Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just recovering

from a strep throat that kept me with a fever, sleepy and really quiet for the last three weeks or so but am feeling better now and getting back into the routine.  And able to talk again!  I can't remember being that sick since I was a child - long, long ago..............Man, its tough when you are allergic to penicillin.

The snow has finally stopped and thankfully, there isn't another storm in sight.  Rain yes, like today, but none of the white stuff.  Hurry up and get here spring, I say!! 

So anyway, got back to my scrap room .........

dug deep into my stash on this one.  Well, as deep as I can since that MASSIVE purge when we moved.  Anyway,  these large black letter  rub ons were Arctic Frog!!!  And the white letter stickers, Heidi Swapp.

I'm not quite sure how this all happened actually, my plan was for something entirely different.........

Love that wood grain stamp from Studio Calico!! 

And I totally missed most of the month in the OLW  class but thankfully, still have a few days to work on our assignment.  Another blog hop on the first of the month is coming too.

I did manage  to snap a photo of my sickly self, in my zebra pajamas, in front of the zebra shower curtain.  Funny what fever does to you!!

And now I'm off to OPEN my Studio Calico kit...............the February one!!! 

Enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Just another challenge layout......

and thank you to the amazing Kimberly from the Studio Calico Design Team!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just A Thank You

for all the fun comments here yesterday during the OLW blog hop!  It was fun, and I can't wait to hop again next month.  It was such a blast to see so munch inspiration on so many blogs. 

And speaking of inspiration.............a quick one from this morning, as I still watch the snow falling outside........

The design team has been hosting lots of fun CHA challenges over at Studio Calico this week and this layout combined four of them.  You may want to get over there and check some of them out!

Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Just a OLW blog hop!!

Happy Tuesday everyone. Its a great day for a OLW blog hop!  Its snowing like MAD here - our total snow for January is about 60" or so.  There's another 12" the way, falling as I type this post. 

Anyway, my word?




1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.

2. good fortune; luck: the serendipity of getting the first job she applied for.

So, absolutely, serendipity is my word.  I'm trying to own it, I'm enjoying it, I'm going to keep it with me for the next eleven months.

I really gave a lot of thought to the word I wanted to follow me through the year.  I wanted a positive word, one that was fun too, and one that "felt" like my life at times.  In the end, serendipity was it. 

Funny too, it REALLY has been keeping me company.   Seems like every few days, something happens that causes me to say to the big guy "It's serendipity!!!"  A couple of weeks ago,  I finally decided to bring up the rest of my rubber stamps and inks from the basement into my scrap room.   As I was going through my stamps, I discovered this one, which I TOTALLY forgot I even had.........

By chance, this stamp once belonged to the one and only Mr. Holtz!  Six or so years ago, while attending my first CHA , I was not only lucky enough to meet him, but he was giving away some of his stamps at the end of the day!  I got this one!  Cool, isn't it? 

And here's a look in my book......

The title page.........

A full page of smaller "pieces" of my word ...........

I also created an envelope for stashing ticket stubs, little notes about my word, etc.

Alrighty then!  Time to "hop" around for more One Little Word Inspiration!!!  Head on over to Abbey's blog to continue with the fun (all go live at 11:00 AM EST).

And if you unexpectedly discover something along the way that distracts you........

3) Monica http://scraplifters.blogspot.com  
15) Relly http://rel.ly
32) Margaret http://www.gutsymom.blogspot.com
33) Sharyn            http://www.analteredlife.com

Why not join Ali's class?  You can still sign up at BPS

Have  fun!  And thank you for stopping by.


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