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I just posted my last page Sad I have to get to bed for surgery in the morning. I hope the rest of the crop goes well incase I feel too bad to get back on and check. Thanks for all the inspo girls!

Oh and Trina, I SO bad wanted to do your challenge! I was keeping it for last since I figured my mojo would be gone and then I could just do a lift but it got too late. Smile I am sure I will lift many more of all of your gals pages to come. Hope to talk to you all soon Smile Tia

Get some rest. I hope you recover quickly and that the surgery does everything that you need it to do.

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Tia, I hope your surgery goes well and that you recover quickly. Smile I know you won't be able to scrap so take your time. Maybe write down some ideas if you really get some inspiration, if you can Biggrin take care!

Aja...can't believe she pushed you! Maybe she thought you were going to do the same to her. I think I would have handled the situation differently. But then again I'm a chicken and hate to confront people Lol

--Well little guy decided to wake me up super early this morning. I've only gotten like 4 hours sleep or something. I'm so dead tired. I'm going to drink some coffee here soon and hope that helps to wake me up. He is so happy right now playing with his toys. lol Here I am looking horrible..haha

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Aja, that is awful! What a crazy lady!!!! And, Nancy, LOL at the 58 point turn! I can just picture that! Lol

Charys, I definitely think that is a cart worth buying. It will probably not be the next one on my list just because I already have access to it (she told me I can borrow her carts any time, because she rarely uses them in between crops!!! :eek: I did bring one home with me, and she kept telling me to take more than that! HAHA Secretly I wanted to bring Lyrical Letters but I didn't feel right borrowing her brand new one! :lol:). But I still might buy it at some point so that I can use it whenever I want. I felt like most of the font options are so different from each other; you really could use them for a lot of different looks.

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I'm here! I managed to get a little bit more motivated today. I've got to straighten up a bit since the tv repair guy will be here between 10 and 12. Thank goodness!!!!!! I have been without the living room tv for over 2 weeks, during March Madness! Between Dora and basketball, I thought I was going to go crazy. What's a lazy preggers to do all day?
I think I might tackle T.J.'s 2nd birthday layouts today. It's daunting because I have no ideas.

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Girls, I'm insane! I don't know where my day has gone. Anyhow, finally wrapped up the layout I started last night. Jack's demanding lunch (hell, I am too) and I need to mop the kitchen and take care of Nat. I'm hoping and praying to get one more layout done today, I have an idea for the magazine challenge. But these kids need to let me. I will have to save my replies on the challenge threads and here until after that is done if I am to do it. Wish me luck!!!

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Hope you get a chance to scrap, Gwen! Not sure if I will get another LO done or not. Just got done building the biggest block tower you ever saw! Smile Now we're heading out for a walk...it rained all day yesterday and it's still yucky out today. We've been cooped up inside and are ready for a change of scenery! Hoping I can keep Evan out of the mud, but at this point I don't really even care because we just need to get outside! Anyway, kids need some mommy time, but maybe tonight after they are in bed I'll get one more done.

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Good (late) morning you guys. Don't have time to read back the chat thread or anything else yet. I've got to run some errands for DH...mondays are always crazy busy for me. I'll be back this afternoon! Just wanted to let you know where I am. Smile

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Well I am back at work so definitely no scrapping for me.

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Okay I had a super busy weekend so didn't really get to be online...but how long does the VC actually last?

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Okay I had a super busy weekend so didn't really get to be online...but how long does the VC actually last?

I think it goes until midnight tonight. It allows for those in other time zones to get ample time to participate.

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so i guess it ends midnight my time right ? Blum 3

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Yep, midnight your time for you Loida!

Katie, thanks! It's at the top of my list. I doubt I'll be getting it anytime soon, because I surely don't need anymore, but that is what I'll request for Christmas.

Aja, wow that lady had nerve huh?! that would make me pretty upset!

I'm on my hubby's laptop outside watching Kayson play in his sandbox, so haven't had a chance to touch any scrapbooking yet today, but hope to later this evening.

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We attempted to play outside but it is FREEZING! So we did a quick run around the block and came back to hide out inside. Can't wait for "real" spring! DD just went down for a nap, so I'm going to spend some one-on-one time with DS. May attempt to start another LO if he seems like he wants to play on his own for a while, but otherwise I will be waiting until tonight!

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I am jealous of your warm weather. Maybe we should just move to TX. Wink It's still a bit chilly out here, but supposed to be warmer this week than last. Crazy that we had snow on Saturday. AR weather.....:rolleyes:

I wish I could get some more scrapping done tonight, but Randall is finally off, and we are going to all just hang out. I need to. He was supposed to work, so I took Ruthie to daycare. I am very, very emotional today. Randall told me he'd bring me some lunch. Well, Ruthie comes into my room and screams, "MOMMY!!!" Talk about making me cry! I really needed to see their faces. Biggrin

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YES! Move to texas! Actually the neighbors across the street just moved out this weekend. Wink (boy wouldn't that be fun?!)

That's great that you get to spend the day with Randall! Enjoy it! You guys are going to need all the Husband/Wife time you can get.

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Okay, so I finally have a couple of hours to scrap. We had a spur of the moment house showing just a little bit ago, and that was stressful since my house was not clean Sad Oh well, they were men so less concerned about my poor housekeeping than the actual construction.

Charys, it is nice that he can play outside, way too wet here. Although it stopped raining long enough to paint a few rocks this morning.

Sadie, I'm glad you will get some family time. It definately sounds like you need it.

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I promise promise promise to be back with LOTS of replies ... it just won't be for a while. Wink

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argh...the vc is over for me already. wayne's really sick (caught what one of the kids had) so I can't be in my own world scrapping when we have a billion things to get done and he's all weak...and the owner of the house wants to come inspect and there are nicks in the wall and stuff that we will get done up properly when we move but don't want a way to do now! It's from the kids but I still dont want him thinking we let them run riot. It's just that accidents happen. Argh...hopefully he understands and believes that we will fix it before we leave. I'm trying to find things that can cover blemishes without being obvious. LOL. that sucks too cuz I had my last pages planned out in my head. lol. I will post the others Ive done soon.
I could seriously cry. LOL

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Stephanie, glad you got some time to scrap today!

Karen, I'm sorry! Sad I hope Wayne feels better soon. That's one of the worst things about being around littles all the time...one is always sick. Sad You did get some amazing pages done though during the VC. I'm sure the home owner won't think anything of the dents here and there. That's normal. Especially if you are planning on fixing them when you leave.

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I have not done ONE page or card or anything today. Had a busy morning running errands, busy afternoon here and now I'm in the middle of making enchiladas for supper. Shredded all my chicken, grated cheese, etc. and realized I don't have corn tortillas. UGH...that means another trip to the grocery store. :rolleyes: Why is it that everytime I run errands I forget atleast one needed item?! I have the worst memory...it's actually scary. I've even taken vitamins for it. ?? Anyways, I do hope to scrap atleast 2 pages tonight. We'll see!! Hope I can get them posted by midnight.

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ah Karen, sorry your DH is sick Sad and that you can't scrap. my daughter is starting daycare this fall (beginning of august) and that is my worst fear of her being there, that she'll just be sick all the time. I hear so many horror stories from DH about one of his closest friends. Him and his two boys are ALWAYS sick and i'm sure the mom too. It's like 9/12 months they are sick with one thing or another. I hope DD has a good immune system like me Lol I got sick with a very small cold and it had been over a year since I got sick last.

anyways i am heading for bed...
Kids are going to be waking up super early i'm afraid.
I had fun in this VC! Smile Just wanted to say thanks to everyone. I love this board. I haven't spent so much time on this board until now. And now I'm addicted. I love the challenges Biggrin

thank you Charys for all the inspiration. you are awesome! and so sweet Smile thanks to you i love doing my digital stitching now Blum 3 and I can see myself getting into making cards now. can't wait to try it out more!

thanks everyone for all the inspo! Biggrin

goodnight...

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mmm enchiladas! Smile i'd totally make those but corn tortillas are hard to come by around here Blum 3 ... and .... i have a bad memory too. I write a list of things down to buy at the grocery store but i always forget one thing anyways. :rolleyes: enjoy your dinner!

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Ah, you're welcome! and thank you for the inspo too...I think each of us contributes so much and that's what makes this board what it is. I know I can't log on once without some kind of idea I get.
Have a great night Loida! Glad you "are hooked"! Wink Stay around! Can't wait to see more of your lovely work! You have a great style.

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DD just went to bed and I'm trying to get motivated to tackle one more LO. I feel like the kids' stuff has been getting a little piled up over the past few days so I probably would be smart to pick up a little...but scrapping sounds more fun! Smile Decisions, decisions...

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Ugh, i'm kicking myself!!! I should've just let this layout be. I thought I was done with it and took a pic:

fastest page ever...like 10 minutes. Should have just let it be!!! But no, I decided to journal on the top:

Now I don't like it near as much. Sad Phooey! It's the first of our San Francisco trip. Oh well! Live and learn.
Oh and I was borrowing my friend's Plantin Schoolbook cart (where that cityscape came from too) and thought I would cut myself a lot of scalloped pieces before returning it today....

Now I have a good supply. Smile They came in handy on that quick layout.
I'm going to hopefully get one more layout done tonight too! Now, off to check out the threads...

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so how often do you ladies do crops? every month? because my cricut will be here tomorrow and i WILL be in the next crop!!

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we try to do them about every 6 weeks....oh we'd love for you to join us next time!!!

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alright i am done scrapping for tonight. my head hurts....
i entered a few more challenges.
this crop was AWESOME!!
and im keepin the challenges i didnt complete in mind for scrapping ideas later.

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Charys, I like it with the journaling! But I like to put journaling on pretty much all of my pages so maybe that's why...anyway, I know what you mean about "ruining" a LO that you really liked at first by continuing to tweak it. That's frustrating!

Great idea to cut the extra scalloped edges, too! Wonder why I didn't think of that when I had access to my friends' carts?!?!? That will be on my to-do list next time we're together. Or maybe I'll borrow that cart next! Smile

Like Beckie, I am keeping the challenges I didn't get a chance to finish in mind for the future! I am all out of scrapping mojo right now...I tried to bang out one more LO but I just couldn't do it!

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Katie i tried to get another LO done as well but as you said no more mojo! Sad

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Haha! Glad to hear I'm not the only one! Smile Sorry you didn't get another one done, though!

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hahaha, I may just call it a night too and not do anymore layouts! I did only one card this whole weekend, and I feel some cards calling my name. Wink For some reason they are just easier and more fun for me sometimes than layouts. Kayson is already asleep and it's quiet in the house, so I may just do that. I'll be hanging out here until midnight probably though! Wink

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Charys, I've gotta know...how many cards do you have on hand at home? Do you have enough made that when you need a card for somebody you usually already have one that's appropriate? Or do you make them for specific occasions? I'm assuming a mix of both. Do you sell any? Just wondering! I'm picturing that at the rate you crank them out you would need a whole room just to store them all! You are awesome!

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LOL, I 'only' have about 20 cards on hand right now, because last weekend my sis came and helped out by taking a LOT of them. I almost always have a card on hand, but sometimes I prefer making one for a specific person. I have sold them on Etsy before but haven't done so since before Christmas. I'd rather give them away, then make $2.95 when I've probably put an hour worth of time and $2 in materials into it! Wink Thanks Katie! I've thought of doing a once-a-week-card-giveaway on my blog, but don't know how popular that would be.

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I'd visit your blog for a free card:) Heck I snoop once and a while without it!

I feel like a slacker for missing this weekend. I managed to do 3 pages for I think 5 challenges? I'm tired, 5:30 is going to be here too soon, so I'm off to bed. Hoping to catch up on what everyone has done this weekend.

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Phew ... ok, I'm done ... 9 layouts I did this weekend ... now time to spend time with dh, he's been saying I'm neglecting him lol.

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I gotta go to bed ... up too late replying to threads here. so meant to go to bed an hour ago!!!! stupid me!!! seriously, I'm behind on sleep, why do I do this to myself?

Charys - if I were you, I'd pull everything off and recreate it on the backside of the paper if you really don't care for the journaling. I've been known to do that when I've "ruined" a page. But I think it looks fine with the journaling. Wink

so off to bed!! hope to reply on this thread tomorrow, as I missed so much here!

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gwen..i am so behind on sleep too but somehow I manage to survive my entire day without falling asleep Lol I've gotten 4 hours sleep the past couple of nights. It sucks! It seems like I can't have any "me" time anymore unless I leave one kid to do whatever on their own downstairs (where i usually am with the laptop) since the downstairs is pretty childproof. Heck, i'll confess, I've dozed off a couple times on the couch with the kids awake. Lol Only 2 or 3 times though. I try not to lay down on the couch anymore. haha

Charys...man oh man... you make me want to buy myself a cricut. Gosh if they weren't so expensive I'd go out and buy me one in a heartbeat Smile I wish they weren't so expensive. Why do they cost so much money? What about the carts? I've looked at some of those prices and i'm just :shock: wow... hopefully someday i'll have my own job and i can pay for it myself Blum 3 I hate asking Dh to buy me stuff like that. I think I could get more into paper scrapping if I had a job to buy my own stuff whenever I wanted. Smile

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Kelleane ... you must tell me is that last LO you did paper or digital?

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What an AWESOME crop girls!!!!!! Thanks so much!!!! It was GREAT!! [SIZE=3]I created another 2 pages last night and didn't get them posted, but will later on today. I'm going outside to mow my lawn now......[/SIZE]

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