I have come to the conclusion that making a list of challenges I want to complete every month is the way to get my a into g and get these suckers scrapped!!!! I have so many photos it is just ridiculous so old ones rarely get a look in... but this week Event #2 for the Scrapbooking Olympics @ CD Doodles required bright colours so I am really happy that I found these at the bottom of the box! I was trying to make a ferris wheel but it looked pretty crap... so it turned into yet another tree! I like trees... can ya tell? LOL ;)
This one is for Category Stories... the theme was SUNSHINE. I really love these photos... my Darling D can be such a delight... but boy can she be a right royal PITA when she wants to be! Love you much baby girl.
I am really loving playing with different sizes at the moment and I love how they look all in the same album together.
We have been having the most beautiful weather here the past few days... very cold (for us anyway) but perfect, clear blue skies and sunshine. I LOVE this time of year. Touch wood we don't catch any more coughs and colds this year... we have had a couple of minor ones and a case of gastro for two of the kids and I have a bit of a head cold atm... but nothing like the horrendous run we had last year.
I did have some exciting news to share... but turns out I can't do it... the gorgeous Miss Lusi (love to you and yours chickie, hope you are all better soon) asked me to join in one of her Top 10 features for SC which I was totally stoked about. Unfortunately, because of the exclusivity clause in the SM Masters 2008 Rules I can't participate. The SC issue wouldn't have been published until later next year and despite the work being commissioned before the Masters are named the fact that it wouldn't be published until after would put me out of the running.
I am not going all scrap diva, up myself or conceited... and not that I think in a million years will I win a spot as one of the Masters... but I did put a lot of effort into my Masters entry... so I am not about to put myself out of the running before I even start IYGWIM? I still sorta think it's a bit sucky [insert kicking and screaming AM here ;)] but "thems tha rules"... and if you don't like it I guess you shouldn't be in the kitchen! LOL ;)
To start with I sort of thought that rule would mean the talent pool was somewhat reduced (and so winning a top spot wouldn't be as big an honour IYGWIM?) as a lot of really talented chickies wouldn't be able to enter (it's because they ARE so talented that they have gigs with other mags!). However, I choose to look at it in a more positive light... I guess SM feel there is enough talent out there to choose from and even more importantly it gives new up and coming scrappers a look in, so that's a good thing... JUST HOPE I'M ONE OF THEM! LOL ;)
Anyway, I had better go get my kids fed, bathed and put to bed.
Hope you and yours are well and warm and happy.