Okay - I promised I would share with you my favorite pics and things while I was in Mexico..
The photo on the left (above) reminds me of the perfect postcard - only, it's my own photo! The handsome man in the right photo (above) is my handsome husband!
No hot weather is the same without some snorkeling!! And - this year - I finally saw a TURTLE!! I was so excited, I had to take so many photos just to be sure!! This is one of the best ones I got! I even touched the edge of his shell. There was a whole family there - it was amazing! And the one on the right, is some "brain" coral - I called it that, but I hear that I'm wrong on the official name. It was still neat, none the less!
The one excursion Corey and I did, along with our friends, was zip-lining. It was fun, but not long enough. I think we would have enjoyed it better had the line been longer. Too bad I didn't get a photo of Corey either, as he had the camera, it's hard to take a photo of someone when they're on the other side! The photo on the right, is of us sitting in the "King and Queen" chair in the gazebo. They had this available for weddings and such, but I don't think we ever saw anyone use it. There were plenty of weddings, just not in the gazebo.
Okay - thank you for browsing my photos. I hope you enjoy them!
Okay - so I've honestly attempted to post my "weekend" due post last Monday, one day late than I said, but it wouldn't let me format anything!! So - I scrapped that. Now - I'm starting over!
So - the week before I left for holidays in Mexico, I received a phone call from a co-worker/consultant who asked me to do a 2-page layout in a pet magazine about scrapbooking/crafting, etc. Of course - I jumped on the opportunity! I came up with the following projects and I hope you like them! The people and pets in the following photos did give consent, and are my awesome friends Lisa, Jared, and Otis! What an awesome family and thank you for letting me use your photos!
This idea came from my wonderful Upline - Katie, and it was soo cute and simple, that I have made a few things for my desk at work. Mostly because - I need something to focus on when I'm having a bad day so that it will make me feel better, and second because I need a friendly reminder that my family and friends are more important things in life!
This project uses the Big Shot (with Top Note die) and Rockabilly DSP. Send me photos of what ideas you come up with! Oooh - and I even added bling to my desk ones - they're AMAZING! Email me your photos at: email@example.com and I'll even post them to my site! Whomever I post - will receive my VERY FIRST BLOG CANDY!!! Be sure to include your mailing address. I want it to be a surprise when you receive a gift in the mail!
Okay - this is the inside of a Pet Birthday card! I used the NEW Pop-Up Die Cake from Sizzix/Stampin' Up! Isn't it adorable? Who wouldn't want a cute doggie birthday invitation in the mail that pops like this??
This is the layout page that I came up with. Did I mention that not only do I love birds, but I LOVE Circles! This page is so colorful and fun! The stamp set in the background is called Seeing Spots, and I used a bunch of our new corduroy buttons, along with the Big Shot for all the letters.
Okay - this basket full of Doggie Goodies is so fun, and so easy!
I made a bag of goodies with the Top Note die (and the Big Shot) as well as the Beautiful Butterfly die. I just love how the butterflies layer together and look awesome - added with some pearl bling! I then did a cute little tag on the Big Dogbone - which is also cut from the Big Shot.
The basket is using the Baskets and Blooms Die, but not using the bottom die-cut. I then just measured a piece of cardstock to make up the sides/bottom of this basket. It's so easy and what a great way to use the Baskets and Blooms Die for larger gifts!
This is the Pop-Up Ball from Sizzix/Stampin' Up! It's so awesome. You can't tell from this photo, but you can squish this ball flat and put it inside a card or gift so that when the person opens up their card/gift, it will pop up! This is a great way to add photos for someone far away - they'll love it! You can also put this inside a 6x6 scrapbook bragbook and it will not only pop up when the page is open, but it will also swivel! Isn't it awesome!!
Okay - that is all I have. I will, at some point, post photos of the best thing I saw in Mexico!
I'd like to say thank you to those who have kept up with my blog and for staying with me. It has been a few weeks - I know - since I've last posted, but life has been insane!! This is just an update to let you know - I'm still alive! I'm kicking - but just barely!
Okay - so - sad to say that I have nothing to post yet again. But - I promise a pile of photos and news this weekend.
I will tell you - I have my class lists for the next 3 months though! I will post this weekend.
One thing I'm excited to mention...A Scrapbooking Retreat!! I will be organizing 2 scrapbooking retreats!! Sign up now - contact me to ask how! I will post details - but, keep these dates open: November 27-29, 2009 and May 28-30, 2010! I can't wait to share a full weekend of un-interrupted fun! I will have 1 demo each day that you won't want to miss.
Okay - that's all I can reveal for now. More this weekend.