Monday, June 1, 2009

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Home from CKU-Nashville--- it was a blast! details and photos to follow...
After a few quiet hours of pondering on the plane home wish I had a picture of both kids asleep on daddy's lap. I realized 2 things.
One being that Collin is officially super dad. He watched the kids all week & amazed me! Second, that the last few months are catching up with me & am feeling a bit spread to thin... just breathe is my new motto! June 1st feels like a fresh start for me. Excited to take some liz time, get all the creative ideas out of my head and onto photos, fabric and paper, start fun business ventures with Collin, oh, & breathe.
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Very flattered to be guesting this month for Studio Calico... which is one of my favorite kit companies!! April & Scarlet rock it every month with the hottest products! When the kits are released you'll find me checking out the design galleries for major inspo. Here's one of my pages.
Some of the questionaire included with my projects over at Studio Calico...
according to me
When I was a child... I was a tomboy in a skirt
I can't imagine my life without... laughter
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... at the beach
My least favorite chore is... folding laundry
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... 'Press Your Luck' no whammies... no whammies
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... a shiny, new pair of shoes. or any shoes they don't even have to be shiny.
My guilty pleasure is... root beer floats
I thought I would never... marry my first date
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... another day to spend with my dad, to be able to fly, and Coldplay to do a live concert in my backyard.
You would never guess it, but I... once worked at a Juvenile Detention Center
It was fun to fill out--feel free to post a comment and fill in the blanks 'according to you.'

40 comments:

Sara Ancich said...

If a mystery package arrived at my door it would be a letter letting me know I would be getting paid to scrapbook and travel.

I thought I would never...have to diet.

If I could be anywhere, I would be getting a massage.

Glad you are back :)

Lindsay Bateman said...

So excited to see photos and hear all about CKU!
I loved reading your list as well.

Here is mine:
When I was a child... I loved writing and would write stories for FUN!
I can't imagine my life without... smiling
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... by the ocean lying underneath a palm tree
My least favorite chore is... laundry…all of it, doing it, folding it, putting it away, and hanging it UP! It really is the simplest of all chores, so not sure why I detest it so much!
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Americal Idol. I have always wished I could sing and become a famous singer.
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... scrapbook supplies!
My guilty pleasure is... pasta
I thought I would never... travel to Hawaii
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... the chance to travel to Australia, one more conversation with my grandma, and the ability to be six years old again!
You would never guess it, but I... really enjoy spending time by myself.

LOVE your layout as well. So fun!

Jennifer Stanley said...

This is so fun. I think I'll make a page with my responses.

When I was a child... I always had to be the center of attention

I can't imagine my life without... my three boys

If I could be anywhere, I'd be... in a hammock under a palm tree next to the ocean with a cool breeze and a fruity drink in hand

My least favorite chore is... making dinner (the planning, preparation, and clean up)

If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Star Search from the '80s

If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... a new printer that can print 12x12

My guilty pleasure is... pink cotton candy

I thought I would never... have three sons in five years!

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... to live ageless and without ailments FOREVER, for sunny 75 degree days every day, and for my kids to grow up and be happy, well adjusted and still love me despite all the mistakes I'm sure I've made and will make in their lifetime.


You would never guess it, but I... as a little girl honestly believed I would one day meet John Travolta and he'd fall in love with me instantly and ask me to marry him.

Your page is so cute!!! I was lucky enough to get one of the kits too. I stayed up until midnight to order it since I'm not a monthly subscriber.

I also wanted to tell you that this months issue of Allure has Jessica Biel on it with that cool sunburst behind her that you and Colin do. It's breath taking. I caught myself just staring at it in the line at the grocery store today!

Welcome back!!

Julie said...

Oh - Coldplay!!! They're amazing in concert! We're going July 11th at a georgeous outdoor amphitheater. It looks over the Columbia River. Ah... CANNOT WAIT!!

Just Us said...

Sooooo fun!!
When I was a child... I prefered micro-machines to dolls
I can't imagine my life without... my family
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... on vacation somewhere new
My least favorite chore is... all of them, especially when I have put them off
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Price is Rgiht, I have watched it since I was little
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... scrappin stuff with an opportunity to join a scrapbooking company as a job
My guilty pleasure is...a day in pj's scrappin with junk food
I thought I would never...move to Wyoming
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... 1-enough money to buy a house and take 1 vacation a year 2-happiness for my family 3-more time with my father in law
You would never guess it, but I...am learning how to be less OCD-small steps :0)
I'm glad you're back!! Can you tell me what you use to get the colors to pop on all your photo's-especially the yellow's?

Mindy said...

Love the pages!! I will have to remember to "breathe" too :)
Some of the blanks could remain the same for me:
-tomboy in a skirt.
-folding laundry.
-root beer floats.
So fun!

Softangelkisses said...

If a mystery package was on my door, at this point I wish it was an accelerated diploma :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth

just want you to know i love your blog. it always brightens my day!!

Thanks
Dannielle Raddatz
Australia

Yvonne said...

Love the layout, she is such a cutie, and you always get the cutest pictures. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Hope you can relax this summer and "just breathe", that is my plan as this is my first summer off in 12 years. Love coming to your blog and love your music.

Melissa said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

Nancy Holley said...

we missed you!! don't skip a whole week again -- pretty please!! can't wait to hear about you and collin in business together -- you two are going to rock the business world!

mandiegirl said...

When I was a child... I was a tomboy in a skirt
I can't imagine my life without... laughter
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... at the beach
My least favorite chore is...doing dishes.

If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be...Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be...a new camera with a new Mac.

My guilty pleasure is...Ben and Jerry's Coffee Toffee Crunch.

I thought I would never...Move to New Mexico after getting married, and actually like the desert!

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for...My debt paid off, a house for my husband and I, and a trip to South Africa to help feed and take care of those in need.

You would never guess it, but I...used to be a nanny for 6 kids on Cape Cod.

Jessica said...

Congratulations!

Your blog has been nominated for the 2009 Utah Baby Guide Blog Contest. The blog that gets the most votes wins! Voting ends June 30th, 2009.

Congratulations! You have a great blog!

Kindly,
Jessica Taufer
Editorial Director
Utah Baby Guide
j.taufer@utahbabyguide.com
http://www.utahbabyguide.com

Latrice said...

Do you do lots of layouts with circles? I absolutely love them all. I have the hardest time with circles. My stuff comes out pretty lineal.

Great b-day pics. Three year olds are a blast.

Gretchen said...

so how long did that detention center job last??
;)

Elisa said...

like always AWESOME!!!

Emily R. said...

I played along

http://lifeofapreschoolteacher.blogspot.com/

Thanks Liz
Have a lovely day!

Karmele said...

Fabulous!
Love the LO!!!
xoxo

lexsmama said...

Yay! Glad you're back!

I posted on my blog, but I'll post here as well. :-)

according to me
When I was a child... I lived for mudpies and the water hose
I can't imagine my life without... my boys
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... shopping it up in a really big city
My least favorite chore is... dishes
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Don't Forget the Lyrics!
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... a fun-filled care package from Mimie- complete with clothing article, art supplies, beanie baby and more.
My guilty pleasure is... Swiss Cake Rolls
I thought I would never... find someone quite like Michael
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... another day with Mimie, a day for Poppie to have with Mimie, and Lex not to have CAS.
You would never guess it, but I... once ran the shop for a pony riding place/petting zoo.

donnarobison2 said...

Love the pics, I love checking out the blog. It always makes me smile!

Kelly Goree said...

I'm with you on the one more day with your dad. Me too, Liz, me too.

meganklauer said...

So excited to see your wonderful inspiration over at SC this month!

fay copeland said...

Thank you for such a wonderful album track at cku. I loved using the glimmer mist and making flowers. I really had fun. fay
from nashville

Krys72599 said...

according to me
When I was a child... I was such a Daddy's girl
I can't imagine my life without... books
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... at the lake
My least favorite chore is... cooking
If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... some new scrapping stuff that I didn't have to pay for!
My guilty pleasure is... cotton candy - I'd eat it every day if I could!
I thought I would never... not have children
If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... another day to spend with my dad (thanks, Liz!), good health for my family, and an easier life for my mom and sisters
You would never guess it, but I... love riding on the back of Jack's motorcycle!

travelingmama said...

Love your page! Those cherries are adorable and totally perfect for the season! I didn't know there were other "Press your luck" fans out there! Yeah- I'm not the only one! I used to watch it with my Yiyia (grandmother) and also Price is Right!

kvk said...

Love you scrapbook pages! Any chance you'd be interested in adding in some tutorials for them?

Monica said...

When I was a child... I was all arms and legs
I can't imagine my life without... my family
If I could be anywhere, I'd be... at the beach

My least favorite chore is... scrubbing baseboards

If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Got to agree with you...'Press Your Luck' loved the "no whammies... no whammies...STOP!"

If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be...box of scrapbook goodies

My guilty pleasure is... McDonalds Diet Coke

I thought I would never... be a mother to 3 boys

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... a cure for all childhood illnesses, a buyer for my house, a week-long real vacation with my family

You would never guess it, but I... once worked in a strip club! (Not as a dancer)

Collin said...

When I was a child...I ate Rolly-Polly's (potato bugs, so good.)

I can't imagine my life without...a slanted chin.

If I could be anywhere, I'd be... taking voice lessons from Bucky Covington.

My least favorite chore is... thinking about weeding.

If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be...the Antique Roadshow with a handful of Honus Wagner baseball cards each worth $15M.


If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be...that lamp from A Christmas Story.

My guilty pleasure is...driving a car with expired plates.

I thought I would never...comment on my wife's blog.

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for...one more episode of Captain Kangaroo, soft-serve coming out of my kitchen faucet, and a Zack Attack band reunnion tour.

You would never guess it, but I...made a member of the Chinese Triad cry.

Dana said...

Just wanted to send some lines of graditude for Elizabeth!!! CKU was AWESOME and a HUGE part of that was her album I absolutly love it and am so grateful that I took her class!!! I really appreciate the extra "goodies" as well... I have already bought more glitter spray...my new obssession :)

When I was a child... I loved riding in my dad's red GMC truck (I begged him to let me drive it for my first vehicle but it gets like 4 miles to the gallon ;)

I can't imagine my life without... music...life is a song

If I could be anywhere, I'd be... on the beach (fishing)

laundry... which might just be the most tedious chore in the world

If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... Wheel of Fortune

If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be... from JCREW or Anthropogie my favs!!!

My guilty pleasure is... SWEET TEA

I thought I would never... meet such an awesome guy...my fiance'

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... another day to spend with my grandmothers {Mammaw and Memmie}, my dad's health problems to clear, and my house to be finished

You would never guess it, but I... TAN...even though I am a REDHEAD...crazy huh?

Mandi said...

I loved seeing you over there! You did a great job with the kit!

Dawnie said...

Hmmm, ok, I'll answer some...

If I could be on any TV game or reality show, it would be: The Apprentice

My guilty pleasure is: The Real Housewives reality series... LOVE them, love them all!

I thought I would never: wish to be a stay @ home mom!

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on the layout I scraplifted from you. I'm flattered.

I was hoping to see more of your layouts over at SC because I was so excited you were guest designer, but just from what you've put on your blog you must be crazy busy these past few months, so I totally understand the need to breathe a bit.

Kalyn Kepner said...

I just saw Coldplay last week in Pennsylvania and they are AMAZING (as you know). A backyard concert is a fantastic wish. I really love your work, by the way. I've been a huge fan for a while!

Sarah said...

I also DESPISE folding laundry! bleh.
And FYI: Free Root Beer Floats at Sonic tomorrow!!!!

Queen of Paper said...

I love that new bee song you have playing. It's so cute. you always have the best music and I love that adorable layout :)
~H

Jason, Amy and Rylen said...

Hey Lizzy! Do you ever scrap two page layouts? I've only seen your one-pagers.

HappyGirl said...

i just started visiting your blog and am completely enamored (and addicted) to this happy place. i love the music, the colors, the pretty pictures, and your fun words. thanks for sharing and i look forward to downloading some of your same tunes and getting to know your more through the blog world. :)

happy creating,
ruth

HappyGirl said...

i just started visiting your blog and am completely enamored (and addicted) to this happy place. i love the music, the colors, the pretty pictures, and your fun words. thanks for sharing and i look forward to downloading some of your same tunes and getting to know your more through the blog world. :)

happy creating,
ruth

jeremyk123 said...

i am sooooo with you on the coldplay concert.

if a genie ever grants you those wishes invite me??

Sarah Lynn said...

When I was a child...i played post office all alone and couldn't have been happier.

I can't imagine my life without... knowing God.

If I could be anywhere, I'd be...in charleston, sc

My least favorite chore is... cleaning the bathroom.

If I could be on any tv game or reality show, it would be... wheel of fortune. i imagine i would be pretty good at it.


If a mystery package arrived on my doorstep, I'd hope it would be...a box full of at least 10 more of my favorite style of journals, all blank and ready to be filled with my dreams.

My guilty pleasure is... juicy pear jelly bellys.

I never thought i would... be infertile. just saying that makes me sad.

If a genie granted me three wishes, I’d wish for... for my husband to meet my grandfather, a happy and healthy little girl of my own, and for all the little details of my letter to God to come true.


You would never guess it, but I... racked up 300k frequent flyer miles in two and half years.