Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's Official

I am on a Design Team. My scrappy home away from home - The Scrapbook Village - invited me to be on their design team. I mean how much more awesome does it get than that!!!!!!! If you ever find yourself in Houston make sure you go check out the Village. The ladies there are so nice. I mean very helpful and just wonderful. The store is awesome. It is full of tons of goodies - I really think they have the best selection of scrappy stuff in town. Which is even more awesome for me - cause I am on my favorite scrap stores design team. Whooo Hoooo!!!! Our first meeting is September 10th - I am so freakin excited. I want set up a little photo shoot - hope the other design team ladies are cool with that.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I go through phases

I guess everyone does. But mine have to do with people who inspire me. Not that I ever stop being inspired by the people I was once fully and totally in love with (creatively speaking). I just find a new person to be inspired by. It keeps my artistic perspective fresh - cause that sounds better than I am shallow and need something new. Anyways - right now I am totally in love with Kristina Contes. I adore her style. Kind of funky, very Green, great journaling, it all feels very architectural, yet a little deconstructed. What ever it is I love it. She does her thing and it is amazing. I have to say though, for me she is not a new love - but tried and true. She is a constant source of inspiration. She is an EFFER, and if you have read any of my blog then you know I am all about those ladies. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe them. It was the EFFERS that helped me to get in touch with my "inner artist" - to not be afraid - to be REAL. Although now I think they are just called THE DARES. They changed my scrapbooking forever. I don't think I could say enough wonderful things about them. But back on subject - Mrs. Contes. Go see her blog - check out her stuff on 2 peas - oh and do the dares (your inner artist will thank you).

Friday, August 18, 2006

Holy crapoly

I made it to round 3. This dare sounds like it is gonna rock my world. Circles, thats the dare. I'm gonna really have to think about this one. Circles circles circles - wish me luck.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

This Was Her Birthday

Last night I would have called her right after midnight to sing her happy birthday. I would have made her a gift. And a cake. Joey would have picked out a card for her and signed it. We would eat dinner together. I would have sat next to her on the couch and watched a movie. I would have put my arms around her and told her that I loved her. Joey would have spent all evening on her lap and in her arms. We would have laughed and joked. It would have been a happy day.
Happy Birthday Mommy.
I love you yesterday, today, and everyday after.
Without you this world just isn't as beautiful a place.

The Baker's Dozen

So here is my go at the Effer's Last Scrapper Standing Contest for week 2. I'm loving it.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cards cards cards

So I have been submitting my stuff for several design teams and each one of them has asked for an example of a card. So I thought it was about time i made some. So here they are.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The New Bohemia line

by My Minds Eye is to DIE for. I mean I am so in love with it its not even funny. I am sure within the next week or so I will own at least one peice of every bit of it. I mean wow! Check it out - I saw it for the first time Friday night and got 4 layouts done with it. So very inspiring.

This one is my very favorite layout I have done in a very long time.

*****This layout is no longer here - I have submitted it. Along with a few others you might see missing. Keep your fingers crossed.*****

Yes there is a part of my journaling missing on the next one (I wasn't sure how to spell a word), but I decided to scan it anyways.

Sorry the black on the layouts might be a little tweaked - dirty scanner.

Layouts I have done.

Most are from the last week or so - there never seems to be any time to post them. So I just had to make some.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Round 2

I made it to round 2 in the EFFER's Last Scrapper Standing contest. So, I'm feeling pretty proud of myself right now. I love that layout so it makes me feel nice to know that they must have liked it a little too.
Now comes Dare 2 - sounds like it might a hrad one for me. I have to use 13 phots on a layout. And hello - to make it harder on myself i'm an 8.5x11 scrapper. Thats a lot of photos to fit on my lil ol page, but I can do it.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


I did 2 layouts from when mel and I scrapped at Chanel.

Monday, August 07, 2006


I scrapped Sat at the Village. I got 3 layouts done, not bad for 5 hours of scrappin. Well 4 - cause I spent at least an hour gabbin. I feel like I am in the groove. Do ya ever get that feeling? I just really really love scrappin right now. I mean I always do - just more sometimes than others. I will scan the pages this week and get them up. Not sure exactly when, but I will. I'm gonna scrap tonight. Either at the Village or at home - not sure. I gotta do my *EFFER* dare for the Last Scrapper Standing Contest they are having. Wish me luck.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

A better day

Scrappin always makes me feel better. I was pretty sick last night, but I managed to scrap a lil bit. I say a lil bit - I got 2 pages done. Not bad for a night of barfing. Oh that was probably too much information. Oh well. I still feel terrible. I think I have lost count of my toilet bowl sessions. I will post my layouts as soon as my mean ol hubby scans them in for me and sends them.

**** photos in the post below are the ones I was talking about ****

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Booo Hooo!

I am all down on myself today. Well, not really down on myself, just painfully aware of something. There is a style, a scrapbooking style i want desperately to do, but I just can't get the hang of it. The pages I adore are a paper version of the girl that gets out of bed - throws some clothes - runs her fingers through her hair, and somehow manages to look like she just finished a photo shoot for Vogue. They are perfectly random and chaotic seeming, but still very design orriented and detailed. I want that so bad. It seems no matter how I try my pages still seem so very "put together". Why does this chain still hold me down, still pull on me? I will break it - I will. There will be something that clicks. Until that happens I guess I just have to keep trying.