Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
I figured it would be fun to play Christmas Craft time while Jessie was visiting for Thanksgiving. I bought two cones, two bags of buttons and a big variety box of pins to make button trees. We ended up needing to make a trip to Michael's for 3 more little boxes of pins, a trip to Scrapbooks Etc. for two more bags of buttons (well, that and Jessie NEEDED to go there and experience), and yet one more trip back to Michaels for two more boxes of pins. In the end, they turned out quite adorable I must say. Can you guess who's tree is who's?
Posted by Erin at 5:35 PM
Friday, November 23, 2007
This week's prompt was issued by me. I decided to be a bit predictable and went with the theme "Thanksgiving." Here's my take on this theme. A little card about things I'm thankful for this holiday. I was able to use a few fall themed items from my stash as well! This week, I also had the pleasure of making cards side by side with Jessie...a new twist on our online challenge group!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and were able to spend to day relaxing or playing or shopping, as we did. Stay tuned for some crafty posts...Jessie and I have been busy...and updates on our adventures.
Posted by Erin at 11:08 PM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
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Saturday, November 10, 2007
I've been spending a lot of time on itunes lately looking for new music. I'm wanting to find new artists and bands I don't know, so I tend to jump from link to link looking at songs or artists that are similar to what I already like. I've been listening to a lot of mellow music lately. Lots of indie rock and artists itunes refers to as folk. Tonight while I downloaded new songs to create a new playlist, I decided to create an imix of songs I've been listening to lately. Here's the link to my mix, which I've called long day because it's perfect for my drive home after a long day of work. Check it out, you might find a few new tunes for your playlist.
What are you listening to? Any songs, bands or artists I should check out?
Posted by Erin at 9:26 PM
Friday, November 9, 2007
This week's prompt comes from Andrea and was "Your Favorite Sweet Treat." I'll have to admit this was a tough one for me. Though I'm not a huge sweets person, I do love a yummy baked good or a nice bowl of ice cream. I'm also totally into pumpkin treats right now--every October and November I get excited about all things pumpkin. I decided to go with cookies, because I not only do I love to eat them, I also love to bake them. Nothing like a fresh baked, gooey chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven!
Next week's prompt comes to us by our very first 52 Card Scrap Up, guest artist--the fabulous Elise Blaha! Elise's daily cards were part of my inspiration for starting this group, so it made perfect sense to have her be our first guest artist. I love how her cards are often inspired by her daily life...the things she sees and does and touches each day go into her art and I love that! Elise created a beautiful card and prompt for us, which you can see on her blog. Her prompt for next week is "Song Lyrics." I hope you'll play along. We'll post cards for these prompts on Friday.
Thanks Elise for being our first guest host and creating such a fun prompt for us!
Posted by Erin at 9:30 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2007
As we approach the super busy time of the year, I find myself searching for balance. Balance between work and home and crafts and life....so much I want to see and do...so many commitments or things I need to do....if only I could add more hours to my day. I am not one of those people who can sacrifice sleep for more productive time. I need my sleep or I don't function well. I'm not a late nighter at all. So for now, I must continue to figure out how to:
-finish my current knitting project
-start the new one I just bought yarn for
-use up my ever growing stash of scrapbook supplies and kits
-make all the holiday projects I'm seeing and wanting
-dig up and re-plant the front garden
-plan my kitchen remodel
-pull up the gross carpet
-re-finance the house
-put in new floors
-clean up the back patio and yard
-work on the pond with Shawn
-find more new music on itunes...more on this later
-finish my paperwork
All this and more, plus working and household chores....oh and spending time with family and friends and generally enjoying life......the ever present quest for balance!
Posted by Erin at 10:46 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2007
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Friday, November 2, 2007
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