27 January 2010

show me your lists

so Tip Junkie posted yesterday "Show Me Your To Do Lists" and I'm totally one of those "list" people, I work well being able to check things off throughout the day- gives me a sense of accomplishment seeing all the checks and reminds me in case I've forgotten something, as I frequently do! So, anywho, I decided to show you two of my master lists! :) Feel free to email me if you'd like a blank copy of either for yourself! And head on over to Tip Junkie to see more great list ideas!!

PS. If anyone knows of coupon clipping sites that do NOT require you do install their third-party printer junk, PLEASE let me know ;)

NOTE:: we live in an apartment, so the cleaning is much less than if we had a whole house, hehe. this is a list that will grow as our home and family size does ;) umm, and we're also a bit OCD about some cleanliness, so some chores may be done more often than normal :P

.: Monthly List :.
Here's my monthly list- it keeps track of the bills I have to pay monthly and also any chores that I do on a monthly basis. This is an altered copy of my original, made suitable for online posting :)
.:. the first of the month is a full cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom
.:. the big box below the calendar keeps track of our credit cards- how much we owe, how much we paid off this month, etc.
.:. the bills in red on the calendar are the ones that are constant each month, say are paid on the 15th every month
.:. bills with a ".A" after the amount are those that are set up for automatic withdrawl each month
.:. the "other bills" box is for the monthly bills that have a different due date each month, so at the beginning of the month, or as soon as I get my online statement for the month, I fill in the date on the calendar that those bills are due

.:. click on photo to enlarge .:.




.: Weekly List :.
Here is my weekly list- keeping track of chores and other such "to do" items for each day of the week. I print out this weekly list and have it on my fridge. There's more on these lists, but this is an altered copy made suitable for posting online :)
.:. the top of each list is pretty constant, stuff to do each day- work on my thesis, work out, Quiet Time reading the Bible, etc.
.:. the chore section is for cleaning and tidying stuff mostly
.:. the bottom section is blank, writing things in by hand that I need to remember that are unique for the week- get togethers, meetings, etc.

.:. click on photo to enlarge .:.

25 January 2010

SPCC #32

Yays! My next SP Diva card :) LOVE the color combos that Samantha comes up with, so be sure to join in on the fun every week over at SPCC- don't forget there's some awesome prizes to win too!!
This week's prize: mini-books!!

SP Color Combo #32


About my project:
.: materials :. {cardstock} unknown, {DP} BasicGrey, {eyelets} makingmemories, {inks} memento, {stamps} Verve, {twine} Martha Stewart
this was made for a swap all about coffee! there's coffee themed cards, chocolate covered coffee beans and then some Finger Lakes Roasters coffee beans all wrapped up in the middle packages :) They have THE best beans, for both flavored and straight up traditional non-flavored coffee drinkers!! I highly recommend checking them out for all your coffee needs ;) sorry for the kinda poor photo quality, I was quickly taking photos before shipping them hehe.




To enter this week's challenge:
add a DIRECT link to your blog post in Mister Linky over at {SPCC}! Please provide the DIRECT link to your project entry! {directions on how to do that over on the SPCC blog!} If you don't have a blog, email Sam a photo of your project at scrapmastersparadise@yahoo.com with your name, and she will get your project added.

20 January 2010

dolphin nursery


This is a lil LO that I did a few days ago for a challenge over on Simply Scrapping Crafts, based on their sketch. It's some photos from the dolphin nursery at Sea World Orlando. The mama dolphins were getting bored, so they were showing off a bit- so cute!! :)

15 January 2010

Verve January release


dangflabit! so I spent all day working on Verve's January release party challenges, and missed uploading the photos by 14 mins... all I kept reading was "party starts at 9pm" and totally missed the "photos must be posted by 6pm"... well I figure I'd share here a photo with all the creations, and feel free to lookie at my SCS gallery to see material lists and detailed photos of each individual creation :)

13 January 2010

with love



this lil card uses the colors from Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge- love her blog :) so much talent!

head over to Flickr to see larger photo :) sending this to DH overseas :)

.:materials:.
{paper} Creatively Green, DCWV, martha stewart, {ink} stazon, Sakura pen, {twine} martha stewart, {buttons} from a swap, {staples} making memories, {embossing folder} ProvoCraft, {stamp} TPC Studios

12 January 2010

stacked animals


so there's nothing like last minute cards! this is for Kristina's Color Inspiration, a cute baby card :) or child's birthday! had some printer issues, and you can kinda tell that the color ink is running low! I definitely want to remake this with a full ink cartridge ;)

.: materials :.
{DP} DCWV, {ribbon} Michaels, {font} animals

11 January 2010

heart trio


well, as usual Blogger washed out the photo. check it out in my Flickr gallery to get a better view ;) anyways! This is for a few challenges, it's been a while since I entered challenges... I'm still on Christmas vacation so I don't have all my crafting supplies, but at least I finally found a good place to photograph :) oh, and I must say, this is probably the most pink I've ever used... ever! it's a little too girly to give to my Army DH hehe, and we don't celebrate Valentine's Day anyway, and so I will be sending this into Cards for St. Jude's {see Courtney Baker's post here}.
Hero Arts: Friendship & Valentines
Midnight Maddness: sketch MMSC35
Cupcake Craft: girly

.: ingredients :.
{DP} DCWV, {inks} stampcraft, martha stewart, {stamps} Hero Arts, {twine} martha stewart, {pearls/gems} recollections, {button} from a swap

SPCC #30

Yays! My next SP Diva card :) LOVE the color combos that Samantha comes up with, so be sure to join in on the fun every week over at SPCC- don't forget there's some awesome prizes to win too!!
This week's prize: a slot in the upcoming ribbon share!

SP Color Combo #30


my card for SPCC#30
sorry ladies! I so could not get a good picture of this- the colors are just not photographing well, but in real life, the yellow is much richer, like in the color swatch :)

.: materials :. {cardstock} DCWV, {gem} recollections, {buttons} from a swap, {stamp} Hero Arts, {inks} Memento, Staedtler pens, {twine} Martha Stewart, {other} swiss dots cuttlebug folder


To enter this week's challenge:
add a DIRECT link to your blog post in Mister Linky over at {SPCC}! Please provide the DIRECT link to your project entry! {directions on how to do that over on the SPCC blog!} If you don't have a blog, email Sam a photo of your project at scrapmastersparadise@yahoo.com with your name, and she will get your project added.

Entries are due on Monday, January 18th at Noon PST

newborn week

It's "newborn week" over on the Tip Junkie forums! Here is a repost of some baby cards I've made over the past months!

{Baby Onesie}
currently on my Etsy site

{directions} 1. cut out onesie shape 2. dry emboss front of card 3. stamp and fussy cut airplane image 4. color airplane and adhere to card front 5. rub-on star shapes


{Baby Girl}
special order for my aunt


{Gender-Neutral Baby card}
currently on my Etsy site


{Thank You}
for baby shower gifts

{directions: bottom 3 cards} 1. cut card base to desired size 2. cut designer paper slightly smaller than card front 3. dry emboss designer paper 4. cut circle and stamp baby feet 5. adhere circle to card front with 3-D adhesive 6. stamp sentiment 7. tie on ribbon

06 January 2010

from bazaar to bizarre


these two photos are again from Epcot's World Showcase... the left is from Morocco in the bazaar or marketplace, the right photo is from Norway in one of the shops- there was a huge troll that DH had to "take care of" hehe. i love him :) usually we're a very "special" couple and thoroughly enjoy being silly- we're big kids at heart, hence going to Disney for our honeymoon! i enjoyed the play on words for the title :)

05 January 2010

scrapbooking Disney's France


these photos were from our Photopass and taken in the France pavillion in Epcot's World Showcase. to get the cd with all your Photopass photos was ridiculously expensive, so we opted to get a calendar with our photos- 2 photos per page, for a fraction of the cost, so we ended up getting a copy of most of our favorite photos. I cut up the calendar and am using the photos for our scrapbook instead. Not my fav LO, but it's ok :)

04 January 2010

scrapbooking Disney's Norway


more Disney scrapbooking. this was from Norway in the World Showcase in Epcot. there was a replica stave church with a Viking museum inside, DH loves Vikings :) St Olaf was the statue outside, a famous Christian missionary Viking. I was able to finally bust out one of my Unity scrapbooking stamps too!

03 January 2010

adventures in scrapbooking Disney


wow... it has been a few years since I've scrapbooked, so I'm a tad rusty! I started working on our Disney honeymoon. this was my favorite layout so far- we took photos at each of the countries in the World Showcase at Disney. this includes almost all of the countries in this layout!

01 January 2010

happy new years

Happy New Years everyone!! I pray everyone has a blessed year to come filled with laughter, love, and growth. I do not make resolutions but rather just continuously striving to improve throughout every year :) the Lord has His own plans for me anyways!
So here's a recap of some of my favorite projects from the past year... well since like March since that's when I started blogging hehe! I think it's kinda fun to see how styles and technique change and grown throughout the year :)


February



March



April



May



June



July



August



September



October {two! I couldn't choose hehe}




November {three! because again I couldn't choose}





December