Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Ramblings

I have decided to try to post at least once a week. I am hoping that I can stay caught up enough that Sunday's after church I can relax and do things I enjoy. We'll see....

Today my post is more scrappy in nature. First I want to share a photo of my favorite part of my scrap space. I love this little shelf I picked up at a friend's garage sale for $10 dollars. It houses all of my ribbons, buttons, small embellishments,Tim Holtz Inks, Glimmer Mists, alcohol inks, and stickles. Each shelf is dedicated to a specific color. I love the way it looks and the organization of it. On top you see the majority of my large background stamps from Hero Arts. In the front are a few smaller "summery" type stamps. I rotate my seasonal stamps around depending on the season. That way they are always at my finger tips if I need them. In the photo you can also see the leg of my desk, my sewing machine, part of my stickers and other stuff hanging on the wall. I have additional pictures of those I will share at a later date.

I have been able to do a little scrapping here lately and I want to share a few things I have created. First of all I am excited to say that this card from the previous post won the Fresh Face challenge over at the Hero Arts blog. Wow.

The following layouts and cards were created with Cocoa Daisy kits.

This layout and card were made with the October 2009 CD kit- Fashion Week.

The next layout and card were made with the June 2010 kit- Cubicle.

The last layout and card were made with supplies from my stash for the August CD sketch/lift challenge.

To make the cards I used scraps from the layouts I made. This is a great way to use up those scraps so that they don't clutter up my scrap space and storage.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Where has summer gone?

I have no idea where summer has gone. It seems to have flown by so quickly. I had plans for summer and needless to say most of them weren't accomplished. I feel a little let down, but I also realize that I have taught summer school, which benefitted some really sweet soon-to-be 2nd graders. I also have almost completed 9 hours of graduate school, which benefits me and my family. With those 9 hours down, I am left with 6 hours this fall. Meaning I will graduate in Decemeber. I CAN'T WAIT to get back the extra hours that grad school has required and use them for something I really enjoy, like my family. So I guess I have been somewhat successful this summer, but I still want to have more time watch him do this:

And watch him do this:

And spend more time relaxing and doing things like this:

But I guess like the card says, it's time to get up and going again. I'm ready for a new year and new kids and all the knowledge they bring.
Here's to a new school year, new games in the win column, and new time spent with my wonderful husband and kiddos.

Everyday is a crazy and wonderful, God-given blessing and I absolutely love every minute of it!

Card info: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper-Scenic Route-Sassafrass Lass, Stamps- Hero Arts- 4 Apples- Old text writing-Little Owl (from set of 24) Tim Holtz- Big Flourishes, Rubons- 7gypsies, Making Memories, Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick & Antique Linen. embroidery floss and yellow ribbon.