Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
On a completely different subject: Last night, I had a super frustrating night. I was down to my last piece of photo paper, I was struggling to pick pictures for a LO and finally was ready to print them off. And then... the printer printed them all funny and orange. I was ready to start crying and had to just turn it all off and walk away. Do you even feel so frustrated during the creative process that you do this? Just walk away...
What I should have done was clean up, put away scraps and left myself a clean, open space to be creative in today (after I'd picked up more photo paper and figure out what is up with my printer). Next time I'll have to remember that this IS a process and sometimes it doesn't go well. Maybe I'll learn something new and amazing about my printer... maybe I'll learn to pre-print pictures from Costco (but I love resizing and doing pages on the fly so I really hope I learn something about the printer). My point is that I needed to follow my general life philosophy (learned after having 2 boys 23 months apart) "take a deep breath, clean it up and move on".
Have a great day everyone and I hope to see you over at the crop.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Cause the journalling is too small to read it says:
1. Traveling 2. the beach, water, sunshine 3. dark chocolate 4. STARBUCKS (it's in big caps like that too) 5. reading, books, history 6. flowers 7. online shopping ... in no particular order...
That's is from me... I am prepping now for the retreat, working on my first card for Deanne (yay) and attending the online crop this weekend at Lil Scrappers.
Have a happy Thursday, Jen
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I am hot, hot, hot with getting stuff done right now... at the expense of not running for 2 weeks... oops :)
This is inspired by Sketch #3 of Got Sketches 103 class! Fabulous sketch by Valerie Salmon. The class is awesome and my only regret... I didn't find out about these so I could have taken 101 and 102 when they were first offered.
That's it for me! Nightey, night!!
They have a great group of girls over there as Sketch and Sample artists and you can't help but be inspired "flipping" through this magazine. Go check it out!
She is giving this lovely blog candy away (scroll WAY down too see it, it is a beautiful site!!)
Let her know I sent you!
The DS page is from Sketch 1. I even used her theme as her daughter loves her DS too. The "Garret, what happened to your TEETH?!" page is from Sketch 2. I took a bit more creative license with this one but... it is still very recognizable as her sketch.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
I did this layout last night... this was done with the kit from my ls and I find the background paper a bit blah but... overall, I got the pictures done so chalk me up to having one 2009 page actually done :)
And here is a picture of my scrap room all cleaned up finally and my dh put my Lisa and Becky rail system up in this room for me yesterday too(yay!!) I am so happy to have it back... sigh, love this thing! Now I need my Clip It Up (see the two over flowing baskets on top of my scraps file cabinet). Then to get my Ikea tables.... we are down to Vancouver in March and I am getting the first one- it will go in that right side corner for my computer, printers and Silhouette. The next two will just continue down this entire wall and give me a huge work area. After that, some shelves up over the rail system, some pictures, a pretty curtain, etc... give me time and this will be a pretty work area or an "atelier" as I saw on someones blog this weekend! I love that name. I'm getting sign made that says "Jen's Atelier"
LOL!! Have a great Monday everyone.... Only 5 more sleeps until I can announce my news!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I'll be back soon with some Hawaii pictures. HEAVENLY... (no, we're not moving to Hawaii)