Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop!

Don't forget that Sweet 'n Sassy is hosting another blog hop! For the schedule of designers go HERE. This card was made with the yummy Chocoholic set! I colored the cake in with my Copics. The paper is October Afternoon and the flowers are SU! The sentiment is also included with this set. I cut it out using my Nesties. I will be posting again tomorrow for my "official" Blog Hop day! Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week's Bitten By the Bug challenge was to use the turkey cut from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I pieced him together and inked his edges. I used my new Nesties and some felt leaves to dress him up. Check out the BBTB site to see the other fab creations from the DT!

Just wanted to let you know that the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog hop started on Tuesday. Here is the schedule for this week!
11/26: Sweet 'n Sassy Blog & Christi
11/27: Kathy & Faith
11/28: Janette & Sandy
11/29: Jessica & Korin
11/30: ME & Chris


Go check out what the girls have in store for you!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Shadow Box

A couple of years ago I redid my kitchen in a cranberry red color. I love it with the white trey ceiling, wood floors, and my lighted hutch! It is warm and cozy, and is probably my favorite room in the house. I decided to create a little shadow box to showcase my other love.......coffee! I used Crafty Secret's Coffee and Tea set for this. The paper is Basic Grey. I also added liquid applique for the "froth." There is vintage lace and an old vintage button I used to replace the O in coffee. It looks so cute in my kitchen!

My other exciting news is that I made the Cat Walk over at SIS TV!!! My LO (click HERE to see it) from the other day was chosen as one of their favs for the week. That was a wee bit of sunshine in my day!

And just an update....my van was towed today to the body shop. They are hoping to look at it tomorrow. (I am keeping my fingers crossed!) It seems that everything should be covered.....

Happy Wednesday! Lots of cooking and cleaning for me!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Looking on the Bright Side....

If you are a regular to my blog you will know from past posts that my handicapped accessible van has had lots of trouble. I've had the ramp fixed several times in the 2 1/2 years I've owned it, the air conditioning has gone out, I've need new brakes, new tires, and a whole list of other problems. Why? Because when you buy a handicapped van, the company that makes it accessible literally tears your brand new van apart and puts it back together again, but differently to accommodate a wheelchair. The suspension and all of the parts underneath are rerouted. So a simple problem becomes very complex. Why am I telling you this? (I think I needed to vent to be honest...) I was in an accident on Friday night. An elderly woman did not slow down at a red light, instead she slammed into the car behind me, which then slammed into me, then I hit the car in front of me. 4 cars total were involved. The car behind me was wedged underneath my bumper and punctured a hole in my gas tank. The lovely police ( I say with an edge of sarcasm...) never had me turn my car off, instead they used some goop to fill the hole and told me not to drive the van, except to my house. I guess as long as someone didn't throw a match at my van I would be ok. (again....with a hint of sarcasm....) The lady behind me and the elderly lady were both taken to the hospital. It was a very nerve racking night.

So now, I am dealing with the insurance, the adjusters, the police department, and I am without transportation for my daughter and me. And through all this red tape, aggravation, and an occasional tear, I am still grateful. No one was hurt, my insurance company is taking care of me, I have people at work willing to help me, drive me, whatever I need, and Cort's bus company changing their route to make sure she comes to the house instead of my school where she was getting dropped off. In the whole scheme of things, this is minor and I know that.

So because Cort was on my mind, and she was in the van with me when the accident occurred, and she is the complicating factor in my life, while at the same time being the ray of sunshine......

Here she is ......




She is one cool chick....and I AM grateful for her.....even if I do whine occasionally......LOL!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Lil' Christmas....

I love the Vintage Christmas set by Crafty Secrets! I love this sweet lil' Eskimo girl. I used my Copics on her. I used lots of glitter on the ice, and flocking on the hat and jacket cuffs. The paper is SU! and October Afternoon. I also used my new Nestibilities. I added a felt snowflake topped with a button. I placed a rhinestone in the center of the button.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!