Wednesday, September 26, 2007

little puggy witch and ghosty

before transformation

hungry ghosty!
hoody ghosty

puggy witch

Stinking CUTE or WHAT

ack - scrap me! it YELLS!

I just know this is all BEGGING to be scrapped. I already have thepaper. woot!
Btw - here are two additional pug albums!
and I have a flickr account (gracieandbuddy) but for some reason I cant get a link. gerr

Friday, September 21, 2007

I am an electronics gadget ho.

Is this NOT the CUTEST Aine PHOTO EVER ! bless those nikon gods. As you can see, I caved and bought a new camera. Which was REALLY bad because it consumed my whole day.

I got an amazing deal on a 6 mgz SLR d40. Sorry I just couldn't justify spending more money on additional mgz. for the d40x. Hey! If I had LOADS of money? Sure thing - but goodness even with the deal - the whole package was expensive and I have yet to get my zoom lens! I got a case that I am debating about, the photoshop essentials(which I will be returning because the camera came with a RAW to JPEG converter software) , the memory, and the insurance if you drop it(yes I know ! I KNOW! But the warranty doesnt cover if you drop it) it still came to a lot of dough. I also still cant get over that I dont have a "movie button" - so not used to this yet. But let me tell ya the shutter is AMAZINGly Fast. what ya think?

On a very sad note, I had a team mate of mine die of a massive stroke at a client engagement. Is that not sad or what? He was 44. Note, this guy was from Scotland and the engagement was in South Africa, luckily they flew his partner out but still.... My company is picking up the tab to transport the coffin. Seriously wouldnt want to see that invoice. I just know transfering a body from Europe to the USA is at least 6K - can you imagine it from South Africa? *shudder*
ACK must go to bed! Hugs all Nan and AINE

Sunday, September 16, 2007


You know you have it pretty bad when your hobby takes priority over your puggy. I had a wonderful invite to The Pug Party in Chicago and Pug Fest in Loves Park. I unfortunately blew them off to my new addiction:PAPER CRAFTING. Also, in less than 2 weeks I had finish my bff's mini album. OF course all of this would have been REALLY easy if I could find my other friend who held the pictures! gerr... Anyways, let us continue with the ODE TO 6 Hours of GLORIOUS Papercrafting.....

*hangs head in shame*

Swear to God in heaven, when it comes to a "need" and a cheap price - I am so at that store. Than when it comes to all bets are off.

I now am the proud owner of a paint can with a fiskers apron that can hold LOADS of stuff and has tons of pockets and did we say PORTABLE? YES INDEEDY.

Also I now am a proud owner of the following used items: xyron,buttons, ribbon, STAMPS GALORE, mini album and the Love, Elise 52 Challenges book!! (Sidenote here on the Love, Elise book... OKAY the love stuff is kinda gag me with a pitchfork feeling - however, I hate making fun of it because I think it is so sad when any relationship breaks up... anyways). I will say this book is tres fun. I can actually learn how to make BUTTONS. WOOT.

I bought so much stuff for a RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP. These six hours at three different stores(archivers and Micheals too) just made my new hobby all the more reasonable to me. During the 6 hours... I because a Stamper. I am now hotly - no pun intended -looking for a heater/embosser to emboss my xmas cards and trying to figure out exactly WHAT image I want to do for my xmas cards. But omg that embosser thingy looks SO DANG COOL.

However, I have to finish the halloween cards first!!

As you can see - I have only made it one card and I am not even DONE! And you can't see this stamp that I bought for the back - "handcrafted because you are PRICELESS" - isnt that cute? Also I broke down and bought a Martha Stewart scorer. *flails* I can NOT WAIT until she gets her xmas stuff out.

So I am so excited about introduced to me by an amazingly TALENTED Layout/scrapper and pug lover..Martha at
Here is the next challenge... I have to start thinking and scrappin!!

BODY PARTSwe all have them. we all know which ones we don't like. that is a given! but! what DO you like? which body parts make you secretly smile because you think that they are just right? the little freckle beside your nose? perhaps the elegance of your wrist or even that perfect toe! show us your layouts! and your body parts only!! no one else's! :)

hmmmmmm GOT IT! Okay must run and do it....
Anyways... let me show ya some pictures

My pentex is REALLY taking FOREVER to do anything... and I just called up the company and we switched over the speed.

ANYONE and everyone - I am looking for a camera with amazingly AWESOME quickness to capture the puggy that is called Aine. because most of the time... I get THIS:

And with that being said.... I am off to figure out my amazing body part. lmao. HUGS all - Nan

Monday, September 10, 2007


So I am back from San Fran and still have to upload over 500 pictures. However... the family LOVED the album - mostly the pictures - but still loved it.

I must run to bed.... will post laters! Nan

Saturday, September 1, 2007

an AMAZING day

Biggest hug EVER to and Martha!

Ladies....a) her house is AMAZING. b) craft room =love. Such a creative SPACE! omg and she has like EVERY fun gadget there is. Along with some uber cool work spaces. c) PUGGIES!!! OMG OMG just SO adorable. She sent me some very funny pictures of Ms. Aine that I have yet to post... but I just got finished with my sisters gift... I still have to figure out what to Journal so as soon as I do that - I will post the pictures!

Also had to do some fun last minute shopping - I bought a messenger bag, undies, and FUN FUN FUN stuff at Steve and Barrys.will show ya tomorrow.

it is 1am and I am off to beddy....

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