I’m in a pink mood today! And probably will be for the month of September. I will post more about that in the next few days. As you can see from the side bar here, I finally figured out how to put blinkies up! As I was trying to sleep last night, it just hit me, and I was like, DUH!

And because I always wait till the last minute to do things, I have a list a mile long of things I need to get done before we head to Oshkosh to bring Niki home! But, I actually get stuff done faster this way, so maybe it is better that way, hehehe. NOT really! And I think I am even going to treat myself to a manicure too. We shall see if I have time for it or not. My nieces have made signs, and we are basically all set to go! I just hope that the Lord sees fit to allow my sister to be there too. What with the Army not telling us anything until the last minute, she may not be able to get someone to cover her at work so she can leave early. But I am praying it will happen. I know she really wants to be there.

I finished a couple layouts today. I am only posting one right now. They should both be in the Treasures to Scrap Newsletter for September. This layout is actually the first of many more I need to get done of a road trip my friend and I
took the summer of 2005. We drove out to CA from Wisconsin. We made a few stops along the way and had a great time. Our objective was to go and see her nieces. And one of them is not only an author, but a breast cancer survivor too! We stayed a couple days with her and her husband and the next few days with her sister in law. I loved meeting them, and we had a great time. Laura kept us entertained the whole time, and we had a fun day in San Francisco too. She is such a neat person! And so is her husband, and they had a lot of stories to tell about the things they have done. I would tell you more, but ya know, you should just read one of her books and find out for yourself, lol. She writes both humorous non-fiction books and novels, and both will have you laughing out loud! But anyway, this layout is a kind of tribute to her. And you will notice that I have added her link in my fav places to visit on the side there.

Layout Credits:
Cardboard border from Boxtop Borders1 by Laura Burger at Eclectic Digital Designs
All other elements and paper from Cherry Blossoms kit by Laura Burger at TTS.

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What was I thinking?

Obviously I wasn’t, lol. I laid down about 12:30 to try and sleep, still hoping my daughter was going to call when she got in the States. I tossed and turned, and tossed and turned some more. The call finally came at 1:54 AM, and they were still on the plane but on the ground in Indianapolis! We talked for just a few minutes and she will call me again sometime today. Ahhh, the freedom now! She can call anytime she wants now, using her own phone, and I can call her! Haven’t been able to do that in a year! And we can even text each other. Which reminds me, I need to call and get a small plan for when she does that. She uses texting more than I do, but it still costs me when she texts me, so I need just a little plan.

So anyway, once she hung up, I laid there like a goof with this huge smile on my face. Thought I would be able to sleep then, but NOT. I can’t even focus enough to make a layout. I don’t know why I even thought I would sleep tonight, lol.

But for other news in my life; I was selected to be a guest CT for Sherri Piegdon of Pixel Gypsy Designs for the months of October and November! I can hardly wait. And I am a CT for Scrappin Hillbilly Sweetpea Designs too! She is just starting out, but I am doing my best to get the word out, and she is designing away to get some more kits in at OAKS. She put her cover-ups in the store, and I tell you, I am looking for something to use these things on, they are so darn cute! Check them out…the picture is clickable and will take you right to her store at OAKS.

OK, and maybe now I am tired enough to sleep. We shall see.

Woo Hoo! I designed something! LOL

I went to a chat last week and everyone makes something each week to add to a kit. I am not sure how well I will do in the long run, and I have a few weeks to catch up on, but I figured I would learn some things anyway. So, without further ado, here is what I came up with for a journaling tag.

I can see I need to do a tiny bit of fixing up on this before I share it, lol. It is nothing really out of the ordinary, but I did it all on my own! And that in itself is something to crow about, lol. Lets see, I need to do some paper, ribbon, word art, and something else I think, so I guess I better get going.

I also did a layout yesterday that I am not sure I am happy with. I may end up changing the colors on it, but then again, I am really not one to change something once it is done. At least not for a while. The girls are making posters for everyone for when Niki and her unit get home. AND, if you can believe it, SHE WILL BE HOME THE END OF THIS WEEK!! We are all so excited and can hardly wait! It has been just about a year since I have seen her and hugged her! It kind of seems unreal. They are out of Iraq now, and at the last stop before leaving for the states. And let me tell you, as soon as we know they are on the plane, we will be doing happy dances all around here. She is going to call me as soon as they land in the states and oh my gosh am I waiting for that! It will be just my luck that she calls when I am at work. But ya know what? I don’t care and I plan on answering my phone even if I have a long line of customers! OK, I could go on and on about this subject, I am so excited, so I will end now and get another layout or two done.

News, News, News!

Read here to join the party.
We now have a National Digital Scrapbooking Day! And that day is November 3 this year. WoooHoooo! And to kick off this event, Hummie is having a tailgate party! Click on the logo above to get to her blog and enter the contest! And read all about everything that is going on. Then, click here to get to the DSD blog to keep up with what is happening! Let’s get the word out there and make this a rockin’ time!

And now here is my heirloom layout.

Credits:
Papers and elements from Bloom Where You Are Planted kit
by Scrappin Hillbilly Sweetpea at OAKS
Also the following:
Paper from Another kind of Fanatcy freebie
from her blog

Brushes from Found brushes by Nancie Rowe Janitz
at ScrapArtist
Chipboard alpha black and white from Dani B
at SBB

An AAM page

Not much happening here the past few days except for working at the JOB. HELLO has been driving me nuts the past couple of days. Keeps logging off and then back on…numerous times as I sit here, so I finally just turned it off for now.

I THINK I am finally getting myself a little more organized with the things I need to get done on a timely basis. The next item on my to do list is to start putting things in my calendar on google, and then of course, checking it daily, lol.That is the difficult part for me.

Once I am settled, and know I am on top of things, I am thinking of trying my hand at designing a few things. At least learning more about PSE5. Today I am working on a heritage layout and adding a posting here with some very cool news! Hopefully that will be done by tonight. And that is about it in my little part of the world.

Last but not least is the LO I made to put up at TTS for my CT page. I am not thoroughly pleased with it, and may make changes as time allows, but for now, it will do. Oh, I almost forgot…on this LO I used my own handwriting! I wrote out the things I wanted to say, scanned them, them made them into brushes and then just stamped them on my page! Very cool if you ask me. What I really want to do is a get a font made from my handwriting so I can use that. I like having that on LO’s.

Credits:
Paper and elements from Little Bits kit by Peta at PickleberryPop. The same kit I was raving about a few days ago, lol.

Where is my head?!

I can’t believe I forgot the most important reason I blogged today! SO, the news I have been waiting to share with you all…..My freind is now a designer and has found a home to showcase her stuff! You can find Hillbilly Scrappin’ Sweatpea Designs at OAKS. Her first kit is just awesome! Check it out…
AND she has an add-on to this kit posted on her blog! I can’t wait to use this kit! To purchase her kit, click on the OAKS above and it will take you right to it! And her blog is listed on the left. CONGRATS Fantacy!

Some days are just title-less…

Is it my mood, the fact that we got ‘yelled’ at, at work today, or the rain we have had for the past 2 days? Whatever it is, I am in a blah mood, and I just couldn’t come up with a good title today. Ah well, I am sure everyone will understand and forgive that. Want to know what Wisconsin weather is like? Last week, it was in the high 80’s low 90’s and humid. Yesterday and today it has been gray, wet and only a high of 65 degrees. By Wednesday it is supposed to be in the 90’s again. As the saying goes, if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes, lol.

Excitement abounds in our family as my daughter has now made the second stop of a few, that means she is on her way home! One more before she is on her way back to the states, and 2 more before we can say, she is HOME! When will that be? We have no idea! We wait for phone calls and then we will have an 800 number to call to check on where they are at when and then the final call so we know they are headed back to home base where we can then go and pick her up. As much as I hate the summer to be over, I can’t wait this year!

I am taking off a few weeks from work so I can do some things with her and a little traveling here and there, mostly in state. And then to help her move. That makes me a little sad, because she is moving 4 hours away! BUT, since not even being able to call her this past year, I can live with that! And maybe next year I will move out that way myself. One of my sisters lives out there too, and I know she would love that. She is beside herself knowing Niki is moving so close, lol. Talk about happy!


And to end things, here is the layout I made for the DNTS contest. Why I entered, I don’t know. It’s not like I will win or anything like that, but it has been fun so far. Two more weeks to go on that.

Credits:
Everything from Peppermint Creative
Cinnamon Tea Kit, Mintage Frames, and Postal Frames kit