Thursday, August 30, 2012

Motivational Thursday

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A few of my favorite things.

Hello bloggites - short post today...doesn't the title of this post make you want to bust out singing "The Sound of Music" soundtrack? I actually just did, and it was epic. Sometimes I wish I could just bust out singing in real life and everyone around me would join in and we would start dancing like in all the classic musicals (think Sound of Music, West Side Story, Rent...etc). I digress...

Here are some things I have been eyeing lately. What is catching your eye these days?
Such a knarly necklace. Sharks are so cool.

My nails would look amazing with these awesome bird nail transfers.

This bag is so beautiful I woudn't have the heart to give it away.
My heart and my home are in Oregon. Love this place mucho.
Cookies that are works of art!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Old photos

Hello fellow bloggies - I hope you had a marvelous day! Mine was great for two main reasons; 1) I got to hang out with my two main little guys (B and JB), and 2) I was able to start two and finish one scrapbook page using a few old family photos. Usually I just put photos on a page and decorate without journaling, but I wanted to challenge myself by journaling and incorporating a sketch or two I found.

This scrapbook page was something I wanted to create for a while. My hubby and I have been blessed with multiple sets of relatives who have been married for at least two decades. They are both wonderful examples of how a relationship can work, each in it's own way. I treasure the individual relationships I have with each one, and also respect and value their marriages as examples for our own.

Here is the first page:

Items used: Pink Paislee - Indigo Bleu stamps, Nantucket ribbon trims, Prairie Hill shopping tags, Expressions Wood Shop timber wood alphabet, Paper: Butterfly Garden – Botanical Gardens; Nantucket - Lobster Bisque; Collage Press – Taffeta; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type
Here are the two sketches I drew from in case you didn't see my last post. I found them both on Pinterest, but I am putting the original sources here.
The second page has a few photos from when my brother was little. He is sooo cute in them - mind you he is 23 now. This page is not complete. Here is the preview:
Sorry for the poor lighting, I will have a better one when it is finished. I will also list the items I used.
And finally a photo I took today of the boys playing that I am going to make into a page titled "My First Buddy" or something like that... :)

So sweet.
Until next time, have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Adventure of the week: Scrapbook sketches

Greetings bloggies - hope the beginning of your week went well. Today was filled with family portraits, a Lowes run, and watching the latest episode of The Newsroom...again (my hubby really digs it). I also worked on the wedding programs for my friend and went to a Zumba party! Very productive I would say.

On facebook I talked about trying something new with my scrapbooking. I want to make sure that I follow through and give you an update. I am not finish with the page, but I want to show you what I have done so far. Usually when I scrap I put photos on the page with a date and maybe a location - I never journal. Not because I don't want to, but because I have never tried. Some background: although I have been making cards and scrapping for a while now, it has only been recently that I have started paying attention to brands and trends. Recently I discovered Studio Calico and I have become hooked! I am waiting for Christmas so I can sign up for a subscription cause that is how much I am getting into it. Anyhoo, below are two sketches and the supplies I will be using for my page. Not sure if I will have time tonight to finish my scrapbook page tonight, but if I do I will update this post...:)


Supplies all from Pink Paislee:
Indigo Bleu border stickers, Indigo Bleu stamps, Nantucket ribbon trims, Prairie Hill shopping tags, Expressions Wood Shop timber wood alphabet, Paper: Butterfly Garden – Botanical Gardens; Collage Press – Taffeta; Christy Tomlinson She Art - Leap

I found both off Pinterest, but I am linking the original sources here: and Jane Eubank's Sketches

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Washi tape, brads, wood veneers...oh my!

Hello friends - hope you are enjoying the end of your weekend. I cannot believe summer is over, but I am also glad because my favorite season is coming up! I simply love fall - especially in western Oregon so I am starting this post with some fall items I am diggin' right now, and then a few photos of a few things I have been working on.

So many fun things to scrapbook and make cards with! I am so excited to start the Pop off the Page class with Jen Jockisch offered by Studio Calico. I received all my supplies for the class a few weeks ago, but I have been anxiously awaiting for the class to start! One week left. See my goodies in the photo below.
Just a few more photos of two cards I made and a wedding program I am working on! Thanks for stopping by, and hopefully you read all the way to the bottom...:) I will leave you with a kitty photo since you are so nice to finish reading my post. Have a wonderful Monday!
I have been working on my photography skills...can you tell?!
Oh kitty, you are so silly!
Annnnd one more photo of what I will be posting about wonderful box of goodies from Pink Paislee. Stay tuned. :)


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Workin' Hard

So basically I have been super busy - that is what happens when you are a mommy to a just over 1 year old, work almost full time doing something you love, and try to have your own business with something you are uber passionate about...not to mention trying to be a wonderful wife, take care of your cute house, and loveable furry babies...

Wow I sound like I am complaining, but dear blog friends I want to assure you I believe I am truly blessed...just a little frazzled is all. :)

BUT in other news I received an amazing package from Pink Paislee - if you are not familiar with their products please check them out! Just look at the goodies I got for less than $50! I am very excited to use them - especially the Nantucket collection. Love me some beach and ocean themes!

Yummy - yes I just called paper products yummy....
More details on this lovely package to follow.
I cheated cause I opened some of the items before I posted.
I was so excited! :D
In other news I am working on 2 projects - a wedding program for a dear friend, and a logo for the family business. Very fortunate to have them ask me to help them! I love working with friends and family. :)
I will post some more photos later, but for now this is what I have to offer. Maybe next time there will be a cute kitty will just have to check back and see.
Lots of love!