Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bags from Cardstock

I found an example for a bag made from a sheet of card-stock. So, I decided that I would try it out to see how it works. So, I made a cute little Christmas bag that can be used to put some miniature candies in it.

Stamps: Flaky Friends
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Night of Navy
Write Markers: Night of Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Accessories: Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon

So, once I made the cute Christmas bag, I thought it would be cute to make a bag for Halloween. You could put goodies in it also. So, this is what I came up with. It is a little bit harder to see because I took this picture when it was dark outside (no light coming in). I might be able to get a better picture later.

Stamps: Best Fiends (retired), Halloween Backgrounds (retired)
Paper: Old Olive, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, and Halloween Night DSP (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Blender Pens, Stampin' Pastels, Vintage Violet Stitched Ribbon

I really love how the bats on the bag match the saying on the fiends' t-shirt, "I Love Bats".

Monday, September 17, 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #19

It has been a while since I posted anything. I guess I'm not very good at blogging. Anyways, I always noticed how my sister, Julie was making cards for this weekend sketch challenge. So, I decided that I was going to give it a try. I really like this card.

Stamps: Perfect Presentation (Hostess), Warmest Regards (Hostess Retired)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony DS
Ink: Always Artichoke
Write Markers: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Rose Red
Accessories: Eyelets and Grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

All about Me

I'm doing this because it was on my sister's blog

Jobs I’ve Held: I won’t list all of them…it would be a long list.
1. McFarland Concrete Structures - pouring manholes to earn extra money when I was a teenager
2. McDonald's - A job that I held in high school for a little while
3. Blackeyed Pea - Another job I held in high school because it paid more than McDonald's
4. Hanner & Associates - I did some payroll and book keeping stuff for a couple of years (this lead me to change my major from business because I didn't want to be at a desk all day)
5. Romano's Macaroni Grill - Waited tables during college
6. Walgreen's Pharmacy - Worked as a tech because I thought I wanted to be a Pharmacist, but I didn't
7. Cardinal Health - Testing pharmaceutical drug products
8. Adam's Respiratory Therapeutics - More pharmaceutical stuff
9. Blood Systems Laboratories - Testing of donor blood samples

Movies I can Watch Over and Over:
1. A Few Good Men
2. Seabiscuit
3. A Time to Kill
4. The Count of Monte Cristo

My Guilty Pleasures:

1. Finding recipes and trying them out
2. Sleeping in
3. Collecting Princess House stuff

Places I Have Lived:
1. Jacksonville, Arkansas - until I was 3
2. Bedford, Texas
3. Euless, TX
4. Arlington, TX

Shows I Enjoy:
There are actually quite a few of these so I will try to pick my very favorites…
1. Forensic Files
2. Seinfield
3. Lost - My husband got me hooked on it
4. Law and Order SVU- Yep, I still like to watch them.
5. American Idol

What were likely the 1st things you thought when you saw your significant other for the first time?

I couldn't believe that his hair was longer than mine. And I thought that he was really tall (he is 1 foot taller than me).

Places I’ve Been on Vacation (other than the U.S.):
1. Chihuahua, MX
2. Acapulco, MX
3. Cancun, MX
4. Edmonton, AB

Favorite Foods:
1. Mexican Food - I love it (What do you think, I'm married to a Mexican :-P )

Websites I visit (almost) Daily:

I don't really go to any websites daily. But I try to check my email daily.

Body Parts I Have Injured:
1. Dislocated my shoulder when I was 13.

Nicknames I’ve been called:
1. Sheila bo Beila - My uncle Rod used to call me that when I was younger. Now my husband calls me that because he thinks it is cute.

People to tag:
Not really sure…anyone who reads this and hasn’t done one.

Monday, July 30, 2007

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

I made some chocolate spice ice cream today. The spices include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. I am really bad when I make homemade ice cream because I end up eating the the whole half gallon in about a week because I LOVE ice cream! Which, anyone who knows me very well knows that. I have been putting my ice cream maker to good use this summer. It's a great ice cream maker, and I'm glad my parents got it for me for my birthday this year. A couple of weeks ago I made strawberry cheesecake ice cream. It literally was too die for (and I'm only adding the parenthesis so that I will not end the sentence with a preposition). Anywho, if you live in the DFW area and you want some really good ice cream, you should head to Milwaukee Joe's. You can check out there website at Almost every flavor of the day that they have is my favorite. Today it is Mexican Vanilla Crème Brûlé and tomorrow the flavor of the day is Nutter Butter. That place is evil (but in a good way).

Saturday, July 28, 2007

My apartment is leaking again!

I know, I know, it has been a long time since I posted anything. I am normally extremely exhausted and don't even bother with trying to post anything. I am going to try and get better at it. So, this is how my weekend is going so far. Thursday night I left work early because I wasn't feeling well. And early Friday morning I noticed that water was leaking from around the light fixture in my bathroom. So, I called maintenance to have it fixed. There was a leak in a pipe that was in the ceiling. So, they had to cut a hole in the ceiling and fix it. And they were going to come back on Monday to repair the hole in the ceiling. It was a big inconvenience because I normally sleep during the day (which I didn't get to do yesterday). Then at about 3:30am on Saturday morning, I noticed that water was starting to leak from another part of the ceiling. At first I was thinking the ceiling was still wet from the day before and it just needed to dry out. But then water started leaking from two other places in the ceiling in the bathroom. What a way to start the weekend out, huh? Then more and more water started dripping down, so I went ahead and called maintenance at about 6:45AM. I frantically started cleaning out my linen closet in the bathroom because water was dripping in there also. And I had close to $1500 worth of stuff in there. The value of my wallflower refills and fragrance oils alone is almost $800. When the maintenance man showed up and started looking at the pipes again, he noticed that there was another leak in the same frickin' pipe as before. He had to cut a bigger hole in the ceiling and water just started pouring down. Then he showed me where the pipe was leaking and how it was the same pipe and he thought the plumbers that had come out the day before were going to replace it. So, they only replaced part of the pipe when the entire piece of that pipe had began to oxidize and corrode? What's up with that?? The maintenance man put a clamp on the pipe as a temporary fix while we are waiting for the plumbers to come out and replace the entire pipe. They were supposed to be here within an hour to an hour and a half. Hmmmm, they were called almost 3 hours ago and they still aren't here. I just hope this time it is fixed so that the pipe doesn't start leaking again. Anyways, so now they are pretty much going to have to replace almost the entire ceiling in my bathroom. This is the third time I have had leaking in my bathroom in the last year. So, needless to say, I will not be renewing my lease contract here. Here are some pics of my ceiling, they might be difficult to see cause it is kinda dark in the ceiling, but here they are.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Friday the 13th

Well, I had never had any bad experiences that occurred on Friday the 13th, until now. This past Friday, I was laid off from my job. I am not going to miss all of the stress and crap that is associated with that job. I am going to miss some great friends that I made while I was there. I hope to keep in touch with everyone. It will be very stressful financially if I don't find a job quickly. So, I will be filing for unemployment (something I thought I would never have to do and don't wish on anyone) and also I will be going full strength with my Princess House business to help me out during the transition. While I have some hard feelings about certain individuals who were chosen to stay with the company (mallets), this could actually be a blessing in disguise. Maybe with my experience in the lab, I will be able to get a job dealing with forensics. Any of you who know me very well; know that the whole reason I earned a degree in chemistry was to pursue a job dealing with forensic sciences. If I can't get a forensic related job, I would like to try to do something other than pharmaceutical. There are many chemistry related jobs out there, I worked 3 years in pharmaceutical, and part of me feels that the 3 years, was long enough.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Aimee's Baby Shower

Sorry it took so long to get these pictures up. I really think I'm losing my mind. Of course, the day of the shower, I really thought I was going to lose it. I decided to go over to my parents' house to make everything because their kitchen is alot larger. My parents were down in Katy, TX visiting my sister and her husband, so I would have the house all to myself. I have not done much cooking over at my parents' house since they remodeled. So, I was having trouble finding stuff. It seemed like I had to call my mom a hundred times just to know where stuff was. Well, once I found everything I needed I was well on my way to making all the food. But, after I made the cake and was getting ready to get the icing prepared to decorate, I realized that I couldn't find any food coloring. So, I had to run to the store and get some. I ended up leaving a little late but thought I would make it up on the road until I got caught in traffic going about 3 miles an hour on the freeway. It's just my luck too. Needless to say, it was so hectic just trying to get over to Aimee's house for the shower. But once I made it there, everything went pretty smoothly, except for the fact that I forgot to bring the gift. I remembered the cake and crepes, etc. And then I forgot the gift. I really think that I'm losing it. Here are some pictures from the shower.

This is a picture of Aimee, her daughter Samantha and her mother, Donna

Here we have Aimee, Samantha and Aimee's Grandmother

Aimee opening up some gifts.

Aren't these duckie slippers toooo cute?

Here is a shot of Aimee, Samantha and Megan

Picture of Sheila, Aimee and Samantha

Picture of Sheila, Aimee, Samantha and Megan

Some more cute outfits for Katy Michelle (that's what Martin and Aimee are naming daughter number 2).

Even more outfits for Baby Katy (and it looks like Samantha wants all of Katy's things).

Here is the newer, bigger diaper bag so that Aimee can carry around stuff for two youngins.

In the center of the picture we have Aimee's friend, Penny and her daughters, Cheyenne and Brooklyn.

Here we have a picture of Aimee, Samantha, Hope and Isabella is in front.

Here Aimee has a new quilt for Baby Katy.

Here is a picture of Megan and Katy (and no, it is not a typo, This is Jordan's daughter Katy).

Here we have a picture of Megan with Emily (Jordan's other daughter, Katy's twin sister).

Here is Aimee receiving some paper and craft stuff to work on scrapebooking for Baby Katy's scrapbook.

Here is a picture of Jordan, Aimee and Megan.

Here we have Heather (who is due about 1½ months after Aimee), Aimee and Samantha.

More cute outfits for Baby Katy.

Here is a picture of Aimee with the cake that I made for the shower.