Thursday, October 2, 2008

WARNING: some material may be offensive to Bad Girls.

Ok. If you are a "Bad Girl" please grab a paper bag and take a seat. If you are feeling weak in any way, please do not proceed. This post may include images that are shocking to you and could potentially cause a violent physical reaction.

Don't say I didn't warn you...

I have been a busy bee tonight when I finally got down to work. I had a CRAZY day at work and it took me a while to get into my groove after super. On a Home Depot run Denis managed to find my mojo in the form of a Starbucks Spiced Pumpkin Latte. YUM! I probably won't sleep tonight but it just doesn't matter. That was some pumpkin goodness...

I spoke to my mom briefly for an update. Dad is in quite a bit of pain today but he had a few visitors to keep his spirits up. Mom said one of his roomies left today. A 21 year old guy who completely shattered his ankle "parasailing" in a field being pulled by a truck. Boy...Manitoba kids apparently have too much time on their hands. That's messed up.

I finally sat my arse down and starting watching the video for my first class. It was on balance - in pages, not in life. There is no way you could do a tutorial about life balance in less than an hour!

I really like Cathy's style. It's relaxed and not at all intimidating.

I should probably start with my "pre-class" homework.

We started with two 6 x 6 pages and we had to write our intentions for the class on them.

*photo disclaimer* - I'm a lazy, tired arse right now so I snapped pics very quickly - the lighting is off and I didn't feel like dragging out the light box because D is busy right now working on his office...

Our first 12 x 12 assignment was to create a page with all of these squares that represents ourselves and what we hope to get out of the class...

I found this sweet camera in one of my Amy Butler packs - loves it!

Pic of me - happy, relaxed and with a camera around my neck...

Diva square - I hope to stay on top of blogging while taking this class and everyone needs a little bling...

Another Amy Butler treat I found and wanted to add...
Cre8 - I want to create and be creative
Design Your Life logo

How could I NOT put Denis on this? I LOVE this picture of him - his dimples...YUM. They were the very first thing that caught my eye about him...and I believe in love.

I plan to ENJOY this class and not stress myself out about getting things done. This is for me. For fun. For creativity.

Just a simple square. I played around with many different things in this square and in the end I felt that less was more.

Get used to this picture - you may see a lot of it. I can't get enough. I've used it on so many layouts lately I just love it. It makes me smile with my entire body and soul to remember the day, the weekend, the weeks and moments that are in this picture.

And a few more shots of the entire page. LOVE working with Kraft cardstock. LOVE IT!

This is where Bad Girls need to take a deep breath. You may have convulsions with the lack of "stuff" on this next layout. Assignment number 1. It is SO SIMPLE. SO CLEAN and SO ME.

There are no flowers or buttons or even any ink. GASP.

Does the picture look familiar???

I had the hardest time finding those three pictures at the bottom. It's HARD to make 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 pictures from a 4 x6. I think it turned out perfectly. Love the pictures of the three muskateers who took Granada by storm (some more than others)...hey Marina - did you find your sock yet?
I was terribly disappointed to have to cut Marina's "hairdo" with the chopsticks out of the picture. That "do" gave us hours and hours of entertainment (and laughs).
My journaling is the chorus to the theme song of the opening ceremonies of the Barcelona olympics. Perfect for this page.
I put a little circle of bling around the little feet on Io's shirt - sweet little Alba was hiding in there. I think she was afraid of Marina.

Well, I must get to bed. It's going to be a busy day at work and an even busier weekend. The good news is the next two weekends after that are long weekends for me...oh joy oh bliss.

Ooops - I nearly forgot...


We'll celebrate on Saturday!

'night lovelies


Stay funny said...

Love the layout w/ all the squares!!!! Enjoy your day today and let me know what your doing tomorrow! Hugs

barb said...

I'm LOVING your DYL pages... you know, I am a HUGE CathyZ fan, but that doesn't mean I'm not a HUGE fan of Steph and Katie and Rachel too. I love a well-designed page, whether or not it's got LOTS going on or just some photos and words. :)

Hey, are you posting your pages over at Big Picture Scrapbooking's gallery? If so, let me know what your user name is, and I'll take a peek and leave you some praise. :)

Kataroo said...

I love these LO's they really make you focus on the pics and the elements chosen!!

Marianne Hope said...

Hey, just checking in from Kimberlys blog class and finding out you are taking Cathy's class as well. So am I. It's good so far isn't it?