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Thursday, August 31, 2006

a few more little flowers

it's my thing.
my newest thing.
made from anything.
today: made from anchorz.
tomorrow: metal-rimmed tags. I'm on it.

a little more about mag called...

had one chosen by them out of my gallery for their September mag {coming tomorrow}. What's more is I used a stamp and an ink pad given to me by my brother for my birthday last month. That's just plain cool.

Friday, August 25, 2006

a little lovin'

baby's got bling

just lovin' this LO of mine...that's all.
{can I say that? is this vain?}
who cares, she's a doll!

Monday, August 21, 2006

a little more cherryArte...cp's 8-weeker is over

CreatingPages.biz's 8 week contest is over... :( Had lots of fun and lots of challenge along the way! I'll link my 8 layouts and take a look at GoodBye Keuka - it's in cherryArte's gallery, too.

Lil' Spark challenge: use bling
Play Ball challenge: add dimension
RoadTrip! challenge: use We R Memory Keepers
Happy to Be challenge: use arrows
GoodBye Keuka challenge: quote <~~~at cherryArte.com
Ready to challenge: use American Crafts
safe challenge: art inspiration
June challenge: all about a month

what else am I up to this month? I submitted aHead of Fashion to OnePageAtaTime's fashion contest. Not gunning for that one, but I had the pics, so I finished the LO. I've also been completing an average of 2 pages a day bc of the GDT challenges at Creative Crafts and Stickers! 2 is a whole lot for me! Not gunning for that, either, but it's fun and you know how I love math! My Pages at CCaS

Friday, August 18, 2006

help make this crop not so little!

I was at Creative Crafts and Stickers today and saw this...let me ask you, what is your favorite message board doing these days?!

It is with great excitement that I announce that from Sept 27th to October 3rd, Creative Crafts and Stickers will be holding our first annual Charity Crop.

During this crop, a portion of all sales will be going to the Rich Little Special Care Nursery (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - NICU) at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital (located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

As many of you know, in the past two years, my sister has had two premature babies, with the second one born this past May. I am so very impressed with the care and dedication that the Neonatal staff have shown for my sister, brother in law and her premature babies. Children are our future and getting a supportive and loving start is very important.

The intent of this crop is to give back to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and allow them to better support other families who need their services.This NICU Charity Crop will include challenges, online classes, games, prizes and a raffle of donated products. A portion of all sales will be donated to the NICU area, and all orders will receive a goodie bag filled with items from our sponsors. We are also asking that all participants create Congratulations cards for the nurses to give to the families with babies in the NICU. More details about the cards will follow.

In order to make this event a huge success and allow us to make the largest donation possible, we have asked for contributions from manufacturers in the scrapbooking and stamping world. The response has been fabulous!

Donations will become prizes, a part of the raffle and/or sponsor donations in the goodie bag.

To date, we have the following sponsors for the NICU Charity Crop:
Adhesive Tech
Ampersand Art Supply
Atomic Cupcake
C-Line Products
Craf-TDRG Publishing - Annie's Attic
Donna Downey
Everlasting Keepsakes
Karen Foster Designs
Keeping Memories Alive
May Arts
Me & My Big Ideas
Memory Makers Magazine
Michael Miller Memories
Natural Designs in Scrapbooking
Ranger Ink
Scrapbook and Cards Today
Scrapbook Eh Wholesale
Scrapbook Max
S unshine Designs/Nuggitz
Time to Stamp
The Beary Patch
Treehouse Designs
We R Memory Keepers

I have also been asked to write an article for the December issue of Memory Makers to tell the story of my nieces and how it inspired me to hold this crop.I hope you all will join us for the crop and will consider making a donation to this great cause. I am hoping to go to hospital in the fall to present the cards and a cheque to the NICU staff.Together we can make a difference!
*** I will update the sponsor list above as I get more confirmations back.

Jen - Owner Creative Crafts and Stickers

click the link to go to the thread - I hope to see you ALL there!!
Creative Crafts and Stickers Charity Crop

Thursday, August 17, 2006

a little dare for you...

and I hate to use the word "dare", since it's already out there, but this truly is a dare in a sense that it'll take guts to do this...
I got one of those forward emails from a friend today. Instead of forwarding it (I hardly ever do) I challenge you to do a LO about one, or all, of the following. Make sure you come back and show it to me =)

B - Babe
I - In
T - Total
C - Control of
H - Herself

B = Beautiful
I = Intelligent
T = Talented
C = Charming
H = Hell of a Woman

B = Beautiful
I = Individual
T = That
C = Can
H = Handle anything

the email:
When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch.
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.
Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my heart.
It means I live my life MY way.
It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.
When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak against it, I am defined as a bitch.
The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.
It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.
I am outspoken, opinionated and determined.
I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won't succeed. And if that makes me a bitch, so be it.
I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.

B - Babe
I - In
T - Total
C - Control of
H - Herself

B = Beautiful
I = Intelligent
T = Talented
C = Charming
H = Hell of a Woman

B = Beautiful
I = Individual
T = That
C = Can
H = Handle anything

Saturday, August 12, 2006

a little croppin' this weekend!

I'll be over at TTT this weekend for a fun crop - I stayed up waaaaayy too late last night, and I'm sure tonight won't be any different! I hadn't been visiting lately and I received an email about the crop. I decide to go. I decide to chat. I decide to do a few challenges. I decide to stay up too late - and THANK GOODNESS I DID! You HAVE to go see the kits they just sneak peeked - I reserved a Rhapsody Kit, but I really was thinking about getting all 3! It's well worth the price, so go see!!!
Oh, and if you go? Tell them I sent you! Then we're both in for scrappy prizes!! See you there!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

little signature

Found a little signature thing... other than the "little" thing (which I almost quit the other day). Decided that all of my layouts will have a title that goes like this: "SAFE (the one with Proverbs 29:25)".
Why? Why not. I'm thinking this might annoy people to no end, but it's for me and totally FRIENDS inspired.
BTW, "SAFE" is my week #7 entry at creatingpages.biz series contest. =)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

going a little vertical!

Did my first vertical today, but you'll have to hop on over to CreatingPages.biz to see it, as it's in the 8 weeks series contest. I'm pretty proud of most of the work I've done this time (last time I didn't make it passed week 3 or 4...) Anyhoo...check me out: Ready to

Did I mention I also joined the Pageant at ScrapTastic and the Effers Dare Contest. Hey! I just found out that I'm way behind my scrappy goal for the year, apparently I was headed for last year's 1st goal and wasn't doing the right # per month, so I'm going to need all the challenge I can get~

The only thing I love more than scrapping the memories is making them.