Thursday, August 31, 2006

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is here. The "end of summer". We never do anything for LD. School starts in mid-august - so we are already in full-school schedule. Hubby usually always works either LD weekend or Labor Day (this time he's actually off on Monday). I hope those of you that are traveling have a wonderful and safe time.

It was another exciting day for me. I was asked to join the Piggy Tales Design Team. 14 other ladies received the news today. I can't wait to get to work. Check out their products. Each line is named after a different fairy tale character.

Again, have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I'm looking forward to September because it's another month closer to cooler weather in Louisiana.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Update on the Cat Story

For those that are interested in the cat and her kittens. Elizabeth, the mom, has been adopted by her foster mother. The "dad" came home and fell in love with her so Elizabeth is now "his" cat. The kittens have been weaned and are in a different foster home, and will soon be available for adoption at River Cities Cat Shelter. We thought they would be coming back here for a week or so, but another home became available. I was glad, because I didn't want the heartache of having to say goodbye to the little cuties again.

Monday, August 21, 2006

It's been a WONDERFUL Monday

Besides having a good mail day (thanks to a wonderful friend who really, really RAK'd me BIG TIME) - I was also asked to join the Self-Addressed Kit Club. I've been a member of Self-Addressed since it started and LOVE THIS CLUB! It's basically a card-kit club, but it's not limited to cards. Anyway, I'm so excited because I LOVE SELF-ADDRESSED!

Oh No! I've been TAGGED

Oh No! Oh Yes! I've been tagged - thanks to Tami!

Okay - so here are my answers:

If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be? Somewhere nestled in a hilly wooded area in the mountains - but of course - not to far from a major city with a scrapbook store.

What's your favorite article of clothing? jeans and t-shirt

Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex? nice smile

What's the last CD that you bought? "Create 7" by Winds of Fire

Where's your favorite place to be? at the beach

Where's your least favorite place to be? lost

What's your favorite place to be massaged? at the local massage place... okay, okay - you meant "where on me??" - ok, my shoulders.

Strong in mind or strong in body? strong in mind

What time do you wake in the morning? around 7:30

What's your favorite kitchen appliance? oven (you didn't ask which one I used the most)

What makes you really angry? lying and disobedience

If you could play any instrument, what would it be? harp

Favorite color? periwinkle blue

Which do you prefer, sports car or SUV? to be practical - SUV - but for play - the sports car!

Do you believe in afterlife? yes

Favorite children's book? The Pokey Little Puppy

What is your favorite season? spring

What's your least favorite household chore? cleaning potties

If you could have one super power, what would it be? to fly

If you have a tattoo, what is it? --nuthing here--

Can you juggle? not really, why?

The one person from your past you wish you could go back and talk to? gee - never thought about it. Maybe my grandma.

What's your favorite day? saturday

What's in the trunk of your car? jumper cables and a flat rate priority shipping box (just in case)

Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger? sushi (have to watch the cholesterol)

okay - NEXT!
I'm tagging Donna and Sonda!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

35 Days - The Cat Story

If you've read my blog, you know that five weeks ago we were blessed with the presence of a mother cat and her three babies. (you can read the story HERE.) River Cities cat shelter is in the process of moving to a new building - as soon as the construction is complete, and pretty much would not take any more cats until then. So we waited. We set up a nursery for mom and babies in our laundry room. Despite my cat allergies, I played with them and loved them daily - as did the rest of the family. What we thought would be 3 weeks turned into five weeks exactly - thirty-five days. I finally contacted PAWS and they found another lady who was willing to keep them until the new facility was ready. I just wanted to share a few pics of the little darlings - now that they are gone and I once again experience "empty nest" syndrome for the second time this summer.

This is Jack, who I found out at the vet is really Jackie. She opened her eyes first.

This is Willie (Wilamina b/c she's a girl, too!) She opened her eyes 2nd (I'm using the order of opening eyes as if it were birth order).

And then there is my precious Pearl. Pearl stole my heart. I pray she eventually goes to a wonderful home (and the rest of them, too). (That is the tough part, letting them go and not knowing how they will end up!)I tied jute to a couple of toy balls so they would have a play center. I could hear the bell jingle from the living room.

Last photo is Elizabeth. The vet says she's about 2 years old. Also that she is the friendliest tortoise colored cat (they are supposed to not be the nicest cat). She was a wonderful mom and a very nice house guest. She was only vocal when we entered the room, and seemed VERY appreciative of the nice place provided for her and her babies.

I cried all the way home from the vet's office, where I met the new caregiver. It was a bit traumatic for the babies, but they seem to be adjusting to their new temporary home

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Uhu and Chipboard

I just tried my UHU Creative Scrapbookers Pen. I used it to adhere chipboard letters down to the cover of my photo keeper album. WORKS GREAT! What I really like about this is that the applicator tip is angled, the glue doesn't wrinkle paper, and the applicator doesn't clog! And it gives great hold. Here's pic of my album (yeah - I finally have a place to put those wonderful cards people have made me!).

The album is from Caputo's Kits, the papers are Flair's new Autumn Splendor, and the chipboard is a framedango from Everlasting Keepsakes - new size (smaller for cards!).

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thank you, Wendy!!

My friend, Wendy "K" called me last week from a scrapbook store in Jackson to tell me about a great find on buttons! Thanks, Wendy - for thinking of me. I used these Foofala buttons last night on this page. They are great! Oh, and the papers are new CHA Summer release from Piggy Tales.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Cape Town (Scenic Route)

I received a wonderful package of goodies from Scenic Route yesterday (see previous blog) and made my first layout with the Cape Town collection today. This is my son. Love this collection!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Scenic Route is in DA HOUSE!

Wholey Schmoley Hole-puncher!! I just got a package of goodies from Scenic Route! It's their CHA SUMMER Releases: Hampton and Cape Town papers, chipboard and alpha stickers! This schtuff rawks! These goodies were surprises sent by Scenic Route for participation in the Pub Calls Gallery Challenge last month. I'll post some creations made with this as soon as I can!