August 22, 2008

Returning to Blogland

Wow. It's been a month since I lasted posted. It's nice to be back Smiley from

I've been absorbing things as usual; things I want to work on and accomplish. It's a long list, and instead of knocking things out I simply continue to add on and 'fit them in' where I can...back to those "Pockets" of time.

Currently I have been in the new products from the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog from Stampin' Up! Lots of pretties in there. In fact, my open house is tomorrow and I'm supposed to be working on my make and takes. I am playing with my BEEEEEEEEUTIFUL new Stampin' Up! exclusive die "Tulipe". It was in the preview catalog and it's even more lovely close up. After cutting out a sample onto a sheet of cardboard, I simply HAD to share. Look at this:

Do you see what I see? Not only can you use this for die cuts but as a STENCIL as well. I just love it! I'll be creating some beautiful things with this die...just you wait! I'll be sure to share.

A few weeks ago I was able to preorder a few of the new hostess stamp sets and a few others. Here are samples of some swaps I recently completed:

In other news, my husband decided we NEEDED another dog.

Our previous dog passed away on Mother's Day. Now, don't get me wrong, I LOVE animals, HOWEVER, 3 kids and a NEW DOG will can put a mom into overload.

For those of you who have little ones, surely you know what I mean? He's 11 months and requires lots of play and attention (something between my kids, homework, job and my hobby I have NO time for). To make things more complicated, this particular breed needs human companionship (or so the husband says) and needs to be in the house with us. "In the house? He's twice the size of our other dog! Is that completely necessary? We'll never get the smell out."

Here's a photo of our new addition to the family. The kids took it when I wasn't around (otherwise he would NOT be in my bed).

He is the size of a miniature pony (IMO) and is impossible to move. Run into him by accident and it's like crashing into a steel barrel. It's not that I don't like him, he's beautiful and for being new to the house is fairly well behaved (except for the small fact he uses me for a chew toy).

Here he's eating my freshly cut "Tulipe" die's.

I have to just grin and bear it. He's not going anywhere, and the kids love him.

OK...back to preparing for my Open House. Have a great weekend my friends.


Anonymous said...

LOVE your beautiful doggy! Is it a Weimeraner? My sister used to breed them. Wonderful dogs, and yes they need to be around people! I'd love to have one. How far away from NC are you? I'll come get yours and you can get a smaller dog! My lab would love a dog his own size!

Lynn said...

LOVE all the card you have been busy making! Can't wait to see what you create with the tulip die. I didn't order that one...yet!
Your new addition to the family is so pretty! What breed is he? Your comments cracked me up...because I would be thinking the same thing...yet loving him just the same. I've been trying to talk my hubby into getting a far not working. Hope he is a wonderful, well behaved dog and that you grow to love him as much as your last one.

Heather said...

Have fun playing with your Big Shot! And good luck with your open house.