Monday, September 21, 2009

No More Apologies

Okay, first off, I just want to say I'm not going to apologize for not being "crafty" anymore. I am so into digi-scrapping right now that unfortunately for anyone that started following me because I was crafty, most of my posts will consist of digi-scrapping or related topics. I was toying with the idea of starting a new blog for these posts but I have decided against it. My blog has always been about what I was into at the moment, whether that be crocheting, quilting, reading or scrap booking. So while I know that it wasn't necessary that I apologize in the first place, I am now going to stop!! I know that with Christmas coming up there will be many crafty posts, especially with me starting my day home. Oh, did I forget to mention that?? Ummm yeah, this year while I was on maternity leave, the company I was working for kind of went under, so I was left jobless. I started applying for jobs, similar to the one I had and only had two calls back. I think I have a great resume (and the one lady told me so, but that she almost didn't call me as I was overqualified) and was surprised at the lack of response. Plus the rate of pay they did offer me was $6 less per hour than what I was making previously, and I have two kids to put in daycare... it wasn't even enough to barely pay the daycare. Also, with the irregular hours my husband works, I have to have someone lined up to watch my kids, and most day homes don't do weekends, so I was limited in the hours of work I was available for as well. So I decided to be the day home instead, and I'm still getting started, have done lots of interviews with families and currently have a wonderful little 1 year old girl coming to see us every day. Chase loves her, Rayna not so much!! Lol. Jealousy at any age is not becoming hehe. So I will be sure to post a lot of more kid-oriented crafts, like the ones I found in these books: (click on the image to be directed to the website)They are so great, things like how to make finger paint using flour salt and food coloring (and a couple other household ingredients!!) I'm excited to get a couple older kids so we can start doing some of the fun stuff!!

That being said, I am so excited that I made it onto the Creative Team for Scrap That Idea!! I got started in the weirdest way...I was originally a paper scrapper, and am interested in many crafts. I was searching for a way to do a rag quilt, and then I started searching for material, pre-cut flannel squares to use. I came across Quilt Taffy on ebay. They have a giveaway every Thursday, but you have to leave a comment to enter, so I started a blogger account to leave a comment. Then I decided I needed a place to spew forth all my mental garbage, so I started this blog. Then, I found Vicki's blog. I'm not sure how I stumbled across it, but I know I found her before I found any of the other scrapping blogs I follow now! She had all these freebie kits posted, and I couldn't believe she was just giving them away!! She also had a blinkie "Digi-Free Found ME!" and I kept seeing it on several blogs, so (duh) I finally clicked on it to see what it was. Freebie search site, that lists all the freebies posted on blogs!! I was in heaven. I had just purchased the Storybook Creator Program from Creative Memories, but all the content (paper and stickers etc) were like $8 a package. I was in my glory, finding all those freebies, and my digital obsession began!! I have been doing digital scrapping ever since, and through Vicki's blog, I also found the other girls from the Scrap that Idea design team, Mel, Stacey, and Sara. They are very talented designers, and I've been following them for the last year!! (And not in a scary blog-stalker kind of way hehe) So when I saw they were looking for a CT for the store, I jumped at the chance! I honestly didn't think anything would come of it, as I have applied for several CT's previously and haven't always made the cut, so I was stunned when I got the message that I made it! I feel honored and terrified!! What if I suck? What if my layouts suck? Hmmm. I hope I'm not terrible. I hope I always have just the right photo, and inspiration strikes me with every kit I get to play with! Click on the Scrap that Idea banner to visit the store and check out all the great designs!!! Also, Oopsie Daisy closed down one of her stores, so my position on her CT was short lived, however if you visit her blog (click on her blinkie in my sidebar) she just posted that she will still be selling her designs on another site.

I also finished reading my latest book, The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews, click HERE to visit my book review blog to hear all about it! I also re-read Twilight and New Moon. I'm already hoping that they didn't add a whole bunch of stuff to New Moon, as from the latest preview, it looks like they have added some action to the last scenes, as Edward is never slammed on the ground by any of the Volturi. Actually, the only Volturi to touch any of them is Aro, and that is only so he can "see". I know they have to edit it some to make it good for the guys (but who gives a crap about them!? haha) by adding action and removing some scenes for time etc. I just really hate when they add in things that were totally not in the book. Such as the scene in Twilight where they ride the bus for that field trip...WTH?? So not in the book. And then they cut the biology scene where Bella is passing out because she can smell the blood when they are blood typing, and Edward carries her to the nurse... I'm such a hopeless addict. I am in the middle of Eclipse now. I seriously thought that the second time around would be different, that I wouldn't get so sucked in, but it's not, and I am. I haven't been on the computer much, mainly due to the fact that my days are a little busier with the day home, and that my evenings are being spent with the Cullens. I ♥ the Cullens.

And one more little update, my daughter turned one on September 15th. I can't believe it. So crazy that my little baby has turned one. I'm sure I'll be scrapping it soon, so you'll get to see some photos sometime!!

I also want to say thank you to every one of you that takes the time to comment on any of my posts, whether it be a thank you for a quick page, a comment letting me know the links aren't working, or just a random comment on my mental garbage spewing. It seriously makes my day knowing that someone takes the time to read what I have to say, and thinks enough about it to leave a comment. So thanks for visiting my blog, have a great day!!


Scrappy Bug said...

Hi Rose!! I'm Lee-Anne (scrappybug) also recently joined the STI CT! I was just reading how to add the blinkie - which I actually worked out... BUT I can't work out how to actually do the "signature" part?!!! I know, complete dunce, hey?!!! I've added both my blinkie & the STI CT blinkie, to the my last post, using the img codes... so do I have to do that, everytime I post? I would'a thought a signature was an auto thing, like on my outlook email? Please email me!!! I need HELP!!!


Mac's Wifey said...

Ahh my blog is about whatever. Half the time it is to update some of my family that is not around the area I am from. I am on DK Designs CT and I just started a few weeks ago. So, I was pretty surprised when I got the news from STI : )

Quilt Nut said...

had to come over and say hi to a fellow twilight fan. saw your avatar on PS I Quilt and got all excited lol

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!