Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Made This!

Since I did not recieve a calendar for Christmas this year and I haven't ventured out to the mall since, I decided to make my own.  I knew that I really wanted to use the very beautiful Blissful line by Authentique. Love the yellow/black/grey mix. I decided to go with the 6x6 papers. Little project, little papers. Everything else was from my stash. I used Autumn Press and Stampin' Up stamps, StazOn Jet black ink, yellow bakers twine, Jenni Bowlin butterfly stickers, buttons & bling,  heavy silver-grey cord, silver glitter clips, Adirondack silver paint dabber, black & silver thread for stitching, yellow glitter paper from AC, calendar pages from Janna (Wilson) for Junkitz. a couple of paper punches and some corrugated:
 It took a while to come up with an idea it is. I made this:
 Here is a close up of the top. Look at all this Authentique goodness!
 Here is close up of the bottom. Lots of stamping goodness!
 Now I have a calendar. A pretty new one, that actually starts in February. That's okay though, better late than never.

On February 1st, the biggest card making blog hop starts. I had so much fun with my card sketch, I can't wait to share it with YOU!
 Til then here is the awesome RAK prize I am giving away to my winner:
Some very cool papers from Simple Stories called Year-o-graphy, some assorted bakers twine, some bling, some pretty glitter cardstock and black foam thicker letters. I am sure I will add  more to it too. I love to give away scrappy prizes!

Happy Scrappin'!!
Go Pats!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Heather

Happy Birthday to YOU,
Happy Birthday to YOU,
Happy Birthday Dear Heather,
Happy Birthday to YOU!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pats Win!!!!

So happy to see the Pats win the AFC championship:
 AND even happier to see this:
We are Superbowl bound!
Woo Hoo!!
Go Pats!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Body Restoration-Week 2

This weeks lesson started by having us think of the negative way we see ourselves and the way other people see us (or at least the way we think people see us).  It was also about all the possitive that we can  see, do, be. Though we all have things that we do not like about ourselves, there are so many more things that are good, even great, about us. At least that is what I have discovered. The art involved a possitive outlook:

 But, it started by delving into the negativity. I have to admit that I did not like dwelling on the negative, because I know that I can improve on all the things that were on my list:
 I don't remember where I found this sign, but I like to look at it evey once in a while to keep myself possitive:
2012 is my year of health and well being.
I am not getting any younger, but
I am enjoying the journey!

Happy Scrappin'!!
Go Pats!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Body Restoration-Week 1

Well...I made it through my first week of the Brave Girls Club Body Restoration class. While I can not share all the details of the first lesson, I will share my first art project.:
It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to set up my page. I like the simple design I ended up with. I did not want it to be exactly like Melody's. I wanted it to be own design. My book, my look. Ha! I made a rhyme! The homework assignment was tough. Not in the sense that I couldn't do it, but tough in the way that it made me have to be honest with myself. To write it down. There it was in black & white. It is definately eye opening and scary, but I can do this. I want to do this. This is my year to be healthy!

Happy Scrappin'!!
Go Pats!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrappy Anticpation

These are some of the CHA Winter 2012 new lines that have caught my eye.
Be forewarned, I am a sucker for the color blue.
The first one is:

Genuine from Authentique:
Next is:

Ruby Rock-It:
and last, but not least:

Everyday Moments
Teresa Collins:
I can not wait
to get my scrap on
with all the products above...

but in the meantime,
I am getting ready to take this fun class
by Amy Tan(gerine):
 I plan on using this kit from Studio Calico,
that I fell in love with,
and have been hoarding since May?
So pretty.
(Class starts on February 1st)
So many projects in the works.
Can't get enough!
Oh my obsessive creative mind!

Happy Scrappin'
Go Pats!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

one little word

My one little word for 2012 is...
The definition of healthy is:
The condition of being sound in mind, body or spirit.
This is my goal.

and, as always,
Go Pats!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Body Restoration

Started my new year with this:
I start today with this:
It is all about
This is for me.
This makes me happy.

Oh, and Go Pats!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Coming Soon...

A bunch of us,
over at Let's Scrap,
members and DT,
are hosting a cardmaking
Blog Hop.
It is gonna be huge.
Maybe the biggest ev-ah!
Fifty blogs.
Fifty hosts.
Fifty card sketches.
Endless possibilities.
Oh, did I mention prizes?
There will be RAK's.
Fifty chances to win AND
a whole month to play along.
It starts on February 1st
& ends on February 29th.
Mark your calendars
Stay tuned.
It's gonna be awesome.
I can't wait!

Happy Scrappin'!!
Go Pats!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012

Happy, Happy, Happy New Year!!
Go Pats!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

blog your heart

I tried this once before and it was great therapy.
Thanks Stephanie!
Here goes:

1.) This year I really want to have a healthier lifestyle.

 Living with 2 guys who love to eat all the time makes it tough. I have joined Cathy Zieleske's 'Move More-Eat Well 2012' challenge. One step at a time. I need to do this for me.

2.) I have decided to do 'Project Life' to document (#1 above)

I really had no interest in Project Life initially. Becky Higgins style is very simple.
She is very talented, but that is just not my style.
Funny thing is, the more I looked into Project Life.
the more it looked liked a perfect idea for this.

3.) Things are changing at work

We merged with another company.
There is a lot of negativity out there right now.
People are nervous.
I enjoy my job.
Yes, we are growing.
Yes, things are changing
yet it is just the same.
Until I am told different,
I will just keep on doing what I do.

4.) Out with the old

I am so sick of the clutter and unfinished projects here at home.
I have already started getting rid of so many things that we have not touched or even looked at in years.
Many garbage bags have alreaady been filled and and sent to the landfill.
I was beginning to feel like a hoarder'
There is also paint and repair work to be done.
It is crazy!
It needs to be done
It has been too long.

5.) We need for Bryant to try harder in school.

We do not want him to just 'get by'
He is so smart.
We are hoping this is just a phase.
He knows his stuff,
but just will not try.
This is hard for me.
I never had a hard time in school.
Sometimes I barely studied and I still got "A's"
It just came naturally to me.
We think these days there are just way more distactions.
We are working on fixing that.
We just want him to succeed.

These are just some of the things that I am concentating on right now.
The important things at the moment.
I do not want them to fizzle out,
like most do.
One step at a time.
One step at a time.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

 "What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year." ~ Vern McLellan
  Happy New Year!
Go Pats!!!
Happy Scrappin'!!!