Thursday, April 3, 2008

You made my day!

I was a little sad when Debbie and Holly left yesterday. We had such a blast that I forgot my to do list for a few hours. My card for today, was made for one of them. I'm not telling which.

This background was done with shaving cream and reinkers 4 years ago. When I do techniques like this, I tend to do several and store them until I need them. I think this is the last one of the shaving cream backgrounds, so I'm going to need to buy some shaving cream and make more! The tulip, another favorite, is a Eureka stamp. The saying is Hero Arts.

Details of the day yesterday.
Miraculously, even with Atlanta traffic, they both arrived around the same time. After we chatted for a while, we had our first "class", Blogger 101. Both of them needed a few pointers on their blogs. Holly's is called Today's Creations, and Deb's for now is called Inky Fingers. Deb doesn't really have anything on it yet, but in a few days when she gets back home, she's going to load it up with all kinds of her fabulous paper crafts. Holly on the other hand has been loading her blog with great pictures for a couple of weeks at least.

Oh, so you want to know who these ladies are?

This is Debbie Singleton from Kentucky. Debbie is someone I met thru the Gingerwood stamping board, and thru this blog. She posts as Kentucky Deb or Deb in Kentucky on Gingerwood. ( help me Deb) She is one of my friends who helped me thru the situation with my son's teacher back in the fall. ( She is a teacher) and this is the same Debbie who sent me the CD holder. She was in town for the week and decided she just had to spend a day with me.

This is Holly Craft. I first met her thru The Rubber Stamper ( let's pause for a moment of silence). We were on the design team together, but I actually met her in person at a stamp convention in Greenville, SC a few of years ago. We've talked about getting together since I arrived in ATL last summer, but this is the first time we actually made it happen.

After Blogger 101 we had lunch and then we played with all of Debbie's new stamp acquisitions. Now every stamper I know has been to that stamp store in Marietta, except for me! I'm going to try to go on Saturday, if I get a few more things done around here.

Speaking of my to do list, before I get a lecture, I'm not stressing myself out. I've let go of all non essential things, I'm not trying to organize the entire house, or clean it, for that matter. I'm trying to do just enough so that my mom will be comfortable. My kids have received their assignments. I am actually pretty good at delegating. Whether or not they actually do what I delegate is story for another day!

I'm making cards and getting myself together. I chose to accept assignments from Hero Arts for the month of April with the intention of getting them done early. I just have a little more to do and then, I'm finished all the way up to the end of April. I should be done with everything on my list by tomorrow. That leaves the weekend for straightening up.
Monday, I'll do all the pre-op stuff at the doctors office and the hospital-- which is all conveniently located near the Hobby Lobby. My mom arrives Tuesday mid-day and I have to be at the Hospital bright and early Wednesday morning. I don't know how much I'm going to feel like or have time for blogging in the next few days. Just a warning so that you aren't popping in to check over the next few days. I will probably do at least one more post. I have the Hero card photos and one more with purple tulips. I'm praying for a sunny afternoon so that I can take better pictures of them.

One last thing, I think I'm going to get my daughter to do a post next Wednesday evening to let you know how the surgery went. I don't think my husband bought the ole -"Doctor"-says-I-need-a-laptop-after-the-surgery-bit. I've never had surgery before so I don't know if I'm going to feel like coming all the way down to the basement when I get home either. We'll see. I'm sure I'll be back before you miss me too much.
Listen, have a blessed day!
Choosing Joy! Jacki


Sarosa said...

Jacki, I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read your line about the hospital being conveniently located near Hobby Lobby -- I'd have spit the beverage all over my keyboard! You are way too funny!!!

I'm glad you're not overstressing about stuff ... it really just does not matter in the long run.

I'll be praying for you...

loni.sue said...

I love it when Gingerwoodies get together! We feel like we already kinda know each other--it's just a matter of putting a name to a face. Holly and Debbie are so talented and look like fun.

Do not go down to the basement right after surgery, missy. Let us cry and worry a bit. We can take it. But do have your dear daughter post how it went, OK???

Staci M. said...

Jacki! Sounds like you've been having fun and WOW to you for getting your stuff all set for your surgery! You are my inspiration, but then, you've always inspired me! Good luck & I'll be praying for you next week!

sandie994 said...

Jacki, You probably won't feel like going down stairs for a few days (or more). Take it easy and let yourself heal completely, don't force it!! Prayers and love, sandie994

nise said...

Thanks for sharing this one! It's always nice to see the faces of other gingerwoodies. Glad you all got together and you'll be in my prayers this week. take care.

marciad said...

Looks like a lot of fun with those gals. Call the stamp store before you go just to be sure they are open. Voice of experience. It's a wonderful place. Praying for you. Take time to heal and do have your DD post.

seamom said...

Hi, Jackie.
Ditto re all the advice about skipping the stairs for a while!
And I too laughed well at the Hobby Lobby reference; even had to share it with my husband.....
Love all your recent cards, especially the Hero Mother's Day card. You amaze me how you see so much more in paper pieces, like the word window cuts. Perfect.
Prayers going up in your behalf...

Kimberly said...

Jacki I will be thinking of you and praying for you with the upcoming surgery! and even though you warned me I will still be stalking your blog!!

Anonymous said...

Jacki! Ditto the stairs! But, I definitely think Michael could get you a laptop! ha ha

We're praying for you in Kingdom Seekers! and I've been praying for you and the family and your mom! I hope even in your recovery that you have some good fellowship time with your mom, and your mom with the kids!

I love you lady! (((BIG HUG)))) Know I'll be praying for and thinking of you all day Wednesday and looking for an update from one of the girls!