Wednesday, February 27, 2008

check it out!

What the freak? How cool is this? I made the design team over at Scrap in Style TV . I'm one of the new fashionistas.
I honestly feel so excited, lucky, honored and on and on. I am so full of emotions this week. I have loved SIS since the first day i stummbled on it through elise's blog. It is such a positive, inspiring and supportive community for scrapbookers and I only hope I can do my title justice. And wow, did you see the talent in the other girls who made it too! Seriously!

Congrats to all my new Fgirls, awesome job to all who tried out. The talent pool was intense. Still pretty surprised i squeeked in. Can't wait to see what this year brings.

So, with that said,
I think we should do a little RAK to celebrate! I was thinking i should do this all week, and then i saw amber's blog and so she convinced me, time to give stuff away!

And it is gonna be pretty cool.

How does 1 roll of the coveted SIStv houndstooth gaffer tape sound? Oh, and maybe a piece of my favorite SIStv paper, the KC Label Love Chloe paper.... you know the one that is green woodgrain. hot hot hot! Plus i will also through in some other yummy goodies just for good measure.

Okay, have I got your attention? So, all I want you to do is pass the love. Go find someone elses layout somewhere and show them some love. tell them what you like about the LO. you can do this through SIS if you are a member (if you aren't a member, crawl out from under that rock and come join in the fun, jk) or otherwise find one on someone's blog or website.

Then, leave me a comment with your name and also link up the LO you gave some love to.

I'll pick a winner on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

where does it go?

the time that is. i can't believe another week has gone by. Things at the Bucks are crazy, but good crazy, but needless to say i have been busy everyday at work. Things should slow down by next week.

I have been up late playing with my Polka Dot Whimsy kit the past few days and what a full kit it is. I made 5 LOs and a mini and I still have a bunch leftover unused. I swear that Michelle goes crazy when she packs those kits cause they are F-U-L-L.

here's what i made so far.

the yellow and blue one is for my friend Debbi. She recently had to give away her dog and I know it has been sad for her so I will give her this LO to celebrate the memories of Cookie.

oh, i made a mini too. it's late though and i work early so i will post that tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

some people have scrap rooms, i have a scrap house, kinda.

As much as i miss my husband (he has been outta town mon-fri for the past 4 weeks for work) the one thing i love about being by myself is the ability to scrapbook in any room of the house. seriously. right now i have stuff on the bedroom floor, my newly delivered PDW kit on the kitchen table, my studio is of course covered and until last night so was the coffee table. The hubs isn't here to get annoyed by the mini messes of creative garb and i can move to a new room based on the winds of inspiration.

Here is one the recent results of my newly converted Scrap House. Unfortunately, said mentioned scrap house will soon return to regular house on Friday, fortunately my lovely husband will be home for 2 days.

Working super early shifts the next two days so i am hoping to play with my new kit for a bit, watch American Idol and Big Brother and head to bed early.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

crops, classes and other things

hope everyone had a great valentines holiday.
we didn't want to wait 2 plus hours at the nice restaurants so we just hit up Baker's Square for our Valentine's Dinner. I am not one to pass up a great patty melt. And i will use any excuse to wear this favorite shirt and mix match my cons.

Made this LO on Saturday at the
SIStv crop. I didn't even finish it till i got home cause i spent most of the day talking. It was a fun afternoon and Kerry Lynn's class was awesome. Gonna finish that project
later this week.

Oh, other exciting news, I am one of the new teachers at Picture Me Perfect. My first class will be on May 24th (we will also do another SIS crop that day) and I am so excited for the class. It is gonna be all about paint on layouts. We will make 4 layouts by the end. I am thrilled. I hope if you are in the area you will make it. I'll share more details and class samples later.

gonna do some scrapping today i hope...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

wishing everyone a lovely day!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

love is in the air

while i realize Valentines Day is just a halmark holiday i simply don't care... i love this month. I love the pink and red displays at all the little shoppes. I love spending hours in the card section of Target. I love filling little bowls of candy all over my house. This year we had the pink Christmas tree, so i thought it only fitting to keep it up and do a Valentines Tree. Brenda found me a pack of vintage inspired Valentines and from there i became obsessed. I found a few more at Timeless Treasures on Thursday and then yesterday I hit the motherload.

Seriously i am so obsessed with these little guys. I was at an antique store in Petaluma and found hundreds of actual vintage ones. Some have little notes on the back to the original recipeint. Some have dates, the earliest being 1943. Plus the little puns on each of them just crack me up. I am really temped to go back and buy the rest at the antique store today.

So now we are already to have a Pun-derfol Valentines Day with our festive decorations.

Friday, February 8, 2008

finally a home

for this baby. I got this dessert holder a week ago not knowing quite where it was going to go or what i would use it for. I thought maybe for my studio and then decided it fit much better in the bathroom.

The husband is still away on business so i am taking advantage and doing some projects around the house that have been on my mind. I miss him lots, happy cause he comes home today for the weekend.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

brought to you by the letter P

Today was lovely. I slept in, drove to the city, filled up my car for $2.99/gal (most places i've seen around here it has been around $3.30), went thrifting for treasures around Portrolo Hill and south San Francisco. Had lunch at Mels and made my way to Timeless Treasures . I always leave happy when i visit this store. Today I left happy and also with a bunch of P's (for Peterson) and these fun blocks.... this is sitting over my toilet... and bye for above the front door. Such a yummy place to spend the day.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Yesterday was a good day.

Bought the new jack johnson cd.

Ate a yummy cupcake from Starbucks.

Got to see a lot of favorite customers who I hadn't seen in 3 weeks... and one who i hadn't seen in 3 years... love my customers... (most of them at least)

Finally filled up my home decor idea book.

Today will be a good day too.

Saw the yummy Hambly sneek peeks

The ants in my kitchen have not returned in 2 days... i think i have won the battle... the war however might not be over.

Gonna take my overlooked photos today before work so i can get all caught up with this project.

Here's hoping your day is good too!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

almost ready for normal life again

while i do love to travel.... it is quite nice to be at home in my house with my dogs and my husband.

It is nice to have a fridge stocked full of water and coke zero so i don't have to hunt out a 7-11.

It is nice to watch TV without subtitles.

It is nice to have options when deciding what to eat.

It is nice to not have to pay for internet use by the minute.

i go back to work tomorrow so today is all about relaxing for one more day. I plan to watch the game with the hubs and maybe do some creating in front of the tv.

i did rent both the Beach and Broke Down Palace when i got home, both set in Thailand. We actually went to the beach were the Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed. It is called Maya Bay in the Phi Phi islands. Here i am wadding in the water there.

Oh, and these are the things that have made me happy since i got home.
wow cool is this. converse at target and i realized on this trip how important it is to have good luggage... i wish this yummy weekend bag wasn't so pricey

oh and can i say i can't stop thinking about this lil baby... i am trying to convince myself that i need it... but i totally don't...

and isn't the commercial for it awesome... so love that song, in fact i like all her songs so far but this one is still my fav

okay, off to work on some valentines day projects...
hubby heads back to San Jose for training again tonight... sigh... :(