My oh my, where have I been. It’s been almost two months and I just needed a break. There been so much going on offline that I just haven’t had a desire (or the time) to get online to share it all with you. tLm started a new school which we adore and we’re waiting til they have room for the bean and then they’ll be there together. (cross your fingers!). I’ve been focusing pretty intently on getting healthier than I’ve been for quite some time. Vegan eating, green smoothies, Jillians ripped in 30 and lots and lots of rest & downtime (further evidenced by my absence here). We are starting some major home renovations and I’ve been doing lots of research & pricing on counter tops, patios, bathroom renos, carpet & wood flooring. It’s a full time job in itself with quite the learning curve but it’s beginning to all look doable, which is exciting.
In the meantime, although I’ve been absent here I’m on Instagram almost daily, so come find me and say hi!
Happy Monday, hope you’re well!
i’ve been enjoying a slow start to the new year. easy mornings with no screens.
long vacation to north tahoe & 4′ of snow
the little man started a new amazing school last week
and we’re just waiting for room for the bean, cross your fingers there’s an opening soon
i’m researching home school options until then, any tips or advice?
i’ve been designing again, which has been fun and feels good
missing seeing friends at CHA this winter, but enjoying being home instead
layouts above are for the mid-month JBS gallery update (just a few are left)
the exclusive papers by the crazy talented lisa are fantastic
as are the new subscriber perks
flea market update tomorrow too!
happy monday. happy 2013.
random thoughts that keep popping in my head. eight year old boy birthdays. vintage floral patterns. gift card holders.
keeping it simple in december + beautiful designs = a fun month
make sure you check out the updates, or better yet, grab a kit!
it’s the 10th of the month and that means there’s going to be a gallery update over at JBS Mercantile. There are still a few of the kits left, including the November project kit which i designed some exclusive stamps for. make sure you check out lisa’s gallery too as she made the cutest 4×4 mini for december by using half of the kit.
i’ve been plugging away over the last week slowly putting the foundation pages together for my december book, created with the november project kit that i designed for JBS mercantile (purchase it here). there are so many beautiful goodies in the kit, and after piling all of this inside i still have alot left over to help embellish my pages. megan made a beautiful page using all of the goodies, a great idea if minibooks aren’t exactly your thing. ;)
the pink paislee tabbed pages are so lovely. i used JBS for ranger ink pads in chewing gum & specked egg to “dye” them. just rub the ink pad over the pages completely and then wipe away the ink that’s beading up on the “resist” parts. super easy and alot cleaner and less messy than using mists, although that would be gorgeous too.
about five year’s ago i signed up for shimelle’s journal your christmas class and i think i have made a mini book each year (except one?). i love that purchasing that one class has included so many extra year’s since then. most times i take the prompts and shoot a picture or gather some ephemera (like christmas cards, receipts, things from special outings we take) and add them to a page, i like to keep it really simple. this year, along with creating some scrapbook paper pages i also added some 4″x8″ pages of watercolor paper so i can art journal too. i’m so happy that i’m already ready. woot.
don’t forget to check out the exclusive stamps that come with the kit too, it was fun to design a new set, it’s been a long time.
i also wanted to send a big round of prayers to those of you who live on the east coast. i finally sat down and watched some of the tv news this morning and my heart is aching for those who have been lost and those who have suffered. i stayed away from watching because i remember bawling and bawling as i was watching the coverage during the first days & weeks after katrina hit. i hope that those that need it get help asap and i’m also happy to hear the stories of compassionate people helping others.