I've decided to take this online class, taught by Shimelle Laine, to hopefully perk up my blogging (and actually give me a reason to come by and get in the habit of posting)! I'm sure all of my readers, both old and new, would appreciate that! Which, btw, through the class, there's a whole lot of new traffic I may be getting, so I want to take a minute to say HELLO to all of my new readers! I hope you'll stop by often, and comment on things you like.
My goals for this class: I may not get a post in EVERY day, but hopefully several times a week. I also want to fit it into my already very busy life, which concerns me because I've already spent way too much time today on Shimelle's forums chatting and blog-hopping to all my classmates blogs (yikes!). I also hope to incorporate this blog for more than recording the "big things" but also little snippets of everyday life that I don't want to forget - in order to incorporate those thngs into my scrapbooks more frequently. Another goal is to start including more photos in my posts . . . I admit, while I take pictures, I only upload to the computer every week or so, and then forget about bringing them into blogger . . . Keep your fingers crossed, because I know posts are more fun with pictures and not just a bunch of words!
Anyhow, if you'd like to join me (maybe you wouldn't mind improving some of the very things I mentioned above) why don't you run quick over to Shimelle's website and sign up! It's only $15 USD and it's been so informative thus far . . . I've made quick friends with my google reader and next button! :-)
In other scrappy news:
I also won a random drawing contest at ella publishing for submitting this layout based on using the title "I love your smile." I know, I know - it was a random drawing, but I still think this is one of my favorite layouts I've done in the last month. I was channeling my inner Cathy Zielske with her clean linear design and basic neutral background. I also have NEVER won anything in a contest (or drawing) before - EVER - so I was pretty excited. I won a pair of LittleMissMatched socks as a runner-up! Okay, if you've never heard of these socks before, go NOW to this site and check them out! Their colors and patterns have always made me happy, and I was lucky enough to get a pair of flip flops from them this past spring, but I've never splurged on their socks before - so I'm super-uber excited!! Thanks Ella ladies!!
Hope everyone's having a fabulous day! :-)