Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Getting a little R & R

... more fun messing around with my new photo editing toys!

Well... I'll be out of for a about a week, getting away for a little R&R with my family. We are so excited! I think we may even get to see the beach! Whoo hoo!

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm in trouble....

My sweet hubby got me some new toys for my photo shop program for my birthday. I just got them yesterday and I stayed up till 12:30pm playing with them! They are so fun, lots of great color tints, textures, etc. I've been playing with all kinds of combinations. I was supposed to be cleaning my house and getting ready for my b-day scrapbook party tomorrow, but I keep getting distracted by my new toy! Here's a little sample.

The before shot:

and here's the after:

I love this present!!! I have a feeling my hubby might not think it was so great if I stayed glued to this computer all day and night though!

Well I'm off to scrapbook tomorrow. My best pal Jami is having an all day girls scrapbook party for my birthday! I'm so excited to spend the entire day and night scrappin away with my friends! Hopefully I'll have lots of fun layouts and projects to share with you on Monday! Thanks so much JAMI!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Creative Layout

Hey there! I thought I show you a fun and very creative layout by Miss Pamela Young. She is an amazing scrapbooker and I always love to see what she does with my products.

Pam used one of my Shabby Felt Birds and some Vintage Lace Ribbon from my Etsy shop.

If you get Creating Keepsakes Magazine look for some really cute layouts and tips from Pam Young in the February issue. They are great ideas! Congrats Pam!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Calendar Cards

Just thought I'd pop in to show you some fun calendar cards I've been working on for my Etsy shop. I think I'll make a few varieties of these for 2010. I'm still working on getting my Valentine goodies listed too. Hopefully by the end of this week.

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A little Valentine Peak

Just a little peak of my Vintage Valentine Journaling Cards. They will be coming to my Etsy Shop soon!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Something Inspiring for the New Year

Heidi Swapp, one of my fav scrappin ladies, is doing something that looks really fun, inspiring, creative, and healthy for 2010. The big kick off is today and there is a fun freebie on her House of 3 site. Go to her blog to check it out and join in the fun!

(This little 2 page journaling sheet is the freebie!)

Still working on getting a new printer, any tips on a good inkjet? My little girl is sick today, so I won't get much done on the new goodies for my Etsy Shop, but hopefully by the end of the week I will have some in there!

Monday, January 4, 2010

My word for this year...

I don't know if you've seen anything about "a word for the year" floating around in scrapbook land... Ali Edwards started it I think, check out her blog to see what she has to say about it... ANYWAY I've been thinking about what my word would be and chose:
2009 was a bit of a bumpy year for us... don't get me wrong, we had so many wonderful things happen and lots to be thankful for... but still there were these bumps. Some of them felt like mountains and others were simply annoying little pebbles, but those pesky mountains had a knack for weighing me down. Why is it that when Jan. 1 rolls around we make new starts? I mean really anytime is a good time for a fresh start! ... but I digress... this year I am determined to demolish the mountains that grew over the last year and ENJOY every minute of this life. I have been constantly reminded lately of how fragile and short life is and in 2010 I am going to remember this and recapture the joy that was lost. This life we are living is such a gift, I don't want to waste a moment of it on those pesky mountains!

Now, of course I as I thought about this, I also thought about a way to express this idea/plan creatively. This year I'm going to keep a journal/scrapbook of sorts. In it I plan to put "everyday" photographs (you know the simple little things that make us glad to be alive), ponder/journal about the things I have to be grateful for, write about the fun things we do, maybe even add some ephemera, and just what ever else makes me happy. This journal/scrapbook is only going to contain "happy stuff". I know there are always going to be struggles and bad days. I'm not trying to paint the picture of a perfect life, I just want to FOCUS on all that good stuff and ENJOY all that this year has to offer everyday! Just making this book will be a happy thing! I'll show you a picture of the cover once I get it finished.

What's your word for 2010?

I'm working on some new Valentine goodies for the shop. My printed died today though, so I must get a new one before I can print them out and get them listed in my shop. Have a great day!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year! I have really been enjoying some down time with my family. I'm sooo not ready for school to start back up! ;) I am looking forward to a new year though... some many things to look forward to, other things to put behind us, changes to be made, bringing new ideas to life, and another year of adventures. Yep, 2010 is going to be great! I wish you many blessings this year! Have a wonderful weekend!