Friday, June 27, 2008

Yippee...More Work DONE!

I warned you that I was trying to bust a move. Here are some more cards. I have the boys on Sunday and a Birthday party tomorrow, so I think tonight is the best I will do for about a week. I will keep truckin' and post more as I finish.

Below is the birthday card for tomorrow. The little boy wanted donations to the SPCA instead of birthday hoo..sniff..sniff. The mother explained that family gets the kids the toy presents and if the kids want a "friend" birthday party somewhere, they choose a charity and donate to that charity. She said her oldest started it one year and the rest of the kids just followed. ...sniff..sniff. What great kids!!!!As I spend a good part of my day at work looking at all of the cards on Split Coast, I start seeing a trend. My thing is once I see something...I just have to have it. Here, you can see I caught the! I am really loving them!! I got the set of stamps from Hobby Lobby and also the Cuttlebug Butterfly cut and emboss set. Can you tell HL is just right down the street from work...those wicked people!!! Here is the set using blues...

The blue ribbon is from my sistah Kimberlee Doktor.And Blue with Black...
And Brown with white...Can you tell that I am addicted?! Beware...I also bought the bird set. They are next.
Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think. I love comments!!


Quick little update...

I am so glad to have this blog as my theraputic outlet. This last week was WONDERFUL!!! I spent one evening over hubby's house watching movies and hanging out. We actually talked about more than what I like to call "business as usual". BAU is when we seem to just talk about stuff related to the house or the boys.

David invited me over for dinner and we actually hugged!!! And kissed (shh...I was SQUELLLLING like a little girl.) I was so happy and excited. I tried to keep my cool. I thought, this is exactly what the seperation is supposed to be about...getting excited about each other again. YIPPEEE! I sent him a ecard and thanked him for a wonderful evening. Inside my head I was saying how about tonight? Tomorrow? Forever??? I know this will take time, I am just excited. The rest of the conversations have been just barely above BAU. Nice, real nice.

I thank God for the girls I have met through my Bella group. They are so caring and understanding. I don't think you all know how helpful this is to me. The kind words are truly priceless!! The talent that these girls hold is AMAZING!!!! Big thanks out to my Bella Sistah's Kimmie and Christi for always listening and always being there for me.

I am off to try another round of productivity. The only thing I have accomplished is dishes.



Thursday, June 26, 2008

Productive Week

I was able to bust a little move when the kids went with their dad. Before they went, I asked my 7 yr old to pick out 2 pieces of card stock from a Die Cuts With A View Set (All Dressed Up) and below is one of them that he picked.

Above is All Punked up by The big star stamp is a $1 stamp ( I also saw it in a set at Target) and the paper is DCWV All Dressed Up.

Ella and LooLoo with Princess paper seen above. The paper is from JoAnns. Flower is from LSS, can't remember the brand.

This is a very cute bee for the 4th of July. I got him from Hobby Lobby. The paper is from
DCWV Summer Stack and ribbon and brads are from Hobby Lobby.
Below is a very simple card that my sister and I saw at the Convention in Arlington. We have been on a search for the perfect giraffe for months. Although we left the convention without buying the actual giraffe, we found this little guy at Michaels on the way home. The whole card idea is from Stamps by Judith. Great Inspiration!!!

The next pic is a card that I literally whipped up in 15 minutes from stuff I had at work for a retirement party that afternoon. I had just gotten a package from one of my sistah's and spent too much time drooling over it the night before, that I forgot to make a card. I took the bundle of stuff with me to work to show the girls and just loved this image. I would love to know where the image is from. If anyone knows, please let me know. I just loved him!!
I know I had a lot to post. I try to fit what I can, whenever I can. When the boys are with me, I don't try to scrap a whole lot. Not like they would let me anyways! As soon as they are gone I get busy.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Putting it out there.

I guess it's time to post it. I am usually right on top of sending out my cards, and my gifts to my sistah's and any other scrapping fun I have going on. Life has gotten a little crazy, so I thought I would vent. It has been just over a month now that my husband and I have seperated. My heart is broken. I thought this would be a good thing, giving us some time apart. He takes the boys one week and then it is my turn.

For those who don't know, David and I have known each other since the 7th grade. Only away from each other 7 of those many, many years before finally getting married about 8 years ago. I don't know what has gone wrong. The seperation was mutual. No big fight. We communicate well when it comes to the boys. But, something is missing between the two of us. I don't know if we are just both too stuborn to say anything or what. We are doing marriage counceling. I walked out of our last session. I just felt like it was talking us into circles and not being productive at all. I should have stayed. I want us to get excited about each other again. Did we get too comfortable? Only time will tell. Only one friend and my family knows about our seperation. That one friend works with me, where nobody else knows. I like keeping it that way. I am hoping to one day to just pick up where we left off, adding insight and happiness. I just needed to vent. To write it all out...says my therapist. Where is Dr. Phil when you need him?

After this last week and a half of severe depresssion, I am on some meds :-) and have started to dig my way out of my slump. I have caught up on my homework, and now ready to start sending out happy thoughts that should have been sent some time ago. I think that was the ticket, when I stopped sending out happy thoughts....I lost mine. SO GET READY FOR HAPPY MAIL!!!!

Thanks for letting me vent, this really did seem to help.