Thursday, May 31, 2007

Another item for my wish list...

... These lovely little stamps from Paper Studio. I simply must have them!

Cheap circle stamp....

... otherwise known as a bottle cap!

I didn't have a circle stamp, so I improvised. Just looked around the house 'til I found something that might work. Love how it turned out. And you just can't beat free!!!

Alphabetical Order....

.... I seriously need to organize my blog links! Holy cow, I didn't realize I had accumulated so many! I've noticed I have a few doubles - which could be avaoided altogether if my lists were alphabetized. So, I'm gonna work on that very soon. Like during an episode of insomnia - which seem to come often as of late. A boring chore like that just might make my eyes droopy. Sounds like a good plan to me.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Happy Birthday sweetie...

...yep! Today was Terry's birthday. A rather laid back occasion. He doesn't like the hoopla. Just ordered in sub sadwiches for supper & then went for a nice long walk together - with Sophie, of course! Hope you enjoyed your day, honey! Here's to many more to celebrate together.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Holy pencil crayons, Batman....

...I just found Curly Girl Designs And her art is FAB!!!
I especially love her work entitled "Faith is Believing." Must have artwork Seriously!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Today's Quote...

... yep. I'm on a "post a quote if you can't think of anything brilliant to say for yourself" binge. sometimes all that we need to hear has already been said.

So here's today's favorite.

”Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think I need to read that one every single day. Just to remind myself.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A favorite quote...

"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of ones self; to leave the world a bit better; whether by a healthy child; a garden patch; or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exaltation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded! - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Beth Moore has a blog!!!

Check it out here!

I simply love Beth Moore. She is so refreshing & always seems to say (or write) just the thing I need to hear. I did one of her in depth studies a couple of years ago on the life of Paul. It was the most amazing Bible study. I learned so much. Really want to do another.

But in the meantime, I love listening to her on Living Proof Ministries. And now she has a blog. I am so happy!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A few crafty links....

... for your enjoyment!

An adorable little craft apron tutorial can be found here.
Even a novice like myself could probably pull this one off. I think I shall try it.

Lovely Fabric Trim boxes. Might have to practice a few times to get these right, but they are so adorable!

And lastly, Beautiful roses made from coffee filters. Complete with a how to video. No one would EVER guess how these were made. They look so real!!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Gapingvoid's list on How to be creative....

.... Is the best thing I've read in a while. You must go here and read it.

Some of my favorites...

So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years:

1. Ignore everybody.

2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to change the world.

4. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.

6. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

10. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

13. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.

19. Sing in your own voice.

22. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.

24. Don�t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

25. You have to find your own schtick.

26. Write from the heart.

27. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

30. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

31. Remain frugal.

But you MUST go read the rest. He elaborates each one so eloquently.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

My sides stinkin' hurt....

.... from laughing so hysterically at this video!

Oh! My! Gosh!!!! I seriously am having an asthma attack from laughing so hard. Can't breathe.
A little late for Mother's Day, but stil so worth watching - at least twice!

Doesn't seem possible......

...that Taylor should be graduating from 8th grade. But it's true. They always tell you that the years will fly by when you are a parent. I wish I'd realized how true that really is. Wasn't she just in kindergarten a couple of years ago? And now she'll be in high school. It can't be real.

This is Taylor with her BFF Hayley after the ceremony

Patty Epplin made a Powerpoint presentation of the 8th graders which played at graduation set to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. Of course everyone laughed & cried & realized that the years are passing ever so quickly. From now on I plan to make the most of every day with her, because tomorrow, it will seem, she'll be graduating from college.

I am so very proud of her and love the person she is becoming. She's tender hearted & loving and just plain fun to hang around with! Love you so much, Tay Bug!

My Wish
By Rascal Flatts

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Eye Candy...

Where have I been that I have never seen Tara Anderson's work before?
Holy cow! The girl is brilliant! Her use of color is so yummy and she makes wonderful flower conglomerations that are just lovely! She has a blog, too! You MUST check her out. Just looking at her stuff made my day a bit brighter.

Friday, May 04, 2007

My New Favorite Quote...

...found courtesy of Ali's Blog

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~Jack Kerouac