Monday, January 16, 2012


Hey everyone...seems like i haven't been posting as much as i wanted but im getting there! This year i have a few goals that ive been trying to stick with. I already told you about my first one. That was the Thanks Living one. Well this one is again having to do with scrapbooking and papercrafting! My other big goal this year is to really push myself and enter as many challenges as i can! Now im not talking on a grand scale or anything yet. But i am talking about the ones on ClubCK (you know that fabulous place i told you about before!) So for this one i really wanted to enter the January Scraplift Challenge. The idea is to take one of their featured LO's and use it as the inspiration for your own LO. I chose to do one that i loved the moment i saw it! I really can't quite pin down what about it i loved so much besides to say that i loved everything about it!!

Brown Eyed Girl's CheM-LaB LO

Here is my take on it and the LO i entered into the January Scraplift Challenge on ClubCK:

These are some of my favorite photos from my best friend's wedding this past summer! I made a book for him and his wife, but im just now getting around to scrapping them for myself! I thought these pictures were the perfect ones for this LO! I also stuck with the colors blue and yellow (which was hard for me!!) but these were their wedding colors and i really wanted to keep with that.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
As promised from my first are a few things that i have been thankful for the last few days!
I am Thankful for time to be crafty and get some things done that i have been needing to work on!
I am Thankful for time with family playing games and visiting and just having a great time together!
I am Thankful for my husband who is always there to give me his honest opinion (not just what he thinks i want to hear!) and to help me when i need it! He is a wonderful photographer and artist and he is always willing to listen to my ideas and concerns and tell me what he thinks! I am so lucky to have him!!
What are you Thankful for this week?

Another Giveaway!

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Friday, January 13, 2012


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Thursday, January 5, 2012

First Post!

I have been thinking about blogging for awhile. Not that I necessarily have anything important to say! But I thought this would be a nice way to stay in touch with people that I dont always see or talk to. Like most things in my life, im sure this will be completely random! I am hoping to start with at least one post a week. We will see how it goes!

For this first post I really wanted to talk about something I have recently decided to do. I am a member of ClubCK and one of the new challenges this year is called Thanks Living. It is a year long challenge (more of a life changer really!) to change the way we think of things. It is about being thankful all year long instead of only on certain holidays. It is about being thankful for even the smallest things rather than just the huge ones we so often take for granted. But it is also a way for us to learn new things and put them into action. I am very much looking forward to sticking with this all year round and becoming more positive in my life about all the wonderful things that i have to be thankful for. I am hoping that each time i have a new post on this blog that i will remember to post a few things that i am thankful for and maybe get the few people who might read this to think of things that they are thankful for as well!

For this first month's challenge, i created a layout with a photo of my husband and I from my best friends wedding this summer. On the LO i have written a few of my Thanks Living Journal Entries. I am so thankful for my husband and all the wonderful things about him. The ones listed on the LO are only a few of the many wonderful things about him.

I really wanted the focal points of this LO to be the Title, Picture and the Journaling. Because of that i wanted to keep the LO fairly simple. A few different papers and design elements without too much embellishing. I embossed thankful on the top for the title to give a little bit of texture and interest and to showcase the true point of this LO.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!