Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday ♥ Funday!!!!

So I have not decided what this cute little puppy is saying, is he sad? Embarrassed? Sorry? Maybe his toy was taken away or he is being hollered at????? Who knows, just thought his cute little face said it all. Anyways it is Monday and a Funday......not sure what I will be doing. Maybe take down my little Christmas tree and village......guess it is about time. YES, I still have some Christmas stuff up yet.......don't want to rush it you know!!!! Takes too long for me to put it up, then to take it down within the month of December? Naw.....have to enjoy it a little bit more then just one month!!!

Not too much happening, not doing too many exciting things. I always thought January and February should be times of REST and just do not much of anything, sort of like hybernate like the animals do. Sounds good to me, Spring comes fast once the snow disappears. We had the roof fixed last fall, so maybe spring won't be a frustration to us. This year we have to think about getting the ceiling fixed.....AFTER....we see if it is not leaking.

Been working on making some cards........made a few more Valentines cards last night, then on to St. Patrick cards and get some into my Etsy store and on to this blog. I am always so amazed how some of my fellow bloggers can get a card up everyday. I have this one blog I like to go to every day to see what she has made..........such good ideas they are always so fresh looking. She tells alittle about how she made it, and what stamps she used. Here is her address: went to her blog and got the right addy! Hope this take you to her blog. Enjoy!!!

Guess I will close for now, keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh!!!

Cheers ~ Louise

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

♥A New Addition to my Card Making♥

A new "cricut personal" die cut machine has been added to my card making tools of things to use making a card. Still pretty much a novice using this machine, but did make a card and took a picture of it, tried downloading it into the computer and it seems now my camera is giving me a problem.............geeeeezzzzzz, if it's not one thing, it's another. I just don't know what the problem is right now, but will try to remedy the situation. This is a must, can't upload pictures to Etsy and sell my cards...........ggggrrrrrrrr!!!!!! Okay........figured it out, it was the time and date setting which kept coming on.....hopfully it is set properly, for some reason I was not able to download the pictures I took, into the computer....AFTER the time/date was set, I was able to download. Figure that one out?!?! I did lose all my pictures in my camera........oh well, they are in my computer, wonder if I can put a few pictures back into the camera......something to try when I have nothing to do.

Going to close for now. You keep looking up for your redemption draweth night.
Cheers ~ Louise

PS.......Thank you Sandi♥

Friday, January 20, 2012

♥Friday Funday♥

"Life's like a box of cereal.....the surprise is at the bottom!!

Ah thinks ah gots it"
Going to close this blog for now, have some company coming. It's one of those surprises in the box. She is giving me a cricket "Sure Cuts A Lot" die cutter and putting the program in my computer. What a nice friend!!!! (I am back, not long though, just long enough to report that this new journey will be many things I will be able to do. Watch for a creation next week, once I learn the process!!)
Cheers ~ Louise

Monday, January 16, 2012

♥Some New Valentine Cards♥

Been working on some new Valentine cards the last couple of days. Saw this idea on one of the blogs I visit, thought it was a good idea.... of coarse I changed it around a little bit. I will give her kudos after I finish this blog and direct you to her blog so you can see her cards also. Here is the address: well hopefully this will take you to her blog.
It's a pretty easy card to make. Ran white cardstock through the cuttlebug. Sponged red or pink ink around the edges. Punched out the heart, then punched out a little heart within the large heart. Layered them with pop-up tabs. "Sending Happy Thoughts" was layered on top of red and pink cardstock. Red and pink ribbons embellish the cards. Probably will make enough of these to put in my Etsy store, there's still enough time to get the cards up and selling before Valentine's Day. Hopefully they will sell.

This is going to be my fun week. Tomorrow I go stamping at Betty's house, she teaches us how to make 4 different and unique cards. I saw 3 of them, will take pictures and put them up on this blog on Thursday or Friday. Thursday is stamping at Sandi's, "Girls Night Out." We bring a card to make plus the makings for that card for 6 ladies to make. It's kind of fun, but sometimes I dont' feel like I am a good teacher. Saturday is the Secret Stampers Revealing Potluck dinner. I will find out who has been sending me my cards. I have been sending my cards to a lady in Colorado, so I guess she won't be at the potluck.....oh well, I usually never see the cards that I have sent to my secret stamper, they either live too far away or just don't come to the revealing party. The food is usually good. We are allowed to bring old stamps to sell, so I end up selling a few stamps but buy a few stamps too. So this week is my "learning" week and I get a few new ideas in making cards.....always looking for something new.

Well, it's pretty late now, time to go to bed and get some sleep. Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.

Cheers ~ Louise

Saturday, January 14, 2012

SMILE ♥ you'll feel much better!!!!

Found this little guy on the internet.........heehee.......what a mouth full of teeth! I think that is a smile, he makes me smile, so it must be a smile.

Moved the frontroom furniture around today.......looks good, less crowded. I heard that if you move your furniture around means you want to go traveling or take a vacation. Yep, I am ready for something, but alas, no $$$$ to go. So I will just move the furniture around and paint a few rooms. Yes, I think that is what I will do.

I wrote JP's blog today, go take a peek. Changed the font in the title and added a few gadgets, connected his blog with my facebook and twitter accounts. Maybe he will get more traffic. We'll see.

Going to close my blog for today, have to get back to work and finish cleaning house. Want to work on some cards tonight, got an idea from another blog and want to try it tonight. If they turn out, I may use it as my "make'n take" at "Girls Night Out" next Thursday.

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh.

Cheers ~ Louise

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Computers and Cards

Put this set of cards up in my Etsy store the other day. Did them along with the "special order" of 12 cards that went overseas. Received an exciting bit of new this morning, sold another Valentine card to a customer in New York.......There goes another Etsy tap dance!!! Hope these tap dancing shoes wear out from so many sales..........YES!!!!!!

Went through some frustrations with my computer..........computers are like men you know, "can't live with them and can't live without them" Yep that's true. When I went to shut off my computer, the screen came up saying it was going to do some updating, not to shut off or unplug, the computer will do that automatically.............yeah right! 30 hours later it was still doing summersalts!!!! I asked on Facebook if anyone knew what was person said "that was not normal and that I must have something wrong with my computer" oh well, so what else is new. Asked a salesman at Walmart, he said I could shut it down, but he really did not know either. Then I called Office Depot, where I bought the computer, she said shut it down but then it could be in the middle of updating something important, call Milwaukee PC. So, I called, left a message and they called back this morning.....................he said, shut it down, it got stuck. MAN, if I had known that I would not have been so frustrated. In the midst of all this I had gone to the library, went on their computer, overstayed my time and received a $5 parking ticket from the friendly Appleton Police..................ggeeerrrrrrrrrrr I was a little upset!!!!

Not only was I facing the fact of possibly losing my computer and having to get a new one (with no money) I got a ticket on top of is just unfair, isn't it????? Well, that delima is over, just have to pay the ticket before the 21st otherwise it will be $20 then after that $32 if any later...................computers, computers, do they save us time or do they run our time???? I sure did feel cutoff from the world for 30 hours that was for sure!!!!!

Well, I shall close for now, have to go over to my Etsy store and leave a convo for my new customer that the card will be in the mail by Saturday latest, after this snow storm passes. We are to get anywheres from 4-9 inches with blowing snow. YIKES!!!!

So you all keep looking up for your redemption drawth nigh!!!

Cheers ~ Louise

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Getting Ready to do the Etsy Tap Dance

Been working on a special order of 12 Valentine Cards this weekend. This is the end product. I liked the idea so much, made these cards in red also. Probably will put them in my Etsy store as a set of 6 (3 in red and 3 in blue) for $18 + postage ~ that would be $3 a piece. I am pretty happy that these 12 cards are finished and ready to be sent, as they will be going overseas to a military base someplace.
It's been a very busy weekend. A friend called me to see if I would like her 3 year old couch and chair and lazyboy.........YES I said.......Out with the old in with the NEW........well, it's new to me. Soooooo, I cleaned all day Saturday, moving and rearranging things. The old couch went out on the curb, sometime during the night it took legs and ran off to some far off destination. I hope it serves its new owners well, with much comfort and pleasent sleep. If you will read my previous blog, I mentioned in one of my 2012 resolutions "This might be a long shot, but I would like to get a new/used stove and a couch". I wonder, does God read blogs??? Cause just a few day later, after I wrote that thought, the friend was calling to see if I would be interested in her couch. She said she had not even read my blog. Will wonders ever cease? I hope not!

Tomorrow, I shall take some pictures of our new frontroom furniture, as soon as I move the furniture around again. Well, I guess I will close this blog for tonight, as it is getting sort of late and I want to watch another episode of "Up Stairs Down Stairs" Cheerio ~ Chaps!!!

Keep looking up for your redemption drawth nigh!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012.........1st Post of the Year!!!

As this is my 1st blog of 2012 just thought a picture would be a good starter. Lookin' through over hundreds of "funny pictures" that really did not make me laugh nor did I think they were funny. Some peoples humor goes way over my head!!!! But as I looked through all the funny pictures I began to get very drowsy and finally came to this little picture..........ah yes, this is the one, as I really do like taking naps and was about to stop looking at the "funny pictures" and shut down the computer. Well, lucky for you I didn't, cause this lovely blog would have gone unfinished.

Well, now that I have put you to sleep..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! Wake up, wake up!!!!!!!!

Did you all make any resolutions for the New Year??? I thought about it, but sometimes they are just too hard to keep. I might just try continuing what I started in 2011.
1. continue on my journey to lose some weight and reverse diabetes.
(now these following thoughts are new for 2012)
2. paint a room or two this year....been awhile since I painted and redecorated.
3. this spring, paint the porch floor.
4. get some cards into a few beauty shops.
5. get the kitchen ceiling fixed.
6. these are long shots.........get a new or used stove and couch.
7. more mini-vacations on Lake Winnebago and a vacation this year.
8. more blogs then last year.
9. learn something new.
10. lose an old habit, what that is I don't know as yet.
11. continue on in my personal relationship with Jesus.
12. make a new friend.
13. weed through the house, get rid of stuff not used for a couple of years.
14. garage sale this summer?

Well that is 14 things to work on, there probably are more, but this is a good start. Will have to remember these resolutions are here so I can keep reading them every now and then.

Well, gonna close for now, have to get some things done, pay a few bills and go to the bank and Walmart, oh and Penzies spices for some Cinnamon sticks. (I am really liking Cinnamon tea, lowers the blood sugars)

Talk to you later and remember, keep looking up for your redemption drawth nigh.
Cheers ~ Louise


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