Saturday, October 15, 2011

I need a refresher course

Holy cow, this layout took me a LONG time, which is not good considering it was a template. Ugh, I definitely need to go back through my lessons over and over again, cuz obviously, I didn't retain much of what I learned.

This picture was taken last month.It's crazy how fast your kids grow up, one minute you're changing diapers, chasing toddlers, first day of Kindergarten, etc, etc.............. then before ya know it, one of them is an adult and the other one is on the verge of getting her drivers license. All I can say, is that I'm going to try and cherish every moment I have with them, enjoy spending time and be grateful for the great kids that they are.   :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Can we get real for a minute?

I'm having an emotional/mental shift and I'm not sure what is going to come from it, but I'm thinking and hoping that this shift is the beginning of a new me, or maybe not new, but better. A me that is more accepting of myself, a me that can look in the mirror and see the extra 20 lbs and love myself anyway,  a me that is ok with just being a normal average 40 year old woman. A me that wants to be better and improve in a lot of different areas in my life.

  I want to spend more time scrapping and creating.  Am I ever going to be Martha? Not in this life, but I can be the Martha of my life.

I want to run, and do it with ease and joy.  Am I ever going to be a marathon runner?  Maybe!!  But if not, that's alright with me, as long as I am running and being consistent...I consider that a WIN!

I want to bake more.  Will I ever be Bakerella? I WISH!!  She's just plain cool!! But, I can bake and create memories with my daughter (who wants to be the next Cake Boss!)

Will I ever be Amanda from Kevin and Amanda (who is living my dream life btw!)  Taking gorgeous pictures and traveling all over, plus eating all the wonderfully sinfully looking cupcakes, cookies, brownies and staying as skinny as she is!  How does she do that?  Amanda, if by some small miracle you ever read this, tell!!
I just love her!

Will I ever be a Jessica Sprague?  I don't think I have enough life ahead of me to learn all that she knows...she freakin ROCKS!!

I guess the point of this post is just for me to get some thoughts out of my head and realize that I don't have to be Martha, or a marathon runner, Bakerella, Amanda, or Jessica, but as long as I am trying and DOING something to progress in the areas of life that matter to me, then I won't be just a normal, average 40 year old woman!  I will be creating my own persona and reaching my own potential, and my potential isn't going to look like or be like anyone else.  That's the beauty of life and of us as individuals.  So, I'm not going to compare myself to anyone else. I'm just going to strive to live my best life and be the best me that I can be!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I'm slowly coming out of slackerdom, and created a card and a decoration for my daughter's friend who just turned 16.  Ash put this huge cupcake on her friend's locker at school, we put magnets on the back so it could be on the outside and everyone in the whole school would know it was her birthday!

The cupcake was made from the Rock Princess cartridge using my cricut, then I just outlined the frosting part with a white galaxy marker, put some big blingy gems on it and done! 

This celebrate card was made using a frame from Monster Love SVG set, I think from lettering delights, the word celebrate was from that same set.  I used gem flourishes, embossed and inked the white background with a script embossing template from cuttlebug.  The flowers were from a punch, I layered them a couple times and put a gem in the middle. The borders are a fiskers punch.  The gems, were clear, and I just colored them with my copics!!!  Very cool!  The background papers are from doodlebug.

I'm entering the following challenges.

Glitter Geeks-flowers
Anything Goes
Papertake-Use 3 different shapes
Crafty Cardmakers- Anything Goes
Card Cupids-decorative punch
Sentimental Sundays-Anything Goes