Monday, February 26, 2007

Actual creating ...

Taking a page from Elsie ... to just scrap it. Use your instincts and get it on paper. Don't agonize over everything ... DON"T STRESS! She seems like such an instinctual scrapper. Her pages have this thrown together look. And she is so brilliant that they look FAB! I'm no Elsie, but I do like my page. Too bad I still can't stitch my scans together too well ;)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Everybody is ...

PREGNANT! Well, everybody but me. Atleast that is how I feel right now. I am excited for all those who ARE pregnant, really I am ... but at the same time I am horribly jealous. Not a very good confession, but so true. It is horrible of me, but I can't help it. It is just really starting to get to me that we haven't even started on number two ... and Katie will be 5 in May!! So much for having them 2 years apart, tops 3. I think Chip is caving in a bit ... but who knows how long that will last.
And, I got Katie to the babysitters tonight. Rushed home and jumped in the shower. I was thinking about heading out to hear one of the bands that played the casino before, but then it hit me ... I am SO not walking into a bar by myself! Just not something I can do. If I was meeting friends there, sure ... but to just walk in and be a wallflower ... not on your life. They are playing tomorrow night, too. Gonna have to see if Jada can keep Katie one more night so Chip and I can go out!
So, I thought I could have some time to create, but of course I ended up on the computer. I am printing out some pics to scrap with, but no actual creating. And now it is timef or a nap before work. Since I'm not rocking out with Triggerproof then I might as well get some Z's.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Feeling, well BLAH ...

I have been feeling just yucky for the past couple of weeks. And it just doesn't seem to get better. Maybe not having a moment to myself is taking its toll on me. I haven't been in my "cave" in forever. i got about an hour in there a week ago, and did a few pages in my scrapjournal ... but I am so far behind that I am just fighting not to give up. I really loved how the last one turned out. I have been thinking about looking into trademarking the term "scrapjournal" and trying to come up with a way to market it. I was thinking I could make up a few of them and send them to a couple of the pros who have a "daily life" kinda style. I just really love my scrapjournal, can you tell. i love being able to flip through a totally completed album of last year, and relive the events. And "IF" I ever make it back into the cave for some actual creating then I have all kinds of journal prompts ready to go. Much less chance of forgetting details. I am still keeping up with my artjournal, though it is more journal than art. I just feel like I am getting nothing accomplished ... other than existing. Gotta CREATE something ... and I mean SOON!
Here are some pics of my angel bunny from the past few days ... wish I had time to scrap 'em!

Monday, February 12, 2007

My Creative Manifesto

My Creative Manifesto ... my answer to Ali's Weekly Challenge .... I would explain more, but the hubby is wanting to watch a movie ...

edited to add my words, in case you can't read them in the picture :)

My Creative Manifesto:
- just PLAY, don't Stress Out!
- it is the quality of creative time, not the quantity ... but quantity would be nice, too :)
- mistakes happen, use them to make something beautiful
- be inspired by life
- no one will ask to see your work. If you want someone to see it ... then show it to them! (come out of your craft closet)