Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
~ a sunburst
~ a memento form your vacation
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We all have that certain singer, band, or song that NEVER fails to bring on a strong emotional response.
Let's do a SMASH page about the music that moves us, the good, the bad, or the ugly. (Flock of Seagulls literally gives me HIVES.)
• music notes
• a bird
• washi tape
Friday, October 19, 2012
And with 4 other people in the store trying on clothes the Associate can keep her cool, act like you are such a sweet lady, and still help everyone with expert grace and timing. You continually interrupt the sales associate while she was other customers causing even more tension for all in the store, and then take your attacks on other customers. While trying on clothing you tell me I'm so short. You're lucky I didn't say anything when you mention you were a model in your 20s because, you are no longer pretty inside or out.
I LOVE going into that store and I love that when I need help I’m treated like a princess, with the clothes I want to try on displayed beautifully in the dressing room, because the Sales Associate cared enough to do her job well. And once I find what I want in clothing they are more than willing to help me accessorize. With ladies like that working there is no other way than to treat them kindly. I bet know if i saw you working I'd turn around and shop else where.
By the way, during my shopping experience, I managed to get a beautiful outfit (The sales Associate’s idea!), beautiful shoes and even accessories, all thanks to that sweet Sales Associate. I would like to mention though with less interruptions from the witch, I think my hour and half time there I could have been done way sooner, if she had just let the Sales Associate take more than 2 minutes with me at a time.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
This was truly a challenge for me!
I've done a few little zentangles/doodles but never a whole page.
To sit still that long to complete it was also a challenge.
(With a Migrane too! And my little Cupcakes
coming up to say "Hi", then using the clipboard
as a drum, yes a major challenge. )
I used quite a few methods to get my images.
Cheating as it may be called.
I used two stamps, one for the
flowers and one for spots.
I also used a diecut butterfly
from my stash to trace around.
All my inspriation for patters were from
three Zentangle books I bought earlier this year.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I am Marcie, she and I are very similar though sports for me was always just a big no-no I'm so clumsy!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
- 6 slices of bread
- 6 slices of bacon
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with butter non-stick spray.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. (I confess I do not have a cookie cutter so I use the lid to my tub of orzo pasta and just cut around the edges ;D)
- Take bread circles and press them into the muffin pan, set aside.
- Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Cook bacon on the skillet until partially cooked but still pliable, about 3 minutes.
- Shape bacon strips into the toast cups, fill with 1 Tbs of shredded cheese. Place in the oven for 5 minutes, allowing the bacon to toast just a little more. Remove from oven.
- Crack your egg and separate out most of the egg white. Drop eggs into the cups, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Place back in the oven and cook until white begins to set, about another 8 – 10 minutes. The yolk should be creamy.
- Remove from oven when done and pop out using a spoon, serve warm.
Friday, October 5, 2012
• A letter to your former self
• A picture of your former self
• Your own handwriting somewhere on the page
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I have several purses I rotate through
so I picked my favorite for this project.
This is my biggest purse, Purple leather made by Buxton!
- Wallet made by Fossil (always with driver's license, debit cards & a few dollar bills, never know when you'll need to use a vending machine!)
- Sanitizing Wipes
- Kleenex- I have horrible allergies!
- Mini Zipper pouch with headphones.
- Baby Mum-Mums- perfect for when the Cupcakes go into Melt Down mode.
- Camera- Life can be pretty interesting.
- Purse Hook - Such a life saver.
- Lip Gloss
- Tide to Go- I'm just plain messy!
- Pens - See my Toy Story One? LOVE it!
- Purse Organizer - With out it my purse would be a mess.
So what does yours look like?
Monday, October 1, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Everyone seemed to have fun and the Cupcake bar was hit!
Everyone was so busy mingling and eatting and the kids
were have a blast in the play area that time flew and all the games
Justin and I made for party went unused.
Justin helped me create the pin the
Cherry on the Cupcake game
using his special skills of sewing :).
I was in charge of cutting and pinning
fabric as well as sewing all of the cherries.
So Many Cherries!
Too bad they look like apples, haha!
My sewing skills are not up to par.
Gerber Cheeto Puff Cans were then used to
make stacking towers bor a bean bag toss!
Yep, I sewed the bean bags too!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Last week Nana & I took the girls out to the splash pad for a MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) meet & greet. The girls were not pleased that the water was attacking them, haha.
But we had fun with a picnic and a few adorable photos with the girls in their swim suits.
I used pic monkey.com to edit my photos to look like polaroids.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
had a reason to work on crafty projects.
My friend is going to be a 4th grade teacher
this year and because it's her first year
teaching the job of decorating is quite big.
You want useful items, educational items and
most of all you want it to catch the
attention of the children you are teaching.
My friend enlisted the help of my cricut
and me to help her room come alive.
I admit the cricut did way more work than
me in the crafty part, I just assembled.
Ashley would tell or show me her idea
and my job was to make it happen.
I had so much fun putting my craft tools to work.
The photos below aren't the completed room.
I will have a new post with the finished room!
I am so excited for my friend and all she
has accomplished to get to this point.
Being a teacher is not a job that is easy
and I sincerely admire her.
The classroom is the normal off white
color and needed something to spark interest.
The idea was to add rainbow color
paper to each panel on the doors.
It helped bring more interest to the doors
and make the room more colorful.
Ashley will be posting all current event information
for the school here as a central station for parents
and students in need of information.
We used the Everyday Paper dolls
cartridge to make our train and conductor.
This is the hallway bulletin board that will greet the children.
The plan is to make decorations for each season to decorate the tree.
One corner nearly completed.
A few items have been changed, like the “Attendence”
is now spelled correctly “Attendance”, and the calendar
will be replaced in the morning with a brand new pocket one!
YAY! The yellowed one was driving us both crazy.
The left side of the board you
can’t see is now completely done too!
This was the first project we finished
and it made us both so happy.
In endless days of cutting, laminating and
cleaning, one project done felt amazing!
Ashley will be posting spelling
words on the different letter blocks.
Pinterest was so helpful in the
process of ideas and how to use them.
I have yet to see the classroom since she finished
up a few more the boards this week, and I honestly can’t wait.
Next Monday is her official first day of school with the children.
To congratulate Ashley on her new job I wanted to
make her something special just for her so this
morning I made this little sign for her classroom.
I haven’t been able to be as productive in
the craft room as I used to be and this project
really helped me get some of my motivation back.
Olivia & Ava's birthday is just a few weeks away
so I've started projects for that as well.
I'm so excited but so sad!
My little babies will be one!
I have a few projects to share
and will be posting them soon.
Monday, June 25, 2012
We took 3 classes total and my favorite was
the mini album using canvas refill pages!
I Loved it so much I'm using the base idea here.
For Mother's Day I told my mom she and my
dad were getting a photo shoot with the girls.
I must admit I'm unwilling to give
her the mini album I made below. Sorry Momma!
For this album I used Prima Canvas Refill
Pages 6"x12", That's How We Roll **May Kit**
from Tally Scrapper as well as
other odds and ends I found in my stash.
Sears is fantastic if that's all you have near
you for taking professional photos, but looking
for local photographers is even better and you catch
those moments that aren't usually found in the stuffy
professional studio sessions. With local
photographers you can usually pick your own location,
and adapt as much to you're liking as possible.
In our case I ask the talented photographers to
work their magic and using their skills to help us
and our settings become their piece of art.
They know what works best and we can always let
them know if it's comfortable enough for us.
If you are concerned about price, compare the
time spent at a studio like Sears, cost of just
a CD with your selected photos and cost of prints,
they will more then likely be exactly the same as
a local photographer if not even better
with the independent photographer.
We booked this photo session with the very talented
Erin Ratchford of Erin. Ratchford.Photography.
If you are local I highly recommend Erin, she's easy
to work with and great at her skill.
These little girls have their Nana & Papa
wrapped around thier little pinkies!
Tim Holts has this amazing little rolls
of film strip now for projects. I used a
small strip and created my own cartoon to
put behind it. I made my hearts go from
right to left though I realize they are no
where near perfect I like how it embellished
the page of our little family.
I love these photos of just my parents.
I'm not sure the last time they had photos taken.
They've been married just over 30 years and
still love each other very much, that's
something to look foward to with my hubby!
Thanks for visiting today.
If you have a blog or links to your current
projects please leave me comment with them and
I'd love to see what you've been up to!