Friday, November 28, 2008

My CX Projects for October

We can finally post our October assignments for CX. My first assignment was to make a layout that was scrapliftable and where I used the new Cricut deep cutting blade and housing. I used the deep cutting blade with some paper chipboard (you know the kind of thick chipboard sheets you get in paper orders you place online? I used it on the title (with the Cricut Graphically speaking cart) and the snowflakes, I then added spray adhesive to it and sugar coating glitter from doodlebug design. This was a fun layout to make and hope it's easy enough to scraplift. You can find it and the tutorial on how to re-create it and what you need at CX.

As for the second assignment, I had to make a Boy/Girl Birthday invite card set. I love using the cuttlebug (also from Provo crafts) and the swiss dots folder and thought it worked great on these cards. I also had to use the Cuttlekids dies (flowers/Dinos). I hope you like them :)

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TTYS :)

Nikki

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Hunger Games

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I just finished this book a couple days ago, in just one day. WOW! I read about it from StephenieMeyer.com and knew I had to give it a try. Boy was she right, I just could not put it down! Amazing story and writing. Suzanne Collins wrote a best seller there. If you love to read I suggest you going out and getting this one. I was sad it ended, but am so happy it was only book 1 of a series.....now only 11 more months until book two comes out.... Sept 9, 2009.

I am now reading Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. I'll let you know what I think. I am totally loving YA books right now lol :)

Nikki

PS. Thank you to all the lovely wonderful ladies who commented on my last blog post, it meant alot to me and I am so glad I am not going through this alone. Thanks girls! :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Depressed

I hate feeling so blue :( but lately it's starting to really get to me. I know a lot of people are going through stuff right now with the economy being so stinky right now. I am depressed right now. Mostly because of the fact that I still do not have a working car for me. It's been since the first week of June that the transmission went out on the explorer. We have fixed it so many times since we have gotten it and with money and Dustin only have the one job now money is just to tight to spend $3000 to fix it. I was fine with it at first, I got to use my MIL's car (she has a couple, so it was not putting her without a car) this past summer for Aidan's preschool which is a bit far if you have three kids to walk to. I was so grateful for that. But just as soon as school started for everyone I was without a car again. I now walk if we need to get somewhere during the day that is close by. But being stranded in this home for the last 4 1/2 months has really gotten to me now. I was doing good losing weight but as the weeks go by I get more blue and I now have gained 5 pounds. I miss doing the normal things, like shopping at the store, running errands just being able to be apart of the outside world that is more then a few blocks away. I miss having some kind of independence, I now have to rely on my husband for everything again, Doctors appointments, shopping, I have to wait around for him to get home if there is something I want to do, then I feel guilty for everyone ( hubby and the kids) because we have to drag everyone out if I want to go to the library or anything that has to do with me. Another thing is I have tried to get a job, putting in apps in a few places but a lot of people are being laid off right now, so that is hard. I just want things to get better :( I am so tired of feeling this way! I hate being depressed, it makes me moody and causes problems with everyone.

Anyways sorry for the downer post, I am just blue today and this has been on my mind. I am going to go finish the rest of my book before Dustin and Austin leave. They have a date with my MIL and her family at the movies to see the new James Bond movie (my MIL's treat) This gives me time to spend with Aidan and Bella tonight. I am thinking some reading, coloring and a movie, they will like that and maybe I will be able to relax some :)

I have some pictures I will post tomorrow to make up for the downer post :)

Nikki

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bad Blogger, Pumpkin patch

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I have been such a bad blogger. Sorry :) I have a ton of pictures to share of stuff that has happened in the last couple weeks, which I will post in the next few blog posts, in the next couple weeks. I did upload our Pumpkin patch pictures. We went to the same place we went last year. The kiddos were really good about mommy taking pictures this time :) Even Bella did good. We went kinda late so some of the pictures have a bit of an orange glow thanks to the HUGE lights they had in the patch. Okay so these places so do not get their money from their pumpkin sales. Can you believe it would have cost us $40 to let the boys play on the jump houses for 15 minutes, HELLO....no thanks. Then they were charging $10 for a pumpkin the size of my hand. No thanks there too. So we got so great pictures and that's it out of this pumpkin patch trip. Hope you like them :)

Nikki