Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year

It's time for an update. I had such a good Christmas this year. Spending time with family and all the yummy food was a plus too. I got two really awesome gifts, Brian gave me a gift card to the Coach store and I got myself a great purse and a matching wallet to go with it. To top that off I got a gift certificate for a day at the spa. It's called Doloce and it just opened in Peoria. I can't wait to put that baby to use. My Mom got a set of the Rachel Ray knives which by coincidence is exactly what I bought for her. We had a good laugh about that on Christmas day.

Tomorrow is New Years eve and will be getting the house in order for our yearly bash. That will be lots of fun. I will definately take lots of pictures and put some on here for everyone to see. I hope that you all have a very safe and fun New year.

Oh couple of more things to share, you should really peek over at this website because starting in January they are having a scrap-a-thon to get our new year scrap mojo going. I was excited and honored that my friend Liz who is on the DT there asked me to host a few challenges. I said yes and I have four that I am hosting and if you play I am giving a RAK at the end of the month (for my challenges). That's right you have the ENTIRE month of January to finish all the fun challenges that the DT and some of the MB members are dishing out for us to play.

I haven't heard from my previous attempt at Scrapping the Music but I did try for another DT team at this really cute website.
We will see what happens. I am kind of in shock that I finally got the courage to try for a DT. I will let you all know what happens.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Guess What???

I decided to submit for a design team. I just did it the other day and I figured that I have nothing to lose. It is for a DT spot over at Scrapping the Music. Wish me luck. I'll tell you, I am a little nervous but, even if I don't get it at least I can say I did try and I won't regret not trying later. If you get a chance mosey on over to this blog and check it out, there is a lot of really good inspiration on it.

I have been dabbling in sketching lately so I thought I'd share one with those of you who come and read my little blog. Try it if you like and let me know what you think about it.

I got another LO done this evening and I'm starting to feel my mojo again which makes me so happy!! Here's the LO.

Also, today is Johnathan's 1st birthday. He is my little sweetie and I am so blessed to be a part of his life. So in honor of my little birthday boy here is a recent picture of him for you to see. I will post pictures from his birthday party after I get them (it's on Saturday).

Sunday, December 9, 2007

What I've Been Up to

Well can you believe it I actually got a layout done and I am really excited about it. I haven't scrapped in so long it felt really good to get one done. Here it is

I also did a card last month for a friends wedding and thought I'd share it with you too.

I know that I'm not going meet my goal of 100 LO's/cards before the end of the year but I am hoping to a few more done before the new year to add to my LO's for year. I am very behind on challenges on my favorite scrappy sites so I have some inspiration to get me going. Like Liz said there's always next year to reach my scrappy goal!

I have also been contemplating trying for a design team, I'm still not sure I'm going to try but I have a few more days that I think about it. I'm not afraid of the rejection that may happen but I worry more about my ability than anything else. Anyhow, I will let you know what I decide.

I can't believe that on the 13th, my nephew Johnathan is going to be 1 year old. It's so amazing to see how much he has changed in this time. I wish I could have gone to Colorado with my Mom to be with him on his first birthday. I did send him his gift with my Mom. They are going to take pictures for us so I guess I'll have to settle for sharing his birthday with him that way. I just felt so bad for my Dad who couldn't get the time off of work to go visit his grandson. The good news is that my sister and the baby will be down in January for my Nana's 90th birthday.

I can't believe that Christmas is getting so close and it's finally feeling like winter here in Arizona. That just helps put me in more of the Christmas spirit when the weather is colder and not like 80 degrees in December. Although I am almost done shopping I haven't finished all of it. I was supposed to do it yesterday but didn't feel like leaving the house, the dogs and I were all cuddled up on the couch for most of the day and that was heaven for me because it was quiet and I wasn't in front of a computer working, just relaxing watching TV.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Birthday, etc.

My birthday party last Saturday was a lot fun. I had a few close friends and some family over and we enjoyed cocktails and games. Of course we had to play some Guitar Hero. That seems to be a weekend ritual here with us. We even went to a little bar down the road and did some dancing. We didn't stay too long but that was ok with me. Let's just say I had one too many cocktails. As for pictures well I am usually the one who takes them so there are none because I was having too much fun and forgot to take them.

Fast forward to this weekend while yesterday Brian and I spent the day Christmas shopping and believe it or not we are almost done with our shopping. I believe we only have like 2 or 3 gifts to buy and then we are done. Of course I still need to buy some gifts for my co-workers but that shouldn't be that difficult. Can you believe we managed to get all that shopping done and didn't have to go to the mall to do any of it. I am so thankful for that because the mall is always such a zoo this time of year.

For some reason I still can't get my scrapping mojo back. Which stinks because I am not going to reach my goal of 100 Layouts. I think I somewhere in the 70's. Maybe now that our shopping is just about done I can do some scrapping but we shall see.