Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Season

american idol logo, originally uploaded by New Media Literacies.

After all the auditions in different cities, I am happy that Idol is gone live again. I highly recommend DVR's for shows like this. I can speed through the commercials and the jibber jabber and hear the performances. Simon is his usual self and Ellen is a great addition to the show!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'm Hooked!

With the Olympics in full swing, I find myself mesmerized by this sport known as Curling. It's sort of boring but I can't stop watching it. I don't understand the sport or what the point process is, but I love it!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

These are a few of my FAVOURITE things!

This layout is a challenge on Soul Scrappers. Five things that are your "Favourite"

These are a few of my favorite things….
Knitting Supplies: Yarn, Yarn, Yarn…A girl can never have enough yarn. Learning to knit has been a great hobby that I have taken up. I am not very good but can make a great scarf. Knitting is what keeps me busy on those cold winter days!

Kindle: The Kindle has been a savior for me. Being diagnosed with Kerataconis (Degeneration of the Corneas) this has given me the opportunity to be able to read without getting a headache or squinting. Also, the books are cheaper than the stand price and I can get a book at anytime or anyplace.

IPod – What would I do without my IPod. I love music and I love listening to music. I use these for when I am walking, in the car, in the airplane, on vacation, when I need to tone out the noise from my job, and to just get lost in the words.

Laptop- My life is on this thing. I store my pictures, spent many hours writing papers for my MBA, research, to have information always at my fingertips, to create, to connect with family and friends, and mostly to pass the time. Sometimes I need to just get off of this thing.

Scrapbooking Supplies: I could not live with out all my scrapbooking supplies. It is my passion, my world, my creative out, and my stress reliever!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Me @ 31

Another Soul Scrappers challenge! Create a layout using 12-15 words about yourself with Me @ age. It was fun to do, however hard to come up with the words. Give it a try.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Take Time to Enjoy the Flowers!

This is the layout I did for Gretchen Barron's Sketch Challenge 3! Here is the link!
Don't forget to check out Soul Scrappers on-line community! So many fun challenges. Here is the journaling on my page.

"This was fun, being able to spend time with the two girls. I don’t get to see them as often I would like. I had a great time having them pose in different areas of Mary and Mike’s yard. When they were playing with the Petunia’s it was precious. So adorable and they loved being the models."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friendship Card

I love doing card swaps. The local Scrapbook store "Scrapbook Superstore" has a monthly card swap that is so fun. Last month was the first time I did this. Some awesome cards I received. Not only is it a ton of fun to get together once a month and build up my card supply but it's great meeting new people and sharing in our love for paper crafting. A bonus is they serve wine and snacks. Can I say RELAXING! This is my March swap! Theme: Friendship

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ok, its time!

It's definitely time to see some of this. I am done with the snow, the ice, the shoveling, the scraping the windows, the cold, the gloves, the hat, the winter coat. I am done with winter! It is time to bring on the sunshine, warm temps, and some thunderstorms! I am counting down the days till spring and summer!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday Theme Challenge

Click on the link next to the post...Soul Scrappers....and do my very first challenge.

The Theme: “I Heart…”
This theme was influenced by a dear friend of mine who always puts on her facebook status, “I heart…and she lists something. Also, working in a high school I hear the kids always saying to each other I heart u! Many of us heart things, we heart our loved ones, we heart our pets, we heart our home..etc.

For this challenge I encourage you to dig a little deeper for things you heart! On my layout I focused on three main words that I heart and why. CREATIVITY, CHALLENGE, and COURAGE. Feel free to use those words or come up with words on your own. Good Luck, Have Fun, and Tell your story!

Create a scrapbook page following the challenge guidelines. Next, upload your photo of your page to the Soul Scrappers Gallery

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bye Bye Rusty Pickle

So one of my favorite scrapbook lines...(well their kits anyway are awesome)is closing up shop due to economic times. I love the classes I have attended from this company and loved shopping at their warehouse in Utah this past summer. I am sad to see them go. Thank god mom and I got a million kits when we were shopping!

Monday, February 1, 2010

We go North to ALASKA!

My mom is so excited and I am too! She booked our cruise to Alaska today. I am just so happy that she is getting to see a place she always dreamed about. I am a little nervous. I have never been on a cruise ship and am a little worried about the fact that I am stuck on the ship for long periods of time (I can't escape), two- Titanic scared me....and we get to weave around icebergs, and three mom wants to go up in a helicopter...umm not to sure about that. Oh well that's what we have courage for right? I am very very exctied to be able to be taught by Teresa Collins besides Ali Edwards she is such a huge inspiration, a great teacher, she makes you dig deep, and just a very sweet awesome person. I recommend checking out her blog and taking any of her classes she ROCKS! The picture is of Teresa, mom, and I at CKU in Provo Utah last summer.