Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Is it spring?!!

It is 66 degrees out this morning, it's January & I live in Buffalo.....crazy : )  Now it is really gray out & suppose to rain most of the afternoon, it's windy now, but there is a "wind advisory" for later tonight, gust up to 60 miles an hour & then by tomorrow snow, maybe a couple inches by tomorrow.....did I say crazy yet???   I so love this warm weather though, no need for the fleece lined tights-lol.  Well I'm pleased to say my face is no longer twice the size is should be,the swelling has gone down : )  I now have to call the Endodontist that did my surgery a year ago & have him take another look.  Believe me, I ranted & raved to my mom yesterday, huh, mom?!!  Thanks, for the ear-lol!!   At least I feel & look better today, makes for a much happier Lynn : )

I did mention spring before, not only the weather reminds me of spring, so does my new card.  All very very old pp.  Used the fiskars border punch, Ek Success rick rack punch & the Marvy corner round.  The chipboard bird is an old My Mind's Eye.  Added the button, flower & bling, and of course, inked all my edges, including the bird.

Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gray Tuesday

At least I made it through Monday, now let's get through today ; )  I'm having dental issues again, started late Sunday, thought it would be taken care of by now, but...NO!!!   Sorry, just so frustrated & need to vent...I've been working on this tooth for over a year now, well actually had the root canal done over 15yrs ago & I guess they didn't get everything at the top of the root, about a year ago I had to go to an endodontist for another procedures, that I thought should have solved all- it didn't .....I have a swollen face again today.  Yesterday got a prescription for anti-biotics, unfortunately some of them don't work for me & I 'd say this one isn't working either!!   Sounding fun yet??  I will say at least I don't have a tooth ache, just a swollen face & sore gum area. Think good thoughts for me today, I need them ; )
I was still able to work on cards last night, it was a slow creative process though.  I actually made this card last week, again w/the baby card though : )   My 2 background pps are old, have no clue of the brand- sorry : )  The text pp is Teresa Collins- what beautiful paper & great quality.  Stroller is from Michael's- can't remember the brand though.... my tooth infection , must have affected my brain this morning : )  Used the Cuttlebug & Nesties for the scalloped square.  Found an old mini punch for the stars, used my fav Fiskars border punch & I think the  stamp is Fiskars.

Have a great day!!  Thanks for letting vent today(I know you really didn't have a choice-lol) TFL  Lynn

Monday, January 28, 2013

Snowy/Rainy Monday

Happy Monday!!  It was snowing when I got up today, I'd say almost an inch of new snow on the ground, by the time I left for work it was raining.  It's suppose to get near 45+ today, so all the snow ought to turn into one giant muddy mess.  I really hate the cold, but if it's going to be winter, I wish it would stay below 32degrees w/a nice layer of snow on the ground....sorry, but my little Wilson turns into one giant mud mess!!!!!  We had a nice weekend!!  I met up w/an old high school friend on Friday.  It was so nice to hang out w/her, it had been years since we last did that : )    I did a lot of card making on Saturday and Sunday-yeah : )

I've had a thing for baby cards lately & have no clue why...I don't know that many people having babies : )  Chipboard stickers by Me & My Big Ideas, polka dot pp is Recollection, dainty flower pp is Girl's Paperie.  I think the stripe pp is Crate Paper, some very old lace from my stash, inked all the edges & done.

I hope you have a great Monday & the work week goes smoothly : )  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Brrrr again, but colder : )

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the cold!!!!   Oh my, this morning is frigid- it's ZERO here, and negative w/the wind chill, but there is a big bright sun : )    Lucky me, I work inside w/a heat vent right above me, especially because I'm not wearing my fleece lined tights today-lol!! 

Gotta get to working, so need to get to my new card, which really isn't new, I made this a couple plus weeks ago.  The stripe pp is My Mind's Eye. I have no clue where the butterflies came from, but it was a whole sheet of cut outs w/flowers & butterflies.  The stamps is Hero Arts.  Used a Martha Stewart punch, inked all the edges & added some buttons.

Have a great day, just think half way to the weekend!!  Stay warm!!  TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Holy cow is it cold out this morning!!!!  Temp said 6!!!  The sun is out today, so that helps w/the mood, but I have to admit, I have so many layers on today, I feel like the giant StayFresh Marshmallow Man-lol : )    For Xmas, mom got my fleece-lined tights & guess what, I got them on today, thanks, Mom!!!  Yesterday was a pretty quiet day at work, so nice!  I think people probably thought we were closed, due to being banking affiliated.  It was a nice morning though, I got all my numbers inputted for the end for the end of the year-yeah!!  Hope today is as productive & quiet : )
Better get into my new card, so I can get started on work, or it won't be productive at all : )  Totally love this color combo- the background polka dot pp is Crate Paper, chevron is Simple Stories, red gingham is My Mind's eye.  Got out the trusty Fiskars border punch. The kraft tag is Colorbok, ribbon is Hobby Lobby. 

Stay warm today!!  TFL  Lynn

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy Day

Happy Martin Luther King Day!!  Happy Monday!!!   I'd be sooo much happier if I was off of work today, but I should just be thankful, it's already been a long weekend for me w/Friday off : )  Had a great time w/my girlfriend this weekend, unfortunately I did some "donating" to the casino.   I never, ever, ever of these days, boy do I sound like a "gambler" or what-lol!!  We still had a great time, it's always awesome to see your best friend & so much fun to have "girl talk"-lol!  We ate some great meals- we love the buffets at the casinos : ) 

 I did, of course, find some time for cards this weekend : )  My customers are already talking about Valentine Cards, so thought time to dig into those- I think I now have 4 done : )   The bunny & heart stickers are We R Memory Keepers. Chevron pp is Simple Stories.  Pink pp is Recollection.  The red & turq papers are old, have no clue of the brand.  Used my Fiskars scalloped border.  Stamp is Studio G.  Added some bling & glitter.

I hope everyone has a great week!!  Enjoy the day, hope you are off : )  TFL  Lynn

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Friday

Yes, it's Thursday, but that means it's my Friday!!!  Yeah!!!  Soooo looking forward to tomorrow w/my girlfriend!!  Yummy food, couple drinks, win some money & enjoy good company, what more could a girl ask for!!!  Keep your fingers crossed for the win money part, I always need some help w/that : )   It is a chilly morning out & suppose to get darn right COLD by the end of the day!!  I wore a blazer to work & brought a winter coat to go over it for the ride home.  I'm always cold, it totally sucks!!! If you have this problem then you completely understand : )  Maybe I just need to move to a tropical island (don't worry mom, I'll take you w/me-she's always cold too-lol)!!

I haven't had my Dr. Pepper yet today, so brain isn't working all the well.  I think the butterfly image is Creative Imaginations.  I also think the pps are My Mind's Eye, from 2 different pads.  If you really need to know, leave me a quick msg & I'll check it out : )  Added some bling & button
and inked all the edges.

Have a great Thursday, even better Friday & enjoy the weekend!!!  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy Wednesday : )

Quickie post today- my desk is a mess....that's what I get for leaving early yesterday!!  Had to leave for my fun dentist appointment, but at least that's over & I don't have to go back for almost a month : )  

I had to play w/some more of my new Xmas scrapping goodies on my new card : )  I got sooo much for Xmas it will take me years to use it....remember, I've told you I'm spoiled-lol! 

Used a lot of Simple Stories on this card, the turq. pp & both red polka dot pps & the couple image (too cute).    Can't remember the pink pp- I can see the sheet, but the brand just isn't coming to me. 
Have a great day!!  TFL!  Lynn

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

to brighten your day : )

Okay, we made it through Monday : )  Now gotta make it through today... I'd say it shouldn't be that bad, but I'm back to my weekly dentist appointments-yuk!!!   I'm really we are hoping to be almost done!!  I'm not looking forward to today, as I know what we have to do, but I'm really thinking this will be the last of the really yucky visits.  Positive thinking : )   I'm off from work this Friday, my bet friend is visiting, we are off to the casino Friday night!!  yeah, I'm so looking forward to some "stupid down time", oh yeah & winning some money : )

Better get to my new card & get to working, I can see my voicemail light flashing away.   I used some new Xmas pp on this card, American Crafts, it's a 6x6 pad- love'n it.  The flower & butterfly are from Current.  Used my fav. Martha Stewart grass punch & the Fiskars scallop border. 
Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday- why, already?!!

Every notice how fast the weekends go, especially ones when you don't have anything "special" to do?!!  We had a very relaxing weekend, though I did get all the Xmas decorations stored away until next year...I even started getting out some Valentine stuff.....the house needed the "pop" of red after being decorated for Xmas it was looking a bit drab : )  I spent all sorts of time at the scrapping table....If I could only get lots of cards done when I'm there, but I'm pokey & like to enjoy the whole card making process : )  I have the best customer's in the one girlfriend Pam, picked up a  bunch of cards the other day & brought us homemade manicotti-yummy!!!  My other friend, Karen stopped by yesterday & brought me 2 books of pattern know me, in Heaven w/paper & a gift card to AC Moore.  Too darn sweet, huh?  She did place her order for some cards & tags, too.  I can't believe all the friends I've made through my wonderful hobby, whether it be from craft shows where I've gotten some customers, who have become friends, to,where I have made some wonderful, life long friends...who would have known : )

I better get to showing you my new card, which I must admit I made a month ago or more.  I need to find time to take some pics of my new cards : )  Anyway, background pp is Crate Paper, green paper is Echo Park (Xmas).  The awesome 3D sticker is K & Company.  Stamp is Fiskars, used the EK Success border punch, added some pearls, inked my edges & done : )
Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One for the girls lol!!

What a bright sunny morning- totally helps the mood!!  It's suppose to be a beautiful day w/a high near would be the perfect  day to do some shopping, use those Xmas gift cards & make a couple returns....oh wishful thinking, stuck at work : )  At least I have a little window where I can see the sun-lol.    You should have seen poor Wilson last night, trying to stick to the snow patches outside..he must be getting older, more mature (LOL)...usually he'd be running & jumping in the water/mud.... that'll probably be tonight when there's more mud : )  Besides work, it's been a quiet week, most of my Xmas stuff is put away & I've just been working on cards : )

Speaking of cards......................
It was time for some pink!!  I hate to admit it, but I didn't use one new thing on this card.  The fuzzy bear & moon stickers are super old, they were dollar store finds.  Pink polka dot pp is oooold My Mind's Eye, stripe pp is Crate Paper, yellow paper is Recollection.  I think the little pink stars are Sticko.  Used some rick rack from my stash & as usual, inked all the edges.

I hope you have a great day...tomorrow's Friday, hope that makes you smile : )  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

half way to the weekend : )

I know, don't wish my life away & really I'm not, just looking forward to the weekend : )  Not that we have any plans, though those are sometime the best weekends, but really work has been a "bear" this week so far, so obviously just wishing that part was over : )   It's suppose to be near 50 degrees this weekend, that is beyond a heat wave for us in the middle of January.   We do have about 6+ inches of snow on the ground right now, so the backyard ought to be a giant mud pit this weekend : )
I must be on a "boy" kick w/my new cards.  Sticker is October Afternoon, as is the rick rack border.  Blue-ish background paper is My Mind's Eye.  The alphabet pp is Basic Grey  Used the Fiskars scallop punch.  Stamp is Inky Antics.
I hope you have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

trying for 2 days in a row : )

Ok, let's see if I can get this computer/blog to cooperate this morning.  I tried to post last week & then again first thing yesterday morning, but it's not been letting me upload pics....hard to do my "card" blog w/out showing my new card of the day  : )   I did a little investigating yesterday & it seems I'm not the only one on blogger having that problem....hmmm, computers!!!    I've been working hard on new cards, I literally had ZERO cards in my house after Xmas, seems I spent the last month plus on just Xmas cards : )   I am 100% spoiled, you should see allllll the new scrapping goodies I got.  Mom got my goodies from my wish list on Tea Peas & my honey went nuts on my wish list on  then my brother & SIL got me all sorts of 6x6 pads of pattern paper.  If you know me, you know I LOVE patterned paper, oh yeah & stickers, & ribbon....oh I could go on & on, love it all!!!!

Yeah, blogger worked!!!   I used some new Xmas goodies on this card.  The tag & rattle image are both Crate Paper- their Little Boy Blue line.   The yellow gingham pp is Crate Paper also.  Used some lace, ribbon & button from my never ending supple.  Used the Cuttlebug for my mini tag.  Got out the bakers twine for some bows- boy that stuff can be snotty to use- kept twirling up on me, but as you can tell by the pic- i won-lol.  The stamp is Lawn Fawn.  I inked allll the edges, as usual.
Well time to get to working.  My desk is a mess, typical day!!!  Have a great Tuesday!!  TFL  Lynn

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Happy 2013!!!!  Yes, like usual, a day late & a dollar short : )  I hope everyone had a safe, relaxing & enjoyable holiday season!!  Can you believe it's over??  I feel like I had just started my Xmas cards & now the Xmas goodies are put away for another year.....I'm hoping to work on Xmas cards through out the year, but I say that every year.  I did have a lot, and I mean a lot of Xmas card orders this year....yes, it's a good thing to have such great customers : )    I had "good" plans on coming in Wednesday morning & getting back into my blog....well my car, really a mouse, had other ideas : )  A mouse chewed a wire on my car & then took the wire along w/the sensor it was attached too....what a way to start my year, and of course this was not covered by the warranty, but at least our insurance covered most of it.   Needless to say, I had Wednesday off.  I had to play catch up on Thursday & then my blog was acting up on Friday, wouldn't let me upload pics- naughty computer....anyway, I just figured out how to upload pics again, so hopefully tomorrow, I'll be back like normal : ) 

This was one of my many many Xmas cards from this year.....snowman chipboard is Hobby Lobby.   Sorry, I can't remember any other brands on this card today.  I've been fighting w/computer all morning, brain is tired-lol!!!
Have a super great week!!  Happy Monday!!  TFL  Lynn