Monday, January 16, 2012

It's been a productive week

Good evening everyone!!  Well I must say it has been a productive week for me!!  I completed a 2 page layout that was 12x12 and then did 4 more identical ones that were 8x8!!  All I have left to do is to cut the mats for the photos and I can't really do that until I get the photos printed!!  The design was simple, but it really takes me a long time to put my thoughts into the design!!  Often times I will get a copy of a layout a friend did (called scraplifting) and use that as inspiration!!  99% of the time, my pages turn out looking nothing like the ones I used for my inspiration!!  This time, it was completely my own design!!  Tomorrow I think I will try to post the layout here!!  I've never done that before so please bear with me!!  Hope y'all had a good week!!  I will enjoy an extra day off for the holiday!!

So, my question for you this week is where do you draw your inspiration from??  Do you have a favorite blog whose layouts match your style?  Do you have a favorite designer you like to draw inspiration from?  I really really like the layouts from Webster's Pages!!  I also LOVE to browse the gallery at A Cherry On Top or also at!!  I save layouts I like to a seperate file on my computer to use at a later date when I am in a funk and can't get my crop on!!

Have a great week!!  Leave me a message!!  I can't wait to hear about your inspirations!!



Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's A Brand New Year!!

Well, 2011 has come and gone, but brought a lot of changes to our lives!!  Donnie is doing well in his sophmore year of college!!  Kevin and Katrina have moved back home and blessed us with a beautiful grandaughter Khloe!!!  Jim is still working crazy hours and I am still working with special needs students.  Looking back it seems like 2011 was all about getting thing done for everyone else!  Not that I mind that, but I think 2012 is going to be about accomplishing MY goals!! haha!!  One of those goals is this blog!!  It has been neglected for far too long!!  So, my goal is to post about my scrapbooking, crafting adventures at least once a week!!  AND to throw out some challenges for everyone, as well as ask you all for ideas on how YOU do things!!  One of my favorite things about crafting is how crafters share ideas!!  It's so neat to learn from each other!  So here we go!

I own a cricut expression and with that, I own many cartridges!!  I really struggle with keeping my carts and books organized!!  I do own a gypsy and she is wonderful!!  BUT, when I go to a crop, I still feel the need to bring the carts and books with me, just in case someone needs to borrow them!!  So my question to y'all is this....  how do you keep your carts and books organized??  How to you transport them to crops??  Let the sharing and learning begin!!!