Saturday, February 28, 2009

the suspense...

is killing me! I have some exciting news to share! I am hoping that I will be able to share more details in the next couple of days, cuz if I don't I think that I may burst!!!!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Jillibean Soup goodness!

Here are a couple of projects I completed with some of the newest releases from Jillibean Soup. I love the bright fun colors, they were totally perfect to use for the layout of my little man. He truly is a wild child and brings sooooo much color to my life!

I was totally giving myself props for getting the corners perfect on the zig zag stitch. Hubby could not understand why this made me so happy. He couldn't relate at all. LOL!

A simple, but sweet card for someone special. Okay that's it for today!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Not TOO shabby!

I made this layout and submitted it to Scrapbooks Etc's. challenge blog. I also submitted it to Create My Keepsake as my March guest designer entry. For CMK I was supposed to create a layout using a soft color palette, at least one button, ribbon somewhere on the layout and distressing. The layout needed to reflect "Shabby Chic" style, which is one of my all time favorite looks. I found out on today that I was one of 5 winners chosen over at Scrapbook's Etc.'s site! Woo Hoo! I guess this layout is not too shabby after all.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Let's celebrate!

It was my blogs birthday two days ago! It's been one year and 77 blog posts since I began this little blogging journey. I have enjoyed the process of blogging and recording memories, staying connected with friends and sharing a few pieces of me along the way. I have not particularly enjoyed learning HTML! I must admit that I have murmured a few expletives a time or two (or ten) during the learning process. LOL I am glad that I took the time to educate myself, though, even if it meant a few hours of frustration. So raise your glass of whatever you may be drinking and say cheers to my little blog for it's birthday!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The desire to create

This is from Rhonna Farrer's blog.

The quote is by Uchtdorf and all I can say is amen & hallelujah to that!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

12 of 12

Today is the 12th of February. I can hardly believe it! I have mentioned before that I do a monthly project called "Twelve of Twelve", but I don't think that i have shared any of my layouts yet. I am not even sure if I have clarified what "12 of 12" is. Oops, sorry! Twelve of Twelve was started by a woman named Susan. The idea is to take photos of your life on the 12th day of the month, then use 12 of those photos for a layout. Easy peasy, right? I love the idea of documenting the average day in life. Nothing spectacular or particularly amazing, just life as it happens. Like today, for example, I am home sick. Nothing extravagant about that. However, I did get my kit in the mail today from Jenni Bowlin! It's her new release stuff from winter CHA, the farmers wife. Oh, also, she is giving away a spot to Scrap Etc where she will be teaching again this year. You have till tomorrow at 12pm to make a comment for a chance to win, so hurry over!!

Okay, sorry, I got carried away. So, before March get's here I thought I'd share last months creation. It is a very simple design which makes it easy to finish. I think I might follow this template every month this year so that all of the layouts look cohesive.

Check out the blog and then consider joining me next month. If you read this early enough in the day you can even jump in now. Have fun if you decide to play.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Leno and some layouts

We are back and boy were we tired! It was a whirlwind trip! I wish we could have stayed longer, but we did have a good time. When we arrived in Vegas this was waiting outside to take us to our hotel!
We stayed at the Paris Hotel. It was beautiful inside and out! In front ofthe hotel is an exact replica of the Arc de Triomphe. It was quite impressive!
I couldn't have said it better myself!
Here I am striking a pose in front of the Eiffel Tower. It measures half the height of the real one and has an elevator up to the top!
We did a bit of site seeing during the day and at night we attended a "VIP gala". I heard the longest, by far, rendition of The Star Spangled Banner I have ever heard in my life! Don't get me wrong, the soloist had a good voice, but good golly! The highlight of the evening was the guest speaker, Jay Leno. He was so funny! His delivery was great and his timing was perfect! It was obvious that he has been in the business for many years.
Well, that pretty much sums up the highlights, now onto the layouts!

Here is one I did for a wedding theme. The quote on the layout is by Emily Bronte. It says, "Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same." I totally related to this quote, so that is why I chose to use it.

This one is about moi'. The journaling reads: "Right now I am: 35, mother of 2, so in love {still}, happy, busy, creative."

Well there you have it! That's all for now, thanks for stopping by.

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