Friday, August 29, 2008

Halloween Card and The Textbook Answer

For those that commented on the textbook price and for those that read it and were playing along at home.

Here is the answer.

The textbook was $87.00 plus tax!!!
Yep, if you have free time and knowledge on a certain subject, perhaps writing a textbook could be a job for you, LOL!!!

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

This card was made with the new Halloween designer papers from SU and one of the new stamp sets from the Fall/Winter catalog. I am sorry that I didn't write down the name of the set.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Guess the Cost

School started for me on Monday evening. This should be my last class and then I graduate in December. The class is a must take for all business majors during their last semester at the university. The class is "Strategic Management". The course is taught by a French Canadian professor who seems quite nice. Just like a British accent, her French accent is quite a pleasure to listen to. The classroom on the other hand left ALOT to be desired. They tried to cram 40+ students into a room that only had desks enough for maybe 25 at the very most (I forgot to count the desks). It was hotter than H-ll and quite a nasty experience after about the first 20 minutes of class. I did not recognize one person from any of my other numerous classes which was a bummer since we have to do group presentations and papers for this class. Hopefully our professor has begged and pleaded for a new larger room and we won't have to suffer for a whole semester.

This textbook is soft cover, used (highlighted areas from a previous owner) and one of the better used books.

This is the side view to show the depth of the book. It is approx. 1/2 inch thick.

So, what is your guess, how much was this book at the college bookstore?

Just a different version using the same ingredients as a previously posted card. Gotta keep the table clean some way right?

I got some SU fun yesterday and mounted and stamped a couple of images. I just have to throw some stuff together and make a card. Hopefully soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today I was going to write about my first day of school, in what should be the last class for my degree. However, after opening this response on one of the dating sites to which I have subscribed I just had to share XXXXXXX with you. I have either "X'd" out his name or ----- his e-mail so that no one would steal him from me. At long last and just as my subscriptions are ending THE ONE has FINALLY arrived. The fact that he lives in New York is NOT a stumbling block!!!! Heck, c'mon, he's SENSUAL!!!
I'll talk about school tomorrow and I'll also take a picture of my textbook and we can play, "guess how much this book cost".

Have a great Tuesday!

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Monday, August 25, 2008

A Bit of Crafting

I did a little bit of crafting and a whole lot of reading this past weekend.
I am deep into the last Harry Potter book and must say that it is very hard to put down for laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning and crafting. All of which I reluctantly did this weekend. It if were up to me I would just sit and read until I was finished but unfortunately I don't have that kind of time.

I made multiples of this card (inventory for my upcoming craft fairs) because I had more of the ribbon, then in the card below. I staggered the placement of the horizontal cardstock with the ribbon depending on the patterned paper.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Bit of Crafty Fun

These cards I have been working on during the week. The reason that they took me all week was that I would just do a bit on each card between reading. I am 120 pages into the last Harry Potter book. I have had this book for quite awhile but wanted to see the movie from book 6 before starting book 7. Of course, silly me starts the book right before school starts. I'm sure Harry will be much more exciting than my textbook. I hope to craft a bit this weekend so I will hopefully have new creations on Monday. Have a great weekend!!!!

I made both of these cards using scrap pieces of patterned paper. I am trying to use my stash.

You cannot see it on this picture but the lower right hand has been embossed with the Mickey head icon. I got the paper embosser when I was down in Wally World in June. The three images are the Mickey head icon, Cinderella's castle and a whole body image of Mickey. I put a piece of white cardstock on the inside of the card and I embossed the lower edge with the Mickey head icon too.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bath Time

I must have been sleeping through the last summer Olympics because while watching last night I saw a competition that I didn't even know was an event.

When did trampoline become a medal awarded event?

I saw the women compete and wow did they get up in the air!!!! YIKERS!!

Maggie received her first full bath from me on Sunday. She really needs her hair cut and I am shopping around for a groomer. She has been getting into these little burrs (sp?) at the forest and I am having to comb them out each night. She was very good during her shampoo with the exception of her face. She doesn't like to get her face wet. The hair dryer did not even phase her which was a great thing. After she was 70% dry I finished with the towel and her brush. She is now a very full fluffy girl, at least until I find a groomer.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Rest of the Cards From the Weekend

This is the balance of the cards that I made last weekend using the paper that was in a kit that I bought with a very deep sale price. I am trying to get rid of supplies and create inventory for my upcoming craft fair. Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Crafting Creations

Aw, ya gotta love my two crafting assistants.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weekend Production

Here are two more of the cards that I made on Sunday.

Monday, August 11, 2008

A Wonderful Weekend

This was a great relaxing weekend. I met 3 of the JUG's (Just Us Girls) for lunch this weekend. Thanks to Bubbles for suggesting a restaurant that I have not been to yet. Along with my state quest I also have a quest to try new restaurants whenever I am going out with my friends. We went to Benihana and I loved the chef and all the things that he did. The little volcano made with onions, the rythmic thing that he did with the salt and pepper shakers and the delicious food. Thanks to Bubbles I was able to combine my leftovers with hers and had a tasty lunch yesterday too. I went back to Bubbles' pool and had a nice float. What at times was a rainy overcast day turned into a very nice day and the sun came out for our pool time.

Yesterday I cranked out 18 cards for my upcoming craft fair. I used a kit that I got on sale at either Micheal's or JoAnn Fabrics. So between doing laundry and watching the Olympics I made, photographed and put in plastic wrappers all of my cards.

I will also be having a give-away very soon. The purge-o-palooza continues and I have moved to my craft supplies. Up for grabs will be paper that does not appeal to me but may be someone else's ooohhhhh or aaaahhhhh. I will figure out the best way to combo this and it will be in an upcoming blog post.

I will leave you with two of the cards that I made yesterday.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Words With Two Meanings

United States
Boot (footwear)
Bonnet (headwear)

Boot (the trunk of a car)
Bonnet (the hood of a car)

These were just a few of the items that our houseguest and I discussed after dinner last night.

We discussed accents too.
I was unaware that there are VERY many accents over in England depending on the region. So, just like we have different accents depending on where we live, the English too have the same thing.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Trains & Planes

A few posts ago I mentioned that I had an overnight house-guest from England. Barry is a wonderful guest and has that fantastic British accent that I could listen to for hours.

The plan for yesterday was for my brother Rick to pick Barry up from the train station, bring him back to the house for a shower and a pizza and then drive him to the airport to catch his flight back to England.

Rough storms hit the area and whether that was the only factor I do not know. The train that was to arrive in Chicago from St. Louis at 2pm did not arrive until after 8:30pm. Barry missed his flight home and the best that the airline could do is book him on a flight that leaves Chicago at 9:15pm Friday night.

Here is something that I learned last night. Even though we speak the same language there are some differences in what things mean. Take for instance the word "pissed". To me and most reading this it would mean that you were angry or mad. To Barry, pissed means that the person is drunk or buzzed on liquor.

Interesting, huh?

So, maybe over the course of the next few days I will learn some other double meaning words.

Have a great Wednesday!