Friday, November 12, 2010

You know how it is when you submit...

a Design Team Application right?

You second guess yourself. You wonder if you are good enough. You wonder if your projects are good enough. You wonder if they like your style. You just wonder.

Well, that is how I am right now.


I decided to throw myself into the circle of people submitting for the Teresa Collins Design Team. I haven't been on a team since Rusty Pickle last year, so I thought it was about time for me to get back into it.

And here I sit wondering.

So...I thought you know I have these three projects that I made for this call. Why not post them here on my blog. These projects were done really, really quickly because yours truly didn't read everything word for word. Yeah...I sort of skim over things, especially important details! LOL. One of those things I skimmed over was the part where you were to send in three projects. Well, I thought they were ANY three projects, so I was good right? Nope. Three projects that used products from Teresa Collins. Okay, so I have layouts and things with her products, but nothing totally or even close to 100%. So what's a girl to do other than start from scratch and make some things.

I decided to do one layout, well...okay so I started a card at the same time, but I like the way that my layout turned out so that's the one I submitted. It was an easy layout, and I LOVE it. I Love this photo of my daughter. It's like she's saying "Here's a flower mommy. For you!" I LOVE the colors of the paper and think that they all compliment the photo I used. But that's my opinion! (lol)

My next project is a Acrylic Shakerbox Frame from Darcie's. When I saw this at the store last week I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I wanted to use the Mr. and Mrs. Line to make a Shakerbox with a photo of my husband and me on our wedding day (our anniversary is next week!). So that's what I did. I made the flowers and used a combination of Teresa Collins Bling and Bazzill Bling Buttons to embellish it and added a crown to match the paper. Since it is a shaker box it has some Vintage Glass Glitter (Tuxedo) which is REALLY Pretty! I could sit and just shake the box and it just looks pretty!

My final project that I made is a Canvas. For this project i turned the canvas over and used the back side of it. First I painted the entire Canvas with black paint, and then the wooden edge that the canvase is streched on was glittered. I LOVE glitter! I made the flowers for this project also, added the bling buttons to them, added a BUNCH of rhinestones (cause I LOVE rhinestones). The letter "f" is also glittered. The entire project has been placed on chipboard in varying heights so each piece pops up at different degrees. I couldn't decide what paper to use so I decided to combine "everything".

So there you have it.

I entered.

What can they say? No...well at least I tried!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Posting a Project!

A few weeks ago I thought that i would make a canvas for a little retreat that I was going on and this is what I came up with.

The picture isn't that great (I'll try and get a better one) because it's sort of cloudy out. But, I wanted to get it up here to share!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What am I Thankful for Today?

Weight Watcher Wednesday!!!

Well that's what today is known as around here! Every Wednesday I go to my Weight Watcher Meeting, some days I have a GREAT weigh in, and some days I don't. Today was one of those days that I was very, VERY happy! 1.6 pounds down. Yeah!!!

I love my meetings. I feel lost if I don't go to them. It's like an addiction, okay, NOT an addiction. But if I don't go to my Wednesday Meeting I just feel a little "off" for the week.

It's NOT only my meetings though, it's the friends I have made through the meeting. I LOVE the ladies that I go to the meeting with (okay, we meet there). But you know, they are like "family" to Weight Watcher Family.

Every Wednesday we go to our meeting, sit in the back row together, "participate" in the meeting (that means "talk"). After the meeting we sometimes go walk a few times (or once) around the lake, or we go to Michael's and then we go to lunch at Jason's Deli (Salad, of course!). We talk, we laugh, and we offer support to each other.

And that is what I am Thankful for today! My Weight Watcher Wednesday Friends! (well, they're my friends EVERY day, but that's when we go to our meetings).

Have a GREAT day!


Thursday, November 04, 2010


What am I THANKFUL for today?

I am THANKFUL that I have a loving husband who supports me in everything I do (okay, maybe NOT everything, but a lot of stuff!)

I am THANKFUL that I have a beautiful daughter who loves me.

I am THANKFUL that I have SO many supportive friends.

I am THANKFUL that I have a house to live in, a car to drive, and clothes to wear (smaller clothes too!)

I am THANKFUL that I have a wonderful hobby that I can use to tell my families story.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy November!

Yes, I do mean HAPPY NOVEMBER! November is a Happy Month for me because it's filled with wonderful things like scrapbooking, football playoffs, scrapbooking, Weight Watcher Wednesday's, scrapbooking, Thanksgiving....did I mention scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking! Yes, that is the plan for this week. And I start tomorrow morning! I'm heading to Anthologies ( for a little bit of shopping before I create something special for my house! I have had this project on my mind for a few weeks now and I REALLY want to get it completed, so I have set aside tomorrow to begin it. I can't wait! If it turns out like I want it to it's going to be BEAUTIFUL!

Can't wait to share it with everyone!