Saturday, September 30, 2006

Look what I WON!!!! & thoughts & prayers

I've participated in the month-long {self-exposed} challenge over at Creative Hearts Studio. This layout earned me the Week #3 Weekly winner:

So...I know there's a little package on its way. I grab the mail this afternoon on the way to the grocery store....and I was so so so excited when I opened it. I actually had been looking at these online last night !!!

Thank you so much Carrie and Traci!!!! What an AWESOME prize!!!! (and one I really really wanted)

My thought for the day: There's nothing sweeter than a clean baby.

And if you haven't lifted up a prayer today, please pray for my dear friend Amy and her sweet husband. Here's the latest -

Amy's blog

Sunday, September 17, 2006

So much for blogging every day this month...

It's been a crazy week. Busy, busy, busy. Catching up on a few things & getting further behind with others.

For my Grocery Game friends, here are the results of my trip to Harris Teeter today. Got everything in the picture for $35.28 and that includes almost $4 in sales tax. Sale prices and coupons totaled $57.45. I just love when that happens!!

Tonight A. and I went to see Disney on Ice Princess Wishes. She really enjoyed it especially when the dragon breathed fire on the ice. I think I expected her to be more in awe than she was though. She asked when we could go again, and I told her when she was 9 or 12. So matter of factly, she told me that next time she wasn't going to watch the show, she would be Snow White IN the show. Who does that sound like? A little girl who just knew she could tap dance at her next fiddle performance??

I took this picture right before we left the house, then played with it in Photoshop.

And here are 2 layouts I've done this month for a challenge at Creative Hearts Studio. Tough challenge since I rarely (if ever) scrap about me. This challenge has really forced me to record some memories and feelings I otherwise would never have gotten around to.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006's still Tuesday in my book

It's just a few strokes past midnight, but my head hasn't hit the pillow so I'm counting this as an entry for Tuesday. *wink*

I had to wait until dh woke up from his nap in the recliner to have him draw a name for the goodies. And the winner is............


I met Connie on the Remember The Moments forum during Lorie's posting challenge. She's from West TN (I think) so she's practically a neighbor. YAY Connie!!!

Tonight I started some cards, uploaded some pictures to have printed, and finished up an altered magnet for a special friend.

Thanks everyone that joined in the little contest. That was fun!!! Now make sure you go check out some of those links. There's lots of great inspiration out there right now. Nite Nite!!!!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Happy Labor Day America!!!

I'm so thankful to have an extra day to the weekend. And man, does this house need my attention today! It seems like we always spend Sunday afternoon and evening getting ready for Monday. Since we didn't have to do that yesterday, we went to see the life-sized birdhouses at Cheekwood. The gardens are beautiful. Here's my favorite photo from our outing:

We finished off the evening taking the kids to Chuck E. Cheese's for pizza and playtime. A. had a blast!!!!

I finished this LO for a challenge at My Scrap Shak.

Keep posting comments in the entry for September 2 to enter the drawing for a RAK! I know there are a few more challenges out there that haven't been mentioned (since they're on my list LOL). I also have a challenge for myself today: Finish cleaning up my scrap area. Get those desks cleared off !!!!!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Snapshots of Saturday

First, don't forget to post a comment in yesterday's blog entry to get your name in the drawing for a RAK of scrapbook goodies. Mention an online contest, challenge or crop in your comment, and your name will go in twice.

Melissa already mentioned Aggie's challenge over at Willow Traders. Alot of the gals are scrapping "the month of September", with a layout of daily life for a month. I didn't join in, but maybe I'll just try to blog the month of September. An entry a day? That would be a miracle, huh?

The weather has cooled off so nicely here, and we've resumed our daily walks around the neighborhood. Even though we take the same route every time, no one ever gets bored with it.

Here's a layout I did yesterday for an online challenge.

I have a couple of ideas floating around in my head for some more scrapping projects, although I should probably just challenge myself to do a little reorganizing of photos and scrap supplies. We've got some family fun planned for the day too!!!! We'll have to wait and see if any scrapping is in store for me today.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Hi! My name is Rachel and I'm a .....

Challenge Junkie!!!

What is it with the month of September? There are so many online contests, challenges and crops this month. I NEED the challenges. It seems like I only scrap when someone throws a challenge out there for me. I don't really do it to win. Of course, winning would be nice....but I usually join just for the motivation.

Here's a birthday card I made yesterday for the Daily Challenge at The Scrapbook Society. Melynda has a ton of great prizes this month including a Cricut!!!

Following the spirit of contests, I've decided to have a little one right here on my blog. Post a comment to this thread and your name will go into a drawing for a RAK from me! If your post includes info on a online challenge, contest, or crop during the month of September, I'll put your name in twice! But hurry and post. I'll be drawing a name the evening of September 5th!