Thursday, February 18, 2010

"He was my cream, and I was his coffee..."

Today I played around with my blog and organized the links over to you right.  I added some favorite blogs, move the TAAFOMFT girls to their own separate category, and also listed the links to some challenge blogs that I like.  While we're on that subject, are there and I'm forgetting that I really ought to know about?  Because I've become slightly addicted to them this week.  :)

I wanted to share a few more layouts that I made before going back to work. (I'm just keeping positive about this -- no news yet, but we have to go back tomorrow. We just have to. It's jeans day, after all.)

I used this week's Pencil Lines sketch to make this layout about my (occasionaly) cuddly Lola.  :)

And I used this month's Scrap Mojo challenge (tell a love story) to make this layout about a girl, a boy, and their coffee.  (Betcha can't guess who the girl and boy are. Haha.) 

Here's what the journaling says:
She always enjoyed her weekly trips to Starbucks, and had tried to get him to join her.  His response was always the same:  "I don't want to become a coffee snob."  Then one day, on a magical coffee run, he asked her to pick up a hot chocolate.  It wasn't coffee, but it was certainly a start.  He loved it, and then tried a sip of her mocha, which he found to be even more delightful.  Soon, he was the one suggesting coffee dates.  Their romance with coffee continued to blossom, and they thought to themselves, "Wouldn't it be lovely to have this every morning?"  So they bought their first bag of coffee, and brought out the coffee maker that had spent years stored in a cabinet.  And their mornings were comlete from that day on.
I also had to use a love quote somewhere on my page.  Here's what I chose:
He was my cream, and I was his coffee --
And when you put us together, it was something.
I just love that quote! 

I discoverd a couple of new (to me) challenge blogs.  The first one is Scrap Fit, and the challenge (or, workout) was to scrap monochromatic in pink, red, or black.  I chose pink.

The other challenge blog I found was Inspired Blueprints.  This is my take on their latest sketch (you might remember the story from one of my "Adventures in Christmas" posts):

Hope your week has been great!  And, I just got word that we're on a 1-hour delay tomorrow!  Yay!!!


Chris said...

It is so so cool that you are doing so many layouts! I love the round way you did the first layout - so intriguing. Hope your weather gets better. Have a great weekend!

Melonie said...

Great LO's! Happy back to work tomorrow to you. I have to say that I have thoroughly loved your time off though...lots of scrappy inspo:) Have a great weekend.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

girl....u are on fire!!! (well...not literally since u keep having snow days....but *whatev* ... lol!) loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all these lo's and that coffee one is just *swoon* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

ps...did u get the link i left u on your last post??? :)

meluv2scrap said...

Fabulous LO's!!! Love the pink mono LO for scrapFIT, too!!! Thanks for playing along with us at scrapFIT!

deana said...

More GREAT LO's! You certainly have made good use of your time at home! Glad to hear you're back to school tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend! :-)


Hampers said...

These illustrations are absolutely amazing! You have worked perfectly on color combo.

Katie said...

I so love your style! Thanks for doing the ScrapFIT challenge. Your pink mono just POPS!


Beth said...

fun fun layouts!!!
And I just saw your "checking out your shop" comment.
I wanted to tell you that I don't have any necklaces in my shop. Most of them are custom requests.

So, if you see anything you like, just shoot me a message and I can recreate.

Have a great weekend!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Wow, lovely layouts!!

Rhonda V. said...

I love the pretty pinks and the fun pic of your kitty sitting sweetly up at the table for din-din!

Thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT!

amy lapi said...

amazing layouts, and i really enjoyed your story... the quote is so beautiful. <3

danilouwho said...

Awesome page girl, love the journaling! Thanks for playing along..

dani, scrapmojo

Simona said...

great take on the scrapmojo challenge! thanks for playing along with us :-)

Melissa Mann said...

great layouts!! Thanks for joining in on the mojo challenge!!