Thursday, March 26, 2009

more pics

SO I found some more pics on my camera (the others were from my phone since my camera died i forgot i got a few on it too)


Chow Chow

Daisy and my momma
Daisy and my hubby Chris

So ya wanna see the babies?

Ok so I thought I was back and done with all the doggie drama but I was wrong. Our LeeLoo got sick and it got bad so since she doesnt live with us because we don't have the room she lives at my parents house or property well when she got sick we brought her to the house because we could keep a closer eye on her since my moms office is now at the house, that and we can keep her in the shed with a heater at night and lots of benefits to help her get better. Anyway I did take her to the vet monday morning and by monday night she was worse and tuesday too ughhh I think the vet hates me because I'm annoying and called like 5 times on tuesday asking all sorts of questions. So not only have we had to shove meds down her throat because she's been a stinker and spitting them out she wasnt eating or drinking so I had to take the canned food fingers full at a time and put it in her mouth well lastnight she ate on her own yay!!! but i still havent seen her drinking so I have also had to squirt pedialyte in her mouth so far we've done about 2 bottles a day thats not enough but better than nothing I guess and she likes licking ice cubes so we've been giving her ice. Tuesday I also started taking her temp she was at 104 which is a fever for a dog then yesterday afternoon it went down to 103.6 and lastnight i took it again and it was down to 103 so we are making progress and i know this dog hates me right now and thinks I'm the bad guy but we couldnt handle it if she dies too so right now I will whatever I have to to ensure she gets better! anyways so are you ready to see all these babies I've been telling you about?!?!?
Here we have 2 of the dogs relaxing in these pop up chairs. the closest is Belle, and the one farther back is Chow
oops I guess I should have flipped this image but anyways This is Daisy when we viewed her in the viewing kennel at the pound. she stuck her nose in my lap and under my butt so i stood up and she started to push her way through my legs so I walked off of her and she climbed in the chair lol we knew then she would fit in perfect with the other dogs lol my mom got Daisy to replace buddy who passed away on saturday night we don't have any pics of buddy sadly to say
when my mom picked out daisy my hubby fell in love with this dog but the pound was closing so we didnt have time to spend with her sooooo we came back tuesday to view her and he wanted her soooo bad so we adopted her and were able to pick her up wednesday the same time my mom picked up daisy. both of them had been fixed that day, and our dog (LeeLoo (from the 5th element)) was still sooooooo drugged!!! poor baby had no clue what was happening here she is when we got her out to my parents property she just layed in the shade and rested but isnt she the cutest!!!
So my dad had to go out of town thursday and friday so Chris and I decided to stay out at the property to keep an eye on the trailor and the dogs OMG 3 dogs!!!! (chow went back home her little feet couldnt handle the rocks) anyways feeding time was crazy!!!! I went out 1st one morning and was atatcked by 3 dogs jumping all over me! trying to get attention and looking for treats. soo feeding time here we have Belle.
And here is feeding time for LeeLoo look how skinny she is
And here we having feeding time for Daisy
Next we have Daisy and LeeLoo exploring the property
and here is belle again isn's she such a happy dog!
Here is my FAV pic!!! LeeLoo climbed into chris's lap for some lovin'! he was so happy! He loves her so much! this is his first pet of his very own!
and here is miss Daisy coming to say good moring to the camera look at that smile on her!
Good morning to LeeLoo
and Belle decided to be camera shy now
So Chris and I went in the trailor to have our own breakfast and look what these lazy bums did!
and lastly here we brought LeeLoo to my parents house and took her to the vet. When chris got home we went back over for a visit and she was sleeping in a plastic chair (whats with these dogs and chairs) anyways it didnt seem very warm and with her being so sick so we had this bed mat sitting out there so we covered it with pool towels and Chris tucked her in lol and even took one of the squeeky stuffed toys and put it with her lol poor baby anyways thats all I have for now but maybe I'll try to take some more of LeeLoo today if she is doing any better

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sorry I haven't been around

Hi everyone I am so sorry I have been absent on my blog for a while now. I have been crafting I promise! and I had 2 craft fairs in there too. My sales have greatly improved since the fall which is great! anyways it's been a tough week.
So last week we got 2 new dogs! (well my mom and dad did) they adopted them from the pound and wanted to have them as guard dogs for the property. but I think that plan back fired as they were the 2 sweetest playful loving dogs you could ever want! lol So there was a girl 8 month beautiful brown shepherd mix named Belle. She had been returned =( but she knows some commands and she is a great dog. Then there was Buddy a black and white some kinda mix too about a year old and he was sooooo excited when we brought him home! he was running around everywhere!!! and playing with the chow we already had and he was great! but he had a cold (kennel caugh I guess is what its more commonly known as) so the pound had given us meds so my mom had been trying to get him to take them...oh he was sooooo stubborn!!! lol he did not like the pills! and so he started to stay clear of my mom since she was the one who was always trying to force feed his meds down his throat. and he just seemed to be getting worse he wasn't so energetic or playful just layed around a lot and we knew poor buddy was just not feeling well, so my parents took him to the vet and they gave him some meds to help with the cough (the pound gave antibiotics) and they said it just takes time sometimes it can take up to 3 weeks for them to get rid of it. Well this weekend my dad decided he was going to take his RV out to the property and stay out there for a few weeks (mostly just stay the night) but bring the dogs so they would get used to it. and get used to us. but since buddy wasnt feeling well they left buddy at home and brought Chow and Belle (yes my chow's name is Chow Chow I know how original lol but when we found her my mom wouldnt let us name her because she didn't want us getting attached because we were the house that took in the strays (it followed me home mommy and found food on the front door step and stayed lol) anyways we always tried to find teh owners of the animals we took in and sometimes we did and sometimes we didn't and when we didn;t we usually kept them. there were a few cases where the animal needed more space or maybe didnt meld with our other animals in those cases we found them loving homes as we never would want to turn an animal into the pound.) anyways, chow and belle were going to stay out at the property so buddy could stay home and get better. Chow is older and well she's not really made for the property she's spoiled so she wont be staying out there full time the property is in the desert its fenced in and has some metal storage unitls and metal building on it and that is where my parents store all their stuff and well and where all the business's stuff is going to be now that they are moving out of the shop. the office is in their home but all the tools and parts and vehicles needed to go somewhere so thats why we needed dogs out there to keep an eye on the place. So saturday they took the RV out there got it set up got the 2 dogs out there Belle was having a blast running around everywhere! So sat night my hubby and I and my uncle and his wife and kids we all went out and had a BBQ with my mom and dad (my uncle has storage units on teh property as well so he shares concern about break ins because we have had anumber of breakins over the past few years) so we want the dogs to get used to him as well. so dinner was great and we all left my dad was going to stay by himself but my mom decided to stay the night. the next morning they went hom eto get ready for church and found buddy dead. We dont know how he died it was obviously related to him being sick. maybe since he was weak and thin he just couldn't fight it off we don't know but he passed away all alone with no one home to be with him and we hope it was peaceful and painless but we truthfully dont know and we feel so guilty because there wasnt anyone with him. and we had only just got him and barely gotten to know him and now we dont even have the chance. and what makes us so mad is we took the time and money to take him to the vet and get a second check up on him to make sure hewas going to be ok.
So sunday morning was hard. my dad took it the hardest for sure like i said we all felt so guilty for not bieng around. so my dad and and my husband took buddy back to the pound.

So yesterday my mom and me and my husband all went back to the pound to look for a new dog. it was sad and we felt guilty but we needed 2 dogs for the property. so my mom found i think another shepherd/mix (i'm not for sure i'll update you once we get her) anyways she is sweet she's a lot like belle so we thought they would be a good match. so my mom adopted her and can pick her up on wednesday her name is miss pebbles lol which is deffinately going to change lol she doesnt know her name anyways so we think it should be fine. we are thinking Daisy but have a few days to decide. Well and you have to understand my husband and I are such animal lovers honestly it is so hard for me to go to the pound because I want to bring them ALL home with me and if i had the space and the money I soooooo would!! well he saw a dog he just absolutely fell in love with!! So my dad had been encouraging us to get a dog too and we can keep it at the property as well. he figured if we had a dog there we would have to come visit more which we already would but he felt we would have a more personal investment. lol anyways its funny because Chris kept saying he wanted a boy and bla bla bla and the one he liked the most was a girl! lol anyways we were there close to closing and spent so much time picking my moms dog we didnt get to spend time with the one we want so we went back to take one last look at her and she is sweet and so pretty, and well one of the other dogs in the cage with her i guess got jealous of us giving her attention that it flipped and attacked her!!! viscously bitting and attacking her. at first she was calm about it and didnt fight back she was just trying to get the other dog to stop i think but when it wouldnt she started fighting back. (the ppro 3rd dog was caught in teh middle and just kept trying to stay out of the way) we tryed yelling and rattling the cage and the one dog would just not stop so i ran out side and was yelling hello anyone we need help no one was anywhere so i ran to the front office and was like there is a dog beating the shit out of the dog we want can you get someone out there, so she called someone and i ran back and my husband had found the hose and tried it but he turned it off not on lol so he had to go back to turn it on and then cam back and had to hose them to get them to stop and not talking a quck spirt that one dog just would not stop!!! so he had to keep hosing finally the guy came andwe had just gotten the dogs to stop and he removed the bad dog and put it in its own cage and the other 2 we felt so bad they were all wet =( and scared but it was closing time and we had to go but we are going back tonight to visit with her and if all goes well she will be ready for adoption on wednesday!! so I will give you some updates and some pics probably later this week or sometime early next week.
so that is my story and why I haven't been around also because my craft/computer room is in shambles! we are doing some rearranging! lol i had metal shelf unit in here we moved to the garage but not everything that was on I want in the garage. and we are getting a built in wood setup of cabinets and drawers and a shelf unit on top of it to organize everything so i have tons of stuff everywhere!!! lol but we should get the cabinets and stuff soon and it will all be back to normal!
well I have to hit the shower but I will try to come back and post some of the few projects I have done so you can see what I have been up to

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Once upon a Time Shadow boxes

So I had never tried shadow boxes before but have been wanting to for a while now so I just got the SU build a fairtal punchout die cuts and I love them!!! So I had planned to use them on my wedding album since I did have a cinderella themed wedding but I decided I will have to order more for me later lol and I decided to try 2 shadow boxes for the craft fair this weekend.

So the first one here is all princess! girly and flowery fantasy fun! I did place a photomat for a Photo to be placed in. I tried to photograph different angles so you could see the depth and layering, also the wand and butterflies are on the outside of the glass
Next I wanted one that could be for boys too. so well the elements took more space than I wanted and no room for a pic, but it will make a great art piece for someones wall. the once upon a time wording is in chocolate vinyl on the exterior of the glass

Are you ready for this?!?!

Pink Papery Studios is having another release this Saturday!!! Are you excited yet.... No? oh well that must be because I haven't shown you any of the great new images that will be released..... well I guess we can easily remedy that! Here we go.....

Ok so a little while back I showed you this project as a test sample...well it is now officially one of the new digi stamps being released! here we have crafty amy! she sits at her craft table with her scents and shimmerits in front of her stamps and stamp pasd and paintrushes and pens. I zoomed in a cropped her so unfortunately you miss a few of those details but you'll get to see teh rest this saturday (of cehck out som eof teh other DT members blogs they are showing samples too!)
Next Yes this is another repeat I showed her off a little while back to help get some feedback and guess what?!?! She is now going to be another of our new Digi Stamps!!! Chatting up a storm on her cell phone
and one more repeat...this one I also showed you a little while back as a test run and she too will be joining the line up this weekend!!! we have out blushing bride here.
OK OK I know enough with the repeats you want some more new stuff right? lol ok well bhere we have one of our hot new sexy images this is our hunny bunny!!! She is a full image but I blew her up and cropped in to tone her down so she is sold as a whole image which you can use for something sexy for that special someone or maybe for a playboy themed party even, or you can crop her and make her a little more conservative. The saying I picked... well as cheesy as it sounds my hubby does call me hunny bunny lol so I thought it would be cute for his birthday (in sept lol ok so at least its done and made and I wont have to worry about it in september lol)
And the last one I have for you right now (because trust me there are more and I will be showing them off later today and tomorrow) we have our beach babe! and accessories set I layered torn paper for the dirt and sun and sky and i used the umbrella from the accessories set and placed it behind her and then I used the beach babe. I have 2 pics of the same card because the 1st shows the warmness of it in real light but its a bit fuzzy and the second shows all the detail
So thats it for now but Ill be posting more very soon!!! (there are like 10 or 12 images being released so there is lots to show!)

Another Anya Kind of Day

So I haven't been feeling well ever crafting has been ugh because I've been so sick so last night I finally got to create a Card!!! yay So I decided I would so the Miss Anya sketch Challenge that is going on right now

And dun dun duuun..... here is mine! Yesterday I got my SU order in...SOOOOOOOOO excited!!!!! They just put out a TON of great new stuff ( I don't sell SU I'm just stating the facts) The papers and stickers I used are from the Sweet nothings kit ... I love love love it!!so It only seemed fitting that I use it with my fav Anya image! little Miss Anya here is colored with Prismacolor marker for the skin and hair and and with shimmer it paints for all her clothing and accesories it has a great light coloring with loads of sparkle!

Next... I have seen these amazing Magazine holders by Joni and have been wanting to make some of my own! So I finally found one at my Michaels!!! yay! they had 3 alll were damaged but only 1 was super minor that I could easily fix and use it so I only go to buy one =( but we have another Michaels near by I am going to visit today! so If I can get more I will be a very happy camper =) anyways Since I say Joni's I've been wanting to do a Dorthy one and have the witches legs poking out from under the house! lol wouldnt that be fun?!?! so I did it!!!

So here we have the front. all the wood looking paper was created by me. The basket little ToTo is in was weaved with cold and orange ribbons, the curtains are paper pieces on teh inside of the box

Next we have a 3/4 view that shows you the legs sticking out, now I know it's not practical so they actually get placed upwards but it is fun for the photo, I also found little wooden picket fence pieces at Michaels that I painted white and attached down the side

And here is the side view it says there's no place like home on both sides but only this side has the witches legs the legs and feet were freehanded by me and cut out I colored the stockings on both sides of the paper though

Oh and before I forget! the other day I did spend a little time on a swap I am working on for the Club Anya group over on PCP its for a membership card swap so here is the front side of my membership cards (i'm making 10 identical ones) I still have to figure out the back but it's half way there!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Taken Advantage

Do you ever feel completely taken advantage of?
So here is the Deal I am a fashion Designer by trade and I am out of work at the moment the design industry is tight, so I have been trying to find anything really freelancing from home preferably but whatever I can to make some money. So this company contacted me met with me and wanted me to write them a proposal on what I was looking for etc so basically when I freelance I charge $20.00/hour minimum and if they want to take my designs and produce them and make money off of them they have to buy them at an addition cost per item and depending on the item determines the price so this guy gets back to me with this fancy offer he wants me to be some officer in his company overseeing the designers bla bla bla and that I am going to start with getting 800.00 a month plus a 300.00 a month gas allowance... bla bla bla (I'd only be working 2 to 3 days a week for them (per my requirements since I wasn't going to give all my time to a company I know nothing about and I wanted to be able to still look for more work) which if i work 2 8 hour days times by 4 weeks for that 800 a month that is only like 12.5 an hour which is waaaaaay under what I usually make ok so I was being extremely generous! and so here is the deal there was way more than enough work to do but they kept not sending me what I needed and when I sent them things for approvals etc it took me a week and a half of emails saying can I get an answer and then finally text messages of the same nature to get them to respond and they were like i thought you were at a stand still? hmmmmm yeah I was...because you didn't answer your dang emails!!!! and YOU didn't get me the information I asked for! uggggghhhhh so not only that my 1st pay still has yet to arrive and it should have arrived the 20th of feb so 11 days ago so needles to say i haven't sent anything else then yesterday I get an email saying my first check is on its way but his funding had be drastically cut and they need to halt on my work and he's unsure if its temporary or permanent bla bla bla does that feel like a scam or what! then the designer I was supposed to be working with emails me and says I know he said to halt but I can't remember why but we can still meet and bla bla bla...we were scheduled to meet to work and plan out the whole line up ...and you think I'm working for free and I still haven't been payed for what I did do...I don't think so! So I told them I am not sending/giving them anything until I am paid and then they can have the work I did (they only saw some samples) uggghhhh!!! I am so angry all that time wasted and I could have been finding a job else where!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Friday Sketchers entry

So I have only just started getting into these challenges on all sorts of different sites, and this is my first time trying this Friday Sketchers challenge. you can check it out here. One I really liked this sketch and thought it would be fun, and two its being sponsored by The Greeting Farm which we all know I love right now! So here is the sketch its simple but great because there is so much you can do with it!

And here is my entry... ok I know the prize is for a miss anya collection stamp set which I already have but, one what are the chances of me winning I have yet to win anything, and 2 if i do win it its great to have back ups right? lol or give it as a gift to a good friend or something you never know so I would happily accept it anyways lol but here it is...isn't it cute!

So today was kind of a boring sunday there was tons of house work that I neglected and now I will have to do it tomorrow cause my house is a mess and well I can't handle it lol but today was nice the hubby and I went to church with my parents first thing this morn then spent the afternoon curled on the couch together just watching some TV and then we went to dinner at my sisters house (she just bought her 1st home with her hubby and was having a house warming party/dinner) then came home and got to finally sit and craft. So i did the challenge card above, and I wanted to give another try at happy chef Ian cause well I wasn't the most proud of my last one, and I think I like this one much much more! So here he is.

And well after that I am going to call it a night I hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend! and have a happy monday