So… I know it’s rather last minute. But I’m thinking about taking part in the A2Z blog challenge. I already post on a almost-daily basis, so I’ve got that part down. And I think it could be fun coming up with a title/subject matter based on a different letter every day. What do you think? I have until tomorrow to decide.
I know, just as you do, how important a good hearty breakfast is. It really can make all the difference to your day. I know the days when I take a little extra time to have a half waffle with berries, OJ, and a sausage link are often some of my best.
A good breakfast gives fuels your day. It keeps you energized and helps your creative juices flow. It helps you feel your best and helps you be your best, thusly spreading to those around you too.
Is it odd that while I was typing the “…” I was saying, in my head of course, “dun, dun, dun” slowly stepping down from note to note in a ominous minor key? 😉 Nah, I didn’t think so.
…we don’t always have time to set aside for this all important meal. So sue me. It just doesn’t happen. Heck yeah I love days where I can lounge about leisurely in the morning until I begin to feel sunshiny. At which point I can saunter into the kitchen and pull out all the many implements required to make said fabulous breakfast. Then bake, fry, and slice up my very favourite morning foods. Afterwards savoring every succulent satisfying bite.
Great. Now I’m craving maple syrup drenched bacon and buttermilk pancakes slathered in butter with a pulpy fresh orange juice. Nice.
Today though, like most. Just wasn’t one of those days. So I hopped in the shower (thankfully Damon was home today so he fed the kid while I washed my greasy mess of hair), grabbed a banana, the girl, and my bag and jumped in the car with my Mom and sister for a trip to the Warman thrift shop.
Ta da! My breakfast:
…and yes, I am still on the lookout for some pretty pink placemats.
Want to join in on the photo a day challenge for January? Here’s the shot list:
My challenge for March has been posted, and I thought I’d take a minute to write a bit of a blog post about it too. For those of you who aren’t aware, my challenge this year is a journal challenge. I’ve wanted to create a scrapbook about me for some time now. But generally when I sit down to work on a layout I let my photographs speak for themselves, and it’s almost always about the kid. So it really is a challenge for me to sit down and write a little something about ME. It’s important though, and so I’m writing about me FOR Lily-Ann.
Each month I’ll provide a journal prompt, so if you’d like to take the challenge along with me, you’ll have a book of your own finished after the year is over. This month I scrapped a page about how the girl and I share a love of My Little Ponies.
Feel like checking out the challenge? They’re all listed at: https://td365.wordpress.com/the-challenge-2012/ And each and every month during 2012 there will be another prompt added to the list.
Starting this month I’ll be hosting a challenge at the Plum… Okay, yes, I know. I host challenges there every month as part of my duties as a member of their Creative Team. But this challenge is something new and different. For the next year, I’ll be hosting a monthly challenge that is all about journaling your journey.
I’ve wanted to scrap about myself for quite some time, but honestly? I just never do it. I really would like to create something that is about who I am, and what’s important to me… something I can eventually give Lily-Ann. Sure, she’ll have all my writing (yes, there’s a lot of it) but I want something that is uniquely personal. And I know, in spite of the fact that this is something I really want to do, I know I’m likely to just keep putting it off.
Hosting this challenge is going to be the perfect way to ensure I actually take up the challenge myself. So each month I’ll come up with a topic, and maybe a word art, template, photo mat, or some other goody to go along with it… and we’ll all create something special. Come the end of the year, each of us will have twelve layouts all about who we are and whats important to us. It should be pretty cool.
So hop on over to the Plum and join me in the challenge forum here: http://www.polkadotplum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=219 Should be an interesting ride!
Lots of scraptastic stuff today. 🙂
First off, Sugar Pie Scraps has got an amazing new kit out at Polka Dot Plum. It’s called Snow, Sledding & Sweets. I absolutely love it. When I first saw it, I knew I liked it… but it wasn’t until I actually started working with it that I fell in love with it. This kit really is a dream to work with. It’s got a ton of flexibility, and works with both the sillier layouts and the more serious ones. It really is fabulous. And even better? You have a chance to WIN it. Hop on over to http://www.digishoptalk.com/boards/happy-place-31/win-snow-sledding-sweets-263926/ to enter the free draw.
Now, here’s the new LO (layout). And you guessed it… I used the kit above. LOL
Oh right… I also promised a freebie, didn’t I. I didn’t forget.
The image is linked, so just click on it to download. 🙂
And if you feel like playing along, why not stop by the plum and share what you’ve created using my word art. 🙂 The url for the challenge is http://www.polkadotplum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4773 All I ask, is that when giving credit please list it as “a scraptastic design by TD”. 🙂
That’s it from me today. I’m off to a party with some really great folks we know through my husbands work. Take care, and be safe.
Hey everyone! Today I have another freebie for you. It’s a scrapbook page border featuring several definitions of the word “family”.
The image is linked, so just click it to download.
As a Warren at ESS I host the definition challenge each month. So hop on over and play with us. You can earn up to five points by playing along, and your points can earn you a free gift certificate for the store there. As a bonus this month? I created TWO free downloads for you. So you can get the border that I’ve posted here, AND a frame as well (but you have to visit ESS for that one).
Can’t wait to see what you do with them.
OH! Don’t forget, in your design credits, list my WordArt as a “Scraptastic Design by TD”. Thanks.
Today I’m bringing you another Scraptastic Design by TD. In particular, a wordart freebie. I host the definition challenge at ESS every month, and for November I chose the word “special”.
You can download the wordart at http://www.mediafire.com/?m9299vt96tv6y1m. Then, if you feel like playing along, head on over to http://www.enchantedstudioscraps.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11043 to play along. For your layout to count towards the points awarded at ESS at least 40% of your LO (layout) must contain product from ESS designers. But you can always play along without worrying about challenge points too…. in which case, you can upload your LO anywhere, and just share a link here so I can find it and leave you some love. 🙂
Hope you enjoy the word art.