Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Your teacher teaches class like you're some kind of jerk

I have issues. Issues with working. As you may know I am a Registered Dental Assistant. So not what I wanted to be when I grew up. I have been crafty my whole life. I mean seriously. I can thank my mom for that. I guess it only natural that the only thing I want to do is make stuff. I love creating. I day dream everyday of owning my own business. I have the place picked out. I know I have blogged about this before but it really weighs on my mind. I NEED to make it happen. I will. Maybe. HAHA! Anyway on to more stuff I made with my hands.

More studio calico kit making. April. I swear I used almost every bit of that kit! I LOVED IT!

Another page I had made with hambly. Sniff sniff. I am so gonna miss that company. I am glad tho that the designer Allison is moving on to other things. She is very talented.

Lastly I am gonna get a little more real with you all. Something that really bugged me when it happened. It goes like this...

How could I have forgotten? I can't believe I did, oh but I did. I forgot to blog about the current passing of MCA. Sometimes life has a way of moving so quick u forget things. Even things that have meaning. His death had meaning to me. I know exactly where I was when I heard you gotta fight. I was maybe 7. I grew up with their music. Even all those years later (5) I bought their TAPE license to Ill. It still was awesome. Still had mad beats. Still rocked my socks off. How could 3 white boys rap so good? They just did. They continued to spit mad lyrics. Through out my whole life and never expected it to end this soon. When I heard of MCA passing my heart immediately ached. My eyes filled with tears and I felt as if someone close to me was gone. Strange. I can't explain why I feel so sad but I do. I am sad for his wife. His daughter. His friends and family. Missed by me deeply.


Friday, May 25, 2012

If fairy tales did exist

I was a picture taking fool Sunday. I guess I was making up for the week of work. Who knows.

My kitty had kitties. 2. One boy and one girl. This is the boy giving his mommy a hug. Aww!

This one got the most comments on FB and Instagram I have ever seen...I guess you all dont have spiders like this where you are. I see these suckers all the time. He is feasting on another ugly spider. Gah! Now ya know why I hate spiders! LOL!

We also had a solar eclipse that day! So cool. We made some make shift solar eclipse wearing gear and got to see it. It was pretty cool.

Of course what would my posts be without some scrappy love. Made this using the studio calico kit. Again.

Studio calico papers. Yum. I love the little mushroom and glass bob.

One of the last ones I made for Hambly. :(

How was your weekend? Could you see the eclipse?


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

You dont know youre beautiful

Ok so I am not a fan of boy bands but in my defense I have 4 kids...Hence the blog title. OMG it wont get out of my head! LOL! Send help please. Maybe the men in black guys can come and erase my brain for me. UGH!

Anyway I must tell you I created so much with my Studio Calico April kit. I keep fogetting to post it! So here are a few more pages I would like to share.

My beautiful mom. I loves her so.

Me being silly. Posting on instagram. I love instagram.

zombie copy
Oh and check this out! Do you love zombies as much as I do? Then you wont wanna miss this zombie blog hop! Such fun!!!

Lastly I have some super sad news to share. As you may or may not know Hambly is closing it's doors. I am totally bummed about this news. I have to say hambly has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine and I was truly honored to create for them this year. I will miss their products immensely. I have a few more things I made with hambly to share tho and believe me my hoarded stash should last me a few years! HAHA! What will you miss most about hambly?

P.S. I posted the video of my scrappy space... See post below. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Go write your message on the pavement

As I promised I made a video of my crafty studio. I have a very tiny space. Hope you enjoy.

I filmed this with my iPhone 4s. It's not great and my voice sounds a little deeper and slower then it does on the phone but that's ok. HAHA!

I would love to see your space leave me a link and I will check it out!

Friday, May 18, 2012

This life is more than ordinary

The new creative type is up. Need a little inspiration? Then go check it out!

This is my take. I used some old school sass. I love sass and figured I better start using it up before it gets to old and I give it away. What is the point in spending so much money on these products never to use them?!?! I am trying to use it all up. I have a lot so it will take me awhile. Ok on to real life. *wink*

Ah mothers day. The one day out of the year just for us. My mom wasnt able to make it so it was just my little family. We had a rather nice time. I got lots of homemade cards and gifts. Kids swam and I organized my crafty cottage.
The husband made a wicked awesome bbq. I mean tasty. Just look at these pics!
They really dont do it justice. So good.
My son Aeden felt left out because I wouldnt let him have a kabob unless he ate everything on it. Of course all he wanted was the chicken...So he made his own. Silly boy.
And lastly we had apple pie and ice cream. YUMMY!
How was your Mother's Day?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This life is more than just a read through

A little bit to share with you all. First I will start off with a few pages.
All made with the studio calico Take Note line. In love. My hubby and son and daughter on Father's day last year. Yes it takes me a whole year to scrap holidays. Sometimes longer. (hangs head in shame) Hahaha!

Also made with Studio Calico Take note. I love the wood veener shapes. Yummy! My son Aeden at the park. His face is priceless. He really enjoys himself. It makes me so happy to see joy in their eyes.

This is what we do on a lazy sunday morning. Art.

How was your NSD? Mine was super awesome. Hung out with great scrappy friends. I know I always say this but this hobby has brought so many awesome people into my life. Blessed.
Just a few highlights of the debachery that went down that day. It went by way to fast.

Here is my NSD outfit. Lace leggings and a blue dress... Sorry this isnt a great shot. lol! Thats what I get for taking it myself.

So share your NSD with me! :)


Monday, May 7, 2012

She will be loved

More random hambly goodness to share with you. Made this quite some time ago at Art Inspired. Right when I got my new lovely product. They aren't my favorite pages but I like them.

Do you post all your work or do you hide things you dont love or like? I am guilty of posting all my work. Unless I forget ahaha!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Somebody that I use to know

Even more Studio Calico layouts to share! Haha! Tired of it yet? I hope not.

This page I really like. Love the stencil and the white on grey.
My hubby and I making duck faces! Haha! We are silly. Took with my iPhone. I love this pic.

This page was fast and kind of on the same lines as the one above. Paint. Stencil. Super simple.

My fav season is spring. That is what this page is about. I really like that washi tape.

I am really not loving how my pics are coming out of these pages. I am trying to find the perfect way to photograph them...Just haven't found it yet. Any tips you'd like to share?


Friday, May 4, 2012

I wont run I wont climb, Without you

This weekend (actually Sunday) was very eventful. I seemed to get a bit done in a short amount of time. The kids and I made bow and arrows.
Well we actually just made bows and left the arrows to our imaginations.

We even made one for a fairy.
Went to the flea market.
Ate lunch and dessert for less then 4.00.
Found some uber cool stuff.

Then my dad came over and helped work on my car. That was the end of my day. Haha! It took forever! Then when he thought we were done...My alternator went out. Luckily it went out at home and they fixed it for me! Totally awesome! Feel super blessed.

Now on to the scrappyness. Made this page for the new Jack.
Scrapjacked that is. Of course I used the April Studio Calico Kit for this.

Super fun!!! Come play!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

& Just Like Them Old Stars

More studio Calico lovely bits to share. I told you I was in love with that kit.
My two daughters (Raven and Aria) playing at the park. They have a huge water feature that they love. This was of course last summer. It is getting that time of year again.

This one is of my uncle and aunt way back when. They have been together a long time and she has put up with a lot. I admire her love for him.

On to non related scrap stuff. Just a few pics of some stuff in my life. Aeden (8 yr old) wrote a book for school about bullying. So cute! I love it soo!

A few bits of life from me. Pizza my hubby made me for our anniversary. Me making messes. Cookies baked by hubs. A dead lady bug I thought looked beautiful against the black asphalt (april photo a day)
Lastly I had a real craving for lemon bars. So I went on pinterest and found a recipe for these.

They were pretty good! Here is the recipe!

Perfect Lemon Bars
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup butter, room temperature

4 large eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed and strained

Preheat oven to 350F. Line 9×9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
Make the crust. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt and lemon zest. Cut butter into chunks and add to flour mixture. Blend in with an electric mixer at low speed until mixture forms coarse, sandy crumbs. Pour into pan and press mixture down (with your fingers or the back of a spoon) into an even layer.
Bake for 16-19 minutes, until just lightly browned around the edges.

While crust is baking, make filling. Whisk together all filling ingredients in a large bowl.
When the crust comes out of the oven and is still hot, pour in filling mixture.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until filling is set and does not jiggle when the pan is gently shaken.
Cool completely before slicing.
Top slices with confectioners’ sugar to serve.

Makes about 24 bars.

NSD is fast approaching. What do you have planned?