Saturday, November 27, 2010

This one is my favorite! She's also a bella.

finally making something again

I did a lot of paper piecing on both of these, they are both bella stamps.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Getting tired of cranky kids!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I admit Defeat

I admit defeat. I give up after a month. I think I need a bit more baby steps.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

still going

I'm still going good with my challenge. It's been hard. I didn't realize how often I just pick things up here and there.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

day, not sure!

I'm not sure what day I'm on. I did slip up and buy a purse, and a shirt. However, I was on vacation. The shirt was a need. I didn't pack properly ( which never happens) My husband and I went to Grand Haven for a couple of days. Day one, we went for a walk down the board walk. A very long walk. It was going to be a nice low 80, and was over 90. So I was a soaking wet mess by the time we got back to our friends house. So I bought a tee shirt. Then my wonderful bag is a Vera Bradley, that I found like new for only$35.00. Rick did gently remind me of the challenge to myself, and I swore purses were not included. Yeah, I reread my post, it was.

Monday, July 12, 2010

still going

My challenge is still going strong. I've put aside over $100.00 in scrap non purchases. That just paid for my Aerosmith concert tickets. My first concert ever. How sad is that?! I'm 3........ something. And have never been to a concert.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Day 7

I'm one week down. It's been hard not spending. Especially yesterday when the kids were so bad I actually cried:( Is it to much to ask for 1 good hour? I was at Home Depot, originally taking back a screen door, but then buying paint and stain, oh and a few plants. My husband just built a mini privacy fence and added a ton of landscaping area. So I'm in the flower area and all of a sudden I hear screaming and one of the kids is on the ground with the other one hitting him. Then about an isle over I have another child crying because his brother is calling him stupid. I was so embarrassed. They get into huge trouble for acting that way. It's not like I let them do whatever, whenever. The punishment is still going into today!Sigh:( So all that to say, I think I buy when I'm stressed, then justify it by saying I deserve to buy because I had such a long day. With 3 boys and a hubby, when am I not stressed!? LOL! I'm still going strong though.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 4

I had yet to tell anyone but my hubby and the blogging world of my new venture. So when my girlfriend emailed me with her order for bella and wanted to know if she was ordering or if I was. LOL! How how well she knows me. I was quite proud of myself when I still didn't give in. Can't wait till that discount is over. It's taunting me! LOL:)

my bellla challange submission

This weeks Bella Challenge was a square card. I love this color combo.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3

Still going strong. I have to admit. Bella's 20 % sale has been calling me. This is harder then I thought! However, I've went through the site and made my wish list, added it all up and put the amount in my savings. I know I can do this. I'm going to visit Splitcoast's bella forum and see if anyone is willing to trade some stamped images.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 1

Alright, I've had my first test at will power. Bella is having a 20% sale. 20%!!! I can't remember when it was that high. Sigh! Pushing on. I can resist!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My new Venture

I realized something tonight. I spend way to much money on things I don't really need. I was talking with several ladies tonight about how American's have way to much stuff we think we "NEED." Or buy simply because we want to. How we( American's) never really seem to take responsibility for our actions or our spending. Myself included in this. Really not taking responsibility for ourselves is just a fancy, nicer way to say we're selfish. Yes selfish. With our time, and resources. So this got me thinking of my own spending habits. Yikes I know. So this lead to my new venture, challenge really. I'm starting out small. Not because I don't want to be all in or nothing. Small because I know my habits and how hard and unlikely i would be able to quit cold turkey. I don't want to set myself up to fail. So my 3 month challenge to myself is....... To not buy any new clothes, shoes, purses, or jewelry. Anything fashion related. Here's the big one.. oh it'll be hard. To not buy any new stamps, Cardstock, Printed cardstock, embellishments, anything to do with scrapping. Unless I run completely out of a Cs color, or tape. I added that in only because I'll need colors like white and cream to use for scrap page and card backs. Which I will run out of. Along with tape. But nothing else scrap related. Now here's what I'm going to do with the extra cash flow. Every time I have the erdge to buy a new fasion or scrap related item, I'm going to take that dollar amount and put it in to my savings. Just to see how much I can be saving, and how much I really don't need or ever remember I wanted. Yikes. I'm going to be keeping a log of my 3 month journey. Follow along if you want, or not. Whatever. I'm hoping to learn something about myself on this little adventure. At the end of my 3 months I will not be taking my saved money and buying all I wanted, I'll hopefully decide and be ready to take further steps into ending my wateful spending:)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Just a few things I've made

I haven't had a lot of time to make anything. These are a few cards I've made over the course of a few months. Maybe this summer I can set aside a day a week to work on crafts.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Meet Juliet

My husband surprised me last Saturday:) He said we needed to drive out to his bosses house, which was over an hour away, to sign papers he forgot to sign on Friday. So we piled all the kids in the car and took a road trip. He even told the kids they could not get out of the car when we got there. So I was totally surprised when he motioned for us to all get out of the car and go into the house. We're walking up to the garage, I'm letting the kids know what will happen if the misbehave inside.LOL! I step into the garage and see puppies and say, " OH! your boss has puppies!" Then it hits me, I turn to my husband and say, " This isn't your bosses house is it?" He smiled and said no, pick one. AHH! I've never been so surprised in my life. I've been wanting a little dog forever. We have a big dog already. Is my husband the best or what?!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


The pictures haven't been edited, I have a new program that I can't figure out. Oh well. I 'm just very excited to be making cards again!.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy Holidays Everyone!!
I'm hoping to start the new year by getting back into crafting. I haven't made anything in months:( I need to use all the supplies I've got stocked up!