Friday, February 5, 2010

Hi! It's me, the insomniac..

I've always had a tendency to fall fast asleep quickly but the staying asleep that is my problem. It appears that little bean has only increased the frequency of my sleeplessness. Let's say to about, oh, every single night.

This morning I've spent some time soaking in all the crafty goodness that is going to be surrounding Ella Publishing in the coming months. My word I am really excited about the eBooks that will be coming!! I know that it's terrible to tease but I've been sworn to secrecy.

There are a few things I don't want you to miss out on:

First, are you interested in winning some CHA-W 2010 goodies? Yeah, I thought so!! The best part? It's so easy!! All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and then link to it on the Ella Blog, here. The contest ends at midnight MST February 5th and is limited to US & Canada residents.

Second, would you like to be a cover girl? The March Scrapbook Ellaments Cover Contest is going on right now & the theme is YOU!! The deadline is midnight EST February 7th. Find all the details here.

Third, did you know that there is a series on the Ella Blog of Six Weeks of Sketches? Each Friday, for Six Weeks, a new sketch is posted on Friday. There are weekly prizes & the grand prize is a Cricut Expression!! I think everyone wins though because Donna Jannuzzi's sketches are great.

Have you looked at her new book, Stretch Your Sketches?

I loved the way this book provides a sketch, shows you a copy it exactly option and then gives you two more ways to use the same sketch!! If you peek at page 6 you just might see a layout from me!

To learn more about Donna, read here. Or to get a sample of Donna's sketches make sure you revisit Week #1, Week#2 & Week#3 of Six Weeks of Sketches. Don't forget today a new sketch will post. I plan on playing this week!

Here is a fun fact about the author that you won't find anywhere else. While working on the book Donna & I discovered that the very small south Texas town I was born in is where Donna grew up!! Such, a small world.

Well, now that it's an appropriate time to wake up, I'm getting sleepy!! I'm going to see if I can catch an hour of sleep before my work day begins. Have a great Friday!



Lee said...

I'm so sorry you're not getting any sleep, Monica. But, I have to say I'm envious of how chipper and creative you can be in the middle of the night. Keep well :)

Kim said...

I bought Stretch Your Sketches and I love it! Looking forward to seeing more books from Ella.

I hope you sleep better soon!

Leora said...

Wishing you easy sleep and thanks for the fun chance to win.

Stacy said...

I am very familiar with the sleepless nights, but I hope you will be able to get some rest soon! I love your enthusiam for Ella, it is so evident in your writing, and it gets me excited as well. Thanks for the chance to wins some CHA goodies!

I love your new hairstyle. I have done Locks for Love twice, and I think it is a wonderful thing to donate your hair to help others!

TracyBzz said...

Not sleeping sucks. I love my sleep. Just think of it as being in trainng for those 2 am feedings.

Angie said...

How fun that you and Donna have a connection! This is a fun post. Can't wait to see your layout for Sketches Week #4!

Melanie said...

I feel your pain. I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I take a sleeping pill every night and sometimes that doesn't even work. Here's to both of us getting some sleep.

Love the layouts:)

Mrs.Thomas said...

Monica, I am taking LOM and reading the trainers blogs. While reading your blog, I was excited to see the Louisville Zoo project. Then I realized you no longer live here. If you know of any other LOMers in Louisville, please let me know. It would be fun to meet at Starbucks for a in real life visit.

Hooray, I am a school principal and today is a snow day in Louisville. I am off to spend a delicious day in my craft room!

Memeg said...

Mrs. Thomas! I am a new LOM'er and live in Shelby County just outside of Louisville. Look for me at BPS as memeg.

Look forward to talking with you!

Donna Jannuzzi said...

Hi Monica! I saw this blog post the other day coincidentally enough one night when I couldn't sleep either! :) Thank you for the kind words on the book.

I saw the post you wrote recently on being "caught up." You put into words so beautifully a lot of the same feelings I have about scrapbooking. I know quite a few people who treat scrapbooking almost like a chore - it is sad, it does break your heart a little because you know that they could find joy in scrapbooking and instead they find guilt.

I just wanted to finish by saying that I love your blog. I really should come visit more often. :)