Saturday, June 21, 2008
So what does matter most?
I, for one, get really caught up in the everyday nonsense and tend to lose track of what really matters. Hey, I'll be the first to tell ya I'm not perfect! LOL I have the "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" Book AND Workbook and those of you know know me know that I still really sweat the small stuff. To me, the small stuff really seems to matter the most on a day to day basis.
But I know that it really doesn't matter the most to me. When I take a step back and ask myself "what does it all mean?", "why do I do what I do?" that leads to the definition of what matters most to me: how best did I use this life and my time here on earth to serve God, however that may manifest itself? For me that doesn't mean I have to be an evangelical preacher. To use this life to the best is to appreciate, love, and spend time with my family. It's to use my unique abilities, talents, and resources to make a difference in someone else's life, be it through my work with Girl Scouts, volunteering for Scrapbook Royalty, or being active in my community. It's sharing the joy I feel from scrapbooking with other people, being inspired by them, and just having a really good time doing it! It's playing the Wii (and lots of board games) with my parents and nephews and laughing until I can't breathe and knowing that we will look back on those times someday and smile at the memories. It's staying home with my kids, sacrificing making money, so that I can be here for them every day, from morning to night. It's looking at a direction that I'm going in, stepping back, and realizing that is not the direction I want to go in and having the courage to change it. It is taking risks to try new things, meet new people, and have new experiences. It's living the best and most full life that I can. And that's what matters most to me!
Post your definition of "What Matters Most" here and be entered to win a drawing for a RAK from Michelle! She's so nice! Plus I also want to see what other people think too--rigth now what matters most is a banana split I think I am going to pick up from Dairy Queen. Ooops, there I go again with the "small stuff"! LOL
Friday, June 20, 2008
1. Paint the item that you want to coat with glitter using a paint of a similar color. Make sure the paint is very wet. It does not have to be perfect and can even be a bit thick to help ensure the glitter sticks well.
2. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the item with glitter.
3. You can tap off the excess glitter right away or wait for the paint to dry -- either way to result is a perfectly glittered masterpiece.
Any small areas where the glitter did not stick won't stick out like a sore thumb because of the painted background and you'll be saving your adhesive for other things, like photos!
You can choose ANY sport you'd like and I'll have embellishments there for you to choose from. The sample has baseball embellishments on it but I also have football, basketball, soccer, and tennis goodies plus some generic items such as stars and buttons for other sports not listed.
We'll also be using Making Memories Acrylic Paints, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz Distressing Powder, Kaiser Craft Brads, and the Fiskars 12" Rotary Trimmer with decorative blades. Plus the book is filled with motivational sports quotes I've collected just for this project!
Don't miss out on this class!! Hope to see you "on the field".
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We were going to go to Yellowstone with my parents and the whole big family--got canceled.
Next weekend we were supposed to go to Vegas with the inlaws--looks like we're canceling that as well. Just to drive there would cost $200 in gas alone!
I bought all of this adorable Lil Davis travel paper and Making Memories travel paper but I'm not going on any trips anymore! LOL What to do?
I could scrap other trips we have gone on in years past or just save it for later. That just might be the plan. I took two weeks off from classes to put in a little family time...I think this summer we will be doing alot of picnics, walks to the park, and backyard BBQs. That new BBQ paper from Creative Imaginations might be just the ticket. Thank goodness for that! Leave it to a scrapper to find a paper to go along with any situation! LOL
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
My last baby book class of the year!!
June 18th, 2008, 630pm-9pm
Class Fee: $35
Choose from and orange/red color scheme for a boy or pink/green color scheme for girl. You'll receive a full sheet of the most adorable Karen Foster baby story stickers as well as create a custom title for your book using the Quickutz Silhouette. This book is perfect for a baby or a toddler. I have only a handful of spots left so don't miss out!
July 9, 2008, 7-9pm
The Scrappin' Table
Class Fee: $50 (for 2 months, includes idea book)
We've started a new cycle of Book Club with a brand new book!! You can still join in the fun too, receiving a discounted membership for $50 since we've already met once for this cycle of book club. For this cycle of book club you will receive ALOT of cool items to use for home decor and to alter as well as learn some fun, new techniques. I've been waiting to do a home decor book club on this scale and have been collecting cool items for the last year -- and you'll get to choose some of those items for your projects at this July meeting!
Join in the fun as we meet the second Wednesday monthly to share, create, and make new friends using the idea book Show It Off! We'll play with fun new techniques and products during each meeting. Every month you'll also have a homework assignment kit to take home and create a project inspired by the idea book. We'll share the projects with each other at the next meeting. So join us for a night full of inspiration, laughter, and scrapping!
July13, 2008, 1pm-4pm
August 3, 2008, 1-4pm
We'll be using the Archaic paper line from Basic Grey to create a playful dinosaur-themed layout.
"Birthday Fun" Layout Class
August 6th, 2008, 630pm-9pm
Class Fee: $23
Create a fun two page layout using Basic Grey's fun birthday paper line. We'll also be playing with buttons, border punches, and other fun goodies!
I've also got a few new items in my Etsy store so don't miss out on these past class kits. I also sold out on the "A Little Bird's Tale" Tree Shaped Book Kits in a matter of days. I've had so many requests for this kit that I am redesigning the book using another paper line so that I will still have kits available for that book, just with a different color scheme. I'll post it here when I have it completed and ready to for sale!
I'm glad to be back online!! See you soon.
Monday, June 16, 2008
To enter to win, you can purchase tickets for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20, all of which is donated to charity!! Click HERE to purchase tickets!