Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Projects, Ideas and Research.....

That is what I have in store for the Labor Day weekend....starting tonight! The main PROJECT is tiling the backsplash by my kitchen sink. I only started it in 2002! I can't simply tile I have to paint and bake the tile before installing the tile. The reason it went on hold was I found out I was pregnant and didn't trust the paint fumes. Well baby is 4 1/2 years old! So I need to finish this project! Hubby will be happy to see it completed!
IDEAS come in the form of Scrap layouts and art designs. Also tags, we are having a tag swap at Paper Popsicles. There is 10 ladies participating, it's going to be SOOO much fun!
The RESEARCH is about starting our own business. Hubby likes the sound of that "our". I have been looking into business license, product developement, funding.....ugh!

Another part I'm researching is Ebay to sell some statues of Devil Rays players we got at the games last year and this. I have been wanting to sell mine....don't need three! Now I have a reason! Also some other odds and ends, atleast it can make a dent in the funding part....I hope! So wish me luck in my endeavors, just wanting to keep busy! As a side note I didn't get the call today for Piggy Tales. I was hoping because I really enjoy their papers and accesories. But things happen for a reason and it may have interfered with my business venture. At least that's what I'm telling myself!

As for these layouts they are from Paper Popsicles supplies! Actually Augusts' kit which is no longer available! Sorry, but take a peek at Septembers and Octobers kits! If your interested get them early....they have been going FAST! I haven't been disappointed with anything from Paper Popsicles!
The "future gardener?" is my son being curious. He would take the fake fruit and veggies in and out of the basket! "In Line" is a photo of my son's master work of lining things up. He took his favorite book "Bear snores on" and put his bears in a line over the top of the book. It was too cute and had to get a photo of it! I still smile thinking of him hunting for stuffed bears to put together!
Well that is about what my Labor Day is going to be about, hope yours is enjoyable! Until next week, keep busy!

Friday, August 24, 2007

What to post!

That's the question of this week! As I watch the curse blink at me, I still wonder what to post! I have been working on alot of layouts this month. After looking at how little I did last month and I thought I had done more. So I made it a personal challenge to do a layout every other day! So far I have kept up, only one layout I'm not happy with and will no dout disassemble it! I love challenging myself, it keeps me motivated and the creative juices bubbling! I usually do multi-photo layouts, but have done a few single photo layouts and I'm quite pleased with them.

This is one of the latest I've done. I love taking photos of my son sleeping, he doesn't do it enough! This is also the last of my Piggy Tales "Frog Prince" papers, did I mention how much I love these! Well tonight is the last night for the DT call at Piggy Tales....Yes I submitted and yes I'm a nervous wreck. Probably why I've been scrappin so much! They don't call the new DT until Aug. 29 and they are not posting the winners on their site until Sept.1 so talk about more time to be nervous! I also submitted to October Afternoon. I found it on pub calls and I believe it's a new site. They have more than just stamps. They have beautiful country paper and tags also some wonderful rubons! And since I also submitted to them, just something else to worry about! What I really need to do is start submitting my artwork to manufacturers. How cool would that be scrappin with my own products that I designed! But like alot of artists the fear of the unknown and the chance of being regected holds us back. Looking at these words I just wrote and thinking, how foolish! I could be doing something I love and sharing my ideas with the scrap-world. Not to mention helping the family financially and still be here for my boy! Well, I guess I had more to post than I thought! Enjoy the weekend coming up! Play alot and laugh more!!! I have some drawings to work on and submit!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Another week another challenge at Paper Popsicles! This weeks’ challenge is: Alter it! Create a fun altered project with lots of ribbon and some bling!. You can also check out the Monthly contest there. This month it's a sketch contest, for all you who love sketch challenges this one is for you! Last week at Paper Popsicles I hit a milestone! 1000 posts! It was easy with all the wonderful ladies on this site! There is alot of wonderful and talented ladies here and we have alot of fun!
I noticed last post I didn't add a project, so this post I'll add two! These are both made from "Dandelion Breeze" theme pack from Paper Popsicles. Of course they are of my precious son. The first "My Wishes for you..." was alot of fun, matching photos with the wishes. And the second layout "A Wish come true" was a layout of my first birthday as a mommy! The journaling and another photo is hidden behind the photo of me and Timmy. I enjoyed this one it reminded me how tiny he was and how much and how fast he has grown!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New weekly Challenges and Contests!

At Paper Popsicles there is a weekly challenge going on again! Every week a new challenge and for every layout you complete that week your name goes in the bucket! at the end of the month there will be a drawing to pick the winner! Also going on at Paper Popsicles is the monthly contest. There is a sketch and you have to show your take on it. All the info is in this link. Stop by check out the challenge and contest and visit the forum. There is a wonderful bunch of ladies who love to chat (including me)! hope to see ya soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

AUGUST already!

Can you believe it! You realize that less then half the year is gone and Christmas is around the corner! Well, on another note I just recieved my August kit from Paper Popsicles. Unfortunatly August kits are sold out! That's right both "Blossom" and "Act Naturally", but you should see Septembers! The sooner the better, because I have a feeling they will be gone even faster!!!! Also going on at Paper Popsicles, starting this Sunday another weekly challenge. For each challenge you complete your name is placed in the bucket for the random drawing at the end of the month! Great way to get your creative juices flowing and a few layouts you may not have created done! Check out the Newsletter for details on the challenge and for the new monthly Gadget and new papers available! So many things going on, why not come join the fun!
Here is another layout I did with paper and product from Piggy Tales in the June's Kit from Paper Popsicle. Unfortunatly we can't buy June's kit anymore and I'm almost through with the paper! On this layout I used yarn from the stash that I made his afghan with, and Pearl Medium from my art stash. I love that I joined three of my loves together!