Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nevermore meets Sangria

I'm back! Just in time for the busy holiday season, too. Blogging has been at the bottom of a long list of priorities this year. But I'm going to ease my way back into it for the next few months & hopefully the new year will inspire a resolution to continue the momentum :)

Yesterday was my fourth annual Great Pumpkin Party. It's always a fun day with my girlfriends; we nosh on tasty pumpkin treats (this year we had mostly savory treats ) & cocktails! And we work on pumpkin crafts. You can check out my Pinterest board for more details on that).

creating from the heart, cricut
Nevermore & Sangria
Before the girls arrived, I threw together (literally) this adorable chicken wire pumpkin that I found at Joann's recently. I covered the wood frame in Nevermore paper. Then I used my CTMH art philosophy cartridge to cut the rolled flowers with our new papers Pomegranate, Eggplant and Poppy. You can find these new papers in the Sangria paper packet, if you don't want to buy them in bulk. They are so rich & luxurious looking. It was the perfect addition to my party d├ęcor.

Me & the Girls

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Saturday Photos & Words

Saturday was a whirlwind. It's my 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Party. Each year I challenge myself & my friends to concoct tasty treats using our favorite fall food - pumpkin. And we also pick a fall themed craft to do - it's pretty much a Pinterest party :) It's a day filled with food & fun with friends. I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves today, since I'm playing catch up!

35 photos with my iPhone 5

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Friday Photos & Words

TGIF!!! I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel :) This week has definitely challenged me, but I think I've started a good habit by jotting down my thoughts each day. A year ago, a coworker told me about the app Day One. It's what I've been using all week & I highly recommend it.

We actually had quite of few treat or treater this year, but I didn't get any photos :( They caught me off guard! Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.

26 photos with my iPhone 5, 5 photos with my iPad mini

7:15am Via Pumpkin Spice Latte

7:20am Early morning crafting
7:47 What I'm listening to

 10:34am Skyping with Mom & Dad

3:48pm Laundry...that's going to have to wait

3:51pm The freezer that used to belong to my grandparents

6:08pm Last minute mani/pedi

10:33pm Prepping cake for tomorrow's party

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Thursday Photos & Words

Today was a dark, dreary day. My photo taking is starting to decrease - as you'll see in my photo count…it's so hard for me to stay focused on the task after the halfway point. And to find something new to photo graph at this point in the week. I guess it reflects my feelings by Thursdays; just trying to power thru & hang on till the weekend!? The vibrant color of the trees is what's still jumping out at me. Trying to notice the little things. 

 I thought I'd share a little more detail of our 12x12 Memory Protectors; they come in several different configurations - check out the variety pack to try them all. They make it extremely quick & easy to load your 4x6 or 2x3 photos & cards. 

And starting this month, you can order our new Ala Carte Picture My Life sets - they contain just the cards (44 – 4" × 6" & 78 – 3" × 4" sizes), without Memory Protectors. So if you have plenty of pages to fill, you can simply order the cards at a great low price!

21 photos with my iPhone 5

8:36am Colorful

8:54am She didn't want me to take her photo…but I got her!

9:07am Coffee treat - and promptly spilled it on my self

 9:52am Puppy fix

1:10pm Lunch & still raining

1:42pm Realized I haven't drank any water today
4:24pm My current project board
5:50pm Raining even harder on my way home

6:12pm Home sweet home - love this greeting

8:33pm Detox foot soak
10:50pm Essential Oils before lights out

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Wednesday Words & Photos

It's half way through the week & I'm feeling like I might get farther this year than I did last year! Having a few goals has been helpful. And now I'm starting to get excited about putting my layouts together in a few weeks at our annual fall retreat. I'm thinking the For Always Picture My Life set is going to be perfect.
Each set comes with a variety of 10 12x12 Memory Protectors. And I can supplement with my own pocket card designs using our newest Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent. If you haven't seen this cartridge yet, you must check it out!

I'm still thinking about what album I'll use…I'll post my decision by the end of the week.

So here's a peek at what yesterday looked like - posting fewer photos/words because a detox foot soak is calling my name.

35 photos with my iPhone 5

10:05am Slow start

10:43am No rain
1:17pm Blue Sky
1:22pm Falling leaves
2:28pm Successful trip to the liquor store!

2:36 Red trees
5:45pm Playtime
6:14pm Home cooked meal

6:25 Grace

9:21pm Happiness

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