Monday, March 31, 2008
So The Big Bang Theory is based on these two extremely intelligent, extremely socially awkward roommates and of course the hot girl that lives across the hall. And I'm not going to lie, I laugh a LOT. I haven't been able to figure out why this show is so funny. However, I finally figured it out... I'm suffering from a lack of sitcoms. No, seriously. All of the shows I watch are either reality tv: Survivor, American Idol, Project Runway or dramas: Lost, NCIS, Men in Trees. Since Friends went off the air, the symptoms have increased. To the point that I'm cracking up at THE BIG BANG THEORY, and I am literally cry when I catch a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond (which I admit is a million times funnier now that I'm married) or Friends.
Anyone else out there suffering?
Here's my latest layout. I actually haven't taken many pictures lately:
Ah, speaking of sitcoms (I promise I just realized this). The kit I used for this page is from a set of kits by Chere Kaye inspired by all the characters of Friends! This one is Joey.
The white tiles are by Emily Merritt.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Guess what I got today. My shutterfly book. I ended up having 70 pages in it:
I also finished The Shack last night. I highly recommend it. It's one of those books that you can't put down, but when you finish you realize how deep it is and reread it.
I don't have a product to suggest today, but I do have a buying suggestion. Don't buy a Zebra Plant. I wanted something that would live in my office with zero outside light. The guy at Home Depot, who seemed smart, said the Zebra plant would live! Yea right. The thing didn't even make it a week, and it's at my house. Yea yea, bring on the jokes, but I promise it's not me!
Here's what it should look like:
And here's what I have:
Poor thing. No but seriously, if you have any advice, I could obviously use them.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I also miss Easter dresses. I know, I could go buy my own. However, on a normal basis, I NEVER wear dresses. I'm just not a dress girl. Friday my mom, sister and I went out to pick out my sister's (16) Easter dress. I miss that, even though normally I don't wear dresses. I want someone to buy me one for Easter.
As much as I miss somethings, I think the older I get the more I appreciate Easter. Not that I don't have Easter dresses or hunts, I only have the real meaning to focus on.
Now back to crafts.
Here's a card I made. I love the modern look of it.
Here's what I used: Spring Solitude, Only Orange ink and paper, Cool Caribbean ink (retired), corner rounder, dimensional, buttons
Here's another one of my favorite products, Glade ForceFlex Bags. These things never rip. I hate when I'm taking the trash out and something rips the bag and I'm losing trash as I take it out.
Let me know if you love these too, or if you know of something better. I'm a sucker for something new!
So here is everything:
These are York Peppermint patties. I used my scallop punch to make a top and bottom.
These are those Hershey Nuggets covered in paper. I've seen these a lot on other blogs/website. They really have never been that exciting to me, but they are really easy and we you see them all together, they are so cute.
All the treats together. Oh here's something I learned. For some reason I thought it would be a great idea to stamp my plastic Easter eggs with Stazon. Um, don't try that. One it was really hard not to smug, and it didn't turn out well at all.
That's all my Easter stuff. Here's another product I love.
This stuff makes your hair so smooth and shinny. You have to use a small amount or else you will have super greasy hair (so be careful). But I love it and it smells great.
Happy Easter everyone.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I was missing one page before I could order the book, so here it is:
Paper (One Fine Day) by Micheline Martin; Mossygreen Brushes- Kimberly Giarrusso; Swirly Whirly Strings, Fluffy Puffy Ribbons- Natalie Braxton; Staple, Doodled Black Alpha- Kate Hadfield; Pretty Petals- Blythe Evans; Alpha Bits- Christina Renee; Font- Ali Edwards
Also, I wanted to share another one of my favorite things. I love Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Mr. Clean is the man. These things can get anything white, super white. For example, the refrigerator door. You know all those gross finger prints, gone. Or what about your light switches? Or so clean. Trust me these things are worth a try, and it's kind of fun to go around your house looking for anything white! Try them out, let me know if you agree.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Most of the layout is from Chere Kaye's part of All We Need. If you're interested you can get it at funkyplayground.com. There is also a hybrid kit that goes with it!
All We Need, Chere Kaye; Alphas, Corina Nielsen; Lace Glitter, Christina Renee; Font, Ali Edwards
Friday, March 14, 2008
Okay, but here's one from January:
Vera Lim - If OnlyKate Hadfield- Doodled Black Alpha, Heavy Duty StaplesGina Miller - Off Beat Alpha, Boardy LeavesNatalie Braxton - Fluffy Puffy RibbonsRachel Young - Sequin SpillsMiriam Lima - A Quick NoteChristina Renee - Dream ElementsKimberly Giarrusso - Just the Basic Doodle, Seattle Grunge FrameEmily Merritt - Crumpled Accent PaperAmy Hutchinson - Courthouse Doodles
Better right? Well since I started I've learned a ton: how to make realistic shadows, enhance pictures, make things that perfect color, etc. etc.
7. When you're ready to start buying paper, elements, alphas etc.:
Vera Lim (If you like her style she has a grab bag for $2 and they are always good)
There are about a million more, but make sure their quality is good before you buy!
8. Printing your album.
I get my layouts printed through shutterfly.com. They will bind your pages together in a book, and you can even design the cover.
There are also tons of places to have your layouts printed. You can also do 8x8 pages and print them on your own printer!
Just a couple of random things. You have to give credit when you use someone's product. So anytime you post online, credit the designer of the paper or element. Also, don't steal (I know none of you would). Make sure you never give your friends copies of freebies or products by designers!
I'm sure I've missed something, but if you have any questions, please ask! I hope this helps.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Here are two other cards I made. I got some great inspiration from Splitcoaststampers. There are some really great cards and layouts to try:
Here's what I used: Time Wells Spent, Bold Bright Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainters, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink
Here's what I used: Moose You So Much, Ribbon, So Saffron, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip Ink and Marker, Winter Green, Bashful Blue