Saturday, August 30, 2008

Simply Obsessed Sept. game

Simply Obsessed is having a really fun game for September...its called Back to School: School of Scrap. We had to pick blinkies of what category we fit in in high school and upload a pic from when we were in high school.
Heres my blinkie
and heres my pics
Challenges start on Monday. Get on over to the site and play along.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 29, 2008

I was tagged again

Kristin and I tagged each other at the same time. Ive been trying to think of who else would post it on their blog but Ive decided that if you would like to post then I nominate you. See previous post for instructions.
Have a great day!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ive been tagged

Erika tagged me...thanks!!

*If you are tagged, you must first post the rules:
* Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
* Tag 6 other people at the end of your Post.
* Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

Im not sure how interesting they will be, but heres my 7 characteristics:

1. All of my childrens names are also last names (not done on purpose)

2. When I had my youngest child, I had 4 kids aged 4 and younger...and they are 2 years apart in age.

3. I twirl my feet when Im going to sleep

4. I have to have socks on when I go to bed (my feet are always cold)

5. I like to dip french fries in ice cream

6. I like games that make you think

7. I like to paper piece and I dont care that its not the "in" thing

Now I tag

4. Wendi

5. Tracy

6. Tabitha

Friday, August 22, 2008

Simply Obsessed DT call

Simply Obsessed is having a DT call for anyone who is interested. Im thinking about it. But havent decided yet if I will try. Heres the call for anyone interested.


Simply Obsessed is at it again. We are looking for new Design Team members to serve an 8 month term. Like the name says, we are obsessed about scraping, crops, challenges, chatting and making new friends. So if that sounds like the place you want to be, come on over. We are looking for designers that::

-have a variety of styles and use new and up-to-date techniques
-are highly involved in various scrapbooking communities
-online with a wide reach to promote Simply Obsessed
-are fun, energetic and positive

What’s involved in being a DT member for Simply Obsessed??

Agree to a 8 month term, designing 6 out of the 8 months (November 08-June 09)
Submit at least 3 projects each month you design. Two MUST be LOs and the other can be an altered item, a card or another LO. All must use the featured monthly kit with minimal use of other supplies. All projects must be scanned or pictured and emailed to us to post in our gallery. If you take a picture-background noise must be kept to a minimum or cropped out.
You will be expected to be active on the message board and in the gallery to help our community grow. DAILY MESSAGE BOARD participation is a MUST. Message board participation may be monitored with possible # of posts required weekly-if we feel participation becomes a problem. We do not like to set a number of post in the forums but just know if chatting in the forums and communication is not one of your strong points then this call may not be for you.
We ask that you contribute at least one challenge, article, or tips and techniques for our online newsletter per month. Assignments will be given once the DT has been chosen.
All DT members will rotate weeks and you will be responsible for QOTD, SQOTD, Monday Mojo, SO Spotlight, etc on the message board) DT members will also rotate months in coordinating a monthly contest to be held at SO.
Promote SO on Willow Traders, Kit Peas and other message boards that are not in direct competition with SO and through blogs.
SODT members may be on other DTs but may not promote the companies they work for on the SO forums unless the other company is a manufacturer or other business not in direct competition with SO.
Work within time lines and under pressure (and sometimes tight deadlines)
Coordination AND participation in online crops
Other responsibilities as they may arise
Identify Simply Obsessed Kits in any layout posted or published.
You agree to release the rights of your designs to Simply Obsessed
Must be at least 18 years old and reside in the US .

What you will receive as a Simply Obsessed DT member

* Free monthly kit* 10 % off all orders

* Recognition with photo and bio on our site

* Opportunity for great exposure

Sound like you? Well then read on!

Due to the exciting, but overwhelming response in the past, we’ve decided to change it up just a bit. Plus who doesn’t like a little fun thrown in. In order to have your application considered you must complete all requirements. Applications of designers who do not complete the following will not be considered.Please email all of the following no later than midnight MST September 14, 2008 to :

1. Create a challenge based on the theme “fall” (creative interpretation welcomed). This challenge may be used (with proper credit given) in upcoming events on our message board, so it must be original and not posted elsewhere. Samples are not necessary but are welcomed.

2. Tell us about yourself* Name, address and email* Short bio with anything you might like us to know about you, as well as answer the following questions:1. Why would you like to be on our design team? 2. Is there anything you feel you are good at that would benefit our site?

3. What are your 3 favorite techniques?

4. Do you have any experience with helping with online crops?

5. Include your current obsessions:

* 3 LO’s of any size, one should feature you (does not have to be new)

* 1 card or tag (does not have to be new)* 1 altered item (does not have to be new)

* Links to any online galleries or message boards you are active on (with user name)

* List any DT’s you are currently on or have been a part of

Message board participation is a must to be considered. Our community is very active and we love to chat and scrap!

Selected team members will be emailed the week of September 29, to confirm their acceptance and a formal announcement will be made no later than October 6, 2008

Heres a link to the call at Simply Obsessed

Monday, August 11, 2008

More layouts

More layouts I made for the Simply Obsessed crop.
I used up some of my stash for this first layout. I like the results.

This was a challenge to make an all white layout. Something I dont think I wouldve ever done without the challenge. Its really hard to get a picture of a white layout too LOL. I like the results, but it really needs some Im thinking Ill journal on the back to explain a little more. My twins wont be deacons til October, but they got their hair cut as part of the getting ready for it. (Note: its not required to have your hair cut...just something our bishop prefers when the boys pass the sacrament). They had pretty long hair before, so I want to journal about it all.

If youre still wanting to participate in the crop, all challenges are due by midnight tonight!
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Layout

I made this for one of the challenges at the Simply Obsessed crop that is going on right now. The challenge was to use a black and white photo and have scallops on your layout somewhere. I will probably scrap this picture again. Brady prefers it in color. LOL. Ill put this one in my book and make him a new one. Come join the crop... its lots of fun! Today is the last day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Simply Obsessed

I have some fun news today...I am the Guest DT for Simply Obsessed for August! Woo Hoo
I got the August kit and this is what Ive made with it so far...

My first one is a two pager of my oldest son playing baseball. All of our teams are named after local professional/semi professional sports teams. The baseball team is named after the Salt Lake Bees. I paper pieced the bee and it is the Logo of the Salt Lake Bees

This layout was made using the sketch in the newsletter.

Also, dont forget about the birthday crop this coming weekend! It should be lots of fun! Come to and join the fun!

In other scrappy news, I got an email last week from Scrapbook Trends requesting something for their Dec. issue. I was first time with them.

Have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Blog error and sitemeter

My blog is giving me problems...just testing to see if I can post.

ETA: After doing some research I found that some peoples blogs were marked as spam (whether they were or not) and they got an email and they couldnt post. I didnt get an email, so I kept looking. I found a blog explaining how sitemeter could be the problem, so I removed sitemeter and my blog works again.
Heres a link to the blog where I got my information. I hope sitemeter fixes their problem so I can restore my counter.