Sep 30, 2007
Sep 29, 2007
if you could remake your favorite old movie, comic or tv show into a movie, what one would you do?
leave a comment and i'll draw a random winner for a little prize.
here is the fine print: please post a comment with your entry and include an email (or email me your email) link or link to your website where i can email you if you are the winner. if you don't leave a way to contact you, your entry will be tossed. i will pick a winner from the comments on sunday, sept 30, around 8pm mst.
Sep 27, 2007
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Sep 26, 2007
Sep 25, 2007
how's the weather in your neck of the woods??? are the leaves turning colors?
Sep 24, 2007
Sep 22, 2007
if you could be one character from a movie, who would you be?
one random entry will win a little studio g stamp set.
here is the fine print: please post a comment with your entry and include an email (or email me your email) link or link to your website where i can email you if you are the winner. if you don't leave a way to contact you, your entry will be tossed. i will pick a winner from the comments on sunday, sept 23, around 9pm mst.
Sep 21, 2007
but here is my last entry for sherri's journal. it will make the trip back to her today (sorry it's a few days late, sherri!). it's sort of a combination of a few of my previous entries for other cj's!!
Sep 16, 2007
the winner was teresa!!
go watch a good movie now!!
Sep 15, 2007
so tell me what your favorite movie from your childhood was.
a random entry will win a little prize!!
here is the fine print: please post a comment with your entry and include an email (or email me your email) link or link to your website where i can email you if you are the winner. if you don't leave a way to contact you, your entry will be tossed. i will pick a winner from the comments on sunday, sept 16, around 8pm mst.
Sep 14, 2007
LOVE YOUR KIDS.
don't hit them. don't shake them. don't put them in a car without a seat belt or car seat. don't be stupid.
according to the national center on shaken baby syndrome (http://www.dontshake.com/) 25-30% of kids who have been shaken will die from their injuries. many will have complications the rest of their lives. is that worth it? for one moment that you may be pushed to the edge because your baby is crying and you can't console them, is it worth it to risk their lives by hitting them or shaking them? walk away. set the baby down in their crib, swing, whatever. let them cry. they will be ok. crying never killed a baby. shaking them does.
and please put them in a proper car seat or seat belt. you never know what may happen when you are in a car. or if a little one is capable of opening a car door. sure it may take a few extra minutes to properly restrain them. but for their sake, take the extra time. they will thank you when they are an adult and are living a happy and healthy life. i promise. and you will thank yourself when you don't have to wonder if taking a few extra minutes could have saved their life.
thanks for reading.
Sep 11, 2007
we had a pretty impressive area of north america covered...sherri and ellie are from north carolina; patty is from connecticut; traci drove from ohio; chelsea drove from illinois; joanne is from tennessee; barb drove down from canada; tonii came from california; chris, robin, and debbie drove from michigan; joanie and lesa came from massachusetts; cindy and her friend tracy came from iowa; lidia and renee live in minnesota; and me and my cute mom came from utah. crazy isn't it!!
this is definately going to have to be some sort of annual event, be it with the moa-scrapfest or one we just organize on our own (hurry up, chris!). i never thought i would become such good friends with such an amazing group of people. now i just need to meet more of my shackie friends!!!
Sep 9, 2007
such a great time and it can't get any better, then it does!!!
today there was more make-n-taking, more classes to be rushed through, more trips to archiver's (they have so much of our money now!!), and another crafting session at the hotel. barb arranged to reserve a conference room at the hotel so we had our own space to play in. we ended up with about 17 people crafting together. we even had made some new friends (some invited and some not!) that stopped in to see what we were doing. michelle and cheryl, two very nice ladies from illinois, and hopefully soon to be new shackies (wink, wink) poked their heads in early in the night and ended up coming back to check on us a few times. they were so nice to take our group picture about twenty times with everyone's camera!!! the other people were just strangers walking by the room and stopping to look at our stuff. honestly!!! it was funny. we laughed so hard some of us were even crying. joanne read a fabulous poem about friendship, we gave barb a circle journal for arranging things. we took many pictures and laughed some more!! we lined up all our circle journals and showed them off (this is where the strangers came in...i think they thought it was a gallery or something!!)
i'm sad to see this all come to an end. some people are starting to head home tomorrow and the rest will trickle home monday and tuesday. i am going to have to be pretty creative at packing to get all my goodies home!!!
Sep 8, 2007
on the way back to the hotel, a deer had decided to stop smack dab in the middle of the freeway. chelsea was driving, with barb following her and traci following her. luckily, chelsea got us out of another huge pickle and swerved to miss the deer and managed to save us and the deer!! thankfully, barb and traci both missed it as well and we all made it safe and sound back to the hotel.
wow...the days are flying by!!
Sep 7, 2007
after everyone arrived, we headed to lidia's church (thank you SOOO much for arranging that, lidia!!) for a little crafting/stamping time. we had a blast!! we were there for hours!! we made our "got ink?" t-shirts, worked on the moa circle journal, learned how to make a waterfall card from joanne, learned about the bind-it-all machine from chelsea, and had a wonderful time laughing and sharing stories. we had great food, too. we also had a little birthday party for those of us with birthdays in the next little bit. it was amazing!!!
that's it for now...more updates to come!! pictures below...
Sep 6, 2007
Sep 5, 2007
you can't have everything, where would you put it?
well, i'm sure we'll figure it out!!! don't worry. i won't be without internet, so i'll still be connected!!
Sep 4, 2007
so what's the reason for this post? well, i have just received my third design team rejection. i'm starting to get a complex here. a few will argue that "being on" a design team is mearly a type social status. kind of like when you were in the "cool group" out on the playground in kindergarten. then there are those that believe it is a wonderful way to display your talent and craft. this is what i believe. of course, me being the kid that was always picked last, maybe i should go with the first opinion. then some people will say that design teams are biased and pre-selected, in a political type of fashion. others will say that they are honest-to-goodness picked based on the talent of the designer. i don't know. maybe i just don't have "the look" the particular company is looking for. maybe there is a company out there just waiting to have me submit my projects and they are going to say "this is the one we've been waiting for...". probably not.
after a few rounds of tears last night, my loving boyfriend told me i was queen of the earth and didn't need a dumb design team to belong to. that they are all just missing out on my creativity. he said if he had a design team, i would be the only one on it. maybe i'll just have him create one, i'll apply, then i'll be satisfied. maybe not.
anyway, i was thinking of giving up the whole idea of being on a design team. i mean do i really have the time to devote to one? of course i can find the time. and no, i don't want to give up the chance to be on a design team. after all...i've only tried three times. a few of my friends over at the shack have told me that i can not stop trying. i will get make the cut eventually. ok, friends. i'm listening. but i'm going to come cry on your shoulder next time i get a big ol' rejection!
ahh...i feel better now.
Sep 3, 2007
- the winner with the answer of dori speaking whale is lucky number 9 was nancy grant. woo hooo!!!
- the winner for the 14000 hits is number 21, shannon!! hooray!!
both of you please comment and email me your address.
thanks to all of you that made such fabulous comments about my blog. it makes me feel better knowing i'm doing all of this for a reason!!! you are the best!!!
Sep 2, 2007
Sep 1, 2007
in the movie finding nemo, what other language can dori speak?
here is the fine print: please post a comment with your entry and include an email (or email me your email) link or link to your website where i can email you if you are the winner. if you don't leave a way to contact you, your entry will be tossed. i will pick a winner from the comments on sunday, sept 2, around 9pm mst.