Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New House.... Well, it looks like this is it... the offer has been excepted and escrow should close in about 10 days.. FINALLY !!! never thought it would happen ! The bank never decided on a price for the other house I posted so we had to give up on it ... but this house is beautiful. New carpet and paint, granite in the kitchen and baths.. I can't wait to get in and start decorating (huge smile) the other house needed lots of work, and I wasn't really into spending more money to fix it up... The grass needs a little water, but I think it will come back just fine.... This house also has a pool, it wasn't something we were looking for ... comes with the house ! I hope I can do some cards this weekend... but I will probably be doing MORE packing. (does it ever end ) It is cooler here today, only 85, so that is a big relief, won't have to have the air on all the time ... going to Disneyland Thursday for my birthday with the girls, that should be a real hoot !! Hope you all enjoy your week.. Jen
I have never trusted polls since I read that 62%
of women had affairs on their lunch hour...
I have never met a woman
in my life who would
give up lunch for sex !
Erma Bombeck

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hi Ya All !!! That is my Okla/Tenn background coming out I guess ... I think fall might be here soon & I can't wait, I'm tired of this hot weather and so humid (yuck) that's not normal for Cali. ! Anyway, I thought I would share this Halloween paper bag book I made.. I used a lot of scraps from the past years and a felt pumpkin I have had in my stash for quite a while. I added tags to almost every page.. gotta love the tags ...
Some die cuts...stickers... buttons...rub ons...
These large tags go in the open end of the bags.. I used 3 lunch bags folded in half, made holes with my drill punch and added lots of ribbon, (you can never have enough ribbon).
We have put in offers on 2 houses and still don't have any word yet.. I am trying not to stress to much, and I have applied for 3 design teams.. so keep your fingers crossed that both will happen soon.. Enjoy your weekend... Jen
Be the kind of woman, that when your feet
hit the floor each morning the devil say's.
Oh, crap, she's up !!!
Author Unknown

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Thursday.... I'm better today, not so stressed :) made a "Happy Thanksgiving" card, not my favorite but it's ok.. going to sign MORE house papers today... Have a great day and see you tomorrow... Jen
Most folks are about as happy
as they make up thier minds to be ....
Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

STRESSED ........ I feel like I'm being pulled in a hundred different directions ! (big sigh) All of this house stuff is driving me crazy, (and I don't have far to go !) Our house closed escrow yesterday and we still don't have anything finalized with our new house.. I feel like I have no place to live, luckily the buyer of our house is very nice and is letting us rent it back til Nov. 7.. whew... that helps a lot !! Still packing and trying to sell furniture that won't fit in new house... Hopefully I will be able to jump (well, step into the pool cause I don't know how to swim) into this beautiful pool and relax soon. (BIG smile:) I sure hope your day is going better than mine.. I think I will go make a card now and try to calm down... Jen
Stress is nothing more than a
socially acceptable form of mental illness !!
Richard Carlson

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mojo Monday 104.... Happy Monday... I've been finding a lot of stuff I forgot I had.. and some of my two son's baby things. They are 30 and 29 now and both fathers ( and it all happened in the blink of an eye ) I found Michael's "Curious George" and Jason's "Glow Worm" .. those were the thing's they had to have every night to get to sleep. I really miss those day's and those cute little boys ! Well, the packing is getting done, slowly, but it's getting done. I guess I will just be making cards for a while till we get moved, then back to the pages and all of the book's and other fun things.. Here is my take on the Mojo Monday card.....
I "love" the Debbie Mumm paper.. it just makes me smile :) Enjoy the rest of your day...Jen
Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has
found it's way back into society.. We receive gift's in
boxes from stores that went out of
business twenty years ago...
Erma Bombeck
(and my mother Esther Johnson)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cross Your Fingers !!! Hopefully this will be our new house... The offer is in and as soon as the bank decides a price we will go from there. It's 2700 sq. ft. and SINGLE story... woohoo !!! I am so tired of stairs :) It also has a great scrap room, there is room for everything ( but knowing me, that won't last long ) four more bedrooms and a pool, we really didn't want one but it comes with the house !! I love the entry way, it has a little courtyard where I would love to put a fountain.. That's all for now, hope you're having a great weekend... Jen
Home is where you can say anything you want,
cause no one listens to you anyway ...
Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Halloween.... Well.. I'm supposed to be packing.. but as you can see I made some cards instead (big smile) I don't think I could get through a day without stamping or making a card or page... I started an assembly line and it went very quick that way.. but I did have to make a quick trip to Wal-mart to get some black ribbon :).. I was out of Kraft card stock so I used brown paper bags.. I think they look very cute....
I glued all of the openings shut... but you could leave one end open and add a tag.. or candy.. yes I think candy would be good (hehe).....
I am finished with my Halloween cards so I think I will start on some Thanksgiving cards..... maybe tomorrow.. I'm off to do some more packing...Enjoy your day .... Jen
Nothing on Earth is so beautiful, as the final haul on Halloween night....
Steve Almond

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mojo Monday 103.. I really should be packing right now... but I don't want to :) I have every room started but not one is finished.. started on the kitchen Saturday and I guess I twisted wrong and pulled something in my back... I'm getting too old for this stuff !! It's much better today !! I came upstairs to my scrap room to start packing up, but instead made a Mojo Monday card.. So.. here it is.. Couldn't decide which picture to put in so I just put both of them.. It's such a beautiful day today I took one of the pictures out in the backyard... that is one thing I am really going to miss is my beautiful yard.. I love to sit out there with the kids (dogs) and read a magazine or just enjoy all of the nature, birds, butterflies an occasional squirrel.....
Hope it's a nice day where you are.. take time to enjoy it... Jen
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which,
If you were to creep up behind someone at their work,
you would find them smiling...
Mirabel Osler

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Brittany Nichole.... This is my neice Brittany... she was such a beautiful girl inside and out.. and her son Carter, who was her whole life.. she loved to dance, be with her friends and family and enjoy life... We will miss you Brittany...
The angels are alway near to those who are greiving,
to whisper that their loved ones
are safe in the hand of God...
Elaine Elias Freeman

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mojo 102... I know.. I said I wouldn't be here for a few days, but I got in the mood to make a Mojo Monday card, trying to keep my mind busy and not be too sad. I was thinking of Brittany and when she was 8 months pregnant with Carter.. she was putting on a really cute little sweater and she looked at me and said " This fit me last week ! " and then gave that big grin she always had.. I will never forget that smile... I stamped the background paper with a bat stamp and stamped the owl on a scrap... and another paper "book" flower...