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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sketch #180...it's finally finished!

Here is my take on the sketch that I posted a couple weeks ago from Scrapbook Challenges. Iam not real happy with this LO....something just doesn't seem right...but I have left it on my table to look at long enough....so I am calling it done. I know alot of people would tear a LO apart if they are not totally thrilled with it...but I don't. These are various pictures of my dear grandson during his 1st month. I love the one of him and my dh sleeping. I hope that you enjoy it and can get some inspiration out of it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Create a Card

Well I actually made it into my scrap room today and created a card. I am not a cardmaker by heart, but have a friend that is really encouraging me to try. So here is what I did. I used a piece of lavendar cardstock cut to: 10 1/2" x 7.
I cut a white piece of cardstock using the Cricut Expression, Storybook Cartridge Marquee 1 on Portrait Mode, and at 10". I then ran the white cardstock folded through my Big Shotz Machine using the Texturz Template Love Letter and finished with a lightly chalked edges on the white cardstock. The strip of paper was cut from delish Berry Season Treats paper. I then added a silk rose, a couple buttons, and a piece of Scenic Route Ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed this! We will see if the future holds more cardmaking!

Monday, January 18, 2010

One of those weeks!

I have had one of those weeks that I wanted to be in my room creating everyday....but have not made it in there! I at times am feeling frustrated because I so want to make the time to scrapbook and craft. But I have had to sit down today and really look at what I did create this week in my life. I created a little more tranquil home for me and my husband, I have taken the time to be with just my husband, and I have taken time for friends and in doing so created a piece of background paper with glimmer mist! I also took the time planning for the Women's Ministry. I hope that through this week I have been able to touch someone's life and make their world a little bit brighter. After all that is what is valuable, to reach out and touch someone else.

So the next time you are feeling frustrated that you can't do the things you want to do. Take a minute and look at what you did. Were you able to touch a life and be grateful that you had that opportunity. We get so busy, that sometimes we forget it is the people in our lives that matter the most....not that list of what we want to accomplish.

I am going to keep working toward my creative artistic endeavors....but I must remember what is important along the way.


Have a fabulous week!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

What a fun day today was! My husband and I went on a date to dinner and a movie in the city. While there I of course had to go shopping at my favorite stores! I think I have all the cubes I need for the scrap/craft room makeover and move. I am so excited and want to get in there and start organizing and purging! Getting things ready to move! The moving part will be the hard part and full of work. We are moving a bedroom to make room for my new scrap/craft room. But with this move it will be much nicer for guests when they come to visit and maybe me and my husband will spend more time together...well at least in the same room together! He will have his computer in their also, so while he is on his online game and I am creating we will have each other's company....we both have made comments wondering if we can handle this!

The create for today was a deeper relationship with my husband. Creating the time for us to enjoy life together.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Check out this blog!

Angela has a fantastic giveaway through the 16th of this month! So do what I did and check it out! You won't be sorry you did! Tell your friends too...and don't forget to mention that I sent you!


Have a great Tuesday!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Here's a Sketch for You!

Sketch #1

This sketch is one of my own. It came about with a center design swap that I was involved with. Since then I have taken the center design I created and turned it into a scrapbook LO. When I do a sketch I only use basic geometric shapes so you can take the basic concept and add your own imaginative elements.
Here is the sketch.

If you want to follow my sizes exactly here are the sizes of the pieces I used for the sketch.

For the Layout: 12x12 Background Paper; 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 ; 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 ~ once scalloped it's 6 1/2 x 5 1/4; 5x7; 4x6 Journaling Block 7 1/2 x 3 7/8 Title block 6 3/4 x 1 7/8.

Products Used: 12x12 Crackled Background Paper, Unknown; Creative Memories Brick Red Cardstock; DCVW Black Textured Cardstock; Patterned Papers K & Co. Brenda Walton Maison Collection; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Wild Currant; Offray Jewels; Martha Stewart Scallop Border Punch; Misc Buttons; DC Black Embroidery Floss Cricut Cartridges: Home Accents-flourish cut at 5" from white paper sprayed with Glimmer Mist; Storybook-flowers made from "5 accent blackout" cut at 2 1/2" and 2" and "I shadow" cut at 1 3/4" and 1 1/2". Silk Flower Unknown White Flower Sprayed with Glimmer Mist; CTMH Edge distresser; Creative Memories Corner Rounder; Computer Fonts: Viner Hand and Quigley Wiggley

I hope you enjoy this! If you use this sketch, I would love to see your renditions! Leave me a comment with a link to where it can be found! Thanks!



Thursday, January 7, 2010

How to Un-Create!

Ok...so I said I would create something everyday! Well today was my day to "Un-create"! How do you un-create you may ask...first you have to take all those pretty ornaments that you placed on your Christmas tree in just the right spot and pack them away, then go through your house and find all those pretty baubles that you have decorated your home with and lovingly wrap them to be stored for the next year.

Even in the process of "un-creating" I found that in the end I have created a tranquil home for me and my husband to enjoy!

May today be a day that you create tranquility for those around you!



P.S. Be watching tomorrow for something to create!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Want Some Organization?

Since returning home it seems like I am overwhelmed with all of the things that need to be done!

I am turning to a good friend of mine that is featuring organizational tips on her blog.
So if you would like to join me you can see her tips at:


It seems like with a New Year we are always wanting to start fresh. Hope you enjoy the tips she is giving as much as I am!

May today be a productive and creative day for you!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Traveling Today!

Well I am on my way back home today! Found this quote that I thought I would leave you with.

The most wasted of days is one without laughter!

~e. e. cummings

Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Monday

Hi All! Well I said I would leave you with some creative inspiration and I will. I have not completed the layout for this sketch yet, but will post once it is finished. I am working on it though! This is sketch #180 from Scrapbook Challenges. Having a hard time pulling my LO together since I am not at home and only have limited number of supplies on hand.

Once I get it done I will post it so you can see!

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!



Sunday, January 3, 2010


Aaah...Sunday! The one day of the week I look forward to every week. The day that I really try to set apart and unravel my brain from all the busy-ness of life. This is the day that I can go to the House of My God and really tune in to Him, rejoice with other believers, and get some much needed instruction. Now don't get me wrong here, my relationship with God is not just a one day event for me. But today is different.

Some of us due to work schedules may have to choose a different day. If you are like me your schedule is chock full of things to do and it never seems that there is enough time to get them all done. Do you ever take the time to rejuvenate your body and your mind? We have been instructed to take one day of rest in our week. A day that we can just relax. So go ahead put your feet up, read a good book, watch a movie or go to that special crafting or scrapping spot and enjoy yourself....maybe even take that luxurious long bubble bath! After all no one can do this for you. You must create the time and do it for yourself!

Have a relaxing, peaceful, day of rest!

Hopefully tomorrow I will have something creative to inspire you!



Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hey Everyone! Come join me at Scrapbook Challenges! They are having a blog hop this weekend with lots of fabulous RAKS just for playing! To begin the hop you will need to start at:http://www.pamelasworldofscrap.blogspot.com/ and then follow the links. When you get done with all of those hop on over to the forum and see everyone's post and create your own! She has created an awesome sketch for us to do! Below is my rendition of the sketch and her sketch!

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop Sketch

If you decide to play and sign up for this wonderful group with lots of inspiration be sure to tell them AuntJo sent you!

Leave me a comment...and answer my question from yesterdays post! :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a New Year!

Well it is a New Year! The ringing in of a new decade in our lives. A time for us to contemplate on where we have been over the last year and what we would like for our lives in the coming New Year! We have a new year with a fresh slate! Isn't that the greatest? We can reflect, learn from, or rejoice in what has been...and start new each and everyday!

My motto for 2010 is:

Now by creating something that could be anything really.
These are the ways I have thought about creating:

I can create through my love of scrapbooking and crafting
I can create through my journaling and leaving behind those bits n pieces of life that I may not want to forget
or I can create relationships with people, taking the time to listen and enjoy my friends and family.

So you see to create is really about what you want to make it.
And I leave you with this question:

What will you create today?