Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm in the spotlight

Over on the ScrapShotz Blog

Drop on by to learn all kinds of trivial (yet ever so interesting) things about me.

Have a burning question for me? Leave a comment on the SSZ blog and I'll get back to you.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Under construction - hard hats must be worn at all times!

Sorry for the funky look but me and my non-existent blog designer mad skillz are battling it out to create a new look.

We will return you to your regularly scheduled program soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Must See TV

I'm a TV addict and I freely admit it. New faves this year include comedies Modern Family and Cougar Town but I haven't gotten sucked into a new drama yet. I guess nothing can fill the opening in my schedule that ER left.

Do you like TV too? Why not join us at ScrapShotz this weekend where we are holding an on-line crop where all the challenges are based on TV shows, both past and present. Lots of scrapping to be done, games to be played and prizes to be won.

Here is one of my challenges based on CSI...

Do you have a favorite CSI series?

My fave is the original Vegas version but I also make a point of watching the team in NY. The Miami gang I can take or leave.

Pete Townsend (of the Who) is probably really happy they chose one of his songs for the opening theme to the original because NY and Miami followed with 2 others - can you say residuals?

We all know that CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigators.

Or it did…

Today CSI is taking on a whole new meaning and I’m asking you to take the challenge and solve…well not solve anything but create a LO. OK you say, that I can do. But wait! You need some clues. In our special CSI version of scrapping you have to do things following a special protocol...

You will need to use only tools and products that start with C, S or I.

So, you'll probably use Scissors. You will of course be able to use your paper trimmer, just refer to it as a Cutter. And of course you need adhesive but we’ll just call that Sticky Stuff. What else can you use?

Cardstock, Stickers, Stamps, Ink, Corner rounders, Silhouette, Cricut, Sizzix, Stickles, Circle Cutters, Square Punches, Scallop Punches, Cuttlebug, Stitching, Sewing, Chalk, Staples, Chipboard, Computer, etc. I can’t wait to see what other C, S and I things you can come up with.

I’m not a real stickler. If you can REASONABLY explain how your tool or product begins with a C, S or I then it will accepted.

You must use at least one tool/product to cover each of the letters. Guess, we’ll all be using ink, huh?

Have fun with this. It may make you step out of your box and get creative with your tools but I know that you can assist the CSI team on this case.

Here is my LO. I used cardstock, staples, 4 kinds of stickers (3 alphas and an epoxy circle), staples, chipboard shape, scallop circle stamp, circle punch, ink, strips of journaling, computer font and a corner rounder.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My marriage could be in trouble.

Dan bought a bus pass this month.

This may seem like a trivial bit of information to you but in 2 years of mass transit use this is the first time that it has been financially beneficial for him to purchase a pass. "So?" you say. Obviously you don't get it. In order for the bus pass to be a better option than individual bus tickets Dan has to take the bus at least 14 days in a month. This has never happened before and may never happen again. Dan is actually going to be at home at least 14 week days this month...unless of course the military has something to say about that.

Hope our marriage survives this terrible strain...not used to him being around so much! Mind you hockey season has started and he is playing in 2 leagues and an occasional pick-up league so I probably won't see him any more than usual anyway.

Here's a little something from my messy desk. This is my oldest daughter. At 10 she is already 5' 1', wears a shoe size bigger than me and acts like 16. And by acting like 16 I don't mean helpful, kind and responsible but more along the lines of attitude and emotion. In fact these pictures do not accurately depict her - she usually has an eye roll.