Tuesday, August 30, 2011

life gets a little bit crazy

sometimes...and I just want to curl up in a ball and hide, but we all know that we really can't do that! so you just have to travel through the crazy! that's me right now...travelling through the crazy...nothing big or major, just a lot of little adjusments...and I'm not a really big fan of change!

did get my craft on last weekend now that I have hired a maid for the school year!! some pics of mags on her first day of school...both using my august studio calico kit and both LOs for the sunday sketch challenge!!

first day drop off...

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and no looking back...

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have to say that i love the colors in this kit!
hope you are having a great week...mwah!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

back to school and a Sketchy Thursday

I am back in the groove of work after 5 very long days of teacher in-service! I managed to work out at 5:30 a.m. every morning which wasn't easy after sleeping in all summer long, but it is important to maintain my sanity...it's my self medication!

I also finished up some scrappy stuff this week...not as much as I would have liked, but hey, bedtime come early when you wake up at 4:30!

First I made a bunch of cards for the staff...I used up some scraps and I love doing that! The stamps I bought for $1 each (plus I got my 15% teacher discount) at Michaels!

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I also had time to play with Sketchy Thursday this week!

Here is the sketch

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and here is what I made using my July Mind the Gap Kit from Studio Calico

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It's back to work tomorrow...hope y'all have a great week!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

goodbye summer

I guess really I should say see ya later summer...I'll be going back to work on Monday, and so my free time dwindles from all day every day to really just the weekends...I love my job, really I do, but I also love the lazy days of summer!

I made a couple of LOs this week for some challenges over at Studio Calico...

the sunday sketch challenge was a beautiful LO by Sasha...yes, I stalk her! and here is my take...

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and a little detail of the circle border

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I zinged up the number circles with black glitter zing and they really are quite fantastic!

The next LO was for a couple of challenges...the weekly challenge to use some twine, a sketch challenge for the kit killers and a challenge to use some SC products...I used country side and it may be my most favorite release of all time!

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Hopefully, I will be getting crafty for the rest of the week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

happy weekend!

the second to last weekend before I go back to work...I will miss my lazy summer days and hanging out at home with the family, but my job does keep me in designer jeans and scrap supplies so I really can't complain!

a LO for the 8/31 Studio Calico Sunday sketch...if you haven't played this week, you have until Monday to post so get busy!

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and a close up of the paper scallops

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and a LO for the LOAW challenge on the challenge forum at Studio Calico

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and finally a LO for the kit killers challenge also on the challenge forum...to use some zing

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and a close up of the white circles and black text both embossed with AC zing...

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thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a terrific weekend! mwah!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Studio Calico Sunday Sketch

If you didn't know...Studio Calico posts a sketch every Sunday...and you have until the following Monday to complete it and be entered into a random drawing for a $5 gc to Studio Calico...I can't resist playing most weeks...ya know...just in case!

Sunday Sketch 7.24

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a little detail of the painted sun I made using a Quickutz diecut as a stencil

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A LO of me and my buds Kimberly and Jennifer on our hunt to find cupcakes in Boston...a totally awesome day and some kick*ss cupcakes too!!

Sunday Sketch 7.10

a pic from 2010...just got the big spellbinders dies and I love them...alot!

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thanks for stopping by...mwah!