Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I've been tagged... twice!

I was tagged by two friends LAST MONTH (Satina & Barbara aka: DigiMom)- and I haven't blogged since then... so I am playing catch up now! Ha ha! (I blame it all on Kim B. who went on vacation. The lack of her emails & new kits must have thrown off my scrapping mojo right? I need a scapegoat, so I'll use her... hee hee hee...)

I'm going to stretch out the '2 tags' into 2 posts. Clever eh? Actually, it's just me taking pity on all of you, and not responding to everything all at once!

I'm going to respond to my good friend, Satina, first. I've known her since my first week of college (won't tell you how long ago that was! LOL!) and we've been friends ever since. Soooo.... since I've known her longer than Barbara, I'll do her tag today.

Satina is one of the most amazing people I know... she is sweet, spunky, and incredibly caring. She recently started her own blog (click HERE to check it out) to help keep her busy while enduring months of mandatory bed rest at the end of her pregnancy. Her positive attitude is an inspiration to me!

So - Satina's challenge to me was to post 7 random facts about myself. Here we go:

1. The day I met my husband, I told my friend, Satina, that I thought I would marry him! Ok, so this isn't a 'new' fact to Satina... but it's kind of funny. I wasn't actually serious when I said it... but it turned out to happen anyway!!! Odd twist of fate eh? Guess it was just meant to be!

2. Some of my close friends already know this random fact.... but I swallowed a live goldfish once on a dare. Yeah - it was dumb. LOL!

3. I hate touching raw meat. I am constantly laughed at when I am preparing dinner and I refuse to touch raw meat with my skin. I use long spoons, forks, knives... whatever I can find to hold it far away from me while I cook it or cut it up. Ugh. I really don't like it. I always think if I had been a pioneer or farmer that I would have been in big trouble since I don't handle those kinds of things very well.

4. I love to sing! Ok.... so when I sing now it's just when I am alone or singing along to 'Sesame Street' with my kiddos.... but once upon a time I sang in High School, College, at Church, and in a community choir. I'm really not great.... but it's like emotional therepy! Ha ha! And who couldn't use some of THAT from time to time?

5. The girls in my family are named after the characters in the novel : "Little Women." I am Beth, I have sisters Amy & Meg, and my mom is Jo.

6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE eating out at restaurants. (ok... so who doesn't?) I'm not a Betty Crocker type - and eating anything that I didn't have to make myself is just pure pleasure! But with 4 young kiddos and a money saavy husband, (which I am grateful for) eating out really doesn't happen very often... ha! That's ok - it just makes it even MORE enjoyable when we do right?

7. My hair is naturally 'curly-ish' and can really drive me berserk! (is berserk a word?) And just to gross all of you out completely.... I only wash it about 2-3 times per week. LOL! Anybody cringing with disgust? My hair completlely frizzes out and dries out if I wash it every day. AND when I dry it - I am wasting an hour and a half each day just trying to manage my mane. Drying my hair is an annoyingly long process. First, washing it of course. Next, getting just the right amount of gel and goop on it to put it in its' place. Then, hanging my head upside down over a hair dryer and diffuser for up to 45 minutes! (That's if I want it to be 100% dry - I usually just give up, look in the mirror and say 'good enough for who it's for!') I could go on and on (give ya a whole blog post) about hair... but I'll spare you by stopping now!

Sooooo.... now that you you've gotten to know a few random things about me... here is a layout I made this week for my friend Bunny. She has some WONDERFUL easy-to-use templates up for sale in her store and she let me play with them! Check out her blog HERE and read all about them!

Here are my credits: 'Simply Layouts Template Set 1' - (I used template#4) by Bunny Cates. 'Edge It Grunge Grid' Pack by Kim Broedelet. 'Puddles of Sunshine' Alpha by Eva Kipler - recolored. 'Notebook Stickers' Rainbow by designs by Leora. 'Construction Paper Cut Out' by FernLili.

This is my sister's daughter.... and she is adorable! The rainbow suit is VERY significant.... it's just like a suit that my sister used to wear 24 HOURS A DAY when she was a kid! So it's just so cute to see her little girl wearing one just like it now! (As soon as I get a pic of my sister wearing HER suit as a kid, I'm going to have to scrap them side by side.)

Remember those 'brag book' teasers I showed you yesterday? Here are the full previews:

If you buy both of Kim B's new PU and CU grab bags (at a steal of a deal by the way...) you get this 25 page brag book set for FREE! I made 10 of the pages in there.... and Kim's amazing CT team all banded together to make this great set.

Thanks for making it through this post! I'll be back to respond to Barbara's tag soon as well! Here is a quick page I made for you guys from some of the GREAT gear in Kim B.'s new bags! Hope you like it!

Here is the download link:

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Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.


Rachel said...

That rainbow lo is super cute! love the title

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much for sharing.

"Ferg" said...

I love that Rainbow Layout particularly with the mask around the photo edges like that!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Kristine said...

Oh I can commiserate on the hair!!! Takes 45 minutes with a hairdryer to get it completely dry and/or straight and it will curl up and do its own thing anyway!!

Thanks so much for the gorgeous page!!! Those bags were divine!!!

Kim B said...

ROTFLMAO!!! You swallowed a GOLDFISH! WAHAHAHAHAHA- you go girl- YOU NUTS! Knew that's why I loved ya- hahahahaha
As for the hair- Oh boy- CUT mine off in desperation- now it's out of bed hair easy- LOL

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY both so very much for this FNATSIC QP!!!!!!!!!!!

Peggie said...

Thank you for this Ordinary Day Qp.
Which is anything but Ordinary. It is lovely. Thank you.

satina said...

Cute pages, as always! And I am very flattered and humbled by your over the top compliments! Thank you, love you too! I think you are amazing! Loved reading the 7 facts, no it isn't gross about the hair. Yours is always GORGEOUS! Yes, that goldfish thing is totally gross! And I am just as tunred off by raw meat, never knew we had that in common! Funny!Anyway, glad you like my blog, love yours! Take care!