Monday, April 25, 2011

Inspiration Jar

I've had this idea floating around in my head for quite a while. I'm sure that I got the idea from somewhere, but I couldn't tell you where anymore! I wanted a pretty jar to keep all my ideas that I find in magazines and online and also products that I have a hard time remembering to use. It's very rare that I make something that is ONLY for me, so I had a lot of fun with this. Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 is a line that I just love, love, love. I combined that with a little bit of Echo Park For the Record, Kaisercraft lace and some beautiful Prima flowers and bling. It looks so cute sitting on my desk just filled with ready inspiration any time the mojo is lacking! (Which seems to be pretty much all the time lately!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I haven't made any. All my grand plans and where did they go? No idea. I haven't even gotten one layout done. Sigh..... Friday was awesome. I had all this motivation. It was a beautiful day and I spent time outside enjoying the sunshine with my kid. We had a cookout for supper and then afterward went to the beach. Got Starbucks on the way home. A pretty perfect day in all. I had plans to scrap after watching "Who Do You Think You Are?" But then that darn show sucked me in and got me on a genealogy research kick. I stayed up until after 1, not scrapping, oh no, but searching online trying to figure out if my dh had any relatives that fought in the Civil War. It was fun, yes, but not so productive, and then I dreamt Civil War stuff all night and didn't sleep well. I woke up late Saturday morning and all my great mojo was gone. It took me ALL DAY just to figure out what papers to use for this layout I need to do and I'm back to putting a ton of pressure on myself. Ugh. And then in the midst of it, I decided that I had way too much MME stuff, I was never going to use it all, and I needed to do a serious purge. So even after finally picking out papers, I couldn't make myself start working! I pared my MME stash down to probably about half. What I'm going to do with the stuff, I don't know yet. Most of it really won't work to give to Avery to play with. And it's so old I don't think anyone would even be interested in it if I tried to give it away. (I have/had a serious problem with hoarding MME.) So. Here's the new plan. Tomorrow (or rather, today, since it's already 1:51 in the morning) is a new day. I'm going to get up, go to church, come back home, get my homeschool planning for the week out of the way and then get serious about working. My new goal is to get ONE layout done tomorrow. The one I'm putting the most pressure on myself about. And then when that one is done, hopefully I can ease off myself a bit and have more fun. That's the plan. We'll see how it goes.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lots of Scrapping Planned for this Weekend!

That's right boys and girls! (Okay, mainly just girls, LOL!) I think the mojo is finally back! I've got several projects to work on this weekend and I am excited! I just got some fun supplies via Fed Ex today and I'm expecting another box tomorrow! ;) Here's what was in today's box!

Seriously, that Pink Paislee twine is SO YUMMY! Can't wait to use that on a layout. Tomorrow's box is going to be full of Imaginisce Berrylicious goodness AND a new border punch!

I've got at least two layouts and an altered project that I want to get done this weekend. I'm really excited about the altered project. I *may* even get brave and do a tutorial along with it. We'll see. I'm not so good at tutorials. But this one I think I could manage. I really need to get a tripod to help me out. I had one, but then I apparently got rid of the plate that attaches the camera to the tripod when we replaced the camera forever ago! How I managed that, I honestly do not know! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! ;) So now I need to get a new tripod. Maybe once all this government shutdown nonsense is over.

Anyone else have fun scrappy plans for the weekend?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finally Some New Layouts!

I have finally managed to pull together some semblance of motivation and scrap! I had been sick for nearly two weeks and just could not find the energy to do anything. So I decided just to ease back into things by scrapping some older pictures and using one of my favorite companies, Echo Park! The first layout uses last week's Sketchy Thursday sketch (though, sadly I did not complete it by the deadline) and Happy Halloween. The double page layout uses Wintertime and a sketch, but I don't remember who it's by! TFL!