Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday

Today is Friday....Thank goodness! It's been a long week around my house! However I think we did find a bigger house which we are in much need of! We should find out today about that! :D Also I just wanted to share some projects that just make me happy! Oh and you need to check out the new releases by sassafras!!!! I am UBER excited about sweetly smitten and starters! OMGoodness! :D  Wish I had a LSS to buy from! :(

Anyway here are a few layouts that just make me happy:




Happy Friday and Have a GREAT weekend! :D

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 Things about me

I was catching up on my blogs tonight and found this one and so I am doing mine also! :D I LOVE reading Christy's posts from scarlet lime. She is so fun and funky!!!! :D

Ok 10 things you might not know about me:

1.  I was born in Germany. Yep that's right....but I am still a us citizen.  My dad was in teh airforce for about 7 years and when I was born that is where we were.  It is cool to say I was born somewhere else.  i would LOVE to be able to go back there someday and see what's it like although so much has changed there since my little self was there.  Also the hospital I was born in has now closed.  In fact in order to get a copy of my birth certificate it takes an act of congress....LITERALLY...I know...I had to get one a few years ago.

2.  I have some guilty pleasures.  I LOVE the sex and the city series and both movies.  Would love to have them all at my fingertips! I love to watch the bachelor...as much as everyone else hates it and sees no point.  I can live a cinderalla story (usually) just by watching it and it makes me happy! We religiously watch Big Brother....every season. I think we have missed one.  I have no find survivor and I am HOOKED!

3.  I love the quiet! I thought after growing up an only child I would starve for the noise....I love the noise of my family but early in the mornings...in the quiet, in the still, before others awake, I love to have a cup of coffee and sit in the quiet either just sit, read my bible or surf the net.

4.  I am an internet junkie! I love to spend the day on the internet...too much! I LOVE facebook, my blog and others, message boards, my email and just surfin anything and everything. Never thought I would be so into the net, but I am.

5.  I want 5 kids....the hubs...not so much! When we first got married he wanted a whole baseball team...now...he wants only 3.  Not sure where we will go from here but at least one more I think.  Which is kinda crazy when I think about it because...I. am. exhausted.  I am worn out. I need a vacation! hahaha!

6.  Wow...this is hard to come up with 10 things and you have probably already moved on to someone elses blog.  Hmmm..ok I stalk my own blog....I get excited when someone leaves a comment or I get a new follower! It is so fun for me and I just enjoy when someone comments! :D Especially when it is someone I have been "following" and I admire them.....(ahem) virginia and noel! :D They are famous in my little world! :D

7.  I LONG to find MY style in scrapbooking and crafts and to be a part of a design team.  I would LOVE to be a part of something bigger and to inspire others.  I may not have a lot of techniques but I have a few and I would love to share my love for art and creativity with others.  I stay home with my littles and I also think being a part of a team that helps inspire others would help inspire me as a mom and give me the interaction with others that I desire!

8.  I am a HUGE razorback fan....that one may be no secret.  However, I have been to a razorback basketball game and I desire to make it to a football game.  I also would LOVE to go to a Cowboys game....must win the lottery for that one though, first have to play the lottery!

9.  I currently have one application in for a design team and I am working on my submission for another....Keep your fingers crossed.

10.  I recently was able to go to a Jason Aldean concert...wow...that was awesome.  If you are on my facebook page you probably already know that.  He is so pretty....all he had to do was just stand there.  I enjoyed it soooo much....going with my cousin and just hanging out. It was much needed and I wouldn't trade that time for anything in the world! :D

There...phew...can't believe I made it to 10! Please leave me a comment and a link to what you post! Would love to learn more about you! Also when you post some fun facts about you make sure you go back to here so others may see! Hope you have a great night and a wonderful Wednesday! :D

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Moments

In the stillness. In the quiet. Know that I am GOD.

Wow, have you ever been sitting in the quiet and those words just come to you? I have lately been feeling an overwhelming sense of God and his presence and the need for me to be in His presence more. Every one keeps telling me I need to rest, don't stress and relax. Yes I do need to rest in the arms of my Father. I need to hand my stress and anxiety over to him and when I hand it over, really hand it over and let it go. Yes I need to relax, relax in the arms of my heavenly father and know that He is God!

My heart is so full of need. Need to spend more time in my bible. Need to dive into those holy and precisous words of grace more abundant and free. Need to study His word and KNOW it, deep down in my soul....KNOW those words that HE speaks. Need to just be quiet and still in HIS presence where only the heavenly father can rejuvenate me. Need to spend time in His love, in His arms.

Have you ever had these moments? I honestly and truly LOVE when I have these moments and they usually come to me when I am in desiring the things of the world. The Father brings me back to reality and says, "No no no....that's not good for you." And then I stumble on things like this website...she is in my follow category, she updates and writes several times a day and I usually just skim over if I even look at the blog.  Today, today was different. I took the time to read it and really soad in what she said. It was about children and creativity and just being and how it all ties in to our heavenly Father. I wrote down a quote from her in my proof of life book and it says,

"The Bible tells us that we are God's masterpieces (poiema in Greek); not only creatures, but His creations, His poems (Eph 2:10).  We are living epistles (2 Cor 3:3)" and also she quoted this "And so, our lives are meant to be listened to, because it is God who is speaking into and out of and through the symphony of the years and the masterpiece of a lifetime." Michael Card.

Wow...I really reflected on all this as I read her blog today.  Made me take a step back and look at my own children and my own life and how I want to improve on things.

What do you think? What do you hear in the stillness and the quiet?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Color Combo Challenge at Noel

There is a new challenge over on the noel challenge blog! :D This challenge has me written ALL over it! I loved the colors and had so much fun playing with my layout! :D

Pages inside my book

So as in a previous post I told you all that I participated in the Proof of Life class with virginia, I wanted to share pictures of my pages. Warning....picture heavy! :D I am really enjoying this little book and I find myself grabbing it to write notes in that I wouldn't ordinarily do.  Like when I find a design team call and what they are requiring, my grocery list or just thoughts I'm having at the moment.

I cut out a piece of the choc chip package b/c savannah and I love to make cookies....wanted this in my book!




ms. V taught us how to make this envelope....I used the butterfly overlay that came in the very virginia kit and cut it down to size b/c I wouldn't use it other wise, cut the reddish paper too and attached a chipboard sticker!

Here i just added the package from the jenni bowlin flowers we got! gives an extra tag and I dropped shimmerz paint all over it so it looks messy.

This was the packaging the ribbons came on....I just liked it and added a brad and viola I have a tag to add things to later!

Here I took Ms. V's tip and I just randomly placed masking tape all over the page and it's kinda transluscent and I didn't do anything to it b/c I liked it and added a sticker and a brad.

This I just stapled a small piece of ribbon and attached a flower from some of the embellies.

I didn't like just the white paper.....so I took the antique silver shimmerz or maya road mist, dipped a paint brush in it and went on with it.

i wanted buttons!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Proof of Life

LIFE:
what do you do with yours?

 how are you living?

what do you do daily?

do you live in the moment or moments past?

do you savor all the little things that happen or stress when there is a mess?

do you enjoy the littles while they are exactly that? little?

these are all things I have been contemplating lately.....and I am taking virginia's Proof of Life class over on the noel message board.  It has already taken a sentimental value in my heart and pulls at my heart strings! :D



Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday

Today is Friday! I am very excited! An old friend called me yesterday and asked if I would be able to meet her for an all day until midnight crop at the scrapbook store near her! Let me tell you, I found a way! I am super uber excited and it is some much needed time to just hang with a girlfriend, scrapbook and be away! I really feel my children will benefit from a small, non stressful seperation! We spend lots of time together which I LOVE and would not change but as a mom and a woman sometimes you just need a break and some time away! :D I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and do something for yourself, do not feel guilty.....JUST DO IT and ENJOY! :D

I'll leave you with a sweet photo of the kiddos!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Random Thoughts

Random thoughts today:

I love the color red!

I find inspiration here and here...they are two of my favorite blogs that I check daily.

I don't like it when my child fights me all morning to get ready for school.

I love to scrap, and don't get as much time as I would like to do so.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when I look at my blog and find people I admire and aspire to be more like in my hobby have left comments on MY blog! (MY blog! I almost fell out of my chair last night when I discovered two famous people in my world of my hobby left comments on a blog post I made in December! HOLY MOLY! Thanks V and Noel!)

Off to help the little brush her teeth....Have a blessed THURSDAY!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Layout Challenge by BoBunny

So Bo Bunny does what they call a layout challenge friday.....I have been watching it for a while now and I have decided I am going to start entering their challenges and contests....I LOVE Bo Bunny with a passion! I have a hard time getting their products here in my area so when they come out with something new I have to hurry and email the one girl I know who will load me up and ship it to me! If I can catch her before she runs out of their stuff! Here is the sketch and here is my take on it....


I used the papers from Midnight Frost, a few snow flakes, a snowman that came in a kit and thickers by american crafts and I used a ranger dauber to go around the edges....it was just too much white for me. I must say that I really enjoyed using a sketch! I am not typically a 2 picture per layout kinda girl but I LOVE this!

She Gets "Misty" Challenge

There is a new challenge...well it's almost old cause I think the deadline is friday, but a challenge over on the noel mignon website.  The challenge was to use mists! Let me just say....I LOVE mists! More than I ever thought I would and I am currently searching for new and unique ways to use it! One of the girls that is active on the message board, can't remember which blog it was on to give the credit to so I apologize, used some masking tape.....I LOVED her idea. I took some white cardstock and masking tape and create a "picture frame" look.  Then I took some antique silver that came in a noel mignon kit and sprayed inside the "framed" area and around the outside edges of the paper.  Then I took some midnight blue glimmer mist and sprayed the white part of cardstock that was left.....result: LOVE!

I love this picture of grandpa and savannah because they were both willing to look at me and SMILE! :D

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Days

So it's been another month since my last post. My life has been extremely busy and I have not had time to hardly even sit still. We made it through Christmas and yes I did get finished with my December Daily 2010 album and I LOVE it. My thoughts on it was it was kind of a hassle. I know the idea was to enjoy the process and I was MORE aware of things going on during the day with my family but to remember to record it every single day.....kinda like the blog, I'm terrible at blogging and I have always been terrible at keeping a diary, which is why I don't keep one. I have tried. Several times....just not my thing. Oh well, moving on! Christmas was AWESOME! One of the best we've ever had. Lots of food and family and I LOVED it.....however after the DD I am so sick of Christmas papers and embellies it will probably be July before I scrap any of them...which reminds me I haven't even scrapped last years Christmas pics! I am WAAAAYYYYYY behind on my scrapping but as part of my be creative everyday goal maybe I can get caught up some. Anyway the point of this post is we got snow the other day!!!! Holy Moly! Schools are still closed....but because of the ice! My kids had fun and I wanted to share some pics!


Wipe Out!

Savannah threw snow on him!