Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Little About Me

I went to school for computers and when I say that I mean fixing and networking. But I gravitated more towards the programming and graphics/software side of it. This was almost ten years ago.

Now where I work, when I initially got hired that was what I was hired for. However when they started downsizing and shuffling departments around they decided that in order not to lose me that I would better serve the company in Marketing. So I now work in Business Development but don't let that fool you I still do IT work because there's only one person in IT now and when he needs help who does he call? No, not Ghostbusters...ME! I'm also the one that also does all the graphic work and web design.

To give you a small idea of what I have done the most recent one I have done for my company is I'm about to redo our company's however that's a little way off.

Now that I've given you a little back story I can tell you the real reason for our post today. I LOVE PLAYING IN PHOTOSHOP!!! So, whenever the opportunity arises I jump at it. That may even mean someone hasn't asked me to help them gets help, I know I'm's a weakness.

For example, when at work when they wanted me to take people out of a picture of a courthouse. I whined and moaned about how they were crazy while inside I was jumping up & down at the challenge. Now, you can't even tell people were even there.

So, this week you can guess what I've been playing with, WHAT you can't? I was playing in Photoshop silly. I made banners for people. Like I made this one for bee-yoo-tee-full & talented seester, Abra, today, she's a photographer...besides being just an all around artist. Then the other day I made one for Lauren Meader, who I'm sure quite a few of you know how talented she is. Then the quite a few days ago I made one for my SBS2 siesta Catherine when I was helping her get her banner/blogspot situation straightened out.

Hey at least it has helped me not be quite as bored at work this week. And yes, I'll stop rambling now.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I know, I'm finally posting again. I have been busy working on new projects, I've just really not had much to say recently. However yesterday I got my swaps back for the ATC swap that I showed you I did. They look really good so I figured I would show you what everyone did.

Made by Rhiannon


Made by Stephanie Mosher

Made by Tracy C

Made by Trena Breannen

Made by Jen Marie

Made by Lorien

Made by Melanie Robson

Made by Michele H

Made by Nancy

Monday, December 10, 2007

Playing today

So I yes I saw the HP commercial but no I didn't go looking for it. It was on the side of one of my browsers today so I decided to play. I think they are kinda cute. Ok, I won't keep you in suspense anymore. They're the Gwen Stefani harajuku dolls, you design your own. Anyway, here's mine.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The winner

Sorry I didn't get a chance to post this yesterday. I was down being a construction worker again today & yesterday. And I couldn't quite figure out mainly because I think I am too tired so I shouted in the other room for my mom to pick a number and she chose #11.

Kat paper crafts

If you will just get me your information I will get out in the mail to you this next week.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Blog Candy

To help break in my blog, I thought I would give some blog candy away. It helped that I found this lying around on my desk the other day.

It's the Making Memories A Season of Giving. All you have to do is leave a comment here. I'll draw from everyone that has entered Friday, December 7th.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ATC Swap

This is one of my first ATC swaps. So technically it's my second. The other one was a scrapbooking one that was all about me, I mean how boring can you get. I think I really like the way this one came out better. I made these for Tracy Clemente over at Eat, Sleep, Stamp. I can't wait to see what every one else made.

Stamps: Grumpabella, need a hug ; Paper: Heidi Grace Designs - Wild Daisy Road, Bazzill, SU Vanilla; Tools: Tab Punch; Misc: PCP, OMS, Stickles, Brads; Ink: Pallette Noir

Monday, December 3, 2007

They're Baaack!

My blog rolls are back with no further adieu. After making changes last week to my layout they had disappeared. So I spent this afternoon adding them back on. Not even sure if anyone missed them other than me.

Busy Bee

I ended up taking the day off work Friday but don't let that fool you into thinking that I layed around all weekend doing nothing. In fact it was quite the contrary. Not all of you know but I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Over the past 16 weeks they have started construction on a Kingdom Hall in a town close to where I live, laying foundation and such. I went down there Friday to lend a hand.

I was there Friday for 7 hours, 5.5 of which I was working on rafters and plywood for the roof. Before I scare anyone, I was just on the ground doing the cutting and measuring. The last part of the day I was running wire for the telephone and whatever data they would need. Thankfully that part I already knew how to do. This is how it was looking when I left Friday night.

Disclaimer: This is not an actual picture from the site. I forgot my camera at home. I borrowed this picture from another Brother in Holland, Michigan (Aug 03)

I didn't go Saturday because I already had previous engagements. My sis came w/o her boys to have a girls night with mom & me. We went to Outback & watched Shrek 3 (which was pretty funny if you ask me) and then later she & I watched The Nanny Diaries (again, I liked this too).

Sunday, I went again. This time I was on the tile crew. I learned how to dry cut tile. I'm hoping before it's all over with I'll be able to wet cut tile too. I got started with that around 10am and left around 3:30pm. We really wind down on Sunday afternoons so everyone can get home and get ready for their real jobs. Next weekend we're going to be doing wall tiles.