Monday, October 25, 2010

what else but sneaks?

The problem with a creative hobby or a creative job is that you have to be in the right frame of mind to get something accomplished.  If you try to create when you aren't in the right frame of mind, there's a chance you'll hate what you made when you have a chance to look at it with fresh eyes later. 

SO...  being extremely busy, and also very tired in the evenings lately, finding that right frame of mind was a struggle for me when it came to my November Studio Calico kit.

In fact....  my sneaks for you today are late because I made all three layouts in my DT gallery on Saturday.  SATURDAY.  The deadline for the DT to turn in our work for the DT gallery slideshow was on Saturday.  And I made all of my layouts in one day.  One day.  One day people!  3 layouts in one day!  It's a record, I tell you. 

I am a huge fan of two of my three layouts, but with the third, I am happy I got the random story told, so in the end, I am happy with everything I created.

Now that I met the deadline, I feel more free, which has enabled me to keep that kit out and keep creating, so I will have more work to show you on reveal day that didn't make the gallery.  I am excited about that! 

You know what else I'm excited about?  The color Lagoon:

It's looking more green in this photo, but I'm telling you, this piece of cardstock MADE this kit for me.  I need to call Bazzill and order 25 more sheets.  To have this color mixed with the traditional fall color palette of browns and oranges was so divine.  Oh my. 

April mentioned wanting to use this color previously but having it unavailable, so in addition to the add-on(s) of your choice, the first thing I'd recommend doing is dash over and see if it has been added to the MORE COLOR add-on for this kit.  Because it's heavenly.  And I'm going to email April right now and order some while placing my order for the December kit (and holy toledo, don't even get me starting on the divine display of December goodness I just witnessed!  I'm ordering it alllll!). 

I have other things to share as well, but I see that we are closing in on reveal night here, for pete's sake, and I'd better share some sneaks before it's too late! 

Before I go, I did want to give a quick Halloween foodie shoutout.  I was dashing through the aisles and stumbled upon the Pillsbury Halloween Funfetti Cookie mix, and had to buy it. 

Cookie mix in a box is the easiest way to bake with the Divine Miss P when I'm trying to do a million other things at once and don't feel like mopping the kitchen floor after a flour disaster, and this was a tasty treat.  Morgan's going to be really excited about her festive snack when she gets home from school!

The best part is that it looks festive with the funfetti sprinkles so it didn't need dressing up with frosting (although I bought two boxes and will be making frosting for the second batch later in the week). 



  1. Anonymous3:43 PM

    3 layouts in one day?? You're a superwoman!
    I'm lucky if I get 3 done in a month lately. Is it possible to buy time? Wouldn't that be great.

    And I don't want to hear about December. December is my birthday month and I tend to make all kinds of (expensive) excuses enabling me to buy more and more and more!

    Can't wait for reveal to see the whole enchilada Dav ;)

  2. Oh, lovely! :) Your peeks are great! And, yay for power-scrapping!

  3. I love that you are admitting that it doesn't always come easy. I have made three in a day for a dt's not fun...unless you are in the mood...and usually if it's the last day I'm not! I'm sure your layouts are completely fabulous! Can't wait to see! :)

  4. Ooooh, so mean to tease about December:) Go you with the 3 layouts in one day! I'm impressed!

  5. Geat sneakies!! It's almost reveal night!!

  6. Have to totally agree about Lagoon...GORGEOUS sneaks too...can not wait to see them! xx

  7. i bought that cupcake mix. hehe great minds. =) love the use of the banner stamp. neat way to use it. =)

  8. I have to make cupcakes for my son's class party on Friday, and I came across the cake mix/icing ... had to buty them too. Should be fun (and yummy) to make.