Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bad blogger...bad, Bad, BAD!!!

Holy Smokes! Has it really been almost a month since I blogged last? Geesh - good thing I don't have any readers!! LOL.

So, for the SSD From our blog 2 yours, we're suppose to blog about our dream vacation spot. For me, that's easy. Although I'd pretty much be happy anywhere that I can FLY to and where it's warm with beautiful weather, my dream vacation would be to get to Pompeii and Greece (all in one trip). When I was in college, I took a humanities class that was 3 hours long. It was one of the most intense but intersting classes I've ever taken. We study ancient civilization - everything from tools to pottery. But it was the study of the structures in Greece that grabbed my attention. I even did a layout about my dream trip/goal for the ADSR 2 last year.

So, if money was no object, I'd have my passport in hand and be boarding the next plane to Pompeii and also Greece to see the ruins.

On another note, today was another AWESOME SSD New release Saturday. I'm currently working on a layout for Sara Amarie and one for Penny Springmann using their new releases today. Sara released Lighthearted and Penny collab'd with Lauren Grier on Splish Splash.

I did a little shopping today at SSD and picked up the following new releases:

I just can't resist anything Pirate for Taylor. Have to work on something special for her using this kit!!! And I also picked up this beauty:

Cute huh??? Can't wait to play with my new goodies!!!! Well, that's it for tonight. Check back again (all my invisible readers LOL) for what I've created with these fabulous goodies!!!! Catch you on the flip side!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Miscellany Monday fun for May!

Good Sunday afternoon! Just figured I'd jump on and blog a little about the Miscellany Monday Recipe Card Swap that I am hosting tomorrow on Penny Springmann's blog for Miscellany Monday. It will run every Monday through May and have a different theme.
Here are the themes for the month:

May 5th - Desserts

May 12th - Main Course

May 19th - Picnic/Covered Dish/Salad recipes

May 26th - Appetizers

Here are the guidelines:

  • Recipe cards must be sized 4 x 6 inches

  • You can use any designer of choice to create recipe card, just follow the weekly theme.

  • Post your recipe card to your favorite gallery, link us up on Penny's blog, and email the full sized, jpg recipe card to me at

  • Recipe cards will be emailed out at the end of the week to each participant for that particular week.

Here's mine for tomorrow:

Credits: Doodle Pop by Penny Springmann and Micheline Martin, sequins by Chris Wasielewski, fonts used - Porky's and Verdana

And a dessert recipe card by fellow Miscellany Maniac - Traci

Traci's credits: Doodle Pop, Shape Up! by Dani Mogstad, Stampy Alpha by Christy Lyle and Apple from Back 2 the Books by Rachel Martin and Beth Kern

Just think - at the end of May you will have so many new recipes to try!!! Do you know anyone getting married this summer? Wouldn't they be cute all printed and given as a bridal shower gift?

So, come join in on the fun at Penny's blog! Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

An eye opener, for sure!!!

So, SSD's "From our blog to yours" from Friday is taking a personality test. Can't say I was shocked by the "results" but I am terribly shocked at the part about "how others see you".... here are my results:

You Are An ESTP

The Doer

You are adventurous and risk taking. You act first, think second.
You love being the center of attention. Chances are you were the class clown.
Competitive, charming, and charismatic - you have your own code of honor.
You live a flexible life, bouncing between a series of activities that interest you.

In love, you are a master seducer... and quite manipulative when you want to be.
If someone loves you, you'll only believe their actions. Words don't mean a whole lot to you.

At work, you are a "people person." You're especially good at getting people to do what you want.
You would make a great salesperson, marketing director, or entrepreneur.

How you see yourself: Reasonable, proficient, and tough

How other people see you: Flaky, unrealistic, and untrustworthy

Ok, so this is not good. How other people see you: Flakey, unrealistic, and untrustworthy??? me? Nah! I think if I had to describe 3 of my bad traits, they would be: Blunt, opinionated, and headstrong. Hey, I just want things MY way and if it isn't my way, then you WILL know it!!! Hey, a gal's gotta be truthful eh? LOL

On the scrapping front, today was National Scrapbooking Day. There were mega sales everywhere. However, my budget did not allow for me to shop at all today. And there was a LOT to drool over!!! I could buy most of the kits at the Sweet Shoppe and not bat an eye!!!

I only scrapped 2 layouts this week. One was for Penny Springmann's newest release called A Vintage Dream and another was for Elemental Scraps Bits and Pieces challenge. The bits and pieces challenge is such a fun challenge - you can only use the few elements/papers that are provided for the challenge on your layout. It challenges you to think outside the box! Without further ado, here are my layouts:

Such a Sweet Girl credits HERE

Sweet Dreams credits HERE

I want to work on some SSD challenges tomorrow. Funny thing about the SSD challenges...I seem to get those done in a few hours instead of the all day that it usually takes me to scrap a page. PLUS - I did enough challenges in April to receive a 20% off coupon to use in the Shoppe. So not only did I get a coupon to save money, I got some RAWKIN' layouts. I highly recommend their challenges!! The sugar babes really come up with some awesome challenges!

And one final note, I've applied for the SSD Hybrid babe call. Not that I ever expect to pick chosen but I know I would kick myself for not giving it a shot (albeit a SHOT IN THE DARK! LOL). Also, I applied for the Hybrid team at Elemental Scraps. Again, a shot in the dark but who knows??? Wish me luck!!!