Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just working on a few things.....

July 25, 2010

It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I am sitting in my backyard, enjoying the fact that I CAN sit outside and BLOG. This post is also one to celebrate ALL that I am currently working on.

So, as you can see from the above picture, there are just a few projects on the go right now. I also adamantly refuse to sit inside and craft, when the sun is shining outside. With that philosophy of mine, I have come to accept that I do lose some precious crafting hours in honour of Summer, sunshine and good weather. Well, at this point in time, my crafting goals for the weekend have definately NOT been met. On Friday afternoon, I did write in my little handy dandy notebook, (which just happens to be a moleskin) what projects I wanted to accomplish on the weekend. Don't ask me how I just became a quilter, but it kinda just happened. I think my good ole' friend Agnes, printed out a "how to do your first quilt" from Susan Weinroths Blog, which also happened to be on the same day as Emily, Agnes, Dianne and I went on a little field trip to a fabric store. So, after looking at all the BEEUTIFUL fabrics, I decided that I definately needed to quilt, because fabric was NOW scrapbook paper. In and amongst spending some fabulous time with Zoe (my eight year old youngest, but most mature), I managed to get some quilting done....actually more than I expected. I was clearly NOT going to sleep until all these rows down and rows across were joined. AND NOT, I might add, as easy peasy as I expected. Helen, if you are reading this, I pulled out row 4 about 4 times.
Looking at the above picture, I am grateful for all these wonderful hobbies, that bring me so much enjoyment and fulfillment, but that will also leave behind a story with every single piece, page, layout, picture and quilt. I never allow myself to believe that I am to busy for some time to can be as short a time as the five minutes it may take to glue things down......but it's my time.
I wish you a week of enjoying all the unfinished, and soon to be finished projects on your desks.
Remember, don't stress about it.....take a few moments each day to enjoy your time.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time to Fly a Kite

July 18, 2010

I got to say.....I LOVE OCTOBER AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!

I don't know about all of you, can I find more hours in my day?
I thought that I had my crafty schedule all figured out....Wednesday was supposed to be for inspiration journal, Monday for other forms of art journaling, and maybe a couple other days were designated for scrapbooking. NO SIRREEEEE.......does not quite work that way. As you can see from my last post, it's been a while since my last layout.
This one was inspired by one of the Studio Calico Sunday Sketches from a couple of weeks ago. I have been hoarding and holding onto the October Afternoon papers, and decided that this layout would be just perfect from the "Fly a Kite" collection.....
By the way, look carefully at the top of the layout....the "today" and "remember" memory block stamps, from Stamping Bella..It was the first time that I have used them this way with coloured ink. The idea came from one of the Scrapping Bella Babes (Jill Sprott). If you have not checked out her really should....her layouts are super fantastic.
Well, just off to see "Despicable Me" with the family.....and to all of you.......

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tales from the Scale

July 7, 2010

So here I go again.....back to Weight Watchers, and celebrating my return with a layout.
Don't be fooled with the term "lifetime" simply means, come back and get weighed at any long as you are within your two pounds of goal weight, you don't pay. "LIFETIME" member DOES NOT mean.....once you reach your goal weight, you will necessarily maintain it for a lifetime.
Now, if I am not mistaken, several blog entries ago, I recall doing a journal page, called "Accountabily and Goals"....remember? Well, that too, was a celebration of a Weight Watchers return. However, the celebration went on, and I never returned.
This time, I had it all figured out....I was going back to the scales, simply because I had a layout in mind, which incorporated the October Afternoon Paper, which I have been saving for just the right time. Not to mention the Tim Holtz ruler ribbon. I mean really, how many times have we dressed for an occasion, just so that we could get the picture, to use the product. Yep, that's EXACTLY why I crusaded myself back on this journey (NOT).

Got to say....look closely at the left hand side of the page.....just LOVE using the little manila tags. Guess where they came from? Yep, none other than my favorite scrapbook store in the entire fact, that's where everything came from.....STAMPING BELLA.
Hope that you too, are all working on a layout, that you specially took pictures for, in order to use that paper that you bought.