Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Faves 08/28/09

This is going to be a quick list of lots to do and am so very tired tonight. I injured my left wrist at work today and will tell that story tomorrow. It is a little hard to type with two hands right now.

1. Having so much fun over at the fiskateers website/mb. If you are interesting in meeting lots of crafty folks and having LOTS of fun, check out my link on the right (no purchase of anything is required, just come on in, join and chat and play away!!!)

2. Swaps. I have now hosted my First swap with the Fiskateers, am hosting an ATC swap from my blog and am having so much fun creating for and with others... not to mention my secret sister here in Memphis at Eclectica and one through Fiskateers.

3. Getting projects done. This is another good thing about being involved in swaps with others...working towards a common goal helps me get there.

4. Crops. I love cropping with others. At home, at a friend's house or at my LSS. Went to a GREAT crop at Eclectica last weekend and have another booked for September. Ang and I were supposed to crop this weekend but she's sick and I hurt my wrist so...

5. Family support. My DH is so supportive of my craftiness. My other family members are too. My sister Carla is so supportive, she drafted me for a project that I'm going to be posting tomorrow, so check back in.

Love all...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

St. Jude Crop

Hi everyone! Our lss here in Memphis has an AWESOME 24 hour crop for St. Jude in October. It is an expensive crop, but almost all the money goes to St. Jude. I couldn't make it last year because of scheduling conflicts, but I'd love to go this year and be able to add an additional donation from SCRAPFAIRE to go to St. Jude. If you'd like to contribute, the button is to the right. Thanks so much everyone!! (Just so you know, the October calendar isn't up for Eclectica yet, but it's a yearly event and they announced it this weekend at their birthday crop)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Faves 08/21/09

This summer has been so very hard...but here are my five fav things that have been going on.

1. Sweet kittens in our home. We finally found a home for Dorian Gray (ok, so this didn't happen this week, but I love this photo!!)
1. My "Star Tours" ATC's went out (EARLY) for my swap at fiskateers! They are so cool, wish I could get a better photo of them but the base is acrylic and does not photo well. I'll try for more photos when I get them all back!
3. We got Starbuck Spayed...and decided to keep her. Her surgery went well and she didn't have all the problems Sayuri had with hers (thank goodness).
4. The above photo won a prize for me in a NO-SEW tutu making contests hosted by lead Fiskateer Angela...thanks to Tabitha her daughter loving this pic so...THANKS!!!
5. Inglourious Bastards click the link to watch the trailer...made me LAUGH out loud...but it is a bit violent. You should only see this if you are already a Tarentino fan, and it may be offensive if you're a Nazi.

Tomorrow is the big 12 hour birthday crop at Eclectica and I still haven't decided what project I'm gonna be working on but I've been looking forward to it forever. It's the first crop I'll be going to all by myself, but that's ok too. I know all the staff at Eclectica and am sure I'll at least know some of the ladies attending. I am usually the one who takes a seat next to someone I don't know at a crop anyway. I like meeting new scrappy peeps.

Love to all and TFL!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Looking for some players!!

Ok, come on folks. I know it's Tuesday but I wanna know some of you out there want to swap ATC's with me!!! Email me asap. There will only be a total of twelve in this swap and that is including yours truly here. Also, if you wanna do something else different, why not click on the button to your right and go on over to Gauche Alchemy to sign up to do a circle journal with us. There are 5 spots left. Basically you will be responsible for one page per month in somone's book and then mailing it on to the next person.


BTW you don't have to be a bumpy scrapbooker to do an ATC. You don't have to be into anything, just willing to cut a can even alter a playing card to fit the theme. I know some of you out there paint...and knit...and etc...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sci-Fi/Fantasy ATC's anyone???

I just finished making some really cool atc's for a swap and would like to have my own...pick your fav sci-fi movie (can also be Fantasy as some are cross overs). Shoot me an email at if you want to play...I will take the first 11 who want to play. Deadline to sign up is 08/27 and the ATC's will be due on 09/15. Please send a self-addressed pre stamped envelope.


BTW... I'm doing Star Wars, but you can do whatever you want...even the same thing I'd love to see someone else's take on these atc's!

Saturday...Crafty DAY!!

So I finally got some more scrappy-stuff in the works!! Joined several swaps and one of them is Make-A-Wish RAK and these are the cards I made to fill part of someone's wish. She wanted some just to say "hi" cards and I thought maybe I could at least do that. I don't think of myself as a very good card maker (yet anyway) so this is what I came up with. I'm very happy with them! I have also been working on my Star Tours ATC cards for a swap over at Fiskateers...wanna have fun with me? Just click on the link to the right over there and become a happy orange fiskateer with me!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Speaking of good things...

Head on over to Gauche Alchemy to sound off on a little poll they're having!!!

(you or I may even win a prize:))

Fav Friday Faves 08/14/09

So among all the bad things that have gone on this summer, I took our godson to Alabama Adventure. We were all supposed to go to Six Flaggs, but with everything that was going on, I'm glad we decided to go and I just wish it hadn't been pre-planned for the week A had his dental surgery... Oh well. Brandon and I drove to Birmingham and spent the night with Mom.

The next day Kane, Brandon, Mom, Carla and I all went to Alabama Adventure. I never thought I could relax and have fun at a water park, but I enjoyed it as much as the rides.

Here are my fav pics from the trip:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Photos, finally

Here is a pic of Brandon and I the day we went to Alabama Adventure...look how happy we are!!

This is some fabric that was given to me and I was told to make something...I have started my project, but as it didn't have a due date, it's taking a back seat to the projects that do!

This is a color kit "banana hammock" that I won from Gauche Alchemy. I love blog giveaways!!

This was my July haul from my Fiska-Secret-Sister!!! Wasn't she good to me!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Home but not back to normal...

For those of you who aren't also my facebook friends, Grandmother passed last Friday. I won't go into a long thing because I am just tired and really want to get my life back to the norm. Really back to the norm. I made some inches for a swap that are due in the mail today, but I made extras and I am REALLY going to post some pics this weekend. I miss my blog and my scrap room, but I have gotten in there and done some stuff and I am ready to be Charity again.

On a lighter note, we went to see Harry Potter today. It was ok, but I'm not sure anyone who hasn't read the series could even keep up and I don't think the director even made an attempt to read the book to find out about the most important stuff in the book. It also seemed like it would be scary to the kids, so parents keep that in mind.

All that aside I truly enjoyed Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix and of course I love Alan Rickman!!!!