Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"M is for..." ATC

Yep, another ATC.  Exciting, hmm?  (I'm boring, I know.)  The lighting SUCKS - it is nighttime, after all - so the colors are off.  The background paint is actually deep red and purple.  I'm quite happy with how this batch came out, but I'm not at all happy with this photo!

"M is for..." ATC:

Seriously, considering the depths of my love for snail mail, how could I NOT use "mail" as my M word? :P  Tackled several more ATCs at the same time as this one, none of which were my remaining Doctor Who batch.  Oops!  I'll attempt to get those finished tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The power of the breast ATC & 4/30 sender's choice ATC

More ATCs...woo!  Minor nudity ahoy.

The power of the breast ATC:

4/30 sender's choice ATC:

I'm still sick as hell, but I'm also still alive, so I can't be doing too bad.  I've gotten a few of those episodes where I'm absolutely freezing (regardless of the ambient temperature and how bundled up I am) and my fingernail beds turn purple and my lips turn white-blue...but on the whole, I think I'm slowly getting better.  My sinuses are less congested, but my chest is a tiny bit worse.  I've been taking my prescription faithfully, so hopefully that's making a difference!  I'm getting really sick of sleeping on the couch - I can't sleep much (and don't want to keep hubby awake) and can't prop myself up in bed enough to sleep there. :(

Still have SO much packing to do, and I'm getting a bit stressed out over it.  I -know- that most of it can't be done 'til the last moment, but I REALLY hate leaving things until the last minute.  It just isn't in my nature!  I like having things done well ahead of time.

Working on the backgrounds for my next batch of alphabet ATCs - should hopefully have them painted and drying (at worst) by bedtime tonight.  If I'm lucky, I'll have them completed and the Mod Podge drying by tonight!  Also need to do my last few rounds of Doctor Who ATCs - I'll attempt to tackle the backgrounds at the same time as my alphas.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

BC sender's choice ATC layout to get used to.  Okay!

BC sender's choice ATC:

In totally-not-related news, I'm sick as hell.  Ended up spending ~4 hours at the ER last night because I was having trouble breathing, my nail beds were purple and my lips were white-blue.  Healthy, hmm?  A massive wait and a chest x-ray later, I was diagnosed with a sinus infection and sent on my merry way with a prescription - and if I don't get better (or my lungs get worse) within a week, I have to go back.  Ugh.

I still need to finish my "M is for..." ATC, but beyond that, not a whole lot going on, craft-wise.  Still packing and sorting like crazy, and have a TON more to do.  A lot can't be done until the last minute though, which kinda sucks.  Oh well.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TPD inchies - A Few of Your Favorite Things

Yeah, it's not an ATC - be amazed!

The theme for this swap was your partner's profile. I mostly went with woodland, but added in a bird and the closest blues to aqua I could find too. :)

Off to the bank to finalize our financing paperwork this afternoon. Still packing. Still tired. Wee. :P

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4/23 Sender's Choice ATC

Yep, I only have a single ATC to post for now. Exciting, hmm? :P

4/23 Sender's Choice ATC:

I've been packing up random stuff as constantly as my toddler will allow, the last few days. My house is kinda overflowing with boxes of random stuff everywhere. I really need to clear out space in the front porch to temporarily store them, but again, I need toddler-free time.

I have a couple little crafty projects to finish, and then I need to get all of my craft junk stored. I'd be done already if I didn't have Little Miss Rampage to contend with. *sighs* She's starting to hit that Terrible Twos stage, and she's not even two 'til August! She's climbing on the couch too, which is bad - she won't sit still, and I'm terrified that she'll fall off and hurt herself. (We have hardwood floors.)

We're off to the bank to finalize our financing paperwork tomorrow. Month's end is closing in fast!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sender's choice ATC x2, round ten, L ATC, ATC color series - green!

More ATCs!

Sender's choice ATC x2, round ten!:

ATC color series - green!:

"L is for..." ATC:

Ugh, the process of buying a house is horribly stressful. After a headache with insurance, we're good to go, just have to finalize everything. Waiting to hear back from the mortgage lady at the bank with an appointment time. Waiting for the listing agency to send paperwork to the lawyers for them to check everything over. (Lots of waiting!) Beyond that, I'm just slowly packing stuff up. Wee.

Friday, April 6, 2012

"K is for..." ATC

Just another ATC for now.

"K is for..." ATC:

Home inspection at 1pm today! I won't be going - I'll be home with our toddler. As such, I'm totally dependent on the hubby to ask questions and check stuff out...I hope the inspector knows what he's doing, and that no big issues are present! *crosses fingers*

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sender's choice ATC x2, round nine

Sender's choice ATC x2, round nine:

Heard back from the bank, and all is well on that front. Just need to get through the inspection tomorrow, and all of the "scary" stuff will be done! Assuming there are no big issues, we'll be contacting a lawyer and finalizing the financing paperwork...and then just waiting 'til the end of the month!

Nothing much to report on a crafty-front - aside from an inchie swap that I can't start 'til partners are assigned, everything is either made already, or sender's choice.

Did a bunch more sorting in the basement this morning, and got rid of about a million boxes. (Good thing it was recycling pick-up day, hah!) Just need to sort through the rest of the kids' clothes, and the basement will be as done as I can get it before we're actually ready to move. Already sold all of the too-small baby clothing on Kijiji, yay! And yes, all of my formerly-too-small clothing now fits again, which is nice. Some of it is no longer my style (and headed to the thrift store), but I'll be keeping a decent chunk of it. :) Already picked paint colors for the new place, but holding off on buying it until we're closer to the end of the month, just in case...

Yes, I'm antsy. Does it show? ;)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

4/9 Sender's choice ATC & my first rolo

Clearing out the basement today...I have about ten million loads of laundry to do! *sighs*

4/9 Sender's choice ATC:

My first rolo (sending it out towards a wishlist):

My back already hurts from doing so much in the basement today, but I have a lot more to do. I got a nice little bonus in the process, though - found an extra bin of my clothing packed away. It WAS too small for me, but I'm pretty sure it'll all fit now - yay! Going through all of the too-small baby clothes and I'll toss those on Kijiji as well. Have a bunch of stuff to donate to the thrift store as well. Whew.

Still no word from the bank. Hoping we hear back today, or early tomorrow! Waiting is driving me batty!

Monday, April 2, 2012

April sender's choice inchies & twinchies

Sorry - these photos are even worse than normal. Gloomy day + morning photos + bad indoor lighting = fail.

April sender's choice inchies:

April sender's choice twinchies:

On the house front, our financing application will be filed (or has been filed?) this morning. If we're lucky, we'll hear back from them tomorrow. :D

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sender's choice ATC x2 round eight, QUICK #64, Fabric #4, PC HUH??? ATC

The process of buying a house is frustrating, and leaves little free time to do other things - but here we go with a few ATCs! (Didn't get a chance to upload 'til now!)

Sender's choice ATC x2, round eight:

QUICK ATC swap #64:

Fabric ATC #4:


The home inspection is scheduled for Friday. In the meantime, we need to do the financing paperwork - we'll hopefully hear back from the lady at the bank on Monday. Insurance is mostly squared away. I'll be so happy when everything is done and this week is through - if all goes well, after this week we'll just have to WAIT. (And pack, and clean - hah!) We'd be getting the keys on the 30th. *crosses fingers*