Birthday Mug

February 4th, 2009

bday-mug-jami-custom.jpgNo, really…does running late count as exercise?  LOL!  Today is my birthday and my wonderful cherished friend Darla took me out for dinner last night while Curt was away on a buisness trip.  When I opened her package and saw this mug I was seriously just about ROTFLMBO!!!!  It couldn’t be more perfect for me.  I read it out loud and then Darla said….”you should be in really good shape then!”  Bwahahahahahahhahaha!!!!

Just for the record, I’m mostly late in the mornings.  I do tend to run 5-10 minutes late at other times, but I’m not a 30 minutes late person…well, almost never.  *eye roll*

Since it’s my birthday I thought it would be fun to share the love and give away a birthday gift to one of my readers.  I have a shiny new $10 Gift Certificate to Taylored Expressions up for grabs.  *grin*  To be entered into the drawing simply leave a comment on this post telling me whether you are chronically late or always early…or if you’d rather not reveal that about yourself you can tell me what your favorite form of excercise is.  One comment per person please.  You have until Friday night 2/6 at 11pm Pacific to enter.  I’ll announce the winner sometime over the weekend.  (Please note: this particular gift certificate is for PRODUCT ONLY at TE and cannot be applied to shipping.)

As I had planned, I did some stamping in my PJs today.  The first thing I wanted to do was the SCS Sketch Challenge.


Stamps are TE Stamp a Sweet Impression – Love is Sweet and all paper/cardstock/ribbon is from the TE Valentine Key Ingredients pack (it’s sold out, but most of the pieces are available for individual purchase.) I used some punches and added some Kaiser Craft pearls.  The love Muffin’s liner is paper-pieced with coordinating dp.  Starting with a sketch is one of my favorite ways to stamp.

It’s been a really nice birthday so far.  Although Curt was out of town, he recorded himself singing Happy Birthday and playing guitar and it was in my e-mail in-box when I woke up this morning.  What a sweetheart!  I’ve had lots of fun birthday wishes from friends all day, our housekeepers came so I have a nice clean house, and I got some stamping done.  Curt is home now and I’ve got to run and get dressed now for a yummy seafood dinner out with my family.  I’m starving!  Thanks for stopping by!


My First Cheep Talk

February 3rd, 2009

I keep saying that this is the year we will finally get our house organized and have a place for everything.  We got a good start last year and we continued the process this weekend as Curt patched holes in the laundry room (from having the water heater previously moved outside), painted the walls, installed and painted additional wood shelves in the closet (one of those *why didn’t we do this years ago?* things) and installed Elfa System shelves where the water heater used to be.  (btw – the Elfa System is 30% off at The Container Store through this weekend and they will design your space at no charge!)  Oh and he stripped the nasty vinyl floor in there too.  Busy busy busy.  I can’t believe I can be so excited about a laundry room, but I am!  I spent all afternoon and evening yesterday working on putting everything back in there – sorting and finding the most effecient use of space.  It will require a little more tweaking, but WOW, it is so much better already!  On Sunday night when there was nothing left we could do while the paint dried on the shelves, I managed to squeeze in some stamping with my new SU stuff.



I just love Cheep Talk and it was at the top of my priority list for my first order.  I went way way way outside my comfort zone to use the colors in the Retro Style Watch – Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip.  The chocolate panel is popped up on foam tape.  I used two orange rhinestone brads at the top and a green one in the center of the flower I stamped in Pumpkin Pie and cut out.  The flower is attached with a pop up glue dot.  Of course I had to use my eyelet border punch and a adhered a strip of Chocolate Chip behind it so the card would still stand up.  The polka dot rose panel is from one of the hostess packs of dp and I just added a little faux stitching.  This card is SUO except for my last minute additio of some orange and cinnamon Stickles across the bottom.

Yesterday my sweet friend Lisa took me to see the movie New in Town as an early birthday present.  The movie stars Renee Z. and Harry Connick Jr. and I highly recommend it.  It was a very sweet romatic comedy and there were several points where we laughed out loud!  I won’t give anything away, but I will say that several of the ladies in the movie are *scrappers* and several scenes take place around kitchen table where they are cropping.  It’s a chick flick for sure, so grab a girlfriend or two and make a movie date!  Thanks so much Lisa – I had an awesome day with you!

I’m off to work for a joint February birthday lunch celebration….oh and to work too.  *wink*  I plan to spend a good chunk of the day tomorrow stamping in my PJ’s!!!!   Hope you have a great day!