Monday, December 31, 2007

16-0...on their way to 19-0...

So they are on their way to 19-0!!! And that Giants game was not an easy one for them! They really need to quit being a 4th quarter team. Dont they know that I am sitting at my friends house while she is cheering the Giants on because she doesnt care who beats them, she just wants someone too? I do have to say that after watching most of the other games yesterday, this game was by far the best one. And not because I like the Patriots. Its because both teams played their best. What was up with Indy and the Steelers yesterday? The Colts pretty much handed the Titans the game! It was not fun to watch. The Browns should be going to the playoffs! But they arent because the Colts handed the game to the Titans.

Rest up Pats, you have some tough games ahead of you, but you can go all the way!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sorry Ami....I had to post this....

I really am sorry to be posting him AGAIN Ami but I have too! They won again! I still need to go read up on the highlights since it wasnt aired here but I know they won. :) So that is now 14-0! Rock on Patriots!! And after playoffs or the Super Bowl I wont post anymore until next season about football. :)
I went to the mall this afternoon with some girlfriends since my game wasnt aired and I chose to wore my Laurence Maroney jersey. I am telling you, people just dont like the Patriots around here. I got lots of funny comments from strangers. And my only response to them was "Dont hate them because they beat you." :)

Another gal pal swap card...

This is another card I got in a swap. Just love this Bella! I need to add her to my next list. This was my favorite card that I got. I think it has to do with the fact they are 2 of my favorite colors!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Let's go for 14-0!!

Let's go for 14-0!!! Tomorrow we play The Jets!! Here's to hoping for another one in the win column!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Gal Pal Swap...

I was part of a gal pal swap on the bellaholics yahoo group. This is one of the cards that I received. I just love the colors!! Its a great card!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

1977...funny stuff

** This was a blog that my friend Keri posted. and while we both would probably LOVE to be able to take credit for it, it was actually an email that her husband had received. The original email doesn't give credit to the originator either so whoever this person is... i love you! it's quite possibly the funniest thing ever.

Last weekend I put an exhaust fan in the ceiling for my wife's grandfather. While my wife's brother and I were fitting the fan in between the joists, we found something under the insulation. What we found was this:

A JC Penney catalog from 1977. It's not often blog fodder just falls in my lap, but holy hell this was two solid inches of it, right there for the taking. I thumbed through it quickly and found my next dining room set, which is apparently made by adding upholstery to old barrels:

Also, I am totally getting this for my bathroom:

There's plenty more home furnishings where those came from, however I'm not going to bore you with that. Instead, I'm going to bore you with something else. The clothes.

The clothes are fantastic.

Here's how to get your butt kicked in elementary school:

Just look at that belt. It's like a boob-job for your pants. He probably needed help just to lift it into place. The belt loops have to be three inches long. And way to pull them up to your armpits, grandpa.

Here's how to get your butt kicked in high school:

This kid looks like he's pretending to be David Soul, who is pretending to be a cop who is pretending to be a pimp that everyone knows is really an undercover cop. Who is pretending to be 15.

Here's how to get your butt kicked on the golf course:

This "all purpose jumpsuit" is, according to the description, equally appropriate for playing golf or simply relaxing around the house. Personally, I can't see wearing this unless you happen to be relaxing around your cell in D-block. Even then, the only reason you should put this thing on is because the warden made you, and as a one-piece.

Here's how to get your butt kicked pretty much anywhere:

If you look at that picture quickly, it looks like Mr. Bob "No-pants" Saget has his hand in the other guy's pocket. In this case, he doesn't, although you can tell just by looking at them that it's happened - or if it hasn't happened it will. Oh yes. It will. As soon as he puts down his matching coffee cup.

Here's how to get your butt kicked at the beach:

He looks like he's reaching for a gun, but you know it's probably just a bottle of suntan lotion in a holster.

How to get your butt kicked in a meeting:

If you wear this suit and don't sell used cars for a living, I believe you can be fined and face serious repercussions, up to and including termination. Or imprisonment, in which case you'd be forced to wear that orange jumpsuit.

How to get your butt kicked on every day up to and including St. Patrick's Day:

Dear God in Heaven, I don't believe that color exists in nature. There is NO excuse for wearing either of these ensembles unless you're working as a body guard for the Lucky Charms leprechaun.

In this next one, Your Search For VALUE Ends at Penneys.

As does your search for chest hair.

And this -- Seriously. No words.

Oh wait, it turns out that there are words after all. Those words are What. The. HELL . I'm guessing the snap front gives you quick access to the chest hair. The little tie must be the pull tab.

Also, judging by the sheer amount of matching his/hers outfits, I'm guessing that in 1977 it was considered pretty stylish for couples to dress alike. These couples look happy, don't they?

I am especially fond of this one, which I have entitled "Cowboy Chachi Loves You Best."

And nothing showcases your everlasting love more than the commitment of matching bathing suits. That, and a blonde girl with a look on her face that says "I love the way your junk fights against that fabric."

Then, after the lovin', you can relax in your one-piece matching terry cloth jumpsuits:

I could go on, but I'm tired, and my eyes hurt from this trip back in time. I think it's the colors. That said, I will leave you with these tasteful little numbers:

Man, that's sexy.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Who's the best.....THE PATRIOTS!

Who is still on top? Thats right, the Patriots!! Who are now 13-0!! With TheJets, The Dolphins, and The Giants left to go in regular season! Let's make is 16-0 and then lets get through the playoffs onto the SuperBowl! :) GO PATS!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tomorrow is football!!!

YAY!! Tomorrow is football day! Your eady Bev?! Hopefully we will see alot of this man doing exactly what he does best! And hopefully he is throwing alot to Randy Moss! I want to see him beat Peyton's touchdown pass record for a single season! Only 8 more to go to beat him and with 4 games to do it in!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas present from Melinda..

Good evening everyone. Today I received this great little package from a stamping friend on a yahoo group. Its her Christmas present to the group. I think she did a great job on it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Just for Bevabella..

OK, Ami this doesnt count as my one football post a week! This is for Bev! I dont know why the Steelers helmet looks like that. Dont their helmets have their symbol on them? But anyway, its Bev and I this Sunday? Who will come out on top? Will the Steelers be able to stop the Patriots? Out of the games they have left, I believe they have the best chance. Why I think that, I'm not sure. But I am still hoping for a 13-0 after the game! :)


Good evening everyone. Here is another Bella card I made using the ATC's that I received in a swap. And once again I dont know who created this but they really did all the work on this card. I just added it to the card base and added a saying. I think it turned out just great!


Good morning everyone!! I woke up to lots of snow! Yuck! Its the first of the season so it should be fun driving to work! I made this card last night but didnt get a chance to post it. I participated in an ATC swap awhile back and this is one of them that I received. I decided to make a card with it. There was not a name on the back of it so I dont know who made it. Stamp image is Bookwormabella from Stamping Bella. Have a good day everyone!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Yeah like I could go to bed....

Yeah I promised I tried to go to bed in the middle of the 3rd, right after Brady got sacked for the 3rd time in the game!!! I couldnt fall asleep. all I could think about was the stupid game! I turned the TV back on with 44 seconds left, right before the Patriots scored their final touchdown. But in no way clenched the game. They still almost lost it! But they held them off and remain undefeated! GO PATS!

Joy and Wonder...

Hi everyone. This is the card I made last night when my camera was acting up. Images are from TAC and also PaperTrey Ink. Hope you enjoy!

I have decided to go to bed now in the middle of the 3rd quarter if the New England game. They are down right now by 7 and I am just not going to watch this anymore, lol! I honestly dont want to watch them lose to the Ravens who are 4-7! So I will just check the scores in the morning and pray for the best!

Have a good night everyone!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

You have to settle for this....

So my camera keeps messing up on me so I am just going to share the picture of my new nose ring. I have a card to share and will do that if my camera will corporate with me tonight. My friend and I went and got our noses pierced the day after Thanksgiving. We were a little scared that it would hurt but it really didnt. I was relieved!! :) So right now I have the "stud" in there and in a few more weeks I can change it. I bought some extra small nose rings this weekend that just lay flat on my nose so it will just look like a little sparkle resting on my nose. The one in the right now isnt big at all and looks cute but I cant wait to change it to a smaller one. And before anyone asks, no, nothing gets caught on it in there. There isnt a back on it. The post is curved so it just lays against my nose. :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pink and Brown Take a Bough

Good Saturday evening everyone. I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I braved the mall today. Normally I try and not do that during the Christmas season but I had to get some gifts out of the way. I also needed to look for a clear retainer for my new nose ring. I didnt know we werent allowed to have them at work! Ooops!!!! So I needed to get something that you couldnt see for during business hours. Luckily I was able to find one.

I made this card using PaperTrey's Take a Bough set. You can find it here. I think this is my favorite set for making my Christmas cards this year. I wanted to use non traditional holiday colors so I chose pink and brown. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Brady to Moss, Brady to Moss and Brady to Moss!

OK, first off. Ami, I promise this is the only post this week about football. Well, you know until Monday but technically that is a new week so I am OK! Are the Pats ready to rock Baltimore on Monday!! We are going for 12-0! Let's hope its not like the Eagles game last Sunday! All we want to see Monday is those passes between Brady and Moss!! We need this unstoppable duo! OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming!

Take a Bough...

Last night I played around with the Take a Bough set from PaperTrey Ink. You can find the set here. I really like this set and I think I will make some of my Christmas cards with it this year. I need to cracking on those cards!! I am behind on my present making and Christmas will be here before I know it! I used Scribbles 3-D paint for the snow on the branches. I hope it looks OK. I wasnt sure.
Have a great Thursday!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Co-Workers Gift for this year....

Every year I make my co-workers a present. This year I decided to do the nugget boxes that I saw on the PaperTrey website. You can find them here I also used the Holiday treats stamp set. I just love all my sets from Paper Trey. If you havent been to Nichole's site, please check it out and try her stamps! They are awesome! And no, I am not in any way affiliated with the site. Just a very satisfied customer.

Monogram Set

This is a monogram set that I made for my secret sister at work. I CASE'd the idea from Nichole at PaperTrey Ink I really hope she likes it. I didnt decorate the envelopes like Nichole did because I didnt have another piece of cardstock the same as what I used on the paper so I just inked the edges of the envelopes. I hope to get better taking pictures of my creations with my new digital camera. The camera I bought at 5am on Friay. :)
On a side note. I literally had a stomach ache last night when the Eagles almost beat the Patriots. I have to agree with the announcer that said the Eagles had a blueprint on how to beat the Patriots. Their defense against Moss was great and they did not let up on him. But thankfully our defense saved us a couple times with the 2 interceptions! And we walked away still undefeated. The stomach ache went away and I was able to sleep! :) It was anything but an easy game for them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I promise maybe only one or 2 posts about this....

OK, I promise to try and only post once about the game this week. OK maybe I may post again Sunday!!! But are the Pats going to get their 11-0. Is Brady going to get closer to setting the record for the most touchdown passes in a single season? Is Moss going to set his record? Are the Pats going to get closer to beating the overall points total for a single season? You can count on it! Go Pats! Beat those Eagles!

July Calendar Page

Good Tuesday morning. This is my July calendar page for the calendar swap. I am looking forward to getting the calendar back and displaying it next year. I used Sweetybellas on this page. Can I say this isnt my favorite Bella to color? Theres just alot to color. :) But I used my colored pencils and blender pen. Base cardstock is from Marcos. I think the pattern paper is from Daisy D's but I'm not sure. :)
Have a great Tuesday!! Only one more day of the work week after today!! YAY!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

October Bella Calendar page...

Good Sunday evening everyone! I decided to post a calendar page during commercial break. BTW, the Pats are up 28-7 in case you were interested. This is for a calendar swap that I am doing. This is my October page. I used Witchybella and some misc pattern paper and ribbon. The page IRL isnt crooked like my scan makes it out to be. The lumpiness of the page made it scan crooked. I also have the months or Febraury and July and I will share those sometime this week. Enjoy!! :)


This is a card I made from a card kit swap that I was a part of. You sent in pattern paper, embellishments and the Bella image. You then make cards from the kits. This is one of the kits that I received. I believe this is Staceyfishabella. I am so terrible with the names of the Bellas. :) Sorry! Base cardstock is from DCWV. All the other stuff, I am not sure what it is since it came in the kit. I colored the Bella with none other than my colored pencils and blender pen. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Take a break from what you are doing, and go watch some football. :)

Let's go Patriots, Let's Go!!!!

OK, just one quick post about football..........GO PATRIOTS! They are going for 10-0 tonight against Buffalo. I thought it was a 1:00 game and I was a little saddened because the Colts also play at 1 and living in Indiana, what game do you think I will get? Of course, the Colts. So I was thrilled when I saw online that they play the late game tonight so I will get to see it! YAY! GO PATS!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Another Bella card..........

Dont ya just love Bella's?!?!?!? I sure do! I got this image in another image swap so I havent a clue what her name is. Sorry about that!! Cardstock is from DCWV and the smile sticker is also. I used SU's scalloped circle punch to layer the sticker. Colored her in with colored pencils and my blender. Hope you like it! :)

Well its finally the weekend. Did last week move slow for anyone? It sure did for me. And next week will probably be worse since we only work 3 days! But I sure am looking forward to the long weekend!! I cant even believe that November has flown by and its now almot Thanksgiving!! But I am proud of myself! I have the bulk of my Christmas shipping DONE! I have never once did that since my kids were born. Normally I am still shopping on Christmas Eve! But not this year! :)

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Friday, November 16, 2007

I cant believe I forgot.....

to post about my boys beating the Colts!!! And let me just tell you that I was not the favorite person at the party I was at!! I have found that Colts fan around here are pretty confident in their team and pretty cocky. Well I decided not to be cocky that day and sat through most of the game without yelling "in your face" too many times. Especially since my boy got sacked in his opening drive. Not a good way to start the game. And then there werent a whole lot of things to get excited about until the 4th. And when the Pats came back in the 4th and Peyton got that last sack and turned over the ball to us, I couldnt help but be a little excited. And with 33 seconds left on the clock, I proudly stood up and said "in your face" to every person there! YAY! Now they just need to do that in the playoffs and I will be one very happy person! For the last 2 weeks, everytime I have something Patriots on, I get nasty comments from total strangers. Now we dont have cocky Colts fans around here, we have VERY bitter ones. And I would just like to say to all of them, GET OVER IT! :) Geesh! ANyway, my boys are back on this week! Let's go for 10-0!!

Everyone have an excellent Friday!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Bella card and random stuff...

Well here is another Bella card that I made for a swap. I used my colored pencils and blender pens again to color her in. One of these days I will use something else. I want to get into the craze of Copic markers but I am afraid I wont be able to use them right and my coloring will look bad. So I havent ventured there yet. Cardstock is from DCWV and the pattern paper and smile sticker are both from a paper stack from DCWV.
Now, for those of you just interested in stamping stuff you can quit reading now. :) I have some people that now read my blog, well at least one person, she knows who is she, that isnt much into stamping and scrapbooking but they are interested in my mundane, random thoughts so the following is for them. But feel free to keep reading if you want. :) And from now on my blogs may just contain some of those random things. :)
So I live in a state that has a "No Child Left Behind" law. I would assume that most you that live in a state with that law or policy that you know and understand what it means. Haley, do you know what it means? I hope so or you wont get this random stuff. :) Well, I have a girlfriend who has 2 daughters. The youngest is now in Kindergarden this year. Before she went to school, my friend was concerned that she would get home safely on the bus. Well when she heard about this law, you wanna know what the first thing she thought of? She thinks to herself "Oh good, they will always make sure that "Sarah" gets home safely" because of the no child left behind. :) She thought it meant that they wouldnt leave her stranded at school. :) What a silly girl she is! Maybe you had to be there to hear her say this but my friends and I all got a huge kick out of this!! Well, that is my random, hopefully funny little thing for the day. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Let's Go Shoe Shopping....

Hi everyone....well its been a weel or so since I have posted. Just have found many spare minutes in the day. This is actually the first card that I have made in a week or so also. I made 3 tonight so I will have some for the next couple of days just in case I dont get a chance to make anymore.
This is one of the famous Bella's. I got this in an image swap so I apologize for not knowing her name!! I colored her in my watercolor pencils and blender pen. Cardstock is from DCWV and the pattern paper is from a paper stack I got at JoAnn's also from DCWV. I colored the boots black because I need some new black boots!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007


How many are ready for this game? The Pats are 8-0 and the Colts are 7-0. I think its our own little Mini Super Bowl! It feels like its Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow!!!! I cant wait until 4:15 and kick off! Tom Brady is stomping on Peyton Manning! :)
I am from Indiana so obviously I will be the enemy at the party tomorrow night. But New England, if you're out there listening, YOU NEED TO WIN!! I want to be the one that says "HA!" to everyone!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Harvest

This is a card I made for a challenge on a yahoo group. I used the fossil stone technique for the background. Very, very easy to do! And it makes for a cool background! Cardstock is Bazzil, images are TAC. I used the SU scalloped punch and 1 3/8" circle punch.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Well, its been a LONG time!

Well, its been a long time since I have been able to post. Back on Oct. 11th my 9 yr old son went into the ER and ended up staying in the hospital for 5 days! He has never had breathing problems in the past and no asthma. This turned out to be his first asthma attack and it was a severe one. It took him those 5 days to be able to keep his oxygen levels up in the high 90's without the help of O2. So I have been playing catch up ever since and my blog has suffered.
This is a criss cross card I made for a challenge on a yahoo group. Its my first criss cross that I have made. I messed up the scoring a little bit but in the end, it all worked out OK. I hope the recepient likes it! :) One more challenge card to do today and I think I am caught up. I will post that one as soon as I have it complete.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Think Pink Postcard

Here is the quick postcard that I put together fo a friend at work. This is so she can send out reminders to ladies to get their yearly checkups. I didnt do much to it because I want her to only have to put the .24 cents on it. Hopefully she likes it.