Now for my good ol regular 5 Fave Fridays. I have to make up for missing last week, ya know!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Now for my good ol regular 5 Fave Fridays. I have to make up for missing last week, ya know!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I am drowning in a sea of incredibly short deadlines over here and I will post when I come up for air.
Til then, take care and I shall see you shortly!
thanks to Mary and Lisa for sending postcards for Zoe's class. She was so excited and thrilled to be able to put some up on the map :) We sincerely appreciate your time and effort!
Monday, October 20, 2008
But I guess a good thing is that the latest Design Experiment is up today and it was my turn to come up with the prompt. Wanna hear it? It's a good one! Here it goes:
Can you think back to five years ago? What was your life like then? Who were you as a person? Do you think that person from five years ago would recognize who you are now? That's what this week's challenge is all about!Sometimes it's hard to live in the now. To be aware and thankful of all the wonderful things around us right now. The days fly by so fast and memories seem to fade just as quickly.
So our challenge is to write a letter to your future self to be opened in 5 years.
This letter could be a reminder of all the wonderful things that you have in the here and now, a list of things you would like to have, or where you think you will be in 5 years from now. Just make it real, make it heartfelt, just make it you.
Our Guest Designer this week is Jenn Olson and her layout is truly stunning! I have been a huge fan of her work for a LONG time now.
Here is my layout, I used all Webster's Pages products minus the green gaffer tape ribbon BUT if you look hard enough the green lace by the butterflies is the NEW Webster's Trim!
I hope that you all come check out the blog and are inspired to play along with us!
In some other scrappy news, Jessica Sprague is starting up a new FREE class on her website. I love her work, her designs, they way she tells her story and this class is called Stories In Hand. Check out her blog for the details, registration starts TODAY!
And last but not least, the beautiful Dani Flanders tagged me on her blog today.
(The rules....link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.)
#1. I think I hate peanut butter. My family eats it on EVERYTHING. Every morning Zoe wants either pancakes or french toast with peanut butter and syrup. I have made this so often, that every time I open the jar of peanut butter, I gag.
#2. I long to write the great American romance novel! I love reading them and have wanted to take a shot at writing one for years now. But I feel like any writing skills I may have possessed at one time are LONG gone now. One can dream though, right?
#3. I have turned into a hermit. At one point in my life, I had tons of friends. Had something to do all the time. Now I am lucky if I see one other adult human being more than one time a week. It is sad really.
#4. I never had Sr. pictures taken. I am not the most photogenic person and I was afraid that they would turn out horrid and ugly, so I never got them. I am now wishing that I would have.
#5. I have never seen a James Bond movie ever. And I really don't feel that I am missing out on anything. Oh and I have never seen any of the Rocky movies. John tells me that the first one is really good, I refuse to watch it.
#6. In high school, my friend Jamie and I used to go thru all the drive thru's in our town in reverse. We thought it was totally HILARIOUS too. God what dorks we were LOL.
#7. One of my biggest regrets is never finishing college. I want to go to design school and I can't believe how stinkin much it costs. I think I need to win the lottery to ever be able to go.
Well I hope you all have a better Monday than I am having. I have a pit I call a scraproom I have to clean before I get lost in here. Have a great day!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Here are some of my fave things this week:
#1. Zoe has caught the cheerleading bug! I just knew she would inherit my love of cheerleading. I signed her up for a week long cheerleading camp put on by the Roseburg High cheerleaders and this kid is having a blast. I took some cute pics of my mini cheerleader and have blurred out any of the other people in the picture for privacy purposes. But I now introduce you to Cheerleader Zoe:
I have to admit that I was hoping to see my fellow cheerleaders kiddos in camp as well. We missed you Moriah and Faith!
#2. The Sarah Silverman Program- Sarah Silverman is HILARIOUS! I love how she is unapologetically herself. Rude, crude and well this girl has balls is all I will say. My all time favorite episode is the one about TAB soda. I love Brian Posehn and that episode is just the best ever. Oh I do have to say her taste in men leaves something to be desired. Jimmy Kimmel?!?!
#3. Coconut Creme CoffeeMate- Jamie you got me hooked sister! I normally do not like coconut anything but yum this is the good stuff. My next favorite would have to be the Vanilla Chai Spice.
#4. I couldn't pick between the following two blogs so I am going to share both. I have spent countless hours this week at both Modish and DesignMom. If you find yourself bored today with nothing to do, go have some fun checking out these sites. Something for EVERYONE!
#5. My Scrappy Fave of the Week- my sewing machine. I have gotten it out twice this week which is a LOT for me. I created this layout with it. My skills leave much to be desired, but I am getting more and more comfortable with how my machine works. Haven't lost a finger yet!
So there we have it! As always link up here if you decide to post today.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
have a great Wednesday all!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here is a Webster's Pages layout I made this weekend. It uses the Reflections of Nature "Bee Balm" paper (backside) and I did some sewing on it! surprise surprise
And here are a few cards I made on National Card Making Day but was just too lazy to post.
Isn't that social butterfly pin super cute? I picked that and a few other pins up at Pier1 the other day for a whole 50 cents! I also got one that is a night owl one that is adorable. Just couldn't resist.
Ohhhhhh and I almost totally forgot! This weeks DESIGN X Challenge. How could I forget that? Here it is:
What are your favorite things about the fall? Is it the cool weather, the changing of the leaves, fun fall recipes? What do you love most about fall?
Here is my layout I made this week using a few new freebie kits I downloaded by FeiStuff at Oscraps.com. I had a LOT of fun experimenting a bit in PS and tried a few things I haven't done before.So if you love Fall and are feeling enticed to scrap about it, come join us at the Design Experiment! We would love to have you join us :)
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here are some cards I have made using Paper Trunk products to donate to the cause (warning: I am HORRID at making cards!)
For more details, please refer to the Paper Trunk blog and make sure to check there often because the team will be posting cards on a regular basis throughout the month :)
Friday, October 10, 2008
#3. Dingbat's Agenda-Found this blog the other day and it is LOADED with inspiration and just cool stuff all around. I followed links for about an hour yesterday from there. Go check out her site for yourself. She makes INCREDIBLE letterpress cards such as these from her etsy site!
#4.vi.sualize- I found this awesome site via Jessica Sprague's blog (which by the way it is Photoshop Friday over there!!)- This site allows you to save, store and organize images on the web. I found a TON of inspiration on the site itself, plus you can save images that YOU find while out surfing the net. Definitely worth checking into people. Wasted a LOT of time there this week!
#5. Scrappy Fave of the Week- Making Memories Paperie. I am sure by now that you know that I LOVE MAKING MEMORIES! This line is a must have. I need to do some shopping. ASAP!
So there it is. Trust me, I could have gone to like 10 today LOL. Funny how that goes. Some weeks are definitely harder than others to find the goods! Once again, HOOK US UP here if you have posted your list today!
I also have a quick favor to ask of you my friends :) Zoe's class is trying to collect postcards from every state in the U.S. They have only collected about 1/2 of the states. If you live in any of the following states and wouldn't mind sending a postcard, please let me know and THANK YOU!
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
Have a FANTASTIC weekend!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
So take a moment to think about what songs or music has influenced your life. It could be the song you danced to at your wedding, the first record you ever bought, your favorite hymns. We all have music that moves us, that is in the very fiber of our being, the soundtrack of our lives. What's YOURS?!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here are the new journaling cards to accompany the paper line:
And the newest member of the Webster Pages family is Old World message cards:
These papers will be shipping on the 13th of this month! If you want to order directly from Webster's Pages you may do so via their website- www.websterspages.com or send an email to your local scrapbook store or online retailer OR even kit clubs asking them to order the Hello! Beautiful line. We do have a great referral program! For EVERY store that signs up because of YOU, you will receive a FREE PACKAGE of WEBSTER'S PRODUCTS! Just download this form http://websterspages.typepad.com/retailerning.jpg. For more information please read here!
We had our first inspireME chat last night and it was a total riot. Had such a great time with some wonderful people. We had several give aways and the winner of our quarterly contest was announced and it was none other than the fabulous AMY TARA!! This girl KNOWS how to use Webster's Pages products that is for darn sure. So congrats to you Amy Tara!
If you haven't joined the inspireME site yet, I encourage you to do so now. An amazing group of women, sharing some flat out gorgeous and inspiring work. I am floored every time I look in the gallery.
Don't forget to be working on those lists for tomorrow ladies. I hope we have some new comers that join along. If you have been flip flopping over trying out 5 Fave Fridays, give it a shot tomorrow, what do you have to lose?
Enjoy your Thursday!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
This kit features Rose Moka and Basic Grey papers with a hint of Pink Paislee and has a bit of an owl theme going on with the fun stamp that Cari Fennell designed for us this month.
Here are two of my favorite add on kits this month- Pretty Little Party Girl and After Hours Party:
Here is how I used this months kit:
Make sure to check out the Design Team gallery and see what the other girls did this month. I know I was certainly inspired!
And one last exciting tidbit....Bad Girls is thrilled to have a new addition to our family, none other than Ingvild Bolme! I absolutely ADORE her work and also admit to stalking her blog. I am thrilled to be working alongside her and know that she will fit in just PERFECTLY! So welcome Ingrid!
Don't forget tonight is the chat at the inspireME site! 7pm PST! We will be chatting it up, I have now SEEN the sneak peek of the next mid release and OMG it is my FAVORITE by far. Amy Tara, girl you are going to freak when you see it :) So set the DVR to record your favorite shows (I have mine set for PUSHING DAISIES!!!) and come chat it up with us! And I will be posting the peeks either tonite after the chat or tomorrow morning.
Have a fabulous Wednesday (not Friday LOL) and I hope to see you tonite at inspireME!