Monthly Archives: July 2007

Peace of mind…

is priceless — or if your a crazy dog mom $85 for a trip to doggie er at 9:30 pm.

So my little buddy found a plastic frisbee in the field and we played with for awhile. Soon after we come inside he starts to pant heavily, gag and this wierd hiccup like thing. I let it go for about 30 minutes and then started to get really worried. What if a piece of the frisbee broke off and was lodged in his throat?

Fortunately there is a 24 hour pet emergency clinic about 5 minutes from the house…so off we go. By the time we get there he stopped panting and gagging and only did the hiccup thing a few times. We waited about 30 min to see the vet — as usual Tanner made quick friends with everyone. The vet could feel something small, but nothing major and gave him a treat. She was so nice, I felt like an overreacting mommy…but I had visions of a pieces of plastic stuck in his throat and there was no way I would have been able to sleep. But once the all clear was given we had a peaceful, restful night.

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My Scraproom…

is just about done, here are a few pics…The first is what you see when you walk in the room, even Tanner is in his typical place in the middle of the room. Then I have my little sewing station. So nice to be able to leave my sewing machine out and have space when the mood strikes.

to the right of the sewing machine is the ‘Walmart’ special bookcase with all sorts of goodies. I filled it up so fast I really need another one, but don’t know where to put it. I have another small work station that’s holding the mess of ribbon I have. On the opposite side of the room is my main work station and the altered kitchen cabinets that hold the computer equipment.

Just a few more things to make it ‘perfect’— shelves for either side of the canvas work, an area rug and a small bookcase to hold paper instead of the dog kennel.

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A Quick Post to make you smile…



This is really for my mom, but I thought others might get a kick out of this joke someone posted on the message board this am

He was just in the postoffice and this little ole lady walks in with a small dog.

Postmaster: You can not bring a dog in here.

Little ole Lady: He’s my seeing eye dog.

Postmaster: You have a YORKIE as a seeing eye dog??

Little ole lady: Oh my gosh! HE’S A YORKIE???

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More Layouts

I left work about an hour early today and finished up these layouts. One is for a challenge at Two Peas

and the other is a store sample with some new goodies from one of my favorite companies — Scenic Route. Isn’t Tanner the cutest?

Speaking of Tanner — poor guy was so scared this afternoon. We had a serious thunderstorm roll through, he tried to hide under the bed.

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A Little Thursday Fun

So it’s time for another fun video…a work collegue showed this to me a while back and I thought it was super funny. I thought today would be a great day to share it here. It’s a little on the long side (about 5 min) but if it’s not one of the funniest things you see today,

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Fun Cards

Here are a few quick cards I made over the weekend. Can you tell I am in love with this little Quickutz dress die? It’s so much fun — it reminds me of my friend Charlene who is a total QK junkie. (yep I totally outed you girl, no more hiding in the closet ). It also reminds me of this great ‘toy’ I had as a kind some sort of Barbie pretend designer gizmo. It had several different rubbing plates that you could mix, match and color to create endless fabulous outfits. So I’m trying to think of ways to use this little dress like that. Mary Kay and I brainstormed a whole ‘Sex in the City’ card set with it. Stayed tuned for that.

Speaking of MK, I’m headed over to the store to see all the latest goodies she picked up at the show. After a month of seeing ‘sneak peeks’ online, I finally get to see and touch in person. Ooh La La!!

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***10 on Tuesday***

Ok I know it’s Wednesday, but I thought I’d sneak it in. Plus this week’s topic required some serious thought and I’m not quite done. It requires digging a little deeper and those who know me well know I block and compartmentlize just about everything that involves real emotion — the problem is to be really successful (and I’m one of the best) you have to block the good with the bad.

Top Ten Nicest Things Anyone has Done for You…
(in no particular order, gosh it was hard enough to think of these)

*When I was about 4 or 5 my mom bought me my first ‘big box’ of 60 crayons, I often wonder if that was where my love of color began. It’s also one of only two memories I have of myself before age 10 so it must be pretty special.

* My dad who bought me my first horse — a beautiful white arabian named Rosie. She helped me survive some tough early teen years.

* Random strangers who bought gas for me and my Freshman roomate after her jeep ran out of gas and neither of us had any money. Denverites will especially appreciate this moment to know that we ran out of gas on I-25 by the old Mile High Stadium. A questionable at best neighborhood

*Mr. Jorgenson, my AP history teacher who when handing back a research paper thanked me for taking the class and let me know I was the only one who received an ‘A’ .

*My sister and her hubby, Troy for letting me live with them for 6 months rent free while I got my life back together a little.

*Same aforementioned Troy for giving me the time to come to the decision myself to let go of Abby even after she attacked Lindy for a second time.

*My good friend Carol, who gave me my start in the Scrapbooking industry, always allowed me to express myself and provided endless positive feedback — taking me on a scrapping cruise to the Caribbean ranks high too!

*My mentor Margaret, who gave me a strong foundation and belief that while the old saying ‘change a child, change the world’ may be corny it is the truth.

*Emily, Mary Kay and Vivian who welcomed me with open arms at the first pea crop. It was the first time I thought I hadn’t made a major mistake in moving to Colorado.

Ok, I know that’s only nine, but the others all run together into a bundle of memories that make up life.

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