Monday, June 2, 2008

**Insert Gnarls Barkley Song**

I feel like I've been MIA for awhile. I haven't chatted with my girls on yahoo in a really long time. I'll be on tonight. I miss those crazy ladies.

The next few days are going to be a whirlwind for me. I'm taking a breather from doing layouts to post an update.

I'm leaving for the Netherlands on Thursday. Wow. Thursday!! I'm not even close to being ready. Last night I pulled down my rolling scraptote and found my cropping bag that I've never used. I plan on packing light since I'm hoping to score a lot of stash while I'm there.

There's nothing like the unexpected to put a little shake in your hands. I was trying to scrap yesterday for "Scrapping the Music" and I found it extremely hard to concentrate. I did my layout THREE times before I was satisfied. My anxiety is a bit on edge but this morning my transportation from the airport to the hotel was confirmed. For a while I thought I'd have to take a train from the airport into Amsterdam. Then from there take another train to a different city, then ride two different buses before arriving to the hotel. *phew* That is one thing I DO not want to do.
Here's some work:

The newest Scrapping the Music challenge is up, "Lost in the Moment" by Big and Rich. I don't remember the details of the day when I took this photo. One thing though, Josh rarely takes naps. I don't know how he does it. My mornings start around 630-7 am, depending if Anberlin goes to school. His starts with exercise at 530 and then he works until 5 or 6 pm. Naps are wonderful and if I can get one in with the kids, I'll do it in a heartbeat!

I have another layout up at A Daily Inspiration. Actually I whipped this one out this morning. Please visit the blog for a how to.

I started making cards in hopes of selling them on my Etsy. I liked the way these came out, although Josh thinks he would like them better if I didn't age/distress the backgrounds. At any rate, I used a mix of prisma color pencils and Sakura Gelly Rolls (Glaze and Souffle) to add a bit more dimension. I plan on making 2 more designs to sell tham as a set.
Lastly, I have decided to sell my Cricut. If anyone is interested please email me at I have the machine, instructions, one new mat, one extra cutting blade and FIVE cartridges to sell. I'd prefer to sell it as a set and I'm asking $375 for all of it (that includes S&H). Please pass an "enabler alert" if you know anyone who has been wanting one of these.

Ok. I've procrastinated and have to do my Mojo layout.
Cricut for sale. Pass it on.


Lizee said...

missy....i find it hard to believe you had to redo your layout 3 times!

are you going w/ your fam to the netherlands?

Christine said...

i've been thinking of the same thing, too (making cards). i want to make wedding invitations, but i need my dang Illustrator software! :P

Michelle said...

I'm sorry I missed you online today. Of course I signed on the moment I read that you'd be on but alas, its way later for you than me. I also find it hard to believe that you did your lo three times over.

I adore your layouts with the fun embellishments nad colors! And yay for Amsterdam! I was watching a video on it today. You'll have so much fun.

I doubt that you'll have time, but if you do, check out the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum. Or both! Beautiful work by Vermeer & Rembrandt in the latter museum.

And I agree that naps are wonderful. If I had kids I'd be right down there with them!

Misty said...

have fun at your scrap thingy in the Netherlands. What a wonderful exciting opportunity.

naps rule!! I miss my daily naps that have just ended. It is hard to make it through the day when I've been napping for 6 weeks.

Tara James said...

J- the cards completely rock! And I actually think the aged look really sets them off. Was just coming by to say I loved your LO this week on STM...

Chez said...

we miss you whore! congrats on making the catwalk fo sho! Have fun in the nethaworld. I am seriously so jealous. I may hide in Mj's backpack when she goes to Europe! Enjoy!

Starlight said...

Hi Jess,
Thanks for visiting my blog you are such a doll:)
So I don't know how I got the 3d effect...I gues it was the way I cuted the photo ans traced her feet...
I think that was the key.LOL

Starlight said...

Gosh I mean AND not ANS...LOL

Oh and I'm bummed I can't go but it's too expensive for me:P
Maybe next year.

Marcia Hamelijnck said...

Hey Jessica!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Thrilled to be a part of the mojo blog!
I'm not going to be at SAG by the way. Have fun!!!!
Great little mini book you've made for this challenge by the way!

Mireille said...

hon was totally delighted to get to meet you and spend some time with you!
Hope we can do that again sometime soon!!!
I really do hope so!

*big big hugs*