Monday, August 29, 2011

Virtual Crop Goodies

Happy Monday friends,

I can't believe how quickly the month of August has flown by.  It seems to be that way every year since the girls began school full time.  July is nice and steady.  August arrives innocently enough, and then all of a sudden you're three weeks in and can't account for all the days prior.  Here, we're hoping to finish the summer off on a high note.  Last week we took Thursday through Saturday night to get away for a bit, just us.  We headed down to Minneapolis for a couple of days of playing, shopping, and eating out.  This year, the girls were finally big enough to ride the 'thrill rides'.  We were able to enjoy a few rides all together.  We all agree that SpongeBob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge was the best one.  Check out the ride images, and see for yourself how crazy this ride is.   I couldn't believe they enjoyed the roller coasters as much as they did.  I see a couple of thrill seekers in our future, we'd better keep our eyes and ears peeled as they get older.  A visit to The Cheesecake Factory, The Waterpark of America, and Ikea were all on the agenda, and thoroughly enjoyed from arrival to departure (okay, maybe not Ikea, it was a Saturday afterall, and everyone, and their grandmother decided to join us).  It was a short and sweet two days, but so nice to get away, and have one another all to ourselves.  It shoud be noted that we all got a little closer, literally, on the drive home as we were packed to the gills with storage units from Ikea.  *giggle*  We'll all be able to appreciate it a little more once the units are set up in their respective rooms.

Onto the scrappy goodies.  Rather than overload you with numerous projects at one time, I've decided to split them up a bit.

Here are the single page layouts I completed during the two days...
Challenge: to use a large title and bling

Challenge: use 7 types of flowers *I forgot to retake this photo.  The twin on the left just got pushed up when I moved the layout for photographing.

Challenge: scrap a photo of yourself, adding factual journaling to the layout

Challenge: use a sun as a main element.
As far as the Design Team Position at My Scrapbook Nook, the list of finalists will be posted at some point today.  I feel for Leah, I'm sure she's had an emotional week having to chose who will stay, and who will go, and who will be added to the team.  I am so glad it's not me who has to go through that.  I trust her instincts completely, however, and know that the team is going to great, whoever ends up making the cut.  I wish each applicant all the best, as we continue to wait.  I'm still so proud of myself for trying out, and know that it will get just a little easier next time around.

ETA:  I made the list, I made the list! 
I'm still in shock, seriously - wow.  Out of 110 applications, I joined 39 other talented women on the short list.  Now the real work begins, I'm not really sure what to expect to be honest.  Plus I plan on heading out to the lake on Friday, and staying until Tuesday.  That may disqualify me from making the team, but I'll have to wait and see, I suppose. 

Thanks as always for stopping by to have a peek into my world, I sure love your company.


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Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

It's great to see your layouts gathered at one spot, they are truly wonderful all of them! Love your great designs and the lovely details! And I guess every scrapper envies you the skill of both scrapping single photo and multiple photos layouts! Thank you for playing with us during the VC, Sherri!

Miranda said...

You did work hard Sherri! Your pages are beautiful, with a lot op pics on the last one. Great job.

Lilith Eeckels said...

Loved all your layouts, especially the JUMP one! You have a great style!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

These layout all rock my friend! Fingers crossed for you.:)

Monique Liedtke said...

Those pages are so fun!! Love those photos of all those jumping girls!!

Deanna said...

LOVE these Sherri! You really rocked the crop! :D

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

wow your work is amazing, Sherri and you were BUSY which is always great to see ;)
I love your details on each page and your girls are so sweet!

Sandy Ang said...

congrats ! and hope you make it all the way