Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Currently List #50

Hello there! It's Tuesday and it's time for another Currently List!

Watching: I swear I can watch this show all day if I could.

Reading: A couple of days ago, I purchased Rukristin's Find Your Voice workshop. So far I am liking what I am reading and the prompts look interesting.

Listening: This song is amazing. Olly Murs really did a great job with this song.

Making: I am currently playing catch up with my Project Life layout. I am hoping that by the end of this week, I finally caught up on Project Life.

Feeling: I'm feeling great! It's a beautiful day today and I got all of my errands done. So far today has been awesome and I'm sure it's going to stay that way.

Planning: (see Reading) I plan to work on the Find Your Voice workshop later on today.

Loving: It's a little over 70 degrees right now and it feels awesome.

What's on your Currently List? Feel free to share!

Until next time...

Monday, March 30, 2015

30 Days of Lists--March 2015--List 30

Wow! So today is the final day of the 30 Days of Lists challenge. It's been so much fun reading everyone else's lists and I can't wait for the next challenge.

30. Things I learned so far this year

  • I am brave and strong.
  • I can overcome my fear of driving.
  • Communication is important.
  • I need to let go of some things and it is ok.
  • Everything will be ok...I just stress out too much. I need to take it easy and remember that I am only one person. 

Thanks for visiting! I hope you all have an awesome Monday and a great week.

Until next time...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

30 Days of Lists--March 2015--Lists 23-29

Happy Sunday! Wow can you believe that the month is almost over and that 30 Days of Lists challenge will be over tomorrow? Time is going by so fast! Today, I'm sharing lists 23-29.

23. Current reads

  • The Autism Sourcebook by Karen Siff Exkorn
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  • Don't Worry, It Gets Worse by Alida Nugent
*I've read several of these books already, but I love re-read books that I love.

24. Fortunes you would like to find in a fortune cookie

  • Good things are coming your way.
  • It will be ok.
  • You will win the lottery.
  • It's ok to say no.
  • You are brave and strong.
25. House rules

  • Clean up after yourself
  • Put the toilet seat down
  • Be kind
  • No shoes in the house

26. Ways/places to meet new people

  • The library
  • School
  • Bookstore
  • Amusement Parks
  • Work

27. Recent purchases

  • Sweet Stamp Shop stamps
  • Caramel macchiato
  • Groceries
  • Kids clothes
  • Birthday gift

28. Things that will never be added to my bucket list

  • Eating bugs
  • Getting on the Sky Coaster at Six Flags
This list was a tough one because there are a lot of things that I would like to do. 

29. Secret to my success

  • Focus
  • Rest
  • Asking questions
  • My planner

That's it for today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the final list.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Currently List #49

Hello there! It's Tuesday and it's time for another Currently List!

Watching: This season is getting interesting.

Reading: I have so many blog posts that I have to catch up on.

Listening: I heard this song on a Facebook post and it's stuck in my head now.

Making: I'm making a lot of Project Life cards using my Freckled Fawn kits as well as my Sweet Stamp Shop stamps.

Feeling: I was really worried, but I just some great new that made me feel so much better and relieved.

Planning: I bought the DCWV Seaside Yacht and plan to make some cards with it.

Loving: I swear I love crafting. It's just something about being able to make a card, PL card, traditional layout, etc. that just makes me feel awesome!

What's on your Currently List? Feel free to share!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

30 Days of Lists--March 2015--Lists 16-22

Happy Sunday everyone! Today, I am going to share lists 16-22 of the 30 Days of Lists challenge. You can find more information on the challenge here.

16. The worst advice

  • Forget about it.
  • Just do it later.
  • Get cheap shoes.
  • Just use your credit card.

17. High points of my autobiography

  • Meeting my husband
  • The births of my sons
  • Graduating college
  • Marrying my husband
  • Going to Disney World for the first time with my sons and husband
18. Things I need to practice

  • Patience
  • Driving
  • Cooking (new recipes)
  • Writing
  • Drawing/Painting
19. Favorite music/bands from high school

  • Backstreet Boys
  • Destiny's Child
  • Shakira
  • Aventura
20. Big purchases/expenses that are coming up

  • New beds for the boys (they are getting so big and now it's time for big boy beds)
  • Driving lessons
  • Bills
  • Pay off credit cards
  • New car (?)
21. My "done" list for the week

  • Vacuum
  • Dust and clean mirrors
  • Phone calls
  • Errands
  • Laundry
22. Things I need to shake off

  • Sleepiness
  • This mood I'm in

That's it for today. Be sure to come back next Sunday for some more lists.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dreams Come True Project Life Cards

A few days ago, I received my new Sweet Stamp Shop's stamps and was finally able to use them yesterday. I decided that I wanted to try coloring in the stamped image with some watercolors. I'm still figuring things out, but it was so much fun to do.

Supplies Used:
  • Fiskars paper cutter
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock paper
  • Crayola watercolor
  • StazOn ink
  • Fantastix coloring tool

I trimmed the cardstock paper down to 4x6 and began to stamp the images. I am still working on getting the map stamped nicely. The image was not coming out as clear as I would have liked and I kept having to put ink on the stamp. I'm guessing that I had to do that because of the size of the stamp. I wonder if there is a StazOn ink pad or something similar that is available in a larger size.

Below are two of the Project Life cards that I made using the stamps and watercolors. I may add some stars or more watercolors, but I'm not sure yet.

Royal Wish

I definitely plan on using these stamps a lot. I have so many ideas and projects that these stamp sets would be perfect for.

Until next time...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My Favorite Crafting Supplies

Hey! Hey! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite crafting supplies. All of the supplies below are what I use the most and are what I consider my must haves for crafting.

Enamel Dots: I love and use enamel dots in about 90% of any crafting projects that I make. They are perfect for Project Life layouts, traditional layouts, art journals, planners, and more. I usually get my enamel dots from Michaels and I also love Freckled Fawn's enamel dots as well.

Cardstock Paper: Cardstock paper and patterned paper is a must! I tend to use white card stock paper the most for my backgrounds. My favorite size of card stock papers are 8.5x11 inches and I love the 6x6 sized paper pads. I get my packs of white cardstock from Michaels.

Cards and Watercolor Cards: Since I love making cards, I always keep packs of Recollections cards and envelopes on hand. Usually I try to go for cards that are A2 sized, but lately I have been loving the 5.5x5.5 size cards. I am also loving Ranger's Distress Watercolor card stock. I tend to use these more for making Project Life cards.

Pens: I always have to have pens for journaling. I use my staedtler pens when I am not using my Project Life journaling pen.

 Kits: I think having a paper crafting kit is awesome! There are so many kits out there like Studio Calico, Gossamer Blue, Cocoa Daisy as well as embellishment only kits like Freckled Fawn. I currently subscribe to Freckled Fawn and I love it! I love that I can get a stamp in the kit as well, but I recently found out that the stamps will be an add-on item. You can find more about that here.


Ink: I usually use StazOn ink, but I am still working on figuring out which inks I can use for specific techniques and projects. For instance, I recently learned that StazOn ink can be used with watercolors which is perfect since I want to make some Project Life cards and greeting cards using my new stamps.

Adhesive: Adhesives are a must have as well. I usually use Elmer's Dot Runner, but I also use Tombow's adhesive. I tend to use my dot runner for almost everything, but I do love Tombow's adhesive because it's a really strong adhesive.

Clear Stamps: I always use stamps especially clear stamps. I frequently use Heidi Swapp's mini stamps and the Project Life date stamp. I recently purchased two of Sweet Stamp Shop's stamp sets (Across the Miles and Royal Wish) and I am love them. I also purchased Rukristin's Currently List stamp

What are you favorite crafting supplies?

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Currently List #48

Hello there! It's Tuesday and it's time for another Currently List!

Watching: It's important to know what's going on your community and around the world.

Reading: I was so busy today and didn't get a chance to check my emails and check my Facebook newsfeed. I have no idea what it was about today, but just way too much crazy stuff was happening. My newsfeed was filled with some interesting stuff lol.

Listening: I love this song! Kimbra's songs are amazing!

Making: I want and need to finish about three weeks of Project Life layouts. Luckily, I just need to get the journaling done. Hopefully, I can finish them by the end of the week.

Feeling: It was just one of those days. You know...where you didn't get enough sleep and everyone was just annoying you.

Planning: I plan to make some Project Life cards with my new stamp sets.

Loving: I am loving my new Sweet Stamp Shop stamps that I received yesterday.  I bought the Across the Miles stamp set and the Royal Wish stamp set. Be on the lookout for some new Project Life cards in the next week or so.

What's on your Currently List? Feel free to share!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

30 Days of Lists--March 2015--Lists 9-15

Hello! It's been so much fun completing the 30 Days of Lists prompts. I really love that I can play catch up and that there is no right or wrong way on completing the lists. Today, I want to share my take on lists 9-15 of the 30 Days of Lists challenge.

9. Advice you would give your younger self

  • Always call Mami.
  • Don't worry too much.
  • This too shall pass.
  • Don't stop believing.
  • It's ok to let friends go (there's no point in being friends with someone who is always negative...some people just grow apart and that includes friends).

10. Favorite hashtags
  • #30Lists
  • #JeSuisCharlie
  • #TGIF
  • #eclifeplanner15
  • #LIUB

11. Signs I am a bookworm/hoarder of books
  • My favorite store is Barnes and Noble.
  • I have a long list of books to read.
  • I love bookmarks.
  • I still love the library.
  • I have an e-reader, but still love having a physical (actual in print...non-digitial) book.
  • I'd love to be a librarian.
  • I don't have enough space for books since I have a huge collection, but I keep buying them anyways. (I can't get enough of books.)

12. Stories I want to tell/document

  • First Disney trip
  • First time at the movie theaters with the boys
  • Driving lessons (eek!!)
  • New exercise routine
  • Everything (good & maybe not so good)...I want to REMEMBER what happened

13. Things I had to learn to love
  • Online shopping
  • My job
  • My hair
  • Staying up late
  • Coffee

14. I want to be an expert in...
  • Cooking
  • Writing
  • Designing
  • Driving
  • Exercising

15. Ways to be neighborly
  • Smile and wave
  • Say hello
  • Don't be loud (no one needs to hear your conversation)
  • Don't play loud music super late 
  • Welcome basket for new neighbors

That's it for today. Be sure to check back next Sunday for lists 16-22.

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Fun Day Scrapbook Layout

Hola! Today, I wanted to share a layout that I made a few days ago. On Sunday, my husband and I took our boys to Catch Air. The weather was amazing and I was (and still am) feeling much better so we decided to take advantage and go to Catch Air.

Supplies Used:
  • Heidi Swapp acrylic alphas
  • Project Life Honey core kit
  • We R Memory Keepers Dreamy Journaling Cards
  • Project Life journaling pen

Below you can see some close ups of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by. What have you been creating lately? How was your weekend? Feel free to share.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Currently List #47

Hello there! It's Tuesday and it's time for another Currently List!

Watching: I was able to catch up on yesterday as well as last week's episodes of The Following. This season is going to be very interesting.

Reading: A few days ago, I bought The Little Prince and Journey to the Center of the Earth. I have a ton of books to read that I already have, but I really wanted to get some children's books in my collection.

Listening: Taking it old school with a mix of songs by Oro Solido.

Making: I usually make 12x12 layouts for my Project Life album, but lately I have been loving the 8.5x11 formats. I think I might just put the smaller layouts in my PL album as well.

Feeling: I'm feeling much better physically and am feeling so content.

Planning: I plan to make some cards with my Freckled Fawn kits. I may even make a few layouts as well.

Loving: I got my March Freckled Fawn kit and I am so excited! I love that I can make several layouts and cards with each kit.

What's on your Currently List? Feel free to share!

Until next time...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

30 Days of Lists--March 2015--Lists 1-8

Hello there! As some of you may know, I am a sponsor of 30 Days of Lists. The challenge began on March 1st and it has been a blast so far completing the lists. I have decided that I will share my lists every Sunday.

1. Why I make lists
  • To remember things
  • To plan my days
  • Because it's fun
  • To stay productive
  • To stay organized

2. Resolutions that never stood a chance
  • No soda
  • Exercising more
  • Going to sleep earlier
  • More me time
  • Make a better blog schedule

3. My jams
  • Talking Body- Tove Lo
  • Habits (Stay High)- Tove Lo
  • Alien- Britney Spears
  • Echoes- Eliza Hull
  • Elastic Heart- Sia
  • I Was a Fool- Tegan and Sara
  • Real Love- Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne

4. Favorite online communities you are a part of
  • Pinterest
  • 30 Days of Lists
  • Awesome Ladies Project
  • Facebook Groups
  • Bloglovin'

5. Cures for the winter blues
  • Going for a walk
  • Spending time with family
  • Naps
  • Cuddles
  • Hot chocolate

6. Books you'd like to read for your book club
  • The Little Prince
  • I don't want to be crazy
  • World War Z
  • Band of Brothers
  • The Hobbit

7. Inside jokes
  • It wouldn't be an inside joke if I said it...lol

8. Favorite trends making a comeback
  • Eh...nothing really...

That's it for today! Be sure to come back every Sunday for the rest of the lists.

Until next time...