Friday, September 30, 2011

Five Question Friday


This week’s statements:
1. Do you apologize to your kids if you're wrong?
Oh yes!  I don't think you can teach reality if your children think you are perfect and never mess up.

2. Do you have a class ring, letterman's jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school "must have"?
I still have my ring and my letterman's jacket! (25 yrs later!)

3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?
31, I didn't have much stress and I felt really good.  You are also taken more seriously since you are not a 20 something and still want to have fun but not make dumb choices.

4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?

5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?
Cleaning up after himself! (He's 22!)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun Blog Hop #30


This week’s statements:

1. ____always tastes better_____

2. I predominately read _____

3. I have brand loyalty to ____________ and ____________

4. When I feel sad, I like to ___

My answers:
1. Water always taste better ICE cold.

2. I predominately read romance novels.

3. I have brand loyalty to sugar and flower for baking.

4. When I feel sad, I like to snuggle with my cat.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hoo Are You 9/27


Here are this week's questions!  

1.  What is your Zodiac sign?
 I am a Libra. 
Some more interesting facts about your sign:

The symbol associated with your sign is the scales of balance
representing the balance that you continually seek in your self and your life. The scales were also
adopted by our judicial system to symbolize a balance of fairness in the law which is emphasized by 'blind justice' holding them.
2. Name 3 things that are always in your purse besides your wallet.
My phone, my keys and loose change.
3. Which magazines do you look at the most?
AZ Highways, So Scottsdale, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Cooks Illustrated.  I read any magazine I can get my hands on, but I am on the cheap side so I read them at Dr.'s offices, libraries etc.
4. Do you pluck or get your eyebrows waxed? 
5. How often do you go grocery shopping?
I like to go once a week with a list.  My husband usually does the shopping though and he goes for this and that all the time.  Drives me crazy! (I can't complain too much since he is doing it and not me...)

Head on over to Night Owl Crafting and join in the fun!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Five Question Friday Week 29


This week’s statements:

1. When I was little, all I wanted was a Horse! Never got one but I still like them.  Not so sure I would like one now as I don't think I have the time to enjoy it.

2. I always want to love to exercise consistently but no matter how hard I try, I don’t.

3. The long of it all is that this depression recession does not look like it will end anytime soon!

4. The mist around the mountains makes me wish I capture it on film or canvas better than I do.

Happy Autumn and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thank You

I just love how these flowers turned out, I will be making many more in the future!  Botanical Silhouettes is an excellent set too very versatile.

Stamps - PTI Background Basics Text Style; Botanical Silhouettes
Bloom Builders #3 Die
White Card Stock
Copic Markers in Pink colors
Adirondack Espresso Ink and Momento Pink Blush

Wishing you a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wishing you Joy

I really like how this card turned out.  This is not a good picture but I forgot to upload it to photobucket before I left home and this I took on my phone.  I think I am going to use this for a birthday card but it could be for almost any special occasion.  This is using MME DP, Martha Steward glitter (it matched the glitter on the DP, YAY!) and everything else is what else???? Papertrey Ink!  I tell you I should own stock in this company!  They take most of my paycheck anyway!  I am not complaining!  Everything they sell is topnotch!  I used the Fresh Snow ink, Half & Half stamp, Smokey Shadow and (I think) Raspberry Fizz paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hoo Are You? #55


Here are this week's questions!  

1. What are your favorite 3 things about fall?
 Turning of the leaves, the weather, Football!

2. Are you a football fan and if so who is your favorite team?
 Um, yeah!  I like the Seahawks!  The Colts, the Titans and the Cardinals too!

3. What is your favorite fall scent?
Pumpkin and the smell of first rain!
4. So you have seasonal allergies?
 Yes, Cottonwood is the worst and we get it twice a year up here in the NW.

5. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
I am doing homemade cards and gifts, I have been planning on what and when to to get started.

Head on over to Night Owl Crafting and join in the fun!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hoo Are You 9/12


Here are this week's questions!

1. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?
I gravitate to sweet food most of the time.  I like salty foods too though. 
2. Name your 3 BEST personality traits!
I'm a good listener,
sympathetic, and honest.
3. Name your 3 worst personality traits!
Bullheaded (I like to be right), seeing life in black and white, opinionated
(It's the being right thing again)  
4. Do you collect anything?
Mostly craft and paper-crafting supplies
. Oh and cat hair, I collect it on my bedspread, my sweaters, my pants, the carpets.
5. What is your favorite season of the year?
I love fall!  The warm days and cool nights.  The changing colors on the trees.  Pumpkins, corn, crock-pot cooking of soups and stews, football.  Everything about fall!

Head on over to Night Owl Crafting and join in the fun!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday 9/6

I came across this great blog yesterday and she hosts a link party.  So I linked up!  :)  You should check it out, there is some neat stuff here.  Especially if you are trying to improve your photography like I am!

Sweet Shot Day

This is my favorite shot from this week.  It is a close up of a weed flower on the path down to the beach. I think it is kind of pretty, they pop up here and there in the grasses and it adds color to an almost all green/tan area. I am trying to get the hang of pictures with a focal point, either in the foreground or background and the rest blurry. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

5QF 9/9


1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone? 
I have many, I found an app that makes ringtones out of your music and so I have 17 custom rings!  My next one will be Rolling in the Deep by Adele.  I LOVE her!

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer? 
 When I bought my one way ticket to AZ!  Leavin’ on a Jet Plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again…

3. Paper books or ebooks?
Paper for sure, I like hardbacks but usually by paperbacks because of the cost.
4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why? 
 Convert part of the garage into a shop.

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend
In the summer of 1987 when I met my husband. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I am trying to teach myself how to use the MANY features on my camera and these are some of my pics.  This is my first SHS, I hope I will be able to do more in the future so that I can see how my photography has improved!

I started playing with the filters in photobucket.  This ships wheel is living next to the stairs until we can determine it's final resting place.

This was a weed flower on the path to the beach, I thought they were pretty.
I am a sucker for sunsets!  I keep taking pictures of them but haven't had one turn out as beautiful as the real thing.  I will keep trying though.  :)
This is my version of abstract.  I used the blueprint filter on this picture:
I like the abstract picture better.

I think the feet in this picture look small, but knowing that they are my feet and that my feet are NOT small makes me smile.  I think the prints look raised which is kinda cool.  Don't have any idea how or why the picture turned out that way but I like it!


Sunday, September 4, 2011

5 Question Friday 9/2/11

1. Shoes in the house - yay or nay?
Nay.  It keeps the floors much cleaner! 
2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?
It has been hard to change, but I finally call them flip flops!   
3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?
4. What is the best quality to have in a friend?
5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?
I would like to go on a cruise.