Tuesday, March 17, 2009

1 very cool kid

My cousin is graduating from high school this year and I am so proud of him. This layout is a little different from what I usually do but I wanted to make it as unique and cool as he is! He truly is the most kind-hearted kid I know and I feel so lucky to even know him.

Did you know that Prima also makes clear stamps? Loving it!

I try to break out the StazOn ink everyday, mostly because I love the smell of almonds. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Recollections Refugees

Layout of the day:
Thanks to all of the super creative ladies I scrapbooked with Friday night for helping me make this layout work!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Back to Bikram

Optimal health and longevity…who doesn’t want something like that? 105 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit room…who thinks that is a good idea? Several years ago when I heard about Bikram “hot” yoga, I thought to myself there was no way I would be able to handle stretching in a hot room for 90 minutes but you would be so surprised what your body is capable of. Last night I went to a class for the first time in 2 years and even though my body aches everywhere, I feel like a new person. Bikram is a genius! Namaste -"The light within me honors the light within you."

“Never too old, never too sick, never too late to start from scratch once again.” – Bikram

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It’s all in the details

Julie Bonner is my hero! Here is my take on her sketch
Sketch #15 from 52 Sketches 52 weeks: http://picasaweb.google.com/dailyscrap/SketchLibrary

There are a hundred different ways to alter a scrapbooking embellishment to make it work for your layout. By simply using a black pen, pink stickles (glitter glue) and flowers; I altered some plan white premade cardstock letters. It truly IS all in the details; in decorating, in clothes, and in life!

Letters by Making Memories, flowers Provo Craft, black Zig dual tip pen, and Stickles glitter glue by Ranger

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sketch Starters

Be Sweet, Be Excited, Be Silly, Be Curious, Be Happy...Be Yourself.

I love starting off the creative process with a sketch! For this layout I used one of Becky Higgins Sketches from Creating Keepsakes: http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/content/view/22991

Speaking of sketches...I discovered a super cool website called 52 Sketches 52 weeks. If you love sketches then save this site as a favorite! http://52sketches52weeks.com/ Also here is the link to their 2008 Sketch Library: http://picasaweb.google.com/dailyscrap/SketchLibrary Trust me on this one; you will want to stop by.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Boots, chaps and cowboy hats... nothin' else matters

Some of my favortie photos from our trip to Colorado:

cowboy up

How about them cowgirls


Girls night out- 3D style

I heart my sister

Voeller, Swanson, & Shea