Nov 1, 2009

happy november!

so, this is more back to my style of scrapbooking; neat, even (i'd like to think!) and not too wild. i've been on a ribbon kick lately and here is installment number 3 of the journey. the picture is actually from this past may. a few of us went to go see the no doubt reunion tour, which was amazing! what a great picture to use for the whole year than one of me at the epitome of happiness :)

i know you can bareeeely tell, but i used crystal gems as the dots after "I love..."

My other love is eyelets. LOVE them. & i've been liking the look of staples for some reason? do YOU like them? hate them? let me know!

& puffy paint for some dimension!!!

thanks so much for looking :D

Sep 28, 2009

New Scrapbook Layouts!

Thanks for keepin in touch guys, even if it's been forever. Life has included lots (&lots) of work & school. But Halloween is almost here, & i will have some projects up for that as well. It is, after all, my favorite holiday.

Here I have posted two of my newest layouts, inspired by Elsie Flannigan. JoAnn's had a bunch of spools of ribbon and buttons on clearance (like, 5 & 10 cents each!), so that really set me on my Elsie Flanningan path. If you've ever seen her layouts, that's pretty much all they are. But oh are they fantastic. My first layout is about my puppy, Cheedles, & the second is about (one of) my best friends, Ashley. Enjoy!

What I like about this layout is that I would never in a million years have done it. I am ALL about straight lines, horizontal & vertical I mean. Plus, I hate the color pink. But, it's time to burst out of my comfort bubble! Plus, I love these little crystal gems to give them a pop of color.

I like this layout because it's more me. The color scheme of blue, green & white is one that I'm more familiar with. It was pretty simple, but I like the feel that the chipboard letters give the layout.

Jun 8, 2009

woo! it's definitely been a while in between updates... but a lot has been going on. first of all, i moved! i'm in spring valley now, which is only a few minutes from where i used to be. unfortunately, the very first day one of my dogs ran away :(

i've been working my booty off and i decided it was time to finally get a new camera. mind you, my old camera still works... however, it's from 2000 and it's a 2.1 megapixel haha. one of the first ones that came out. i thought that if maybe i took the batteries out of it i would be forced to buy a new one. 8 months later i still don't have one...i just can't commit to ONE. what if the flash isn't right? i need a lithium battery for sure but otherwise... i need help.

so until that time, i won't be able to post any pictures.

but when i do, it will be AMAZING.

Jan 23, 2009

ocean wish look

i just love the prism of colors between seafoam green and stormy blue. here is a look achieved from various covergirl shadows (nothing fancy). i topped it off with some steel blue eyeliner and some pixie dust glitter around the inner eye.

and just to show you, i mixed some pixie dust glitter with my sally hansen's "hard as wraps" acrylic to make this great polish. i got the idea from my co-worker, when one day she had on this beautifully holographic polish and i knew i wanted some too!

the past couple of months...

Hello! In this post I'm gonna share some pics of some crafts i've done and am currently working on. I couldn't get everything up on here, since I guess i forgot to photograph before i gave them away.

first up, we have a baby blanket i made for liam, who is tabby's sister's mandy's lil one. i took two pieces of fleece, some coordinating flannel, cut his name out and made appliques out of it. then, i took the rest of the fabric and make a binding to go around it.

then, i made a bunch of these beanies for my friends. i sell them on for $5. hence, the "fab five dollar beanie" was born. i did a bunch of colors, stripes, whatever you could think of. i kept this blue one, though, since it's my favorite color.

on the same theme of hats, i made this black baggy one for my friend jen. in case you didn't know, they are called "tams." i didn't get a chance to get the finished product, but will soon. here is about halfway through, and you can see the pattern for it on the magazine underneath.

finally, this is my current project--a double breasted vest from a pattern i got from if you haven't been there and you knit/crochet, you're missing out. i should be finishing up with it in a couple days.

so as you can see, i've definitely been busy! if anyone has questions about any of these or other projects, just lemme know. for patterns, i usually hang on to them (somewhere) or can let you know where to get it.

well alrighty, that's all for now, but thanks for stopping by!