Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Add On Pack

So, I recently joined DeviantArt. Can I tell you how many AMAZING brushes are on there? Most of which you can't use for anything commercialish at all. I'm still learning all the rules, since I'm not in a store, I don't know how many apply to me and all that, but I got permission from one artist, Coby17, to use her brushes in my freebie kits. So, you can all go thank her for her incredible work in this kit!!! (Click on preview for direct download)

The site, though, is AMAZING!!!! You can find any kind of art- Darth Vadar Meets Hello Kitty, Some PHENOMENAL pictures/drawings/wallpapers of the Rock, LOST goodies, NCIS stuff, Bones, fan art of any kinds. It's seriously amazing. Here is a little collage of a bunch of stuff (besides brushes) that I've collected from there

Fun, huh?!? SO head over, check it out, and leave me some love on this post after you download the kit

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back in the Game!!

So, for those who don't know much about the LDS religion- but we put lots of emphasis on Family History. Also, our meetings are 3 hours long. The first hour is called Sacrament Meeting where we all meet together, take the sacrament, listen to talks, etc. Then the second hour is Sunday school. Here there are a few different options, the youth go to classes of kids their own age, etc. The adults can go to Gospel Doctrine, Gospel Principals, and then depending on the needs of the ward, other classes. Our ward just started a Family History class and Roger and I both went today. I have always been interested in Family History, but I get stuck and stop for a while. Today Roger went to the class today and we both got excited. Here are some things I've done so far that I hope to do more on.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ramblings on Wrestling

So, when I was in High School, I started watching WWE wrestling a little. Mostly so I'd have something in common with the guys I hung out with. It didn't take long for me to find another reason to watch it though:

I've had a "thing" for the Rock since.... forever. And that's one thing that has never gone down. Seriously, aside from my husband, I do believe he is the hottest man alive!!

Anyway, after high school, I stopped watching . I didn't have the friends that I had, I didn't have cable, it just wasn't there. That and Roger wasn't really into it, either.

So, then not long ago, I heard a rumor that the Great One (the Rock) was getting back into wresting. So it made me remember that I did enjoy it and today I've been watching "The Real Story of Wrestlemania." I've never actually SEEN a full Wrestlemania because they're PPV, I didn't have anyone to watch em with, and they were on Sunday (I try to only watch really mild things on Sunday). It's reminding me of two more eye candy reasons to watch again. Sad thing is, I don't even know if they're still  wrestling anymore. I've been out of the game for like 10 years!!

Yum. The question is, with no cable, where to go now? I plan on watching pretty much all the WWE stuff on Netflix, but after that? Who knows.

PS. All photos found by searching the internet. None are actually mine.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Whoo Are You?

It's time again!!! For Whoo Are You at Night Owl Crafting. See, there's a button to prove it!

Go there, get your questions, answer 'em on your blog, link back, then visit everyone on the list and make new friends!!

Here are this week's questions!

1. Have you ever had a professional massage before?
Yes, once, when I was pregnant. I didn't like it so much. Maybe it was because I was not relaxed or very comfortable with the lady, who knows. If I could pay for JUST an arm massage, though, I'd be there for sure! There's nothing I like more than my arms and hands being massaged!!!
2. When drinking bottled water do you have a preference on which brand you drink?
Whatever's there. One of em makes my mouth seem dryer, though. I think it's the kind with the red label. I could be wrong, though.
3. What is your favorite kind of soup?
Homemade, canned, or restaurant? :D Homemade, there's nothing better than my Mama's chicken noodle. Canned, I like the steak kinds in the blue can. Restaurant, you can't beat Olive Garden's Gnocci soup. You just can't. I'm sorry. IT.IS.THE.BEST.
4. Do you have a preference on which Kleenex brand you use?
I used to really like the Kleenex with menthol in it, but one time I got some from a store that had their Kleenex next to the garden center, so it picked up that manure scent. GAG and a half!!!! Kleenex is a luxury at our house, though. We usually just use toilet paper. I have a two year old. Does that explain things?

 5. What is your favorite breakfast food?
Considering breakfast food IS my favorite food, that's really hard!!! I love breakfast burritos, hole in one, Sweet Potato waffles, sausage, bacon, quiches, etc. However, if I had to pick ONE favorite- it would be Swedish Pancakes. YUM!!!! Especially with peaches or strawberries or nutella. Topped with cool whip and powdered sugar. Hmm.... maybe that's what we'll have for dinner tonight since strawberries are on sale....

Monday, March 21, 2011

Color Challenge

So, every month Stuff to Scrap has a color challenge. You can either do a page using those  colors or make a mini-kit. I decided to make a kit, but I just got an idea. I'm trying REALLY hard to step outside the digi-scrapping box. So for the next week, I want you to post CRAFT projects you've done using the color palette. :D Sneaky, sneaky!!!

So here are the colors:

And for those of you who DO digi-scrap, here is my kit. Click on image to download.

And here are some of my crafts from long, long ago that happen to be in this color scheme.

A bow for those who don't tie bows
 Some Ugly Peg Doll People

 Handmade ribbon from Fabric

 Crocheted Skull Bag

A little book of memories- fits in a jewel CD case. :D

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Whoo Are You?

I know, I know, it's been AGES!!!! So- in case you forgot or are new to this blog party, you first visit Night Owl Crafting. When you're there, you copy the questions she has on her blog and answer them on yours! Then you link back on her blog and do your best to comment on everyone else's answers! It's a great way to find new bloggy friends (Hi, Sarah!!!! Hope you're having a fantastic day!)

1. What are a couple of your favorite green foods? I LOVE me some asparagus, artichokes, green peppers, and the froggy gummies, though not all of those together, lol. Ew.
2. Do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day? Yesish. A little here and there. But mostly, leprechauns come into our house the night  before St. Patricks day and wreak havoc on the house. They turn lampshades upside down and turn couches around.... and some other fun stuff I'll answer in a few questions
3. Do you have Irish in you? Yes, but not a ton. My husband has more in him.
4. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We do....ish. We have a couple traditions. Like, I said, leprechauns come and do all the redecorating and then turn our milk green. Then we usually make shamrock pancakes with the green milk.

5.Use one word that represents each letter in the word LUCK in your life!

L- Laughter- My husband and I love to laugh. We hope that we are able to laugh all the way through eternity
U-Uptight- and I"m not trying to dis myself. It's just part of my AHDH. I get a bit highstrung sometimes!!
C- Computer- I probably spend way too much time on mine, but Digital Scrapping is one thing that I honestly feel like I'm talented at. And that's hard for me to say.
K- Kids. Kids. Kids. Kids. If it's not mine, I have someone else's here. At one time I went to school to open a daycare. I'm thinking now that maybe I should've finished that degree, lol!

Now go! Blog! Link! Comment!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Anything But Ordinary

Ok, so  I cannot tell you how excited I've been about this kit. Thank you tons Andi for letting me be part of this!! I ADORE the colors and have had a blast.

Here is a closeup of the papers:

And of the elements:

And look, I even SCRAPPED with the kit, can you believe it? I used my OWN kit to scrap. I've always been afraid of doing that for fear of seeming cocky, till I realized that it's not cocky, it's a smart way to make sure the kit is usable. Silly Robyn!!!

So what do you think? I'd LOOOOVE  to see your layouts or hybrid projects with this kit!! Oh yeah, if you use Firefox, have you checked out the AddOns? My favorite add-on is "Personas" and I made a couple for you using this kit. Pick them up HERE and HERE.

Ok, so I'm sorry to keep stringing you along. Here are my links to download this kit:
This kit is no longer available for download. If you'd like it, please e-mail me! imafishtank at gmail dot com
Did I tell you this was a Collab Kit?! Oh yeah, there are TWO more designers for you to pick up coordinating stuff from. Can you believe it?!?!?
First, head over to DesingZ by DeDe
After that, make sure to stop by Hot Pink Pansy and pick up her part.

Then send me your pages and I'll post em here and link to your blog!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Finish It

This has been one interesting week!!!

Monday, Monday? I don't really remember Monday all that well....... is that bad?

Tuesday, I got a special treat! My friend, Katie came over! Katie and I went to Snow College together! We were next door neighbors and had lots of fun. I don't get to see her like, ever- because she lives in Iowa and I'm here in Utah. But she and her family came out and I FINALLY got to meet her FOUR kids! I had a blast, I hope she did, too!

Wednesday, as I posted, was Roger's birthday. And my cousin came over! We bought him a cake and I asked the bakery to write "Happy Birthday" but purposely screw up the r in birthday to see if he'd notice. This was all verbal, mind you, but this is what I got:

Yup! They wrecked my fake cake wreck, lol!

What I did not post, however, was how the second half of the day went down. I got a  call from Xander's teacher. He kept dropping his pants and refusing to pick them up. Students and parents were complaining and I was told that if he did it again, they'd have to call the police. Xander is 6. In first grade. And I know that the school wasn't picking on him or singling him out, they have a set of rules they have to abide by. It's the fact that he's in first grade I have issues with. And even MORE than that, the thing that irks me most of all- is that Xander uses "I didn't take my medicine" as an excuse for his bad behavior. We've been over the subject SO many times before. Anyway- it was very hard for me to be happy and positive for the rest of Roger's birthday.

We ended up going to sushi. I can officially say- I am NOT a fan. But look, I tried it anyway!

Thursday was kid central. I had 7 children (2 were mine) and a golden retriever at my house- all at once! 4 of the kids were two years old. That was fun, lol. I had friends stop by in the morning, my parents come in the afternoon, and then a super, super fun fun Relief Society Activity in the evening! It was the Relief Society Birthday party- we had dinner, a muffin walk, pin the hat on the Relief Society President, and then we made bonnets. I came home smiling from ear to ear. DEFINITELY what I needed!!

Now for craftiness. I didn't get much done on that front this week. Just some photo editing. My amazing friend, Jamie, took a picture of her family while they were in California and asked me to play with it a little. This is what I came up with.

Which one do you like best?

What did YOU finish this week? Link up!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Love!!

Today is my husband's birthday. Can I tell you how much I love this man?!?! Ok, really, I can't. He's that great. He works hard with no complaint, then comes home and helps out with the kids. I don't even have to ask him to!! On weekends, he spoils us all rotten and usually does the cooking. Besides all his attributes and talents... the man is a hottie!!!!

Happy Birthday, Honey!!!!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Do you ever feel.....

like a paper bag, floating through the wind- wanting to start again?

Ok, really- this means 2 things. One being that we finally joined the modern world and got a wii! And with it, we got Just Dance 2. I'm hoping, hoping, hoping that I can do it enough to lose a bit of weight- since people are noticing how big baby is looking- even though I'm not preggers anymore. Oy! Anyway- I did the Katy Perry- Fireworks dance tonight. It was fun!

Also, I was wondering if you ever feel- literally- like I post too much digiscrap stuff? Well I finally bought the last skein of yarn I need to finish my 4th of July afghan, so hopefully I'll have pics of that to show you soon.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Finish It

Look! I remembered! And ON Friday, no less!!

This week was INSANE!!! Not a whole lot got done on the crafty stuff for me circuit because I was so busy doing New Beginnings. For those of you who don't know, New Beginnings is a meeting we have once a year for the Young Women in our church. Normally, the Young Women's program includes girls 12-18, but this is a chance to meet the 11 year olds who are coming in that year. It also reminds the girls and their parents the purpose of the young women and to get them excited about Personal Progress. Personal Progress is a program the girls do that helps them develop a relationship with their Heavenly Father as well as learn to make and keep goals, learn life skills, and become the best they can be. You can read more about it HERE.

Anyway- USUALLY New Beginnings is a quiet little meeting. This year, I read about THIS New Beginnings Activity. So we decided to give it a shot! And since I'm crazy controlling, I made all the handouts and stuff myself.

So we had 8 rooms set up representing a Store and a Value (Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue). What you DON't see in these pics is that every room had a handout in it. Each girl got a shopping back and went from room to room where they listened to a very short talk on each of the values and got a handout. So it went like this:

Faith, the store was Journeys, and the handout was a shoelace with a quote that said, "With Faith in every footstep, we follow Christ the Lord"

Divine Nature, the store was Bath and Body Works, where the girls got a little bit of bath salt and a quote on there about being the Salt of the Earth.

Individual Worth, the store was Down East Basics with a Scrabble Tile Necklace (you can purchase the printable pages on my Etsy shop!) and a quote explaining what Individual Worth IS.

Knowledge, the store was Barnes and Noble, and they each got a pencil with a quote about the power of knowledge.

Choice and Accountability, the store was Best Buy. They each got a Jenny Phillips CD.

Good Works, the store was Hallmark. Each girl got a bag of blank cards so they could use them to make someone's day!

Integrity, the store was Fanzz. The handout was a wiffle ball with a quote.

Virtue was what we wanted to focus on most of all. The store was Kay Jewelers so we could talk about the importance of living a virtuous life. We focused less on jewelry and displayed a lot of wedding stuff. Pictures in front of the temple, wedding dresses, etc. Plus, a bunch of us put our wedding rings on display!

It went really well! The only downside is that it's ALL I did this week.

What'd you do?