Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ok...just one day late...

Not too bad, right??

I've decided that I should split this up over the next few days because I have A LOT to blog about! The last few weeks have been crazy busy!

We traveled around TX the first week of June. We went to Austin to see D's mom and drop the boys off with her. I also was able to have dinner with Patter...my Triple the Sketch "boss" and her three daughters (they're triplets). It was a lot of fun and very interesting to see 3 completely different personalities from 3 girls who looked EXACTLY alike. I don't have a picture yet...:( Coming soon, I hope!!

So then D and I headed to Dallas...he had to work...I got to shop and play. It was tons of fun. We ate at some excellent restaurants...I probably gained a million pounds and we actually got to spend some quality time together. It was a great trip. My last day there I went with Daniela to the GASC and we met up with Leslie. I have only "met" these ladies on-line...so I was a little nervous. But it turned out to be THE BEST day. We shopped till we dropped...seriously...We shut the place down!! And got some great new stuff!! We had a dramatic ending to our day, with tears, hugs and all. It was awesome!! :)
Here's a picture that one of Leslie's friend took of us...pretty cute!!














Ok...so now I am going to skip around a little.

On to some scrappy business...
CMK is having a DT contest called The Last Scrapper Standing...I thought, what the heck...sounds fun...and entered a LO for my entry...This here...


We had to lift a LO in the gallery of one of the current DT members...I chose Leslie's.









The next week they posted the first challenge, it was to scrap one of your weaknesses...Well...I only have a million so it was an easy choice...NOT!!!! I actually almost didn't make it in time because I kept changing my mind...but I managed to get it in...


















And I am one of the top 20 that get to move on to the next round!!! They actually picked me (and 19 others) to move on!! I am SOOOO pumped!!! Now we have our next challenge...to do a card or altered item using a slogan from a T-shirt. EEEEKKK!! Pretty exciting and kinda nerveracking. The other 19 ladies are AWESOME!!!!! Soo...we'll see...If nothing else, I have had FUN playing along...and am totally humbled that I was even chosen to move on.

Well...I guess I will wrap it up for today. I'll post more tomorrow or Friday...I still have much more :D

Later...
Em

10 comments:

Amanda L. said...

Your Lady Libery layout is absolutely gorgeous....good luck with the next challenge!

Nancyroo said...

Congrats on making the top 20 and good luck!

God's Gal Sarah said...

And she updates! Don't gripe about my complaining when you don't post... :-) I will need your updates when I go away to HSU! COGNRATS on making the top 20! I knew you could do it all along. I BELIEVE IN YOU! Good luck. I love ya!

dannisdoodles said...

What a fun trip you had Ember and the pic? OMGosh ADORABLE! I was sooooo happy to see that you were chosen as one of the top 20, sooooo excited and routing for you!!!

Finger's better and NO infection, thanks be to God!

Can NOT wait to see your challenge card/altered art, I think I am as nervous as one can be for ya! But, I know you'll produce a work of art, like you always do girl!

hugs & love my friend!
danni

Renee Lamb said...

ooh, how fun to have met those fab ladies!! y'all all are soo cute!!! We will have to plan on meeting for lunch one day while I am in Amarillo in July. I'll be coming for a week July 21st.
and I knew you'd be there standing in the tip 20 girl!! your layouts ROCKED and I am STILL drooling over the DQ so thanks ;) . I am wishing you the best of luck - I am soooo stinkin' nervous myself but what fun right? ok - I've written a novel to you! big hugs to ya :D

Danielle said...

awesome layouts!!!! Congrats on the top 20! AND, NO worries about the RAK!!!!!! It's all good! :)

anna.elyse said...

i finally found your blog. i've been looking all over the place for it haha. i'm still trying to figure this thing out. maybe if we scrapbook today you can show me the ropes on here

Dena said...

Woo hooo for making the top 20! Congrats to you Ember. Your DQ layout is seriously making me hungry. I think I have to go raid my freezer now. Me and my thighs thank you LOL

have a fabulous weekend girl!

Leslie Ashe said...

HI Pretty girl! :) I'm so sad..I wish we'd had MORE time to sit, chat, scrap and all that jazz!! :)

CONgRATS to you with the top 20! I am NOT surprised at all...you're one TALENTED chick! :) I LOVE YA!

Daniela said...

Hey, busy girl. Last time I checked there was no update, I guess that was some time ago because I missed all of this. We look so cute. I had so much fun! Make sure you let me know when you come back :)