Friday, November 23, 2007

Digital Shopping

I think that this may be an even better shopping day than Digital Scrapbooking Day! All of my favorite stores have sales and I know that I'm going to start here with Scrap Artist. If I have any mad money left to spend I'll check out all the other sales.

not completely forgotten

Every summer I attempt to get myself organized with my scrapbooking. I wanted to have one place where I put every layout and all the info that goes along with it. Once school starts I do good to get any scrapbooking done and then rarely document it at all. I hope to get myself caught up with that during this holiday break or at Christmas when I'm out of school longer.

Friday, August 17, 2007

3rd Grade Buds

This is the only layout that I managed to do this week. It was my first week back in school and I spent most of my time in meetings and working on getting my room ready for the new year. My goal for now is to get at least one layout done a week but I'm hoping for more.

For this layout I used the August template by Kellie Puddy at Color Line Design. All papers and most elements are from the Dingy Boy kit by Little Dreamer Designs. I used Teriann Hanks’ It’s a Date Addon Schooldays. The fonts used are 2Peas Frazzled and 2Peas Burlap.

The journaling reads: I took this photo of Alec with his friends Cory and Nathan at the end of April when they came for a sleepover.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Guilty Look

I did this CASE of Krista’s layout for the weekly Lift with a Twist challenge. Almost all of the supplies used come from Gina Cabrera. The file folders (Office Essentials Folio), the notebook paper inside (Office Essentials Notebook Paper) and the flower and button embellishments (Sweet Summer and Summer Blooms). The bird doodle is from Michelle Underwood’s That Smile page kit, the notebook paper tucked under the photo is from Just Journaling by Teriann Hanks, the date stamp is from erecinella and the journaling lines are by Fernlili. The font used for the journaling is LD Antiquated.

The journaling reads: I just love this cute little guilty look on your sweet face Hannah. I caught you red-handed going through my purse. It reminded me so much of when I found your brother opening presents under the Christmas tree at the same age. April ‘06

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Easter Basket

I used Template # 1 in Teriann Hanks’ Flower Simple Sets, Scrap Artist’s Journalique kit papers and embellishments and the journaling font is Curlz MT.

The journaling reads: Hannah loved her Easter basket this year. It was too cold for her pretty new dress though. April 8, 2007.

Anticipating Fall

I did this layout using Eva Kipler’s Template for Aug. 1 –15 at Most of the supplies I used are by Weeds and Wildflowers – tan swirl paper and stamp from Discovering freebie, peach and polka dot paper and ribbon accent from Welcoming Spring freebie, and corner doodle from Celebrating Color freebie. The orange paper (adjusted slightly) for the file folder is from Shandy Vogt’s Not so Simple Solids and the notepaper is from Teriann Hanks’ Just Journaling and the brown felt alphabet letters are by Shelle Pukas. The fonts used are 1 Bean Sprout DNA and American Typewriter.

The journaling reads: August 6, 2007
I ran across this photo on my computer this morning. I was looking for a picture of one of the kids to scrap. I was instantly taken back to that chilly November day. It was the first day that was cold enough to wear the new cap and scarf that I had just finished knitting. I had my camera with me that day to take photos of seventh graders to draw their self-portraits from. One of my kids took my picture and I worked on one of myself during this lesson. I remember that it was Dylan that took my snapshot but I can’t for the life of me figure out what I did with my drawing. I hope to run across it next week when I am working to get my classroom ready.

Hometown Days

This is an older digital layout that I hadn't shared here. I'm not sure why but I just neglected to do it. I found it while I was looking for the 3 layouts that I got done last week that I haven't posted.

I used Eva K’s template at Digital Freebies (June challenge) for the overall design. The blue background paper is from Jaana Saker’s Heaven and Earth paper pack, the green dot is from Weeds and Wildflower’s Coming Home Kit, the yellow graph paper is from The Digi Shoppe, The stripe, plaid, blue and pink papers are from Shandy Vogt’s Jumperoo kit, the ticket to Ride stamp is by Seebee’s Freebies, designing on the edge alphabet is by bob, and the font for journaling is 2Peas Chatter and the font used for the date on the ticket is CK Template.

Little Swimmers

I used Template #3 in Teriann Hanks’ Flower Simple Sets, elements and papers from her Blossoms kit, and index card from her Just Journaling kit. Upper Case Doodle Alpha by Lisa Whitney is used for the title and the journaling font is CK Thickness.

The journaling reads: Hannah and her cousin Katie had a wonderful time playing in the pool together. Both girls love to be in the water and they were great playmates for one another. They had two great afternoons of splashing good fun this week. I hope they remain friends as they grow up together. August 2, 2007.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Boy in Blue

I have had such a busy week I didn't think I'd be able to get this week's lift done in time. There was one advantage to my tardiness - Betsy Tuma had her kits on sale today so I was able to buy more with my money than I would have gotten earlier in the week.

I used a lot of items from Betsy's That’s Life kit, along with Amanda Tracy’s Edge Templates, Sara Amarie’s yellow Office Pretties: Lined Notes, a journaling circle from the Day Trip kit by ksharonkdesigns, and Chipboard alphabet by Angela Sharrow. The font used is CK Alpha Swirl.

The journaling reads: Alec spent a lot of time in the pool this summer. It was one of his favorite activities on a hot day, and we sure had a lot of warm days this year. He liked being active in the water, no floating around for this boy. He spent most all of his time swimming under water. He could usually be seen wearing his blue goggles and nose plugs.
August 2, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

My First Layout for Teriann's CT

A couple of days ago I got the wonderful news that I had been selected for Teriann Hanks' Templates and More CT. The My New Car layout from a week or so back was my audition layout. I worked with a template that she had posted for a challenge at today and everything just seemed to flow beautifully. I received the kit that I used, Eva Kipler’s Star 4 James, as a posting bonus for another site and it was just perfect. I tried to talk Alec into helping me with the journaling and he did a little bit. He thought it would be cool if each of the letters of his name went into one of the journaling strip so we made that work.

Other supplies used include All Stars by Ninascraps Designs, and Graffiti alphabet by Bunny Cates. The fonts used are CK Ali Circles and CK Carefree.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Two new layouts

I did both of these for challenges at I really like using templates so I've hunted for freebies since learning to digiscrap. It makes it so much quicker.

For this layout I used a template by Eva and all of my papers came from different kits by Shandy Vogt including If You Dare, Not So Simple Solids, Nature, and Jumperoo. Other accents used are Doodled Hearts by I Made This Today, and index card by Lilac Garden kit by Miss Mint. The fonts used are CK Ranch, Ck Ladder and CK Scribbles.

The template is by Eva and all of the papers come from Shandy Vogt Designs Island Woods minikit. The journaling box is from her Vintage Floral kit. The font used is Countryside.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Grungy Girl

This week I was at the last minute getting the Lifts with a Twist challenge finished. I had workshops all week so it felt like school had started back already. At least this time, it was enjoyable.

Now for the information about the layout. This was the most challenging one for me so far. It took forever for me to make the grid layout but I'm sure that there has to be an easier way that I just don't know yet. I used lots of items from Sara Amarie’s Natalie kit along with slide frames by FishinMomDesigns and a Glitter Graph frame from Designs by Lindsay Jane. The font used is CK Fresh

The photos are from back in April. I don't know why I didn't wash Hannah's face before grabbing the camera but I still think she's beautiful dirt and all.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I'm so excited!

I just saw on the Lifts with a Twist blog that I won this week. (The layout was a A Present for Me? that can been seen below) I loved so many things in Alisha Hess's store. It will be such fun to shop there to spend my gift certificate.


I did this one last night. I can't believe I was scrappin' when my new Harry Potter book had been screaming "read me" all day. It's super simple. I just wish I could have found a photo of Frank when he was tiny. I know I took some but I don't have my digital photos organized by anything but date and I got tired of looking for it.

I used a template by Teriann Hanks along with papers and elements from Dianne Rigdon's Calypso kits. Other items used are Live Out Loud alphabet by Michelle Underwood, Got Ya Cornered photo corners by MandaBean and 2 Peas Rickety font.

The journaling reads:
Alec got Franklin when he was around the size of a quarter. He has been living in the aquarium with the fishies for over a year now. Tonight Alec discovered he was a snapper so we let him go free in a nearby ditch. July 21st, 2007

Luckily Frank didn't hurt Alec, he just snapped at a pencil he was holding. He had Frank out where he had been drawing. We've all played with him, even Hannah, and he never bit anyone. But we decided it was better to be safe. I hope Frank adapts well to being out in the world.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Present for Me?

A Present for Me?

I did this layout for this week’s Lift with a Twist challenge. I used lots of products by Alisha Hess, both papers and embellishments, all coming from her Sweet and Shabby kit, a circular template by Jen Caputo, and button stitching from Barbara Derksen. The fonts used are Wendy Medium and 2Peas My Muse.

The journaling reads:
Hannah had such a good time playing with the box that Sue’s Ebay purchase came in last week. Isn’t that always the case? At least this time what was inside was a quilt that sis ordered for Mother. We didn’t have to be sad that she liked the packaging more than the gift inside.

The quilt was beautiful but that’s another story for another day.

My New Car

My New Car

For this layout I used the Flair template by Teriann Hanks, green print paper from the Spring Fling kit by K Pertiet, bright aqua paper from the Duly Noted paper pack by Katie the Scrapbook Lady (at The Digi Shoppe), kiwi ornate swirls paper from Urban Kiwi kit by Shabby Princess Designs, brad from the Smile kit by Bad Candy Factory, green rickrack from the Just for Fun kit by Designs by Krista, silver book plate from The Basics Office by Cristy Lyle, silver clip from the Day Tip freebie by ksharonkdesigns, flower is from Birthday Girl by miradesigns, butterfly clip is from Shelbz Flutter kit by Kim B, notebook corners are from Got Ya Cornered by MandyBean, tab and circle are from the Be Happy kit by Angela Young. The fonts used are 2Peas Chatter and 2 Peas Girly.

The journaling reads:
This car represents a first for me. I’ve never in all my 42 years like a car so much that I bought another like it. This is my second VW Beetle convertible and I love it! It makes me smile just to look at it!

Now for a bit more about the car. I had wanted to trade my old bug in since around Spring Break but just now got around to doing it. Luckily my newphew works at NorthPoint and was able to recomment a salesman and help me out along the way. I absolutely HATE car shopping. It's hard for me to make up my mind anyway and it's even worse with something I'll be driving for a while. I hope I made a good decision.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Playing Beauty Shop

I did this layout for the Lifts with a Twist blog challenge for this week. I loved the original layout but couldn't see myself using the cardboard pieces. They're just not my style. (odd that I can say what's not my style but still have no clue as what is - strange) I used papers from Lena Brandenburg’s Snugglebaby Paper pack and several items from the Snugglebaby Element kit. I love her digital kits and I alread had several. This is the first of the Lifts that I didn't have to go shopping before scrapping. I also used Shandy Vogt’s Painted Alphabet Stencils, Michelle Underwood’s Kick it Up Alphabet, Digital Stitches by, frames from Seebee’s Freebies Old Photo Edges and a torn border from the Melon Sunshine kit by Pillowgirl’s Scraps. The font used is 2Peas Well Behaved.

It's been a blah kind of week. I haven't been inspired to do much, other than read. The week ended on a sad note today. My niece Jenny (that you can see here in layouts) lost her grandpa on her father's side this morning. He had a heart attack a couple of days ago and wasn't able to pull through because of other health problems. He was in his 90s and was loved deeply by his granddaughter Jennifer. I've been hurting for her because I know this is going to be really hard for both her and her grandmother.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Night Owl

I know you may have seen these photos before. I wasn't at all happy with the layout I did because the photos were so dark. My friend Gayla told me what to do to fix them and I did a little tweaking and think they work better.

I did this for the Lifts with a Twist challenge. All the digi elements came from Lie Fhung's Evening Falls kit except for the yellow area with the journaling. It's by Agnes Lahur Designs and is called Graph Paper. The fonts used are CK Fresh and 2 Peas Well Behaved.

I never thought I'd say it but I'm loving digiscrappin'. I'm not too sure it'll be any cheaper because there are so many great products out there and I'm still in the "I want it ALL!" stage. I loved everything in this designer's shop.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Prom layout

I did this one with last night’s crop template by Amy Bleser at Scrapbook Bytes. The grey background paper is from the In Bloom Paper pack by Shelle Pukas, red is from Red Facts by Jonosch Designs, the black is from When Black Meets White Paper Pack by Lena Brandenburg. The silver jeweled daisy if by Pillowgirl. The title font is 1 Bean Sprout DNA and the journaling font is 2 Peas Well Behaved.

The journaling reads: This year the prom was absolutely beautiful. The Junior Class did a great job with the decorations. The photos are of me along with some of my favorite kids, BJ & Sesylie, Ludie, Tim & dates, and Kesha.

Homemade Goodness

I was digiscrappin' super early this morning - around 4ish and this is the result. I laid in bed for about a half hour after waking and gave up on going back to sleep. I did this one for the button challenge at Twisted Originals (it's a cool blog I discovered, go check it out at I used a template by Amy Bleser. It was from last week’s template crop at Scrapbook Bytes and I just got around to using it. Most of the papers come from 2 Peas freebie kits. The papers are Art from Rhonna Farrer’s July ’05 Kit, Miamarre Spring, Miamarre Too Good, Miamarre Mojito and Miamarre Persimmon Fuzz from the Spring Kit by MLamarre of, The green element at the lower right is called Circle of Love and it’s from the 2 Peas April Free Pea Kit by Rhonna Farrer. The turquoise paper is If You Dare Baby Blue by Shandy Vogt. The assortment of buttons is from different freebies by Anita Designs. The fonts used are 2 Peas Well Behaved for the Title and 2Peas Miss Happy for the journaling.

A Couple of Altered Notebooks

I made both of these last week and just didn't get around to posting them here. The one that says scrappy stuff is to go by my computer. It's to help me keep track of the stuff I need or want to do. I used a steno pad for this and the papers are some old stuff that I had laying around. The white rubons were the only thing fairly new. I used a sticker label I messed up as a template to cut my own here. I'm already using it quite a bit.

The other is about twice the size and it has the cool quad paper inside. I did it to tote to workshops this summer. Each year I practically fill a whole one with notes and drawings (mostly drawings) during the sometimes boring teacher workshops I have to sit through. I look forward to adding more doodles to the cover. I got my first chance to use it yesterday. I even got a few oohs and ahhhs from my fellow art teachers in attendance.

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lifts with a Twist Challenge

I did this one for the current challenge at the Lifts with a Twist blog ( I just loved the original layout by Fototina and it was lots of fun to CASE. The background papers and the elements are by Carrie Stephens and come from her Baby Cakes kit (it's super cute!). The photo mask is from Shandy Vogt’s Swass Masks. I love everything this woman designs. I also cropped the flourish part to use on the opposite side of the layout. The smaller frames are from her Doodle Sticker Frames kit. The fonts used for the title are CK Cosmopolitan and CK Dots and Dashes. The photos of Hannan are from 09-25-05.

I'm really enjoying learning how to digiscrap.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

3 Layouts in 2 Days

Can you believe it? I know it's so not like me. The kids went to spend the weekend with Aunt Jess and their grandparents and its been too quiet.

The first is a paper layout. I just finished it a little bit ago. I had it all done but the title last night and wasn't up to fighting with the rubons. Maybe I should have waited even longer because I did a crappy job. I had to rub so hard that I made dents in the paper and it's so crooked it looks like I've been hitting the tequila bottle. I may have to redo it another time. I did this one for the brown and pink challenge at L4S. The people in the photo are my nephew Shane and his girlfriend Paula. She's been so good for him and they seem perfect together. They've been together a few years now. All of the supplies I used are from my older stash - not really old but at least several months to a year. It felt good to use them.

This one is my favorite. No body will get the title unless they listen to rap music. I have to say it's not my favorite kind of music but I recognize a few songs when I hear them. Every kid in school was singing this one a couple years ago. I took this pic of Hannah in the back yard before she got in the pool with Sue and Sharon. That'll be another layout someday. Of course, I'd kill them if they took a photo of me in a swimsuit. It's not a pretty sight.

Here are the details if anyone is interested. I used a template by Pattie Knox from Designer Digitals. I adjusted the photo block to better fit my image I wanted to use. All the other materials are by Michelle Underwood. Papers come from the Loving Life paper pack. Flower (color adjusted slightly) is from the Dream in Color kit, button and staples are from the A New Beginning kit. The font for the title is 2Peas Busy Babs, and the journaling is 2Peas Ditzy.

The journaling reads: Hannah has got the cutest little butt. Her mom says that it’s just like her dads. Hannah’s has to be cuter!

This is another one of Shane. He's with his little brother Zach here. I'm pretty sure that Shane will be 31 on his birthday in August and Zach will be 14 in November. I took this photo and the last at Colton's in Batesville. There were so many of us there that it took a while for them to get enough tables to put together for us. I've been struggling with learning to use templates in Photoshop. I can do it in Elements without any problem now that I've done a few but I had to hunt down a tutorial for using the harder program. I found it at Misty Cato's blog along with this cute template I used here.

Here's all the info: I used Misty Cato’s blog template 9. The papers and Super Cool alphabet I used are by Michelle Underwood. The majority of the papers come from her A New Beginning page kit. The black kraft paper used for the mat is from the Beyond Cool paperpack. The font for Zach & Shane is Digital Woodcuts and the journaling was done with French Roast.

thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Last week's paper layouts

I got a new scanner. It is a Mustek and it scans practically the entire 12 x 12 layout in one scan. It only cuts off 3/10" and I can live with that.

I did a lot of work last week. I hope I can keep it up all summer but I know things will slow down when I'm busy with workshops.

This one is my current favorite. I did it for the green, white and black challenge at L4S. I took the photo of Alec at the park in Newport around the end of April.

I re-scrapped the pic of me and Jenny for my ME album. I used papers from WalMart of all places. I can't believe they had Autumn Leaves.

These are more pictures from the park. They show Alec with his 2 best school friends. We let him have a sleepover for his birthday and I took these guys to the park the next afternoon.

Lastly I have a layout of Hannah that I made for her album using the watermelon pics I scrapped for Scrapbook Attic. I like this single page layout better than the double I did for them.

My scanner died last month

It was old and I know it was time for a new one. But it was aggravating. I hate taking photos of my layouts. I never can get a good one. I know other people can because I've seen some that looked really good on 2Peas.

I had to deliver 2 months worth of layouts to SA and all I have to show are these awful photos but they're better than nothing I guess.

Some older paper layouts

I don't know why I hadn't posted these. I did them in April for Scrapbook Attic in Searcy.
The first is a layout of Hannah and Katie, both my great nieces. Katie is around 3 months older than Hannah. I uploaded these separately as each could stand alone.

Next is a layout of Katie with her mom, my niece Amanda. Katie looks so much like Amanda did when she was little.

The last is my great niece Jessica Jane. She is such a fun kid. I love the photo of her with the wild curly hair. She did this for Halloween last year.

Aunt Jess and Hannah

These beautiful girls are my niece Jessica and great niece Hannah. I had another sleepless night so I digiscrapped. I can do this and not worry about waking anyone. Here are the details in case anyone is interested.

I used Cheryl McCain’s template from the Template to Treasure chat & crop at last night. All the papers and the buttons come from her kit A Yellow Rose for Mother. The journaling block, which has its color changed a bit to better match, comes from Shabby Princess’s Festival Kit, as does the rickrack that borders the photo and the “and” alpha. The lettering for Aunt Jess is Basic Chipboard Alphabet by Dani Mogstad. The font for Hannah is 2Peas Champagne and the journaling font is 2Peas Fixin To.

The journaling reads:
My mother has said all along that Hannah looked like her Aunt Jessica but I just didn’t see it until I took a closer look of them together in this picture. They both have theose beautiful almond shaped eyes and their hair is practically the exact same color. Both girls have perfect complexions even if Jessica’s is a tiny bit fairer. They are beautiful girls with the most gorgeous and happy smiles.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Me & Jen

I did this one Saturday morning. I woke up too early and had some time to kill so I played around with PhotoShop. I used the Ribbon Board Template by Johanna Berry. I deleted one of the photo boxes and made the other bigger. Almost everything else is from Weeds and Wildflowers Design (, the orange paper is from the Celebrating Color freebie, tweed and tanswirl from Discovering You freebie, the leather paper (Luxurious Leather Kit) for the mat and the button (Blue Patterned Buttons) are from Barb Derksen ( journaling tag is by Anita Designs ( The font is Amethyst Script.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Another Hannah Layout

I made this one to accompany the earlier layout of Hannah in the garden. I really like how it turned out. I used Shandy Vogt’s Swass Mask Template, papers from Zoe Pearn’s Funky Fresh kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs and fonts from 2Peas, Sophisticated for title and Sonnets Script for journaling. I tweaked the colors of the papers some to give more contrast and so it would match the garden layout better.

Thursday, May 31, 2007


I hijacked this tag from This is one of the digital scrapbooking blogs I've spent so much time studying this week.

Now this is an interesting tag ... the rules are as follows!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
6. Tag three other people to do the same.

OK, the closest book was "One Perfect Knight" by Judith O'Brien. Someone had requested it at paperbackswap so I located it and sit it by my computer, let them know I had it and then the request was canceled. Bummer. And as I'm lazy, I still hadn't put it back on the shelf yet.

"I had no idea it was so...Betsy!" She has the most unique style. She could wear a flour sack and look like a fashion diva and don't even get me going about her creativity. I want to be Betsy when I grow up.

Feel free to substitute Betsy with any other person whose work you admire. I was thinking Elsie Flannigan when I was typing but the possibilities are endless.

If you read this, consider yourself tagged.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Digital Scrapbooking

When I first thought about this, I thought no way it's not me at all. Now, running out of place for supplies, unable to scrap for longer than 15 minutes without little hands trying to help, I'm rethinking my opinion.

One of my goals this summer is to learn this and get it down so if I decide for sure it's not me, I'll at least know how to do some hybrid things. I've always used my computer to scrap so it just makes sense to make what I can.

So far I've only done two layouts. The first one I did on Friday morning, my first day of summer vacation. I didn't save any of the information and I'm sure it'd take forever to figure it out. One thing I'm sure of is that the papers I used came from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

I'll probably do a paper layout of this for Alec's album anyway but it was a fairly easy layout to start with.

My second digi lo was done last night and I love it! It uses a template so that made it really easy. I could see myself converting if all my work was this quick and I liked it this much.

Here's the credits: Our Garden Girl

I used Jill's May Template from Scrap Outside the Box,
sage brads from Theresa Hernandez's kit Far Away Love at A Cherry on Top
papers from Zoe Pearn’s Funky Fresh kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs and
fonts from 2Peas, Sophisticated for title and Sonnets Script for journaling.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

One Word, One Word Only

I ran across this meme at I've been checking out lots of digi blogs because I'm going to learn how to do it this summer.

Now for the meme

Yourself: creative
Your partner: nonexistent
Your hair: straight
Your Mother: eighty
Your Father: deceased
Your Favorite Item: computer
Your dream last night: strange
Your Favorite Drink: Margarita
Your Dream Car: current
Your Dream Home: organized
The Room You Are In: bedroom
Your Ex: liar
Your fear: snakes
Where you Want to be in Ten Years? happy
Who you hung out with last night: Hannah
What You’re Not: thin
Muffins: No
One of Your Wish List Items: scraproom
Time: four-ish
The Last Thing You Did: photographed
What You Are Wearing: pajamas
Your favorite weather: warm
Your Favorite Book: romance
Last thing you ate: cheetos
Your Life: good
Your mood: lazy
Your Best Friend: Melanie
What are you thinking about right now: supper
Your car: bug
What are you doing at the moment: meme
Your summer: promising
Relationship status: single
What is on your tv: nothing
What is the weather like: cloudy
When is the last time you laughed: today

Saturday, May 26, 2007


I ran across this on a digital scrapbooking blog and I just had to play along.

Your Name: Melissa

1. Famous Singer/Band: Metallica
2. 4 letter word: Muck
3. Street: Main
4. Color: Mahogony
5. Gifts/Presents: Money
6. Vehicle: Mercury
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Mugs
8. Boy Name: Michael
9. Girl Name: Melanie
10. Movie Title: Monster House (Hannah's current favorite!)
11. Drink: Margarita
12. Occupation: Madam
13. Flower: Mum
14. Celebrity: Madonna
15. Magazine: Making Memories
16. U.S. City: Memphis, TN
17. Pro Sports Teams: Mavericks
18. Fruit: Melon
19. Reason for Being Late for Work: Malcontent
20. Something You Throw Away: Magzines (when I can let go)
21. Things You Shout: Jerk! Moron
22. Cartoon Character: Mighty Mouse

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Two Things

This is a 2 Peas topic that I saved and originally planned on posting the very day I saw it but life got busy and I got distracted. I ran across it again this morning so here is my 2 things list.

Two Names I Go by: Miss Fortenberry or Miss Melissa (at school) and Missy (friends and family.

Two Things I am Wearing Right Now: my nightie and skimpies

Two Things I Want (or have) in a Relationship: I want honesty and passion

Two of My Favorite Things to do: Sleep and Scrapbook

Things I Want Very Badly At The Moment: a new scanner (mine died) and the school year to finally end (it will on Thursday!)

Two pets I have: a turtle named Franklin and a Black Bear gerbil named Chloe (really they are Alec's but I make sure they are fed.

Two things I did last night: drove way too fast to get to graduation on time (I was late) and hugged lots of my favorite kids

Two things I ate today: I just got up so all I've had is coffee

Two people I just talked to last: I talked to lots of people last night. Two of my favorites were former students who are married and trying to have a baby. Matt and Maegan are in their second year of marriage and are so perfect together. They will be wonderful parents and I hope it happens for them soon.

Two Things I'm doing tomorrow: sleeping in and hopefully scrapbooking some. I'm trying to learn digital and I need to do more.

Two longest car rides: Conway, Arkansas to Los Angeles, California when I was too young to know better and more recently from home to Batesville, about 30 miles, with a screaming and crying Hannah. I didn't know what to do to make her happy so it seemed like forever...

Two Favorite Holidays: Halloween and Christmas. My favorite school holiday is deer day. It falls on the first Monday of deer season in the fall. It's something teachers look forward to as much, if not more, than the kids. It's a welcome break. I just wish there was another special day so we could get out in the spring during that long stretch from Christmas break to Spring break.

Two favorite beverages: Sonic's diet cherry limeade and margaritas on the rocks with lots of salt. Yum!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Top 10 Scrapbook Items on my Wish List

1. This would have to be a scrap room but I know realistically it's still a couple of years away :(
2. Cool furnishings and storage for fantasy room
3. The new Amy Butler tote and products
4. The 7gypsy clear stamps and new patterned papers
5. Imagaination Project Office line
6. Something cool to store my acrylic paint bottles in
7. The A la Mode and a la carte products
8. The new AL book
9. My scrap subs renewed
10. All the Hambly Studios stuff

7 Random Facts About Me

I was checking out some scrapblogs last night and ran across this topic at random thoughts by becca. At the bottom, she said consider yourself tagged so...

1. I have 14 more days of school until summer vacation.
2. I always keep my toenails polished and my fingernails are rarely done. If they are, odds are, they don't match my toes.
3. I didn't have a cell phone until a couple of years ago when my mom had a stroke and spent several weeks in the hospital. I still hate them.
4. Today I'll be doing the weekly shopping with a 2 year old. I dread doing the WalMart stuff the most.
5. I only like coffee if I have flavored creamer to put in it.
6. I have stacks of books everywhere. They are my weakness and I've ran out of places to put them.
7. Despite the problem listed above I made a trip to Books A Million this week and also bought several more books on ebay this week.

If you've read this, consider yourself tagged.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

My Visual DNA


My latest layout was done for a Design Team call. Unfortunately I didn't make the team but I really like the layout. The topic was to scrap about a favorite number. I decided to go with my birth order number. I'm my parents' ninth daughter.

I finished the first draft of it then went back to look at the specifics. I had done an 8.5" x 11" landscape layout and it needed to be a 12 x 12. Luckily the pages design was one I could easily adapt to fit the larger layout. I think I like it better bigger and will probably leave it that way. I used an assortment of manufacturers. The papers are by Scenic Route and Basic Grey, the cardstock is Bazzill, the number stickers are EK Success.

The journaling reads:

9 - I wouldn't say that it's my favorite number but it has had a major effect on my life so far.

I am my parents' ninth child, their ninth daughter in fact. It was just wonderful growing up with so many older sisters that spoiled me rotten. Now, as an adult, it's still great to have so many sisters to turn to for advice when I need it. The #9 applies to some areas of my life other than my birth order. It's the # of yeats that it took me to finish my college career. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up. It's also how long I've been both an art teacher and a scrapbooker. There are also 9 Greek muses of the arts that I hope guide my creativity.

Monday, April 09, 2007

A Fresh Start

I began this blog last spring and it didn't take me long to let it fall into neglect. I'm going to jump back in right where I am and post work as I finish it. I may also post my favorites from my older work. I love the idea of having everything right here in one place to look at. I just need to combat my laziness so that I will get it done.