This blog consists of a variety of things. Mostly the random thought of a single mom that likes/loves...life, family, friends, reading, red wine, coffee, funny movies, traveling, retail therapy, crafting, walking in the rain, the wind, the water, music, dancing, and love (when it works). I loathe humidity, sweating, slow drivers/movers, defiant children, and Mondays!
I started blogging as a way to display all of my craft creations, as I continue to evolve, so does my blog! I am hoping to make it a place of solace, where I can relate to release....enjoy the ride!
Last card for the day, I love this card and using the same color combo as the first embrace life card (don't ask why because I don't typically use these colors) I think I was having a brown day! The picture doesn't do this card justice. I love the glitter and this card has glitter on the stem and flower, really pretty in person. I am not sure my camera phone is the best to take the pictures of my works of art LOL. This is an alternate fold with the A true Friend is You Friend stamped inside. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I am going to finish some cards for a swap I am in, if I do finish I will post later! I feel my mojo coming on, so perhaps I will post it later!
OK, I know I posted another card using this exact stamp set, and don't think that I don't have 1000 other sets, but I just had these two cards that I wanted to share. Perhaps it is because I am getting into the spiritual side of me and realizing that I need to Embrace Life :)
I hope you enjoy this one too, this is actually a cased card from the last SU catalog, not the current one. Although I do believe this set is still current.
I haven't been on in a while. I have been quite busy at work. I am going to post several things today since I haven't in a while. The first is this darling recipe box that I made at Stamp Camp. I love it! I am going to give it to one of my birthday sisters or my secret sister but I haven't decided who yet. I have to give it to someone I think will cherish it like it deserves to be cherished! I love the idea but I just don't use recipe cards, so I made it with giving it to someone dear in mind.
Sorry I haven't been on in a while, this has been a whirlwind of a week, very busy. I have been reading this book, A New Earth, I may have mentioned earlier, it is very enlightening. Well this card is inspired by that book. Embrace Life. I am trying not to sweat the small stuff. People at work have found out about my separation (through my error- I really didn't want to announce it) and have been offering their support. I am doing well, I have my good and bad days, mostly good and I am at peace with our decision and ready to move on. I am ready to find what makes me happy, and not necessarily a man. I think I have to find my happiness within before I can share my life with another again. This card is made using SU colors old olive and chocolate, it is rather simple but then again, so is Life. I also used the Embrace Life stamp set.....hope you like it.....
Hi Guys, It has been one of those days, you know, I just could not get it together. I am done for the day with work and will have yet another hectic schedule this evening. Soccer pictures for Jordan, she is excited about that, then off to pick up the last batch of Girl Scout cookies. I am so sore from my workout yesterday I can't even tell you. This personal trainer is KILLING me but I know it will pay off in the long run. I hope I can find the time to create something but it doesn't look good. Of course I have to watch American Idol too.
I am listening to a book on tape, A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle it is really eye opening. For my bookclub, which I am hosting on Sunday, we are reading Outliers,by Malcolm Gladwell another excellent book, highly recommend both!
Well I told you I would let you know what I got on VDay, I ended the night out with a friend at RedStone, it was really nice, simple but we had a great time! Although I do not have a valentine as I keep reminding you and myself, I have to say this has been one of my better Valentines Days yet. I wanted to share the best purchase of the weekend. Anyone who loves crafting probably loves Vera Bradley as well. I love her new pattern called cupcake, although I couldn't see myself with a cupcake handbag (not exactly my style of bags to carry, perhaps for Jordan) I was able to get a make-up bag and a mini notebook in the pattern. I probably didn't need to spend the $15 on a notebook at this point but it was so cute, I couldn't resist. I love Pink and I Love the color combo of this pattern....check it out....
OK, this is my first official card post, I hope you like it. I am entering it on Michelle's blog candy contest, for Fun and Frilly, well I thought it was fun, maybe not so frilly LOL. I love these colors and you really can't see the saying so good, but it embossed, cotton candy scented yummy. Cotton Candy is my all time favorite thing to eat! FOCUS!!! Back to the card, the sentiment reads, "It is not the destination, but the journey" I love that saying, it is so true. If we can remember that and smell the roses along the way, then life would be all the more worthwhile.
How could I have my sweet Jordan without my Dear Colby, my first born, the love of my life, ok they are both the loves of my life. He is a teenager now so if any of you have one of those, you know my plight LOL. I love them both dearly. Here is Colby .....
I will post again later but I had to post a picture of my sweet Jordan. I was showing her my new blog and she wondered where she was, well here she is! I had her in my profile pic before but I changed that to me, so here is Jordan Arianna....
I am back from my shopping trip! What a nice relaxing day. I went to the gym for an hour, then went to Joann's, got a ew things for my Secret Sister, then went to get some new sneakers and a few other things, just spoiled myslef a little today, why not!
As you can see I have my new Header up from Michelle! Her blog is listed in my side bar (Inside my private Idaho) she created this for me so fast, isn't she genious and generous!? I love it. I am still working on changing the colors of the back ground, this is a work in progress....not bad for a novice! Well I am going to surf the net for a while. BBL
I had to post this before I left, this is the Pail I received from "My Altered Pail Swap", from Jamie, I took all of the goodies out already, it was filled with all sorts of stamping treats, I loved it all! It's a clear pail and she put the paper on the inside, so there is a smooth surface and the paper is protected. Now why didn't I think of that??? The picture does it little justice, did I say I LOVE IT?
Last night we went to The cheesecake factory for a girls night out, here is a picture of me and my friend Melissa, this may have been after a drink or two..(.I got my hair cut yesterday and boy did she chop it all off! It will grow back and perhaps now I have no excuse to wear the dreaded ponytail!) We had a great time, Gini and Robin also went, the place was packed! I guess it being Valentine's day and all, lots of couples!
Valentine's day was always my 2nd favorite holiday (can we really call it a Holiday?) Although I have no Valentine at the moment, I am still a hopeless romantic and love the "idea" of the day. Today, I plan on taking time for myself and just enjoying the day. I have 2 hours before my personal trainer kills me doing my arms today, then I am going to get a pedicure (much needed). I may even treat myself to something new, perhaps a trip to the scrapbooking store that I have not been to in ages, or a new Vera Bradley bag, depends on what I am in the mood for. Whatever it turns out to be, I will share it with you when I get back!
This is a pail I made for my Swap on SCS -The Altered Pail swap. It was a fun swap with a great group of women. I had Tasha! As you can see from the pail. It was really girly and I don't think the picture does it justice. Of course I may a little bias. I used the Crew Girl Simply Scrappin Kit by SU! I love those kits. Well, Tasha loved it and I am glad because she is a special gal! She spoiled me in a secret sister swap so I was happy to be able to return the favor! I may do another one of these soon, I just love these pails!
Well my page is officially under construction. Another SCS'er is creating a header for me, she is so wonderful! I can't tell you who she is yet because she may not want me to advertise it (tehehe) but I am so happy you should see the big smile on my face. I have a girls night out tonight so I may not be able to post anything until tomorrow....but I will be back!
OK, seriously, I am going to do this.....it has taken me a while to get off the ground, but am determined to enter the world of Blogging. I am in a group on SCS called Battle of Bulge where we help support each other in our weight loss. Well I have been ok so far, I even went to the gym yesterday and took a kick boxing class. Luckily the instructor was not in the best of shape and I actually made it through the entire class. I am proud of myself. Tomorrow Valentine's day, I don't have a Valentine anymore (well aside from my darling children who will both be away) so I will be spending the day not alone, but with ME! I have plans to pamper myself and who can do that better than me? I am not going to be sad, I am going to look at it as a new beginning. I will let you know how I do, and I will definitely be crafting so I will attempt to post my first card tomorrow!
Be more Frugal (live more economically),
Be less wasteful,
Eat Healthier, always...not just when I'm dieting,
Spend more time with Family & Friends,
Be more organized,
Spend more time on my hobby,
Become a great Arbonne Consultant,
Support a cause,