ONLY 4 more DAYS ’til T-DAY!!

{be prepared for a lengthy post. i have so much to share & tell as i didn’t get to my blog at all this weekend.  so, pour yourself a cuppa tea (or java) & set a spell…}

what a wicked busy weekend i had!  going to the post office, shopping, baking, cleaning,  preparing my tea things, completing wips, attending to my dh & the cats (our matriarch, bailey, has not been well lately & we are not looking forward to seeing the vet soon as we may not like what the vet will tell us…bailey is 17 yrs. old *WHOA!*>>>okay, i don’t want to go there…let’s think happy thoughts, shall we?) …

i had so much going on over the weekend, that i didn’t even get a chance to work in the garden at all…which is a bummer because the weather was behaving more spring-like than a few days ago when it looked like winter!  i also missed a garden meeting with the local herb society because i simply had plenty to do over here.

flowers.jpg went to the market & stopped to smell the roses, hehehe…i just adore flowers & i can’t wait until i pick up some lovely cut flowers on friday, which is the special day of our virtual tea party!!!!  ooooh, i cannot wait…  i’m revved up about setting up a little tea party, even if it’s just going to be just the hubby & me.  i will be sure to take pix all day friday (aka T-DAY) & post them here & in the flickr group.  only FOUR more days…

before i go on, i have to wish my niece, jay-jay, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  she turned the big SIX today, yay!!  la-la, honey oxoxoxoxox! (la-la is what she used to say for “love you”.)

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hope you have a FANTASTIC birthday sweetheart!  uncle joe & i love you so very much!!!  i hope you get that little b-day surprise in the mail soon *SWAK*!

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as i was saying, i went shopping for some ingredients to make some tea sandwiches, tidbits, etc (aka *yumminess*), which i found in my cookbooks above… i went into the international aisle at the store & came across this>>>

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it’s from australia & i was intrigued with the name, violet crumble…what the heck is a violet crumble?  it was only a buck, so in it went into my shopping cart.

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well, when i got to my car & starting to unload the bags into the back of the jeep, i opened my violet crumble…it’s basically a chocolate bar, i discovered.  but, it was a bit HARD, lol…almost like a very hard nougat, but it wasn’t a nougat…it was, well, i guess, DRY, would be a way to describe it.  it’s like the consistency of a butterfinger bar, but minus the butter, lol!  oh well, ya live & learn, right? (i only took a couple of bites…it has an interesting taste…it’s still in my pocketbook!)

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i *heart* pink gerberas!  i didn’t want to buy them yet…i’m going wait until T-DAY to buy a bunch 🙂

i went to my local warehouse store & i broke down & purchased photoshop elements… for some time now, i had been going back & forth in my head whether or not i should buy it & also would use it, as i am not very digi-savvy…but perhaps i will become such if i sat down & taught myself?  after all, with all the schooling behind me, i’m not a complete dunce, lol!

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lookey what i did…i made these from photoshop!  they are part of my thank you wip for the tea party participants (which in the flickr group, they’re dubbed, “dishy cupcakes”)…oh, i’m not tellin’

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  what’s inside this box…it is definitely for me to know & you (i.e., the dishy cupcakes) to find out!

i’m also glad i went & got ps …because i spied these two books there.  check it out>>>

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cool huh?  i was all over them like a duck on a june bug, hehehe!

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i’ve been getting atcs from my swap-bot partners & the above are two of the latest (thanks brenda a. & valarie w.!), which got me  thinking about getting in gear, because i haven’t started on my atcs yet for the mega atc swap>>>20 atcs, yikes!  by now, you all should know that i’m NUTs ‘n BOLTz…

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i took my spc pix from last week & altered it using, guess what?  photoshop!  see, i AM using it, yay!

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a while back, i got a BUNCH from melba (a dear blog sista) of her postcards, which i told her that i would be happy to help distribute…i’m sending them with my atcs…

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yuppers, got all 20 (actually 21, because i need a copy for myself) done.  i did the image transfer technique using gel medium.  i yucked up a few cards before i finally got the hang of it.

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here’s one of my yucked up cards that i salvaged…

& i think after this wicked busy weekend, i ought to follow my own advice.

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