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Cutest Picture Evah!

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I say it like that cause MAMMa has a New York accent. Look at the cute picture she emailed me to send to my Mum.

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What good memories, what good times.  I love these sweet ladies. I am so lucky to have them in my life.

Tonight might be the quickest post evah...ha! I couldn't resist.

I had class today but when I woke up I had a terrible back ache, up higher in my back than normal, and I think it was cause I stood too much yesterday pricing stuff, and I lifted this heavy box full of DSP...bad Di.  I told Jeff I hoped it was that and not a kidney stone.

So this shabby chic adorable card is a swap I got from Krista Frattin, and I love it! Thanks Krista!

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Isn't it adorable? All the layers and the shabbiness of it...yum!

Oh so the Next Food Network Star show, boy that crazy rocker guy is sure lucky his team pulled him through this week cause that Robert DeNiro/Joe Pesci story went on and on and on, he drives me nuts.  Poor Giata what a pick for her team.  I missed the whole first episode (again) so I don't know how they got on these teams.

OK I'm outta here, I gotta get to bed, I have class in the morning, and I am hoping that with some Ben Gay on the ol' back I will get up all better.  I have a bunch of swaps I gotta get done too. Yikes, where has the month gone? Whoa Nellie, sloowwww down...

Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in.

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Top Note Summer Smooches

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I spent part of the day trying to get everything priced for my sale. Holy Moly I got lots of stuff. But what a mess right now.  I also helped Jeff a bit this afternoon cutting wires for the new pen for the girls. I had them running around while I did it. Some of the time Fiji was on my lap. She's a lap chicken...ha!

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Here's hubby doing the wire, see how nice and big the new yard will be?  He put a wet hankie around his neck to keep cool. He's so cool, he's like the Fonz...Ayy!!!!

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Here's a few of the girls after I locked them back up, saying "hurry it up pops, we need more space!"  One of the neighbors told Jeff there was wild dogs running around and actually killed one of their chickens.  It drives me nuts people dump off their dogs around here.  This is a new couple by the sound of it.

This is another swap from Disneyworld, and I love the Top Note on the side.  This card is by Brenda Hukriede.  Thanks Brenda!!!

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Jeff wanted to watch "The Grey" and I needed water for class tomorrow so he said he would go get it and grab the movie.  Well he went to the old Frys and they didn't have it (I never go to the old Frys...ugh) and then the Block Buster was out too, so he came home and did Pay Per View with it.  It was an odd kinda movie. I don't know what I thought it was about.  I kinda figured out some of it, but not all of it.  I am glad we only paid $5.99 for PPV and didn't buy it.

Well I am gonna sign off for tonight and try to get my studio cleaned up for tomorrow.

Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping in.

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Sunny Sunflower Card

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Today I am showing you another one of my favorite swaps from the Disneyworld incentive trip. The pictures don't do this card justice at all. Stampin' Up! had all the swaps on display so that was nice.  I took some pictures of my favorite ones there and I was excited when I saw this one in my swap bag.

This is a gorgeous easel card made by Gail Lowe, thanks Gail.

I am not sure what she did for the center of the card...I even smelled it...ha! I'm weird like that. It doesn't smell like anything, but it almost looks like a cookie, or like a planet.

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I love all the details she did to the card, the popped out bees, you know I love bees...well stamped ones, not real ones.

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Look at all the layers in the flower, and it looks like she shimmer sprayed it too.

I have ordered more catalogs but still have a few here, so please let me know if you want one.  The catalog is my free gift to you, but I will have to get you to pay for the postage.  I can send you a paypal link for the $5.00 for the postage.  I can only mail them within the United States, thanks for understanding.

Oh and I still have some room in my local or long distance stamp club, let me know if you want more information and I can email it to you.

Well this old gal is off to bed, I am still reading Game of Thrones, but it is so hard to hold my attention there are so many characters and so many odd names, should I keep reading or start something else, does it get easier, does it get better?

Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in.


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A Cute Pot Card

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This year on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Disneyworld, when we registered to go we were asked if we would be part of a swap that SU! was hosting.  It was so long ago that we registered I had forgotten and figured I said no cause you know me, seems I am the best procrastinator and am always up to my eyeballs in something...of course being short makes it easier to be up to your eyeballs in stuff. Right?

So about a week before we left and I got an email from the travel agency that SU! uses (they are so good to us) reminding me I was in the swap, I was like holy moly, I think I had to do 26. So I did my card.

Then when we got to the hotel we went to the hospitality room and I handed in my swap and was given a sticker that said "F".  Then on the share night, I was to show them my sticker and then they handed me a bag of swaps.  The "F" was so that I didn't get the swap bag with my card in it.  This is only the second time I can remember (with my bad memory) of SU! hosting a swap, I remember one cruise we did it and we had to mail them ahead of time and they were waiting in our cabin, other than that people would do swaps on their own but when we are with other guests like on a cruise that don't understand the craziness of swapping and they are on vacation and all these woman are on the deck making noise and taking up room, Stampin' Up! said it was probably not a good idea to do private swaps.  I totally understand why, I mean it is vacation and all that too, and to have to figure out what time to meet and all, it can be stressful, so this was perfect really.

Anyway, long story short, I thought I would share some of my favorite swaps I got over the next few days.

The first one is by Brandi Barnard, thanks Brandi!  I have not done a flower pot card in a while and this is adorable.

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It shows off the Summer Smooches DSP and the matching fabric. You don't have to sew to love our fabric.

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You pull up the flowers to reveal the greeting.

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Isn't that cute?

So today I was working in my studio and I went in the house and I was like geesh it sure is hot in here.  I looked at the temperature and it said 82, and I was like huh? It was supposed to be at least 80.  So I checked the a/c and it was not working, it was blowing hot air...ugh!  I called Jeff at work, and he called our neighbors son who worked on it when we had that near fire a few months ago, and he came and looked at it, and it was the condensor, so he fixed it and all is well.  I sure was worried, I mean it's getting hotter then h.e. double hockey sticks here. In fact during the day, Jeff has me turn the heat lamp off the chukars cause Mother Nature is keeping them warm enough as it is. He just turns it on at night.

So did you watch Idol?  If not, don't read anymore.  OK for one thing, what is up with that clapping monkey, they show it every now and then when they go to a commercial, and then tonight it was on the table by Steven Tyler? Also notice that Phillip is never in the Ford commercials?  Is he sick when they film them? Is he a Dodge man?

So they started out with Joshua hearing his critique by Jimmy from his performance last night.  Jimmy didn't like it as much as me.

Then Lisa Marie Presley sang...ok so I am wondering, did she sing before?  Wasn't she an actress? I know she was in a Micheal Jackson video when they were married.  She looked so serious when she was singing and when she was done, she gave a beautiful smile.  The band had quite the costumes, I was like is that Tom Petty?  I wish she would have sang one of her Dad's songs, but at least she was dressed sensible and she didn't need to be censored.

Then Jessica was up to listen to Jimmy's critique. Jimmy agreed with me, she needs to do more.

Adam Lambert sang next.  I love me some Adam, and I also thought the green highlights on everyone were cool.  It was kinda funny, its like Adam reminds me of Elvis when he was younger, that hair, that sexiness, that swagger, well he is gay but other than that. So it was funny to have Lisa Marie on tonight. Was that planned or do I see things that are just crazy?

Phillip then was critiqued and Jimmy loved the last song Phillip sang as did I. I mean that was amazing and I would listen to it over and over.

So then the judges talked and talked.  I swear that Jennifer says the same thing 5 different ways just so she can keep talking.  I wonder who they will find to replace her? 

So then it came down to the end.  Of course Jessica was the first one safe...ugh! And poor Joshua goes home.  Phillip better kick some butt next week, I hope he takes it all.  I can't wait till Joshua has his first CD cause it is going to be awesome. He sings with such passion and feeling.

Well this old chick better hit the hay. Morning comes fast.

Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.

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Saying Good Bye...

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Join My Team for only $99.00 some of my favorites. You have only till the end of May to get any of these stamp sets.

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Simply Soft, such a pretty Hostess set.

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Elizabeth and Timeless Treasures, so beautiful together.

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Dark & Dreary, but such a fun set.

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Batty For You, who knew a chocolate bar could be so cute?

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Contempo Christmas, fun and easy and I love that font.

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House & Home, almost made me want to like ironing...almost.

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Loads of Love, was loads of fun to color, gonna miss this ol' truck.

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Under the Stars, another fun one to make a scene with.

Ok that is enough for tonight, just make sure if there are any sets you are wanting, try not to wait till the last day, order them today, and don't forget about my Country Dozen Rewards.

Oh wait, American Idol, how could I forget my two cents make sure you don't read on if you haven't seen it...

Tonight the Idols went home and they also sang three songs, the first one was judges choice, the second was the Idol's choice and the third was Jimmy's choice.

Joshua was first and he sang an Etta Jones song.  He used that weird mic again that reminds me of a speaker at a drive in. He looked so handsome, I didn't know the song and it didn't matter, he sounded awesome.

Jessica was second and she sang a Mariah Carey song.  It was boring as usual, she just stood there and sang.  Wake me up when it's over.

Phillip was third and he sang a Madcon song...never heard of them.  But he had fun and so did the band and he had me liking it.

Before they sang their second song it showed them going home.  I loved seeing Joshua go home and being at his church.  

His second song was Imagine and he changed it up a bit, but it sounded great.

Jessica was up, and I don't remember much of her home visit cause I am (sorry) sick of her. I was back and forth on my phone and not paying attention, bad Di.

Her second song was an Aerosmith song, and could she pick a rock one and move around on the stage? Nope, another slow boring one.  I mean people keep saying she can sing the phone book, but really would anybody pay to hear that? Not fact when the phone book delivery people throw my new one in the driveway, it goes directly in the recycle pile...I mean who even uses phone books anymore...boring.

When Philip went home it made me cry when his Dad was talking about him. What a close family.

His second song was Matchbox 20, and it was another great head tapping song.

Joshua's last song and picked by Jimmy was a Mary J Blige song and he was so excited and bouncy while he sang it. Good choice.

Jessica's last song was I'll be There and it was a great choice for her as it showed the range in her voice, but I think she really thinks she has won, and maybe she has, but not to be mean but I think she needs to be knocked down a peg and with her wearing 8 inch frankenstein shoes it should not be hard. 

Phillip's last song was a Bob Segar song and it was perfect for him. I loved how the string instrument people just kinda appeared on stage.

Jimmy did great picking the songs for the Idols, you can tell he likes them all evenly, unlike the judges who definitely have their favorites.

I voted for Joshua and Phillip, I would like to see it come down to them.  I called all three numbers for each of them and when I called Phillips's two were busy and I had to try them later...things that make you go hmmm....

So tomorrow night should be interesting.

Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in.

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