Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I've had so much fun scrapping the last couple of days! I just have felt a bit of mojo there and had to take advantage of it!! :)
The first one... BLUSH was done very freestyle... which is very different for me! I think I kinda like it... but it's not something I'll do all the time! It was fun to do though!
The second one... "darling" was done using Fancy Pants rubons... MAN I love that stuff!!! I'm so in love with their goodies right now! and I really enjoyed doing this page! I applied their rubons to their chipbaord and it turned out so cool!!
Anyway... gotta go! Rolls in the oven that I don't wanna burn!!
Sent in my stuff to Fancy Pants.... and waiting to hear from ICS!! Time will tell!!!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 4:18 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2006
What's new you ask? BUSY!!! Christmas time is always such a busy time of year! This weekend is our Christmas Canta at the church. Since I am the choir director and am also heading up the entire production... let's just say it's been a busy week and weekend! I enjoy it, but am looking forward to it being over as well! :)
An update on scrappy things...
*I did not make the OPAAT DT... but that's ok! The talent there was amazing, and a lot of other incredibly talented people did not make it either... so that makes me feel better! :) Not everyone can make it, right? They ended up taking 9 new members instead of the 4 they planned! It must have been such a hard decision!
*I have reapplied for my spot at ICS! I hope to make it... it is my online home and I'd be kinda sad not to be on the team... I should find out this week soon!
*I had a request to have my altered clock published in the Jan issue of Scrapstreet!! YAY! Gotta love new pubs!
*I received my prize for the prima contest! It was a plastic case filled with all different prima flowers and leaves... oh, and ribbon too! Very cute!
I have been wanting to scrap lately SO bad, but just have not had the time! I'm really hoping that this week I can scrap, bake, and get my decorating done! Then I'll be a happy camper!
Here is the mini Bazill Album that I altered for the ICS DT call! I may also use it for the FP call too! :)
Posted by Tina McDonald at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I have also submitted to a DT call at OPAAT... and they announce tomorrow. I don't think I have great chances... cause I think there are a lot of applicants! There is a lot of talent there... but I'd love to make it! Their kits are beautiful!! I'll post when I get the results!!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 8:58 AM
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I can hardly believe that Jaz will be 4 tomorrow! Where have the last 4 years gone!!?? She's growing into such a beautiful little lady! Sometimes she's not so perfect... but don't we allhave those times!?
We had a little party for her last night with her grandparents and us... we had her cake then too. She was So excited!! She opened up most of her gifts and just loved them! Now tomorrow I'm taking her and Rause-Lynn (her cousin and best friend) to McDonalds for lunch after church and then on to the movies to see Happy Feet! I'm looking forward to it! i hope they enjoy it!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 4:01 PM
Thursday, November 23, 2006
I did it! I got some time to scrap this afternoon! I did so while the kids were napping... and as usual, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I used the Fancy Pants goodies provided by them for DT work for ICS. I now have 2 projects done using their goodies, and have now to do one using the Transparent Touches and Tags! The stuff they sent is just beautiful!
It's kinda neat that Fancy Pants is the sponsor for ICS this month... since it's also the time for FP's DT call! I can kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak! I know there will be about 1000 entries... but I'm really enjoying my projects I'm making... so it's very worth doing! Even with slim chances! :)
I submitted this LO to a couple of contests i seen at Scrap Submit as well... it fit just perfectly! I am a bit disappointed in the dark areas that my scanner made on this page... but it's a lot better than my camera would do that's for sure!... Looking forward to the new camera coming at Christmas!!!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 7:17 PM
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I am hoping to get some scrapping done myself tomorrow! I have some DT work to finish up and would like to get to work on the 2 DT submissions that I'm thinking about... No pressure though... right?
Posted by Tina McDonald at 9:56 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I know they are just tired from being in Town Christmas shopping today... but so am I!! Give Mommy some slack, eh? And can I tell you how many people commented about me being pregnant? "You're brave"... or "You're sure going to have your hands full"... or just that look!!!
I feel like saying , "I didn't plan this one!!... but I am married if that makes things look a little better!" Sheesh... ;)
I can't blame them though... I probably have thought the same thoughts... it's just that now the shoe's on the other foot! :) And it's not fitting so well today...
Posted by Tina McDonald at 5:02 PM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
I'm so excited!! My mojo seems to be back! I know we all take spells where Mojo seems to go on vacation... well... mine has just returned!! WOHOO! I really think...... no, I KNOW that my weekend at ScrapGala was just what I needed! I needed the classes... I needed to meet those amazing teachers... and i needed time to scrap without interuption! Winning first place in the layout contest certainly gave me back my confidence as well :) I was so honored to be chosen by these 5 amazing teachers!! I'd take that over the 12 inch printer any day... call it an ego thing i guess!
I got the chance to do a layout today while Sammy napped... it was for ImagineCreateScrap using the SEI sponsor product for Oct. We were late getting our product... so I'm late posting it as well!
I'm really excited about some upcoming DT calls as well!!! Junkets is looking for a Canadian member... and Fancy pants is adding 4-6 team members. Not that my chances are great... but I really want to try!! I just love both of these companies and it would be a DREAM to work with either of them! So... Dream I will... as I will be applying for both! So... wish me luck!!!
Mojo... stay with me... i have some important work to do!! :)
Posted by Tina McDonald at 8:26 PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I know it has been forever since I've been here! So long in fact that I had to go thru a bunch of stuff to recover my name and password! Pretty pathetic, i know!! Now for an update...
Yes, I'm pregnant... 11 weeks, 6 days to go! But the good news is, I'm feeling great... and have been able to scrap!! THANK YOU LORD!!!! I might not spend as much time doing so as I had before the pregnancy, but i am scrapping and enjoying it! That is a real answer to prayer let me tell you!!
I went for my first ultrasound last week and it was just amazing! Every time i am amazed... but this time, it was different! I have not been looking as forward to this one as i did the other 2... and I know that's aweful... but it was just so unexpected! I love the 2 i have... and no doubt I will adore this little one just as much! I really needed this ultrasound to help me bond with baby! It was incredible! I could see the face... eyes, nose, mouth, ears... even a bit of hair! It was just... unbelievable! And I am due a week sooner than i thought... ?! Good news? I'm not sure yet! LOL!
This past weekend I went to Scrap Gala in Moncton. All I can say is WOW!!! I will be posting more info on it later... but here are 4 LO's that I did this weekend... outside of the classes...
Posted by Tina McDonald at 11:30 AM
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Along that note... I am having a really hard time when it comes to scrapping again. When I was expecting Sammy, I couldn’t scrap... it literally made me nauseated! So for my entire pregnancy, I scrapped very little. I’m sad to say that this one is starting out the same. It’s SO discouraging... but I have lost my desire to scrap. I NEVER thought this possible, but being prego does STRANGE things to me! I’m really hoping that once this first trimester is over that I’ll be feeling more like myself again and will be back to scrapping a bit, even if not as much as I HAD been... which was daily! I just don’t want to have to give it up for 7 months... I get so far behind and loose a lot of my inspiration and all that. But, If I’m feeling like this, I won’t make myself do it. It’s a hobby... something I ENJOY... I don’t want to make it a chore!
I can hardly believe I am writing this!! Scrapping has been my pride and joy, my sanity, my love and passion for so long now! It kills me to be so “whatever” about it all!! I went from around 15-20 LO’s a month, to doing 1 in July... Ugh! Let’s hope in Aug that I get a few more done at least! :)
So... here’s hoping the next 6 months are healthy and happy.
Posted by Tina McDonald at 10:52 AM
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Ever have those days where you are in a slump? I'm in the midst of them... and it really sucks!!! My heart wants to scrap, but my mind and body just won't cooperate! Blech!! I did manage to get a few LO's done this week... Here is my favorite among them! It's an assignment for Scrappers Island to use at least 5 ribbons! I love how it turned out! I'm also going to use it for a Write on the pics LO on ICS... Though I can't post it there until it's done at Scrappers island. But I'm happy with it! :) That's the main thing!
Beautiful day... heading out to visit Melody in a bit. Wish I were feeling better... but I guess it's to be expected....
Here's to turning out some more great layouts before the week is over! :)
Posted by Tina McDonald at 10:09 AM
Friday, June 16, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Ok, I've agreed to do a "layout a day" challenge for Leaving Memories! Sounds like fun! Hope I can... but doing a LO on the weekends is kinda tough. Perhaps I can do a Layout every weekday... and 2 on 2 days to make up for the weekends!! LOL!
Here is a LO I did today using the monthly kit from Leaving memories. I'll admit... the colors are VERY different for me... but I'm happy with my page!
I'm dying to dig into my SEI Petals & Pasleys goodies from Leaving Memories June sponsor!! It's so beautiful! I promised myself I'd get some of the kit LO's done first... and i have 2/3 done... now I can dig in!! :)
Just got back from taking Jasmine to soccer. She did so good tonight! I was so proud! :)
Posted by Tina McDonald at 8:15 PM
I've gotten a few LO's done lately that I've liked. Here they are!
I got hooked on the Wild Asparagus papers after doing all the work for the DT call! I'd only used it once before... now I can't seem to stop! :)
This "Content" LO was done for my LSS's Scrapbook Idol Contest and is due tomorrow. Here's hoping... right?
The second one... "Lemonade" was done as a DT assignment. The challenge was "Refreshing"... and what is more refreshing than Lemonade!?
Well... 2 more days until the results are posted regarding the MME design team. Boy would that be nice. A girl can dream, right?
Then, Magestical Memories announces on the 20th I think... and Hambly Screen Prints on July 1st.
I'm not looking for more DT work on websites necessarily, but the Manufacturers... that's my goal! I need to get submitting more to the mags though... as that is a big asset to them!
Anyway... off I go to create!
Posted by Tina McDonald at 10:45 AM