Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
ScrapCity had a great mini crop last weekend hosted by Wendy!!!! There were four card challenge (with sketches) and you got to do up to four cards for each challenge. I whipped out these cards in no time at all! Then I found out that I won one of the challenges cause Wendy drew my name! YIPEE!
OK, then I did FIVE, yes, FIVE sketch challenges!
These challenges came from:
52 Sketches....52 weeks (Sushi night and Daddy in Waiting)
Your Memories By Design (YMBD) weekend scraplift challenges: (Us and Love)
By the way DID YOU NOTICE! I won this past weekend with my Love LO at yMBD! YEAH ME!
And the last was for Creative Scrappers for their Feb. Guest DT challenge: (So Silly)
OK then I have some MORE LO's! I started my new DT responsibilities at 2 Scrappy Chix Designs. Their new Feb. kit is AWESOME! I got it and played with it ALL WEEKEND. In total, I made: 3 LO's, 1 word book album, 1 mini-album (3x3); 1 alterted item ( a wall hanging), and 2 cards!! OMG it is the best kit. I can't post them yet until the reveal on Feb. 1. Here is the kit:
BUT I also had to post a challenge for January. My challenge is to CRUMPLE YOUR PAPER and use it on a LO. I did an example of this technique:
OK, I think that is good for now! I am working on some more stuff, and I want to update my project 365 pics this week, too!!
Oh yeah, one more thing: Check out this great tutorial on making a mini album from envelopes by Wendy at the ScrapCity Blog. I started it, but have to finish it soon!!!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Here is a sneaky peek ( a very TINY peek) at the Feb kit:
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Today was the first episode of the new Biggest Loser!!!! I love to watch this show every week. Keith will watch it with me, but he makes fun of my facial expressions when I watch the show. Sometimes I get teary-eyed and he will laugh. We have this joke where we ask each other "Do you want to watch the Biggest Loser?" and then we stare at each other and say, "I already am". Corny, I know. Keith to a pic of me watching the biggest loser.
So since Christmas music is over for another 11 months, I have ggone back to my music "roots"! :) I was listening to an 80's station, and then a classic rock station, but Keith has his alarm set on 94.5 The Buzz, which is alternative and rock. I missed you guys!!!! I love the new Nickleback and Puddle of Mudd... I rock out with my radio really loud on my way to school every am.
Today we went to Lowe's to get the paint for the Baby's room! It was dead in there, so we picked a good night to go. They couldn't match the color of the furniture because it was too dark, I guess, so we had to try and match it as best as we could. The green, Jalapeno Jelly, will be on the bottom, and the light yellow, Champagne Dance, will be above the chair rail. The beige is for the bathroom, and the dark Brown Velvet is the color of the furniture. (The next color up from the yellow Champagne Dance was called "Cuddle" and I wanted that b/c of the name but it was a bit too yellow).
The first day of Week 2! Kinda boring....but we did this fun lab in class today where students had to "fish" with straws for beans out of their "ocean". It was hilarious watching them. The lab was supposed to demonstrate the concept of "Tragedy of the Commons", and I think they got the idea!
Me at working grading papers, which I HATE! It is the worst part about teaching!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Today was an uneventful day. A bit of cleaning and a long talk about if we are ever going to move back to NY. We needed to talk about some of that. After our talk we went for a four mile walk, and we passed by Bark Park! It isn't officially open yet, but we have snuck in to check it out!
I almost forgot to take my pic of me, so I took it right before I went to bed, cuddled up with the cat on the couch!
Well it was back to the grindstone today. Keith and I both had to work. I actually went to bed early, but I woke up at 3:45 to pee, and couldn't go back to sleep. I got out of bed at 5, and took my time this am. Monty loves to come in the bathroom and watch me take a shower. When I get out and flip my hair over to dry it, he loves to suck the water off. This is an everyday occurance!
I was so tired when I got home, that I went to go lay down for a nap. This is a daily occurance, too! I set my camera up on self timer, and got on the couch to go to sleep. When it went off, Chloe just happened to sit in front of the camera the right moment! How cute!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
POTD Jan. 1
All these pics were taking while I was sitting in the same spot!
These orchids are on my kitchen table, and I have had them for about a year and a half. They keep surprising me by making more and more blooms every time! They are so pretty and they almost look fake!
OK, had to take this pic because, well, it is just out there...my belly that is! I am going to have to take my belly ring out very soon. Bye Bye belly ring! (And belly, for that matter).
My special guy is always around me when the dog is outside. He is so photogenic.
I was inspired by Megan at 2 Scrappy Chix Designs, who did a similar project using the same paper line and made her month cards from cutting board mats that you get at the dollar store (which I used, too). The paper is Sassafras Lass and the box came from Cosmo Cricket. I added a place on the back for stamps, too, so I can mail out my cards when I need to!
Speaking of 2 Scrappy Chix Designs, I found out today that I made the cut to be one of their newest design team members!!!!! I am SOOOOO excited. I have worked with some of the other ladies there before, and another one of the newest DT members, Taryn, I worked with at SugarNSpice (which is now shut down for good :( ). I am looking forward to doing projects for the team!