So if you were checking out my blog earlier, you probably thought you were going crazy, I was messing around with my blog header, using the new My Digital Studio….so it kept changing and changing…ha! I kinda like the look of this one, I just built it by scratch, that was easier then trying to modify a template. I am getting a little better, and it sure is fun to play with…what do you think? Do you like it? I even played around with a signature too.
I was reading Linda Hansen's blog and laughing as usual at her stories, and she was telling one about spoiled milk and it reminded me of Granny and the mayo.
When Granny (Mum give her kisses for me) used to live in her house, when Poppa (miss you so much) was alive and even after he had passed away, she would comment once in a while about having the trots (we all know what they are, and I am sure we have all experienced them at least once in our lives), she would have a spurt (now isn't that a nice descriptive word) of it, and even have to get off the phone to take care of it. Later she had diverticulitus (this has nothing to do with diving…did you know that?), and that may have had something to do with it too. But anyway, when we went to visit her after Poppa had passed away, we were all sitting at the kitchen table and we were eating sandwiches, my cousin Carl was there too I think. So we emptied the little mayonnaise jar (it was just a small little jar…easy for Granny to handle), so we said we were out of mayo and Granny said she would get more. So she gets up and goes to the cupboard and pulls out one of those huge tubs of mayo, you know those 20 gallon tubs you get from the stores you need to pay yearly to shop at. And she was going to fill the little jar. Now this jar had been opened before and this little jar had obviously been filled numerous times, and I (being the germ freak, check the dates on all the cans, smell the milk before you use it, is that mold or flour on the edge of the bread crust? kinda girl) was like you can't use that!!! (as my stomach started to rumble – do I look a little gray and sweaty?) It has been opened before. Then I told Granny, perhaps this is where you get your bouts of diarhea from? So she didn't think she did anything wrong, (and it is not like we were yelling at her, but we just explained that you could not open it and not put it in the fridge) and I know Canada is different then AZ, it does not get as hot, but I am pretty sure once you open the vat of mayo it must be refrigerated. So we threw it away and bought Granny more, a small normal sized jar. Now none of us got sick, but still that was funny, and we still mention "the mayo incident".
So the girls came this morning (and one of the girls that came was Suzanne, I was so glad when she called to take the class, I have not seen her in like forever, when she smiles her whole face smiles and makes you happy, she really noticed a difference in Eric – the door prize ticket picker outer) and did their first round of the 10/10/20 Christmas cards at my studio, and I must say some of them were done by 1:00, and most of them were done not much after that. That is awesome, I know it usually takes them longer cause I have them coloring half the cards, and this time I smartened up, and made the cards quicker, still pretty, but quicker. This is another one they did, and I really love this set. We did a card with this set last year and used heat and stick powder, and this one is just as lovely, its hard to tell in the picture but there is dazzling diamonds on the front tree.
Stamp Set: A Wish for Peace
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Vanilla Taffeta, Ribbon Originals – Mistletoe
Oh and I want to remind you to do my Color challenge and get your card uploaded and linked. I will pick a lucky ticket to win my color challenge card at noon AZ time. I am loving the ones I am seeing so far.
How sad am I that I took a nap at 5:30, and now I got up and it is 8:45pm, and will be up till midnight now…Jeff and I went and had a late lunch at The Deli, and we were like old bears at the zoo, you know they get fed and then get all tired and want to nap…ha!
Well I am signing off for now, and will be popping back later with the winning card. Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping in!
Hey, Di, I love the new header and signature! Very cool! :^) And great story about the mayo.
Mary Sabel says
I want to learn how to scan a card so I can get into these color draw challenges, if you can give me any hints I would appreciate it.
Love ya girl,
ewwww, you're making me sick even thinking about bad mayo!!!
LOVE the new header!
Ohhhhh the mayo incident!!!! What did Suzanne notice different about Eric – height, weight, hair?
Just making sure he hasn't got a tat or a piercing that Aunt Jax doesn't know about!
Diana Gibbs says
Just scan your card into your computer. You will need to upload it at Paper Craft Planet or Splitcoast if you don't have a blog, and then link to the color challenge post each week.
Hugs, and see you soon,
Diana Gibbs says
Jax, it was that she had not seen him in probably a year, so just the weight loss, height, facial hair…that kinda thing…no tat or anything. Just that he has grown up.
No worries Auntie…but I couldn't say no to a tat…doubt he would ever get one though.
Diana Gibbs says
Glad you are liking the new header, it was fun to do, and I still kept the cleaness about it I think!
We must have just missed ya at the Deli!! Ed and I went there after our granddaughter's swim meet, and they joined us there!! We had a wonderful lunch (as usual!!) and our daughter and her family loved it!! In fact Emily (oldest granddaughter) said she wanted to move here so they could eat there every day!! HA!
Diana Gibbs says
Ellie, I think it was like 2:30 or 3:00 before we even got there.
Yummy as usual, and yeah we need to plan a "Date" to hook the guys up!
I love the card! I think I "need" this stamp set. I like your new header but especially the signature line!
Sam Slimak says
I want to learn how to do my blog header in MDS! PLEASE???
I have to say I'm new to your blog and I love everything you do. The card using A Wish For Peace is just so stunning….. Bravo on a job well done.
Diana Gibbs says
The header was so much fun to play with it. If you have My Digital Studio…give it a try, if you don't…holler at me on October 1, and you can order your own copy!