Thursday, March 29, 2012


This is a big birthday year for Jack and myself. I am 33 days from 30 and Jack is going to be 40 on May 11th. I decided some time last year that I wanted to do something extra special for him since he has not really had the best birthdays the last few years.  So for I have planned and booked a surprise trip to Vegas! I even have wrangeled a few close friends into taking the trip with us. And have even aranged for his best friend to fly with us. It is going to take all the strength that I possess not to tell him about this trip. It is definitely hard to keep secrets, especially something this big! It was hard for me to believe I'm actually going to be able to pull it off. Usually I have the best of intentions but very poor follow-through.  Originally with this idea I wanted to go the 10th through the 13th of May but due to financial reasons I had to book it for May 9th - 12th. So we will still be in Vegas for his actual birthday. I also booked us a room at Treasure Island! I have never stayed at that one but I have heard great things about the hotel.

 I need to figure out exactly how to tell him we are going to be going. My original idea was to not tell him until were on our way to the airport but I think I might have to tell before so he can pack himself instead of me packing his bag for him. I need to think of a really creative way to tell him. We leave a 1pm on the 9th so I could tell him as late at that morning or the night before.  I'll have to do some thinking on how to do it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Seriously out of control!!!!!

I had to work today. Not that that's the end of the world as it was a relatively short day. I only had to work 9 AM to 5 PM compared to my normal 9 AM to 9 PM days.  I got a lot accomplished today archiving files, signing up new student's for the upcoming class starting Monday.  But I'll tell you what I was happy to get home this evening I was were tired girl. I somehow caught a case of insomnia last night and didn't fall sleep until well after 2 AM.  So getting up at 730 this morning was a very tough chore.    Upon right of arriving home this morning
Upon arriving home this evening I noticed a brown package sitting on my doorstep!  I was surprised and excited at the same time. But I couldn't remember ordering anything about all of my deliveries had already been delivered.  This is why I'm out of control and need crafters anonymous.  Who does that Seriously!  Place an order and forget that you ordered something.. I think I have a little bit of acute confusion which is just one step away from Alzheimer's. Shoot it mean I knew I was getting old but I didn't think I was getting not old.   The great news is although I may be losing my mind I have new crafty toys! So now I know you're salivating wondering what I got in this new shipment.   So here's a rundown of what I got : I got a set of Tim Holtz stampers anonymous visual artistry stamps, I got a set of stamps from unity stamp company (perfect for making those cards for my mom because they've got all sorts little Bible quotes on them), I got a new spellbinders shapeabilities spiral blossom that I wish came with directions on how to assemble it, a set of rock-a-block, and the cute little friends forever butterfly cling set.

I just had to chuckle the thought of forgetting a order that I placed is pretty funny. Considering I'm still feeling like I don't have enough crafty things.  I need to win the lottery that way I can build my dream craft room and finally be able to hit purchase on my Amazon and Joanne wish lists. I think that what would help most if I wasn't so completely and utterly obsessed with Tim Holtz as fabulous products.  He has an awesome class coming up that he's talking about on his blog it's his first ever online class and I wish I could do it.  Tim Holtz first online class it's looks so fun! I just checked his blog and I wasn't one of the winners for a free spot, not that I was surprised it is just my luck that I didn't win one of the spots. Oh well... maybe next time ;D   I guess I'll just have to drown my sorrows playing with all my new crafty toys.  The only thing I have to do for sure tonight is go to the store and get some shampoo because I am 100% out. And seeing as how I have to work tomorrow I do have to wash my hair in the morning.

More later.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

43 days and counting

I have decided to bring back my blogging skills. I was have so much to say them so little time to say it but I'm finally utilizing my my Dragon software that I got for Christmas. I can't believe how accurate and amazing this is that I can just talk and poof there it is on my screenI guess it is a little cheating because blogging is supposed to be typing but I just don't have the time to type this all out. Tonight it was working on a project with a new technique that includes colored pencils and a solvent called gamsol and I was thinking to myself 30 is not so far away. I can't believe that I counted the days till my 30th birthday. I guess they say this is one milestone that you can't avoid. Growing up I always thought that this day was so far away and now it's just over a month away. Lots of people have been asking me lately what I want to do. I'm not really sure.

But back to my crafting project. Is this techniqueabout a week ago Along with about 12 other techniques that I wanted to try.  So on to the Internet I jumped and ordered colored pencils a gamsol and several other items to get me through the other techniques I've seen. Well… These supplies were supposed to then delivered yesterday but  weren't. Due to the complete lack of on-time delivery that my mailperson gives me.  About 11 AM this morning I was up and getting ready to go wait out by the mailbox so I could give the mail person a piece of my mind my doorbell rang. I couldn't get the door fast enough and when I opened it there were my packages sitting there on the door step and all I could see were the vanishing taillights down my driveway of the scared mail woman's vehicle.

I was as excited as little kid on Christmas. I tore into the boxes frantic to see my new treasures. as I pulled them out of the brown paper wrapping, the packing peanuts, and bubblewrap my mind raced with  a million different project ideas.   In orde to center mysel I had to go back and review all of the you tube videos that I had watched previously.  So I gathered up my stamps, StazOn ink, white card stock, colored pencils, blending stumps,  and my gamsol and got to work. I learned a few valuable lessons today.  Number 1: I'm not very good at coloring in the lines.   Number 2: if you get the gamsol on your paper it will  leave a grease like looking stain.   And number 3: ..... Shoot I got interrupted and now forgotten what I was gonna stay for number 3 ha ha ha ha! I have to think about it and come back.