Friday, May 8, 2009

HOPE and its Friday!!...Oh happy day!!

This card was made by my friend Sherry and its very important to me for several reasons. She has been an angel for me and its funny as I had this card she made in my *special stash!!* I think we did a trade for something awhile back but I just love this card so much. Sherry makes really awesome cards usually with buttons hence her blog name. I love the photo and if you only knew everything that has gone wrong in my life these past few weeks/months you would understand more why the word HOPE is SO important to me. Anyway, I am fine and am so very happy about my latest gig. I am now a Friday guest designer on Dave's Memory Box blog. He is the owner of this fabulous company and he asked me if I'd like to do it. Of course!! The funny part is I am friends with Nancy Pope and she's also a weekly contributor to Dave's blog. Her work is so nice and Nancy is just a sweetie pie. Her blog is listed on my blog. Please check out my very first post!! If you leave a comment on Dave's blog you will have a chance to win a little prize from me. You have until the end of Sunday, Mother's Day. If you come back to my blog anytime from now until the end of Sunday and leave me a comment telling me what you think I will put your name in "the hat" twice. I will write out each name on a real red ticket (I have a huge roll) and will have someone other than myself draw a name on Monday. I will post the winner on my blog and mail out the prize next week. How does this sound?? One item will be a Memory Box stamp and the other item(s) will be a surprise. Tami

PS...I have to tell you a couple things that happened yesterday some funny and some not so funny. First off, my power cord for my laptop died right in the middle of a very important project (my first Memory Box post). Of all days can you believe it? Meanwhile $110 later with the help of the Best Buy Geek Squad I am the proud owner of a new universal AC power adapter and that was the lowest priced one of three. We won't mention I recently replaced this cord from HP and my laptop has a new battery to boot. Can you say ouch and I really can't afford this!! Oh well those darn electronics. I also have tons of phone problems but I have most of those issues resolved with a few new phones. Next a funny thing. I drove to Wayzata after all my errands yesterday to get my *free* Oprah KFC grilled chicken dinner and they had NO chicken!! It was so frustrating but oh well. I knew it was too good to be true. Has anyone been able to get their free chicken dinner?? It was a special offer from Oprah this past week. I am laughing right now. After no chicken, I finally returned my overdue magazines I found in my living room and can you say ouch at .30 per day per magazine. Its my own fault. Next thing. I missed Ugly Betty but was able to see half of Gray's Anatomy. Oh I also had major photo ordering and printing problems on Tuesday and Wednesday with Walgreen's. Remember I'm scrapbooking now and I need these prints. I need to find my digital camera and get that baby working!! And now for the funny part. Last nite I wanted a glass of diet coke. I had bought a 2-liter bottle at Walgreen's and it was laying on its side in my fridge. When I opened the fridge, I accidently knocked out the bottle of soda as I was rushing so and so nerved up with my laptop and typepad problems. I also knocked the plastic lid off my egg container with the bottle and the eggs fell out onto the floor. Only two eggs broke but what a mess!! I had to scrub the entire kitchen floor as it was so disgusting. Have you ever tried to clean them up. It doesn't work too well with a sponge. It was so gross. OK I'm a little cracked!!!

Anyway I am going to make two cards now and I think I will scrapbook later and possibly on Saturday at Archiver's?? Its a big maybe at this point. I have to get two cards made for 365 Cards blog challenge to please my new cyber friends and Sherry!! I am SO addicted to this site and its really fun to do the challenge. I have only done one but plan to do more. Please remember to check out me on the Memory Box blog!! Dave has five blogs and I need to take the time and check them all out too. THANKS SO MUCH!! Lots of love from me to you. Tami

Lastly, A BIG shout out to my good friend Mary in NH. She always helps me. Her blog is listed on my blog as well as Sherry's. All my friends are SO great and awesome stampers/yes scrapbookers too. You are all very important to me whether you have a blog or not. I love all my friends so much. xxoxoxoo Peace!!


Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats Tami on the designer gig with Dave! I am sooo happy for you. You deserve it. HUGS and more HUGS!! ~tamara

Nancy Hansen said...

Hi Tami
I am trying out this "blog" stuff. Just need more time. You sounded so happy. It was nice to read. I know you love Memory Box so that blog was a great hono. Congratulations. Nancy said...

Tami - glad you're back to blogging. I know what you mean about having to buy cards!! We need to have a stash but they always seem to disappear quicker than they go in. Anyway, I checked out your new MB blog and loved the fresh, pretty card you posted.

Sherry said...

You are too sweet to post that card I made. You know you can do the same thing since everything I learned I learned from you.
Congrats on getting to do the Memory Box thing.
Sherry - aka buttonjunkie

Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes Girl, you need to take a deep breath, and relax, OMG, DC and eggs, yikes. I am going to check out your design on Memory Box, congrats, how amazing is that, you must be soooo excited.

CARDS???? get to work (just kidding)

We are flying into Minn/st P, but the graduation is in Au Claire WS, and then we come back to Rochester Sunday and leave Monday, very quick trip, and now I find out that for the graduation we will be in a second auditorium and watching the graduation from a jumbo tron,,WHAT fly all that way to watch it on TV, give me the video, I'll be good, Oh well, maybe i can take some cross stitch and no one will care. :)

Hang in there it has to get better.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the gig with Memory Box - you so deserve it! And I can say I new you when....
Love, Carolyn

Donna said...

You rock, girl! So you are the new Miss Memory Box Queen. We will have to make you a sash and a crown. Your awesome, but you already knew that. I just bet you can't wipe the smile off your face.

Mary said...

First of all Congratulations again. :) I love your cards Tami.I am so proud of you for being a Friday guest designer for the Memory Box blog.

I absolutely love the card that your friend Sherry made for you. It is lovely.

Take a break Tami! Get outdoors and take a nice walk so you can get rid of some of your stress. Relax my friend. Life is too short. You certainly had a heck of time with your laptop again. I'm glad that it is up and running again.

now take a deep breath, go for a walk and have a nice weekend. Your friend from NH says so. :)


~amy~ said...

Woot Woot Tami on your Memory Box Gig!!! That is absolutely magnificent!!!

Erin said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! What awsome news. I bet your walking on air. Bring your creations for show and tell, I want to see them first hand.

Anonymous said...

Tami, congratulations on your Memory Box assignment. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with for next Friday.
Sandy (home from the lake and waiting for a class at Smudges)