Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another week

Do you ever have those weeks where you just can't seem to get ahead?  I think I am having one of those.  I had great visions of pictures on my blog this week, but haven't really taken any pictures.  I need to get my camera out.  I should show you what I know is slowing down all my creativity.  My scrap room!  It is still a total disaster, and I have made some progress since the Christmas clean up.

I'll tell you what, I have a couple extra days off of work this week (sad!  very slow week for me.) So I will clean up one area and post a picture by Friday.  I am going to be accountable, even though I am getting ready for a class and need to get some personal scrapping done (like Christmas! hello!) I will put together a storage box from Micheal's I've had for months, and get that whole wall of my room cleaned up and post pictures. Maybe you can even give me some storage tips. I think I could use them!

So, I have my list of 10 things to get done today.  And then I will get to work on this room.  One of the things on my list is Hobby Lobby, so don't look for me too soon!  :)   c

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A new Class for my Friends!

I have been meaning to get a project done so that I could post it here, so that I could teach a class on it.  And then, well, life happened.  I have mentioned that before on this blog I believe. It was in the plans for last week and I was lucky enough to catch the stomach bug that has been going around, so I didn't get it made.  But, that doesn't mean that I don't want to teach the class. So, here are some pictures of the envelope album I am going to be teaching on the 29th.  Only, imagine it is a winter theme, in blues and greys.  With lots of snowflakes and glitter.  You get the idea!  You are all creative talented people, I know you can imagine it.
The front cover

Look at all the room for pictures and journaling!! 

And the TAGS!  my goodness!

This looks so hard, but it really is a fun easy project. 

I would love to teach you how.  

Just contact me and we will get you signed up for the class!

Don't forget though, think SNOW!  Ours will be COOL!

See you in class!  c

Sunday, January 8, 2012


How is everyone doing out there?  I, wanting to remain consistent and all, am way behind on life right from the bell!  Our Christmas was lovely, but then things kinda fell apart around here, for me at least.  As you all know, I don't deal with change well.  That old German in me digs her feet in and drags along, fussing and moaning for as long as possible.  I feel like our whole last 2 years has been nothing but transition.  The final straw, my oldest son moved back to Denver on Dec 28.

Now, I know this doesn't sound like much, but my house is all tore apart once again.  He leaves, his friend moves in, he comes home, his friend leaves, hubby changes jobs (several times!) and now he leaves again!  Whew!  I am hoping, after this weekend when I take his furniture to him in Denver, my household can settle down into boring, DULL, routine.  That is where I function best and that is what I am praying for in 2011.  BORING AND DULL!

So, on to life.  About the time Will left, my computer started really acting up.  Thank goodness we have been saving to get a new desktop.  Our first weekend of the new year was spent looking for the best deal on a computer.  We ended up getting this wonderful desktop that is all in one.  I have always hated having to deal with the CPU tower, and this computer has the CPU in the screen!  LOVE IT!!

Right now it is in my scrap booking room, but next week, we will have OUR OWN OFFICE!! Jamie is moving into Will's old room (of course) and we are taking over his bedroom.  I am so excited to be acquiring more space.  I may even have some place to keep my scrapbooks while I am not working on them.  Ultimately, I hope to actually finish some!  OMG  Can you imagine??  hee hee

Christmas was so wonderful.  I celebrated many times with friends and family.  I just want to share a few of the fun pictures from our parties.

In Sturgis, we did a Yankee Gift Exchange where you can 'steal' the gifts.  It was so nice and polite in the beginning, but got ruthless at the end!  :)  I don't think I have laughed that hard in ages!

We exchanged home made gifts in my Rapid City groups. Love these matching gift bags and cards made by Rachel.

 Look what Deb got!
A beautiful Holiday wreath made from our AP philosophy cartridge and CTMH papers. 

Ginny doesn't look too sure about this. 

And this is me, with my friend Sally who drew my name.  She made me this adoreable bank from a glass block. The words are "my fund" and it has a button to hang what ever tag I want.  The one shown says "motorcycle" but I also have tags for shoes, chocolate and party.  What a great idea. 

Because some of our supplies were back ordered, we did a whole different project that all my other groups. We did candy cane toppers.  They turned out so Cute!!  Thanks to my up-line for the great instructions and idea. 

So, back to this new year thing .... I have some goals, all lofty and probably beyond what I'm really able to accomplish, but worth a good effort any way.  Maybe you would like to play along with me?
1. Scrap 3 pages a week (I was going to say day, but we all know that won't happen!  ha ha )
             one current,one from an unfinished project and one from my BOOK OF ME
2. plan and execute one additional workshop per month for all of 2012
3. Continue to make and send cards overseas for the soldiers allowing us to live as wonderfully as we do.
5. HAVE FUN and play with my friends more.

See, that's not too bad.  Now, what are your resolutions?

I think this post must be long enough to make up for how long it has been since I have been here. So, I am off to do some more scrap booking.  See you all soon!  c