Monday, August 30, 2010

Niko's Birthday - 2009

Indulge by Kathy

Posted by PicasaNiko's 6th Birthday - 2009

This is one of the layouts I completed at the retreat this past weekend.  I really liked the way these flowers turned out.  They are actually just 3 different size circles, then I spritzed them with water, and crumpled them up. Then when they dried I inked them with distressing ink.   this layout is made from all scrap paper, except for the background sheet!

My inspiration was the August Flower Challenge at Scrap Our Stash.   Check it out!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Another Great Retreat Experience

I attended a scrapbook retreat this weekend in Georgetown - it was nice to be soooo close to home - but yet away! 

Met lots of new scrappy friends - and got 11 pages complete - and several semi-complete.  I feel like a scrapper again!  Can't wait to get back in the Asylum and finish up the pages I was unable to complete - and get back into scrapping!

I'll share pictures later.  The first one will actually be for the August Flower Challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How's this from a 7 year old?

Posted by PicasaTaken by Niko on our way home from the beach.  Not bad for a 7 year old!  Did I mention, we were in the car - driving down the hiway! 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Whoo Hoo for Weight Watchers

Down another 3.2 pounds last night! So since WW that makes it 24 pounds. From the start and per my scale I'm officially at 29.5. I'm just now getting to the point where people are noticing. It's a great feeling!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Pagerise This" Challenge at Scrap Our Stash

My layout of Niko on the First Day of Kindergarten is Scrap Our Stash's first Page to be "pagerized" in their new "Pagerizie This" Challenge.

Each month on the 15th SOS will post a new layout for you to "pagerize" (plagerize, copy, lift, steal) whatever term you want to use. The idea will be - to use the posted layout as your inspiration to create your own layout. You can "pagerize" as much or as little of the original layout as you choose. You may want to make a layout just like the one posted - or you may just want to use something from the layout (such as the theme, or the color combination, or the way the title is attached). It's totally up to you.

Once you've completed your layout - email a picture and brief description to All entries will be posted at Scrap Our Stash and a winner will be chosen on the 13th of September. The Challenge will last until September 12th at midnight Central Time. The Original Scrapper (in this case it will be me) will select a winner. Then the winner will be asked to submit a layout for us to "Pagerize" starting on the 15th of September. Then on the 12th of October - the winner will be chosen by the winner of the September Challenge. And on and on it goes.

So your challenge - if you choose to accept it - is to use this layout as your inspiration. This challenge is in addition to the regular monthly challenge.

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So head on over to Scrap Our Stash and get busy "Pagerizing This".

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I finally got my 10% key chain from Weight Watchers. It seems like it was a long time in coming. According to WW I have lost 20.8 pounds. I have actually lost 26.5 pounds... YEAH!

I'm about 1/3 of the way to my goal!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not all Who Wander...

are Lost.

This is a layout of Maddy. When I saw this saying - I knew exactly the picture to use.

This also is a submission for the Scrap Our Stash August Flower Challenge. It seems like all the coolest layouts these days have somekind of handmade flower - sooo,
I made these flowers.

I punched out 4 different size circles of patterned paper - and then just crumpled them - I actually kind of folded them into a cone shape - then I just stacked them smallest to largest and placed a brad in the center.

Posted by PicasaHead on over to Scrap Our Stash (link above) - to see all the cool flowers the Design Team, Guest Design Team and readers have posted. How about sharing your Flower project too. See all the details at Scrap Our Stash in August Challenge.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Weight loss Woes!

Another not so good week at Weight Watchers. I lost .4 this week. That is really lame - but all my fault. I really got lax on my tracking. I also think there are probably serval times I ate something that I would not have eaten had I tracked that day - and was more aware of how many points I used. Sooo my goal for this week is to TRACK.

Off to track!