Friday, March 28, 2008

Fun Movie Alert

Last night Adam and I watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.

If you like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Princess Bride - you'll love this movie!

We sat there with smiles plastered to our faces the whole time. It's great fun - for the sake of fun!


Thursday, March 27, 2008


Last night, Adam had the Daily Show on. I walked into the living room to see what he was doing, about to go down to my stamping room.... when I heard Jon Stewart say "Please welcome Alex Kingsbury"......... I went to a prom with Alex!!!! My jaw hit the floor.....

I am THRILLED for him! Absolutely THRILLED!

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Stamping Room - WOW!

Take a look at this blog post:

What a stamping room! WOW! WOW! WOW!

Peace & Blessings!

Friday, March 21, 2008

May 19th - Wii Fit!

Yesterday, Sheila and her almost 16 year old son Josh (he turns 16 on Easter Sunday), came over after work to play Wii. We played for over 5 hours! My stomach and cheeks hurt today from laughing so much. Good times.

I ran into a Game Stop to pick up an additional Wii controller, and taped to the counter was a notice that the Wii Fit will be available on May 19th, and.... drum roll... they were actually taking pre-orders! YAY!

Had to share the info for all you Wii people out there!

Peace & Blessings!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I don't know about you..... I am so very ready for SPRING! This whole, upstate New York, rain, sleet, damp, cold thing that's been happening for a few days - just not OK.

Ah, but there is light at the end of the tunnel... or should I say "light on my desk at work":

I got myself a candle warmer for my desk:

For a multitude of reasons, smells in the office can range from:
"yummy" to "holy moley - that's just not right!"

To help with this, I filled my office with the smell of lilacs today - and this has made it so much easier for me to THINK SPRING!

This warmer, warms from the top, NOT the bottom, so it's INSTANT smelling goodness. Gotta love that!

Other Spring Themes:
My spring cleaning bug has bitten. I haven't started, I'm just thinking about it. Organizing what needs to be done, in my head.

Veggie Garden plans have begun. Although, this is where I trust that my parents will come for a visit and my mom with help. She's such a ROCK STAR when it comes to growing food! Dad will also get his hands dirty, and help out around the house. (oh, idea! maybe this is when we should redo the front fence? hhhhmmmmmm.....)

Our summer projects list has grown to a scary size:

Install new floors (at least dining room and hallway, prefer entire floor plan except kitchen)
Paint the ENTIRE interior of the house
Rip out all landscaping, and re do
New fence in front yard
New fence around propane tanks
Rip out front walkway, and lay down stone, or brick, or something nice
Dishwasher situation (you have to know us, and if you do, you're laughing right now)
Maybe a new fridge (have you SEEN the fridge technology lately? I know - scary that I'm excited about appliances, but seriously! Cool stuff!)
We would love to finally get a solar heater for the pool (extend our upstate New York swim season from mid June - early Sept to end of May - end of Sept)
I want to paint a new mailbox.
I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting right now.... to be continued!

So, shall I check in, oh, say, October with what we ACTUALLY accomplished?

Peace & Blessings!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I was playing with different shapes to build a card:

Peace & Blessings!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More Sparkles

Kinda like "more cowbell".... MORE SPARKLES!

Peace & Blessings!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Flower Card

More of what I've been up to:

Peace & Blessings!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Is Less....... More?

Ok... ok.... I know that since Valentines Day (ie: the day we got the Wii); I've only posted 2 things I've actually made.

In reality, I've busted out 27 cards!

Part of my challenge to myself was: Is less, more?

I, very quickly, and with huge amounts of enthusiasm, have a tendency to try to incorporate every tool, embellishment, coloring technique - everything in my studio into a card.

My back to the basics cards; simple & clean:

I usually shy away from so much white, but I like this!

It's hard to tell, but there are 3 seashells - pastel chalk doesn't show up well in this photo.

When I started stamping, I got 3 Asian sets. Time to use them!

It was all I could do NOT to color in each letter a different color! End result - I like it.

I don't use vellum enough - oops, there I go again with my "how can I use EVERYTHING in my studio" mentality!

This is an ol' faithful design for me - I love the falling snowflakes!

First graduation card I've made.

The "sparkle" was done with sparkle mod podge (my absolute FAVORITE way to add sparkles to anything). The background was done with Perfect Pearls - the camera couldn't pick up the shimmer.

Now that you've seen a few cards - what do you think?


Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Personality Typing

Adam and I, as of late, have been discussing personality typing. We both are fascinated by it. He sent me some links where I could take the quizzes. Fun stuff!

My Myers-Briggs Personality (took the test HERE):


Journalist/Champion — "Everyday New Fantastic Possibilities"

My Keirsey Temperament (took the test HERE):

All Idealists share the following core characteristics:

  • Idealists pride themselves on being loving, kindhearted, and authentic.
  • Idealists tend to be giving, trusting, spiritual, and they are focused on personal journeys and human potentials.
  • Idealists make intense mates, nurturing parents, and inspirational leaders.
Idealists are enthusiastic, they trust their intuition, yearn for romance, seek their true self, prize meaningful relationships, and dream of attaining wisdom.

Idealists as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self--always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.

Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the "not visible" or the "not yet" that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.

Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.

Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.

Idealist Portrait of the Champion (ENFP)

Like the other Idealists, Champions are rather rare, say two or three percent of the population, but even more than the others they consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life. Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty. They see life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil, and they want to experience all the meaningful events and fascinating people in the world. The most outgoing of the Idealists, Champions often can't wait to tell others of their extraordinary experiences. Champions can be tireless in talking with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out. And usually this is not simple storytelling; Champions often speak (or write) in the hope of revealing some truth about human experience, or of motivating others with their powerful convictions. Their strong drive to speak out on issues and events, along with their boundless enthusiasm and natural talent with language, makes them the most vivacious and inspiring of all the types.

Fiercely individualistic, Champions strive toward a kind of personal authenticity, and this intention always to be themselves is usually quite attractive to others. At the same time, Champions have outstanding intuitive powers and can tell what is going on inside of others, reading hidden emotions and giving special significance to words or actions. In fact, Champions are constantly scanning the social environment, and no intriguing character or silent motive is likely to escape their attention. Far more than the other Idealists, Champions are keen and probing observers of the people around them, and are capable of intense concentration on another individual. Their attention is rarely passive or casual. On the contrary, Champions tend to be extra sensitive and alert, always ready for emergencies, always on the lookout for what's possible.

Champions are good with people and usually have a wide range of personal relationships. They are warm and full of energy with their friends. They are likable and at ease with colleagues, and handle their employees or students with great skill. They are good in public and on the telephone, and are so spontaneous and dramatic that others love to be in their company. Champions are positive, exuberant people, and often their confidence in the goodness of life and of human nature makes good things happen.

Always insightful, and helpful in relating to others....

Peace & Blessings

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hilarious Distractions!

When I want to distract myself, I succumb to BlogThings. Lots of fun, ridiculous, and/or amusing quizzes.

This morning, I saw this version on another blog, and thought "Hhhmmm, what would my superpower be?"

If you know me: I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I got my result. Thankfully my chair has arms, because if it didn't, I think I really, truly, would have fallen off! I laughed so hard! Because, well, if you know me personally, I do read minds. I finish people's sentences all the time! Or I answer un-verbalized questions, frequently! Some find this trait a bit unnerving. Myself - I've always done it, so I don't really know any different. C'est la vie.

(After re-reading the description of my superpower, it's astonishingly accurate - so much for my frivolous distraction)

Your Superpower Should Be Mind Reading

You are brilliant, insightful, and intuitive.

You understand people better than they would like to be understood.

Highly sensitive, you are good at putting together seemingly irrelevant details.

You figure out what's going on before anyone knows that anything is going on!

Why you would be a good superhero: You don't care what people think, and you'd do whatever needed to be done

Your biggest problem as a superhero: Feeling even more isolated than you do now