Friday, February 12, 2010

moving + Moxie Fab + 2sketches4you!

somehow i feel like a lot has happened since i shared with you last... oh wait--there HAS been some busyness over here :D hope you haven't missed me too much!

first, i wanted to post a little about what i've been doing on the NON-crafty side of life, so if you just want the cards, scroll down a bit to get to those.

okay, so i've been seeing a lot of movies... not the kind that you get on DVDs, or see on TV, i'm talking the movie theater kind. most of the following were good, and some i *might* be embarassed to say i watched depending on the crowd i'm in, but really, you're such a great crowd, i'm not affected at all... i'll give you a score out of 5 stars for each of the following movies that i've seen recently (last month and a half):

3.5/ 5. if you're a twilight fan, this was MUCH better than the first one, but it's not my favorite movie EVER.

2.5/ 5 was cute, but for kids.

5/5 AWESOME. i LOVE Robert Downey Jr.!

3/5 ...again, cute, but for kids.

3/5 *sigh* romance... but could have been better...

5/5 acting was the highlight. i mean, it has MORGAN FREEMAN and MATT DAMON. so yeah, 'nuff said.

4/5 John Travolta was great :D i like action movies

4/5 it was really long, and i was getting sick... so i'm sure i would have liked it more... but it WAS good. i would recommend it.

so there you go. i've been busy watching movies. BUT, don't blame me--it was definitely a stress-reliever. and recently there's been WAY more than the normal load of stress in my life.

you see, i'm MOVING.

yes, moving. (you're like, "i could tell that from the title of your blog post... DUH." haha, that's what my 9th graders would say.) moving means i've been packing, painting, and generally not sleeping enough, and not having enough time (well, enough for the movies :D)

now, i used to live 45 minutes from school. which meant i had a long commute. now i'll be +/- 20 minutes away from school. i'll have my own apartment (i've been renting from my parents, one room) with my OWN STUDIO :D and doing things all on my own... like cooking, cleaning, running errands, etc...

let me tell you. it's exciting, but it's scary too.

i've been making numerous shopping trips and doing all sorts of things to prepare. my move date is THIS SATURDAY, the 13th. it happened that i have an extended weekend from school because of President's Day in the U.S. so yeah, i'm packing all my stuff (and oh my LORD, i have a TON of stuff... clothes, furniture, basically a whole kitchen, crafty things, and more clothes...) and getting some friends to help me move.

i said that i've been painting... i got some furniture for free, and it just needed a facelift, like some new hardware and some lovely high gloss shine...
so, i present you with, my DRESSER!
(she looks like she's smiling, almost, don't you think? the pink paint color is Behr's "Orchid Rose" and it's AWESOME... bright and cheery, just like i LOVE it :D i got it from Home Depot)

because of this move, i've been absent from the blog-O here... my apologies. but, i'm back, at least for a little bit before i figure out my new apartment and get my bearings (and figure out where/ when i'll be getting internet!)

i'd love to hear about any "living on your own" advice that you have... from favorite recipe websites/ cookbooks, tricks about shopping, to how to speed clean your kitchen (:D), etc... just leave it in the comment section--it would help a lot!

anyway, here's a little yummy-ness compliments of the Taintor-tude Challenge at Moxie Fab World. i really enjoyed this challenge with looking for just the right combination of vintage images and sentiments with *SASS*.
isn't this the greatest sentiment? "Nope, not busy AT ALL!" hehehe! (kind of how i feel at the moment...)

i used some Sassafras and some cool lace i got from a local fabric store... i think i'll be hoarding this for a bit :D i think i know exactly who i'm going to give this card to though --> the sentiment fits perfectly!

and here's a little something i whipped up to go with the 2sketches4you sketch this week. it's Laura's #45, and it's pretty fabulous :D
as you can tell, i've rotated the sketch, but i still think it works... don't you love those pom poms and more of that lace? :D
anyway, i hope you have a great weekend, whether it's extended or not, and that your Valentine's Day is filled with love, in all sorts of forms!

thanks for stopping by :D


..::Paulina::.. said...

Oh my word, I can't believe you found time to create cards AND post to your blog! I hope that with you moving and having your own studio, you'll be posting WAY more often to the blog. ;)

Make sure you post pics of the new pad....I know for those who won't get to visit, they'll want to see how you decorate!

*big hugs*

Amy said...

Wow girlie, you have been busy. I don't envy you is one of my least favorite things to do....especially when you get older and have kids and you have a lot more stuff and all of their fun at all!!

I love your cards...the sentiment on the Taintortude card is awesome and the 2S4Y card is Fab!!

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness you are one busy girl! I love your work, it's a;ways fresh & fun! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

aoneofakinddesignbyrachel said...

So much to say, so little time...sooo, I see you like pink! :) It is one of my favorite colors, too. I am suspicious you have been blog absent due to
mov-ies and not mov-ing! You have seen soooo many! (I also love RD Jr, BTW) Are you a film critic? (wouldn't that be a GREAT job!) You might agree there are sooo very many card crafting blogs out here in this blog-isphere that one would have to be special to be re-visited (as you can see, I have no problem making up words). BUT, (don't worry, I won't use all your comment space, I'm leaving soon...) I really enjoyed this visit. Feel like I already know you, and LAST but certainly not least...I love your cards! I'm now going to check out a few of your older posts and then alas...I must get "Saturday-busy"...Enjoy your new space, keep crafting, keep blogging, and I'll be back! (I do believe this is the longest post I have ever written!) Happy Weekend to ya!

~amy~ said...

woot woot Ginny!!!! How exciting!!!! A new place to call your OWN AND a reduced commute...good grief, what more could a girl ask commute is over an hour each way.

I absolutely love your taintor-tude card...I'm a smidge behind on my google reader and saw your name on the MFW mr linky as I'm in the process of whipping up my card for that challenge...

...your 2s4y card??? Oooooooooohhhhhhhh POMS.....gotsta love the poms....sweet card!

I agree with paulina...we want pictures of the new place...and yes! I LOVE your new fresh, fun & happy!!!

okay, better go work on my card...sorry for the novel:)

celi.a said...

I love that dresser! The pink is so very cute...

And your cards are fabulous as well. I can't wait to see pictures of your new place (and crafting space!). Hugs!

mom2christopher said...

Wow, you've been to a lot of movies! Great to hear that New Moon is better than the first movie...I'm a Twilight fan! Great cards too! Thanks for joining in the fun at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

Cheryl Nelson said...

Thanks for the movie info! LOVE both your cards!! The first thing I thought when I saw the dresser is that it looks like it is smiling before I even read that you wrote that. Good luck with your move!

Helen said...

Fabulous cards (and dresser!) Good luck with everything!

marley said...

awesome cards!! congrats on making the fab5!

Stacey Schafer said...

the poms are the "bomb"...super cute card! congrats on fab5!

Wendy said...

Congrats on the top 5 spot Ginny!!

tomiannie said...

Such fun! I love that retro kitchen card, and your 2S4Y card is adorable!

Windy Robinson said...

Cute entry for Moxie Fab World's challenge!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Love your cards! Both are way cute and I noticed the second made fab five at 2s4u...WOOT!!

Good luck with the move!

(-: Heidi

Lisa Petrella said...

Your Taintor-Tude card is FANTABULOUS!!!! Right up your alley!! Love it!

Hope your move went smoothly! Post some pics of your new place once you have a chance to get settled in!

Nami Nakamura said...

Love the dresser! It's so yummy, like a sorbet.

I like movies too. Been wanting to watch Sherlock H. but didn't know if it was worth watching.

Enjoy your new diggs!

~kelly marie~ said...

GORGEOUS!! Love that pom pom ribbon!

Cath said...

Hey Ginny! Thanks for entering the Taintor-tude Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)