Sunday, March 30, 2008
They also carry other product lines, too...Scenic route, Daisy D's...oh man we had all the new Basic Grey...and much cheaper that other stores are selling it for. Howard and Laura are great people....you've gotta go check them out. http://www.scrap-mart.com/ ....and tell them I sent you!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,'My purpose is to__________ today.'
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer.They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires,issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:'In five years, will this matter?'
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. GOD heals almost everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friend will. Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!!!)
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainlydon't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life, so make the most of it and enjoy the ride!
Monday, March 24, 2008
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)Pansh (sounds pansy-ish!!)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Blue Water
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Journey Raisinettes (hilarious.!! she has little boobies!)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)Strawberry Shortie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Altered Sunshine Tour
If you do this, comment and leave a link so I can see your names!!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
What can I do with cardstock?
- Matting – photos, titles, borders, diecuts or journaling boxes (once, twice or thrice)
- Deco accents (squares, triangles, corners)
- Paper Tearing
- Chalk or ink torn edges. You can burn the edges for an authentic antique look but tearing and using brown ink or chalk to the edges can give the same look with less risk
- Color Blocking
- Paper Crumpling (Scrunch up the paper and flatten it out again. For variation, add chalk or ink to the cardstock while folded). Using different types of paper can create different looks
- Casting or paper sculpture
- Fold paper and then unfold. Repeat as desired for added dimension. You can then use chalks or inks and the fold lines take up the color
- Distressed cardstock (use steel wool or sandpaper to “rough up” cardstock). You can also give diecuts an antique or weathered look with the same process
- Paper Weaving
- Run through a crimper
- Dry Embossing
- Stamp cardstock or use a brayer to make a background
- Paper piecing (a great way to use up small scraps of cardstock)
- Mosaic designs (tear or cut cardstock into small blocks to create a mosaic design to use as a border or photo mat)
- Pleat it, ruffle it, braid it, or tie it in knots
- Fringe it (partially put the card stock into a paper shredder)
- Pin pricking
- Cutting – single and multiple level
- Fold thin strips of paper to make flower petals, tree branches, fence posts, frames or borders
Many thanks to my friend, Beth Kingston for this great list!
Now, go create something!! :D
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
First is a two week class called "Altered Frames" Wall Hanging. I am showing you a snippet of the photos in two of the themes that will be presented. You can make this project to fit any theme. It begins on April 9. Click here for info, the supply list and to sign up.
Registration for both class begins NOW!!! Get a spot early and get those creative juices flowing! I am offering at least one class per month, so so check it out at http://www.mycreativeclassroom.com/
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
For me, that is easy...anywhere in the sun! For me, the sunshine helps me clear my head, I can hear the birds and lay in the grass with my dog. We also have a huge hammock out by the pool, and in the Summer that is where you can find me. I pretty much live in my bathing suit in the Summer. Just throw on a pair shorts, T-shirt and flipflops and you're "good to go" just about anywhere. Remember, this is Florida... that kind of attire is NORMAL year round! :D
Friday, March 7, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.
We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.
To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?
LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA; AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The day has a slight breeze. Howard walks through the yard to enjoy the sights and smells. I join him to escape that I am doing. The dog is at my feet. She loves it when we are outside because she can really be a dog. Hunting for lizards or spying on the hawk that soars overhead.
The orange trees are blooming. You wouldn’t even notice except when you come nearer the tree you can smell the pungent scent of the blossoms. Then take another look and notice that the whole tree is filled with blooms. How did I miss that? The sight is inescapable. I run back to the house to get my camera. Now as my sight is primed for the tree and any movement, I see a bee, and more. One bee puts the whole front of his body in the flower. And there’s a wasp or two. I capture photos of this wondrous sight all the while the breeze blows the orange blossom scent through the air. Someone is practicing their saxophone and it sounds so smooth and mellow. I hear the sounds of the kids next door playing basketball. Next I spy a bumblebee. I love bumblebees! Their plump and fuzzy bodies…how do they get the energy to fly? I stand there under the tree snapping photos at will as I spot another bee in a flower. I have no fear of the stinging insects. My only thought is to immerse myself in the moment.