Monday, July 28, 2014

Overwhelmed with my own Expectations...Again!

I swear every time I read back thru my blog I see that I say I'll post next week...then a month later!  Sorry folks about my lack of organization again.  I've been working on a few projects for yet another baby shower.  Let's be honest, I expect so much of myself I can't do anything unless it's perfect for my friend, therefore it takes FOREVER!!!!  I have finished a few of the projects for the shower which I shall post later and I have also managed to clean my entire house thoroughly and finish one swap but sign up for another before I'm done with the last one!  I have also been keeping track of the Journal 52 project prompts though I'm still on week 7 of 30 now.  It's okay though because I'm hoping to use the subjects as inspiration even if I don't finish them within the year.  I'm trying to cut myself some slack since I end up volunteering for projects for others in the interim. Art is art, right?! Well I'm hoping to finish up my junk journal swap and decide on a theme for my next secret sister swap after that.  Then I can organize this RIDICULOUS chaos that is my studio so I can focus on what I want to do for the scrap retreat with my amazing sister and cousin in October!!!!  Then maybe do a little art journaling before my vacation to Disneyland in two weeks with my least it's a plan, right?!  Likely I will finish my junk journals, my secret sister survey and send out baby shower invitations and attempt the rest when I come back from California.  I think I will look on the bright's nice to have so many friends and have so much to do with and for loved ones!  Cheers!

My secret sister loved cooking and the color periwinkle so I made her a recipe box

All of the different monogram projects I created

Bottle cap magnets and she loved Scrabble so I made her Scrabble charms
I covered two chipboard letters with the jewel tones she requested

The haul I received from my secret sister!

The special box she created!  So pretty!
My love and I on the Fifth of July, 17 years together and he put on a fireworks show!

Some of my friends and I at the Fifth of July celebration

Fun with friends at our house during a monsoon!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Busy Life and Crazy Swaps

It's been a month since my last post and I apologize.  It's been really hot here and I've had no inspiration  or desire to do much.  However there's nothing like a deadline to get you going!  So I finished the movie card/tag swap and mailed it out and I only have one more item on the monogram secret sister swap to finish.  I was feeling so confident I signed up for a mini junk album swap too!  I'm crazy, I know.  There were a few fun things happening like Beer and Bacon Fest and I got my hair updated too.  Then the not so fun things.  I've been helping my mom move and getting ready to help my dad when he goes to visit my sister (jealous!!!).  I'm ready for the monsoon to start already so that I can enjoy the Fourth of July and crafting a bit.  Well anyway, hope your Independence Day is grand and hopefully I ll have something more to show you next week.  Cheers!

Pirates of the Caribbean tags

The special one I made for my sister

The Pirates of the Caribbean cards

The Empire Records cards (I was trying to make them look like records)

The Empire Records tags (I just love the fun fibers and ribbons)

The special tag I made for my sister (I knew only she would get the quote and quarter reference)

One of the items I made for the secret sister swap (more to come)

In the dugout at Baconfest!  So good!

Spruced up hair!!