Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Challenge

You know the drill, go to a scrapbook convention and buy all this cool stuff and store it! LOL! Well not this year. Rachael (Check out her blog to see her LO) and I challenge each other to create a LO using at least 3 things we purchased at the show as well as a Prima we both had. Well I did it and didn't just used 3 things but 9. Woo Hoo! Check it out!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Retail Therapy

CKC was in town this weekend and I had fun shopping with my buds. We ate at Bahama Breeze and even saw the movie Hairspray. I must say it was so funny and we laughed through the who thing. John Travolta was a hoot as a woman and Zac Effron was a cutie. ( I try to forget the fact that I am almost old enough to be his mother, LOL.)

It is a rainy day today and I am hoping to do a little scrapping today with some of my new goodies. My friend Rachael challenge me to create a LO using 3 items I bought at CKC and at least one of the Icing Prima flowers. I will post that creation when it is done. Here is a layout I did with some picture of Nick when he got highlights in his hair.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's here!!!!!!!

My Nikon d40 came today, so excited.

A few weeks ago at the beach I dropped my digital point and shoot into the wet sand. If you have not done that, don't, it is not a good thing. No more camera.

So the hunt began, I pretty much knew what I wanted, I like my old Nikon, my sister and a friend had the d50 and both loved it. The d50 was being discontinued and being replaced with the d40.

And so here I stand, doing a little happy dance and wondering if I will ever figure out how to use it! LOL

Now I am off to read a manual that is as big as a book.
Here is a layout from the beach taken with my now defunct camera.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Dick!

This weekend was my FIL Birthday! I am one of those blessed few who have wonderful inlaws. Believe me, I know how lucky I am. He is always there, willing to give you the shirt off his back and truly loves spending time with his grandchildren. This weekend we had a cookout to celebrate the occasion and we had such beautiful weather for it! So here is a big shout out to the best FIL in the world! Happy Birthday Dick!

I included a picture of him with the boys visiting The Academy of Natural Sciences.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Day 4

My official marathon training started this week. 16 weeks of running, sweating, advil popping, complaining, aching and always being tired. Sounds fun, huh! I have done it twice and it is so funny that the hard part of the marathon is the training for me not necessarily the 26.2 mile run. That is not to say its easy but keeping my head in it for the few months of training, ignoring the fatigue in my body, and getting up so early to get it done before my hubby leaves for work is the hard part for me. On the up side the final days of those 16 weeks, marathon day are definately some of my proudest for me. Here is a LO to help me remember how great it felt the last time. My SIL Teresa also ran it with me, nice to have a buddy when the going gets tough. LOL

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Good News

I just found out today I was picked by Serendipity Scrapbooks to join their DT. I am so excited to be joining such a talented group of ladies! Kristen does an amazing job designing kits and this will be such a great experience. My hubby is taking me out to dinner to celebrate tonight. Yum! Here is one of the LO that was part of my entry.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Succombed to the pressure

Well it has finally happened. I have succombed to the pressure of a blog. It seems now that all my buds have them and I was the odd man out. So here it is: my charming blog. Seems strange for a person that doesn't really like computers to have a blog. What I do find amazing is that so many people out there are letting others have a glimpse into their lives, a glimpse into their art and their passion so it is now time for me to give you a glimpse into my life and art.

So here is a transparent layout featuring me.