So here's an easy little shortbread crust as it cools down:
Monday, November 30, 2009
So here's an easy little shortbread crust as it cools down:
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Your hair? undone
Your mother? shopper
Your father? donor
Your favorite food? lasagna
Your dream last night? unsure
Your favorite drink? cider
Your dream/goal? happiness
What room are you in? office
Your hobby? expensive
Your fear? failure
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Chris
Where were you last night? stable
Something that you aren't? unhappy
Wish list item? vacation
Where did you grow up? didn't
Last thing you did? emailed
What are you wearing? jeans
Your TV? large
Your Pets? Mystycka
Your life? blessed
Your mood? mellow
Missing someone? Grandparents
Something you're not wearing? mittens
Your favorite store? Bay
Your favorite color? green
When was the last time you laughed? morning
Last time you cried? week
Your best friend? amazing
One place that you go to over and over? gym
Favorite place to eat? Ox
The 5 super duper bloggers I would like to pass this award to are:
And now, time to adjust my strategy in dealing with The Christmas Light Miser (also known as The Lawn Miser, most commonly known as MrP). That guy is so anti-Christmas lights, it's actually comical. When we moved into our house four years ago, I suggested putting up Christmas lights for the holidays. That was about the time I learned that he thinks it's a waste of money to put up lights that only other people will see.
Now don't get me wrong, the practical side of me says "That makes sense" but the kid in me really wants Christmas lights! I'm sure once I saw what the bill was after a month of additional house-bling, I'd be all for turning them off, but the point is...well I have no point. I just like looking at how people decorate the outside of their homes and think I'd like to decorate ours. I say "I" but really, I wouldn't be getting up on a ladder, so maybe I should just stop whining =)
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
(okay - I added in the cute part, but he's my favorite kind of mouse....artistic!)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
After many weeks of stressing, I've decided to let go of some obligations in hopes of refocusing on my priorities and regaining some enjoyment out of the simple things. The word 'overwhelmed' seems to be in my complaints to MrP a lot lately. I started this blog for a stress release and lately, it's felt more like an obligation than an enjoyment, so I've decided to just post when I feel like it and have something to share and not stress because I don't have a daily post. I don't know how you daily posters do it - maybe you're just better able to keep things in perspective and for that, I give you heaps of credit!
In decluttering 'must do' items from my To Do list, I've also resigned as a Guest Sketch Challenge Designer for Scrap N Stamp, effective December 1st and given my notice to the ladies at Digital-Ink Co. When the joy of crafting has returned, I hope to participate in some challenges, but in a true participant sense (and with a chance, like anyone else, of winning!) I understand if the lack of daily inspiration changes your mind about being a follower, so please don't feel like you have to leave me on your list. I will continue to check out other blogs that inspire me and will post when the mojo blesses me with something worthy =)
Thanks so much for allowing me to vent. I thank you for keeping me inspired with your amazing work!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Stamps: Verve Ornamental Christmas
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Blue Bajou, Baja Breeze, Christmas DSP
Ink: Blue Bajou
Accessories: Blue Bayou Ribbon, Snow Flurries
What do you think? I think I love the Baja & Bajou together….and I adore this darn patterned paper!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Today’s challenge over at the Digital-Ink Co challenge blog is another awesome sketch! I think sketch challenges are my favorite because they’re such a wonderful starting point for so many great cards.
So here’s the sketch:
Now check out the rest of the design team’s awesome creations & then head to the Digital-Ink Co to get started on your own.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Later, A Chorus Line was quite entertaining, although I have to remember not to go to a show that starts after 7pm. LOL! I'm such a weiner when it comes to sleep (and 9:30 seems to start the exhaustion lately). But it was fabulous and I'm glad I went! If you get a chance, check them out - very talented people.
I'm hoping to get to some craft room cleaning today, so bear with me....because it's half way through November and I'm still in denial!
Friday, November 13, 2009
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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and get your themed entry in for your chance to win this week. Remember to use DIC010 if you're uploading to SCS or another online gallery and be sure to use Mr. Linky so we can check out your creations - and you've got a chance to win! While you're there, check out the great deal going on for November. 30% off Sewn Together images, which includes the adorable Jaden Licking Cupcake that I used on my tasty Anything But a Card challenge!
There's a new release coming up at Digital-Ink Co and I've got a sneak peek of a cute design that I'm eager to show you...but not just yet...check back late...r.... =)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Paper: Bordering Blue, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, White
Ink: Bordering Blue, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Accessories: Dimensionals, White Ribbon, Nestabilities, Scallop Cutter
MrP will give it to his Mom tomorrow when they take her for birthday lunch. She's kept every card I've ever made for her (despite my best efforts to get her to recycle them!) and I hope she likes it.
I just realized that Wednesday is a Holiday and Friday was my regular scheduled day off, so I took Thursday off, as well....five whole days off! Hope that means I'll actually get something done around the house =)
Friday, November 6, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Nestabilities
I created this card for the Viva La Verve Nov01 Sketch with a Twist, which was a 1-2-3 twist. One embellishment (buttons or eyelets or ribbon, etc), two colors of cardstock (plus a neutral) and three stamps. I do feel a little like this was cheating since it's three stamps, but creates one image. Oh well - I love these awesome Ornamental Christmas stamps from Verve.
And a very happy anniversary to Chelsey and K-Dawg!
Monday, November 2, 2009
This color combo of green, pink, light blue & fuschia worked with the adorable Teddy for Paige by Whimsy Design Studio, which can be found at the Digital-Ink Co store.Boni, Darlene, Diane, Jackie, Micki, Raquel, Teri & Kim and of course, our November Guest Designers, Terri & Linda.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design teams has done:
Head on over to the Challenge Blog and get your color perfect entry in for your chance to win this week. Remember to use DIC009 if you're uploading to SCS or another online gallery and be sure to use Mr. Linky so we can check out your creations - and you've got a chance to win!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
MrP did get his pumpkin carved, though....while I cleaned the house. Fair deal? I think not! But since it's his Movember pumpkin, I won't complain too much.