Friday, March 31, 2006

Day 5...

Credits: kit-Caberet by Rhonna Farrer

According to French Women Don't Get Fat (a part of my goal), I must eat nothing but "Magical Leek Soup" and water until Sunday evening when I can have 4-6 oz of meat and two vegetables. This is the only strict let's see how I do...I'm going shopping for leeks on the way home from work. The interesting part...I have to sit at A&W for a radio remote tomorrow for two hours! Talk about temptation!

Wish me luck! I LOVE Root beer floats!

Illustration Friday--Spring

I actually did this and posted this awhile ago, but it's perfect for this week's spring theme. This was my first creation using Corel Painter Essentials and my Wacom tablet. I recreated a photo I had taken of tulips in my garden. TFL!

Day 4...

Credits:kit-April Free Pea kit by Rhonna

I meant to post this last night...but I've hit my first challenge...a spell of fibromyalgia, which is excruciating pain in my muscles and joints and extreme fatigue. The cure? Exercise! But it's so hard to do because I'm so in pain and soo, so tired. I did rest last night though, basically I just had to push back a strength training session, which I will do this weekend. Today I'm already feeling better.

I met with my therapist this morning and brought along my journal with my entries...she LOVED it! It's really helping me acheive some of the goals I've been struggling with.

I also had a dream last night...a wonderful dream! In this dream I had a little, perfect baby girl. I want this dream so, so much! I feel like I'm getting closer.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Day 3...

Another day...I'm really getting a lot out of this challenge. I did my second cardio tonight for the more to go! It actually went by really fast...not sure it was the music...or this challenge...or the fact I found out my 10-year reunion is Aug. 11 and 12. :) Thank God that gives me time to get in better shape...or pregnant...whatever happens first.

As I wrote in my entry...I think Rhonna's picking out the quotes just for me...does anyone else get that feeling? Anyway here you go...

{Day 3}

Credits: patterned paper and alpha-Rhonna Farrer's Caberet kit from Designing with Digital; swirl brush-my own design.
What's with all the pink in my entries? I'm totally doing every page by how I feel and not with a predetermined plan. That's why they may look different day by day...but that's what I want. I actually tried using blue (normally my favorite color) but it just didn't feel "right" to me. Who knows...maybe tomorrow...

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Day 2...

Let your heart carry your dreams...

I based my entry today on this quote Rhonna included today on her blog. As I created this entry I reflected how much I want a much I can almost feel that child in my arms...but he or she is already in my heart. I want it all...the kisses...the pain...the sleepnessless...the chubby hand clinging to my finger...all of it...

As I continue on this journey to prepare my body and mind for motherhood...I will turn to this page in my art journal and reflect.

{Day 2}

Credits: kit-Valentine's kit at 2Peas by Rhonna Farrer; brushes by Rhonna Farrer

Day 1...

I'm not really behind...just behind posting...

I LOVE this challenge! I love that at the end I'm going to have something beautiful to remember it.

Anyway, here is my first day page along with my cover and title page that lists my goals...I'm using a combination of Photoshop Elements and Corel Painter Essentials to complete my entries. I'm having so much fun experiementing with techniques and creating something inspiring and beautiful!


Credits: papers-Tracy Ann Robinson; stitches and note paper-Gina Miller; foam stamp effect-Atomic Cupcake

Title Page

Day 1

Credits: brushes-"1" by Laura Alpache in Jack Frost kit and swirl by Stacy McFadden (included with Tracy Ann Robinson's papers)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

A little scrappin'...

Not much is new, but I did get some scrapping done this weekend...just a couple pages.

I created this one using Gina Miller's sketch on Scrapbook Bytes.

Credits: paper-Midnight Memories kit by Tabatha Reed; tribal brush (unknown); fonts-CK Neat Print and Stamp Act; sketch-Gina Miller.

This one is for our family album...

Credits: brushes-Rhonna Swirls (2Peas) and date stamp by DebF; font-Hootie!
This one I played around with different techniques. I've always admired Rhonna Farrer's style so this is kind of an "idea" lift, more than a direct scraplift.

Credits: Spring Fling kit by Rhonna Farrer (from Scrapbook Answers April 06 CD); Rhonna Swirls brush (2Peas)
And finally, here's one I did as a part of Christine Schultz' creative team.

Credits: Cinnamon Swirl kit by Christine Schultz (Digitals--see link in sidebar); curved template: Gina Miller; fonts-Scriptina and Silvermoon
Oh! and I have a toot today! Check out Digitals latest newsletter. Carol Ann Smith scraplifted my layout and it was featured in the newsletter! It was quite a surprise!
Ok, Grey's Anatomy is on and I have to watch!

Friday, March 24, 2006

21 Day Challenge...

If you are a scrapper, you have to know the name Rhonna Farrer...she's incredibly inspiring and her pages are a work of art. I think she was one of the first digi scrappers to be acknowledged by Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame.

A little over a month ago, she instituted a 21-day challenge on her blog where you try to conquer or create a new habit in 21 days. I thought about it, but really wasn't ready to make any changes. I'm so happy to read that she is repeating the challenge and can't wait to participate this time.

My habit? If you read my blog, you may be aware that my husband and I are dealing with infertility. Our last attempt was in December and it failed. We decided to take a break because I physically and mentally couldn't do it again. (It had been our third attempt in three months.)

Basically for the past few months, I've been putting off the phone call to the clinic to start again because I'm terrified. In the mean time, I've gained a little of the weight I lost last year. I want to loose it and prepare myself mentally, but I keep putting it off.

So here it writing so to speak...I vow to change my get body and mind in I can do what I need to do to make my dreams come true.

We'll start on in three weeks I strive to be ready to make that phone call.

How about you? Do you have something in your life you want to change? Visit Rhonna's blog for details! I can't wait to get started!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Happy Birthday Kelvin...

Here we go again....

Today is Kelvin's 5th tonight we'll have party hats, treats and yummy beefy gravy! (Well, personally, I'll take just a hat)

I love these pups!!!

Credits: kit-Birthday Bash by Anna Aspnes (Designing with Digital); font-2peas Favorite Things

Comedy Thursday tonight! Although I'm dissappointed Taye Diggs is done with Will and Grace, I guess I can still watch ;) as if there was a doubt! I think The Office is new too!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

I'm about you..

I found this quiz on Jasbeanie's blog (see link on sidebar). Ok...I took this four times and got different results. First I was George, then Christina, then Alex and finally Meredith. George was fine, but Christina and that's just NOT right. But the first sentence of Meredith's description is sooo me.

Which Grey's Anatomy Character Are You?

You're Meredith Grey!You have trouble making tough decisions and you don't want to grow up. You are very bossy, but in a good way. People admire your sense of humor and your great personality.

Take this quiz

So who are you?

Monday, March 20, 2006

What do you do for a puppy birthday party...

Well, let's just say Petco is extremely overrated and overpriced...but I will continue to shop there. As posted is Dakota's birthday. Dakota is our younger dog...she's a lab and 60 pounds bigger than her older brother Kelvin, but he's the boss. She could easily whip the little guy, but she won't...never.

Ok...I'm totally off topic. Kelvin's birthday is Thursday, but as many parents know you cannot do something for one and not the other so we celebrate the dogs birthday's together. (Actually I husband just shakes his head.) The only thing with children you can explain the fact that it's not their birthday and they will get their turn...dogs don't understand that...ok, they really don't understand birthdays either, but until I have children of my dogs will get spoiled.

And my dogs know what gift bags's pretty sad. This morning my husband had a gift bag for his boss who recently had a baby...the dogs got so excited and just wanted to dig in! Luckily we taped the bag or poor little Daniel would have gotten nothing but a slobbery teddy.

They were so excited when I got home with two gift blue and one pink. I put them on the table, but Dakota knew what was going on...

She couldn't wait to dig in...but I bought party hats and had to get photos first. So out came the treats to bribe for a few photos in party hats...

The birthday girl

Yeah...they were really as annoyed as they look so mean Mommy put down the gifts. It's hilarious watching them try to get their toys out of gift bags. Kelvin, who is constantly spoiled at his grandma and grandpa's and used to such bags, had no trouble. Dakota on the other hand, stuck her nose into the bag and pushed it along the hard wood floors until it stopped so she could pull out her toys. Each dog got a stuffed animal and a Galeleo Nylabone. As you can see they loved my choices...

Yes, Mommy is the hero tonight. After the toys, they dined on Canidae (their regular food) mixed with beefy Viti-Gravy. They also had Newman's Own Peanut Butter treats.

Of course, since this is Dakota's birthday, many of these activities sans expensive gifts will be repeated on Thursday...oh *sniff* they grow up so fast!

Illustration Friday--Feet

I've always admired ballerinas and their ability to gracefully glide across the stage on nothing but their toes. I was always envious of their grace and strength.

Happy Birthday Dakota...

Today our darling lab, Dakota, turns four! This is a big birthday week for us because in three days Kelvin turns five! Unfortunately Daddy is out of Mommy has to go to Petco... that can't be a cheap trip...

Thanks to everyone who commented on my freebie on Friday...I will be putting up a png version for people who can't use abr files by the end of the check back!

More of the puppy birthday party later!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Don't hate me because I'm Irish...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to my Irish and non-Irish readers.

Today, at noon I will be picked up from my house by a limo and whisked away to a variety of local Wisconsin bars for an afternoon of green beer and most likely college basketball. The best part...I actually get paid for this! Yes, that's why you can't hate me because I'm Irish...

But since I'm so lucky today and spring is almost here...I put together a little gift! Now, I'm not a designer, but I was playing around and made some brushes out of flowers from my garden.

These brushes can be yours by clicking here or if that has expired try here!

My only request is that you leave a little comment below and if you use it on a page, e-mail me so I can see it. (My e-mail is in the Read Me file). I hope you enjoy a little St. Patty's gift of spring!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Excitement at 2Peas...

*I actually wrote this entry last night, but due to Blogger and a crabby husband, it didn't post. Have a happy Thursday (Yes, finally Thursday!)*
Unless you've been under a rock for the past week or so (or never visit 2Peas, which you may as well as be under a rock! LOL!) you probably know all about the HOF calls that went out this afternoon and early evening. I didn't enter, but it's so hard NOT to get caught up in all the excitement! The results won't be public for another week so all the winners had to make up annon names to post their excitement. I just checked the digi board a minute ago and there are four---yes, FOUR---digi HOFer's! Whoo hooo!!! I can't wait to see you they are and drool over their work in upcoming issues of CK!

I really want to enter next year now...not that I'll make it or anything...but just to do it. So many entrants said it made their scrapping so much better. Those challenges were tough!

It's been awhile since a real post, but not much is new here, except the fact I've upped the activity level about 75%! I worked out Monday, then did Cardio Fusion again last night...tonight what did I do...let my muscles relax (ie. slept on the couch and missed American Idol) :( Tomorrow though...back at it...probably the elliptical and some weights. (That's right yoga, but no scrapping either!)

Since I'm about to fall asleep at my desk...I'm going to leave you with new layouts...well one layout and then I used the BOYBB kit to decorate my tablet.

Credits: Sweetie Pie kit by Gina Cabrera (Designing with Digital); flowers-Melany Violette; fonts-CK Aritisan and CK Legacy

Credits: BYOBB kit by Gina Miller (Scrapbook Bytes)

*YAWN* Have a good night!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Shannon tagged me here I go...

Four jobs I've have had in my life:
1-Cake decorator.
2-Cashier at a pharmacy.
3-Newspaper reporter
4-Radio Sales Rep

Four movies I would watch over and over:
2-Wizard of Oz
3-Moulin Rouge

Four places I have lived:
1-Menominee, MI
2-Fond du Lac, WI
3-Oshkosh, WI
4-eh...that's it

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1-Grey's Anatomy
2-America's Next Top Model
3-The Office
4-Law and Order SVU

Four places I have been on vacation:
1-San Pedro, Belize (honeymoon)
3-New York City

Four websites I visit daily:
1-Two Peas

Four of my favorite foods:
1-Bean burritos
2-Chicken and dumplings -- my mom's
3-French Fries

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Target
2. Starbucks
3. Home
4. Disneyland!

Four Tags:
Ok, still pretty new to this...
1. Susan
2. Molly
3. Ange
4. Gina

I'll write more later...Have a good day...

Monday, March 13, 2006

A Quiz...

Both Gina and Stephanie had this quiz on their blogs. Of course I have to partake! Here are my answers:

1. Legal First name? Melissa
2. Were you named after anyone? Yes, Melissa from Days of Our Lives
3. Do you wish on stars? yes
4. When did you last cry? When I found out I wasn’t pregnant
5. What is your favorite lunch meat? turkey
6. What is your birth date? January 21\
7. What is your most embarrassing CD/tape? Oh…it depends what you think is embarrassing. Oh I know…I have a Jeff Foxworthy Redneck CD somewhere….bad…sorry.
8. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? Hell yeah!
9. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Oh…Not at all…;) (note the sarcasm)
10. What are your nicknames? Mel
11. Would you bungee jump? No way in a million years!
12. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off ? No
14. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Starbucks Java Chip…yummy!
15. Shoe Size? 6 (really!)
16. Red or pink? It’s a toss up.
17. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My cystic ovaries
18. Who do you miss most? My grandmothers
19. Favorite past-time? Scrapbooking, but I also read and knit
20. What color pants/skirt & shoes are you wearing? Khaki and brown
21. What are you listening to right now? The Wild Party by Michael John LaChiusa
22. What did you eat for breakfast? Cappuccino, banana and muffin
23. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Sky blue
24. What is the weather like right now? Rainy and gray
25. Last person you talked to on the phone? One of my clients
26. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? The eyes!
27. coffee or tea? Coffee, I have a weakness for my Senseo and Starbucks
28. Favorite Drink? Espresso Martini (best one is at the Blah Blah lounge in Brooklyn!)
29. Hair Color? dark brown
30. Do you wear contacts? yes
31. Favorite Food? Coconut rice
32. Last Movie You Watched? RENT!
33. Favorite Day of the Year? My birthday!
34. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? Happy Endings
35. Summer or winter? Summer
36. Hugs OR Kisses? Can’t choose
37. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Cheesecake with strawberries and whip cream
38. Have you ever won any awards? Oh yes! I won the National Choral Award in high school. I was Menominee County Fair Queen 1996 (affectionately dubbed the Dairy Queen) and Miss Northeast Wisconsin 1998.
39. Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Just my ears.
40. Living Arrangements? Own house with hubby and two dogs.
41. What Books Are You Reading? I always have like 15 books going including a diet book, something regarding Photoshop and on the reproductive system. I’m reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult
42. What's On Your Mouse Pad? No mouse pad…Laptop
43. What did you watch last night on TV: Grey's Anatomy
44. Favorite Smell? Cinnamon
45. Favorite Junk Food? Chocolate
46. Rolling Stones or Beatles? The Beatles
47. What's the farthest you've been from home? Brazil

Sunday, March 12, 2006

As previously mentioned...what I wish I knew then...

As I posted a few entries ago, my 10-year class reunion is coming up. Those who have reached this benchmark of life, knows there is so much that is learned during these 10 years. So much, work, relationships, perhaps children, new friends, new experiences, maybe moving to another part of the country. I remember thinking I had life all figured out by then...I couldn't be further from it...I still don't have it figured out! I probably never will!

This is where I thought I'd be (according to a fill-in-the-blank memory book I kept my senior year) along with where I really am:

Life goal: To teach music, make a change. "I want to interest children in all kinds of music."
What I became: I sell advertising for a local radio station.

Scholastic plans after high school: To attend UW-Marinette (2 year school) for two years and major in music education. After that, finish at UW-Green Bay.
What I really did: Attended UW-Marinette for two years, won Miss Northeast Wisconsin with a scholarship to Marian College in Fond du Lac. Changed my major to early childhood education. Went to Marian...switched my major to communications, specifically journalism. Marian dropped their journalism program. Transferred to UW-Oshkosh where I started majoring in Radio-TV-Film and minoring in journalism. Did that for a year, then switched my major to journalism and graduated two years later, after six years in school.

Marriage and family outlook: I had planned to get married to my high school boyfriend August of 2000. (We even had a date!) I thought we'd have 3 children, starting a year after marriage.
What really happened: High school boyfriend went in Army, was stationed in Germany and married the first girl he met and after the thought broke up with me in a letter. (I'm still not kidding!) I went through the usual mix of bad boyfriends...driving my parents crazy! Then Oct. 9, 1999 I met Andy. We were engaged a year later and married on June 1, 2002. We started trying to have a family a year after we got married, but are still trying after almost three years.

What I would own: A red sports car and a piano.
What I own: a house, a black Saturn and a kick-ass computer!

Where I would live: In Menominee, MI, in the country not too far from my family and where I grew up.
Where I live: Two hours away from hometown.

Where I would travel: France and Disney World
Where I've traveled: Bahamas, Belize, New York City, Brazil and Disneyland!

In a comment to my previous post, Gina recommended I use her Build Your Own Bulletin Board kit (in case you're interested, its available at Scrapbook Bytes!) to journal my memories. I wrote a list of 10 things I wish I knew then and scrapped it with a couple of senior photos.

Credits: kit-BYOBB kit and add-on by Gina Miller (note-I recolored the ribbon to match my school colors); font-Susie's Hand and Type Upright BT

Here's my list:
10 things I wish I knew 10 years ago
1. Beauty is nice, but don’t judge yourself with it. Concentrate on the inside and it will shine out.
2. Take credit for what you do well, but don’t be afraid to give credit to others when it’s due.
3. Your life doesn’t have to be mapped out at age 18.
4. You don’t know what love is until you have something to compare it to.
5. Trust your instincts and your heart, regardless what your head is saying.
6. Acting like you’re not as smart as you really are, just to make others feel better about themselves, is just dumb.
7. Don’t apologize for how you really feel.
8. Write thank you notes to those who help you.
9. Don’t be afraid to try and experience new things…there is so much to enjoy.
10. You’re really not fat.

Words of wisdom! Would I really have listened to this, probably not...I probably wouldn't be who I am today without my experiences. It's just good to remember what you've learned along the way.

Kermit de Frog here...

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!
I was reading Gina's blog again's become a ritual...what can I say she's funny and addicted to Target and Starbucks. Anyway, she had a link to The Muppet Personality Test (see above). Of all the Muppets I resemble Kermit...pretty true especially the line of "over thinking life's problems." I tend to do that a LOT!
If you're reading this...take the quiz...leave a comment and tell me who you are!
It's not that easy bein' green!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Why I'm poor...

Yes, I know I just left another entry...but do you realize the cost of making this little sweetheart so damn cute? $50! And I didn't even get him any hair products! (The reason my hair bill would be high) My hair costs about $30 (without product). No Target this weekend!

Wondering why he looks so sad? I'm holding his toy hostage to get the photo...I know...mean Mommy... LOL!

Reminisce of thinner days...

Yesterday Gina posted an old photo of herself on her blog and it made me reminisce of my thinner days in high school. I was the skinny cheerleader. Yes...that one. Not that I was rude or stuck up or anything...really being a cheerleader at my high school wasn't all glory that they promote in movies. My freshman year they called us the dog pound! How insulting! I wasn't the most popular girl...and not the least. I was middle of the road. Just enough drama...but not too much...and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Here I am...I'm either 16 or 17 in this photo. I was modeling clothes in a fashion show at the local mall, which was how I got clothes in high school.

Pretty hot stuff, hey? LOL! Can you believe I thought I was fat?! I really have no interest being this skinny again...but I can definately loose a few.

I can't believe it's been almost 10 years since I graduated from high school! I totally am going to have to create a "What I didn't know then" page. I went to a smaller high school with a graduation class of 182 (started with over 230, but that's another story). I'm from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which if you're not familiar with the place is very unusual. Seriously a date is ice fishing...really!

I dated the same guy all through high school...and we even became engaged senior year. Not a good idea. That lasted about oh...a year and few months....before he married someone else! Seriously! Doesn't that make a great soap opera plot?! Where is he now? Have no clue...but I think he's been divorced at least twice. I have one word for that....KARMA! (Did you catch My Name is Earl?) LOL!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Oh sooo tired...but my butt is getting smaller

My Lental resolution is to work out more because I really can't give anything up, so tonight a friend and I went to a "Cardio Fusion" class at the Y. OMG!!!! Doing that twice a week will really get me in shape for my 10-year class reunion! My butt is going to melt off by that time.

I read many blogs were people talk about cute things their children do...well, since I have not been blessed with children...I have to tell stories about my dogs. Let me preface this...I have two dogs Kelvin (5-year-old Cocker) and Dakota (4-year-old lab). Obviously Dakota is bigger, but Kelvin is older and the boss...always was...always will be. Both are crazy for attention!

This morning I was getting ready for work. The dogs were playing by the bed...Dakota was wrapped up in the comforter and while trying to break free she kept spinning in circles...only to get herself wrapped further and further. My Dakota is a little on the lazy she gives up and lies down on the floor beneath the blankets. There is a little place were she can look Kelvin being the typical big brother goes and sits on the blankets blocking her from getting out.

Ok this is a total you had to be there story. Sorry. But someday when I am blessed with children I'm going to be ready for sibling rivalry issues.

I did some scrapping tonight. I've been using a lot of Gina Miller's stuff lately, but the freebie kit she offered on her blog the other day fit perfectly with these photos. It was just a summer afternoon with the rest of the Ives...

Credits: kit-Spring Thaw by Gina Miller; font-Copperplate Bold

I really like how this layout came together and the simplicity of it.

Well I have to go to bed...Happy Friday! (because it will probably be Friday before anyone reads this!)

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

A little whine

You know, scrapbooking is a real personal thing, even so, I enjoy making something and showing it to the world, such as post it in my gallery or here or even submit it to be published. I'm really addicted to Becky Higgins' sketches in Creating Keepsakes and usually create a layout and send it on its way in hopes of making it in the magazine. In January, I did one for June (which was eh...but ok) and one for July (which was WOW!!...IMHO) Then I stalk The Pub message board over at 2Peas to see if anyone else started to get calls. heart leapt then fell when I saw the July calls going out. I kept refreshing my e-mail and calling my voice mail at home, but no luck.

The thing is I know not to take this personally or see it as a reflection of my own work. I am a little familiar with the magazine business and know that some things just don't fit for what ever reason. There may be too many of the same subject or the colors may not mesh with the others chosen. So I will continue to create and submit and one day my layouts will fit too.

So here it is...

Miss Wisconsin 2004

Credits: Paper-Rhonna Farrer (2Peas); brushes-Rhonna Farrer; fonts-Chopin Script (unknown), Miss America (Miss America Organization)and CK Roxy (Creating Keepsakes)

Beautiful, isn't it? ;) Thanks for letting me whine and pout like a spoiled child! LOL!

I did scrap some more last night while watching repeat of my favorite show Law and Order SVU. I almost didn't scrap these pictures...but aren't they cute?

Credits: papers and alpha-Fingerpainting kit by Gina Miller; gingham flower-Gina Miller; paper clip-Diva kit by Amanda Behrmann; font-AL Charisma

Unfortunately, I regret to inform you Blue is no longer with us...if you scroll down to the page I posted of Kelvin, our cocker, you'll see him carrying his trophy. Sad....very sad.

That's all for now! Have a happy hump day!

Monday, March 6, 2006

Whole lota nuthin'

I've been a bad blogger...but it's funny how you compose entries in your head while away from the computer. You should see the entries I would write in the shower! If they ever create a waterproof laptop...I would do all my work in there.

Mom came down this weekend for the Miss Oshkosh pageant. She's the director for the Miss Marinette pageant. I also volunteer with the program, wearing many hats...mostly in the fall and with the show...I'm producer, script writer, host, performer, stage manager...thank God it's only once a year!

Mom and I went to the Titanic artifact exhibit that's in town. It was very impressive! If you ever get a chance to see one of these exhibits...go! As you enter, you are given a boarding pass with the name and information of a traveler on the great ship. I was Miss Edwina "Winnie" Celia Troutt, a 27-year-old woman from Bath, England. She was a second class passenger. I am a history nut so as I walked through the exhibit, I especially paused at the second class items and wondered if Winnie used that particular item. It really made the whole experience real. At the end of the exhibit, you enter a room where you review the passenger list to find out if "you" lived or died when the Titanic sank. I am happy to say that Miss Troutt was indeed a survivor! After I got home I Googled her name and discovered she lived until the ripe age of 100, dying in 1984. My mother was not so fortunate...she had the name of Mrs. Irene Colvin Corbett, a 30-year-old mother of three who was one of 14 second-class women who did not survive. I will probably go was really crowded when I was there and would like to browse more.

I did complete another scrapbook page this weekend! I did this one using Gina Miller's sketch from Scrapbook Bytes. She gave two options for a square page, but I put both options together for a two page layout.

Credits: font-CK Artisan

It's a very simple layout, but I really like it. My favorite photo is the large one of Dakota, who HATED camping! She spent the entire day in the tent on the air mattress. I mean what dog doesn't like camping?! Ahhh...that's why she's my princess. She did, however, love swimming.

Did you get Gina's new bulletin board add on...I did. Unfortunately, I didn't read her blog first where she hid a $2 coupon. So I just had to buy something else...Like her Weathered and Worn OOO So Fresh kit. I think this might work good with my vacation photos.


Wednesday, March 1, 2006

I've been tagged....

Molly (RedMolly) tagged me today with this different form of questionnaire. She took famous movie quotes, but you have to fill in the blank with the words that describe you.

First--Here's the questionnaire, then my answers...

“I was born a --- --- ---.” (The Jerk)
“Your middle name is ---, as in ---, your birth date's ---, you're 5'---, you weigh --- pounds and your social security number is [just kidding!].” (Breakfast Club)
“Your mother was a --- and your father smelt of ---.” (Holy Grail)
“It's a Zen thing, like how many --- fit in a ---.” (Waiting for Guffman)
“I have a bad feeling about ---.” (Star Wars)
“This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is ---, or ---.” (Dirty Dancing)
“ My job consists of basically ---, and, at least once a day, --- so I can ---while I fantasize about ---. ” (American Beauty)
“I see --- people.” (Sixth Sense)
“Vote for ---!” (Napoleon Dynamite)
“What do you mean nothing good? We've seen everything good. We've seen ---! We went to ---, we saw priceless ---! We ate ---!” (Ferris Bueller)
“Life is ---. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”(Princess Bride)
“'Blessed are the ---.'” (Life of Brian)

But I'm adding one:
"There's no place like ---." (Wizard of Oz)

My answers:

“I was born a blue-eyed Yooper." from the upper peninsula of Michigan(The Jerk)
“Your middle name is Marie, as in Claire, your birth date's January 21st, you're 5'6", you weigh an undisclosed number of pounds and your social security number is [just kidding!].” (Breakfast Club)
“Your mother was a model and your father smelt of cigarettes (but not for the past 8 years!).” (Holy Grail)
“It's a Zen thing, like how many diamonds fit in a sponge (ok...really don't know how to answer that one).” (Waiting for Guffman)
“I have a bad feeling about a bottle of wine on a Thursday night (eh--don't ask!).” (Star Wars)
“This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is never being a mother, or another world war.” (Dirty Dancing)
“ My job consists of basically calling many people who don't want to spend money, and, at least once a day, putting on headphones so I can relax while I fantasize about what I really want to do. ” (American Beauty)
“I see too many people.” (Sixth Sense)
“Vote for Me (for what--that's up to you)!” (Napoleon Dynamite)
“What do you mean nothing good? We've seen everything good. We've seen Disneyland! We went to Mickey's house, we saw priceless Mouse ears! We ate Moon Shaped Rice Krispy treats the size of our heads!” (Ferris Bueller) (Yeah, I'm a dork)
“Life is a bitch. Anyone who says differently is selling something. (and I'm probably selling it to you!”(Princess Bride)
“'Blessed are the forgotten.'” (Life of Brian)
"There's no place like a hammock on a sunny, weekend afternoon!) (Wizard of Oz)

Ok...I tag Stephanie, Susan, and whoever else feels like doing this. Comment here so I can read your answers, k?