Saturday, April 24, 2010

Candy Shoppe Design Callenge!

I thought this was the perfect time to incorporate rain/tear drops into our creations this month. The saying goes...."April showers bring May flowers" and I do think it's a good way to symbolize the changes taking place at C.S.D. Here's the Blog Candy this month from our April sponsor Scarlet Lime.Here is my entry:

This is a layout I did incorporating both rain and tears. These are from our trip to Disneyworld. I was looking forward to it so much, and it rained everyday we were there. It didn't rain all day, but I was so sad. My hair was frizzy, and it was humid, but it was a blast. My favorite part is the people in the background. Everyone was wearing those plastic ponchos and rubber Crocs. I love the background people. In my layout, I put some bright colored flowers and bright paper because no matter what, it was a happy time. Can you see the raindrop embellishments I used? They kind of blend into the paper, but if you look hard enough, you can see them.

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! This month the Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers, they are hosting an Alice in Wonderland Challenge.

This is the collage you will draw your inspiration from this month. Take from it what you will (the colors, the patterns, the objects, etc.) and do what you do.

Our sponsor this month is SNOBBY WALRUS. It's a fabulous new place that will surely put a smile on your face. If this guy....

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With that said, here is my entry:

This is a picture of my 3 nieces. Vanesa, Samantha, and Alyssa. No matter what you do or where you go, if they are involved, you definitely feel like you are going bonkers! It's a madhouse!

Gutter Girlz Prompt #36

THE PROMPT: It's No Secret
THE SONG: Everybody Knows by Concrete Blonde
As always, we choose our prize winners AND our guest gutter girlz from those of you who play along with us!! All you need to do is create YOUR art from OUR prompt, then leave us a comment with a direct LINK to your creation in your comment. We'll go through and pick a random prize winner, and our choice of a guest designer. How easy is THAT? This month's prize comes from our very own GutterGirl, Glenda!

Here is my Entry:

I listened to the lyrics of the song, and although I liked them, they are kind of dark. I chose to focus on the positive. Yeah the world sucks, and life sometimes feels like it won't get any better, but it never outweighs the good. "It's no secret I love being aunt Shell", is my theme. I don't have any kids, but I have a gaggle of nieces and nephews, and I love them all. This is me and my 3 nieces Alyssa, Samantha, and Vanesa. They are crazy girls new to their teens. They giggle, and whisper, and are just genuine. Yeah they have smart mouths sometimes, but that is for their parents to correct. I just have fun being Auntie!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who I am right now!

Who's that girl #7 - Right Now

For this challenge we are super excited to be teaming up with Diana's awesome sketch blog- Sketchy Thursdays. Sketchy Thursdays is a weekly sketch challenge blog that chooses one random winner each week to receive a scrappy prize for participating. So be sure to post your completed layouts on their site as well to double your chances of winning a prize!!!

For this one challenge, you are being asked to use both the sketch from Diana AND the WTG prompt.

Journaling Prompt:

Right Now - while the core of who you are doesn't change, I find that my interests and activities tend to evolve from one year to the next. Take a moment to capture the things you are into RIGHT NOW.

Entertainment: Favorite TV shows, music, movies, websites Tastes: Foods and drinks you are into right now, clothing styles, products, brands Activities: Crafts you are working on, hobbies, interests, new routines or habits

(Try for at least 5 different facts about yourself right now! I find a list can work great but its totally your call!)

I loved this prompt, and here I am:

It is true that at my core I am always the same person, but we all tend to try new things and develop new hobbies and favorite gadgets and hobbies. Here are the things that I love right now:
1. I never watched any of the Harry Potter movies, but now that we are going to Universal Florida, we decided to start at the beginning. I actually really like them.
2. My upcoming trip to the World of Harry Potter- Universal Orlando. We are staying at The Hard Rock Hotel. YAY!
3. I love my new Iphone. Can't say enough. Money well spent.
4. My success on Jenny Craig. Not only have I lost 22 pounds, my sugar is down, and now the treat of going on insulin is off the table. Another YAY!
5. You tube tutorials are fantastic. I feel so smart from watching people share their scrapbook, card making, and stamping knowledge.
6. Sugar free gum- really helps me curb my appetite.
7. Facebook and all its games. I am a chef, a farmer, and a mayor, oh my!
8. True Blood- I love Sookie Stackhouse, both in Charlaine Harris' books, and on HBO.
9. Bath and Body Works Orange Ginger Shampoo- when you sweat, it smell's so good!
10. Starbucks Shaken Green Tea Lemonade unsweetened with 2 sweet n lows- a great drink that helps me stay away from my beloved Diet Coke.
11. Mario Kart marathons- me and my husband will play this for hours. I always play as Princess Peach. I love her pink racing outfits.
12. The color Orange. I love orange, the color, the fruit, the smell. Hence, the shampoo, and my life long love for Clinique Happy perfume. I am from California, and I am just bright and cheerful, what can I say.
13. Spring Flowers- They are just so pretty. Enjoy them before the 105 degree weather comes and kills them.
14. My happy life- I am just at complete bliss these days. I won't argue, I am just enjoying it!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

U Crack me up Challenge

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I got my Bottle Swap!

I am so happy because on Easter morning I checked the mail and my bottle had arrived. I was hosting a family barbecue so I had to wait until after work on Monday to open it. I am so excited, I love everything in it! Okay, let me back up a minute. I participated in a youtube bottle swap hosted by Yoliebean. It is a little out there for me to join in things like that, but I had so much fun, both shopping for my partner, and getting my package. I am new to scrapping and just amazed and excited for all the new things, ideas, and people who have come into my life since. So here are some pics of my goodies. My husband filmed me opening it up, but I am in my workout clothes, and I hate how my arm wiggles, so we will not be posting that video! Once again, thanks to my swap partner Ozelle, and to Yolanda for hosting this!