Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I'm not the only one!

Well I knew I was one of at least 2 Robin Cabana's because I had found one other by doing a goodle search and then she actually contacted me about some geneolgy stuff. So then I just saw this on Brenda's blog...

LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

How many of you are there?

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Ten costumes

So what have you been for past Halloweens??? Here are 10 of my past costumes...

1. Strawberry Shortcake (remember those masks from the 80s)
2. Smurfette
3. Little Red Riding Hood (my brother was a wolf - mom made this one)
4. 50's bobby soxer
5. Pirate
6. Witch
7. Ghost (wore a white robe with a weird ghost headband and silver spray in my hair)
8. Cheerleader (my brother was a football player)
9. Marvin the Martian
10. A Beatles fan (my most recent and laziest attempt at a costume, which was an Abby Road T-shirt)

*** Ooops, this was supposed to go on Ten Things! LOL! Gets confusing when you have too many blogs!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Walk for the Cure: Help me meet my goal!

I need some help! The Walk for the Cure is a few days away, and I haven't met my fundraising goal. If anyone would like to support me and my family, I'd be happy to send you one of my kits. I'd be happy to do this up until the race on Sunday. You don't need to make a small donation - a few dollars would be fine and you can pay online. Just go to the race site and scroll down to "Donate to a Participant" on the left. Then enter my name Robin Cabana. When you get your email confirmation, you can forward it to me at rmcabana@aol.com and I will get you a coupon or link a kit of your choice. I really appreciate any help you can give me! I'll do this for anyone who contacts me by Sunday. Thanks so much!

From Buzzword

This one made me giggle. Night Owls chat regulars know I'm more likely to "chat and click."

sip and click
To click when under the influence. The result is often online purchases you can't remember buying until the packages start arriving.

No TV and no beer make Homer something, something

Well I still don't have my computer up and running yet. I think I'm going to have to suck it up and bring it in. I've been playing around with different things to try to fix it and nothing's working.
I've been home for two days sick. My mom stayed home from work today too - she's still up coughing. I hope I'm better tomorrow because staying home without a working computer is making me a bit nuts!
But at least when I'm sick is I don't like sitting here in the office much, but I do wish I could have gotten some scrapping done!
So I've been watching some TV and movies. Lost was great this week - even if the story has gotten spread so thin because there's too many plots going on. But I do like Sawyer episodes. For a guy who's pretty rugged, he does spout a lot of pop culture references - Chinatown, Costanza, Father Knows Best and Mergatroid. I was flipping through channels and caught a bit of the Linda McCartney Story (which I remember taping a few years ago - the only bit I liked was this conversation - Linda: Mick Jagger says he's never have his old lady on the stage. Paul: Well screw Mick Jagger. Linda: I already did!) Well, Linda was played by one of the others!!!
And, I am pretty bummed that Grey's was a repeat - two repeats. But I guess that's because of the World Series. But I did watch Ugly Betty, which is such a funny show. And if you're like me and don't usually watch because it's up against the Office, you can catch it on ABC.com. I also watched Jericho last night and it was pretty good. I think I'll switch my vcr to tape that on Wednesdays instead of 30 Rock, which has turned out pretty lame.
And then I watched, for the millionth time, Walk the Line. Everytime I see it's on HBO I have to watch. It's become one of my favorite movies ever. I just love Joaqin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon and their chemistry, and all of Reese's funny lines, like "It's not even a quarter to the right time." And I just get all mushy every time he proposes to her on stage and says "I've asked you 40 different ways and it's about time you come up with a fresh answer." Can you tell I've watched this movie too much?
Well, I'm going to check in at RAKScraps and then try to get some sleep. I had the worst insomnia last night so I tried not to nap all day. Hope it works!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Scrapdish's collab kit!

Have you seen the fabulous kit from the designers at Scrapdish! :) It's our first monthly group project and I just love the colors! There's also a set of 8x8 quick pages

I am cranky!

I need to rant a little - I'm warning you now. Today has been yuck! I have the worst sore throat - it feels like I swallowed shards of glass. People at work kept asking me things and it hurts to talk. I sound like an old lady who's smoked to many cigarettes. I also spilled stuff all over my bed. I had to come into work 3 hours early for a meeting. Oh, yeah, and my computer is not working!!!! I can't take all these computer malfunctions. It's pretty similar to the laptop problem with some kind of startup hang up error. UGH! I've tried to google the error, etc., but haven't come up with anything yet. I'm glad at least I have other computers where I can check my aol mail, visit the boards and blogs.

I'm super bummed too because I got a lot of designing done yesterday. Finished up a freebie for the SBB quiz challenge, a kit for RAKs anniversary and my RAKScraps November kit. I also got my sketch templates (1 that was a freebie here and another from a chat) repackaged and up at Scrapdish's dollar section. And I really need to finish up some cards that I needed to print and get sent out by tomorrow! I had to call my mom and ask her to pick some up for me at the store because I just don't know how or when I'm going to get the computer fixed.

Just want to crawl back in bed - which I'll need to put sheets back on - and hide!

Friday, October 20, 2006

I'm a Digi Pick interview!

My good friend Melissa G picked me for the Friday interview at Digi Pick of the Day!!! I'm so excited! And you can find a coupon there too!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Happy birthday Randi!

Today is my sister's birthday! :) I wish I could spend it with her, but she has some stuff going on and she's not to happy about it. Makes me so sad!!! I made the card using my October Night papers and alphas and the flower is from Correen Silke's new Weekend Escape kit at Computer Scrapbook.

October Night is now available at SBB and it's only $1.75 this week only!

And speaking of Randi, I've put Flowers for Randi, our Pick a Pumpkin set and a few of my other kits at Scrapdish on sale or on clearnance! Things are as low as $2!

A few things about Lost

Lost sort of answered some questions yesterday! One being, what happened to Locke, Eko and Desmond after the explosion. And they're all alive - but it seems that Desmond has some kind of psychic power. So then the other thing bugging me was that an other had said to Sawyer who is trapped in a cage the bears figured out how to work the food in two hours. Sawyer asked how many were there, and never got an answer. But now we know there were 2 polar bears on the island and what they were doing there. Sounds weird if you don't watch Lost, but these are the kidn of details fans agonize over. Small steps, but maybe there'll be more answers coming.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Some pictures!!!

Here's a self portrait! One of the few photos I managed to to take!

I took this one of Amy Edwards and Raechel Knight. They had gotten there Thursday night and were busy working on the SBB newsletter when I got there. (Psst, check out the newsletter to see who is this month's featured product!!!!)
Here I am working when my laptop still worked! I think I'm checking my pm's at RAKs. I finished 3 pages for my favorite things album.
Here I am taking a photo of Raechel.
I'm not the only one with computer woes. Poor Raechel's screen went nutso too, but she is so much more of a trooper than I am!!!!
Jen Caputo picked us up and we went to dinner at an awesome Thai place in downtown Naperville.
Jen with her BIG lens.
Me and Jen.

We met Bubblykori and her daughter at the Woodfield mall. Here we are in the Lego store.

Amy, Raecheland Kori got beautified at Sephora. I was a pill and didn't want a makeover.
We had a crop Saturday night, and here I am trying to get the laptop to work.
Heather Ann and her team joined us for the crop too!

Sarah Van Dyke drove in from Pioria to hang out with us! She hung out with me in downtown on Sunday after the others had left and we had fun getting to know each other!

I have more I want to post! But blogger is being mean. I will try to get some more up soon! Thanks to Amy, Jen, Kori and Raechelwho shared with me since my camera was acting up!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Greetings from the hotel lobby!

It's been a few days since I've blogged, but I'm still here in Naperville! My laptop went wonky on me. So add that to the list along with the ipod, and my camera! I'm in the hotel lobby now waiting for Jen Reed, who's picking me up for lunch!

But it's been so much fun, even if things were a little crazy. And I can't wait home to scrap. I'll tell you more about my adventure later and post some pictures. :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Oprah, Bono and iPods!

Why wasn't I here yesterday!!!! Bono and Oprah were hanging out and talking about a new ipod that's going to raise money to fight AIDs.

Greetings from Naperville!

I'm here! I made it in once piece - and I didn't freak out! :) I'm here at the hotel - and Amy and Raechel are working on SBB site issues. They are dedicated! I'm going to have to stay away from RAKScraps this weekend because they're having a contest to outpost me!

Well you know how I spent all the time working on my ipod last night - well I didn't leave it charging or else the battery is giving out (it's an OLD one) - because I listened to about 1 half of a song before it died on me! I spent the plane ride reading Shopaholic and finished it. The plane wasn't full so the guy next to me who was big moved to another seat so I had lots of room. My ears hurt a bit, but it cleared up after awhile. That's one of the things I really don't like about flying. Oh, and the Star Ledger headline on page one - which everyone had in the airport - was something about Newark and terrorism! Not a good idea to show me that before getting on a plane in Newark! But there was a little boy in the seat in front of me and he was really good - so I figured I had to be brave LOL!

I'm kinda exhausted, but I did want to share this too! While I'm away, I have a coupon for 35% my store at SBB: chicago1

I'll be posting more soon!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Getting ready to go

My bag's half packed. I'm so not ready for this trip to Chicago and my cab will be here at 5:30 am. Don't know if I'll even get any sleep since I tend to get insomnia while I'm anxious. I'm trying to update my ipod. I was working on this all afternoon and just realized something SO DUMB! I had the ipod plugged into the charger and not the usb plug and then was trying to figure out why it wasn't working. I even had Randi bring me her plug. D'oh!!!!

Well while it's updating, I figured I'd blog a bit. I had the day off today. I saw The Departed which was pretty awesome, but shocking. A girl can't go wrong with a movie with DiCaprio and Damon. Yum. And Jack Nichelson and Alec Baldwin were great too. It was a little long, but still loved it. Lots of great acting. After we went to dinner at a Greek place that I just love.

When I got home, I was going through my cafepress order for the t-shirts for the Walk for the Cure. Two were smudged, but I called them up and they're going to send us new ones - free!

But between that and another phone call, I didn't pay that much attention to Greys. But I taped it so I'll watch it again while I finish packing.

That reminds me I need to print out the hotel info! Totally forgot what the name of the hotel is. I'll be staying with Amy Edwards and Raechel Knight. They should be there already by now. I'm pretty excited to get to hang out with lots of digiscrappers! And on Monday, I may be meeting someone else - I'm going to keep that a secret for now! And no it's not Oprah! I wish!

Well, that's all for now! I'm going to see what the ipod is doing, print some stuff out and shut down for the night. (Unless I really can't sleep!) I'm hoping the internet connection is good at the hotel so that I can post some updates!

It's so short!

I got my hair cut today - and I'm still undecided! It's so short! The last time I think it was this short was in high school. And before that was when I was little and my dad convinced me to chop it all off so that he wouldn't have to brush it - my mom had just had Randi. I was trying to go for a look like that one up there in the banner!

And I couldn't get a decent photo of myself and my skin is so yucky today so I ran a billion actions on this...

But I wanted to show you all what it looks like.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Crazy day in NYC

Yesterday was one of those weird days where traveling through the Lincoln Tunnel was like going down the rabbit hole. My co-worker Melissa came down to NJ to meet me so we could take the bus into the city. There was a lot of traffic because of the Columbus Day parade, so we decided to get out on the West Side and walk across Central Park to the Met.
The parade was very surreal. The floats were just finishing up outside the museum when we got there. There was a woman in a sort of giant inflatable hamster ball. Some women in clamshells. People dressed up like banquet tables. There was also opera music blaring. It was just all unusual and maybe Veneitian.
We met up with Buddy in the Met's cafeteria, because he wanted us to see it. Don't ask. He's a strange one. So even stranger that we were hanging out with him. We were there to see this awesome exhibit C├ęzanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde. This guy Vollard was an art dealer who knew :) and sold works by all of my favorite painters: Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh. So all of the works in the exibit were owned, sold or commissioned by him. He seemed a little jerky though because he's convince painters to do things, sometimes sell stuff on them at low prices, and would never buy stuff for his own! But it was some collection. There were a lot of early Picassos. And I liked reading about how all the painters owned different pieces by the other artists, that they would sometimes trade or sell when they needed money.
We also saw a pretty devestating exhibit of photos from New Orleans after Katrina, and then spent sometime up on the rooftop garden. It was really gorgeous weather. Check out the weird stuff up there! :)
This is from Cai Guo-Qiang's Transparent Monument, which is pretty much a sheet of glass that looks like these birds crashed into it. Yuck!
And then there were two of these poor crocodiles (or are the aligators?).

On our walk back through the park, Melissa and I saw a man conducting turtle races. And then - remembering it was John Lennon's birthday - I wanted to stop buy Strawberry Field. Where we found...
... lots of people gathered singing Beatles songs! So we hung out there a bit and sang along with the crowd for awhile! This area of the park is right across the street from the Dakota where John lived.

On the way back to the subway, we found the cutest little bakery that sold mostly cupcakes. But I was good and didn't have any. But I did splurge and have a big margarita when we got back and went to dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Some pages from my CT...

thought I'd share some more pages by my fabulous Creative Team!
Here are some pages using my Hola papers and elements from SBB...
By Kelly. See full credits here.
By Kelly. See full credits here.
By Stacey. See full credits here.
Here are some pages using the September DigiScrapDivas Kit! You can see the new October kit here.
By Mary. See full credits here.
By Krista. See full credits here.
By Jadelyn. See full credits here.By Melinda. See full credits here.
By Stacey. See full credits here.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

New LOs

Got my Sept. chicks life page done today so I thought I'd catch up on my scrapping here...

Here's my Sept. page. I used School Rulez by Jeanine Baechtold, Jen Reed, Krista Mettler and Melissa Goerke at Scrapdish, Brown paper from my Spicy papers at SBB, and aphas stamps by Christy Lyle at Sweet Shoppe Designs.
This was also a chick's life page about 6 things about you in 2006. Used my Happy Papers from Colorfully You.
My nieces had a new portrait taken! I used Correen Silke's Tea on Tuesday from Computer Scrapbook for this one!

This was a page I started at Melissa's crop a few weeks ago and ended up redoing. I used Ange Barton's 16 Kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs and a sketch template by Bree Clarkson at DigiScrapDivas.

Amy K had her team do pages about their shoes! And I love my docs. I used her Man's Man kit from Scrapdish and Beachside Holiday kit from the Digi Chick.
And this was another one I finshed up from Melissa's crop. I used Robin Carlton's Katie 2.0 kit from Sweet Shoppe. TFL!!!

Happy birthday Tania!

I know it's late (I have been away from my computer almost all day!), but I want to wish a very happy birthday to my friend Tania!!! She is just one of my favorite chicas and I just love her like a sister.

Credits: Paper- Meredith Fenwick Grungy Baby, Amy Martin's Folded Stiched Ribbon, Corina Neilson's Happy Flower, Brads from Jan Crowley Family and Christy Lyle's Distressed Stamped Alphas.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

It's all about team work

Everything seems to be a team project lately. After ordering all the shirts for my family team last night, I finished up my contribution for the RAKScraps October kit. And I also worked on a group project for Scrapdish this weekend that is going to be super cool!

And I teamed up with Melinda to make these Pick-A-Pumpkins, which are now up at Scrapdish. Aren't they cute? :) These were Melinda's idea. She always has the best ideas!
And we have three ready-made Pumpkin Patches also up in the $1. We named them Smiley, Happy Jack and McCreepy. (Can you guess where I got that last name idea? LOL)

So with all this team work keeping me busy, I decided I need to resign from DigiScrapDivas. I really enjoyed working with Kim and Kathy, and I'm sorry to go. I did contribute to the October kit at DSD, though. It's a steal for just $5. This is my contribution.

And I also contrubuted to this mega kit created to help Michelle Pearson and her family. Her mother has recently suffered some heart problems, so a bunch of designers got together to create this kit, now available for a limited time at SBB.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Breast Cancer Awarness and Walk for the Cure

My family will be taking part in the Walk for The Cure for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 29. I'm not going to do my own kit or a sale - but if you'd like to contribute to the effort, you can do so here. We'd really appreciate any support. :)

Both my grandmother and my aunt are breast cancer survivors. This year we signed up as a team and we're called The Fighting Reillys. I just ordered our T-shirts from cafe press. I posted the designs here a few weeks ago if you'd like to see.

So as you can imagine, this is a very important cause to me. The designers at Scrapbook-Bytes got together to create this kit - Inner Beauty.

It is really gorgeous and just $10. Thanks to Meredith Fenwick , who did an awesome job of organizing it.

There are so many kits out there this year - s0 even if this isn't your style, you're sure to find something. I'm going to be keeping a list of different kits for breast cancer awareness at RAKScraps. If you have something you'd like to add to it as well, please let me know.