Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Penne Pasta on the Fly!

Yum! My newest creation:

As a personal goal for 2012, I've decided to:
  1. try a new recipe each month (didn't say I couldn't be the creator ;))
  2. update my creative blog at least once a week.
  3. post about my cooking
I thought it tasted delicious and not all that bad for you :). Just trying to clean out the fridge for another personal goal of 2012, reaching my goal weight! Need to start with a clean slate with better food planning. I had good options but they need to be organized. Organization is a step closer to completely our goals!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Stampin' Success Inspiration

Made this after seeing a very similar layout in this month's Stampin' Success from Stampin' Up. Just thought I'd make my own version with my favorite color and stamp sets. Elements of Style is really worth the investment, I've used this set in so many things!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What to do?!

The saying that goes somewhere along the lines of-- you'll never know how much or how important something is to you until you no longer have it or them...well it's true. Among many things, my computer was one of those objects in my life. When it was unwillingly harassed by a deadly virus last Saturday and rendered close to useless.... I was lost. Football kept my weekend going a bit (Go Niners!) but there's only so much weekend television one can consume before becoming just as brain dead as your dying computer.

When I was bored project #1 (last piece of inspiration I saw before the death of my computer).
Some stuff from this year's ocassion's mini.

It's funny, a little more than a decade ago, computers were these giant machines that one used to type papers or documents (if even that) and that was it. How dependent we've become on them. My beautiful Adobe programs! Pictures to upload! Creative inspirations from the world wide web! All inaccessible! The horror of it. Inspiration and color palettes from my own head? Thinking? What is that??!

When I was bored project #2 (sometime during the day).
Some retired stuff from last year's ocassion's mini.

Anyways, very proud that I didn't dish out $200 to get my computer flushed out, I fixed it myself with advice from a few people :). It was still a very mellow weekend without it anyhow, may that never happen again.

When I was bored project #3
Wanted to try out the frosted window trick I saw on splitcoaststampers (from memory...)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Occasions Mini 2012!

It's finally here!

The wait is over! Come check out the new catalog!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

SU Occasions Mini 2012 Sneak Peek #6

Sale-a-brate Good Times, Come on!

One more last sneak peek(s)! Was only going to be one card but in an attempt to show off all the sale-a-bration items... it became too busy looking so I split it into 2 cards :).

stamp set: fresh vintage, (sale-a-bration 2012!) hand-penned, and french foliage (retired)
designer paper: everyday enchantment (sale-a-bration 2012!)

embellishments: everyday enchantment ribbon & brad pack (sale-a-bration 2012!)

stamp set: fresh vintage (sale-a-bration 2012!) loving thoughts
designer paper: everyday enchantment (sale-a-bration 2012!)
embellishments: everyday enchantment ribbon & brad pack (sale-a-bration 2012!)

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