Oh..I just love when I stumble across a terrific site. Gauche Alchemy is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to stop at everyday. There is so much to see..amazing and inspiring talent. Plus they offer an amazing list of Challenge Blogs, Sketch Pages, Paper Crafts and much much more. I'm still finding more and more each time I drop by...my latest find that has me reeling is the Etsy Shop...love it! So stop by and give them a looksie!
Well Wenda is here today..she stopped by to say Hello and is off now visiting elsewhere. Are you curious as to what this is about? Then head on over to Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha and then check out Three Bay B Chicks...they are just laughing it up and having a great time blogging. So go have a little fun!
It's funny how ideas come into your mind. I was standing in line to pay for a brassiere. There I was when "POOF" into my mind jumped the name. I couldn't believe it..it was perfect. I ran home checked blogspot to make sure it wasn't taken and perfect...it belongs to me. I'm so excited to share it with everyone. The new name encompasses everything...my life of scrapping with other tidbits of me too. I was on the fence for awhile with Milk n Cookies, Scrapping Pink, and Scrap-a-doodle...but I must say...by far...Bits and Scraps of Me....is my favorite.
As a thank you to all my cyber friends who drop by and look and leave comments. I'm going to hold a little Blog Candy, you have til Feb 28th to leave a comment here about the new name. Link me back to your blog and receive another entry. Blog about me at your blog and send a friend over to leave a comment (make sure your friend mentions your name) and you both get another entry. Come back by Friday and I will have a pic of the Blog Candy. Good Luck. Thanks for dropping by and letting me know what you think. Have a great day!
Good Day to you all and thanks for stopping by. I love Valetines Day..it's such a great day to express yourself without anyone thinking you have an alterior motive..a bit jaded eh? I love that today everyone is out bustling about trying to buy cards, flowers, balloons and presents all to let someone know that they are loved. It is a great feeling.
Happy Valentines Day!
In other news, I am way happy to announce that I won the contest over at TSJMemories. I was sooo surprised. I will definitely be back to play some more. Over at Scrap It Forward, they announced all their winners. Although I was not one I am very happy for those who did win. They submitted some awesome layouts. Check them out. Scrap It Forward is also hosting another great challenge starting next week don't forget to drop by and play along.
Lastly don't forget to visit The Secrets in the Sauce for some great blog sites to check out throughout the week and on the weekend they host all sorts of giveaways.
TJSMemories (Tammi) is hosting a Blog Challenge for the month of February. It is a month long event with weekly RAKS and a monthly grand prize. The first challenge is to create a layout that is Non Traditional for Valentine's day. Below is my creation. If you drop by Tammi's blog, leave her a comment and mention that you heard it from me this will give me an extra entry to the drawing. Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out TJSMemories.
You absolutely have to check out my cyber scrappy friend's website, Artsy Fartsy...she is a superb artist. Not only should you check out her beautiful work but she is also having a Valentines Day Blog Candy Giveaway!!! It's the Cosmo Cricket Love Notes Collection...and all I can say is WOW!!! Stop by her website and leave her a note that all. Make sure you leave a comment here that you checked out her site!
Over at Scrap It Forward they are hosting their first ever Challenge. Here is my entry. I just loved the sketch they provided and I ran with it. I'd like to thank my cyber scrappy friend, Christine, for inviting me over to play along. Please drop by Scrap It Forward, enter and leave a comment about your favorite layout!
I don't have a name yet...I'm at a loss of words, thought, and inspiration. I will continue to ponder, but I've given myself a deadline...Feb. 13th. I must have a title by then or else I will have no title...I will have to go with "THE NO NAME BLOG!"...how sad is that? Perhaps I will have a stroke of genuis throughout the week.
My cyber buddy, Calia has tagged me. This one is a little different so I decided, why not? As for the 'Same but Different' title..that's a little inside humor for my hubby. Let's see if he really is reading my blog.
Copy your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and randomly tag 10 people (including me). Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real... nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can't use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!!!!.
What is your name: Ivon 2. A four Letter word: Idol 3. A Boy's Name: Igor 4. A Girl's Name: Isis 5. An occupation: Inventor 6. A Color: Indigo 7. Something you wear: Ironed Shirt 8. A Food: Idaho Potatoes 9. Something found in the Bathroom: ???? 10. A Place: India 11. A Reason for being late: Insanity 12. Something you Shout: Idiot!!! 13. A Movie Title: ????? 14. Something you Drink: Iced-tea 15. A Musical Group: ??? 16. An Animal: Iguana 17. A Street Name: I-95 (the Interstate) 18. A Type of Car: Intrepid 19. Something Scary: IV 20. Ice Cream Flavor: ????
This was quite difficult. TAGGING... 1. Calia 2. Sheila 3. Vel 4. Cher 5. Kat 6. Christine
Well another day has passed and I'm still on the search for a new name for the blog. I was thinking about all the things I like, for instance…I love love love Harry Potter. But this site isn’t dedicated to only HP, therefore, if I chose a HP name and fan came over and saw all this other stuff I might be cursed…Cruciatus..no one likes to be tortured or worse Avada Kedavra and we know that one doesn't end well at all. Then I thought, hmmm well I really like Dr. Seuss..but who names their blog…YIAPERS in DIAPERS, or ZILK in my MILK, or A ZAPER in my PAPER…no, no, no…moving on. Plus, I love all sorts of books, funny, murder mysteries, romance, even a little smut now and then…so I thought…KNOCK KNOCK, WHO’S THERE? A KILLING SPREE OF TRUE LOVE EROTICA….now that’s a crazy name! So for now..I’m still thinking. What will it be? I know that I enjoy reading, I love scrapping,and I love chocolate…how do I bring that all together? Perhaps tonight I will be enlightened and the new name will come to me in a dream.
Coming of Age seems to have turned on a light somewhere in the depths of my brain. It seems I have more to say on everything, more than just about scrapbooking. I have so much going on in my life besides my obvious addiction to Paper. I am a wife, a Mom to a beautiful boy, a sister, a friend, a daughter, an Aunt, a reader, a creator, a baker, and so much more. Even more amazing I will be a TEACHER back in the work force come August 2009. So a change is in order. Although I will be forever...DIVASCRAPPER, my blog has to evolve..I need a creative title to bring together all the bits of me. All the wonders of turning 40 and not being afraid to admit it!! As I ponder on my new vision, I am a bit nervous, but all the same excited to see that I am setting out on a new venture of my blog life. While scrapping will be a big part of me and this blog, it will not be the only part of me.
Cards and Coffe...is another amazing site with some very amazing BLOG CANDY...check it out here. This lady is rockin' the card making, stop by her site and check out all the beautiful cards. Check out another great site with tons of beautiful creations. Imagine, Create, Inspire..she's hosting another great February Giveaway!
What an amazing concept! Scrap It Forward based on the same concept of 'pay it forward'. These three amazing ladies Christine, Jenn and Illyse have come up with a way to put their two passions together..scrapping and community service. Check out their site and be a part of something greater than just scrapping. Scrap It Forward is hosting their first challenge with a great giveaway prize. In a time when the economy is at its lowest and so many people are losing their jobs these amazing ladies have really put their thinking cap on. Join them and make a difference!
Maya Angelou : The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.