Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm here...I'm here!

Hi Friends!

Sorry I haven't posted anything new in awhile...things have been busy around here, and I guess I haven't had felt very creative lately. I have, however, pulled enough mojo together to get my bedroom decorated. After moving into our new home in February I quickly got the downstairs decorated but then sort of lost motivation for the upstairs...that changed this weekend, though! It looks great, if I do say so myself! :)

I should be able to carve out some time to stamp in the next couple of days!

Thanks for being patient with me... :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Very Special Sale...

I am posting an email that I got from Kim over at My Favorite Things. I am so sad to read her email. I remember when Kim's friend was mother-in-law was then diagnosed a month later. We are lucky that my mother-in-law is doing so well. My heart just breaks for Tish's family...

Here's Kim's Email...

A few months ago, I posted on my blog about a friend, Tish, who’d been diagnosed with a very rare form of ovarian cancer. Tish battled through 6 rounds of chemo only to discover two additional tumors, one on her spine and one in her stomach. My heart fell when I read her CaringBridge post which broke the news. Since her diagnosis last August, the family has held the motto of DRIVE ON! in dealing with this aggressive cancer and fought a valiant fight.

Tish lost her battle early Tuesday morning, and I found out about it late last night. Tish leaves behind two beautiful, young sons, and a hubby, Todd, who I worked with for several years in my past life. I know Todd much better than I knew Tish, and know just how difficult this has been and will continue to be for the immediate future. Todd was the most compassionate, tender-hearted *boss* I’ve ever had, and I want more than anything to really help this family. 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 Tish at checkout to receive 10% off all all the stamps in your shopping cart. (It won’t discount your other merchandise, just stamps.) The coupon code will run from Tuesday, April 15th-Friday, April 18th. 2) I will donate 10% of ALL proceeds (including money spent on other items on the site) to the family at their April 26th benefit. I am making it my goal to personally make the payment the FL College Pre-Paid plan for the boys during an entire year which will be about $1200. Please help me reach this goal

How kind and generous for Kim to do this for this family. Head on over to MFT and see what goodies you might need...and help Tish's family, too...

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Mini Meltdown

No, this is not stamping related, but I hope someone can help calm my nerves!!

Our PC that the kids use and that also has 3 years of photos on it....just died. The power won't even come on. I have never been able to figure out how to burn my photos...I'm freaking out that I won't get them back!!! I have printed some of the major "events" but it's the day-to-day snapshots that I am just heartsick about. :(

We have a computer guy coming tomorrow...cross your fingers I can at least get my pictures...ugggh. :(

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mojo Monday 32 Simple Stamping

Hi there everyone!

I am gonna post this and then come back and edit it for details...want to get it in in time for the deadline, but the little ones are screaming for dinner!

Okay...I'm back! Did you miss me?? I mean, I already know that you did because it has been FOREVER since I posted on my blog!! SORRY! :( Things have been busy with my dd playing softball and we are trying to get our backyard landscaped! Fun stuff!! :)

Anyway, another gorgeous sketch from Julee...I think her sketches are my favorite of any out there! I found the patterned paper at my LSS last the colors!! It is My Mind's Eye, so of course the backside is the solid color. I love how they do that! :)

Hope you are all well! I will try and post more often this week! :)

Stamps: Sentiment from Penny Black, Flower from A Beautiful Thing (SU!)
Paper: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, DP My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus "Merry Christmas"
Ink: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry Crisp
Other Goodies: Chocolate Tafetta, Adhesive Pearls, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Sizzix Big Kick, Brad