Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Not very Wordless Wednesday: Graduation edition

Heya folks! for this edition of not very wordless wednesday I bring to you a few pictures from my college graduation, and two not very good cell pics of my baby sister's HS graduation!

The man and I

Me, Mom, Grams and lil Sis

I hammed it up a bit!

Aren't the grounds of WCCC pretty?

My brat

Me and my brat, I'm so very proud of her, wish I had better pics to share, but all I had with me was my cell, I know I know, I'm a bad sis!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Person of Interest: Karen of ScrappinCorner

Name, rank & serial number? Aka who are you, what is it you do, where can we find you on the web?
My name is Karen. I am a SAHM with 3 children, ages 15, 12, and 7. I make cards all day when they are gone at school! I love to scrapbook as well, but haven't done that for a while. You can find me here:

If you check out Karen's blog you can see the tutorial on how to make these cards! Among many other great things to be found there.

Have you always been crafty/artsy? What made you decide to start your shop?
I started being crafty about 16 years ago, right after I got married. I started with tole painting, then when scrap booking after the kids came. That eventually turned into making cards too.

What's your favorite project you've ever worked on?
Probably a scrapbook for my parents 50 anniversary. I love vintage photos and using vintage scrapbook stuff!

Just how cool are these?

What would you consider your biggest success?
Having my 3 children! Also being married for almost 17 years.

Have you ever had a project disaster turn into something beautiful?
I have fixed some disasters, and they have turned out ok, and usually I can make them look good!

Any current/upcoming projects that your excited about working on?
15 cards for my Father-in-law for Father's day. I better get started on those....

To be fair to Karen she answered these questions a few weeks ago

Is there any tidbit of wisdom you'd like to share with us?
Staple a piece of ribbon on a tag instead of tying it on!

I'm interested to see how others may respond to the random profile question I got from blogger: Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?

I don't get it!

And she's not the only one, blogger random question generator, you're one tricky s.o.b.!

Thanks Karen for sharing your passion with us!

(If you are interested in being a Person of Interest drop me a line majikalfae(at)yahoo(dot)com with a few links and a bit about yourself!)

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm back!

Did you miss me? No?! Well then.....
Sorry I took off with no back up posts or heads up that I would not be around but I expected to have access to my laptop/Internet while on the man's business trip to Philly. Unfortunately I did not, but that was not the least of our problems. I'm torn between sharing this ordeal with you all or just moving on. Before I decide I'd like to mention that I have a few Person of Interest interviews ready to go and one will be posted if not today, definitely tomorrow. If you are interested in being featured here please drop me a line at majikalfae(at)yahoo(dot)com. Please let me know just a little about you/why you'd make a good subject. You do not have to have an etsy shop, artfire or 1000 markets. All that is required is that you are an interesting person who does interesting things and has somewhere online where we can check out all your awesome....
I've decided to share part of our adventure, but will try to keep it kind of short.... The thing to keep in mind while reading all this is that we were in Philly because the man was on a business trip, manning a booth at the PV(photovoltaic) America show.
We got done at the convention center kind of late, so we check into our motel(yeap Motel not hotel) and go to dinner. When we get back the man realizes that the toilet seal is busted and there is a bad leak. So we get our room switched. We get into our jammies only to realize that, our rental car keys (with our house key too) are missing! We tear the new room apart and find a crumpled porno mag and a very large bag of weed under the chair in our room! But no keys! So we freak out a bit about the bag and decide it's probably best if we just wrap it in a trash bag and toss it in the outside trash bin. We probably should have handed it in to the front desk guy or something but it was midnight and our brains were not working so well and we were, well weirded out. We go to the front desk to get the keys to the room we originally had, and tear that room apart. No keys. When we go to hand the keys back the front desk guy offers to help us search, first the room we are in now (good thing we tossed that weed) then the room we had been in, and then he helps us shine flashlight in the car to see if they are locked up in there, nope, nope and nope! Call in AAA who pops the lock and leaves, search the car, no keys. After many calls to enterprise and AAA we find that we need to have it towed to a local dealership where they will cut a key in the morning (for about $200 thanks microchip keys with remotes!) We wait again for AAA who gets there about 2am. When the truck arrives a very large angry man opens his motel door and yells at us to "shut the fuck up, keep it the fuck down, some people are trying to fucking sleep!" Our tow truck guy yells back "are you serious, I've been up since 5:30 yesterday morning and I will fuck you up if i have to" (doesn't this just sound like oodles of fun?) No fight ensues, thankfully, and the car is towed we get up to our new room and our key doesn't work! On our way back to the front desk we pass a drunk guy who is banging on every door looking for his friends. Finally get back in our room and try to sleep despite loud slamming noise we keep hearing. It isn't until noon the next day when someone hands our keys in to the front desk (apparently he found them the night before but was drunk and didn't realize he never handed them in)I run upstairs, keys in hand to call the dealership, praying they haven't cut a 200 dollar key we no longer need. There's good news, and bad news, they haven't started to cut the key yet, because they can not locate our car. I'm pullin your leg right? Nope, sorry I'm not. around 5pm they locate our car in a back lot they never use, the only lot the tow driver had gate keys for.
And yes, that was the short version of only one reason our trip to Philly, pretty much sucked.

On a happy note, I woke up way early yesterday to drive to my Mom's (an hour and a half away) to then drive 4.5hours to a mile from the Maryland/PA border to pick up her two alpacas. Here they are in the back of the SUV Bourbon is close up and that's Maverick's head back there.

And here is Bourbon out today, Mom said Maverick was too nervous to leave the barn this morning.

Mom has more pics but they are on her camera, hope to visit them this week and get some copies to share.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not very-Wordless Wednesday

My pc is dismantled at the moment, so no good pics, instead you get a World of Warcraft Screenie and a little story!

This is my only Horde character Indunda (do you know where her name came from? it's spelled wrong so google won't help!) She's a very cute blood elf rogue, she's only 26th level as I barely play her. Well I was on playing her the other day minding my own business standing on top of a very tall tower waiting for the dirigible to arrive and carry me to a far away city when someone says to me "Wow your #$%@ing HOT!" (I have the profanity filter on tyvrymch 1.General: The Barrens :P )so I /shy emote and /thank the weird undead dude standing next to me. At this point the blimp arrives, he proceeds : "So, uh, can I have your phone number?" , I climb on and /laugh in response. The blimp starts to depart, he takes a few steps and jumps, trying to catch it before it pulls away, he fails, as he's falling to his low level death, he /yells "I LOVE YOU!"

I laughed so hard I cried for 15 mins, and immediately relayed the story to a few good friends, and now, I get to share it with you. Definitely one of my top ten warcraft memories!