Friday, June 30, 2006

It got "there"

All for this:

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


How much did it cost me? Do you really want to know? Keep in mind that the materials costs pretty much include my scrap budget for the last two months since everything I bought (but not everything was used) was with SOY in mind. That said:

CK SBOTY contest.
materials for 20 layouts: $197.00
Kinkos color copies on 10 pt glossy cover stock 67.00
Patent Leather Portfolio for said color copies 11.00
2 Day Fed Ex to Bluffdale, UT 19.00

Finally coming up off it and entering this amazing contest Priceless!!

Stay tuned for the KI Memories tally. That album is coming out AMAZINGLY. I had to tie myself down to focus on SBOTY instead of tinkering on that one. I had half a thought to finish it and enter it as one of my 20 projects but then I woke up and realized I wanted to give it the time it deserved. All in the details my pretties.
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Track it with me now. FedEx. Two day. Be there by Thursday afternoon. I am so happy with the way it turned out it moved me to tears. I cannot believe I actually pulled it off. I want to jump up and down and scream. Now, I won't say the whole "I don't have a shot in hell" because, well, everyone has a shot right? Well, everyone who enters and the like.

I love my essay. Love my portfolio. Love my work, but...

This is such a huge dream. To be able to travel the world telling and hearing stories and getting creative in how we document our legacies. I would fall out my chair and hit the floor if I made even an honorable mention. Heck, if my portfolio even made enough of an impact to make it into a "table shot" of all the neat things they received. But if...check that WHEN (positive thinking...that's the only way I'll make it through this) I make Top 10!

Whoa...hold on sista!

I'll post photos of said entry later this week. Well, pieces of it that is (smile).

I'm such a tease...I know, I know...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Guess who...

Just finished up a fantastically smashing portfolio for about 20 items? (hint, hint)
Has one last Kinko's run to pick up said essay and title strips to finish the portfolio?
Has only to stick it in the box, address it and ship it on off already?

Know what I'm talking about? I love on the next update...

Friday, June 16, 2006

Fun toys!

I bought this:

yesterday at the Paper Zone bag sale. It was 30% off. So of course I bought extra little tag citcles and squares and rectangles. Oh my. Hey...I have some neat pictures to make into tags. It was all about the packaging. I saw the above and said to myself "Self, you really don't use tags that much to justify this."

Then I flipped it over and there was a picture of someone cutting out a small portion of a black and white photo and making THAT into a tag. I know...I never use my QK had tool either but...really. I almost bought an alpha for that. Yeah...and I said ALMOST.

What else did I buy you ask? Never mind that I got out spending a MERE $55 (that is good self control for those not in the know). What is most important is that I spent said money MOSTLY (not entirely, cause it is me after all) on stuff that is reusable. See the picture above.

Other reusable purchases--I bought some cool clear stamps--alpha set and NOT Technique Tuesday. Shhhh...don't tell anyone. I needed a relatively small set that I could color in. All for that KI colorful album. Couldn't help it.

I guess I'm back on the Making Memories train as well. I went into the place looking for those oldschool clear travel stickers. With travel quotes.

Couldn't find them. But I DID find some really cool MM foam flower stamps. And, of course, the tool above.

All said and done right? Well...uhhmmm. I also just bought a non (well, not really) scrap toy. It was a present for getting my column done. Check it on the Colored White blog.
Guess what? I need to count.

15 when I'm not looking at the floor. 4 more ideas. I constantly have to remind myself--it is NOT what they are looking for. It is who you are. You are unique, so rock it.

One is an ambitious project for a weekend. Well...not really. But really.

Time to start taking pictures and assembling. The writing is not an issue. which reminds me. Column due in t-minus 2.5 hours. Uggh. Uninspired. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I committed. Now I need to be committed.

Over on the Creating Keepsakes MB, I said to Erin "sure gal. you throw down the challenge, I'll bite."

So less than 20 days to get a Scrapper of Year entry together. I have a neat idea for how to get it done. I have 12 layouts done. I have three projects that I can throw in. I have two more projects half done that I can finish. That means three actual more projects/layouts. I have a couple of events this weekend and next. I think I might have another project I can include (I fluctuate between having 7 and 8 seen layouts that are currently in my entry). Think I just might do that. We shall see. I really want to get everything done this weekend so it can be assembled by Monday. Shipped by Monday after that. I can do it. Really...I can.

Especially if I get off of here. Not about winning because chances are very slim. But it is about being happy with what I do as a scrapper AND moving beyond the "should of haves".

Peace out.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Well if it ain't just me!

Got a toot for mag. Now that place is cool to beyond cool. Lots of stuff to get lost in for hours on end. Their online mag is fantastic. Got a call for a birthday tradition layout I did and it just might make the cover! It does get pubbed regardless so I'm doing the happy dance over that. {ETA: Didn't make the cover, but here's the layout!}

Banged out some fantastic Diversity Designs projects for the June kit. Ya'll watch out now and head on over there ( check the monthly inspiration tab).

Nothing like some shameless plugs.

Just submitted an application for a really cool looking kit club design team. Though I'm not much of a fan of competition (I'm honest!!) I AM a fan of sharing really cool stuff. So check THEM out at . {ETA: Didn't make the team, but their kits still rock the house!}

Okay...I promise. Enough enabling for one day.

Off to scrap some more!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

KIss Me Happy...

You know what I love about huge contests? I always get this notion that I'm going to enter. I buy all sorts of product. Make all sorts of plans. Plot all sorts of "so not me" projects. Which is interesting because in a regular moment, I use the stuff ANYHOW, in my regular life. Just that I tend to use it with other products instead of as just one manufacturer showcased so that doesn't go so well in DT competitions, etc.


I started this project for the KI album contest. With their Color Theory line. I like the line. Don't love it. Or I should say didn't love it. Probably still don't love it. But do very much like the colors of all things KI--from the pastels to the muted to the much more bold color theory line, I'm liking it.

So one night, I woke up with this grande scheme of what I would be doing with this here contest. I absolutely ADORE my book so far. I love that it is really me. Love that it is really special. But everyone creates something special. So just because I think my topic is dear and close to my heart, it is indeed a bit non-standard and doesn't have huge audience appeal. Overthinking the contest has lead me to slowly (but surely) come back around to what I like and what is important to me.

Lovely. Love it. Can't wait to more fully get this out and done because regardless of the outcome of it, I'm going to give it away. Because most of the products I got to create this were given to me. I so love what I've done and thought and come to with this and though I love KI, I love them moreso for pushing me to create this great album. No hard feelings, but I may not enter my album because I love it so much. But I'll definitely share it.

Here's to contests that get you creating from the heart again!