Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I just don't know. A part of me wants to send a teeny part of my scrap stash in my express shipment to Germany. It'll be there when I get there, whereas my regular shipment won't arrive until a month or more after I arrive. Then there's the other part that says I may not have time to scrap, so why bother.
Then another part is holding on to the hopes that I get picked for a DT so I'll NEED something to create LOs.
And then there's another part of me that is saying that we won't have a car for almost two months, so I'm going to need something to pass the time while Josh is at work.
There's two more voices bickering...one says to send some "kits" in a flat rate box while the other one is saying to just take a break.
With all these voices going on, it's no wonder I can't make a decision!!
ps- Word on the street is that there has been some spottings of American Craft Thickers at DOLLAR TREE. I know I may have a previous post complaining about their stickability, but they're still hella cute. I may have to do a run in on the few we have here in corpus.
Monday, July 30, 2007
I just love the new Love, Elsie line. Can you tell? And check out that rockin' sugar skull chipboard from Magistical Memories. If you've never seen their stuff, go now!!! There's a linkee doo on the right hand panel of my blog. I filled the spaces with puff paint and just doodled around the face with my ♥ Gelly Rolls ♥ .
PP: Love, Elsie (Riley), American Crafts, DCWV
Chipboard: Magistical Memories, Colorbok, AMerican Crafts,
Letter Stickers: Love, Elsie, American Crafts
Pen: Sakura Glaze and Souffle
Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes
Metal Charm by Joanns
Stickers: KI Memories
Ribbons: American Crafts, Lil' Davis
Misc: Puff Paint, Embroidery Floss, Jewels, Safety Pins
I used the star scraps from my star punch around the outline of the scalloped patterned papper (which is freehand). I also used a metallic gelly roll around the edges of ghost shapes. You can't tell, but the color was an orange gold. Just around the edges of the gold, you can see the bright orange. It's really cool.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I made this one based off of a Simple Scrapbooks sketch. I like the concept of it...something is throwing me off though. Anberlin cracks me up with all of her facial expressions. I think I'm going to make a mini book also with the shots from this little "shoot."
PP: Basic Grey Sophie
Stickers: American Crafts, KI Memories
Chipboard: Heidi Swapp
Pen: Sakura Glaze
Misc: White Puff Paint
Friday, July 27, 2007
I ♥ birds. :)
Paper and rubons: Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves) French Twist, Petite Hibou
Chipboard: KI Memories, Prima, American Crafts
Making Memories brads, ribbon, clip
Cardstock Stickers: American Crafts
Joanns rubons, bookplate, heart charms
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
A sneak peek of my altered item gift to my secret sister. LOL. Although she already knows who she is since she's hosting the darn thing. It's really cute. I hope she likes it and likes the color scheme. Kelly, I know you just cringed...I was too lazy to thread all the buttons. I used zots to adhere them. I'm not quite sure if that was a great idea. I mean, they're all stuck on good, but they're not flat. Although, I do kind of like that b/c it gives the buttons more depth.
I'm attempting to go out for some design teams. I originally planned on submitting this layout, but changed my mind. The colors are throwing me off...well I think the pink is throwing me off. Anyhoo, this is my cure for a bad day:
-Cry and get it over with.
-Lots of deep breathing.
-Fall Out Boy
-Hot Mint Green Tea
-The Get Up Kids followed by some Dashboard Confessional to wallow in some self-pity. LOL.
-More Green Tea
-Stevie Wonder "Uptight"
-20 minute speed cleaning
-Put on make-up
-Gym Class Heroes "Clothes Off!"
-Make the kids laugh uncontrollably
-Find good deals on clothes or scrap stuff.
-Clean off my scrap table.
-Justin Timberlake "Sexy Back"
-Cherry Coke Zero
-Amy Organic Spinach Pizza
-Hugs and Kisses from the kids
-Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel"
-Watergun fight with the kids
-"I Love You"'s from Josh
-My Chemical Romance
PP: Love, Elsie, My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey
Chipboard: KI Memories, American Crafts
Stickers: KI Memories
Rhinestones: Making Memories
Photo Corners: Heidi Swapp
Pen: Zig, Sakura
Okie dokie. Off to work on some more stuff.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I'm feeling so stressed today. The movers are coming to my storage unit on July 30 and to my house the next day. I'm thinking of packing a couple of flat rate boxes up of some homemade kits to help tide me over until I get my household goods delivered. But then again, by the time we actually get to Germany, our things might be there. I hate making decisions. Oh, our flights are booked and we leave on September 12!!! That's later than I expected, but oh well.
So tonight I'll be on the computer putting up Ebay lots of lots of gently used clothes. Argh. Such a pain. lol. I think I need a nap to clear the mind.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I had to buy a new idea book b/c my old one got full and messy. Anyways, it started pouring rain this morning, but it's letting up, so I'm off to Joanns to scour through their clearance stuff...AGAIN.
ps- hint for an upcoming project...Hootie, Who? lol. It's going to be greeeeeat.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Stopped by Wal-Mart on the way home to pick up back packs for the kids for the plane ride. I plan on slowly filling it with goodies and presenting them with it all the day we leave, so they have new things to look at and play with. I picked up a new composition book also b/c my idea/sketch/doodle book is full. The back inside cover had this and it reminded me of a thread in a scrapbooking group (Aja, this is for you):
I'm about to say goodbye to my hair. I am going to redye it blue black and turn some of the chunks of blonde into red. I may possibly do this tomorrow, depending on if I finish my gazillion things on my errands list. So this could quite possibly be the last photo of me for a while with blonde highlights/chunks.
PS- that's my fave shirt...it's a harajuku lovers shirt. it says "lovers" on the front and the back looks like the back of a TV with the video in and out plug ins. totally cute and found it at Ross for hella cheap. Ya'll know me, cheap till the end.
New scrap page up tomorrow once the sun comes through the bedroom window!!
PPS- At the end of my posts, I usually try to run the spell check. I just did and it's telling me "blonde" is spelled wrong. ??? LOL.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sebastian always stands on the window sill.
Josh bought this dress for Anberlin last Christmas (he bought me a matching one too...awwwww!). I was packing up the closet this morning, boxing up things that I don't need in the near future. Anberlin saw me pull out our matching dresses and exclaimed, "ooooooooooo! it's BEAUTIFUL." So I put it on her and she was my little asian princess for the rest of the day.
This series of photos is a good example of her constant change of facial expressions. She's 3 years old and quite a character. At first she was angry at the fact that I made her sit by the window (I needed some natural light), but she soon hammed it up for the camera. I really like the shots of her looking out the window. I tried to tell her to find a cat or a boat outside, but she wouldn't. Then I exclaimed, "LOOK! Daddy!" I know, I know, it's mean, but it got her to look. Sorry Josh. :) Don't get sad. You'll be home sooooooon.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Joann's was killing my bank account today. Not really. As soon as I found these babies marked down to $4.97 (from 19.99) and $3.97 (from 9.99), I put back most of the things I originally grabbed. These are tied for first on my "favorite pen" list (tied of course with the White Signo Uniball). They write so smoothly and the texture is to die for. The glaze have a shine to it (duh) and I just love the 3d effect and feel.
My husband thinks I'm crazy for loving a certain brand of pen. It's just one of those things!
ps- If you have a Joanns in your area, I'd drop on by to see what they marked down. I got some beautiful rhinestone brads from CK for $.97, photo anchors, safety pins, ribbon slides (from MM), ribbon for $.50. I'm kinda bummed I missed out on the adhesives they had on sale. I'm trying to stock up on my basics before the big move, so today was a great day for shopping!!!