April 26, 2008

Summer Time Brings BBQ

Hello fellow stampers! it's a beautiful day today which means it's a great day for a BBQ. A friend gave me this stamp set and I love it. I love that fluffy chick! I used some chocolate card stock and some coco ink. I used my copics to color in the rest. isn't he the cutest?

April 22, 2008

ATM Fraud

Hello blogger friends, I haven't been blogging for a week now due to someone getting a hold of my ATM information. I'm sad to say this isn’t a joke, a week ago Friday I received a message from my Credit Union regarding my accounts. I called the bank and told them that someone called regarding suspicious charges, I was transferred to the Fraud department. The fraud rep told me that they blocked/froze a few charges that were on my account.

She said they called me to verify whether or not I had made some charges, one was for KFC (which I made -Dinner for me and Steffers) and the other was for a Ameri SI for $29.99, I didn’t make that charge, the rep reviewed my account to see if I had ever made a charge like that (which I hadn’t, I didn’t even know what that was) and then proceeded to close my account.

She advised that someone may have gotten my account information via ATM (fraud devise) or possibly by me simply handing my VISA debt to a clerk for a purchase that I was making. Once I got off the phone with the fraud rep, I headed to the bank to get a new ATM VISA card and to file dispute papers for the charge.

The Rep told me that if I'm going to use my visa debt, make sure that i'm not using it as a ATM transaction (Ugh! I use my ATM for everything), I should always use it as a credit card transaction, this way I have to sign for my transactions. Sadly she also told me that if i'm at dinner, go with the waitress to pay the bill, she said it's not uncommon for a waitress or waiter or someone else to take a picture of your ATM VISA/credit card with there camera phone .<<<< SCARY!

Kudos to my Credit Union for acting with a sense of urgency and contacting me in a timely manner and helping to stop the fraudster!

So friends, please be aware of who’s behind you and who you are giving your card too, be aware of ALL ATM’s that my have some funny looking devices attached to them, if you think something looks funny, don’t use the ATM the Fraudster just may be watching you! Now that’s scary! Praise God that it was caught before they could empty out my checking account.

April 20, 2008


well I haven't been blogging for a few days because my allergies have been bothering me. the wind here has been crazy. But i'm feeling better today and thought that I would create something fun! So in honor of the spring I thought that I would use my Happy Spring stamp. I used my copics and some of my prisma pencils. Hope you enjoy!

April 14, 2008

It's Monday! blah

Well it's Monday and the day dragged, I had so much going on at home, I barely had time to make anything and then when i finally did make something, I didn't like the way it came out. Oh well, i'll share anyways. The weather was so nice here in California, it was in the 80's this past weekend, but that changed today, it cooled down and got really windy. Wind is never good for the allergies. Well it's late and I have to go to bed, so here is my little flub of a creation. I used a round peice of chip board and used some purple crackle paint on it, you can't see the crackles very good in the pic, but it's cute, I used my copic markers on Fluffy the cat and the flowers. I actually used 3 different colors on the flowers, 2 of them were from the yellow family and then the orange that I used as a border on the flower.

April 7, 2008

It's a Scrapbook Kind of Day!

Well I finally got started scrapbooking my daughter's high school years ... LOL she just turned 22. hehehehe oh well I guess it's never to late. My daughter was a cheerleader, she did FFA and Chorus. Here are a few sheets that I did, enjoy!

April 3, 2008

Truckin on By

Hehehehe so I love this set. I used my H2o's and my copic markers for this one. I painted the tires with my Heavenly White H2o and the colored over it once they dried with my Warm Grey copic marker to get the color of the tire. I think it came out pretty good! just a short post today, tomorrow is my daughters 22nd birthday and i'm off to go and get her a few things! enjoy~