Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No More Excuses!

I know, I really suck as a blogger. You would think, WAY UP NORTH WITH NO FRIENDS that I would have all the time in the world to sit at this computer and just type a little story..or 2. But for some reason, my heart hasn't been in it. BUT I am going to try it again. I would love to have several followers again....so here we go. A new post.

Life in Bolingbrook is anything but boring. Why this week alone I've:
1. Been to the grocery store
2. Took clothes to the dry cleaner

3. Walked the dog and met a new neighbor (more about that later)

4. Watched the HomeRun Derby (men in uniform...what's not to like?)

5. Watered the garden and pulled a few weeds.
And it's only Tuesday. Just imagine what the week ahead has in store...vacuming, dusting, cooking! But I have been sneaking in scrapbooking also. Steve is my new cropping buddy, as I've set up a tv tray in the family room...so we can be together (you know how much he likes that! no, seriously he does, makes me crazy!) So since I've been cropping, what have I been doing, I hear you ask. I'm sad cause you don't really want to hear about my exciting life here in the frigid north {57 degrees right now! I'm writing this with my windows closed and my hoodie on!}

As some of you know, I've started "selling" from a company named MemoryWorks.
We sell alot of the name brand things you can find in any store...BasicGrey, Making Memories, Seven Qypsies, Cosmo Cricket, and more. The reason I put " around selling is because, I'm not selling much, only buying. (But if you want to shop, click on the link above and shop away) Anyway, they have a killer kit of the month, and I've been playing with it. The first one I got had tons of birthday themed stuff in it. it all coordinated, so all I had to add on these layout was stickles, adhesives, and a journaling stamp


I decided to do my first birthday...couldn't call it a party..there was no cake..no presents..

Pics are needing to be resized before adding. I plan to put one larger one on the 1st page and 2 smaller ones on the cream matting. A sketch (downloaded from the MemoryWorks site) was the basis for both pages. I just turned the sketch one time to get a different look.

The Bingo Cards are from Jenni Bowlin , and come in large as seen here (5x7) or in small (2x3) . It worked out that my actuall birthdate was on my cards, so I circled them with (what else?) lime green stickles. The cupcake top and bottom are chipboard which I glued paper with my ModPodge, and sanded the edges using my Basic Grey Precision File Set (only $7., pg 55 of our book). The small files make it so easy to get into the tight corners. I inked everything, of course with Color Box Fluid Chalk in dark brown. Use a light touch, cause you can easy get it too dark. I popped the "frosting" up with pop dots. I love a little dimension.

See, I don't write often, but when I do, I can't shut up!! The July kit just came in the mail yesterday, and I can't wait to dig into it. It is about travel, vacation. Go to my site to look at it:

http://dreamsandmemories.memory-works.com/ It's too late for this month, but you can let me know and I'll subscribe you for August. I can't wait for mine to come in.

Don't forget to go to our forum, DreamTalkin.ning, sign up and lets start sharing ideas and pics.

In the meantime...Keep Dreamin'

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