Thursday, January 26, 2012

Loss of contact

It certainly has been a time since I lasted posted here. It seems that no matter how much I try to pull myself together and get back to creating and posting, I fail. I haven't been a very good blogger, and in the past year or so, haven't been a very good creator.

Somehow along the way, life got quite out of hand. I always seemed to set myself aside in order to do for others and it really hasn't been worth the time or effort that I put into it. I have a tendency to do that, always setting myself up for major disappointment and hurt.

I recently lost my job (and if you know me, you know where that was). This has proven to be just another set back in my life that I am trying hard to over come. I am saddened and deeply hurt by this news, but I know that things will get better eventually. The part that is going to be the hardest for me is the loss of contact with people that I grew to be friends with. In some cases, I have no personal contact outside of my place of work. If you happen to be one of those people, and would like to stay in contact with me, please feel free to send me an email. I really do hope that along the way we will cross paths again.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Is everyone ready for some Halloween fun? I know that I sure am! I am looking forward to all the fun projects and pages that will be getting created in the days and weeks to come. Since my kids are all grown up now, I miss the fun in gathering items for making costumes and all the decisions that go along with that. I used to love planning out with the kids what they would like to be for Halloween and watching them come up with some great ideas for creating them. We never took money for all the fancier store bought costumes. Instead it was more fun to put on our creative thinking caps and seeing what we could come up with. Not only did they look great, but we made some great memories of the fun we had doing it.

Since the time has come for all ghouls and goblins to come out for trick or treating, I thought it would be fun to share a project I have been working on in honour of this fun day! It has been quite a while since I was able to sit and just create something fun and for ME, and I was beginning to think that it might never happen again! Alas, it did, and I had so much fun with this project. I can't wait to put all the finishing touches on it, but that is going to have to wait until the photos are printed and put in.

Once I have hunted down and reprinted the photos that I want for this album, I will be adding more ribbon and more detail to each of the pages. In most cases, the photos are going to need to be adhered before I can do that!

For this project, I used the Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans line! This line is so much fun with all the dressed up kids, the fun colour combination and the fun theme. I knew that I would just have to use it for something, and glad I finally could sit down to play with it. I love the 2 sided paper and really how easy it makes it for putting together a project like this. Simple, sometimes, is best! With it being so quick and easy to do, it was a great place for me to start to getting back into 'me' creating again. It feels so good to have finished with a project so quickly and I can't wait to keep this ball rolling.

Mini albums are a great project to create for many different things. I love doing them for small events, day trips, even for gift giving. I love how quickly they can be put together and how satisfying it is to finish a great project.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wow, time sure flies!

Well I have fallen behind with my blog, once again! It has been an extremely busy 2 months, since my last post. Finally I think I have gotten a handle on life and all things that are within it.
The summer was an extremely busy, but fun one. Lots of traveling, road trips and just plain out enjoying the beautiful weather that was upon us.

Now that the cooler weather is here, I have begun to get 'caught up' with my TO DO list!

November classes are done and at The Memory Keeper and I am looking forward to seeing who will come out and join in the fun! If you haven't stopped by the store, make sure you do! I am sure you will not be disappointed in what you see.

Now the the November classes are done and delivered to the store, I have been diligently working on the very long TO DO list I had in front of me. The past couple of days have been very productive in this way and I am looking forward to finally being caught up totally. Lots of kits have been made this week and tomorrow will be no different. On top of more of the TO DO list, I will also be prepping for tomorrow's class.

I have also been working very hard on getting my own personal scrapping back on track and had a blast with fun creating last Friday night! I did manage to get a finished 6X6 Halloween album done that is just waiting for photos to be added. I will be taking pics of this project to share with you in the next couple of days.

Now that the routine is getting back in swing and my personal scrapping has begun again, I will be making better effort to be updating my blog more often and having more fun projects to share with you too.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Schedules and Routines Back to Normal?

Well time sure is starting to fly by again, since I got home. It seems that schedules and routines are now getting back to normal, and time is of the essence. No matter how hard I try, there doesn't seem to be enough time in a day to get done with all the things that I am needing to accomplish. We won't even begin to mention the stuff that I WANT to get done!

This week I am back to prepping for classes, gearing up to get back in the full swing of things for class night, and of course, thinking ahead to October classes. Mind you, at this point, thinking is all that is happening.

Along the way, I am trying hard to get myself some creating time in (not class related) and I am inspired to the highest level, but can't find just the right papers that I feel would be best for these upcoming projects! It is horrible when you imagine a certain look in your head, and yet can't get it out. It feels as if creativity is locked within side of me, just itching to get out, and yet has been postponed!

I am driving myself crazy thinking about what I 'want', that I guess I just may have to really go outside of the box on this one. Only problem is that whatever I come up with, has to be easily duplicated 5X. Now this is going to be interesting to see how any of this will pan out for me. I have always liked a good challenge, and anyone that knows me, knows I am not capable of backing down. So onto a great journey to see if this is going to work out. I have a deadline for these projects, as well. This is going to really make it more of an interesting journey. The next month is going to be very busy, and hopefully productive in the way that I am hoping!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

HOME/Reality sets in

Well holidays are over, and I am home, yet again! I can't believe how quickly summer has flown by! It seems we wait through out a very long and dragged out winter for the nice weather to arrive and stick around and then POOF...just like that it flies right by! How is that even considered to be fair?

Holidays were GREAT! Had a wonderful road trip with hubby! It was so good to finally be out of the house, spending some one on one quality time with him! We don't get to do this near often enough to suit me! The roads were certainly well traveled this week and lots of photos were taken! I will share some with you all within a few days.

Now that I am home, it is time to get back to some sort of normalcy with routine and schedules. This is the worst part of holiday wind down. Makes me wish we could just pick up and escape NOW! Since this is not a possibility, it means time to get my mind wrapped around all of the things here that are calling my name. I have to tend to the laundry (after DH gets new dryer hooked up) Our dryer, unfortunately decided to die on us just before we left on our holidays. Oh one was purchased and delivered and now is actually getting hooked up. This was a nice surprise when we got home! This will definitely make getting the laundry caught up nicer when I get that far (tomorrow). Have been on a cleaning frenzy today, and have been getting some things accomplished. Not as much as I would like, at this point, but we just got home last night!!!

Tomorrow will more than likely be better in the cleaning department. Today I am tired and just really not feeling all that into the whole cleaning thing! I guess I can take a day off after holidays to get that 'home mode' back! Then it will be time to kick it into full gear, schedules, routine and back to having my mind working on over load with everything that needs to get done!

Hopefully after this week is over, and life gets back to the norm, I will be able to even sit and consider getting some creativity happening. I lack motivation, inspiration and drive anymore for this. It seems that if I am not creating class things, I am not creating! I have to make this stop and put into my schedule some ME time in this area. It is my goal to get the inspiration flowing, the photos printed and then let the creativity flow! Wish me luck!!

Until next time!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Terrible....but changing!

Well it appears that I have been extremely terrible about keeping up with my blog. This past year has been one of many issues and I have hardly found any time for much online business. I have not done any real creating since last July and have had nothing new to share with anyone.
Life has gotten busy and there has been so much to get done just to manage on a day to day basis.

I am really hoping that in the weeks to come that things will begin to change and that I will be able to post more often. I am hoping that there will be some creating along the way as well and then I will have something to really share. In the meantime, I am going to try and get better at posting just about my daily life and somewhere along the way there should be something creative too! One can certainly hope, anyways!

I have revamped just slightly with a new look, and am hoping this will encourage me to keep up with postings! Now all I have to do is find something to post about, and perhaps even find some motivation and inspiration to get back to my crafty self! I really do miss the creative element in my life!

If you are still out there and visit my blog from time to time....Thank You! I know it has been an extremely long time, but at times life has to come first!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tag time/Thanks Jen!

Ok, since the new year has arrived and I set myself some goals, I have been struggling along to keep with it. One of my goals was to actually post more often on my blog and as you can see, I have not been great at doing that.

On Tuesday, my dear friend, Jen posted a Q&A on her blog and tagged me to do the same. Thanks Jen for the tag! It has at least given me something to come and post on my blog!!!! (just the push I needed)

1. Four shows that you watch:

Criminal Minds
The Medium

2. Four things you are passionate about:

Being the best I can be
Creating and genealogy

3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:

Are you kidding me?
Seriously, thanks for playing!

4. Four things you've learned from the past:

Believe in yourself
Life is too happy
Rely on those you can trust
True friends are a rare and special find

5. Four places you would like to go:

British Columbia (Western Canada)
New Brunswick/Nova Scotia (Eastern Canada)

6. Four things you did yesterday:

Baked a double chocolate layer cake
Went to The Memory Keeper
Organized more of my Scraproom

7. Four things you are looking forward to:

Visiting with a long lost friend
Spring's Arrival
Having ME time again
Painting the downstairs of our house

8. Four things you love about winter:

Seriously....are we suppose to LOVE winter? LOL

Fresh fallen snow
Making snowmen

Ok...can't think of anything else....LOL

9. Four people I tag to play along (no pressure though and sorry if you've been tagged already!):

Teresa (Just T)
Laurie (Wally)