Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm jumping on the bandwagon....

Yep, I'm doing it....I'm opening an Etsy shop. Here's a little peek:

I've thought about opening one for quite a while, but before we moved, I was WAY too busy with my job and my thousand hobbies. Now, I still have a month until I start work, and when I do, I will have a 5 minute commute, rather than almost an hour one way. So, I figured it's now or never!

It's going to be called Punky Poo, and is going to feature mainly unique and fun handmade embellishments. The shop is kind of a joint effort with my mom. She is making some of the things that I don't know how to things of the crocheted nature. She called me Punky Poo when I was little, so I thought it would be the perfect shop name. I've spent the past several days getting things ready. I still have to figure out prices, make my banner, and photograph everything, so I'm guessing it will be about a week before the grand opening. I hope you will all at least check it out!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A good day...

I'm a day behind on this but....

...I was chosen as on of the new
Inspired by Amelie girls! I got the email yesterday. I am so excited about this. There are lots of talented ladies on that team, and the challenges are unique and fun.

And, as yesterday was Tuesday, the Catwalk for the week was posted on the SIS TV site. My Little Lori ATC was chosen for it by Martha Bonneau (subcultcha on the site). It was pretty cool to see my cute little card on there. So yeah, yesterday was a pretty good day.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm on an ATC kick.

So, it seems I'm all about the ATC's lately. I have four new ones:

Staples have been making a big comeback in my stuff. I used them all the time when I first started scrapping a few years ago, and now it's all fun and trendy to use them again. Cheap and cool!

I also made a blog header for the fabulous Sara Berry. I'm so glad she likes's already displayed on her blog, so check it out! Definitely keep an eye out for the September Story of My Life kit. It's going to be Kawaii themed with awesome Sassafras papers, so it promises to be super fun and super cute!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

More scrapping.

Man, I'm loving all this time I have to get scrapping done. It's been a while since I've done this much! I'm definitely going to enjoy it while it lasts. I'm sure I will be bored out of my mind by the time my job starts, though...I still have like 6 more weeks.

So, for the past couple days I've been working on the Inspired by Amelie challenge....Likes and Dislikes. This was fun. I also took inspiration from the way they described her mother and father's likes and dislikes in the movie, and structured my journaling that way. I thought it was cute and funny.

I bought the Basic Grey Obscure papers way back in November when I went to Ruban Rouge in Tampa, and I'm FINALLY using them. One of my favorite paper lines EVER.

Next up on the to-do list, a header for Sara's blog, and layouts for a couple more challenges. I also have some new photos, but I have to go through them and process them first. They should be up tomorrow. We've had to batten down the hatches in case Fay decides to visit. Luckily, at this house, we have the clear corrugated shutters, so it's not like living in a cave. My Breaking Dawn book is supposed to be here tomorrow, so I'll be able to read during the storm.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Header.

Well, as you can see, I've updated the header. I finished it last night. I had a lot of fun making makes the blog look more crafty. I LOVE wood grain contact paper. Thank you to Sara for putting it in one of our kits a couple months ago!

I have also found a new favorite website. My friend told me about it the other night. It's a free site where you type in a band or song, and it creates a music channel for you with music similar to your choice. If you don't like a particular song, you can check the "thumbs down" and it won't play stuff like that any more. It's awesome...check it out!

Monday, August 11, 2008

All kinds of stuff.

I finished a couple ATCs for my 7gypsies card holder as I had planned. The first one was inspired by this post on Lucrecer's Art Slam blog.

And, as promised, I took a quick photo of my scrap room. 

I still need to get some curtains for the windows. I think I'm just going to get some short valance curtains in a funky color. Most of my stuff is in the dresser. There are 3 more drawers behind the doors in the middle. I put all my acrylic stamps on the mirror, and I found that I am now actually USING THEM! I have all my adhesives and the tools I use the most out on the table, as well as some other assorted things I like. There's a little more, but I'll take more in-depth photos later! 

Last night, I was messing around with some of the pictures of me in my costume from my performance a couple weeks ago, and came up with this. I think it turned out pretty cool. I'm using it as my profile photo on MySpace.

On the agenda today....I am going to make a header for the blog out of paper. I should have it updated sometime today or tomorrow.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Insert witty title here...

So, I have a new layout. I took a bunch of really good pictures of Chad the other day, so there will be lots of layouts with him coming up. I love this picture. Chad always tells me he doesn't like Pickle just to bug me. Now I have proof he DOES like him! Hehee.

In non-scrapping related news....we got a new toy. A freaking awesome golf cart! This will be my ride when I start working in October. It's so fun, and much easier to zip around town in. Not to mention that it's electric, so NO GAS, thank goodness!

That's about it for now. I am going to start making some ATCs, I think. I have had the 7gypsies card holder since October, so I think it's time to use it. I like being able to make something small and quick when I don't want to get into doing a whole layout. I've been wanting to follow Lucrecer's Art Slam, so now that I have time to sit and scrap, I'm going to do it on cards instead of in a Journal.

Oh, and if you haven't seen the
Inspired by Amelie blog, check it out. I just found it through the SIS TV site. Two of the SoML girls are on the team, and I didn't even know about it! The work all the ladies do over there is awesome.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

SoML Layouts

Okay, I have LOTS of stuff to post, all form the Story of My Life kits. Here is everything from the July kit:

And here's my work from the August kit:

That's all for now. I'm going to do some more scrapping today, and I took more pictures at the beach last night, so we'll see how those turned out. Pictures of my scrap room are also coming up soon! I'll try to remember to take some today.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Boca Grande

We are in the new house in Boca Grande. It will be 4 weeks on Thursday. Wow. Time flies. Everything is all put away, my scrap room is done, and we are all settled in. Chad loves his new job. This place is amazing. It's how living in Florida is SUPPOSED to be.

I finally went out and about yesterday to take some photos on Friday. Our beaches here are gorgeous. The water is so green and clear. And I must say, I love my polarized filter.

I also took some random shots around town. Here is our "downtown" area, if you can really call it that. It's a nice, small town.

Here's our local grocery store. For big grocery trips, we go off the island to Publix or Wal-Mart. Next to it are a couple little restaurants. Everyone drives golf carts around the island. 

Another restaurant, The Temptation. I just like the name. We haven't eaten there yet.

This is where I'll be working when season starts back up in October. It's a gift shop and clothing store. 

This is our local weekly newspaper. All the little kiosks are painted in cool designs like this one.

That is about it for now. I still need to take pictures of my scrap room and the inside of the house. I love living here, and I am looking forward to season. Apparently there is something going on ALL THE TIME when everyone comes back. It's pretty quiet here now. I was told there are only 1,000 full time residents on the entire island. 

More updates to come...I have LOTS of scrapbooking stuff to post!