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Fabulous Adventures of Listgirl. Amy tangerine. Last Saturday morning, Jack woke up crying at 4am stuck in the top right corner of his crib. He was in an awkward L position and there was no chance of him going back to sleep on his own. I picked him up, gave him a cuddle and decided to bring him back to our bed, hopeful for a couple more hours of sleep before my alarm was to go off at 6:30. Thankfully it worked. JC was looking forward to some quality father/son time and I was looking forward to teaching a class at Studio Crescendoh. My mom and I got the car packed up and drove down to Santa Ana to spend a few hours with a wonderful group of ladies. The format for this workshop was slightly different than others, really laid back (well, they are all pretty laid back usually), with me not only demonstrating techniques, but also creating alongside these creative and talented women.

We used watercolors and stamps, collaged and embroidered, and really just played. Thanks to everyone who joined. From left to right, top to bottom: 1. 1. 2. Hello. I'm a Paper Addict. Happiness is Scrappy. Betwixt & Between. A little bit of me. Having another year of Project Life wrapped up and completed (almost!) Feels amazing. I love love LOVE the concept behind Project Life, and how it easily allows me to organize my family's photos and memories in a way that will help me remember all of these little everyday moments, years from now. Because the everyday moments are really the extraordinary ones once they're no longer here everyday, right?! For me - the focus of my Project Life album is (and always has been) THE PHOTOS. I cram as many into a week's spread as I can, unless I'm lacking for some reason - in which case I'll blow up a favorite shot that week to a 12x12 (like I did here!)

My 2014 Cover Page is done and ready to start the new year off right... I created the "Hello 2014" title card myself, and had it printed at Costco with the rest of my photos. The kraft camera print card was something I had been saving from a past Studio Calico kit. (With a few updates and changes from 2013!) * 3x4 grid cards - I use these alot. Happy Little Studio.

Coolbeans. Mumkaa. Becky’s Blog | Becky Higgins. {creative crafting} Scrapbooking Kits, Paper & Supplies, Ideas & More at! Roebuck Adventures. The Picinic Basket. Look What I Made. It's that time again to share my Simple Scrapper layouts for the month. The Story Starter theme for April is 'Right Now' which is right up my alley. I enjoyed all the prompts this month and would like to go back and create a few more layouts! First up is my 'Day in the Life' layout. I documented this day, which was a randomly great day. I used a pretty simple grid template but purposely staggered some of the lines. I snatched up a pack of screenprints from LifeLovePaper a few weeks ago. I typed up the journaling from this post real small and printed on a Dear Lizzy PL card. I worked in layers on this layout. Next up was this layout. I really wanted to use this yellow patterned paper by Crate Paper that I've been hoarding for a while. I hardly even noticed the random blue letters scattered amongst the background paper at first.

I used a set of simple letter stickers by Fancy Pants and my ampersand stamp (with this navy ink) for the title. Living My Dream. Findingnana » Blog. Seriously...brains. Avinash and Nandini. iPhoneography, the worlds #1 iPhone photography blog, bringing you the latest news, reviews and events - iPhone Journal. Kinseywilson. For my Studio Calico September 2013 (Double Scoop) gallery, I did a Project Life spread with a watercolored faux gradient grid insert/filler card and I've developed a little crush on them...grids + sequenced color blocks??? YES. I actually made several of the same grid (the middle of the left side of the spread) because I wanted some extras just in case and I ended up using some of the backups on the right side of the spread as well (I like having a couple cards in each spread that tie my color combos together.) The top middle card with the punched circles over a grid card and the week in review card on the bottom right both started out as gradient grid cards that I got a little out of control with the paint brush so they got repurposed :) Anyway, back the the gradient/ombre/ROYGBIV grid card with just about everything in scrapbooking, I'm sure there are many different ways of going about this, I'm going to share a couple that jive well with my order of operations.

Shanna noel. On today. Design Editor. The Green Frog Studio. Mihm, Party of Two. In a Creative Bubble. Lindsay Teague Moreno. Sheri Mae Designs. The moments in between. March has been a hang on for dear life sort of month. It usually is - with spring break and three birthdays, there's just really no hope of it being a laidback month. Add in 5 days out of town and teaching a class, and it's fair to say it's been a whirlwind. We celebrated the last of the birthdays yesterday.

The last Color Studio lesson went up this morning. Studio Calico's April kit, Bluegrass Farm, goes up today. If you're just starting your Color Theory Collection, these are my favorite colors for this month - Deja Blue, Clean Slate and Sunny Day. My projects with the Bluegrass Farm scrapbook kit surprised me. Once I started working with Pip, however, that changed. I also had a bit of a love affair with the new label die. Project Life® and I are still settling into our new 2014 routine, and I am enjoying mixing it up.

Yes, that's a star confetti die. I also started our Disney / Universal Handbook. Cherish Everyday. Paislee press | embrace your inner minimalist. Deb duty photography. Cathy Zielske's Blog. I have trouble sleeping. I'm not alone. Nearly 40 million men and women suffer from sleep disorders, ranging from insomnia to sleep apnea to snoring, just to name a few. I haven't slept through the night since I was a teenager. That said, during my 20s and 30s, I could fall sleep anywhere and pretty much at any time. Hardwood floors with a blanket? Done. When I hit my 40s, the shit started to hit the sleeping fan. In 2009, it reached a breaking point for me. A little backstory: we have no spare rooms in our home and at the time, we had precisely zero couches that you could comfortably grab a few Zs on.

In the basement. And what do you know, he actually agreed. I won't say it solved my sleep problems, but it solved my pre-bedtime anxiety issues. There's another piece to this story that has to be included: this all happened about three months before Dan and I started working with a therapist, a woman we still work with to this day. Let's put that aside for a few minutes, okay? And it worked. Jennifer Woodbury. I'm sorry 2013, but I am ready to see you out the door. I feel like I unwittingly hopped on a roller coaster in January when we listed our house for sale, and it just now looks like the end of the ride might be in sight. The first half of the year can basically be summed up with a stressful move out of our house, two failed IVF procedures, and Matt leaving his job of 5 years for what seemed like a promising new opportunity. And just for fun, let's also throw in Matt's long and painful case of the shingles in June. By the end of the summer however, I was optimistic that life would finally settle down.

We were in a new (to us) house that we loved and Matt was settling into and really happy with his new position. On the Friday before Labor Day he actually came home and told me that he hoped he would have this job forever. And then not less than two hours later, he got a phone call from a co-worker telling him that the founder of his company had been arrested. So much for life settling down. Without Filters. The {Hufford House} Marcy Penner » scrapbooking and everyday life. Elise Blaha :: enJOY it. I'd love to introduce a new feature around here... "three things I know to be true. " This is the tippy-top of the list of things I would share with a new small business owner (or in future posts, with new home-owner, mom, bride, newlywed, blogger, etc) who's looking for advice.

Obviously, with everything, THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME, but that's what blogging IS. It's sharing ONE experience and hopefully resonating with readers. So here we go, small business owners, this is what I know to be true. A simple website you can easily update is worth more than a fancy design. If you're losing sleep over a freelance gig, it's not the right fit. RELATED : how can you prevent this? Everyone starts at zero. This week on my podcast, ELISE GETS CRAFTY, I am talking with blogger, designer and scrapbooker, Ali Edwards, about the importance of taking creative field trips (though we get totally sidetracked and end up talking about scheduling creative time and pros and cons of the Internet too.) The Scrappy Jedi.

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