Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paper Popsicles Wacky Wednesday Hump Day Challenge

Top of the morning to you friends and Happy Halloween. It is so chilly in MN!! Brrrrr I had to crank up the heat when I woke up super early today. I've already done some housework and two loads of laundry. I have to get my Martha Stewart Halloween witch candy bags (I know I'm such a name dropper...NOT!!) ready to drop off to my favorite workers around town such as Sarah at Michaels, a sweet gothic girl at Starbucks, and a young *smiley* man at another Starbucks. I hope they are all working today. There are a few more people I really like so I hope to at least get to these three places today. I don't get hardly any trick-or-treaters in my townhome neighborhood so I'm going to crop at Archiver's tonight. Might as well be crafty and hopefully try not to spend any more $ there especially after my new glasses I got yesterday at Lens Crafters. I'm not too crazy about them but its better than what I had as far as the sight department goes. Not so HOT in the fashion department. LOL!! Right on in the price department!! Just need another haircut and dye job and I'll be good to go. OK too much information for one day but what can I say. I'm certainly NOT perfect like some other women!! And yes, *Sassy Tami* is back today!! :D'

Anyway let's get to the card details!! My friend Sherry emailed me a card challenge this week. She is for sure the Queen of card challenges as well as my sweet friend Amy. I decided to take Sherry up on it as I hardly ever do any challenges. I think I've done less than five in my life time!! As some of you may or may not know, I am a weekly guest designer for Memory Box every Friday on the owner Dave's blog (there are five Memory Box blogs). This week I designed the card and tried to stick to a visual of the Paper Popsicle Wacky Wednesdays Hump Day Challenge. So what do you think? I am quite pleased with the outcome and even happier to have my sister's birthday card made in October. Pat pat on the 'ole back!! My little sister also has a birthday in December on the 13th!! Please let me know what you think as I'm a newbie at card challenges. I hope I made Sherry proud!! Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween. Eat lots of candy!! Thanks for stopping by today as always. Your blogging friend...The Wicked Witch Tami... :D'

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I am over the TOP according to my friend Amy!!

I got this blog thingy in a note from my girl Amy in the wee hours today. I must admit its the first one I actually took the time to do. I thought it would be fun one word answers. I was going to proofread it and possibly change a few things but NOPE...I must leave what came to mind when I answered. It was fun and painless.

The rules are this:

I need to pass this award onto 5 peeps, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

Fun, Fun, Fun!! I hope you can participate as time permits!!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? dark
3. Your mother? Ellie
4. Your father? Dad
5. Your favorite food? Seafood
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? wealth
9. What room are you in? living
10. Your hobby? stamping
11. Your fear? car
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Massachusetts
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something you aren't? skinny
15. Muffins? pumpkin
16. Wish list item? car
17. Where did you grow up? Massachusetts
18. Last thing you did? gasoline
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? on
21. Your pets? zippo
22. Friends? love
23. Your life? dull
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? grandmother
26. vehicle? Pontiac
27. Something your not wearing? make-up
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? yesterday (watching TV)
32. Your best friend? Wendy
33. One place that I go to over and over? Michael's
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Chipotle

Thanks Amy totally rock!! I love your art, you my friend, and your blog rocks!!

I nominate:

1. Nancy
2. Tracy
3. Mary
4. Erin
5. Donna

These women are listed on my blog under blogs worth a visit. Please no hard feelings. I just typed what came to mind. I have lots of friends and I like lots of blogs and lots of my good friends don't have blogs.

Please try to participate. If not, no problemo. I say play if you dare!! Ha Ha!! Thanks.

My second post today....WOW WEE!!

Here's the card I gave Sherry yesterday at Caribou Coffee. She gave me some dew drops so I had to prove to her I used some!! I just auto enhanced the card before I posted it which makes it brighter. You likey?? I have to get ready now for another great day out on the town!! I feel like going to Target(I have a Halloween gift card to spend and I can't stand it). I also want to pop into the Wayzata library today for a little quiet time. Its also $3 Punch Pizza day for you locals but you have to be signed up with Punch Pizza to get their email. Then a person has to go to their website and then print a coupon. Its their Halloween special for RIP pizzas good today only 10/29!! I have to hurry back home and make my weekly Memory Box card for tomorrow before I speak to my good friend in CO tonight. They got slammed with up to three feet of snow yesterday. I will get the scoop-a-poop tonight!! Can you say wow wee that's a lot of white stuff and shoveling?! Or some good skiing or snowboarding. I *plan* to be back tonight with another card MAYBE??? Have a super duper day my friends...Tami!! :D'

PS. Again, I'm just a jumping for JOY knowing there's one less mouse in my house. Woo hoo. I'm watching the Early Show on CBS today for a little diversion and honest to Pete they are reviewing hand sanitizer. It now comes in fancy plastic bottles. Some people are such suckers!! Designer lotion, what will they think of next?? As long as it has 60% alcohol in it a person is all set. dead mouse!!

So I guess its true, you get what you pay for and persistance does pay off!! Woo hoo for the new Ortho expensive mouse trap!! The Cadilac of mouse traps was totally worth it to me. SCORE!! I woke up around 4ish today and I knew I had one. I could just feel it. I came downstairs and proceeded to the two newest traps. The red indicator was in a different position on both traps so I knew he had finally bit the bait baby!!! I got a big wad of paper towel and picked up the trap. I was so happy but also nervous and still grossed out. When I peaked in all I could see was part of the tail and his little foot. Poor rodent. I hope you enjoyed your last meal of a giant blob of peanut butter!! Can you believe I was scared sh--less to pick up the trap even though the mouse was self contained. He went by by outside and into my trash can. I pray there are NO more but I still have three traps set in my living room. You know I saw him last nite and I screamed bloody murder. Yes I murdered him and I couldn't be happier!! I say hurray for Ortho and you totally deserved my hard earned dollars!! Big shout out to Home Depot too even though I dropped a lot of money there on Sunday when I went to buy a trap or two. I still have three or four other backups.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Howdy chickadees!! Here's another Halloweenie card I mailed to my nephew today. Sure hope he gets it before Halloween. I am very pleased with the final card. The background paper is from Basic Gray. The stamps (tree and spider) are from Memory Box, and the sentiment (Rubber Moon) is my good friend Wendy's stamp. I've had it for a couple of years!! HA HA!! Someday I may give it back if I move or something?? Hee hee. She's such a good egg.

There's still a mouse in my house gosh darn it. I swear I hear it scratching or whatever when I'm sitting on the sofa. It totally creeps me out. No bites or even a nibble yet and I'm getting mad. I appreciate all your emails on mouse talk and tips. Who knew?? I am not the only person with mice so that makes me feel a little better. I still always wear socks as I don't want Mr. Mouse nibbling on my feet. Yuck!! Tonight I plan to set actual traps rather than cute little round Dcon black houses with peanut butter. I will bait the traps with a Gorgonzola cracker (Trader Joe's) and some peanut butter. I refuse to give up. I'm going to kill you Mr. Mousey one of these days.

Today I had a great day with my partner of crime Sherry. She was my chauffeur (thanks girlfriend). We had Caribou coffee, shopped at a few stores, and went to lunch at Chipotle's. I am just chilling now and watching the tube as I got up for the day this morning at 1. Its so cold out now and I don't feel like doing anything tonight. I'm suppose to be reading an entire book before the end of tomorrow and I still have to make my Friday card for Memory Box. Have a pleasant evening/day whatever. Thanks for your visit and stop back tomorrow. I think I'll have another card to share. Tami...EEEEK!! Wish me luck with mousey.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mouse Update

I am SO bummed....No fricken dead mice. I'm going to Plan B tonight. A new manufacturer. Deacon was a loser. Tonight it will be Ortho. I want it DEAD and fast!! I'm so grossed out by it!!

Today I'm posting a Memory Box card I made for a friend last week. This is a real quickie blog before I go to Chrystal to return Irene's chocolate cake which has been in my car since the Halloween party on Sat. I know its hard to believe I didn't go out to my car and get the cake to have a piece. I actually forgot about it until she called me again today. So many people left stuff behind at the party especially Jan. Unbelievable!! Who's jar of pickles do I have? It is NOT Cheryl's so now I'm a pickle thief!! Too funny. Anyway I have a COPIC Techniques class tomorrow night at Anchor Paper Plymouth. Anyone local want to join me for a coloring good time?? It starts at 5:30 and goes till 7:45 as the store closes at 8 pm. We are working on four cards. Tonight's my favorite show Dancing with the Stars. I can hardly wait!! Thanks for stopping by and today I'd like to say HELLO to Lindsay....NO not Cosmo Cricket Lindsay or another one in MN, I'm talking about WICKED Lindsay in MA!! Actually aren't all Lindsays wicked? Ha Ha!! I think so!! MA Girlfriend, I hope you put my Halloween card in the mail as yours is going postal tomorrow. Have a super duper evening. Mousey you are dead meat when that trap gets a hold of you!! Ta Ta and stop back tomorrow. Tami :D'

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Misc. tidbits!!


Tonight I'm posting Cheryl's birthday card!! She's so sweet and I bought her a giant Halloween/Birthday cupcake. I also gave her last year's birthday card as a little joke. Better late than never. She's a real peach. Happy Birthday Cheryl. You totally rock girlfriend!!

First up....Mouse update:
Went to Home Depot late this afternoon. Did you know there's like 10-15 choices in the mouse trap section? I spent $55 at the *man's store*. Can you say OUCH?? I did get a fancy furnace filter, dusting clothes, Oust candle, kitchen wastebasket, windshield wiper fluid, and a variety of mouse traps. Yikes it adds up quickly but I seriously went for a mouse trap or two. I've been reading the directions on each package and I can't believe Ortho even has a mice/rat Help Line. WOW!! Wish me luck tonight on "there's a mouse in the house". I am still so grossed out and so creeped out when I'm upstairs or in my nice comfy king-size bed. I first picked up the standard mouse traps 4/$1.99. Then I asked for help and went to the specific isle (man that store is SO HUGE and SO OVERWHELMING). I also picked up the new Ortho one that's been advertised on national TV a lot lately. That one cost $7.99 (2-pack) and I would say its the Cadilac of mouse traps but cost over $4.00 per mouse with sales tax!! We consumers have to help Ortho pay for advertising dollars. One small problem occurred to me when I pulled in my driveway...I don't have any cheese for my traps but peanut butter will work. So many options. I hope it (and please NOT they) bites tonight and dies. LOL!!

Now for the Halloweeen party!! I got there at 5 pm to set up. It was lots of fun and I SO enjoyed seeing everyone. The potluck supper was delicious and what a spread we had. I got home a little before 3:00 am on Sunday!! It took me SO long to pick up everything and clean (move tables, wipe things off, and vacumn). My dancing friend Gwenie helped me but she wouldn't dance for me. Carpet doesn't work. Darn I should have suggested she get on the tables!! I'd like to personally thank all my guests for helping out with the food and for coming to the party. The white elephant game was fun and so was the card swap. Teaching is fun but its certainly hard work. It was so hard for me to stay awake for the 26 mile drive home. It was pouring out and I was totally wiped out. Anyhoooo...I loved it. Today I hung Mr. Bones up on my front door. I splurged for a few Martha Stewart items this year!!

Anyway its time for bed. Have a great week. Tami

Saturday, October 24, 2009

BOO to you!!

Hi friends!! Today is the big day. I just finished with everything. WOW...lots of prep. I just have to shower, wrap up a few more door prizes and pack up the car. I want to pop into Micheals and use my coupons yes even before the party. The card I posted today is one from a recent class and its going to my parents. They are so good to me and I miss them dearly. I hope you are having a great weekend and that you will leave me some blog love so when I get home late tonight I can read your comment. Please remember to go visit the Memory Box blog to see my Friday guest blog. I made a poinsettia card and I really like how it came out. Take care now and have fun. Beer me tonight at the Halloween party!!! Wicked Witch Tami :D'

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hello friends!! I'm still alive but I've got a bone to pick with you....

Wednesday evening was our monthly ATC (Artist Trading Card) gathering at Smudges (thanks Trish and Leslie). Here's a pic of my ATC. The one on the left is my actual ATC because I used two tiny ribbon scraps on the corners. I also love to staple!! I'd love to get my paws on the Tim Holtz baby stapler (tiny staples). On my ATC I forced myself to use the small white/black polka dot ribbon as I had saved the short scraps in hopes of finding more of the ribbon. That never happened. Oh well its not like I don't have enough ribbon to open a small store. We had a blast at Smudges as usual and the ATCs were totally awesome. I will try and post more after my Halloween party is over. Erin lead the project at our ATC meeting and we made a spooktacular PEEPS pumpkin box holder. I hope to mail mine to my neice and nephew in NH on Monday. They all came out so cute but its too big for me to scan for the 'ole blog.

Gosh AOL pi--es me off!! It constantly crashes and I lose my Internet connection continuously. I just lost my entire post gosh darn it.

Anyway I best get to bed now as its super late and I need my beauty rest. I've been keeping busy prepping for my Halloween bash on Sat. night and I finished my weekly Memory Box Friday card on Wed. Yay me!! I'm still accepting signups for Sat. nite so let me know if you'd like to join us. It going to be a stamping good time!! I hope you had a great day and a pleasant tomorrow. Tami...later gators. Oh I've been watching a lot of football lately and of course my favorite show Dancing with the Stars. I'll be back hopefully soon. Happy Birthday Ruth Ann if you are reading this and Chris you better email me. Its been way too long dude. I never talk like that!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday!!

Not much new except a reminder to hop on over to the Memory Box blog to check out my Friday card. I'm still alive however I don't have anything to post right now as I'm at the library having a little quiet time and blurfing a bit. Its a tad bit chilly out and NO sunshine again today. I will try and post a card tonight after I watch Ugly Betty. I've been working on my class samples for the big Halloween stamping bash next Sat. in Moundsview!! Anyone else want to join us? It will be a stamping good time!! Have a great day. TGIF...Tami

PS. Has anyone noticed the numerous emails Archiver's has been emailing out lately? I'm dying to go check out things but part of me says NO Tami don't go!! I think I even noticed a 40% off coupon. Desperate times call for desperate measures is what I like to say!! Me I'm still recovering from Scrapfest back in Sept. Today their coupon was a free inkpad with a stamp purchase but not from the $1.99 Hotspot. LOL!! Like I already don't have about 500 plus inkpads. Sad but probably true!! OK call me Sassy Friday Tami!! I guess its better than being crabby and irritated Tami (me last nite). TTYL peeps and lurkers too. Have a good one and don't let your meat loaf. Gosh its been a long time since I've said that one. Ta ta friends.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another chilly day in Minnesota!!

I am sitting on the sofa freezing my you know what off. Its chilly willy me silly and I don't feel like doing a darn thing today. I need to turn the furnace on. I know lots of local peeps are probably at the Minnesota State Fairgounds today buying more rubber (stamps) but I'm staying put. Had a good time at Archiver's crop last nite with Sherry. Got to go now. Have a great day.

Oh this is the Memory Box card I sent my new Alaskan friend Armie this week. Glad you liked it girlfriend and the goodies you won. I'll be back later today as I have to update my October classes again. I need to get stamping but I don't feel like it. What are you doing today? If you are local please leave me a comment or shoot me an email and tell me how the Rubber Stamp Expo was pretty please. I will stay home this weekend!! I will stay home this weekend!! Can I do it??? Later gators and we did get our first dusting of snow this morning. Its already melted but I do need some heat in my house. Brrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!! Tami :D'

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Thursday...Fall...brrrr!! (only 40 something degrees)

Hello friends!! I got up at 4 today. Yesterday I had a bad day and was so irrated and crabby. I'm not usually like that. Nothing seemed to go right so I went to bed early. Anyhow today is a new day and I'm feeling much better. I am off to go teach a Graphic 45 class at Anchor Paper. First stop will be Caribou or Starbucks!! I hope you have a great day. I needed a card yesterday so here's the one I mailed off to a very special friend. I know I already posted a card very similar to this one but I put a new twist on it!! I love the tree stamp and papers by Memory Box. Lots of possibilities with it!! See you soon. I meant to say I'll be back later either tonight or tomorrow. Be good and stay warm. Ta ta....Tami :D

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Winner winner chicken dinner!!

Hello card makers (for my sister Samantha), Ellie (Sherry), and the sweet gal from Singapore that sent me a card too. I just had to coin Amy T.'s (WA) phrase as I love it...Winner winner chicken dinner. Samantha had Mother Ellie draw for the Memory Box winner and Mom drew Armie. Congrats Armie!! Woo hoo!! I know we all like to win however there was only one winner this time. In my eyes you are all winners as you gave the gift of kindness and friendship. I really appreciate each one of you doing it. They told me the cards were all very nice and it meant the world to them. Thanks SO much friends. You know who you are. Tami :D I will try to have another prize drawing soon. xooxxo Ta ta.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Lots of things to tell you about today. I hope you had a great weekend. I taught a class at Anchor Paper on Saturday and other than that I had a very nice and relaxing weekend. Today I posted a card I made last week with Copics, my favorite Memory Box tree stamp, and the new Basic Grey Eerie Halloween paper. I can't get enough of this stamp!! Speaking of Halloween, for those of you that asked about my annual Halloween Party in The Garden Room (Moundsview) the party is Saturday, October 24th at 6 pm so come if you dare for some wicked good stamping times. We always have a blast so I hope to see lot of you locals. You may sign up via email. Food, friendship, fun, games, prizes and stamping.

I spoke to *Ellie* (Mommy dearest) this morning and she'll be drawing a winner this evening for the Memory Box prize after Sami gets home from work. One person will be receiving a nice prize soon for those of you that sent cards to Sami and a Ellie in NH. I can not thank you enough for your kindness. It really meant so much to me. I will mail out the prize tomorrow. Good luck to you all. My dad is golfing today. Nothing will stop him!!

Tonight the Minnesota Vikings are playing the Packers at the Metrodome. Woo hoo!! Tomorrow the Minnesota Twins are playing AGAIN at the dome game #163 no less. Talk about excitement!! Its been all the buzz this past weekend. However tonight those football players are cutting into my favorite program Dancing with the Stars. How dare they!! The nerve of them. I have to catch the dancing wicked late. Oh there I go sorry my old MA vocabulary just slipped out!! Wicked good tv!! Hee hee.

Next up, I have two classes this week (Anchor Paper Plymouth). They are both Graphic 45 Vintage Cards (make five cards). I am looking for more signups. Anyone out there want to come??? Pretty please with sugar on top!! :D

Ok...I better go now. I have lots of work to get done today. For all the women that participated in Nancy's ATC swap thank you very much. I received my swaps back last week and they were awesome. Woo hoo for Memory Box and Poppy Stamps.

Have a great week my friends. Thanks for popping by the 'ole bloggie today. I can't wait to get my sister's email tonight stating the card winner. Tami Peace!!