Saturday, January 31, 2009

February 2009!

February already? This has been the coldest winter I have ever spent in Wisconsin. We have enjoyed lots and lots of snow but it has mostly been too cold to go snowmobiling! Well, today the temperature soared to an astonishing 40+ degrees so ---> what could we do but hit the trails!!
It was a fantastic day made more so because our two son's came to ride with us. A rare treat!!
They tell us the temperature will drop again in the coming week but our hearts are warm and blessed of God because He is at work and we are seeing miracles everywhere we look! Praise the Lord!

This month I will be enjoying my House Mouse calendar page. I received this image in an image swap and it is one of my favorites!! Who doesn't love a House Mouse??

Happy Birthday!!

I have some special family and friends with birthdays in January: my grand daughter, Katelyn, my great niece, Macie, two of my sisters-in-law, Colleen and Joan, and my friends, Chris, Anne and Cheryl. Happy Birthday one and all. : )

love, me.

My friend, Susan, gave me an award!

A Fabulous Blog Award! and coming from Susan this is quite an honor!! In order to accept my award I need to confess 5 addictions that I have. Then I must select 5 of my favorite blogs and ask them to do the same to collect their award! : )

I hate to be a party pooper but I actually don't have any addictions LOL I'm not being snooty here - let me explain! I know this about myself because ---> I have thought at times that I WAS addicted but when I attempted to go without I found I was able to without minimal "pain" So here is a list of some things that I desperately want but can, if I have to, live without : ) hows that? do you think I'll still get the award?? We'll have to see what the judges have to say!

1. DIET PEPSI! it runs in my veins
2. Chocolate well, it doesn't run in my veins but I wish it did and down my chin and off the tips of my fingers!
3. Paper : ) when I buy paper I must buy at least two sheets of the same color because otherwise I don't want to use it. Because if I use it then it'll be gone. I do the same thing with stickers which is really weird because I don't ever use stickers in my card making! I just love stickers LOL
4. Laughter. I actually laugh every day! I love my life and I love my husband. He is the best person I have ever known and BONUS he is really funny! If I don't laugh at some point during even the worst day I feel I am forced to play a joke on my DH like hide his toothbrush or short sheet his side of the bed so that when he attempts to get ready for bed I'll have something to laugh at : ) It hardly ever comes to that .... he usually hides my toothbrush or...... LOL
5.water! I think I am actually addicted to water. Does that count? LOL I'm so boring heehee

Ok lets see what my friends:
Suzanne :0 <---love it!

addictions are! Thanks for playing along girls and BTW Your blogs ARE fabulous!!

(((Hugs))) Patti

Friday, January 30, 2009

I love mice!

House Mouse is rapidly becoming my favorite line of stamps. I recieved this image in a image swap. I think I might have to buy it! or else I'll have to keep this card for myself! heeheehee

Thank you for looking.

Sew Glad we're friends!

I "lifted" the idea for this card from Papercrafts designer, Kim Kesti. In the August/September 08 edition Papercrafts magazine. Kim created her project for a Memories Journaling Clipboard. I used one of my favorite images, "Fashionistabella" to create a friendship card. I love how the black and yellow compliment each other! Thanks Kim for the great idea!

I've been "photo" tagged!

My pajama clad friend in Las Vegas Baby, pjpants has "tagged" me. Please come play along with this bloggers game. You are to go to where you store your pictures on your computer - go to the 6th folder and select the 6th picture. Post the picture on your blog along with a description of it then tag 6 other blogging friends and challenge them to do the same. Be sure to come back and post to this thread that your picture is posted after you have posted it to your blog! Have fun!! and thanks for playing along : )

This picture comes from my 6th folder which is my genealogy folder. This is a picture of my maternal great, great grandfather. If you look closely you will the the thumb on his left hand is missing. He lost that thumb in the Civil War. He was 16 years old - the official government records, witnessed by two others, states that while he was cleaning his gun one of his buddies came up behind him and scared him causing him to discharge his weapon and in the process blowing off his thumb. oh! grandpa! : (

Thanks for playing, I'm off to tag:
My idol, Rae

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Black and White

This has been one of the coldest winters I've experienced since moving to Wisconsin. We have had a great deal of snow (which I LOVE!) but it has been too cold to go snowmobiling! (boo : ( hoo!) I decided to "warm up" my blog with some color! and this week I have created some cards that will have you reaching for your sun glasses!

I was inspired by some terrific card ideas in the August/September issue of Papercrafts magazine. The designers created cards using simple black and white paper and then adding some bright colors using markers. Recently, after taking a VIP, Jennifer, to the airport (wink, Jenny) I stopped in to an Archivers store. Getting to go to Archivers really helped to numb the pain of saying goodbye to my sweet niece. It is a treat I rarely get to have - as the closest Archivers is almost 3 hours away from me. I was thrilled to find 5 different black and white papers by "Doodlebug Design, Inc." Plus a HORRIBLY! expensive sheet of black and white butterfly paper from the "Rusty Pickle" Pop Star Collection.

I finally had some time to play with the papers this week and -> as suspected <- I had a blast! and I think the outcome is just sweet!

Thank you for looking! and Stay warm!!


Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2009

I was introduced to this calendar idea this fall. It is about 4.75 x 5.5" mini page that sits in a CD case that has been converted into an "easel" I created this page using an image from the "What's so funny" set from Peachy Keen Stamps. The snowflakes are from "Little Felt Flurries" by SU and I wish I could say where the mini thermometer was from but it is just one of those embies I've had waiting for that "perfect" scrapbook page. I like how it looks even though if you look close you'll see the temperature doesn't reflect a cold day at all!

And cold it is! here in northwestern Wisconsin we are enjoying a bright sunny blue sky day but the temperature is only 10* and we are under a "Winter Storm Watch" until tomorrow afternoon! They are calling for 6 more inches to fall in the next 24 hours!! and I say "Yeah God"!! I love the white stuff.

Happy New Year Friends!!