Monday, February 23, 2009

Dang Cravings.

Do you ever crave things? Stupid question. I am certain everyone does. Right now I am craving two things. Number one: Oatmeal M&M cookies from Great Harvest. I purposely took an alternate route to work, so I wouldn't stop for some of these. A cookie can't be that bad, right? Well, it is when you eat all six - they are humongous. Every time I get them I want to hide on the floor of my closet in the dark and scarf them all down. I haven't done that yet, but I can feel that moment approaching and it is a tiny bit scary. So for now I avoid the place. I regret that decision now as it is the only thing on my mind. Well, except for craving number two: the Gel-a-Tins You Spin Me Round set. I went to Archiver's with my niece yesterday for their make and take weekend. One of the projects was a journaling card that used this stamp set. Of course, the set is sold out. Makes me want it even more. Great. I hate the word no more than anything else in life. Being out of stock on something I want is like a giant no from the big wigs of the stamping world whoever they may be. They better look out. I know how to tp, pout and stamp my foot.

Before this entry gets any odder. Here are a couple layouts I have completed in the last week:
The above layout was done for the DT Inspired Challenge being held weekly at Studio Calico. This week is Kelly Noel's turn. My layout is based on her This Look layout. I am normally not a layering person, but I love when others do it. Kelly's work is layer upon layer of all good. I hope I did her justice. The design is hers. I just added a little bit of me (or should I say Em?) here and there.

The January 2009 layout was for the January in February challenge that Davinie Fiero was holding. When I posted it at Studio Calico I was emailed a couple of times and asked how I made the calendar. I didn't. I post all my photos of the day at Shuttercal.com. I printed the webpage showing my thumbnails. I like easy and that was as easy as I could get.

Lastly, was another for the DT Inspired Challenge. This time the DT member was Emily Pitts. I have wanted to lift her layouts, since I first saw it. I copied her almost to a t. I'm not embarrassed to admit that. Why put in more work when you have found something perfect already? Only rule is...give credit where credit is due. SO the layout design above is all Emily.

Thanks for hanging in this long with me. I hope your day is filled with calorie free and in stock cravings.

15 comments:

laverneboese said...

buy the cookies...buy the cookies...buy the cookies. if you don't buy them, you'll probably do like i do, and eat everything else in the world in an attempt to satisfy the craving...then eventually buy the cookies/eat them anyway. so instead of consuming 100 calories, you scarfed down 1000! love the layouts denise and how awesome of you to give credit to the ladies who inspired you :) now go buy the frickin' cookies girly! tell yourself that you're going to do a layout on them...so you HAVE to buy them. it'll be my BASB challenge for April...scrap your cravings :)

Anilu Magloire said...

LOL!!! I have those two craving all-the-time!!!!
Cookies and stamps, yummmmmmy!
You are so rocking those pages, it's not even funny.
I need some of your mojo, now!

Christie Wildes said...

You have been busy!!!! Good for you!!! :)
And I have to agree with Laverne - just buy the cookies. :) haha I am no help considering my dd is in the middle of GS cookie sales. Booooo!!! LOL
I haven't seen those stamps and I guess I am the better for that!!
XO

Susan Beth said...

Cravings are challenging, but avoiding the item is the big deal. And sold out is a big NO, isn't it! Love your layouts!

Close To Home said...

oh sooo glad i am not the only one who has cravings! LOL! i couldn't get over the chocolate turtles DH bought me for vday until i ate them all. hehee! wonderful pages---they are really awesome!

Aimee said...

i totally get cravings... crazy cravings. popsicles? pudding, cake. chocolate. mostly sweet things. i love sweet things. granola bars will even do the trick sometimes.

lisa dickinson said...

I'm pretty sure that anyone who can eat JUST ONE oatmeal cookie isn't someone I'd want to be friends with :P

Heather Prins said...

mmmm cookies!!!!! Love the layouts!

Kimberly said...

I love your headband layout! Just super.

vtpuggirl said...

I love all your SC-lifts, esp the Emily one. Something about that is just too cool!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

love all the layouts and the vision of you hiding in the closet eating cookies is cracking me up. i used to eat chocolate chip cookies naked in bed when i was 8. my sis used to catch me and say, 'ma...karen's eating cookies naked in bed again.'

Mye said...

Okay, you are funny. I've done the same thing, so I understand. But I'm with LaVern....just buy the damn cookies!! Love the layouts, once again you're on a roll!

Jenn said...

I am in NEED of some ice cream! Seriously in NEED! (hahaha)
The LO's look great and I think the best compliment we as scrappers can give is a scrap-lift!

Kristii said...

I would buy the cookies too, but I have no will power, lol!! Love your layouts!! So awesome!! What a great idea to print the thumbnails!! I may have to use that idea!! Hope you have a great day!!

Greta said...

There are no calories in cookies when friends say so. And I say it's okay. Now that I got that out of the way...your layouts. You are on fire! They are all fabulous! Em is so cute! Love her scrap stash headbands and her creativity. And I really love your January calendar layout - perfection! Can you please send some mojo my way? Thanks in advance!