Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lists are my downfall...

I like lists. Everything about them. Sitting down to make them, adding as much crap to them as possible to see if there is any way in hell I can actually cross off all the line items on them. And ooooooh the feeling of crossing off an item on that list. I add things I've already done to lists just to be able to cross them off. And then looking at that list at the end of the day to see what I've accomplished. Or not accomplished, as is often times the case...

My new favorite list-making tool is the one over at and holy bejesus is it addicting! I've been making lists of baby stuff that I very clearly need for the fetus that I am not yet even carrying. I mean, right? It's slightly mental, but I prefer to refer to it as just being well prepared. Like really well prepared. For getting some pretty awesome baby swag.

It's become the thing I do when I have a spare few minutes. It used to be Pinterest, but no more. Gasp. I know... But really, retail therapy has always made me feel better and this pretty much does it for me. And saves me massive mulah. 

And it doesn't help that it's so easy to accumulate mountains of good stuff... Or that you can make endless kinds of lists. Of course, right now what dominates my hormonal brain is the soon-to-be fetus...

 You just search out what you want (or if you're like me, don't really know what you need, just that you're having too much fun clicking) and choose color/size/quantity where applicable and click "add to list."

Then add it to whichever list you want. And then add a wrist brace to a new list because your wrist is screaming at you for all the damned clicking you've been doing and don't forget a pair of glasses because you're eyes are completely strained beyond repair after 18 hours of squinting into the wee hours.

And if you're too embarrassed to make your lists public, you can always keep them private until you're ready to share them. Like me. But then I blog about it, so what the hell...

Now go over to and register to start making your own lists! You will seriously love it. 

And no, they didn't pay me to post this. I am actually this weird.

Happy Thursday, peeps. And happy clicking ;)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Mamala's Day!

Not really. We've got a few more weeks. Calm down.

I just wanted to share my first blog post that went up today over at The Spotted Canary Blog. It's a project I actually made last year that got a wee bit lost in the shuffle. But that's okay, because I'm pretty sure Mother's Day comes every year. So take a gander and get crafting!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Get on your Birkenstocks, everyone - it's Earth Day! Um yeah, I live on five acres of Earth. Lots of weeds. Lots of six and eight legged creatures. Don't even get me started on the opossums. YUCK. 

So this year I was assigned a project for EK to honor this day. It's posted over here at the Spotted Canary. It's a pretty simple little project, but that's how I'm trying to keep it these days! Birds. Sticks. Paper flowers. Doneski.

Have a great day!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Font Friday!

I'm getting ready to make a trip to Fresno this weekend for some quality time with Mamala and The Sis. We're getting to the tail end of my mom's kitchen remodel and my sis's wedding budget, so we decided to have a yard sale! Out with the old for Mamala and in with a wedding dress for Kate. Wish us luck...
Some of you know that I made a font palette for Project Life. Some of you call me a nerd. Some of you are right. But I don't care. I love me some fun fonts and here are a few I found this week that I added to my collection.

I hope you love these as much as I do!
Happy downloading, and remember, downloading fornts for over an hour qualifies as both work and research. Just in case someone asks. Cause sometimes they do. Especially when your desktop is entirely filled with zipped file folders...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

My Sunday...

So many things to get done today, and I've made pretty good progress.

 Aaaaaand this totally counts as blogging two days in a row. 
Just for the record.

 Happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

 I know what you're going to say. And yes, it's February in April. I am totally aware of how ridiculous this is. But hey, at least it's done. And I kinda like it...

We had a girl's weekend with tons of fun, food, painting, wedding planning, food, and this amazing sea salt dark chocolate from Nugget Market which just happens to be my favorite grocery store EVER. We grated it over these Lesley Stowe Original Crisps - expensive as hell but totally worth it - with brie, red pepper flakes and honey. I know you're saying, "Um, ew," but let me just tell you that the sounds that emitted from my mother's mouth were downright wrong. So wrong I just had to try it myself. And she was right. Nom nom nom.

 I managed to get the worst sinus infection ever for an entire week, which left me clinging to the couch for dear life. And I managed to clear out the entire queue on our DVR, which was quite the accomplishment, I gotta say. And I managed to make up some pretty sweet 3x4 cards to cut on the Cameo. The first set went over pretty well, so I figured I'd offer up the rest of them for you. Keep reading - you'll find them at the end.

My favorite part of all is that I can finally say with all confidence that I love my own handwriting. I didn't used to. But now it's just crappy enough to be unique, and I find that I'm not so quick to type my journaling out these days. And as odd as it sounds, finding the perfect pen is the real trick.  My fave is the Uniball Vision Elite in .5mm. It's smooth and sort of creamy and never skips. And this friggin' thing lasts forever!

 How stinkin' cute is that poonum? He cracks me up every time...
I decided to add some journaling about our crafty weekend but didn't want it to be super obvious. So I cut a piece of vellum to layer over the top, added some Thickers and used my Tiny Attacher to finish the job. So simple but just perfect.

I decided to add in a 5x7 sleeve with the card from Chevy for my new Equinox that we got in October. You know, the one I've washed twice since that awesome day. Yeah, I'm a super responsible adult.

Here's one of the freebie 3x4 cards I'm giving out today. I loooooove text blurbs and this one is exactly what I needed! Hopefully it's what you need, too! Those alphas are from Basic Grey and I think I might need to get about twenty more sheets of them...

 Some Martha Stewart Air-Dry Clay roses I made. You just might find them in an upcoming class over at the Spotted Canary. And can I just say, April is a little like Brittny month over there with how many of my projects are up and are going to keep popping up. Very exciting!
Also exciting is how close I am to being finished with my hex quilt. Finally. At long last. The end. Is. Near.

 Valentine's Day kinda snuck up on me this year. Eric asked early in the week if we could maybe possibly kinda sorta postpone celebrating until Saturday. He had many reasons. And they were sound. And so I relented. And when Thursday rolled around and in he rolled with a big bouquet of roses and a handmade cardboard three-page ziptie-bound card and all I had was my easy peasy Cameo cut card, I felt a little stupid. Of course he would do that. He's pretty sweet that way.

Cameo, you make life easier. That's all there is to it...

 The mini version of my amazing card from the hubbs. Had to include it.

The last page. Love the little Random fact card from the Smash collection. They make the best filler cards. And there you have a rare snapshot of yours truly. With a pretty accurate expression and completely appropriate title. On the right is the little collection of February-ee thingies that I was going to use to make up a layout. But alas, I said no to that idea. I'm so over February. Not only that, but really, everything made it into the other sleeves. I didn't really have anything super important to add. So why make more work for myself, right?

And here's the other freebie for today. This 3x4 Happy Mail card as well as the quote bubble card, are both available in three formats, to fit whatever you might want to do with them. Just click on the links below to download them and get right to work!

And here is the freebie! Click on the image for Studio files. The other formats are listed below. Click on each to automatically download and then get to printing and cutting!

Here's what I've got so far for March. Um yeah. I'm getting to work riiiiiight noooooow. Right after a mow and weedeat five acres. Because I'm sure to be in a super creative frame of mind after that. We'll see...

Have a great weekend!