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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Up for a challenge?

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone had a great week. I think this week went by way too fast. I am still stuck back on Tuesday, I think..lol. I've been doing a lot of scrapping this week making tons of different goodies. I love those times when I feel inspired and I can just create until my hearts content.
I was invited to be the November Guest Designer for My Favorite Memories It was a huge honor for me as I totally dig their bright, colorful kits. It's just so my style. The ladies there are so kind and welcoming. Thank you Lisa and Shari for this opportunity! I am really excited share my projects next week.

As I mentioned in a previous post I am also the November guest designer for ScrapMagie.com. Yesterday afternoon I received a fabulous, funky, colorful kit that I am dying to dig into! So lots of creating going on in my end of the world :)

I also created a sketch for a challenge on another kit site, but changed my mind (LOL) and am going to create another one. I'll post a link to that one once it is up and going. I can spill that it has to do with Tinkering Ink and their lovely "Beloved" line.

So.... I wanted to post the sketch and layout here just in case you would like to give it a try. Post a link to your layout if you decide give my sketch a whirl and I will draw names for a RAK. I've never done a challenge on my blog and it's about time that I endulge someone in some scrappy goodness! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Well, I just want to close by saying. Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you are able to find some time to play!

Talk to you soon!
Tessa Ann Watte`

This and that...and some new class layouts.

What a nice day it was. Sometimes it's nice to just enjoy the day in doors watching movies with the smell of yummy pumpkin spice candles and fresh brewed coffee permeating the air, the fire place crackling.......oh yeah, and scrapbooking of course LOL Well,that was me today.....totally relaxed, comfy and in complete creating mode :) Steve joined me....and Mozart.....while I was scrappin' away in my room for a few movies. For once I had my camera handy and I just thought they looked too adorable just chillin' in the big chair, coffee in hand...all cuddled up and cozy. It totally looks like he was sleeping, but nope.... just relaxed :) Oooh... look... Mozart is even watching the TV too...lol :)

Thursday night we decided to go and get some pumpkins at the store and carve them. Yes, I know……by the time Halloween comes they will be smoochy, but I couldn't’t resist. Heck, we can buy more. Right?!?!
We bought some cute templates and carved our designs carefully…um/or rather not so carefully into our pumpkins. I made the cat face design and Steve created the goofy face and the face on the smaller pumpkin. Man, I’m slow carving a pumpkin ...ha! We enjoyed some wine while we were carving and yes, that ensured a heck of a great time with the whole process, except when Steve broke the small carving knife. That totally ended my detail work.
Steve has been funny about lighting them each night. Yes, he is a bit corny, but I love that about him. He really enjoys the simple things in life. He is a great counter balance my personality. Anyway. I tried. And tried. To take a great photo of them lit at night. It just was not happening. But you get the gist of them . I suppose I really should invest in some photography classes in the near future.

Friday night I hosted a birthday party for my dad at our home. He loves chili, so I decided to make him chili from scratch along with his favorite cornbread and sweet tea. We had a great time together!

This week I created the pages and card for an upcoming class that I'll be teaching at my LSS. We are going to use 4 pieces of patterned paper and create 3 completely different looks along with a card to use up the scraps. I am incorporating a little bit of painting the background, along with lots of layering and and a dab of doodling frames. It will be fun to do, I think!

Well, I've already written a bit of a novel here. I just want to wish everyone a wonderful week. I hope all is well where ever you are :)

XOXO----Tessa Ann Watte`