Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Only Good Things Today

That's my thoughts for today. I got up earlier than usual; scrapped a page of the Home mini-book I am creating; dropped Jayme off at his work; caught the bus to town; stopped in at Church to give thanks. Going to Church on my way to work has become one of my favorite things to do. I feel good for the rest of the day. Helps keep me in check, too. Last night was peaceful. Spent the whole evening (total quality time) with Kayla. She is so much fun! Blows me away with some of the things she says. So smart!

Today Weight Watchers starts. Weigh-in is at noon. I anticipate weighing in somewhere around 180?? Higher?? Just awful! Well, we shall see! I'll be starving the next few days, I'm sure!

Okay, well, I have a ton of work on my desk I need to get caught up on. It's gorgeous outside. Cool, crisp, Autumn.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Last week of September!

Already! Time is flying!!! Okay, the 2007 HOF rules came out last week. Are YOU submitting this year??? Every year I have seriously thought about it and have not done it. This year I promised myself I would and don't you know Assignment A has everyone buzzing. An innovative technique?? Haven't most art form techniques been covered? Ugh! Anyway, I've come up with two ideas and I think I'll try. The remainder of the assignments are way doable.

Exciting news (for me)! I was gifted a HP Digital Camera!! Finally! This was on Friday night and I still have not opened it. I still can't believe it!! And a memory card and a carrying case. I was so syked!! Just in time for HOF entries. OH, BELIEVE ME, I have no grand illusions that I will be chosen, BUT, I must give it a try. MUST!

The weekend was good, totally not what the weathermen forecasted. Yeah, we had some rain, but for the most part, it was a sunny, gorgeous weekend. Kayla and I participated in a weekend on-line crop and had a great time. I love that little girl! Next weekend, we are going to go see "Open Season" at the Omnimax. We saw "Ant Bully" at this type of theater, and it was awesome!!! Took Ben, but he wouldn't leave the 3-D glasses on.

Found out last week that the new grandchild will be a girl! Hooray, another darling little girl!!!

Tomorrow we begin Weight Watchers here at the office. Thank goodness!! I am moving up in sizes fast! Amanda and Kayla walk with me every night so that helps!

Ali Edwards' AEzine/Life Artist Newsletter came out today. So much inspiration there! Love it!

At BigPictureScrapbooking, I think I am going to sign up for Lisa Damrosch's new class. I loved the last one and got so much out of it.

Still waiting for CK to start taking registrations for their on-line classes.

And I am participating in Shimelle's 31 day class. It will be over this week, but I am definitely signing up for her Christmas journal class.

I guess that's it. I had anticipated completing so many challenges this month, I am ashamed that I only completed, I think, 3. Oh, well, there is always next month!!

Thursday, September 7, 2006

And We're Off!

Not really. We are all still here. Oh, so many pans in the fire, so much to do! I can't wait to get home! I printed off some really cute clip art so that I can make some holiday cards (it's also Marcie's card challenge) and I can't wait to get started!! I would also like to grab up Kayla and take a quick run out to Joann Fabrics. I think that is where I saw the scrappy adhesives tape. I currently use and love Creative Memories photo tape; been ordering 4 at a time; but I just go through it too fast and I am so not about waiting right now. I need it and want it today!!

I also need to take Kayla for a walk so we can find some colorful leaves for a layout I have in mind. If we can't find any that will do (it may be too early, even though the weather says "fall"); we will make our own out of bright yellow paper and then ink the edges red.

Did you see the moon last night?? So full, so gorgeous!!!!

Kayla and I finished her new book, it's by Angie Sage and its an Araminta Spookie novel (so far there are only 2; I need to visit her Angie's website and encourage her to come out with a new one). Volume 1 in the (I hope to be) series is called My Haunted House. Read it in 3 evenings. Kayla begged to start the 2nd as soon as we finished the first. It is "The Sword in the Grotto". Really cute books, fast reads!

Okay, I need to make a to-do list for this evening. Ciao!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

I've Seemed to Lost My Picture . . .

. . . and I don't know how or why. And of course I cannot remember how I did it in the first place.

Well, anyway on to more exciting news. It's Fall! Today is gorgeous! There are so many new contests and design team calls this month. It's exciting. All I want to do is go home and create!! I have so much on my mind; so many ideas!!

Here is a new little diddy by Kayla:

The photo is her cousin Ben who spends every weekend with us and one night during the week. Found some great little embellies in the new Paper Wishes catalog. Have you checked that out lately?

Well, there are tons of challenges this month I need to copy down in my little notebook so I can be on top of the rules for each and deadlines. So, gotta go. Happy Wednesday!

Edited. Found what I did wrong. Will have to use this photo for now. Need to update!

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

She's At It Again!

Yep! Kayla's been scrapping and learning to use new product. In this layout, she discovered Colorbok Chalk Inks (I love these little cateyes!), photo turns and brads. The challenge was to use ribbon, 3 patterned papers, photo turns and brads. She did a great job!!!

I have superceded my original goal of 50 layouts for the year 2006 (who knew I'd be scrapping so many Friday evenings at the LSS!?!). So, I've upped the total to 100. That's a little scary, but I'm up to 59 layouts currently. I also predicted 12 mini-albums and have completed 6. As for cards, I have truly only made 1 and that was Kayla's 8th birthday card. I predicted 30, so I need to get busy on my Christmas cards, which Mom helped stamp and I think they just need a few touches.

Went to Barnes & Noble this weekend and found some adorable Halloween postcards to send our party invites on. Also picked up a cute book for Kayla which we started reading Sunday night and as of last night, we are more than half-way through. Kayla is loving it and she didn't want to stop. When my eyes started crossing and I was falling asleep while reading, I said that's it! We'll finish tomorrow night!

Sad about Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter. Caught a segment last night of his adorable little girl, Bindi. Too sad!!

It was cold here in Pittsburgh this weekend. Not cold enough to turn the furnace on, thank goodness! But cold enough to shut all the windows and wash up the heavier blankets.

Happy Monday!