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Checking in and a RAK!

Oy. I haven't blogged in a bit. I've been, um, busy. Swamped really. I've been scrapping up a storm, finishing up layouts for my book...deadline's in less than a week for the layouts portion. I'm definitely in the home stretch now and am mostly happy with how the layouts are turning out. Incidentally, I also think I should win a prize for deliberately *not* buying the Harry Potter book that released yesterday. I know myself well enough to know that I'd have to stop and read it from cover to cover...and I just can't afford that time right now. You can bet, though, that as soon as I get these layout scans sent off, I'll be heading straight for the bookstore and reading through the weekend. :)

Things? The boys are fascinated with rockets. Seriously. Nathan took all three on Friday night and they camped out at the site where the next day a local rocketry club had a launch event. They came home sweaty but happy. I haven't had a chance to go through the pictures yet. I, obviously, stayed home. I managed to get 12 layouts done in the 20 hours or so they were gone. My head hurt. Today, they all headed to our neighborhood park to launch rockets of their own using the water rocket system Nathan built a bit ago. Again, they came home sweaty but happy. I've only finished 5 layouts so far today...but will be up for another few hours.

Oh, and Micah discovered the harmonica. He's so freakin' adorable. I'll take pictures tomorrow. He's actually pretty good at it...enough that Nathan's trying to figure out a way to record some of Micah's "tunes" so we can link you up here.

Okay, I should get back to work. My office is a disaster area. At this point I don't think it's worth the time it'll take me to straighten up so I'll leave it for another four days. :) When I do clean my office, I'll be doing some significant purging. I figure if it's stuff I didn't even consider touching while making these 68 layouts I probably don't need to hang onto it. So...RAK time!

In the past 2-3 weeks, I've made roughly 50 layouts. Today, I used a color for the first time (not the first time EVER, but the first time in the past 2-3 weeks, you know what I mean). It rather surprised me to realize that I hadn't used it yet. Guess what color cardstock I'm talking about! (No, I'm not looking for an exact shade or anything that specific...I'm talking like red, orange, yellow...etc.) I'll give out two RAKs...one for the first person to post the right answer and one drawn randomly from all the guesses. Since I won't even be able to think about actually putting the RAKs together and all till next Friday, I'll leave this open until then...let's say Friday, July 27 at noon MST. Go ahead and guess all you want...I won't reveal the answer until I close guessing. What are you waiting for? Get guessing!

***ETA: Forgot to mention that though I don't know precisely what will be in the RAK, you can count on some awesome stuff...most, if not all, new in package! When I say "purging" know that I actually have purged lately, so the stuff I'm talking about now is mostly recent! Good stuff!*** 

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Reader Comments (60)

Congrats on getting all those LOs done!(and not buying the book yet, i'm doing that to, and still pining for it!)

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTenny

I'll guess blue?

Congrats on finishing all the LOs!

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Congrats on getting the layouts done.
I cannot wait for your book!
And I will guess thew colour yellow.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

i guess purple!!!
can't wait to see your new book!
keep on creating!

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

While not technically a color I will guess Black.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDolly

My guess is red.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

How about white?

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Ok..let's see, what is left??

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Ok..let's see, what is left??

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Hmmm... Green?

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'll guess green. :I

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

My guess is orange.

I just used this color on a lo that was from last fall and the page was of course scraplifted from CK.

I have one of your lo's from the Top Ten marked to scraplift.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGloria Martens

I'll guess you haven't used any orange.

Can't wait to see your book. :)

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRose

my guess is grey :)

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterheidi y

I am going to guess Yellow

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

I'll guess orange.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlaura bruynell

I'll guess blue, too. Not original, but an entry, in any event.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEmily W. from CKMB

I'm guessing my new favorite color to scrap with: teal/aqua blueish. Holly S 'scrappie cat' ckmb

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHolly S

Let's see you have boys and you've made 5o layouts. Hummm... I know it's already been guessed but my gut tells me it's gotta be orange. So I'm listening to my gut and going with orange. If I had to pick a runner-up, I'd say purple.

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRenee D

How about Red?

July 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

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