Friday, January 20, 2012

2nd challenge and Locker posters!

This is my layout for the 2nd challenge that my friend and I are doing.  It's inspired from the picture in the previous post.  I used an already embellished background paper, I can't remember which company or line it is, I added some grungy dots with a stamp from Unity, the banner is also made from Unity stamps and just embellished, I added some white paint dots here and there, some ribbon, brads, and chipboard flowers. 

I made this locker poster for our high school girls basketball team for their home game yesterday. Each home game someone is in charge to decorate the lockers and bring a little treat to encourage them.   Our poor girls are struggling and it's a little frustrating to watch. We only have two senior girls, about 5 juniors and 5 sophmores.  We've had two out with injuries (including my daughter), two out because they needed to get grades up, and then we've just been playing with a couple juniors, a handful of sophmores and then freshmen.  Needless to say, it's been a rough season.   Last night, even though only the freshmen won, they did play much better and didn't lose by 25-30 points like they usually do.  :/   Hopefully they will at least continue to improve and hopefully even win a game or two!

The treat bags were filled with smarties and starbursts and the tag says "Be a STAR and play SMART, GO! FIGHT! WIN!  Lady Panthers you can do it!   I hope they liked it and had a little bit of encouragement. 

Well, that's it for today, my bestie and her family are coming to town and will be here in about an hour.  Her husband is going to run our St. George 1/2 marathon tomorrow!!  WHOOT!!  So glad to see them.  Going to visit and catch up while having dinner at OLIVE GARDEN.... nuff said!  yummy!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A layout and challenges!

My friend and I have challenged each other to scrap at least two things a can be a layout or a card.  We each come up with a challenge each Sunday, so two total for the week.  Her challenge to me was based on this sketch.  I think it came from the  Pocket Full of Posies blog.
Here is my take on it. Sorry for the glare and the crappy picture, I'm really hoping to get a new camera with my tax return, mine is really on it's last leg.  I did tweak the sketch a little bit, but had fun with it and used a collage of pics of Ash getting her learners permit! I used Bo Bunny Ad Lib line, very cute, fun papers for a teen!

My challenge to my friend was based on this picture from the Bo Bunny blog, as of right now, I don't think either one of us has started on this challenge.  Life just tends to get in the way, but I'm hoping to work on it in the next couple days.  I really like the banner, and as popular as banners have been lately, I've really never made one, or used one on a layout, except for a digi one.  I have these super cool Vintage Banner stamps from Unity that I want to play with!

On to my other challenge with my co-workers.  Last week, I ran/walked 10 miles and did a 40 minute sculpt dvd. I'm trying to eat better and I've just been taking it a day at a time, some days I do really well, and some days, not so much.But, I am trying to make more of my days healthier than not, and I think that will be the key and be more sustainable.

Other stuff: my son surprised us on Thursday afternoon and drove up from Vegas to watch Ashlie's basketball game. WE all were so excited to see him and Ash was so happy she was in tears. Even though our team lost, Ash did great in the sophmore and JV game,scoring a total of 16 points.  Unfortunately, she also got hurt.  We have to see an orthopedic on Tuesday and have to have a dr release before she can play again.  :(   Hopefully, it she won't be out long. 

Had a great weekend, have tomorrow off work....YAY!!!  I just love days off, they make me happy!!!  Hope you all have a great rest of your Sunday and if you have tomorrow off, hope you enjoy it!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feel Better

I made this card for the challenge over at 365 Cards, the challenge was to use red and gingham.  I used a cute digi stamp from bugaboo stamps and made a get well card.  My grandmother had a stroke around Christmas time, my uncle had an accident in which his spleen was punctured, and my sister in law had brain surgery. So, I have several people that need a little get well wish.

I don't have any definite plans for the weekend, which is nice.  Sure hope ya'll have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


This word ACT, or some form of the wordACTION/ACTIVE is the word I chose to focus on for 2012. 

I have been stagnating for far too long, and yes, I say that quite often and get in a nasty cycle of laziness, procrastination, etc, but I've had it. I'm done.  I want to live and not let life pass me by while I play Bubble Witch, or Bejeweled, Gardens of Time or Words with Friends, or spending countless hours on Pinterest, Facebook, blog hopping or whatever else I waste a HUGE amount of time doing.  Not to say I won't still play games, blog hop, etc, but honestly, the amount of time I spend is crazy.

 I want to be more active in every aspect of life.  I want to actively create, get caught up with scrapbooking, card making, organizing, exercising, meditating, living. 

I found this on, and it really spoke to me, especially since it has to do with being ACTIVE and the difference between that and being inactive.

This is from the book Don Miguel Ruiz and the Four Agreements

I haven't read the book, but this was posted on one of the forums and I LOVE it!

"Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the television every day for years because you are afraid to be alive and to take the risk of expressing what you are. Expressing what you are is taking action. You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward." (p.82)

Well, I really want that reward, I really want to see results, I really want to look at myself and not think that I am just wasting my time and my life. 
So, how am I going to be more ACTIVE?

Some co-workers and I are starting a challenge on Monday Jan 9th, it will end April 2nd.  We will go by body fat % lost.  We will walk, jog, run, I am going to renew a membership at the rec center for myself and my husband, and make it a family affair.
My friend and I are doing two challenges a week with scrapbooking/card making.  We will post our projects on our blog and keep in touch that way.
Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually, I will spend time in scriptures, reading uplifting articles, quotes, poems, blogs, and in prayer.
These are just a few things that I am going to incorporate into my life to make life more ACTIVE and more fulfilling.  I am going to blog more and maybe that will help keep myself more long as it doesn't take up too much of my time!!  :)