Monday, February 28, 2011


I got my Happy Mail today. It was put in my mail box on Saturday but I did not go get the mail until today. I cannot find my camera right now. She sent me some ATC's and some jounal spots. (As soon as I find my camera, I will post on here. hopefully tomorrow.)
Thank you so much Lisa, I needed these so bad. Now if I can just get up the energy to use them.

Pictures to come of them before and after use.


Sunday, February 27, 2011


I got my goodies yesterday, but was too busy to take pics and show the stuff I got from Tonya. Thanks so much for the swap book, journal spots, and cards! :) Can't wait to use them!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Start Posting Your March Wish List Here

Ok HOs!!  (for you newbies, that stands for Hoarders/collectors - not sluts - although I can't personally speak for everyone here :-))!!  It is time to start posting your wish lists for March!  Post in the comments of this post so I can keep them all together.  Give us 3-5 wishes of handmade items. If you haven't participated, see the first post of this blog for ideas and the rules/instructions.

Sign ups will close at 5 pm Thursday, March 3rd (include your wish list) and you have until 5 pm Friday, March 4th to tell me who you want to create for (send me at least 3 names).  If you participated in round 1, your partner must have received her box before you can participate in round 2.  If you have not participated, please email me your mailing address (  You do not have to wait for everyone to post their wish lists to email me your list.  Remember that this is a surprise so your sister won't know who you are until she receives your package.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gibbs Happy Mail from Tammy

I received the most awesome package from Tammy today. It was filled with beautiful stick pins and cards. The pictures don't do them justice.

I received my Happy Mail!

I have to confess the box came yesterday. But it was such a bad day I couldn't even open the box until this afternoon! Thank you so much Laura. I love it all!

A cute pad, a girl can NEVER have too much BLING!! SWEET!! and of course flowers! YEAH!


And a really cute picture for me to hang in my scrap room the colors are great! I love the Daphne Pink words!!

Now I also have to tell you guys that things are bad here at my house right now. The lack of money and other factors are taking their toll on my marriage. It is hanging by a thread! Some days I can't even get out of the bed and some nights I have found comfort in places I am not proud of! my GIBBS girls for this round! You project is almost done. I am planning on getting it out on Monday. I am so sorry I wanted to to go out today, but yesterday was a horrible day! Please bear with me girls. You are all such a great bunch of women!!

Laurie Got Her Happy Mail!!!

She has posted pictures on her blog (  I hope she enjoys all of the stickpins!  They were so much fun to make I just could not stop!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pics of my Happy Mail from Jen!

Sorry-- I didn't get these on last night.. my MIL is in the hospital for the next few days and We haven't been home much....

Thanks Jen-- I really need something to keep up with Bdays... Great colors as well. I love the paper pack-- I don't have this one... I don't think I've seen it at the stores near me.. Very cute. I like the cameo paper.

The cards will come in handy for sure. I love it all. Thank you.

I got happy mail!

Thank you so much Peachy!  I love everything!  You are amazing and very generous!  I am putting my swap book to use right now!  I was so excited to get a grab bag from you too from the RRR RAK!  Thanks for all the embellishments - they will come in handy for the cruise this May!  I love the Graphic 45 stamped images & I am really excited to use grunge board - have never used it before ---- I know I know, I am behind the times.  Thanks you again Peachy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I got happy mail today!!!!!! Thanks Jen.. I love the Bday planner and the cards are cute. Colors are great as well.. I will get pics posted soon. It may be late tomorrow as my MIl is going in for surgery in the morning and tonight is kinda hectic....

Love it all and can't wait for others to start getting there's... I might be the first to receive.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mine went postal today.

My box went out to my partner today via UPS 3 day ship. I hope she likes it. :0

Can't wait to see what everyone gets... I assume we will post pics on here? Yes?

REMINDER - Should be shipping tomorrow Feb 23!!

Remember February only has 28 days!!  Make sure your partner receives her Happy Mail no later than March 2nd or you won't be able to participate in the next round!!  Let's give everyone a Happy Mailbox this month!!  I HIGHLY suggest that you send with a DC# if you are not shipping UPS or FedEx.  Also make sure you keep track of that number, even better if you were to email it to me (

My partner and I share only 1 letter in our first names. Who could it be???  Guess she will find out in a few days as I'm heading to the PO today!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

This girl's Happy Mail will go out this week.

WOW when will this winter be over. We were all just on the mend when lil Jonathon gets RSV. So here I am with a screaming 4 month old who just hurts and cannot breath. At least we are not at the hospital.

My persons name has an "N" in it. I hope she likes what she is getting. I hope to be on Skype tomorrow night. Sorry about being away I try to pop in when I can and will hopefully start getting better after we all get over this stuff.

Good Monday Morning!!

Good morning, all!! I just got back from 4 days in Nashville with the hubby!! To a turkey convention... am I not the good wife??? It would have been better if we could have left the hotel to sightsee, but there was just too much to do. It was gorgeous there, sat outside a lot!! I didn't take any coloring stuff... big mistake that I won't do again! I had some time that I wished I had my pencils and stamped images... too late now.
I can't wait to see what you guys have been creating!!!!!
Back to catching up... four days of no computer was torture!!!! And we came from gorgeous weather to sleet and snow... I am so leaving Ohio... :o)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I will be mailling on Tuesday

i forgot about Pres day closing the post office.. i will probably use UPS from work.. But I was out of town all weekend so I have to finish up tomorrow night... I hope she likes it..

Jen-- my partner has an "A" in her name also....

I have an "A" in my name !!!!

My wisher should have her item soon!

My wisher should have her item by Tuesday! I forgot... no mail on Monday! :( BUT.... I have a hint for my wisher... there is an A in her name....

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Ok I am 100% done and will ship them out on Tuesday! I really hope my friend likes what I made her!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Mail To be Sent Next Week!

Life has been getting in the way for me this week. I have been sick with a bad cold and coughing half my lungs out. My wisher's Happy Mail will be going out next week. I hope she will like it. I used her favorite paper brand for one of the items. :-D

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Time is not on my side

Ok-- well I was off to a great start. I finished one item for my partner, ordered a supply for another item. Rec'd the supply Monday and have been working insanely long hours at work and can't seem to find the time to get to the 2nd project. I guess I'll squeeze it in somehow. We are going out of town this weekend. I guess I'll be mailing out closer to the due date than I had originally planned. I thought it would be in the mail by now..

Why is it life always seems to get in the way???

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Halfway done!

I have one project half way done and am so kicking myself in the butt for not doing the same for myself! Oh well. Now to finish up so I can start on the second project. I wonder what I could have made and who it is for....

Hello, my fellow Gibbians

Isn't that a monkey species also??? I am sorry to have dropped off the face of the earth but I'm having a hard time getting my act together and doing all of the necessary things that need to be done after my wonderful husband passed away on January 17.  He was truly my soul mate and best friend and I'm going to miss him something fierce. Thanks for the cards, they helped so much.

Now, I promise to try not to be terribly maudelin but can't promise not to be sentimental. 

Tried to edit the dashboard to add my bd, but don't have those priviledges (not a bad thing, cause I'm not sure I wouldn't destroy the blog!), it's December 13, but I'm not having one this year because it a REALLY HUGE MILESTONE!!!

I'm probably going to pass on the first couple of swaps, got to have my left knee replaced on the 21st and hope to go to Florida for a few weeks in March.  I can't wait to see what everyone is making though!  I had committed to a paper clip swap and just finished those up last night, but think thats the last one for me for a bit till I get my act together.....

Glad to be back!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

For My Secret Partner

I made something for you today that I've not made before.  I hope you like it!!  Bet you wish you knew what it was and if you are my secret partner but I'm not telling!!

Can I keep it please, pretty please???  Hmmm, didn't think so.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hello Gals!

I am waiting patiently to see what you all create this month!! I know it's gonna be awesome ... every single goodie.

My birthday is September 2nd if you would like to add that in Tammy :D


Whoo-hooo my fellow Gibbers!!! I do believe I'm back on track!!! I have missed you all so very much, felt like I haven't talked to my sisters in ages!!! Lots has gone on, I'm sure, I'll need to catch up!!! Love this idea!!! Okay, a little update on me... I am feeling much better since my Dad passed away, it still hurts, but I've become more accepting, which was a huge deal.... and for the first time, I dreamt about him the other night, it was wonderful, it was like he was still here, but did "tell" me he was okay! I think it was what I really needed... sorry if it sounds corny... the other big thing happening is that my oldest sister was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer and has just started chemo last Friday... it was a shock, she had been feeling lousy for a few months, and then the pain got so bad she had to go. It's a good thing we all go to the same doctor, he didn't wait, just got her in right away for CAT scans and ultrasounds and she was in the hospital that day! I guess it's pretty rare, the type she has, but they sound optimistic, except for the part where it usually reoccurs in the following year... bummer, but we have done this before and we'll get through it together.... this is the fourth one out of six kids that has had or has cancer... I'm not one of them, but it sure does make you crazy thinking about it.....
Anyways, if you've read through this far, thanks for listening! I've been working on a few projects and am soooo glad to have my mojo back!!!!!
Tammy, my birthday is July 17, I have no idea how to add it!! LOL!!
Hey, maybe I'll even hop on Skype soon, are we still the same name???
Hugs to everyone~!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Well she is SOOOOOO hard to measure up to.....

so I am off to the drawing board again. I hope that she does not mind that she will get lots of what she wants. WHO could I have???? anyones guess.

I'm done on one wish and waiting for another.

I am completely finished with one of my items for my partner. I am waiting for a particular supply to come in the mail so that I can do another. I hope to send it soon. Maybe if it comes in the mail before the weekend is up, I'll get it out early next week. Can't wait.

Monday, February 7, 2011


I get to make something for my Happy Mail person that I've not done before.  Hmmm what could it be??!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

someone put my bday up please...

My bday is June 11

Also, since Tammy knows who we all have-- if we need clarification on something for our partner, is it ok to ask Tammy to find out??