Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's My Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday and what a great dayI had! From the moment I got up there were flowers from my husband - thank you John, I love you!, and a Jim Brickman CD titled HOPE from my daughter that I listened to on the way to work. If you love piano music and haven't heard of Jim Brickman you are really missing out. He had a Christmas CD out last year that is just so beautiful. He comes to the Phoenix area every few years which I always look forward to.
Anyway, on with my day. I went to work and they brought in lunch, beautiful roses and wine - however, since it is a school, we couldn't open it!!! The secretary Lynne, made me a homemade apple pie (I don't really do cake) that had little cookie cutter apples made from the piecrust on top. How cute it was! Gave me an idea for a card! So to Leslie, Millie, Robyn, Lynne, Christina for the lovely gift and to everyone who gave me cards, thank you so much. It was a real treat. I love you all and enjoy working with you all so very much. Then last night I had my two daughters with me - the first time in about 8 years that we have been together on my birthday. Jenne used to live in San Diego, and Kerin lived here and we never could manage it to be together on the actual day. So this was so special. Kerin's friend Kerry came over and we all played games; drank wine and or scotch!, played more games; had more wine and or scotch; played pool and then you guessed it! Finally had homemade apple pie - wow that's twice today- what a real treat!! So tonight we are going out to dinner, tomorrow I am going to breakfast with Leslie and Jen from work, Sam, my great Wed. stamping buddy is dinner at her house on Monday night, Wed. happy hour with 2 other co-workers and then my Birthday Week will be over. Whew..............................
I got a lot of cards from many friends and I want to thank you all. These are a few from my Wed
group. The pink flowers are from Carolyn- what a beautiful card - very striking. The pink stripe is from Marie-love these colors and now I think I need that punch!!! and the birds are from Sam - how cute is this!! Thank you all - I miss you.

This one is from my daughter Jenne, who is thrilled to have the use of my craft room now!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I've been "tagged"

I have been tagged by Sylvia over at My Little Corner of the World.
Here are the rules:
1. Get the book on your nightstand (or whatever book you are currently reading).
2. Open it to page 56 and find the 5th sentence.
3. Post the next couple of sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
4. Do not go and find your favorite book, it has to be the one you are reading now!
5. Tag 5 other people to do the same.

Well, I have to admit that "romance" novels are not very intelligent reading, however, I work out on the treadmill everyday and read while I am pacing along. They make for easy and quick reading while on the treadmill and I can last much longer!!! Here is my sentences - Haven't looked yet but I hope it's not on the "juicy" part!!
He stopped, dipped his hand into the water, made a fist and opened it. "You can't hold it," he said to me. "No matter how you try or how you love or how you sweat." Then he dug into the sand. It was wet and clung together in his hand. " But this," he said, "a man can hold." We never spoke of it again. "When my time came, I turned my back on the sea and held the land."

Wow, that must be the most profound few sentences in this book!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

October Birthdays

Well, somehow this month has just got away from me!!
I was late with everyone's b'day and if you are one of them reading this, I truly am sorry. I don't care for the saying " Better Late than Never" because that gives you an excuse to forget. But, I am glad that at least these 5 people got their cards. This card for my friend SueAnn uses SU Floral Background; HB from SU; and the flower from Hero Arts. Papers are Basic Black and Bashful Blue.

Happy Birthday everyone!! I will try better next year.
This card is for my daughter's friend Kerry.
I used SU Pumpkin Pie; Eggplant; and last Halloween's DP. The stamp set is from Autumn Leaves and the HB is from Hero Arts. Buttons are just a dark purple from my stash of buttons.
This second card was for my friend Lois. The stamp is from SU and I am sorry to say I cut off the label name from the paper before I remembered where it came from. It is really pretty. It is double-sided. This side had white dots that I colored in pumpkin pie and added crystal effects. ( CE was also added on the flowers). Other papers were SU Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie DP

This card was for my friend Connie. I love these two colors; Orchid Opulence and Certainly Celery. The background paper is from daisy d's and the stamp is from Autumn Leaves. The HB is from Hero Arts. The ribbon is from the $1 bin at Michaels.
This card was for our Office Secretary, Lynne. I used an old paper from one of Joann's stack packs; SU Lovely Lilac; CB swiss dots and filagree. The crystals below the flowers are green and really match the green in the paper.
The flower stamps are SU and the HB from Hero Arts.