Friday, January 28, 2011

Five for Friday

1.  As you read this post, I am sailing in a tin can in the sky, through the clouds and down to California for CHA.  I will also be heavily medicated, because guess what?  I'm dadgum sick, that's what.  I woke up Thursday morning feeling like I'd been run over by a truck, and even medication hasn't cleared the nasal passages for proper oxygen inhalation.  I decided to power through and go anyway, as I am pretty tough and never stay sick for long.  That said, please excuse the glazed eyes and manly voice.  I'm doing the best I can!  I'm excited to go!

2.  Today is the 28th, and that is also the new deadline for the Project 12 challenge.  This is what I came up with for December:

There was far too much math with this layout to stray far from the original sketch.  I followed the measurements very closely, except I took 1/4" off each side of the photos so I could trim my white border.

I had been sent the Traditions line from Fancy Pants for my winter SCT projects, so I used that for this layout, along with some Stampin Up buttons and my Studio Calico calendar stamps. 

I'm excited for the 2011 process.  I am really digging the use of two different patterned papers with cardstock for my 2pagers.  I did this twice more with my Studio Calico Candy Shoppe kit work.  I just think it is a fun look.  The kraft cardstock ties everything together without the layout looking choppy.

Don't forget to link your month in review layouts here for the Project 12 challenge.  As I mentioned, today is the deadline for December, etc.  I will be posting a new challenge on February 1 for everyone participating in 2011.  It's almost time to get out those January photos! 

3.  Have you ever seen the Back up Plan with Jennifer Lopez?  On one of my scrappy late nights last week I watched this movie, and oh my.  The delivery scene with the lady and the blow up pool?  That was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.  So if you haven't seen this movie, check it out.  It was pretty good.

4. Still on the subject of crafts and CHA, one of my assignments was a blog layout for Crate Paper using Emma's Shoppe.  This is the layout I created for the blog:

Everything on this layout is Crate Paper.  Since creating it for the blog I've been asked to bring it to California with me, so hopefully you'll be seeing it in the Crate booth as well!    I used the patterned paper, chipboard frames and flowers, die cut frames, sticker alphas, and that delicious trim is Crate Paper too.  Yum.

5.  I don't have much else to share this week except that it's hard to leave my babies for 6 days so I've been preoccupied with it all month.  I always miss them so much and feel refreshed when I come home, ready to take on motherhood again, so it's good for me, but it is still hard for me to go.  That's one of the reasons I like to take early morning flights...  I can't stand the goodbye.  Tears.  Can't do it. 

With that in mind, I can't be held reponsible for any outfit or hairdo that should present itself on a Fiero child in my absense.  They are with their daddy.  And they LIKE wearing clothes that are mismatched and too small, and Payton is growing out her bangs.  Steve can't always capture them all with his man hands, apparently.  So don't judge.  Please and thank you.

Have a great weekend!  Davinie


  1. Beautiful layout! I hope you feel better soon; I was sick last week and know how you feel, but flying when you are sick is NO fun.

  2. Good morning! Hope your flight went well and you start feeling better soon!
    I DID see The Backup Plan and was in hysterics over the labour scene!! SO funny!!! Probably only someone who's experienced labour would "get it" though - and find it as hysterically funny as I did!!
    Love your December LO. You've probably said this already but where did you get the vellum calendar circle thingys?

  3. awww, feel better, Davinie! I really love your LO- I am digging the 2 different pattern paper background. Safe travels to you!

  4. Oh my god yes that movie was hilarious! That labour scene ws definitely one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I don't normally watch movies while I scrap (I get easily distracted by the movie!) I couldn't even see properly, the tears were rolling down my face because I was laughing that hard. Must watch it again :)
    I hope by the time you read this you are feeling much better. And I am totally jealous of you getting to play with Emma's Shoppe!!!