Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Anyone want a scrapbook sketch?

I created this in PhotoShop today for a project I am working on. In case someone wants to use it, here ya go :)
Love yas!! Dawn

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I was inspired.....

....by the ladies cropping at the store where I work. They were all having so much fun! I had to buy some product and come home and scrap some photos!! I got quite a few of the papers in the "The Wild" collection by Reminise. Some stickers too :) I couldn't help it, I love them! Perfect for scrapping pics of my son and his girlfriend Kacey :) Can you see the sewing I did on the background?

This one is my youngest son Ryan, I snapped some pics of him while he was innocently watching cartoons after school. I love this shot of him. I'd also like to send a shout out to my Cricut for being so awesome. I love that machine! I used the Indie Art cart. for the hearts and the word heartbreaker.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I scrapped this today!

Some pictures of me and my daughter playing with shadows on the wall. We had a lot of fun!
I used Basic Grey papers on this layout. I love this line. It's called Green At Heart. I started with this sketch from sketchabilities, I deviated a little but the bones are from the sketch :) I heart sketches! Thanks for looking and have a great day :)

I got a JOB!

I went and got a job at my local scrapbook store :) I have gone to work twice since I got hired. The first time out, I just stood there and tried to absorb as much info as possible, and I took notes in case. Lucky for me, my boss is extremely helpful and patient. She is showing me the ropes and answers every question I have, even if I ask it 100 times.
My second day was yesterday and I was working the register. I was so afraid I was gonna mess up, and I did make some errors, but guess what?? I fixed em and I survived. I just need to take a breath and relax. Time and experience will bring that :) Until then I will try not to break out in hives and sweat profusely on work days. Once I get my feet back under me, I will love it :) I can already tell. Today I am going to scrap :). After work I became a customer and bought some way cute papers I cannot wait to use!! Love to my peeps.

OHHHHHHHHHHH HOLD ON!!! I just want to share that I have worked out on schedule since I got back on the wagon :) I have been wavering between the 17-18 pounds lost mark :) GO ME!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I haven't been posting.....

**Edited to add: I worked out for 57 minutes and feel great. The 1.8 pound weight gain from yesterday was cancelled out by the 1.8 pound weight loss today!! WOOT! I sweated like a pig and actually enjoyed it :) **

.....not much at least. How long has it been since you heard me mention anything about weight loss? Awhile, I know. I have a confession to make, I haven't been working out. It's been 3 weeks. I weighed in yesterday just to see. I gained 1.8 pounds. So I worked out. Sorta. Ok, ok it was this half assed attempt at working out...........Let me just stop me right there, I just wrote and deleted a whole paragraph filled with excuses and BS. I don't know why I stopped exercising. I just know that I need to start back up again. I need to motivate myself to "just do it", JUST DO IT! Positivity is key, it trumps negativity every time. So instead of making excuses and blathering on about how I was depressed about blah blah and blah, I am going to make a list. This is a list of things I have been a positive result of working out and losing weight:
1. My back pain was gone, completely gone
2. My feet didn't hurt, at all
3. I slept better than ever
4. I was happier
5. Quick to laugh
6. I smiled more
7. I didn't get winded with the simplest of activities
8. My clothes fit better
9. My outlook was brighter
10. I could do lunges without cursing!!

In my quest for keeping this post and my outlook positive I would just like to let you know, that as soon as I hit the "Publish Post" button, I am going to exercise. I will let you know how it went :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bratz Layout :)

This is a page of my daughter Sarah, playing with her Bratz dolls. I can remember vividly doing the same thing at her age :) I used a sketch for this layout that I found over at Sketch Savvy, by Susan Stringfellow. I intend to use several other of her sketches too. They are FAB! If you are in need of inspiration head on over to her blog and you will be scrapping in no time! The samples are incredible as well. I used 2 page Sketch #6 for this layout. Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day :)

I need to work on my 2 page layout photo taking skills.