Monday, March 31, 2008

1st Digi: In Deep Assignments

So the bottom one is our first assignment and this top one here is the 1a challenge assignment.  I'm not really loving it, but at least I finished it, right?  right?...

Temple #2

I haven't had enough courage to try Lesson 1 in DID yet, but I have been having fun playing in PSE6! Here's the second layout for my temple book.

Creative Fun

I've been wanting to try this ever since I saw it on my friend Amy's blog.  Now that PSE6 is up and running, here we go!

It’s the Random Album Cover Game! A great exercise in creativity.

This requires three random things. But wait, here’s what you’re supposed to do (I promise I didn’t cheat on mine):

  1. The first article on this page is your band name. (If it’s a real band or musician, you might want to cheat and hit refresh.)
  2. Scroll down - the last four words of the last article are the title of your album.
  3. Whatever the third picture is - that’s the album cover.

Now, put it all together in your favorite image editing program(s)… It’s fun!

Here's mine:
Let me know what you come up with!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Getting Ready for Digi: In Deep!

I am really starting to get excited for Jessica Sprague's next class... Digi: In Deep.  It starts Monday!

Tonight was the first time I was able to sit down and play with PSE6 on the Mac.  I can't believe how much I have forgotten in the past couple of months.  But after working thru some issues, I finally got my first Layout completed.  It feels so good to have one done before class even begins.  

I'm working on a mini-album with a page dedicated to each temple that we have visited.  If you are unfamiliar with temples, you can read more about them here.  The first page is on Salt Lake, which holds some special memories for both Dan and me.  We were married there!


Papers:  Laundry Line Nate by Jen Wilson Designs

             Sock Monster Finds Boys Set 1 by Jen Wilson Designs

Font:     Bikham Script Pro & Century Gothic

Template: Crystal Set 6

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Just a quick Happy Easter message to all my blogging friends. I hope you have a very special day!

Since it's just the two of us, we aren't doing anything out of the ordinary for a Sunday - just Church and relaxation afterwords! However, I DID get a (very) late birthday gift in the mail yesterday - a Nintendo Wii!! I am SURE we will be trying that out after church!!

Many of you have asked what was in the package (see post below). Well, it was car parts for my husband. So nothing interesting (at least not to ME!!). Thanks for asking!

Speaking of Dan's car, it has been getting a very special detail service this past week, and we picked it up yesterday. I have to say, I was on the fence about this (very expensive) service, but even I have to admit I don't think his car has ever been shinier (including the day we picked it up from the dealer!). Here are some photos. Aren't the some of the reflections amazing??

One last thing, I was so excited that I was able to register for the next of Jessica Sprague's new digi scrapbooking classes, Digi: In Deep. It starts Monday, March 31st! I am SOOOOO excited!!!

Again, have a very Happy Easter!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


The UPS man just made my day - and not because of what he brought me! I was walking back from the mailbox, and caught him as he was headed back to his truck.

I said, "you don't have anything for me, do you?"

He said, "#613?"

I said, "Yes!"

He said, "Sign here.... you ARE 21, aren't you?"

I nodded. And grinned as I carried the package inside.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I used to be better...

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I'm a Winner!!

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this! I am the winner of a blog giveaway! I enter these things all the time, and have never won before, so this just makes my day.

Anna Marie, thank you so much! I'm going to post a link here so that you get some more visitors. Everyone loves blog traffic, right? :)

And, since I let the cat out of the bag, and everyone is asking, here is the house story! As most of you know, we moved from Utah to Texas this past October. Our house in Utah is still on the market! BUT, we found this gorgeous floorplan with a local builder, and the price was just right... soo... long story short, it's an 8-month build, and the best part is, if our home in Utah hasn't sold by the time it's built, then we get our deposit money back, and don't loose anything, so it seemed like a good opportunity. So that's that. We are very excited about picking out brick and flooring and paint, etc. etc. Now, just to sell that house!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

One more thing

Thanks to all of you who participated in our vacation poll.  Instead of a spendy vacation this year, we decided to put money down on a new house instead!  More details to follow.  

Home Again

After a week in Portland for work... and a little fun... I'm happy to be home in Texas!  After a rainy week in Oregon, I was happy when we landed Friday night, and the captain announced that it was 85 degrees!! I couldn't believe it!

Thursday night I met up with some of my good friends from Portland, Jessica, Amyanne & Paige.  We had a lot of fun catching up, went to dinner at Pastini, and then did some shopping at Ann Taylor Loft.  I can't go to Portland without good food & shopping at Bridgeport Village!  It was sooooo nice to see you guys!!!  Let's do it again very soon.  Here are some pictures from our night out.  Since PSE6 doesn't come out for another week, these are totally un-retouched, straight from the camera.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Snow? Really?

As I sit here - on MARCH 6th - I can see the snow falling in our back yard.  That's right - snow.  This has been one of the strangest winters I have ever had!  I guess it IS north Texas, right?  We've had 75+ degree weather, snow, hail, and just about everything in between these last couple of months.  I'm not exactly pleased about the snow.  At least I know that it won't last too long!

Thanks for all the thoughts & prayers while we were sick.  We are finally starting to feel better.  Not 100%  yet, for sure, but at least on the road to recovery.  It's been a rough few weeks!  I honestly don't ever remember being this sick.  Our medications have tapered off, and I'm down to one little prescription.  So there is hope. :)

As it is March (nevermind how in the world is it MARCH already??), I thought I would revisit my resolutions for 2008.  I'm happy to report, I'm doing well!  The 'ol journal is up to date.  (OK, I have to admit, I missed a few days, but other than that, I'm back on track).  I'm also happy to report that I am 34.1% of the way through the Old Testament!  It's been really a lot more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be!  I love the stories and how they flow together, and I'm learning so much!  

And as for no more soda?  I think I'm past the craving stage!  I don't really find myself missing it very often anymore.  Glad about that!  

Dan and I are trying to decide where we want to go on vacation this year.  Want to help us out?  Vote over there on the right!  Right now, we're thinking about Beijing - what do you think?  

I guess that's it for now.  Yup, it's still snowing.