Thursday, November 29, 2007

My mojo came back!!!!

It has been missing for the last two weeks! I had some projects to work on - will be able to share those on the 1st - and it was a struggle! I think I changed the title on one layout about 5 times. It is so hard to make yourself be creative when you are just not feeling it! But I am happy to say my mojo has returned - such a good feeling. I cleaned up my scraproom and reorganized a little, for some reason this always seems to help me get those creative juices flowing. I started working on my mini album for my HOF entry and having a lot of fun with, That's the worst part of HOF - I don't get to share what I create:( I will leave you with one layout I did for Cocoa Daisy, using the December kit. Hopefully I can post the rest of them tomorrow!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Being Thankful

To often I get busy doing everyday "stuff" and forget to stop, look around and appreciate all the wonderful gifts God has given me. My healthy and supportive family, my very special friends, our home, the wonderful free land we live in, and my beloved and our two boys. No matter what they make my life complete. I am also thankful for all of you! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love to share what I create, and hopefully inspire you too! So here is to being thankful each and everyday!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

cute little project

I made this card and tag set for the make and take this month at Cocoa Daisy. I have been on a paper pieceing kick lately, and this is a great way to use up some of those little scraps of patterned paper. Click here

Friday, November 16, 2007

sneak peek

just a little sneak peek of the Nov. make and take for Cocoa Daisy!

Late Halloween pic.

I suddenly remembered that I had not posted any Halloween pics yet! This is Nate as "the cutest Optimus Prime ever", he was so excited to dress up and go trick or treating with his cousins, and at the last minute ( and I mean last minute-which is why the make-up is not the greatest) we decided to go with make up instead of the mask, safer and more comfortable. I have no pictures of Zach in a costume, because he would not let mommy put one on him, hopefully next year!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

some randomness

I want to vent a little - it is so frustrating to me when I wake with this great creative energy, ideas swimming around in my brain, and all I wan to do is go to my scrap room and dig in, but the days "stuff" keeps getting in the way. I keep thinking things like, after the ironing I'll have a minute, then it's maybe after lunch, then when Zach naps, etc. etc. and all of a sudden it is 9:00 pm everyone is in bed and I finally have an hour or so to play - and I am to tired, not to mention all that great creative energy was completely gone by bath time. Oh how I wish I could make the good scrapbook vibes appear on demand! (little vent over with)

You have to try the new (new to me anyway) Chex Mix "turtle" flavor, chocolate and salty all mixed together!

I must admit to spending about $20 on scrap stuff, not to bad a bender, and in my defense my craft knife broke and I had to go to the scrap store for a new one - how could I resist the new prima and the vinyl red thickers!!!!!!!!!!! Here's hoping that nothing else needs to be replaced so that I can adhere to my spending freeze.

I have been busy working a number of projects all of which I cannot share at the moment - I promise to post a layout soon!

The new book by Ali Edwards life artist - got my autographed copy at Cocoa Daisy it is so awesome, I highly recommend it!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Just a few "goodies"

I love to make handmade cards and to receive them too! I thought I would share two beautiful cards I received this last week crafted by two very talented ladies - I love how I can see each one's personality show through in the card they made. The sweet little owl card was made by my friend Amber - she knows how much I love my owls! The pretty floral card was made by none other than my mom! Thanks mom!

Oh and my latest edition to my little collection of bird friends - I named him Eddie!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

to HOF or not to HOF....

....that is the question. I am not sure if I want to put all that time and energy into another entry. I have all the assignments sketched out and even 2 layouts done already but I am just not feeling the excitement. I really like what I have sketched, and these sort of contests/challenges tend to really push my creativity. I just don't know what to do, all the drama that happened with this years HOF kinda took the fun out it. I think what I am going to do is just work on some layouts as time permits and if I get it all done I will enter, just try to be laid back about and enjoy the process, not get all stressed. We'll see - I'll keep you all posted!

Update on the spending freeze - no purchases, except an order placed for some product for someone for Christmas, so it doesn't count :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

FYI slide show is all updated!

November Cocoa Daisy!

I think it was Stephanie who said that this kit practically scrapped itself - and she is right! It just worked so well with some of the pics I had, I mean my MIL's sweater could not have matched that PP any better! My favorite is the cane walk layout, I have not done a "vintage" layout in a very long time and I loved the feeling of getting an older memory recorded, must do more of these!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Let the spending.... END!

Ok it's November 1st - and that means my self imposed scrap supply spending freeze is in effect! The rules are that I cannot spend any money on scrap supplies until January 1st - this does not include my monthly kits, adhesive or cardstock. I am happy to report that I even skipped one of my kits for the month of November. I am feeling pretty confident - but then again it is only the first day!!! I am sure I will have the shakes by Thanksgiving. So feel free to ask me how I am doing and hold me to it! (and my conscience, aka Tessa may call at any time ;)