This weekend I decided to go out and buy paper for my giveaway.
Today, all of my patterned paper was ruined (about 2 feet worth), and is good for scraps. :(
The giveaway paper was still safely on my sofa, since I'm such a procrastinator. So, keep telling me about your summer activities below for a chance to win it.
Monday, June 30, 2008
This weekend I decided to go out and buy paper for my giveaway.
Posted by Aleks at 7:41 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2008
To celebrate joining the Savvy N' Sassy Design Team, I am giving away sweetness! And stay tuned to my blog, I plan on giving away a ribbon kit every month for the rest of this year! :D From Savvy N' Sassy of course!
You will get 24 sheets of MAMBI Sunshine papers, which include glittered and UV papers! (I don't know yet if these will be trimmed or not depending on shipping!) 120 centimetres of each ribbon, for a total of 360 centimetres of American Craft Ribbon, and 4 thank you stamps. The small ones are 3x3cm, "My deepst gratitude" is about 6.5x6.5cm and the "thank you very much" stamp is 6x7.5cm!
What do you need to do? Well all you need to do is leave a comment telling me what your favourite summer activity is! This is a good old fashioned pull your name from a hat draw, so for every person who you refer and they mention your name, you get an extra draw ticket! I'll see if we can set up our camera to record a "live" draw!!! :D You have until Saturday July 5th to post your comments!! Good luck!! :)
Posted by Aleks at 10:03 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Check it out:
Savvy N' Sassy
Yay!! I am so excited, to be working with Rhea's ribbon kits! To celebrate, I will be giving away some blog candy, but I haven't decided what yet, so stay tuned! ;)
Posted by Aleks at 2:12 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
...that I will reveal sometime....soon-ish? I'm not quite ready though...timer hasn't gone off. ;)
To celebrate I will be having another round of blog candy! :D
Posted by Aleks at 2:52 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Here are some of the layouts that I scrapped over the weekend at the crop, this isn't even all of them!!! I am way too tired to write up anything about any of them, but feel free to ask questions, if you have any! :) The first one here the "paper" in the background is actually packaging from prima crystals, nifty eh?
Posted by Aleks at 1:23 AM
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Hmm, I don't know why my hyperlink isn't working...but there is still time for you to join us and participate! The challenges aren't due until Monday at 7pm CST!
There are TONS of prizes, and it's all member run! It's a blast!!
If you make it to the forum through my blog, and register and complete a challenge, I will enter you into a rak on my blog! ;) Hope to see you there!
Posted by Aleks at 2:42 AM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Check us out at Love Is In The Details!! Lots of challenges and lots of great prizes!!
Posted by Aleks at 6:41 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
He knows how down I've been lately...and I'm really trying not to be for his sake. He always thinks that if he could do more, I would be happier...if he made more money, I could stay home...etc.
For about a week he has been working on a "secret" project. This is what he did, for me. He made this award, the "baw-baw" award:
"2008 Mumumum" What my 7 month old Alex calls me. :) How sweet is this?
The inscription at the top says, "Golden Baw Baw Award; Best Mumumum In A Nurturing Role"
Posted by Aleks at 1:25 AM
Friday, June 13, 2008
Well, first of all, thanks everyone for your encouraging words, I really appreciate it! I had a difficult day today, I am really depressed about the work/daycare situation. Because of the shortages, my options are limited. The spot available, may not be worth it... I will explain that in another post, maybe over the weekend.
Today, I just want to share some pics of my scraproom...well corner I guess...scrapbook nook? LOL. It's actually a corner of my living room, behind the large sofa. This post will be in several parts (teehee) because there is just too much to fit into one post...and if someone walks away with a good idea, hey!
Don't mind the white walls, we're renters. *sigh* Anyways, if you wanna see anything closer, as usual click on the pic!
Ok, I had a spice rack in my kitchen that NEVER got used. Seriously the parsley...had turned white. :o So I cleaned the jars out, reserved those for later...might need them? lol. Most of the spices I use come in a container that is just more convenient, anyways. Wasn't too sure what I was going to do with it...but then *click* I thought how awesome it would be to see my HS paints! There's 12 colours, so it worked out perfect! Check it out: This glass jar...is SO filled with goodness....you can't even SEE all the yummy ribbons..because this seriously holds like 12 litres..it's MASSIVE!!! I picked it up at Value Village last week for 5.99. It still has the Made in Romania sticker you can see on the left..hehe. I was actually looking for a cookbook, when I saw this in the corner of my eye...and I hummed and hawwed, cause 6 bucks, and I'm trying to be frugal....but you know what, it was a good deal! Jamie said just get it, cause you'll regret it later! (He knows me so well!) Another awesome find is this WAY COOL spice rack. At least I think that's what it's meant to be? It holds 6 of these air tight snap jars. I love this beyond belief. I've had it for a couple months now..it was holding different flowers, but I've reorganized all my flowers today. 4.99 at Salvation Army. What do you think, cool eh?
Another .99 jar! This one holds 2 packages of mm glitter flower clears. Love these little guys, and I need them out so I can remember to use them!
Everything on the left side of my hutch:
The right side of my hutch:
Here is what the top of it looks like all together. Minus the buttons, I've moved those to another location. :) I wanted to keep my buttons together. I definitely need more buttons though!
Don't forget to check out your local thrift stores for awesome jars! I'm addicted to jars!
Have a great weekend! xoxox
Posted by Aleks at 10:53 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sometimes, I wonder why I blog...I don't really have readers, I guess I don't really "share" my blog either. *shrug* Nothing much to share today but some weight loss stuff.
Anyways, I had WW tonight...and for the first time in weeks I've done good. I think? I lost 2.8 pounds...so after 9 weeks, 10 if you wanna count the one I skipped I am down 4.4 pounds. Sick. Sad? lol. Anyways, I am lucky enough to have such a caring leader, and we've been emailing back and forth all week and we've discussed many a thing. I really did do well this week. I feel particularly motivated and inspired for the coming week.
Week 1: First Weigh In (UGH!)
Week 2: -2.4 (yay)
Week 3: +.2
Week 4: -1.4
Week 5: ? (My scale obsession sabotaged me, and I was too depressed to go)
Week 6: +4.0 (Ugh...everything went down the drain with my depression)
Week 7: -.4 (not much of a loss, but only tried half heartedly)
Week 8: -1.2 (Admittedly, I didn't try overly hard)
Week 9: 0 (A little better than half heartedly...but had a bit of a revelation thx to my leader!)
Week 10: -2.8!!!
Hurray for week 10. Despite the sad ups and downs, I've made it through 10 weeks, learned a lot about myself, and have committed to trying harder and working out more frequently. I'll admit it here, sometimes I am too lazy to work out and rather do other "sedentary" things.
So, after 10 weeks I've lost 4.4. There are 52 weeks in a year...so who knows I just may lose 25 pounds in a year.;) LOL
I'm thinking of starting a weight loss blog, where I can talk about this stuff. What I'm doing, feeling etc. I think it may be helpful for me.
Posted by Aleks at 10:35 PM
Monday, June 9, 2008
I guess, one could call it a quick layout...but I struggled with it for 2 days! Yes, this simple layout, took me two days! I was torn with what to do with it (before placing the title and it's heart). I wanted to embellish, but no matter what I got out of my stash, nothing went, nothing fit....so I added the title, hoped for a chipboard heart in my stash, and left it at that.
Posted by Aleks at 12:58 AM
Friday, June 6, 2008
So, it would appear that I am having a great time with the June JustCre8 Kit. I am! I can't stop. I've done my fifth layout and now also a card! Part of the reason, is I'm trying to not spend as much money on scrap stuff...so I'm really using what I have. I had a cart full of stuff, and I just didn't get it. I have to focus on what's more important in my life right now. There was an awesome 2.5" scallop punch that I would have LOVED to have. But, just too much for me to spend, when I've put myself on this budget. *waaaahhhhh*
First, this card! It's going to be mailed off tomorrow to the rak recipient. :) The card is actually made using a divider from the cropper hopper paper holders. It was kind of fun to use, and different. I was worried about using my (tonic) trimmer on it, but it seemed to go ok..but I haven't tried cutting paper with it again, yet. Yikes! lol The little bits of bling are glued down piece by piece...wow, lots of work went into this card....I hope she likes it.
Here is the 5th layout using the June kit. I also couldn't resist the cute alligator that came in the Jack embellishment box. Furthermore, I couldn't resist using the Pink Paislee thought bubble stamp...and then adding a little heart into it. :)
What you can't see on the layout is that the alligator, heart, 3 of the circles on the right, the centre of all the circles on the left are covered in mm glitter glaze, that came in the kit. :D I actually already had an opened bottle of it, well loved I must add...so a spare bottle will come in handy. :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Posted by Aleks at 9:22 PM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Read on for details. ;)
This is the layout that I completed for the June Kit Challenge at Just Cre8. The challenge includes using the current kit and stamps. This months stamps were these awesome distressed alpha stamps. The challenge was to use 2 or more colour inks with the stamps. I used the 2 colours that came with the kit.
If you look at the rubon on the left hand side...the vine...see the white parts in it? Yeh...those aren't supposed to be there. The colour didn't RUB OFF the backing!!! WTH??? I guess I would be more upset if the layout didn't have the distressed look to it because of the paper. The rubons themself go on smoothly and are nice to work...maybe that one piece was a dud!
Anyway.... $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies??? You want??? LOL.
Lori over at Love Is In The Details has a challenge for you to make a layout using the ever popular chandelier!! Inspire her, upload your layout and you could win a $50 GC to the store!!! Pretty sweet! I'll admit I want to see chandelier layouts too, so the more the merrier. Check it out! :)
Posted by Aleks at 5:38 PM
Monday, June 2, 2008
Just wanted to share a layout I completed last night...again with the June JustCre8 kit. This one is a scraplift of the March CK cover. Jamie was so sweet when I had my surgery, he went and bought all the scrapbooking magazines he could find and brought them, because he didn't know which I would enjoy. ;)
Posted by Aleks at 5:13 PM