Tuesday, October 19, 2010

List of Projects are growing

Why do I do this to myself. It's seems enviable around this time every year I load myself up with projects. I don't know maybe it has something to do with the colder weather on it's way but any ways I always find myself in the same predicament. That predicament is that I run out and buy all this materials with good attention of using them on my projects then never using them. This year I want to be one of those crafter's that get all of the things done that they set out to do. So to hold myself accountable for my shopping actions I will now attempt to put together a list of all the projects(Who am I kidding this is only going to be a partial list, if my husband found out the really truth I would have to relocate and I don't see that happening any time soon) that I want to do and that I have already purchase materials too.

1. I want to make a huge chalk board like I seen here

2. December Daily photo book here

3. Etch glass using my Cricut like here

4. Make Christmas cards like these I've already attended the class.

5.Finish my "A Month in a Life" photo book

6. Make a basket of goodies for teacher Christmas gift.

So there you have a partial list of all my good attentions for this year. As you can see my partial list here is getting long. I just don't have the heart to continue listing the projects that I have in mind plus I think my fingers would definitely start to cramp up from all the typing that would need be done - so I will end it here and just state my little oath to myself

I Carrie pinkie swear that I will accomplish all of my goals listed above or else I will turn in my crafty card. Hopefully this will help me be accountable this year. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day out there!

December Daily 2010 Pictures

The December Daily book is moving along very slowly, put so far I have put together five of the day pages. Here is just a small peek at them:

This is the cover of the book, I used a suede paper from Hot Off the Press and a Annie Griffin 3-D sticker.

For the first day page I used Teresa Collin Noel paper and tag along with another Annie Griffin 3-D sticker. I placed the 3-D sticker on one of Teresa Collins tags then I added to a transparency.

For this page again I used Teresa Collins Noel paper along with K&I sticker and a clear transparency.

Stay tuned for more pages. Until next time thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

December Daily update

Just a quick update on my December Daily album. I received my Teresa Collins paper kit (it so cute!). I have started putting the foundation together tonight. I didn't have time to take any pictures but I plan on doing that when the kids are in school tomorrow. I am really enjoying putting this book together. I usually am not good at journaling on my scrap pages, however, I think this book is going to be easier to journal. You just have to remember you are telling a story with each picture that you are placing in the book. (should be easy right?) Well until tomorrow have a wonderful Sunday.

Friday, October 15, 2010

December Daily 2010

Every year I've loved reading Ali Edwards' December Daily project posts... and every year I wish that I was playing along. Well no more reading and wishing... this year I'm jumping in and making my own! I have already started gathering my materials for this project. I went with Teresa Collins Noel paper kit. I ordered it at the beginning of this week so I can't wait to see it in person. As Ali said in her post the hardest part of this project is picking out the right album for this project. I thought I would try American Craft (Modern) 8 x 8 album. That way I can tweak the cover the way I want it. I'm so excited to finally be able to participate in this project and can't wait until my paper gets here to start putting it all together.

I've also been working on a project that I adapted from Ali Edwards A week in a life project. Instead of a week I thought I would do a month. That way I will be on a schedule for taking pictures daily so when I dive into the December Daily it will be like second nature to me. Here is a little sample of my a Month in a life project.

I don't know about all of you but I'm getting a little tired of the daily lunch routine already. It's so hard to be creative to make a healthy lunch for a picky eater. I think I will spend some time on the web searching for more lunch ideas today.

The boys in our house went away this past weekend on a fishing trip. Erin and I had fun going to garage sales in the neighborhood. She really impressed me with this find. Can you believe she got this for only $20 it is a really sturdy chair and it was in perfect condition so we couldn't pass this one up. Erin and I had a great weekend doing all our girlie stuff while the boys were away. I just love this annual trip they do because Erin and I go crazy doing craft projects and girlie stuff.

Well thanks for stopping bye today until next time see ya later.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall is in the air

I woke up to a cold house this morning. You can tell that fall is in the air. So I thought to myself while laying in bed what's the plan for today and here is what I came up with.

Now the house has the warm comfy feeling with the smell of baked apple pie. Don't you just love the fall. There has been times that I thought wouldn't it be nice to live someplace that it's warm all year round then it's times like these that I'm thankful that I'm a Midwestern Girl. I would miss not seeing all the seasons (even though I'm not a big fan of winter it is so pretty to see).

Speaking of fall it's that time in our subdivision that we hold our annual garage sale. Thank god we have these I think it gives me a deadline to clean out my closest and storage room.

Getting things ready for garage sale.

Until next time thanks for stopping by

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Weekend at the Cottage Apple and Pumpkin Picking

What a great weekend with the family. Decided to head up to the Cottage in Wisconsin with the rest of the family to do some apple picking and pumpkin picking. The sky was so weird that day. It was almost as if the clouds where so close to the ground but it made for a pretty picture. The kids enjoyed it so much too. Here are a few a the pics from my weekend. Thanks for stopping by.