Tuesday, July 31, 2007
So, without further ado, here are my New Month Resolutions for the month of August, 2007:
1. Go to the pool once a week
2. Work out three times a week (an oldie, but a goodie!)
3. Comment more in the galleries I post layouts to (Scrapartist, Scrapbookgraphics and DST and maybe go back to Scrapbook-bytes again.)
4. Participate in one contest per week from Scrapbookgraphics, and Scrapartist AND do either the Hodge Podge challenge OR the Digidare challenge every week.
5. Try to get back to completing one layout per day
6. Make dinner five days a week!!!! (that's a big one!)
I think that's PLENTY!
To help me with resolution #3 (more commenting in layout galleries), I am participating in contests at DST and at SBG for the most posts. I won June's contest at SBG with over 1900 comments for the month of June but that will be impossible for me to replicate! My personal goal is to comment on 24 layouts per day at each site. That's a LOT, but should help keep me inspired to create my own layouts!
So, that's the skinny here.
Oh, and here are a couple of layouts from this week:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Well, I managed to do a couple of layouts somehow and here they are:
This one is actually animated and you can see the animation by clicking here (credits are there also). It was for the Hawt Mama Challenge on Traci Reed's team blog. The challenge was to scrap about a "first", to use something you bought in the last 4 weeks, use different fonts and use glitter.
The second layout is another challenge layout - this time for the Digidares. The challenge was to scrap about what "they think" about you and about your truth. Also to use 3 fonts/alphas and glitter.
Have a great week!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
See, I've recently become addicted to Kaboodle. Addicted to shopping/browsing the digi-scrapping boutiques and expanding my own wanton wishlist and addicted to carousing the Kaboodle lists of other digi-scrappers. What a fantastic source of inspiration for me!
And, I admit, I am enchanted by the whole shopping-list-collecting frenzy - by the idea that a shopping list is a peek into a person's private thoughts and world. So, I voyeuristically (in the purest sense of "observing", "seeing" and "watching") peruse the Kaboodle lists of digi-scrappers that I admire. (Angela Powers, Wellidesigns, twentytinytoes, angelbq, ditzyscrap and many more). I get a rush of shopping joy when I get to see what THEY have on THEIR wishlists...AND I also have discovered that I enjoy seeing what their most recent purchases have been, sooooo, I added that category to my OWN Kaboodle.
And without further ado, here is the latest sampling of things that I have purchased, and I'm even going to include my thought process in selecting these delicious items:
(Let me begin by saying that I am on a bit of a budget this month, since I blew through my paypal account in record time last month! Having said that, I am quite pleased with my purchases, they are unique and extremely versatile. Bargain-hunters - pay attention!)
I hit Sophia Sarducci's shop first since I am in awe of her beads and am on a bit of a bead-binge right now. I picked up these lovelies for only $2!!! (and available for a limited time, I might add!)
While shopping for the above beads, I noticed these sparkly little foil accents in the "other items people purchased" category and since I have admired the foily accents on some other scrappers' layouts recently, I could not resist for only 2 more dollars:
And I checked out the "cheap-o-rama" section for a bit of a laugh, but was immediately drawn to these exceedingly realistic and unique bows that were only $1 And lastly, I must include this item from Pixel Gypsy Designs. I freely admit that this item was free for me because I am lucky enough to be a Guest CT, but I can truthfully say that I would have bought this anyway because it's s0-dang cute and also a BARGAIN at only $1.85
So, there are some fun items I bought today and put on my Kaboodle list! Go and peruse the Kaboodles of YOUR favorite digiscrapper and link me up!
Friday, July 20, 2007
(Credits are here)
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
In other news, my dh came home from work today and asked me if i had checked my email. I absentmindedly replied "no". Declan and I had had a VERY busy day (*wink*). Playdate and lunch with Macy and Laurie, a visit at my parents' house and then my Aunt Merrie stopped by for a little bit with her two kids and then Aunt Kathy came over and I cooked dinner. (Yes, busy, but still very FUN, thus the *wink*.) Anyhoo, after dinner, I asked Brian if he had sent me an email and if I should go check it. He said yes, so I begged him to just tell me what it said, but he stubbornly refused. So I ran upstairs to check the email and discovered that he had received word that he got the promotion that we had been waiting for him to get!!! HOORAY! He found out at like 8am so I have NO idea how he managed to keep his mouth shut all day - I talked to him MULTIPLE times throughout the day - LOL, that's a man for you I guess! hee hee I'm SUPER excited for him and very proud! He's a good man and a good provider - thank goodness!
Have a great rest of the week!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
So, here's a layout starring my little guy playing the garden.
Credits - Green paper and stitches by Jessica Bolton, Template and Beauty Mark by Two Sisters Design, Alpha by Amber Clegg, Tag by Sausan/Amy Martin collab kit, Ribbon by Sherrie Piegdon
Have a great week!!!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Products are Seeing Stars by Corina Nielsen at funky playground designs, Decorative Stitching by Ronna Penner at scrapadelic and the last one is just a fun kit by Heather Ann Designs called Art of Play