Monday, February 21, 2011

Twenty projects in twenty days!

I can't believe I finished all 20 sketches for the Sketch-A-Thon at My Sketch World!
Here are the last projects:

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Day 20

Maybe it was wishful thinking . . . but I really thought that after the warm weather last week and since all the ice and snow had melted (we actually saw grass), that the worst of winter was over!? Fat chance! It snowed today and not only did it snow we got about 8 inches . . . and maybe some more tonight?

But I’m home in my nice warm and cozy house with Randy and with new scrapbooking supplies to play with . . . so I’m a happy camper.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A reflection for today:

I think I’m a “Jack of all Trades and Master of None” . . . and not in a negative way. I feel I’m a generalist; I’m competent with many skills but not a specialist or outstanding in any particular one. Every adult should be able to change a diaper, plan a party, and write a letter (the old fashioned way meaning not an email lol!), change a tire (I better work on this one!), take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze and solve a problem, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and dye gallantly.
In my lifetime I have learned a lot about myself and decided to work with my nature instead of against it. Being a generalist works for me because of the following:
Curiosity – I’m a curious person. I have some difficulty staying focused on one subject . . . just because so many things seem interesting to me. I have developed a plethora of skills over the years thanks to my curious nature. If I had to pick one task and specialize in it I would become incredibly bored.
Love of Learning – I believe learning is on-going. I could hate a subject and still enjoy learning about it . . . (maybe?).
Control – So I’ll confess . . . I’m somewhat of a control freak. I’ve learned a lot of what I know so I wouldn’t have to ask others to do it for me. The old adage holds true for me . . . if you want something done right, do it yourself. My version of RIGHT and someone else’s are often totally different. Even if I don’t have time to do something myself, knowing how to do it gives me a sense of leverage that I like.

I have had no problem finding my MOJO lately! I’ve been truly inspired by the awesome sketches posted at My Sketch World. I’ve been scrapping a little every day and trying to keep up with their Firth Anniversary Sketch-A-Thon Crop.

Day 11
Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More Projects

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Busy . . . that one word sums up my life right now! Crazy busy with work projects (I feel like I’ll never get caught up . . . and I probably won’t.), busy with school assignments . . . I’m too old for homework lol! . . . and busy at home . . . planning yet another remodeling job . . . the never ending story.
But in all this busyness I have remembered to take some time for me and play.
I’ve been so inspired by the sketches posted at My Sketch World that I’ve been taking a little time each day to just be creative, which for me is a GREAT stress reliever.

Day 6

Day 7

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I've been lurking at this site, "My Sketch World" (forum) for a little while and this month decided to participate in their 5th Anniversary Sketch-A-Thon Crop.  It's from February 1st to the 20th . . . and you want to talk about being inspired . . . check out the blog!
These are my entries so far:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 5

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My grandsons love giving their teachers small treasures and treats on holidays and special occasions. . . . and it just so happens I love making them things to give their teachers.

I made these treat cones using one piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper and my Cricut machine. I used the Winter Woodland Cartridge and cut out the 3dbldg7 (page 81; layers) at fit to page, which cut the cones out at 17 inches.  I then cut off the extra flap and glued them together.  There was just enough paper left to cut a 1/2 inch wide and 10 inch long handle which I fastened on with brads. I adorned the treat cones with embellishments from my stash. These super cute containers will be filled with shredded tissue paper and candy for some very special teachers.

These treat cones will be on their way to Florida tomorrow (weather permitting). Right now we’re getting freezing rain on top of the snow we got last night.  By tomorrow I might not be venturing out to the post office.