About Me

I am a techno/gadget freak. I love almost anything that has to do with computers and software. I have an engineering background, but I haven't worked in that field for over 10 years. I married my wonderful husband in September 2004 and look forward to spending every single day of the rest of my life with him. I love cats and even call myself "Cat".


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just the cutest dog in the whole world!

I was going through some pictures on one of my sd cards and I came across this picture of my little girl Mitzy. She is soooooo cute.  Here she is sitting on my lap while I was doing something on the computer.  I just had to share this picture.

Just look at that face!  That's love with fur!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Another Nail Art attempt...

I've been having problems sleeping the last couple nights, so I've been watching you-tube videos on nail art.  I tried out one of the tutorials because it looked so pretty  and I had the basic colours and embellishements. Here's a picture of how it turned out.

The base blue needs to be lighter, but this is what I had already.  Basically, you put on your base coat colour, then with a little darker colour (purple in this case) sponge on some colour about 1/2 way down the nail, then with the darkest colour (cobalt blue) just sponge the tip.  This gives a nice gradient effect.  I let my nails dry, then I put glitter polish over it, concentrating the glitter near the tip of the nail at the darkest colour and let that dry.  I dug out some sequins I have and used the little centres for glitter and some of my tiny rhinestones.  To attach the little sequins, I used a wooden skewer tip dipped in a little top coat then touched the sequin/rhinestone and placed it on my nail.  I guess I should mention, I put a top coat on and was putting the sequins & rhinestones on while it was still wet.  Once I got everything in place and the way I liked it, I put on another layer of the top coat to seal the sequins and rhinestone.

There are thousands of you-tube videos on nail art and I'm finding it fun to have pretty nails again.  Its been so long since I've grown my nails out.  My old nail polish is getting used again. :)

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be posting up a few past projects this weekend, so come by again and take a peek.  I think I might actually get into my craft room this weekend and try do a couple scrapbook pages.  I have a couple ideas floating around and there's a couple sketches I want to give a try.

Talk to you later...


Monday, June 13, 2011

Not exactly a paper craft...

But I had a little bit of time to kill today so I decided to give myself a manicure.  I usually have my nails cut short, but since I haven't been doing to much because of my back/hip problems, my nails have grown quite a bit in the last month.  I wanted something a little funky and out of the box for what I usually do (plain colours usually in the pink/red range or a french manicure).  This is what I came up with:

I bought some Wet&Wild nail polish the other day when I was at Walmart just because its so cheap.  I thought that if I didn't like the way it looked, at least I didn't waste a bunch on money on nail polish I would never wear again.  I like the way this turned out.  Now, I'm wondering if there are nail stencils out there.  I just may let my nails grow a bit.  But they're such a pain to type with... :)

Well, that's as far as I got for creativity for now.  I've been sketching out a new project that I want to get into. I have some photos of projects I completed before my back issues that I want to edit and post later (hopefully tomorrow or Wed).

That's all for now.  Talk to you later...


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Back Issues Update

I'm still recuperating from my back issues.  What happened was that, basically, I sprained my sacroiliac joint. That's the joint that joins the hip to the spine.  The inflammation and the pain in the joint has gone, but I'm still having some minor issues with the muscles in the rest of my back seizing up just because they had to work so hard to support my body.  As a result also, I now have some pain in one of my knees just because of the way I had to twist my body and use my legs to get myself standing.  If I had any inkling that I had to go the bathroom, I started to head there early because it was taking about 5 minutes to get up, walk to the bathroom, and then get seated again.  What a chore! :)  I don't wish this kind of torture on anyone.

So, needless to say, I haven't really been in the crafty mood for the last 3 weeks.  I'm starting to get the urge to be in my room, but under doctor's orders, I'm not suppose to sit for long periods of time.  So, I'll have to wait another week or two until I'm completely healed before I can really get some crafting time in.

Well, thanks for dropping by.  I'll be back - hopefully in the not too distant future.

Take care...


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Getting better...

I finally had a relatively pain-free day today.  I was even able to take the dog for a short walk around the block this afternoon.  Poor thing has been having to wait until hubby got home from work to go for her walk.  Its been very draining fighting the pain and using my arms and legs to do everything.  My arms & shoulders especially are so tired.  I've been going to the chiropractor and massage and that has helped tremendously.  Without that, I don't think I would have been able to walk at all these last couple weeks.  I'm looking forward to when I'll be able to sit for more than a few minutes at a time and get back in my craft room.  But, for now I'm just glad to rest and get better.

I'll be back soon...

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