Thursday, February 15, 2007






















I'm back! I know it's been FOREVER since I posted last, but that dang LIFE of mine got in the way AGAIN!

I'd like to say I've been busy with happy things, but alas, it ain't so! We have a major problem with our septic/sewage system. So much so, that I can't do laundry...flush toilets...or take a long shower. It's a nightmare! The good news is that it will be fixed tomorrow. I took it upon myself to take a trip to the lovey laundrymat today to get some nasty washing done. It has been a good 10 years since I've set foot in a laundrymat. Hmmmm, I don't miss it! The washers are too small...they don't clean very well...and half of them don't work or steal your money! Sheesh!

Now, on to the bright side of my life. I made it through round 4 and round 5 of the Chalet's Survivor competition, thanks to my angel who voted for me :) I made an altered canvas and two cards for Round 4 and the "Fresh Flowers" layout for Round 5 from a Becky Fleck sketch. Man, I love them, there sketches! We also had an immunity challenge where we were to scraplift one of the member's creations (Isabelle's). My scraplift is called "Simply Kaila." I believe that Carla was the lucky winner of immunity this week. Again, some amazing scraplifting took place.

You really, seriously need to go checkout the Chalet's gallery! We have some absolutely gorgeous entries for the new Creative Team, as well as member's layouts/creations in general. It's truly inspirational! You may submit your entries until the 28th of February. Go to the Chalet's message board for more details.

Speaking of the Chalet...we have Karen Russell coming on the 23rd at 10:00 p.m. EST for a celebrity chat. So, if you'd like to chat with her...come on over!
Another project I completed was some magnetic photo frames for my Mother/Father's church meeting this past Tuesday. I made 40 of them buggers! My Mom said that everyone liked them. That's all that matters.

Lastly, tomorrow begins my semi-annual Scrap-A-Way with the girls! Can I just tell you how I need this??? After the nasty septic issue, I NEED some "me" time. I'm in the mood to create! Plus, a long, hot shower doesn't sound bad either. I believe they just remodeled the whole hotel. So, it's gonna be lavish...ha!

Thanks for stopping by!


Shawn

4 comments:

Margo said...

I love all the layouts, don't you just love how productive we can be with these challenges.

I am sorry to hear about the water problems, that is not fun at all.

Have fun with your scrap weekend away.

Amy said...

These are gorgeous Shawn! You have been making me drool with your creations!

francineA said...

oh i seriously loved your cards..just gorgeous...yuk about your sewage problem, but sooo glad for you its getting fix, nothing worse than not being able to do the laundry..lol..i know i have a family of 7...
loving your wok at the chalet survivor comp..keep it up!

Angela said...

Girl, I just love your work.

Ugh, we had our septic cleaned out a month ago. YUCKY!! But things run so much better now. lol ;)