Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Ready for the mail!
Posted by Kecia at 2:47 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
I think I must be losing my mind, or else, I have a lot on my mind right now. When I went to mail these, I weighed the envelope and the scale indicated that it would cost 87 cents to mail. So, I slapped on two 39 cent stamps and dropped the envelope in the mail.
I am losing it!
Speaking of losing, I will not jinx myself by saying this, but have you checked out the sidebar? Doing great with eating right now, and even showed a two pound loss over the weekend.
Didn't get to go to Curves tonight though. Does a tornado warning count as a good excuse? Yeah, I thought so too. Probably my best one yet. Now I must figure out how to go Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of this week. And well, I've got something way bigger to do this Saturday than go to Curves. :)
Stay posted for a new blog banner I plan to create within the next couple of days, along with some pictures of some bookmarks I need to get busy on.
Until then, take care and thanks so much for visiting.
Posted by Kecia at 10:52 PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I uploaded a gob of pictures over on Flickr, and even took the time to put them into a set. You'll see some pictures of Mirror Lake, the Stadium, MY 2006 seat, me, and the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Hope you'll take a peak.
(Stampers, bear with me. There are just 11 mere days until Kickoff and there's hype everywhere about my Buckeyes. I'm bouncing off the walls with anticipation and excitement.)
Posted by Kecia at 4:41 PM
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Anyway, I learned a lot with this swap. I focused on colors, meaning what colors look nice with other colors. Once again, I found layouts challenging since I always have a main image on which to focus. I learned that having a main, big focal image is just fine, but I can use background stamps on some of the frames to add more interest and depth.
I invite you to check out all 10 cards over on my Flickr stream .
Posted by Kecia at 9:16 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I loved every single minute of it. I arrived at around 9:30 am and left when they were closing at 5:00. I didn't even break for lunch, and took very quick restroom breaks (LOL!).
This is my third time attending Stampaway and I was surprised at how my purchases seem to shift from my previous two Stampaways, from buying lots of stamps in the past to this year buying more supplies than I anticipated.
All, in all, it was a great time. Some of the masters (in my book anyway) were there like Joyce Hazen from A Stamp in the Hand, Kathie Seaverns from Just for Fun, Pat Niemuth from Northwoods, and Laura Jacobs from Bugawumps. I could just watch them create for hours, and it turns out that is exactly what I did.
Joyce made a beautiful sample card for me. I will try to post a picture of it in the next couple of days. Pat Niemuth and the whole crew from Northwoods are just the friendliest, most generous company around. I walked away from my day with three FREE rubberstamps from them. Kathie Seaverns is just so approachable with questions, and well, Laura Jacobs is just my coloring hero. I want to learn from her and hope to someday be fortunate to take a class from her. I just love how she is a master of bright, fun colors, and her little bug creatures are just adorable.
My bank account is happy Stampaway only comes once a year, but I left so happy and fullfilled as a learner. That's what I love most about it. Next year's date is already on my calendar!
Be sure to click on the photo to see lots of notes on all my loot!
Posted by Kecia at 12:07 AM
Thursday, August 10, 2006
I think M began to realize that I really needed to get away before the craziness of work and football season starts up again.
We decided to go to Niagara-On-The-Lake because two years ago I fell in love with Whirlpool Jet Boats.
So we rode the boat twice, went swimming one night at the hotel, drove up to Toronto one day,took a tour at a winery (who knew Icewine was so yummy?) and walked around the Falls one day. All in all, a quick trip, but very much what I needed. And hey, you can't really say you've had a summer until you get wet...
...and I got wet! I am the first person in the second row of this picture. M is to my right.
Posted by Kecia at 2:56 AM