Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
One of my best friends, Beth, works for a man that was looking for someone to put scrapbooks together for him and his wife. Beth told him she had a friend that scraps. (That's be me :) After showing the couple a few of my scrapbooks, they were excited to have me put their pictures in albums. I started with their trip to Italy. It turned out very nice, and "A" was glad to have me start on her son's album. That was nearly 3 years ago, and i've been scrapping her son and daughter's albums non stop. "A"'s sister, "K" has a daughter and asked if I'd be interested in doing her album, as well. I was thrilled and honored!
The ladies pay for all the supplies, and I charge $12 per page. I bring the finished albums to them, ask for feedback on the work, and take notes on what they want and like. I am very thankful and blessed to be able to make money doing what I love, and on top of all of that, I get to do it at home when it works into my schedule. As a matter of fact, I brought the newest pictures they gave me on this trip in case I had an afternoon to crop and layout some pictures.
"A" and "K" like their pages to be a bit more embellished and colorful than I typically do my pages, so my style as evolved for them. My albums tend to be a bit more simple with lots of journaling, and their pages are full of Jolee's, bling, buttons and sparkle. I'm adding more of these elements to my pages now and then, but I tend to not stray too much from my original style. Once I have a few of their pages completed, I'll post some of 'theirs' and 'mine'. (Post its over the pictures, to protect the innocent ;)
Stay cool, enjoy from fruit or an iced tea, and I'll be back friday afternoon :)
Tuesday evening my mother in law and I walked to the park with the kids. We walked there and back, and it was probably 2 miles total. Wednesday the kids and I went to Super Target for a few things, and I walked the parimeter of the store, but aside from that, no real exersice. I hung out with two friends that evening, the kids playing with their cousins at my brother inlaw's house. Today we're moving slowly, but I am feeling the itch to MOVE. I really am feeling addicted to walking. That's a good thing. Maybe today I'll work on strength training a bit, rather than cardio. My plantar fasicia is hurting, and pumping a little iron will keep my metabolism going, while giving my feet a rest.
My father in laws' sisters will be here today, and my brother in law and his family. My husband will be here after work. The kids and I are going home tomorrow after breakfast. My mother in law will be sad to see us go, and it's been very nice visiting with her, but I have laundry to catch up on now, and scrapping and stamping to get to!! (I got some new Bella stamps in the mail the day we left! I can't wait to show all of you how CUTE they are!)
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So HOW CUTE IS THIS!!? I love the red hair, eh? I made a couple of these for my online buddies :-D
Paper: CTMH "Let's get together"
Ink, brads and markers: CTMH
Stamp and sentiment: Stampingbella
"You can't control the winds, but you can adjust your sails" --I don't know the author.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Here's a cute happy birthday card I made with some new hero arts acrylic stamps and ctmh paper, inks and markers. Oh, the sentiment is also ctmh.
Friday, June 13, 2008
This morning I lifted weights and did squats and lunges. I guess that's what got my blood pumping and lit a fire under my duff to straighten the house, balance the checkbook, and go to Sams. I feel great!
Enjoy your weekend. I didn't post many pics this week--I'll pick it up next week! I'm off to enjoy scrappin', Oprah, and wine. Mmmmm. . .
Happy Moments -- Praise God
Difficult Moments -- Seek God
Quiet Moments -- Worship God
Painful Moments -- Trust God
EVERY Moment -- Thank God.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Ok! So this is a card I made for my brother! He excels at his job as a student advisor at a well known university, and this little stamping fella reminded me of my 'big shot' brother!
Stamps from stamping bella, ctmh
Inks, markers and cardstock ctmh
glitter is stickles platinum
I had to take this picture for my fellow Creative Memory girls! I love this everyday frame! It's hanging in my scrap area, by my shelves. I haven't changed it in a few months; I put this collage together in March when it was my son's birthday. I need to transfer this layout onto a scrapbook page for good!
The lighting looks bad on this card. Sorry! I need to play around with ways to take pics of my stuff so it looks the best it can. I made a few of these cards for some ladies I know that might like a little cheeriness in their snail mail!
ribbon and flower border from Stampin Up!
Ok, enough play time. I need to get to work! (I'll tell you about that in my next post.) I have to be out of town most of this weekend, so I can't promise I'll be back before monday. Have a great day, a relaxing weekend, and praise God for your everyday blessings!
I love this quote, and I don't know where it orignated; "The people on top of the mountian didn't fall there."
Thursday, June 5, 2008
A good and very old (not in age lol) friend of mine is going through a rough time. I made this card for her and her husband.
Stamp image from Stampin Up and great impressions, cardstock, brads and ink by Stampin up.
Sorry it's a little blury. I need to find a way to take good pics of the images I'm posting.
Since it's only 10am, I can't really report on how my weight loss plan is going today. I'll have to back track and talk about the prior day--I do plan on posting each morning.
Although I didn't count calories yesterday, I made great choices and didn't eat late at night. I had ONE taco for dinner (homemade) and felt full. I ate slowly and stayed aware of how hungry or full I really felt. About an hour after that I had some watermelon after folding laundry. No activity yesterday, though. (Outside of normal housework, of course. But I guess that doesn't count for much! HA!) So today I plan on getting extra steps in while I'm out running errands. I will walk the primeter of wal-mart twice before getting what I need.
Quote of the day--"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
Get those steps in!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So here are a few cards I made for some friends of mine (I won't say who since they may be reading this ;) I love these images from www.stampingbella.com!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Ken (my husband) works 80 miles north of where we live, so to save on gas he stays at his parents' townhouse three days out of the week. Dinner on nights that he is gone is waaaaay easy for me; I have a lean cusine with extra veggies. Tonight is one of those nights. When he's home I cook a 'regular' dinner (chicken, beef, pork with potatoes or noodles and a veggie or two). Although I try to keep the portions 'correct' on those nights, it's a feat I'm still tackling.