Saturday, January 31, 2009
Awesome huh! Ok so you know what to do. Get your drink, come chat it up, do some shopping if you feel so inclined ;)
Hope to see ya there!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Z- "Mom, I am going to be a writer just like Nora Roberts, you know her right?"
Me- "umm yes I know her, but what the heck do YOU think you know about Nora Roberts my dear?"
Z- "Well she is a writer AND her favorite color is PINK!"
Me (rolling my eyes)- "Now how on earth do you know her favorite color is pink?"
Z- "It just is MOM! and I want to write books just like her"
Me- "ohhh because you have read soo many of them right"
Z- "well you wont let me because they have bad words in them, but when I get older I am going to write books and they are going to have bad words in them too!"
At this point I just give up. There is no winning here. So without further adieu or editing, I give to you........
Tittle: BLOOD CASTLE (written in squiggly scary handwriting of course)
Illistrated by Zoe
Dedication- To my mom who taught me to write and read and do math. She loves books!
One day Sara Robertsons lay in bed. She had a bad dream, not even a dream...a NIGHTMARE.
She did NOT(underlined 3 times!) come out of her dream. She was in Blood Castle!
She found dust all over the cielings and doors and hallways. Spiderwebs were on walls. Then mist and darkness came.
Blood Vain who was bad, took the girl into the dundeon (dungeon). As the went further, the more the light went away. Blood Vain locked Sara Robertsons in a gloomy dungeon with bars most like a jail.
What can I say to that? My kid is HILARIOUS.
Now a segue into my 5 faves:
I have 2 lists today
First my 5 faves from CHA:
#1. PRIMA PRIMA holy heck PRIMA- I have to say their releases were the BEST. While I am not wild about some of the papers, the embellishments they added this release are nothing short of spectacular. I can't list all of my faves from them but the Artistry Tins, the Flirty Little Secret line, Artful Cardboard and Donna Downey's fabric are all at the top of the list for me. And I just remembered, Wendy has some of the new DD fabric in the store right now! CHECK IT OUT!
#2. Pink Paislee-I love their new Enchanting line and the new accessories they have added to the mix. The new sticker books are at the top of my list of must haves.
#3. pictures of the Graphic 45 booth- WOW! Did they ever do an outstanding job. Their booth looks like a store I would want to shop in. And wouldn't you know, I just went over to their site and they WON Best in Show! Well deserved! Check out the photos here.
#4. Tattered Angels- I really like the look of their new Glimmer Glass. I would love to try it out!
#5. The Making Memories blog party- Making Memories throws THE BEST blog party during CHA. It is always a ton of fun, they are so generous with their giveaways and there is ALWAYS something going on. So THANK YOU Making Memories for giving those of us stuck at home something to do and a way to feel involved.
#1. Man vs. Wild- Bear Grylls visited none other than OREGON! Who woulda thought? He was dropped off in Hell's Canyon, which I have never been to. So it was kinda cool to see that part of Oregon. The episode had the usual eating of a rotten deer carcass and all around insanity, but was pretty cool to watch. Plus he is EASY on the eyes, if you know what I mean ;)
#2. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella- This is the first book of hers that I have read. And just like I knew I would, I LOVED it. The book was funny and quirky and I can't wait to get a hold on the Confessions of a Shopoholic series :)
#3. Fat Tire beer- I can't remember if I have already listed Fat Tire as a favorite but if I have then it must REALLY be one of mine LOL. A fantastic amber ale and when you add a little slice of orange, ahhhh it is pure heaven in a bottle, or glass as I drink it.
#4. yahoo radio- seriously where on earth have I been that I have not been listening to this while I am on the computer?!??! My favorites are the 80's rock, 90's alternative and every once in a while for a good laugh I hit the Power Ballads!
#5. kirin notebook blog- love the clean design she has going on over there. Great highlights and funny writing. check it out :)
Ok so my mile and half long post has come to a close. Have a fabulous and safe weekend and as always, if you posted a list today let us know! Still on the fence about participating in 5 Faves? TODAY is the day, try it out. You can do it! Think of 5 things that you loved this week or heck it could be 5 things you hated, but try it on for size. I think you will like what you see ;)
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
How cute are these pictures of my Mom in her baby buggy. They are small I know, but not much can be done about that. She looks all cute and chubby. I used the Hello! Beautiful line again on this layout and added some Webster's trim as well.
So can you tell I am into heritage photos right now? Webster's paper is just too perfect for them! Here is my Grandma and her friends all dressed up in their furs. I have no idea where they were going or what they were doing but Gram wrote a little message on the back saying that something must have been really funny but she couldn't remember what it was.
So there is Hello! Beautiful for ya! Perfect for Valentine's Day projects as well ;)
And before I leave...How about a couple of peeks at this month's Bad Girl kit? It is glittery, girly and FUN! True Bad Girl form.
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Here's the details:
Time- 6pm PST
Place- inspireME simply click on the chat link located at the top of the page
Grab a drink and some chocolate and you had better do a few finger exercises as well because it goes FAST!!
So I hope to see you all there :)
So I decided to have a little fun while my boss Carrie from Paper Trunk is having a time with some of the Paper Trunk girls down in sunny CA!
Come check out the blog if you want some goodie treats!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Since it is Monday, it also means that it is Project 52 day as well! Today's project is brought to you by Jeni Boisvert. She thought of something really fun and inspiring. So head on over to check it out and leave a comment to be entered for a drawing!
Now I have some work to do but I will be back later with some goods!
Friday, January 23, 2009
(This boat is sinking this boat is sinking)
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid
But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Or should I have said…welcome to a whole new world of art? Because that is what you are in store for here week after week as the BAD GIRL DESIGNERS and I tantalize your senses with lots of gorgeous artistic creations that will enable you to unleash the hidden artist in you. Make no mistake…we will push the envelope…we will help you to rethink….to reinvent art…to tear it down to its bare bones, to analyze it, but most of all to set your soul free and learn how to enjoy the process…that is what art is all about. This is not a challenge Blog….this is a Teaching Blog…an Inspiration Blog if you will…and we do wholeheartedly encourage you to be inspired and then to create your own inspiration and share it with us….
My goal with Project 52 is not only to help you to be inspired, but also to help you learn how to unleash your fear. Most of the barriers that hold us back from being the best artist we can stems from that nasty little critic inside of you that taunts you every time you sit down to create….do you know who I am talking about??? The evil little voice that always convinces you that “you suck”….”just give up…you can’t create art”……”that doesn’t look good, maybe a different color would be better”….”you know you can’t work with that medium…give it up”…”what the heck are you thinking??? Are you crazy??? You can’t mix those elements and colors together” and the banter goes on and on until your soul is worn out and you truly throw in the towel….no mojo…and you stop creating….or if you keep creating, you feel unsatisfied and your art is lacking from what you truly want it to be…and why??? Because you shut down…because you are not creating from the depths of your soul….you are listening to the critic and he is winning the game. It’s time to make a change….and that is what Project 52 is here for…so roll up your sleeves and get ready to create…
So if this sounds like something you would love to check out, head on over to PROJECT 52!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Last night Webster's Pages posted their sneak peeks at our 2 new lines plus new alphas, diecuts, vellum overlays and trims. Make sure to stop by the inspireME site to leave a comment and be eligible to win some new goods! Also we will be having a LIVE CHAT at inspireME Jan 27th at 6 PST. So be looking for more details later on.sorry so short and sweet today but I must be moving on. Booster Club calls ;)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
That isn't all the Bad Girls news though. Yesterday also started the launch of our 2009 Design Team Search! Wendy is looking to add a few new design team members to the group. The call is open from January 14th to February 11th at midnight PST. You can find all the details HERE!
We will also be launching the Bad Girls Project 52 blog very shortly! So keep an eye out for those details. Wendy has something pretty incredible up her sleeve.
So now I bid thee farewell as I must hop in the shower so I can go scrapbook with my friend Pammy Mac!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here is my take on it. I tweaked it a little bit to suit my design but the general idea is still there. I used bubble wrap as a stamp on my background. I used a Prima flower bottle cap as a "stamp" by putting brown paint on it and stamping on my background to mimic a coffee cup stain. Then I followed the basic design of the sketch and journaled about how I was feeling crappy about my style and skills as a scrapbook designer one day. I bought a Starbucks one particular day while I was feeling especially awful and I happened to look at the quote on the cup and it said the exact words that I needed to hear. Stupid and lame I know, but it was just the right words at the right time, ya know!
So there you have it. My 5 Faves of the Week. What are yours? If you are new to 5 Faves and want to be added to the official sidebar let me know. Half the fun is reading everyone else's 5 Faves.
Have a great day all!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Zoe sure has grown in 3 years. I found these pics on my computer a few weeks ago and thought how cute and adorable she looks. A tiny, chubbier version of her now 7 1/2 year old self. Webster's Pages paper meets Tim Holtz Grungeboard on this layout. Ohh and I snuck some new Webster's trim in there as well!
Wendy challenged the designers to do a layout about resolutions. I used a combination of Making Memories paper, a trimmed out edge from the Jenni Bowlin diecut paper and I love that Daisy D's hinge. Been a long time since I used one of those!
My last layout is a tribute to my Aunt Claudette. She passed away several years ago from brain cancer and I try to make a layout every year in her honor. The Webster's Pages paper was absolutely perfect for this picture and for the feeling I wanted to convey in this layout.
And last but not least is my little birdie ornament. I bought a little nest for 1.00 at M's and then added some Spanish Moss and the ribbon included in this months kit to make a nice little home for him. For the bird himself, I simply painted him with a mixture of glitter mod podge and some Pearl Ex pigment. When he was dry I added some Basic Grey rub ons.
So there are my goods for January. But wait........what is this I see?Hmmmm. I wonder what this could be all about?!!? Stay tuned to see what Miss Wendy and Bad Girls has up their sleeve!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Up first in my 2009 edition:
For Christmas I got to go to my first NBA game! Blazers vs. my team the Suns! Now this may sound like kinda a lame present to some of you, but I can't even begin to explain just how much fun it really was. We scored some awesome seats (row 12!) and we were right behind the Suns bench, so I got to see my fave Steve Nash up close. No one could have fully prepared me for how stunned and shocked I was going to be. I can't wait to go again. I am hoping to get to see LeBron in action this time round ;)