Saturday, October 25, 2008

my take on the ad in the above post

So here is my take on the ad. I had fun with it. And my baby-honey is a star! On his 40th no doubt. He rocks. He was such a good sport...he has told me since we got married that he did NOT want a bday party when he turns 40 but I just invited a few people out to dinner and he told me later that that the most he'd laughed in a long time. He enjoyed it and I am certainly glad he did, or I would not hear the end of it.

Well, I am off to start my next ad challenge. If you want to play along, come on over to Scrap Attack and sign up. Love and hugs. Lara

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ad Challenged!

I would have to say that this is the hardest thing for me. Duplicating or creating layouts, using ads. I am running this challenge over at Scrap Attack and so far so good. I will post my take on the challenge later.
If you are interested in completing any of these challenges, all you have to do is sign up for the Scrap Attack Message Board. They are a great group of fun people over there. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh Hap-py Hump day!

Here I am again, blogging shortly because I ran out of time on my lunch hour. Eating always gets in the way of it. Busy night tonight, DD has her Science Fair meeting and then the therapy after that. Will have to let DH do the cooking tonight cause otherwise it is NOT fair when I get home at 7pm to have to MAKE supper yet too.

Looking forwarded to going to CKC-St. Paul this weekend. Just to look, I am NOT taking any classes. I thought a morning visit there would spark some scrappy mojo for the afternoon. I will see what they have to offer anyway. I am not in the mood to shop as I am getting my DT stuff this week from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking and my last kit from Label Tulip.

Yeah, I cut out a kit for now, we are going into the holidays and I am overwhelmed with products and just needed a break. The kit is awesome, just wanted to take a break from it, and since I am having a hard time breaking into these kits when they come, I thought, I might as well hold off for a couple months on the product that will surely just sit there. I will surely see you again"Label Tulip".

I guess I will leave you with one layout from my 7 LO scraptacular weekend. THe layout was of the old Fort in downtown Nashville, that originated when the settlers first came to the Nashville area. Enjoy. Have a great day. Love and Hugs,


Monday, October 20, 2008

Up to my old tricks again

Yeah, ignoring the blog. I could've blogged last week while in Nashville. Didn't. Sometimes, I think it is because I spend so much time on the computer for my work. Oh well, short and sweet will do for today.

Good News though: The Scrap Attack Scrapbooking store has its Mystery Boxes in again and from what I hear, they are quite the bargain. I am vascillating between the American Crafts one and the Mini Embellie one. Not sure yet...Check it out!

I wanted to share a couple layouts with you today. I got 7 done this weekend. 7!!!!!! Love that...I am showing you the 2 that I liked the most.

Hope you have a lovely Monday (no, that was NOT a snicker--cause we all know that Mondays are rarely lovely). =O) Love and hugs Lara.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Off to Nashville

Being a government worker means that I get 3day weekends once in awhile for holidays. Yesterday was Columbus Day. SO that means NO bank, NO post office and NO work for Lara. YAY. I truthfully needed a day off though. My MIL came down for the weekend and SHE HELPED ME with some major tasks in our house.

We cleaned and arranged and sorted and got SO much done. I got closets cleaned, pantry and cupboards organized, bathroom organized, all furniture cleaned and cleaned under. We threw away loads of things, recycled a bunch. I love my house again. NOW I have to try and keep it that way.

I am off to Nashville in the morning for a 3 day Transplant Nursing conference at Vanderbilt University. I am looking forward to a bit of time to relax. I am bringing a little of scrappy stuff, in case the weather is rainy and I can make stuff from my hotel room. I will try and get out and see the sights as much as I can but a lot of the museums are closed by the time I get out of class.

I know the last time I brought scrappy stuff on a business trip, I did not use it and it was wasted space in my suitcase but maybe not this time. We'll see. I am bringing my laptop though so I can at least post and put pictures up.

The layout is from Last month's DT supplies at Scrap Attack Scrapbookingand I posted it because I packed last night and my sweet Sadie decided that she was going to nap on the closed suitcase on the living room floor. She hates it when I leave on a trip. I think she was trying to tell me "Mom, I am going to miss you...and you ARE NOT putting anything more in this suitcase...". Gotta love cats!

Have a great week! Love and Hugs, Lara

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fun Friday--News

Happy Friday everyone. I was greeted with some fun news this morning when I got to work. My October Design Team work was featured on the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Blog yesterday. That is super special to me. Thanks Lauri for being so sweet to put my stuff up there. The gallery at SAS is pretty awesome and I am honored to be part of such fun, and talented site with SO MANY talented scrappers. They are so friendly over there, and eventhough I have only been a member for a few months, they have all made me feel at home there. Come and stop on by if you have time. It is a fun place to be!

Just one more layout from SAS October DT. I like this one, it seemed fun to me, Thus the title, LOL. Love and hugs. Lara

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October DT layouts are completed--super fun stuff!

I just wanted to post a few of the layouts that I did for the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Online Store this week. I had a lot of awesome items to work with. I will not post them all but you can see my whole gallery here if you want to stop by. The previous gallery is for the store. I have a whole other gallery that is affiliated with the awesome message board. Most of these layouts are in there plus a few others.

The fun thing about the DT product that Lauri sent me, was that it was chock full of Dream Street Papers and let me tell you that they have some good stuff. The line I worked with was "Mairzy Doats". I fumbled with that for a few days, until I looked it up on line. "Mairzy Doats" is an old nursery rhyme/childhood song...SOme of the papers are named after the song...check it out-->ie Mares eat oats and lambs eat ivy (Lamzy Divy). so there you go. The fun thing was that when I was making the layouts and logging the products, I started singing a song. I think it made me connect to the line a little bit more. Funny I know, but it did! Have a great day! Love and Hugs. Lara

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 8, 1966

That is the day that my parents got married. 42 years ago. Wow, they are surely an inspiration to me. I made a layout the other night and I plan on posting it with this post later this evening that showcases them now. I love my parents and even though they live in Arkansas (which is 10.5 hours from MN), I feel really close to them. I think cell phones help. Heck I have even talked to them while they are out garage sale-ing on Saturdays and it almost made me feel like I was with them like so many times on Saturdays when they still live in MN. Dad driving, old-time music on the background, them looking for garage sale signs, turing around in driveways to go back the "other" way, talk about the finds, loaning each other a quarter or a dollar to get this or that. Listening to their affectionate banter that has been perfected over the past 42 year. Congratulations Mom and Dad, you truly are an inspiration to me and my marriage! Love you! Love and Hugs, Lara

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Not going to write much, just more often

I think the thing about blogging is that I write too much. It should be brief and to the point. Scrapped 9 layouts this week, made a bunch of cards for National Cardmaking Day and attended a fun cyber crop at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking, making cards all weekend.

I am posting 2 of the cards that I made from the Achromatic challenge. They turned out really nice, and while I knew what achromatic was, I have never made anything with this "color" theme. I am going to work on a layout like this soon, just for a challenge, since I love color variations SO MUCH. Have a good day. Love and hugs. Lara