A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ink Death

I am reading the third book of Inkheart trilogy, InkDeath It is taking me for ever to get thru it.

I think the problem is the first book was awesome. The second book was ok. The third book is becoming tiresome. It is all drama drama drama drama. A person can only read that the hero has been captured so many times.

Well they are not captured yet in the third book but it is only a matter of time. The bluejay was almost caught once and I almost tossed the book across the room LOL.

I did that once to a John Grisham book. I really shouldnt of because it was a library book.

For shame on me.

Flip Flop Fold Card

This is Septembers swap card. I am once again behind on creating it. It is due to be mailed by wednesday. I havent started on my. I thought about it though. Blue card stock, cream paper and a shell stamp. I have water color painting tonight so I probably will not work on it after. To much to think about after painting !

This is another tutorial on card making that I am thinking about using the same colors and the same stamp. I think it will even look better. It isnt the swap this month. What a shame!
It is done by the same lady, thats how I found it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can on it." --Danny Kaye



I went to see Fame today and it would of been better if I didnt have a headache. It would of even have been better if they didnt squeaze four years into on movie.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Robins birthday card



Donald was having so much fun he lost his hat! All three of them.

The goody that was returned

I mentioned I got a goody. A hair straightner. Got it from Walmart.

The scoop is... they had a few on a rack and they looked pretty nice for 25.00. So I picked one up and took it to the self check out. It rang up for 46.00. I didnt have the extra 21.00 so I was going to put it back. Then I told myself no wait I will go thru a check out with a person and insist it should be 25.00. So I did and when it rang up for 46.00 I said woe now it shows on the rack for 25.00. They called the CSM (aka Customer service manager (aka also known as I think LOL) (aka laughing outloud))) They sold it to me for 25.00.

So fast forward to last Saturday. We were in desperate need of people food. I still had the straightener in the box. I dusted it off and took it to Lexington walmart and got 51.00 after tax 55.00.

Sad I dont have a straightner though. Kathryn should get me a new one since she is the one that broke my old one.

Thats the scoop. I doubled my profit. On a return. I have actually done better on returns before. I bought a $1.00 clearance item and returned it to another walmart and it was $8.00.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

The football frenzy

The big game is going on today. All the USC (South Carolina version) games are the big games. I only bring it up because I work down the street from the football stadium. So when game day is on a work day, the orange cones come out, the police start trying to make some kind of order out of the mess, the cars with the goofy flags go by, traffic picks up … thank goodness it is in the opposite direction of which I will travel home and the guys stand out with their goofy flags to flag fans into their parking lot. $10.00 Parking the card board signs advertise up and down the street.

Now are place is a good solid mile from the stadium but parking is at a premium and they start all the way down and beyond where we are located. Last game day that was on a weekday the fans had to fight over the tall weeds for a long hike to the stadium.

Maybe you are wondering why I am bothering with all this. I do have an amusing twist to the storey

The branch manager who actually is a fan of the rival team Clemson doesn’t usually partake in watching an USC game unless they are playing against each other. So the case must have been. Archie thought he would be mighty clever and park at work and walk… saving him the $10 bucks parking fee. When he got to the branch to his bemusement somebody was charging $10.00 bucks to park on the Spatco’s grounds. He politely declined. He allowed them to continue to charge for parking. Claiming he wanted his car to be in the same condition that he left it. I guess he was recalling memories when Karen #1 had her car stolen from the property in broad daylight on a work day.


A bunch of horns were honking and I peeped out the window and 6 or 7 gals in their short skirts were walking to the stadium. I got the guys in service and says you might enjoy this.. bunch of gals getting honked out in minis… the guys took off running outside to peep. What pervs LOL.


I was forced to watch the end of the game. Good news for all you USC fans (SC version) The gamecocks won. Whippee. That is all they are going to talk about for a week until the next game. Whippee.


Next day a guy asked me who won. Every other day I would have been to answer I DUNNO. But I did know. Worse yet, when he asked for what the score was...

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."~Samuel

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

double dog dare you to take the pawpaw


I have had four water color paint classes. Love it dont want to stop. I signed up for another four classes.

The lady is funny. She says to get the essence of what you see and you dont have to be precise... you artistic license.

Then she tells me I am missing a flower. Butterfly is to big. Pail is to dark.. then she draws on my work.

Let me do it. Its mine!!!!!!

The butterfly one has the potential to being a great painting but I have a feeling it will be great till I paint the dark part of the butterfly. That is where I will screw it up.

Since I have two butteflies ... because the first one was to big and the flower was missing I might practice on that.


a funny about married life

Let me first say I work at a place that services gas stations and they do not have a real strict dress policy. On with the funny... There is this guy at work who told us the woes of married life. He had two pair of shorts that were missing buttons. He said, he asked his wife several times to sew a button on his shorts. She never got around to it. So he being a man picked up his shorts and was going to take them to have the button sewn on. His wife asked why he had the shorts in his hand as he was walking out the door on his way to work. He told his wife he was going to take them and have buttons sewn on. His wife chewed his butt out (because he was being a smart aleck) and told him to leave the shorts; she will sew the button on. He got home that night and the shorts were lying on the bed with the new buttons sewn on. The dude was wearing one of the shorts (camouflage) today. He lifted his shirt and showed us his brand spanking new button. It was a pink flower button. PRICELESS!


Monday, September 14, 2009

The kat that is causing all the turmoil! if you are thinking about getting a cat & dont have any other pets ... that is the problem she isnt getting along with my other 2 let me know. she is a real cuddle bug!
Poor cousin has a hurt paw  he has to wear the collar so it can heal

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My poor cousin has a hurt paw

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All my tires were bad. No hope of a patch. Laugh was on me.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Getting my tire fixed. rear passenger. i went to tire kingdom first they wanted 50.00 bucks i told them they were crazy  walked out ; went next door it was 20.00 bucks cheaper i should go back ; rub their nose into it

Thursday, September 10, 2009

digi dolly

Another pose
so does the digital dolly look like the real dolly? dont forget i lost the apron a long time ago!

Jason's card


Evil baby blames grandma for locking him in the cage!
Nothing smells sweeter then following a garbage truck to work. the question is not if you will get the green light but rather how many times will you have to wait for the light to change before you can get thru it?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Foolin around

Making cards with Conner

Found this tutorial online. Went out and bought the square punch and this is my first attempt


This was suppose to be a mummy... didnt turn out so well ... back to the drawing board

This is for Sophia

This is for Joe

When I get one done for Marlo I will mail them.