Saturday, August 29, 2009
For those of us who worked on the first two days of school, well, we did ok too! They are such busy days, and I hate the feeling that I'm talking non-stop (probably because I DO talk non-stop!). Luckily, they do go by like a flash for us as well. The kids in my class did a great job, and we're getting things all settled. We even got to start on a few academic tasks!
Of course, all of this was what was taking priority in my life while I received a TON of other emails of the scrappy kind... I was a little overwhelmed for a day or so as I tried to tell myself that I hadn't taken on too much. As you know from my last post, Shawn has asked my to be a part of Nuts About Sketches (and of course I said yes!). Also, I've been asked to be a part of something else spectacular but I must wait for the official ok before posting anything more on that. Also, Scraps of Us is back on-line and better than ever! Vicki did a complete revamp on the site and it is great! Be sure to go take a look! Anyhow, over the next week or so, we'll get back into the grove we know all too well, and things will seem calm again... :)
I'm also awaiting the mail every day hoping for my scrappy goodies to arrive! My two blog candy packs should be here any time, and Vicki is posting my Scraps of Us pack any time now! And I also can't wait til Monday (that's payday around these parts!) so I can make an AWESOME purchase at Two Peas in a Bucket! I've got my cart all loaded up and am just waiting to purchase! Can't wait!
Til next time~ <3
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
School is just about ready to start. Today was my first contractual day back, meaning I was actually paid for today's work! That's the good part... The bad part is that is was mostly meetings and semi-random things. I'd much rather be putting my room together and getting everything ready to go. The kids will be back on Thursday, and my own little munchkin starts then too! I will be back to post pics!
Til next time~ <3
Saturday, August 22, 2009
My extended free time is about to expire... I am required to be back to school on Tuesday, but I spent most of Friday there and will also make a "regular" day of Monday. Well, all good things must come to an end :( I've got my plans to stay scrappy over the school year, and even have a 24 hour crop spot reserved at the end of September! Can't wait for that. Mostly, I think I'm feeling a little sad about being without my kiddos full time. I know I whine when we have tough days, but I am so happy to have the opportunity to be with them all summer long! I know they're in amazing hands when I'm not there, so I need to count my blessings wherever they may be!
til next time~ <3
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
As I type, I'm waiting for my gorgeous hubby to come home from work and take me out on a happy anniversary date! I married my best friend 14 years ago today! Money's a little tight this month so I think he has a gift card to PF Chang's we've been saving for a special occasion- guess this fits the bill! :)
I think I've also been going a little crazy on the challenge sites lately. I've been so inspired and LOVE the sketches that I may have become a bit addicted! Here's my LO for The Scrappiest sketch 26:
This was my first attempt at masking. I used my Tim Holz Ransom alphas and used a Ranger paint dabber! Both are so incredibly cool! Just a simple LO, but I think I really like the outcome!
I said I would share some pics of my "make-shift" clip-it-up system, so here we are! Those things are so expensive, but I wanted a way to use my verticle space in my room. Paul and I made a trip to Lowe's and came out with all the makings for a magnetic board and rail system for my wall!
Not my best photog skills here, but at least you can see the whole thing! It's magnetic, so we also found a magnetic curtain rod to attach to it and used curtain clips! I also put a regular curtain rod below it (I think it cost less than $2.50!) and used the same curtain clips!
I absolutely and completely love this! It is so well worth the effort! I can clip up all sorts of things on here!
Off for now! <3
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I do need to get on the scrapping though! Erica's got an awesome crop going on over at Personal Scrapper with 15 +1 challenges going on that are fantabulous!! I also need to work on a card from Get Sketchy. It will be hard not to just lift one from the DT because they are absolutely gorgeous!
I'm waiting on a total of 3 emails from different folks right now and am not being successful in the patience part... Maybe that's why I'm here and not getting something good done. Hmmm...
Oh, almost forgot! In all my surfing today, came across another awesome blog! Scrappin' Everday Life is celebrating a ONE YEAR mark! She's got loads of talent and is giving away some awesome blog candy! Check it out!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I actually pulled out my Creative Memories circle cutters for this one! I have been staying quite linear lately, and this sketch helped me get out of that. I also got to play a little with the Stickles which is always fun!
I also did a LO for Nuts About Sketches. I really like this one, but I had much more trouble with the ribbon and stitching than I have before... Oh, well... Still fun to do! Love the colors on this one! It was another Personal Scrapper kit from a long time ago with American Crafts materials on almost the entire thing.
I'm also a little impressed that I've been able to get myself to not depend on cardstock for the backgrounds. I know it's a little hard to see on here, but there is a subtle pattern on both of these layouts.
Well, might take a scrapping break for a couple of days. I need to head in to school the next couple of mornings with the kids to try and get my room set up... Not dreading it, but this is the first year in quite awhile that I haven't actually been itching to get started. Hmmm... hubby says I can't retire for a long time, and I think my love for scrappy things (and clothes, and shoes, and Starbucks, and iTunes) make me need to keep working more than I'd like! :)
Til next time~ <3>
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Not too shabby, eh?? Now, I'm of course hoping it will stay mine, all mine... but I promised I'd share the info with you! Just be sure to load up that comment box so we'll get some more goodies!!
I'm staying busy with some challenge stuff and some DT calls lately. Scraps of Us is being renovated as we speak, so I have a little crafty time before school starts... Can't wait to see whatVicki has in store! She's asked the DT for all sorts of input, and I know she's got a great mind for doing something amazing!
Just a quick update for ya!
Friday, August 14, 2009
I'm excited to see my style change and evolve! I've decided that I need to take my very first LO out of hiding (can you say, "Creative Memories triangle corners?!) and frame it to put up in my scrap room! What a great way to think about and reflect on how I've grown in this amazing craft!
Until next time~
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Please be sure to follow the rules listed below!
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 6 things about yourself that people may find interesting.
5. Nominate six Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the six blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all six blogs letting them know you nominated them.
Ok, so here's my list of 6 interesting facts about me:
~I hate, hate, HATE mustard!
~I sang in almost every choir my high school had.
~I married my high school sweetheart!
~I still love fast food even after working at Dairy Queen in high school and part of college.
~I still have a little bit of a crush on Joey McIntyre from New Kids On the Block! :)
~Although I love my job, I would quit in an instant if I could own my own scrapbook retreat center and store.
Here are the amazing scrappy bloggers I nominate!
These ladies are scraptacular! They all inspire me in their own little ways!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Well, obviously, I'm headed off to scrap now!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Oh well, I'll post again later this week as I really want to show everyone the updates to my craft room! Paul helped me build an AWESOME magnetic board and now I have my very own version of a Clip It Up system! Can't wait to take some picks and show them off! (Man, my husband is good to me!)
Off for now!