Thursday, February 28, 2008
It is going to be a lot of fun for me, and keep me busy!
Both are things that I love!
PcLayers is getting ready to do some fun again and so is Lazar StudioWERX, there are freebies on the horizon very soon!
Tomorrow if the weather and the puppy are cooperative we will be going out to let him try some racing with the big dogs! It is so great to see these big fast dogs run because they love to! They are so athletic, I will be taking pictures if we get there! Nikolay is such an athletic guy, he just loves to run his little bony butt off! And how does a dog that eats 6-7 cups a day of puppy food stay so skinny? He is just growing and pooping so much!
Anyway, I have to enjoy the next six months while he is "older" than me, LOL!
And here is another peek at what my little piece of news is! The excitement is killing me, can't wait to spill it!
Well short post tonight, we are enjoying some family time for the evening!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Of course, I got a few to bring home to my peeps too, and we had a cupcake tasting party at home that night, it was so fun!
Also, this layout is a hint of something new for me...
I am not telling yet, but it is something that I am REALLY excited about and the cat will be out of the bag soon!
It is really beautiful here today, tomorrow is Dave's birthday and I don't have a thought as to what to do for him, do you think he would mind some more cupcakes? mmmmmmmm!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Anyway, the latest challenge is to hand cut something and put it in your project. Easy and so fun! Great technique for digi-doers too, so no excuses, LOL!
And Teresa is donating her papers as raks, so how cool is that? I will also be giving a PcLayers gift card!
Please come and play!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
The weather was pretty gloomy today, but I did get to play tennis with my friend Lois and we won, so that cheered me up substantially! I am sometimes a little more competitive than I need to be in certain circumstances, but with tennis, there is no such thing! And I hadn't played very much in the last month (twice) so I was a little of my timing, it was at moments ugly tennis. But we did what we had to do to win, and if it takes winning ugly, I am just not above that!
Anyway, the afternoon is all about getting some kids from point A to point B and then back, so this is a short one!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The colors are so bright, vibrant and happy! Perfect for brightening a day in the heart of winter (that being said after looking out the window at the heaps of snow in our yard!) I love the little crown detail and the ribbon was of course a green that makes me swoon! All pieces from this yummy collection!
Nikolay and I just got back from a beautiful walk around the neighborhood. It is sunny and a wonderful temperature (easily 40 degrees, LOL!) perfect for getting out and listening to the birds and enjoying the beauty of our little area!
I have been trying to get back into the scrapping groove since getting home, but I have to admit that I am enjoying doing a whole lot of nothing. Over the holiday weekend, we all watched a bunch of movies, hung out and let the house get a little out of control, it was great!
But, I am ready to get back into a groove, get back to the gym and out on the tennis court! Is it me or is this month just flying by?
Anyway, I have some stuff in the works that I am excited to share and hopefully there will be a cool freebie on the horizon...
Monday, February 18, 2008
I adore Teresa's new product lines, they were so fun and easy to play with, and I am way looking forward to making many more projects with all of it!!! We were slammed, so I am thinking that I am not the only one who feels like they are super fabulous!
I got to see so many of my favorite scrapbooking buddies, and can I just say that I feel so blessed to know these talented and incredibly nice people!
I just love good people and it makes me so happy when good things happen to good people!
There was not much of an opportunity for me to walk the floor, but I did get to see a few people that way, and was grateful to catch up with a lot of my buds in the booth, lots of hugging and squealing, I am a bit of a goofball that way, LOL!
There are a few company's products that I am way looking forward to playing with, to name a few: Hambly (always!), Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Maya Road, Scenic Route, Autumn Leaves, Sassafrass Lass, Cosmo Cricket and of course Jenni Bowlin!
We ate In-n-Out burgers 3 times while we were down there, YUMM-O! El Pollo Loco is another fav of mine, and I talked Teresa, Ty, Ginger, Janna and Jamie into going on Saturday night, I enjoyed the food and the company immensely!
The class that Teresa taught on Monday night was packed with wonderful ladies and we had a great time at the Scrapbook Oasis! That is such a great shop, Karen and her staff really know how to have fun there!
I know that there are a ton of things I am forgetting, but the long story made short is that it was a great show, the weather was perfect and I am so grateful to have friends around the world because of this wonderful hobby, LIFE IS GOOD!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
How cute and over the top is this card? We decided that the tulle needed to be used on a card, just so Bella Girlie! How great is this for a Valentine card for that one special little dancer in your life?
Sorry, had to take it out, it is going to be used in PaperCrafts, (yay!)
My boys are great, they are in different stages of life because of their age difference, but they are still great friends and get along as well as a twelve and eighteen year old can be expected to...
I think the best thing that will come of that is we will have much stronger relationships with each other in the long run and that we appreciate what we have and are able to do so much more!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Again the Bella Girl was so fun for this layout of Laurel, she is incredibly NOT girly, but it helps tell a great story of who she is! The 7 Gypsies circle stamp and a circle punch from McGill made this easy and fun! (The ruffled paper so not easy but still really fun!)
This is a covered composition book using the Bella Girl, cutting apart the harlequin and adding some Doodlebug glitter paper and big gems really takes that gathered tulle over the top! But that is what Dreams are all about right?!!!
I used Boardwalk and cut out one of those big hibiscus flowers to add a big punch of color to the layout, Chloe just has such a beautiful glow from the summer sun, the perfect title for this layout!
A few projects from the Damask line! I just love the clean elegance of black and white, and adding the damask pattern makes it truly amazing! I love the scale of the largest damask piece, it really has great movement!
And a little card out of the journal it line, seriously this line is mind blowing with how versatile it is, it is hard to not use it on everything now! How did I ever live without it?
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
There is just a little bit of stickles glitter in red on the "you" to give it some extra lovin'!
I am really excited to be helping Teresa prepare for, and to go to CHA! We have just a few days left before it is time to get on the plane, so play, play, play with these wonderful new products is what I have on my agenda!
My kids are a little tired of me asking what do you think of this? And Dave has had the patience of a saint while I ask him if he can pick up some of the duties that I am slacking on!
I have the best family, so very grateful for their support!
Nikolay is the only reason I have been getting outside right now, LOL! He is growing so fast and is really such a good puppy, we are really enjoying him!
Anyway, back to the paper and glue!
Monday, February 04, 2008
This week is the last push for a lot of things that I have going on in life. I wanted to share one of the layouts from my last years entry for Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame competition. I am in the final stages of preparing another entry for this year, and it is really nerve-wracking! I have done projects that I am very proud of and have found myself feeling improved in my design skill and photography from where I was last year. I love to push the envelope and always try to improve myself in all that I do. I feel that contests like these really help me do that!I am also finishing last minute preparations for CHA, I just adore my friend Teresa, and can't wait to to see how her product line debut goes, it is very exciting! She is so talented, and I am very proud of her for pursuing her dreams! I hope you don't mind if this post is short because I am going to go do a little of that myself, with my eyes shut!
Friday, February 01, 2008