Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Room Pictures

So here are some updated photos of my room. There are still a few things not in these pictures that have been recently added or plans that I have that aren't finished! I have a new custom built white chair for sitting at my scrapbooking table. It's beautiful! It was handmade by the same guys who built all of our cabinets in my parents house! I sketched out what I wanted the chair to look like so it matched my table and they built it! You can also see my huge mirror still leaning on the wall. I want to get some thick and chunky frame to put around it and hang it up. You can also see all of the frames on my dresser. Now that I have the new printer, I plan on making a collage of pictures right about the dresser. I was all black frames with black and white photos in them. Some new pictures and some super old pictures! Can't wait to finish that! There's also a picture of the sitting area with only one chair. That's not the chair I want to have there, but it's working for now. I eventually want one chair on each side of that little table. The large mirrow is also going on the wall behing this sitting area! You can see all the junk sitting on the floor in the corner. Well that's were my desk is suppose to go! It'll all get there in time!


This is the start of a book which is to include pictures from high school golf! I have a lot of pictures from those years! After this book I want to start a new book with all of my pictures from college golf (even more!). I'm just glad that I've started it. I also haven't gotten to do the journaling on a few pages! Ooops!


Here are a few cards I've made. Some are recent and some are a little older!


Here are some layouts that I've done. Since I don't have any kids (which seems to be what the majority of scrapbooks scrap about) I scrap about my friends, my dozens of neices and nephews, and pictures of myself growing up! I figure I better do these things now before I do have kids and only scrap about them!

Bachelorette Book

This is a book I just finished making! It has a bunch of pictures from my best friends bachelorette party! It was so much fun! We had a blast! I love this little black chipboard album for these pictures, it seems to fit perfect! This only took me one night to make! How great is that? It helps when you have a new printer! The new printer really throws you into a creative surge! It's great!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Room

So here are a few pictures from my new room! It's not finished yet, but it's pretty close. The first picture is my bed! How great does it look?! I think it looks like a hotel room. But that's just me. It's so nice and fluffy and comfortable! I still have to finish the painting on the wall behind my bed. The next picture is the other end of the room. You can see my scrapbooking table right in the middle of the room. There will also be some doors put on the closet in the back. The last picture is half of my closet. I finally have my own walk in closet! There's so much room that I might have to go shopping to fill it up!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Where Do I Start?!

Oh my gosh! So much has happen since the end of January! It's hard to decide where to start! I guess I'll start with the end of January. Diesel and I moved home to my parents house. It's awesome to be around my family everyday. Not only do I get to see my parents, but my brothers and my neices and nephews! It's great!

Right after I moved home, I got a new hair cut! Yup, I chopped it all off! Ok well not ALL of it, just a lot of it. I love it, I fell older with the new hair cut, or maybe it's more safisticated!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Year's Eve Pictures

Well I posted on January 1st but didn't put up any pictures! We had a few friends over to the house and had a blast! We had tones of great food and some fun drinks like my favorite martini and a Christmas slush! Mmmm yummy! It was kind of hard to stay up till midnight though! Here are a few pictures of the night, I didn't really take very many!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Brand New Year-2008

Happy New Year! It's such a good feeling when a new year starts! The new year is like a blank canvas that you can fill with whatever comes your way in the next 365 days. Sometimes what you need is a fresh clean start. This is going to be the first full year for me that I am not in school! I am especially excited to start on a few scrapbooking projects that I hope to continue to work on throughout the next year.

The first project I am starting is a great idea I read about on Ali Edward's blog.
To celebrate the new year I wanted to share the one little word concept which is also featured in this weeks newsletter:
one little word
A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.
Last fall in
issue two of this newsletter I wrote about the power of words and gave my top ten tips for getting those words down when you are scrapbooking. Today I want to introduce you to the idea that a single word can be a catalyst for enriching your life as well as your scrapbook layouts.
Last year I began a tradition of chosing one word for myself each January - a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. Last year my word was something I wanted to bring into my life in a more tangible way. My word was play.
I thought a lot about play and what it means to me. I tried to incorporate it more into my everyday and on my adventures out in the crazy world. For me, it was a lot about living without fear - about being more open to experiences with an attitude of playfulness. The word play found its way onto many scrapbook pages and into many stories I told throughout the year.
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2007?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.
One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.You may be wondering, what in the heck does this all have to do with scrapbooking? For me, words are at the heart of what I do. The photos are a huge part, but the words bring it all home. Often times I will begin a layout with a single word. That word becomes my guide as I create my page. It helps me focus the story I am trying to tell and gives me an instant, easy graphic title approach. How often has a word directed your creativity when working on layouts?
Take some time this week to think about your own word for 2007 and read on for a related weekly challenge.
And in case you were wondering, my word for 2007 is peace.
weekly challenge
This week your challenge is to create something, anything, that celebrates your chosen word for 2007. Maybe a layout. Maybe a blog posting or a journal entry or a simple post-it note that you put somewhere you can see it each day. Make sure to journal about why you chose your word and what it means for you - the more you let yourself explore the more benefit you will receive in the end.

So after reading this the other day I have picked a word for 2008: discover
I'm so excited about using this word to inspire me for 2008. Hopefully I'll start posting some projects with 'discover' incorporated into it! Stay tuned for more!

The second project that I plan on doing is taking a picture a day for the next 365 days! I was also inspired by Ali Edwards for this project! She has such good ideas on her blog! The second one you can read about here:
I think this is going to be quite a challenge to do every day, but I do have a friend that will hopefully be doing this with me also! At the end of the year I'm going to put the pictures into some sort of book. This is going to be so awesome to be able to look back over the year and see how I've change, how things around me have changed, and hopefully how I've grown as a person.

The last thing, like the previous ones aren't enough! I read about making a book of scraps and I can write on weekly or daily over the course of the next year. It's kind of hard to explain but check it out here at Cathy Zielske's blog
and here
So excited to put this little book together this weekend. Guess I better get to bed! Work time tomorrow morning!
m :)