Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scrappy: The Story

Here's the story...of a lovely lady (that's me)...

I created this for a challenge at Nook U and LOVE the journaling:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrappy: I'm Ready

Life is so busy right now, I have really been thinking about what I want my life to look like. I've always been over committed and stretched too thin, but right now I'm seeing the benefits of slowing down and really thinking about each commitment I add to my life. Some of the things I want out of life are outlined below:

Graduation. Getting my Master's degree and finally having a piece of paper that shows others that I am competent, qualified, and educated for the jobs I want.

Finding a Job Preferably wherever Ryan is- I'm willing to look in several different helping fields and I'm trying to keep the possibilities open by taking several different routes with my licensing.

Get married I'm so ready to be in the same town, same home as Ryan. I'm ready to start our life together and see what the future holds for us.

Have a home of my own I want to decorate and organize my own house, have enough space for my things, and be able to come home to MY home every night.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Get Picky

I am so excited about this new challenge blog called Get Picky. They are going to focus on multi-photo layouts, which is a challenge for me. They are having a great giveaway to kick off their new start- check it out and you could win this:

I will be spending the weekend studying and scrapping- so prepare for a full week of blog fun from me!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Scrappy: Pure Joy!

My cousin Myles lights up the room when he enters, he is:

Who brings you joy?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scrappy: Finding my Voice

Something I have been working on recently is trying to speak up for myself. I've always struggled with this, ask anyone who has known me for any length of time. Last week when one of my graduate school friends saw my engagement ring, she went to look up the meaning of the blue topaz and what things are associated with it. We discovered that blue topaz is a stone that supposedly gives one strength to speak out and ask for what the need/want. I find it a coincidence that something that is such a huge part of my growth is directly tied into my ring.

I created a layout about this topic and I added some blue bling to remind me of the significance of blue topaz.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scrappy: Your Adventurous Spirit

This week my brother left for Cameroon. He'll be there for 27 months in the Peace Corps helping with Sustainable Agro-Forestry. I created this layout last week during Nook University (which is still going on and is SO MUCH FUN!) I'm so proud of Caleb and his desire to make a difference while exploring new cultures and far off lands!

Who inspires you?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scrappy: Waiting

Hello everyone! The current All About Me Challenge is based off of the One Little Word blog. I chose the word waiting to be the focus of my layout.

I feel like I'm waiting for my life to begin. Waiting to finish school so that I can find a job. Waiting to marry Ryan so that we can start our life together.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scrappy: Some Cards

I'm sharing with you some cards I made with supplies from my latest My Scrapbook Nook kit. I love this place, both as a kit club and as a place to hang out with scrappy friends online! Seriously- some of the nicest, most talented ladies hang out there!

Right now- they are holding a FREE Scrapbook University Contest, but it is MORE than just a contest. There are classes with theories and advice from their Design Team. Come by, register, and have some fun! If you choose to- tell them I sent you!!! I will get EXTRA CREDIT if I bring a friend- so please be my friend and come to class with me, then invite YOUR friends and get extra credit too!!!!

I'm off to University!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scrappy: Morning Routine

As the school year begins, I'm finding it hard to settle back into a routine. I'm commuting, which means I have to give myself an hour to get to campus. The current challenge over at All About Me is about morning routines. I made a layout about what my morning routine SHOULD look like:

Some mornings I need to leave around 7:00, so the workout gets bumped! But lately I find myself bumping the workout for extra sleep- but that can't happen anymore! NO MORE EXCUSES- MUST WORKOUT!!!

What are mornings like in your household? How do you convince yourself to get out of bed when the pillow is whispering sweet things in your ear?