I am seeing 5 gentlemen every day. As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed
Then I go to see John.
Then Charlie Horse comes along, and when he is here, he takes a lot of my time my attention.
When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn't like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint.
After such a busy day, I'm really tired and glad to go to bed with Ben Gay. What a life! Oh, yes, I'm also flirting with Al Zymer and thinking of calling Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker to come and keep me company.
now remember: Life is like a roll of toilet paper ...the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes...so have fun, think good thoughts only, learn to laugh at yourself, and count your blessings!!!!!!!
We had a nice Sunday 1/24/2010. We went to church, KFC, CVS, Payless, Dressbarn and then to the movies to see *The Tooth Fairy*. It was an okay movie. It isn't an award winner. When it comes out on DVD, I won't buy it. It wasn't a must see again.
I took some nice pics at the movies of Christian with the Chip Monks and the Tooth Fairy.
I applied for several *Design Teams* this Wednesday and Thursday. I prayed to you God that I get to make one of the teams. Will somebody deem me worthy to be on their team? I will see. But regardless of the outcome Father God I trust that you will place in my life that which is good and wonderful.
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, You are my God. ~Psalm 31:14~
With God's love in my heart, I fully experience the happiness of life.
Happiness is a state of heart and mind. It is mine to choose. When I rise each morning, I think positively. I begin my day with a smile on my face and a song in my heart that says "Thank You, God, for another perfect day."
I spread happiness in my interactions with others. Through a simple smile and a cheerful outlook, I lift the spirits of family and friends. I look on the light side of life, realizing that goodness and love can be found every moment of every day.
My heart and mind are open to the inspiration of God as the source of my love and enthusiasm for life. I live the peace and happiness God created me to experience.
Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.--Psalm 84:4
Today I remember the truth of my being: I am a radiant child of God. Fear and worry have no power over me. Worry is simply the habit of focusing on what I do not want. So today, I envision Jesus standing beside me, reminding me to have faith.
Faith is the activity of seeing life with the vision of the Christ. Rather than worry, I say, "See this as Jesus does." From this higher perspective, worry is transformed into faith. I receive divinely inspired solutions and take right actions, knowing all my needs are met.
Through a daily practice of living by the example of Jesus, my Way Shower, I find my worries dissolve into nothingness. I am faith-filled, fearless and free!
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink. ... Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?--Matthew 6:25
My blog got picked for *Blog of the Week* at Scrapbooking.com. Wow!
Jami Petersen sent me a message of Facebook.com. This is what she said:
I would like to feature your blog in an upcoming newsletter for Scrapbooking.com Magazine. It goes out to 120,000 subscribers each week. If you are interested in being included, please email me your full name and a brief description of what you think your blog is like. 3 sentences would be just perfect. Don’t forget to include the URL of your blog.
I'd love a reply by next Monday if possible. And if you're not already signed up, make sure you do so by clicking this link http://scrapbooking.com/cgi-bin/Phase_2/static.pl?serial=8.
The Seriously Generic "No Frills" Scrapbooking Crop 3 Days of Scrappin' for only $75.00! Event Information: where: Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly - VA when: Friday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 times: Friday: 6pm to Midnight, Saturday: 8am to Midnight Sunday: 8am to 4pm price: $75.00/full weekend register: http://www.getcroppin.com/feb19.cfm
Yesterday I was looking thru one of my old magazines. The staff of the magazine listed out their favorite scrapbooking things called *What We Use And Love*. This inspired me to start listing things about myself. I have already done the brainstorming; the listing. Now all I need to do is think of a cute *All About Me* design.
Here is my list of favorites........
camera: Lime green Polaroid i835
printers/scanner/copier/fax: Epson and HP
Trimmer: The green one by Provo Craft
Adhesives: glue sticks, glue dots, Glue Arts Glue Glider *pink and green*
Die cut machine: Provo Craft's Cricut Create and Cricut Expression
Online Processing: CVS.com
Must Have Tools: Punches by Martha Stewart, Marvy Uchida, EK Success and Fiskars
Embellies: flowers, 3D stickers, clear stickers, ribbon, chipboard, and all kinds of bling (ZVA Creative, Prima, Studio 18, Darice and etc)
It's that time again...time for our first Design Team call of 2010! If you love our product and are a papercrafter who loves to stamp or scrapbook, we want to see your stuff!!
We are looking for a variety of highly-motivated and dedicated designers with a positive attitude to join our 2010 Design Team.
~2 Design Team Members (6 month term February - July) - Create 6 projects a month with the design team kit you will receive monthly - Post your projects on your *active* blog once a week - Participate in ONE of 4/5 of our Friday Challenges (one of your 6 projects) - Receive 30% off of store products during your term
~2 Guest Design Team Members (3 month term Feb-April and May-July) - Create 6 projects a month with the design team kit you will receive monthly - Post your projects on your *active* blog once a week - Participate in ONE of 4/5 of our Friday Challenges (one of your 6 Projects) - Receive 30% off of store products during your term
~2 Designers to CREATE Digital Kits - Create 2 or more kits a month - Provide 1 project sample with each kit you submit - Receive 80% of sales to be paid monthly - Receive 30% off of store products during your term
~2 Digital Design Team Members to create WITH our Digital Kits - Create 3 projects with the digital products you are provided with - Post your projects on your *active* blog - Post your projects in two other galleries - Receive 30% off of store products during your term
So, if this sounds fun and interesting to you, we'd love to have you apply. We are looking for COMMITED members only please!
To Apply: ~Provide us with a link to your blog ~Provide us with photos of 3 projects that represent your style ~Tell us about any other Design Teams that you are on ~Tell us what you can bring to our team ~Email your submission to: email@example.com
The power of choice enables me to co-create my life with God and with others. Through prayer, I choose to bring the peace and love of God into my everyday experiences. I also choose to be around people who are healthy for me while remaining aware of the spirit of God within all. I honor my own value and see it reflected in my choice of friends and associates, who also value themselves and make wise choices.
When I feel as though I have little or no choice in a given situation, I call on my inner wisdom to recognize the spirit of God at work. I open my mind to divine possibilities and release any judgment of myself or others. I choose wisely and give thanks for right outcomes that arrive in the right and perfect way at the right and perfect time.
You did not choose me but I chose you.--John 15:16
Here is My Sketch World *sketch* I used and what I created. The pictures are of my son Christian during the last snow storm in Dec. 2009. The supplies I used: (1) blue cardstock (2) stripped pp (3) Recollection 3D phrases *Let It Snow* # 118511 (4) Michael's felt snowflake (5) Retail Inc layered stickers *Let It Snow Collection*.
Do you have a favorite layout? Why is it your favorite? ...the products, the photos, the process, the journaling....the whole package? Upload one of your favorite layouts (using KI products of course) and tell us why it's your favorite in the comments below. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced next week!
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Anam Stubbington has kicked things up a notch by providing us with a colorful sketch that is sure to be inspiring. Just take a peek at all of those photo spots. This would be a great sketch for a year in review design for '09, a month-by-month layout for baby’s first year or a place to record those New Year Resolutions! Feel free to let our BAP inspire you and then enter your design in our Contest Gallery. The deadline for entries is January 25th, 2010. Designs must be Prima-based in order to be showcased in our gallery.
Heavens no! But, I am showing you this again because I loved this layout so much that it deserves a GIVEAWAY!!! I had to wander around the store and pick up some of the products for this layout and I just have to share!!!
How to win this giveaway? Simply just post this giveaway with a link on your blogs, forums, facebook, chat groups etc and tell us by posting the link to it on the comment section here.
You all have till February 2nd, 2010 to post a link in the comment section below this post. Post separate comments here for each different link so that you will have a better chance of being picked by the random number generator.
Be sure to keep an eye on all the posts here at The Crop Spot for more contests, announcements and unbelievable tutorials from all of our bloggers!
1. One page call is for a paper layout and the other is for a digital layout. Each have their own independent sketches (see below).
2. Deadline for submissions on both calls is Friday, January 15, 2010 at 6pm MST. Only one entry per person in each category.
3. One paper page and one digital page will be chosen, and both artists will be paid $50 each for their page.
4. Because the selected pages will be published, artists are prohibited from posting their artwork on any blog, online gallery, Facebook, etc. If your page is not chosen, you may post it after January 20, 2010.
5. When each page is chosen, the artist will be contacted via email no later than January 19, 2010. Further details regarding publication will be shared with each artist at the time they are chosen.
6. If you are submitting to the digital page call, you are encouraged to convert the 8½x11 sketch to a 12x12 page, but all 8½x11 vertical pages will be considered. Digital artists should work in a to-scale format (meaning your native, electronic file should be either 8½x11 or 12x12). Hybrid pages are great, too.
7. If you are submitting to the paper page call, your page must be in a 12x12 format.
8. Artists are free to use products of their own choosing and create pages in any theme they desire. All photos must be (a) taken by the artists or (b) the artist has permission to use the photos on his/her page. The sketches are open to interpretation and may be rotated. However, all entries must generally resemble the sketch to some degree.
9. This page call is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. If submitting to the paper page call and your page is chosen, it will be the artist's responsibility to pay for shipping his/her artwork. If submitting to the digital page call and your page is chosen, you may ftp your artwork and will be provided with instructions to do so.
9. To submit to this page call, email a high-resolution jpeg of your paper or digital page to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type "paper page call" or "digital page call" in the subject line of your email. Include your name, address, phone number and a complete supply list with your email.
10. Please direct all questions to email@example.com
While surfing Facebook yesterday, I came accross *Lizzie Anne Designs*. WC #108 looked pretty easy. I started working on it last night. I didn't like the results. I took the circles off the layout I did yesterday and started over tonight. Okay, here is the sketch and what I came up with called *Sweet Love*.
Scrapbooking By Style
-Faithbooking & Inspirational
-Lists on Your Pages
-Style Spotlight: Fun & Playful
-Toddlers & Tots
-Using Circles on Your Pages
By Style -- In each issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, we feature scrapbook pages by style and skill level. We’re currently looking for pages, either in traditional or digital format, that feature a clearly defined style such as Clean and Simple, Modern and Graphic, Freestyle and Eclectic, Pretty Chic, Whimsical or Fantasy, and more. Please send at least three to five layouts that you feel best represents your work as well as explain in a few brief sentence what style you feel best describes your work.
Faithbooking & Inspirational – New beginnings. Often, we approach the new year with reflections on the past and thoughts and dreams of the future. A wonderful way to express our love and hopes is through faithbooking or uplifting others with inspiring and encouraging words. For this call, we’re looking for projects that express or proclaim your faith as well as projects that inspire others to be their very best.
Lists on Your Pages – List makers unite! Lists are a great way to showcase ideas, quotes, values, and even replace our journaling. No matter what the subject or theme, we’re looking for pages that show a variety of ways to use lists in your scrapbooking.
Style Spotlight: Fun & Playful – Funny pages, funny subjects, funny journaling. Do you tend to make light of your topics? Does your style represent your kooky personality or silly spin on the world? If so, we’d love to see your Fun & Playful pages.
Toddlers & Tots – They’re adorable, delightful and full of surprises. They also make great subjects for some of the most amazing layouts around. We’re looking for projects featuring children under 5 in all their zany, affectionate, and mindblowing glory.
Using Circles on Your Pages – Circles of all sizes, colors, textures and patterns. As part of the background or the main focus, we’re looking for layouts that showcase circles and the nifty tricks you can employ while using them. If you do something a little out of the ordinary, please feel free to include a brief description of how you dressed up or made the circle(s) stand out.
Deadline: February 1, 2010
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org only.
Please note that our submission guidelines have changed. It is critical that you adhere to the following guidelines or your artwork will not be considered for publication.
Please submit your pages and projects as such:
All scrapbooking calls are open to a variety of projects, including mini albums, altered projects and home décor.
Layouts can be any size. For example, 6x6, 8x8, 6x12 or 12x12.
Artwork can be traditional, hybrid or digital (please specify).
The call name must be specified in the subject line of your e-mail.
All submissions must include a SNR username within the body of the e-mail.
There are no restrictions on whether your artwork has been posted to an online gallery, blog or other site, but we respectfully ask that you take it down upon request for publication.
Please send images as large as possible and we’ll scale to size. Any image smaller than 650x650 will not be considered for publication.
All images must be free of watermarks or any text unless it’s a part of the picture or project such as stamped or painted on.
You must name or label your image/picture with the title of the layout or the project AND your last name. No generic camera setting labels or your project will be disqualified. An example would be WinterWishesSmith.jpg.
Important Info: You must register on our site before sending in your submissions. This will ensure that we’re able to properly contact you as well as authorize you to view the magazine should your artwork be considered for publication.
Please note that due to the large volume of submissions we receive on a monthly basis, you will only be notified upon acceptance of artwork.
1. The bling I received for winning the ZVA Creative Contest at Acherryontop.com. I love bling and it is 1 of the things I must have when I scrapbook.
2. The snow blizzard of Dec. 2009. That was alot of snow!
3. My trips to Sesame Place, Kings Dominion, Chesapeake Beach Waterpark, and Deep Creek.
4. The Great American Scrapbook Convention in June at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA.
5. My Supervisor got demoted back to an Accountant and put into Customer Service. He was the worst supervisor in my federal government career.
6. I got to meet and take pic with Attorney General Eric Holder; the 1st black AG.
7. Barack Obama became President; the 1st black President.
8. I got a used 2007 SUV 12/6/2009: a fully loaded *red* Nissan Pathfinder. Equipped with DVD system so Christian can watch movies, leather, CD player and a navigation system. No more getting lost! No more using mapquest.com!
9. One of Christian's permanent teeth were growing in behind his baby tooth. He had to get it pulled. That was the worst screaming I ever heard. He made the other kids at the Dentist office scared. He had everybody trying to calm him down. I was almost in tears cause of his pain and screaming.
10. I finally went digital! I finally got a digital camera. I love it! I don't know what took me so long.