Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy late thanksgiving!!!

It has been a whirlwind month i swear. Im still praying next month will be calmer! I hope everyone had a super happy thanksgiving with family and friends! I spent it with my mom and husband. we had a nice relaxing quiet time with way too much food! Last weekend we went to visit Jeffs sister in the country. It was so nice and quiet i kinda wanna move there. Do you think a town with 1000 people can handle me??? Prob not im kinda out there!
I really thought i uploaded this lo already, but i guess i didnt. It makes me happy!!! I used pretty much everything from the Kenner Road kit. KLs kits make me smile!! I just got my new one in the mail, Drool Drool Drool!!!!!! I finally canceled my Scarlet lime kit subscription. I really liked the kits at first but they took a diff turn. Im currently on the look out for a new kit club. If you have any suggestions leave it in the comments!!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dream Big!!!

This lo came together quick, and was so much fun. The doodle paper is by Rusty Pickle(Pop Star Collection) and so are the stickers. Aren't they cute!!! This is a pic of one of my first days of school(one of many first days lol). I really liked the pic and i have been wanting to use this paper forever! I colored the words in with Prisma colored pencils. Super simple, the whole thing took me maybe 15 min to complete!!! Im gonna try and scrap tonight after work. I just wish my studio was clean. I actually got some sleep last night for a change. Im super excited about that! What else???? Oh i have been on Etsy a ton lately trying to find someone to make curtains for my house. I found this sweet lady, who makes the cutest aprons! Her ideas and sketches have been fabulous!!! other then that not much going on here but work work work. This weekend(our weekends are Sun-Tues) were going to ikea to "look" at a bunch of stuff. Little does hubs know, were buying half the store. We have been slacking on fixing up the house since i started working. I swear theres not near enough hours in the day. I hope you guys have a fabulous day!
Tip of the day: Scared to doodle? Dont know where to start? Buy some paper like the one above, or Love Elsie, Or this one and trace over it with tracing paper. I do this allot, because im not the worlds best artist. It gives your hands an idea on what to do! Sometimes i also take a piece of patterned paper that i want to copy the image of and place it on top of my card stock then trace the pattern pretty hard with a stylus. then take the pp off and there should be an indentation in your card stock that you can the trace over with a pen so it shows up. Or just leave it as is for a subtle impression!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Random thoughts and blatherings

First off i want to say that I'm very proud to be an American! Im proud to live in a country where i have the right to vote for anyone i want no matter their gender race or religion. I think that this election was very significant, and although the person i wanted to win(Hillary Clinton and not ashamed to say it) didn't win i still commend our country for exercising our constitutional rights as citizens and voting. The voter turn out was completely amazing, I hope this continues in every election. Im very proud to have grown up in a politically charged household, where knowing whats going on in the world will defiantly make or break a "discussion" Im proud that my grandparents instilled in me a sense of American pride, and let me know at an early age that being educated in your views(whether they agreed with them or not) was of the utmost importance! My grandparents rock :) the picture is from last week when my Grandma and Grandpa where here, My little sister Cheyenne is in the front. She just turned 19 on monday!

Ok on to other news, i still love my job, with its long hours and crazy mayhem. I have been thinking alot lately about my life and the direction it has been in and the direction it seems to be moving in now. Today i was reading a few peoples blogs and they were talking alot about introspection.....I have chosen some crazy paths in my life, none that i regret but some that i could have thought through a little more. The old saying that when one door closes another one opens has always really applied to my life. Take for instance my current job. Hubs and i have a "discussion" and my not having found a job comes up. the next day my friend calls and offers me this job. Crazy huh? then this job turns into a ton of responsibility and lots of tasks and organization, which i dont tend to like.....But im totally thriving, i really think that this is what my mind needed.......A challenge.......something to work out and work through! I feel like i can think more clearly now than i have been able too in a long time. Ideas are running through my head faster then i can write them down. I love it! I feel at peace, maybe this isnt my end career goal, but i do think its a new platform to jump off of. Make sense? I think this job also renewed some of my confidence in myself. My boss goes on and on about how much im doing and how thankful she is. I guess i really did need that. Everyone does at some point i guess.

Any way that's how im feeling this afternoon how bout you? BTW i haven't scrapbooked, but im really gonna try tonight while i do laundry.....i really hate laundry :(

Monday, November 3, 2008

I have missed u guys!!!

Sorry its been so long, this is beyond a full time job......Im worn out, and havent scrapped since i started working :( Hopefully someday soon life will balance out and scrapping will come back to the fore front!!! I did make some pages a few weeks ago that i have yet to share so i thought i would share one today and upload some more tomorrow. Let me go ahead and apologize for the picture quality. i took it at night with the flash on which always turns out like crap. I will try and rephotograph it tomorrow with the rest of the stuff! I used ki memories pink dot die cut paper i got on super sale here, Yellow dot paper from martha stewart( i really like it but its so flimsy), American crafts thickers and paper, Maya Road Journaling sheer, and a string of beads and some brads from Micheals. This lo is super bright irl. News from the home front.......not one bit of remodeling has happened since i started my job :( I really wish we were moving farther along, but all in due time right! I hope all is well with you guys.
Tip of the day: WORK LESS AND SCRAP MORE!!!!!!!!!!!