Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heart + Arrow

I used The Paper Players #80 sketch for this card. I finally had an excuse to use this stripe paper that I just love!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Dig You Valentines

Aren't these fun Valentines?! Pluff Mudd Studio is carrying these printable favor tags through her Etsy shop. The shovels were ordered off of ebay, and then I added these items to the shovels: pencil, plastic bracelets, ring, mini maze, heart sucker, and a candy bracelet. I found the cellophane bags at Target in the party section. They come in packs of 50. Once all the goodies were in the bag, I tied them up with curling ribbon. I circle punched the printable, then added a hole to tie the ribbon through. I plan on doing some boy ones, and instead of the ribbon up top, I am going use twine. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hearts and Hugs Cards

Valentine cards galore over here!  I did start addressing some this weekend, so they will be ready to be sent out in February. It was beautuful weekend, we went to brunch at one of my facorite places in Phoenix.  It is called St. Francis. And, best of all kids eat free:)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sweetie Card

I am going a little Valentine's crazy over here! I think I have made more cards than people that I have to give them to. I'll just save them for next year. This one is for the Just Us Girls! challenge 120.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge #100

There is a summer theme over at Cricut Cardz Challenge 100! I am trying to get out of my comfort zone with the Cricut, and upping the amount of layering. I even cut the circle card and scallops:) If you make odd sized cards, do you make your own envelopes, or just find a big enough sized envelope? Just curious!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentines Cards-Cricut Style

It is Valentine cards time! I used the Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cartridge on all of these cards. Let me just say, this cartridge rocks! 
I would really like to use my Cricut more...but here is my problem. My machine sits in a loft area right besides both kids rooms. And I kinda feel like I have to wait super late to not wake them up. Maybe move the machine over to my bedroom for all cutting?! I love it when my craft supplies start taking over the house;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pencil Lines Sketch 264

I don't know how well you can see it in the photo, but she has about 50 Clifford stickers on her sweatshirt. Got to love it;) I used Pencil Lines Sketch 264 for this one...played around with some misting for the heart.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Project Life- Week 1

Week one of my Project Life 2012 is complete! I am doing Sunday as my start day, so far so good. I purchased the Clementine edition of the core kit. It seems to coordinate with the colors and styles that I like.  As I upload pictures, I start popping them into a folder titled for that week...It is really helping in keeping the pictures organized. 
Have a fantastic weekend. I am thinking of painting a wall, we'll see if that happens!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Do

I have always relied heavily on a planner for my scheduling and to do lists. Here are some tips:

Make your weekly goals attainable. I would love to write down that I am going to work out every day. Realistically I am happy to get in three times a week. So I will write down work out three different days. Even if it doesn't happen that specific day, I try to get those workouts in by the end of the week.

Don't overload yourself. Three or four items to cross off your list for the day plenty. 

Keep your planner in your purse or readily available. When you have down-times out and about, it is a great time to jot down a few things that you are thinking about accomplishing.

I keep a list of grocery or other items that I need to purchase on a post it on the current week. Then I am ready to go to the grocery store, I can pull out that list and stick it on the shopping cart to easily see.

For me, having things written makes a huge difference. Crossing off an item makes me happy:)

This is a to do list from Johnny Cash that recently sold at auction. Some interesting things on there!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine + Chevron= Love

Scrapbook Circle's first challenge of the year is a card sketch. It has given me a jump start to making Valentine cards. I really wanted to use the chevron paper, that pattern is so popular right now!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Grin and Bear It

I used Sketchy Thursdays current challenge for this layout. I have a handful of pictures from the past couple of years that I want to scrap. The rest have been tucked away in binders..Helping with that overwhelming feeling-out out sight out of mind!

Friday, January 6, 2012

December Mini Pages- Part 2

I took my MIL to a tea place when she came into town earlier in December. Sooo girly and cute!

Preschool Christmas party. Food, crafts, and singing.

Kindergarden party. They all wore jammies to school.

The grandkids with "Na." And presents!

That is where I am at on the book. I have Christmas eve, Christmas morning, and photos from Texas to do. Maybe this weekend I will be able to complete the rest.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

December Mini Album Pages

Ok, not the first page-but one of my favorites:)

First page...Haven't done the journaling yet for the book, but am trying to get this done by the end of January. Gotta keep moving while I have some momentum.

We always dress up real silly to look at Christmas lights. We had a grumpy someone in the car, and only made it to one house...but eh, we go with the flow.

To avoid complete picture overload, I will split the book out in a couple of posts. This was a really fun process, and a great time to tinker with new scrapping techniques.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

End Of Year

I would say this is my word for 2012. Focus. Need to keep focus on the important stuff and not worry about the rest.

Here we all are on Christmas eve. Right before heading off to church.

We took a quick side trip to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl. Very exciting stuff!

New Year's eve with my side of the family, and three boxers. We were party animals;)

I am a little over halfway complete on my December mini album. Going to pick up the last pack of pictures from Walgreen's today. Cannot wait to share!