Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Go Jessica Go!

There are some challenges going on this month over at ScrapCity. The theme challenge this month is MOTION, and this is my layout for that theme. GO!


This is my youngest riding up and down our street on her bike. She loves to go as fast as she can! I used Basic Grey papers, monograms, and letter stickers. I also added some colorful buttons. Look at the inside of the large "O" in the title . . . that's a little photograph of Jessica! I stamped the arrow with an Autumn Leaves stamp, and I traced around the arrow and the large "go" with my white uniball signo pen. I love the way this layout turned out! It's so colorful and FUN!

My computer is driving me crazy lately. I'm not sure if we just have a BAD Internet connection lately, or if there is something going on with my computer. Lately, my email has been so slow, I need to load pages / refresh them more than once, and it takes forever to move from one page to the next. So yesterday, I backed up all of my photos on a CD, and then I deleted them from my computer (which just freaked me out to do that, even though I have them on CD!!), I did a cleanup on the computer, ran a defragment, and emptied the recycle bin. Do you think the computer is running any faster? Well, I'm sorry to say, NO! I'm not sure what's going on!

Then my next gripe is all of the news reports about rising gas prices. This is insane! I'm really complaining today, because my van needs a fill up, and I'm dreading going to the gas station. I have a 26 gallon tank! Egads! It's just ridiculous, and it's not going to get any better any time soon. It's a scary economy right now. OK, I'm done with my complaint for the day!

I'm going to attempt to FINALLY do some blog hopping this morning! My computer better cooperate! I hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

18 comments :

Janine said...

Great page!!!

Marlou said...

your layouts are just getting better Carol, love them!!! my computer has been messing me about too :( such a pain!!!! and as for the price of gas, food electricity!! everything is gettin so expensive, but as long as we have crafting money {lol} :) x

Lauren said...

I went to the gas station this morning - wasn't pretty. Looks like we might need a bikes too - hehe. Great job with the themed "motion" layout.

Catherine said...

Hi Carol!
What a gorgeous page! Love all the Basic Grey!!! The photo in the "O" is the best!

scrapnnMO said...

Love the use of BG papers! The design is perfect for those photos as is the pp! Awesome job! :)

Chris said...

carol, this is wayyy cute!! i love the pic in the "O"!! it totally makes this LO. i have no new ideas to try with your puter...everything you did, i would have done too. gas prices are horrible right now. we spent $154 just last week driving back & forth to the hospital, my follow up is this thursday then hopefully we can NOT spend so much on gas!!! i walk everywhere, even to my job...i have to make up for the white trash that lives across from me, they start their car even in the summer and warm it up for 45 minutes and they drive to 7-11 to get free refills on their 32 oz big gulp like 3 times a day!!! i'm pretty sure they get a gas card from the state with their welfare checks....LOL [there goes my outside voice again...]

kathleenh said...

Cute page! I love all of the buttons and just LOVE the picture inside of the O.

Thanks for stopping by Tamara's sketch blog and leaving a comment!

Liz :) said...

Oh I love this page, so colorful and exciting, and it gives me a GREAT idea for my own page soon, Mikayla is learning to ride her first 2 wheel bike and I can't wait for pictures to develop. :)

In other news, I hate the whole gas thing too, I drive an Excursion, gas on that thing is insane, about $140 every week and a half! ugh I hate it, so we are putting it up for sale this week and I know I'm going to regret it because I love it and all the space it has but I just can't deal with the gas. ugh... I'll be sad to see it go... :(

Flossie's Follies said...

this is such a great page, love the buttons and layout. Know what you mean about the price of gas.

Clare said...

Great layout, love the bright colours and the arrow really finishes it off.

My Paper World said...

I tried all that with mine as well Carol, and my computer STILL runs slow! It's such a pain, especially when you are trying to catch up with comments!
Your layout is great, and I've had a play with some of the stickers that you sent me! They are gorgeous, hopefully have something to show tomorrow! xx

Deb said...

Carol, this is so pretty, I love how you used the letters, the photo inside the O is inspired!

Alexandra said...

Okay Carol, this is one of the cutest pages ever!! I love all those wonderful bright colors, it is FANSTASTIC, just a gorgeous layout!

Oh, I am sooo with you, I filled up today and $75 later I was full...uggghhhhhh!!!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

malieta said...

Your layout is so cute Carol...I love the colors! Don't mention gas prices...I think everyone is sick of these escalating prices!!!!!
malieta:)

Andrea, said...

fabulous LO Carol, I love those papers and the buttons look great, a perfect finishing touch

Terrie B x said...

Fab LO`s Carole:)xx

~KRISTY~ said...

I DIDNT GET TO VISIT YESTERDAY IT FELT VERY WEIRD...THIS LAYOUT IS SO AWESOME CAROL! WOW! WHAT GREAT THINGS YOU SCRAP, IM REALLY LOVING ALL YOUR PAGES,IM EXCITED EVERY TIME I POP IN & I SEE A LAYOUT!LOVE ALL THE BUTTONS YOU USED AS WELL,VERY FUNKY!

Fe-Fe said...

Love this layout, the colours are so funky and I love the embellishments. So cool.