Friday, June 22, 2007

Stressful :(

I've been trying to get the boys comfortably settled into the new apartment. Brad has NO furniture, so I'm trying to think of ways to get cheap furniture, since well, we're BOTH poor. I've tried asking people if they had ANYTHING up for grabs, and no one's responded, so i think I'll have to see what I can part with and try to think of SOME way to get it to him.

UGH!!! Too much. I really wish I didn't have to work today, since they'll be out shopping for household essentials, and I love looking and shopping for all that. I'm QUITE the little bargain shopper! But alas, I won't be getting off of work until 9, so.....hmm. Saturday I'm working too, but I'll be off by 5:30, so I can try and help with anything that's left.

I've left my beloved 52 Scrapbooking Techniques [ELSIE!!!!] with Brad. I figure, it'd be nice for him to read. It's all bright and cheery, so I figure he'd wanna take a quick glance through it. He actually likes scrapbooking, so I'm very excited about that.

Other news, I had a test that I'm hoping went well yesterday. I had to guess on a few problems, so....yeah. Not good. I'm kinda stressing that I didn't perform to standards and that I'l have to RE-REtake this course [3rd time's a charm?] Ugh! I can't stand math. Speaking of, I need to be getting ready to leave here. I have class at 9:40 and it takes me about 40 minutes to get to school Monday through Friday. Plus, my beloved is meeting me with [hopefully] my check at the bank, then it's off for some shopping, so I guess I don't miss out on ALL the shopping for the apartment....

So, if anyone has ANY sort of furniture that they would like to donate or sell, please let me know. Brad's in need... OR if anyone knows of a great place to buy cheap furniture, please let me know aobut that as well. I already have Value City Furniture listed and a FEW others in mind, but information always helps.

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Stuff keeps pouring in.

I keep receiving goods every day, it seems. I've gotten more dies and my Ranger Melting Pot, along with some others that I probably didn't need, but wanted. I have a SERIOUS shopping problem.

Starbucks! Yes. My best friend, Megan and I are headed there this afternoon RIGHT after I get out of class. I can't wait. I have a $5 card that Brad gave me that he got from his work, and I figure I'll use it today. I have to save every useful penny I own just to pay off my debts. UGH!!!

Ooohh... I got my Elsie book FINALLY!!!! I've been waiting on it to reorder, and of course it would come when my tab was already too high. Sheesh... but I let Brandy install the free fonts to Register 1 and she burnt me a copy of the other fonts we have installed there too. I'm super happy. Now, all I have to do is pick a day that I'm not busy and get to work. I really wish that my computer had a printer and whatnot. Maybe I'll ask for one for Christmas....along with the Canon Digital Rebel I am dying to have as well....HA!

Well, apparently it's a little cold outside. Wonder why.... Oh well. I can put on a jacket before I head out. We have a review today and thus, I must make an appearance, but.....there's STARBUCK'S!!! Mmmm... can't wait!


Monday, June 11, 2007

Oh boy

I've been pretty busy. Hopefully my charms made it safely to Jackson and into Ronnie's hands. Other than that....some very exciting news. On top of all that I've been purchasing lately, I have made a few OUTSIDE purchases, too. Oooohhh aaaaahhhh. I know....

That's my secret. I just won the Sunshine, discontinued, alphabet for $69.00 plus tax; the video game die for $6.49; the cloud die for $6.85; the soda die for $17.59 [a bit pricey, but it's retired]; and a few die cuts too.

Honestly, I think I'm done for AWHILE. I hope....I need to start saving up some money.

Other news: I've nearly completed my two journals, so I need to put the finishing touches on them and be done with them! Then, I have at least one more to construct. Good thing I only need one composition to finish the job.

When do I find the time to sleep?
Oh, and I think I might have done well on my math test today. Hmm...maybe I can play all these purchases on a celebration of my good work? I doubt that'll fly over too well....

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I've been working on a few compositon journals for me and two of my friends. I'm really excited about how they're turning out. I have Cassandra's almost completed, just have to add a few pockets and thing to store information about her pregnancy. I'm super excited that I got so far on that one last night.

My Tinkering Ink journal is still in the process of being created, but I've decided that I needed to get that other one done soon.

Ruth's Summer Tin class got cancelled, but I hear that it'll be offered again sometime in the future. Boy I hope so, because that'd be another cute idea for the girls. I need some Starbuck's.

OMG, I bought SOOOOOOO much yesterday, but I think it was all worth it, and so did Brad [good thing, 'cause i used his card.... =X] No worries, he knew.

A complete list?
  • 13 QK 2x2 dies
  • Blk QK binder
  • Grn AMM Shoulder Tote [for lugging around my scrapbooks and paper, or just whenever I buy anything from the store and DON'T want a bag....]
  • The Oodles of Doodles book

I am one HAPPY girl! I think I'll be going back to the store today [I'm ALWAYS there, even when I don't work], to sign up for Marci's Creative Shove class and possibly grab 2 more dies [nameplates for my works]. We'll see...


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

My QuicKutz List

I've been compiling a collection of QuicKutz that I wish to purchase, and boy oh boy, the list keeps growing and growing. I know it'll be a lot of money, but I'm going to try and get as many as I can. I have like 3 dies and an alphabet so far, and I'll be trying to get a binder to keep them all in along with the 8-pocket store sheets. I'm not a huge fan of the fold over, 16 pocket sheets.

Also, I'm thinking about getting more of the Tinkering Ink paper line, for more journals. I'm thinking about making two more for Megan and Cassandra. Cassandra can document her pregnancy and Megan can document some notes for her Anatomy classes and labs, her trips to Biloxi [jealous!], or even our special Megan^2 days. I'm not sure, but I'd love to do something special for them, if it is just a journal.

I NEED to get these charms in the mail!!! I had to do some last minute corrections, due to my impatience and the diamond glaze. I'm just hoping that they won't stick to the little baggies that I'm going to put them in, just in case it gets really hot and the diamond glaze decides to pull a "modge podge" and melt to the point of sticking to ANYTHING and EVERYTHING it seems to touch. Ugh...

I really want a vacation. Just to go ANYTWHERE and do absolutely nothing sounds like perfect bliss. Alas, no can do.... I will be going to Illinois in August, provided I can get time off work, for a family reunion. I don't call this perfect bliss, since I only know my close relatives, and big families just freak me out. Besides, who can really remember all 500 of their names, anyway?

I need to get ready for school/work. Figure out some items of clothing that both match and I can wear to work. I still need to straighten my hair as well and put on SOME sort of make-up, since I haven't worn any in some time and I'm trying to look decent at least ONCE this week.

GAH! I think I need more coffee....

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Charms completed!!

Finally...I have my charm completed. All I have left to do is get an envelope and send them to Ronnie. I am very proud of them. :)

I have compiled a list of all the QuicKutz dies that I want....NOT including any alphabets. Ooohh! I must brag. I am very excited. I bought Stiletto [a retired alphabet] this past week. I haven't used it yet, but it is my FIRST and only alphabet. Maybe now I will start using my QuicKutz more. Plus, if I get any of these dies off my list, I'll definitely have to be putting my old, hard-to-use, blue handle to use. .....I need a *new* handle [THE BLACK ONE W/ METRO!!!!]

Also, this past week, I started on a composition journal. I have all finished but the front cover and some pockets and fun doo-dads on the inside. Hopefully, I'll make that a project for the week. I need to pay for Ruth's Summer Tin class. Sounds fun, plus, I've seen the teaser and I have NOTHING like that at the house.....actually, my room [my mom has the tins].

Now, off to TRY to find a bank that's close to home and work with *FREE* checking. None of that $1,000 deposit crap. So stupid. First South [who I'm with now] asks for $200 to open with a penalization for drafting below that amount. I don't have $200 I can just GIVE to a bank. Sorry...

Why is this so hard?
I still have my tab to pay off, too [the one with Stiletto on it].

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Flourish & Swirls w/ Ruth [5/31/07 class]

Duh duh daaahhh

I had a LOT of fun!!! Like I predicted, it was a class that you kinda needed to be present to understand and to get everything just the way you needed. However, I'll end up doing SOMETHING with the layout.

Not a lot of time to to work!