Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Place to Be for NSD

I am going to share a secret with you all today. ACOT is going to be THE PLACE TO BE this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! It all starts on Friday, April 30th at 2:00 PM EST and continues through Sunday, May 2 to at least 8:00 PM EST. We have so many awesome things going on the entire weekend! Yes, the entire weekend! The crop will continue around the clock for a full 52 hours! Here are some of the highlights:
  • Fabulous classes being taught by our amazing Creative Team along with classes by Prima and IOD!
  • Chats with My Minds Eye and ScrapHD!
  • Fun games, challenges and fast scraps are scheduled throughout the weekend, with tons of chances to win ACOT points, gift certificates and prize packs!
  • Amazing giveaways, with our grand prize being a Cricut Gypsy!
  • And, $1,000 worth of prizes will be given away from some of the top scrapbooking manufacturers!
To check out all the details and to sign up for your chance to win you need to stop by HERE!

I will be teaching a class on Sunday at noon that will show you how to make 4 cards (+2 optional bonus cards) for Mother's Day or any other holiday, using seed paper so that the recipient can plant part of the card! I've even included a printable poem for the inside of your cards so that they look finished and the recipient will know just how to use them.

(shamelessly stole the bulk of this post from Juliana.)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

prima sketch blue moon entry

this is the page I made from the prima sketch of the month and for the blue moon scrapbooking monthly contest - birds and butterflies

Sunday, April 25, 2010

twisted sketches layout

twisted sketches layout, with 'touch' I used fabric for the touchy element. I used Sassafras lass papers, fabric from the actual cape, maya mist and misc chipboard and buttons

sketchy thursdays layout

layout for sketchy thursdays, using pink paislee and glimmer mist.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday Thought

ok, here I go again with thinking. It always gets me in trouble.

the thought of the day is political correctness and sexual harassment.

Let me first say that I believe that women are equal to men and should be given every opportunity that men are given. I believe that women can do just about anything that men can do. I believe that women have come a long way with regards to lessening the discrepancy between opportunities, pay and respect given them in comparison to men. Furthermore, I have been the victim of sexual harassment - not innuendo or even overt come-ons but rather unwelcome and somewhat persistent physical contact from a person who was supposed to be evaluating my product. (haha) Not my supervisor, but definitely someone I wanted to impress. I probably should have lodged a formal complaint, but instead I just asked a male team member to not leave me alone with the other guy, and to sit between us. So, yeah it's still out there.

Nevertheless, I think that to some extent, sensitivity training and a constant awareness of the issue, causes a different and more subtle culture of separation to manifest. Now, men have to constantly be on guard about what they say, lest it be perceived as sexual harassment or at the very least, in poor taste. I guess it totally depends on the situation, but for me, working with mostly men, I sometimes feel like I am excluded or relegated to the fringes of social interaction because it is just easier that way. Nothing to worry about for them if I am just not present in the first place. I guess sometimes I want to be 'just one of the guys' but realistically, that is never going to happen.

No conclusion, just something to ponder.

Monday, April 12, 2010

one more

this one is for the ics sketch blog.

weekend cards

wow- what a busy weekend! here are just a few things I worked on this weekend. First, this card from the sketch at priscillastyles.

It is also for the charisma cardz challenge to make a thank you card.

then this one for the sketch at jacksonbelle and the color challenge at digi tues (the word art is digi and I will update this post with who made that and in fact the background that it is printed on is digi also, that came directly from kaisercraft)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

30 day shred

ok, so I know I say this all the time, but I think this might be the one!

I was pretty depressed there for a while about trying to lose weight because it seems like I always fail no matter what I try. I need something to excite me and give me a plan and a goal. Well, I found it.

We just got the 30 Day Shred from netflix and I really liked it! yeah it was hard but I love it that it is less than a half hour, but really intense. And i also love it that it is broken down into circuits so I can keep saying to myself - ok just another 30 seconds then on to something else. So, the plan is 10 days on level 1, 10 days on level 2 and 10 days on level 3.

If I keep going I might have to buy the dvd instead of keep it from netflix for a month, but Im going to try it for a week first.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

new challenge at nvs girls!

Check it out the new challenge is up at nvs girls and it is FAB
and here is my interpretation

and don't forget to check out the sponsor this month, the snobby walrus. I was checking out their store and found some really awesome unique trims.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

the beauty of ups trucks

my thought for the day is about ups trucks.

picture a line of ups trucks winding down the circular on-ramp to the highway in the morning on their way to start deliveries.

There is a major UPS distribution facility somewhere near the turnpike interchange that I use to get to work each morning. I see the string of ups trucks somewhat regularly and it makes me happy.

how weird is that? I picture myself in a music montage of a ups commercial or of a movie where one of the characters is a truck driver. I think about how modern our world is and how well things work (when they are working) and how it is pretty much a wonder that the packages can go anywhere in a day. For that matter, how much of a wonder it is that there are hundreds of cars exiting (like me) and entering and just continuing on the highway, and how they pretty much all just move on their merry way not thinking about the other drivers much and yet not hitting each other. (if we are lucky that is) And then I think about the packages, ah the packages. What wonderful surprises are in those trucks?!

Yep, I admit it, Im strange.

Monday, April 5, 2010

this weekend's cards

sketch from priscilla styles, kaisercraft supplies, crazy4challenges challenge to use kraft as a base.

sketch from ics blog, kaisercraft supplies

just a random card because I felt like using sassafras lass

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Little Toot for me

I was featured on the Sassafras Lass blog today, along with one of my friends from the ACOT CT, Laura. Good thing I have the Sass blog on my reader or I wouldnt have known, I guess they were just browsing the gallery. Makes me feel special. Here is the post.

here is the page of mine that they showed.