Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting Busy With New Goodies!

I got so much new ish! I got my scrapgal.com order yesterday and some new prima (that hasn't even shipped to most stores yet, but I have a hook up!) I have been a busy girl! Some of what I have made I can't show yet, you will have to wait till next month on the Scrapgal.com board, blog, and a crop to see. But i will share a couple things.

This card I made for the Moxie Fab challenge on the blog this week. It's Bazzill Kraft paper, My Little Shoe Box tiny green stickers, Maya Road chip bird, American Crafts thickers, paper, and stamp, and a Prima E-line pearl for the eye! So cute right!

And this layout is one of my favorite! I have been trying to let my friend Jamie Dougherty's style rub off on me some. I am usually a really simple, clean line scrapper. But I love her funky, eclectic style. So Little bits of her are rubbing off! This silver bird, she sent me! I love her! I used MME Andrea Victoria paper and die cuts, muslin flowers I made using the Maya Road blog instructions, New Prima center bling, and New E-Line white flowers, gems, and pearls, and a bling wing. So cute right! I love this page so much. Oh, and my old standby Scenic Route alpha stickers. I don't know what I would do without them!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hawaii batch 1

I have been back for a while now, at least 3 weeks I suppose. Well, tomorrow 3 weeks! I realized that I really posted relatively few pictures. I showed you lots of scrapbook pages, but not much of my craft, my soul in digital format. So here are a few things that I feel are a good representation of me and that trip.

I would like to say, and I will be journaling this in scrap form at some point, that Kauai was a very spiritual time for me. Not like "ooh, I found Jesus" kind, but "I feel connected with the earth and the sea and people not of my blood but of another time" kind. There were a few moments where I really thought I would be lost in that time. Feelings of overwhelming emotion and almost posession. It's hard to explain, but I have never felt anything like that in my life. EVER. With that said, here are the photos I made that I feel I need to share.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One Little World

I am always up for a challenge. So I hopped on the OLW bandwagon and did this week's challenge. I really feel like I am still 19. that my life is not my own. That I stopped being Rachael at 20 and became Luke's wife, then Julia's mom, then Trent's mom. In jobs, I was always someone's assistant. I just want to be me. I have been struggling with this the past 2 years, just ask Luke! It's hard to know who you are when the years you were supposed to be figuring that out we spent working on someone else's life. I guess what this layout is all about for me, feeling like I am playing grown up when I am most assuredly not mentally a grown up.
Pretty much everything is Sassafras Me Likey. Thickers, and some doodlebug glitter dot paper. I love me some polka dot paper, and glitter makes everything better!

Cause I'm the queen of the trailer park...

Yep, it's true. I am living in a 5th wheel in an RV park in Marshall Texas. Our now fired mortgage broker screwed us over yet again, so we have moved on to a different company. But that means more time, probably 2 more weeks here. We have been here 2 weeks now. Kids start school next monday.

I have had a bit of time since there isn't much to do but shop right now. I have scrapped a little bit. But really, even with the AC blowing full blast, it's still hot in here. Too hot to be comfortable. I have some of the stuff I printed off before I left Kauai, so I have been plugging away, very slowly. Mostly all I want to do is sleep!

Here is something I worked on. Only blog readers will see this one until next month. But.... If you come to http://www.scrapgal.com/ and click on the blog link the first week of the month, you will find how this relates to the september contest that has a goody!

So here it is. Enjoy. Can't wait for all of the CHA new releases to get here so I can get super busy! Stay tuned, there may be more goodies here in the near future!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Month, New Contests!

Over at Scrapgal, we are always up to some crazy fun with lots of goodies. This month, here are the new contests! We are featuring GCD and doing a Bingo with a twist! Sound like fun? Check it out!
Go. Now! What are you waiting for!!! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with! While you're at it, check out what the design team whipped up for you this month!