Friday, November 30, 2012

all yellow and blue...

hi!  happy friday!  :D

i know it might be considered bad taste, or conceited, but i just have to say it... i LOVE this card.  i don't know if i'm ever going to give it away.  you'll have to wrench it from my cold hands when i'm dead.  (ew, no, not really.  that's just weird.)

but i do love the sentiment and the colors, and the whole thing.

have any of you read "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin?  i highly recommend it... it's got great anecdotes and advice throughout the whole thing.  it's one of those books that i am telling everyone about, because it's so appropriate for me.  it just fits my life right now.  i bet it would fit yours too... go read it!

but remember that day, like tuesday or wednesday, that i said i'm pretty much addicted to using tags on my cards... yeah.  evidence.  RIGHT HERE.

:D but anyway, i love the layers, the colors that i don't normally put together, but did for the sake of that lovely heart and flower from CPT creations :D

thanks for stopping by, i have a Nutcracker performance to see tonight!  (told you it was the Christmas season!)


Thursday, November 29, 2012

instagram love. (random edition)

haven't done one of these in a longgggg time... 

not many words, as per usual.

favorite 2 year old sleeping... UM > adorable!

my youngest brother has an obsession...

i took them to the fair by myself (with brother)

after the big kid roller coaster!

all of us at the fair

my "nephews" on my lap!

shot from Bumbershoot, playing with effects

new, awesome shoes

cheering for closest swimmer!

my lovely and loving parents--they're old school awesome.
and that's it.  hope you have a great day!

thanks for stopping by, xoxo!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

hello friend!

hi there friends!  how does this middle of the week Wednesday find you?

tonight right after school i have a meeting, and then i have an ornament exchange/ ladies get-together for one of my schools.  should be fun!  i haven't decided on my ornament yet, i was going to make one, but i'd have to do that like, NOW.  so, i'll let you know what happened with the ornaments (i'm hoping to get a pink one :D)!

this card features an SRM sentiment with more flowery goodness.  not any patterned paper, just some yummy colors in the fabric ribbon, the die cut flowers, the Prima flowers, and the little birdy from CPT.

somehow i can't stop using tags on my cards... it makes creating them so easy!

well, i'm keeping this short... like i said, i have to find an ornament to give away :D

thanks for stopping by, xoxo!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

B is for Balloons

hi there!  today B stands for BRIGHT as well... this card is the perfect pick-me-up from any of the cold weather blues you may be experiencing.  or maybe it's the sniffles.  or the sneezes.  no fun to be sick during the holiday season!

anyway, this card is chock full of dimension--flowers, canvas flowers, an alphabet card, washi tapes, some fabric ribbon and even a cute banner stick pin.

today i'm going to pick up the couch to add to my living room... i'm excited because it's also a pull-out bed, and i've been desperately needing one for guests that come along (and it also allows me to open my home more).  pretty happy about getting it for FREE as well :D  and even the delivery too--my youngest brother Joey has a truck that can haul just about anything.

you know what they say about people with trucks right?  they get asked to help with moving people/ things all the time... well, it's true.  i shamelessly use my brother to help me get things from point A to B if they can't fit in my awesome "Red Rocket" (aka a cherry red Toyota Matrix that i LOVE).

okay, back to the card...

you see what i mean?  all those lovely bright colors... they sort of remind me of some of my Christmas decorations... i decorate my tree in white/ silver/ and PINK.

well, what do you think?  a good pick-me-up card?  or maybe even for birthdays :D

thanks for stopping by, xoxo!

Monday, November 26, 2012

because i still have a heart...

how was your Thanksgiving (if you celebrated it)?  do you still have leftovers?  (mine are currently tupperware'd up into 7 lunch portions... not sure what i'm going to do with the rest of it...)  has it turned chilly where you live?

i thought i'd pop in here again to share a quick project i made from some scraps on my craft table (to be honest, this was a long time ago).  i know i have been gone for about a month? well, maybe not a month, but it feels like it... every time i think about the blog, i think--"GOSH, why haven't i posted?" and then i move on to the next thing and forget that passing thought about this blog...

things have been going on over here though:
  • i hosted Thanksgiving at my apartment this year, made my first turkey, and first gravy, and it turned out GREAT! everyone had a great time, we enjoyed the company and food, and it was just right.  i so enjoyed my Thanksgiving this year.  it was needed.
  • i re-arranged my living room furniture to make room for another couch.  it has a more "grown-up" feel now, by virtue of the layout.  i like it a lot.
  • i have the bare bones of my Christmas tree up.  half of the pre-lit clear lights aren't working (which isn't a big deal since i cover my tree in about 8 strands of pink lights, so yah.)
  • i am doing my National Boards (NBCT) for teaching, and my brain is unable to contain the needed information.  hence, my phone and planner are my substitute 'brain books.' if i lost either of them, i know i would have a nervous break down.
  • i have made about three trips to IKEA recently. had some returns, bought a floor lamp, more curtains, and other general house-things.
  • i have my ears pierced.  i am buying myself cute earrings as i see them.  no rush, though.
  • i have three major commitments/ concerts with my band next weekend--it's officially the Christmas season!
  • my apartment is slowly but surely getting decorated... more slowly than surely, i'd say though.  my goal is to have it all done before my sister, brother, aunt, and grandma come to visit for Christmas. 
anyway, on to my card.  *good for you if you've made it this far... and if you skipped that other stuff, oh well!*

the gray, the white, and the little bits of red make me smile.  i love layers, so of course i have a funky flower there :D

hope you enjoyed, hope to be back more often than before.  let me know what you've been up to!

thanks for stopping by, xoxo!

Friday, November 2, 2012

CPT: Tip Top Shape - Circles

hi there!

it's me, the long lost blogger... ha!  i'm here today for a quick share of the creation i whipped up for the Tip Top Shape challenge over at the CPT blog.  you should seriously check it out... the inspiration photo (the white throw pillow) is so cool, don't you think?

anyway, there are a lot of ways you could interpret the circles onto a project, but i decided to go with a card featuring tons of circular objects.  that's just how i roll :D

in this close up, you can see all the little circles i included on the front...
I used all sorts of circles on the front of the card (bottle cap, stickers, flower stickers, doily, kraft scalloped circle, polka dots, flower tissue paper circle, silhouette circles on the washi tape), and then i added an inside to the card as well... more circles there too!

now, for those of you who know me and have been following for a while, you know a few things... i don't do insides of cards, and i don't color (at least that much).  but here, today, you get to see a card with both!  how lucky!

i got to use the Abigail image from Paper Sweeties, so excited to see people wanting to sponsor what Andrea and the DT (including me :D) are doing over at CPT

happy friday! thanks for stopping by, xoxo