Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
The Bourne Trilogy (2002 - 2007)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) only for serious fans of mindless sci-fi action
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Constant Gardner (2005)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Primary Colors (1998)
The Social Network (2010)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Fog of War (2003)
Riding Giants (2004)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Regardless, this spurred me to make a list of the recent movies that I hate, with a passion, to warn you, our friends in the blogosphere, before your precious evenings are ruined. Feel free to spew your own cinematic venom in the comments.
In no particular order, and without explanation:
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Sex and the City (all of them)
Green Zone (2010)
The Departed (2006)
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Anger Management (2003)
Bride Wars (2009)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I created this layout with the beautiful December kit from The Paper Trail store, which you can find here: http://www.leaveapapertrail.com/zencart/.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
My favorite thing about this kit is that it is so versatile that you can use it for any type of layout. Here, I used the kit (along with candy cane stickles, which you can also find at the store) to create a layout of my inlaws' trip to visit us in New Mexico. I especially love the sheer red ribbon that I pleated and taped to give extra dimension and richness to this layout.
If you are interested in seeing what the other design team members did with this kit, hop right along with us. If you came here from Jen's blog, head over to Karen's next: http://leaveapapertrail.blogspot.com/. If you came here first, go back to the beginning of the hop at the Trail Makers blog: http://www.trailmakers.blogspot.com/. I am sure you will be amazed at all of the beautiful projects and there are PRIZES involved!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
You are cordially invited to join us here on December 1st at midnight EST to debut the December Paper Trails Kit. Believe me it is full of absolute GORGEOUSNESS!!!! Each of the Design Team Members will have a DEBUT project to share with you using the kit and a little birdie told me that there will be RAK's too! Then you will want to race to the Paper Trails store to purchase the December Kit because they will be gone quick as a wink. Karen truly outdid herself this time!!! The blog hop will last until December 4th at 11pm EST and then RAK's will be pulled on December 5th and announced!!! Are you ready to get your hop on?
To hold you over until then, here is another layout that I made using the November kit. Check out the full kit here:
Monday, November 22, 2010
Check out the guest design team announcement and the kits here: http://apageintimescrapbookkits.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I will admit it -- I am not very good in the kitchen. Which is why I surprised myself when I made a delicious pie for Jesse's 30th birthday. This is the recipe that I used for the crust, which was flakey and delicious!
I love how the Jenni Bowlin papers really added to the home-y feel of this layout. I also used a Jenni Bowlin vintage button and a black button from Basic Grey's Cappella collection.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
And I made another zipper flower for this layout, which was pretty fun too.
In this clean and simple layout, I layered some of Teresa Collins's Giving Thanks papers, which are so pretty, and just added Making Memories alphabet sickers.
I can't believe that Thanksgiving (and Christmas) are almost here again!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is Jesse eating a hamburger in Luxembourg (he has one in every new place he visits):
And this is a really cool war memorial for the Battle of the Bulge:
Luxembourg looks like a really nice place!
They certainly have more greenery than we do here in the desert!
This is Jesse with some college friends.
Not surprisingly, the best resturant Jesse has ever been to is in Paris (this isn't it though).
The timing was perfect for Jesse -- he was in Paris for the Paris auto show.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
You can enter your own layout for the challenge here: http://www.trailmakers.blogspot.com/
Monday, November 1, 2010
Check out the kit here http://leaveapapertrail.com/zencart and take a peek at other layouts showcasing the kit here: http://trailmakers.blogspot.com/2010/11/this-is-it-our-big-announcement.html
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
In this layout I used Midnight Black Discount Cardstock, embellishments from Gauche Alchemy's Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit, and For the Luv of Art Favorite Things Stamp Set. I also used papers and a button from Jenni Bowlin, My Mind’s Eye ribbon, Prima rhinestones, Ranger Stickles, a Sakura Glaze pen, and I tried my brand new Tim Holtz alpha die for the first time!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thanksgiving is fun with my inlaws because not only do we get a feast but there are muliple birthdays to celebrate that weekend as well! I created this layout using Teresa Collins's new fall line -- Giving Thanks -- which you can find at the Art Freckles online store (http://www.artfreckles.com/store/catalog/). While you're there, check out what is happening on the message board (http://artfreckles.com/forum/index.php).
There is a total of 8 stops on this hop so here is a full list so you don't miss any. If you are hopping in order, Jamie is next!
1. Art Freckles - http://artfreck.blogspot.com/
2. Linda Gunther - http://lindasueanne-scraps.blogspot.com/
3. Joanne Keminen - http://usinguptheprettypaper.blogspot.com/
4. Jill Sarginson - http://jillelizabethsarginson.blogspot.com/
5. Krystle Thomas - http://hightimesinthehighdesert.blogspot.com/ [you are here]
6. Jamie Harder - http://ahappyscrappyplace.blogspot.com/
7. Kayla DuPont - http://dream-bielieve-imagine-mustangkayla.blogspot.com/
8. Shannon Wyman - http://cre8yourself.blogspot.com/
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I love the pictures in this next layout too because it warms my heart to see Jesse and Rachel playing in the snow. Aren't they adorable? I used some specialty paper from The Paper Studio and The Paper Company for the background and embellished it with American Crafts Thickers and rose ribbon, Jolee's Swarovski crystals, and Liquid Pearls.This last layout is about the highlights from our trip to Boston, especially seeing the Car Talk office (one highlight not featured here is our dinner with Matt -- sadly we forgot to take pictures of that). I used Fancy Pants notebook paper, Discount Cardstock, Bazzill rhinestones, a Jenni Bowlin button, Pink Paislee pleated ribbon, MME Lush ribbon, and a Making Memories embellishment for this layout. I even used stamps (for the title and flourish) -- something that I need to do more often!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I wanted to make a bright, fun banner for this challenge and Creative Imaginations' Piece of Cake - Balloon Animals paper was just what I was looking for. The paper has a series of diamonds that I cut in half to make triangles for my banner. To finish the page, I used a bright white cardstock to make the colors in this layout pop even more.