Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
We took lots of photos and then headed to Town Center in Boca to Saks Fifth Avenue. We saw a few dresses there, but nothing said, "I'm the one".
We came home and waited for Alfred Angelos to open in town and got THE dress. Size zero and then taken in. The dress has a beautiful snowflake in pearls, crystals and silver thread which had to be removed and replaced for the alterations. I am in awe of the seamstress's ability. She did a fantastic job.
The bride was beautiful as you can see. We had a lot of fun shopping and taking photos, then getting hair and make up done on THE day. Finally, the wedding. The only thing traditional about the wedding was the dress. Ash & Alan didn't want fussy and stuffy, they wanted a party for friends and family. They are both big movie buffs so there were alot of references to movies throughout. Ash's engagement ring is a wide gold band with a Superman emblem engraved in it. Their wedding rings are inscribed "Density" from the movie Back to the Future. The cake topper was the Question from the latest Batman movie and Supergirl. The bridesmaids entered to the Star Wars theme. Charlie, Ash & I entered to the theme from The Princess Bride.
A man I used to work for also likes the movie The Princess Bride and was willing to do the wedding scene from the movie. People were in hysterics he did such a great job.
Thebrass band also goes to university that Ash and Alan attend and being friends, the evening of music was their gift.
My sisters gift was to cater the wedding and did a fantastic job. Alan's parents provided the linens, arch, and other decorations.
All in all it was great and here is the beginning of Ash & Alan's photo album.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009
I just didn't like that big one that I made yesterday morning so I made a smaller version. Used a different heart, actually the back of a heart from a stamp set, I think it was Soul Mates, but not positive. That is one of the neat things about Close To My Heart clear stamps. They are made of acrylic and you can see through them and a lot of them you can use either side. Especially a shape like a heart. Then I used a masking technique to give the solid heart some texture. I used the front of another stamp and white daisy pigment ink (Pigment ink is very thick and goopy and takes forever to dry, usually) There is a trick to pigment ink. Sponge it on to your stamp. Yup yup, that is the trick. it dries immediately. You know about the masking technique, right? I just took a piece of sticky note paper, traced my clover, cut out the center of it, and then stamped the hearts with a stamp that had a background, swirly type design. Don't look too closely. Then I used my brad buddy which is really just a piece of plastic canvas and made all my dots. Close To My Heart markers have a fine point and a brush tip and match all 60 colors of their inks and papers. I used a white gel pen from my LSS for all the white dots.
Anyway, that is probably all I will do with St. Patrick's Day. Not a big holiday, just fun. The "wearin' of the green".
I plan to work on my son's layout later today. We'll see how that works out. If not, tomorrow I will post the layout from Stamp Camp of my daughter's hunt for THE dress. Everything about that is beautiful. The layout that our director designed and my daughter and all the fun times that we had.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009
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Friday, February 20, 2009
I won't have time to work on it today as I am going to help a friend with her business. She is a property manager and we have worked together for about 10 years now off and on. I will be learning a new software program and trying to unlock the issues with her set up. I am looking forward to the challenge.
Her boss doesn't realize what he is getting - having me come in to help out. It is a shame he can't afford me. I could use the work and he could benefit from my experience and expertise.
That being said, I am hoping I haven't disappointed anyone. I will see if I have anything left in me after a challenging day on the job and see if I can work on this layout this evening.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I have completed my morning job search. I may have mentioned before that I have clicked on every job search engine on the internet only to have my email be inundated with SPAM!!!! I get betweeo 80 to 100 spams an hour. I have had to open a new email account for personal email. This gives me 5 email accounts. I will be glad when this job search is over in more ways than one. I really don't like staying home. I like being productive and contributing to the household accounts so we can pay our bills. The thought of loosing our home looms out there if I don't get work. The thought of not being able to pay our bills is not a nice thought.
I do like being able to scrap though. I got some photos printed yesterday for a loyout for my son's 16th birthday. He picked out the paper I am going to use. The last layout I did for his book he was quite pleased with and shared it with several of his friends. I hope I can do his 16th birthday justice. When I think 16 I think "Sweet 16", that's just because I am a girl and have celebrated my sweet 16 and I have two girls who celebrated their Sweet 16, what do you do for a boy?
I will post my results later.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Dear Lord, Please help me find the job that I am meant to have. Amen.
I hope you all will pray this prayer for me as well. I know it is out there. The Lord has taken me to this place I just don't know if I am supposed to have patience, do what I am doing or am I missing something. How do you ever know.
I am scrappin' a set of cards with the holder. I got most of it completed yesterday between going shopping with my daughter and helping her fix dinner and getting my own house in order. I will take photos and post later today I hope.
Hubby went to work today. He is not feeling much better but the work doesn't get done by itself if he isn't there. All his work is on deadlines. He is a dental technician - for those that haven't heard of that before he makes crowns and bridges. Some people think of them as caps. The work is completed by 4 people in the lab. Some of the work is done before he gets it and the final work is done by his boss. A very exacting job. They are artists that work on someone else's canvass.
I will post again later.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009
The only photo of the family I can find right now is one from the wedding. My oldest daughter got married this past November to her best friend. This is husband Charlie, Me, daughter Ash, Son-in-law Alan, daughter Casey and son Alec
Here is a photo of 4 of my sisters and brother-in-law. Little sister couldn't make it to the wedding. My sister's gift to the bride and groom was to cater the wedding and what a beautiful job they did. I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
Valentine's Day is a great excuse for making cards and other things, like small boxes for chocolates. I made some and then forgot to unpack them to give to my friends. I am sure they don't mind, who needs chocolate anyway, right? I made them at my sister's house. I like to go visit her and spend the weekend "playing".
Here is the card I made hubby last year. Not my best work. Let's see which one should I give him this year? I don't think it matters as he probably won't take notice the way he is feeling.
This one turned out pretty well, I think. It involved a lot of cutting. I didn't realize how much until a friend wanted to duplicate it. I hope her husband likes it. I guess I should have put cards in the mail to my girls, but wasn't thinking. I guess I am pretty self absorbed right now, what with not having a job. Kind of an all consuming thought process.
Oh well, here is to day two of my blogging.
Happy Valentine's Day
Friday, February 13, 2009
I don't know much about blogging and thought I would try it out.
I am an unemployed bookkeeper at the moment. I am also an independent consultant for Close To My Heart - a scrapbooking company. About 15 years ago I had made one page for a scrapbook and was so unexcited about it I figured it wasn't for me. Then I went to a Close To My Heart gathering and fell in love. That very night I signed up to be a consultant and have been having fun every since. I don't have a MyCTMH website yet, but when I start making money at it and have a good client base I will invest in one. For the time being I use my upline's website for purchasing our clearance specials. You can check out her website it is www.fayemckee.myctmh.com. Email me if you are interested in purchasing anything from Close To My Heart at firstname.lastname@example.org
My passion is scrapbooking and cardmaking. I love sharing my cards and layouts with the world and love receiving comments.
Looks like I can add photos. Here are a few cards I made using Close To My Heart products.