Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another Month has come to an End

May 31st. Where has this year gone?

Today was a bit sad for our family. Six years ago, my oldest sibling, my brother Ron, died at the age of 57. He was my idol and I miss him but know that he is in a better place and no longer ill. He had a heart that was only functioning at 10% capacity, and he had diabetes. He developed an infection in his gall bladder and his heart and body just could not fight it anymore.

We did have some beautiful weather...sunny, blue skies with puffy white clouds. Just a tad on the 'hot' side, but very welcome.

This week, I need to get some stamping done. I have serveral projects that I really need to work on and get completed. I think I have finally gotten this computer set up so that I can upload photos so I need to work on doing that this week. Need to get some photos on here to liven it up.

Thanks to those of you who have stopped by for a look see and for those who have signed on to follow.

If anyone knows how I can move the BLOG overlay in the upper left corner of the center panel to the upper right...let me know. Thanks.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Every few days, I'm finding something that I need to reinstall on this computer to get me back to what I had before the old one crashed. Still trying to see if anything can be pulled off the old, especially my pics.

Viva Las VSN is almost over - wrapping it up this week. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed looking through all the fantastic items the players submitted for all the challenges. There are a lot of amazing 'artists' out there I am always blown away by all the ideas that everyone comes up with. I enjoy reading the posts of everyone and when I read the newbies it takes me back to my first time. Sometimes I think that those of us who have been doing this for a while forget what it was like when we first started. Encouragement and support can mean a lot. I remember when I was new and how blown away I was by everyone's work. I felt mine was so mediocore that I was afraid to upload it for everyone to see. Once I did and read through the comments, I was amazed by all the support and felt willing to try again and try things I wouldn't normally do. I now enjoy trying new techniques and help to inspire and support someone who is new. I also like to support those who have been around a while as we all need support.

Waiting now to see what the next VSN has to offer.

Getting ready for Stampin' Up! Convention in August. Registered for Convention, Hotel Reservations Made, Airfare Booked. Signed up and paid for SCS Dinner and signed up for the SCS Dinner Swap. Heading up the Donations commitee for the SCS Dinner, so I'm busy collection donations and trying to figure out what I'm going to do for the swap.

Debating if I want to do any swaps for general swapping or not this year.

Waiting for June 1st to place an order so I get my new Cattie with that shipment.

This week, I am resting up and enjoying some nice weather. Catching up on personal stamping and reading. Doing some surfing to find sites and blogs that I have missed and checking out the old standbys to see what's happening.

That's it for today. Hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Back in the Virtual World Again

Since my last post, my computer died on me. I had to go out and buy and new one and work on getting connected again to all the places I visit in the virtual world. Also have to get used to a few differences. The biggest problem I am having is deleting what I type when I rest between thoughts. Not sure what I am doing but I have to stop doing it. Also have to find someplace that can hopefully get all my pictures and documents off the old computer.

Had a great time with the Mini VSN at SCS on April 24th & 25th. So many great challenges and fantastic creations by the participants. That was the weekend my computer decided to give it up. At least it waited until Sunday when all that was left was posting my cards and commenting in the galleries.

That Monday I went out and bought a new computer and an external hard drive to back things up on.

This past weekend I attended the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at the Waukesha WI County Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday. I worked the Registration table both days and also had some free time to visit all the vendors and do a bit of shopping.

Now I'm working retaking pictures of cards I've done so that I can do some posting.

Hope things are going great for you and thanks for stopping by.