Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Award

Thanks Kristi!

Here are the rules: 1)Post 10 honest things about yourself and post the award on your blog. 2) Give this award to some people who follow your blog.

10 Honest things about me

  1. I hate my toenails. Yep, I admit it. I don't paint them on a regular basis and I've never had a mani or a pedi. Oh the horror!
  2. I love wrap around jewelry: bracelets and rings. Silver and platinum are my fave. Gold just looks funny on me.
  3. I love the color triad Purple, Orange, and Green. I'm going on 6 years of loving this color combo.
  4. I can't get enough beach glass. I get the biggest high from finding it, especially if its cobalt or aqua. And even better if friends or family are searching with me.
  5. I talk way too much. And I know it. I think of it as a character trait.
  6. I love to listen to audio books while I drive. Music is great too, but there's nothing like a good book. I try to read them before I listen to them.
  7. I tan really well when I spend time in the sun. I haven't spent much time in the sun since my backing trip through Europe last Fall. I'm super bright white. :D
  8. I am not a light packer. Even though I went to work today and plan to go to a birthday party after, I managed to pack three canvas bags of things I needed for today.
  9. I enjoy writing lists. And crossing things off of lists. And reading lists. I even love combing lists together too.
  10. I'm always drastically behind in editing my photos. I still need to go through my people photos from Europe. I got tired of editing and now I think its time to get back to it!
I tag anyone who reads this and wants to play along!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wanna win $25?

We are having another blog hop for Everything Scrapp'n. This time around, all you have to do is leave a comment on the Everything Scrapp'n blog describing what you want to see Heather carry in the store. What new stuff from CHA is a must have? Favorite colors, line, embellishments? Once you leave a comment in the comments section of the ES blog, you will be entered in the contest for the $25 gift certificate to Everything Scrapp'n! And, in case that's not awesome enough, there's a pre-CHA sale going on at the store right now-July 2nd. Be sure to check out everyone's blog. I hear that someone is giving away Thickers.

Cassie Guest DT

I also have some craftiness to share. Here are some collage stamped cards, inspired by Heidi Swapp from Ali's Tuesday tutorial. The card on left is for Dan's step mom Vicky and the card on right is for my Grandma who celebrated her 84th birthday. Products used:
My Minds Eye Bloom Vines paper, My Minds Eye Bloom Bijou Birds-Brown paper, My Minds Eye Bloom Geometric Pink paper, Heidi Swapp Clear stamp, Prima Rebellious Pirate Owl clear stamp, My Minds Eye Laundry line clear stamp, Making Memories Passport clear stamp, Hero Arts wood grain rubber stamp, Prima Rebellious Love Owls clear stamp, Hero Arts Swirl rubber stamp, Martha Stewart Clear world travel stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

I had to play along with Scrapjacked this time. I just loved the 3 elements in Beth's book. I love the vibrancy in Fancy Pants line Summer Soiree. I went crazy with glimmer mist and diamond glaze (crystal lacquer). Can you tell I love stamping too? You can find most of the products at Everything Scrapp'n.
Products used:
Fancy Pants Summer Soiree Waves paper, Fancy Pants Summer Soiree Lounging paper, Fancy Pants Summer Soiree Cards, Doodle Bug Bon Bon Loopy lou black alpha stickers, Hambly journaling spots rub on-brown, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Coffee Shop, Tim Holtz Grungeboard elements-flat,
Hambly Overlay All Mixed Up-white, Heidi Swapp bling-orange, Bazzil Edges-orange, Cats Press-Noteworthy stamp, Making Memories Passport Clear Stamps, Inkadinkado-script stamp, Staz On Ink-brown, crystal lacquer

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The One With All The Summer Movies

With summer starting, I've been enjoying the longer days and sun. I've found a bit of time to catch up on the summer movies. I saw Star Trek in the theaters a few weeks ago. It was cute. It explained where a lot of famous sayings came from. I had no idea where "Beam me up Scotty" actually came from. I know, I'm sheltered.

Last weekend, my lovely friend Kate and her husband Chris joined Dan & I to see Up. It made me so excited about balloons! We had fun taking silly photos afterwords with the 3D glasses. I found a really cool program called Poladroid, which allows you to take digital photographs and "make" them into a polaroid! How cool is that? I went just a little bit crazy with it tonight. It allows you to make 10 before you have to close the program and restart it because the "cartridge is out of film." Totally cute!
Tonight we saw The Proposal. I thought the previews had so many funny things that it would be a let down. I hate when the previews give everything away. Not even close with this one. I laughed pretty hard, the majority of the time. And it was actually supposed to be funny too! Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were incredible. I think I might even have a mini crush on him now. Loved the movie, go check it out! Today was my day to blog over on the Everything Scrapp'n blog. Which means I have another creation to share! Working with Fancy Pants' On A Whimsy was just perfect for a recent visit to the zoo with my friend and her children. I love how playful and colorful this line is. Its great for any spring or summer outdoor activities.
Products used:
Fancy Pants On A Whimsy Fresh Air paper
Fancy Pants On A Whimsy Happy paper
Fancy Pants On A Whimsy journaling spots (from book)
Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards 3x3 Brown
Hambly Classic Animals rub ons-Brown
Doodlebug Designs Bon Bon Loopy Lou Alpha stickers
Hambly Frame wallpaper screenprint-Green, special edition
KI Memories Love Elsie Forrest Shaped chipboard buttons
Heidi Swapp Family clear corner stamp
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Petina
Colorbok tab-green
Staz On Ink-Brown
Zig Writer Pen-Brown
Hero Arts lower classic alpha stamps

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sale & Scrappiness

Heather is having another one of her great sales at Everything Scrapp'n. It ends tonight at 12am, EST. Use the coupon code FATHER for a 35% discount. I went a little crazy shopping and bought a lot of the new glitter thickers. Aren't they beautiful? My stuff arrived in the mail today and I'm so excited!

Here is a layout I created using Prima's Rebellious line by Adrienne Looman. This is a page for my June DT work for Everything Scrapp'n. I had a lot of fun playing with this line. It really allowed me to go crazy with cute product. This is a photo of my friends at my Graduation party from May 2007.
Products used:
Prima Rebellious Revolt DBSD Cardstock
Prima Rebellious Rebel DBSD Cardstock
Prima stamp-mini kit- Pirate owl
White Modern Dot Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-silver
American Crafts Thickers-Tinsel Foil alphas
Black circle mesh
Kaiser Circle rhinestone-silver
Elle's Studio journaling spot
Staz On Jet Black Ink
Making Memories distressing tool
Making Memories staples-black

I'll be back to share more pages soon!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

These things

Make me happy right now:

1. running into friends at the beach
2. meeting strangers and sharing a common interest
3. going on burrito runs with co-workers during lunch break
4. welcoming a new member to my extended family (my cousin's dog Ruby)
5. watching friends reruns with loved ones
6. finishing projects
7. meeting Kristi at Michael's for a quick walk through after work
8. eating fresh fruit
9. going for afternoon walks around the block
10. finding my balance

I wanted to share this photo of Dan that was taken by his mom, Zena, at his violin recital. He is finally finished with all 10 Suzuki books. I'm so proud of this graduate! I'll be back soon with LOTS of pictures when I've met a few more of my deadlines.

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