Thursday, November 30, 2006

Eve's Newest Kit

This is Eve's newest kit, available here. And it's on sale for 30% off for one week only.

Eve Recinella Designs

One of my favorite digital designers is Eve Recinella. I have read her blog for quite awhile. She recently opened her own shop, Eve Recinella Designs. Then last Friday, she debuted at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Well, Lauren Grier also sells at Sweet Shoppe Designs, so I asked Lauren on Tuesday if she could talk to Eve and tell her how much I would love to be on her Creative Team. On Wednesday, I got an email from Eve, asking if I was interested in being on her team.

WOOHOO!! I am now on Eve Recinella's Creative Team! I worked on a layout for her just today. I'm not quite finished with it, but I'll post as soon as I'm done with it.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Color Blocked Layout

I did this layout for a class in Paths - which is a really cool feature of Photoshop CS2. It is a drawing tool that is way too complicated for me to try to explain - I have a hard enough time using it! LOL!! Anyway, the class is offered at Digital Scrapbook Place, and Lisa Carter is the teacher. She is the best teacher I've had over there (with the possible exception of Stacey Jewell Stahl, from whom I took Creative Journaling and Typography - another great class). It would be a close race between these two. Lisa will be teaching Actions in January - I think I'll have to take that one too.

John David is the grandson of one of my best friends.

Credits: Kit - A Baby Boy Story by Jen Reed.
Stitched Word Label by Gina Cabrera.
Page Bracelet by Cindy Simon.
Fonts: Pepita MT, Times New Roman.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Scrapbooking Quiz

I was reading webfrau's blog from Digital Scrapbook Place, and she had a link to this fun quiz. I was amazed at how true it seems for me. You can take it here.



You are PAPER!
You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Twenty

Do you cook all or part of the meal?
we cook most of the meal - guests bring a few items
How much do you spend buying groceries for the meal?
I don't keep track
Do you eat at home or go to someone else's?
at home
Describe your perfect bite?
pumpkin pie with whipped cream
White meat or dark?
Stuffing with giblets or without?
Anything you won't eat at the Thanksgiving meal?
no - I wouldn't cook anything I wouldn't eat LOL
Carve Mr. Gobble at the table of serve on a platter?
Favorite pie?
Formal table or Chinet?
formal - it's the one time a year I get out my china
Your menu?
Turkey, dressing (not stuffed into the bird), cranberry salad mold, sweet and white potatoes, corn on the cob, applesauce, apple bread (we had lots of apples on our trees this year), salad, pumpkin pie
Favorite leftover?
cranberry salad mold
Extended family, friends, both or just immediate family for dinner?
After dinner, do you go to the latest movie or football on TV?
neither - usually just visit
Do you watch the Macy's parade?
Christmas decorations up before or after?
Black Friday shopping or sleep in?
just a regular day
Any special Thanksgiving tradition?
we always play monopoly before dinner
Favorite thing about Thanksgiving?
gathering with family and friends
Favorite Thanksgiving memory?
I don't have one favorite memory - Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sale at Katie the Scrapbook Lady

I read several scrapbooker's blogs, and one of my favorites is Katie the Scrapbook Lady. I love her products, and she's having a sale. If you click on the ad below, you will be taken to her shop. Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Here is the layout I did with Lauren's Punky Girl kit - available at Sweet Shoppe Designs (here) - I really love this kit! I took the picture from our front porch last month.

Digital Sketch by Christine Smith.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New Blog Banner

I put up a new blog banner today - it's easier to do with the new blogger, so I may change it every so often. This one uses 2 kits from Lauren - Punky Girl (for the background, tag, and alpha) and Ana (for the flower, pin, and swirl). I've also done a new layout with Punky Girl, which I'll post soon.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Chocolate Circle Journal Pages

I finished the next set of pages for my circle journal last night. The theme of this one was chocolate.


Everyday Cookies papers and photos by Katie the Scrapbook Lady from A Cherry On Top

Paint (bottom of page 1) by Christine Smith from The DigiChick

Swirl and heart stamps by Nancie Rowe Janitz from ScrapArtist

Wordart by me but inspired by Lisa Carter from Digital Scrapbook Place

Journaling background by Katie the Scrapbook Lady from A Cherry On Top

Shmootzy Alpha stamps (cookies in title) by Nancie Rowe Janitz from ScrapArtist

Digital Sketch by Bree Clarkson from ScrapDivas

The wordart says "I never met a chocolate I didn't love" - fonts are Artistamp Medium and CK Flourish. Journaling around the circle says "I love all kinds of chocolate, but I have a special fondness for -" - font is CK Marker. The chocolate chip in the title is CK Flourish.

Blog Tag

I've just been tagged by Lauren Grier. Thanks a lot Lauren! LOL!!

These are the rules to play blogtag:

List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets.
Tag 5 friends and list them.
Those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people.
Don't forget to let the people you tag know by posting a comment on their blog!

So, here goes. About me:

1. I can't stand for my ears to get cold, so I wear a hood or a scarf or earmuffs, even when it's in the 60's out.
2. Tight clothes make me itch.
3. When I'm out hiking with my DH, I'm afraid to cross streams. Seriously - I can't do it without help.

About my cat:

4. He lies on his back a lot, but hates to have his tummy rubbed (to look at him, you'd think he's inviting you to rub his tummy).
5. He wheezes when he breathes and snores when he sleeps.

Ok, now I need to tag 5 more people. Hmm . . .

Paint Chip aka Cindy

Ok, that's all I can think of. Sorry guys!

Punky Girl

Lauren came out with a new kit today, and seriously, I think it must be her best one yet. I can't wait to scrap with it. It's called Punky Girl. You can get it today only (Saturday 11/11) for 20% off, right here.