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Monday, April 30, 2007

Cosmo Cricket...and me!!!

I'm in the gallery, yo! A good friend and I were picked from a team contest to be put on the Cosmo website!! I couldn't be more thrilled! The layout they chose is the one I did for the MM idol contest, and I submitted it again. I had another favorite, but I'm thrilled with the one they chose!!

Ok, go here and click me!! See?! I'm thrilled, of course, as it's become one of my most favorite companies!! See next door to me? Michelle Boeckermann - she's my friend, lol. How adorable is THAT layout?! Oh and yes, Michelle, Dora, another Michelle and Jenn and I altogether WON that contest!! It was so cool to participate as a team ... and then WIN!! I'll post my layouts for that contest... you like?!

...this one was a sketch project... I just love the photo, and there is a page two: with a snow pic of Matthew and the other half of that snowflake.

This one was about layering and using pink and yellow...Well, I needed to do this layout "showcasing" all of McKenna's "talents"...so it worked out well. :P

Blech...I loathe quote challenges, but I think this one turned out okay. ...and yes, they even got me to make a card!

This one...the last challenge. Ad insp. Not my favorite, but cute and colorful nonetheless, and still used stash as I promised myself a month or two ago. Eh~

This was a bonus challenge, I digi'd it. Had to make you laugh. Did I?

...and now for one of my new favorites... is it that I used so many (120 or so!) of those damn eyelets that I had to go out and buy new ones 8oO or that I finally used a flourish...used being a relative term, lol. ;) wink!!

Friday, April 20, 2007


ok, ok, I guess it's about time I post. Just going to respond to the tags I've received to help me get back in the blogging swing of things. ;)
Thank you to (someone?! Who was it?!) and Nicole Martel for tagging me...

Here's the deal, I list 7 random facts about myself and then choose 7 people to tag to do the same thing on their blog. Here goes!
  1. I was a military brat.
  2. I have a dog, Toby.
  3. You know my 2 kids, Matthew & McKenna.
  4. I only work (at the gym) 2.5-3.5 hours on a weekday.
  5. I did gymnastics for 18 years, graduated college doing it.
  6. We're selling/house hunting.
  7. The guys at Subway start my order as soon as the see me walk in.

JFF, I'm going to do 7 random Scrapbooking facts since this is, after all, a scrapbook tag.

  1. I scrap 12"x12".
  2. I scrap mostly after 10:30 pm.
  3. If I ever owned my own forum, it'd be called Midnight Scrappers.
  4. My first publication was in a book.
  5. I've never been published in a paper mag.
  6. Most of my layouts are pics and paper only.
  7. My favorite size photo to work with is 5''x7''.

So now, onto tagging: NicoleB, OneCreativeJen, Miranda W., Melita, Dianne K. Nelson, Ambearluv, & Emine. Even if you've been tagged before, have fun with it!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

not so bad...

honestly, April is not!
First of all, what a surprise and honor that ScrapStreet's admin/editors chose me at "Resident of the Month" for April - boy, did I need that pick-me-up!

""This month we are honoring a member of our community that came to us almost a year ago. She has been a scrapping Diva with style and grace in her pages that lead in the inspiration department! She adores her family and shares the antics, love, and goofyness of her life with us on a daily basis. We love her for her quirky humor and if you haven't had a achance to see it, just go look at her thread SExy legs in pixel place! ""

That and the fact that I'm sort of NOT looking for contests. I love STAR that I've been doing at SStreet, and a team one we're doing at ScrappingWithGrace, but otherwise...well, not that I've actually done a page, but I plan to! And maybe I'll start submitting instead of just showing. I don't know, we'll see how that goes.

My nephews are up this week, so the computer has been slowed down. A little spring break, perhaps... we went to the Museum of Natural History today mostly to see the dinosaurs, as Matthew's been so into them lately. Here's the best part of today...we walk in and the 1st room has T-Rex, of course his favorite. He grabs my mom and gets all teary-eyed, so I grab him, thinking something's wrong. He cups my face in his little 4-year-old hands and says, "Mommy, I just can't bewieve it!" Some things just aren't picture worthy. This was one of those times.

So maybe one thing bad happened today. I took one -and only one- picture of McKenna on her birthday - it was late and she was asleep, but I got one... and it's gone. :( Can't find it anywhere. Trying not to tell myself I'm a bad scrappery mom, but it's not really working.

Boy oh Boy...a bit of a stream of consciousness today. Off to catch up on GH and get some zzzzz's... been a long, been a long, been a long daaaay!