Saturday, March 8, 2008


So Diane managed to tag me with the 7 Things You don't know about me... This post may take a while to get up! LOL

1. Some of you may know this, but I mention it because it is one of the 10 questions on my quiz at My Space, and even my brother answered chipmunk... I caught a hummingbird with my bare hands at about age 10. I was much more patient then apparently! LOL

2. I wanted to design album covers for a living when I started college. Yes, I call them album covers which probably reveals my age, but it is so much more dignified than CD jackets. My typography professor informed me in my first college class that unless I knew some bands this was probably never going to happen.

3. You know how you're supposed to set realistic goals for yourself to hit?? Well, apparently that memo never made my inbox 'cause I don't. After having the album cover idea nixed I decided I wanted to be so successful in the advertising world that I had a Super Bowl commercial! I do have a great idea to sell to Coca-Cola if I ever work up the nerve...

4. I collected Absolut Vodka ads for over 10 yrs - hence the screenname absolutartist1. I LOVE that campaign, and it is in the Advertising Hall of Fame. Not too many campaigns can stay fresh and running for 20+ yrs! Unfortunately I lost my entire collection including the book (Yes, they wrote a book about it!) in storage because it all got wet & moldy.

Well, the first half of that went faster than I thought...

5. I was working for an advertising research firm at the corner of 40th & Lexington on 9/11. If you want to know more about that you can view the 2-page paper (Yes, paper OMG!) LO here and here. Or, this digital LO. BTW - I drew the eagle in the digital LO on 9/12, and scanned it into my pc to use on that LO... I did do another paper LO for an Un-circle Journal, but apparently I never uploaded the pic to photobucket so I can't share that right now as I'm at work.

6. Growing up I had planned to graduate from college, and move south to Tenessee or Kentucky... Somewhere with horses and little to no snow! LOL Instead I have lived in 5 towns in my life - Philadelphia, Cazenovia, Brentwood, Nedrow, and Theresa - all in NY, and all with lots of snow.

7. I wanted to name my daughter Cailleen. It was a name I "thought" I had made up when I was about 12 by combining my name with my favorite cousin, Colleen's. However, when it came down to it I told Mike if he wanted a child named after him it had best be the girl 'cause I wasn't going through the whole he's Mike and you're Michael bs that his family had done with him and his dad. We chose Micaila because I have at least 3 cousins named Michelle...

I guess that was a little easier than I thought, but there are probably some of you who knew some of those things! :D

Edited to add - BLINKERS!!! I forgot to tag anyone... Ummm - I guess I tag Kari and Dawne!

Someone asked yesterday if my uploading being behind meant I create a average of 5 a day. No - I average about 2 a day. Some days none and some days 3-6, but I tend to finish them as I need to run out the door to work or get the kids to bed so they tend to pile up before I get the uploading done... :)

That being said I have 2 to share today! I finished one just before wrangling the kids into bed last night, and one for ADSR Challenge #3 this morning.

Title: Lenora Youker - approx 1921
Papers and elements from the Quiet Day kit by Heather Manning Designs available at Purple Paper Flowers.
Die-cut paper from Border Patrol Vol 2 by Theresa Hernandez available at Purple Paper Flowers.
Photo by ? (My paternal grandmother at age 2.)
Fonts: FG Cheryl

Title: Me
Papers and elements from the Iced Fudge kit by Kristine of WenchdGrafix.
Photo by me.
Fonts: FG Cheryl; FG David

LO completes ADSR Challenge #3.

I've found myself using FG Cheryl a LOT lately because it is fairly similar to my handwriting... Not sure what else to say so I'll let you go for now! :P Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


Julie Marie said...

Wow... I have a hard enough time taking a photo of a hummingbird :)

DawnMarch said...

Great AAM layout and I wouldn't have even thought it was possible to catch a hummingbird!

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Blogger finally fixed. But now the dogs want out. Be back in a bit, lol.

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

I'm back and litterally having a heart attack. I haven't shoveled 1 1/2 ft of snow since I was a kid. Great time for Shannon to be down south. The bum.

Great things to know. Glad you remembered to post them. Hope you get lots done this weekend. And I truly hope that this snow doesn't come your way. No one deserves this.

Andrea said...

Naw, you don't have to do another 7. Them's good enough. Lots of interesting stuff there! You CAUGHT a HUMMINGBIRD.... wow. I caught a lizard, and it squirted blood out of it's eyes and then its tail fell off... much less romantic.

.: Kristine :. said...

Loved the 7 things!!!! I have never had Absolut vodka either...hmmmmm...must remedy that.

Stay warm tonight....the worst of teh storm is just starting.Ick.

AfriDigiDiva said...

I waited until I knew blogger was up again. Wow! I love your page.