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Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine Box

You know when your kid asks you to do something, you just do it most of the time.  So, when my little one came home from school on Thursday and said she needed a "rectangular prism valentine box" I whipped this up over the weekend - she helped find the right container, picked the colours and the ribbons she wanted used.
And honestly, I was happy to do it.  It was fun to just create something knowing that she would love it because it was pink and girly and ribbon and hearts.   I broke out my MFT die-namics and scavenged through the ribbon stash and used up lots of washi tape.

And then she came home from school today with the following message:  "The children were asked to bring a rectangular prism to school for a "M-art' (math/art) project for Valentines.  Dalainee will need to bring an undecorated rectangular prism to class before Thursday"  At least I had fun!  :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Something Crafty!

Thank you everyone who responded to my last message.  You have no idea how good it feels to blog again.  I can't guarantee that every post will have something crafty...but that's life. 
 
So...last week I managed to get a card made using this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This one was for my cousin's daughter who's birthday party was on Saturday.  I like how it came together, and will be making a couple of these (without the number of course) to keep in my stash for future birthday parties my kids are invited to.
 
 
Lately, I've been doing a lot of soul searching, a lot of "what are people going to remember about me" kind of thinking.  I think I'm ready to start doing some goal setting and future planning.  I'm excited to put it all together and then show you all what I've come up with. 
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Is anybody still out there?

Hi.

Just wondering if there is anyone still out there.  I'm around. Life is changing...always.  I'm learning, and growing, and snuggling under my blankets because its so darned cold.  I finally made it into my craft room.  Let me know if you're still out there....

Danielle

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 94

Lots of cards to post, but this one is one a deadline.  So, here goes...the start of blogging again.  Yay!
 
 For my first card back, I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches...a nice and easy one to get my feet wet with.
 
Stamps:  MFT More Essential Sentiments
Paper:  MFT Tangy Orange, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green
Ink:  MFT Black
Accessories:  None.

Friday, June 21, 2013

I just decided...

I just this very minute, while looking at other's blogs, that I am going to do all 52 MFT Wednesday Sketch Club sketches this year.  That means 2 a week at this point until I'm caught up.  I like a good challenge..and I've been in my craft room a bit more lately.  Mostly just scrap-lifting stuff, but I think I'm ready to get my mojo flowing and do some of my own creating.  Yay, I'm excited about this now.  Anyone want to join me in this pursuit?

Danielle

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bloglovin' and a little more

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So, I'm not totally abandoning blogland, just taking some time to take care of me.  I made it into the craft room a couple of days ago and made a few Easter cards...it felt good.  My big kid is still sick...Dr. thinks its rhinitis (sinus problems) and that the post nasal drip is what's causing the 3 month long sore throat.  She's on nasal sprays, with a healthy dose of Vitamin D and a multi-vitamin.  Even so, the kids are going to take a session off of swimming lessons...that means that we have absolutely no activities after school for the next three months.  This has honestly not happened in the past 7 years, since the big kid started gymnastics as a little one.  We've had 2 weeks off so far, and I have to say that not running around every day is doing me a world of good mentally.

Not only do I feel like I have more control over my life, I've been naming chapters in my book in my head.  Seriously, I already have a name for my book....The Monk and the Single Mom.  It's gonna be hilarious.  There will definitely be a chapter titled, "I put my 7 year old in a headlock" and another called, "I've wiped every ass in this house!"  Seriously considering starting a separate blog to be able to put this funny stuff down on paper, but don't want to add more pressure.  I've got a few things hiding on my laptop, and once I have enough to keep me going for a while, I may do just that...start a new blog.

Anyway, I hope that everyone is enjoying the almost spring like weather.  Please follow me on Blog Lovin and I will do the same for you.

Danielle

Friday, March 1, 2013

No mojo

I am overwhelmed by the number of things that I want to do.  And maybe my blog is one of those things that will have an ebb and a flow...sometimes I feel like I need to post all the time, and other times I just can't be bothered.  Heck, I'm not even getting into my craft room lately...it's been weeks!  But honestly, I'm not bothered by that.  There are so many other things that are good that I have been doing.  I've been reading (like novels) and cleaning my house (surprisingly therapeutic) and spending time with my kids and spending time with my Sweetie and just living. 

I think the main problem now is that I have so many "hobbies" and so much "real life" that I can't fit everything in and something has to give and I have to be okay with that.  Real life - we all have that - kids, kids activities, housework, regular work, relationships, etc is kicking my butt.  Maybe its the winter blah's, but really I feel like I"m spinning my wheels some days...and then other days I feel like I can do just about anything.  Hobbies - I have a whole lot of things I like to do in my spare time - knit, make cards, read blogs, read books, I'd like to learn to use Photoshop better (and add digital scrapping to my repertoire), watching movies, playing Rockband.  When only a few hours a week are allotted to hobbies...how do I choose?  These days, I've been choosing reading or watching TV.  Maybe its the weather...every time the sun comes out and I'm home to enjoy it I find myself cleaning - like take-everything-out-go-thru-it-and-organize-it-and-then-only-put-back-what-we're-really-going-to-use cleaning.

Even though I've tried to simplify our lives, they still feel so complicated and overwhelming.  I've decided that for the Month of March, the kids will only be doing swimming (which they do twice a week).  No extra tutoring for the little one, no sewing classes for the big one..no running 5 days a week for Mom.  Throw March Break in there and maybe it will be the time that I need to just slow down. 

So...my apologies if you were expecting a crafty post.  I'm not sure how many of those I have in me these days.  Add to the list of things to do the urge I feel when I sit in front of my computer to write...like long bunches of stuff.  Maybe I need to start a journal.  Hmm....would adding one more thing help me simplify?  LOL.