Thursday, April 30, 2009
I am totally addicted to the Technique Tuesday Fundamental chipboard frames!! I got them in the March 2009 Scrapbook Obsessions kit. They are so lightweight and easy to embellish and you can use them as a tracing tool! I really am going to miss them when they are used up!
This page was done with the April 2009 Scrapbook Obsessions kit. Who loves Cosmo Cricket? I do! I do! Who loves Girl Friday? I do! I do! This girl wishes every day is Friday at 5 p.m.! And this girl is proud to squeeze in three 4x6 photos onto one layout with a little bit of trimming :)
National Scrapbook Day is coming up, I hope to get a few things done this weekend to "celebrate." There are a lot of things in my hopper, the mind hopper that is. Not a lot is actually committed onto paper, lol... I do have some other things to share in the next couple of days, not brand new stuff, but just stuff that I have not posted on my blog yet, so stay tuned...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Yepper, that's what she actually said! not the often misquoted version! I know, coz I looked it up in wikipedia. LOL...
Well, I am still recovering from shock that a fellow cowgirl, Robin Gibson, gave me this blog award! GET OUT!!! I still think she was not lucid when she picked me but thank you Robin so very much!!
OK, here are the "official" details:
The award is given to Weblogs that catch your eye. (Ugh, I subscribe to 220 blogs, so many catch my eyes, lol!!)
The rules are....
- The winner can put the logo on her blog.
- On your blog, link the person you received your award from.
- Nominate at least 7 other blog.
- Put links of those blogs on yours
- Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
Out of my 220 some blogs that I read, I am picking a few to pass on the award:
First up are two BFF's from S.O. that I finally had the privilege of meeting this past March. How do they inspire me? Well, since our fateful meeting in March, I went on a scrapbooking supplies shopping spree unparalleled for the last 2.5 years. I signed up with Michael's reward program. They have given new meaning to the words: "exchange program."
Aubree, my friend, you and I were separated at birth ten lives ago!
Michelle, Ms. Technology Wonder, stop telling me to use a cell phone! I refuse!
Graphic 45 has is on Ning! I am in awe/shock/amazement of the talented artists that I have found there who love Graphic 45 as much as I do. Out of that little circle, I've met a couple of great scrappers with whom I feel an instant connection, and they both have beautifully inspiring blogs with amazing creations!!!
Pearl, we love so many of the same products out there, not to mention her wonderful last name :) You know the Chinese saying: "Five hundred years ago, we were family!"
Courtney, wow, seriously, are you NOT amazed by her talent? I know you would be :)
How about some awesome crafty weblogs I LOVE? They inspire and depress me at the same time, lol. When will I ever be THIS crafty? sigh...
If Lolly doesn't make you smile, ain't no one will...
I love Yasmine on A Print a Day!!
And YES, it is so lovely at design is mine: isn't it lovely? No doubt in my mind.
So there you have it. Wow, I had no idea, but it is fun to share just a little bit about the blogs I read. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And oh my gosh, so glad that I snatched up the latest and greatest Crate Paper's Little Sprout collection. I've had my eyes on this line ever since Winter CHA. I also dug into some of the "older" Crate paper for this layout, papers that I find so difficult to part from...
So in honor of Earth Day, I hereby document...
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Two agonizing weeks I had to endure to hear this incredibly good news. This Cow has finally come home!! and to a purple one at that.
In my application, I was very clear on why I wanted to be on its DT. I was born in the Year of the Cow, and 2009 is the Year of the Cow, and my favorite sports team, VIKINGS, you guessed it, it's the PURPLES!! LOL!!!
After I talked to Vennita who called me to tell me the good news, DH remarked, "If only she could see you now, wearing a COW shirt!" So true, so true, not to mention the perpetual necklace I have around my neck, a golden cow, which I might consider spray painting, LOL!!! I mean MOL!!!
Happpy happy joy joy!!! Here is the announcement, wow, I'm excited!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I gotta tell you that the yellow felt brad came from Aubree! I can't wait to do another huge swap with her and Michelle in October!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
So I created this layout with S.O. May kit to document what DH and I think is on DD's mind! How can someone so little be so concerned about it all? Just as I am typing this blog entry, I remembered that I had forgotten to add how she doesn't sleep well at night if one of us was not home at the time she was getting ready for bed, sigh... Poor DH, how he suffered when I was in Philly for five nights!
So voila my entry into the Pagemaps contest.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This layout just quickly documents some of the dishes we had that I took pictures. I plan to do at least one more to go into more details of the whole dining experience. I imagine I will further immortalize the two gals in a "tribute" layout as well. Fun fun fun stuff!!!
All supplies are from the S.O. May 2009 kit using Basic Grey Porcelain line. Basically, Grey always does it right, whatever it is.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This layout I created as a part of design team work for Graphic 45 back in August, but somehow I decided to hold it back and I made another one for the gallery instead. I submitted it Memory Maker's Baby layouts call when I was in Shanghai since I had the digital image of the layout with me! I almost missed the deadline because I was procastinating until I thought it was too late, but thankfully Shanghai is 13 hours ahead of CST, I did send it in time.
So here it is, my little layout... I mean everything I have said in it. Though I love the idea of another baby, but let me just remind myself...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
It all came together when I realized how nicely the Technique Tuesday chipboard frame would fit onto the clock. I used mostly Transatlantique line to do the alteration. It's not easy cutting into these papers, they are truly beautiful and works of art on their own! I spray painted the wire part of the clock and used my Cricut Expression to cut out the numbers! That machine came in handy in a big way :)