Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Blogging A.D.D.

Oh lawd y'all, I've got so much to share today I had to make a blog list on my iPhone in the middle of Target this afternoon. (You can laugh but I bet Christy and Ally know what I'm talking about! :P) Anyhoo, y'all ready?! Here we go!

First of all, my husband thinks he's soooooo funny...



And isn't he so dashing in his new haircut? Actually, I don't know what's worse...him feeling up a paper doll or me taking a picture of his smarty pants-edness.

Next, the fabulous Lola tagged me with this:



So this is what I'm suppose to do:

1. Collect the book that you have most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on your blog
5. Pass it on to 5 other victims (Oops! bloggers)

And here is my sentence:

"She lugged the books everywhere, as well as a copy of the greatest Victorian writer's letters which Alexander Woollcott had sent her as a wedding present."

From the book "Vivien: The Life of Vivien Leigh", which I have yet to start yet (still reading a book on Jimmy Stewart) but it was the closest book handy so there it is! And I will tag...hmmmmmm.....

1. Christy
2. Karyn
3. Danielle
4. Vicki
5. Melissa

Now for some exciting news for you creative types: there's a new challenge blog a comin'! It's called Dare To Be Different and they are currently accepting submissions for their design team! They are looking for 5 scrapbookers and 5 altered book/art journal artists so head on over and check it out! They are accepting submissions until August 13th, good luck!

Speaking of altered books, guess what I've got to show you!

So over at JAD's, they are doing a "Book of Me" challenge and I decided to join in. Luckily I had a chipboard album that my fabulous friend Callista sent me so I decided to use that. The first challenge was to make the cover page...easy enough!



The picture is one of me on my honeymoon. Not the best picture but bah, whatever! It works! lol

As for my second project, my ever-muse at DustJacket Attic has been using Mondays to post pictures of (or inspired by) particular fairy tales. Every Monday is a different story or tale and I find it so inspiring! (If you don't believe me, check out her posts on Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel. Go on, I'll wait...)

See, told you so! :P

Well seeing this Monday's post on Little Red Riding Hood gave me the idea to start a fairy tale inspired altered book. Aren't I the clever one? Anyone? *crickets*

So I made my cover page and am planning to make a double page layout for each story I put in the book. It won't be a retelling of the story or anything but a sort of artistic impression from the story itself. Anyway, enough blah blah blah, here's the cover page:



So I think that's all I had for today...let me see....*checking iPhone list*...Yup, covered it all! Of course I'll think of 100 more things once I hit publish but whadda gonna do, eh?

How about I leave you with this funny scene from the fantastic "Bringing up Baby" starring the fabulous Katharine Hepburn and the dreamy Cary Grant. If you don't want to watch the whole clip, at least skip to minute "4:39" and check out the fabulous shoes Ms. Hepburn is wearing!

39 comments:

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

lmao @ your hubby touching the boob! haha
Great post girl! xOxO

Jessica Cangiano said...

You're a laugh riot, sweetie, loved your commentary and "crickets" throughout this post. Awesome fairytale inspired page, too!


Wishing you a fantastic Wednesday!
♥ Jessica

Jocelyn said...

You brought a smile to this face today...hubby is wayyyyy to funny!!! Joe would do something so like this!!!!!! You have been a creating DIVA.....love them all!!!! Thanks for sharing some happiness today!!! :)

Kathie @ my net finds said...

you are so funny! ;-)

Hayley G said...

Every time I read your blog it makes me smile and laugh..(umm.. that's in a good way of course!!)

Ann said...

Your hubby and mine would get along swimmingly. He once grabbed my boob on a roller coaster right when the camera took a picture. Fun times.

Heavenly Housewife said...

First of all, your husband is cool :D, very funny!
Second, I love love love love vivien leigh, to me she is just the most beautiful of all hollywood stars EVER!
Third: love your book of me project, so cute!
Note to self: need lepord

Vicki said...

ooh thanks for the shout out for the blog hun!! loving the mini book of me :D it looks fab :D thanks for the tag too - i'll do it next time i blog.... not sure which book i'm reading right now!!! hehe :P

GypsyFox said...

I love your book cover! your adorable :) Love the video your left us with! xoxo

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Oh Maggi...you're just too much and I just adore you! Your hubs is hysterical too.

Love your book cover and cover page, both are super fabulous!

NOW...thanks for tagging me but I tagged Lola and Lola tagged you, can you now tag me or is that against the blogging law? Just wondering????

xoxo
Karyn

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

so Maggi, Ed or Kipton (or Reid- he' s my fave, did you see him with the ring???) I know you watch the bachelorette! spill!

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

LMAO!!! That is too funny :) You've been a busy girl :) Lovin your stuff!!! Off to check out the blog :)

icandy... said...

Hilarious picture of your husband!! LOL... he looks like a really fun guy! And, your blog name... LOVE IT!!!

Hugs,
Christina :)

Liway said...

Love the pic of hubby - I even love how the little fellow on his shirt seems to approve too!! Hilarious!!!! Love all of your altered stuff Maggi and thanks for that movie clip. I have yet to see that movie - most of the classics actually and will need to start renting a few of those!!! Her shoes were MAH-VEL-OUS!!! :) Thanks for another FUN post!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee the HUBBY touching the boobie....but what I think is FUNNIER is the LITTLE GUY on his shirt giving a THUMBS UP!!! LOL LOL LOL!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the book covers!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dustjacket attic said...

Oh your husband is so naughty and he's lovin it.

You are sooo gorgeous to mention DJ's thank you sweet girl. I like your first page and the "admit one"!!

I just loved that clip, I want to get the movie out now and watch it. Cary Grant is the best.
xxx

My Big Mouth said...

Thats too funny!
I have a very similar photo of my hubby cupping a boob of a headless and legless wall statue.I will have to post it one day.

Danielle said...

OK! I was just doing my party post, and, or course, got distracted and decided to check in on my bloggy pals. So, here I am.
1- Great shoes!
2- Fab fairy tale altered book.
3- even fab-er honeymoon pic!
4- Am I the Danielle on your Tag list? I am not reading anything now, BUT, because of some needed HP research I was just doing with a "pal", HP HBP happens to be out on the coffee table. I will just have to reference that in your honor!!!

BTW, you are a lucky woman!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hubby is C U T E - - Is he grabbing her boob?
:-)
xo

Terry said...

Howdy
Help I can't stop the lol button !
Love it all :)
Have a fabulous rest of the week.
Thanks for the great info.
Hugs
Happy Trails

laterg8r said...

love your dh, too funny! hey, at least he's willing to be on your blog - mine prefers to remain snuffleupagus!

Melissa said...

Ok, first, Alice in Wonderland...wooot woot woot! Can we count down, can we have a party, can we dress as Alice and have tea? I'm so excited about this, only been awiting for, well, EVER!

2nd, well, I'M GOING TO DISNEYLAND! :) :) :) in, less than 2 weeks. Last minute, spur of the moment, flight sale, my mom loves us...end of story. *dance dance*

3rd, well, that paper doll is rather endowed hehe

4th, LOVE that page of you, really funky!

5th, did i mention I'm going to Disneyland?

heheh

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

Gosh YOU are one busy lady :)
Where does all your creative energy come from ?? Can I borrow alittle bit - lol.
Like the cover of your new journal - you are so cute :) and funny.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry ... i have to add just a bit of sarcasm here...lol lol lol...Johnny Depp is in a Tim Burton movie???? Wowwwwwwww isn't that like a first???? LOL :):):):):):):):):):)

Dee said...

oh what a funny husband, LOL I enjoyed watching the movie again, made me chuckle a few times this morning, and your story book cover is just lovely!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

omg, I went racing over here to see the Alice tease- I had NO idea about it, and Johnny Depp is in it, OMG! screaming!
I can't wait till March! Thanks Maggi!!!!!!!!!!!!! xOxO

ally serrato said...

you know what maggi ~ i totally know alllll about the blog list!!! especially in the middle of target ~ my favorite store!! congrats on the blog tag!!! im soooo happy youre doing the atc swap with us :-D i have two spots left,,, in case you know anybody or wanna make a shout out here,,, cant wait!!! oh ~ and your hubby is so rad for feeling up the poster ~ really, really rad!!!
{xoxo}

AB HOME Interiors said...

Haha. Whoo, Im exhausted. Do you have refreshments? I may need some water oh lets just skip to the vodka. Hubby, yes gotta love them. My hubby is a ham too. Haha gotta agree with julie, Depp with tim burton NO WAY! haha he will be smashing in though!

Callista said...

yay Alice in Wonderland. Woohooo!!!!
And I am cracking up over the pic of Chris that is too darn funny! LOL!
And I LOVE your layout!!
Good luck on the DT!!!!

redoaklines said...

loved this post. super entertaining! great project too! :)

hugs,
sarah.

jacque4u2c said...

ROLF!!!!!!!!!! You are such a hoot! You realize when Toot gets a few years older - you two are really in for it!!! She is going to have you all rolling over laughing your butts off at all times!!!!

That's Who I Am said...

So, I told you those iphones come in handy! You crack me up. My husband thinks I am nutcase. Ok so I am!! Ha I love your posts though they make me laugh and your Chris is just like my Chris. He would totally do something crazy like that only if no one was looking though lol! Are you so pumped about this Monday's Bach.? I CAN'T wait!!! Super super excited!!

DoubleL said...

LOL way too funny!! My hubby would be doing the same tho!!!

Fink said...

This is totally something my hubby would do! If he could he would draw a mustache on! Thank you so much for always taking the time to visit me! It means so much! Your projects wer great!

Nora Johnson said...

Oops! Nora’s had a computer malfunction (better than a dress malfunction! *wink*) so been off-line recently unfortunately! Lovely post as usual. Se you tomorrow for Xmas Blog Party fun?!

xxLOLA:)

Kirsty said...

Hi Maggi,

Just thought I'd let you know that theres a fun little blog award over on my blog for you! :)

Love Kirsty .x.

JennyMac said...

I am still laughing about the pic of your hub. What a ham!

Marie Antionette said...

OMG,honey child, I thought I was the only one to put their hands on a poster...LOL But your honey is sure cute doing it.I'm still laughing.And by the way ,I think your too cute also.Love that picture of you and love your work .Very nice.XXOO Marie Antionette

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Hi Maggi

(Mad Hatter from Ireland here!) Your husbands hand on the boob is one thing - however, the subtle phallic suggestion of the logo on his tee-shirt sends this photos into quite another category!!!!!!!

What a fabulous idea about the book/sentence. Great blog. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes, Carol x