Monday, February 14, 2011

*A little giveaway...some cards...a guest blog award...oh and Happy HEART Day too!!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

We had a busy weekend...but THANKFULLY no more GALL BLADDER attacks! YAY!!! I have mentioned it here before, but in case you missed it... I had a horrendous gall bladder attack that started on Thursday and continued to Friday early afternoon.... went to the Emergency Room and come to find out I have gall stones and now will see a surgeon on the 22nd of this month to HOPEFULLY schedule a surgery soon!!! :):):):):):):):):) Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers...they are truly appreciated! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I wanted to share that I am a guest blogger for Bekka today as she is settling in after giving birth to Liam!!! YAYYYYYYYY for Liam...and thanks to Bekka for having me as a guest blogger...and to go along with my award below... my post over on Bekka's blog is all about LEARNING a little bit more about me me me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wanted to share some pics from our weekend! We went to Johnny Rockets for lunch on Saturday! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

***And I PROMISE!!! This isn't MY LUNCH!! LOL!! I have been watching what I eat since the gall bladder attack...this is actually Adam's lunch... I just grabbed it from him for the photo!! LOL!!*** :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here are MORE cards I made with the February kit from Artful Delight!! I loveeeeeee this kit...and I had a few peeps ask what papers I have been using for these cards and lo's from Artful Delight's kit... they are Graphic 45's "Once Upon a Springtime" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (everything but the OFF WHITE LACE is from the kit!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And HOW ABOUT a little giveaway??????? While at CHA... the Cricut booth was giving out the February edition of their Cricut Magazine!!! Lots of BEAUTIFUL work in here...and a lot of peeps names that I visit on a daily basis... Sarah De Guzman, Jana Eubank, and Diana Waite...just to name a few that I saw in here!! Welllllllllllllllll... I don't have a Cricut (I'm a Spellbinders girl!) so I thought one of my followers might like this!!!

So... just tell me YOU WANT IT...and I will draw a name ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh on Saturday the 19th! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) International girls can throw their name in the hat too! 

And I got an award from Brynn yesterday!! Thanks Brynn!! I am supposed to list 8 things about me!! Hmmmmmmmmm... I have done this one before... but I will try and come up with some new things here.....

1) Most people assume that because of the way I type, that I will have a HIGH VOICE... but the truth is... I have a DEEP VOICE! LOL!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
2) I loveeeeeeeeeee all styles of music! I am by far one of the BIGGEST Aerosmith's fans... but I also love Garth Brooks, Katy Perry... John Lennon, The Beatles, One Republic, Black Eyed Peas, Tim McGraw... just loveeeeeeeeee all kinds of music! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)
3) Speaking of Aerosmith... this is the VERY FIRST YEAR that I have ever ever ever ever watched American Idol!! YEP!! I have never watched a season before!!! And the ONLY reason I am watching is BECAUSE Steven Tyler is on the voting panel!! :):):):):):):):):):)
4) I worked in the retail industry for 10 years (mostly in management) and I have been working for the credit card industry for 14 years now! And nooooooooo I can't answer your CARD MEMBER questions for you, or get you a credit lol lol... I have ALWAYS worked for the Merchant side of the business!! I know ALL the ins and outs of the Merchant credit card industry! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
5) I tried dying my hair RED for years...and got tired of my BLACK roots showing through after two or three weeks... so about 2 years ago... I went back to my natural BLACK hair and have been that since (except for the occasional gray! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
6) VERY FEW PEOPLE know my birthday! I do not celebrate it ... and don't let anyone in the house wish me a Happy Birthday on the actual day! LOL!! But...I will tell ALL of you...that some time this YEAR... I will be 40! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
 7) Speaking of turning 40 this year... I am OLDER than Hubby Brian! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Not BY MUCH... but yes, older! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
8)  I have only owned 5 pets in my life... 3 cats and 2 dogs... and until I became a pet owner.. .I never ever ever ever knew how MUCH I LOVED my fur babies!! I don't know how I ever lived without them!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Well...that's it for me today...thanks sooooooooooo much for stopping by...I appreciate it! :):):) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


  1. What a jam packed post! :) Love the family photos...:) And those cards! I love that lace trim!!!!

    Super fun facts about clue? Not even the month!!! :) Happy fortieth then...better to be early! lol

  2. ha I was going to say if you ate a burger and didn't have an attack then your gallstones can't be that bad. My old doc told me to change my diet first and not do the surgery. I tried for 4 mths of agonizing attacks almost daily (at night when I laid down) and was even given hydrocodone to help with the pain. What a crock. I was like get this thing outta me!! I was eating only white rice pretty much and still having attacks. Stunk!! Hope they schedule your surgery soon. Those attacks are the worst. I used to throw up from them too. TMI. Sorry! I just feel for you.

  3. Good Morning Girlfriend, and Happy Valentine's Day!

    I loved the last 8 things about you, and I love the newest 8 things about you, too! You are such an amazing lady, with an awesome family. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. Tell BrookieWolek we said hi.

    Would you do me a favor and post my luncheon button on your blog sweetie. Thanks.

    Love ya'

  4. Cute cards! I'd love to win the magazine. I use spellbinders and the cricut! :-)

  5. Hi my friend and happy valentines day to you. Big hugs.
    LOVE the beautiful cards you've created.
    So glad you feel better. Good luck on you.

  6. Stunning card Julie! Happy valentines day to you!

  7. Great cards .. LOVE the J.R's photos!!! You know, I still enjoy hearing "new" things about you...

  8. Gorgeous cards and I'd love the cricut mag!!! Wow, I thought I had birthday issues, mine is actually today :( It was fun to have a Valentines birthday as a little girl but it's not anymore.

  9. Hi Julie, Happy Valentine's Day :)

    Hope you're doing great now after the surgery, are you? I just realized it's the same surgery my dad had last year, so I think if you're not feeling great now, you'll be pretty soon :)
    Love the family photos and your cards are beautiful and also, I love your list, very insteresting :) :)

    hugs dear ;-)

  10. you are on a roll with those cards!! love 'm!!
    I will throw my name in the hat! I will have a cricut within this I would love to win! :-))

  11. Happy valentine's day Julie!
    Wow, those cards rock!! Loving those photo's! And I love to read your list...I am older then Erik too ;)
    And I know your birthday ;)it's soon LOL!
    Don't have a cricut, so don't count me in!
    have a wonderful dinner!!

  12. Happy valenting Julie, love your cards. Thank you a million for all your sweet comments in my blog.
    I hope everything works out well with the operation. I'll be thinking of you.

    I have a Cricut and would love to win the magazine... hugs


  13. Happy Valentine's Day Julie! Hope you have a lovely day. LOVE your cards and wow did I enjoy reading everything about you both here and on Bekka's blog. We are born the same year, happy fourtieth birthday to us!!! LOL!

  14. I so enjoy visiting you Julie! You are so full of joy and energy!!! Just love the pictures. I would say if you are ever in need of another job, you definitely fill the hat (ha ha!) for Johnny Rockets!! Love your cards using Artful Delight's kit. Just love that kit!! You can put my name if the hat for the Cricut magazine! I have a cricut and need to use it more then I do!!! Take care!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Happy Valentine's Day! We love Johnny Rockets too. Love to dance with the staff. :) Love your cards.

    I'm a B.E. Peas & Katy Perry fan too. :)

  16. Deep breathe Julie! That was one packed post! ;o) Just love it and boy would I love that cricut mag - I need to get more inspired using my cricut!

  17. Love, love, love those cards!!!!!! oh and Happy Valentines Day my sweet friend!!!! Oh and I really want that mag I have a Cricut and never use it enough. I need me some Cricut inspiration!!!

  18. Wooohoo.... JUlie... When I click on this post...I was like... GOOD timing!! I did in the morning !!What a jam packed post! hehehehhe Love the family photos...lovely pic of you too... And those cards are beautiful!!! I love that lace trim!!!!...sweet...

    it's always fun to read some facts about you...truly enjoy myself! Not even the month!!! NO?? Happy 40th birthday then...just in case I miss it..better to be early then late or never!!!! HAHAHA.... hugs Julie...xoxo

  19. WOW those cards are the cutest most adorable ones ever !!!! Pinky swear !

    I'll trow my name for the cricut mag, I have one and never use it LOL ! I'm in need of some ideas !

  20. Good thing that wasn't your might've landed back in the ER!!

    Loving the are so very creative and fun with your designs!

  21. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Great photos and loving the cards! You have been busy!

  22. Your cards are delicious, love them!
    Those pictures make me smile!

  23. Glad you are feeling more comfortable now Julie.
    Lovely cards xxx

  24. oh my goodness, those cards are awesome!!! Cute pics and so glad that you haven't had anymore gall bladder attacks. I'd love a chance to win the Cricket book - haven't managed to get a copy of that yet. I bet it is full of amazing inspiration ;)

  25. So glad to hear that you are feeling better...Love the family photos!!! So cute!!!

    The cards are just awesome.....

    Oh yes I want that...since I could use some help with my using my Cricut!!!!

    Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!

  26. Marvelous fairy cards - love them and I love to see you with the smile on your face!

  27. chock full of goodness all your projects and the pics...Love that restaurant..sooo fun!

  28. What lovely cards but those pictures of you and the family are too cute! Sweet hat :)
    Oh you know how I love my cricut and I sure would love to win a copy of that magazine. The prize is pretty steep that is why I haven't even bought it. :(
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and feeling somewhat comfortable until you go in.

  29. Love the cards, you really roch the Graphic paper!!! Love that gorgeous flower ribbon!!
    And I knew it, we are about the same age!!!!

  30. Johnny Rockets fries gets me in lots of trouble!!

  31. Happy Heart day to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVEthe photo! That burger looks yummy...I have to admit! I think I would have been too tempted to eat it and not give it back after the photo! lol

  32. I love your whimsical post, and learned a little bit more about you too! Turning 40 this year? Oh girl, your still a youngster!!!

  33. great great great list!!!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

  34. aw, congrats on the award! glad you're feeling better julie! my mom worked in credit card merchant services FOR YEARS! and never know your hair is naturally black! ha ha! u got some asian in you?????? lol! oh! and i'm throwing my hat in for the cricut mag!!!! me want!

  35. you can come and play with my cricut any time. just go ahead and bring over that mag with you. ;-D

    love the facts about julie. i will be turning 40 this year, too. i think we established - without you revealing the actual day, i believe - that i am older than you. }:oP

    great cards!!!!!!

    hope you're still feeling ok, love.

  36. OH no Julie!! I'm sorry about the gallbladder stuff..I had mine out about 13 years ago..that was the WORST pain ever! Hope yours goes off without a hitch...


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