Monday, March 31, 2008

I am in a "funk"

Well it has been quite some time since I blogged, you might say I have been in a funk. I have been un-inspired, un-motivated, and un- productive for the past couple of weeks. I have new rubber sitting on a shelf un-inked and un-mounted. What is up with that? I need to get busy planning my shoebox swap card, I need a door prize, and I need to get my act together. I have no idea why I am feeling like this, could be I am just burned out right now. My poor husband is having issues with his job due to our economy and the Tx DOT messing up all the transportation engineers in the state of Texas, he has had to lay off employees and is hoping he can scramble to find work to keep the rest. Then his eye problem showed up again and he can't see very well out of one of his eyes. Then I got stressed out and my back went into a spasm and had me stuck in a chair for 3 days. Its amazing how stress manifests itself physically and forces you to just shut down your life for awhile. I have a dirty house from lack of cleaning while my back is out, and I have taxes and college entrance forms for my daughter that need to be worked on. It is all very boring and I wish I had pretty pictures to post instead of all this gloom and doom to blog about. I might just make something just to get me out of this funk once and for all. We shall see if that works or not. I have new inks and paper coming from Papertrey Ink soon so maybe I will feel motivated again.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

New Storage

This is my new Cuttlebug Binder. I decided to get one of these and get myself organized. I guess using the box that my CB came in has lost its appeal to me, especially after seeing this cute turquoise bag to put my accessories in. It doesn't come with enough pages and that is my biggest complaint. I think that ProvoCraft was trying to make it easier for you to customise it yourself or something. I really don't know. All I know is I didn't get enough of the pages and I am kicking myself for not just getting more in my order to save on postage. *sigh* Live and Learn! I am able to get everything thing in it , but I am using the embossing folder pockets for 2x6 die storage for now until I re-order. They fit if you put 2 in the slot. I only have 2 alphabet die sets but they had extra plates with them so there was more of them than I thought. I guess my un-scientific way of guessing about how many I would need didn't work out this time LOL. Anyway, I like it. I can flip through the pages and see which die/folder i need at a glance instead of riffling through a box of them.

*PS ......Blogger won't let me add my images so I will post them later grrrr

Friday, March 07, 2008

A Muse weekly challenge

I was inspired this week to try the weekly challenge....."Get Around". Jennie used the same set on her sample and it gave me an idea. I got this embossing folder with the musical notes on it specifically to make cards for teens using the rock star and the iPod, and for "notes". Bordering Blue and Saffron CS seemed more masculine to me so I went for it. I had to use my Creative Memories cutting system to make this and I wasted no less than 3 pieces of card stock trying to get it right. LOL. Circle cards are a real challenge for me. Oh what I wouldn't give to have the circle nestabilities. I have the rectangles but that would not meet the challenge rules. *sigh* Hope you like it!

*PS....I need to give Katie the siggy credit! Her blog "Listen to This" is where I got the great instructions and link to the website

Target Mailbox

I forgot all about this little valentine mailbox. I finally was at Target on the right day and was able to pick up a couple of the 1$ mailboxes. I made this one for valentines and never gave it to anyone(I do things like that...I am lame).

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Another little something

Here is another card I forgot I never posted. I really liked this paper from SU and wanted to make it stand out. Its a little busy so I decided that a sentiment as the focal point would be better than a lot of images. It looks a little crooked in the photo, Just pretend its straight LMBO! I didn't notice it was crooked until I took a picture, I hate when that happens.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Thank You Set

I needed a set of 8 thank you cards to give to my daughter to send after her recent birthday. I spent a couple hours working on simple cards using the A Muse small dotted alphabet clear stamp set. I also wanted to use my new Papertrey Ink papers and Ink. I love the Aqua color! I came up with multiple designs and then repeated 3 of them after I got tired LOL.