Archive for March, 2010

Blogging Challenge 3/28 – Out Like a Lamb

March 28, 2010 |  by  |  Copics, Scrapbooking  |  4 Comments

Well I needed to finish what I started right? I am in charge of the challenge and today my GIS buddies are supposed to blog about the end of their month. Did it go out like a lamb? Or did it continue roaring through to the final days?

My month actually is ending more on a lamb note. I am just as busy in fact I have taken on a few more challenges personally, helping with Get It Scrapped’s Birthday weekend events, writing a few articles for the website and getting back to writing a new class about title fonts. And besides that or tied into all of that is a new obsession with Copic markers. So I am busy, busy, BUT all of these are things that bring me great pleasure! There were no trips to the ER no one car in the shop weekends, and I even got to scrap with ladies last night at Archiver’s. (I am knocking on wood frantically by the way) So things are good, rolling at a quick pace but good. Oh and did I mention the SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes it returned to Des Moines and it just warms me too my soul!

So here are my latest creations displaying my Copic playing!

Blogging Challenge 3/24 – Tell me what you want what you really really want…

March 25, 2010 |  by  |  Family  |  4 Comments

Yeah Tami is up and she has us all humming Spice Girls tunes. Gotta love Tami! So She wants to know what we really want. I wish I was creative as my friend Mary C. or at least that I had not read her entry first, her top 5 were so creative and wonderful! BUT here are my top 5 current wants…

1) Two days too myself yep I am getting a little greedy. I need one day to do the things I need to do, you know get the errands and the home necessities out of the way so that then I can have day two to really wiggle in it. No meals, (I’ll be eating ice cream and drinking pepsi ohh might as well make it cherry pepsi if it is my day. ) I will be getting a pedicure, shopping at archivers and any other art/craft store i want to meander through then I will be surfing on my computer and writing my scrappy stuff I need to get writing on without interruption. I do not get the kid interuption stuff a lot just the day to day meal time, clean time, school /activity time stuff.

2)The big screen John and I both would really like to sit in the family room.

3) A whole set, yes all 300 plus colors, of my current obsesion, Copic markers. And of course the carrying case and air brush tools to go with!

4)A fence and the dog that comes with it for our back yard, without John having to spend a week on the project (me at his side) himself.

5)Family and friends across the street and filling my neighborhood. Yep I want them all right here. I am person that could live with them all in my pocket. Let’s see I need both sets of parents all brothers, sisters and families, Tami, Gabby, Amy, Debbie, Mary, Linda, and oh just a few others from my GIS and scrappy crew!

So not unattainable right?! He He

Blogging Challenge 3/21 -Pearl of Wisdom

March 21, 2010 |  by  |  Family  |  2 Comments

Well I am up again this week in the GIS Blogging challenge. At least these challenges keep me writing! This morning I was not sure what to challenge my fellow bloggers to writing about and then sitting in church my Pastor shared a lovely quote or what my Grandmother would have called a “pearl of wisdom”. You know, that small bit of advise that in it’s simplicity sums up life. So here is a pearl that Pastor Quinton discovered in his reading this past week;

First rule of holes: When you find yourself in one, stop digging!

Of course Pastor Quinton went on to explain how this fits into our Christian walk and relationship of resting in Christ. It was a wonderful message and as always he is an amazing speaker. The quote or pearl grabbed me this morning and I found myself scrambling for my pen. So simple and so true. When life keeps piling it on and you keep getting deeper and deeper into commitments and busyness the first thing you have to do is STOP DIGGING! Don’t try to reorganize, and re-energize until you stop the continual pile up of commitments you keep accepting. This fits in with the business many of us face as Moms, wives and workers, where do we draw the line where do we say no, and if we do not we just keep getting deeper. It also fits in with the book I am reading “The Happiness Project”. The concept of uncluttering your life so you can experience what you have to it’s fullest before it passes you by.

Any hoo, it touched me. I liked the sentiment, the humor, the simplicity and the thought. So obvious, yet not so easily accomplished. So this week I will try to remember, every now and again I need to stop digging!

Happy Sunday!

Blogging Challenge 3/19 – Family

March 20, 2010 |  by  |  Family  |  1 Comment

Well it is not all of us like Jane wanted BUT it is a pretty darn good photo of me and my two beautiful girls. The challenge was to get everyone in the shot. I could post Christmas but this one is too cute to resist. Sara, Lori and I headed for the Botanical garden on Friday since the weather turned gray and cold and our play date adventure went cupoot. We had a lovely time and plan on going back soon! we might even let Grandpa Ed go. I’ll pair Sara with him and the two can chatter and read trough the whole garden, Sara can point out her favorites and Grandpa can photo for her.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2010 |  by  |  Challenges, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

Well here is my third layout using Scrap This Kit’s beautiful March kit. I have once again linked the photo if you want to see more. Today at Get It Scrapped I am challenging my scrappy buddys to post a layout that has them going “green” however they may interpret that. If they post today they are entered for a chance to win a prize. Want to know what it is? Huh? Huh? Do ya?

Oh O.K. I give! If you post today and then link your blog post or layout to the forums here at GIS, you are entered in a drawing for a $20.00 gift card to Scrap This Kit. Nice!

So go green and tell me about it. I will be watching!

Happy St. Patrick’s!