Sunday, January 31, 2010

LONG weekend

So, after cleaning up several puddles in my scrap room after over 2.5" rain Thursday night and into Friday, I was worn out. Josey helped but nothing cooperated with the process. The wetvac wouldn't hold suction, the regular vaccuum's bag was full, and no new ones here... ugh.

The SASSY's came over Saturday once Candiece finished up a fabulous Hostess Club meeting here at my house. (If you are in the Dallas area and would like to join us, let me know! The monthly order is $20 in Stampin' Up! products and we do several projects. Candiece's blog is linked... visit her!) I was officially the LEAST productive scrapper this week. THT NEVER HAPPENS but I was just out of it. So, today I scrapped and finished up the Layout for the Just My Sketches Design Team ( and Deanne will post it when she puts up the sketch and songs! Plan to drop by and participate in the challenge, the sketch is really great! (

Also don't forget the online crop for Melody's Scrapbook World 2/4-11... I have some awesome challenges ready, as do my fellow designers, and Melody will be running games. I am planning to have a online crop party here at the house for a few friends this next weekend.. it should be fun!

Have a great week.. and I will get my challenge (the one I promised Thursday, before the monsoon began)tomorrow night.

'til then...

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Good, The Bad and The Friday Happy Dance

So I have had a week full of things that created a full range of emothions! As you know last week I announced that I was asked to participate in the Melody'sScrapbookWorld Design Team as a Guest Designer for Feb-April. My hubs had to have 2 spots on his back removed (eek) and waiting for the pathology is just about to kill me. I participated in the Project Runway Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks and had a blast creating and posting my take on their challenges. I even won a RAK for my Texture LO (the black & white on in the slide show above! I finished most of my challenges for the online crop for 2/4-11 for Melody and have a few challenges that I may add once I get an example done. It started raining yesterday and hasn't stopped, which created a mean looking PUDDLE in my scraproom from the sliding glass door leaking! But, today is Friday and the "weekend is here" happy dance was about to begin when I checked my spam folder in my email... I was offered a spot on the design team for the JustMySketches blog and it had been sitting there since SUNDAY! OMW! I typed a reply faster than I could even think and hit send......... waiting.....Inbox... new message... Yes, your spot is still available and the DANCING begins!!!! The rain has stopped, I got the sketch for Feb. for the newest spot and will work on it this weekend, the SASSY's are coming over tomorrow to crop the day away.... and all is right in my world... I am blessed! thank you Lord for being there, at my wits end, when I need you and thnk you for reminding me this week that YOU help me with the things I am given and I should lean on you more... after what's a Dad for?

I hope your weekend is fabulous and that you enjoy the challenge I will be posting later today and that you are planning to join me at MelodysScrapbookWorld from 2/4-11 for the online crop! The challenges I have are too cute, and the other ladies are quite fabulous at creating, so I can't wait to see their stuff!.... I am excited about it ALL!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Join Me for an Online Crop Feb. 4-11

Melody's Scrapbooking World will be hosting an online crop from Feb. 4th-11th and I hope you will sign up to join me there! I am a guest designer for Melody's forum for February, March and April and will be hosting some challenges during the crop. Please set some time aside to join me in the online crop fun during that week! It is sure to be an inspiring time!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Project Runway Crop: My Creations

Candiece and I had so much fun during the online crop this past weekend! We were definitely challenged by fashion! Take a look at the slideshow above for shots of my creations. If you are ever in need of inspiration or fun, please visit! They have a TON of idesa and some fabulous creators!

Thanks Serendipity for the inspiration, challenge, chance to win RAK's and fun! I had a blast!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Project Runway Crop

My friend Candiece and I are participating in the Project Runway Online Crop from 1/22-25/10 over at Serendipity Scrapbooks.

They have tons of challenges up and surely you'd be inspired by one of them. I will post my creations next week.

'til then...

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Do you DARE to do a long term challenge? If so, join me in this one. Plan to take 5-10 pictures each week for the next 6 weeks. Choose from this list each week (you do not have to set your choices in stone, go the extra mile by NOT doing the same selections each week!)

- Meal Time
- Weather
- Hands/Feet/Features that are NOT the typical "face" of a picture
- Pet peeves
- Favorite things
- Packages
- Over the shoulder or random shots without using the viewfinder on your camera
- Flowers
- Work
- Your view
- Silly moments
- Everyday Staples
- Pleasant Surprises
- Walking away
- Mirrored
- Shadows

SAVE your shots by week! Then at the end of the 6 weeks I will post the next portion of this Polka-DOT. This is not an excersise in planning, it is an excersise in spotanaity, and we all need a bit of a "different view" on our lives to really SEE them.

Enjoy yourself, feel free to show off some of your most unique and surprising shots along the way. I have added some of my favorite and surprising shots that thinking outside the box with my camera have gotten me. The one of my husband was actually taken over my shoulder and the one of the clouds was as I came out of the storm and under clear skies. If you look at my previous post you will see shots of meal time with friends. These have all become some of my favorits and had I stuck with the same ol', same ol', well I would be without them.

Tip: You are not expected to LOVE every shot, that is why we love digital cameras. The goal here is to end up with 3-10 shots to pick from each week.

'til then

Pop-DOT: Color Challenge

Welcome to my newest blurkers and followers, I hope you'll "follow" me so we can all see what you are up to. I also wanted to welcome all the members of Melody's Scrapbooking World to my blog! It is truly a joy to be called Guest Designer for the next three months and as a start to that I would like you all to join Melody in the January Color Challenge.

The details: do a layout using red, black and white
The challenge ends 1/31/10

I hope you will join me in posting your creations both here on the blog and on Melody's Scrapbooking World

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A quick "How do ya do"

My resolution for 2010 was to blog and get more of my creativy out there and after a short list of possible blog names (Thanks for being the backboard Steph & Amy!), here I am.

Most of you know that I am a serious scrapbook addict and there is nothing I love more than spending the day scrapbooking with my daughter and friends. I am an assistant organizer for the SASSY Scrappers of Dallas and truly enjoy being with these ladies. They are a random gathering of fabulous women who have been there for me both creativly and as true friends. They have accepted my daughter hangin' out with us on occassion and even my fur-kids Flash & Molly joining us. I love 80's music (that's just for you Brenda) and a varied mix of other genres and there is always a need for tunes in the background. I will intro some of the other SASSY ladies in the next few weeks, and may even have a few help me out with a few challenges.

On that note, I do love a good challenge, so without further delay... here's what will be coming in this blog:

Pop-DOT's: Short Challenges (Dare yourself to Organize a plan and Try this!)
Polka-DOTs: Long term Challenges
Quill's: Random Ideas and thoughts that are meant to make your wheels turn
Paw Prints: links to sketches that I think you might like
3-D Popper: A project challenge that is not meant to be "flat"

I will post one of each every month, and hope that you will join me in trying new things and getting out of those ruts. I will be posting one of them tomorrow... but you have to come back to see what the project will be!

'til then...