productive weekend.

Hello, crafty friends! I had more fun with The Greeting Farm's Easter Hoppy Kit, as I created a digi scrapbook page and two 3D cards.

Here is a 12x12 page about my nephew's birthday celebration this weekend.  We had a Pajanimals themed birthday party, full of fun, bright colors.  The kit is perfect for the theme as it can be used for so many other projects.  It truly is so versatile. :)

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I also completed two 3D Easter cards (side step and center step).  This was so much fun! Loads of fun colorful, printable elements, perfect for Easter cards. 

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creative mess.


I have been trying to get back into crafting regularly.  I have so missed the creative process.  I work so many hours that I have not had a lot of energy to devote to fun.  I have decided to make time for fun and I am starting with crafting. This desk is a result of some Copic coloring, card making, and general crafting. I am making a mess and I am happy. Here's to many more messy desk days.

project life 2012 week 3.

I don't know how I ever scrapbooked without Project Life. It has taken away all the pressure from coming up with something new, a catchy title, and matching all my supplies. I just print photos, stick leftover embellishments wherever they may fit, and tuck into pockets. All I need is a couple of hours a week. That's it. I feel free and I like scrapbooking again. :) I've completed 6 pages in 3 weeks. I don't think I scrapped 6 pages last year.


project life 2012 week 1 and 2.

Happy first post of the New Year!

I have purchased Clementine and am currently using it that instead of the Amber version. I have used the Instagram and the Momento apps for the iPhone to help me document my moments for Project Life. So far, so good! I love this process. It's so much easier than scrapbook pages. The pockets are so convenient and everything does not seem so overwhelming.

Here is Week 1:


Here is Week 2:


Can't wait to do next week's pages! :)

preparing for project life.

Project-life-logoI have been extremely slacking in the scrapbooking area and wanted to find a way to jumpstart my creativity as well as document my life. I hope to do this with Project Life by Becky Higgins. I took advantage of the Black Friday deal and purchased the Amber Edition, page protectors, and albums at I cannot wait to start this project. Last year was a blur and barely documented what happened with me, good or bad. I want to put down more memories on paper. I want to remember my life.

One thing that I struggle with is what to document. I don't have my own children and am finding it difficult to scrapbook my mundane life. I work a lot and struggle to find balance. I want to document about my relationship with my husband, my siblings, my parents. I want to document everyday boring chores like dishes and laundry. I want to create more. I want to document my faith, the importance of my church choir, the church community that I serve. I want to doument celebrations, parties, birthdays, anniversaries. I want to take more photos and not worry about what they look like. I will be using my iPhone camera more. I need to do more fun things and not be defined by my work. Project Life is one of those fun things. I hope. :)

How will I do this while working 40-50 hours a week?

  1. Take more photos and document when those photos were taken.
  2. Designate a spot on my craft table for Project Life.
  3. Keep all Project Life supplies together.
  4. Stalk blogs and Pinterest for ideas.
  5. Print photos straight from my iPhone.
  6. Blog more.


Are you currently participating in Project LIfe? Will you be continuing it in 2012?



black friday haul.

Usually, you couldn't pay me to go shopping on Black Friday. I had a traumatic experience years ago trying to purchase poinsettias at Joann's after working a 12-hour night shift. I told myself that I would never do that again. I would rather poke myself in the eye with a paper piercer. But I went with my mom and my sister and it actually wasn't too bad. There were tons of supplies and barely any shoppers. Score! Lots of deals and an extra 25% off coupon. Holy moly. I saved over $200! Take a look at the evidence. :)

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craft room update.

Hubby and I have slowly been completing projects in the craft room. He tore down the shelves he built to free up some wall space so he's been patching and painting the walls like there was never anything hanging there. :) Then he put up curtain rods so I can hang some scrapbook pages. I really wanted to display some of the pages I've completed to remind myself I need to start scapping again.


I've been wanting to make these tissue pom poms forever and finally found some pink, green, and blue colors. They were easy as pie!


Here they are hung up with clear fishing wire and Scotch tape. :)



as of this moment.

The craft room is not as organized as I would like yet, but it's showing some semblance of order. I cleared off most of the 4x6 table and I can actually craft now. Yahoo! The sewing closet is a mess. I am looking for a solution for all the felt I have but I also want to display it in a cute way. Any ideas for felt storage? I can't wait until it's all ready! :)

magnet board.

Took time to organize all my brads and little doodads in magnetic canisters. They were stored in my Plano tackle box for a long time and the concept of keeping all those little embellishments in one place is good, but I never saw the stuff anymore. Out of sight, out of mind. I like that I can see them and that it makes me want to use them up again. :) Here they are on the wall next to the mounted stamps.