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If you're looking for fun challenges to join, please check who we are sponsoring in the left hand column below.

November 24, 2014

Looking for a Challange

looking for a challenge?  THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE is starting off THANKSGIVING week by sponsoring the challenge over at THE CRAZY CHALLENGE.  the theme is ALL WHITE AROUND and, holy moly, what gorgeous creations!

tomorrow we sponsor THRU THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR

why not join in.  who knows, you may just win 2 awesome TSB images OF YOUR CHOICE!  go on!  you know you want too!

November 22, 2014

Bell Bottoms and Piercings

today we have rain with temps in the 40s.... go figure.  tomorrow maybe to hit 50 and still more rain tho they say and ice and rain mix.  it's just nice not to freeze every time i open the door to let puppy out!!!!  i'll take the rain over ice and snow any day!

of course, that means there's not much to do except play... and play i did....

truth be told... these are exactly the kind of pants i 
wore when i was 16!!!!  however, not nearly this size!!!

and i wonder why my hands hurt!!!
i have these metal piercing stencils - all sorts of designs -
that i got years ago at a garage sale for less than $5.
every now and then i drag them out... which is just what
i did here.  so i taped it to a piece of white cardstock
and pierced!
then i got out my chipboard alphabets and just glued them on.
not sure i'm crazy about the colors.

nothing on my agenda today so more playing i'm sure, tho my right arm is giving me some issues.  it
just aches, so i try to stay off the computer for any length of time as i do with my playing.  fortunately, my stash is large so that's a good thing.  only thing i have to face is the boredom.

happy saturday!

TODAY'S WORDS OF WISDOM.... The Jewish Elbow

A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife.
"You come to the front door of the apartments. I am in apartment 301. There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button 301. I will buzz you in. Come inside and the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow, push 3rd Floor. When you get out, I'm on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell. OK?"
"Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow? .........
"What . ... . ... .. You're coming empty handed?"

yep.  typical!

November 20, 2014

Wrapped trees

praying for those in upstate new york.  sheesh.  my roof would cave in with all that snow!  as a matter of fact, a friend of mine, across the road in a trailer park, lost her house just for that reason.  her roof caved in and totaled her trailer.  she's handicapped too.  however, she did find a place local and she's doing well.

it's been cold here and i've finally learned how to "bundle up".  long johns, double gloves, scarves and head bands that cover the ears!  i'm ready!  bring it on!

food pantry was tuesday.  we had 125 people come thru and we gave away 50 turkeys!  o happy day!  yesterday was bingo.  i won twice.  i have so much fun at bingo.  i forgot how much i really liked it.  today is, what we call, JOLLY 60s.  it's a group at one of the local churches where bingo is played from 9-10, then we have a sing-a-long from 10-10:30; then my pastor is giving a short sermon, and then we're having a turkey luncheon.  it's all free and tons of fun.  that's every 3rd thursday of the month from September to May.  at least i'm getting out.

yeah, i've been working on cards.  again, my stash is rather large and mojo is still hanging around... and really well, i might add.  so, here's a card i played at....

once again, using scraps.

well, time to pick up my neighbor and head over to the Jolly 60s.  the sun is out and it's a tad warmer... 25 degrees!

hope you're nice and warm and that the sun is shining wherever you are!  thanks for stopping by!


you've been warned!

November 18, 2014

Baby, It's Coooolllldddd Outside!

it has been cold.... very cold.... single-digits cold with snow flurries tho no accumulation.  i bubble-wrapped all the doors and windows on the back side of my house as i have no trees in my yard for any kind of shade and with the field behind me, the wind blows.  it seems to help a bit... the bubble wrap, and it was easy peasy.  just spritz the window with water and press the flat side of the bubble wrap - i used the big bubbles  - to the wet window, cut to size and waaaaa laaaaa.    of course, puppy can't see out the door so she's not happy, but i didn't wrap the dining room door just so she could lay in the sun and look out!

with this cold weather, i've been playing.  it's getting to a point where my stash is fairly large and now i have to figure out how to dispense with them.  thank goodness i do the birthday, get well, anniversary cards for the church.  still, i have a small over-abundance.  guess i'll be giving some out for xmas!

anyway, here's a few i've played at.....
ok.  here i played with all sorts of things....
ink pads; GORGEOUS GRUNGE set, and
SEEING SPOTS (circles) set.  i love the grunge look,
so i'm happy with this one. 

here i took my MANHATTAN FLOWER emboss folder then
colored and cut the flower;  the strips are washi tapes.
easy peasy.

it's 10° as i type... brrrr.  i'm off to food pantry today.  i dug out my rat... that is... the fur ring that goes around my head to cover my ears.  i've had the thing for years and it's been sitting in my drawer under all my scarves.  i also treated myself to some thermals.  yep.  i'll be nice and toasty.

hope you're staying warm!


Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes.
If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance you'll die within the next 3 years.
There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.
Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.
A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
If a part of your body "falls asleep", you can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head.

and now you know.