Thursday, December 31, 2009

Adios 2009

So another year gone and the end of a decade. 10 years ago tonight I was living in Denver and working at Palomino's Rest. I was mad that I had to work on Y2K because I wanted to be in KC partying with my friends. Seems silly now considering it's almost midnight and here I sit alone on a computer and I'm completely happy about it. All the pressure of having 'fun' on New Years gone with sobriety. What a decade it has been too. I've lived in Denver, Tulsa and Independence. I've worked as a waitress, retail, nanny, hairstylist, graphic artist, student, envelope stuffer,  transcriptionist & a caregiver. I've seen terriorism, war, and natural disasters beyond belief. I've buried my mother. I've escaped an abusive boyfriend and been accused of abuse myself. I've overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. I've traveled to Dallas, Austin, KC, Sacramento, San Francisco, Napa County, Las Vegas & LA.  I've found a piece of serenity and my own soul. I've made a spiritual connection with a higher power. I've rediscovered my passion for reading and creating. I've made long lasting friends both in person and thru the World Wide Web. It's been a busy 10 years! I suddenly feel a little amazed at all that it has held.
I'm really looking forward to 2010. I've got tons of things on my todo list. Mostly creative endeavors. I'm taking an inspiration class at Big Picture Scrapbooking with some friends from Twitter. I'm going to hang an Erosion Bundle outside and document it's changes for the next 4 months. I'm a guest host at A Year In The Life Art Journal. I'm on the Scraptivity,  Scrapperie, & Gutter Girlz DT's. I'm going to take a doll making class with another scrappy gf. I plan to visit Dallas & Kentucky & Austin & Sacramento/San Francisco/Napa again. I haven't really decided yet on any resolutions yet. I'll get back to you on those in a few days. In the meantime here are 10 of my fav. lo's from this past year. Wherever you are I hope your having a WONDERFUL New Year's celebration. May 2010 be everything you've hoped and wished for!

Mobile blogging

I'm trying out mobile blogging. I tried w a text message w photos but I don't think it's working so I'll try the email way. I can't figure put how to attach pics however I know there is a way. More research must be done!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wishful Wednesday

It's a wishful Wednesday because I've been thinking a lot about Christmas Wishes. What are you wishing for this Christmas? I could think of many things that I'd like but what I really need is a new computer so I asked for cold hard $$$! lol I'd love a MAC book pro but I don't think Santa is going to put one of those under my tree. I'll be happy with what he brings, especially if it is remotely faster than this dinosaur.

Here's some more recent lo's. I've been busy with Thanksgiving and working on a mini album for a gift so I haven't done much else. My mojo has been on vacation I guess. I'm hoping the holiday season and the cooler weather sparks that up again. I've got several projects to get finished before the holidays too.

If you are a card maker, or even if you aren't, Tallyscrappers is having a card crop this weekend and you should stop buy to do some card challenges and play some games. You know you need a break from all that Christmas planning!

So this first lo was my challenge that I issued for Survivor a few weeks ago. I asked for a light background, a BW photo, a tree, a bird, and clouds. It was inspired by the things you would see on the beach.
The next 2 were my remaining lo's I did with the November kit at Tallyscrappers.
The 2 after that are some pics of me from my October 2008 trip to San Francisco and the final 2 lo's are from my trip to Austin this summer.

That's it for now. Hope you all find time to enjoy the holiday season amiss the hustle and bustle.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Do you always feel like you are trying to 'catch up' with your to do list? I do. And the fact that I'm lazy doesn't help nor does the medicine coma I'm in today. I think I'll have to have a little nap before anything REALLY gets accomplished today. Anyone cooking Thanksgiving dinner? I am for Nana and a friend and I. So since I've got lots to do and a nap to attend to I'll just show you a few lo's that I've done this month.

Here is last months and the current Gutter Girlz challenge. Pop over there and check out the challenge and what the other girls did. Do the challenge and post your lo to the thread and you could win a $10 Tallyscrapper Gift Certificate.

These next 3 I did with this months Tallyscrapper kit. It's seriously gorgeous! I've got another lo from this kit that I'll post later and I still have tons of stuff left to do some more lo's! These pics are all from my trip to California too.

These next 2 are from a couple of challenges over at Tally's.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scraptivity Blog Hop

Today is the launch of Scraptivity's NEW BLOG! Go there and leave a comment and then visit these other crafty design team members and leave a comment on their blogs and you'll be entered to win some FABULOUS PRIZES! (said in my best game show host voice!) While you're at it go register for their message board and play along with some games and a sketch. You know crafting on a Sunday = a perfect day!

Anne Pennington
Carole Stirrat
Janine Rachau
Jeanette Smith
Karen Thind
Kelli Palmer
Rebecca King
Samantha Taylor
Stephanie Zito

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Can you say AHH-SOME!

I BARELY got tickets to the midnight show but luck was on my side that day and managed to score 2 of the last 3 tickets available! The theater was a total ZOO! And totally fun. I think they did a mah-velous job and stuck to the script and included the history of Carlisle staying with the Volturi. There is tons of eye candy with some seriously hot 8 pack ripped stomach's!!! Honestly I couldn't have been happier and am still on my Twilight high a bit. I want to go see it again definitely.

So I mentioned a couple of days ago that I recently became a member of the Scraptivity Design Team so I thought I would share what I created with this months kit. I'm still working on my 7 Gypsies Printers Tray.

On Sunday they are having a blog hop so if you follow the link above and check out their new blog and leave comments on all the DT members blogs on a post including their samples from November's kit then it will enter you multiple times to win some prizes. Also don't forget to check out their sale! They have some fun games and such planned as well so if you aren't busy you should spend some time hanging out there.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

24 hours from now...

Hopefully, I'll be walking in to see New Moon! I can't wait. It's been the one thing I've been looking forward to all month. Together with Edward again, if only for a little bit. Hoping it doesn't set off that Twilight depression again though, but if it does it looks like I'll have lots of company considering that I get most visits to my blog for that one blog post a year ago this weekend!!! But I love each and every one of those people that post and let me know that none of us are/were alone.

So on to other stuff. Recently I was invited to be a part of Scraptivity's Design Team. They are currently having a sale on all their past kits before 2009 for only $19.99 each. Here is the link that will tell you all the details. We are also having a blog hop this weekend so check back to see what I did with the November kit and participate in the blog hop on Sunday to possibly win some great prizes.

I'm still editing pics from my trip to California. I got really sick as soon as I got home (H1N1 maybe?) and so I'm just getting to them but I had some that were already edited by my friend Kary so I thought I would go ahead and share those from our day in St. Helena and Calistoga in Napa County. It was really a perfect day for me. The weather was awesome and the colors were beautiful and I was with 2 of my favorite girls and we had a fantastic lunch and took lots of pics. How could it have been any better? I seriously have no clue!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Vacation Scrapping

Yes I am on vacation in sunny California! Sacramento to be exact. Came out for scrapbook expo to see these girls:

Every year we meet up at Kary's house for Scrapbook Expo for shopping and scrapping and fun times are had by all. I've managed to do a few lo's while here, mostly with this months Tallyscrappers Kit. Add a few papers and you can do tons of stuff with the kit. I also used the kit to do my assignments for A Scrappy Design. She makes adorable journaling tags and buttons and diecuts so go check her out.

Yesterday Kary and I had some adult fun times at the pumpkin patch that is right around the corner from her house:

So today Kary, her boys and I are off to see our friend Leeann up by Calistoga and Napa so I should have some fun pics on Sunday or Monday. And hopefully some more lo's as well. In the meantime here is a lo I did last night of a pic of Kary and I from my trip in February.

Have a great weekend!