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 Paperback.com 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 how she fell into that line of work. There were some laugh out loud moments and it was so enjoyable that I read it in just a few days time. There are 14 books in this series so I have lots more to keep busy with for a while.

I hope that I don't bore everyone with all this stuff about the books I'm reading but know how it is to be looking for something new to read and thought maybe it would help some of you to find something new to read.