Friday, February 6, 2009

Birthdays and we're also to the finish line.....

Well, time for an ADSR update. I'm bummed...just one more week to go. Challenge 9 was hosted by KB and Friends, and it was a generation challenge. Here's my take on the challenge, using ScrapKitchen and Shabby Miss Jenn's beautiful Flower Stand kit:
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I was all set for challenge #10, but it was a roadblock, and I wasn't able to do the layout (I wanted to though LOL...I get SO inspired with the race challenges!) However, I did get to participate, and Sharon Kay had to interview me and then make a layout based on my answers. I told her I might go ahead and interview her too LOL, so that I can make a page too! I know I'll be kind of down when the race is over, and hope that I can participate again.

The sample challenge page for the Generations challenge at KB and Friends showed baby pictures of three generations of women, and I guess that really stuck with me, because I found myself doing that same sort of page today! Here's what I did with Valarie Ostrom's Simple Inspirations 5 Mini kit from BTST:
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One of my layouts was selected as a Gallery Standout at Gotta Pixel this week...I was thrilled, because this page was not my norm, and I wasn't sure if others would like it as much as I did! I used Elka Romero's Green Earth-Worms' Tale (huge and fun kit!)
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I've started re-scrapping some of the pages that I lost when my computer crashed, as well as redoing those crappy early pages that alot of us digiscrappers claim to have (I know I have quite a few LOL). These photos are some of our favorites, and when I saw this kit in ES's dollar sale a few weeks ago, I had to have it. I'm a sucker for ladybugs LOL. The kit is Lil Lady Revisited by Mandy Mystique.
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And finally, woohoo, I found an adorable outfit for Rachel this week! I was so thrilled to try it on her today...it was a perfect fit! The kit is Heather Roselli's Got Spirit, which I was thrilled to win in one of her blog contests.
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OK, down to the main reason for posting LOL...I need my SSD point! This week's topic...birthdays...how appropriate considering the fact that mine is 2 days away!
I'll be honest...I'm not a birthday fan. I don't mind getting a year older; as a matter of fact, I look at birthdays the same way I look at New Years...it's just another day. I'm no different today than I was yesterday. Of course, as a child, things can be a bit different. Of course I loved getting birthday presents, but to share my favorite birthday or favorite present or party...that's darn near impossible. Honestly, I don't remember any birthday presents...I know I got them, but I couldn't tell you anything that I got (with the exception of a couple of things that I was really disappointed by). Parties...I had parties when I was younger...my last party was in the 5th grade when my mom planned a surprise party for me. I am NOT a party person...I am a shy introvert by nature, and I did not have alot of friends. I was SO angry with my mom for throwing that party; I actually locked myself in the bathroom and it took quite a while to get me to come out. That's really about all there is to tell...we don't do much for my birthday now...DH will go out and get me something, and we'll probably go out to dinner (but we usually go out on the weekend LOL), but there's no party or cake or anything.

I guess that's pretty much it...I'll catch up with you all next week, a week older, but probably not alot wiser ROTFL!

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