Wednesday, January 21, 2009

caardvarks time

I so love making cards. I havent been doing it as often lately for whatever reason. My card mojo had left the building. Forcing myself to do my design team cards for caardvarks is helping to bring it back. Of course the fact that the NEW prompt is POLKA DOTS helped alot too. Ive always had a thing for all things polka dotted.... ever since I was itty bitty. I swear I will buy any scrapbook supply that is polka dotted so I had alot laying around.

I also got to use my Angie Delarie stamp. Isnt skullie the cutest? I won him on her blog about a year ago. He made his was to Ohio all the way from Australia just to get lost in my scraproom. I was so happy to find him last week. I have several skullies sitting here stamped ready to use. :) He is SO fun.

I purposely left the tomorrow square blank so I could fill it in when I send it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Games Games Games

Today was just peachy keen. I love having my husband home from work with me. We usually dont get many total days off together and today was one of them. We slept in, had breakfest and watched a movie. Then we walked downtown for lunch. (yes walked in the huge snow drifts! thank goodness for my toasty warm Uggs) On the way back we stopped at the discount store and found a few board games on mega sale. Ive had a thing for board games ever since I was a kid so we bought a few just to try them out. The Apprentice and Battle of the Sexes IQ edition. I figured even they suck... they were only $5 (which is cheaper than a movie) and we will be entertained all evening. And we were. They were actually pretty fun. I really wanted to play Scene It Seinfeld and Clue tonight too... but we ran outta on time.

Now Matt is going to bed and I have to do something to entertain myself. Tally is down so Ive been a refreshing fool. I need my fix darnit! Hanging out on facebook is so not the same. I may have to actually clean something

It is guttergirlz time again. This is my first official layout as a design team member. The challenge is awesome. I just love this song by Jewel and the lyrics fit my new mantra for 2009. I used chicken wire for the wire part of the challenge. No I dont have chickens... but I did have a little piece laying around my craftroom. Go Go check out prompt 15 and get in the gutter! You wont be sorry.

Monday, January 19, 2009

My frosty tally reveal

Its seriously freezing outside! The subzero temperatures the last week have frozen me solid. I have been huddled around my fireplace trying to stay toasty. Its pretty much done nothing but dump snow on us nonstop for a week. The roads are a mess! It was a good excuse to stay in and scrap a bit on my days off. Lucky for me I got my design team kit from tallyscrapper. Its called "Playtime" and boy i it fun. Can I tell you Id never seen (or heard of) Graphic 45 before I got this kit.... but let me tell you. Im in EL-OH-VEE-EEE with its vintage goodness. So far Im at 5 layouts with the kit and I dont want to stop creating. (and if it wasnt 3am I would still be) Check it out! Its a bargain at $20.99 Check it out

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Happy NEW year! I cant believe its 2009. I was always told the older you get, the faster time goes. Im starting to believe they were right. Time flies when you are having fun I guess.

I started out 2009 with a bang. Sick as a dog. I stayed out til 7am NYE singing bad kareoke and dancing myself silly. I didnt drink a ton, but I did drink. Definately not enough to be a hangover like that. I think it was some mutant flu that turned into a bad cold. Im just now starting to feel human thanks to ClearGuard and the fact that I have been sleeping ALOT. Because of this my house is a WRECK and I cant stand it. Im one of those chicks who HATES to clean, but HATES mess even more so I need to clean something

So today I have decided to be PRODUCTIVE! I will make a LIST and do at LEAST half of it today. (everytime I make a list it reminds me of my grandma) Im stuck at the house so I might as well feel good about today. (I always feel better when I get things done) If I start feeling crappy Im going to work Fly Lady style... 15 minutes at a time.... til Im done. Im off to a good start. My sheets are in the washer, my caardvarks card is done, dinner is defrosting and the tree is NAKED! I just need to get vacuuming so I can reward myself with some scrapping. *fingers crossed* my tally design team kit gets here today so I can play.

Yesterday during the cybercrop at Tally I managed to finish up my Guttergirlz layout. Here is a sneaky peeky at the awesome challenge that will go up January 15th. If you havent finished Prompt 14 yet you still have time to get your ART in the GUTTER and win the prize. Need some inspiration?? Check out the amazing layouts, atcs and other projects in the Guttergirlz Flickr pool

IF you LOVE challenge blogs amd telling your story..... remember there are only a FEW days left to apply as a storyteller for Category Stories. The info the design team call can be found HERE We are looking for a few new girls to help us jumpstart 2009! Its a one layout a month commitment. Check it OUT!

Now Im off to clean :) Have a happy Monday!