Friday, April 27, 2007

Landmark Run accross Nebraska

My husband knows Scott Giddings from work at Girls and Boys Town. Scott is running/jogging 480 miles accross Nebraska. You can read his blog here to check on his progress.
It's very inspirational. I can hardly run accross the street.

“I want the youth at Girls and Boys Town to use this portion of their life, however difficult it might be and whatever struggles they might be going through, as a stepping stone to better things,” said Giddings. “I want them to know that people really care.”
What a great guy!

Scott has not been able to complete his run at this time. He's experiencing some severe leg pain and the doctors are unable to pinpoint the problem. He'll get it finished I'm sure, but for now he's resting the leg and hoping to get back out on the road.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spring Fever

I decided to have a little fun with the colors on my website. Just a touch of spring. I hope they're easy enough to read and still make certain words POP.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Happy Happy Joy Joy

I made this card for my upline's demo swap. The colors came out really bad in the picture. What happened there?! It's supposed to be tempting turquoise, whisper white, barely banana, and regal rose card stock. I used tempting turquoise, barely banana, regal rose and whisper white (craft) ink. I dug out my Bold Butterfly stamp set, (I haven't used that in so long!) Canvas stamp, and Polka Dots and Paisley. Apricot and rose grosgrain ribbon.
I liked the way it turned out. We were supposed to make a spring card. I see the Happy stamp from PD&P and that's what I hear in my head...
Do you recognize the song? Happy Happy Joy Joy...


With a margin of 122 votes my brother Scott Waguespack beat incumbent Ted Matlak for Alderman of Chicago!!
What's an alderman? Lots of people ask that- I did too. Basically, city council. Chicago has 50 wards and an alderman for each ward.
Matlak's people were going door to door to get people out to vote, who knows what else... The last election they were going to nursing homes and escorting voters to the polls with the false promise of donuts.

I had my own experiences with Matlak's "goombas". On election day, I saw a neighbor of my brothers' (my three brothers have lived in the same building for many years now in Chicago). The neighbor is around 80-90 years old, he knew my grandparents, and I went over to say hi, when I returned to the street corner I was on, the goomba says "is that your poster child?"
I got a tad angry and said, "YEAH! why not?? why shouldn't he be??!!!"

I had another man by the name of Mike tell me that he bet my brother Scott didn't live in the ward (let's just asume for the sake of stupidity that the Chicago Board of Elections knows more than this Mike and my brother really is a resident of the ward- Matlak says otherwise) and that Scott never coached him (Mike) in little league. (Scott had previously coached little league in Chicago) I replied, "well, you are a little old for little league, in fact, you look to be older than my brother..."
His reply: "A loser can't coach a winner." All I can say is:
Mike. You are an idiot AND a loser. Ok. That's as 'nippy' as I'll get.

Even with all the election day jerks, it was still amazing!
I am so proud of my brothers. They don't always see eye to eye on everything but they supported each other in this and got the job done!

This picture was taken after midnight, so you can't laugh at what we look like, my husband and I had been outside a polling precinct since 6:30am and then showed up at the office at 7pm. Who knows what kind of sleep Scott and his girlfriend, Jade got (none?).

So, that's some of what I've been doing. I spent time in my yard and garden this weekend. Pulling weeds, planting flowers and seeds and repotting my indoor plants. I have alot of dirt under my nails and my hands are all cut up- I hate to wear gloves and I spent a little time with my rose bush. I love the spring and all the planting!
Fun stuff!

Good night!

Friday, April 13, 2007

sick, sick, sick

I have this lovely upper respiratory thing going on. Everyone at work and choir has it. Why not me too!? I am in process of sharing this nifty little bug with my husband. Lucky him.

I saw on Amy Rysavy's website a posting about sending this little boy Shane a birthday card. He wants millions of cards for his birthday. Here's a link to a video on
I had previously seen the radio station website that is trying to help get him all those cards.
I could repost ALL the information out there floating about birthday cards for Shane. Amy's website has most of what you need so just check it out there.
When you see what this little boy is going through with his leukemia it makes all your aches and pains seem so trivial, doesn't it?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

So you like stuff on sale huh?

Here's the latest special from Stampin' Up! If you like getting stamps at 20% off contact me! What's the catch? You would have to choose from the following word stamps.

Warm Words
Tiny Talk
In My Thoughts
All Year Cheer II
Short Order Alphabet
Everyday Flexible Phrases

Now, which ones do you want?

Latest from Fox News - Scott's campaign

yah that's JUST a coincidence. hmmm
I tried to show the video here, if you can't see it click here

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Playing again with my Carte Postale

I got inspired yesterday with a card out of Papercrafts magazine. It wasn't exactly what I originally had planned but I like it just the same.
I used sage shadow, chocolate chip and very vanilla SU! card stock and ink. And of course Carte Postale. I used the distressing edge of the cutter kit on the chocolate chip paper, up close it gives it a very 'antiquey' look.

I tried staging my card a little - I felt kinda silly doing it. "here card, sit next to my ink pads and stuff".
I broke my lamp setting this up. Darn.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Things are heating up- it's a "red hot" race!

Click here to see the piece CBS did with the latest on Scott's race for Alderman (City Council). I love it - at the end they say Daley and other Aldermans are puring in money and manpower to help Matlak.
That's because they know how serious it is - Scott can win this!
Matlak has spread an amazing amount of lies. Most of it has been confirmed that they are lies by the media but that doesn't stop him from spreading them. If you live in the 32nd ward: Vote on the 17th! Don't vote for the machine!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Scallops, scallops everywhere. Except Omaha.There aren't any Giga punches to be found out here. I will have to find a way to purchase one online. I am not much for online purchasing. I've done it, just not a whole lot.
Anyhow I just love the look of scallop punches. This is one way to make a faux punch. I have also seen another tutorial on GinaK designs website using your SU! word window punch. Such clever people!

This is a top folding card, I used Cameo Coral, Kraft amd Whisper White CS and Old Olive, CC, WW ink. Heartfelt Thanks stamps and pink SU! grosgrain ribbon!
I did the scallop based on Sarah's tutorial, from Sarah and the Stampstars. Thanks for looking!

Matlak-ed Again

Here's a neat little video someone made for the upcoming election run-offs in Chicago. Scott hasn't heard who made this one yet (he didn't have anything to do with it). I think you'll enjoy it!
If you want to know more here's the link to his website:

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

StampinKub's Website
I've seen guys stamp before and I am always impressed. This one's no different!
I think you'll agree.
He has great tutorials as well.

Alli's Photo 101

Alli's Photo 101
This is a link to how to take better card pictures. I am gonna try some of this. I know my camera can take better pictures than what it is, I just haven't figured out the best way to do it. I first need a better light source and background.
Alli is also having a blog candy giveaway because it's her birthday! YEAH!