Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
-I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
-More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tellmy own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.
-Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
-Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.
-I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
-Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know "feature on Facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?
-Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we allknow how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.
-Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first saw it.
-I think everyone has a movie that they love so much, it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.
-How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
-I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
-The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
-Was learning cursive really necessary?
- Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say".
- I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
- Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.
- Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart",all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
- How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?
- I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
- Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"
- While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
- MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood..
- Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.-Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
-I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
-Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that theirprofile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!
- Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
-If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.
-Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....
-You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
-Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.
-There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
-I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
-I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'
-I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?) but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
- I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste..
-Why is a school zone 20 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...
-I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
-Even if I knew your social security number, I wouldn't know what do to with it.-Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...
-My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How do I respond to that?
-I wonder if cops ever get angry at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.
-The other night I ordered takeout, and when I looked in the bag, saw they had included four sets of plastic silverware. In other words, someone at the restaurant packed my order, took a second to think about it, and then estimated that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food. Too bad I was eating by myself. There's nothing like being made to feel like a fatso before dinner.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This week I did a LO of my son hunting easter eggs this year. I know Easter was a while back, I'm a little behind on my scrapping. haha. I used Lindsay's Swallowtail butterfly stamp, and a couple of her rabbit stamps. Once again, they are only $1.00 in her store!
The sketch I used was from Crafts by Rowena.
For this week's freebie, I have a Frankenstein mask for those of you who have children, grandchildren or teach school. This would be really fun for them to play with. I hope it comes in handy for you. If so, please take a picture of your child wearing it, I'd love to see it!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
**Update! I just realized that I did the negative version of the spiderweb corner, so here is another version of it below. Stay tuned for frames!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Things I love in no particular order:
1. I love making things with scraps and creating things that are beautiful or funky and cool.
2. I am a 70's child at heart (even though I was born in '84). I love all things retro and any kind of 70's music!
3. I love to go on shopping trips with my mom and SIL to St. Louis. We have such a great time hanging out, just us girls.
4. I love watching my son play when he thinks no one is looking. It is so funny to hear the things he says and hear him talking to his toys. :)
5. I love going to the dirt track races. My parents own a machine shop where they build race engines for Late Models, Open wheel modifieds and drag cars. I love the smell of the dirt mixed with the alcohol in the gasoline burning off in the exhaust. I also love the rumble it puts in your body when you're sitting in the stands and the weird way it messes with the rhythm of your heart. It's exillarating.
Ok now for those who I am passing this blog candy on to:
1. Lindsay (the Frugal Crafter) -- I love her blog because no matter what she posts, she always has either a freebie or a great tip for crafters. I also love that she does so many different kinds of crafts, not just cards or scrapbooking, but jewelry and furniture decorating! Wow!
2. Lora (The Scrapbook Lady)- I love her blog because she so generously devotes so much time to creating fabulous svg files to give away to anyone who comes along. She also isn't afraid to try new things. She recently just started turning some of her svgs into digi stamps! Go girl! Way to be innovative!
3. Rowena (Crafts by Rowena)- I love her blog because she's always sharing her talents with scrapbooking techniques, sharing tutorials, sketches and svg files!
4. Brittany (Brittany's SVG Files)- I love her blog because she's always coming up with new and fabulous svg files for us to use for free! Thanks Brittany!
5. Dawn (Lost in Paper Scraps)-- I love love love Dawn's blog! She is such a talented artist! She doodles out these adorable digi stamps that she gives away for free and she's always showing off her talents with scraping and card making! Keep up the good work Dawn!
Now, I just had to show off this awesome card that was done by Katie at Creations by K8. She used this past Thursday's freebie, the drippy goo border on her card! It looks fabulous girl!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I hope you enjoy this card. If you'd like the svg file for card with all three elements combined, please just leave a comment and I'll email it to you. But don't forget to pop over to the above blogs to thank each of these talented people for making these fabulous files!
Word art says: "God gave us memories so that we might have June Roses in the December of our lives". ~James Barrie.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This pretty little card was made using Lindsay's Primative Flower Stamp. It's only a $1.00 folks! I'v actually had this one colored for a while now, but it has taken me a little longer to find inspiration for a card to do with it. However, I saw Lindsay's free Card SVG on her blog and I cut it using SCAL and it just seemed to fit with this doodle!
Don't forget to check out the links below to see who has the freebie this week!
Diana --August Guest DT
Now! On to your Freebie Thursday! It's a good one this week! I really like these. Actually, I can't take credit. I didn't really make these from scratch this week, I just converted some online images. These are three punches that are from Martha Stewart designs. I've been seeing some of you make cards using the drippy goo punch and I just loved it, so I figure we could cut them with our cricuts! So here they are!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This is a Alpha Rubber Stamp Set from EK Success called "Loopy Letters Upper ABC". It contains every letter of the alphabet, plus a few tiny additions like a butterfly and present. Each block is about 1"x 1/2". You can find it here for only $5.00!
Here is another alpha set. These are smaller, about 1/2" x 1/2". They are also by EK Success. They are called "Brush Letters Lower ABC". Every letter of the alphabet is included, plus a couple of bonus stamps such as: heart, leaf and holly berries. You can find this set here for only $5.00.
Here is a great set of clear stamps from Rhonna Farrer called "Scribbles Alpha". I just love these! Each one is about 1" to 2" tall, depending on the letter. I've only used these once! I love them, but I never use them, so I'm passing them on to someone else. Come and get 'em, they're only $5.00!