Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm such a cheater!

Yep, that's right, I have resorted to cheating. I am so behind on....well, *everything*, that I'm starting to cut corners. Does this Santa look familiar?? Maybe the papers? The layout? Well, that's because you've seen it before. I created a gift bag with this exact image HERE. I had made that bag for one of the High Hopes challenges, intending to use it for my son's teacher's gift. But.....I've decided to go another way with her gift. Which is good, because it meant I could steal the whole panel & plop it on a card. Yay!! Another card done. Gee, I hope the recipient doesn't mind a recycled card!!


All I added was a green layer (which is from the DCWV Christmas stack) & some red brads. Voila ~~ easiest card I ever made, lol! Even the inside is simple ~~ just a green layer & a white layer. I'm getting lazy!

The truth is, I've been working a LOT. Now, I'm not working anywhere near 40 hours, which is what a lot of you do. And I've said it before ~~ kudos to you!! But it's been hard working the hours I AM working, plus I volunteer in my son's class & the library at least once a week, plus trying to get Xmas shopping done, Xmas cards done, haven't even started baking yet, all the kid-related Xmas activities (Cub Scout Xmas party, Xmas concert, etc) plus my older son starts basketball this Saturday. It's been crazy. And with my sleep issues I just cannot stay up past 10:30. (Good news though ~ my sleep study is scheduled for January 2nd!!). And remember that my hubby has been home now for 5 weeks!! 5 looooonnnnngggggg weeks. He follows me around the house, complaining how bored he is. But if I ask him to do something like say......fold the laundry......he's suddenly too tired & goes to the couch & watches tv for the next 5 hours. **sigh**

So I've been running around like a chicken. Perhaps I should take a cue from my cat & relax a bit:


Clearly HE'S not worried if the Xmas shopping doesn't get done!! Here's a picture of both of them, hanging out together, probably talking about what a FREAK their momma is for running around so much. They're looking at me as if they're saying "Ma!! Sit!! Take a load off!!"

Did you ever see the movie ET ~~~ where ET is hiding in with all the stuffed animals so the mom doesn't see him?? That's what this picture reminds me of! They are under the kids tree in these pictures, surrounded by all of their plush friends, lol!

Last but not least, I received an award!!! Becky was kind enough to pass this award on to me the other day. She's so sweet, & has a great blog herself! Go check it out at Confessions of a 20-something Scrapbooking Mother. I think I'm supposed to pass this award on......if I have time later I will post some of my new favorite blogs that I haven't added to my blogroll yet. Thanks, Becky!!


Today it is quiet. Believe it or not, my hubby went up north to go ice fishing with his dad for a few days. Thank goodness. He's supposed to be home Sunday. I told him "What's the rush?" Subtle, no??? LOL!! Hey, I'd rather he be doing something he enjoys, like ice fishing, than sitting here watching tv all day. And he hasn't seen his dad all year, so this little trip is good for BOTH of us! With all the quiet, I'm hoping to get some cards made. I'm opening an Etsy shop so I want to work on that, plus I have GOT to get some High Hopes stuff done or I'll be fired!! LOL ~~ just kidding!! The HH team is the absolute best to be on ~~ no pressure at all & their motto is "family first".

OK, enough rambling from me ~~ if you've made it this far, I *heart* you!! I will be back later, hopefully with some brand-new, never before seen stuff. No more cheating!!

***UPDATE*** I got my Etsy shop up & running. There's not much in it right now, I just put some older, more simple cards in there for right now. I'd like to have a variety, from simple to elaborate. Just wanted to see how involved it is to list ~~ took me just minutes!! The link is in my sidebar :)

***ANOTHER UPDATE*** I just got a message on my voice mail from the sleep clinic. After reviewing the answers to the questions they asked, the dr decided I didn't meet the criteria for a sleep study! Um...what?? So waking every hour during the night is normal? Feeling drowsy from the minute I wake up until I go to bed is normal? What's frustrating is, I found the "test" they give on a medical website ~~ & what score I would have needed to qualify. I needed to score a 10, & I scored a 9. If only I'd found that test online sooner. A day late & a dollar short, as usual. **sigh**

14 comments:

Becky said...

Your cats are too cute. I thought of ET when I saw the picture too!! :) And love the card! I hope things calm down for you soon so you don't have so much going on all the time!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Great idea and such a quick card ;-) Your cats are just so sweet.. I hope you get some "you" time over the weekend and a little time to relax. Have a great weekend, hugs, Nikki x

Tammi said...

I think you need to go cuddle up there with your kitties and take a little rest! :) Hugs, hope things settle down for you a little. Oh and thanks for sending a bit of snow this way! ;)

Anyone would love to get your "recycled" card, it's perfect and so cute Michelle!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous...and I think this type of cheating is just fine!!....Your cat is just the Cutest ...and has the right idea...lol. I hope you get some Michelle time...and I am now going to check out your etsy site..Take Care!!..Hugs, Ila

Dianne said...

Michelle, You're making me tired just reading this!!! I hear ya though.... I'm nuts these days and even though I do work fulltme I DON"T have kiddos at home and all the stuff that goes along with them. I shouldn't be nuts. Hooray your hubby went fishing :) Card is adorable and never would have guessed you recycled!!! Later!
Dianne

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Hey, Michelle, so sorry about the sleep study. That picture of your cat totally made me smile. What a cutie.

Looooove your card!

Jackie said...

What a cute card and I love that image! awesome work!!! Your cat is sooo cute too...I could just cuddle him all day!!!

Shannon said...

I love recycling cards!!! The cat pics are too cute. Mine don't have a tree to sleep under yet, so they curl up under the covers on my bed. Not kidding!!! Don't know one of them is there until I almost sit on them.

beutifulfamily said...

I would gladly like to receive this card! Recycle cards rock!

Your kitties are precious snuggling under the Christmas tree. They are waiting for Santa to bring tuna!

Loretta Rodger said...

The card is so adorable!

Susan said...

That image is so adorable. I may have to check out that website. Your kitties look very comfy.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

what an adorable card..I luv the image! your boys are totally cute too....happy stamping! *~*

Annie said...

Michelle your card is cute, your cats adorable and I reckon you must be wonder woman! how you do it is beyond me. I too have sleep problems and wake up frequently at night, but fortunately drop off easily afterwards. I find a nice cup of herbal tea helps a little, plus a cold room but a warm duvet! hugs, annie x

Annie said...

it's me again! I have an award for you on my blog so please stop by and pick it up. hugs, annie x

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