Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Domain!!!

Wooot!!! Me& Mr. Jones is moving soon!! I just got a new domain, for a really awesome price! I'm so excited to have my own domain again! I haven't had one in quite some time and I'd love to get back into the feeling of owning my site with no lame URL. LOL!

I just need some time now to get settled in, fix my blog and login page (coz it has to be awesome!) before I actually move. I'm hoping this gets me into the groove of blogging again. I'd really love to do so if my time at work wasn't so prohibitive. Darn day job! LOL

OK, in other news, it's time once again for... FOBTY!!!!

This challenge, Tracy wants us to talk about the most noble cake of all: the cheesecake!

Oh and I love me some of those stuff! My favorite cheesecake depends on the kind of day I'm having. Sometimes, when I'm sick of sweet stuff and I want something nice cool and kinda delicate tasting, I'd pick a Japanese Cheesecake. It's only $15 at Breadtalk (isn't that awesome?!) and can last a week of properly refrigerated. I only nibble a bit though on delicate tasting cheesecakes.

My one true cheesecake love is the classic Blueberry Cheesecake. I love it if it also had a bit of whipped cream at the edges. It balances the flavor of the tangy sweet-sour of the blueberry. But the best part of the cheesecake? The graham base.


I want a cheesecake from Full House (except it already closed down when I was in junior year in college. Boo.)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New CT: Megan Turnidge!!

Yup. I applied for Megan's Team and totally got accepted! She's one of my favorite designers outside of Sweet Shoppe. I love how her stuff looks like the regular paper scrap materials and it really makes it easier working out layering and stuff for me. Those fantasy schnitzzle just doesn't do anything for me.

And since I'm on leave today, I'm working on my first page as her CT! So watch out for that one. :)

Meanwhile, a couple of the more recent stuff I'd worked on:

This is my page for Traci's awesome new kit, His Playroom! And if you spend $6 and above at the Sweet Shoppe this week, one of the summer samplers that comes free is an add-on for this kit! Man, I am seriously in love with how fun and colorful Traci's designs are!

Here's another really awesome kit: Coastal Holiday by Tracie Stroud. I thought I'd never be able to work with realistic elements, but Tracie makes it so easy with her awesome stuff! I even learned to do a bit of not-too-shabby blending with this page!

And finally, I have this super fun door hanger (with a pocket too!) using Dani's new kit, Image-nation and Kelleigh Ratzlaff's template! At this point in his life, my little bro, Lex, probably won't appreciate it yet but I'll keep it for when he'd start using it. It won't be long til he stops destroying everything he can get his hands on, I hope!

I'm planning a couple of new hybrid stuff in addition to the picture frames I'm working on for my dad's birthday. I want to be able to use Lauren Meader's My Timeless Templates (they're seriously awesome!) In between, I'm gonna go beg Lizzy some more for a permanent spot at La's CT, and maybe apply at Krystal's call. LOL!

And now it's time for me to stop rambling and hunt for breakfast.

FOBTY Baby Names!

You Like Names that Are Retro and Fashionable

You like names that are from the past but becoming modern again.

Names with a strong history are very appealing to you.

You're a big believer in giving children very adult sounding names.

You're not a fan of nicknames or newfangled spellings.

Some female names you might like: Audrey, Emma, Fiona, Georgia, Isabelle, Naomi, Rosemary, and Veronica

Some male names you might like: Brendan, Colin, Ethan, Jared, Kenneth, Martin, and Nathaniel

So really, Jay and I have also been discussing what we'd be naming kids if we ever had any (so not sure if I'm ready and anyway I don't plan on any bratlings until after we get married and that's not happening any time soon, go figure.)

When I was a bit younger (like in high school, which was the height of my fantasy book addiction) I'd name my kids Crysania and Raistlin, both characters from one of my favorite fantasy novel series, Dragonlance. I mean, my brother named his son Viktor Creed (after Sabertooth from the X-Men) so why can't I pick something unusual for mine? Hehe.

I've this gut feel that if I were to have any, the firstborn would be a girl, and she'd be like a Madeleine Crysania or something, just to piss Jay off. I really hate how he dictates into my life sometimes. :p

Friday, July 17, 2009

New CT Teams OMG!

Hey everyone!! OMG, have I got awesome news! OK, first:

I submitted to Traci Reed's CT call and got accepted! GAWD that's so awesome and I'm so excited to post as one of the new HAWT MAMAS on the Team Blog! OK, so technically, I'm not a mama, but you get my meaning! Traci's designs have become some of my favorite kits from SSD and her Team is one of the most active and dynamic too!

On top of that, I joined the DSA CT Battles as part of her team! Exciting or what? Here's a couple of pages I've worked on within my first week of being a Hawt Mama:

My page for the CT Battle Round 1:

And Traci has a new kit collabed with Meg Mullens coming out tomorrow 7/17. Here's my page with this awesome new kit:

OK, my next CT (drumroll please!): Dani's Girls!! I've signed on as a Hybrid Artist for her team. Yay!! I haven't photographed my first project yet (working on it tomorrow, when the light is better) but I've got awesome news: my page Summmer Fun is going to be published on Issue 12 of The Daily Scrapper!! Woohoo!!!

Tomorrow, I'll post my latest hybrid work with one of my favorite Dani kits! :)

And now, for an SSD FOBTY:

You Should Spend Your Summer at the Beach

You're a free spirit who is always thinking of new ways to have fun.

And you don't just love summer... you live for it.

So, you really should blow off your responsibilities and head to the beach!

Thanks for joining me this week! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

FOBTY this week of rainy weather

Uuugh. Jay is sick (not really, but because he over-exerted at the gym, he's got sore muscles all over and has difficulty moving around his arms too much), so I took today's turn to buy dinner and medication for his sore muscles. And it rained! It's been raining cats and dogs almost all day. It'd rain, get sunny and then rain again.

The weather's really gone bonkers this week. Like at home, it'd be raining in our backyard and sunny on our front yard. Soooo weird!!

And you know, I like the rain if I'm indoors coz it makes the house really cool, without need for airconditioning, but really, my shoes just aren't meant to be walked in the rain! ;_;

Saturday, July 4, 2009

FOBTY and I'm baaaaack!!!

Yep, I'm here again! And here's my FOBTY for July! :)

You Are a Pineapple Smoothie

You are adventurous and brave. You aren't afraid of much.

You are in love with new experiences. You are usually the first to try something.

You get bored rather easily, and you need to be challenged in life.

You are turbo charged. Most people find it impossible to keep up with you in any capacity.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

asdfghjk I'm so frggin excited!!!

OKOKOK.... Breathe, Jill. Breathe!!!

I made Robin & Manda's Tootie-2 CT Call last week!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

I'm just so excited about it!! I've already created my first layout for a really awesome collab kit that they have coming out this Saturday for NSD (you have to have it! It's awesome!!)

I've only discovered how awesome their collabs are a couple of weeks ago when I decided to go ahead and purchase The Birds and the Bees and a few other kits with my March Sweet Rewards discount coupon. I love the bright, fun colors that they always work with! It's summery, fun ad just so darn cheerful that it brightens up every single page! In addition, because of the lovely patterns on the papers, they're so awesome to use for hybrid. I'm planning a couple of board books using some of the pink and orange colored kits; and I have a scrapbook stash organizer which I'll probably work out with similar colors.

Here's a page I've done with one of their awesome kits (this isn't the new one yet... I'll be posting the page for that on the sneak peeks thread at SSD :D)
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And here's another, which I also love, but the kit, Love Shack, has been retired I guess, coz it's not at SSD anymore.

As if that's not enough excitement, I also got accepted as November Guest CT for Eva Kipler!!! Awwww yeah!! I'm on a roll here!! I can't wait to start on her CT assignment; Eva's always been one of my favorite designers since I started scrapping and I'm just so happy and fortunate to be given a chance to play with her products!

Now, all I need to do is figure out a way into Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Flergs and Shabby Miss Jenn's CT teams and I'm set for my scrapbook year. LOLOLOL!!!