Tuesday, May 29, 2012


We spent memorial Day fulfilling one of my summer manifestos, getting two stamps in my national park passport book.  We visited Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. It was a beautiful day, just beautiful and not crowded at all since it snowed there Saturday and all the campers left according to the rangers.  The trees are spectacular. Enjoy the photos and here is to a Wonderful week.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Project LIfe | Week 21

Week 21 of Project life was a lot of fun to put together and required two inserts this week. I guess I had a lot going on.  Here to the left is how it looks when you open the week.  I intentionally blurred a story about my nephew as its not my story to make public but  a story i want to tell nonetheless.

Above is the left side.  Throughout the whole book this year the week is labeled with numbers either thickers or chipboard.  While I hate my writing I continue to write each week so my handwriting will be recorded.  I love the chevron pattern and filled Ali Edwards Circles of Life Digital file with the chevron pattern and then recolored it.
The first insert is a 6 x 12 American crafts page protector.  I used a portion of Ali Edwards Week in the Life template kit that I resized to fit.  Instead of one of the photos I used Cathy Zielske story savers 2 for my journaling.
 The back side of the 6 x 12 insert is a mini layout using a Studio Calico kit.  I printed my journaling right on the 6 x 12 cropped paper.  I measure my spot and create a new layout ins PS5 print it out on scrap card stock then use removable double stick tape and line up my base paper and print it again right on to my layout.  The story in not as spectacular as my new sentiment/wedding ring!
The second insert is the local paper that showcased my future daughter in laws in the People in business section.  I cut out Ali Edwards arrow with my silhouette.

 Below is my layout I already showcased of my Sisters new RV.  I ended up reprinting it for a 12 x 12 size so it would fit in the with page protector with the newspaper.
 The final side of this week showcases several photos I wrote on in photoshop.  I also utilized a smash sticker on my weekly flowers and I love punches. I punched an arrow and heart for one photo and hearts which i sewed on with bakers twine for another.    Really enjoyed the whole creative process this week.  Very therapeutic for me given my crazy 60 hour work week.   I think project life works so well for busy professionals.  LOVE IT!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Hello Saturday| Hello Long Weekend

I woke up soooo happy and free today.  Its a long weekend and oh how I needed it. I slept till  am, awoke to sound streaming into my room through my shutters and I  new today would be an 
Here are a few things that have inspired me this week and will continue into the weekend.

Every time I drive by one of these billboards I am inspired. I love the LIVE FOR NOW!  
I plan on doing more of this.. Live is too short for waiting.

Nautical is crazy right now in design and all I keep looking at on Pintrest is Nautical themed items.  Rhonna Farrer came out with her Nautical chic kit this week and I am in LOVE!!!!! Gonna be using this all weekend for some creating.

Planned a trip to VEGAS.  I love Vegas, but this trip will help me fulfill one of my Summer Manifesto items, Visit a National Park.  I am gonna visit either Mojave or Hoover Dam.  Super excited.

An lastly, today I am gonna see one of the few people in my life who have inspired me.  Just how kind, caring, FABULOUS she is.  I have the Sangria marinating for the BBQ and really can't wait.  
I hope you will have an inspiring weekend as well.  Loving Life Today.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The New Elmer

Just a little something I threw together today. My sissy poo, foo foo bought a new RV. She sold Elmer, the RV she bought from my parents and bought the new RV which I helped name Cocktail.  I am sure we will have many many many happy hours in Cocktail!!