Monday, October 12, 2009

Good Friend Challenge Week of October 12

We're just getting dressed up for Halloween!!!
Spooky, huh?
Whew, what a week last week!!  On Tuesday, our laptop computer died - yep, kaput, kaplooie!!  No warning.  So, Glen and I spent last week trying to determine if it was better to get it fixed after 2 year and 2 weeks (of course the 2 year warrenty we'd purchased expired 2 weeks ago - perfect timing, huh?) or buy new.  So after much homework, we decided new was the way to go.  Friday my wonderful hubby did all the leg work and when I got home from work he was busy reloading software.  Amazing how much time dealing with a computer situation takes out of your life.......but BOY OH BOY is this new computer FAST!!!
So, onto the 'house cleaning' for the week.
How did YOU do with your weekly challenges??  Successful week??
I was able to get a few of my Scrap-Friendzy Challenges done - including this super cute little card for my favorite nephew.  He's going to be a purple dinosaur for Halloween, so this image (courtsey of Aprile on the Cricut MB for the October MCPT Challenge) was PERFECT!
I got PART of a gift album cut prior to the computer demise, so I ended up hand-cutting the papers for the album (UGH......hand about ole' school), so that's coming together.  I thought we completely lost everything on our hard drive, but turns out we didn't, so all those cut files that I've designed I'll be able to save off onto a jump drive, including the current album I'm working on.  Whew, THANK GOODNESS!!!
Another week that I didn't get any layouts done though, which really bums me out because the Design Team has so many fabulous layout challenges!!
But let me tell you, the slippers are coming right along.  Finished another pair last night!
And because Halloween is my favorite Holiday, my hubby and I were able to take advantage of the 'nice' weather (50* and sunny) on Saturday and get all of our Halloween decorations & lights up.  I'll have to show you a picture. 
So, this week will be a week of playing catch up -
At least 2 Scrap-Friendzy Challenges, including 1 Layout (this is first on my list this week!!)
Birthday cards & Turkey Day Dinner Invites
Work on Santa Album Design for December LSS Class
Gift albums
Idea for Halloween Costume - Any one have some fun home made costume ideas??

So, WHAT'S on YOUR list this week.........?
Happy Craftin'!


  1. Hi Min!
    ooo...sorry to hear about your computer...that's no fun..glad you got a new one though! Your card is absolutely adorable! Totally LOVE the sparkle! Have a great week! :)

  2. Hi Min,

    Close call with the computer! Glad its all sorted now. You are a busy bee. I have to go to work tomorrow for three days so not much crafting there then. Back to it on Friday. Lots of blog hops at the mo which are fun and I am loving everything Halloween - love your banner.

    Hugs Ali x

  3. Hey Min, I love how you set yourself a challenge each week to try and complete so many projects. Love your halloween card, what a cute dinosaur.

    I am back at work tomorrow after 2 weeks off so really don't know what I will manage to do, I think I will just try one layout this week.

    Kaye x

  4. such a cute card and really fun halloween duds for the blog...I always made most of the costumes for my boys...but my ideas would be a bit dated for you...LOL>..mcauley is 14 and still loves to dress up...already planning...

  5. Hi Min!

    I love that dragon card. And the pumpkin embellishment on the side is so cute! I have to work on adding more embellishments to my MCPT stuff.

    I got my birthday card made. Check my blog to see it. (yep...actually got pictures uploaded) I also finished a pair of slippers last night. And I got shelf labels cut for the library and pumpkins painted last week.

    I didn't get my vinyl design picked out, and I didn't get out the advent calendar. So I guess those go on the challenge again this week. Along with another card just like last weeks for an upcoming birthday.

    Talk to you soon!

  6. What a cute card and your blog is fantastic.

  7. Great card...Arn't computers a pain when they don't do what they are suppose to!


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