Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hello my name is Katie, and I'm a gamer.

So I've been awol lately. I normally would post but I didn't want to admit it to ya'll but I'm a gamer. I've not played video games in awhile mostly because there are so many other things to do and they can be what I call a time suck. However the sequel to the greatest game ever (Diablo 2) came out last week. It's been 12 years since D2 came out. Diablo 3 was announced 4 ish years ago and we've been chomping at the bit ever since.

Yes, we were those really nerdy people who were in line at GameStop at midnight to get our copy and yes I was the only girl gamer there. (Thankfully Jenn my brother in law's girlfriend came so I wasn't the only girl)  It's been awesome to play again. Although I have to say I'm slightly disappointed with Blizzard (the manufacturer) You see they are the only company that will take as long as it needs to make the game perfect, by that I mean free from glitches and bugs. (bugs are when something doesn't work right with software) Diablo 3 is awesome however I've found a number of minor issues with it and that's slightly disappointing. I hope this isn't a sign Blizzard is starting to slack off. That would be quite the disservice to the gaming world.

Here's a trailer if your interested:

I promise to have more crafting stuff up soon. :D  A few days ago I forced myself to create a new rule. No gaming until at least one card has been created. I have a pile of cards to share. Now I just need to create the no gaming until the cards have been photographed rule. :D

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My First Video!

Hello! Woot! Two posts to days in a row!

Last week I quickly mentioned that I made a video for Stamp Fever's blog. I adore glossy accents (even though it comes in a plastic bottle) but I hated how it would clog up all the time. I was constantly unplugging it. I even broke the nozzle on my last bottle. :(  I finally figured out how to keep it from clogging and realized after chatting with the owner of a local stamp company that I had to make a video. Here it is.

As Dk has a degree in photography the lighting and a number of other things will improve for the next video. (He was not happy with this one) Now to figure out what that next one will be. :D

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bag It

I'll be honest the crafting break has been nice. I have a tendency to be an all or nothing person and this training stuff is taking a lot of my focus. I'm down 10 lbs! I have some Mother's day cards to make so I'll be back to crafting soon.  A little over a week ago Dk and I were flipping through the channels and came across the following documentary on plastic bags. Here's the trailer:

It's on Netflix if you have an account. It was an eye opener. We've made some changes so we're not using as much plastic.

We purchased these reusable produce bags and are sure to bring our tote bags along where ever we shop not just the market. I also got this water bottle. I got it at Whole Foods, Dk started working there (again) a couple weeks ago and next week he starts going full time. I am very happy we get a discount. I've made some other changes but I don't want to go to "hippy" on you :D.

I just wanted to share, take from it what you want. I hope all is well with you where ever you are.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

That life stuff

Woot! My video has gone up today on the Stamp Fever blog. Very exciting. You can check out the video by clicking here. It's a tip I have for keeping your glossy accents from drying closed. It was fun to make.  The lighting isn't the best but it's what I have in my craft area. :D

I've been busy with life and haven't sat down to craft. Getting ready for the gym then joining has been lots of fun and time consuming. By getting ready I mean proper undergarments, (which I haven't found the perfect sports bra yet, at least I have one) and most importantly shoes. After a couple of stores I found some great fun colored training shoes:

If your feet are not well taken care of everything will fall apart. I spent some money on these however they will last a while. It was like running on air, amazing what proper support does for ya.

Today is my first day with the trainer. Let's hope I can find time to craft afterwards. :D

Happy Day to ya!