Sketch Mania 11.24

>> Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Can you believe it, only one month until Christmas?!?! Yay!

The only problem is that means I only have one month left to get ready for Christmas. 


I am never going to get all my good intentions accomplished. 

But at least I now have all (three) of my Christmas cards finished. 

I find it helps to have low expectations of myself. 

Imaginisce patterned paper, stamped sentiment
American Crafts Pearl cardstock
Prima pearls

We'd love it if you would join us for this week's Sketch Mania, this is the last week to get entered for this month's prize.


Get Sketchy #65

>> Friday, November 19, 2010

For this week's Get Sketchy card challenge, Bree gave a us a twist - instead of basing our card off of a sketch, we had to find an item in our home to use as inspiration.  

My house is a complete disaster at the moment, not very much inspiration to be found here.

But I did just buy this adorable canvas art piece for my son's room, so this is what I based my card off of:

I am not sure if it because I am tired from all the renovating or it is the paint fumes getting to me, but I am not finding myself very inspired when it comes to crafting.  

This is the best I could come up with:

Imaginisce patterned paper
Recollections kraft cardstock
K & Company glitter
Liquid embossing medium

Now, get over to the Get Sketchy blog and check out the rest of the design teams work, and the awesome prize that is up for grabs this week.

Oh, and if you haven't already, make sure you check out Bree's big announcement.


Sketch Mania 11.17

>> Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oops, I am a little late in posting my project for this week's Sketch Mania challenge.

Story of my life lately. 

Oh well, better late than never I guess.

Fancy Pants patterned paper, chipboard
Recollections kraft cardstock
Unknown buttons
Art Warehouse stamp
Ranger ink


Sketch Mania 11.10

>> Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Every year I have good intentions of sending out handmade Christmas cards to all of our friends and family; but I've never actually done it.

So this year I am admitting my realizations.  I'm going to make cards for a few select people, like my grandparents, and everyone else is going to get an email.

So, with the card I made for this week's Sketch Mania, I am halfway done my Christmas Cards.  Yay!

American Crafts cardstock
Imaginisce patterned paper, ribbon and stacked sticker

If you'd like to see the sketch, you'll have to head on over to DeeDee's blog because Blogger is refusing to upload it for some reason. 


Sketchy Thursdays 11.04

>> Tuesday, November 9, 2010

So I was going to wait until the renovations in my scrap-room were complete to unpack my supplies, but thing aren't progressing as fast as I would like :(

So I took over our bedroom. 

Fortunately I have a very forgiving husband, because I have a lot of stuff...

Anyway, I made this layout for this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge. 

My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Recollections kraft cardstock
American Crafts Thickers
Jenni Bowlin Studio cardstock stickers, buttons
7 Gypsy's Journaling card
Unknown trims



Best Monday Ever!

>> Monday, November 8, 2010

I don't normally like Monday, but this one has been awesome so far, 'cause the mail lady brought me this:

 It's a kit from Studio Calico that I won over at the Creating Keepsakes blog a couple weeks ago.  Can't get much better than free scrapping supplies!

 They also sent me an add-on! It has Thickers, and my favorite Studio Calico stamp ever

I've been contemplating getting a subscription to Studio Calico's monthly kit club and I think this may have pushed me over the proverbial edge. This kit is fantastic!

And then, while I was signing for the package, she mentioned that she had also put a parcel in my mailbox, which turned out to be this 

This one wasn't free, but it was cheap since I snagged it from one of my favorite sites.

Yep, it's been a great day, even for a Monday. 

I hope yours is going as well. 


Did You Miss Me?

>> Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Did anyone even notice that I was gone? 

Well I was.

Thanks to Blogger's auto post feature you may not have realized it, but I haven't been here in nearly a month.  I also haven't scrapped or done anything crafty in nearly a month.  

I think I'm in withdrawal. 

So why, you ask, have I been on a crafting hiatus?  

Because I moved.  Again. 

You might not remember (I totally understand if you just pop by quickly to check out the pictures and don't actually read my posts, though in that case, you probably aren't reading this either) but I moved from one province to another back in August.  Then, on October 15 we moved to another city 5 hours north.  

Two long distance moves in 10 weeks. Fun times.  

I won't bore you with the details, but we are {kind of} settled in our new place and working on making this house a home.  All things considered this move is a good thing for us, it's just the rapidity and unexpectedness of the whole thing that has been difficult. 

Hopefully we won't be going anywhere again for a long time.  

Except maybe to Mexico.  I could handle that. 

Anyway, I've already painted the kids rooms and we've ripped out the {gross, disgusting} carpet in what is going to be my *huge* scrapbooking room/office.  The gorgeous new hardwood is sitting in the garage just waiting for my husband to install it. 

I am so excited! 

Hopefully I won't have to wait long, but Mr. Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations (sorry, I'm kind of proud of him) is a bit busy these days so I am trying to avoid nagging. 

In the meantime, most of my scrappy supplies are still in boxes and it is going to take a while to get everything organized. I probably won't be posting much in the way of scrapping/cardmaking projects for a little bit longer... 

... but I might start subjecting you all to renovation photos.

  Let's just say it's a really good thing that my new house is less than 5 minutes from Home Depot.  

And Starbucks.