Friday, August 29, 2008
From what I understand, they had quite a few entries, so I am honored to have been chosen. I love their products and can't wait to start creating with them! I tried out for their team about 2 or so years ago, but did not make it then. I did receive an honorable mention which was great. So, for those of you who have tried out for design teams and were not selected, keep trying. If you really like a certain manufacturer, don't give up. You never know what might happen!
You can see the announcement of all the awesome new members on the Fancy Pants blog! Off from school today, so hoping to get some scrapping done! Enjoy your day!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Now, that I got all of my school news out of my system, I can move on to some fun stuff. I am excited to report that I received my copy of Linda Harrison's Starting Points book in the mail on Monday. I wish I could say that I had a chance to sit down and enjoy it, but I did not. I am looking forward to it, though. I did glance through it, and what I did see was awesome. I'd like to share one of the layouts that I contributed to the book. The "starting point" for this particular page was the song "My Everything" by Barry White. I have loved the song since my college days and since Ally McBeal (loved that show).
It was the perfect way to start this page about Ryan. He really is my everything. I don't often do 2 page layouts. I'm not too sure why because I really like them. This one has various pics of Ryan from different times and events. I wanted to use a lot of pictures, so I created three 5x7 collages in FotoFusion instead of only using three 5x7 pictures. I love the way it turned out.
Starting Points is a wonderful book to give you lots of ideas for how to start your pages, and there are some very talented contributors besides myself and Linda, of course. Look for it in your favorite LSS or online...you won't be disappointed!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by. I am off to spend some time with Ryan. Mom's been so busy lately that I think he might actually be missing me!
And in honor of Arctic Frog, I leave you with this layout that I did for them about a year or so ago. It is still one of my favorites! I loved the colors in this line, and my pictures did, too!
I am off to school this rainy Monday morning (no kids, but lots of room preparation)! How fast did that summer go by? Enjoy your day and thank you to everyone who left me birthday greetings yesterday. I will be sure to share pics once I get them off my camera....maybe even a layout for tomorrow (if I have time).
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I am not a big birthday person. Not that I don't like them, but I was just never raised to make a big deal out of my birthday. Unlike, my friend, Candy, who celebrates her birthday for the entire month of February, I usually allow mine to slip by basically unnoticed.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The really cool thing on my layout is the letter stickers. They have been in my stash for 6 years! Imagine that! I was searching for letters for my title when I came across them. They are from 2002 and were made by My Minds Eye. Does anyone remember when they had their "Frame-Ups" line? They had coordinating frames and the little people called "Frame-Up Friends". I was thrilled to have found them! So there you have it!
I was the lucky recipient of a blog tag by the truly awesome Lisa Dorsey.
(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.<--- Isn't it cute! :)
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
Here are the 7 I am tagging:
1. Suzy-She is super sweet and so so so talented!
2. Kelly-One of my fave scrappers ever!
3. Stayce-She's an awesome friend and scrapper & I love her!
4. Cindy-I stalk her work, but shhhhh...don't tell her!
5. Linda-Nobody does digi like her...amazing!
6. Jess-Because she rocks & she's not busy enough these days, so this will give her something to do! LOL!
7. Shawna-I love her, but she doesn't blog enough! Now she has to! Hee Hee!
I hope everyone has a super wonderful day. I must get off to bed as I will be doing some furniture moving in the morning...fun, fun, fun! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, August 18, 2008
So, I am going to sit down tomorrow and browse through this baby for some inspiration:
It came in the mail on Saturday, and I am dying to check it out. I have to say that I am not a stamper, but everything in these catalogs is awesome. I do have some SU goodies, and I have to make it a point to use them more. I love the stamps, but I also love all of the other goodies that they have to offer. They have some awesome punches that are "must haves". They also have rub ons, paper, and tons of other embellishments. When I get one of the books, I make a huge wishlist and then have to narrow it sown to fit the budget.
I also love the ideas that come along in the book. There are some talented artists who design for SU. I am not a big cardmakers, either, but I often find myself seeing little techniques that I can try on my scrapbook pages.
So, hopefully, this will help to bring the old mojo back. Please, please wish me luck in finding it!
Here's wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead. The last week of summer for us! Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thanks to all of you PA gals who chimed in to let me know that you are out there. Some of you are not in PA, but pretty close. Very cool! Love that you guys stop by.
I have not gotten much done in the way of scrapping with all of the other stuff going on. I do have some layouts to do for a project that I was asked to work on by a new friend of mine. Very exciting. I will share more when I know that I can. You guys will like it. Truth is that I have not even had a chance to sit down and look at my Disney pictures! So, I do have lots of pics to work with...just no time. So, since no post is complete without some sort of eye candy, I will share this layout that I did a few months back. It was another one that did not get picked up for a call.
These pictures are of Ryan and Emily from almost one year ago. They were taken the very last day before school started last year. Boy, does time fly! I used some of my favorite colors here, printed out some digital patterned paper and brushes, and made the title with my Silhouette. I like how it turned out even if it didn't get picked up!
Well, off to start the day! I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
All papers, buttons, and the chipboard accent are from BasicGrey and the letter stickers are from American Crafts. The hearts are made from pipe cleaners. I also used some embroidery floss, mini brads, and wire. I have been enjoying making things other than scrapbook layouts lately. It's nice to mix things up a bit. I think I might make another trip to Michael's tomorrow to find something else to alter. It is just so much fun.
I see that I have quite a few visitors from Pennsylvania. I was just wondering if you PA people are scrapbookers or not? Do you guys blog? Or both? Or neither? Just curious. I often feel like I am the only person in PA (or at least Northeast PA) who scraps. I'd love to get to know more people in my area who enjoy this wonderful hobby, too. If you are from Northeast PA, drop me a comment and let me know.
I hope everyone is enjoying their week. I know many of you are sending your kiddos back to school soon. We have two weeks left. The summer really flew by, didn't it? I'm off to enjoy the rest while I can. Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I haven't had a chance to read the issue yet, but I did flip through to see a layout of mine in it. The 2008 HOF gals each contributed a layout from their winning entries for articles in the August and September issues. Mine appears in the September issue, so look for me in there if you get CK. The layout they chose was one of my faves from my entry, so I was pretty excited. I can't wait for some free time to sit down and enjoy the rest of the issue.
In non-scrapbook related news, I had a burst of spontaneity on Thursday evening. I went to the dealer where I bought my Explorer 6 years ago to get a brake light bulb replaced. Well, instead of leaving with a new bulb on Thursday night, I drove off the lot with a new Explorer Friday afternoon. So spur of the moment and so fun! Sometimes, the best things are the unexpected ones. Didn't really need a new car, but why not? I'll miss my old one...it served me well. I think I'll look a bit more classy now, don't you?
I'd also like to wave "Hi" to a hometown friend here in PA....Stacy! "Hi Stacy!" I hear Stacy has been reading my little blog, and I am glad that she is enjoying it. I'm not sure if Stacy knows this or not, but she is the reason why I am named Denine. You see, my Mom and Stacy's Mom were friends from High School. I guess they both got pregnant at about the same time, and I guess they both had the name Stacy in mind. Well, for whatever reason, once it was revealed that they both chose the same name, my Mom decided that it would be best for her to chose a different name...that's where the name Denine came in. Not exactly sure where she got Denine from, but she liked it. So, if it wasn't for Miss Stacy being conceived about the same time as me, you guys would be reading "Stacy Zielinski's" blog today! Pretty neat!
And, I am glad that some of you were interested in the 2 punches from my previous post. I do want them to go to a good home. I wish I had one for everyone who was interested. I loved everyone's happy and upbeat attitudes. Remember...happiness is contageous!
Ok, so Ryan picked a name out of a hat (so to speak) and the winner is:
briTT and joNNy said...
I have been a regular blog visitor of your for awhile now :) You do some awesome work, girl! I would adore to have that scallop punch... so fun and funky!
8/9/08 11:36 PM
So, Britt, drop me an e-mail at Denine2@aol.com with your addy. Then, I can get your punches out in the mail. I am off to get some stuff done on this gorgeous Sunday...maybe even some scrapping! Thanks for stopping by my little blog, and I hope you all have a great day!
Friday, August 08, 2008
I also have a couple of things that I would like to give away to a good home. Sometimes, I make a boo boo and buy something that I already have. I know, crazy, huh? It happens. No biggie. In organizing my shelves the other day, I found 2 punches that I have duplicates of. Obviously, they have both been used by me, but they are both in working condition. I tested them out and found no problems with them.
One is a scallop circle punch by Stampin' Up and the other is a cute little decorative corner punch by Fiskars. If anyone is interested in these (you will get both), just mention it to me in a comment on this post. If multiple people show interest, I'll just pick a name on Sunday. I hate to see these tools sit and not be used. Sound good?
Okay, so off to start the day. I'm doing something really fun and totally spur of the moment today. I'm so excited! Have a great one!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
The look on his face is "his look." It's Ryan all the way around. He captured his eyes, his ears, his hair, his nose, and that signature "no teeth" smile that is pure Ryan all the way. I was in amazement as I saw the whole thing come together. He even added our cat, Skippy, to the picture!
This is an 11 x 14 picture, so it is a decent size. I cannot wait to go out and get a frame for this masterpiece! I simply love it.
The caricature stands were all over Disney, not just at the hotel. So, if you happen to get to Disney, this is one thing that I highly recommend. It cost $30. It was so fun, and it was yet another way to capture the memories and the magic of Disney!
PS...thank you to everyone who sent good scrapping vibes my way yesterday. I am happy to report that I completed my assignment with time to spare. It was a bit tough, but once I got going, it was smooth sailing all the way! I think my mojo is back, baybee!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
We took quick showers, made sure the animals were okay, and off to bed we went only to rise at 7:30 this morning to wait for the plumber to come. I spent the day unpacking and getting ready to do 6 loads of laundry (ewe)! I had to wait for the plumber to finish up before I began to wash and then wait for my new dryer to be delivered before I could dry (my 11 year old refurbished $100 dryer finally kicked the bucket the day before we left for Disney). The rest of the day consisted of opening mail, balancing the checkbook, making appointments, cleaning, washing dishes, checking e-mail, etc. Not too much fun to say the least. But, there is no place like home (said in my best Glenda the good witch voice).
Now, I sit at my computer procrastinating over a scrapbook assignment that is due on Thursday at 9 a.m. EEEK! I feel like I have no mojo at all! So, I blog. Just another excuse not to start scrapping! Please, someone, send some good vibes my way!
In other scrappy news, the August CK HOF Product Challenge is up on the CK website. I actually finished this layout before vacation. You remember...the one with pipe cleaners? Well, here it is:
And, last but not least, my RAK winner from the Chip & Dale trivia is
simply susan said...
Chip has the dark (brown) nose like a chocolate "chip." Dale has the red nose. Now here is some trivia for you: Which window above Main Street has a lantern that burns eternally?And Why?
8/3/08 12:00 PM
Not only did Susan point out that their noses are different, but she knew why! And she hit the nail right on the head. You go, girl! Plus, she came back at me with a little trivia of her own. Without consulting the Internet for the answer, I am guessing the eternal lantern has something to do with Walt Disney. I think I heard that somewhere, but I am not sure 1. if it is correct, 2. exactly why it never goes out, and 3. what window it is. Hopefully, Susan can enlighten me. E-mail me at Denine2@aol.com with your address, Susan!
Okay, so I am thinking it is now time to stop blogging and start scrapping. Have a good one!
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Tomorrow is the last full day of our vacation, and I have mixed feelings about that. I am loving it and don't want it to end, but I really can use a break since we have been going non-stop! We will spend Monday traveling almost all day and will arrive back in good old Pennsylvania late Monday night. Definitely a memorable trip...the camera managed to hold up, and I took over 700 pictures. I can't wait to share and scrap!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your comments. I need some rest now. See you all on Tuesday!
Oh, and PS...it is the nose, but the question is who has what nose and why?