Friday, June 25, 2010

Coming Soon!

Coming soon to a blog near you! Be sure and check in over the holiday weekend (July 2 - July 4). Each person participating in the hop will have a giveaway on their blog. I hope you find the time to seek out some inspiration and get a jump start on all those Christmas projects!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Purging

Since it's officially summer, I'll have to go with summer purging instead of spring cleaning! I get together with friends once a week for craft night. I have a huge stash of stuff that I share with them. There is definitely more than enough to go around! Each summer, while my children are visiting their grandparents, I pull out all of my stuff and purge. This year is no different. I am getting rid of all the stuff that I don't use and really don't even look through! My craft night peeps will be able to do some "shopping" this weekend! I have a little peek for them.

This is a photo of a TV armoire that I use for scrapbook storage. It holds most of my tools, and now it even has a lot of my embellies. Anway, enjoy the peek (you know who you are)!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Locks of Love

When my daughters were going through a Hannah Montana phase, they both decided that they wanted hair that was as long as hers. They didn't seem to understand or care that she was wearing a wig. My youngest found out that as her hair grew, it was more difficult to take care of. She has really thick hair, and she couldn't even come close to getting out all the tangles when it was long. So, she recently decided that it was time to get it cut. We discussed how short she wanted it. Then, it occurred to me, that she probably had enough hair to donate. We measure it, and she had more than the 10 inches required. I told her about Locks of Love. She decided to donate her hair. So, we I had to take some photos of the haircut and a picture of her holding her hair that will be donated. She is very happy with her hair now. She can brush it herself, and I think she even picked up a little sassy to go with the short hair!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Congrats Card #1

Here is the first of 3 graduation cards that I need to make. This one came together pretty quickly thanks to the June Express Kit . I was pretty happy that I was able to use the kit the same week that I received it! I haven't done that in quite a while.

I wanted to use chipboard letters for dimension, but I didn't have any that matched. So I took some letters that were way to bright and added some distress ink (olive) and Maya Mist in bronze. I used a paper towel to soak up the excess mist. I am quite pleased with the finished look!

I also made my own envelope since I made an odd-sized card. The card is a tri-fold type that was made to hold cash--the perfect grad gift!
Supplies used: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Basic Grey ribbon and letter stickers (on the envelope but doesn't show in the photo), Pebbles Candy Dots, Pink Paislee chipboard letters, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Maya Mist, From my stash I used some misc. cardstock, unknown patterned paper and silk flowers for the envelope.

Friday, June 11, 2010


I guess I am in a summer funk as far as creativity goes. We have been busy these past 2 weeks, so that probably has something to do with it! Also, I'm hoping to have some organizing time while the children are visiting their grandparents. Nothing like organizing to get the creative juices flowing--I seem to always "find" things that I forgot I had in the first place. For now, I'll share the photo of my 8th grade graduate. It's proof that he (and I) survived 1 1/2 years of online school!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Color Me Creative!

I thought this Color Test was interesting. It predicts your personality based on colors that you like and don't like.

You are 48 % extrovert and 52 % introvert.  (I guess Scott is rubbing off on me!)

Independently of any order of importance :

You are creative, you always have new ideas, and your inspiration comes from the inside.

You are also strong-willed and active, your actions are determined by your own will, by the goals you settled for yourself, and by your need to act and to move forward.

Finally you are a manager and a structured person, you know how to take into account the needs of each person while leading them towards the set goals.

Your understanding of your environment :

At first, at 39%, you are attached to moral values and feelings, and you have an emotional relation with the environment.

Then, at a ratio of 33%, you are focused on the facts and on the reality, and your decisions are determined by your perception of facts.

Finally, at 26%, you are centered on your thoughts and your actions are determined by your knowledge and your experience.

How you assert yourself :

In your relations with others, your inspiration and your creativity, your artistic or spiritual impulse have an influence of 54%. Also your family and personal ties interfere (haha, they're getting in the way!) at 45%.
Also, your actions are determined by your will and your personal goals at a ratio of 59%. In 40% of the cases you take into account your own sensibility and your partner’s.

Finally, your point of view and your decision-making are motivated by your inner conviction at 59%. Dialogue and exchange of views with others are taken into account at 40%.

The qualities that characterize your personality at this time :
Your creativity: 22% you are creative, you know how to see beauty, you are intuitive and your inspiration comes from the inside.
Your energy: 20% you are strong-willed and active (who, me?), your actions are determined by your own will, by the goals you settled to yourself, and by your need to act and move ahead.
Your imagination: 20% you are a creative person, with always new ideas, and you know how to apply them.
Your management skills: 18% you are a manager and a structured person (can organized chaos be considered structure?), you know how to take into account the needs of each person while leading them to the fixed goals.
Your emotional intelligence: 17% you are thoughtful and capable of listening to others, you take into account the needs of others before setting up the defined objectives.
Finally, You are (I like this part) intellectual and intelligent, you wonder and you inquire before taking any action and setting your values, you are a manager and a leader, and you know how to organize groups of people and how to give them your energy.