Monday, January 31, 2011

OK girls just a small update.
things are being said by weathermen that scare me things like possible "blizzard"
8 inches at least. More like 8 to 12.
Terri I hope your family up north is ready.
In St Lewis they have the National Gard on stand by.

The last "large" snow I've been in was Valentines day 2003. Hometown Ohio, 18 INCHES overnight.

At least I'll have interesting pictures to start February with.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


A card a day keeps the 12 x12 away, Maybe?
OK so I haven't started on my January page but I did take some pictures
hows that?
Now the story I'm about to tell you is true, the names have been changed to protect the not so innocent......

Once upon a time in a land far far away
A house wife hummed a little tune that went like this.....

The washing machine goes swish swish swish, swish swish swish, swish swish swish. The washing machine goes swish swish swish all day long.

The things in the the wash get clean clean clean, clean clean clean, clean clean clean. The things in the wash get clean clean clean all cycle long

The drying machine goes round and round, round and round, round and round. The drying machine goes round and round all day long.

All of the items are soft and clean, soft and clean, soft and clean. All of the items are soft and clean and small????????????

Humming paused

Humming still paused.


With a little picture cropping every thing looks good, every thing looks good, every thing looks good. With a little picture cropping every thing looks good all day long!

Blessings A
Please pardon my while I go prepare for 1/2 of ice and 6 inches of snow!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Non burn

Sometimes I don't totally burn dinner and it actually doesn't suck.
cod, edamame (soy beans), rice and salad.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shock and Surprise


January snowfall (not my January page just extra)
fyi that is a sticker sneeze page....

yes these are 12 x 12

Yes I did here you gasp

They are not done and wont be until the month is completely over, but this will make it easy to add as I go along . I'm going to try to do one page a month (inspired by Deb H), I should have been doing this for a while now with all the changes we have experienced over the past two years. January I'm stuck on but will get to it next week, I need to dig info up on snow fall and stuff.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

yes it did, not it has not stopped

Yes Pumpkin has scary glow eyes. But she is mad mad at the snow. I agree it's not the most pleasant thing in the world. Even my duck friends have flown the coup.

So Saturday we were very blessed not to receive another eight inches. About 40 miles north of here they did St. Joesph if you were wondering. Believe it or not this is a picture of the pond. Here is what it looks like in summer.

Well I'm off to go, nowhere.........

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Carts carts carts and more carts

Just Because" Cards Cartridge,
A Child's Year Cartridge,
Accent Essentials Cartridge,
All Mixed Up Cartridge,
Alphalicious Cartridge,
Animal Kingdom Cartridge,
Ashlyn's Alphabet Cartridge,
Base Camp Cartridge,
Beyond Birthdays Cartridge,
Birthday Bash Cartridge,
Calligraphy Collection Cartridge,
Celebrations Cartridge,
Christmas Cheer Cartridge,
Cindy Loo Cartridge,
Country Life Cartridge,
Create a Critter Cartridge,
Cricut Boys Will Be Boys Cartridge,
Cuttin' Up Cartridge,
Daisy Chain Cartridge,
Designer's Calendar Cartridge,
Destinations Cartridge,
Dinosaur Tracks Cartridge,
Don Juan Cartridge,
Doodlecharms Cartridge,
Doodletype Cartridge,
Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge,
Fabulous Finds Cartridge,
Forever Young Cartridge,
Freshly Picked Cartridge,
From My Kitchen Cartridge,
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge,
Give a Hoot Cartridge,
Going Places Cartridge,
Graphically Speaking Cartridge,
Happy Hauntings Cartridge,
Heritage Cartridge,
Jasmine Cartridge,
Joys of the Season Cartridge,
Jubilee Cartridge,
Keystone Cartridge,
Life is a Beach Cartridge,
Locker Talk Cartridge,
Lyrical Letters Cartridge,
Makin' the Grade Cartridge,
Mini Monograms Cartridge,
Mini Monsters Cartridge,
New Arrival Cartridge,
Nifty Fifties Cartridge,
Nursery Rhymes Cartridge,
Old West Cartridge,
Once Upon a Princess Cartridge,
Opposites Attract Cartridge,
Ornamental Iron Cartridge,
Pagoda Cartridge,
Paisley Cartridge,
Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge,
Paper Lace Cartridge,
Paper Pups Cartridge,
Picturesque Cartridge,
Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge,
Potpourri Basket Cartridge,
Preserves Cartridge
Printing Press Cartridge,
Quarter Note Cartridge,
Robotz Cartridge,
Rock Princess Cartridge,
Sampler Cartridge,
Sentimentals Cartridge,
Shall We Dance? Cartridge,
Simply Charmed Cartridge,
Simply Sweet Cartridge,
Songbird Cartridge,
Sports Mania Cartridge,
Stamped Cartridge,
Stand and Salute Cartridge,
Storybook Cartridge,
Straight from the Nest Cartridge,
Stretch your Imagination Cartridge,
Sweet Treats Cartridge,
Sweethearts Cartridge,
Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More Cartridge,
Tear Drop Cartridge,
Tie the Knot Cartridge,
Walk in My Garden Cartridge,
Wall Décor and More Cartridge,
Wild Card Cartridge,
Winter Frolic Cartridge,
Winter Woodland Cartridge,
ZooBalloo Cartridge

Licensed Cartridges
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Cartridge,
Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge,
Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cartridge,
Disney Dreams Come True Cartridge,
Disney Hannah Montana Cartridge,
Disney Happily Ever After Cartridge,
Disney Mickey and Friends Cartridge,
Disney Mickey Font Cartridge,
Disney Pooh and Friends Cartridge,
Disney Pooh Font Set Cartridge,
Disney Tinker Bell & Friends Cartridge,
Disney/Pixar Cars Cartridge,
Disney/Pixar Toy Story Cartridge,
Elmo's Party Cartridge,
Hello Kitty Font Cartridge,
Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge,
Martha Stewart Crafts All Occasions Cake Art Cartr,
Martha Stewart Crafts Elegant Cake Art Cartridge,
Martha Stewart Crafts Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge,
Nickelodeon SpongeBob Squarepants Cartridge,
Sesame Street Font Cartridge,
Sesame Street Friends Cartridge,
Sesame Street Seasons Cartridge,
Superman Cartridge

Lite Cartridges

B is for Boy Cartridge,
Billionaire Cartridge,
Block Party Cartridge,
Bloom Cartridge,
Botanicals Cartridge,
Carousel Cartridge,
Celebrate with Flourish Cartridge,
Cherry Limeade Cartridge,
Chore Chart Cartridge,
Cupcake Cartridge,
Cupcake Wrappers Cartridge,
Dude! Cartridge,
Feeling Groovy Cartridge,
Four Legged Friends Cartridge,
Handy Man Cartridge,
Hoot 'n' Holler Cartridge,
Inspired Heart Cartridge,
Jolly Holidays Cartridge,
Lacy Labels Cartridge,
Live Simply Cartridge,
Lovely Floral Cartridge,
Meow Cartridge,
Playtime Cartridge,
Savory Cartridge,
Slumber Party Cartridge,
Splish Splash Cartridge,
Sugar and Spice Cartridge,
Twinkle Toes Cartridge,
Varsity Letter Cartridge,
Wildlife Cartridge,
Zoo Day Cartridge

Seasonal Cartridges

Christmas Cards Seasonal Cartridge,
Christmas Village Seasonal Cartridge,
Easter Seasonal Cartridge,
H20 Seasonal Cartridge,
Independence Day Seasonal Cartridge,
Love Struck Seasonal Cartridge,
Mother's Day Seasonal Cartridge,
October 31st Seasonal Cartridge,
Pumpkin Carving Seasonal Cartridge,
Snow Friends Seasonal Cartridge,
Summer in Paris Seasonal Cartridge,
Summer Vacation Seasonal Cartridge,
Thanksgiving Seasonal Cartridge,
Very Merry Tags Seasonal Cartridge,
When It's Cold Outside Seasonal Cartridge,
Wrap It Up

Solution Cartridges
Baseball Solutions Cartridge,
Basketball Solutions Cartridge,
Blackletter Solutions Cartridge,
Camp Out Solutions Cartridge,
Christmas Solutions Cartridge,
Home Accents Solutions Cartridge,
Home Décor Solutions Cartridge,
Indie Art Solutions Cartridge,
Pink Journey Solutions Cartridge,
Sans Serif Solutions Cartridge,
Serenade Solutions Cartridge,
Soccer Solutions Cartridge,
Stamping Solutions Cartridge,
Stone Script Solutions Cartridge,
Street Sign Solutions Cartridge,
Wedding Solutions Cartridge

Working on the educational carts list.......


June 24 Melissa

July 22 Katina

Link to Scrappa Delta on side bar its by its self.

Betty's scrap dates:

Jan. 28 & 29 - CH

Feb. 12 - Cancer Crop

Feb. 25 & 26 - CH

March (not yet scheduled)

April (not yet scheduled)

May 6&7 (NSD) - CH (maybe the 8th?)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SO ya know.....

Y'all know how good Deb W was to me this past weekend. She let me borrow her cords because someone could not remember to bring hers. So on Saturday I remembered and everything was fine.
I left it at home when we traveled once again.
Thank God for Jackie and express mail.

weekend fun

Good Food, Good Friend, Good Times!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

tap tap tap

5:15 pm

3:15 pm

2:30 pm

1:30 pm

tap, tap, tap

their's no place like home, their's no place like home, their's no place like home!

January pages

SO let me just say I had the best time at Betty's over the weekend.
let me tell ya I did not want to call it a night when I did.

"Its just another day in a big city" was what the guy at CVS said yesterday and i could not agree more.

January plans......
I'm going to do a 12x12 page for January, yep one of the first pages I've done in a year. I hope I'm not completely allergic to the large page now.

New Year Blogging plans
I'd like to get back to reviewing cartridges so I'll try to review one a week or month this year.
I'd also like to feature a stamp a week I don't know if I'm that creative we will see......

Its a sad day my dancing snowmen are getting boxed and put away for another year. sigh. I love the little freaky moving things. Just to be sure though I'm going to take out the batteries after all we would not want an unauthorised snowman party in a box. This will happen as soon as my sneezing fit passes its lasted while I've written all this. Did you know its not productive to sneeze and blog?

Please excuse me while I pre pair to receive 6 to 8 inches of snow.
Pictures tomorrow

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I'll post later tonight or in the morning its been busy betting back into the swing of things...
Later gaiters!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


For "some" of us its playtime and for others we are cleaning, cooking (I cooked twice yesterday) and washing clothes and in general working around the house. Its not exactly playtime but I'm enjoying being at home and doing all that so it all counts as fun right?

I did have some real fun when I was in my home town not to long ago. I spent a half day with the boys and let me tell you I'll make time the next time I go home to do it again. They are so sweet and if you think they look sweet here you should try in person. Clipie and I walked away with hugs and kisses and great big huge smiles. Blessings

Monday, January 10, 2011


So this is after paint And before
I know the photo above is much better than the top but its really hard to get a good late at night when your tired and cranky and ready for bed.
Thank you for all your happy wishes. I will say I've learned one thing after 18 years of marriage we both have learned how to paint and I've learned how to order what I want at Red Lobster without guilt on special days.Can you say Lobster tail and crab legs? yummmm yes they were.
Just so you know I did apologise to the lobsters in the tank on my way out the door. I did tell them its been at least twelve years since I've had lobster tail. I promised not to eat lobster frequently. Its those sad eyes just staring at you in that tank and with there little pincher's bound I feel as though it would be taking advantage. I usually don't splurge on lobster because I always have a side of guilt. May you all have a guilt free week I'll be out until next week..probably.

Friday, January 07, 2011


Hi there bloggers Mom asked me to take her place today so If you don't know I'm Pumpkin the wonder cat. Lots of things have been going on around here lately. Mom has got back to our old schedule, I wake her up with the most pitiful "Meow" I can find and tell her I'm hungry for canned food and she gets up, eventually. I love on her some and pur then flop over show her my "pretty kitty" roll and then she smiles and gives me a treat.
Today I'm in search of the curtains she washed last night so I can curl up in them. They are soft all that dust is gone they smell all clean and they aren't gunked up with cat hair. So naturally I cant let that happen I must spread my DNA some how right? Time to nap.......

Unfortunately I chose to nap in the wrong room.

I wake up to find my humans have trapped me in a room with with creepy rolly thing. Mom calls the creepy thing a ladder, Dad says its not a ladder its a "scaffold". I pray the the magic in my stare will make the door open by its self.

As you can see my magic isn't up to par and with that "thing" in the way I cant try to open the door myself. Mom hates it when I figure out how to open the doors, at our old house I could open almost every door, man I loved that house. OK so my stare has lost its mojo for now I will sit quietly under this chair and give Mom my "I'm scared of the ladder look" oops "scaffold".
I'll keep ducking under the towel and pretend I'm hiding. I'll let out one of my morning pitiful "meows" and see if that works.

IT didn't work... yawn. I'm going to curl up here I've had a long stressful morning. I know Mom will eventually let me out. I'll just brush up against the wall as soon as she gets that paint brush out again. Yep cat hair the save of the day.

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Painting is a real *joy*

This will be my eighteenth anniversary card to Clipie this weekend. Shhhhh dont tell!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Nothing I got nothing for today. Please excuse my absence while I go paint!.
PS. Just getting to Christmas goodies from y'all and let me say you out did yourselves on the bookmarks and the extras were amazing. Y'all are the best ever! A

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

say what have u been up 2?

Today is test painting day
um yea?

Use it or loose it from the pantry shelves

Yesterday the pantry became clean and not far from empty
we have enough tea and sugar for a month as well as pancake/waffle mix, caned tomatoes, and baked beans.
Clean empty storage containers now replace my (invaded) wheat bugged flour.

And last but not least a clean cabinet shelf's that pretty much hold tea and a a few other small things.

The next few days will involve a paint brush (fun?) and lots and lots and lots of cleaning. Thankfully the trash man runs today and will pick up all our defrosted freezer goodies.
That is all...... for now........

Four weeks.

Today marks four weeks since my Mom has passed. I miss her I know I always will. I have Thank you cards to send out but its extremely diffic...