Ahhh…weekends are the best, aren’t they? Especially when they involve plenty of creative time! This weekend included: ducks in the pool again, much to Jake’s chagrin and my excitement. Lots of time experimenting with all my fun supplies. Working with a fun group of gals. Whipping through Tori Spelling’s book in record time (man, that girl is entertaining!). Baking cupcakes because the leftover batch of cookies and Easter candy was just not enough sugar in the house – there is always room for more baked goods (followed by a trip to the gym!)! Playing with my Martha Stewart microbeads in tourmaline (I still have yet to figure out how to adhere it properly, but there is an interesting tutorial here). Walking in the Bridle Path (a beautiful neighborhood with plenty of trees and hills and horses) before work and pretending like I was hiking in Mammoth. Feeling inspired to tell a hilarious story from a few years back, regarding John and his Jenny McCarthy discount at Border’s (click on photo of layout to read it up close). Happy that the sun is shining and the weather is fabulous.
Super excited to get “A Week in the Life” underway today! It’s so much fun to have a little assignment to keep me inspired!
I just spent all morning creating in my PJ’s while listening to videos on my iPod and then I went outside to get the mail and found my new running shoes sitting by the door!
Of course I immediately had to put them on and take a few victory laps around the house! They are just the inspiration I need to get to the gym after being cooped up in my room all morning!
And the motivation behind my A.M. scrap session would be this challenge from Cherie! I had SO much fun creating the subtle bicycle motif as the pattern for the pink paper:
All it took was some clear embossing powder, VersaMark ink, and my favorite new Paper Source stamp! I love the “pop” it creates without being too overwhelming. And that leads me to this week’s challenge:
Create a non-holiday layout using holiday-themed supplies! I know I have a ton of holiday supplies (especially Christmas and Valentine’s) that I seem to skip over during the non-holiday seasons of the year. So if nothing else, it will get me to use up all those beautiful papers and embellishments before next Christmas gets here and all the new lines come out! Ha!
P.S. My heart skipped a beat when I read on Ali’s blog today that next week starts the “Week In Your Life” series! Every year I am so enthralled with her work and photos and this year I am determined to do it myself. I’m playing with the idea of printing my photos on a smaller scale and creating a 12×12 for each day. How fun would that be? Eeeeeee! 🙂
So I was just browsing the blogs I subscribe to via Google Reader and clicked on Ali Edwards’ blog, of course. When what to my wondering eyes should appear…my face! Hahah! It caught me off-guard like, hey I think I recognize that person! Super psyched. You can read more about it here.