Friday, November 14, 2008

5 Fave Fridays!

THANK GOD IT IS FRIDAY! This felt like the week that would NEVER END! I am in some desperate need of sleep people. We have new neighbors next door and I am guessing it is a bunch of college age kids or something because whomever it is, has like 3 0r 4 cars there at all times and they are coming and going at all hours. Like 3:30 am this morning when they were outside laughing and talking as loudly as possible. Seriously 3:30?!?! I can tell that John is going to have one of his awesome freak outs within the week.

Ok enough of my rant, on to the 5 good things this week:

#1.- Get Smart and Kung Fu Panda- John brought home both movies this week and I loved both of them! I really really liked Get Smart way more than I thought I was going to. It was pretty dang good. And the Rock, well he is a feast for the eyes.

#2.- I am seeing some SUN! Ahhhh the blessed sun and we have more days ahead of us. This is big people. Big for Oregon.

#3.- Here are a couple of blogs I have been loving lately:

#4.-This fabulous purse! I have been eyeing this baby for months now and DesignMom is having a giveaway for guess what purse?!?!?!?!!!!

#5.- Scrappy Fave of the Week-Making Holiday Gifts. So far I have made 1 birdhouse ornament, a banner, a table centerpiece, a holiday recipe box, several cards and a huge Christmas Idea Center. It has been a busy craft week here at the ol homestead.

Ok I shared mine, now you share yours!

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So Modish is one of my favorite blogs to read. It is a daily must really and here is one of the many reasons why:


There is $778 worth of fabulous handmade etsy goodness here people! And they do this ALL THE TIME over there. I have found several of my favorite etsy sites via Modish plus post after post of pure inspiration.

So if you want to be entered for this fabulous giveaway, head on over to the Modish blog for DETAILS! It is that easy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A nip in the Air....

Brrrrrr! it is cold and my toes are like itty bitty ice cubes. Winter is definitely on its way. And how do I know that?

Well because the kick off for Bad Girls 2nd Annual Christmas Workshop is this Friday! Now what does this all entail? How about 22, count them 22 FREE classes that are being offered. Prizes and give aways galore, guest designers and more.

Here is a peeky at my class:

Grab some hot buttered rum, your scissors and come get in the Holiday Spirit with us at Bad Girls!

This weekend I went to a crop with some friends and I got a record 6 layouts and 3 cards finished. Now that may not sound like a lot to most people, but when you scrap at turtle speed like I do, well 6 is a lot. My first layout took me 4 hours to finish. I had a lot of fun and actually left my house. I will post some of those layouts later in the week!

As with every Monday, the Design eXperiment challenge is up! This weeks challenge:

Create a layout about a choice you have made in your lifetime that you may have questioned in the past, something that your response has always been: "I'd do it again."

Here is my layout:
I stumbled across this picture of Zoe and I. She had just turned 2, I was 24 and looked about 12. It kind of struck me how young I was and how fast time has flown since then.

Journaling: So many decisions in my life brought me to you! Yes, I was young and a bit scared too, but every wrong or right choice I have ever made has brought me to you. Would I do it again? U bet.

Ok I am going to go warm up with a blankie and some chicken and dumplings (YUM!) Hope that all of my friends out there are doing well :)


Friday, November 7, 2008

Five Faves Friday....the late night edition

Ok so I am barely sneaking in my list at the last moment here BUT I have made it at least.
let's start the list off right with:

#1. Russell Stover Urban Modern World Chocolates- Wendy AKA Miss Bad Girl herself sent everyone on the Bad Girls DT some fabulous treaties. And this box of chocolate was among those. Not only are these chocolates BEAUTIFUL to look at (I felt bad even eating one) but they come in an amazing array of flavors such as Grapefruit Ganache, Pistachio Nougatine and my favorite...Key Lime. OH and the box is brilliantly designed! Seriously, this box of chocolates would make a fabulous gift or stocking stuffer for the chocolate lover in your life! or for yourself ;)

#2. Apple-Peartini's- YUMMO! This week I went out for lunch and martini's with my Mom and I had a LOJITO (which was like a mojito but had this lemongrass-lime soda) and some super tasty garlic mushrooms and a french dip. Well after we had our drinks, John and Zoe wanted to go out to dinner, so we went to McMenamin's and I had my fave drink there, an apple-peartini. And man are they ever good. McMenamin's makes their own pear brandy and it is to die for delicious.

#3. Fave song on Guitar Hero World Tour- They have THE CULT! I actually think that this Guitar Hero is the worst one yet, like they didn't even try on this one. But there is a nice mix of music. I will give them that...Sting, TOOL!! YES TOOL!, but I am having fun rocking out to The Cult. We haven't gotten all the songs yet, so I am excited to see what else may be up their sleeves. Like we know HOT FOR TEACHER is on there. Anywho, just glad to see some love for my boys.

#4. A few bands that Zoe girl and I have been listening to are Avenged Sevenfold (Zoe loves the song Bat Country), Killswitch Engage, she is all about Mudvayne right now too LOL (crazy kid) and one of the house faves CLUTCH.

#5. Scrappy Fave of the week- C&T Publishing products. Now what is C&T you might be asking yourself right now. Well, the mainly deal with all things quilt related BUT they do create awesome Blank Board Books and alterable items. Plus they just started a new blog as well. Check out my side bar for the link :)

I just wanted to add that I am super excited about how many people are hopping aboard the Five Faves train!
Here are some more 5 Faves Lists for your viewing pleasure!
Anna Bowkis- Miss Pencillines herself :)
Jen Matot- aka Sigmagirl and TOP DESIGNER 2008
So just as a reminder...if you are 5 Faves Fridaying it and want to be added to the list, please leave a post ok. Cause part of the fun of posting the lists is READING other peoples lists :)

Have a great weekend all!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away!

Only 4 days into November and I am SICK of the cold and rain already. Heck we haven't even started yet. This is going to be a long long winter. UGH!!

First on the agenda today:
Bad Girls has gone live with our November kit "Vintage Treasure". This is definitely one shabby chic kit that is LOADED with 7 Gypsies goodness. My favorite goodies out of this months kit were the Melissa Frances card kit and the Heidi Swapp clear embellies!

Here is what I did with this month's kit:

My Favorite Add on for this month is definitely the Mistress Mae's Merchantile kit! Ohh the beautiful wonders in that kit. Lots of Webster's Pages too ;)

Make sure to take a gander at what the entire DT did with the kit HERE!

2nd on the agenda: Design Experiment #34 brought to you by fabulous Leslie Ashe (miss you girl! Email me!!)

Laughter is so good for the soul! Tell me what makes you laugh! Is it a family member? Something that happened the other day? Something someone said or did? Better it something YOU did that you can't stop laughing about?

Here is what makes me laugh:

We wanna see what makes you laugh! So come and join us. Create a layout and link us up at The Design X blog!

3rd up- Paper Trunk is looking for our TDOM for December! Wanna chance to guest design for Paper Trunk well here is your chance:

How would you like to join us as the December Trunk Designer of the Month? We have an exciting contest for you this month! We would love to see your paper crafting Christmas gifts! Those are your guidelines--the contest is as easy as uploading your Christmas gift creations into our showcase by November 21, 2008 at 11:59 PST. The contest is very open, and you are free to use your creativity! You may show us any paper crafting project that you would give to someone as a Christmas gift. Of course, layouts could be a wonderful gift, right?! Be creative, have fun!

*You are not limited to using Paper Trunk products for this contest, though we would love to see them!

Also thank you to anyone who participated in our Cards For Heroes fundraiser at Paper Trunk! A little scrappy love goes a long long way!

And I think that is it! The days get shorter and the work piles up faster around here. Have a Happy Election Day. I will be glad when it is all said and done. Phewww!