Monday, October 25, 2010
Pssstt... Guess what?
I just found out that I'm one of FOUR girls who made the new Scrapdango team! I am so beyond excited, you have no idea!! I will be on the team for the term of the next six months and I am so excited to be creating again every month. Scrapdango is the most fun site, too- there are always challenges and contests and all sorts of great girls there with loads and loads of creativity. If you've not ever come to check us out, please do - just follow one of the links in this post, or use the link I have in my favorite places over there ----> off to the side. ;)

This is exactly the push that I need and I am so beyond excited about it. At least I'll have some pages that I can actually share with everyone now. Everything else I've been making now I've been submitting right away and I can't share them in case someone wants to publish them. That is such a hard thing for me to do!

Thank you so much Heather for this opportunity - I hope I make you proud!

Thursday, October 14, 2010
In need of a change
So I want to totally change the look of my blog - again. I know that there are sites like The Cutest Blog on the Block and Shabby Blogs. Are there any others? I'm having issues with some of the backgrounds being way too wide for my blog and I can't for the life of me figure out how to adjust that... even though I totally made my blogger background that I have now from scratch.

Can anyone else offer any suggestions or ideas of where else to look for cute backgrounds? Thanks so much!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Gettin scrappy
I am meeting a new friend this morning at a local scrapbook store to scrap the day away! I'm excited and nervous at the same time - LOL!

I'm nervous because I've not ever met this friend before. She contacted me through a website where we're both members and said she lives close to me. She also told me about a new scrapbook store that opened up in Crown Point where she's gone before to crop and asked if I'd like to meet her there today to crop, so I said what the heck! I'd love to! I just don't have enough scrappy friends that are close to me and am very excited to meet her today.

Hopefully, I'll also have some really good projects to share when I come home, too!

Sunday, October 10, 2010
Ten Ten Ten?
I'm not sure why, but I am just in love with the ideas of 10.10.10. I'm planning on making a page about it, but I'm not sure what the topic should be. Any suggestions out there?

On a side note, if you're a local friend, the Merrillville Volunteer Fire Department (Station Two) is having their Chili Cook-Off today at the American Legion, 7430 Broadway. It starts at noon and you could win one of two big screen TVs! $5 admission lets you sample all the chilis and the guys are roasting up some hot dogs and other fun things. It's all you can eat, so bring your appetite! And if you're worried about missing the game, never fear: The boys have completely transformed the hall into a TV-o-rama - there are sets everywhere to watch the Bears cream the Panthers!

Come support a good local cause!

Saturday, October 09, 2010
Congratulations Rob & Julie!
One of my fellow workers is getting married today - I wish them both a lifetime of happiness!

Thursday, October 07, 2010
Wooooty tooot toooooo!
Ok, so any of my scrapbook friends will know what a toot means... but for those of you not immersed into the scrapbooking world, a toot is kind of a shout out letting people know you have a project getting published.

Yep! You read that right. I had one of my most favorite pages ever requested by a REALLY big scrapbook magazine to be published in an upcoming issue. I can't exactly which magazine yet, but you can better believe the minute that issue hits the stands, I am going to be screaming my head off about it!

I'm so excited, you have no idea... I made this page, saw the call for it and thought "Ahhh, what the heck? Let's see if I still have it." Well, I guess I do!

Woooot woooooottttttt!!! :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Pink Hair for Hope!

I'm so excited ... I'm going to get my pink hair extensions today! I got them about 3 or 4 years ago at a salon in South Bend while Kim and I were at Pages in Time, scrapbooking. I loved the one I got then so much, I think I'm going to get two or three this year! I'm so stinkin excited ... I'll see if I can share some pics later on once they are done.

Here's more info on Pink Hair for Hope.

ETA: Here's my pink... what do you think? There are actually two pieces of pink on each side, one light and one dark. The light realllllly blends in with my hair, though so I am not sure what that says about my natural hair color?! LOL My friend, Jody, wants to go in Friday morning and get some so I think I may have the stylist add in two more light pink on each side so they are a little more visible. I'm thinking the chunkier, the better? :)

(Oh - please don't look in the background of my pic. Yes, that is the tail end of a truck in my backyard. No, we do not live in a trailer park. LOL We had the pool installed yesterday and my very tired husband was so sore from carrying everything into the backyard that he had the bright idea to just sort of back up along the side of the house and into the backyard to unload the rest of the brick for part of the patio. He took this picture for me since I couldn't seem to make my arms be long enough to get a good picture that showed off both sides of my head with the pink. We were outside working when I asked him to take the picture for me with my phone and this one was the best of the ones we tried to take!)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Would you like to follow my blog?
Since I have a custom made blog, it isn't very easy to follow me using Blogger's built-in following gadget. But... I've figured out how to do it.

First, click here. This should take you to your blog management area.
Next, click "add."
Now copy & paste my blog address into the URL box:
Finally, click next and you should be all set to follow me.

I'm sorry it's such a pain in the hiney!

Sunday, October 03, 2010
Precious miracle card

I made this card to go along with the baby album I made for my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, who are expecting their first child. Their baby shower is later on this afternoon.

Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

Saturday, October 02, 2010
Happy World Card Making Day!
Hi all!

Since I'm going to be at work for most of the day (working a double), I wanted to share a card with you nice & early. I've been making some cards lately, using leftover scraps from pages. Here are just a few...

If you are looking for some great inspiration for card making this month, why not come join us over st Scrapdango. Each and every day, there will be a new card challenge, for their month long challenge, called The ABCs of Cards. So far, we've been challenged to use apples and bling. I can't wait to see what the rest of the month will bring... so fun!