Tuesday, January 10, 2012

365 things to be thankful for

I just realized I hadn't blogged about this yet! Anyway-I saw this journal and decided I wanted one! I also knew that I really didn't need to spend the extra money since I had already bought a kit from noel  which happens to be cabin fever  hurry there are 4 left!!!! That kit is just beautiful and I cut it to bits the day it arrived.....GASP! I know! I had a difficult time and I was almost postive at one point my friend was going to have to call the ambulance from a heart attack! I have never done! I always "hoard" save those papers for a special occasion! I decided this was a new year, new kit, new me! I am D.E.T.E.R.M.I.N.E.D. to use those kits up! Otherwise whats really the point? right? Anyway-when I saw that journal it was a great idea for me! (hers is probably a lot smaller and more economical than mine.) It is HUGE....but it works for me! Today is the 10th day of January and so far I have written every day! The size of my journal is about a 3 1/2x 5 size....perfect for jotting things down quickly.  I am using it to write something I am thankful for every single day for the year.  I don't know about you but I sometimes take for granted the simple things in life and the beauty around me and this way I am more aware! I want to make sure I thank my God for giving me another day, another breath, another chance! And I usually have space left to jot down some personal notes from the day....which has come in handy for my Project Life album also!

I hope you enjoy and you can start your own journal today! Just jot down ONE thing every single day you are thankful for! :D

I am thankful today for YOU!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Project Life: Taking the Plunge

Are you on board? Are you doing a project life? I have FINALLY decided to take the plunge and just do it! Now that we are 8 days into the year and I haven't taken one single picture! Oh well, guess this first week I will just go back and journal/document and promise to do better! I have lots of inspiration helping me with this and lots of people I am following to stay inspired and encouraged.  I am following Virginia Tillery, Michelle Whitlow, and Elle's Studio      just to name a few! There are several of us over on the message board at Noel Mignon doing this.....I'm excited to document the every day and have something to do with all those too cute pictures that do not have a home! And to look back in a year, 5 years and 10 years and more and see how we spent life in 2012!!!! So how about it? Why don't you join in and leave comments where you are sharing yours! Follow me and I will follow you! We can hold each other accountable!

Here is my cover page I threw together and it literally only took me about 10 mins! Of coures it helped I already had in mind what pics I wanted to use, already had some journal spots at the right size and the rest was easy peasey! :D I actually LOVE it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday to everyone! And a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend in the whole world....Sara Wright! :D

Anyway over on the noel message board and blog there is a new design team in place....I was super sad to see the old members go but I am also excited to see the new ones join!  I am a HUGE fan of Jana Eubank and I believe she is going to be providing sketches every week for us to play along with.  I jumped on board immediately last night and got to creating! Her first sketch is here and this is my take on it:

I used the Something Wicked Kit from the store and there are still a few left AND they are on sale!!!! Go get you one! These pictures are of one of my other bestie's son and mine....at Corey's 2nd birthday! I LOVE the orange and blues together! Some come on over and play along with us! :D

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Eve

Well I had so much fun on New Year's Eve with one of my besties! She made lots of yummy food, we played the wii with kiddos, played uno attack, listen to some 80s music and got the inspiration for 80s hair! It was so fun! Pictures to follow!

I changed up my blog colors and pictures....how do you like? I don't have much scrappiness going on right now b/c the kiddos are still out of school but they go back on Wednesday so that gives me 3 full days this week and I plan to get my scrap on!

We also had to say goodbye to our pastor and his family on Sunday.....it was tough but I know they are doing God's will and they are excited to see what is in store for them in their new service!  I am sad for myself though.....

Hope you are having a great start to a new year!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top Layouts in 2011

New Year's Resolution: Learn to operate my computer better! I cannot seem to get 10 layouts uploaded so here is my top 6!!!! Argh! Anyway-I hope you all enjoy these few layouts.....they are my top for different reasons....and it was hard to narrow it down and there really are others but I cannot seem to manage to get them on here! Oh well! Happy New Year to you all!