Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Contest?

This time I thought I'd enter an idea for a scrapbook layout/sketch.  This is for a great website I stumbled upon called Let's Scrap! -- a great place to look for inspiration when you need an idea or two.  All of the layouts in the gallery are based solely on their corresponding sketch.

Here's the layout:
Christmas 2007 - A White One!
And, here's my hand at making the corresponding sketch:

How's that?  Winners announced 12/16.  Wish me luck!

Visit http://letsscrap.ning.com/ when you have some time to browse around.  You'll love the sketches!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Hard Day's Work

I had a very productive, hard day's work at a 12-hour crop this past Saturday @ Archiver's.  Arrived about 10:20 a.m. and stayed until 11:00 p.m. (sharing the day with two great friends).  With 12 hours of uninterrupted cropping time and a fully stocked store (and with a little preparedness), I was able to complete 26 layouts. 

26 (13, 2-sided) completed layouts!
Not bad for a day's work.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Can hardly wait!!  I'll be rushing home Friday night to see what exactly Oprah has in store for the biggest Favorite Things Ever.  Oh...and I'm definitely making a list.

I usually have very mixed feelings over these shows.  Why oh why can't I be in that audience?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pumpkin Graveyard and the arrival of Winter?

Where do all of the jack-o-lanterns go after their their guiding light has died?  Well....this year, our grand ghourds hung around and kept our scarecrow company for the past week, but it was time to say goodbye to the cuties.  I very lovingly delivered them to the Pumpkin Graveyard! There, they will add their orangeness to the rich, fertile compost that Whole Foods so caringly cultivates for the good of our communities.

I couldn't resist taking a photo, and I'm reminded of the wonderful 70+ degree weather the last few days as I watch winter arrive outside my office window.  I very much loved the beautiful fall weather we had this year, but it had to end sometime...or did it?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Cards

Well...this is a first for me!  I've ventured out into the graphic design world and designed my very own photo template holiday cards AND entered them in the Becky Higgins contest.  What??

Even if nothing comes out of this little contest, boy have I learned a lot designing these!  I may very well design my own cards this year!

I'll keep you posted...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Let me introduce you to Wordle!

I fell in love with this little "word-art-generator" when I first stumbled across it in 2008.  I actually used it to wrap up our "Year of the Skunk" and generated a customized signature block for our Christmas cards.

Today, I simply ran my blog address though the generator, and drum-roll please...it generated the following image:

How cool is that?

Make your own word cloud here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Judy & Jack's Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You know all those goopy, sticky, stringy pumpkin guts that you have to deal with to create a perfect jack-o-lantern?  Well...we save ours (just the seeds -- not the goop).  Truth is, Bill LOVES roasted pumpkin seeds.  And, I must say that I've perfected the recipe over the years.

Turns out the kids like them too!  We had a little tussle over the seeds last Saturday night.  The kids wanted to save their own seeds and take them home to roast their own as Bill has been known to be rather stingy when it comes to sharing.

So, this year I've had a little bit of fun with the seeds.  I promised that the kids would all get a taste and some of their own.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Great Ghouls of Fire!

We had such a great time with the kids Saturday night.  Our annual pumpkin carving bash just gets better and better. 

We definitely had the best Jack-o-lanterns on the block!  Where exactly was the Neighborhood Prize Patrol?