Sunday, May 31, 2009

A bit of progress

I finished two layouts yesterday...which given the number of interruptions to the day, I'm pretty proud of that accomplishment.  

and while I have hopes of getting a couple more pages done today, I thought I'd share one with you.  the other one I tried to upload but Blogger kept turning the image for me and I'm not up for the challenge of dealing with Blogger today (my younger son pushed every button I had left to be pushed yesterday so I'm all out of patience...).  


Saturday, May 30, 2009


Honest, I haven't lost my's just buried pretty far down on the to-do list.
I did get one layout started last weekend and distracted with a good book (Diane Mott Davidson's culinary mystery, Grilling Season).

I'm hoping to get the area picked up and get back to at least this project later in the weekend.

But then again...the sun is out and the neighborhood pool is who knows what will really make it to the top of my to-do list!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Creatively this weekend took a different track than I expected. I ended up making 3 cakes and got no scrapping time in.

Here are 2 cakes I put together for my husband to take to work. The girls all loved it.


The third cake is for my class tomorrow - which reminds me I still need to finish the frosting and make more frosting. My mixer and I are so tired!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hello? Anyone home?

Yep, Karen is right..we've both found ourselves taking other paths of late.  Crafting has always been something I do for "me".  And with Spring, I continue to make time for me but it's been in the flower boxes and on the couch with a good book (or two...).  

So while I've not been cranking out the crafts, I am feeling rested, refreshed and energized, making time for activities that make me happy...even if not in the craft room.

This weekend I would like to get back to a couple scrapbook projects that are sitting off to the side of the desk.  The weather forecast is such that outdoor activities are iffy as the day progresses from morning to afternoon so I think I just might manage a page or two.

So, for my weekend goals, I hope to work on 2 sketch challenges and see what Creative Challenges Amy has made over on her area.  If I get these 3 things tackled, I could easily see myself very fulfilled and still have time for a good book on the couch!  

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Life overload

I think both Martha and I are a little overwhelmed with non crafting responsibilities right now. Plus the big holiday weekend is fast approaching. My mom is still waiting for me to take her on the cemetery rounds. It's something I enjoy - a small connection with 3 generations of my family.

I had another cake class this week. The teacher said I had great improvement over last week. We started making roses - not to sure about those.

Here is my clown cake...
Cake 2

Have a great and safe holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Catching up....

A few weeks ago when I was on a mini vacation to my sister in laws house (we lovingly refer to it as Hotel M.) and she has an awesome craft room where I set up for a morning card making session. My juju wasn't flowing but I came home with these cards


I gave them to my secret sister as part of my big reveal gift and she loved them so much she's not sure she can send them out. :) That and the drool a lot of ladies were doing helped me out a lot!

Last week I started a new adventure. A friend and I signed up for cake decorating 101. I've played around with it before but wanted to learn the right techniques and I want to learn to make roses. :) Monday I decorated my first cake. Now no laughing. I know my letters aren't spaced right and they are wobbly. I was tired of being crammed into to 2 feet of space while the lady to my left had one six foot table and another 6 inches of mine. sigh! She so did not follow the towel marks my area rule.

Any way without further ado here it is...

I thought I'd mark the cake as mine since I didn't get a Momma's Day card from Buddie.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Archivers update

I did pretty good on my adventure to Archivers. I could have been bad...very very bad...but I exercised self control.  

I bought myself a card kit from Basic Grey.  And look, here they are, already finished.  Yeah me!  The kit was pretty easy and I suppose, all the ideas are things I could have come up with on my own.  But, it was a nice change to have had all the cutting and scoring already done.  A little bit of adhesive and boom...8 cards finished in under an hour!  Can't beat that! 

Now I"m off to help supervise Thing Two's social studies report.  He's most excited to cut out a title using the cricuit machine.  

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Wish me luck...

I'm heading over to the area of town where the Archivers is.

...with a coupon in hand and permission to "pick out your own Mother's Day present".
(which is really the best thing to give me:  permission to shop)

................this could be bad, very bad indeed....

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Weekend Plans May 2-3

Well, Karen is on the road this weekend...with hopes of making some cards.  How dedicated is that?  
As for me, I'm spending today (Saturday) cleaning through some stuff here in the craft room.  I ordered photos mid-week and wasn't sure they would arrive in time to do anything with them this weekend (they were just delivered about 1/2 hr ago).  But, I've already  committed myself to cleaning up some odds/ends projects.

Once I can clear out the mess, I hope to find my mojo buried underneath it all and get back to the joy of scrapbooking.