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I'm an Engineer by day and crafter by night (or whenever there is free time). I love to travel and would love to visit all seven continents in my lifetime.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Are you addicted to FACEBOOK?

I read this article and can think of at least 2 people who are. Are you one of them? Read below:

10 warning signs that you may be addicted to Facebook

1. Facebook is your home page.

2. You update your status more than twice a day.

3. You have over 500 "friends" half of whom you've never actually met.

4. As soon as you step away from your computer you're on FB on your phone.

5. You are a FB stalker. You qualify as a FB stalker if you

a) click on someone's profile more than once a day even if they haven't messaged or tagged you in a photo.

b) have dragged and dropped more than 3 FB photos (not from your own profile)

c) actually go to a place mentioned on someone's page in hopes of seeing them in real life...creepy!

6. You change your profile picture more than a 12-year=old girl.

7. You have checked your FB page while reading this article.

8. You clean up your "wall" so it looks like you spend less time on FB.

9. You are a member of more than 10 groups and respond to every event invitation "attending" even if you have no intention of going.

10. You change your relationship status just to mess with people.

Ok, I'm not totally addicted, but I'm involved. It's pretty cool to be able to keep in tabs with old friends. This morning, even on XM radio they were talking about it. So are you addicted?

P.S. Yes, I already told one of them that she needs to say... HELLO I'M _________________ AND I'M ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK. Now the other one I won't be seeing her for a while, at least until July, she is enjoying being Irish. She is responsible for me staring Facebook.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mini Class Kit...

Thanks so much to everyone who donated the $5 mini-class at the AHA Crop for Marshall. We collected $115.00, all of it going to the American Heart Association. If you didn't attend the crop, you can still make a $5 donation and get the kit at the store. I'm so proud to have been part of such a wonderful cause, it's so dear to my heart as my dad's side of the family all have had heart issues. All in all around $2000 were raised. For those of you that were in a groove and didn't take the class. Here are the photos.

Thanks again.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Things Change...

So my trip to Cannes, France has been postponed. I'm really excited that I will be at the American Heart Association Crop for Marshall on Sunday at Picture Me Perfect. It should be so much fun.

Diasque is doing ok, he has up and downs, with Diabetes we have to be very careful of his surroundings and any of his behavior. He started to drink and urinate more so I had him tested on Sunday and his blood sugar was around 350. So the vet told us to give him an additional unit of insulin at each shot. Today, I noticed that his back claw was still injured from earlier this year. So I took him in and had to stay at the vet as they were too busy to see him at his appointment time. It worked out for the best, his usual vet saw him. He was tested for glucose, ketones and looked at his claw. He is good to go and we are trying to keep him in under control. All his test were negative, no infection, no ketones and his blood sugar level is lower, around 280, not best, but he was stressed at the vet. So we are going on the right place, he still hates his shots. So if anyone has ideas on how to give him his shot without fighting and biting, please let me know.

Also, because I was leaving, I had finished all my projects ahead of time. Here are my assignments for Garage Girl, it's using one of the newest My Little Shoebox: Turtles and Trees Line


Sunday, February 8, 2009

February Challenge

This year I knew it was going to be a busy one so I didn't want to commit to something that if I can't complete it, then someone would be short my part. So I didn't want to do any more circle journals. I guess others were in the same boat as me in the group of Seasoned Circle Journal. There are 9 girls that are participating this year. Each month one person host the challenge and we are all to complete it by the 25th of the month. This month, Patti is hosting, who is also our den mother this year as Patty is taking a well deserved break from den mother duties.

This month challenge is to create something with green, blue and brown and with a red heart. Here is my take:

I decided to do a layout about my parents. I'm so lucky to have them in my life that who else can I celebrate about love than their love for eachother.

Here are the supplies I used:

My Little Shoebox
-Enjoy Life Line - Circle of Friends
-Red Lipstick Mini letters
-Cricket Sprinkle Glazed letters

American Crafts
-Character Line - Herald
-Craft Line - Elenore Battington
-Green Ribbon

-In Stitchz - Formal Flourish
-Parakeet Cardstock
-Parakeet Thread
-Red Flower

Hambly Lime Green Mini Graph Transparency
Fiskars Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment
Heart Doily

I cut out the center of the Circle of friends paper. Using the green graph transparency, layer all the other pattern papers and trim around to remove the excess. Using a sewing machine stich with read thread around the entire circle. All the pattern paper is scalloped using the Fiskars border punch. I used green thread (all 6 strands) and stitched with the pattern from In Stichz on the brown, Elenore Battington paper. For the flower medallion, I cut a 1"x12" parakeet cardstock. Fold every 1/4 of a inch. Adhere both ends together and a flower medallion is made.

I just love all the layers and textures in this layout. I'm so lucky to have so many people around me that influence my creativity. I learn from each of them


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Prayers for my friend...

My friend and her family are in real need for prayers to go thru this very trying time, her family member passed on this past weekend. She is not ready to talk about so if you can all please help me pray for her and her family. Thanks so much.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Crop in Memory of Marshall

If you are one of the lucky people that is attending the Crop in Memory of Marshall at Picture Me Perfect on Sunday February 15th from 10am-8pm. Here is a little sneak of the make-n-take I have designed and will be donating to every attending cropper.

There are a few extras and we'll be offering each kit for a $5 donation to the American Heart Association.

I'm so sad that I will be missing this event. Debbie has planned a fun filled event. My job is sending for 2.5 weeks to Cannes, France from February 14th - March 3rd. So Erin is going to teach this mini class in my place. Thanks Erin for helping out.

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