Thursday, November 13, 2008

Catching Up

Yesterday, I decided to take a drive out to Scrappy Chic to pick up my prize winnings which included all of the stuff shown above.....and it's all by Making Memories, which I absolutely love :) Yeah, it's some older stuff, but I know I'll still use it all. And believe it or not, I didn't have any of those embellishments. Shocker, I know! LOL
I did manage to get 2 layouts done this past week in between working 5 days in a row. The one above is using almost all Making Memories products (except for the little alphabet stickers for the word Halloween....those are EK Success & the chipboard girl is Maya Road along with Stickles to make her glitter). Not sure if you can read the journaling that goes with the title, but it says "When Your Mom Told Me You Were Going To Be A Princess For Halloween, I Said...You Don't Have to Wear A Costume to be A Princess."
I did this layout using the pictures that my dh & dd took when they went to the Apple Orchard & driving around. I used Heidi Swapp rhinestones as a border around the biggest picture & then I used Stickles on the piece of Basic Grey paper that I cut out (close-up below):
It's also lifted off the layout a little to give it more dimension. I'm beginning to think that I'm getting a little carried away with my Stickles. Is that possible? :)
The above layout I actually did a few months ago, but don't think I ever shared it before now. Again, I used Stickles on the yellow part of the flowers on the background paper & I also stickled the one side where I used part of the Basic Grey paper from the packaging to make it stand out more.

Starting this weekend, I no longer have to work on Saturdays.....YAY! Instead, I'm now working on Mondays from 4:00-7:00, Fridays from 3:00-8:00 & then I only have 2 more Tuesdays to work 1:00-5:00 until the girl comes back that I was covering for. I'm actually going to miss working on Tuesdays, though. It was a nice shift & worked out perfect for bowling. Which, speaking of bowling, a week ago, my thumb started swelling up on the one side while I was bowling. Then a few days later, my other thumb got the same bump on it & they won't go away. I struggled with my bowling this week because I could hardly get my thumb in or out of the ball! I even had to go back to using my 14 lb. ball yesterday because the weight of my 15 lb. was hurting my thumb too much. So today, I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon to see if he can find out what's wrong. It may be arthritis.....that's the only thing I could find about it when I did a search online. Hopefully it's nothing too serious that will put a damper on my bowling!

Well, I gotta get off of this computer & go do some house cleaning. Fun, fun! I even skipped going to my Groovin' Moves dance class today so I could clean. But Jim & I will be going to the gym tonight since we don't have our weight loss meeting this week. They're having a blood drive at the church where the meetings are held, so we couldn't meet this week.

Till next time.....have a wonderful weekend,

Benita

9 comments:

happydays525 said...

Beautiful layouts!

Sue said...

love the layouts!
stickle on my friend :)

Darcey said...

Good Luck with your appointment, hopefully it is something minor that will soon be gone:) Btw - Love the layouts!

Emily said...

great layouts, I love the colors of autumn one!

muirwoodsue said...

Just love your layouts. Beautiful. I have never been to Scrappy Chic store. I have driven by it a couple of times (with my hubby so I didn't want to stop and not be able to take my time). Hey, I bet it was fun winning and plus you got some new stuff to use. Congrats.

Superscrapifragilisticspalidocious said...

What beautiful layouts!

Linda said...

Beautiful layouts. And congrats on your prize.

emily said...

Nice finds! I really like what you did with the stickles :)

toners said...

Fabulous layouts! I really love the fall colors one :) Enjoy your goodies!