Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dusty in here. . .

Been awhile internet.

I'm still here. Still crafting. Checking in when I can. Still passionate about paper, odd that after all this time I'm still in love with it. Everything else is pretty much the same.

Thinking about sharing some projects here again soon. Not really in love with the writing/blogging part of this blog, but even I miss the projects, the layouts, the scrapbooking. It's been good though for me to make things just for me again. I really needed to find my perspective, my center.

Maybe it's the Spring. It feels like change, it feels fresh, like a new beginning. Guess we will see.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A card

A birthday card made for my sister with Studio calico's Summer 69 main kit only. 

No need to email me and tell me I use the chipboard banner wrong, I am banner impaired truly. Happy Monday to you! Until tomorrow.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A weekend drive-by

This past week has just been so crazy, something had to give and unfortunately that meant blogging. Back to school is kind of rough on the parents too! Anyway, hope my pages with Studio calico's Summer of 69 make up for it a little:

 First time I've ever used my Cameo for a scrapbook page:
Happy weekend to you. Until tomorrow. Be safe East Coast, storms coming later today/tonight.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Carry on . . .

I suppose I could just say that it's back to school time and things are busy, which is kind of true.

Or I could get right to the heart of the matter and say that I'm really stressed this week. Really stressed. I don't do well with change. I try, I really do. But when it involves a new school for my baby, well my stomach just goes to pieces. I've done so much pre-planning, altering my work schedule, doing all that I can to make the transition a smooth one. I try, oh how I try.

It doesn't matter, my guts are smarter than me. I think they even know that I'm trying to hide stuff from them. :)

Struggle on.  It's a phrase I repeat when I am nervous or scared, or not feeling well with crohn's. Just keep going, get out of this moment, out of my head and back to the present moment and back to the task at hand. Back to my child's latest building creation, back to my dh's supportive glance, back to helping other people. I'm so lucky to get to help other people as a job.

I've been scrapping again lately to try to be present, to fiddle with paper in my hands. I finished 2 more layouts and a card for my sister's birthday. Will be back to share soon. Until tomorrow.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Random project life post

I am caught up with project life, but I am wondering if I should just post currently or go back and add the old ones that have never been seen before here. Then again, I think I'll just post them sometimes when I feel like it and not be so anal about getting them all posted. They are done and that is enough. I am like the simplest project life scrapper out there, truly. I studied my printer manual until I knew the ins and outs and can print out my photos in the correct sizes in 2 mins, takes longer to get the iPhone ones emailed to me. My motivation to finish project life this year is to buy a cool album to put it all in, right now it is in an 8.5 x 11 one, and the pages are 10x12 so they don't really fit. I always do a card with journaling and let the photos take center stage. Lisa T (gluestick) told me, "one pocket at a time." I live by that motto. Happy weekend to you! Until tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

End of Summer Drive-by . . .

It's kind of like walking and chewing gum at the same time, I wasn't sure I could blog and scrapbook too. :) This is a page I made using some of nearly everything in the Studio Calico main kit, Elmwood Park:

My absolute favorite thing on this page? Those SC veneer birds dressed with JBS paint dabbers in cough syrup and soap powder. Love. Love them all! :) Love my lil monkey too.

Happy mid-week to you! Until tomorrow.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not the deal I thought it was. . .

After I spent $1.99 on the angry bird app, I was feeling pretty good. Such a deal right?

After buying the Angry birds toys, candy, game, t-shirt and now the cheese nips on this week's grocery run, I'm not feeling so good. I'm feeling like I've been had. :P

Our pool party got cancelled due to rain this afternoon. So I will be scrapping to part two of Lord of the Rings. Happy weekend to you!