Friday, December 26, 2008

Swap Bot

I have recently joined Swap-Bot and I feel it is a great place for all kinds of swapping! I mostly swap ATCs and Postcards but this time I signed up for a peek into other people's blog worlds! LOL.

My Swap-Bot ID is: AmandaPandaSKytower
the link is:

Help Needed!!!

My friend's family is in a state of unrest. Their daughter disappeared. Please see the poster below: If you have seen her please contact your local authorities or me ( I will notify the family directly). Thank you for your time!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here is a glimpse of how Christmas eve and Christmas morning took place in my household! Enjoy! Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My new cricut!!!

So, Neil is such a sweetie! He got me a cricut for Christmas. But the only reason I know this is because he works too much. Let me explain... I told him about the cricut a month ago, then I started to drop subtle hints. I thought it would be a long shot before he ever bought it for me. Well, he called me up last Tuesday and told me that JoAnn's was having a sale on them and I had to hurry. I paid $259.00 (plus tax) for my cricut expressio
ns. I have had lots of time to play with my cricut.
Check out my first card! I made it for Ria's Cowboy/Western themed swap. All the little bits and pieces are so teeny tiny, it took me forever to put him
together! I found, after many trials that the 2" paper doll fits comfortably on an atc.
So, my second experiment was Dawn's St. Patrick's Day swap
. I like the color green. It is a color that can never be over-used. This card was a bit trickier.
I had to go buy a gold felt tip marker to complete this card.
Well, I am still learning the ins and outs of this machine. I am so glad I got it! It has made scrapbooking/ATCs easier!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What I have Done:

I saw this on someone's blog.... The idea is to bold the things you have done!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4.Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6.Given more than you had to a charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8.Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art form from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Monday, December 1, 2008

My first Panda

I know better than to try to draw anything myself! Usually it come out horrible or worse. But last night thought, "self let's only make 1 ATC tonight"! I agreed!!! I made only one and this is what i came up with! Most of you who know me or have received emails from me, know I love panda bears.

This is all done in Acrylic paints.

For the background I splattered green off the bristles of the brush. The chinese calligraphy says: panda.

Tell me what you think!!!!