Friday, February 24, 2006

Okay then. I thought I had posted this here, but I'madorkafobicloser.


So...Day after I mail in lovely layout to Creating Keepsakes, I get an email from Scrapbook Trends requesting the exact same layout. Well...without the alterations CK wanted.

I was like whoa

When you're hot, you're hot.

So then I posted a play a long challenge for the Scrapbook Survivor gig I didn't make it out of the first round for. Much love. Wanna see it? Here it goes:

Life moves fast. Move with it. Or at least just lean with it and rock with it. I need music in my life. Blue skies, another blog to update. Time to move it. 30 minutes and my weekend is here.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Anyone? Anyone. Have a few kids...a spare husband...I could really get wicked with what I want to say here, but then I wouldn't be sugary sweet and nice enough. Yeah. Like I ever was.

Anyhow. I think I just need to do my own thing. Really. I have all sorts of crazy ideas brewing in my mind, so I think it is time to do as all the folks in person tell me to do and just start my own revolution.

Believe it or not, not every scrapper has kids and a hubby by 28. Just another of those "not cool enough to play with the popular kids" moments. It has passed.

So this weekend I am going to go and make copies of my recent creations so that I can add them to my portfolio. I think I might go back and teach classes. I think I might also do my own book. Crazy...I know. But I have wanted to do this for a while so instead of dreaming of and talking about "when I get famous" it's time to do it myself. Really, there is no other way. Trust me, I've tried. I'm just a bit too odd, out there, trite, and tongue in cheek for America (smile).

So off to seak out inspiration in life and then twist and screw it until it is something of me. Fun times!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Do I ever scrap?
Why yes I do.
This little doozie is for the
Scrapbook Survivor contest
at one of the many blogs I read.

If I had a clue, I'd link the html here, but I don't so you'll just have to search for it. patience when I'm on break...

More to come...

I of course will be altering this one and now I have the funds to go out and buy a real camera so...let the fun and games begin.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Done. Postal.

V-day is done. I made the lovely fun coupons for the BF and he seemed to appreciate them. I didn't get the time to make a card and didn't buy one either--don't think I'd find one that really says what I want to say so I let it go.

Postal. Supposedly, priority mail will make it from Seattle to Utah in 2-3 days. I'm tracking them. Sent off the 2 pager to Creating Keepsakes this morning. Brittany has been a pleasure to work with. Just like Angie was at Simple Scrapbooks. Really, they're just real people (smile).

Time to try and create. I'm blocked right now for the good stuff. Or is this really when the good stuff will come out? We shall see. Check the other blog...

Sunday, February 12, 2006


Oh what is a girl to do. I think I am pretty positive what I want to do, but it is Tuesday. And it is now Sunday. And I have to be in Oly tomorrow night. So yeah...not so much.

I have to really get a shake on the CBX deal if I'm going to do that. I think I want to go simple which is really not conducive to a CBX win, but somewhere along the lines I saw people posting that they were journaling finalists. I have a lot to say on this album. So for the very least it will make a great gift for a very deserving individual on a special day to come. I look forward to this.

But that brings me back to Valentine's Day and what is a girl to get a boy who has it all. Or at least who knows where to get exactly what he wants a lot cheaper than I ever would. I'll get it done. I always do and it always comes off better than anticipated.

So that brings me now to the AmEx ad questions. Another popular scrap worthy expose. To it goes [be sure to thank Rick's daughter on this one...gotta love those AmEx folks]:
Childhood ambition: to become a geneticist and play God.
Fondest memory: sitting in a group of super smart kids at the Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend and debating racial issues--super charged, super smart, super empowered. Tied with seeing my nephew Q for the very first time
Soundtrack: Miss New Booty. Yeah right. would be my own little special mix tape of angry girl/hate men/love/remorse/happy songs.
Retreat: my deck/balcony in a pinch. Someplace warm with only one person by my side
Wildest Dream: Africa. I have to get there
Proudest moment: making the decision to leave home and go to Cornell
Biggest challenge: staying at Cornell for the long haul once my grandmother became ill
Alarm clock: yeah I have one. But typically I wake up to the "aliens" of my cell phone alarm
Perfect day: wake up, see blue sky. It's warm (say 55...), I'm outside. I do something active, eat something good, drink something better, read something fantastic and spend time with someone important. preferably the bf. I'm not rushing to get something else done or to go and do something else.
First job: cotton candy maker at the local ball park
Indulgement: shoes? Where?? Are they on sale? Do I really need to eat? I've made such good progress...I can resist...must...resist...
Last Purchase: scrap stuff (of course) for a project
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption in this moment, Crash in the next...depends on mood
Inspiration: backwards. Looking outside of the box. Seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary
My Life: daughter, sister, wish grantor, good luck charm, lost soul

Friday, February 10, 2006

HoF. Not. But I did help to make another woman's entry into another major contest possible by RAKing a bit of supplies to her. Here's hoping she is a finalist and uses some of it so that I can live vicariously through others.

I just ran out of time on HoF. And I was starting to create pages that I really, REALLY loved. So perhaps I'll use the assignments as impetus for creating more great pages and really getting on the submission ball this year. I'm hyped about the CK page request and need to get over the whole "fear of networking" thing and do as I'm told--use those connections! Why not send your materials directly to the people who can make the decisions. So why not indeed.

Time to work it all out. Evidently, I'm dramatic enough for another Laura adventure at 2ps so...yipee!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Hof. Yeah right. Maybe, likely not. We'll see after tonight. Move on to CBX instead? I think so. I'm a bit burned out on it. Gotta send the scan of the altered LO. Fun times to finally make Creating Keepsakes. Life is good. Tired, but good. maybe I'll sit on the deck this evening, have a nice huge bowl of pasta and just enjoy it. Weather has been fantastic lately. Plenty of good light for pictures. Time to research a great camera since this will be my last major purchase for quite a while.