Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Good, the bad... and the... well, Pretty!

Okay... so I am trying to snap out of my funk from yesterday by reaffirming the good things in life. Like my daughter being a backseat driver (started a little young, eh? Shouldn't use the stop light to explain colors...) or the fact that I can sit on my couch and listen to two candidates debate and scrapbook at the same time...

For those who don't know, I am trying to keep up with a daily journal. Not doing so hot - missing 4 days from Sept and 2 in October - but I have managed to do about 30 entries over the last 5 weeks. Here's my one from today, showing the important things to me and the fact that I am not overly thrilled with either candidate. Especially when they refuse to answer questions, try to muddy the water with false or exaggerated claims about the other, etc... I just want to know who is who and what they stand for... I really wish we would abolish political parties so that the candidates had to run on who they are, not all this bi-partisan crap and their ability to work together. Fire them all (like its done in business when you run it into the ground) and let's start all over again! Okay, off my soap box... Here's the page:My journal isn't all scrapbooky looking or even that interesting. You should see the one where I praise the jalapeno bagel with Salsa cream cheese that I get on the mornings I need a little pick me up! (Hey! It's hard to find good Mexican in Michigan!!) But, I am trying to "Scrap in the Moment". It's actually kinda of fun and it does make journaling my pages a bunch easier.

As for scrapbooking... Here's my latest Pink Sketch. Color is a bit wacky in the picture but I do like the page:
I also did a few others this weekend but I have to take the pictures in daylight. Too much glare on the picture when I tried a little bit ago.

I was also excited to receive a prize I won today from Color Me Daisy! I won the September contest with my page about owning a scrapbook retreat (I was SERIOUSLY thinking about this yesterday...) and this is what I won:
I've never gotten to work with Black Market Paper Society papers so I can't wait to see what I come up with.

I also was picked for the Layout of the Week over at Scrapdango for my Uncle Kevin page and as a Fab Find for my Prepared for Preschool. So, now you have the bad, good, and the pretty! And, what I have is... a desire to yawn and crawl into bed. So, goodnight all!


redoaklines said...

beautiful take on sketch #8! i totally love the colors in that LO!


Susie said...

your title made me laugh.

Heather Lough said...

Sorry it's been so rough for you. So many people are suffering. It is insane, and I don't know how we'll get out of it. Glad you could get some therapy and "scrap it out." Congrats on GD at Scrapdango. That was an awesome layout.

Gina said...

WTG!!!! You're just pulling in wins all over the place!!! Love that pink sketchs Lo.