Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Been A While, I Know!

I fell a bit behind in my blogging! I can't blame it on anything really, other than I lost some interest in scrapping. I was still creating though!! I have 53 layouts, 16 ATCs, and a few other things that I still want to share with you all! Don't worry; I will be breaking it up; about 10 photos per post.
First things first, if you haven't figured it out by now, I stepped down as a Design Team Member for Scrapbook Challenges. I couldn't commit to my responsibilities at the time. Of course, that would have kept me blogging!! I am totally fine with it, and am enjoying just being a part of it now, without the stress.
Some things that are new with me...
Cliff just got a job last week. It is a temp-to-hire position, and hopefully within 6 months, he will be hired on directly with Epson-he runs the machine that makes the ink cartridges. He is working graveyard-12 hr shifts. I miss him terribly, I have gotten used to him being around all the time. I still haven't found a job.
We are still living with my parents, but it is going well.
I am now insulin dependent. I am taking care of my diabetes now; I am taking my oral meds and insulin regularly, and I am eating right. I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I am feeling so much better. This is a big step for me.
That's it; let's get to the scrappy stuff, shall we?
Remember the hottie's contest I had with Gaybow during the crop a few months ago? Well I did win, and Gay partnered with Nicole to make me a digi page! Gay told Nicole what she wanted, and Nicole made the pages! Isn't it cool? The text is a copy of our little "discussion" on the message board. Now I just need to print it!
This one was just for fun, I was showing someone, briefly, how to make a digi layout.
I used [Maddie's Garden] Overgrown by BZB Designs. I LOVE this kit, it is just so adorable! The pictures were taken, because Gay requested I have some shots of me with Rob, for a secret project-of course, I found out what that was (see above).
Designed for SSS's Jan Color Challenge #2-use B/W papers with color photos, or reversed.
I used Bazzill cs, Heidi Grace Designs pp, Thickers, fabric flowers, and buttons.
Designed for SSS's Jan Font/Title Challenge #2-use magic or dreams in title.
I used Bazzill cs, Graphic 45 pp, Kaiser Crafts flowers, MLS Mini Alpha stickers, Thickers, Maya Road rubons, Nestabilities Labels 4 die, Recollections chipboard, and some buttons.
Designed for SSS's Jan Product Challenge #2-use at least 3 punches.
I used Bazzill cs, MM pp (don't have name, it's old), Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, SU Scallop Border Punch, Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card, Scrapworks chipboard, Thickers, misc flowers, brads, Prima Say It With Crystals, and Colorbok metal flowers.
Designed for SSS Jan Sketch Challenge #2-designed by Julie.
I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Phresh & Funky pp, MLS Mini Alpha stickers, Thickers, misc flowers, MM brads, and some Cinnamon Stickles.

Designed for SSS’s Jan Scraplift Challenge #2-by Julia aka grettasgranddaughter.
I used SU cs, Scenic Route pp, SU Ticket Corner Punch, fabric flowers, BG White Chocolate chipboard letters, hand-dyed “skittles”, and some buttons.
Another one just for fun. I was dying to use this paper and purple embellishments.
I used Bazzill cs, American Crafts Amplified pp, Thickers, Prima and Kaiser Crafts flowers, Kaiser Crafts rhinestones, The Paper Studio rhinestone strip, Crystal Stickers rhinestone cluster, and some buttons.
Designed for SSS’s Feb Digi Challenge #1-Rounded Corners
I used Capture The Everyday by BZB Designs, the shaped elements were made using the cookie cutter feature.

Designed for SSS’s Feb Sketch Challenge #1-Sketch by pagemaps.com.
I used Bazzill cs, American Crafts pp, Cosmo Cricket rubons, Martha Stewart Journaling spot, Nestabilities Blossom Two die, Doodlebug Designs letter stickers, and some chalk to color the rubons

There are 10 layouts. I have tons left to blog, but for now, I am heading to bed, and I will work on getting the rest ready to go and scheduled to post. Should be everyday for a week or so.

I hope I haven't lost any followers while I was absent. I really do love you guys, you are the reason I blog in the first place! Thanks for sticking with me.

1 comment:

PattiM said...

Great LO's, Marilyn...It's great seeing all the lo's you've been doing. Dang, thats alot of Rob pictures..
I'm finding it hard to stay with a group of photos so I can complete that birthday celebration or even easter. Tend to jump around, I get bored. So, I've started doing mini albums again. As long as we get to scrap, sometimes thats all that matters..(wink) Hope you have a great week.


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