Sunday, February 28, 2010

... baby love

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My best friend just had a beautiful baby boy this month and my gift to her and her husband is to make a scrapbook of his first year of life. She labels herself as not crafty so I thought it would be a unique gift that no one else could really give them. This weekend I did a little work on some of their page.

My first layout is for How Much Is Too Much, where the challenge was a stitch in time saves 9... here is my go
I used faux stitching (cause I don't using stitching on my pages usually) and I used 9 different items that include: patterned paper, cardstock, buttons, rub-ons, ric rac, stickers, white poster pen, brads, colored pencil.

I then took on the Sketchy Thursdays sketch.

Not bad for a Sunday afternoon. Can't wait to send these off tomorrow. I hope my bestie will love them!!!
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Friday, February 26, 2010

... check out this rak :)

Head over to Snobby Walrus to check out the great rak they are offering!! Looks like you could have a lot of fun with this one.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

... random letters

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I have tons and I mean tons of random alphabet letters. I seem to collect alphabets... however once you have used a set once or twice it becomes really hard to use them again. I find myself trying to construct a title only to find that I am missing two crucial letters. Then I spend 20 minutes trying to figure out what title I can make with the remaining letters. And it's not like there are not still good letters. They are just not the letters you wish they could be. For instance in the LO below, I had planned to write ERICA in the orange polka dots... but wouldn't you know it I had all the letters but that darn A. That A was taunting me... but then I thought out of my box and decided to use a mix of these alphabets I seem to collect. I think it looks really fun!!! A lot better than the all orange title would have looked.

What I have started doing now is saving all those random letters in one big bag and whenever I need to jazz up a page like this I pull them out.

I know that I have mentioned before that I have a new etsy store. I am a shopaholic and have way more scrapbooking stuff that any one person should have so I have started to use my items and acquire new ones to make awesome kits. Check them out if you have time. I also have mini versions (and by mini I mean like 400+ letters) of my own random letter bag there to!!!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

... Blog Candy!!!!!!

Hey Hey!!! Everyone seems to be giving away blog candy and I want to get in on the fun. My original plan was to offer up a kit or two from my etsy store, A Little Dash of This & That but then I thought that people might rather pick out their own kits!!!!! So up for grabs instead is one $20 gift certificate to my store to pick out whatever you like.

You have from now until March 15, 2010 at midnight (PST) to be entered. I will do a random drawing on March 16, 2010 and post the winner on my blog. All you have to do to win is....
1) Be a follower of my blog!
2) Post my blog candy on your blog and then link it back to my blog
3) Comment on at least one new post (starting February 23, 2010)

Everyone will be added once HOWEVER if you visit A Little Dash of This & That and add it to your favorites, I will add your name twice giving you even better odds!!! Please post to this thread your etsy account name so that I know it's you!

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!!!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

... my best friends birthday

Today is my best friend Heather's birthday! She would hate for me to say how old she is but lets just say she is a year older than me and I am 30 :) I am a terrible friend in that her birthday presents are still sitting on my bedroom floor. Sad day. Most of my family and a lot of my closest friends all seem to be born within January to March. Because they are all so jumbled together it seems I am always late for one and this year it was Heather. Funny how it works that way. Well just want to wish Heather a Happy Birthday!!! My wonderful wishes and love will have to be gift enough today... until at least my presents get to her next week.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

... the olympics

Call me competitive but I love watching the Olympics and I especially love watching America win metals. I feel such pride when I see the american flag flying high. I can not image what it is like for an olympian. They train their whole lives for this and only three can "win". It is so sad for those that fall or make big mistakes because unfortunately for them a do-over opportunity doesn't happen for four more years. However for those that do metal, it must feel so rewarding to know that all that work and all that sacrifice was worth it. In another life I would have wanted to be an ice skater.

Much Love
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Friday, February 19, 2010

... of Big Bang Theory Love

If you haven't seen Big Bang Theory yet, you are truly missing out especially if you know and love a geeky person or you yourself claim to be a nerd. My sister, our two friends, and I made a road trip down to LA just to get to see a live taping of the show. It was even funnier in person, if that is even possible.

I have been to three tapings of Conan's show (once at late night when he was in san fran and twice on the tonight show) but I have never experienced a sitcom. The talk show style is in real time meaning it lasts a little over the hour you see on tv... there really are not too many extras happening. BUT with a sitcom we were there for at least 3 1/2 hours. For every scene you see on the show, they filmed it at least twice if not more. And what is even more special is seeing all the different jokes they will try. Now I can't wait to see what they actually use.

It was so interesting seeing how many people touch the actors in between shots. Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) was rehearsing his lines during a break as a costume person was tucking in her shirt in the back and rubbing a lint brush all over him. It didn't even seem to phase him.

Well I don't want to give away any of the plot line because that's no fun for any of the fans. I will say the show I saw was called The Metal Resistance and I agree with Sheldon... Why wasn't William Shatner in Star Trek (2009)? It's a question we should all be asking. LOL. Believe it or not, in my group I am Penny... mostly because I am not really a nerd however I am friends with the nerds and it rubs off on me!!!

Just remember... it all started with a BIG BANG!

Much Love
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

... valentine's day eve

Valentines day is such an interesting holiday to me. Being that I do not have a significant other to expect flowers and chocolate from, I wonder what it is that I am suppose to do with this day. My sister and I joked that we ought to go see VALENTINES DAY (the movie) tomorrow night and maybe go to an expensive restaurant without a reservation for dinner as though it may be any other day. Of course I would not be caught dead near any movie theater, restaurant, or basically any place that couples may congregate. I would like to note that this is not because I am anti-love... I enjoy romantic comedies and the thought of being in love... instead I despise the thought that only one day of the year you are suppose to publicly display your love. I despise that people feel obligated to buy gifts and shower the one they love with attention. See I think if you are truly in love, you should want to do those things everyday and not need the excuse of a holiday to remind you. Now I know that there are those who do these things everyday but still enjoy the allure of Valentines Day too and that is fine by me... I just feel very sad for those that think because their significant other gave them flowers or wrote them a nice poem on Feb. 14 that they can ignore the idea of romance the rest of the year.

Maybe I am a bit cynical... chalk it up to someone who celebrates Single Awareness Day regularly.

Much Love
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Friday, February 12, 2010

... UNmotivation

So it's been awhile. I'd like to say I had some great reason for not posting anything in like four weeks but the truth is I just wasn't motivated to. I started to get busy and didn't make it a priority and just as easy as it is to get into the habit of posting, it was equally easy to get OUT of the habit of posting. Instead I preoccupied my time with starting my own Etsy business A Little Dash of This & That... SIDENOTE: I have some fun stuff so you should check it out. I have already had some sales... one in Finland so I can call myself an international business owner :) Now that is up and running and I have re-motivated myself, I am going to make blogging a habit again.

My next project/goal is to get more followers... I think if I had more people out there then I would be more apt to take a few minutes to update my blog. Thanks to all of you already out there!!! SO I am going to be putting together some blog candy to entice people to join my page... look for that this weekend. My goal is by March 15 to have 45 followers. I think I can do it!!

Much Love
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