Friday, September 21, 2007
But, since I had a minute, I did want to share my latest LO for the HMITM challenge using my Oct Studio Calico kit.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I'm sure I'll have some hilarious pictures for you when I come back. Till then!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Here's some of what we found:
And, if that wasn't enough, we spent Saturday night celebrating our friend, Clayton's 22nd birthday. Count the candles if you don't believe me!
Anyway, to end this everlasting post, he's in a band called 'The Farewell Drifters' and they play more contemporary bluegrass music. It has a different sound than true bluegrass. Check them out on their site, if you want, but they have older stuff on there. They'll have it updated on Wednesday when their new album comes out. Oh, and if you're in Nashville this Friday (the 19th), they have a CD release Party at Station Inn, which you can read about on their site if you're interested in going. I would so be there, but I'll be having a blast at CHA instead.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
my sister and I at the Grand Canyon - such a perfect label to use for this page!
Just a fun, quick card:
This is Caroline's birthday card:
One of Greg and I - not too sappy.
Now, on to the will-power. I have had such good intentions about working out while I'm on the road for my job, but something always creeps up and I make excuses and don't do it. I am, however, better at working out at my own gym (mainly because I'm a treadmill snob and I like the fans, the padding, the settings on certain ones). Anyway, tonight, while in Lexington, I made up my mind to work out and I did 3.5 miles on the hot, nasty treadmill here. That's a full mile over what I have been doing at my gym. (I did have the room all to myself and was watching America's Next Top Model) Anyway, I'm so proud of myself, I just had to brag to someone....now to continue this habit....
Friday, June 29, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
This time, we had to use our journaling as a design element. Fun, huh?
7 random things...as tagged by Nicole!!
1. i got addited to Guitar Hero while making an office call with one of my reps. This doctor had the game hooked up in his personal office, challenged us to a 'concert' and from that point on, I was hooked.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
The game is SCATTERGORIES...it's harder than it looks!Here are the rules:
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.
They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up!
If you can't think of anything, skip it.
You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
Your Name: April
1. Famous Singer/Band: Aaliyah (does this count as double points? :)
2. 4 letter word: arch
3. Street: Adams St, where my husband used to live
4. Color: aquamarine
5. Gifts/Presents: apparel
6. Vehicle: Acura
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: artwork
8. Boy Name: Aaron
9. Girl Name: Adrienne
10. Movie Title: A Walk to Remember
11. Drink: Ale8 (if you're from Eastern KY, you'll know what this is)
12. Occupation: administrator
13. Celebrity: Adam Brody
14. Magazine: Auto Trader
15. U.S. City: Atlanta
16. Pro Sports Teams: A's (is that cheating?)
17. Fruit: apple (if you're Gwenyth Paltrow, this could also be a girl's name)
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: argument with spouse
19. Something You Throw Away: apple (i'm running out of ideas)
20. Things You Shout: Away!!!
21. Cartoon Character: Arthur
Let's see if Cathy can do this one....
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
This last one was kind of an unofficial challenge for myself base on Ali Edward's section in the lastest CK. She used a square punch of different items on her desk and scrapped them. So here's my take on her idea:
Friday, June 15, 2007
I've met tons of cool ladies
rebekah - i stated yesterday that she had yet to post on her blog, but now she has - check it out!!!
plus many many more, but I'm losing track. Thanks everyone for your support!
Oh, and I've tried to get around to all those who have linked Studio Calico to their blog, so if I haven't commented on your post, let me know. We love having friends!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The winner of the RAK is.....
kimosabescraps -- Her non-traditional scrapbook supply is a Dunkin' Donuts cup! How cool is that! I definitely want the link to that LO once it's complete!
Since I don't have any more sneak peeks to share, would you like to know what manufacturers will be featured in the July kit? Here's the list:
Bazzill Basics Paper
Cavallini & Co.
Circus Rose (Imagination Project)
Lil Davis Designs
Project Essentials (Imagination Project)
Studio Calico (you know we saved the best for last!)
I hope to see you tomorrow night. And just to ease any confusion since this posted at 12 o'clock on the dot, find your time zone in the list below and get yourself to Studio Calico:
Eastern time zone: Thursday at Midnight/12:00am
Central time zone: Wednesday at 11pm
Mountain time zone: Wednesday at 10pm
Pacific time zone: Wednesday at 9pm
Alaska time zone: Wednesday at 8pm
Hawaii time zone: Wednesday at 6pm
Also, my RAK in the below post is still up for grabs. I'll be drawing a winner at 12:00ET tomorrow night!
Monday, June 11, 2007
And, here, I used a marquee letter as part of the title for my layout.
So whether, paint, lace, or masking tape is your thing, feel free to post. Repeats are okay as well. From the comments, I will draw a winner Wednesday night at midnight ET, right before the launch of Studio Calico.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Don't forget to check out Scarlet's blog where she posted our inspiration for Studio Calico's premier kit.
And, I must share our first big news story here at Studio Calico.....
Well, I can dream, can't I?
Saturday, June 9, 2007
So, lest I forget, Scarlet has a new sneak peek posted on her blog, with a chance for a RAK! Don't miss out!
Also, tomorrow she'll be posting our inspiration for the July kit and I'll be introducing the designer who was commissioned to create a Studio Calico exclusive for the July add-on.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Noah: Once upon a time there was a little dinosaur - his name was Littlefoot - and he had friends.
April: Who were his friends?
Noah: Cera, Spike, Petri, and.....and.......and (he's thinking) Ducky!!!!
April: What did they do?
Noah: Littlefoot played with his friends. [proudly] BEGINNING!!!!
So, to tell you about Scarlet, I'll begin with Noah's "beginning" (which is actually the end), because although we've been friends for a long time, it's the friendship with her now that I value most. So, here's the top 10 list for things I love about Scarlet:
- She is absolutely meticulous about every thing she does.
- Her eye for detail on her LOs is amazing and she always wants at least one page element to be "inventive."
- She makes the most awesome birthday cards!
- She loves her children.
- She is a hard worker and always strives to do her best.
- She has a Canon SLR!!! (and good lenses, too!)
- Her writing skills are top-notch (I love reading her journaling).
- She is the most loyal and thoughtful person I know.
- She likes Mexican food.
- She puts up with me!
This is why I'm proud to be launching Studio Calico with her.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Pretty cool, huh?
So, you might be wondering, why "calico" (I'm assuming the "studio" part is self-explanatory),
Very simple. Both Scarlet and I love using neutral colors as the background for many of our layouts. We love how the pictures and journaling "pop" on the page when it's on cardstock that doesn't compete with the colors in the photos. Calico consists of black, white, and brown, all neutral colors. Since we will be including at least 3 neutrals in every kit, "calico" seemed an appropriate choice. What do you think?
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Michelle: I love it it looks awesome :) I can't wait to play with it....and thanx so much....super excited....
Monday, June 4, 2007
Monthly kits include:
- neutral + colored cardstock
- patterned paper from a variety of manufacturers
- journaling aid(s)
- at least one alphabet
- variety of embellishments which may include vintage items, chipboard, ribbon, stamps and more!
Studio Calico will feature the work of noteworthy designers as well as providing online support and encouragement.
The site will be completely live and kits will be available for preorder on June 14th. We can't wait and we hope to see you there!
And, just because we can't wait any longer, here's a sneak peek of the good things to come...
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
the 3rd is leather
the 4th is linen
and the 5th is wood,
What is the 6th???
At our house, it's the GUITAR HERO anniversary!!!
Yep, that's right. Call me crazy, but I've been fiending for this game ever since I played it while I was working at a doctor's office one day. I was with a rep for a lunch and the doctor asked us to come back to his private office to play guitar hero. The challenge was on!!!
Trust me, if you play this game, you will be addicted and I don't even particularly care for video games. Anyway, by the time the weekend was over, I had rocked "Free Bird" and am now a true hero (at the medium level anyway!).
Even more exciting news is the stuff I scrapped with this weekend for the new kit club that will launch on June 14. Can't wait to tell you the name of it, but until then, I can tell you I'm in cahoots with Scarlet on this one and we have some amazing designers lined up! More on this later.....
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
My friend Amber stayed with us Thurs, Fri, and Sat because she had a training in town, which was definitely fun! On Saturday, her fiance, Trevor came up from Nashville and they bought the board game "Battle of the Sexes." (By the way, check out Trevor's band "The Farewell Drifters" if you like bluegrass - http://www.thefarewelldrifters.com He's the 2nd one from the right with the khaki pants). Anyway, back to the board game. The guys kept complaining that our questions were easier than theirs, but we still loved the taste of victory! (Don't you just love these game pieces?)
I also had time to create this and 3 other Halloween things for upcoming calls. Can't show you yet!Oh, and I almost forgot, but Scarlet came over and we worked on something exciting! I wish I could tell you all about it, but pretty soon I will. Can't wait til then!