Monday, January 26, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You- Laura's sketch 18

I received TWO packages in the mail today! One was the FABULOUS kit from My Scrapbook Nook. I almost took a sick day so that I could play with it all day. I didn't however, and I had to wait through work and teaching 3 dance classes before being able to scrap!

I based this card off of Laura's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. The paper and calendar are Jenni Bowlin, the tickets and small letters are by Making Memories, and the flower is Maya Road.

I'm pretty thrilled with this card. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My busy life...

I created this layout for the guest design challenge on My Scrapbook Nook. The challenge was to use at least five current pictures that document your daily life. I have been taking a lot of pictures of my everyday life (everyone knows I'm always snap happy) and I was very inspired by this challenge. I used papers and embellishments from a kit that I received for my birthday. I used an Autumn Leaves stamp that reads "happiness walks on busy feet". How true! The journaling reads: Between work...and school...and dance...and choir and Altar Guild...and choreographing Annie Get Your Gun...and spending time with family and friends...I'm finding it hard to give 100% in all areas- but I love my life!!! 

I am thrilled with this layout and I think it is a great way to express how busy I am yet how much I love every single thing that I do. I really do have a fantastic life. I'm so blessed.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Dreamgirls:Challenge #20: Use your stash
The challenge was to use paper from your stash that was at least 6 months old, the technique of tearing, and the title "I'm not". I used a sheet of Creative Memories Celebration paper that I  have had for a while. The title is "I'm not scared" when you can see on my face that I'm absolutely terrified. This is the first page of many for my Disney album.

I made this card with Karen Foster paper and stickers. I added a little sparkle and ribbon for fun. A thank you note for Ryan's parents for the fabulous birthday presents they gave me this past weekend. (Working on #12 on my 25 by 25 list)
I made this card based off of the Cupcake Craft Challenge 23
I like the colors and I used my first eyelet ever on this card!!! Yay!
I am hoping to make another card by the end of the night. Here's to #25 on my list- Be Creative Everyday!

Friday, January 16, 2009

25 by 25

Happy Birthday to me! I have confidence that this will be a great year. It is MY year.

Here is a list of things I would like to accomplish and habits I would like to adapt over the next year.

1-Train for and finish a 5k race.
2-Learn to sew.
3-Learn to enjoy sewing.
4-Be fiscally responsible and save money.
5-Cook at least two meals a month for my family.
6-Make a piece of wall art (Supplies).
7-Take at least 6 classes towards my masters degree.
8-Re-learn to play the piano.
9-Practice reading music.
10-Visit friends more often.
11-Keep my closet and drawers organized.
12-Write more Thank You notes.
13-Use my YMCA membership.
14-Finish every scrapbook that I start.
15-Give handmade cards for all birthdays, holidays, etc.
16-Recycle more. (Which includes convincing my grandparents to recycle their stuff too!)
17-Drink more water.
18-Hike several sections of the Appalachian Trail.
19-Go see the gingerbread houses at the Grove Park Inn.
20-Go whitewater rafting at least once.
21-Let my hair grow out. 
22-Practice Pilates basic mat at least three times per week.
23-Plan a trip out of the country.
24-Plan an awesome 25th birthday bash. 
25-Be creative everyday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Magic of Disney

Mr. Potato Head
Buzz Lightyear
I wanted that puppet so badly!
Yay friends!


Cinderella's castle
Wishes Fireworks Show!

2 Sketches 4 You- Laura's sketch 17

I need a vacation to recover from my vacation. I had an absolute BLAST in Orlando with YT and Koren. What wonderful company for a Disney adventure! 

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things- which includes my new addiction- challenge blogs! Below is my take on this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You I once again used leftover papers from a BoBunny kit (the one I used to make my Birthday album). I am not really adept with stamping, but I love the love stamp. The inside of the card has a teal square that matches the ribbon on the front. Maybe I can wait until Valentines day to send this card...maybe...
Now it is time for a Disney update...

Friday I will reveal my 25 by 25 to-do list as a birthday present to myself! Yay Birthdays!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Disney World

I'm headed to Disney World with Koren and YT.

I'm hoping to have a ton to update about on Saturday/Sunday!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Catching up

I made this Baby's First Christmas Album for a friend using the Bo Bunny word album and K & Company Peppermint Twist papers. I feel like it needs a little bit more bling, but I love the colors for a little girl's First Christmas album.

I created this album for my 24th Birthday celebrations. (January 16th!!!) It was a class kit from Bo Bunny for a Holiday Agenda that I knew I would never use. I loved the papers and since I am a winter baby I decided to use the kit for my (hopefully) awesome birthday that is coming up!

I am working on a 25 by 25 list of things I would like to do in the coming year. I did not make any New Year Resolutions because I thought that I would be able to keep the changes if I made it into a more detailed list. I plan on putting a list of those things I want to accomplish in my birthday album.

And last, but not least...the card I made for the caardvarks challenge blog. (These challenge blogs are somewhat addictive!) I used the leftover paper from the Bo Bunny Family Album I made for Thanksgiving. I'm not usually a fall lover, but I really love the colors of the Beautiful Life paper collection. I think this is a really sweet card, maybe I will send it to someone next fall...

I think that is all for tonight. 

2 Sketches 4 You *Bonus Card*

I decided to attempt the Bonus Card on 2 Sketches 4 You today. It is very cutesy, colorful, and simple. I want to start making Valentines Day cards soon, so I made this lovey-dovey one to get me started. I used some paper and embellishments that my parentals bought me for Christmas. Thanks Mum! 

I sense a long night of crafting is ahead of me tonight. <3 Friday night scrappin'.