Monday, July 13, 2009

On Wishes...

I was going to say that I wish I was better about blogging, but... I'm going to get better someday! Yeah right.... For anyone who is still bothering to drop by, let me just say that it has been a crazy time! Last time I blogged, I had been on retreat and had surgery. I'm all better now, but things have been so crazy since then. My dog had surgery AGAIN, my mom had emergency surgery, I moved my son home for the summer, moved my daughter to a temporary apartment, found a house, bought furniture, gave a party, would you believe that I even had jury duty today??? What are the odds of that? But, life is good! Everyone is on the mend and having a great summer!

So, right now, my biggest wish is that I had someone to help me sort and pack! We haven't moved in 17 years, so this is turning out to be a huge job. For those of you who don't know, we are moving into town. I'm actually kind of shocked about it, but also looking forward to having less land to keep up with. I'm going to miss baby goats and chickens crowing in the yard, but I will be enjoying the deer in the yard at the new house. Would you believe that my dad drove by the house the other day and called to tell me that there were 14 deer in the yard? TRULY!!! You just can't make that up! It seems that the current owner of the house feeds them. There are babies, too! I can't wait! I have been wishing for a new home for years, so this is a wish granted for sure!

A wish that I've had for a long time that is related to scrapping is for 'any color crystal that I want'. As most of you know, I'm on the Zva team and I get all their gorgeous products in the mail. What a fun thing that is! I had read something from Kim Hughs, another dt member, about how she uses Copic Markers to color her clear crystals. Now, I probably shouldn't admit this, but I didn't know what the heck Copic Markers were. Naturally, after searching, I couldn't find any locally to buy. So... experiment time... Guess what? Sharpies work like a charm!! I was so excited to figure this out! Everyone has a handful (at least) of Sharpies. If you are the rare person who doesn't, just drop by Walmart. Wish granted!! Don't you love that?

Here are a couple of layouts where I changed the crystal color. On this one, all the crystals were clear. I love red!

On this one, I just changed the lettering from clear to orangy-brown to go with the crystal strips.

So now, I have to start wishing that someone will take pity on me and help me with my blog!!! I decided that I wanted a white background and went to change it. Did I remember to save the template? NO! Gone forever! lol After the move, I'll be working on this again. I wish I knew how to do digital so that I could make cool stuff for it. For now... clean and simple is what it is!

Thanks for dropping by!

Robbie

9 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Good luck with your move and packing! We are moving also, and I can't imagine moving after living in a house that long!

Love the coloring bling tip! Gorgeous l/o's!

Jane said...

Your pages are just gorgeous as always Robbie and I wish you all the best in your new house!! Less land will be wonderful...just the reason we had moved recently also!

Kris said...

Thanks for the great tip about coloring the bling!!

Best of luck with the packing and the move!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Gorgeous work as always Robbie!! Love the colored bling!!

Exciting & busy time for sure!! But so fun shopping & decorating the new place! So awesome about the deer!! I love looking out and seeing them in my yard! Although they do eat the garden and all the roses!

Mickey said...

Glad you're back on your blog again, hope things slow down for you.
Love the layouts and what a great idea about the copics' will try that sometime.
Good luck on packing and hope you will settle down nicely in your new home.
Hugs
Mieke

AHadley said...

Hi Robbie! Long time no chat :) I saw on sb.com you mentioned you were moving, so I hunted down your blog and came to see what the deal was. Sounds like you're crazy busy as always! I didn't even know you were on the Zva team, that's so awesome. I miss talking to all the girls from our thread, seems like we all just went separate ways. My blog is www.intothecrazyblue.blogspot.com if you want to come by some day. It's mostly cards as all my LOs go to the eZine it seems. I do a lot of cards though! I sell them at a local boutique now, so that's a plus. I'm going back to college this fall too! Well, you have a great day Robbie, love ya :)

Stine66 said...

THANKS for letting us all know that you are still aliwe, and well... and happy mowing to you !

Mghairgirl said...

Robbie, it is so good to know that you are still around and things are good for you! I can't believe you are moving! How exciting! We miss you lots over at sb.com in our group. Stay in touch, I always love to hear from you!

Amber said...

Robbie,

Do they retain their sparkle after you have colored them?

Love your use of the MME products. You should have entered this into the blog challenge!

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