Monday, September 29, 2008

I Could Crap in My Pants Right Now (How's That for a Title)

I've been waiting 2 years for the stars to align so I could go. Didn't have the money, didn't have the husband in town. Now... I CAN GO! I'm just a tad excited. Just a tad.
I'm taking this cool class. I have to go to Harbor Freight to go become the proud owner of this. And I finally get to own one of these. Yes, I've been researching one of these & all the little tools. I love it when I go to a home improvement store. Everyone in my family is wondering what I'm buying & how it will be used in a craft project.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Pink Saturday

This bracelet has been in my head "in the making" for a few weeks now. It's finally coming together. I still need to add the clasp, but all the components are assembled. It has a rhinestone earring I converted into a charm, chandelier crystal, vintage religious medal, pink crystal, vintage layer flowers, more vintage bling & a vintage button I embelished with a velour floral brad. There is also a pink velvet ribbon attached. I happened to take this picture using a pink folder for the background.
I'm looking forward to seeing other blogger's posts for today. Thanks for visiting & make sure you visit Beverly to see the other Pink Saturday participants.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My First Pink Saturday

I can't believe it's taken me this long to get a Pink post. The wonderful Beverly hosts Pink Saturday every week. Go take a look at her blog to see this week's participants. If you're a new visitor, Welcome!This picture was taken in Milford, DE at the Bud & Bug Festival. The downtown is beautiful & I couldn't believe this beautiful pink victorian house. We just recently moved from Delaware to Virginia. I have a couple more photos of the house, Milford & Deleware here on my flickr account. I also have some pictures in the post below of some pink artwork I did this week. I can't wait to take a look at all the participants this weekend :) Have a wonderfully pink day.

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Most Creative Day

I had scrapbooking & beading clubs today! WOW, what a treat! Okay so regular readers know, I don't scrapbook, but I do just about everything else under the sun. I did a few cards & mini composition books. I'm starting early on Christmas gifts. I've taken the Handmade Pledge that so many bloggers took last year. Here's the paper crafts I did today. I'll post the jewelry pics tomorrow. I finished way to late to have any daylight to take pictures.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Martha Blogging Show

(Picture from Martha Stewart's Blog)
I am so there.

Long Over Due

I adore this area. Seriously, can't we stay any longer. I love both of the boys schools. I love all the parks we can go to. I love Fridays After Five. I love all the treasure hunting I can do here. Even thought I can't buy everything I want, I'm in eye candy heaven. All these lovely pictures of "stuff" was taken in Ruckersville, VA. I pass the tiny town everytime we travel back to Maryland. While I was ranting & raving about traveling among 3 states, I found several wonderful places to visit. I kept joking with my huband about going back "to that place that has 1000's of old books". (Honey, if your reading this, I've gone 3 times already :) Surprise
Now that the cat's out of the bag, here's the pics & some stuff I found.
There is also a fabric store here in Charlottesville, the Second Yard. Upholstery fabric & trims galore. The store is a house so every room is another room of fun. I have no room in our house & I still have a ton of fabric from my Robert Allen days so I walked away empty handed. Do you know how hard it was to leave the tolie room?
I signed up for 2 swaps that I knew would coincide with our move, yes I signed up for craziness. I figured that I would need some art time to get my mind off the stress. I received my Itty Bitty House book & Vintage Prom Gown book. WOW! I was so glad to have signed up. If you like working in small scale, go take a look at the pool pictures. I adore our fearless leaders Mary Ann, Bridget, & Jo. I was very good & did not sign up for any swaps when we got here, but now I'm in withdrawl.
I finally got my winning package off to Julie. I threw in some extras since I was so late. I've been having fun playing with packaging. I'm going through a tulle phase right now. It comes in so many colors & I can own it in every single one if I want.
Well, I think I'll sign off for now. I have so much more to post, so I promise to be back soon!
EDITED: I've dumped a bunch of pictures on my flickr account. I'll try to catch up on blogging & tell you about them.

Monday, September 15, 2008

It's Not a Hand Me Down

As my hubby said, "It's worth it to me if I have 10 less questions to answer for you." I think he was being nice & meant, "Stop your griping. I can't fix your computer. It's ancient & I am not a miracle worker." Rick is the techy one in the family so I get the hand me downs when he upgrades. When I got the laptop, I thought I was one lucky chick. With this past move I also acquired a Garmin. It's necessary as one of my nicknames is Magellan. I've been in electronics hell with several problems with my new phone service, a new camera, no photo editing program, a jacked up external drive, & computer issues. I've told my husband I'm electronically cursed. He believes I'm "challenged". Whatever... goodness, the whining I've accomplished in my last few & far between posts.
Tomorrow I will have some artsy pics & a post to show. I've been so busy with lots of everything!