Saturday, October 31, 2009
1. I love the site and I love what they are doing -- using up what we have!
2. I love that Joni is on the DT and we get to work together
3. There are soooo many wonderful gals over at Practical Scrappers and I look forward to working with all of them.
4. I get to scrap!
SO I would say my cup runnth over this wonderful Saturday morning.. Please click over to www.PracticalScrappers.com it is a hoot.. also, go to the message boards and join us in our chats.. it is very fun and lots of good ideas and techniques are shared!
have a blessed day!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I should also add... I used my other two punches, my SU scallop and my SU notebook paper punches
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
1. CRAFTERS RETREAT (PAPER ONLY) - also has Earth Love paper...
2. THE SCRAPBOOK STORE IN ANTHEM...SHOOT I CANT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE STORE SHE HAS LOTS OF IT
Monday, October 26, 2009
OH and a little secret...Tonight on our ride, we met a guy with a big ole black great dane.... he looked just like Nani only no white boots... anyway.. i am soo in love I want another dane... SOOOO pray, maybe God will plop one in my lap.. a male would be best and a sweet heart just like Nani...OHHHH I almost forgot to tell you. .his name was....
Sunday, October 25, 2009
After that my mom and I went down to the state fair where we were demonstrators for quilting. I was hand quilting. (cause I am insane) and my mom was doing red work for a quilt. Our friend Faye was machine quilting. We had a lot of fun once we settled into it. I still don't like fairs, but I conquered my fear of fairs and went! SO hooo-raahhh! We hiked back to our car and headed home and I turned around and headed to softball.
HERE IS THE FUNNY STORY OF THE WEEKEND:
So we are at softball... playing a good team... Im up 2 outs, and I am feeling the pressure.(did I mention I don't like to lose?) I am being good and waiting on the ball before I swing.. Crack.. I hit it and take off running to first... well the ball I hit went right back to the pitcher who then decides he is going to run and "TAG" me out so I try to avoid the tag and he makes the tag, and I lose my balance, take 3-4 steps almost right myself just in time to TRIP OVER THE FIRST BASE BAG... AND GO FACE FIRST INTO THE DIRT..... WOW!!! I was down before I even knew what had happened... SOOOO I get up, I did not want to cry... so me being me.. made a joke... I look over at the first base coach (Steve) and say..."well I guess I will have to wash my shirt for sure this week" (I was covered with red dirt... everywhere...even in my bra) So I walked back to get my glove and I was proud becasue I DID NOT CRY I wanted to cause it hurt but I didn't
So now it is Sunday. I just finished 2 more layouts for Personal scrapper online crop. Our
message at church was wonderful this morning, I had guitar today and kind of had a break through on the G/ D and Am/ Em chord transitions. SO now, I am off to do a little Bible study.. Oh and I got to talk to Joni on the phone today... all and all it has been a busy but very pleasurable day... OH did I mention too... next SUNDAY I will be at Gammage viewing
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA... one of my life goals will be fulfilled on Nov. 1st unless Jesus comes.. in which case I am sure I will not care that I missed it! I am soo fired up about that
Friday, October 23, 2009
I hope to take a few photos to share with you all later. Again... someday I will get my quilt tops photographed and share with them with you. SOOOo I am waiting for my son to call and tell me to pick him up from school (he had a Volleyball Pizza Party today) and then I am headed over to the Craft Retreat!
Hope to have some fun layouts to share after today! I am working hard on my challenges from Personal Scrapper.
IF YOU HAVE NOT APPLIED, HURRY.. PRACTICAL SCRAPPER IS HAVING A DESIGN TEAM CALL.. RUN OVER THERE AND GET IN THE GAME!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
ANYWAY!!! If you were at the crop on Saturday and are wondering which link it is just remember when you click on the "Practical Scrappers" link it will take you to the BLOG that is where the challenges are posted every week and if you want to come chat with me or any of the girls over at the Discussion Forum, just look at the very top of the blog in RED letters, on the Left hand side just below the banner and there is a link to the forums... just pop over and become a member and let the fun roll..
I am there often during the day so come and play. I just once to just give Joni Props ONE more time... I am soo happy you were chosen for the DT... I know you will love it!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Well I have not had time to upload my layouts from this weekend so far. BUT tomorrow is a day off for the kiddos so I will be able to scrap more tomorrow and then I will photograph my layouts and post hopefully tomorrow...
That REMINDS ME... tomorrow starts a new challenge week for Practical Scrapper... so get off your duff and get scrappin! Join me over at http://www.practicalscrappers.com/ for this weeks challenge. Don't for get http://www.personalscrapper.com/ for a fun online crop we are doing called Croptoberfest it is a LOAD challenge.. (LayOut A Day) Such good challenges. Some of the members come up with challenges and we finish them and upload you don't have to do one each day, but there is a challenge for each day... Like you can do 4 layouts then upload.. did I make that clear as mud? Just hop over there and check out the "Croptoberfest" board, it will explain it well!
Well hopefully more photos tomorrow!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
On the thought of gituar, wow my fingers and wrist are killing me! I just started lessons last week and I have been practicing pretty much every day for like 15 minutes 3-4 times a day (mostly because my fingers can't go too long because of the pain) So any of you play? How long until this goes away? I keep practicing, in fact, I practiced until my fingers literally bled! The good news is I can go from a D chord to a G chord almost without looking.. I mean sometime I can do it and not look but from the G to the D I still have to check my fingering...
OK enough about that. I am off to enjoy my Saturday! I will post photos of the layouts I get done, if any! I have a lot to post for Personal Scrapper this week. I don't know what the challenge is for Practical Scrapper until Monday. OH I didn't win the deco-edge challenge but congrats to the winner.. she did use her scissors much more than I did.. it was a really cute layout. Here is Sheri's layout for you to look out.... http://scrap4thememories.blogspot.com/
Go give her a shout at Practical Scrapper too!
I hope you are having a great Saturday too!
Friday, October 9, 2009
again they have the circut cartirages as cheap as I have ever seen consistantly cheap! SO give it a whirl if you have a need..OH join the email list and you get told before they go on sale even more inexpensive then before...sometimes you can get some sweet deals!
Have a blessed day friends
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
3. weekend riders a layout I did for PERSONAL SCRAPPERS -croptober fest. I really liked this one and I am glad they put this as a challenge. the final layout I will put in a different post because it has detail photos. Have a blessed day!
Monday, October 5, 2009
I also really liked using them to separate the photos in this layout. It was almost like using ric-rac. Pinking edge, I believe, are going to be used more often.
I also got to use my new Personal Scrapper Kit that came today.. whoo-hoo it is fun stuff... ALSO my friend Joni, is the guest designer and 3 of her layouts made it on the "sample" layouts they send each month. She made 11 layouts for them so pop over and look at Joni's work! She is awesome...I will take a better photo tomorrow and then you can see the details better, I just wanted to get it up so I don't miss the deadline. (I don't know when that is... so I just figured.. do it NOW!)
In the first photo I am just showing the deco-edge better. In the second, you can see the "what a hoot" embellishment has been raised to give more depth to the layout. I really like this look, especially in person!
The thrid photo was fun. I needed to separate the two photos and I thought ric rac.. then I rememebers.. deco edge. SO I used it in place of ric-rac. I love how it turned out...
ANYway. Like I said I went to the convention. Saw a lot of people that I had not seen in a while and happily was able to see some people that were a big part of my life when I was traveling with the conventions... It was great. I had not seen Stacy Krunger for so long and we got a big hug in as I was coming into the convention. She is soo sweet! and McKayla Leigh Ann and KimK... I just love them all. Bless their hearts they are all still plugging away. I found out that Darcy was there but I missed her which was sad!
Well I did a few layouts for Personal Scrapper and I am headed over to Practical scrapper to see what this weeks challenge is... so off I go... post more later.. HEY come on over and join us on Practial or Personal Scrapper, there seems to always be something to encourage you to scrap or at least get you a jump start...you can also head over to PageMaps for a good starting point too!
Have a blessed day
Friday, October 2, 2009
So I had this thought about a layout. I started doing this for the Personal Scrapper October Online Crop. This is the "doubles" layout, and when I completed it I said to myself.. "self, this is a good layout to enter in to the CKC layout contest... you should enter it!" So I suppose I killed two birds with one stone! LOL.. I love it when that happens.. So I am going to use this layout for both. OH I also had inspiration from Practial Scrappers use transparencies challenge. This layout was a lot of fun for me too.
So this is a birthday card I made for the PaperCrafts contest at the CKC Convention. I figured if I entered one may as well enter both. I like to make cards. I love looking at them even more. I suppose if I actually sent them to people that would be the best.. LOL No, I have gotten a lot better at sending the cards I make. I just tell myself..."self, you took a picture of it, if you want to make another one you can. " I talk to myself A LOT... perhaps I should be worried..
Anyway, this card was actually inspired by a new toy I purchased. I have a DYMO labeler, but I saw one at Michaels that had different types and different color labels and I have been eyeing it for a while, but I had the 40% off and figured, ahhh why not. So I got it home ripped open the package and began to make this card. I like how it turned out it is not too birthdayish so it could be re-arranged to say... "hello friend" or "thank you friend" "thinking of you " or whatever you get the idea. I like cards that are like that. Design simple enough that you can change it up...
OK well I have to go finish my other layout for the Personal Scrapper site from day one. It is almost done, but I can't photograph it tonight so it will be a little bit coming.
Have a blessed night
I just did my first layout challenge for Practical Scrapper (www.practicalscrapper.com) and I decided it has been a while since I was on a design team so I went ahead and signed up for a shot. So make sure you keep popping over there and here to see whats going on. I love the idea of using what you have in unique ways. (Joni should go for the DT she is SOOO good at that) OH that reminds me if you are wanting to try-out, jump on it.. shoot over to the site and check it out.
I am doing another online crop with Personal Scrapper (www.personalscrapper.com) and anyone can do it so GO and JOIN UP! OH geez What fun.. OH yeah.. Card Making day is this weekend
So we should all make some cards too! --a note... I seem to be drawen to sites that that are "PS" sites.. so now that I am loving both these sites, I will need to write them out... Practical Scrapper or Personal Scrapper.. NO MORE PS.. LOL just made me laugh.
I also will be going to the CK convention this weekend. I had a thought when I read the "layout" challenge for the convention and I thought.. ahhh if I have time I will do it... I think I will so I am going to see if I can turn out something that I like and enter it. I have not entered a contest in sooo long.
I also have a class I am teaching in the month of November, but I need to prep the project so I can have it ready for the sign-ups in October.
I will be training for Media Ministry on Saturday (after the convention) at 4pm then I will play Softball at 8:15 --I'm gonna be tired!
Sunday I have church in the morning, then at 4pm guitar lessons at church and then I will be working in the Calvary Bookstore training until after service is over. I mean it busy busy busy. BUT I LOVE IT! BECAUSE....
1. I love scrapbooking, and I love challenges so I am able to do that
2. I love Joni and I get to spend time hangin out with my friend!
3. I love my church and I love that I have found a place I may fit in nicely at
4. I love softball and can't wait to see if my practice this week pays off at the plate - I have had BP every day this week trying to improve my hitting-- since I have never play softball before 3 weeks ago.. I am happy with my progress)
5. I love my pastors teachings and I love what he is teaching on..(gifts of the Spirit and the manifestations of those gifts)
6. I've always wanted to know how to play guitar and our chruch is teaching us for FREE -- which is rocking! (yet another blessing of my God my Provider)
7. I love books and I get to work in the church bookstore which is amazing! TOTALLY pumped about that...
8. I love having something to do!
So that is my busy upcoming weekend, so if I don't blog.. you will know why. I am going to take a camera with me to the convention to try and get a few photos of Joni and I being silly...
SOOOO I am off to create. Perhaps later I will have time to add my layouts.