Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Holy international blog batman!!!

OK, it really is the silly things that bring this girl joy. With the link from Pencil Lines my blog has been getting a lot of views since Sunday. In the past 24 hours I have had 50 visits to my blog (way more than usual) with a very interesting distribution that I got from my blog counter (and I love statistics):
  • Over 50% of the visits came from outside the USA.
  • People from 9 different contries came to visit. A big huge hello to my UK friends, but I also had visitors from Canada, Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Sweden, Netherlands, and Spain.... that's quite a list!
  • 16 people linked to me from the pencil lines blog
  • 3 people found me using google search for either "Missy's Muses" or "Missy Neal" - on a side note have you ever googled your own name - it's funny what comes up.
  • 8 people leaving the blog clicked out to the Pencil Lines blog

Man, I really wish I knew who was stopping by to take a look. I would love to think about having friends in all these great locations.

Well thanks to everyone who stopped by....you really made my day.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Check out this weeks Pencil Lines guest member

Woo Hoo....a little tooty toot for me. I am so proud to be this weeks guest designer for the UK's smashing hit sketch challenge website: Pencil Lines. Each week this amazinly talented group of scrappers put up a sketch challenge. This week I was the lucky designer of the sketch and also made the following layout for the challenge:

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Totally in LOVE with 8x8

Gosh, I feel so guilty for neglecting my blog the past two weeks, but it's been a little crazy. My dear MIL was in for a visit this week and we had a lovely time. We even ventured to the shopping mecca of Union Square San Francisco for a little black friday shopping. The good news is that I am now 90% done with my Christmas shopping.
Scrap wise I have been working on a 8x8 album for my MIL and found out that I LOVE this size. It's just perfect for a 4x6 picture. I also went on a mission to use up some of my older embellies.....just look at these pages and you are sure to find some blast from the past items.
About a year ago I did CKU masters where had a circuit of these 8x8 pages. I was not impressed with this portion of the CKU and thought I would never do this size again. That was until I found a super cute album that was just too perfect to pass up. So I decided to make my MIL a little album for her birthday. Oh my it was like heaven. The pages were fun and went together so quick and easy. I will for sure be doing another one of these. In the meantime check out some of the super fast cuties that went into my MIL's album:

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sharing my Bling

I haven't been scrapping much lately and what I have been doing can't be shared just yet, so I decided to share 2 of my favorite layouts from the current issue of the Scrapbook Magazine in the article on Bling.
The first is a layout of my Grandparents who were married for 57 years. My grandpa passed away earlier this year so it's really a tribute page to him. The 2nd page is my niece playing in the flowers at my moms house. I have scrapped this picture before but I just loved the way the colors in this page looked.
Thanks so much for looking.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's time to vote...

For everyone in the US today is an important day. Remember to get out and vote...it's important and your civic duty.

Since DH and I moved since last election we had a new polling location. I was surprised when I got to the polls at 7:00am today and there were already 15 people ahead of us in line. It took almost 45 minutes to get our votes cast, but it was well worth it. A lot of my friends are voting absentee, but for me there is something that just feels good about standing in line to cast my vote. I am wearing my sticker today and hope you all do the same.