Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 274: She Gets Me

O-M-G! Look what Chelsea did! We totally ransacked Hobby Lobby yesterday with our coupons. I'm so proud! :-) I love having someone in the family that I can go on and on to about how cute buttons and ribbons can be. She gets me!

Thank You, Liz

P.S. Thank you for this, Liz! You're an amazing woman and blog buddy! HUGS! (Check out Liz's blog here. She has a SUPER CUTE class coming up.)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day 268: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Someone needs a hair cut and has way too many toys... Ahhh.... much better. I just wish she'd sit still for the picture.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day 267: Back to School

Remember when I took Sam to school last year? She's still making goofy faces when I snap pictures, but other than that she looks SOOOO different from her picture last year. She's taller than me now! It's hard to believe. Picking her up from school is one of my favorite things to do when I'm home. Popie drove us to school this time, so I played photographer on the way.
Look at all the crap she has to bring with her. Today she took FOUR bags!
And my jet-lagged super model passenger pose:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 266: Little Camel

Check out the little camel I brought back.

Day 265: Flowers

Vince sent me flowers today in every shade of PINK! Isn't he the sweetest? I miss him so much it makes me feel sick.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day 264: I'm Pooped

I feel like I'm time traveling when I go through so many time zones. It really makes me so sleepy. I hear it takes one full day to adjust for every hour difference you change. If that's the case I'll spend my entire R&R sleeping. I'm so glad I have this world clock feature on my iPod. I feel like I don't even know what day it is any more. I'm POOPED!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 263: Kuwait to Germany

Ugh! It was so hot and humid in Kuwait this morning. Between the super cold tents we slept in (for three hours) and the hot wet air outside I just couldn't stop wheezing. It made me a little nervous, but I had my inhaler on hand. The aid station isn't manned 24/7, so I really had no choice anyhow. We all had to meet back up in the morning to get information on our flights and the customs process. After the meeting I went to Subway for something to take along with me including these ketchup flavored chips.
During the meeting they asked for volunteers. Of course no one wanted to, so stuck my hand up and made my way to the sign in sheet. I found out that I'd volunteered for "push duty". That meant that I was directing traffic in the customs area and on the air plane. That's not too bad. I thought it might be for something more awful. They rewarded the volunteers with first class seating on the plane later, so it was well worth it. It was during my customs inspection that I discovered all the little notes that Vince had hidden among all of my things. After customs we made our way through a long maze where they kept us in confinement for hours until it was time to load the buses headed for the plane. The bus ride was super long and cramped with no bathroom, but once we got on the plane I quickly fell asleep. In no time we were in Germany where we all got off for a couple of hours while the plane refueled, changed crews and restocked. I also refueled with a semi-yummy "hot dog".
Next stop.... U.S.A.!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 262: Afghanistan to Kuwait

Well, I just made it to Kuwait. I've only completed the first leg of my trip back home for R&R, but I'm already sick of traveling. At least we can unload our heavy and bulky body armor here. They even have a McDonald's, KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut and donut shop. I haven't eaten at McD's in YEARS. I just never was at the top of my list, but I was drawn straight to it here.
P.S. It was 135 degrees here today!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 258: Hello Card

Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattered Paper: Scenic Route; Ribbon: American Crafts; Button: Creative Cafe; Floss: Karen Foster; Cardstock Sticker Strip: Scenic Route; Alpha Stickers: Paper Trunk; Border Punch: Fiskar's

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 257: Scrap Strip A2

And one more made with scrap strips....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day 256: Scrap Strip Mini

I had a ton of little scraps, so I just HAD to make another scrap strip card. After cutting two A2 card bases from a sheet of 12x12 there's always a strip left over to make a mini.
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Ribbon: American Crafts; Flowers: Prima; Button & Gems: Craft Supply; Floss: Karen Foster

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Day 255: Butterfly in Lemonade

I just loved the butterfly from the card a couple days ago so much I made the card in Lemonade (Basic Grey).
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Ribbon: American Crafts; Flower: Prima; Floss: Karen Foster; Button: Etsy; Brads: Basic Grey; Gems: Craft Supply; Butterfly Die Cut: Making Memories Slice

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day 253: Butterfly in Eva

Just about EVERYTHING in this card is from Liz. I really hope she likes it!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Day 252: Celebrate Card

Celebrate Card
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Scenic Route; Ribbon: American Crafts; Buttons: Basic Grey; Floss: Karen Foster; Border Punch: Fiskar's; RubOn: Scenic Route

Friday, August 7, 2009

Day 251: Thank You Card

Thank You Card

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, RubOn: Scenic Route; Ribbon: Craft Supply; Buttons: Creative Cafe, Basic Grey; Floss: Karen Foster; Marker: Stampin Up!

Day 250: Mini Cards

Mini 3x3 Cards

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, RubOns, Chipboard: Scenic Route; Ribbon: American Crafts; Floss: Karen Foster; Buttons: Basic Grey, Etsy; Alpha Stickers: Paper Trunk; Border Punch: Fiskar's

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day 248: Thank You Card

Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 247: Hi Card

Day 246: My Turn

I figure that I'd better post a card since Vince is starting to hog my blog. That sounds like a good scrapbook layout... "Vince the Blog Hog". He always gets more comments than I do too. He says I'm jealous... :-) Anyway, I've started to make a collection of cards for the lovely Liz. She's a super awesome sweet lady that has "adopted" me for my deployment. Now that gives Vince something to be jealous about. Neener! Neener! Neener!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day 245: Poker Card

Vince is on a roll. He made another card. He even takes the photos for his cards. He thinks he's sooooooo professional now. His head is getting huge. I have to remind him that he's not a big deal like me until he gets published too. LOL! Wait 'til he reads this.... :-)

Day 244: Man-Crafts

Even a man will start to craft out here. It's THAT boring! :-D