Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Okay I have some video that I want to upload to my blog. But 3 hours later it still has not completed. To all of my blogging friends if any of you have advice please give it. I have tried everything I know and some days that is not much. I even tried youtube.

Waiting I have something I want to share with all of you.

Artist Outpost New Plates and Sale

You need to check out the new plates on Artist Outpost. I am really in love with the PLAYTIME plate and those of you who are dog people will love the ADVENTURE plate. There is a sneak peek sale until midnight tonight and also several other plates on sale as well. Now I just need a little more time to use them. I just love the plates that they have come up with and awaiting the arrival of the future ones. I have been really blessed to be on the design team for this great new company. Thanks Robyn!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Brian Burn Out

I am here on a little break from classes at DST training. We get great information, but a lot of it in a short period of time. I just can't wait to get back and try to main stream and use all the info to make the store more productive.

The hotel sets downtown and has great views. It is really weird coming to Indy as a tourist and not visiting family. The town is really clean and I was amazed at how active it is even at night . I went out last night for dinner with a girl from one of the other stores and the weather was so great we at outside.

Okay they are ready to start again.

Will try to blog more later. Will be home and back to the rat race on Sunday.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Last Week's Recap

Okay I will take a 5 minute break and fill everyone in on last week.

As many of already know I lost a fellow co-worker. This meant a little more work for me at work. I have had to deal with insurance company's and such all week. A five minute phone call was at least 1 hour or longer. I also have been filling in on the sales counter. Boy it is scary how easy it all comes back. So Saturday I opened the store and worked a half day. No stamp club:( That is one thing I truly look forward to is getting to hang out with the girls. I did get to go to lunch with them. Thanks to all of them for waiting on me.

I then went home and worked in the flower beds until 8. Okay even with working out at the gym there are muscles that are hurting. Sunday back to the flower beds and did take out a couple of hours to got to another stamp club. Back home to finish up the flowerbeds at 8 again. I am proud to say they are ready for mulch. Which I am hoping to complete first week end in May. Since it is the only time I will have before it gets way to hot.

So with having to work Saturday I had a few art projects that had to be completed by Friday afternoon. Can you say late night on Thursday.

I was to have Wed-Fri off. Well I got Thur and took Stephenie to get her LEARNER'S PERMIT. Yes the streets in Arlington are not longer safe. Then we all went to Jackson and spent the day shopping for her. Since Bill was on vacation last week he was not overly thrilled that I didn't get my days off. Oh well life goes on.

Then on Wed we got our finial inspection for the new building, can you say WHOOO HOOO and the move was on. I can get use to not having to do the grunt work. My work is tomorrow with moving and getting the computers back up. Yes I will probably have to call my buddy Brian at DST.(So girls that read this warn him LOL)

Oh did I say that I leave on Thur to go to computer training. Let me see I haven't even thought about what I am packing. So Wed night I will figure it out. Since I can covered at work.

That is pretty much the boring life at my house. Just wanted to let everyone know whats up.

I've been tagged

Sorry Cindy that is has taken me so long to respond. Last week was crazy and only got more crazy by the week end.

4 job I have had:
4-Johnstone(Full time and part for 21 1/2 years)

4 Places I have lived
1-Denver, CO
2-Memphis, TN
3-Grand Junction, TN
4-Arlington, TN (can't get away from TN)

4 TV shows I watch(This is hard I don't watch much TV)
1-October Road
2-Hallmark Movies
3-Decorating Cents
4-Criminal Minds

4 People Who email me regular
1-Ms Wilson

4 of my favorite foods
1-Fresh farmers market veggies
2-cheese and crackers
3-steak (every once in awhile)
4-Memphis Pizza Cafe Alternative Pizza

4 Place I rather be
1-Out in the country up north
3-On a trip just about anywhere
4-My room creating

4 People I am tagging
1-Candice-so she might post be another 2 weeks goes by :D

Okay I have done it. If I keep getting tagged you guys are going to know all my secrets.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Sad Day at Johnstone

Today at around 10 am I lost a FRIEND and CO WORKER. Dean (or as everyone called him MEAN DEAN except for me I got away with Deanie Wennie) past away after a short battle with an enlarged heart. It is very hard to say good bye to someone is was only 49 years old. I had just left his room from having him sign some papers for insurance purposes and he laid his back and told me he was going to rest.
You will be missed but not forgotten!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Relay for Life

I know that many of you who read my blog have been touched by cancer. Your story may be a HAPPY one or a sad one but it is your story. I am walking on May 16th in the RELAY FOR LIFE here in Arlington to help support all those who will have a story to tell in the future. I am asking for the help of all of my friends that read this blog to please help me raise money so that more and more of the stories in the future will be HAPPY ones and maybe to wipe out the SAD ones.

So if you could join me in the fight for HAPPY STORIES please click here for my personal page on the McGee team for the RELAY to make a donation.

Thank you for your support for the great cause. I would like to be able to help those that might have to endure this disease in the future to have many days of those special moments to cherish in their life.


I am on the Internet. That is other than my blog. Click here to see a card that I will have published in June. It is the one with the cowboy on the left. This is the card that has been the ads for Take Ten in the last couple of issues of Stampingtons other magazines. This is the preview for the next issue of Take Ten. Okay I know that it is no big deal to most of you out there but to me this is great.

It is one of those life moments that takes your breath away and will be with me for awhile.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Spring is here

The spring rains have fill the pond. It sure is good to see it full. With the dry summer last year is was almost dry. The little fish were having trouble surviving. The ducks didn't like it either, they like to have a lot of water to feel safe in.

Here is the one of the first signs of spring. This is one of the first picture I took with my new camera. I am loving it!!!!

Picture Day

Okay even with all the rain over the past few weeks the sun did shine. We gave my Mom a photo shoot with all 11 of us for Christmas. The about photo is of the great person (Marci)who took our photos. I just had to get a picture of the one who was taking photos. She sure had her work cut out for her. Everyone was in rare form with the kidding. So smiles did come easy and probably way to much. It was chilly and wet but everyone put their best smiles forward. So 300 hundred shoots later and a U of M game ahead we finished up. The finial photo she took was of the snake that Michael almost picked up with a piece of dead wood.

Friday, April 4, 2008


Well today 15 years ago on Palm Sunday I was at Baptist East awaiting the birth of my sweet little daughter.(Which was not revealed that she was a girl until officially at 5:01 pm)(Yes I was one of those that didn't find out until she arrived, to me it was kinda like knowing what a present is before you open it.) I am still amazed at the young woman she is turning into.


I love you,

PS I am hate that I don't have picture of her by herself. That is the problem with 2 computers and cameras. Someday I will get them all together. :D

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Butterfly Album

It is safe to post this now. I made this for Terri.(One of my DST friends) I used the large grunge board butterfly and AO stamps for the wings. The paper is purple and black. (I do know that it is also a fave of my buddy Candice.)

I know that I don't post a lot of art work on my blog for the following reasons:

*A lot that I do is for gifts and I have to wait to the intended person has received them.
*I also don't want to see something I did in a magazine and not have my name on it. (Not that my stuff is just over the top )
*Just in case I submit it and it gets published or they would like too. I don't want that not to happen if I have placed it on my blog.

Just in case you might wonder why I don't post a lot of my creations on my blog.

Happy April Fool's Day!!!!

Only 3 more days till my baby is 15.

Now the accounting side of me: Only 14 more days until you have to have you taxes filled with the IRS:D