Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happiness is...

Having your friends picked to be the featured stamper!!!! I was so thrilled when yet AGAIN, one of my friends was chosen as the Featured Stamper over on SCS. Silke Ledlow, best known in the SCS world as Sparklegirl, has one of the most distinctive styles I have ever seen. Her work is always so clean and crisp. She has a way with colors and embellishments that makes you wanna call your momma!! Silke was the first person I ever saw put the rhinestone brads through the big eyelets(as seen on my humble CASE) and I have been hooked ever since. Besides having a fabulous blog, and a gallery that requires you to wear a bib, she is also one of the sweetest people I have "met" so far on SCS(although, I have rarely run into one that isn't-I guess that is why it is the best stamping community ever). She is always quick to leave a comment on your card or blog and her words are always heartfelt and meaningful. Recently she and I have been emailing back and forth and I have enjoyed getting to know her better, and Silke, if I ever get to go to Germany, your coming too!!
I had a really hard time picking a card of hers to case, so I literally used to generate a number and I CASED the card that it picked, how's that for indecisive!!! As per the rules, you are required to change two things about the person's card. Her card was absolute perfection, so all I changed was the colors, sentiment, and added a few layers-yes, I know, it's a sickness!! I picked my color combo from the SU color wheel(man that thing rocks) and went from there. Nothing fancy on this, but I am now in mourning- I broke the lever on my corner rounder so I had to use my Martha Stewart punch, so if you would, please join me in welcoming my beloved corner rounder into stamping accessories heaven. LOL!!

Okay, I have so much to do today, and so much to get caught up on, and if that wasn't enough(and as if we haven't spent the whole weekend together), Travis' family is having a fish fry tonight, so I have to get busy!! Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
stamps-Happy Harmony
paper- Not Quite Navy, Blush Blossom, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
ink- Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke
tools-big eyelets, pretties kit, white taffets, Martha Stewart edge punch, cuttlebug and nestabilities

We Have A Winner!!

Oh what a night, late April back in 2008......LOL!! Okay, so I changed the wording a LITTLE to suit my purposes, but you get my drift!! Thanks to all of you for participating in my blog candy contest!! I always love when you stop by to see me, and running a contest like this lets me get to know some of you a little better!! I will say though, over the last 4 days, I have had over 1000 visitors to my blog, and only got 85entries, so to all your lurkers out there(you know I love ya), sign up next time, this could be you!!!
The most popular favorite song was"I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. I have to tell you that I LOVE music and that is why this was the question I asked. I associate music with all of my most memorable moments in my life. This song holds a special place in my heart, not only for it's beauty and amazing message, but it was one of the songs played at my step/second dad's, Mike, funeral. He was(and still is) a great man and not a day goes by that I don't miss him. He left too early and left a hole in our hearts that only God, time, and memories can fill. After the funeral, I immediately downloaded this song and listened to it repeatedly. I can remeber at the funeral looking around while it played and everyone was signing along, through tears of course, but I just remember feeling very connected with all my family, step family, and friends. To me picking a favorite song is like trying to pick a favorite niece or stamp, impossible!!
The least favorite song ranged from Achy Breaky Heart(I totally agree)to rap!! John Anderson's "Swingin" was mentioned a few times, but was also listed as someone's favorite so that just goes to show you why there are so many types of music and artists out there. There were a few random others, but sadly no one said the same least favorite song as me. It was also one of my second dad's least favorite songs!! Mom, I bet you know.......that's right Tubthumper by Chumbawumba. That song justs grates on my nerves!!!
Okay, enough carrying on, that's not why you are here are you!! picked

Here are your random numbers:32
Timestamp: 2008-04-20 16:22:34 UTC

Comment #32 was my dear friend Paola!!! Yay girl!!!

Congrazt again on your thousands of hits!!My gosh Jessie...U are too too much girl!I'm speechless reading about THIS blog candy but here I am nonetheless *lol*I have manyyyyyyyyyyyyy fav songs...but lately the one I've been listening often is:'No Woman No Cry' by Bob Marley (I'm in a raggae mood!)My list favorite one ...mmmm...gotta be anything 'rap'for sure!Thanks for this wonderful opportunity Jessie...U are one of the MOST generous person I've ever met! God Bless....Paola (SCS=Sama)

Paola, you've got all my info, so I will be waiting for your email or call!!
Thanks to all of you for playing and sharing your favorite songs with me, I have a lot of music to listen to! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!