Saturday, September 20, 2008


I said I was gonna post all my awards I had received, and by golly, I am gonna do it! Of course, I had no idea there were this many!! I may have missed someone, PLEASE don't take it personally, I just went through my last two months worth of posts looking for comments telling me that they gave me an award and my head is spinning!! This first award I received from Pam(yorkiemom), andTerry(TERRORE3) . Thanks so much ladies, I totally appreciate it!!

The second award that I received came from Laurel. Her blog is gorgeous and so is her work!! Thanks so much Laurel!!

I have received this award from a few different people. Melissa Bove, Monika(buszy), Carolina(craftycaro), and Lee(luvlee). They all gave it to me over a MONTH ago, but I am JUST now getting it posted...what can I say...I'm sorry!! Since it has been forever, I am not going to nominate anyone, I just wanted them to know that I totally appreciate them thinking of me and giving me this award, sorry it took so long to post it!! Shameful!
I also received the Brilliante Award(already in my sidebar) from my pal Debbie over at Debbies Doodles and my pal Linsey(scraperlinsey). She is so super sweet and talented!! Since it is already over there, I will spare you the second picture!! Thanks Debbie, I think you are pretty Brilliante yourself!!
Okay, so by now you probably have picked up that I haven't posted rules or anything like that, and I know that isn't the way you are supposed to play, but do you realize how many people I would have to nominate to pass all these on???CRAZY!!! So, I just wanted to let them ALL know, that I appreciate the awards and I send them out to anyone reading my blog...I do this all for you(maybe a little for me, but definitely for you all too!!)!!

Some Raks!!

Here are some fabulous RAK's I received from some of my blogging friends!! The first one is from my BFF Jodi(kharmagirl). This is the card that she made for me when I was the featured stamper. It looks great in the picture, but trust me, in real life, this thing is GORGEOUS!! I love that MFT set and the button and flowers are amazing!! Thanks Jodi, you know I luv ya!!
This next card is from my pal Silke Ledlow(sparklegirl). I met Silke through SCS. She does the challenges religiously like I do, and after awhile, it is only natural to get to know the person a little. I am a huge fan of hers and I love everything that she does, EVERYTHING!! This is the card she made for me when I was featured stamper and it ROCKS!! She filled the package full of bling too, what's not to love!! Thanks so much Silke, I LOVE it!!

My final card comes from my pal Carolina(craftycaro). She has been so good to me since I met her through SCS. Not only has she showered me with gifts, cards, and support, she is also showering my nephew Jared with love too!! This card came in the mail with the cutest Halloween bib for him. Thanks Carolina, both the card and bib, and your friendship mean so much to me!!

Celebrating MFT Day!!

First of all, I wanted to pass along this note from MFT's fearless, and extremely AWESOME leader, Kim.
"As many of you know, Cammie introduced her Whimsical Autumn set through Gina K. Designs earlier this month, and is donating all her proceeds to an Alzheimer’s charity in memory of the Grandmother she lost to this disease a few months back. My Father suffered from Dementia, of which Alzheimer’s is a form, during the last few years of his life. It was truly painful to watch him morph into someone so completely different and unreachable. I really have empathy for those whose loved ones are afflicted, it is so overwhelming.Cammie is having a HUGE blog candy extravaganza in honor of National Alzheimer’s Day on Sept 21st. Be sure to check it out!I thought I’d like to help raise some funds as well in support of the cause, so what I’ve decided to do is two-fold: 1) Starting tomorrow, I am offering a 10% discount on ALL stamps on the site. Use the coupon code Cammie at checkout to receive 10% off all the stamps in your shopping cart. (It won’t discount your other merchandise, just stamps.) The coupon code will run from Wednesday, Sept 17th to Sunday, Sept 21st. 2) I will donate 10% of ALL proceeds (including money spent on other items on the site) to the National Alzheimer’s Association. FYI - The discount applies only to retail orders…"
With that out of the way, Today is the 20th of the month, so that makes it "Celebrating My Favorite Things Day". Why you ask, well, since the release is the first Wednesday of the month, by the 20th all your new stamps should be in your hot little hands and ready to get inky!! I used this weeks MFT sketch challenge for my card. I love these little bath tub images from MFT, they are just too cute!! This one is one of my favorites called Be Calm....don't we all need a little "calm" in our lives?? I think so!! I colored my image with my SU markers and the shower head and pipe with a silver glitter pen. I then layered it with Pale Plum. The larger layer is Perfect Plum and was cut out using my square nestabilities. It was then run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots folder. The DP is from the SU retired paper pack Enchante. I did all my normal "embellishing" and it was done!! I have a ton of stamping to do, and I actually have some ideas to work with, wish me luck!!
stamps-Be Calm
paper-Pale Plum, Perfect Plum. Whisper White, and Enchate DSP
ink-Brilliance Black
tools-silver brads, spiral clips, white taffeta, Su markers, silver pen, swiss dots folder, Cuttlebug, Prima sprites, square nestabilities

A tag...the first of many...

So, I am totally behind on posting all the tags that I have received. Tomorrow, besides actually stamping, it is my goal to get all of them done, but for now, I will do the most recent. Why you ask...well, it is from my BFF Jodi, and when I said that I would TRY to get them answered, she sent a message back that wasn't very nice, or patient!!LOL!! The first part I won't repeat, but the last said..."answer the questions Rone...."!! To that I say, YES MAAMMM!!! LOL!! (ETA Jodi is not a mean person, so don't think she is!!! She was totally joking!!)
So this is how it goes!!
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here goes!!
1. I own four umbrellas but refuse to use them. They sound good to me in theory, but to actually use them, too much work!
2. I recently went from no job(yayy) to working 6 days a week. Now I know what you are thinking, cuddling a 3 month old all week long isn't work in the four letter word sense, but work none the less!
3. I own at least 50 stamps that have never since a drop of ink...shameful!
4. I treat my dog Sophie as if she was my dh and I even call ourselves Mommy and Daddy. Sick right??!!
5. I love to read but can not read the same book twice. However, if I like a movie, I can watch it 1000 times and never get bored by it.
6. I am addicted to brads and spiral clips, which I am about to run out of and couldn't be more sad...Where oh where did I buy those things???
7. I cry, a lot...I mean a WHOLE poor DH, sometimes he just looks at me confused because he has no idea why or what to say. It is never a sad cry, I just feel for people, more than I would think is normal. I hear a situation and imagine if it were happening to me, and I can cry buckets.

Okay, that is enough random blah blah blah from me. Here is my list of bloggers I want to pass this on to. Yep you guessed it...all you pretties out there, STAND UP and answer the questions!!LOL!!
Christie Ortman
Julie Masse
Charmaine Ikach
Jana Weaver
Jillian Winters
Danielle Lounds
Jackie Rakoski
Joni Stringfield
Carolina Buchting-Prettie Guest Designer
Jackie Pedro- Prettie Guest Designer
Donna Baker-Prettie Guest Designer
Kirsten Dubosque- Prettie Guest Designer
Colleen Harshaw-Prettie Pages Guest Designer

And yes, you guessed again, I just copy and pasted their blog links from my is after 11 people, to much work to do it individually!! Honestly though, I love my Pretties, and I really want to know them better, so I would have picked them anyway!!