Tuesday, January 26, 2010

my next class

Here are a couple photos of my upcoming class for Valentine's Day. It is quick and easy to put together.
There are definitely more than 10 things that I love about Phil,so this is just a little taste. I just hope I'll be able to wait until V. Day to give it to him!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

odds and ends

Well, everybody seemed to enjoy the album the other night. It's really quite an easy concept. One layout per month- with as few or as many photos as you'd like. The cover is simply a clipboard cut in half. The interior pages are large index cards alternating with 6x9 envelopes. Embellishments include a swirl painted on with a foam stamp and a couple of strips of pattern paper.

I've got a couple more classes in the works- a Valentine's themed one and a memory/ vintage-y one.

Tonight, I finally used a Christmas gift that I received- a body exfoliating scrub. My skin feels fantastic and smells so good, and somehow I think my skin looks like a lighter color!

I got a pair of those new walking shoes by Sketchers. I wore them around the house tonight- my feet are sore, but I think that's more from wearing shoes for 14 hours today and being on my feet most of that time. Anyway, I'm going to wear the new shoes to work tomorrow. I'm anxious to put them to the test.

Here's a blog I've started following lately. I love this lady's work. Actually, it's where I got the idea to use a clipboard as a scrapbook cover. http://mollyirwin.typepad.com/

Thursday, January 14, 2010

latest project

Tomorrow night is the monthly crop at church. We used to do a different project every month for a make and take. This year, we're going to start a "Year In Review" scrapbook. Each month, everybody will complete one layout so at the end of the year, each lady will have a completed album. Our group has grown since last year, and we all look forward to our "Girls' Night Out."
I've also been working on two mini albums for upcoming classes. I'm really excited about both of them. I'm hoping to put on the finishing touches tonight after I get the fellas in bed.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

goals for the new year

I am not one to make new year's resolutions, as they never seem to "stick." However, I do have some goals for myself this year:
1. This one is obvious- to blog more often.
2. To become a stronger Christian
3. To watch my temper (which will in turn help me be a better wife and mother)
4. To lose some weight
5. To get my business of teaching
scrapbooking reallly rolling
and finally 6. To get our finances in order
All of these are pretty do-able with a little effort and a lot of faith.
Life is pretty much like a cafeteria line- it offers us many choices, both good and bad. The Christian must have a spirtiual radar that detects the difference not only between bad and good, but also among good, better, and best.
-Dennis Swanberg