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Pure Luck

Pure Luck

Nope, Luck is not just for the Irish. Regardless of whether or not you feel this is a holiday for you, I will grant you 10 ounces of luck just for reading this post. Click the picture and follow the link to my blog. If you leave a comment (on my blog…not FB), I’ll enter you into my blog candy drawing for tomorrow. Good Luck & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

FYI: I will be giving away some blog candy tomorrow as part of the Scraps Of Color Creative Team Blog Hop!


The Snow Day Blues?

I spoke with a friend yesterday who was “snowed-in.” And she was upset that her office building was closed and that she would have to spend the entire day at home. (Huh?!) Her words to me were, “What am I supposed to do while sitting here all day?… I enjoy my job! At work I can get so many things done and my co-workers are so funny, I spend the whole day laughing!” (What?!?!, what is this enjoyment she speaks of…) I sooooo could not relate to what she was talking about, she was speaking a foreign language. I quickly explained to her that I would NOT, could NOT feel her pain.

After we hung up, I thought about our conversation and wondered could it really be that “normal” people can achieve such a thing? The lyrics from an old LL Cool J song keep popping into my head “I enjoy what I’m doing plus I’m paid in full.” Well of course that is true for someone like LL. But what I want to know is could this really be possible for “everyday” people, or was my friend just acting special?

Either way, I can’t think of a greater achievement. My hope is that one day I too will become one of those fortunate people who’s job is so fulfilling and satisfying that I would rather go to work on a snow day than stay at home.

This is a layout titled “Aysha a.k.a. the Multi-Tasker” Notice the stars in my eyes. *sigh* I guess I am still a dreamer.

P.S.: 5 Points to the first person that can name the song.

Good and Grey

Happy Birthday Mommy, Mommy it’s ya’ birthday!!!!

Even though January is a cold and grey month (snow is expected today), it’s a good month. I always know there are going to be some good days that call for a celebration. January is a birthday month in my family. Today is my mom’s birthday, yesterday was my great-grandma’s birthday and in a few weeks is my aunt’s birthday. For me, it is yet another opportunity to take a moment and appreciate how fortunate I am to have family that I love. Which is a verrrrry good thing because at times (especially during these grey days) I can get caught up in all of my “have-nots”. I am after-all just a work in progress.

This is a layout of my mom (in pink) and her sister shopping at a scrapbook store…Yes, they are both hooked and I will take the credit for that!

Supplies: Bo Bunny “Delilah” collection…mostly

Happy New Year…Again!

Happy New Year…again! Doesn’t it seem like it just turned 2010?!? Anywho, I just wanted to start the year off with a “FUNtastic” layout that I recently completed with pictures from last year’s winter storm. I hope that this year brings more growth, happiness, creativity, fun, love and prosperity to everyone (myself included). Although I am not really a resolutions type of person, I did think of a few things that I would like to improve upon this year. I won’t spend time listing them out but I will say that my overall goal is to be better today than I was yesterday. And tomorrow my goal is to better than I was today. If I stay on that path, it should have the makings for a pretty good year.

The pictures from this layout were taken last winter during one of the many snow storms we received in the Maryland/DC area. I am so grateful that we are beginning this New Year without SNOW on the ground (so sorry for my NYC fam). I am just not ready for it yet. Well, actually if the snow decided to skip us all winter, I wouldn’t be upset. HINT, HINT….to the universe.

Supplies: Patterned Paper by DCWV and Martha Stewart, Making Memories Chipboard Alphas, American Crafts Thickers.

Green Eggs & HAM

Down On The Farm

NSD weekend is winding down and I didn’t get to complete nearly as many projects as I had planned but, I did get some things done. Plus, the walk was a success and I got to enjoy the Mosley/Mayweather fight last night. So all in all it was a full weekend.

I did this layout for a challenge that I hosted over on the Classy Scrapper’s Forum. It was call Green Eggs & HAM. The requirements were that I had to include something Green (a recycled item), Eggs (ovals), H (hybrid of paper and digital elements), A (Asymmetric layout), and M (Matted photos.)

Patterned Paper: DCWV All About Boys; Textured Cardstock: american Traditional Designs; RubOns: Karen Foster Designs

Thanks for looking.

UPDATE: The submission deadline was Sunday at 11:59PM. I was the only one to complete the challenge. Does that mean that I win my own prize? I wonder why, was it too difficult, confusing, or just straight whack (umm…no, never that)?! LOL Hmmm….Oh well.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

2010 Harvest

Yay! It’s National Scrapbooking Day/Weekend. There are so many challenges, contests and whatnots going on this weekend in the scrapping world, and I will be taking part in it. But, first I need to go to sleep because I have to wake up at 4:30 in the morning and head out to the Health Freedom Walk, of which I am a volunteer/graphic design & marketing go-to girl for them. But once, I get back from the walk I am heading straight into my scrapbook studio and getting to work!!

This is a layout I did earlier this year for a challenge. I used papers and embellishments from lots of different makers but, I love how it all comes together. I reached out of my box by layering so many different patterned papers (technique inspired by Kate Blue). Oh, and I made the layered flower by hand.

Stitched At The Hip

Stitched At The Hip

Since my last post was about my Grandmother and her sister, it got me to thinking about relationships between grandmothers and grandchildren. Those of us who have our grandmothers are extremely blessed. Its easy to get caught up in our lives and we forget to connect with our “senior” loved ones but every now and then something happens and snaps us back in line, and we make vows to keep in touch. I would like to believe that I have a tight bond with both my Grandmother and my Great-Grandmother. But, I will use this as a moment to remind myself that I can always do a better job at reaching out. This is a layout of my friend’s Mom and her grand-daughter. Although these photos were taken about 10 years ago, nothing has changed between these two, they are still “stitched at the hip.” Hopefully, it will always be that way.

I challenged myself by using patterned paper as my key embellishment. So, I cut out all of the flowers and then added some depth with dimensional adhesive.This is a design team layout that I did for the Classy Coordinates Sketch A Day Club.
Supplies: Club Scrap, Three Bugs In A Rug, Chatter Box, K & Company,Making Memories & Ms. Elizabeth