Friday, October 26, 2012

Best Friends

I have the hardest time making friends. I always have as far as I can remember. I think it's part shyness and part introvert. I feel awkward holding a conversation with people I don't know. I end up at a loss for words most of time and come across as a dork.

Every so often I break that barrier and make a life long friend. One such friend has been at my side since 9th grade. I love her to death! She is like a sister I have never had. I would do anything for this girl!

Over at Webster's Pages, they are celebrating their release of their new Best Friends collection. What a perfect way to document my best friend!

I incorporated some of the digital chipboard from the Best Friends collection. I am in love with it!

I am very thankful it's Friday. It's been a long week at work. The great news is that I get to see my best friend this weekend! I am so stinking exciting!

Happy creating!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Adventures

One of the big adventurous I embarked on this year was to make a corset. Or in my case, I made two! I have always loved corsets and a friend of mine said I should make one of my own. They are not very complicated. They are just very time consuming. I was up for the challenge.

At first, I didn't think I was going to be able to create one on my own. I read the instructions and researched various corsetry sites in order to familiarize myself with the sewing processes. The first corset I made was very frustrating. I made a lot of mistakes but in the end, it turned out great even with its little flaws. The second corset was much easier to make and looked awesome! I figured out the correct way to stitch and it made all the difference!

 My corsetry journey was a fun one. I am so very happy I embarked on it. It is something I will definitely do again in the future. After all, Halloween comes every year and I love to dress up for it!

I used the lovely Journey kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out to create this layout.

 Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cherish Life

There was a terrible accident in my town yesterday that resulted in a casualty. It made me realize how precious life is. How you never know when your time is up.

All yesterday it made me think about my life and what I felt was important to me. I realized I sometimes take things for granted, but I think all of us do from time to time. I want to change that. I want to cherish all the things in my life. I want to make this the best life that I can live because, well, we only have this one life. With this one life, I have two beautiful little girls who I would do anything for.
 (This page was created with the Journey kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Best Friends

Fall has finally arrived even though the weather here can't make up it's mind if it wants to be warm or cold. That's Oklahoma for you. Around here they say, if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it will change. So very true!

I wanted to share something new with you guys today. Webster's Pages is showing their new collection this week called Best Friends. It is my favorite collection to date! Then again, all the collections are just so awesome! Ok. I digress. Back to Best Friends. The colors make me smile and the still my fussy cutting heart! So many fun things to cut out! Oh and there is script paper in here! Yes! I am a sucker for any script paper! Here is a peek of the new collection but you have got to see it up close. You can see all the goodies here.

Now it's time for me to stalk the mailman. I can't wait for my goodie box to arrive so that I can start playing with this new collection!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Webster's Pages Trick or Treat Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Webster's Pages Blog Hop where treats and a few tricks can be had. I am the half way point in this blog hop and I am sure you are loving all the eye candy you have seen so far! Today I have a clean and simple layout to share with you using the Once Upon a Time collection. I decided to go with a fun spin on Halloween candy instead of the usual costumes and such. Let's take a look shall we?

I decided to have a little fun with the Halloween trim and make some googly eyes. They are super simple and a fun addition to a layout or even a spooky card.

Now it's time to visit the super talent Erin! Don't forget to leave a comment before you leave. Some of the blogs have a hidden "treat" that you could win! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog. Any blog on this blog hop could be a "treat" blog! Prizes will be chosen next Friday.

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Difficult Journey

It's October! That means pumpkin carving, costume making, parties, and trick or treating! It is one of my favorite months of the year! Since it's a new month, it also means that there is a new kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! Yay! This month's theme is journey.

One of the journeys I documented was about my weight. I have struggled with it over the past several years. I made great strides 3 years ago. I was 210 lbs. It took me two years but I managed to lose 37lbs. It was a lot of hard work and I was so proud of myself for losing all that weight. I actually felt good about my body for once. As all things go, we fall back into bad habits. I ended up gaining back 11 of those pounds in a year's time. Not good. Not good AT ALL! I am scared I am going to get back to the weight I once was at. Never again! I do not want that! I want to be healthy not just for myself but for my kids. I want to be here for them so it's time for a change.

 I am cooking healthy meals and starting up exercising again. To make it fun, I downloaded the Map My Walk app for my phone. The girls love it! We go for walks right after work and they love to see our route, how far we walked, and how many calories we burned. The plan is to walk until it gets too cold outside. Once that happens, we will have to start the exercising DVDs. I documented this journey of mine so I don't forget it and to not lose hope.

Happy creating!