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Blogger's Challenge 53 - Use any resist technique

I chose the Crayon Resist technique for this challenge. I really did use a crayon on this however it doesn't show very well in the picture. It has been a really long time since I did this technique and it was kind of fun going back to something and trying it again.

I used a retired SU set called Garden Collage for this. I have just loved this set since they put it out. It was one of the few sets that I have held on to in all my cleaning out. The papers are SU and Foo-Fa-La. The inks are Staz-on and SU. I used a SCS sketch for this layout but I don't remember which one it was and I had one of those moments in forgetting to write it down.

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend. I will think of you while lying on the beach in FL where I will be starting tomorrow. Can't wait to come back and see what everyone comes up with.

More Reading....

I finished this one over the weekend. Loved It!!! I cannot believe just how much I have been enjoying these so far. I am waiting to receive 4, 5, 6, and 7 from swaps. Maybe they will be here when I get back from FL.

Currently this is what I am reading. So far I am really enjoying it too. I'll let everyone know the final verdict when I finish it though.

Blogger's Challenge 52 - Manly Themed

Here is my second try at the Blogger's Challenge. This weeks was a Manly Themed Card. This is my first try with this stamp. It is a PSX stamp that I found in Hobby Lobby several months ago & had just stuck it in a drawer. (Again sorry for the so-so photo).

This is a really simple card. I stamped the image and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils & Gamsol. Then I used Beate's weekend sketch from this past weekend.

Supplies: Stamps - PSX and Wisecracks; Paper - Bazzill and Wubie Prints.

Update on 2008 Goals

1. Daily Bible reading (Chronological Reading Plan) -6 days missed out of 169.
2. Finish Medical Transcriptionist course - working on Session 10 out of 18.
3. Get re-organized & decluttering (2 rooms & master closet) - Still working on this on. It is amazing how much crap we had sitting in closets & drawers. Have either sold or given to Goodwill a whole lot of unused stuff.
4. Continue work on debt repayment - Still working on this one. I hope to be finished with vehicle payments by Dec 31.
5. Finish getting house together & decorated - I need a decorator!
6. Read 1 book a month - I've read 8 books and working on #9.
7. Scrapbook & stamp regularly - Getting better, not as regularly as I would like but better.
8. Exercise regularly - Started studying martial arts.
9. Lose weight (30 lbs.) - 0 pounds lost.

I actually created again...

I received this image from my secret sister at The Stamp Shack and this is what I came up with.

Supplies: Stamp-SU Pun Fun; Paper-SU, DCWV; Embellishments-Unknown ribbon, Heidi Swapp Bling; Misc-Prismacolor pencils & Gamsol, Coluzzle.

Two for the Dough

Just finished reading book #2 and I loved it. I can't believe how much I have enjoyed reading these first 2 books and am looking forward to book #3. Am I the only person that has put off reading this series? What was I waiting on. Ms. Evanovich is getting ready to release book 14 soon and I am just now starting the series. Boy do I have a lot of reading to catch up on. If you haven't already read these books then what are you waiting on? There are so many laugh out loud moments.

Bloggers Challenge #51-Turquoise, Pink & Green Galore

Here is something new (sorry for the not so great photo, still haven't gotten a new camera yet). Just this week I joined the Blogger's Challenge group. Here is my first challenge card. I am really in need of all the motivation I can get and have seen several blogs with Blogger's Challenge post and they all seem to enjoy the challenges so I thought why not see about joining them. I actually enjoyed making this card. The first in a long time that I enjoyed doing.

I colored this with Prismacolor Pencils and a colorless blender pencil. I do sometimes use Gamsol to blend with, but I am trying to teach myself how to color & shade using just my pencils.

Supplies: Stamps-Inky Antics, Amuse; Paper-SU; Ink-Versafine; Misc-Prismacolor Pencils, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stickles (0n flower centers & wings).

Book Time Saturday

I have been on a reading jag as of late. I went so long without reading much and then the last couple of months I've been wanting to do nothing but read. Here are my thoughts on the latest reads.

I just finished the Sue Grafton one today. This is the latest book in the Kinsey Millhone series. I have read all of them from A thru T now. I like these books but will admit that they can be very slow reading at times. For anyone not familiar with this series they are written about a female private investigator an the different cases and things that happen to her. I would recommend them if you enjoy this type of story.

I read this one last week. I very much enjoyed this one. I have never read any of Janet Evanovich's books, so I wasn't sure whether I would like them or not. I enjoyed it so much that have the next 2 of this series sitting on the bookshelf waiting to be read. It is a series about a woman named Stephanie Plum who becomes a bounty hunter. This one tells you …