Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I've been a baaaaaaaad blogger...

I have tons of excuses - some real REASONS, even! - that I've been a bad blogger!  Let's just say "little league baseball season."  'Nuff said. 

We've had quite a few things going on around husband is coming up on a year after being laid off last July (with no new full time job - he started his own consulting business).  Not that I want to get into that nightmare situation, but it seems that IT was sure the trigger for everything else!  We seem to be at "that point" where everything we own is in the "end of it's useful life" phase.  This includes A/C, mini van, water main (yep!) and living room furniture.  Obviously the furniture is going to have to if you come over any time soon, pretend it's not horrible!  :)  The only reason I get to update the old blog today is because I'm home with the A/C guys...replacing the A/C system.  When it rains, it pours, I guess.  But I'd like to move somewhere where it's not monsoon season!!!  Please?????

But it is allowing me to stamp for the first time in (dare I say it???)....a month.  YES.  And I do SOOOOO  love the challenges and seeing what everyone is creating.  Just couldn't get to it!

How handy that Pixie Dust Studio helped me out of my funk!!  Their challenge this week is to use a pearl on your card.  I can also thank my friend Beth who - like all of us - has waaaay too much to do and not enough time to do it.  She comes to baseball games for her son with a whole tote of projects to work on!!  She said she just doesn't have enough time to stamp, so she brought me a cute SU! set, some papers and some glitter!  Since I just HAD to make her a thank you note (with her set and paper!) got me stamping again.  I'm grateful to her for that, as much as the crafting goodies!  The pearl is for the center of the flower - and is just what I needed to get over my "purple problem."  The paper Beth gave me is plum from SU...I've mentioned before that purple and I don't get along!  But I'm happy with the finished product!

More catching up and housekeeping in the next post!  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely card! I love purple and green together! Hope things are looking up for you soon. Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
    Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!


Thank you for taking time to leave some thoroughly encouraging words!