Monday, October 25, 2010

In a FUNK

Well after my sons 18th bday and the long weekend....its official im in a FUNK. No creative mojo what so ever right now. My SIS lost her grandma this weekend and its made some things resurface for me on losing one of mine. Between that and being unemployed for the first time in ohhh 15 yrs or so. Have faith I will over come and re emerged.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ive entered the world of the "Unemployed"

I am now one of the several millions who has lost their jobs due to the recession, real estate market in my case. Of course its a HUGE financial burden but most of us dont think of the other effects losing your job can cause. Loss of self worth, confidence, depression, embarrassment, shame, etc. For now im revamping the old resume and putting some feelers out and maybe looking into something totally different who knows what I can find if anything anytime soon. I pray I can get unemployment to subsidize my income until I can get a new job. So BRIGHT SIDE????
Maybe more time for soul searching, finding ME again, figuring out what I want to do,and maybe some more time in my scrap room.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tons of Halloween fun.





Ive found so many wonderful homemade ideas for Halloween and just dont have enough time to try them all....here are a few of my faves. Most came from here

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturdays..


Usually im scrapping in the evening at least on Saturday and trying to share new ideas or lo with everyone. Today ive gone shopping with my kid looking for golf clubs for his 18th bday he is having next Sat. Followed by a nap and now im feeling useless....nap bad idea for productivity!
Going to see my lil man Clays at some point tomorrow and scrapping and sharing I promise. One of clays recent pics with his gorgeous mommy..chubby butt is 13lbs.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Hop...Follow Me Friday


My two teens Layout



Im sure "most" teenagers that are as close in age as mine (18mths) dont really like each other on most days. Soooo that being said getting a good picture of them together takes a serious miracle! I love this picture.
I used alot of different elements on this page. I painted photo mats, used stickers from two different types, used a hambly transparency. Nothing lumpy or bumpy just really wanted to focus on they actually looked like loving brother and sister playing and enjoying one another.
Hope you enjoy.....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yummy fabric haul


I went to JoAnn's yesterday and really scored all remenats were 50% off. That means I can buy twice as many lol. Also found some ribbon just like this Prima ribbon but in solid colors for $4.99 a yard. Need to check it out!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Manic Monday

So tired this morning im seriously dragging butt. Got to babysit my nephew on Saturday ( so no time to scrap) he is so precious. Then Saturday night spent in front of the football games with my hubby abd fnished getting him packed. He left yesterday for his 3 wk biz trip. So the kids and I went back out to help with clay or a few hrs.
Busy but non productive weekend.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Great Fabric Flower Tutorial

Found a super cool new fabric flower to try to make. Check out this blog Sew in love she creates some amazing things

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekend Blog Hop....Join in the fun

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Hop by and enjoy meetin new bloggers and seeing what they are up too. Ive found many blogs this way that im now following on a regular basis. Come Along Enjoy the FUN!!!
AFTER ALL ITS FRIDAY!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Winner of Sept. Challenge

Winner of the September Challenge for Melodys Scrapbook World
Hiya everyone ;)

We have a winner for the September Challenge ;)

The winner is Karen Keiper

Please send me your email address and i will contact Ideal papercraft and let them know you have won this months challenge ;)

Congratulations Karen :)

tc from mel ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sorry its been a few days

Ive been sick since Saturday and really havent done anything but link up to a few blog hops. My kids have had this nasty head cold for a few wks back and forth and it seems they finally gave it to mom. I will admit im got a TON of sleep which I needed with all the traveling hubby has been doing I havent slept well.
Ive been reading several blogs and trying to learn alittle more about how to capture followers and ranking. So ive got to start doing this daily and that is my first goal. Even if I dont have any scrappy things to share ( like tonight) I will try to come up with something fun to say.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tutorial on Homemade Flourishes

videoWell for Sharing Saturday here is another video. Im sure everybody loves BLING right? Flourishes right? And we love those gorgeous Prima creations but at $4-$6 a pop it gets pricey quick if your like me. So after someone mentioned on a forum making them_ I thought shoot I can do that. So I used my prima,recollections, or whatever type bling you have and flip it over and created my own using the pattern. The puffy paint works best I think, stickles does to but again a bit pricey to use it on this. The metallics are great and the silver and gold glitter really look like the rhinestones on LO's. I hope you can get the just of it on this tutorial its a bit long.