Hello and good morning.... Instead of putting together a list of resolutions this year, I decided to participate in Ali's OLW again. I did it in 2009, 2011, and now in 2013. I never committed to a word last year. i must admit, sometimes my follow ...
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"A Scrapper's Life" - 5 new articles

  1. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
  2. 2013 One Little Word
  3. Happy New Year!!!!
  4. Holiday Card Class - Day 1
  5. Happy November!!!!
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2013 One Little Word

Hello and good morning....

Instead of putting together a list of resolutions this year, I decided to participate in Ali's OLW again. I did it in 2009, 2011, and now in 2013. I never committed to a word last year. i must admit, sometimes my follow through sucks.

let's just be honest with each other here... it's only friends here, yes? lol...

I've decided that I need to get back to basics... so, my word for 2013 is............

less stress
less food
less procrastination
less money spent
less couch time
less tv time
less internet time
worry less
less mess
less of me..literally.
You get the idea... =)  Less... really is more. I'm really excited to reflect and think more about my word for 2013. Are you selecting OLW? If so, share it with me. I'm debating about taking Ali's OLW class over at Big Picture Classes to help me stay in touch with my word over the year. 

I'm back blogging sooner than expected in 2013. who knew...


Happy New Year!!!!

Hello friends...

can you believe another year is winding down and a new one beginning???? i am amazed at how much truth there is to time flying by as i get older. I always just pooh poohed it when i heard my mom or someone say this in my younger years because to me, time lagged by then. or so it seemed.. how i wish I had that same feeling now.. now, days are done in a blink and I'm left wondering how i got to where i am... does anyone feel the same???
It makes me want to cherish my time and every day that much more..... ahhhh. it must be the new year upon me making me reflect and think about such things... =)

I am very fortunate to know so many wonderful people, and those not so wonderful..well, i don't expend a lot of energy on them... sad, but true.

Ever here the quote...

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” - jim rohn

it really has some meat to it.. to me, it says... surround yourself with people that will lift you up, encourage you, and make you a better person because of it.  

Ok.. enough reflection and rambling... ;)  here are a few pictures of what I've been up to, creatively. Trying to finish my December Daily... I have the cover and all the inside pages prepped and ready for pictures and journaling.. woooo hooo. I took the 25 Days class over at Studio Calico and my binder is a scrap lift of Ali's and Maggie's cover... simple and I didn't have to think much.. i need simple sometimes. i over think things...

and having fun trying to keep up with December's photo a day at http://fatmumslim.com.au/. I will be doing January too. here's a few December pics..

I love Instagram... so much fun....
and if you are wondering if I ever finished playing along with my motography class, well, let's just say that I read the intro and downloaded all the apps.. ;) Honestly.. I need to finish something soon. this was not it i guess. lol.. that's why I love forever access.. i can go back and complete it at anytime.

And it doesn't stop me from joining more things and taking more classes... here are a few to take a look at for 2013. maybe something will resonate with you...

Creative Jump Start by Nathalie Kalbach
The History Project by Kerri Bradford
Clean and Simple Card Making 2  @onlinecardclasses

Cheers... and I hope to be back again soon in 2013. no pressure though... ;)
Happy New Year!!!! stay safe...

Holiday Card Class - Day 1

Hello!!!  I mentioned in my previous post that I was taking the Holiday Card Class. I loved it. So many tutorials and time saving tips. I learned so much about card making. I've been scrapbooking so long, but only dabbled in cards here and there. Now, cardmaking is becoming a primary focus of my crafty time... I LOVE stamps!!!! so it's a perfect marriage.. me and stamps.. actually, it's more like a family, since I share my time with paper and photos too.. heehee. =)

I want to share with you the first card I made from Day 1 class.

It's a small 3x3 card. Who doesn't love mini cards???? I will give away some as gifts and use some as gift tags on presents. So far, I've made over 50 of them. I've been using old cardstock from my stash and a Basic Grey paper kit. The centerpiece is a couple Lawn Fawn stamps. I love the new holiday ones.

Here is a card I made using a Studio Calico background stamp. I used American Craft ink markers to make the color progression...

 The next couple are cards I made with some of the new Unity background stamps. I heat embossed with some clear embossing powder. I really love these stamps. so fun.

I will share more crafty items as I get time. Have a fabulous weekend. =)


Happy November!!!!


Geesh, not even really sure what to write... it's been so long. I have been crafting, a little here and there.. just can't keep up with the hectic pace of a daily blog and doing all the other things I enjoy. I've settled into knowing that I'll post when I can, and I have no commitments.. it's very freeing... no pressures. =)

If you've been visiting me over time, you know I'm an all or nothing kinda gal, and my latest obsession is card making, stamping, and taking online classes... yes, lots of classes. I like the fact that the classes are something I can complete at my own pace, do what I can/when I can, and gives me lots inspiration. I'm completely addicted to the classes at Studio Calico. I think I've signed up for most of those, with Maggie's Happy Little Moments being my fave so far.. Also, have a lot of the Ella Publishing, which is part of Big Picture Classes now. A few from Two Peas... Hitchhikers Guide and Divide & Conquer.. and most recently, Holiday Card Workshop from Online Card Classes and {Mo}tography at Jessica Sprague.

After watching the tutorials and videos from HCW, I think I'm even more obsessed with card making and want to make all my own homemade holiday cards. And I've been having fun downloading the apps and I'm excited for the inspiration of {Mo}tography. I'll become even more crazy about taking iPhone pictures and annoy my friends/family with my camera out and in their face..lol... or make strangers wonder what I'm doing when I take a picture of my grocery cart or the fruit stand... who's guilty of that sort of stuff????  heehee.... ;)  That class will be great for my December Daily and Project Life, which I will be officially starting in 2013.

Anyone else a class taker???? If so, share the ones you love or the teachers you enjoy. I'm always looking for something to inspire me.

Here are a few stamp companies I can't get enough of...

Mama Elephant
My Favorite Things.. the Pure Innocence line is one of my faves.. 
I just caved for a few stamps during their retirement sale...can't wait to play with those. 

I have not forsaken regular scrapping.. still love it. Here is my most recent layout... Used a Noel Mignon Kit called West Coast.. love the colors in this kit.. If you are looking for good bang for your buck and lots of variety.. these kits are it. Noel does a great job.. =)

So, there is it... a bit of what I've been doing.. I'm more active on social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But I will do my best to post my crafty endeavors here as well.

Hope you are all doing well and until next time...

Toodles.... =)

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