Let's start with a project. Emilie Ahern sent me this beautiful layout. I wanted to show it because I read a thread the other day about people hating to use the color yellow. This isn't a strong yellow, or too much of the color, but I love yellow (even bright, loud yellows). I want to paint my whole house yellow, but Eric has different ideas!
The color is so fresh, happy and sunny. It is the opposite of the constantly grey sky outside my window! So, don't be afraid of yellow. Start with subtler tones. Pair it with a nuetral color like grey, black, white or chocolate. You might just be amazed at the results!
On another note, as far as I know there were only two problems with the new blog. Erin Glee cannot leave comments on typepad and so Erin, I will be your personal comment leaver if you wish. Leave a comment here letting me know if that's agreeable to you.
One other person commented on having to enter those funny looking numbers/letters. I will look into that. I want to have the blog as easy to use for as many people as possible. At the same time, I don't want tons of spam comments. So, I'll see what options typepad offers, but I can't make any promises that the funny letters will go away.
To celebrate the new blog, we will have a SPECTACULAR prize offering over there tomorrow. I would have put it up today, but we're in the middle of a snowstorm and some of the things I want on the giveaway are only at the office.......... namely fabric!!! So, be sure to check back tomorrow. You won't want to miss it!
Some of you asked to see the previously mentioned Valentine's Day box. Well, here it is. The girl is well on her way to becoming a scrapper!
This same child wrote me a Valentine's Day song, complete with piano accompaniment. I hope you're not too bored with all my stories about my kids, but I just have to share. It's one of my proudest moments!
My mom, she's my best friend. My mom, until the end. My mom, she's a queen. My mom, she's not at all mean. My mom, she's as cute as a cherry. My mom, she's very merry. My mom, I love my mom.
I read this to my mom and she said, "Julie, you never wrote me a song a like that." I told her it was because she wasn't as "cute as a cherry." We had a good laugh about that!
Now, one more thing. I made my first blinkie. Here it is. Don't you think it's cute! If you would like to use this to show your love for all things Cosmo Cricket, you are totally welcome too. In fact, I would love it if you did!!
Wait, I have one MORE thing to add. I have posted some entries on my typepad trial bog. I am leaning towards moving this blog there, but before I do I want to make sure it works for everyone. Will you all check and see if the feed comes through on your blog reader, if you can leave comments and all that other good stuff that's important to you. If you have problems with it, let me know by posting on this entry or its twin on the other blog and I'll try to address them. Thanks!!
Happy Friday the 13th and almost Valentine's Day everyone!
Completely Random Thought #1. Do you remember the candles I did last Halloween with the rub-ons? Well, I was at the local dollar store and they had some candles. I never resist a thrifty bargain, so I snatched one up that would match with a nicer candle I already owned. Then I took these two candles, dressed them up with ribbons, a rub-on and an element and ta-da, the perfect centerpiece for a bridal shower! Completely Random Thought #2. My daughter needed to make a Valentine box for school Wednesday evening. I got her tons of Hey Sugar and Chemistry paper, die-cuts and stickers. She was so excited about how her box was turning out as she completely plastered every inch of it and was certain that her's was going to be the best in the entire class. Well, when she got home I asked her how her friends liked the box. She said that they all liked it except for one girl (her rival) who told her it was "stupid." I asked her what she said to that...... insert here that I have THEEEEEE best kids....... she said, "I told her it couldn't be stupid, it's made with Cosmo Cricket products!"
Completely Random Thought #3. So, I was filling out a yes/no quiz about myself for fun this morning. I came to a question that read, "Have you ever tripped over mushrooms." My answer, "No, how can you trip over a mushroom? Even I'm not that clumsy." I just want you all to know that the true meaning of tripping over mushrooms has been brought to my attention and I am now just a tiny bit less sheltered than I was before.
I am considering moving this blog to Typepad. Here's why:
1. Typepad blogs just look nicer. I don't know html, or have the time or interest to learn html and so, this blog looks yucky. I have always hated it, but without more time and knowledge, I am stuck with what blogger offers.
2. Typepad makes it easier to share the blog through social networks.
3. Did I mention Typepad looks nicer.
What do you think? Will you be sad if I switch, or will you get used to it quickly? How do you arrive at the blog? Do you link through our home page, another page, or type in the address?
Have you used Typepad and Blogger? Which do you like better? I have a week and a half left of my free trial and I just need a bit of help making up my mind.
On another note, I have always loved this project by Natasja. I think it's so great how she used the matrix as a background. When I first saw it, I wanted to make a mini album using matrices as pages. Well, I never got around to that, but I did get around to this:
Maybe people mistake me for Lindsay's wife because we are like family. He teases me more than my older brother. Gives me almost as good of advice as my dad. Spoils my kids more than my mom. And, my sisters can rest assured that every outfit, hair style and make-up choice I make is thoroughly critiqued...... he even tells me if something makes me look fat!
So, without further ado, meet the man of the hour....... the center of attention....... the one and only...... Mr. Lindsay! Here's what he had to say in his own words:
Because of numerous requests and some brow beating, here are 25 random things about me:
1- In High School I went by my middle name which is Dean. Why did I go back to Lindsay. I moved my senior year and didn't want to go the trouble. I know......Lindsay's a girls name! 2- I once won a "Fonzie" Look-a-like Contest. (I think he looks more like Mitt Romney than The Fonz!) 3- I like growing Garlic and Grapes. I think it has something to do with the letter "G". 4- I have actually met someone else with my same name. I didn't believe it until "SHE" showed me her Drivers License. 5- When staying at a hotel, I make the bed, empty the garbages, put everything in order. See OCD. 6-I am very easy going but.... I do not tolerate arrogance or disrespect. If someone is that way I have this habit of "mocking" them to their face. Were all just people folks! 7- I once hired a singing group to go to the bowling alley where my wife was on a league team bowling to deliver a dozen roses and have them sing to her. Needless to say, every other husband from the league couldn't top that. 8- I lived in Italy as a child. 9- My wife and I once had a Jam and Jelly Business where we made flavors like, Huckleberry Raspberry, Elderberry, ChokeCherry, Dandelion, Rose and many, many more. 10- I was named after one of Bing Crosby's sons. Now my age is telling. 11- I am ADD and OCD and would not have it any other way. 12- I love mowing my lawn and washing clothes. I like folding towels, but that's it. See the OCD above. 13- I'm good at predicting early on the winner of American Idol. I call it a "Super Power". 14- When my wife and I first got married we rented a home on a ranch and I raised two bum lambs in our unfinished basement. I would get up in the middle of the night and feed them two or three times. My wife kids me that I didn't even do that with any of our children. Needlless to say, after insuring that they would live, and raising them to be quite large animals. While out of town- my in-laws had them both slaughtered and ate them. Tina and Charlie......... boy do I miss them! I hear they were tasty though! 15- My bed has to be made before I will sleep in it. I can't sleep in an unmade bed. 16- I'm allergic to shellfish. It looks rather tasty, but have you seen "Hitch?" 17- I collect Baseball Cards and Memorabilla. 18- I was the shyest kid in High School. I don't know what happened. Now you can't shut me up. 19- I can sing all of the words to "Back in Black" by AC/DC. No - not the worlds next "American Idol." 20- The town i grew up in CA is the where they filmed the movie American Graffiti, Peggy Sue got married, and is where Mrs. Grossman's is located. 21- I like learning about people. The books I read, the shows I watch, or just talking to them. 22- I like simple things. Riding bikes, going for a hike, being around people. 23- I love Chocolate dipped Ice Cream cones. They are yummy and reminds me of when I was a kid. My mom used to buy them for us after a trip to the park. I also love the smell of Eucaliptus Tree's and the Golden Gate Bridge. 24- I do comedy and don't do drama 25- I went to 11 different schools growing up.
Congratulations Wendy @ 8:14. You are today's lucky winner. Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what Paper Crafting Kit you would like.