Saturday, June 27, 2009

The County Fair, A Blue Ribbon and Some Scrap Projects!

I created a slide show featuring the recent layouts I have completed for the Challenges at A True Friend My fave out of this bunch is the Dr. Seuss inspired layout! The current challenge is to use a quote on your layout - we were sponsered by Papermania - received gorgeous kits that were just full of fabulous pet scrapping goodies! They have even generously provided 2 kits for us to give to a couple of participants, so I hope you will pop over and check out the beautiful work by the design team and check out the layouts already linked up by readers!

The San Diego County Fair is currently running here at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. I entered a scrapbook layout in the Fair Theme catagory in the home and hobby show and received a Blue Ribbon - Yay! This year's theme is "Music Mania" and I created a layout with photos from the Toby Keith concert and included my My TK International Fan Club card on the layout!

It only took $20 and the help of my niece, her friends and my mom to win this (homage to Sheldon the Wonder Turtle - it sits next to his tank!)
And here we are, intent on winning!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Life is good.....

So much to update! I am going to use this post to highlight a few of the things going on in my life right now that are keeping me busy!

I was thrilled to be asked to be the the Guest Designer for June at Citrus Tree Studio ( I was given the "Easy Rider" kit to work with - a palette of teal, red, white and black and including a lot of Glitz products! This kit totally called out to the collage maker in me!

I hope you will drop by Citrus Tree, a really cool group of chicks hang out there!

Here are my first creations with this fab kit:

I am happy to brag about my nephew, Trevor. At 18, he has recently graduated from the Northwest Lineman College in Meridian, Idaho and has accepted an apprenticeship position with a company just outside of Dallas, Texas. So tomorrow he is off to his new life with his girlfriend who will be attending dental school. We had a going away party yesterday for them both, gifting them with things they would need to set up their first home away from their parents. Here is a link to a video Trevor created highlighting his time at NLC:

Lastly, thanks to some really good friends, we were able to spend the first 3 days of this week at a condo in Palm Desert - the good life! I sunned by the pool each day, Danny golfed everyday. We had some FABULOUS meals, and I even sneaked out while Danny was napping one day to peruse thrift stores and came home with the incredible treasures pictured. The scary bunny pitcher was a mere $4.00 and the cake stand with dome only $15.00 (I can't wait to fill that dome with little white pumpkin gourds at Halloween!)

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for a major slide show of pet themed layouts that I have recently completed for A True Friend!