My Favourite Songs of Yesterday & Today

Returning soon to a blog near you. New Year ... new music. Happy 2011.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

What have I gotten myself into?

It all started with a sleepless night and a you-tube clip.  That accidental clip quickly turned into a full length you-tube episode (seriously ... how often do you find 44 minute clips?) and now ... I am shamelessly addicted to the shows I always shook my head at in disbelief.  Shamelessly.  Guiltily.  Addicted.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

It is 4:47am and I am now 1/3 of the way through Season 2.  I started Season 1 on Sunday (or was it Monday?  what time was it?) and now I want more and more and more.  And now ... I force myself to go to bed wondering 'what happens next?'

Dumb reality tv.  Oy vay.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Look what's coming this fall ...

How exciting is that?  It's the first of it's kind and will have over 20 shows each week featuring sewing, painting, beading, mixed media, photography and more.  Christy Tomlinson will also be on it ... yeehaw!  I love watching her work and am in complete envy and the dirty space, dirty stamps and dirty hands.  The mark of a true artist.  haha.  All I have to say is "Move over, you tube.  There's a new channel in town!"

Saturday, July 9, 2011

AE Pagemaps Revisit for June: Party Like a Rockstar

When taking photos of my intrepretation of the calendar sketch, I found that the photo of the completed layout was very blurry so I didn't use it.  I thought that I had done a post using the teaser shots only but it seems to be non-existent.  I am certain of it, actually because I know that I post dated the publish date.  Ah well.  Clearly I messed it up and nothing was shared ... or I am just blind and cant find the post.  Either way and thanks to Lorena, I have the completed layout (as well as my teasers from before) for June's Pagemaps Calendar sketch so I thought I would share.  While it is a simple layout, I am rather pleased with the look of the background.  I think it's kinda cool!  :)   {to see July's reveal, check out Life's Delight here or on Auntie Em's blog}

In other creative news ... I had a productive day at Auntie Em's last night.  A few kinks in the day had me getting there later than I wanted but I managed to get two double page art journals (almost) made.  I liked the concept that I had in my head for my circle art journal (volume 2) front page and decided to apply it to Jenn's journal as well.  It was fun to 'assembly line' the art work and actually gave me an idea of another way to do the circle journals.  Today I am continuing to work on downsizing, purging, organizing and cleaning my studio (yes, studio ... between beading, sewing, scrapping and art stuff, it's not just a scrapbooking room anymore so i've decided to become a tad posh and use 'studio' dahlings....  now - if I could just get a great big picture window put in with a glorious body of water and mountains in the background, it would be true bliss.)  Right now, it is a bonafide disaster zone and complete embarrassment that I will actually share with you in a future post. *gulp*  Stay tuned for some "before's" and "after's" before summer's end.

Hope you are enjoying what looks to be an incredibly beautiful day.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

AE PageMaps Reveal: Life's Delight

A quick layout using the July PageMap Calendar sketch and featuring my sweetest and adorable niece, Kristyn.  She starts JK next year so I will now get to see her 5 days a week.  I can't wait.  Oh how I *heart* my fruit salad!

want to see what my DT co-hort Lorena did with her sketch?  Check it out here!