Thursday, March 5, 2015

Guitar Girl - The Pink Version

Good morning! And Happy It's Almost the Weekend! Any exciting plans for the weekend? We are building an addition to my desk so Maddy has her own little crafty space, working on our family schedule and going grocery shopping. Maddy is very excited about the desk- the other stuff, not so much.

Today I have another Polk Doodles Inky Pinky creation for you. I decided yo use Guitar Girl from Work and Play 8 again, but I colored her up in a totally different way this time. I also paper pieced her outfit using one of the digital papers from the collection. I think she turned out really well. Here she is:

I had fun with her colorful hair, and I added some fun little polka dots to her guitar. I colored her with my Spectrum Noirs, and of course lost the color chart. Doh! I keep doing that! Makes me mad that I take the time to write them out and then end up throwing it away- I need a better system I think...

Here is the card all finished:

Cute, right? I am giving this card to my little Maddy Cakes, she loves to put on her sunglasses, grab her little guitar and microphone and play rockstar. I think she will love this!  The patterned papers are both from the Work & Play 8 Collection and I cut out the Rock Star phrase with the Silhouette in Silver glittered paper. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenge

A new challenge starts today on the Bimini Moose Blog! As always, it's Anything Goes Scrapbooking with an optional twist. The twist this time is to Use A Lot of Green in your layout. As you can see, I did not go with the twist this time. Too bad it wasn't to use Pink...

This is one of my January layouts. As you can see it's been quite cold and snowy here. I took 2 of the girls out to build snowmen one day. I really hate being out in the snow, but these 2 really did make it fun. Of course I was more than happy to go back inside and have some hot chocolate when we were done. They would have stayed out there all day if I let them. 

This was also the same week that my little stinker of a baby decided to walk while I wasn't home. I just HAD to go to the store that day....

Here are a few close ups of the snowy page.

Don't forget to head on over to Bimini Moose and enter your own scrapbook pages, we'd love to see them! 

I'm An Inky Pinky!

Hey everyone! I have some really exciting news to share today! (This has been hard to keep to a secret- I wanted to tell SOOO bad!). I'm an Inky Pinky!!!

So are you a little confused and wondering what an Inky Pinky is?  It's a brand new Design Team for Polka Doodles, mainly a coloring team. Of course we'll have lots of cards and projects to share but there will lots of colorings as well.

I really didn't think I would have a chance at getting on this team, but I know that if you don't try, you'll never get what you want. So I applied and then I waited (and probably checked my e-mail inbox way more often than I should have). When I got the message from Nikky asking me to join the team I was SO excited, I squealed and yes, there was a happy dance involved. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this team and look forward to sharing my Polka Doodles Projects, Colorings and maybe even a few tutorials with you as well. 

My first card features Guitar Girl from the Work and Play 8 Collection.

The Patterned Paper is a digital paper from that same collection. I cut the music notes out with my Silhouette and added some splotches of blue shimmers. 

I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers, and unfortunately went on a cleaning spree today and threw out my color list. See, just another reason why I shouldn't clean...

I can tell you I used lots of TBs and IGs though. 

Instead of having a blog to showcase our projects on we have a facebook group. In the group you can share your projects with us too. We all love to admire all the beautiful projects everyone make.  The Inky Pinkies Colouring Group. We'd love to have you join us! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2015 Good Intentions Part 1

Until this year I have set goals for myself as a New Year's Resolution. Most years I fail miserably and then feel bad for not doing what I had planned.

Last year I did manage to accomplish 2 of  my goals, and all the others were forgotten or just huge failures. I took a Photography Class and I got on a Design Team, my DREAM Design Team.

So even though I did manage to reach some goals last year I decided to try something a little different this year. I did not set a New Year's Resolutions, I did not make any goals.

Instead, I am going to work on a list of Good Intentions. One per month. With no "goals" to reach. I am going to work on creating habits that will last past my "deadline", each one building on the ones before  to ultimately create a calmer, happier, more organized home life, an all together healthier family, and yes, maybe even drop a few pounds. I have not and will not set a weight loss goal, I will not diet. I will not even weigh myself.  But I think each habit over the next 10 months will result in some physical changes as well. (I will be interested to see what my weight is in 6 months when I go in for my next check-up)

I have a list of things I am thinking of using as my Good Intentions, but I won't really decide which is next until I am reaching the end of the previous month.

In February my Good Intention was to wake up and go to bed earlier. It wasn't easy, there were lots of nights where I was up until 2 am, lots of mornings when I turned my alarm off and went back to sleep. But after some time it got easier. They say it takes 15 days to make something a habit. For the past 3 weeks I have been getting up a 5:30 am and for the past 2 weeks I have been in bed by 10:30 pm. It has made my days so much easier. Yesterday and Today I actually woke up a few minutes before my alarm.

I'd say Habit Formed.

I also managed to do something amazing last month. I was able to stop drinking soda. It has been almost 4 weeks since I've had any, my cravings are gone, I finally did it. People would laugh when I would say I was addicted, but I really think I was. I tried to stop drinking Soda for years and could never do it. I would get physically ill and moody when I didn't have it. I could easily drink a 2 liter in one day and still want more. It was disgusting. And it took the help of a doctor and medication to break the habit. And I feel so much better for it.

My Good Intention for March is to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I am NOT a water drinker, but I bet you by the end of the month I will be. And it's not "statting today I have to drink 8 glasses of water or I fail". Maybe I'll only have 3 today, or maybe just 1. That's ok, it's a start. It will get easier, just like waking up at 5:30 got easier.