Thursday, May 31, 2012

The last May Photo of the Day

The theme: something beautiful
The answer: a clean and shiny car!!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Two More Shots Left this month, that is. Today is Day 30 in the Photo of the Month challenge for May 2012. My assignment, photograph my personality. Well, I can think of a whole bunch of adjectives that fit that bill. This one however is how I am feeling today.

I have not been feeling on top of my game lately. But my hubby is an amazing person who tries so hard to help me up when I am down. Because of him, today I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. 

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May Photo of the Day - Catch Up Day

Ok, I have quite a few here. I can't believe I got this far behind. Where has the month gone?

Day 15: Love
AH, coffee...

Day 16: What you're reading
Nook, of course!!

Day 17: Snack
(not just for breakfast anymore!!)

Day 18: Something you made
(Christmas in May)

Day 19: a favorite place
communing with my peeps

Day 20: something you can't live without
a good pair of scissors

Day 21: Where you stand
on my own two feet

Day 22: Pink

Day 23: Technology
can't go a day without my Xbox
Day 24: Something new
my prize pack from Big Picture Classes!! Score!!

Day 25: Unusual
(no adhesive in my ATG!! OH MY!!)

Day 26: 12 o'clock

Day 27: Something Sweet!!

Day 28: the Weather Today

Day 29: a number
(hey schoolhouse rock fans
"three - it's a magic number")
Until next time...

Some of the latest layouts

I have been a crafting fool this month. But I have not taken the time to post. So here you go, in no particular order

Happy Mother's Day Cards for my sweet Moms!!

May Layout Tag!!
featured on Scrap 'N Chat
Yes, that is a wreath of FISH!!!
Scrap 'N Chat Weekend Blitz
Use 30+ of something on your layout

My new Crop Bag to take my scrapping supplies with me.
I loved the colors of this fabric!!
Saved the leftovers to add to a layout in the future.

Happy Birthday to a friend!!

And another!!!
This one matches the Card Challenge at Scrap 'N Chat.

So stop by Scrap 'N Chat to see what other challenges are available!! We just started a  Summer Photo Challenge that looks fun! 99 days of photos to add to my blog!!! LOL!! I need to catch up on postings of  my May Photos of the Month Challenge!! Let me go do some editing today, since I am out of scrapbook adhesive until my next trip to the store!! (I can't believe I have actually RUN OUT!!)

Until next time...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Book Blogger Update

Back on January 8th, I mentioned that I was challenging myself to read some additional books along with my book club books this year. Between the the two challenges, I have set a goal for myself to read 25 books this year. (I am keeping track through the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge.) I am finally up to 9 books completed and one is from the Book Blogger Challenge. Yay Me!!

I cannot for the life of me understand why I keep picking books that are at least 800 - 1000 pages long!!! I mean I completed the third book in the Outlander series, Voyager, and it was 1007 pages long on my Nook!!! Good thing I am totally engrossed in the characters at this point, LOL!!

Back to my books.......

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Don't Miss The Boat!!

Ok folks, it’s spring over here at Scrap 'N Chat. It’s almost summer. And this Florida native is thinking about sailing the open seas. But living in Charlotte, North Carolina, there are no seas any place close by. So I decided to make our advertisements all about the boats this month. I don’t have a website for you, but I am going to give you a few advertisements to choose from. And you guessed it, they all have a boat. So pick one that inspires you by color, style, whatever speaks to you. Do you have some boat photos you need to get scrapped? Well then that will work too. Here you go and have fun!!!

And here's mine!! 
And NOPE! There's not a single boat on there!

I loved the red and black advertisement with the black cutouts along the sides. I combined that with a scraplift layout from one of my favorite scrappers, scrappinvt.

Until next time...

Monday, May 14, 2012

May Photo of the Day, #14

Theme: Grass
Grass blades are few and far between in our red clay yard. Even with all the rain lately, it is spacey at best. But from this angle, you would hardly know it.

Until next time...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Photo of the Day - Catch Up!!

I have had a TIME with my insomnia this week. Needless to say, I have been lazy keeping up with Photo of the Day. Hubby and I went on a scavenger hunt of sorts today to find what I needed to catch me up. Here is our reward.

Day 8, Theme: a smell that you adore

Day 9, Theme: Something you do everyday

Day 10, Theme: a favorite word

Day 11, Theme: Kitchen

Day 12, Theme: Something that makes you happy
Someone ELSE cleaning my kitchen!!

And since we were on a roll, here's tomorrow's photo too.

Day 13, Theme: Mum

My photo is definitely a play on words as I am sure FatMumSlim was talking about "Mum" as "Mom" seeing as she is "down under." But since my Mum is in Louisiana visiting my little sis for Mother's Day, this will have to do.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day. 

Until next time...

Monday, May 7, 2012

Photo of the Day, Day 7

Today's Theme: Someone that inspires you

This is my DD. And while she is younger than I, I admire her so much. She is a wonderful singer who can stand up in front of an audience and belt it out. She is outgoing, friendly and funny. Spending time with her is always a laugh a minute. I am so glad to have her in my life.

Until next time...

The end of NSD 2012

It's over. The National Scrapbooking Weekend is complete. And I don't know about you, but I am worn to the bone. My craft space is cluttered. My scraps are lying all over every horizontal surface in the house. I have glue drying in many different rooms. And other than a layout that I made corrections to this afternoon, I loved it all! Here are the final layouts for this weekend. Thanks for peeking in to see how my creations came about this weekend.

Big Picture Classes Creative Crop - Sketch Challenge

Big Picture Classes Creative Crop - Using Kraft 2 Ways

Until next time...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

For my first correction...

Okay, one of yesterdays layouts has been sitting across the room looking at me all day today. There was something 'just not right'. So I made some changes.  I feel much better now!!

Until next time...

Photo of the Day #6

Theme: You!
In this case, me and my "garden". Such a green thumb have I. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Until next time...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Crazy Scrapping Day

Today has been National Scrapbook Day. I have been playing along with two websites since 12 noon today; Scrap 'N Chat and Big Picture Classes. Both have had challenges for this special weekend. I played along by overlapping them. It makes it so much fun. I have a few more to do tomorrow morning but I will show off what I accomplished today. Careful, the glue is still wet on a few.

I started off this morning with the NSD challenge Part 2 on Scrap 'N Chat. We had a sketch to do and I incorporated the Big Picture Classes challenge of making a frame. I love the results. I have two nieces on my side of the family. One I scrap a lot. I don't often get photos of Megan. But she looks lovely in her Prom dress with her beau.

This layout was created with thoughts of my father and his mother. I love these photos of him young and even younger. This layout covers the Double Dawg Dare challenge on  SNC as well as Challenge #2  at Big Picture Classes.

Well, well, well! Here is Megan once again sporting her baby belly. This is "Janet's Choice" Challenge on SNC and the iphone challenge on BPC.

And then there is little ol' me!! This layout covers the NSD challenge on SNC. Still waiting to see if it works out for the other website as well.

I also completed the Photo of the Day challenge today as well as celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a wonderful dinner with my family. So now I am bushed. My book is calling me from my bed. Good night all!!

Until next time...

Photo of the Day, Day 5

A few months back I took part in a photo of the week challenge. It was going along happily until the day I had to photograph birds. You know, regular old birds. The ones who hang out in my yard and mess up my car on a daily basis. I spent hours sitting quietly outside stalking my neighbor's bird feeder. I took walks around my very woody neighborhood. I even got into the car and took a drive. I wound up taking a photo of a ceramic bird for the assignment.

So you can only imagine how happy I was today when I discovered I needed to photo a bird. I told my husband, we'll see. For the past two days we have had beautiful red cardinals and vivid blue jays chasing each other all over the neighborhood. I have not seen a single one today through the window. I stepped outside and heard them chirping at me from high up in the trees. None could be seen. I told my husband, "they are mocking me." He just laughed. 
After numerous trips outside I have taken about 60 photos today of scrapbook layouts, squirrels and flowers. Still there were no birds. So I herded up my DD while hubby cooked our Cinco De Mayo feast and headed to the pond. I never did find those lovely red and blue birds. I did score a family of Canadian geese, a swan and a couple of  funky ducks. Who needs a blue bird anyway?

My official entry for today

A family

Mohawk Duck as coined by DD.

Until next time...