Saturday, September 26, 2009

Its that time of year again......

Most people are excited about fall, the kids going back to school or Christmas being less than 100 days away.Me?  I'm excited about this:

And this:

This season is different for me.  I finally let go of my season seats - something that ripped my little heart out.  As much as I'm going to miss this, I'm also relieved that I won't be functioning on minimal sleep and replaying the games in my head the next day as my head bobs up and down.

Don't worry, you'll still know where to find me on game nights - Row 1 Seat 1 - Couch City baby!

I have my Kings jersey (I have 7 to choose from), my Kings blanket and several other items of fashion interest that make it into rotation.

I have tickets to a handful of the important games - you know, like when Ph
oenix comes to town or the East Coast invades the West Coast.

I did not, however, purchase tickets to any games against the Ducks, Sharks etc.  We spend way too much time on the ice with them.  Besides, I'm not making the trek up to Staples Center when the Duck fans decide to attend.  And they claim the Kings fans are rude, crude and vapid.  Takes one to know one!

The only good thing to come out at those games is Duckhunter.  

I will however, make the trek up to Staples multiple times this year to see my Goaltender who the Kings traded last season.  My goaltender.  

If he and the rest of the Coyotes can overcome the ownership issues and put the Weak One, I mean Wayne Gretzky, behind them they have the potential to be a contender this season.  Scary words, I know.  Trust me, when the Kings fail horrifically every season, you have to have something to fall back on.  I have my 'other' teams.  My backups, my standbys.

Anyway, no more of this hot mess behind the Yotes bench this season.  Seriously, angry much?  I think he spent at least 55 of the 60 minutes in the game like this.  I really thought (read wished) his head would explode but it never did.  Yikes.

Since My Goalie plays for Phoenix now, I have to put them on my reserves list.  

Anyway, its been a long offseason and with the start of every new season comes new hope.  This could be the year.  Heck, I'd settle for making it into the first round of the playoffs.  Everything after that is frosting on the cupcake!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Summer Documented

I'm almost done with my summer mini album - Summer Documented.  Since we were sponsoring Elle's Studio in September I pulled out all of my Elle's tags and some of the new ones to work with.  She came up with the idea and I loved it!  It was a little easier than the December Daily by Ali Edwards.  This was nice and simple and I didn't feel bad if I didn't scrap every day!  I highlighted the summer events on either a simple one or two page layout in a mini album.

I've had one of the canvas albums by Prima and Donna Downy since they arrived in the store and I've been hoarding it.  I never know what to do with something like this but seeing June's idea, I ran with it!

I loved working on every page.   I challenged myself to try new techniques and even though some of them didn't come out as expected, I still LOVE this album.

Carrie made one too and we'll both be featured on Elle's blog this week!  I also emailed my album idea to Donna Downey when someone who works for her told me that she needed to see it.  So I emailed her. 

Want to see it?  Check out my gallery.

How I made the cover:

Prima Canvas Album
Fiskars Boarder Punch
Sequin Flower
Fancy Pants
Circle Punch

First, I painted the cover a nice mint green.  The book comes in a plain canvas color with cream colored ribbon borders.  I covered those using Fabritac and Fancy Pants ribbon.  The book is bound with cream colored ribbon as well so I used some of the new Tattered Angels mists to color it.  It has a dark orange color with just a hint of glimmer.  

The letters I used are no longer available from Making Memories.  They were part of a limited release with their summer line.  I used Kaiser pearls but any will do. 

The Sequin flower is something I picked up for the Vintage Shoppe.  They come in 5 fun colors.  I thought the blue tied in nicely.  

To make the sun, I used a 2 inch circle punch and backed it with chipboard.  The 'rays' are the Fiskars border punch.  I Stickled the yellow ones.  

If you haven't played with this album yet, you need to get one.  They are a lot of fun to mist, paint, stamp - whatever!  And now we have refill pages.  This book holds a lot!  I added my own pages using chipboard.  It comes with 5 canvas pages and 5 clear plastic page protectors for a total of 10.  I added at least another 10 pages of my own and have plenty of room to add the few more pages I still need to complete.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I guess the loss of my favorite adhesive.....

caused me to disappear!


Its been very busy filling orders, entering new product and running contests.  Just crazy.  And then there's life.  Life gets in the way sometimes doesn't it?

 Just wanted to share a few layouts here. 
Tree Hugger - Crate Paper, Prima felt and K & Co alphabet.

Pony Rides - Bazzill Kraft and Collage Press
Little Talker - Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey papers and sticker letters.
A to Z book.  I used my Bind it All for the first time to bind together the cards from K & Co's A to Z line.  I ordered the cards from Studio Calico and used the ideas from their Design Team for the cover.  Nick loves this more than the light up talk toys we bought that are supposed to teach him letters.

You can see more of my layouts in my gallery.

I have a bunch of pictures to share from the past couple of weeks.