Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's almost September!!!

Have you visited Sarah Meyer's blog lately? If not, you might want to keep an eye on it in the next several days ... a certain monthly freebie should be arriving soon!

I've been busy creating TWO desktop calendars, and I'm also working on my Guest CT requirements for Gotta Pixel. I have two awesome kits that I'm honored to work with this week. Then, I also have my Sweet Shoppe Rewards to keep working towards. I think I may fall short of the 30% goal this month, but I am still going to try.

But, the thing I absolutely MUST finish this weekend is my PHOTO BOOK! I have a free credit that is expiring at the end of THIS MONTH! And I just cannot let that go to waste! I need to fill in 4 pages, and it will be DONE! I am so excited. I have to create layouts for those spaces though, because I am missing the full size JPEG files of the pages I'd created that I wanted to put there. Bummer, I know ... but if I keep my act together I'll get it all done in time to get one awesome book reviewing 2007! :) Wish me luck!

Friday, August 29, 2008

FOBTY: Spelling!

I got a B, lol ... will have to check to see which were wrong because I have a feeling that the ones I got wrong are words that can go either way, lol. At the Sweet Shoppe blog today, we were challenged to test our spelling saavy ... here's how I did, and a link to try it yourself!:

Your Common Spelling Mistake Score: 85% Correct

85% Correct

Your spelling is excellent.

You don't fall for common spelling pitfalls, and you spell almost everything correctly.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FOBTY: Who Were You in High School?

On the Sweet Shoppe Blog this week, Lizzy challenged us to a quiz about who we were in high school ... I was actually a "choir-girl priss" as my husband referred to me, but there weren't any answers relevant to that! LOL!

You Were the Brainy Kid

In high school, you were acing AP classes or hanging out in the computer lab.

You may have been a bit of a geek back then, but now you're a total success!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I'm in the store!! (kinda, lol)

Recently I was talking with a designer friend - Michelle Pieters - who I create layouts for. She was showing me her brag book album made with Bright Star. It was cute, and I thought it would be fun to make one. In the end I created 6 pages using Michelle's Garden of Dreams, and they are now available for purchase in the store at Gotta Pixel!! I am very excited about this, and hope you will go check them out! They are even on sale right now ... so what a deal!

Here is what I've done with it!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

FOBTY: Which American Accent do you have?

On the Sweet Shoppe blog for the 14th of August, Angela asked us to try out this quiz ... the questions seemed so obvious to me, of course ... and the answer that came back has me pegged correctly! LOL!!! So ... which accent do YOU have?

Hmmm, I'm not sure where the colored bars went, but the bars range from longest to shortest on which area you are most likely from ... they put my area at the top. And the first question they say I might be asked ... I'd answer, YES!!! Hee hee!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Midland

The Northeast


North Central

The South

The West


What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August Desktop Calendar ...

Each month (since February) I create a calendar using one of fabulous Sarah Meyer's kits, and she gives it away on her blog for others to use as their desktop. What's even better is that she takes my original and adapts it to larger screens! Here is what my desktop looks like ... all snazzed up ... (click on image to see it larger)

I used Sarah's kit: Grandma's Apron Page Kit for the majority of the calendar's design. Go check out Sarah's blog if you need to spice up your desktop, and visit it again in late August/ early September to see another new calendar, and better yet ... pick up the kit, too! :)


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pure Water Days

Today we went to the Pure Water Days parade with my mom. We met up with my Sister-in-Law who brought her daughter, and our nieces "H" and "B". Tyler's cousins also joined us, so there was a good sized group of us together! The parade was full of princesses, cars, and big trucks, and one marching band (GO CARDS! -- that's for you, mom). I wish they would have more bands in it ... they are fun to listen to.

Here are some pictures of the kids as they watched the parade:

Julia trying a root-beer barrel candy ... which she later spit out. They had a blast running for the candy that was tossed out.

Blake (and another little boy) excited about the corvette club coming through.

Chase, who was very good throughout the parade, quietly watching everything.

and one of the clowns who is ready to "SHAVE the whales" instead of "SAVE the whales"! LOL!!

and here is a page I created using "Giggles" by Kristin Cronin-Barrow:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

FOBTY: Grease Quiz

The challenge today on the Sweet Shoppe Blog was a Grease Movie quiz ... and I didn't do so hot. I did a LOT of guessing ...

Getting there..

You have correctly answered 8 of 15 questions.

On average, 874 of users who took the quiz gave 11.41 right answers.

Visit the "From Our Blog 2 Yours" link on the side of the page and check out August 7, 2008 to take this quiz yourself! Good luck!

Shameless Plug!!!

I found out that a camera strap designer is offering a chance for a free strap ... and I love them and my camera strap cuts my neck ... SO ... here is my SHAMELESS PLUG for you to go over and check out her blog and Etsy store for straps like this:

I found this picture on Tez's blog where she raves about her new strap ... and I love the design of her strap!

Wouldn't something like this be a cool way to express yourself?