Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Awesome CHA Giveaway #1

Would you like to win this?

Yes? Then head on over to the Scrap n' Art Blog to leave a comment for a chance to win this awesome prize from CHA!

And be sure to check back all week long, too, for more chances to win fabulous prizes!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cardboard Barn Stars (for free!!)

Brian and I went to Lowe's last night and I stumbled across some big metal barn stars (and have seen many altered in beautiful ways!). Each metal star had a cardboard divider that was the exact size and mold and shape of the metal stars. I grabbed a couple and took them to the register to ask if I could have them. They gave them to me! So, now I have two huge (34 inches across!) cardboard barn stars to alter and love and enjoy. And I will be creating art from something that would have otherwise gone to the landfill. (Ginger will LOVE this!) :D Yay!

The cardboard is pretty sturdy, but I will probably hot-glue a few dowel rods on the back for extra support and to give it a way to be hung.

Anyway, if you have a Lowe's near you, check it out for some of these!



Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Scrappy Time!

I had some happy scrappy time yesterday and here's what I created.

The first layout is of that piece of art we bought at the Byron Antique Mall a few months back. I would love to have more of Rodney White's art. He is so awesome.

And this layout is of the three girls, sitting at the back storm door, looking out. They look like some old gossiping women! LOL!

That's it for now. Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CHA Excitement!

I am so excited to see all the new collections coming out! CHA is next week and there are already sneaks all over the Internet.

Here are a few I am really excited about! And I haven't even SEEN the 4 new Basic Grey collections!! My wish list will be growing, I'm sure!

Sassafras Lass's "Monstrosity" Collection.

And "Amplify".

Cosmo Cricket's "Earth Love" Collection.

Crate Paper's "North Pole" Collection

I can't wait to get my hands on these!!

Also, Brian shared this Youtube video with me and this is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!! It totally makes me want a pet piggy!! :D

Friday, July 17, 2009

Use Up Those Random Alphabets!

If you need inspiration for mixing up and using all those leftover bits and pieces of different alpha collections (once you've used all the "popular" letters, lol), then head on over to the Scrap n' Art blog and check out my post over there today. Hope it inspires your next layout title! :D

Also, be sure to stop by the Scrap n' Art Forum for lots of fun conversation, ideas and inspiration, fun challenges and contests and lots more! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Um, Wow.

And I thought I paper-crafted. This is absolutely incredible.

I feel so inadequate now. :P

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Feelin' Ruff!

My Daddy and sister have been dealing with illness lately, so here are a couple cards I made for them using the new Basic Grey June Bug Collection.

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Goodness What A Crazy Week And It's Only Wednesday!

Wow, this week is insane.

First, it's my last week to get all my Scrap n' Art projects done for the September/October issue. I need to turn mine in by the 10th because I'm new to the DT. They are all done and I just finished up the last one this afternoon. It's really cool, but you'll just have to wait until September to see it. :D Oh, and it's definitely NOT a scrapbook layout. :D :D

In other news this week...

On Monday, my Daddy went in for a heart cath. Everything turned out fine; he didn't need any additional stents put in since a year ago when he had his heart attack. We were so thankful everything looked ok!

Then, yesterday (Tuesday), our central air unit stopped working at about 5:30 PM. Thankfully, it rained and that cooled the house down a bit. Brian called his Dad and his Dad said he thought he knew what it was and that he'd be up here early this morning to look at it and probably fix it. So, last night it was about 78 degrees in the house.


I am a 68-70 degrees kind of girl. I like to be COLD. If it is too cold in the house, I will get a blanket before I will turn the air up to a not-as-cold temperature. I'm so hardcore.

But, last night was not unbearable. We had every fan available blowing on us.

Anyway, I was thinking, there is no way this is going to be fixed as easily and quickly as he is saying. It's just our luck. But, he came up here, looked at it, and told us what part it needed. We called around to some supply places, and found one in stock. So, we drove over, picked it up for $36, and came home. He installed it, secured some wires, and voila! Cold air once again.

That man is totally a ROCK STAR.

We thanked him PROFUSELY and he was just glad to be able to help us.

So, this morning it was a roasty 79, nearing 80 degrees in the house, and now it is a wonderful, frigid 70. And that is more awesome than I can even tell you.

Anyway, I am kind of scared to see what the rest of the week holds. At the very least, it will be a bit busy. I need to run some errands tomorrow and then, on Friday, my niece turns 18 (wow, I'm old), and we're having a party for her.

So, hope you're having a calmer week!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Layouts

I got some non-DT layouts done this weekend! Yay! We spent a quiet weekend at home and did as close to nothing as possible. It was awesome!!

Tomorrow, my Daddy goes into the hospital to have a stent placed in his heart. The holiday weekend was exactly a year ago that he had a heart attack and had to have stents placed then, too. Please say a prayer for him and our family!

Here is what I've been up to.

This is Black Kitty.

Black Kitty is usually a very sweet girl who doesn't get into trouble. But, every once in a while, she seems to completely change her character and behavior for a day. It's bizarre. We like to call a day like this "Defiant Day". She seems to do all the things she knows she is not supposed to do, like she needs to "get it out of her system" all at once. On this Defiant Day, she:
1. Bit and chewed on the leaves of a silk topiary.
2. Snuck into the bedroom, walked all over the bed (we try to keep her off due to our allergies), and hid under it!
3. While in the bedroom, she got into the closet (Forbidden Land!) and got all up in Brian's clothes.
4. When she was questioned later about her behavior, she smirked at me and gave me the stink-eye!

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This is Brian and Jake Shimabukuro, a REALLY AWESOME ukulele player. We recently got to see him in concert and meet him afterward.

I got Brian to do the journaling on this one and I just copied it.

(Brian says:) "When I found out about Jake Shimabukuro coming within driving distance for a concert, I was ecstatic. The video of him playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is what inspired me to take up playing ukulele. I was thrilled to see him play live at The Red Light Cafe in Atlanta. It was a very small venue and an intimate show. I was floored at the chance to meet him. Meeting Jake was a highlight of my life. He seemed touched that he was the inspiration for me to learn my 1st instrument."

The video Brian mentions is here.

He is AWESOME!! I hope we get to see him in concert again someday.

That's about it. Have a good week!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Scrap N' Art Website and Forum Launched Today!

The new, awesome Scrap n' Art website and forum launched today, so go check them out!!

The new format of the magazine also debuted today, so be sure to go subscribe! It's amazing!


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