Thursday, June 18, 2009

Scrappy Thursday.... did I hear QUADRUPLE DIP???

Without further adieu... here it is. The long a waited quadruple dip. I always knew it was possible and yet somehow never dreamed I could be so bold.

The bones is 52 Sketches. (Blinkie on the side)

Secondly we have ScrapJazz power of 4 challenge. 4 pictures/4 patterned papers/ 4 flowers/ and 4 buttons... more is fine, but must have 4 of each.

Thirdly BASB challenge #15 was monochromatic... well with this many elements working at the same time, monochromatic seems like the only way to go. I am loving the monochromatic look.

And last but not least (and I totally admit at this point done just so I could tag the supreme quadruple dip) Scrap Whispers had an ABC title challenge.

I hope not to have offended anyone with the quadruple dip, it's just scrap booking and it is all in good fun;)

My second LO of the day was this little beauty for White with One, the challenge was White with Red plus brackets.

The bones of this sketch is a Valerie Salmon Sketch#85 from Got Sketch.

All the pictures from this week are from Erik Jr's 5th birthday. My mom took like 3 million pictures, so there should be more of the same coming!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Scrappy Thursday and some candy

First up is 52 sketches. I turned the sketch sideways to suit my needs and poo-poo'ed the omnipresent circles. Beth will be proud.

Next up is Mix it Up challenge. The sketch plus stars... the pictures were too perfect. I spent some time getting frustrated with myself trying to make "Pittsburgh Steeler Stars" and then gave in to standard stars. I am too lazy lately. The old me would have put the Craft Robo to good use and wrestled out the proper stars for the occasion. Being pregnant at 37 isn't a walk in the park. But having the fetus in the back pocket as the excuse for every act of laziness is nice.

Now some woot, woot action. I got snarky in response to a review of the silent setter which seemed to indicate it was preferable to the Making Memories kit at the scrap review . Can I just say "hellz no"... the Making Memories kit rocks and the silent setter is a PITA. If you have to scrap after the kids go to bed and the hammer is too much for them... OK, maybe you have the need, but other than that it's a stupid tool and the Making Memories tool kit RAWKS! It is the go to, go everywhere, must have. IMO. Well they are giving me something?? No clue what but since I like everything except the Silent Setter and the Fiskar's circle cutting system, I am unlikely to complain.

Blog Candy...

Smells like homemade (it's got Copics!!)

And my personal woot, woot. My darling husband has just purchased me my first brand new car ever! And it's a doozy. I am feeling so spoiled and lucky. I got one heck of a deal, $10,000 off of invoice!!! And they gave me $3000 for the car I paid under $10,000 for almost 6 years ago!

It's a love it or hate it item. The Ford Flex. I got the Limited Package with heated leather seats and heated mirrors and 3 moon roofs and 1 sun roof and power assist everything and, and, and.... it's seriously like a limousine for moms. It seats 7 and seriously has EVERYTHING minus the navigation and built-in DVD player. But we have little portable DVD players so it'll be OK. LOL. I still can't believe the deal. It was less expensive than several "slightly used", lesser package, similar vehicles. It's good to have another American Plated/American assembled vehicle in the house.

The Johnson's attempt to stimulate the economy is now over. We have shot for the moon and did everything we could to support American auto makers and construction workers and the like over the last 6 months. We have got some great deals and hope to see the economy make a full recovery based on our expenditures:)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009