Saturday, June 28, 2008


It's been quite an eventful week for me...

The biggest news is that my grandmother passed away last Friday. She had been ill for a while. She was the last of her generation that I know of and it kind of makes me worry because now the next family member to go will be in my parents' generation... pretty scary.

So I took the week off from work and spent time with my family. Both of my sisters came down for the funeral and we got to hang out a bit. It was kind of weird because we hadn't seen each other for a while and so we were excited to do something fun, but then again, they were here to remember our grandmother... We decided to try to break up the sadness by going out to dinner together and seeing a movie. We ended up seeing the Strangers - scary scary and lots of fun screaming and clutching onto my sister's arm in fear!

Here are a few layouts I've done recently. I have more up on my SIS account. I'm still doing pretty well with my 365 project, but to be honest I cheat a little. If I make two layouts in one day and none the next, I let it slide. I'll even write the wrong date on the layout just so I'll have one a day - I figure in a couple of years from now I'll have forgotten that I cheated and everything will be okay!

My Etsy shop is almost done - I've decided to let the listings expire if no one buys anything. A whole bunch of items expired last week, but I'm not re-posting them - I guess that means I have some new felties that I can use!!! Thanks so much to all of you that supported me through my first entrepreneurial excursion!


Friday, June 20, 2008


You only have until June 25th to get these felties (that's when the listings expire and they will forever be gone in the ETSY world!)

Get 'em while the gettins good!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some Recent Layouts

I'm still not too happy with this layout - seems a little rushed and thrown together. I am trying to just let my layouts be without over analyzing them - I know in a few years when I look back on them I'll just be stoked that the picture + journaling is there to bring back memories. I am really happy with the felt clock, though... I've been toying with this idea for a while and finally made it.

I'm pretty happy with the way this layout turned out. I want to start working on my penmanship because it's beginning to look sloppy, but not "cool" sloppy, just "sloppy" sloppy. The letter stickers I used for the title kept peeling off of their adhesive so I had to use modge podge on it - I really like the way that ended up looking because the title is all shiny and nice.

I threw this one together this morning. I have these paint dabbers that keep getting clogged, so I opened one up and just smeared the paint frame right from the bottle. Then I took a dried out baby wipe and wiped up the excess paint. What resulted was this cool looking smudginess that I really like... good thing my paint dabber was clogged! The title suddenly came to me and I had to put it down on paper. I really like the way the mixed font+colors turned out.

PS. I'm not sure if anyone really reads my blog anymore. I keep getting the same 2 or 3 people leaving comments, which I adore, but was wondering who else (if there is anyone else) is reading this. Leave me a comment, if only to say hello, so I know you are out there!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Fun Sunday

Today was such a good day! We didn't do anything terribly exciting - just ran some errands - but all in all it was a very pleasant time. Wade took me to Michael's so I could get some supplies and I waited for him while he got a contract signed. After that we fought our way through the moms and kids at Costco and spent WAY too much money.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with the hotel that we're going to have the wedding in - if all goes as planned, mom and I are going to sign up with them and hopefully after that all the rest of the planning will be just a little bit easier. Once we sign up, I'll put some pics up here of the venue.

Wade and I are planning a Vegas trip -SO exciting. We haven't been in over a year (we used to go TWICE a year, so we're really glad we can finally go!) He actually asked me yesterday if I want to go their local scrapbook stores like we did last time. He said, "Actually, that was a lot of fun!" FUN? Going to a scrapbook store is FUN for Wade? Perhaps HE'LL be scrapping some day... ha ha ha

I've been doing pretty well with my 365 plan. Haven't missed a day yet, but my scrapping muse has been flying around my studio for the last couple of weeks - hopefully she doesn't have any plans to leave... (or he? Can't my muse be a he? Let's name him Burton... There, it's done.)

Here are a couple more recent layouts:

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Some New Layouts

I added this one to my 08 Album:

Then a few more daily layouts for my 365 project:

And finally, a scrap lift of Renee's Fantastic Layout Seen HERE:

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

There's a first time for everything

I got LAYOUT OF THE DAY at SISTV. Check it out here!

Even cooler than that, Renee and I are BOTH on the Catwalk this week! So weird and great! Check us out HERE!

Pretty exciting...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Still scrapping strong - which is such a good feeling.

We spent last weekend cleaning the house and on Friday I finally got to my studio - did a huge cleaning. Lovely to have everything organized and in its own place.

Saturday mom and I went back to a Long Beach hotel to do a walk-thru - I think we've made our decision, but I still have a ton of questions for the coordinator.

Yesterday I stayed with Laela until 2 (lovely girl, she bought me donuts!), relaxed at home for a bit, then went out for some much needed sushi with some friends.

I leave you with some layouts done this past weekend. Have a great Monday!