Thursday, September 25, 2008

FOB2Y and some LOs


This week's SSD Blog Post was a typing test.  And I hate to say it but this test sucks.  What kind of test is just mumbo jumbo and no real sentences?  That's just unheard of.  I usually test around 90 wpm, and with this test I just could not get it together.  So. . .

77 words

Typing Test


But here are the LOs I've been working on the past several weeks.  I've been exhausted, both physically and mentally but have had a wonderful time making this LOs.

Adorable CT LO using Bright and Funky by Willro&co.


Just a fun LO of my nephew, Chase, using Hey Sport by Melissa Bennett


Another fun LO using High Fidelity by Cori Gammon


A LO of a couple of my favorite little guys playing together.  This time I used Build a Dream by Traci Reed.


This one is using Ocean's Life by Pamela Donnis (I'm on her CT!)goofy

Baby Greta snoozing, using Sleeping Beauty by SeAScrApS


My favorite eyes.  This is using Soft Stars by Claudi Designs


Another one using Soft Stars by Claudi


This one is using a variety of designers.  Click on LO for all credits.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Fall Kit

Like I mentioned before, I have completely redone my Not "Sew" Spooky Pumpkins kit.  I've shortened the name, tweaked the elements, and uploaded it to Groovy Scraps and Scrapper's Zone.  It's still as adorable as can be so snatch it while it's on sale.  :)


Friday, September 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patchwork (revisited)

So last year, when I was first learning to design, I participated in a Designer Contest at Just for the Scrap of It (which is no longer around).  The contestants created a huge fall kit that we gave away on our blogs.  Well, I have come a long way since the days of JFTSOI and am proud to reintroduce this adorable kit.  I call it Pumpkin Patchwork.  It is on sale at Scrapper's Zone and Groovy Scraps.  Don't forget about the $1 sale at Groovy Scraps.  You might be able to pick up this kit for a buck!

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And be on the lookout for a revamped version of last year's Halloween kit, Not Sew Spooky Pumpkins, coming soon.  Happy Scrapping!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


This one was a little odd, and I'm thankful of the result I received after taking this quiz.  Just a little odd if you want my honest opinion.  Really, who thinks about things like this??


You Could Not Be a Vampire
Sorry, but you're not just cut out for flesh eating, turning into a bat, and living forever.
But that's okay. The sight of blood turns your stomach... without even thinking of drinking it.
And while you definitely would never be a vampire, you're exactly the type of frail prey Dracula wannabe's crave.
Maybe it's time to arm yourself with a cross and some nasty garlic breath!

What you would like best about being a vampire: The raw power (though you wouldn't admit it to anyone)

What you would like least about being a vampire: The whole killing thing

HUGE Sale at Groovy Scraps

Starting tomorrow, most of my items will be on sale at Groovy Scraps for $1.  This includes most of my kits and all my Brab Book Template Collections.  My Sketch Template Collections will also be on sale at 50% off for the sale.  AND my latest Template Collection will be available tomorrow through Sunday ONLY as a Grab Bag.  And this Grab Bag will be $2 through Sunday.  On Monday, all the templates will be revealed and put for sale at regular price ($10).  Templates will also be available five for $3.  But again, tomorrow through Sunday, check out the amazing $1 and 50% off sale at Groovy Scraps


Friday, September 12, 2008

Facing CT Rejection

So there is a particular site that I visit in the digital scrapbooking world almost daily. I will continue to visit there and play along with their challenges. I will continue to purchase kits from some of my favorite designers and use the points I earn in their shop. But I do not know if I will continue applying to be on CTs for their designers. I've applied to be on 4 CTs at this site. I love each designers work so much that I cannot stop using their products, and I don't want to name them in public because I don't want anything bad to be said about them as designers, BUT I will point out that the majority of the members of their CTs are the same. I don't understand why you make a CT call for new talent, but then choose the same people as your fellow designers. And not only that, but make them the same people who are on the SITE CT. Ridiculous. That's all I have to say.

Maybe I'm just bitter because I've had a run of rejections lately. Who knows. I've been out of my element and attempting to make it up to the ladies I CT for (who are ALL amazing). But at the same time, I'd love to work with some awesome new stuff w/o going broke (If you know what I mean). Ugh.

Okay, I'm done. Here are my latest LOs

Using Beauty in Mind by Claudi Designs. Best of Both Worlds was LOTD at Sunshine Studios yesterday!


Using Preppy Boy by Sherri Tierney.

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Using Build a Dream by Traci Reed


Using Requiem by the ES Designers


Using Delicate Garden by the ES Designers.


Using Teacher's Pet by Melissa Bennet

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Using Afternoon Giggles by Lliella Designs


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Am I Real?

Another SSD FOB2Y.  This time a quiz to see how "real" I am.  I know that I'm pretty comfortable with who I am as a person.  I am not happy with my appearance and weight at the moment.  I'll get there again, but other than that, I am who I am, and I'm not going to change who I am to make anyone happy.  So how did I pan out according to the quiz??


You Are 76% Real
You know who you are, and you're pretty darn comfortable with yourself.
Like everyone, you struggle with the parts of yourself that aren't so great...
But you're good at accepting who you are and not dwelling on your faults.
As a result, you're confident, optimistic, and very real.
I'd say I did pretty well :)

Where Were You?

Where were you seven years ago today at 8:00 EST??  On the way to work/preschool today, the song by Alan Jackson, Where were you when the world stopped turning?, came on the radio.  I usually am able to get a grip on my emotions and just reflect on what happened to our country on that day in 2001.  But this year, tears welled up in my eyes as I listened to the words of the song, particularly the 2nd verse when he sings, "Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children Driving down some cold interstate."

My eyes welled up with tears because 7 years ago, I was teaching my 1st class of 5th graders.  The class that was deemed, "The class from h---." by the other teacher with whom I worked.  And here I was, fresh out of college, trying to get a grip on teaching as well as make long lasting connections with my students.  I learned so much from those 10 year olds (who are now graduating from high school).  I learned that forgiveness really is key to moving on with our lives.  I remember Kacie Friedrich praying for the people who did this to our country, "Lord, please forgive the men who did this terrible thing.  Please show them your love."   I remember standing there in awe, thinking. . . wow. . . .can I forgive them?  And of course, I still have not.  I still feel like my life has been violated - that my children's lives have been violated because now they have to learn in history class about something that happened in my lifetime.  I suppose this is what my parents felt during Vietnam, or my grandparents during WWII and Korea.  I don't know, now I think that I really did take living in America for granted.  I, never in my life, ever thought that someone from behind enemy lines would come here to act out against us.  Just for being American. 

But I am proud to be an American.  I'm proud of our public servicemen and women.  Anytime I see a firefighter I just want to hug him/her.  And I know that before 9/11, I did not have those feelings.  Now, I want to bring them cookies and tell them Thank You.  Same goes to any police officer, ENT, and soldier/sailor/etc.

So I ask you, where were you?  Do you remember?  Have you forgotten?  If you have, please revisit what happened to our country and remember to say thank you.  Tell your neighbor hello and invite your folks over for dinner one evening. 


Thursday, September 4, 2008


As I am waiting for my hubby to come back to our Mini Honeymoon (it's our 9th anniversary) from the store to get something to eat, I thought I'd play the latest SSD FOB2Y.

For this week’s challenge, we’re going to take you back to school.  The Crayola website has a test to see how many colors you know! And I am a certified COLOR GENIUS!  Making 15 mistakes and 8 of them were from the "Kid's Choice Colors" (what are those?).  I'm happy to say I know the majority of the colors in the BIG BOX of CRAYONS - even mac and cheese and robin's egg blue.  LOL


Happy Weekend y'all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Scrapper's Zone Blog Train - Goth Teen PARTY STOP

Welcome to the Scrapper’s Zone Blog Train - Goth Teen Kit PARTY STOP! Every month the SZ designers put together a new team kit. We’re so excited about this month’s Goth Teen kit that we decided to give away brag book sized quick pages to all our loyal fans.

Stop by Scrapper’s Zone to see the full kit, and check out our other kits while you’re there.

Here’s my portion:


Click on above image for link to QP.


And don’t forget to stop by our other designers blogs to grab the rest of the quick pages. Remember, if you like what you see, leave these talented ladies some love - your comments and participation are what keeps us motivated!

Happy Scrappin' - Rose

Participating Designers

Cindy Ritter DigiScrap Designs

Kreative Junkie

Move Fearlessly

Pretty Scrappy

Scrappy Cats

Cherrish Treasures

Rose <--That's ME :) :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Gift from Flergs??

You heard it. . . just for posting this I have the opportunity to win not only Flergs's latest kit, Dust till Dawn (available at Scrapbook Graphics) but also a mini to match it that will not be offered in stores.  Now I happen to be completely in LOVE with Flergs's stuff and am actually picking up Chase-ing Ryan that she created in honor of my two adorable little nephews so how could I pass up an opportunity to win a kit from her?  Just follow link below by clicking on the graphic to learn all about this awesome chance to win.