Sunday, September 10, 2006

a great day...

oy, i have a massive headache right now but it is a good one - i think i got it from this:



we lost today 3-1 and i had to play the whole game in 90F heat but i have so missed the art of the game.

soccer is ironically one of my hobbies to get away from the world of scrapbooking - LOL. i like to mix it up with the boys and girls and i don't mind coming away with scratches, bruises or jammed fingers.

but the headache is from 90 mins of exercise for a body that hasn't done that since last october. but it really feels good to get back into the game and getting back into the routinue of my sunday afternoons.

as i was doing that, noah was out meeting and greeting all the players:

i need to find him a green/white jersey to wear to cheer us on!

and finally my RAK for this week - check it out:

it is literally a gaggle of MR stuff. some old stuff, some new stuff (even some ribbons in colors we have not released before b/c we made them as samples!) there are ribbons, twill, chippies, sheers, photo corners, stamps and more in this cigar box that you can alter! my only requirement for this RAK is for you tell me - what maya road product puzzles you or do you need some ideas on how to use them? i ask this b/c we are always trying to make sure we make our newsletters more informative. so what would you like to learn how to use?

post here until next wednesday to win this cigar box of stuff! as i said before, i would also be happy to do a LO for you (or if you want just an embellishment of some sort for your page - your call). m ake sure you don't post anon so we can find you!

oh yeah, my DH has upped the ante on my use my stuff challenge. he said if i can do 100 LOs without buying stuff, i can treat myself to the spa and also buy more stuff. or if i don't make it to 100 LOs, then he gets an infinite G35 (fat chance). i might have to take him up on this offer but with certain rules in place though (like if someone sends me something, then i didn't buy it LOL)

have a great rest of the weekend!

34 Comments:

At 9/10/2006 09:54:00 PM, Blogger Kelley said...

The product that i find stumps me would be some of the little clasps you make - I just cant seem to use them - I know how to put them together but i cant get them to look good where i put them!
Well done on the soccer game too - It is hard to get back into stuff like that after having a baby!! Well done!!

 
At 9/10/2006 10:58:00 PM, Blogger awendybird said...

I had the same thought about the metal clasps. But I'm also wondering about the binder books. Are they blank chipboard pages that you alter or are they binders full of chipboard shapes that after you use them leaves you with a cool chipboard binder to alter?

 
At 9/10/2006 11:17:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

I used to love playing soccer, dont get to play much anymore after my knee surgery.

 
At 9/11/2006 12:34:00 AM, Blogger Marie said...

I'd like to know what I can do with the negative bit that is left behind when you use a chipboard flower. I don't like throwing things away so there's got to be someway of using it.

 
At 9/11/2006 12:47:00 AM, Blogger Carmen said...

Good for you for getting back into the game! You are an inspiration to us!! I don't know where you find the time to "get away" from anything?!!

 
At 9/11/2006 02:31:00 AM, Blogger ~Jamie said...

hey I actually have a response to Marie about her negative bit :)

Marie, I LOVE to use mine as stencils! You can put them on top of an image, and paint! It looks so cool... There is SO much stuff you can do with the negative image! Sometimes I even cut mine out and use that part on the layout. They are cute as little picture frames, or they can frame words and titles too! A friend of mine actually used two of hers, and put pics in the holes, then glued them together and punched a hole in them to make a SUPER cute keychain! Hope that helps! :)

 
At 9/11/2006 02:33:00 AM, Blogger ~Jamie said...

oh I need to ask a question to try to win the RAK too, huh? I am dying to see some layouts with those new dog books! I have been staring them on your website since you put them up there, and I just have no idea how I am going to make that 'cute' without it being too fat to close! :)

 
At 9/11/2006 07:25:00 AM, Blogger Tamara said...

Bummer about losing...but yeah, it's playing the game that makes it worth it :) And with such a cute little cheerleader!

Two things from me...the mega bottle caps and the paisley chipboard book...I just can't get my head around either of those.

Tamara :)

 
At 9/11/2006 07:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anna Sigga said...

I love those fab metal claps but I would love to see some examples of use. I haven't bought them yet, but I will!!
And may I say that your RAK looks so generous and keep up the good work MR! ;o)

 
At 9/11/2006 07:44:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

Congrats on the game! Noah looked like he was having fun! BTW, tell DH that that's a very ante to the challenge! ;) I'm having a hard time with the bottle caps, too, and the acrylic frames. Just bought a ton of chipboard stuff and ribbon - YUMMY!

 
At 9/11/2006 08:09:00 AM, Blogger scrap 67 said...

My son has lost his soccergame with 11-1 what a mess.
I do not get any newsletters of MR I wrote about 2 months ago for sign me in but till now not any newsletter. The RAK is great.
Greetje

 
At 9/11/2006 08:16:00 AM, Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

Ok maybe we should let your husband talk to my husband, I could do 100 lo's without a purchase, sad but true, and I've only done 4 so far. Hope your headache clears up :(. DH misses sccoer but won't admit it, he coache our son's team for years, have fun with the game and I can't wait to see pictures of Noah kicking the ball.

 
At 9/11/2006 11:22:00 AM, Anonymous Vee said...

I would like more info on the bottlecaps as well.
i love how your hubby up the ante and his reward is a car...lol
have a great week!

 
At 9/11/2006 01:00:00 PM, Blogger Marina said...

Oh Carline, your RAKS are always so amazing, you are truly very very generous. I've been sitting here thinking what MR product challenges me, and I keep drawing a blank, I love MR products and find that they are so versatile and can be used in so many creative ways, but when I looked at the MR website I noticed a product that kind of baffled me, the Coaster collection, perhaps showcasing some different techniques on how you would use these either as part of a Layout, or as a project would be beneficial.

By the way... totally love your dh ante... if you are taking him up on the offer, we can send you a RAK before hand and that would totally add to your stash to draw upon.

 
At 9/11/2006 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Heather B. said...

There's a couple of things I'd love ideas for... the mega bottle caps, definitely, and also the packaging tins! I have a ton of the little bitty square ones and need new ideas! They are too cute to throw out, so I need to put them to good use.

Thanks so much! And geez, just looking at the soccer photos tires me out! lol
~Heather

 
At 9/11/2006 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

That sounds like an interesting challenge from your DH! But I am sure that you would have no trouble getting people to send you stuff if you "REALLY" needed it! ;)

As for product "puzzles" - I never know what to do with the "outside" of the flower chippies. I would love to see some layouts with them!

And way to go on getting back into soccer! I love that game too! I havent played for a couple years though because I cant find a team up here since we moved. Boo! So now I have a gym membership instead. Much more boring. LOL

 
At 9/11/2006 07:18:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

I really enjoy using MR products and I don't think I do have any products that puzzles me as yet. Perhaps would like more ideas with regards to using the mega bottlecaps. Apart from filling it in, what other interesting ways of playing with it?

Noticed that you have come up with alpha chipboards. Will you be doing one with numbers? I've been looking high and low for chipboards numbers.

I admire your ability to play soccer so soon after having a baby!

Audrey

 
At 9/11/2006 10:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd have to agree about the Coaster Collection. It looks promising but I really wouldn't have any idea where to start. Maybe some ideas to get the creative juices flowing on those?
I have to post anonymous since my id is now on blogger beta and it won't let me post with that on non-beta blogs. Anyway, my profile is at http://beta.blogger.com/profile/09269435038721266713

 
At 9/12/2006 12:40:00 AM, Blogger scrapcat said...

I'm not really stumped, but I would like to see examples of new ways to use those ribbon buckles/clips besides threading through ribbon. Is there an easy way to cut of the little loops? Has anyone ever tried decorating them? I have the heart ones and was just wondering....Thanks!

 
At 9/12/2006 03:14:00 AM, Blogger Marie said...

Jaimie, thank you for your suggestions. I'm going to try them. Thanks heaps! lol

 
At 9/12/2006 07:44:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

Also, how about a "how to" with instructions on how to do a specific project for us who are scrapbook challenged! :)

 
At 9/12/2006 08:44:00 AM, Anonymous Kim Henderson said...

Good for you for getting back into soccer so soon after Noah's birth... The things I have a hard time with are the big bottle caps and the coaster collection. Thanks so much for being so generous with your product! Keep up the great work!

 
At 9/12/2006 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Heather M. said...

Look at you go, girl!!!! That is just awesome! So glad you were able to get out and enjoy the game again!

 
At 9/12/2006 11:38:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

Okay, now where do you store all that time & energy that it takes to get all that you're doing done?? Share please!
As for product, I really like the Chinese & Dragon coins. I used to get real coins from foreign exchange students a long time ago, so those bring back memories! Anyways, I'd like to use them in a layout, but am totally stuck. I can't seem to find appropriate paper - now why hasn't any come up with pp that has chinese symbols - plus I'm not sure how to attach them without too much bulk.

 
At 9/12/2006 12:51:00 PM, Blogger Pamela Jane said...

Love your products, but have a couple of your chipboard books to make as gifts for my grandchildren and am anticipating trouble having the books close after I fill them. Your website IDEAS section doesn't seem to address this, although you do have a cute idea for a ribbon clasp closure if I manage to close the books. Do you suggest taking apart the spine and reassembling with spacers? Thanks!

 
At 9/12/2006 02:32:00 PM, Anonymous Lea said...

Wow, Caroline!!!! You totally amaze me!!!!!

So many cool products!!! I think I am bottlecap challenged!!! Also, I have such a hard time taking the scissors to yur beautiful ribbon!!!

 
At 9/12/2006 02:55:00 PM, Blogger nicole said...

I agree with the comment about the packaging tins - I think they are great and can't throw them out but have yet to do anything "creative" with them....but let me say I love, love, love the chipboard books - just picked up another small one this weekend!!!
Nicole

 
At 9/12/2006 02:58:00 PM, Anonymous Kelly Grundhauser said...

Well I do not feel challenged to use your product I love playing withit until it feels right! The kitty book may be hard for me since I do not have cats but other than that I am good.

I id want to address the Paisley chipboard book however...I used it as a tear drop and used each page to discuss an event in my life I shed tears. Loss of life, marriage, pregnancy, graduation etc. I am also working on one now that represents life and how it is always changing. And as the pages are open it is a butterfly, no photos in this one just quotes as each page goes the butterfly becomes more intricate Until it is finished.

 
At 9/12/2006 06:48:00 PM, Blogger Suse said...

hmmm, yes, the bottlecaps! I am too scared to try them, but they look so good. A showcase of a couple of ways to use them would be great! Also, those little tins that come with products in them, I want to adhere them to my LO's or BTP projects, but not too sure what would work best.

BTW Well done on the soccer front. I wish I had the up and go that you have! You go girl!

 
At 9/12/2006 07:47:00 PM, Anonymous Jo said...

I have looked at the metal slides and frames and thought they look great but have been a bit afriad to give them a try. So I'd like to see some examples on layouts and cards please :)

 
At 9/13/2006 06:47:00 AM, Blogger CathyG said...

Bottlecaps! They boggle my mind if not attached to a bottle! Love that your product comes packaged in a tin. Makes my life easier when my DH tells me to curb the scrapbooking purchases. I just tell him -- "Look honey, I made a gift for someone and saved us cash!" Works for me! :)

 
At 9/13/2006 08:03:00 AM, Blogger fleurie said...

would love to see some examples of the new chipboard books - i just love the little car shaped one...and i cant wait to get my hands one one...when they make it to AUS....

 
At 9/13/2006 12:09:00 PM, Anonymous aimee said...

i would also like more ideas on the bottlecaps! such a cool product, but i have a hard time using it. thanks! :)

 
At 9/13/2006 11:18:00 PM, Anonymous Diane said...

I'm putting together a game (I'm calling it Blog Jog) for this weekend's cybercrop at The Scrapbooking Society and thought I would include your blog in the game because our members LOVE the Maya Road products. I couldn't resist posting a comment when I saw all the goodies that you had in the box for your RAK. All I can say is WOW!!!

 

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