Scraps of thoughts, photos and art




Thanks to my long time friend Dawn for this wonderful award! Sorry it took me awhile to post, but I’ve been crazy busy! Thank YOU!

In addition to adding the way cute graphic to my blog I must also do the following:
1. Comment on this blog.
2. Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
3. Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
4. Link to your nominees within your blog post.
5. Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award.
6. Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.






Isn’t stamping a TOTAL BLAST?? Starving Artistamps is sponsoring the Stamp Something Blog this week! Create a “Birthday Somethings” card and blop on over to Stamp Something to leave a comment with a link to your card for a chance to win the DoodleFactory 2 new Valentines Sets WITH 2 Valentine sentiments sets! Take some time this weekend to create your card as this challenge has a deadline!

Don’t forget that you can shop at a discount by using my discount code in the right hand column!

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Ok, I must admit that I didn’t do a whole lot of picture taking today. It was dreary out, so I focused on some macro shots inside the house using the camera. I also successfully downloaded the pics off my BlackBerry to my computer for filing!

I was able to pump out a Swedish Collage card too over the last couple of days to meet the challenge at Starving Artistamps. Once you get into it, these cards are FUN! Here’s my version using the Tropics DoodleFactory set from SA.

Starving Artistamps

How did it go? Did you take a pic of yourself? If you haven’t yet, make sure you do it today by taking a pic of yourself in the mirror, holding the camera out in front of you or giving someone else the task! Save any receipts from Monday? Any emails? Any news? Watch any tv?

This is just a friendly reminder to jot down any notes before you go to bed each night. It’s a nice way to empty your brain. 🙂 Good luck today!

YOU have an interesting life, whether you work at home or out of the house. Believe me, you do! I had the pleasure of spending a full day with Ali Edwards at CKU Orlando a couple of years ago creating an entire album about a week in MY life. At first it seemed like a mountain of homework, picture taking and assembly. It was SO worth it! I love looking back at my album and seeing my life for that 1 week. It’s a great snapshot in time of your everyday schedule.

Ali is going to do this project again and I want to join her! Anyone want to join us? I can help you through it since I’ve been there and Ali will too of course! She’s going to put up some great info tomorrow on her blog about it, so take a look. You’ll NEVER be sorry that you did it, believe me. Do I have time to do this? Will I take enough pictures? Will I write down the memories every day? All that I can say is that I WILL DO MY BEST. 🙂 Come on, I know you want to! Let’s buckle down and have some great fun while recording these 7 consecutive days in our lives next week.

Leave a comment and let me know if you’re in. There’s never a better time than now.

Here’s a note from Tracey at Starving Artistamps:
We have just posted our first ever company sponsored challenge on our blog.  Everyone is free to participate and anyone who participates will be entered into our drawing for a free sheet of stamps!   If you are interested in playing along please visit our blog for details:
What is Swedish Collage?  Stop by our gallery and find out! We have lots of inspiration, new projects featuring our newest releases, and examples of swedish collage style stamping in our gallery located here:
And dont forget all the new halloween releases are shipping now!
There is still time to shop! 
Need some extra incentive?  From now until September 23rd 2008  enter this code in the discount code box and save 20% off all Starving Artistamps and DoodleFactory stamps.  Offer valid on your next new website order, not to be combined with any other offer. 

Enter the code in the shopping cart discount code box and click recalculate, you should see the discount applied.  Free shipping for orders over $65 inside the US and Canada. Free Shipping outside the US and Canada on orders over $100. (some exclusions apply, see website FAQs section for details)
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Thanks for reading!

I’m in the mood to create, so I have a couple challenges going at a couple sites.

Check out for a weekly stamping challenge. I recently received some wonderful stamps from MaryKay at – way cool backgrounds, florals and borders that I can’t wait to use. She has a terrific gingham background S416 that will work great for summertime stamping projects. Check out the alpha backgrounds, S405 and S406 then the panel stamps are beautiful too.

Then, there is a bash going on for the month of July at Scrapfriends that can be found in the Contests forum. Lots of different challenges including some from me. Join in and have some fun!



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?