Monday, August 11, 2008

Say it ain't So!

No!!!! I'm not ready for Summer to be over! I don't want to go back to work next week!!! Only one more week 'til school starts :( I need to change my attitude, don't I? (I just don't want to go back yet!)

Anyway, I do have some projects to share.....A few I did for Sweet Shoppe Designs:

I can't remember if I found this wooden "flowerpot" at AC Moore or Michaels but I got it awhile back and never got around to doing anything with it. I wanted to make some pinwheel flowers and then remembered I had it. The papers are from this kit: Bloom and Grow. Since they are digital papers I printed out one of the papers and then flipped the paper over and put it back in the printer to print the other side. Number 4,868,973 of why I love hybrid....if you want double-sided papers, you get to PICK what papers you'll have on each side :)

I do remember that I got this mini-clipboard at AC Moore. And speaking of AC Moore, not only am I in a state of depression with school starting back.....but my AC Moore CLOSED! I am so bummed!!!! The bad thing is that they built a new store and weren't even open for a year....I was in there one day about three or four weeks ago and the girl at the register said they'd just found out THAT DAY that they were closing down on August 1st. How's that for notice?! And they did. I felt terrible for those folks that worked there, I thought that was pretty crappy for AC Moore to do to them. And I'm sad they are gone, and also surprised that I alone didn't provide enough "economic stimulation" to keep them afloat! But I digress....back to the mini-clipboard....

I made a little digital cover to alter the clipboard with from this kit at SSD: Heartsong

And then I added a photo, photo strip and tag (the photo strip and tag are also in the Heartsong kit).

I also worked all day Saturday on a project for The Insider at Digi Shop Talk. I mentioned awhile back that I'm now the Hybrid Editor for The Insider and part of my job is to find hybrid artists to feature and have them write a tutorial each month for the publication. Shannon (the owner) suggested that I do the tutorial for next month's issue (September) so I gladly accepted. I'm not going to post my project because I want to wait for it to be featured next month, but I loved how it turned out!!! I'll give a hint, its a "back to school" project.

So, if you want to see it and all the amazing layouts that'll be in this issue, sign up at Digi Shop Talk (if you aren't already a member) and the link will be e-mailed to you each month to download the FREE issue!!! (Yes, it's FREE!). You can sign up here: Register at DST

After you sign up, you can access all past issues of the insider here: The Insider

That's all for now! Hope you have a good week!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mini-Album, My New Blinkie and (the dreaded) Vacation Photos :o

Our projects are up at My Creative Scrapbook so I can post my latest mini-album now :) I did this album with the album kit shown here: August Album Kit

Hey, Check this out:

I ordered a custom blinkie for my blog from Graffiti Chicks . Isn't is adorable??!! And a steal too! Those girls are AWESOME - fast, friendly and did I mention the prices are amazing??? I HIGHLY recommend them - You've gotta go order one!

Whew! We got back last night from vacation. We were gone 8 days but it felt like a month! I think it was all the moving around we did - instead of staying in one spot. We flew into Altanta last Sunday and stayed there until Tuesday morning. We got a rental car that morning and drove to Clemson, SC (to see where DH went to college) and then went on our way to visit my sister-in-law and her husband in Spartanburg, SC. We stayed in Spartanburg for two days and then went to Columbia, SC to stop in and have lunch with my brother-in-law then drove over to Edgefield, SC to visit my DH's parents - spent the night there and then drove over to visit my parents near Augusta, GA and stayed there two nights. We drove back to Atlanta yesterday and flew home yesterday evening. See what I mean - it was a lot of shuffling around! But it was nice to see everyone!

Here are a few photos from the trip, now I could've posted all 300 photos that I took, but decided I'd only bore you with a few:

In Atlanta we went to CNN (did the tour, its interesting...I've done it before) and went to a Braves Game:

They lost, it was fun anyway - but darn it was HOT and this was a night game. I live in South Florida so I should be used to it, but I was about ready to pass out from the heat!

(Tried to take a good photo and this is what came out - LOL)

This was our rental car - I had something different in mind when I asked for a luxury car so it was sort of funny. DH said he's considering trading in his Camry for one after driving it around for a week {just kidding}.


Feeding the horse and donkey at Aunt Grace's house. That donkey was so cute....I wanted to bring him home :)

Well, that's about it for now. Happy Monday - Hope you have a GREAT week:)