Monthly Archives: February 2012

Alec Baldwin is Not Alone

I’m addicted too

addicted to Words with Friends, it’s often how I start my day and often end it too

how about you? ready to get your words on?

Quick scrappy tip – I love these thickers, – I want them in every color, sadly I can only find them in grey, but Tim Holtz Distress Stain to the rescue…voila, red thickers with cool pattern


– I want them in every color, sadly I can only find them in grey, but Tim Holtz Distress Stain to the rescue…voila, red thickers with cool pattern

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Right Now…2/26/2012

Right Now…2/26/12

*enjoying: longer days with light after work

•thinking: about the busy week ahead and how thankful I am to have friends at work to help me through

•eating: roasted garlic hummus with snap peas and carrots

•drinking: water

•wearing: new zumba shoes that help me salsa with ease

•listening to:  “The Sound of Settling- Death Cab for Cutie a little old, but makes me happy

The Sound of Settling

•wanting: To see Death Cab with the orchestra in April

*weather: sunny and windy

Sorry,  no favorite pin this week – no time


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Wednesday Layout

Quick page with a silly photo – my friend Arleigh always gives me a hard time about not scrapping my own stories so this one is for her

All goodies from the January Cocoa Daisy Kit except for film strip.


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Right Now…2/13/12

*enjoying: Yoga – I never thought I would be mature enough to turn the brain off and tune in the body, but I finally found a class and a teacher that I think I can be successful in.

•thinking: My leg f’in hurts, good thing I’ve found my place in yoga land, cardio is going to be questionable this week with a tweaked knee that is swelling as we speak.  PSA – Remember that Icy Hot is not a lotion that you should use the extra on other parts of your body – just sayin’

•eating: Nothing fancy, home made taco salad

•drinking: Elvis Protein Shakes – 1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use Vanilla), 1 TBSP Peanut Butter, 1 Banana, Coconut Milk, a little sprinkle of mocha powder, yumm-o!

•wearing: a new pair of jeans in a new smaller size!

•listening to: old school Beastie Boys – Intergalactic has never failed to make me smile, there is a cosmic force that influences radio play for it to come on as I’m driving to work on a day that I anticipate issues or sometimes on the other end after a bad day


•wanting: a studio space like this

weather: snow, again, grr…

Favorite Pin of the Week: Awesome doodles on a Starbucks cup

Hope you have a great week!

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Art Journal Friday

A few weeks ago I was working on some training for work and came across this video – which had nothing to do with what I was looking for really – but I found it inspiring.

Since then fractal circles have found their way into lots of doodle work. Here’s my favorite piece from my art journal.

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A Bonus Layout…

The daily creative workouts are  working – go figure- just like exercise for the body produces great results- I feel making an effort to do something creative everyday is paying off in my aspect of my life as well. So much, I have an extra layout to share this week.


I don’t know about you, but for me the cold winter days have me longing for spring time – since that’s not going to happen outside – I decided to cheer myself up with some summery papers.  These Simple Stories papers were the perfect solution.

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The Cure…

A little fun with my January Cocoa Daisy kit and a photo from my trip to South Beach last October.  I love living in Colorado, but there are some days I really  miss being near the ocean, there’s nothing quite like the soothing rhythm of the waves rolling in and out.

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Right Now…February 5, 2012

*enjoying: a gas fireplace that turns on with a flick of the switch

•thinking: time does heal most wounds, I hate the Giants less than the Patriots.  It’s half-time now so we shall see

•eating: snap peas and hummus, special treat = Kind bar

Better than a snickers any day

•drinking: skinny caramel lattes

•wearing: jeans, boots and cozy sweater

•listening to: Sometime Around Midnight…Airborne Toxic Event

•wanting: the nice guy I had coffee with today to ask me on a second date

weather: digging out from 2 feet of snow

Favorite Pin of the Week: Which is what I’ve been doing and it’s working – so much that I didn’t have many pins to choose from this week.

Hope you have a great week!


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It’s All Good

except when it’s not…

Sympathy cards are just about my least favorite thing to create, I always think I should make them ahead of time so I can be ready, but it just doesn’t happen.  Sadly a couple of people in my life lost people they love last week, so it was time…

I made a couple versions of this card

For info on how to make this butterfly, check out this post – yep this little guys has been hanging around my desk for almost two years.  I’m glad he’s on his way to a new home.

After a couple of sad cards, I felt myself needing a little cheer.  I had some happy scraps from Simple Stories laying around my desk  so I decided to make a happy little card.

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Tackling the Trends

in my own special way…it seems like resist papers and chevron patterns are everywhere in the paper crafting world these days, although not necessarily together.

I decided to tackle making these on my own in this layout

Funny, this whole layout what inspired by the tea tag, one after it fell off and I thought that would make a nice embelly on a layout. Once the idea was born it just flourished in my head – such a bummer when the ideas are flowing and your stuck at work.  Luckily once the plan was on it was a matter of executing.

First I created the resist paper by stamping this charming Cocoa Daisy Coffee Cup with versamark and embossing with clear embossing powder.  Next a dash of Peach Delight Glimmer Mist (the best orange there is in my opinion, don’t know why it’s called peach).

Then on to creating the chevron pattern with these great strips from the Simple Stories paper. All those angles took me back to high school geometry and the evil teacher who told me to take consumer math instead – after this process he may have been right, but I was determined to figure it out.



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