Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thursday? All ready??

I didn't have time to post yesterday morning... I did the taxes Tuesday night after I got home - which means I did very little else. But, they are done. Filed. Finshed.

Mike also got a bonus from work this week so we went out last night, and got him a laptop on sale at Best Buy for $449. He's been jonesing for a laptop for about 3 yrs now, and the one I got him 2 yrs ago ended up being a joke. Now he's making noises about "borrowing" my camera. So I'm thinking I may spend part of the tax return to upgrade my camera which I've wanted to do for about a year now, and give him the camera I currently use. I really like the Fuji Finepix S5200. I'm just not sure after so long with a point-and-click digital if I'm ready to head back to the adjusting issues of an SLR. It's also about $350.

Yesterday morning and evening I was working on a one-time deal for Summer of Sugar Giggles. She's redesigning her site, and needed some layout examples of her kits/paper packs/elements. I think I may do one more 'cause I'm not super-crazy about the first one.

Title: Jaylin - Cutie Pie
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Credits:
Papers from the Pretty Papers - Little Black Birdie Pack by Summer of Sugar Giggles. (I "tore" one of the papers.)
Elements from the Elegant Elements - Oriental Handbag Pack by Summer of Sugar Giggles.
Photo by my brother, Blayne.
Fonts: Nyala
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Title: I wish you... enough
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Credits:
Papers, paperclip, tag, tape and word brads from the Dreamy Lemonade Kit by Summer of Sugar Giggles. (One paper set at 69% opacity.)
Frame from the Swirlygig Pack by Summer of Sugar Giggles.
Cardboard with doodle from the Mardi Party Pack by Summer of Sugar Giggles.
Photo by me.
Fonts: PDRPT
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I also have the links for Heather's and Bobbie's Desktop QPs to share! Previews are in the last post...

Heather's Berry-licious April Desktop QP

Bobbie's Spring Fever April Desktop QP

The links on their names will take you to their blogs so you can leave them some love for letting me create these for you!
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Tonight I need to: get photo(s) and journaling to Heather for ADSR #12 (the last challenge!)... get some bragbook QPs made to "try out" for a Bragbook/Kwikpage Team... work on a LO with Kristine's GORGEOUS new kit (to be released on Monday!!)... I'm sure there's something else, but right now I can't remember what...

Gotta' go get ready for work! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

13 comments:

Barb said...

new laptop, new cameras....big fun!

Victoria said...

Congratulations on being done with taxes!

My husband's laptop decided to die the week he got a bonus. It's like paying the car off and it croaks. I'm sure he is happy to have the freedom to move around and take his files with him.

I would like a new camera someday soon, but I always change my mind about what I want.

Great layouts!

Juliana said...

Yes, I got my adsr partner the journaling & photo - it seems odd not to be scrapping, but I did journal, so that counts. :)
That seems like a really good price for a laptop! Hope he enjoys it.

Heather said...

Awesome layouts! Man, I love my camera. It's not a point and shoot, and it's not one of the huge ones, is that an SLR? ROFL I don't know it's a Nikon 8700 and it's my baby. I haven't figured out a lot of adjustments on it yet. Need to get the user manual out again.

Yeah, I still need to get my layout 11 done. That's on my list of things to do with my pen today. *crying* I need my pen back. To extract with a mouse after using a pen for so long is just not right.

Those desktops came out so awesome Cate! great job on them! I still need to put a link on my blog to send them over here!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the links. I love Heathers stuff. Oh, and let us know how you like your new camera. I am in the same boat. Point and shoot camera wanting to go to SLR.

Char said...

Taxes done - NICE! Hope your hubby enjoys his new laptop! And your layouts are great!

Dawne said...

Awesome QP's....and so glad that Mike got a new laptop.....that will come in handy, huh? Taxes are done over here too, just waiting for my refund, which after checking the irs site...."there is a delay processing your refund" ACK!!! back to the accountant!!! Ok, I won't start...LOL..have a great day, and see you tomorrow...{{HUGS}}

Jess said...

isn't that nice, now you have a whole year till you have to deal with it again!

I love my camera, its a Cannon XTI and cost me a fortune but so worth the investment

AfriDigiDiva said...

Arrrrrrr! Taxes! I so don't envy that, Not cool. I want a new camera. Have my eyes and brain wrapped around a Nikon (I know, keep dreaming.( Think I might have to blog on cheap spouses). The layouts are really pretty.

Mary said...

Jaa talk about slacking w/those taxes If I don't do them by March I'm stressing out, LOL
I love sugargiggles her work is amazing and she's not really out their as much as others ;) but she totally should be.
Whata great deal on the laptop I'm looking for a new point&shoot camera.
Great job on the layouts.

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

poppin back in to leave a comment this time so you know I was here. Glad to hear the taxes are done. Get the camera. You deserve it. Love the layouts!!! Have a great weekend.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

.: Kristine :. said...

If anyone deserves a treat...its you! Get the camera!

Sorry I'm so late swinging by this week....life is throwing curveballs at me...lol....have a great day!
{{{Cate}}}