Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mental Scrapbooking

lol that was my conversation today with 3 of my friends. How funny and true that is, as much as we may want to scrap when we sit down nothing happens it's like you have lost your mojo. Or maybe it's the circumstance and you just don't have the time and you are mentally scrapping. What about those dreams, how many of us dream of our next project. Girl let me tell you as Tanisha Long always says Scrapbooking is in our minds,  and even when you have lost your mojo you are thinking about it. So today I decided to put  some of my mental scrapbooking down on paper. LOL Here is what I created.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A love like this, Un amor asi....

I have been itching to scrap since I cleaned up my scrappy mess area. I just had not been feeling well, but today I took the time to create this layout of my husband and I. I love this photo of us, I used the Scarlet lime kit love the mix of pattern papers and embellishments that were included in this kit. As soon as I saw the background paper I knew I had to use our initials on it! As if I were to carve it on a tree. I used smooch spritz for the masking really love the outcome of this layout. It's titled un amor asi, which means A love like this!!! Simple yet productive layout!!! thanks for looking

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A new attitude

Yes that is what I have now, not that I was a snob or anything. LOL It's just the way I have to see life right now with a new attitude, that no matter how wrong things may go in the day I have to remain just a wee bit positive. You see a few weeks ago before I left for my scrapbooking retreat with my girlfriends, I was in a deep depression the bad thing was all the thoughts that were taking over my mind. To be honest it was UGLY, I cried cause emotionally and mentally I was at my lowest. Has my situation changed actually NO, I still have to deal with the sucky part of everyday life, but I had to do something for me. Some of my friends suggested a Doctor, I didn't want to go there because I was afraid I'd get addicted to pills and my only addiction right now is purchasing scrapbook goodies.  What could I do I thought? What besides scrapping is a stress releaser,  well I did some research and found that exercise is a great way to release stress. I have been wanting to take some Zumba classes because a scrapbooking friend I know named Becky Schweninger Teichmiller has been expressing her love for Zumba. So I thought hey I can dance I can do this, I looked into a Gym that offered Zumba classes and I would still be able to use their equipment at a great price. Well I have taken it a step further, I now have a personal trainer why not? I need to lose weight as well as the stress. I have been feeling Great about me, has my environment  changed NO  but I have a new attitude now so I look at things differently.

Here's a pic of my DH and me you can see how my weight loss will progress from here.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Getaway weekend

Last weekend a few of us from our local Meetup went to Quick Quotes Private Reserve weekend. To be honest I didn't know what to expect, but I had a great time with my scrapping buddies and I made new ones. I really enjoyed Michelle the instructor for the weekend. Everyone at Quick Quotes was genuinely happy to speak with! They had great giveaways, my favorite was the canvas projects. Well here are just some of the project I created of course I tweaked mine, but in the end used a lot of the products given to me. Quick Quotes projects below:

 another one of my favorites which I probably followed to the tee, except for the ribbon tied around the photo. I loved this project so much I purchased another to take home so I can make the identical for my daughters best friend

this was one of my favorite projects, all the papers in the kit included black & white, but I used Glitz pattern paper and used the diecuts Quick Quotes provided for my mask and frames
this next one project I was using all Girls Paperie Pattern Papers, love the soft colors in this line. Lots of Prima too!

thanks for looking now to finish a chipboard album using G45 papers