Friday, September 30, 2011

better than yesterday

... and worse than tomorrow!

What a slacker I am! My stampin' buddy Pat recently had in/out surgery and I MEANT to get this card to her last weekend. I was out of card-sized envelopes, and by the time I gave up on the envelopes and just got it to her, she was well on her way to recovery! LOVIN' this DP, one of my latest purchases. And Thursday I stopped at JoAnn's and picked up another stash of cards/envelopes using a 50% off coupon!

stamps: SU's Ruff Day; paper: BasicGrey's Sweet Threads, Staples' White, SU's Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red card stocks; ink: SU's Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Thursday, September 29, 2011

movie night at the Blondin's

I took a half day off work and after splitting a taco salad for lunch my DH and I went to see Contagion. We're both fans of Matt Damon (especially loved the Bourne series ... sigh ... wish there were more planned!) - don't you agree he's this generation's "every man," like Jimmy Stewart of yesteryear?!

Starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet, it was played out in a docudrama style about first response activity when an outbreak is discovered. It's amazing how they tracked the victims' activity back to see when they were first exposed to the virus. And what'd we do after the movie? Went home and washed our hands! It was good ... but I still prefer romantic comedies ... I'd give it a 3.5/5!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

happy b'day sue

Black, white, and a splash of color is one of my fav color combinations, used on today's card for a buddy of mine. I'd recently picked up the friend BK stamp so masked that on a portion for the background (stamped off a couple times to make it faded), then added the sentiment and butterfly, inspired by Laurie's card.

stamps: Hero Arts' friend definition, SU's Great Friend; paper: AC white textured card stock; ink: Ranger's black soot distress, SU's Real Red

Saturday, September 24, 2011

movie day at the Blondin's

My movie buds and I saw The Help today. Starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, and Emma Stone, w smaller parts played oh so greatly by Sissy Spacek and Cicely Tyson, it follows recent college graduate and aspiring author "Skeeter" Phelan during the civil rights movement of the 1960's as she decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the White families they work for and their daily hardships.

I read the book first ... maybe if you intend to do both you should check the movie first?! They're both t'riffic and you'll laugh, cry, and laugh again. Have you seen it yet? GREAT cast.

happy b'day jim

Can it really be more than 21 years since Jim H died?!
Sigh ... happy b'day, Jim!

Friday, September 23, 2011

S&CT fall issue's out ... check it out!

hi folkes! just a quick note to let you know that the fall edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today mag is now available. You can EITHER download the digi version by clicking on the picture at left OR view the entire mag online - thanx, S&CT!

some time, some place?

'nuff said!
don't you love Maxine?!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

movie day at the Blondins

My Mom and I took in this movie today during our visit, after a bit of weeding in the garden, relaxing in their back yard, and an EARLY supper. I usually dine weekdays, so eating before hitting a 6 p.m. show is unheard of for me ... but I knew I'd be wanting to start back home after the show, so that was the plan of the day.

And the movie? It was cute. Or was that Kinnear? Yeah, I think both! And tho' it was pretty formulaic, it still had a pretty nice cast - the leads were played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Greg Kinnear, with smaller parts played by Kelsey Grammer and Jane Curtin - all of whom I like, so it was pleasant. Suffice to say it's about a list-maker who's dealing with the juggling act of balancing work and marriage and family.

I'd give it a 3 out of a possible 5 stars rating.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

a day of remembrances

The lovely and talented Jodie Mackrell of Bugaboo Digi Stamps (I'm a fan and love her Stella & Gus line) offers digi freebies every Friday and made this stamp in remembrance of 9-11 as a special tribute to the Police officers, First Responders, Firefighters, and Service men and women all over the world who work so hard to give us freedom and to keep us safe!. Thanx, Jodie!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

first Halloween card of the season

My fav card from September's Stamp Camp offerings ... and I know that I'd saved a link to a similar one I'd spotted in one of the blogs I follow but darn it, can't find it, so can't give proper credit! It's a small world out here in blog land, eh?! Reminds me of a saying ... "Life hasn't been the same since that house fell on my sister!" AND an earlier Halloween card I'd made a couple years ago. I'd intended to pull out my Stampendous mini witch shoes to make one of these this year, and now I have, thanx to the lovely and talented Angie Jarman!

no deets today - all supplies provided in class and I'm too lazy to go looking 'em up!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

movie day at the Blondins

Hi there! Long time, no see! I've been baaad and not created any cards lately, but DID take in another great movie this a.m. My movie buds and I went to a matinee of One Day today, and then stopped at Applebee's for soup, salad, and bread sticks afterward. I've liked Anne Hathaway for ages (Mia in Princess Diaries, Ella in Ella Enchanted, whoever in Devil Wears Prada, Jane Austen in Becoming Jane, the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland to name a few characters ...).

The movie visits friends Emma and Dexter on the anniversary of their one-night stand over a course of 20 years. Sometimes they're together, sometimes apart, sometimes involved in other relationships, sometimes alone. It was an interesting movie, and tho' I didn't like the Dexter character at the beginning, he grows on you. Or is it that he finally matures? Whatever, I'd recommend this one! And from what I've read of comments about how much better the book was than the previews lead folkes to think about the movie, methinks I'm adding that to my list of "Must Reads."

Thanx for stopping by! I hope to upload at least a card this weekend! See you again soon!