Friday, October 24, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
One Little Word's theme is "KEEP".
I used Bazzill cs, Dream Street pp-Enchanted and Art Nouveau, DCWV-All Dressed Up, Bazzill and Prima Flowers. BTW, don't ink the Bazzill Flowers, they won't stick to anything once inked-LOL, and American Crafts Thickers. This was a challenge on AMR. Make a layout for Stacey (the owner) telling why you love AMR. I used MM Noteworthy pp and die cuts, Prima Flowers, rhinestones, one AC Thickers, and stickled chipboard heart. I haven't sent this yet, haven't really left the house. I will try to get it off tomorrow!
This is also for AMR. Amanda Probst was the guest this month at the online crop last weekend, and challenged us to use one of her Album In A Year sketches, I chose the single page sketch from September. I Used Cloud 9 Design pp, MM metal tag rims, and AC Thickers.
Yesterday, Technique Tuesday has a warehouse sale, which normally they don't even let customer's come in to their office! It was really cool! A lot of the prices were 1/2 off, and I could have gone crazy! Cliff (and my parents) said I could spent $20, so I spent $16 and got lunch too! I got the lower case of the Wayfarer I picked up in Newport last month, for only ten bucks, then a really small Big Timber alpha set for $6! There were lots of deals, but that is all I could do, since I went with mostly alpha sets in mind! I hope they do it again sometime so I can spend more!
One more bit of good news, and you know I am honest and open on my blog.....At last check I weighed 260 lbs....last night I weighed 215!!! I hadn't noticed anything, but the more I thought about it, I had noticed my pants we slipping off my hips more, and my belly doesn't hang like it used to!! I officially weigh less then I did when I got married (245), and only 35 more than when I graduated HS!!! I am attributing it to living here with my parents, and not being able to eat out at every meal. Needless to say, I am VERY motivated to take better care of myself! I have been testing my blood sugar, and trying to eat less!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here is my take on the sketch. I am really trying not to do the sketch exactly as is, so I rotated this one.
Don't forget about the other challenges going on right now at Scrapbook Challenges. You have until the end of the month to complete all the challenges, and for each challenge or sketch that you do, you get an entry into the drawing for the prize, this month's sponsor is Inque Boutique!
This is another layout for AMR's crop this past weekend. This was Heather's 1st challenge, to scraplift her layout, both in design and theme-your favorites today!
I used Bazzill cs, Scribble Scrabble pp, American Crafts Thickers, and hand drawn (with ruler of course) border.
This is Sandy's Challenge at AMR, as the spotlighted member this month. This challenge was a bit more involved...Use colors from your picture on your LO. Use one picture. The object of this challenge is to use only colors that are in your photo. Pick at least 3 colors from your picture; now pick these same colors for your cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments. Use at least 3 embellishments. Try to stay with the same or similar colors in the picture. No other colors can be used unless you are using rub-ons, and they can be any color. Distress some of your cs/pp using an emery board, file, sandpaper or distressing tool. Ink or chalk some edges.
I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Blush scraps (red), Cosmo Cricket Strip Teases, 7-Gypsies pp (I think), Glitz Chipboard birdies, misc arrow brads and some buttons. The circles and squares were made with Cuttlebug dies, Funky Circles and Funky Squares. One more AMR challenge, for now anyway, was Debbie's challenge, make a layout about something life changing. While her example was a bit sad, mine wasn't so much (she said this event can be joyous). I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, Melissa Francis pp, MM Noteworthy journal card and die cuts, Kaiser Crafts flowers and pearls, and American Crafts Thickers.
This card is for Cuttlebug Challenges, make a Halloween of Fall card, using the Cuttlebug of course, lol! I used Bazzill cs, Boo To You embossing folder, scalloped circle Nestabilities, classic oval Nestabilities, Quickutz Cat die for the swirls, and Quickutz scooter die for the stem. I had a lot of fun making this one! I MUST thank tigardlilly for letting me use her dies and folders, or none of this would be possible. While I have a Cuttlebug, I only have a tiny bit of stuff for it, and none of it applied to this challenge.
This card is for another Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, The Cuttlebug Spot. This challenge was to color your embossing. I used my newly found Prisma colored pencils and colored the Stylized Flowers embossing, then used the 2x6 Flowers die for the flowers. I don't like the flowers that are on the embossing folder, so adhered my own flowers on instead, lol! I finalized it with a Studio G stamp.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know a bit about my financial situation and my current lack of scrapbooks, lol! I decided to make my own "temporary" scrapbook that should get my by until I can afford to buy one, probably 2 new scrapbooks. I found my extra page protectors and used the chipboard in that packaging. Using the "strips" that came with them, my trusty Crop-O-Dile, and some extra posts I had lying around, I made a scrapbook!
The finished product! I know it is ghetto, but at least they are in one place and fairly protected.
Tigardlilly came over today to scrapbook with me, since she had today off! As you probably know, I live with my parents and I scrapbook in my room, right next to the bed. Hubby helped me put the bed against the window, went to the garage to un-bury my regular scrapbooking table, and we had a crop!! Notice my cat??? He is always getting into something!!
Here is the view from the closet, sorry about the lights, that is all I have to scrap with-hence all my terrible layout photos!! You can really tell how small this room is!
I didn't feel very well today, so I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to. I still have 12 challenges to do and a couple swaps. It never seems to end, as soon as I get a couple challenges done, there are more ready to start! I DO enjoy it though! Hopefully I will have more for you tomorrow!
I apologize for the spacing, I think Blogger is freaking out tonight, lol.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This is the filtered one. There isn't a huge difference, but looking at them side by side, you can see a little difference. This second one has more defined edges and is a tiny bit crisper.
So, as I mentioned earlier, today was this month's online crop at AMR. There were a total of 8 challenges this time, and in 11 hours I have completed only 2! lol In my defense, I spent a few hours searching for pics for my upcoming pages, talking on the phone, eating dinner, and playing games for the crop-1 of which I won, YAY!
This was one of Heather's Challenges....
This is what I came up with... I used Bazzill cs, BG Ambrosia pp, Bazzil and Prima flowers, chipboard shapes-most covered in pp, buttons, Teresa Collins journal card (cut from 12x12 sheet), Maya Road and BG rubons, and jute (?) ribbon, and American Crafts Thickers.
I know, you are thinking, do I really need that many pictures for the next few days??? Why YES I do, lol! I have a total of 17 challenges to get done this week-many in the next couple days, and 2 DT layouts to do. I have only done 4 since I last shared the number of challenges to do, and it has increased in size in just the last couple days!! At least I have plenty to keep me busy!!! People have told me "You don't have to do them all", and I know that, but I want to!! Wish me luck in getting this all done, LOL!!!
Look what I found yesterday!! If you have looked on my wish list, you will see I want some. I found these in my hubby's drawing stash-which he never uses, they are mine now, WOO HOO!!
The AMR monthly online crop starts in 15 minutes, and I am cleaned up, stocked, and ready to go!!! I am looking forward to the chatting, challenges and prizes! Always a good time.
Since I gotta get going, I will leave you with some images from the Weezer concert from Thurday night.....
The Memorial Coliseum from the parking garage
Before the concert, there is nothing like a $7.00 Bud Light, lol!
Hmmm, this is what happens when you can't see the view finder because it is too dark! They would have been really greats shots too!
During the show. Tigardlilly is showing her age!! She says she can hear better, lol! She is right though, it wasn't too loud for her, she was just drowning out all the extra noise so she could hear him better, I just thought it was funny!
During the show, not bad for 2 "buzzed" girls armed with cameras, in the dark!!!
Angels and Airwaves, one of the opening acts, I LOVED them!!
WEEZER!! Keep in mind, we were at the opposite end of the arena..this is the best I could do, without totally blurring the photos any more, lol!
It was a REALLY good show, and for the price we paid, we got 3 awesome bands, and 4, count 'em, FOUR hours of loud music and fun!!
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