Thursday, October 30, 2008

Since I've been slacking lately

I don't know why.. I just have been.. I have plenty of mojo.. just no ambition with it getting so COLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDD out... JEEZE..we've already had snow here in upstate NY and my DH was actually worried about plowing already.. Lord help us all. I so dislike bad weather....
Well, since I've been such a slacker the only thing I can do is offer up a little blog candy and send you in the direction of some other candy as well..

First... Please go check out
Michelle's blog.. She's offering up a some luscious candy.. I love her (met her last year in Syracuse) and her blog... She's just awesome..
And now for me...
Please leave a comment here on this thread for a chance to win some scrumptious candy (what exactly will be determined later).. I have a whole pile of goodies in my stamproom.. I would love to know what your plans are for the fall? As you know I've been running myself ragged lately and this weekend is no exception. I'm so looking forward to the calmness starting Monday..
And since I'm feeling overly generous (oh heck.. I just feel really bad that I've been slacking so much with my blog).. If you post a link to my candy on your blog (have your reader's comment that you referred them) your name will go into a separate drawing for more goodies.. Each time your name is mentioned, you will get an additional chance to win.
My drawing will be Saturday November 8th... Good Luck... I'll post pic's of my candy sometime this weekend..

Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Did I get a chance

to get up to my craft room to get my Christmas cards for you.. Nope. Did a little retail therapy. Made dinner and then watched Fool's Gold... Sorry..
But here's a little something to keep you inspired. A little enabling. Which is something I seem to be really good at.. Check this out..

Be sure to head on over to Treehouse Stamps and check these out. I picked up this Creepy crawly set for only $15 plus shipping and handling. I love the hat and the spiders.

Happy Stamping.... :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm home and boy

am I exhausted. I need a weekend just to sleep..
Wow was Jiminy Peak eventful... here's a joke for you.. what do you get when you put 2 blonde's in a car.. 1 driving and 1 co-piloting? LOST !!! WHOOPS.. somehow we missed that right turn to stay on 43 East and ended up who knows where. Luckily there was a very nice man walking down the road and got us back to where we needed to be..LOL a 45 minute ride only took us just over an hour and a half... WHOOPSIES !!!!! Hey at least we asked directions..
Friday night I make a bunch of boxes in a bag as Halloween goodie bags. They are just adorable.. So now I guess you'll have to come back over the next few days to see them and to get the instructions.. :)
Saturday after working on my Christmas cards for a few hours you'll never believe what I did..
(((look to left))).. .I was here.. At the very tippy top of Jiminy Peak. We road the ski lift all the way to the top. Now trust me, that's something I never would have even considered doing last year at this time and 125+ pounds heavier. But this year, you couldn't stop me. I must say, the top of the mountain was beautiful.. But damn was it cold. As you look at the picture to the left, that brown cluster in the middle of the picture. That's the resort... Now can you imagine how high up we were. Going up was fun.. Going back down was not as much fun. The wind was blowing in our faces going down which made if very cold. I was numb by the time we got to the bottom

Here's another picture of me on the ski lift heading back down the mountain. The resort looks like an ant farm..
Hey do you like my sneakers?

And just 1 more to give you a good look going down... Wayyyyyyy down..

If that wasn't excite enough for 1 day... for the rest of the day on Saturday I finished all of my Christmas cards. It was about 9:30 or 10 and I was getting exhausted. I told my BFF Jeanine that I was going to finish up putting the glassy glaze on my cards to that they could dry overnight and then I was heading back to the room.. a few minutes later we heard this strange noise above us... We looked up and suddenly water was POURING out of the ceiling through the light fixture right onto our table.. Wholly Mother of God... I started grabbing my cards, throwing them on the table behind me.. And everyone just started grabbing supplies and buckets. It was a nightmare. I went downstairs to the front desk and they could have cared a less. Finally a maintenance man went upstairs to the restaurant above us and came back and said they spilt a little water.. WHAT .. it wasn't spilt water and it wasn't a little...

Let's just say that after a lot of fighting back and forth, Jiminy Peak has finally agreed to reimburse us for our damaged and destroyed supplies. No thanks to Renee (the Creative Memories) leader who shot her mouth off and now their not comp'ing us our room... YIPEE... we got to pay to stay in a room and have most of our supplied destroyed. Hell, I could have stayed home for free and not be out of pocket a few hundred dollars.. But as Renee said.... (keep in mind this coming from a digital scrapbooker.. sorry all you digi-scrapbookers she's making you all look bad) .. It was only paper... Yeah.. Right.. Only paper.. But that's a whole nother story I'm saving to share as a scary camp fire story.. This is a picture of the ceiling about a half hour to an hour after the leak.. you can see the bubbling in the ceiling from the water.. and the spots on the light fixture. that's still water dripping... Oh well.. live and learn..
The only advice I can give is that if you ever have the opportunity (or are part of the Creative Memories group going this weekend to Jiminy Peak) to go to Jiminy Peak scrapbooking.. ONLY keep out what you don't mind getting destroyed due to someones carelessness...
The weekend seemed to just go downhill (literally...LOL) from there. Sunday I woke up with a sinus headache that could have stopped an oncoming train.
I'm just so glad to be home and glad this weekend is behind me.. Now I can just look forward to the fun adventures I have coming up in November.. A stamping day in Syracuse on the 8th and then NYC baby on the 29th..
Come back over the next few days to check out my projects. I still repairing some of them.... But I think you'll enjoy them..
Happy Stamping everyone..

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Have you wondered

where I've been... Here I'll give you a hint....

and another..

Have you guessed yet? I've been on a mini-vacation 'cabin'ing' in the beautiful Adirondacks. I can't say I was camping because as you can see... we had a wonderful cabin in the woods. With all of the luxuries of home.. Living room/ Dining room/ Kitchen combination.. Bathroom with indoor plumbing. 2 bed rooms, a beautiful gas fireplace in the living room to warm my cold piggies.. And most importantly electricity and HEAT.. Nope, not camping... cabin'ing.. LOL
Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the 'do not feed the bear's' sign that was hanging on the tree across from our cabin. Although, Saturday night we threw caution to the wind and ended up leaving our dessert table full of goodies out all night. Nope not even 1 bear was attacked to all of the sweet goodies. Trust me.. I doubt I really wanted to see a bear up close and personal anyway. I probably would have passed out in fear if one walked by our cabin.

Even though I don't particularly consider myself a type A personality I have to say that with work, family, 2 dogs, church, friends, stamping, gardening.. I don't have much time where I find myself sitting around doing nothing and just listening. I took this past weekend to do just that. Here's a couple pictures I took from my chair on the dock. For the longest time I sat there just listening to my i-pod... Then I went up to the cabin, grabbed my book and took it down on the dock and read for what seemed like the longest time.

During the day the weather was magnificent... You can see just how blue the sky was and the reflection off the lake.. But at night.. OHHHHHHHH did it get cold.. I found myself inside by 9 each night warming my feet on the hearth of the fireplace. I think we were the only cabin with some of the windows open and the fireplace going.. Since it was gas and regulated by the thermostat that was the only way to keep it going.. LOL
I'm sorry to say that I won't be getting much stamping done this week either. Friday I'm off again for 3 days to Jiminy Peak Ski Resort in MA for a scapbooking weekend. I've never been and can't wait. Although, amongst the scrappers I'll be stamping my Christmas cards.. LOL you can take the stamper to a scraping event, but you'll never take the stamp pad out of the stamper.. LOL I'll be spending the next few days planning and packing for what I'll be doing this weekend. So stay tuned for more fun pictures of this weeks adventure.
Hugs everyone and until I return.. Happy Stamping :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I really am still here....

I apologize for not posting... Especially to Alex.. she's nominated me for a blogger award and I haven't even had time to post that... PHOOEY..... I'm sooooooo sorry...
This is a crazy week at work. I'm here most days 12 - 13 hours so by the time I get home, dinner, get my clothes ready for the next day I'm pretty well shot... The good news is.. I did just finish a batch of Halloween cards that just as soon as I remember to take a picture of them, I'll post for you. Hopefully it won't be Halloween by then.. LOL
In the mean time I send you blog surfing to pass the time away..
~ First you can start on over at Stampin' UP. Their new holiday catalog went live TODAY.. OMG.. If you'd like to order.. I'm offering $5 shipping on your entire order for orders placed between NOW & Thursday October 9th at NOON (EST). Please EMAIL me (located under view my complete profile.. over to the left right above the Stamping Top #) if you have any questions or with your order. I do accept Visa, MC, pay pal and personal checks.
After you've done your shopping...
~ Please head on over to Lim's blog.. She's offering up some awesome blog candy of magnolia and other stamped images... OMG I would love to win these.
~ After that, head on over to My Favorite Things.. they have a new release tonight that I just can't wait for. I (((HEART))) the new snowmen..
~ and finally.. why not surf the gallery at SCS.. You will get lots of idea's there... While you're there, if you're in or around NY, check out the 11/8/08 Central NY gathering thread.. there's a shoe box swap in Syracuse. I'll be there and can't wait. I already have my project planned (all the deets are right where they need to be.. in my head.. where ultimately I will forget them.. LOL)
THERE.... that should keep you busy while I'm suffering terribly here in the desolate doom called ... WORK... :(
Happy Stamping !!