Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
My weekend was what I would call a perfect weekend. Did some of my favorite things (except scrapbooking, what the...?), tried some new stuff too. Last year at some point I said that I would like to try and do new things, and not be afraid or embarassed by what I may look like.
So in April I went to Key West and did parasailing. Weeeeeee! That was awesome, I am not into anything adventure. I was so proud of myself for doing this, and some may say really, you think that's adventureous? Yes, my family doesn't do stuff like that or anything really. So yes it was BIG time for me.
Anyways, on Saturday I went w/ a friend of mine to try out yoga. I always felt like I'd look weird doing it. Loved it! I'm so glad that I did it and that I liked it. It is a non-profit organization so you donate what you'd like each visit. So not only am I going to be working my way to a better fit me, I am helping create peace in this world. The place was very earthy and the studio that we were in was w/out lights; the only hint of light we saw was through the bamboo window treatments. Very relaxing and look forward to next weekend so that I can go again. So another something to try scratched off my list!!!!
I was lazy most of the weekend. My sister's son came to spend the night on Saturday and the boys had a blast. I watched Back to the Future all weekend long. They had each movie on each evening. Love those movies. I took my son to see Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore. Cute, my son was so well behaved all weekend, I thought I would treat him to that. Plus, I wanted to have some popcorn. The work week is a long week until my next weigh in at WW. Love going and I and looking forward to some good results this Thursday. I did 10 minute thighs & buns this morning too. What's 10 minutes? Right on it worked me good. I can take the time to that each morning. Whatever helps me get healthy. Well I've written enough its all starting to blend together.
I will post later my MM LO. Have a great day!
Friday, August 27, 2010
I just love this layout! Vintage is awesome!
My mom's parents, I can only remember meeting my grandfather once, my grandmother sweet lady came to visit as often as she could from Seattle. If she came all the way to Michigan it was usually for 2-3 months at a time.
My great grandparents from Denmark, my grandmothers parents. Such a fascinating story of how they came over to America. I will have to share sometime.
My unpictured parents, a gorgeous couple, I will get a photo of them, and soon! I miss my father, he past 9 years ago this month.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Oh this has to be one of the ugliest pages I've ever done. This LO was done I'd guess about 6 years ago. When I was first starting out. Hello Creative Memories! This is so boring and I love me some CM, mostly the albums and papers. Glad that I've learned a few great things since these days. Sad isn't it! Oh well that is why I like FF it allows me to look back and giggle at what I used to do as a scrapbooker.
Another sad thing, other then my 2 sisters in the photos, I don't get to see these other people at all. Lost touch or I get to do lunch or talk on fb once in a great while. As ugly as this LO is I am happy to have the moments w/ these friends scrapped. Great memories!
Well I do have a busy weekend ahead and wanted to make sure FF was posted and I probably won't get to post again until MM.
Have a super great day!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Good Morning! Everyone, I woke up early and decided to get in on a challenge first thing. Here is my take on SPCC #61. I love their color choices, always good stuff.
So hope you all have a creative day, happy to have gotten one done, and now I must get ready for work. Maybe I'll create more later after dinner! See ya around!
Monday, August 16, 2010
This particular trip we did rustic at a campground called Ruby. Last minute trip for the 4the of July weekend. Just about a 1 1/2 hours north of us near Port Huron. It was great it was the perfect spot. The site we had was called the "The Crossing" very secluded and away from the regular campers that are practically on top of each other. I think this is our new favorite spot. Even though we had no electricity or water, it was nice because there were still bathrooms and showers available at the front of the camp.
Did you miss last weeks post where I launched MM? Well I am creating a scrapbook album and every page will have a movie title. Got the idea from a page challenge that had to have a movie title.
Next weeks movie will be a John Travolta movie, can you guess, leave a comment what you think it will be.
I created a card over the week too for my good friends Liz & Kyle they are getting married in October and I used their wedding colors. I really like this card, and thought about making more of the same card, just different color schemes for other upcoming weddings.
Don't forget to vote on this months LoveLeigh Poll on the sidebar at the top!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I couldn't believe I was able to fit 3 things into that small space. Of course the kitchen table is no longer centered with the window. That's alright with me, at least we can sit at the kitchen table again to eat. We have been eating in the living room for a while because its too hard to put all the scrapping stuff away. So now I don't have to put things away it has a spot. So now it's time to do some creating, in my spot; right in the mix of things. Here is another shot of the new craft corner.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Saturdays Forecast: Clear and scrappy, 100% chance
Sundays Forecast: Partly scrap, 50% chance
So I'm going to get alot of scrappin' in this weekend. I am going to email my sis to have her bring the Cricut when I meet up with her tonight. I want to punch something right now, work is a bit odd these past couple of weeks, and I'm just tired of it. It'll get better I'm sure. I'm just frustrated and usually work isn't that for me (a frustration), but I've been snappin' at people, and I feel bad. So I guess I'll scrap that always makes me feel better! Also finding that dang camera is a must tonight so that I can post my new stuff that I do over the weekend. ttyl
FYI: I'm always starting Weight Watchers tonight!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
My mom has watched it since the day it came on many moons ago. She stopped here and there especially when Marlena was possessed, that was humorous. I haven't been able to watch in like 8 years and well I finally got DVR and I can enjoy it all over again. However instead of Bo & Hope sailing away in the Fancy Face, Bo is booking Hope and gettin' her fingerprints because she tried to kill him twice. Oh this is good stuff!
So I posted over this past weekend that my camera was MIA! Still MIA! It's killin' me not having it around to take a few snapshots when I need to. Especially when Friday is fast approaching and we have some fun plans for this weekend and a camera is necessary plus I'll be starting a new blog post; Flashback Fridays! So I either need to buy, borrow or find my camera.
Back to catchin' up on the blogs that I follow, someone posted their creations on the Cricut, cute little dragonflys. Got me thinking, my sister and I bought a Cricut on Craigslist about a year ago. It came with a nice case, and 3 cartridges for $100 it was used once, when she tried it out for the first time. Decided it wasn't for her and it collected dust, so she finally decided to sell and we were lucky to see her post to craigslist. So in a year how many times have I used the Cricut? I've used it twice! It is at my sisters and I forget about it. I'm not even really sure how to use it that well, I haven't gotten to experiment w/ it. We are going on a weekender in October so I'll get some use then. Maybe I should get it so I work with it before we go. I guess since I've never really used it I don't think about it, but since blogging I've come across so many scrap blogs where people post about their creations and I want to use now.
Well I need to go get breakfast, shower, get the boy up and ready to go. Talk to you all very soon!
Monday, August 09, 2010
I did a challenge a couple of weeks ago where you had to create a page using a name of a movie as title on the layout. Cute idea! So while creating my page I thought it would be a neat idea to create a movie album. Each LO will have a movie title, maybe quotes from that movie and such.
I am going to use the Star Wars page that I created for that challenge a couple weeks ago. My son is 5 and somewhat addicted to Star Wars. He is named after George Lucas. lol Lucas not George! His dad is a big fan, Lucas by far exceeds his dad's knowledge. I'm serious.
So here is the launch of Movie Mondays. I think this will a really cool album, I use the staple bound albums and this can practically go on forever. I believe I'm really going to enjoy this project.
I keep thinking of movie names that I can use in the future:
A League of Their Own
Now & Then
Something to Talk About
Father of the Bride
Well you get the picture. Have a great day!
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Finished that for her, went to the bridal shower, and I was very impressed and very happy for my friends. They have been together 8 years as my man and I have been as well. Maybe our day is coming soon. Only God knows.
After the shower I called my brother and visited him for an hour, had some good talk. The shower at the Masonic Temple just off the road near my brothers house so I thought I'd call, and it was nice he was home alone. We don't see each other often. We shared some business ideas, and he made it seem like it was very possible for me to get started and that it will take time but it can happen. I love encouragement! Who doesn't?
I came home spent some time w/ the boy and putzed around on blogger and fb. For whatever reason there are lots of giveaways today. Love that, you should check out my 3 previous post, they have links to those blog giveaways.
Anyways, I'm feeling quite chatty right now. The boy is asleep, man is out w/ an old roommate and I'm wide awake. So last weekend I had entered a challenge and you had to take a movie prior to '85 and make a layout. That was fun, and I did a LO on Star Wars. It gave me the idea to create an album geared around movie titles. We all have that random photo we don't use or a grouping of photo's your just not sure what to do with. Or I like to have an album for only certain types of themes. ie.\School album, Love album, My family album, friend albums, etc. So I thought you don't know sometimes where to fit those photos. My thought was it would be cool to have an album and take a title and find a photo that matches the title. I have a bunch of empty albums and this theme just seems to be fun.
Another thing I like reading blogs that have creative post and consistancy. Here are some ideas I came up with:
1st/LoveLeigh Polls, this started last month. These will last the whole month and it will be polls on scrapbooking. Check it out at the top of the sidebar.
2nd/Movie Mondays, I will post a new layout w/ a movie name as my title for LO.
3rd/Flashback Fridays, a posting of old LO's will go up. I often look at my scrapbooks and think wow, my style has changed so much. It changes often as I learn new techniques.
I figure thats a good start and a bit of fun! Hopefully I can keep up w/ the postings. Well I've babbled long enough and think that I will lay in bed and watch hopefully something good and entertaining on TV.
After reading this make sure to take the August LoveLeigh Poll. Have a great day, and keep being creative!
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Why do you blog? I blog because its simply fun. What got me started on blogging was a book I found at a local bookstore. It is Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey, you should check it out. I had no clue about blogging and what was involved. Its a book really about blogging your craft and how to do it from creating banners, to learning a bit about html, gives you snippets from other blog sites and it gives you the tools to not feel silly about blogging. I read this book back in January learned from it some, and lent this book to my sister. Got it back yesterday and re-read some areas and because I've gotten used to the whole blog thing and its gadgets yada yada. I understand more now on what she's suggesting. It has been fun blogging about scrapbooking and occasionally just chattin' it up. My following is small but thats cool you gotta start small and eventually maybe you'll have a bigger following someday. Right now though I'm good w/ what I got, I enjoy the blog world and all that it has to offer. Insight to another's scrap technique or even reading about a bitchin' wife, or someone's photographic point of view is something I look forward to now at the beginning and end of my day.
Have a great day fellow bloggers!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
#5, color wheels are nice it helps you go outside your normal color combos, that is why I like the color challenge blogs too.
#4, brads & eyelets are just fun, I heart my Crop-a-dile! Looks like I need to refill and soon.
#3, ribbon I believe is probably every papercrafters favorite, you just can't go wrong w/ ribbon.
#2, CLEARANCE items, need I say more :O)
#1, that's my boy, w/out him as my subject I wouldn't scrapbook like I do.
So I will finally start dinner then a small amount of cleaning. I did grab the Fall issue of Michigan Scrapbooker today, good stuff and great giveaway in one of articles. You can pick up a copy at most Michigan scrapbook stores, its free.
Monday, August 02, 2010
A bit of fishing once we set up camp
Sittin' around the campfire is my favorite part
My man so happy to be out in nature
Coming to the end of our trip