Monday, June 30, 2008

Toot! Toot! Toot!

I can finally talk about this. I've been busting at the seams for so long now and it feels good to be able to tell everyone that I was picked to be on the Creative Team at Crop Addict. Woohoo! This is a really fun site and I'm so looking forward to working with this bunch of super talented ladies. One of the best part is I'll be working together again with my buddy from a previous DT gig - NicPea! Hi Nicole! Together again!

I'm even lucky enough to have a LO that Nic designed for a picture of my DS. If I get a few moments tomorrow I'll scan it in and post it here. She's one terrific designer.

On another note, tomorrow is the big DT announcement at Kimmie's and Corey's "Use Your Stash" Blog. It's got a great premise behind it and one that I know I could definitely use. My stash is growing ever bigger and I definitely need to start using some of my old stuff. Even if I wonder why I bought it in the first place! LOL

Take a few minutes to come check out these terrific places.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

GASC Chantilly

Well, our fun weekend has come and gone and I feel like I'm finally rested again. Too many late nights, but it was definitely worth it. Sue, Nancy and I had a blast. The only problem was that it went by on so fast. Why is that? It seems like it takes forever for the event to finally arrive, only to fly by at mach speed. LOL

I only took 3 classes this year and my favorite by far was the Acrylic Album I took from the Button Farm. This is the first time I worked with an acrylic album and I learned a lot, so I'll be able to do one of my own design without a lot of trial and error. I haven't added my photos yet and some of the embellishments, but I hope to finish it this weekend. Here's what it looks like so far:

I also took a Rusty Pickle class to make a Love Mini-Album. It too is not finished yet, just not enough class time. I don't think some of the ladies realized that the class was a little more advanced than they were used to because the poor instructor kept having to stop and make a boatload of explanations. The other class I took was an Accordion Mini-Album. The instructor was Crystal Jeffrey Rieger (she's really funny). The sponsor's for that class were Memory Makers, TI and Scrapbook Adhesives (3L).

Friday, June 6, 2008

Graduation Day

Well, it finally happened. It's actually been happening all along, but I guess I just refused to admit it. My daughter is actually growing up. Right before my eyes. And let me tell you, I'm not exactly happy about it. Nope, not at all! LOL

I was thinking about it yesterday and it hit me that she'll no longer be in elementary school and that she's moving on up into middle school. I burst into tears. I'm a total mess. I figured if I was crying yesterday, how in the world was I going to make it through today. I did tear up once, but managed to keep it under control. It's a good thing my mom wasn't there or I really would have broken down.

I know I'm biased, but I have to say she looked absolutely beautiful and totally happy. She's so excited about going to middle school (and a little nervous too). In August she'll get a chance to check out her new locker, get her schedule of classes, and meet her new teachers. She wants to continue with chorus and join the theater group. All from a child who used to be afraid of getting up in front of anybody for anything. LOL

Here's a couple of pics from our day:

Thursday, June 5, 2008

World Win - SBPG's June Sponsor

If you love working with cardstock (most of us do). You'll love these papers from World Win. I love them. Nice texture and they are two-toned. I had a great time trying to mix and match my photos and then come up with some interesting ways to add some more texture to the pages. I did a lot of stamping. I like them all, but I think the LO I love the most is "The Sea." It's a great pic of DS and his cousin staring out at the ocean and holding hands. Don't you wish you could keep them little forever.
Stop on over to Playground and check out all the LOs/cards posted by the DT ( Check out the contests for June and show us your amazing creations (