Tuesday, November 09, 2010
I was doing this tonight because first, I should be exercising every day and I have let that go the past few weeks and second, I just received my S2H (Switch to Health) wrist band in the mail today. If you haven't seen this you should check out the website! Basically, you put this wrist band/watch on your wrist and exercise. There are these bars that add up as you exercise. Once one hour of exercise is complete a code appears! You enter the code on the website and you receive 60 points! These points add up and you can redeem them for stuff! How cool is that? What a great motivator for exercise...and wearing it on your wrist all the time is a constant reminder to exercise!
Love it! :) I have been busy making cards since I signed up for a table at the kid's school Christmas Bazaar this year. From what I hear though, selling cards is a tough business! :) Thought it was a good cause though and I like to support my kids! :)
I will take some photos and share them soon! I'm up to about 50 unique cards now and I have made some sets as well by digitally designing them, printing and adding some slight embellishments. I will sell these in packs of 10. The originals will sell individually. I also plan on making some Christmas gift tags as well. We will see how it goes. The sale isn't until the beginning of December so I have a bit of time. :)
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I was drawn to the curved lines. I really liked the retro feel of the ad and realized I had the perfect photo already printed off just waiting to be scrapped!
This was my end result. The layout took a surprisingly long time to scrap...which usually happens to me when I have a picture in my head of how I want the end result to be. In the end I think the simplicity of the layout does true justice to the ad. Thanks for taking a look!
I hope to be back in a day or so to share some more Project 365 photos with you...although already it's only a few times a week. I'm easing into it I guess. Off to night shift tonight. Wish me luck! :)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I went back to my tried-and-true alcohol ink technique for this layout. Using a transparency on the smooth side, drag coloured alcohol ink along the length leaving it looking striated. This will give you a stained glass look. I then flipped the transparency over and stamped the butterflies with Pinecone Versa Color and sprinkled Gel-a-tins Pearly Glitter embossing powder over top. Then you just need to tap off the excess and heat emboss on low. Taking your handy-dandy scissors, cut out each image and bend up the wings so the butterflies look as if they are landing on the page.
For the flowers, stamp with coloured ink on Kraft cardstock and heat emboss with the Pearly Glitter embossing powder. Hand-cut out each flower and leaf. I also outlined all the petals on the flowers with my brown Slick Writer to give the individual flowers more contrast. I bent the edges and popped some up on the page to add dimension.
It takes a while to complete all the steps but I think the end result is well worth the work! I hope you do too! :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This second one was to use a quote provided. It was about winter and snowflakes. I had this photo of a tiny snowmen the kids made a couple of years ago hanging around for ages. It was perfect for the quote! I cut the snowman out from the photo and popped it up so that you could make the edges of the snowman out.
The last challenge was to use this layout by Deanna on the site as inspiration for your own layout. I took inspiration from the colours, the word "big", and the arrow. I had scrapped this photo as a digi layout in the past but really wanted to do a paper version of it. I'm happy with the result. Thanks for the inspiration Deanna!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I started out following a challenge on another board using their suggestions of what I should take a photo of but quickly realized that I wasn't going to be able to keep up. So now I'm just planning on trying to take some daily photos and posting the best of the day.
Here is what I have so far:
This was to be a self-portrait. You can't really make it out but there is a stethoscope above the keyboard in this shot. It really says a lot of my life and the direction it's going in the coming year. Blending my nursing with my interest in technology and through it all having my family to hold me together.
The next shot was to be something you can see from your desk. I took this photo of Simon's Webkinz who is patiently waiting for a tail reattachment surgery. Isn't he cute?
We were then to take a photo of the inside of our fridge. Here is mine in all it's messy glory.
Here is the view from my front door. I was trying to get the handle and welcome mat into the shot. Not very well exposed (I'm learning as I go).
Here is today's shot. I was completing the photo challenge for the Nook's IceCROPades photo challenge. This week's word was "ice". I'm really happy with how this one came out.
I'm going to try and post my photos weekly. We will see how that goes. Maybe my blog will keep me accountable. Fingers crossed.
I'm going to be staying at my SIL Jenn's place on Thursday nights (for as long as she can stand me) as school starts at 8am on Fridays (I have a full 9 hour class day on Fridays). I'm looking forward to spending time with Jenn and chatting it up.
Paul is still looking for a job. We are starting to feel the crunch now. Here's hoping he hears about another interview soon.
I'm off until Thursday when I have to go back to school and I don't have a ton of homework yet so I'm planning on actually scrapping! The Scrapping Nook is having the iceCROPades online crop right now and I'm itching to get to the challenges. I love a good challenge and these are going on until March. Stop by and check it out! There are going to be some great prizes.
Paul gave me an iPod Nano for my birthday so I have been busy loading that up. I'm looking forward to using it! I'm hoping to start a learn to run program soon and I love the idea of the Nike+ system. They have beginner running training programs and I think it's a great way to stay motivated.
I'm getting ready to cozy up by the fireplace over the next couple of days because the cold front is a coming! It actully said "frigid" on the news forecast this morning. Yikes!