Did you attend the Speed Scrap at My Life and Scrap last night? I was a little late, but I did make it. Those ladies are fun and Jaclyn's Speed Scraps are a blast too.
In case you missed out, Michelle, and equally awesome, hostess-with-the-mostest, is hosting one this afternoon. If you want to visit with the ladies, have a great time, and complete a layout all at once, this is the place for you.
I'm enjoying a lazy day at home today. We've got a combination of snow and rain coming down outside, and I might mention it's coming down horizontally, so Avery and I are decked out in our comfy sweats and have no plans to go anywhere. Thank goodness. Now, tomorrow? That's a whole different story.
Can you believe it's almost February? Where did January go? I remember thinking "wow, it's almost 2010" what seemed like just moments ago. Sadly, I have a feeling that this is just going to continue, each year zipping by.
On that same note, can you believe it's Thursday? Or, as we say over at My Life and Scrap, Thrifty Thursday. What that means for you: the designers have gotten together to offer a HUGE selection of products for $2 or less!
Head over now and take advantage.
And, because it's cold and snowy and I'm feeling warm and cozy, here's a freebie just for you:
The amazing and talented Jaclyn threw me for a loop yesterday at her Speed Scrap...you see, I am WAAAY behind in work, so I wasn't so much participating as I was chatting. Anyway, I kept trying to visualize the layout, based on her instructions, and it seemed vaguely familiar but I couldn't figure out why. At the end, she did a big reveal, she'd used one of MY pages for inspiration! So, I guess technically, I DID participate!
Here's a peek:
Isn't it sweet?
Thanks for looking. As a reward...I'm going to give you a freebie. :)
You know you've got photos lying around from Christmas that need scrapped. Take advantage of my generosity with this GORGEOUS quick page, and get them done! Just download, stick your photo in and VOILA!
Thanks for coming by. I'd love to hear what you think of the page and/or the freebie!
Are you participating in Project 52 or Project 365 this year? In case you aren't familiar, you strive to take a photo each day or week for an entire year. I've always thought it was a great idea, but never tried it myself. This year, I'm going to go for it. Of course, here we are the 15th of January and I'm just posting my first layout. Yeah, I know. At least it's done, though, right?
Speed Scrap, that is. I finished my third one in two days. Whew! What can I say.."my name is Stephanie, and I'm addicted to Speed Scraps". This final one was hosted by Michelle, and it was loads of fun. She always teases us with a theme, and this week we discussed all of her favorite foods. If you weren't able to make it, don't worry, she's going to be back at it again next Saturday at 2pm EST. Jaclyn is also hosting a Speed Scrap on Friday at 9pm EST, if you're a die-hard like I am and want to squeeze in as many as you can. :)
Here's my final creation. The photos are not of my peanut, though, they are my daughter's best friend. Isn't she a peach?
What do you think?
Since it's Saturday, and I'm feeling generous, I'm going to toss out a freebie for you. One condition, I'd love to hear if you like it and/or decide to grab it, so leave me a comment. :)
Sweet Tomato Designs is a guest designer over at Digi Design Resort this month. She's created a gorgeous kit, specifically for this occasion, but it is exclusive to DDR, so hurry over and get your copy before it's too late!
Here is my first layout using it, and I can tell this is going to be one of my "go-to" kits. It's extremely versatile and has elements applicable to each day, week or month of the entire year!
Did you attend the Speed Scrap at My Life and Scrap last night? If not, shame on you! Just kidding. We had a really good time and Jac's instructions were FUN. If you're interested, there's another one in about an hour and a half (2pm EST).
Here is my final product:
Just before the MLAS Speed Scrap, Connie Prince hosted one over at Gotta Pixel. Let me tell you, back to back speed scraps puts me in a great mood. Of course, I had a 1 year old singing at the top of her lungs through part of it, dinner in the oven, a cranky and cold husband arriving home from work...So, I had to finish it up a little late. Oh well, I till had a good time.
Here's my final product for Connie's SS:
Thanks for looking! I'd love to hear what you think and I'd love even more to see you at the Speed Scrap this afternoon!
My Life and Scrap is hosting not one but TWO weekly Speed Scraps, Friday at 9pm EST and Saturday at 2pm EST. See you there!
Speed SCRAP, that is. My Life and Scrap is hosting not one, but TWO Speed Scraps this week. Head over there Friday night, and again Saturday afternoon for a great time. Fun challenges, fun ladies, fun TIMES. Or, if you don't feel like scrapping, come hang out and chat with us!
And...since I'm such a generous hostess...I'm tossing out a freebie for you guys (and gals). Enjoy!
If you download it, I'd love to receive a comment.
Did I mention the fact that I was chosen to join the ranks over a Z Pink Boudoir Designs? With the chaos that is known around here as November and December...I don't think I told many people. That's not to say I'm not excited. I am SUPER excited. Zeee, the head honcho, is such a great girl and her designs are really stunning. I've been anxious to get started.
Here is my layout, created using the Blue Christmas kit (believe me when I say the papers in this kit are drool-worthy):
I, for one, am striving to keep my camera near me more (both at home and when we're out). It amazes me how often I see something really neat, or scary, or breathtaking - and of course, my camera is safely tucked away in it's case. At home.
Secondly, I want to push myself a little more in scrapping. I think we often take the "more pages, more pages, more pages" approach and don't stop to consider the quality of what we're doing. I want to create more of those pages that make others, and myself, stop and say "wow".
Third, my family learned the hard way in 2009 that your life can change in the blink of an eye. I hope to take a little more time each day to stop and notice the wonderful life that I have. Who cares if there is laundry to fold and dishes are piled to the ceiling? My family is beautiful and every moment I get to spend with them is priceless.
Let's see...number four is going to have to be to get outside my comfort zone a little more in the kitchen. I am such a foodie. I love watching the Food Network on tv, and I am subscribed to an embarrassing number of food blogs. In 2009, I did a pretty good job of trying new things and testing new recipes. I want to continue in 2010.
And number five. I'm going to say it. I hate saying it. I am going to try to get in better shape, physically. *cringe* I think it's a common goal across the planet, most people want to start eating better or exercising more, etc. We eat pretty great, but with an infant as my full-time companion, exercising has been pretty tough. Luckily, she's getting old enough now that we can go out with the stroller or go play at the park.
I think that's enough about me. What about you? What are you going to try to work hard (or harder) at in 2010?