Sunday, January 15, 2012

Half over?!  How can it be that half of January is gone already?  The year just started and I already feel behind, yuck!  The time flew by as my daughter and granddaughter were visiting from Virginia.  Sooooooo adorable!  I was sick when they got here, recovered temporarily, and sick as they left.  In between I worked, but only touched the scrap room once.  Couldn't believe it.  Kate is a scapbooker w/Cricut, so I got her several cartridges for Christmas and birthday, hope she likes them and will get use out of them.  I'm still in love with my Silhouette SD, hoping to upgrade to Cameo this year, but will have to schedule some OT for that one.  A few lingering decorations still, guess I should resolve that today  :o(  Thinking ahead to Valentine's day, and son's birthday, so I'm motivated again to get going.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Challenge to self: I was working on my daughter's birthday card away from home, and challenged myself to see if I could use up ALL of  the scraps.  I started with 3 12x12 pieces of patterned paper, and laid them out, pieced them together, and got the following cards.   All I was left with in the end was a single 1.5"x2" piece of scrap.  I made all the fronts, and added them to bases and embelllished @home.  Pretty cool! (my cutting mat in background is hot pink, sorry for any confusion)

Happy Twenty-Twelve!  Hope everyone is off to a great start.  I've been away from the computer. was down and out with a nasty cold, then my daughter/granddaughter came in from Virginia, YEAH!  My son also came from  Dallas, so we celebrated some birthdays together as a family.   All 4 of my kids in town @same time is a super-duper blessing, so I had to enjoy the moment.  Also a hectic work week, but I've a few days off and mentally trying to plan my year.  Goodness, so many challenges out there, so many tips for scrapbooking, a whole year of pictures to look forward to.  Are you as overwhelmed as I?  I followed a few blogs to enter to win a Silhouette Cameo, the newest machine coming out.  Won't buy one yet, but I'm sure I'll end up with one eventually, maybe work a little overtime for that one.  Then I promised to will my SD to my daughter, LOL.  Have a wonderfully creative day!