Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Sunshine

There is still a lot of snow outside but the sun is shining brightly today warming my spirit. I have been scrapping, doing projects and teaching classes at an assisted living facility over the past several weeks but this seems like the first chance I have had to share, so from Sunny Philly, "Look what I can do!" **Warning this is a pretty long post, make sure you turn that pot off first, lol!

This is a layout of my stepson when he was a baby. I used the My Mind's Eye "Lil Robots" collection. Can I tell you the colors just pop right off of the page and the accesories are just super cute. Trust me you will see this collection again and again until I use it up. The only things that are not a part of the collection is the "K" monogram, which is actually a Cosmo Cricket black chipboard letter that I painted white and then used frosted lace stickles on and the other is the Heidi Swapp outline letter rub-ons that I was trying to use to spell the word boy but I didn't have an "o", so I used a brad to take its place. The word big was cut using my Slice.

Here is another fun layout of my niece, my youngest daughter, my niece's bff, and my sister from Christmas 2005. I think it was the first year our dollar store began carrying those antler headbands and everyone had fun with them. I used the Imaginisce collection for this layout. The numbers do not really have any relevance to the layout, I just thought it looked cute. I punched the snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and added some bling to the center.

Here is the hubster getting his employee of the year award that he worked very hard for. He is a job developer and his job is to get people jobs. Even in the midst of the recession he got over 250 people in sustainable jobs that year. Here I used the Teresa Collins Celebrate line. The "09" are AC thickers, and the mini tickets are Maya Road and I added a little bling to the centers. The rest of the title incorporates a variety of stickers from my stash including some imagination project Gin-x coaster board letters (that's going way back). The stars are the wood veneer stars from my November scrap-room kit that I painted and added stickles.
When I saw the Bo Bunny Olivia collection I could not figure out what I was going to do with it. But I am really happy with the results. I used my Martha Stewart loopy border punch . The flower is by Prima and I cut the title "everyday" using my Slice Machines.
And one of my favorite projects from this weekend is my practice version teddy bear favor box for my oldest Stepson and his wife's upcoming baby shower. The colors for the shower are yellow, mint green and brown and there is a teddy bear theme. When I am doing favors I like to practice a few times before I settle on a design. I think I got this one right on the first try. I used the My time Made Easy Happy mail template.

thanks for taking the time out to look, happy scrapping!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

I do solemnly resolve

to try to stick to my resolutions. I really consider them to be personals goals that I strive for during the year instead of empty resolutions. The older I get the more realistic I am with them so here I go for 2011.

1. I would like to increase my heart rate - I can do this by taking the stairs more, exercising, taking the dogs on longer walks, and just being more active overall. (and yes I would love to lose some weight in the process).

2. Take better care of myself - I do not really care to visit the doctor's office but I really need to get a full check-up and be more mindful of my preventive care.

3. Stay in touch with family and friends better - enough said.

4. Read more - I use to love to escape life with a good book but I don't make the time for it like I should.

5. Work on my financial health and save more.

6. Create more - I would like to complete 100 layouts, 30 cards, 5 mini albums, 10 other paper projects, keep my website current and blog more.

Here is wishing everyone much success as we work towards our goals /resolutions in 2011!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Look What Tricia Gave Me!

Tricia I apologize for being a day late and a dollar short but for some reason I could not copy and paste on my laptop at home so I am doing it on my lunch break today at work since Fridays are a little slow. So first let me say thanks to Tricia a sister who is definitely doing it for herself! I have been a long time blog lurker and finally started leaving comments so she would know I stopped by and now I get so excited when she stops by to visit me too. Tricia is super talented and she keeps it real so if you ever need some layout inspiration, entertainment news or just a laugh pop on over and pay her a visit.

This is a pay-it-forward style award. Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered (or not so recently)
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.
Here it goes -
1. I am the youngest of five girls
2. I attended the only all girls public high school in Philly

3. I had both my children naturally - no medication at all
4. I like to read the directions to everything!
5. I love to cook
6. I hate switching pocketbooks, I carry one bag to work until it is time to buy a new one
7. I have only been to a Starbucks once
8. I am obssessed with mail, I feel so unloved on no-mail days

Here are the 8 bloggers I would like to share this award with:


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