on Sunday and Im sure I will drive her totally NUTSO till the end of the weekend!! :) I will let you know what, how it goes. Wish me luck. Cross your fingers (& toes). Pray for me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My First day with my NEW VAN!!!!

I actually picked up the van yesterday afternoon and took a few pics quick. Which is good, because it was raining/sleeting cold YUCK all day today! So, Im liking this pretty vehicle, looks nice, comfortable, a million buttons to play with! Lol My first big MiniVAN experience.....I went to the drive thru at the bank this morning and the lady asked IF I wanted any lollipops!!!!! UGH!!! lol What, have van must have kids??? lol NO way! lol But thats ok, I let it slide once. I really do like it, it is so much easier to get in and out of and is up a little bit higher. I cant wait to go on one of my scrapping weekend road trips!! Fill up the back with stuff, use the cruise control! Oh yeah, Im there!! lol

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Mixed Feelings

Well, if you have been hanging around here you may remember that we were trying to sell our Jeep for a little while now, so we could buy me a van. TODAY, we finally SOLD IT!!!!

So, I should be happy, right? Well, I have mixed feeling about it. First off, when my husbands parents passed away years ago, that is when we bought it. Then, we had joined a jeep club and went "jeeping" as we call it. Mostly guided rides through Paragon Adventure park. It was usually very fun. The only bad things were if I really hurt it hurt me more and if I didnt when we started, I would when we were done! lol But it was a nice day OUT for us kinda by ourselves that didnt cost too much. The other bad thing.....NO toilets! Yup, you had to go in the woods! lol SOmetimes that was NOT fun either. lol When Kimberly came into our life, we went a few times with her too and other times they would go and I would stay home. Then it got to be too much for us. I know my husband loved driving his jeep and he will miss it, but I also know since it was lifted that he was starting to have some problems getting in and out of it too. We did not use that as a 'family' car anymore thats for sure!! It was great in the summer, with the top off and the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Kind of like our 4 wheel motorcycle!! lol SInce we didnt ride those anymore either. SO, now we got rid of all the FUN stuff, he gets to drive my Buick!!!! LOL and I am getting a miniVAN! Who wouldve thought?? NOT me, not in a million years. We were all a little sorry to see it go, but all in all we know it was the right thing to do.

SO, goodbye Jeep.........

Friday, January 25, 2008

Just a few things Ive been working on

I have been busy lately doing some projects and swaps. When I have a reason to create I love it even more!! Its funny how I wasnt really a stamper before, but once I used the clear stamps...I feel in love! lol I also was one to say " I dont like to make cards, I just want to scrapbook"! Well, NOW I love making cards too!! lol Funny how fast things can change. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, January 21, 2008

YOu have GOT to see this!!!!

OK, I saw this on someone else blog today and could NOT believe it!!! Check this ROOM out.
Is it just another scrapbooker OR is it a store? WOW. Awesome And people think I have a lot of stuff!!!!

What MY name means according to blogthing!!!

What Michon Means
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Blogger!!

Ok, my husband gets some crazy ideas in his head sometimes, but this one may just be worth following. IF you have any children over the age of 2 on UP, you probably (hopefully) have some clue about the music that they are listening too. Well, if you are anything like us, that is VERY difficult some times. The names of the bands and people are one thing, but when you look up the words to these songs, you then need a dictionary to figure out what the heck all those words mean.
Well, this is what my husband is now working on. My daughter (14) wants to listening to the songs that her friends do and talk about. We are pretty strict (my hubby even more so then me) so, she isnt allowed to listen to a lot of the same things other kids her age are.
Anyway, so he would look up the song and THEN look up the lyrics. THAT was the scary part. One song was talking about his girl being superman or something, and that had to do with sex!! Who comes up with this stuff? And who would even THINK that it is NOT appropreaite?
SO, he started a blog here and will be looking into some of our top songs.
It is all pretty interesting! I hope that more parents and teachers start to pay attention to this stuff.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Waiting for the Weekend!!!

YES, the weekend. I am NOT so patiently waiting. I have a crop all day Sat. and I have been looking forward to it for a while now. I have been doing more scrapbooking and card making and stamping and that at home, but I still like to go 'out' and do it too!
I am also going to be teaching a small class. I am still trying to decide...card or Easter basket type thing? I will have to take pictures and post and see what you think.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Weird Weather

I live in PA, and we are about an hour away from Harrisburg. The Farm Show started last weekend and runs thru this weekend. Usually when it is that time of the year, we get LOTS of snow. Like 1-2 FEET or something like that. This year...NOT even close. We are breaking record temps in the HIGHS!!! Its been like springtime here this week. Very strange.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


A two page layout with all paper and die-cuts from the kit.

HERE are a few cards that I made with Serendipity. This is a special promotion from Close To My Heart right now. It is awesome.

OK, here is the whole 'kit' that you get

Very Productive weekend

Well, I was at an all day crop yesterday and made a few cards and a 2 page layout with CTMH new Serendipity set. Man is that AWESOME! lol I will take pics later, but figured IF I waited, nothing would get done on here. lol ALSO, I think we have a buyer for our old and sitting Tahoe!! That is WAY awesome. It was like our 3rd car, and it still runs great but needed work that would could neither afford or do. SO, a friend may be buying it and her hubby is a mechanic, so no big deal for them. And they really needed another vechile. Cool, huh?

FINALLY got the christmas stuff OUT of my living room today too! WOW. Everything was basically packed up, but was waiting to go back to storage(instead of the basement). SO, we did that today. whew Hubby got a lot done yesterday and today too. He got his hard top on the Jeep so we can get that ready and get an ad in the paper to sell eventually I HOPEFULLY can buy that VAN!!! Lol Yes, that is STILL in the works. We put down a small deposit and luckily they are very nice people for letting it sit and wait for us to do our thing.

Well, thats all for now. I will take pics later of what I made yesterday and get them posted. I am very happy with how they turned out.

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year

Ive been thinking about coming here since the new year and what I could write, but just havent made it till now! I dont make new years resolutions....why bother? lol I have dreams, goals, things I would LIKE to see happen, but doesnt everybody? And why only on New YEars? I dont know. lol
I have a crop to go to tomorrow. FINALLY A day out of the house and away from everyone! lol Dont get me wrong, I LOVE my family, but I need my Sat. scrap day away sometimes too!!! With the new CTMH catty and all kinds of awesome new papers and stamps and toys, I cant wait to play with them all tomorrow. Well, maybe not ALL of them, but some anyway! I have another crop on the 19th then too. Except I finally get to be a CTMH vendor for this one. How awesome is that? VERY!! lol I have been going to this crop for a while now. She has a few a year and its a crop for a cure to raise monies for the cancer relay team. Its great. Last summer, Lisa Bearnson from Creative Keepsakes even came to visit her!!!! She (Lisa B.) gave us all a magazine, autographed it and talked to each one of us and let us take pics too! It was really awesome!
Well, I think I hear my pillow calling my name. I have another headache and just cant stand it anymore. Hopefully with sleep I wont fell it anymore. HOPEFULLY.