Thursday, September 25, 2008

Heart to Heart Challenge

I read about the Heart to Heart Challenge started by Cammie (Carolyn King) on her blog. You can read all about it here.

Cammie designed a stamp set called Whimsical Autumn, available at Gina K Designs. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of Cammie's grandmother.

In addition to that, Cammie had the wonderful idea to encourage others to send a card to a caretaker of someone with Alzheimer's disease. Cammie is offering some amazing blog candy (worth over $1000.00) to one lucky person who sends a card. Check out the post on her blog for more info. There are some very generous companies and individuals involved!

My stepmother used to be a caretaker for an Alzheimer's patient for many years. From her experience I can say, it is a very difficult job. The caretakers really need encouragement. Here is the card I made to send to the nursing home where Cammie's grandmother used to live. I hope it brightens the staff's day just a little!

Twin baby gifts...

My DH's best friend and his wife had twin girls a couple weeks ago. I made this cute card for them using the retired Everyday Celebrations stamp set from SU and some retired SU designer paper. I wanted the two little lambs facing each other, so I did the reverse image using a solid stamp block I got at Hobby Lobby for just that purpose. You stamp your image on that solid rubber surface, then stamp on your card to get the reverse image. This little lamb is my favorite image for baby cards lately. I love how it looks all fluffy with Liquid Applique on it!

I also made these onesies for the babies. When our own twins were little, we had a bunch of funny T-shirts for them that made us laugh. We had some that said "See you later (with a pic of an alligator)" and "In a while (pic of crocodile)". Around Valentine's Day, we had t-shirts for Noah and Abby that said "Be Mine"... and the other one said "NO, Be Mine!". Anyway, that was my inspiration for the onesies. I designed the image in Photoshop, then printed it on iron on transfer paper. They say "Wonder Twin Powers Activate". LOL I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, especially since it was my first attempt with the iron on stuff!

We went to visit our friends and see the new babies this past Saturday. They were just so precious! It is amazing how quickly I forget just how tiny my own little ones were once upon a time. I loved holding and cuddling Kate and Ella, but I noticed that it didn't ignite this strong desire to have another baby myself. I think I'm finally past that, LOL!

Flying fingers... not!

55 words

Typing Test

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vampire obsession

Today on the Sweet Shoppe Blog, the topic of From Our Blog 2 Yours is "Could you be a vampire?" I think the whole world is vampire obsessed right now due to the huge popularity of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer. I have heard so much hype about these books, and STILL haven't read them. To be honest, I'm just not that into vampires, LOL! But my curiosity finally got the best of me, so I put a hold on the first book at my library. Who knows how long it will be before I get it! According to my library website, there are 456 holds on first copy returned of 208 copies. Holy Cow!

Anyway, here are the results from the quiz I took:

You Could Not Be a Vampire

Sorry, but you're not just cut out for flesh eating, turning into a bat, and living forever.

But that's okay. The sight of blood turns your stomach... without even thinking of drinking it.

And while you definitely would never be a vampire, you're exactly the type of frail prey Dracula wannabe's crave.

Maybe it's time to arm yourself with a cross and some nasty garlic breath!

What you would like best about being a vampire: The raw power (though you wouldn't admit it to anyone)

What you would like least about being a vampire: The whole killing thing

No surprise there! :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

How REAL are you?

I'm playing along with the Sweet Shoppe Designs "From Our Blog To Yours" game. This quiz is supposed to tell you how real you are. So here are my results:

You Are 60% Real

You're pretty real with people, but you can't help hiding a good part of yourself.

You're not truly happy with who you are at times... and believe it or not, it shows.

Try not to hide parts of your life from the people who matter to you.

Your friends and family are probably a lot more accepting than you realize!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Crayola Color Quiz

Crayola Color Quiz

How well do you know the names of all the crayola colors? I just took the quiz on their website, here are my results:

You named all 64 colors with 20 mistakes.

Not great, but I actually thought I would do worse...LOL! The kids' choice ones really stumped me... I'd never heard of those.

Give it a try yourself, can you beat my score?!