Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tattoos, WooHoos, and other oo oos!

Hello everyone! Lots and lots for this post so sit back, hold on and grab a cup of joe (or whatever floats your boat!)!
First of all if you have not noticed I have a new badge or blinkie whatever they are called declaring I have been published in Scrapbook News and Review. I cannot believe it - I am over the moon to be published and as a matter of fact they asked for two of my layouts and those two layouts - Grandparents and Sweet Tart - will be in the next issue coming out September 26th. I am still picking my chin up off the floor - hold on.....
Okay I am back now for my next trick I have humongous news - I got a tatoo! I started wanting a tatoo a loooooong time ago (in my teens) but I am glad I waited! My dear sweet husband gave me the profits from a lawn mower he picked up out of the trash refurbished and sold on Craig's list. So I am now the proud wearer of this tatoo - this was done just tonite - so it is still a bit tender but there it is! One large star for my hubby and two smaller stars - one for each of my girls.

Next I wanted to tell Samantha at SPPC that for the color combo this week - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Tempting Turquoise I found your winner! Marina from Nick Jr.'s Fresh Beat Band - the newest crack for your kids TV show! Check her out in this pic - she is all the way on the right hand side. You can find a better picture here.
I was doing some fussy cutting for the card I did for Caardvarks using that color combo when I looked up and there Marina was wearing this color combo - it was a weird moment!
Okay on to the card I made using the color combo and a sketch from Caardvarks -
And last but not least a layout about my Priscilla using a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays. She is so curious. These pictures taken at the lake Labor Day summed her curious science loving heart. She found these crab claws and was fascinated by them and got lost in her little world. Ah be still my mother heart.Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,


Maggi said...

Congrats on being published, that is so awesome! And congrats on the tattoo! It turned out too cool, I've been wanting one but can't decide what I want! lol

Angela said...

Congrats on being published! ANd I love your tattoo. I am too chicken to get one. That is a good place for one though.

Diana Fisher said...

Congrats on the publishing!!!! And, as a person with stars tattooed on my foot (one for my hubby and one for my son) I say "GREAT CHOICE!"
Thanks for playing always!
--Diana, Sketchy Thursdays founder

Wanita said...

Congrats on the pub! AWESOME!! Dude, you are so brave getting a tat on your foot...one of the tenderest places to get done. Props for doing something you've always wanted to :)

Jodi said...

Huge congrats on getting published!!! I love the tattoo!!

SnapWhiz said...

Kristin - Congralations on being published!! That is SO wonderful and I'm over the moon for you!!!

The tattoo is awesome and you are braver than I am! I want one too, but can't decide.... therefore unless I know - I won't get one yet.

p.s. I have that paper on your LO -- the blue squares with the numbers... is the other side dominos? Very cute!!!

Emily said...

Congrats and love your work. Thanks for playing along with SPCC.

Emily-SP Diva

Danielle said...

Congratulations on being published!! Good for you. Your card and lay out rock too!! AND your tattoo, awesome!! I have a tattoo from my ankle to the top of my foot. LOVE my tattoo. wear it well!!
So glad you joined us at SPCC!

ShoppingTamii said...

Too cute! Congrats

Heidi said...

Man, I have a lot to cover here! OK, first LOVE the tat. I've been dying for stars on my foot, too, and you are the third one to goad me on. Now just gotta get the funds!! First I'm getting a winged heart with my kids' names in/on it somewhere on my left arm...gotta balance the right arm tat!!

Yes, I agree, Fresh Beat Band is the new kiddie crack...but honestly, I don't mind them! (Although for some reason my husband absolutely despises Twist.) Great catch on the SPCC colors.

Which brings me to SPCC...beautimous card!! Thanks for playing.

And your Sketchy Thursdays layout is GORGEOUS!!! I love layouts that give us glimpses into a child's mind.

Heidi - SP Diva
Heidi - Sketchy Thursdays

Maureen said...

love your take on the sketch! and the tatoo is too cool!!!

Maureen said...

Congratulations on being published. That is terrific news.

Sabriena Satchwell an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Congrats on being published and congrats on the tattoo!! (Love the idea behind the tattoo.)
Awesome card too! - I love what you did with the SPCC colours and how you found someone wearing them lol!

Susan said...

Love the card. Love the LO. Love the tat (but on your foot - didn't it hurt like crazy?)!

Elise said...

What a fun post and I love the song playing in the background!!! Congrats on your Pub and tattoo, AND your beautiful L/O and card here! I love your use of SPCC colors! WTG!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Great card! THanks for joining us at SPCC this week!

Sandra Farrell said...

Thanks for playing SPCC. Great Tatoo. My hubby has 2 tatoos himself and I just can't bring myself to face the pain. Didn't it hurt!!! Please check out my own blog for blog candy this week. stamperontheshore.blogspot.com

thescrapmaster said...

OMG That girl is HILARIOUS! I totally didn't get the color combo from her! It is so weird to see the colors in real life like that though, LOL

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tattoo. Mine is so boring and generic. . who doesn't have a butterfly on their shoulder blade, I mean COME ON!!! :O)

I love your card and that is awesome about getting published,HUGE CONGRATS!

SPCC Creator

Kristin said...

Congrats on getting published and your new tatoo! I love the card and the LO! WTG!

wow-its-Stacey said...

I agree1 that was a brave act.I want a tattoo, me and my boy friend. I want it to be special so if ever we don't end up together, we can look on one memory that will be there lifetime.

I enjoyed your blog. It kind of scares me but I really want it. Thanks for the details

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