Thursday, July 7, 2011

Baby Veggies

I just want to share some photos of some baby veggies from our garden.  We are excited to see these plants producing fruit and can't wait to start picking!  We've had a weird year for the garden and a weird garden in general it seems.  Our carrots didn't grow at all.  The spinach started but then it got too hot and now it's not growing at all.  Plus, the few leaves that maybe do come out, the rabbits seem to be getting!  But, the onions, peas, potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes seem to be doing well!  How is your garden doing this year?  Any weird stories to share?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kaisercraft Design Team Application

The following pieces are what I made as a part of my design team application for Kaisercraft.

Name Wall Hanging

Kaisercraft Timeless Script, Sheetmusic, and World Map papers, Paper Blooms Aubergine, Wooden Flourishes Magical Butterflies, Grosgrain Ribbon Antique, Pearls in Pewter.
Other Materials: Chipboard, Metal rings, cardstock, ink, adhesive.

Family Wall Hanging

Kaisercraft Duchess collection papers and Kaisercraft BTP Accordian frames.
Other materials used: Ribbon, grungeboard pieces, ink, adhesive, stamps. 

Live Life Loud Card and Love Card

Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Apple Spritz, Candy Confetti, Calipso Punch, Berry Surprise papers, Kaisercraft gems in Light Blue.
Other materials used: Flowers, adhesive, ink.
Kaisercraft Timeless Sheetmusic paper, Grosgrain Ribbon in Aubergine, Lace Doilie in Cream.
Other materials used: Cardstock, ink, spray ink, wooden button, glitter, adhesive, distress tool, letter stickers.

The Little Things LO

Kaisercraft Lush Bonzai, Lotus, and Bamboo papers. 
Other materials used: Ink, stamps, rub-ons, acetate die cuts, journal paper, pen, adhesive. 

Picture Perfect LO

Kaisercraft Lullaby New Arrival, First Words, and Baby shower papers, Bubblegun Hills Apple Spritz papers, Paper Blooms in Olive green, Wooden Flourishes Magical Butterflies.
Other materials used: Cardstock, spray ink, ink, stamps, pen, adhesive. 

Smile LO

Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Orange Pop, Candy Confetti, and Berry Surprise papers, Paper Blooms in Olive green. 
Other materials used: Letter stickers, cardstock, buttons, ink, pen, adhesive.

Love Birds mini album

Kaisercraft Le Chateau collection papers.
Other materials used: Ribbon, metal ring, Chipboard album, grungeboard pieces, charms, letter stickers, scrabble tiles, spray inks, glossy and crackle medium, cardstock, staples, resin frame, key, twine/floss, inks, adhesive.

Happy Eggster Card

Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Treat Heaven paper
Other materials used: Kraft cardstock, letter stickers, lace, adhesive.

So, those are my goodies that I made using Kaisercraft product.  I had so much fun making all of these items!  I even stepped out of my usual box for a couple of them and ended up with projects that I really love!  Please feel free to leave comments, good or bad.  I would love to know what everyone thinks!  Thanks and thanks to Kaisercraft for considering me! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

A couple of cards

Just wanted to share a couple of cards that I have made for Denny.  This is his Valentine's card and his birthday card.  Nothing too fancy but lots of fun to make and very well received!
Haven't done too much creating lately.  We've had state pool, and we have both been sick.  Hopefully I'll sit down today or soon and make some stuff.  I need to get going on a scrapbook for my sister.  She graduates this year and I plan to make a book for her for her party and for her to keep.  Got some supplies bought and set aside, just gotta get working on it!  Easier said then done of course.
Waiting for spring to arrive.  We've had a few warmer temps, but certainly not what I would consider spring weather!  Not really looking forward to cleaning up the yard and flower beds, but definitely excited to get started on the veggie garden!  I know it's early yet, but I'm missing those fresh vegetables.  Hopefully mother nature helps out soon and gives us that nice weather we need, and hopefully when she does, I'll have the time and ambition to get outside and do something!  Have any of you done any work outside yet?  What are you looking forward too for spring?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New layout

This one is super simple!  2 sheets of gorgeous BoBunny paper and a few Prima flowers.  Add photos and journaling and it's done!  Gotta keep 'em simple if I ever want to get caught up!  LOL!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Just wanted to show off a page I made for Denny just recently.  We've been having some conversations lately about what makes us who we are and why and it made me think about what it is that makes me love him.  What it is about him that is different then me and why I admire those traits.  So, I had to make him a page!  It's called the revised version because I also made him one like this in 2006.  He even helped pick out the paper I used.  Without knowing it of course!  I brought home some papers I had bought and he said he really liked the masculine colors and feel to them, so I figured they were the perfect papers to use for a page about him!  Gotta love it when a page comes together that easily!  Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I finally finished 2009

Did the title catch your eye?  LOL!  Most of you are glad to be wrapping up 2010.  Here I am talking about 2009.  Well, I finally have my monthly layouts for that year done!  Yay!  Actually, I've had them done and just haven't gotten them posted up on here yet.  So, I'm pretty happy about that.  Now, to just get onto 2010 and try to knock out some pages for that year.  I've got the paper picked out and the new album ready to go.  Now, I just gotta do it!
Onto the good stuff.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just want to share

Just want to share about a giveaway on this blog.  Lots of paper which is of course my favorite thing!  Check it out!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Another page Done

Well here is my page for Oct. 2009. I think I've had this one done for awhile but with the holidays, didn't get it scanned in and up on the blog. So, I thought I better post it up. For whatever reason, I am having trouble using the scanner properly, (hey, I am blond!) so the picture of the layout isn't the greatest. The colors are off a little, especially the green paper. It's not striped, just ended up looking that way. Oh well. You get the general idea of the page design and journaling. Now, I need to get working on catching up with these layouts! It's 2011 and I am behind! LOL! Thanks for checking it out peeps!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Change and Motivate

Well, it's that time of year again-the beginning! Time to start fresh, begin again, make resolutions. I don't so much make resolutions, but the past few years I have joined in on the One Little Word campaign. Basically, instead of making resolutions for the year that are often overwhelming, you choose one word that you want to incorporate into your life for the year. There can be numerous reasons you pick a word and each word and each reason is specific to each person that does this. I think it's a great idea and a good way to focus yourself and your energies. Now, honestly, have I done a good job of following my word and using it in my life? No, the last couple of years I have not. I'm really hoping to change that this year.
I am actually picking two words this year. They go together in many ways, but are also their own visions. I couldn't pick one without the other, so I am picking them both. Let me explain them a little. This is also my way of journaling to myself why I am picking these words, what they mean to me, and what I hope to accomplish!
CHANGE-This is the all encompassing word. I want to change a lot of things. About me and in my life. The biggest thing is my weight. I am unhappy with the size I am at and really want to change that. I realize this means exercise, eat less and eat better, and do more. This is why I need to change. Change my lifestyle. Stop with the laziness on the couch. Stop with the major intake of processed and fattening foods. Change the way I live. Change my attitude. Get past the negativity I feel and do something about it. Change the way I think and feel to a more positive way of thinking and feeling.
Along with the main change of losing weight, there are other things that will change. Obviously my attitude and personality will change as I change my lifestyle and hopefully begin to lose weight and feel better about myself. As I change physically, I will change mentally too. Hopefully I will become more active too and change my activities. Change my hobbies, change what I enjoy doing. I'm sure I will never be some major athlete. That's not who I am. But, I would really like to be a more active person. Someone who is willing to get up and go do whatever at any time. Instead of being the person who is too comfy on the couch to bother getting up and doing something. Yep, that's a big change!
Along with the change of attitude, and the change of activities, comes also a change of income/spending. I need more of the first, and less of the second! Who doesn't? But, as I pursue my lifestyle change, I may also pursue some changes in what I do. Where I do it. How I make my money. Does this mean a job change? No, but it may mean a dedication change, or an additional way to make money. Basically, I want to explore my options. I also hope to make some changes with Denny's business and how well we keep records. I need to do some learning in order to do things correctly and that will make a positive change for the both of us.
MOTIVATE-What I need in order to accomplish all this change is Motivation! I seem to have a lot of motivation in my head. Lots of ideas and desires all floating around in there. But, I never seem to get up and do it. Get up and accomplish something. Get up and go exercise. Get up and go learn something new. Get up. Get motivated. That's what I need to do. So, how do I motivate myself? That really is the question. Do I involve someone else to push me? Would that person be Denny, or a friend, or a stranger like a trainer, or someone/a class from online? Would that do it? Do I need to take a class or a course to teach me how to accomplish my goals? Do I need to do this in my own head and of my own accord? Is that the only way I will really do this, is by pushing myself? Should I reward myself? No scrappy supplies until I accomplish something? Or a nice supper with my hubby after I meet a goal? Am I better with a punishment? Take away my puter time if I don't get something done? Extra house chores if I don't accomplish what I want? Honestly, I am not sure what route I need to take in order to get motivated! But, I do know, I have to do something. I may need to take baby steps, I may need to jump in head first. Not sure yet what will work for me. But, I gotta do it!

Anyway, if you've read through all of this, you've learned a lot about me! LOL! Some of the deeper inside stuff that is in me, but not many see or hear about. Again, like I said, this blog post is a great way for me to journal all of this and make myself accountable for what I need to do. Plus, maybe I will help inspire someone else. Or, maybe someone or something will come to me and be what I need to go forward. You just never know. Speaking of inspiration, I want to share a link to a blog post from Cathy Z. Cathy is someone I follow because she's a scrapper, a graphic artist, and funnier then shit! She decided to embark on a journey at the beginning of 2010 and lost weight, ate healthier, and became quite the athlete. She is an everyday person and she is an inspiration to me. This recent post really makes me want to do this and really makes me thankful for people like her. Read it here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Look, I made something

You would think I must be on some kind of roll! Actually, I've been working on this page for a couple of weeks. And, it's been done for a few days now. But, hey, I did something, I got it done, and I posted it on my blog! Yay!
The month featured here is Sept. of 2009. It was a very busy and crazy month in our lives. So, I had a lot of journaling to include on my 8x8 page. Usually I just have some writing on the side with the 4x6 pic. But for this month, that wasn't going to work. So the paper that the pic is matted on actually folds open and underneath I have included all my journaling. It's actually a 6x6 piece of paper with writing on both sides and can be taken out and read. The little arrow/game spinner at top keeps the page from coming open. I like it. I think it turned out pretty good. And, the colors are different then I would normally use. I got the yellow gold from the Scrapfest sign and decided it looked pretty good with the photos and the other paper. So, I ran with it!
Thanks for peeking! Later 'gaters!