Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Computer"... it's a dirty word!!

I am finally back after almost a week with no computer! It decided to not turn on one day last week... that was the final straw and provided the last little push I needed to give in and buy myself a laptop! Been wanting one forever so I finally bit the bullet and bought one yesterday! Yay!! Still learning how to do stuff with it and trying to orient myself with a new OS so go easy on me in the next few days while I re-learn how to do my scrappy stuff! (Read as... it might be a little bit before I figure out my photo system and get stuff pasted up on the blog! :) I promise not too long though!

The silver lining was that since I had no net access on the week-end I got loads of stuff done!!! I am on the ball and rolling so stay tuned for lots of eye candy!!

Monday, January 14, 2008


Do you use sketches? Draw sketches? Love sketches? Hate sketches?

I used to not feel one way or the other about them, and I never used to draw them, but lately I have started a little sketch book to jot ideas down when I think of them (which still isn't often ;). I used to think that I didn't need them and they wouldn't help me so why bother... but when I finally gave them a chance I noticed that they were great for getting the Mojo flowing again when it had been missing, and I also found that when I used sketches I scrapped much faster (which for a slow scrapper like me, can be a huge time saver!).

I still do the majority of my scrapping sketch-free but they now have an honoured place in their own little book among my scrap things.

Here is a LO I did yesterday from a sketch challenge on Concealed Beauty:

Original Sketch:

My Version:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Huge Thanks...

I wanted to send a huge thanks to Allison over at Stampin' When I Can... who added me a few days ago to her Newly Discovered blog list. I'm still just getting this blog going and the traffic hasn't exactly been rush hour, so I noticed an increase in traffic one day. I added a live track at the bottom of the page here so I could see how all these new people were finding me... sure enought the majority was through Stampin' When I Can! So thank you, thank you, thank you, Allison!!

And also a huge thanks to everyone who clicked the link to come on over. I hope you saw the beginnings of something you liked and I hope you all come back again! I am definately motivated to post more often now!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Guest Design Opportunity

You may remember me telling you that I have the wonderful opportunity to be on the Inagural Design Team for a great kit club called Concealed Beauty. Well now you have the chance to be a part of the Guest Design team! Each month, Terria (site owner) will be holding a challenge to pick the next Guest Designer... you can check out all her details here.

So get busy and apply right away! The deadline for the February Guest Designer Challenge ends on January 28th. Hope to get to work with you!! Good-luck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Brand New Treasures

I'm sure I'm not alone in my love of shopping for scrap supplies! Me in a scrap store is worse than a kid in a candy store! I love the colors and the packaging and my favorite... the Bling!! And for some reason this seems to be the worst time of year for going nuts replenishing supplies! I just can't help myself! So I made a deal with myself... whenever I get something new I have to use it right away as sort of "justification"! (Really it's just an excuse so I can spend guilt free!!)

So here is a creation from my last shopping trip with my friend Tracy. Love shopping with her because she's the only one I know who's got it as bad as I do! No one but a devoted scrapper can understand... can they? ;)
Products used were a making memories "Cosmopolitan" Embellishment pack (the patterned paper was even from the packaging), Prima "Say it in Crystals" flourishes and DCWV cardstock.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Better Late Than Never... Right??

So I realize this is 3 days late but here goes...

My New Year's Resolution for 2008 is to update this blog on a more regular basis!

Actually this is just one of my many many many resolutions this year (can you hear me whine from there?). Usually I don't make them because they are hard to live up to but I thought I'd try out some easy ones this year... You won't hold it against me if I don't post again until February will you? I'm just kidding... it'll be before February... or will it? Maybe I'll keep you in suspense!