Monday, April 2, 2012

Ummmm... hello.

Oh good heavens! Has it really been nearly a month? Coming to my poor blog tonight, I wondered if I would even remember where I'd left off.

Real Life - that's where I left off. Life just happens sometimes and the other stuff that I wish I could keep up with falls to the side.

I've been listening to the Hunger Games soundtrack. A lot. An abnormally amount of a lot even for me. I was trying to be nice and wait patiently until the Japan release date would be announced. I figured that since we have to wait about 4 months after each Twilight movie (There, I said it. I'm a TwiFan.) that HG would be coming sometime around mid to late June. Boy was I wrong. Finally, Kadokwa pictures posted on their website that HG would be coming to Japan in Fall of 2012. Shock. Despair. Sadness. Why, oh why??? So I figured the closest I could get to having the HG now would be to play the soundtrack again and again and again...

Work has been hoppin' and for this I am so very thankful! Teaching and now a bit of translating and editing. Thank you God for incredible opportunities! But of course real life takes precedence over digi life and scrapping falls to the side.

Nonetheless, I *do* have some pages to share. Where to start, where to start.

March Artisan Notebook layout. Way back in November I joined in the FB 30 days of Gratitude. Wow, what that ever a wonderful and eye-opening experience. Everyday I posted my status as something/someone I was grateful for. Most days were easy to think of, but just a few days took some digging. As the journaling is just tooooo long to include, *try* to read the page (if you're interested).

 all papers and elements from my heART by Etc by Danyale and My heART Journal Set by Etc by Danyale
template is from CQ 365ish 2-pagers Vol 1 by Cluster Queen Creations
font is Caviar Dreams

TDC news. Bummer of all bummers. Our precious leader Nicole has left our nest in order to pursue her dreams as a designer. On the one hand there is shock and sadness, on the other hand there is nothing but continued love and admiration for what a wonderful woman she is. She was the absolute best boss to work for at TDC. Not to fear, my beloved Sinead is the new owner and operator of The Digichick and she is going to be AWESOME!

Tell Your Story. I have a couple of fun challenges up at Tell Your Story. There is no deadline (as there are no prizes) so come join me!

Four-Legged Friends: my beloved Dino. Born the same day I was. My first pet-love.

most papers and elements from Emporium by The Digichick Designers
some elements from The Daily Details and Around the World also by The Digichick Designers
alpha is from My Mountain alpha by Flutter Expressions
page template is from Solos Part 6 by Busy Bee Designs
font is The Daily Digi Girls by Darcy Baldwin

Crazy Friends: Good friends, good times.

all papers and elements from Lucky Me by Elise's Pieces
Brit's Pen
by Darcy Baldwin template is from Captivated by Lynn by Captivated Visions

True Friendship: I've learned over the years that not everyone who wants to be my friend is necessarily a true friend. 

paper and most elements from Someone Like You by The Digichick Designers
background stamp by Karen Lewis
lace doily from Bee Happy by Danielle and Mari
font is Miss Molly Brown by Darcy Baldwin
font for sincerity is Angelic War

Layouts just for fun. I've been wanting to use DJB I Am That Girl by Darcy Baldwin. As soon as I saw this kit by Mari and Jenn I knew I had the perfect picts.

font is I Am That Girl by Darcy Baldwin
papers and elements from Puddle Jumper by Mari Koegelenberg and Jenn Barrette
page template by Little Green Frog Designs
 Last but not least scrapping news, please pardon me while I toot my own horn a little bit. I woke up this morning and, as usual, jumped right into my FB account. Scrolling down through the news feed, I happened upon a post by The Artisan Notebook saying that the April Issue had been released. Low and behold, much to my utter shock and pleasure, my layout was featured on the cover. The whole issue is about Organization and I chose to scrap about how I finally got my bookmarks organized via Pinterest. (Quite amusing to me is that there are actually quite a few Pinterest layouts in this issue. I guess I'm not the only one Pinterest is helping get organized!)

My friends and I are getting ready for a spring bazaar at the end of this month. At least, I hope they are getting ready. I know I'm not quite there yet. Why is that I need the pressure of an impending deadline in order to get anything done? Got lots to make.

As always, thank you so much for not giving up on me and stopping by my little corner of the web. Please come back again soon!

1 comment:

Lulutoo said...

I can't wait to see what you make for the bazaar, Holly! Congrats on having your LO chosen for the magazine cover!