Aug 31, 2007

the big 14000...

i can't believe it. i passed 14000 hits!! i'm speechless.

thank you to all that visit my blog. i'm truly honored.

this deserves a prize, dontcha' think?? three studio g sets and two blocks. post a comment and i'll draw a prize winner on monday, sept 3 around 12 pm mst in honor of labor day. don't forget to include a way to contact you, puhlease!!!

***EDIT: contest is now closed, but feel free to continue to comment if you would like. thanks to everyone who has commented and their wonderful thoughts!!! shannon is the winner!!!

i am tickled pink...

do you ever wonder where your blog link might end up? and do you ever wonder how people decided to put a blog link on their blog? well i was shocked and stunned when i was blog surfing kim's blog from my favorite things (check out the cute stamps here) and low and behold, i am on kim's list of blogs she stalks! i can't believe it!! who would want to visit little old me??? i am so excited i can hardly stand it!! what an honor!!! have you seen the rest of the list? i don't deserve to be there!!!

omg!! i've got to come out of the clouds now!! thanks kim!!!

are you ready...

can you stand the anticipation??? saturday night shuggy snacks will resume tomorrow (or maybe tonight if i get ambitious!!). put on your thinking caps!!!


Aug 29, 2007


do you ever feel like time is flying past you and you don't realize it? lately, time seems to go so fast and it feels like i'm missing things because before i know it it's been three days ahead of what i think it should be...

scrapfest at moa is next week!!! one week from today me and my cute mom will be heading to minnesota. i can't wait to meet all the shackies that are going!!

Aug 28, 2007

random thought of the day {8-28}

this one is courtesy of my friend jami.

why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?


Aug 23, 2007

going on a trip...

so my friend and stampin' up! upline, jami and i are going to a sort of stamping retreat, i guess you could call it. our main upline, christy, has a retreat each year for all those that are promoted during the year. anyway, it's this weekend. so we are leaving today and heading to st. george for the weekend. i'm way excited. it will be a weekend of fun, friends, and stamping!!! i don't know if i'll have access to the internet, so i may be mia until sunday.

of course i'm spoiled, because this is just a primer for what's to come in two weeks from today!! that's right...scrapfest at the mall of america in minnesota is finally just around the corner!! that's where i get to meet up with a bunch of shackies that i've become good friends with over that past year.

Aug 22, 2007

Aug 21, 2007

oh my stamps...

so over at the shack, someone mentioned craig's list and something they found. so i started looking on it and found a message from a very nice lady named chris, who was selling some of her stamps. i emailed her and went to her house today and it was like a kid in a candy store!! she had so many neat stamps and paper and other goodies. i had to make sure i only took a little cash so i didn't go nuts. this is what i came home with. i can't wait to use them!! the stamps are amuse, memory box, magenta, rubbermoon and river city rubber works. they were a buck each. can you believe it? amazing!!!

Aug 19, 2007

saturday night shuggy snacks...

please email me and post a message!! visit cheryl here!!

the last entry...

this is the end of the line for lisa's journal in ethel's deco circle journal swap. i can't believe this swap is done!! it flew by!! i can't wait to get mine back. anyway, here is my entry. her theme was what inspires us. i had a hard time thinking of this one!!!

Aug 18, 2007

nice matters award...

i've been nominated by my good friend, erin k, for the nice matters award. she has got to be one of the nicest people i know. so i feel honored that she nominated me!! now i must nominate five people. i think she should be one of them...

i would also like to give this award to barb. she is one of the most amazing people i've ever known. and always has something cheerful and nice to say!!

of course, who can think of anyone nicer than pam? her name says it all...smileycollector. she is always spreading smiles.

heather is another genuinely nice person. she always seems to be happy and upbeat.

another nice person i have become friends with is jan. not only is she nice, but does amazing work!!

saturday night shuggy snacks {8-18}

ok, so this one is going to make you think for a minute...

who would you want to play you in the movie about your life?

the prize will be a studio g stamp set and another goodie.

here is the fine print: please post a comment with your entry and include an email (or email me your email) link or link to your website where i can email you if you are the winner. if you don't leave a way to contact you, your entry will be tossed. i will pick a winner from the comments on sunday, aug 19, around 9pm mst.

Aug 16, 2007

comfort food...

boy do i have a list of comfort foods!!! but for this circle journal, i included two of my favorites. my mom's delicious lasagna and sour cream potatoes (aka funeral potatoes or church potatoes!) this is my entry for clarissa's circle journal.

Aug 15, 2007

holiday circle journal entry...

this is my entry for pam's circle journal. the man in the picture is my cute grandpa.

paper is from a sweetwater kit. merry stamp is from green grass stamps and traditions is a stampin' up alphabet set.

random thought of the day {8-15}

a funny...

i was blog surfing today and found this joke somewhere that i can't remember. but it's hilarious!!

A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me. I
have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get it started."

Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"

The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a tiger."

Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in
and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the
pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says, "First
of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these
pieces into anything resembling a tiger." He takes her hand and says, "Second, I
want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then ..."

He sighed. "Let's put all the Frosted Flakes back in the box."


Aug 13, 2007

random thought of the day {8-13}

why do they lock gas station bathrooms? are they afraid someone will clean them?

Aug 12, 2007

attention, attention...

yup...another circle journal entry...

can you believe all these circle journals? it's crazy!! i'm doing 4 right now. with a 5th about to start!!! sheesh...

here's the latest entry. it's for suzi's cj. her theme is our favorite trip.

Aug 11, 2007

saturday night shuggy snacks {8-11}

snacks return!!! today will be an easy one...

tell me what your favorite recent movie release is.

if you are new to saturday night shuggy snacks...there are a few simple rules. i'll draw a random winner from all the comments and the winner will get a little prize.

here is the fine print: please post a comment with your entry and include an email (or email me your email) link or link to your website where i can email you if you are the winner. if you don't leave a way to contact you, your entry will be tossed. i will pick a winner from the comments on sunday, aug 12, around 8pm mst.

have fun!!

Aug 10, 2007

circle journal time...

here's a new entry. this is for cindy's circle journal.

and despite being 3 hours longer than expected today, my brother's surgery went ok. they had to do a lot more than they thought, but he is doing ok. thanks for the thoughts.

happy thoughts...

think happy thoughts today. my brother is having surgery.

gotta run...

ps i promise i'll get back to is done in two weeks then i'm taking a ginourmous break.

Aug 5, 2007

random thought of the day {8-5}

what would we have called the color orange if it wasn't a fruit?

today is a special day...

it is my wonderful boyfriend's 40th birthday!!! of course he will probably not see this but i wanted to wish him a happy birthday!! he was very specific to not make a big deal about it so we had no party, just have a quiet day planned. movie and dinner. i made his favorite lasange last night.

Aug 3, 2007

random thought of the day {8-3}

i'm thinking of starting a new section here at {stampings of the shug}. it will be a ramdon thought of the day. see how you like it over the next little bit and let me know what you thing.

todays random thought:

what happens to people who are scared half to death twice?

Aug 2, 2007

new card and a dirty scanner...

it seems that lately when i try and make cards, i can't get what i want out of it. maybe i'm trying to hard. so i made a simple card last night. after i scanned it, i realized that my scanner has a lot of what i'm guessing is globs of adhesive on it!! i'll have to get it cleaned up. the card is really white, don't mind the spots!!!

stamps: stampin' up!, studio g
ink: assorted tombow markers

Aug 1, 2007

where have i been...

oh my. the past week has flown by at record speed!! i've worked (12 hour shifts) 5 of the last 6 days and i'm beat!!! on top of that, trying to get homework done in between. i'm taking statics right now and it is not very fun!! i have a few days off this weekend and i hope to get some crafting done. i have a few circle journals to work on. it's also my wonderful boyfriend's birthday!! woo hoo!!

so hang in there...i'll have more crafty stuff soon!!