Schock’s Scrap by Stephanie

Thursday, August 28, 2008

FOBTY and why I've been MIA

First let's start with the FOBTY: The spelling quiz. I think I'm pretty good at spelling but we'll see...

Your Common Spelling Mistake Score: 90% Correct

Your spelling is excellent.

You don't fall for common spelling pitfalls, and you spell almost everything correctly.

Not bad! I just love the SSD FOBTYs.

Ok now for why I've been missing. As most of you may know, I'm a teacher. Well, this year the beginning of school has been even more hectic than usual. Why? Well, first the school itself is brand new and so there are lots of kinks to be worked out. For example, I got some of my furniture order (separate from the school itself) the day before school started. Don't get me wrong... I love my new school and once things settle down a bit, I know it'll get easier. The other part making it a bit stressful is that I'm piloting the new program and still feel like I also have kinks to work out. I know what I want it to look like in my head, but I'm still trying to translate that into the real classroom. Thankfully, they all know that this is new and are ok with the idea that there will be some trial and error, but I want it to be perfect right now, you know?

Plus, I got a new laptop (which is actually good news and I'm no longer running my broken laptop rigged to a desktop monitor) but I just installed firefox and the CS3 trial on it and haven't gotten to use it much. I'm hoping to churn out a few layouts this week and have a few already to add to my slide. In the meanwhile, the designers I CT for have been WONDERFUL and understand that sometimes things happen. How lucky am I to work for these fabulous ladies? They rock.

So run over and check out Andrea Gold, Christy Skaggs and Garden Girl Designs and tell them I sent ya! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Another announcement and a FOBTY...

First and foremost... I saw a designer whose stuff I really admire was having a call. I'm kind of a newbie to the store she sells at so I totally did NOT expect to get a response, but I did. I'm guesting for 3 months for a great designer... so you want to know who? :) I'll wait for her announcement before I spill... but here's a hint... she's bright and SUNshiny. :)

Now for the Sweet Shoppe FOBTY: This week it's "Which American Accent Do You Have?" Being a life-long Texas girl the results were surprising!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
North Central
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Friday, August 8, 2008

A New Team and a FOBTY

I've been invited to join the CT of one of my digi-friends so expect to see some new CT layouts in my slide. I'm now part of the Awesome Blossoms designing layouts for Garden Girl Designs. She is just starting out and selling at Scrappin' Out Loud, and J3 Designs... talk about a busy gal! Be sure to go check out her stuff and be on the lookout for some new layouts by me!

Now for this week's FOBTY- this is a quick little quiz that tests your knowledge of Grease. Ok.. I LOVED this movie but it's been awhile since I've seen it (like jr.high)! How'd I do on the quiz?

I got 13 out of 15 right! Woo hoo! Of course, I have no idea which 2 answers were wrong, but I'd say that's pretty good... gotta love pop culture! You can take the Grease quiz here. Off to work! :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

FOBTY 7/31- Show me happy!

The mission: Show off a layout that makes you happy. It doesn’t have to be your best layout or even your favorite layout, just one that when you look at it, something about it makes you happy. Well I had to scrap two of course- one for each kid- so here they are:
This is great because it's wild and messy and happy just like my little Marley Moo!

This layout is a lift from Missys3lilbugs "Prek Grads"
This one makes me happy because Jaxon is so happy and loves school... and I loved having him in my class and watching him learn over the past two years. :) I LOVE being happy!!!