Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I'm pretty proud of myself, I managed to make (and finish) most of my handmade Christmas presents. Here's a sneak peak....
I still have a few more to finish, but i'm feeling confident that I can get them done!
Hope everyone is enjoying the craziness of the Holiday's!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I finally took down my Halloween decorations (on Friday) with Jason's help. I think he was sick of looking at them. Thank you for the comments about my pumpkins. I only have one left--one of the dogs got a hold of the pirate and chewed it to bits. So i'm off to purchase more pumpkins for next year. BTW, some of the patterns are from The Pumpkin Lady (you can find her stuff online)
On Saturday I participated in a Super Saturday helping a bunch of ladies make custom 24" clocks. If you are interested in a clock or a kit, let me know I have extra. They turned out really cute. Of course afterwards I was exhausted and then on Sunday I was sick!! I think it was from wearing myself out throughout this past week!
More later...have a great week
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thank you Nelson family for "entertaining" us. We miss you already.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Today is our 9th anniversary. It's funny how fast time flies and yet sometimes I feel like no time has past. It isn't until I look outside our "little" family do I realize the changes around us. I have enjoyed these last nine years with Jason. I feel so blessed that we have this time together, to grow, and to just talk.
Sometimes we wonder what we could be missing-but you can't live your life wondering "what if". I believe every thing happens for a reason, just be happy with what you have and who you have in your life...that is all that matters.
Friday, September 12, 2008
(what I forgot to add was the stamped greeting at the bottom right corner "Happy New Baby") Oh well, you get the idea. I am also making some baby gifts with this stamp set for an upcoming shower I will be attending in a few weeks.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Today, I received this email:
"I am going to buy you the Kindle Reading Device as an early Christmas present...a) Because I can, and b) Because I love you. It should arrive tomorrow. Love, Me (Jason)"
Yep...just like that. I am so excited I already have three books I want to read (short, "fun" books) and with Jason going ocean fishing for the long weekend, I will have plenty of time to read. Are you doing anything fun for the Labor Day weekend? Besides playing with my new toy, I will actually have a lot to do. I have been helping my mom with her vinyl business, I am designing/editing graphic images. This weekend should be pretty productive for vinyl cutting.
We have a family reunion at our house in a few weeks so getting the house "Tip Top" is first priority!
I also purchased a new stamp set from Paper Trey Ink. I will show you the card once it is finished.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Take this quiz to find out. I took this quiz twice just for curiousity sake and I discovered that I am a "World Traveler" which I think is pretty accurate considering I have a bunch of pieces that were collected from all over. The second time I took the quiz it said that I was "Classic Chic" the only part about this style that related to me was that it said I was meticulous in planning my design strategy and that I thought through my plan carefully (which is me to a "T")
Anyway, it's a fun quiz...give it a try!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Now that my main focus in life is over, I might actually get some stuff done.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I am trying my hardest to exercise more often and be aware of what I eat. My goal is to run a 5k in the upcoming months.
Meantime...on the home front we are settling back into our daily work life. Our vacation was much needed. You know you're having a restful vacation when you forget what day it is and you sleep until noon. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of our vacation our camera had some "technical difficulties" aka no memory card and a dead battery. Fear not, you can check out pictures on shaffersmiles.blogspot.com or my sister's blog.
More to come
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I still have his name and phone number programmed into my cell phone, and when you call you will hear "Don't Worry Be Happy" while you wait for me to answer. It is a constant reminder to myself that life is to be enjoyed. He would have wanted us not to worry...but be happy.
So many memories...
I love you Bob
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Poor Dottie, she is whooped! She spent most of the day outside (causing trouble) and now she is passed out next to the air conditioner vent...and it's only going to get hotter!
Anyway, there have been lots of exciting thoughts swirling around my head lately. Creative thoughts which I love! I had a few months where not an ounce of creativity developed (I hate it when that happens). Much more to come...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I am happy to report that I didn't even go over my budget!
We had friends over for dinner Monday night… they have three children. I seem to suffer from a little “shock” when the whole brood arrives, but I quickly adjust. We don’t have any toys or anything really “fun” for them to do when they are here (other than the X-box, which one of them is really too young to play with anyway). The oldest child asked me if they could make something. I was a little hesitant at first, but I gave in and we went down stairs to my craft room. The three of them fought around my small drafting table, so then I decided to bring in the “big guns” my long rectangle folding table. I turned on the Disney Channel and we began to draw… First we made a card, and then drew dinosaurs with green eyelets for eyes and finally we attempted to make an origami box. Unfortunately, I forgot how to make one so this will be a project for another time. Eventually it was time for them to leave. The youngest asked if they could sleep over. He was pretty disappointed when I said no, but he gave me this drawing of Jason and me dancing together anyway.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Ten years ago...
I was living at home and going to school. I also started dating Jason. I had a cute little white Mitsubishi Eclipse. I was getting ready to go to St. Thomas with the family.
Snacks I enjoy...
Right now it's Quaker Rice Cakes, granola bars and light popcorn. Yeah, I know, sounds delish doesn't it? (I'm on a diet)
Five things on my list...
Clean the house
Paint the house
If I were a billionaire...
I think I would change very little about my life. Except we would own a house in Maui and one in Manhattan. I would be a guest on Regis and Kelly everyday!
Three bad habits:
Places I've lived...
Jobs I've had...
Cashier at Mac's Hobbies and Crafts
Sewing mattresses at a mattress factory
Front Desk Attendant for Salt Lake County Parks and Rec
Health care Customer Service Rep
Things people don't know about me...
I'm very quiet and shy when I meet new people. I'm VERY careful, i.e. I drive the speed limit, I won't jump out of an airplane, and I'm the only one in my family who doesn't water ski! I'm not a spontaneous person. I like to have things planned out. I like to write "To Do" lists. I love old movies, The Odd couple, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Abbott and Costello, Some Like it Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blonde's, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. I have been known to put in a DVD and not watch it. Something about just having the movie as background noise comforts me.
I tag Rachel (unless you've done this already)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Here are some of the projects I have been working on the last few weeks. Most of these cards are stamped with sets from Stampin Up's Occasion Mini Catalog. The cupcakes are from a set called Hey There Cupcake from Stampendous. It is a fun and versatile set that is unmounted (great for limited storage space). I used a circle punch to add a little dimension. I really like the layout and design...can't you tell?
This is Boston grabbing the camera. I loved his facial expressions! I can't wait to see him again.
Have a happy weekend!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I have been trying to spend a little more time in my craft room and I have been able to create a few things here and there (it always helps when you've purchased some new products!) I am also re-organizing the area a little, (it's amazing what you find when you CLEAN!). My artist challenge isn't available for viewing...yet. Where did February go?
I have been in such a creative mood. I have spent the last week picking out paint colors for my house. I know some of you are saying "It's about time!" I really try to take my time and think about the room as a whole before I apply paint. It's a long process and I know it drives Jason crazy.
Also, don't forget Making Memories is having their Spring Warehouse Sale March 31-April 4 in Centerville. Check their website for times and location. You don't want to miss it!
I hope to post some pictures this weekend.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
This months challenge is called "The Way You See It". "It" can be anything you want, DRAWN using any medium you like. Thanks Janette for the great suggestion, this will be fun. I can't wait to see your ideas.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Here is my drawing for the artist challenge. Sorry it is late. I took a bowl and drew what I saw looking out of it.
This is my living room wall. It has been such a long time since I used only pencil to draw. I actually had to dig out my shading stump from a moving box!
A new challenge will follow. Have a great day!