Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Some People Suck!!!!

As you've all read, I entered into a layout contest, I was excited, a little nervous - it was after all my first contest like this, ever - and I was quite proud of myself for stepping out of the "box" and trying new things/challenges!!!! As of this morning, I made it to Round #4...yay me!

Well, about an hour after the contestants got the challenge, we received an email that the contest was CANCELLED!!!! WHAT??? Yep, apparently some people can't follow the rules, or innocently overlooked what was expected during the contest and were soliciting votes for their layouts. The rules clearly stipulated that the vote was anonymous and no names of contestants were posted...you were not to post anything on your blog re: the vote except for the blurb given by the contest administrator....ie: what I posed each and every week here on my blog.

It's so unfair turning something like this into a popularity contest and asking all your family and friends to go vote for you...when you might not deserve to make it into that next round. Why can't people play by the rules? Is the prize pack worth dishonesty, your pride, your integrity? Not for me it's not...so while I'm sad that that the contest has been cancelled, I'm kind of glad that it's over, I wouldn't dream of asking my friends and family to vote for my layout knowing that I didn't move on honestly...I can't believe the gall of others that can!

My heart goes out to Cat for being forced to make this decision...lack of respect is another pet peeve of mine...YMBD is a fabulous forum and full of wonderful, honest, caring people! I plan on sticking around and making myself at home, it's an awesome place to play!!!

**off my soap box now...it just sucks when a handfull of people ruin it for everyone....Karma is a bitch.
Here's my layout I entered into Round #3 - the challenge was to use a SHAPE on your layout that wasn't the norm...ie: circles, squares, etc. I chose this huge Heidi Swapp butterfly overlay that I've had kicking around for a while...the more I look at the layout, the more I like it so one good thing came out of all the hoopla above!!!!
Also, check out the pp I used...it's called Webster...if you can get your hands on some...DO IT!!!!! Check out Scrapbook Star, that's where I got mine...it's sooo yummy!!!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scrapping Sunday!!!

It's a not bad day outside and I'm in here scrapping...of course, standing out in the pourning RAIN yesterday afternoon and most of the evening for a Halloween party yesterday means I deserve it, right? ;)

I was surfing blogs and checked out a fav of mine and found this little post for easy, super cute Christmas cards...after debating what pp to use and creating a Christmas tree pattern in PSP since I don't have any tree stamps, it took me about 15 minutes to make 4 of them!!! Watch the video to see just how easy they are and then get started on your own Christmas Cards, like I did! :)

Ignore the crooked stamping...my stamp was messed up and I finally (by the last card ;)) had to take it off the wood mount and reposition it!!! Might have to redo the background piece before I send them off...it's driving me batty!!!!

Trash Your Stash!!!!

Do YOU have more scrap supplies then you know what to do with? Do you need to make room for new stuff? Here's your chance to make a dent in that "stash" problem and produce some beautiful artwork at the same time...because lets face it, you loved it once or you wouldn't have bought it, right???

Come on over and join us at Scrap Shotz - Jess has issued a challenge that looks easily managable!!

The challenge is this...

Do (or re-do if you've done them)... TWENTY of the October and November challenges...
...yes the mini card crop challenges
...yes the October DT challenges
...yes the Color your world crop challenges
...yes the Scrappy Hour projects
...yes the November DT challenges

With supplies from your CURRENT STASH... (as of today...)

Win the draw and I will buy you the December SSZ kit in it's entirety!!! Even if you're a subscriber the bill will come to me! (DT members...you will get the equivelent in a GC as you'd already have the kit...)

Anyone up for the challenge???

Deadline is December 1st...


Come pick your spot in the thread and start scrapping...it'll be fun, I promise...and well worth it if you win the contest, the prize rocks!!!! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Voting Begins Tonight for Round #3 of SYTYCS

We need your votes!!! Come and help us decide who should move on to Round #4 of YMBD's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Contest! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!

Finally Friday!!!!!!

What a long week this has been!!!! My mom is in town for 3 weeks (YAY!!!) working at her old branch at the bank "for fun" - she retired 3 years ago and sometimes works part time at her old, old branch in Nova Scotia....she's having a blast seeing old friends and customers again...and while I love having her here, she's been using my car every day and that means that I have to get up EARLY to pick her up at my brother's house...makes for a very tired girl at the end of a week...week #2 is almost over, though, I figure it's the least I can do since she did it for me for 20+ years! ;) ;)

That said, no matter how tired I am...I WILL!!!! scrap tonight!!!! I've had so much mojo lately that it's surprising even me!!! Everything is pulled out from the Mini Card Crop that SSz had a couple weeks ago to start my Christmas cards so it really wouldn't be hard but I have so much new stuff...and more on the way that I've been wanting to play with that I'm okay if I wait a little bit to start them!! ;) I've got an idea brewing in my head for the pumpking carving pictures I took last Thanksgiving at my in-laws place...I figure with some TLC in PSE that I can get some cool photos to print and scrap! **mental note to stop at Staples tonight to buy printer paper...and maybe some ink! ;)

Off to look at some inspiration on blogs and in galleries...I mean get back to work!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rainy Days

Yeah, rainy days are a perfect for hanging in your comphy sweats and scrapping to your hearts content, right??? I so wish I was doing that right now...it's rainy, dark, dreary and I'm at work...so not a good combination! My mojo is flowing and I just want to scrap...hopefully it's still there at 5:00 when I get home...pizza for supper anyone? ;) ;)

Stay dry my fellow ducks!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

SYTYCS Round #3!!!

So, I made it through to Round #3 of the So You Think You Can Scrap contest at YMBD, I'm so excited!!!! Thanks for the votes for those of you that voted for me!!!! :) The next round is very cool....going to take a lot of thinking to do something different and that stands out from the crowd!!! I have an idea so I'll be starting tonight...even skipping volleyball to scrap...so not like me but that's how excited I am...and my knee is still a bit swollen! ;) Shh...that's the real reason I'm missing but hey, whatever works!!!! :) :)

Picking up photos from yesterday's shoot on the way home tonight, I can't wait to take a gander of them printed and see how they compare to my monitor...and scrap them, of course! ;)

That's it for now...oh, check out the gallery at Scrap Shotz, lots of yummy stuff in there from the online crop this weekend!!!!!!

Enjoy your day!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Photo Shoot and Scrapping Weekend!!!!

What's better than scrapping??? Taking photos to scrap, that's what!!!! The kids and I went out today to his Petri Island...the leaves were all over the ground, the beach was pretty much deserted, although, there were a lot of people around the nature trails...very cool spot to take photos if you live in the area!!!

Here are a few of my favs!!

Before the photoshoot today I spent the weekend scrapping...here's one I did a result of the Color Your World Online Crop at SSZ. Scrap Shotz Gives Back again this crop and the proceeds go to the Alziemer's Society, a very near and dear to my heart charity. Every layout created for this challenge, Sandy and Scrap Shotz will donate $5...the more we create the more they get. As of yesterday we were up to 23 entries...that's AMAZING....thank you everyone!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

So You Think You Can Scrap! Round 2

We need your votes!!! Come and help us decide who should move on to Round #3 of YMBD's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Contest! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Color Your World Online Crop

Come join us this evening at Scrap Shotz - 8:00 PM EST when we kick off another fantastic online crop!!! It's going to brighten your world, I promise!!!!!

Here's my Challenge:

Outta This Funk is a cool blog that provides challenges to help you and your mojo get back on good terms...it's fun, funky and different, just like scrappers are!!!!

I chose the Where to you get your Inspiraton Challenge and created a layout with the colors in the photo...check it out!!!!

Here's my layout:

Think Much...nope not much!

Hope to see you all there!!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Twilight Is Coming

Get Your Mojo On

Check this out...Mojo Girls - used to challenge and stretch us in our creative endeavors.

I can sure use a place like this!!!!! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Few Gray Rock Pictures

Here are a few pics of the scenery around the courses we played in September. Enjoy!

More to come!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

What are you thankful for?

Here are just a few of the things I am thankful for:

  • My wonderful Husband.
  • Our Health.
  • The Health and Love of my parents, brother and his family.
  • The Health and Love of My Husband's family.
  • A Home to call our Own.
  • A Creative Outlet.
  • The energy and ability to play sports and stay in shape.
  • Food in the Fridge - most days! ;)

No matter which road your life takes you on, there is always something to be Thankful for...no matter what you "have" or "don't have"...be Thankful and tell everyone important in your life that you Love them, every single chance you get!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

So You Think You Can Scrap - Round 2!!!!

Yep, I made it through the "sign up" round!!! Now that the first round is over, I can share the layout I submitted. We had to pick our favorite of all time layout and submit it, I chose this one of Tyler and the large size photo really catches my eye each time I look at it so I hoped that it would catch the eyes of the voters, too! :)

The Good Stuff (About U)

We got our new assignments on Monday and would you believe, me, the biggest procrastinator in the world, actually sat down on Monday night and started and finished a layout?? Well, I did...:) :) This contest round is scrap your flavourite flavour of ice cream!!! That was a no brainer for me!!! See if you can figure out which one is mine when it comes time to vote...if you know me, you'll know my fav. kind! ;)

I'm also busy working on my Scrap Shotz Alumni challenges for the Online crop next weekend...it's themed Color Your World so you can just imagine the fun we're all having thinking up challenges! The 2 I'm putting up are probably my "best" challenges ever, I love them so stay tuned, to see if you like them, too!!!!

'til then.....

Sunday, October 05, 2008

World Card Making Day - Oct 4, 2008

All over the scrap world this weekend were online crops, friend crops, store crops, blog challenges and sketch challenges for World Card Making Day. Most people gage this as a "the" weekend to start making their Holiday Cards and while I'm no card maker I guess I started mine this weekend, too!! I'm up to 4 now....46 or so more to go! ;)

There was a mini crop at Scrap Shotz with lots of awesome challenges posted by the Creative Team and so far I've managed to do quite a few of them. DH was away golfing and talking about fishing yesterday so I had the whole day/evening to myself to scrap to my little hearts content...so I did!!!!
Here are the cards I completed accompanied by the link to the challenge at Scrap Shotz, I hope you'll check it out, too!

Kathy's Interactive Card Challenge
- as seen in the current issue of Canadian Scrapbooker

Virginia's Origami Christmas Tree Card

Carolyn's "A Christmas Carol" Card Challenge

Jen's Corner Pocket Card w/ Bookmark

Want to see something even yummier??? Check out the new Holiday Card Kits that where revealed this weekend during the crop....I think I mentioned YUM, right??!!!! There are 3 to choose from - or get all three, the price can't be beat!!!!

I'm heading back to my scrap table now...might create another card or two, or maybe I'll even do an actual layout!!!!! If you'd like to play along, here's a link to a Quick List of all the challenges, hope to see you there!!!

Don't forget to vote for your favorite layout at Your Memories By Design's So You Think You Can Scrap Contest - voting continues until midnight tonight, Oct 6th. See the link in the post following this one.

Friday, October 03, 2008

So You Think You Can Scrap??????

We need your votes!!! Come and help us decide who should move on to Round #2 of YMBD's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Contest! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

CRAZY, just Crazy!!!!

Where have the last 2 weeks gone? Well, I'll tell ya, there wasn't a lot of scrapping going on but I did get some absolutely gorgeous photos this past weekend at Grey Rocks, Mount Tremblant, Quebec!!! We spent 3 pretty darn nice Fall days on three different golf courses...I can barely move today - 2 days later - but man it was worth it!!!! The company was awesome and the massage we had on Sat. morning was heaven!!!! Good food, great friends and a golf course, or three, what more could you want?? :) I'm working on the photos a bit each night to resize, for uploading, etc. so watch for them in the next couple days...and best thing - all the new Fall pp's are just perfect for them so I can see some scrapping in the near future!!!!!

On a sadder note, today marks the first day that I can't call myself a Design Team member at Scrap Shotz...I'm going to miss it in a big way, especially the team environment - but I'm also looking forward to scrapping for me, with product that I buy and never seem to find time to use and spreading my wings to see just where I'll fly next in this wonderful world of scrapbooking! One project I have on the go is So You Think You Can Scrap at YMBD, check it out, there's a couple more days to enter and the talent is amazing!!!!

Check out the talent with the new October DT Kit at Scrap Shotz here it's more than worth it!!!!! YUM!!! A very warm welcome to the new Design Team members, Cari, Amber and Laura!!!! See, there was no need to be nervous! ;) ;)

'Til later.....