Thursday, September 28, 2006

I'm still on a Nick high...

Cost of Gas to Taft Theatre - $5.00
Parking in private garage - Free thanks to Barb's husband
2 T-Shirts and a pair of Nick Panties - $65
4th row tickets for two - $250

Seeing Nick Lachey within INCHES - PRICELESS

Barb and I had a MAGNIFICENT time. I can't even talk about it without getting giddy and nearly freaking out like a screaming teenager. I uploaded a few things to You Tube so you can see when Nick comes DOWN to the AISLE WHERE I WAS and starts singing to the girl on the other side of the aisle. (I'm on the right - she's on the left) Made me wish I were gorgeous. But, alas I got some great photos. You can sort of hear me and Barb screaming (as well as some girls behind us) Sorry for the poor quality. I took it with my camera phone.

Here he is in full blown singing mode...

Then, I got this snapshot on my camera phone.

Finally, here's one Barb took after Nick found out that I'm happily married to Scott. (Ok - so I added that last part in - but he looks so distraught. That's what we kept telling ourselves)

It was a night well worth it!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Things I neglect:

House plants, paying bills, and obviously my blog. All things that I neglect and for the last one, I am SO sorry! It's just been a crazy week with getting ready for the show, etc.

First things first (and stay for this blog post - it's a LONG one but well worth it!) Sunday was Scott's birthday. So, happy 31 to Scottie 2 Hottie! When I first met him, he was NINETEEN! Can you believe we've been together that long? No wonder he has more grey hair now. :) Love you sweetie!

Secondly - Addie had her 6 month appointment. She's apparently tall and skinny according to the doctor. Still weighs in at a whopping 12 lbs, 8 oz. That's 5th percentile people! How this kid came from me, the Amazon Woman, is beyond anyone's imagination. But, she did. She's 25.5" long - 25th percentile. The doctor said that her body type lends to be tall and thin, even though she's below height right now. She thinks she'll catch up. It's not like she doesn't eat, either. She eats two FULL Stage 2 meals per day plus her bottles plus cereal. She's just SO cute! I'll post some new photos of her soon!

Third - Guess where I'll be in about 7 hours??? That's right!

We're taking a camera. Can we? We don't know. But by golly, we are! Barb's my date for a hot night with Nick! We'll be the two oldest people there and quite frankly - we don't care! Good times to be had by all!

Finally - Here's the part you've hopefully been waiting for. Sneak peeks!!!!

Know this movie??? I used to watch it over and OVER again in middle school. (Showing my age here!)

This one is one of those that defined the life of so many "yuppies". The name is actually a translation of the title. Would love to know if anyone has any idea which one it is! :)

I know that I've sort of done things differently for this show but I really hope that you like them!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New IP Newsletter

Just an FYI - our IP Newsletter went out. Check here to view it:

If you're not on our mailing list - e-mail Barb Hogan at and we'll get you added immediately. Please don't send us spam for home mortgages, pharmacies, cialis, viagara, or any other products. We get enough of those. LOL!

Hi - I'm Ginger and I have a Boy Band Obsession...

Alright - so it's not an ENTIRE boy band, but it's with Nick Lachey - in case you haven't been following my blog. (Which, I wouldn't blame you because quite frankly I've been HORRIBLE about updating it) For the record, I absolutely adore and love my husband, Scott, but I have this little schoolgirl crush on Nick Lachey. (And I'm sure that he's really excited to have a fat, 30-year-old housewife wanting him.)

Guess who I get to see next week????

He's coming to Cincinnati and Barb and I have 6th row. That's right girls - I get to drool 6 rows from the stage... I told the guy that I bought the tickets off of that we'd be the two oldest people there. Probably a thousand screaming teenagers and then us. Should be interesting. Another funny thing is that I bought Addie a onesie that says "My daddy is a rock star." Wonder who it refers to... ;) Just kidding - Scott's a TOTAL rock star, but I thought it was funny.

In other Rohlfs news, Maggie and Scott passed their Tae Kwon Do tests, so Maggie is officially a green belt and Scott is a yellow belt. Maggie thinks it's a pretty good time that she outranks her dad. He has to call her m'aam at school. It's only because he started three months after her, but it's still funny. I give it two more testings before he catches up or passes her. But, for now she thinks it's a riot.

Addie turned 6 months on Sunday. I can't believe how fast the time is flying. She's getting so big. (If you want to call 12 lbs, 8 oz. big!) Seriously - just her actions, how she moves, etc. are getting more advanced and I can tell that things are making sense to her. She recognizes certain items, does certain things, and now has become a little "mommy attached". I'm enjoying it!

Lastly - I have been getting some AWESOME entries for the contest and cannot wait to make a lot of people happy! I can't say who or when but there are a few entries that we are SERIOUSLY considering for our DT. We've got some great stuff! I am still so excited about it. It's so fun to open e-mail every day and have these awesome projects from everybody. I LOVE it!

Well...I'm off to work on a class. I've added two class dates to my teaching - I'll announce both of them soon. They'll be in New Regal and Dayton, OH. Can't wait!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Monday, September 11, 2006

Monday...September 11th

In an effort not to compound the depressing thoughts of what happened 5 years ago, I'm just simply going to make one statement: take a moment today to think about everyone involved in this horrible tragedy. I spent a few moments this morning in a moment of silence thinking about everyone involved. It's heartbreaking. Something we should all never forget.

Now - back to my regularly scheduled blog. I had a SUPER busy weekend. We taught at the MWSA in Indy and it was AWESOME. The students were great!!! I had a great time, even though I was sick and am still sick today. I also came home to a sick baby. Poor little Addie has a small cold and she's teething - BAD. Poor little thing chews on everything she can get her hands on. She got up in the middle of the night for about two hours so I'm ready to take a nap. I'm working at home and trying to finish up some stuff. I swear, it's a never-ending cycle. LOL!

I had to post this photo of Addie. She's enjoying her squash. This kid LOVES squash! How odd is that? LOL!

I also just had to mention all of the super cool layouts we've been receiving. Projects, too!!! You girls are ROCKING it! I am still SO excited!

Well, back to work and hopefull a small nap.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Busy Weekend & Contest Update

First off - WOW! The entries that are coming in for the contest are AWESOME! I am SO excited about this! :) You just have no idea. Keep them coming because we LOVE looking at them!

I'll put a link on the side of the blog that will reference back to the rules. Don't forget - you have until September 30th and you can submit as MANY as you want!

Well - back to my regularly scheduled blog. We had a pretty busy weekend - don't I sound like "Frank the tank" from Old School? LOL! Anyway, mainly just family stuff although on Saturday I scrapped with some of my friends and it was awesome! I really miss that! I hope we all do it more often. The only thing is - I need to buy a table. I borrowed one from Scott's parents and it was the perfect size for four of us. Plus, we had Mexican food. And if you're wondering - NO - I didn't count the points...

Sunday was a nice day with Scott's family. We had a good time. Plus, more good food. I've got a lot of redeeming to do this week. Sadly - I ordered Winsor Pilates on Sunday. Hope that stuff helps me. LOL! It worked for Daisy Fuentes, Mare Winningham and Lisa Rinna - I'm sure it can work for me! (Hopefully you can pick up on my total sarcasm) It was only $9.95 plus shipping/handling. I figure I'll give it a try since I like yoga.

Yesterday we took the girls to the Zoo. I didn't realize how busy that place would be. I figured everyone would be recouping from their weekend, but it was a madhouse! Maggie brought Shannon along (Barb's daughter) and they had a great time. By the time we went home, all of us were totally pooped. We saw everything we could! Addison was even worn out! Here's the girls at the Kangaroo Exhibit. They were cracking me up!

Maggie went back to school today. She'll be there two weeks on Wednesday. She's loving it - which is awesome! I hope it always stays that way. Here she is on her first day - I just can't believe how big she's getting.

Then of course Addie's hair just keeps getting longer. This photo is of her in her Bumbo playing in her crib. I was reorganizing her closet (she's FINALLY in 3-6 month clothes!) so she sat and played. I put her hair in a little pony - she makes all these funny faces whenever I get out the camera. She's going to be my fireball!

Scott's doing well...doing his Tae Kwon Do. He snapped this photo of Addison the other day. He's really into the UFC and of course his favorite fighter is Tito Ortiz, so he took this photo of her to upload to Tito's My Space. I don't know what I'm going to do with that boy!


Friday, September 01, 2006

The RULES!!!

Ok - seems like we've got some interest here! :) I'm pretty excited since this is the first time that I've done anything like this. It's not a "Design Team" call - we don't do those, but I would like to see the work of everyone and who knows - we might extend an invitation. HOWEVER, it IS a little mini-contest and there will be five categories and it will be judged - I'll assemble a panel of "experts" from our design team as well as some of my other friends in the industry to pick the winners. (I usually never pick because I want EVERYONE to win! - I'm one of those people. LOL!)

Anyway - here are the five categories:
1) Most Unique Project
2) Coasters (Use them however you want)
3) Cotton Art Tape - We want to see how YOU would use it!
4) Use of Patterned Paper
5) Best Overall

There are FIVE LARGE prize packages to give out and the deadline is SEPTEMBER 30th! (Midnight EST) You'll need to e-mail your project/layout, etc. to with your name, any story behind your project, products used, and anything else you want me to know. You can mix Gin-X lines, you can use products from other manufacturers with your Gin-X, other IP product, etc. I do ask that entries are predominantly Gin-X. (By the way - if you check out our Imagination Project blog - link on the side of my blog - we'll be posting ongoing contests in the coming months.) If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me with those, too. Also - you can enter as many times as you'd like! That's right - if you want to enter once you can. If you want to enter 900 times, you can! :)

We may ask if we can use your project for either our blog or newsletter. If you are asked, you will be compensated with a goodie box. We will ALWAYS ASK before using your projects, so rest assured that we're not going to use anything and not contact or compensate you.

I look forward to seeing everyone's entries. I'll keep them "Secret" until the winners are posted. If you want to share your entry online - by all means, feel free to do so. So, please don't feel like we'll penalize you for that.

Lastly - if you're having a hard time finding our products, visit our website at There is a list of local and online retailers who carry our stuff. If you still cannot locate products, please e-mail me and I will get you in contact with a retailer that can get you product.

Thanks & Happy Scrapping! I'm so excited about this!!!