Tuesday, March 31, 2009

GCD Studios Party

So I didn't get a call for a Design Team position {boo hoo}, but they are having a big celebration on Monday to announce the new team. Lots of GIVEAWAYS! They also have some other positions they are announcing; 4 Guest DT gals, 40 Spotlights and 21 Product Testers. Maybe I'll make one of those. It would be cool to be a product tester or a guest designer. I have no idea what a spotlight is.

GCD Studios Call Day

Today is the day. GCD Studios is announcing their new design team starting at 9 am PST. There were 471 entries! You can go visit there site here to find out who makes it. {wish me luck}

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Hero Arts Blog

One of my favorite places to go for creative inspiration is turning 1 this week. I discovered this place last summer and have been coming back ever since. They are having a week of celebration with lots of giveaways. Here's a 10% coupon to use in the store, too (use code BLOGBDAY at checkout) You can get to the blog here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just sharing

I've been playing around with making my own layered digital scrapbook templates. Here is a template I created and a layout using the template. If you would like to download the template you can get it here.


Patterned paper and flowers - Paislee Press

Journaling Block - Jessica Sprague

Bracket - cassie d'ambrosio

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I went to the doctor yesterday for my shoulder. After waiting for almost an hour the doctor finally comes in and plops this little white dog down on the countertop where he sat, slept and started at me throughout my appointment. After getting ove the initial shock that a doctor would bring a dog into work where you would expect the most sanitary conditions, I started to think about it. It's good thing that I love dogs (and isn't he cute?), but what if someone was allergic? I know this breed doesn't shed, but still! What if there was someone completely terrified of dogs (of all sizes) like my son? She didn't even ask if I minded the dog being there...just plopped him down as this was a normal thing to do.
The doctor left briefly to take a phone call so I snapped this photo with my cell phone as any scrapper would. Now looking more carefully at the photo...is that an exam gown he's sitting on?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cecily and ...Astronaut Adventure

This weekend Debby and I took Sophie and her friend Grace to the American Girl Doll Fashion Show benefit. The shows
benefit Dragonfly Forest, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to offering seriously ill children an
overnight camp experience in a safe environment, and The Saturday Club Children’s Charity Fund. The show we attended was hosted by the one and only Cecily Tynan, meterologist for ABC news. She's got a terrific personality and is even prettier in person than she is on TV.

Also this weekend Sophie finally finished her big Science project. This is one she put off as long as she could. It truly was like pulling teeth trying to get her to work on this. The assignment was to create a board game about the solar system complete with instructions, game cards, playing pieces and the board. This is when it comes in handy to have a scrapbooking mom. We used photoshop elements, the Cricut Expression, Xyron 510, paper trimmer, cardstock from my stash and punches. Here's the result:

Layout from Friday's crop

This is one layout that I had wanted to do for a while. I made the flowers a long time ago and put them together with the photo last year sometime. Amy gave me this floral peice of Bo Bunny patterned paper as part of a crop gift and it was exactly what I needed for this layout. Thanks Amy.

cardstock - DCWV
Patterned Paper - BoBunny
Trim - Doodlebug
chipboard letters - Chipchatter
die cut letters - sizzix
Flowers - by me

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm not good at crops

I went to an all day crop at my friend Amy's house today. I had a lot of fun, but didn't get much done. I don't know why, but I never do. I don't bring enough stuff to finish any layout or card, but manage to bring tons of other stuff that I don't need at all. Meanwhile everyone else got at least 3 layouts done each. Emilie got there a while after me and whipped out 3 amazing layouts in no time. I left with 2 started layouts and 2 started cards. As soon as I unpacked I grabbed my supplies and finished one of my layouts in about 10 minutes, proving to me that I suck at crops. This fact won't keep me from going to them because I just love the social part of it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

7 days and counting

only 7 more days until our new Target opens...WOO HOO! not that it's been a problem going to the one 3 1/2 miles down the road. I have to admit that when I heard that another Target was going to be built so close to where I live I was not too happy about it, but as soon as the construction started and there was no turning back, I couldn't wait. This will make my life so much easier!

and yes, I know I have to fix my blog header!