Tuesday, August 5, 2008

MMM teaser and DISNEYLAND!

I know there are a lot of you out there that are now in the the torturous hold of the MMM waiting period!!! (Dad, MMM is one of those big contests that I like to enter.) Creating layouts for a contest like HOF, SOY, MMM or even a DT call is a lot of fun... putting together the entry package or submission email can be a lot of work and a bit stressful, but still a great feeling of accomplishment... BUT the wait for "Call Day", the wondering if calls have been made, and finally the big announcement is PURE TORTURE! Thank goodness we are keeping busy, Chris' 16th birthday is this weekend and school starts on Monday, so I don't have a lot of time to sit around and second guess my entry.

To be honest, I loved my entry and can hardly wait to share my entry layouts with you... but since we can't share layouts until the announcement on the 22nd, here are a few teaser facts about my entry... Of the 5 entry layouts...
... 3 were 12 x 12 layouts
... 2 were 8 1/2 x 11 (I know, can you believe it!?)
... 3 had only 1 picture
... 1 had 3 pictures
... 1 had 6 pictures
... they are all traditional (no digi) layouts
... there was a boat
... there was an athlete
... there was Anna
... there was NO Baby Robbie! (I know, another shock!)
... there was Jeff!
... 1 is so alternative that I can't WAIT to see what you think about it!
... the original theme layout took almost 8 hours to create (I'm not re-creating that one, so I sure hope it gets published so I get it back!!!)
... 2 hidden journaling tags
... no painting (really... what was I thinking!?)
... NO, you HAVEN'T seen any of the pictures (why do you think my blog has been so boring lately!? I've been hoarding pictures for months to make sure I had some great ones for this contest!)

Ha, ha, ha... there are 15 facts about my MMM entry... that tell you just about nothing about my entry. Seriously... did you think I would tell you or show you something that would DQ me... NO WAY! :-) But I will give you all the details on the 22nd when the winners are announced (unless I'm actually one of them... then my lips will be sealed!)

DISNEYLAND!!! We spent the last few days at Disneyland and had an absolute BLAST! The whole family crashed Jeff's hotel room at the Disneyland Hotel (he was at the CACM Expo... which is an annual trade show for the Homeowner Association Industry)... we played in the pool while he was working and then had a great weekend at Disneyland and California Adventure. Anna did not stop "geeking out" for 3 days! She thought the whole resort was "Disneyland", which I can understand... the Disneyland Hotel, the pool area, Downtown Disney... it is all the "Happiest Place on Earth," isn't it!? And she sure was one happy little bug! She went on Space Mountain, the Matterhorn... but she didn't like the "dark, scary" rides. Yep, even Randall scared her on the Mike and Sully ride! And, funny enough, she was scared of the characters! She got autographs from a few Princesses, but that was it! She loved seeing them in the parades, but would go hysterical if she saw a character up close. One of the Disney employees put it best, "She is 'Star Struck.'" I think that was probably right. We still have one more day on our pass, so we will be going back in about a month when school is back in session, it is calmer and cooler. Maybe she will get some signatures in that $15 autograph book at that time!!!

I have a bunch of pictures to share, so here's the first half of them... the rest tomorrow!


Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh looks like you guys had fun!

Jaimie Lea said...

LOVE!! that brown shirt!
Good luck!

Laurajean said...

Great pics of your vacation Tracey....I can't believe how big Anna is getting, I swear time flies :o) Keeping my fingers crossed girl for you with MMM....
Talk with ya soon :o)

Sara Carns said...

I'm sitting here and keeping my fingers, toes, hair and anything else that can be physically crossed for you here!!! MMM is seriously silly if they don't make you a master! You deserve it and your style is so unique, yet it relates to many other scrappers out there. Giving you TONS of happy vibes here!!!