Friday, April 27, 2007

Up late . . . can't sleep!

I went to a Pampered Chef show tonight and I guess all the chocolate from the Trifle (*yummy*) got to me or something! Anyway, since I can't sleep, I'm "blurfing" (blog surfing).

I just found the MOST hilarious thing. You've got to check this out:
The Chicken Who Did It

Ok, I'm back to my blurfing now. . . . hopefully soon I'll get tired. *yawn* Ok, sleepy time is coming soon. . . .

Cuttlebug Candy!

Time for some Cuttlebug candy!

(click picture to enlarge)

This morning I was cuttlebugging some cardstock (my new favorite thing to do) and made up a "Cuttlebug Candy" package. All you have to do to win it is this: Guess the names of each of the colors of cardstock in the picture. The first person with ALL of the correct answers wins all of the cardstock pictured.

What makes this so difficult is the quality of my photo -- sorry! And also the fact that I'm not telling you how many different colors are actually pictured.

I'll give you a hint -- all cardstock except ONE is from the same company -- if you need help, catalogs can be found online with color names!

I will keep this contest open until Sunday 8pm EST. At that time, I will go through all of the guesses. Whoever has all of them correct OR the most correct will win.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tag . . . I'm it!

WOW. . . .

I'm so honored! I've seen lots of others tagged on their blogs and now I'm "in the club!" I was tagged by Stamping Addiction. I have to list 7 things about myself, good or bad, and then tag 7 other bloggers to do the same. I think it's great because I've learned SO much about other bloggers I browse.

So here goes:
1. In third grade I was nicknamed "Michael Jackson." Yeah, it's true! I was working on a project at home and the lights went out in a terrible storm (I practically grew up in the basement b/c of all the tornadoes that went through St. Louis where I grew up). My mom set up candles around my project and when I leaned over one side, my hair caught fire. My mom quickly put out the fire, but the next day, my classmates teased me! (This was the same year that Michael Jackson caught his hair on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial -- that's why I got the nickname.)

2. I worked in a machine shop and made screws. Yeah, that's true, too! One summer between college semesters, I worked for my uncle. I actually had to put the screw into the machine by hand and hold it until the machine grabbed it. It would start turning it and often my fingers were cut. All the while, oil was coming down on my hand and the screw. I quit when another girl caught her hair in a machine!

3. I (used to) speak Haitian Creole. I served 2 years as a missionary in Haiti, and became a translator/interpreter. I don't really speak it well anymore, but my husband does!

4. I met my husband in Haiti! He, too, was a missionary. We've been married almost 7 years now. He's a great artist (serving as a USMC combat artist right now).

5. My husband and I have three super sweet children: Hannah (4), Jack (2), and Kate (almost 9 mo). They are the joy of my life. I'm a 32 year old WAHM (Stampin' Up/writing & editing/transcription) so that I can be with them.

6. I fulfilled a life-long dream: I have a published book. Last summer, my first ever book came out:Let's Prepare for the grade 8 FCAT in Reading and Writing+, published by Barron's Educational Series. Ok, a shamless plug. Sorry! :)

7. Oh, and I burned my hair AGAIN in 8th grade! A girl lit my hair on fire with her (contraband) lighter on the playground. She didn't think hair would catch on fire. But remember back in the 80's when we had TONS of hairspray, even in the BACK of our hair??? Well, let's just say she was far enough away that only a small section was burned. Then I had to endure the rest of the day stinking like an ash tray! I didn't tell on her because she was one of the "cool people." (It would be hilarious if she was reading this right now -- I wonder if she even remembers it?)

I just can't find 7 people who haven't already been tagged. If you have a blog, you're reading this, AND you haven't been tagged yet, PLEASE comment and leave a link to your blog!!

I'm tagging the following (once you've been tagged, you post 7 things about yourself on your blog and tag 7 others by posting a comment "tag, you're it" on their blog):
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2 - Inspirations by Rachel
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PS I'm working on some new blog candy! My cuttlebug just came in!!!!! So check back by tomorrow (maybe even late tonight). . . .

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Pirate Presents

I just finished a bday card for my nephew and wrapping paper for his present. I just love the set Ahoy Matey and the matching wheel! Card Details: Linen BG, Ahoy Matey & matching wheel; More Mustard, Taken with Teal & Naturals White cardstock; Old Olive ink; Basic Black ink/cartridge; markers; wide organdy ribbon. (I inked "ARR" with a black marker and stamped it in the corner.)
Present Details: Linen BG; SU wrapping paper; Ahoy Matey & matching jumbo wheel; Basic Black ink cartridge; Old Olive, More Mustard & Handsome Hunter ink; alpha set; markers; wide organdy ribbon; word window punch; Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, & Naturals White cardstock.