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Friday, January 26, 2007

Seashore Card



Today we're going to make a seashore card, which can be used for thinking of you, get well, birthday, or actually any occasion. These are fun and easy to make. There isn't a particular technique, so let's get started.

  1. On white cardstock, stamp the seashore stamp (My Paper Moon) about 2/3 of the way down the card.
  2. Color in the rocks and the water with markers or colored pencils.
  3. If desired, you can add some clear glitter glue to the water to give it sparkle.
  4. With a white gel pen, go over some of the water to make waves.
  5. Stamp the seagull stamps in the sky.
  6. With chalk, make clouds.
  7. For the sand at the bottom of the card, I mixed a few drops of a brown reinker with spackling compound until I got the color of sand, then applied to the card.
  8. Embellish with a seashell charm.
  9. Layer on a complementary color of cardstock.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's Been Awhile



Good morning! It's been awhile since I've posted. No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth, I've just been extremely busy. I still have to finish up my Quickbooks for the end of the year, and I went to an all day workshop and learned some new folds and techniques, which I want to share with you.

We still haven't had any cold weather. I guess we aren't going to have a winter this year. :-( I was really looking forward to having some cooler weather.

I bought some citrus trees. I got a key lime and an orange (Tangelo, I think) tree. Right now they are just planted in big pots until I can decide where I want to put them in the yard.

Oh, good news! I am finally making it out of the 19th century and into the 20th. Yes, I know, this is the 21st century, but I'm not that technologically advanced. Anyway, I am finally getting dsl. I'm so excited. No more sitting around forever waiting for things to load. It's not the fastest dsl available (that would be 21st century), but it will certainly be faster than dial-up. Just need to sell more stamps to pay for it.

Ok, I'm outta here for right now. Talk to you again soon.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Cool Weather And Other Stuff...



Is winter finally upon us? I certainly hope so! We woke up this morning to much cooler weather. Yesterday I had on a sleeveless blouse. I can't ever remember wearing a sleeveless blouse in January.

It was very painful to have to get out of my nice warm bed and get ready for work, but I finally managed to drag my sorry self out of bed. Rachel and Scott must be nuts - they both had on shorts today!

The water temperature is 78 degrees, which does not look good for a hurricane-free season. The magic number is 80 degrees, and we are only 2 off and it's just January! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Enough about the weather.

I got a really cool gift from Andrea, on my design team. It's entitled "What's Your Sign?" and uses all the zodiac signs from the Moe Wubba Classic Collection.


Andrea stamped the images then decoupaged them onto puzzle pieces. Very cool. Needless to say, it's now hanging on the wall in my office.

Well, gotta get go for now...talk to you soon...

Friday, January 5, 2007

TGIF



Good morning! I'm sooooo glad it's Friday, even though this has been a short week for me. I'm tired and need to catch up on my rest.

If you would like to check out my My Space page, the url is http://myspace.com/mypapermoon. It's kind of cheeky, and lots of fun to load graphics and mess around. My jokester page, if you will.

Will do payroll today and close out the week, then try to move all my files to another computer. The computer I'm using here (at work) is not my original computer, and it's too slow. Last year we had 2 computers get struck with lightning. We had them rebuilt, and since this was the first one done, this is the one I got to work with. It used to be the one on the front counter, and it always had problems. Mine is now sitting on the front counter, so I'm going to transfer all the files and GET MY COMPUTER BACK!

If I have to deal with the local elementary school 6 more years I'm going to need blood pressure medicine or something. Late last year they put in those traffic bumps. Lots of them, and they are high. Also, the person who stands out by where you drop the kids off in the morning has a habit of talking to people, quite lengthy conversations, meaning the line doesn't move very quickly, and one of these mornings Rachel is going to be late for school. Then today, this jerk decides to drop his kids off before he starts around the circle, holding up everyone behind him. The kids weren't very fast at getting out of the car, either, so by the time we got to the drop off place, the bell was ringing. I hope Rachel wasn't late.

Okay, I'm going to stop ranting now and get to work.

Talk to you later...

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Happy New Year - Late


Hello!

We spent the weekend in Savannah, where we visited with Scott's son, Scotty, who is in the Army and stationed at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. He'll be returning to Iraq for his second tour in the next couple of weeks.

We had a good visit, but let me tell you, it's going to be a l-o-n-g year!

We spent New Years Eve on River Street in Savannah, where we watched the fireworks at midnight. They were very nice. We came home Tuesday, and I'm trying to get caught up at work.

Hopefully, will get back in the saddle now (since there are no more holidays on the horizon).

Before I go, here is a poem for you...

A New Year, A New Beginning

The old year ends, a new begins
With pages clean and new;
And what is written on each page
will now depend on you.

You can't relive the year that's past,
Erasing every wrong;
For once a year - or day - is spent,
It is forever gone.

But don't give up in dark despair
If you have failed some test;
Seek God's forgiveness and resolve
Henceforth to do your best.

Resolve each precious day to do
Things good and kind and pure;
Though days and years may pass away,
These things shall still endure.

You know not where your path may lead
Nor what's beyond the hill;
But know that God walks at your side,
If you will do His will.

All things are possible with God,
Though days be bright or dim;
So do your best and know that you
Can leave the rest to Him.
- Author Unknown


Talk to you later....