Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So I didn't make it to Round Three in the Scrap 4 Life DT contest.

But I am going to try again in six months. I unfortunately hadn't been around the board much this summer due to all the craziness with the move and new job, and I know that factors into the decision. Oh well - with rainy season starting, I know I'll be around more. Nonetheless, I was pretty happy with both my entries.
For Round #1, we had to create a layout using our circle cutters and punches to create a background. I created "iPod Music." For Round #2, we had to create a seasonal layout using only seasonal colors and no seasonal-themed embellish- ments. Even though I didn't move on, I love my layouts!

Thank You Cards!

My family and friends were generous for my birthday and I wanted to show my appreciation with some homemade cards...here they are!

I earned one of the GDT spots over at Feeling Scrappy!

Feeling Scrappy, one of my favorite sites, just had their Design Team call, and I earned one of three of the GDT spots! Yippee! I will be designing during the months of December 2008 and January 2009. I am so excited, especially to help plan the site's online class in January. So much fun! If you haven't checked out this site, you have to in time for Sketchapalooza II which starts October 27th! The layout above is the one original layout I made for the contest - I love the result!

Crazy times!

So sorry I have been scarce online. To recap, I will copy verbatim my post over at Treasured Scrapbooking...
This month has been a whirlwind - I can't believe it almost over! To recap my September...
  • We went camping Labor Day weekend.
  • We went to the coast the weekend after that.
  • My parents were in town visiting for a week.
  • We went on an extended weekend trip to Oregon wine country.
  • We had two weddings to attend.
  • We are now house-sitting for one of the couples while they are on their honeymoon.
  • I've gotten back into a workout groove (yea me)!
  • I've been a GDT member this month on another site.
  • I earned another GDT spot for Dec 08 - Jan 09 on another site.
  • I HAVE NOT updated my blogs in ages (hope to tomorrow).
  • Chase got hot spots and we had to shave him some (no fun).
  • My mini-album is up on Simple Scrapbooks web site.
  • Then there's the daily 8-5 job.
  • We have a good family friend in the hospital at home and it's not looking good.
  • My cousin just won $20,000 in the Golden Tee World Championship in Las Vegas.
  • Oh, and my birthday was the 12th.
I think that about sums it up! I am looking forward to next month because it should be a little more relaxing.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My mini-album is up over at Simple Scrapbooks!

I made this as a gift for my best friend Katie and she hasn't even received it yet. I got notice to submit it for this online publication before she had a chance to see it! Simple Scrapbooks is highlighting some of the more non-traditional holidays and celebrations that occur during the months of September and October and my mini album is featured for National Women's Friendship Day. Head on over to their site and check it out!

Check out Crop Addict's September kit!

I am so fortunate to have earned the coveted guest designer spot for the month of September over at Crop Addict. I received the beautiful September kit a couple weeks ago and had so much fun creating six layouts and a very fun project - an earring frame. The kit features elements from both the Little Yellow Bicycle Vita Bella collection and Basic Grey's Sultry collection. Both lines are absolutely gorgeous and very versatile. You definitely should check the kit out for yourselves!