Me and Chon had a "cyber crop" tonight...we used our Page Maps books and picked a sketch and we both did a LO using it. I like when we do that because our LOs always turn out looking TOTALLY different. I really like the way mine came out. It seemed to just "flow" and I didn't even have to think about what to put where...the ideas just kept coming. I love that I used old and new...and lots of different brands. I love mixing manufacturers. I like the bright, fun colors on Chon's. And it looks great against the black. Just wondering if I'm not the only one who wishes they could scrap all day?? LOL When the ideas come, I just wish I could scrap the days away...no housework, no cooking...just scrapping :) Ahhh...I can dream can't I? Anyway, that's all for today...oh, Chon is STILL ahead of me...I think...she won't tell me how many she's done...it's a conspiracy! LOL TFL :)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Woohooo...I'm at #80!! Did I catch you yet, sistah?? I think I did! Or did I?? I had started working on this LO last week , but was stuck on ideas for it. I seem to have a really hard time with making a LO with multiple pictures. I didn't want to use just one pic since I was using pics of Miguel and the kids at the petting zoo. Sometimes I like using more than one pic because I feel like I have just too many pages to do if I do them all with just one picture. Anyway, this was a somewhat "lift" off 2 Peas..just found it this morning. I really liked the color combo...like the black background with the bright colors. I'm pretty happy with the outcome and now..this page is done :) The other is the BOM page I had to journal on. I might try to do another later tonight. Right now, Mikey is playing his Blues Clues video game in the kitchen and my mom is napping. Not to say that my mom is the one who interrupts my scrapping..LOL I did my workout for today...2.1 miles in 32 minutes. When Miguel came home for lunch, he said that I looked like I was losing weight. Don't know that for a fact, but just hearing him say it, gives me some motivation :) That's all for now :)
I did two pages yesterday...yay! The first one came together fairly easy and pretty quickly. It was a lift of my sis's "Color Me Happy" LO which I'm pretty sure she lifted from somewhere too (don't know where). I used a pic of this stuffed beanie type dog that Lij has had since he was very little. The poor thing is so dingy (I do wash him, but it just doesn't get clean!) and his stuffing is all gone, but how Elijah loves that little dog. He doesn't take it w/him everywhere like he used to when he was smaller, but he still sleep with it and I know it's because it's some kind of a security thing for him which I think is sweet :) I'll post pics of the second LO later because I still need to do the journaling. It's an 8x8 for my BOM so that one didn't take long and I "lifted" a LO from 2 Peas. I want to say it was from Jamie Water's gallery, but I could be wrong. I might have the name wrong and maybe it wasn't even her! LOL
This Saturday, we will be celebrating Lij's 10th birthday at Cracker Barell (he chose that restaurant). His dad and some of their family along with our family will be there.I'm glad we could all do this together instead of having two seperate "parties". I really want for us to all get along. I have a great relationship with Lij's dad...now...because we didn't always and I think that says alot for how far we have come because at one point, I couldn't stand to talk to him. I just need to develop some kind of a relationship with his wife which is Lij's step mom now. I know we'll get there..someday. After lunch there, we want to take Lij and maybe Gabby to Laser Quest. We went a couple of years back (without Lij) and it was tons of fun! I think the kids will love it!
On the work out front, I'm still getting on the treadmill every day. The diet....is not going so well! LOL I did excellent for the first week and then it was just too hard...I missed "real" food! LOL I let myself have something here and there because I don't want to deprive myself and then first chance I get, I'll just overdo it, but I am still sticking mostly to the no breads, sweets, ect. I don't know if I've lost any weight because Mikey broke our scale so we need to get a new one. But I do "feel" better and I do see "some" difference in the way my clothes fit. This week, I went back to running/walking instead of walking at an incline (resistance), but next week, I think I'll go back to resistance and alternate weekly. My legs were getting really sore from only walking uphill. Well, that's all for now....TFL :)