Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lent Updates and Classes

Alright friends confession time I bought a set of stamps on Friday after work. It was the last set of basic grey/hero arts life of the Party stamps.

Here they are! Aren't they adorable?! I know I wasn't strong but did I mention it was the last set? Ok no more excuses. I think I'm doing pretty well. I'm back on the wagon for the rest of Lent!

I'm taking a couple of classes online from
If you have a chance check it out. I'm taking sketch support with Allison Davis and I have completed the first weeks two assignments. It has been a blast! Here they are

Pretty excited about getting some pictures scrapped!

On a fun note some of the ladies from my office and I went to see an Elvis Tribute Artist last night names Cody Slaughter. A lot of people don't know that I am actually a HUGE Elvis fan so I was so excited to see him! And Cody did not disappoint! He is only 19 and is phenomenal! He does Elvis through the years and does it great!

Isn't he adorable!? Such a good time!! Well gals I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shopping Update

Well it is still lent and I still haven't bought a thing. My grandma used to say that Sundays during lent didn't count but I didn't allow myself to give in on Sunday! Last week was especially stressful! This week probably will be too. But I feel accomplished!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Though I'm not really a practicing Catholic anymore (shhh! Don't tell either Grandma we joined a non-demoninational Christian Church a few years ago). I still like to take the season of Lent to "give up" something and to work on my relationship with the Lord. So this year for Lent I am giving up Scrapbook Shopping!! I really can't believe it but it definetly is a sacrafice! I have a whole scraproom and I'm running out of space! How horrible is that?! I couldn't fit another organizational item even if i wanted to! So I'm stopping cold turkey. I have a habit of stopping by either Michael's or Hobby Lobby and using my weekly coupon and it is just not necessary! No more daily deals websites! There are some amazing deals out there but nothing I can not live withouth. (this will be particularly hard when there is a deal on Tim Holtz Distress Stains!) anyway so I'm asking for your prayers/positive vibes during this time. Hopefully I will be able to focus on praying through my struggles rather than leaning on worldy temporary fixes! I will be updating regularly on my progress. So Day 1 is done and I did great! I feel accomplished. Day 2 is underway and work is so busy that I really haven't had time to browse my normal sites! So maybe that is a good thing :) I think the struggle will come when I have a particularly stressful day or something sad happens. Shopping is always my quick fix! I'm trying to get it under control and hopefully by the end of the Lent season I will be able to.

Some of the ladies on two peas asked what if I run out of adhesive! Well I have a drawer full and just ordered six more rolls of ATG so I think I'm good for 40 days BUT should I run out of adhesive I don't think God will fault me for going and getting another roll of ATG. He understands that adhesive is a super important part of crafting :) but if I go in and buy a ton of things I don't need while I am buying adhesive he might frown a little bit. So let me know how many of you are doing this and your progress! We will make it girls!
Happy Thursday!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Birthday Card

I made a birthday card for my boss using Birthday Bash and the Birthday Bash paper from Imaginisce. The little dog is cut at 3 3/4 and the card base was cut at 5.5 at fit to page. This probably would not fit into an A2 envelope but I usually just put his cards on his desk with his treats. I also used some baker's twine from

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