It's been awhile .. again !! I have quite a bit to share and hope to do a little of that over this next week . At the moment I did want to share a great little site where you can create your own Blog Button so that others can share your blog on their page !
Here is mine .. hope some of you will use it .. and if you do please comment below and let me know so that I can put your button on my blog if you have one !
February ... the month that has always felt like one of the longest months of the year has become the complete opposite! I can't believe we will be starting the last week of this month...though I am definitely not complaining . I am longing for the days to be longer .. the sky to be bluer .. the sun to be hotter. I want to be able to open up all the windows and feel a soft breeze bringing with it the smell of all that is spring. Soon .. very soon .
I have so many pictures that I have taken over the past few weeks so I thought I would share quite a few here to make up for all the posts I never created...
Rival - the coffee truck outside of the Clover Market .. loved their coffee and the truck was pretty spiffy too.
Red Velvet and Espresson Chocolate cupcakes from SweetBox Cupcakes ... another yummy food truck outside of Clover Market. They were both good but the Espresso Chocolate were totally my favorite.
Inside at the Clover Market
Lots of happy shopping commencing
My week three title card for Project Life
I pass an amazingly beautiful stretch of land on my way to work. They have stables and I am always lucky enough to see their pretty horses grazing . I had been wanting to pull over and get some pictures for quite sometime .. I finally did it ! This little cutie came right over to check me out.
One of our cats .. Chelsea .. in the midst of what I like to call
"The faceplant position"
Spring really is almost here ! Target has their Easter baskets out ... so many lovelies to choose from.
My daughter is almost 16 but she will be getting a basket from me till she's 80 if I have anything to say about it :)
In other news my craft room is coming along nicely... I finally got my Raskog Cart from Ikea .. and .. love it. I also bought one of the "build your own" work tables and finished putting it together a couple days ago. I will post pictures of those pretties very soon !
I've definitely gotten back into a creative mode the last couple weeks. I LOVE making things and for awhile I just didn't have the inspiration , the energy, the drive ... and I definitely felt like something was missing in my life.
I try to make time daily .. even for just an hour .. to get my Project Life layouts "thought processed" , actually create the layouts or just play around with other fun stuff . Or .. daydreaming about the supplies I really need to add to my studio .. like the Silhouette Cameo. It is not in my budget at the moment but I plan on owning of those babies in the next few months ... because .. I just got a part time job at Michael's arts and crafts ! I'm pretty excited .. I definitely need the extra funds to help pay off some bills and buy fun things that I normally would not be able to... like the Cameo :) Plus .. it's a fun part time job .. being in a creative atmosphere will be nice.
So .. in playing around this week .. I came up with a few simple yet fun little journaling cards that are 3 X 4 and perfect for Project Life ! I will be adding them to my etsy store tonight .
Excited for Clover Market tomorrow !!
It's the 3rd week of January and I just finished the first and second week's of this month for Project Life .. AND I have made a little progress on week 3 . The fact that I am not far behind is pretty amazing and I think it's mainly due to the ease of Project Life . It really doesn't take up a whole lot of time and you can scrap so many photos into one 2 page layout. I am kind of missing working in the 12x12 concept . There are so many amazing techniques to try that would work best with a photo or two on a large scale like the 12x12 format . I may start a seperate book just for that using really special photos / events that I want to highlight. But for the majority of my pictures I will be keeping with PL .. it's just that good :)
Here is my first week hot off the scrapbook table :
I will be posting the 2nd week tomorrow .. and hope to finish the 3rd week up over the weekend !
Sunday I am going to a super cool Indoor local artist craft show .. and there will be food trucks. Including a coffee truck . I am slightly giddy about this . I will of course be taking tons of photos and will be sure to have a blog post on my adventures next week!
There is a really fun Valentine's themed mail swap being hosted by Kendra on her blog and I can't wait to get started on creating a fun package for my swap partner! I love doing swaps .. it's a great way to meet other like minded crafty peeps and who doesn't LOVE getting fun stuff in the mail ?!
The swap closes tomorrow night , January 20, at midnight so head on over to Kendra's blog to check out the details and sign up !
My Etsy shop has re-opened today ! I have some cards that are perfect for Valentines Day or any day that you want to show that special someone some love! I also have a couple tag sets that would be great for adding some flair to gifts or even your scrapbook page . I hope to be adding new items to the shop weekly .. I am in the midst of creating some 3 X 4 cards for those who do Project Life and hope to have those up sometime next week .
Hope you will check out the shop and maybe see something you like !
I am creating away like a madwoman in order to hopefully have everything up and ready for the re-opening of my etsy shop tomorrow ! I am pretty excited with the new direction in which I am going .. it will still be filled with paper goodies like cards and tags but in the coming weeks I will also be adding more items geared towards them being used in your scrapbooking .. especially if you love Project Life . I have lots of ideas in mind like 3 x 4 cards for journaling , tags and more.
I will post here as soon as the shop is up and running .. hope you will check it out!