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Monday, May 30, 2011

Cherries

I am sitting in the sunshine eating a huge bag of fresh cherries. Yum! We are in Lemler, I think. LOL It is right on the edge of Rhine river. It is a great day for a ride on the bike. Sunshine and cool breezes. The cherries are wonderfully sweet Just have to remember to keep my fingers off my WHITE tshirt!!!! I would end up with red splotches everywhere. Back on the bike.


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Neat Idea!

I was just sitting here reading through my new Creative Cardmaking magazine from England when I stumbled across a really neat idea. I am always wondering how I could stamp or print on vellum and not have it smear. Well, I found a way!!! Stamp the image using any ink that stays wet then you could either sprinkle clear or colored embossing powder on the image. Then use your heat gun to set it!!! I can see all kinds of uses for this idea. You could stamp text with black ink and then use clear embossing powder on it, then you could use that on a card if you wanted the paper's design to show through. Here is a quick photo of what it would look like embossed.






I think that would look really pretty!
Here are also a couple of cards I have finished. All images were cut using my new E2. I used French Manor for the peacock and the word Merci. I used Mini Monsters for the little monster. I attached him to the card using a wobble, so that when you tap him, he jiggles!!!







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Monday, May 23, 2011

E2 Arrived!!!!





Here is a photo of my new E2. Yippie!!! It is sooooo pretty. This is also a photo of my Imagine, my Pazzles, and my E2. Grin I am so lucky to be able to own these great cutting machines. But I sure wish I had some friends that I could share them with. Maybe when I get back to the states.



Here is also a photo of my SUPER messy desk. I think I need to do some major clean up!!!! LOL



I tried to make an appointment today to get a refill on my ADD meds but the soonest I can get one is June 13. Yikes!! I only have enough meds to last till Thursday. I need to talk to the doc about changing my perscription. It is costing me $400 a month for those damn things!!!!! They took my number and said something about setting up a teleconference to talk with a doc on another base. I will call back tomorrow to see what they have to say.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Good news and bad news

First the good news. It arrived!!!! It arrived!!! My pazzle finally got here yesterday. Yippie!!! I got it set up last night. And started cutting this morning. I am going to love this thing if only I can get it to cut through my card stock.

Now the bad news. We just got a bill from the gov for over $6000!!!!!! They say they overpaid Dave last year. They either want it all at once or in biweekly payments. SHIT!!!! There goes my inheritance from my Grandad. We could not afford to do the payments. And to top it off our renters came back and told us that even with the reduction in rent they can not afford to rent our place anymore. So now we are back to having to find renters for our place in MS. Damn!!! When it rains it flippin well pours with us. I was sitting here in tears this morning. It is just getting to be too much. Wish we were back in the US!!!!!!


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pazzle and Gazzy frustration

I ordered a Pazzle well over a month ago. It is still not here. I have a tracking number and it has said it left New Jersey for me on the 25th of April. It has not since then. I keep trying get the company to track it down and they keep telling me that they have spoke to someone and it is still in transit (duh!) and they can not do anything about it until 45 days have passed. But they are getting ready to charge my card for the second monthly payment and I do not have my cutter. I am totally frustrated. I really want a cutter that cuts bigger than my Silhouette. I also have a Gazzle on layaway with someone else and I have not heard back from her in awhile and yet she had charged my card for that as well. I just can not seem to win!!! My mom mailed me my new E2 to me yesterday at least. So I KNOW I will be getting that! I just want a cutter that will cut svg files I have been collecting. I am nearly in tears because I am so frustrated.


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Monday, May 16, 2011

Frankfurt Zoo and New Cards




I had a enjoyable weekend. We took the train from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt to the Zoo on Saturday. We had a really good day for it. The sun was shining nearly all day. We did get a couple of drops of rain later in the day but other than that it was gorgeous. I really enjoy riding the train. It is fun to people watch. :-) I packed a nice lunch of sandwiches and fresh strawberries in Dave's backpack for us to eat. It was nice to sit down mid day and take a break. Lol It had been awhile since I had taken my camera out for any photos. I had to remember to do stuff on it. My first few photos were not very good. hahaha I will be posting a photo of the trip on each of my posts for a while. I still need to sit and edit most of my pics I took. But I did do a few.
I am also posting a few of my cards I have been working on.











And one more for a bit. :-)



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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Cards

Here are a few more new cards that I have been working on. I am trying to get a decent collection going because when I get back stateside I want to be able to sell cards and a bunch of other things at bazaars. I am only working on cards while over here, as they are easy to box up. Anything else that I might make such as glass etching, tiles, gift boxes, bags, and framed photos might get damaged in the process of moving. Would you buy any of these? And if so how much would you be willing to pay? I have started to make duplicates of the cards I have been working on.



The heart is a file from Designs By Chris.


All the cuts are from the Silhouette Studio store. The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.



The cut is from the Silhouette Studio Store. The center beaded flower is from Prima.



The cut is from the Silhouette Studio Store. The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.



All the cuts are from the Silhouette Studio Store. The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.


The cut is from the Silhouette Studio Store and the stamp is from My Pink Stamper. I love the goggly eyes! Lol

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Funny

I just had to post these. Dave forwarded them to me in a email.

Lost in Translation...

The following are actual signs posted in places indicated:

Cocktail lounge, Norway:
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

At a Budapest zoo:
PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.

Doctor's office in Rome:
SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner, Japan:
COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN YOUR ROOM, PLEASE CONTROL YOURSELF.

In a Nairobi restaurant:
CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.

In Aamchi Mumbai restaurant:
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WEEKENDS TOO.

Hotel, Japan:
YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery:
YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY.

Hotel, Zurich:
BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
TEETH EXTRACTED BY THE LATEST METHODISTS.

Tourist agency, Czechoslovakia:
TAKE ONE OF OUR HORSE-DRIVEN CITY TOURS. WE GUARANTEE NO MISCARRIAGES.

A laundry in Rome:
LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME. (I'll bet!)

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