Monday, December 31, 2007
I love how many layouts I have been able to get done lately!! I really don't like loud or primary colors...I am more a muted kind of gal. But I kept on with the process and like the outcome. This is DS#3 in his long hair phase earlier this year.
I also can't wait for 8pm...some gals from I Remember When are having an online crop for 24 hours. There will be scrapbooking challenges, BINGO and I think I have already won an early bird contest. The question was how many adhesives do you have in your stash. Well, I count 47. If you include the 19 refills for my ATG gun, then it is well over 60! What can I say? I love me some adhesive!!!
Also, I will be making an art journal for 2008...just gotta wait for hubby to show me how to use his coil binding machine so I can bind it all together. I bet I could figure it out, but I'd hate to mess it up and get into trouble!!!
I will post some of the art challenges from the online crop!!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
On Christmas day we travelled 1-1/2 hours north of Orlando to Ocala where my parents' house is. Every year we play the funnest game...the "Chinese gift exchange". I am not sure if it's an "official" game, but you buy a bunch of $1 store (or fairly cheap items) that are 'useful' and wrap them up. We all sit in a circle and pick a number. Number one goes first, etc. You open up a wrapped gift. The next person can open another gift or take the opened one if he/she likes it better, then the one who's present got "stolen" picks another gift. Some gifts were silly putty, gum, candy, the re-gifted christmas candle that no one wants(!), overliners, can of soup, a thesaurus, pen, hot cocoa, and the all-time winner...a $10 Walmart gift card. We usually don't get such fancy schmancy stuff for this game! (Some years we have a whoopie cushion, which is always a hit, or BEANO...but let's not go there!!) Below see a few of my winnings. My sister looked at me real funny when I told her I was gonna make art by cutting up my thesaurus...oh well!!
Now onto New Years! I am very excited about New Years' this year. To start fresh!! I want to hand make an art journal with hand stamped dates for each day of the year...there was one fantastic one I saw in Somerset Studio...I will have to go scrounge to find who made it and maybe get a picture. It was so cool. There were blank pages to make art on and then on other pages she had hand stamped the dates...like one page was one week's worth of dates...to journal on . Very Cool!!! I know I am not explaining this very well...I will look for the issue and get back to you.
Here's the most recent layout I just finished yesterday. This is one of my neices' on her graduation this past May. The layout is a scraplift from Wendy Chang's graduation layout http://prima.typepad.com/photos/graduation_ideas/ididitcopy_wendy_chang.html on the Prima blog. You've gotta check out that blog...it is amazing!!! Loads of eye candy for creating!!!
Until next time!! :D
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I think I am done Christmas shopping. And I have wrapped all the gifts, too. Tomorrow I will begin baking cookies and making Chex Mix...it's gotta be from scratch...it just tastes better! :D
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Not familiar with online classes? On the main MCC website you can see a tutorial with all the info you need. If you have any other questions, feel free to post them here in my comments section. Basically an online class is a class you can take anytime within the begin and end dates of the class. The instructor is a part of your entire experience. She will be online most every day to help you, encourage you, etc...if you take my classes, I am ALWAYS on my computer!!! There is downloadable info, step-by-step directions with slide and audio to guide you along the entire way. There is a gallery to upload your creations and comment on the other students' projects...chat forums, tidbits and info, etc. You don't have to actively participate, but you wil get a whole lot more out of it if you do. And all from the comfort of your home...and even in your jammies, if you want!!!
If you want a look at my classroom, take a peek here. Scroll down and look in the center section...I have a free class area where you can look around the classroom. To enter, you will need to create a log in name and password, but that's easy. The whole site will get a re-vamping soon, so watch out for some exciting and colorful changes!! :)
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I just had to share what’s on my mind right now. OK, yeah, scrapbooking always is on my mind, but more than that.
I had my monthly crop in my home yesterday. I had the house decorated for Christmas and put out loads of goodies to eat and great things to drink. I had friends who brought their pictures to scrap, but there was more than that yesterday. There was something special that has been coming and has been exposing itself for a while now. But yesterday it blew the doors off! We all know that scrapbooking is about more than just gluing pictures to paper. It’s about the people, the stories, and the women you share it with. And I want to share that with you. Any and all of you who haven’t come to a crop or who haven’t been here in a while. I want you to experience what I have. I have found a connection…a connection between women.
I think every woman has a desire to create, whether with paper or paint or words or dance…to let out something deep inside them that make them feel free. We are afraid of letting it out, but we HAVE to let it out. We have to find the pieces inside us that make us feel free…that make us feel happy and joyful and just “fine and dandy” with life.
Yesterday there was a constant buzz of chatter between the women. Mother and daughter, old friends, and new friends. There was a heart connection that I so desperately need and want in my life. And I really think that you do, too. OK, I know it’s scary to come to someone’s house that you don’t know. Go look at my picture on my website (http://www.scrapbookandpaper.com/). You have probably seen me at Publix or Wal-Mart, or at the volleyball game or on the road. But I am here, in your neighborhood and I have things I want to share with you and I know you have things you need to share with me. I am a great listener…so are the other gals who come to my crop. We are of all ages and faiths and races. Some are grandmothers, even thought you’d never guess it by looking at them!! (Wink, wink) Some have young kids, some older kids, some are married and some are single. But we are all women. We all have stories…we all have pain and joy to share and we want to belong and to be free and to create. I just want you to come to be a part of this amazing thing. Come be a part of something great and refreshing.
I have attached the Crop Schedule for 2008. Pop it in your calendar and carve out the time for YOU. You really do deserve it. You have so much going on in your life that one afternoon a month really can be considered “your time”. Don’t feel guilty about it. It will recharge you so you can be the woman that everyone needs you to be. If you don’t recharge your batteries, you won’t work.
I can’t wait to see you in January. Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions.
Have a safe and Joyous Holiday!!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
2/3 cup shortening
2-2/3 cup sugar
1 lb. canned pumpkin
3-1/3 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
½ tsp baking powder
1 whole orange
2/3 cup chopped nuts
2/3 cup chopped raisins
Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly; add eggs, pumpkin and water. Sift together next six ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Remove seeds from orange. Grind orange and peel in blender; add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into two well-greased loaf pans or seven mini loaf pans. Bake 350 F for 1 hour.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
And don't forget to sign up for my fall class at www.mycreativeclassroom.com/shirleypando. I am teaching a scrapbook calendar class....and...didn't I tell you? I love to give out free gifts. Who knows when I will surprize someone and send out something special??? Run, don't walk to go sign up!!!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
- First you have to sign up for the free newsletter. Click here to sign up.
- Once you receive the newsletter, check out the rules and prizes.
- Basically, you will be looking for the hidden pictures in the FREE CLASS areas in each of the teachers' classrooms. These pictures will be obvious once you are there.
You will need to log into each teacher's classroom to find the pictures. You can keep the same log-in name and password for each classroom. Once you log in, then you are able to access the FREE CLASS areas of each classroom. AND each teacher is posting at least one free downloadable mini-class...I have one free mini-class posted there already, but will be adding at least two more.
So...what are you waiting for? Sign up for the free newsletter, get going on that contest. Remember, there will be many winners!!! And grab some free mini classes, too...HECK, while you are there, check out some of these awesome teachers and their classes...You will be amazed at the talented group of teachers there...Oh yeah...I am there, too...Sign up for my Scrapbook Calendar Class. We're gonna have a blast!!!
And I give out free prizes now and then to my students!!! :D
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
What a cute couple, huh? This is my handsome firstborn and his cutie pie girlfriend all ready for Homecoming, which was last night. The parents got to take tons of pictures before the night began and they turned out super! Gotta make a cute Homecoming scrapbook for them.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
1) You link to your 'tagger' & post the rules:
2) Share 7 facts about yourself - random/weird (now that should be easy!!!)
3)Tag 7 people & link to them
4) Leave comments on their blogs, so they know they've been tagged.
7 facts about me:
1) I want to learn how to play the violin...I LOVE its sound!
2)I love to smell my kids' necks. (I have three teen boys!!) Now, even I think that's weird....but I love their smell, except when they have recently been working out...they each have their own smell and it makes me want to snuggle them...they aren't babies anymore, I know...and they won't let me snuggle them!!! "MOM, get out of here!!!", is all I hear.
3)I hate being scared...hate scary movies!! Fear is one emotion that I cannot stand.
4) I really want to beat someone up...OK, let me explain...I have a 3rd Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo and I really want to see if I can put these last eight years of training to the test. If I am ever in the situation I will probably cry and run like a girl, but I hope that I will remember my skills and kick bootie! (insert really cool karate emoticon here)
5) I could eat chicken salad sandwiches every day. I love it!
6) I usually only drink water...that's it. OK, that and my soy fruit shake in the morning.
7)I love CSI...I will watch re-runs over and over again. And don't try to talk to me on a Thursday night at 9pm. But I ONLY like CSI-Vegas...it's gotta be Grissom or nothing!!
Well, that's me in a nutshell... :D
I am tagging Lori, Cindi, Julie, Beth, Nikki, NormaAnn, and Julie B.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Oh, I am sooo not techie. I went to a site to create and upload a slideshow of many of my creations....my compupter lagged so much I had to restart and lost what had taken me about 2 hours to do(no lie). When I get it all figured out, I will hopefully have a really cool slideshow to post of my work.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
WOW!!! Getting my projects ready for My Creative Classroom. If you haven't done so yet, go to the website at http://www.mycreativeclassroom.com/ and sign up for the free newsletter. You will automatically get a free week of classes. Remember, this is an online classroom with loads of talented crafters. You will be amazed at the projects ready to roll.I have quite a few really cool projects coming your way...so get on the email list and get ready to create like you've never done so before.
Here's a taste of something I have created in a baby theme(photos above) ..we will be doing things just a bit differently, but be assured it is something you will not want to miss out on!!
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
He noticed that many times along the path of
He also noticed that it happened at the very
This really bothered him and
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you,
"My son, my precious child,
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Gotta run. According to my three teen boys, "there's no food in the house". Ever heard that before? Wouldn't want to be accused of contributing tot he malnourishment(is that a word?) of my kids!!!