Thursday, November 29, 2007

Canadian Scrapbooker....

emailed me this morning and they want 2 of my layouts for the March 2008 issue!!! Yippee!! I was so excited, it really just made my day! It was funny because when I went to the Post Office today I got my other 3 layouts back from them that are in this months issue along with 2 free magazines! I was so amazing to see my stuff in print, I don't think I could ever get sick of that feeling. Or could I? It got me wondering, when some people are pubbed over and over, do they lose that "special feeling" they get with their first few or does it give them warm fuzzies each time? I for one hope I never lose that sense of excitement, that pumped feeling. I want it to always grab me and shake me because it's a great feeling! After I got the email I thought to myself "well at least Donna doesn't think I'm a scrappy stalker!" ha ha

On another note, Word up! The new One Little Word challenge has been posted and the word is "Live". I am going to work on that this weekend. Also, good news, I found the new Ali Edwards Life Artist book and ordered it, I can hardly wait to get it! Of course I ended up ordering a few more things while I was at it like THAT NEW 7 GYPSIES ATC CARD HOLDER!!!! wwahhhhhh!! I know! I just had to have that baby! I've never even made a bloody ATC card before either! Isn't that funny? That thing is just so cute and I've been seeing other people do amazing things with it so I thought it would made a fab coffee table piece. Well, the hubs is making supper (which is rare!!) so I'm off to enjoy. Later dudes!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Magistical Memories Keys To My Heart Book

Ok, I am like totally hooked on making mini books! It all started with the Magistical Memories Mix It Up book and carried on from there. So I was so happy when in their whack of DT goodies I found this cute little heart book, isn't it cute?? At first the shape threw me for a right loop, but as I worked on it it came together ok.





My First Time Pubbed!!

I was at my local scrappy store on Saturday and when I walked in Elaine said to me "the magazine is here and you're in it!" and I was so pumped!! I quickly grabbed it and looked in it and found my 3 layouts (yes, 3!!!) It's the December 1 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker and I am so thrilled! I can't tell you how exciting it is to actually see your work in print. Amazing!! I am waiting for my layouts and free copy of the magazine to be sent back to me as they mailed it today. I can hardly wait to get my own copy!!

On a funnier note, I sent another layout to Canadian Scrapbooker on the weekend (like I always do) and got this response from Donna (I feel like I can be on a first name basis now with her as I bombard her so much):

"Thanks Glenda for your submission. I feel like I'm getting to know you.
Neat. Donna"

Which got me to thinking, does she think I'm a scrappy stalker?? I hope not but if I get a restraining order then I'll worry! ha ha

Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday!!


I just love Fridays! To me it's the end of a work week and the start of sleeping in, relaxing, having fun, scrapping, doing whatever & family time. I finished my first DT layout for Magistical Memories and had alot of fun working with their chipboard (which is totally awesome!!) and being challenged using the chipboard. In this layout I used their chipboard nesting circles and painted them with acrylic paint and then journaled around them. I also killed 2 birds with 1 stone because I did the layout for the Global Perspectives challenge which was to scrap your background, and this is mine.


On a totally different note, I have been dying to get my hands on the new Ali Edwards Life Artist book but now Amazon.ca says it's no longer available. Not that it's out of stock, or will be in soon, but that's it's no longer available!! Grrr....I know I could probably hunt for it in the states but the shipping is such a killer. So...if anyone know where it can be found in Canada for a reasonable price and reasonable shipping, please let me know! That's why I liked the Amazon.ca is because they gave you free shipping if you ordered $39 worth of books!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Got my goodies!

Yesterday I got an envelope stuffed with Magistical Memories chipboard for my DT work for this month and next. Now I have to really pump the jam and get to making some stuff and having fun with their amazing chipboard! I felt like a kid at Christmas, love getting happy mail like that. I started last night on a chipboard mini book and am having alot of fun with it. It's a heart shaped book which is a very different shape for me to work with but I'm having fun being challenged by it.

Just saw this morning the new Global Perspectives challenge is up, I can hardly wait to play along with that one as well. Here is the link to check it out, I just love the song that plays on their home page!! http://perspectiveschallenge.blogspot.com/

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday at last!!

Woo hoo!! Finally Friday is here. I had so much fun doing my One Little Word layout, I am totally hooked now and can hardly wait to see what the next word is going to be!! Anyhoo, here is my take on the word "Full":

It's also crop night, which is the 3rd Friday of every month, at Scrapper's Haven so I'm having fun sipping on a cold one and doing some scrapping. My challenge for the night was to use acrylic paint on your layout, however which way you want and this was mine. Apparently some people didn't think my scrappy area was messy enough but when I'm looking for stuff and can't find it under piles of other stuff, it seems messy!! ha ha

Thursday, November 15, 2007

One Little Word

I stumbled across this cool site last night and was instantly hooked on the whole concept, not to mention the endless possibilities! It got my creative juices a flowing and I am almost done my first challenge. How this works is they post a word and you have to use that word in your layout. Not only did this inspire me to think outside of the box for title work (we all know titles tend to get boring!) but I also loved seeing everyone's interpretation of this little word!! I am pretty pumped and am almost finished my page. I'll come back to post it when I'm done and here is the link in case anyone else wants to play along:
http://onelittleword.typepad.com/

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Design Team Project

This was a plain chipboard box before I pimped it up and had alot of fun using the new Rusty Pickle Pirate papers (say that quickly 10 times!) from Scrapper's Haven. The box was part of my prize from OPAAT and here is it before it was pimped:










And here is the box after I had fun playing with it!:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Just checked in to see what was happening at the Miss Scraptastic contest and was not surprised that I didn't make it to the final round (have I ever told you how much I hate making cards???) I know card makers around the world would shudder and I'm sorry but it's really not my forte! It's more like my kryptonite! hee hee Anyhoo, I was happy to have gotten some wicked layouts from the contest, the girlies there are always fun and I love being challenged. So it's a win-win for me! I can't tell you how fun those girls are and how friendly. You know how some places you can just feel the competition thick in the air, like pollution? Not there, everyone is quick to praise and seems genuinenly happy to see you pump out a great layout. To me, that's what it's all about. Having fun with others that love the craft as much as you. Well, I'm off to bed, cleaned the house all day with the hubs, made a wicked roast beef dinner with all the trimmings but forgot the yorkshire pudding in the oven!! Can you believe it?? I found them when I went to clean up the kitchen tonight!! ggrrrr.....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The wicked cool prize I won



I have to share this wicked cool prize I won from OPAAT for one of my layouts. This is the layout:




You had to do a layout using all "old skool" products and the prize was a package of over $300 worth of old skool products. I almost had a stroke when I got the email from Capella that I had won this amazing prize!! When I got the box from the post office it was sooo heavy. I lugged it into work as I told Amy, my co-worker and fellow scrap addict, that when I got it I would bring it in, and almost went into a full siezure going through all the goodies!! I can't tell you how I felt, it was the biggest prize I've ever won and just thinking about it even now makes me feel drunk on scrappy goodness!!! I spread the goodies all out on my floor and took a pic but it doesn't do it justice. There were over 100 sheets of patterned paper in the prize package but I just have them in 2 stacks here in the pic. There were also rub ons, chipboard albums, a 12 x 12 album, a 8 x 8 album, a Basic Grey lunchbox kit, a Basic Grey die notch tool thingy, 7 (yes, 7!!!) Technique Tuesday stamp sets, chipboard, stickers, brads, flowers, embellies, and lots of other goodies. It was truly amazing!!!

It's the long weekend!



And I am so happy it's finally here! I got some major scrapping done last night which was good as I have quite a few projects that I need to either finish or get started on! Here are 2 layouts I worked on and I was quite happy about them. I love this one of my best friend Gay and I on the day that we drove to Regina for a shopping/lunch excursion! Man, when we went into Winner's I almost had a full blown siezure, the stuff was amazing!! Got some Christmas presents that I have tucked away and some cool scrappy stuff at Winners and Michaels. Then we had lunch at our fave place ever, Red Lobster!! It was sooo good. It was such a great day, I'm looking forward to our next one!


This next layout was for Skippy, one of my fur babies. Isn't he the cutest?? I wanted to pick fun and colorful papers and embellies to match his sunny personality so I was happy with how this turned out. These papers wouldn't have matched my other fur baby's personality as he's too crotchety! ha ha

Friday, November 9, 2007

My attempt at a card with matching envelope




Ok, this round of the Miss Scrap-Tastic contest has me minus a shoe, 3 ripped fingernails, split ends and frayed nerves! Here is my entry for the round 6 make a card with matching envelope. I am worried about making it to the next round now because card making is just not my forte! Now if they would have had us do a layout, that's where I would have been more comfortable. But, that's what pushing your creative boundaries is all about right?

Another dare from the Dare book


I'm making my way in the world today through the awesome Dare book, otherwise known as "We Dare You". This book is the bomb, it will totally change the way you scrap and what you scrap about, I highly recommend it! (and not I'm not getting paid to promote it!) haha

That being said, this is my take on the "Favorites" dare, which is the 4th one in the book. It was to scrap about something that is your favorite so I chose my fave band which is of course the Goo Goo Dolls. John R's voice is just amazing, the music just touches something within me and I could listen to them over and over.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Finally!

I get how this works and how to do this blog thing! I am so proud of myself! ha ha I know it will be a work in progress and it's probably just me reading this thing anyways but never the less, I'm happy to have mastered it!

I'm in this contest over at Scrap-Tastic and have made it into Round 6 but this next challenge was a killer, it was to make a card and co-ordinating envelope! If anyone knows me they know I am so not a card maker!! But, I think I rose to the challenge and even made my own envelope using a "hatbox" technique from the internet, cool eh? I am going to take a pic of it tomorrow so I can post it to the contest and then I'll post it on here. Here's keeping my fingers crossed!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The little book of Me




This is a book I did using the Magistical Memories mix it up chipboard book!! I love this book!!! And how cool is it that I'm on the Design Team for November and December and get to play with their goodies! Because I had soooo much fun doing this book on me I also did one for my daughter as well! This is hers and you can see all of the pages to both of them on "my stuff":

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