Thursday, August 30, 2007


Yesterday I mailed my first layout out for publication. (no not THAT one there...)Its going to be in the Scrapbook Trends Wedding idea book. I'll admit I was a bit nervous handing it off to the postal worker. I even paid the extra for delivery confirmation. I so hope it comes home happy and in 1 piece. I keep reminding myself that I shouldn't be nervous. Some chickies send out ALOT of layouts and Ive never really heard of one being lost. I think its just the first pub jitters..... like the mailmen are all out that waiting to take home that picture of the back of my wedding dress... HA!

Now THAT layout there was my first one for Allyscraps. Its of my mommy... who is now is Asia. (I think Malaysia today) I always get nervous when she goes over there because 1. She hates it and 2. Airplanes

Its been an average week around here. Nothing too exciting. I have tonight off so Im going to scrap and rest up for the 2 fun days of split shifts I have Friday and Saturday. Nothing like working 25 hours in 2 days. It makes me appreciate Sundays even more. Can tomorrow be Sunday?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Just one of them days..... those boring funky days where nothing seems fun and I cant seem to concentrate on anything for more than 20 minutes. I hate these days... so unproductive. So basically Im sitting here watching 90210 and wishing I actually had something to do tonight (besides going to work for a meeting at 10pm) If I can just force myself to wheel my chair over to my art table... maybe I could get SOMETHING (anything) done. I hate being void of inspiration.
Here's some funky funky from the other day. I seriously love this Janis Joplin quote so I made this layout as a reminder to myself. I need to make sure that I am making myself happy while Im worrying about everyone else. I keep giving up things I want... either thinking they are out of reach or just not working for my life right now. That is about to stop. I seriously need to go back to school (I have one maybe 2 years left) I am so sick of my job and people assuming that I am less than I am because of my job. I want to have babies soon. Im sick of not trying because Im too worried about having to take another job and making less money (cant really do my job too pregnant) Im ready for change. I just dont know how to start it.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

My first daily something

I heard about the daily somethings from some of the rockin gals at tallyscrapper. I so love the idea of taking something small from each day and creating something based on that. I tend to keep mementos and stubs from all over the place. Id love to get them all together like a little diary. Of couse I cant promise everyday because things are crazy (especially since football season is looming before me) but Im going to try for 5 out of 7 ;) I have 2 of these fun 6x8 albums to play with.

Friday, August 17, 2007

A little snowman tutorial

How to make this cute little snowman I used on this card

What you need:
*5 mini black brads
*one orange brad
*small piece of ribbon
*small square of black cardstock
*fuzzy nubby white fiber.
*Cardstock for background
*glue stick, paper piecer, stapler, scissors

1. I went off the skein and made 3 fuzzy little swirlies. I swirled them to the size I needed for this particular snowman. My swirlies are 2", 1.75" and 1,25". (doing this in random shapes makes super cute clouds)

2. When your swirlies are the desired size cut and tuck the tail behind. If you dont like the look of the swirl you can rub the fiber and make it look messy

3. Using your glue stick make a circle on your cardstock base approximately the size of your snowball.

4. Firmly press the snowball onto the cardstock

5. Use a paper piecer to punch hole threw your snowball where the eyes, nose and buttons should be. Insert brads thru your ball and attach.

6. Staple ribbon to the neck area. Twist and staple again so half of the ribbon hangs down. Cut small slits in the end of the dangling ribbon. (I used velvety ribbon)

7. Cut black hat out of a small square of cardstock. I cut 2 pieces... a small sliver curved at the end and a black square rounded at the top. Glue to top of head.

You can use this super cute little snowman on your holiday cards, scrapbook pages or gift tags this Christmas :) Make a large one as a wall hanging.

copyright 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

Work it

Ahhhh. I feel so relxed and content.

I just got home from the YMCA. We did some water aerobics and swam laps. Im trying to get back into a weekly fitness routine. Alot of that stopped when I stared running behind the bar every night. Ive never been a morning person... let alone working out early...and well the gym is closed when I get home from work. Anyway... Im trying to break my bad habits... plus I think it would really help my back to get some exercise that didnt involve bending.

I feel all warm and happy.

I need to get scrapping tonight. Have lots of dt projects due this week. :) I'll pop in a dvd after my husband goes to sleep and work til the wee hours. Im looking forward to it. Maybe I'll even post a peek for caardvarks

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hey it's August?

And I havent even posted a thing! I havent been online much. My back is still a bit messed up and it hurts to sit at my desk for too long. Good news it IS healing. I am not as sore after work as I was right after the injury. I have to take these icky muscle relaxers that make me a complete drooling zombie for most of the day. Its seriously NOT fun.

Vacations on the other hand was a blast. It was very relaxing, We spent alot of time at the beach and in the pool. We also went on a few adventures. There was a casino cruise ship that took us a few miles out so we could play slots and roulette. Matt did very well at poker.
On the last day it rained so Matt took me to the Palm Beach Kennel Club and we bet on the pups. Id never been to anything like that and it was alot of fun. (especially since we won) After that we went to shop at CityPlace where I got to roam around Anthropologie and take in all the color. Love that store. I did some shopping and then we went to see Harry Potter on the IMAX 3D. It was so cool seeing creatures fly at me. It was a great vacation. Its was so cvool to get to see my family everyday.