Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Friday Finds and a little fun...

Found some goodies at the local Thrift Store Friday afternoon. Lots of neat material, including a couple of vintage pieces! {score!}

If you look closely, you can see the 3 pairs of vintage earrings I found. Couldn't pass up the set of 4 glasses, either. Vintage, of course!

Got a little crafty this weekend working on a Circle Journal.
Oh! And I already made use of one of the vintage material designs.
I scanned the material and voila! Instant one-of-a-kind patterned paper for my layout! The theme of this album was documenting a certain time during our weekdays.

Hope ya like it, Stacy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Working on....

... Ali Edwards A Week In The Life Album. This was a class that she taught at CKU in the past. Ali shared the plan for the album on her blog a couple of weeks ago, and I fully intended to begin the project right along with her.
Life, being the whirlwind that it is at times, kept me from doing the project until this week.

Let me just say that it is definately a challenge for me to remember to photograph the mundane things we do everyday. I haven't managed - even once, to remember to take pics at breakfast time or even while getting ready for school/work. Seems I forget to take my camera with me when I leave the house. But... I will not give up. I have taken LOTS of photos after work and in the evenings. I will just have to make do with those.

I have placed my camera strategically at my place at the kitchen table in hopes that I will not look at it and say "What is this doing here?" and then promptly put it back in its case only to remember after fully awakening and regaining my metal faculties that I was supposed to actually use the darn thing! Yup! I would do that. Let's just say that mornings aren't my thing and leave it at that, ok.

So anyway, here are a couple of photos that I managed to take so far this week.

Not too bad, I'd say. And yes, this is only part of them. I will post the album when it is finished.
This is the first scrappy-type project I've done in a long while. I've made a couple of cards, but that's it. Now that I am getting my studio in order, perhaps I will be more inspired to make stuff. I have found it kind of hard to create when surrounded by mess.

Feel free to join in and make your own album! Ali has lots of inspiration over on her blog. No time for a whole week? Then do just one day. It will still be an awesome project. I just know I'm gonna love mine when it's done.


Friday, October 10, 2008

It's Been a Looong time.....

...since I have posted anything. So much has happened since March. Let me just say that Terry's Dad's passing was tough on us. Life seemed to be a blur for a long time.

Add to that the tumultuous life of a teenage daughter - boys... ugh! We won't go there!

The uncertaintly of my job status with the economy the way it is and summer craziness just added to the mix. I was offered a different position at the beginning of this school year, so that worry is relieved.

Over the past few months, I just never felt like anything I had to blog about was important enough. I spent my time visiting the wonderful blogs of others. Didn't spend much time creating, but I did get my creative space moved to the basement. I now have my own little corner of the world. I promise some pics as soon as I get it all organized, OK.

My apologies to the few of you who actually visited my blog. Although I wasn't posting, I did keep adding awesome links to my sidebar. Hopefully you were able to find some inspiration through those.

I am determined to be more active here.

So now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

i found...

... the coolest blog!

Featuring a new creative blog (almost) every day!!!
Pretty awesome, I think!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Have you heard...

... about Pink Paislee?

It's a funky cool new Scrapbook company. They offer acrylic stamps, papers & more. Very fun products!

They have created an online hangout for SB enthusiasts. Not only do they have a MB & Gallery, but members get their own my space type page. Very cool! Go check it out!

BTW - the awesome Tammy Tutterow is the DT coordinator. Congrats, Tammy!

It's been a tough week...

... for our family. Terry's dad passed away Monday. Although we knew it was coming, it didn't make it any easier. The funeral services were Thursday evening. It was a very difficult night. He was a wonderful grandfather to the girls. It is so hard to say goodbye. He will be missed.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

So stinkin' FUNNY.....

... OK, so I may have posted this video before. But it is freakin' hilarious & it is worth another visit. Seriously! Go now & watch!Here

My sides hurt!!! Seriously!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Lookie what I won...

... in a blog candy giveaway over at The Dozens Blog This yummy little custom stamp designed by none other than Michelle aka Satrungrrl!!! Oh, yeah!

Isn't it just the cutest?!?!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Some recent creations....

...Since we are having a snow day, I decided to take some time to share some scrappy stuff.

DT work from January kit at EBB Creations
Be True

Cutie Patootie

DT work from December kit at EBB Creations

Did this for a challenge at EBB Creations. We had to use the words "This is so me"

I am not really happy with the lack of balance on this one. But, since I had already written my journaling, there was no changing it.

More later. Have a great day!

Saturday, February 09, 2008


"What a sad life worrying about keeping slim and beautiful on the outside when what really matters to God is our character." ~ author unknown

Wouldn't it be nice if that is what mattered to everyone?

And here's a great quote from Rhi Caroline's blog. I love it

"The most beautiful people I know though, accept who they are, and how they are, what they feel and what they think. And that is it. They accept it. The most beautiful people I know are honest about who they are, what they feel, how they think. The most beautiful people I know understand the beauty in just being, but the truth in fighting for peace. The most beautiful people I know, accept the fact that peace isn't an instant promise, but choose to still fight for it." ~Rhi