Archive for June, 2008

Canada Post vs. Me

Posted by Catherine on June 27, 2008

…one is fine…two…WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!

So apparently, it seems like I’m having some problems with some packages I shipped out. I have already re-shipped two packages and they are STILL MIA! I’m going out of my mind!

For all those who are still waiting for things for me or who have been having problems with their orders, I am SO sorry! I have no idea what’s going on and I’m trying VERY hard to fix everything! I will make sure to try and figure out what’s happening and please try to believe that I don’t official suck at this! *cries*

For those who have been waiting (and you KNOW me, I HATE waiting!!!), I’ll be refunding your payment and re-shipping – AGAIN!

*sighs* Canada Post must have some grudge against me…


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Friday Funny

Posted by Catherine on June 27, 2008

…so this has nothing to do with scrapbooking, but the co-workers and I were watching this yesterday and I thought it was fabulous! You may have seen him on Oprah…


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TOTBF #3 and days go by…

Posted by Catherine on June 26, 2008

…days go by and still I think of you
days when I couldn’t live my life without you…

– Dirty Vegas

…well, I’m not pining away over anyone (both true and not so true…more on that later), but the days are SURE going by.

Just believe me when I say I have no idea which way is up or down any more these days!

Before I get into all the details, here’s my submission for Pez-a-Doodle’s Thinking Outside the Block Friday:

I know it may sound a little excessive of me, but…DON’T YOU LOVE IT?! So that’s my candle holder-type dealyo. I know you can buy things sort of like this, but nothing beats making one all by yourself! So let’s see, I used to square blocks perpendicular to each other. I squished on some Brilliance Dew Drop using a felt tool and then heat set. I then stamped with an Autumn Leaves (I believe…) acrylic stamp using black archival ink. For the tealight, I went all-out and used a PartyLite candle! All materials (except for the candle) can be found at!

So, earlier last week, I joined Marti’s Design Team and we dreamed up a little pet project together and things are totally hopping – of course, throw in other things such as weddings, trips to Jamaica (for SOME people – like I said, more on that later), work and friends and family and breakups…weeeell, that just requires more than twenty-four hours in a day!

So for everyone who is expecting something of and from me – don’t give up on me just yet, I’m raring to make a come-back as soon as weddings are behind me. My cousin’s wedding is coming and I’m practically the matron of honour – though I’m not, the wedding planner – though I’m not, and the florist/decorator – which I half am! Long story short, the REAL matron of honour sucks at her duties, I really would like to be a wedding planner (plus my cousin is working multiple jobs to get this wedding paid without too much debt underway) and my mom and I have an event decorating/planning business we’re trying to get off the ground. So the wedding is a week from this Saturday so don’t send out the search parties on me before then…I’ll be MIA for sure as I think my cousin is trying to run me into the ground!

I also said I wasn’t really pining away for anyone, but I WILL be for one WHOLE week! Like I said, we’ve been bombarded by weddings this year and The Mister and I had to split forces to be able to attend both weddings that we are a part of. The only crummy thing is, his wedding is in Jamaica and my wedding is…here. Ew.

So I’m trying really hard not to begrudge him the trip, but c’mon, this is JAMAICA! I’ve never been there…plus, I’m also kind of begrudging the wedding couple as he had to go into their package plan (so they could get whatever deal for having however many guests come) and it SO was not cheap. Then to top all that off, his wedding clothes (to wear on a BEACH) was in the excess of over $200, which is sadly more than my bridesmaid dress and shoes combined. Tsk, tsk, tsk…then we were invited to the couple’s reception when they return home…I know it sounds really bad, but you bet there won’t be any envelopes or nicely wrapped gifts with the words From: Mr. & Mrs. SillySkittles. In all seriousness, their present is The Mister’s PRESENCE.

HAHAHAHA, do I not sound like the WORST wedding guest ever?! Hey, don’t get me wrong, I just did the wedding thing, I understand what being part of a wedding means and my bank account and efforts and time can attest to that (*coughs* did like a bajillion of those TBBM favor boxes only to have those greedy bums rip them open to get at the delicious jelly beans inside [note to self: fill favor boxes with disgusting things…] without even ONCE commenting on the beautiful PACKAGING of the delicious jelly beans!

Okay, I’m sounding like a very whiiiny person today…so I’m going to have to bring this to a close. I’ve been working like a little house-elf (oh, HP, I MISS YOU!) trying to get some projects done ahead of time so I’ll have some fun things from Marti’s tutorials to show you this coming week! Stay tuned!


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Lemons into lemonade…

Posted by Catherine on June 23, 2008

…is that what they say?

When life hands you lemons, made lemonade! What if life hands you a completely rude, idiotic, most rage-inducing person in front of you? What then?

Other people I was complaining to earlier this morning would say, ‘What are you complaining about? You just finished saying your day was SO BORING!’ After this person, boring it was NOT.

He came up to my window and slammed a twoonie down onto my ledge and said ‘I need change’. First off, we’re not allowed to give change. I’m not going to go too much into what I do, but while I *could* give change, we’re not supposed to. So of course I said, “No, I’m sorry, we don’t give out change.” And after a “are you effing (I’m substituting for the sensitive readers, those less sensitive, please feel free to think the words I’m really subbing for) kidding me? it’s $2 just give me the change.” And I go on to say firmly, “The (insert department here) does not hand out change.” And he goes on and points beside him that there’s a payphone right there and why the hell won’t I just give him the damn change. And I proceeded to point out the window and say that there’s a convenience store down there where he can get change from. And off he goes again and I say this is not a bank, we can’t give out change.

So on this goes and finally he asks for my manager and as soon as she walks up he proceeds to tell her what a completey rude and snarky bitch “THAT GIRL” is and how “THAT GIRL” treats him like he’s a complete effing retard when all he wants is change for the payphone. He proceeds to demand that my supervisor apologize to him on MY behalf as he has been treated like a retard because I had the nerve to tell him that our department is not a bank. He proceeds to say that of COURSE he’s not retarded, he KNOWS this isn’t a bank, why the eff do I feel the need to have to tell him that.

And I stand there and stare and my supervisor stands there and stares and he proceeds to tell me that just because I sit behind my effing desk I shouldn’t think that I’m so much better than everyone or like I have some kind of power and sh*t.

My supervisor takes the $2 he once again slams onto the ledge and she proceeds to give him the change. He takes his change and turns around and leaves and then turns around and comes back and yells that I should put a sign up on our windows that says THIS IS NOT A BANK to inform all the retarded students out there that this isn’t a bank.

I am still standing there staring, and I smile and tell him to enjoy his change and have a nice day and (okay, SLIGHT baiting on my part) and he tells me to ‘shut up, you snarky bitch.’

So, AFTER he leaves…my supervisor says, “Well he was completely over the line and that was totally uncalled for,” I just stare at her and turn away. WHERE THE HECK WAS SHE FIVE MINUTES AGO WHEN HE WAS TOTALLY TELLING ME OFF? If he was SO uncalled for, where the heck was the supervisor in her and she could have told him that was ENOUGH. To top it all off, she gave him the CHANGE!

You know what? I wasn’t even upset about him going on and on because frankly, I don’t care about that little dink and he only PROVED himself to be a COMPLETE moron and an absolute IDIOT by his tirade when if he wasn’t SO STUPID, why would he ask for change when he’s not retarded and KNOWS this isn’t a bank. So if he knew it wasn’t a bank, why’d he still demand change? I don’t care, I can hold my own with people like that, but what REALLY bothered me is FIRST OF ALL, she gave him the change (when our WHOLE department knows that as the acredited business that we run, it is not in our DUTIES to hand out change, we are not cashiers though we do have to deal with money. SECOND of all she tells ME that HE is over the line and uncalled for AFTER he leaves! Why couldn’t she have said that to HIM!? If she was going to give him the change anyway, why couldn’t she AT LEAST stand up FOR me, if she wasn’t going to stand by me and my decision.

MEH….I don’t even know why I’m still going on about this…I guess it’s harder for me to shake off than the other idiotic people that I have had to deal with.

I almost forgot what I was writing about.

Anywho, needless to say, I was feeling not so perky when I got home, but I forced myself to sit in my scraproom and eventually, my hands got busy and my mind stopped feeling sorry for itself and I got these two cards made:

So even in my yucky state of mind, I tried to take what I was feeling and turn it into the opposite for my cards. It kind of worked out as good therapy…it would make it BETTER therapy if I could take the cards and shove it in the person’s face…but we can’t have everything in life, I guess…LOL…


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Thinking Outside the Block Fridays #2

Posted by Catherine on June 20, 2008

…I think I was suffering from a little crafters “block” (*giggles* get it?) last night and it took me quite a while to come up with something for today’s TOTBF!

But nevertheless, I came, I created though I doubt I conquered.

My desk is still littered with all the blocks I was trying to use and put together in certain ways, but nothing was really jumping out at me, except for this little business card holder that transformed itself from one of my trials.

I know I kept it pretty plain all around, but I had taking it to work and using it in mind so I didn’t want to make it too over the top. I want to use it, but I also don’t want a million people grabbing a card up so they can call me with their questions. HAHAHAHA….I’m not even going to bother saying I’m just kidding…

How did your thoughts outside the blocks go?


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