Friday, January 29, 2010

Thanks for the prayers!

So one step closer to getting the job I mentioned before.  I am not so crazy about it now (the hours are kind of wonky) and in fact thought I had blown it having a beauty queen moment and totally missing the important word in the question and it's meaning. But this journey must be God's will.. if nothing other then to get me in the swing of interviewing.. being critiqued.  Oh wait.  I am ahead of myself.  So I got a call back.  I am one of three potential hires.  They want us to second interview with the staff itself.  I totally get it.  This is a boys group home kind of situation and they (we) have to be a cohesive unit.  But I must say it feels like it will be a popularity contest and I never do very good but then again I do at first impressions.  I just am too honest I think and not good at the games.  In general I like everyone and don't have time to not be nice to everyone.  If that makes sense :D  So we will see.  It is nice to get past the first round. 

So for those that read this and prayed... thanks!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

11 more layouts :D to my kitty

>>>>> edited to add:  Please pray for me.  I have a job interview on Wednesday around 1 central time for a job that would be in my field I am in college for and would totally get my foot in the door.  After the last two years being ultimatly with more hardships then goodships ( yes I am a dork lol) I have prayed and I beleive this will be a good year.  But it never hurts to have more prayer my way.  I know from this blog and my message boards with my son last year that prayers can be answered.  Thank you all for coming to check me out and taking your time for me.  God Bless you.

I watched three movies while I scrapped last night.  They were three totally contrasting movies but I was able to get a lot done during that time.  One layout I had done last week, a second one I finished by making some homemade flowers.  (have you ever looked at a layout think you are done then realize it looks unfinished?) then 9 more from start to finish while watching the movies. 
This one is my submission for the All about Me challenge blog.  The current challenge is to use a soundtrack of your life.  So my take on that was to thinking about what songs I would like at my funeral.  I know this is morbid but I don’t think I am that abnormal to think about it.  Plus if/when that day comes then I hope my hubby or children remember this page so that will be one less thing for them to worry about. It is two fold with music.  The purples pieces are the lyrics to the sound of music’s Good-bye song… you know… Farewell… good night, something German, Adieu etc…  And then several songs I would like played in the huge journal blog I did.  With the main lyrics of why I chose that song.  I really love it.  I think the paper fits though I am iffy on all the purple flowers.  But I am not good at perfect like.  I wish I was though :D
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And then these are the rest.  I used up all that spring paper (can’t remember what it was) And I don’t normally like very critter friendly paper but these ones were easy to work with.  So now I get to add 11 more dollars to my spending money yeah!  Love using that stash!  I really want to get my hands on some of that Basic Grey Origins paper.  So I hope soon to make a trip to my LSS. 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Short post I promise

Just my latest layouts.  I got crazy one day at work doing journaling on transparency.  But I love how they turned out.  Way better then my own writing.

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Both of these done with my scrapbook4u latest kit.  it is bella blvd I love that company.  I have decided what ever layouts I make using kit paper I am not counting towards my general fund since I am not taking the kit money to pay for the kits from the general fund.  Does that make sense?  lol I thought I would use this quick but did these two and lost my mojo on it :(

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This is my word for the year.  I am going to try to accept the things I can’t change and deal with my control issues!  :D  Good luck with that you say right.  lol

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The AAM latest challenge is to scrap about what makes you angry.  This is kind of tongue in cheek as I did this facebook quiz about how unique my name is and it was very un unique and I am angry at my parents.  lol  I thought a fun way to document something about my name.  I want to do another one to go with this about where my name come from… or why my folks picked it.

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THis is my favorite of the ones I did this round.  It is simple and I love the papers.

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Here is a close up of the sparkly snail trail I added to the paper.  I thought made it a little extra cute.

scrapbooking 009 I am leaving you with a wonderful picture of our little adopted guy Rocky… you might remember we got a puggle from the shelter even though we didn’t know he was a puggle. :D  I love him so much!  It is amazing how something can find a place in your heart so quick.  And for the most part he is a good dog.  He thinks he is a guard dog but realizes quick he really isn’t and gets overly scared.  Poor thing.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Layout update

I finally used this kit from LPS

The past kit part of the website doesn’t say what paper it is and I can’t remember as it was a mix of some prima and I think rough and tumble from another line.  Anyway I was able to use it all up.  When I first got the kit I was unsure what pictures to use with it but it turned out very versatile and I love that in a kit. 

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And one more on top of these.


So 8 more to the new year total :D  pretty good start.  I got my newest kit from scrapbooks deal 4 u and am so ready to break into it.  I think I will tonight or totally tomorrow.  It has Bella Blvd and I LOVES me some Bella :D

Monday, January 4, 2010

The countdown begins…

OR the count up.  These are the layouts I did New Years Eve and Day.  I was dedicated to watching Quantum Leap and using that stash up.  Here is what I got done.

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This is a close up of the coordinates paper where I folded it and sanded a grid.  I really love this effect it complements the grungy paper excellently.


This is using GCD paper.  I finally found it online to purchase and love a lot of it.  This green paper is one of their more calm papers.  Most of what i bought had glitter or was shimmery which was a nice surprise as I didn't know when I ordered it online.  It is also quality paper.


This is one of my faves.

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My fave Nikki Sivils paper from her Victoria stree line.  I wanted the paper to do the talking on it’s own and is why not a lot of embellishments.

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I had this layout in my head for a couple days and love how it came out.


Another fave layout of mine from a paper brand (scenic route) I heard is going out of business.


Another favorite as it is totally elegant and girly and I don’t get to do those very often.

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I am also loving how these three came out.  They are all so different but from the same type of photo from walmart with santa.

So That makes 16 layouts for the year so far.  A great start since only the third day of January.  And since I am writing this ahead so I actually blog tomorrow I might actually have more to show for the 3rd.  If I can get the time to go down there and I SO want too!  :D

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

So I am starting this new year post with my resolutions I have been promising :D 

1)  I promise to only buy one scrapbook kit a month.  And right now that is Scrapbook Deals 4 U 

2) I promise to use mega stash and to not buy new products until I have at least 50.00 saved up.  I will save up these funds by counting every layout I do as a dollar.  And will mostly concentrate those funds on more paper as I have more embellie stash then paper.  This does not include my ATG tape as I do need this to even do any pages.

Hmmm… I was thinking there was more but two was pretty big so really that is it.  I am working on a system so I only buy the paper I want in a collection then the whole thing.  Not sure if I am going to do it online or in Springfield at lss.

I am going to just post today the layouts I did a couple weeks ago and are not included in my dollar a layout resolution.

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Also, I managed to rearrange and get my scrapbook room looking decent.  We decided to take the bulky pantry from our kitchen and use it in my scrapbooking room and the home made cabinet (that is well made) left by the last owners that was in the room and not really being used we moved to a different section of the basement which freed a lot of space.  here is the end results and I LOVE it.

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(Here is a link to my post showing the before pics) 

It is amazing how just having a space you love makes you more creative and totally want to spend hours in your creative space.  I am itching to get down there today but have a ton of things to do.  (like put the tree away… ugh what a chore!)

I wanted to leave you all with my new do… I have never gotten my hair professionally colored and I love it.  I have been trying to grow my hair out and it is taking forever as it has been one disaster after another finding the perfect stylist.  Well I fully think I did!  And she is super sweet too.  Here is a picture of it… some people have said I look younger so I am down with that.  lol


PS sorry the pics are kind of dark. I left my camera at my folks so had to use the cell phone which is ok but hardly as nice. 

I hope all of you had an awesome safe New Years and even though mine didn’t turn out as I had planned it was still nice :D