FRUSTRATED and behind….

Okay, I’m so dog-gone (insert your own non-preschool, colorful terms here) FRUSTRATED. If you know me in RL, you know that I just can’t stop until I fix the problem. Well, being a SAHM (mom), EMAIL is my link to the world beyond diapers and Pok-e-mon! And this week has been a really quiet email week for me… WHY? BECAUSE APPARENTLY NO ONE HAS RECEIVED ANY OF MY EMAILS SINCE MONDAY????? WHAT????

So, I’ve been working on this all day… and some of last night. I called RoadRunner (my ISP) and then pointed the finger at Mozilla’s Thunderbird (my email reader of choice). Told me to use Outlook Express…. so I tried that. Changed ONE, YES ONE option and now Outlook Express won’t EVEN LOAD for me. I *despise* Microsoft products…. especially today.

More research… and guess WHAT I THINK IT IS? I found documentation to support this – but I’m still testing…. MY SIGNATURE LINE is being blocked by my ISP as spam…. NOT Mozilla you goons….


I copied Heather (who copied me! LOL! THANKS HEATHER!) for this info:

OVER ON THE A Muse Addicts Site…. Tonight we have our FIRST VMAA – virtual meeting of the A Muse Addicts…

9-11pm Eastern
8-10pm Central
7-9pm Mountain
6-8pm Pacific

Wait … what the heck is a VMAA you ask? Every little detail you could ask for can be found on the A Muse Addicts forum:

“VMAA will be a time to test out your stampin’ skilz but more importantly just have FUN with your fellow A Muse buddies. We are going to have some challenges and you’ll have a time limit to do it in. And of course there will be prizes!”

Thanks for listening… OH and if you’re waiting for an email from me or I didn’t respond to something all week…. please resend!

Good grief.

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Elzybells Class this Saturday

A few slots left in each session of Just for Friends, Elzybells style at Memory Depot this Saturday. Call Memory Depot at 512.326.8045 if you’re interested!

Here is one of the six cards that we’ll be doing there!

We’re going to use Copics, Spicas, and a new cutting tool! 🙂

Hope to see you there!

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Behind on so many posts….

So, I’m way behind on posting stuff. My dear friends Rhonda and Jennie have nominated me for stuff and tag me and I haven’t kept up!

First, thing I’m behind on is Rhonda nominated me for the You Make My Day Award. I’m going to cheat and nominate AND tag some people (at the end of my post!)

Thank you so much Rhonda. That is super sweet of you! You make my day, too!

Next, Jennie, nominated this little ol’ blog of mine as E for Excellent. Jennie, that is so nice, coming from you, who has a great blog!

Finally, Rhonda tagged me again… but she promised this tag game wasn’t mean! So, I’ll give it a shot….

Stamping Style – Simple (and elegant, if need be)
Inspiration – JulieHRR… simple and elegant.
Color – Regals… Tanzanite, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, etc.
Work space – I have a stamp room that is currently being reorganized!
Perfect day – Sleep in (don’t all moms say this), play with kids, stamp the rest of the day, go have dinner and watch a movie with DH at the dinner/movie place we love
First job – Social Director at a Nursing Home
Wildest dream I’m already living it!
Family – DH, 2 boys, 2 papillons (dogs)
Beverage – Diet Coke, Starbucks MOCHA Frappucinos! (bottle kind!), and Mango Margaritas
Biggest challenge – can I say these tag games? oh no, ok… when i was a practicing engineer, being a woman in a industry full of men was more challenging then it should have been.

So, I’m supposed to tag some people to do this… of course, I’m late doing this (as usual)…. So, if you’ve done it already, skip it. If I didn’t list you, please feel free to play along anyway!


Sneak Peek #5

Here it is … the last of the sneaks for this release. The release is TOMORROW! WOHOO!

So far all of my sneaks have been with the new Elzybells. Today’s sneak is with one of the stamps from the A Muse release.

This card uses the new Chocolate Kitchen Note Cards and the Cabana Blue Stitched Ribbon. Aren’t the bunnies cute? And you guessed it…. they are FLOCKED and fuzzy and fun! I used White Fun Flock on them.

Be sure to check out all of the sneaks. Not one is the same! And tomorrow you’ll be able to find all the new stuff on the A Muse Blog and the Elzybells NA blog.


Sneak Peek #4

Happy Sunday!

Here is my card for day #4 of the sneak peeks.

I used my rectangle nestabilities on here. But isn’t the image perfect! You can color it in or make it sparkle or just leave the Spring untouched. I used the quickie glue pen by Sakura and covered the Spring with crystal Art Institute Glitter. This is my favorite note card – the Kitchen Purple. PURPLE!! YAHOO! And it has papaya stitched ribbon on it. I love that vibrant color and I’m so not a yellow person!

A Muse and Elzybells NA will release on Tuesday, Feb. 19th. Be sure to check it out. If you have a LSS that carries A Muse and/or Elzybells, check them out because they might have received their orders already!


Sneak Peek #3

Day 3 …. are you finding them all? Have you seen all the new notecards and ribbon? Boy, I can’t tell you how much I love it all.

Here is my sneak #3. The image is from Elzybells NA. And guess what? The little chick is FLOCKED. Sorry… I just can’t stop flocking these little guys. I used my Spicas on this card to make it all sparkly. What I love about this image is that it is just perfect all by itself… it’s a sentiment and image all rolled into one! And I like the pink kitchen notecards and I’m not a pink person! Such a good color for the Spring!

Hope you like it! Be sure to check out the rest of the A Muse Crew. There are several sneaks around! All of the new images, notecards and ribbons will be available on Tuesday, Feb. 19th from A Muse or the Elzybells NA blog.

Oh, and this card happens to fit this week’s challenge for our A Muse Addicts! Who knew! If you haven’t joined us yet, please come on over. We have lots of stuff going on over there!


Sneak Peek #2

Here it is… sneak peek day #2… have you seen the other sneaks from the rest of the team… I counted 13 yesterday!

So by now you may know that this release from A Muse and Elzybells NA is not just the wood mounted stamps!!! NEW PAPER, NEW RIBBON, NEW CLEAR SETS…. WOHOO!

Here’s my number #2 for the sneaks. Again, I flocked the little one… Love that stuff. Oh, wait, I said that yesterday….

All of the new products will be released on the A Muse website on Tuesday, Feb. 19th!