Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feb 1st already??

We're only hours away from February, I can't believe it! Winter is going by quick and I, for one, am not complaining. February might be cold but we've all got warm hearts thinking about love day on the 14th.
I have fond memories of distributing and receiving Valentines from classmates. I especially was a fan of all the crafts we got to do! Here is a great decorative idea from the Martha Stewart website to share with the kiddies before the 14th is upon us. So easy! So cute! Also a great way to use up all those broken bits of crayon you may have lying around ;) For the next two weeks I'll be popping in with new finds, ideas and info about this lovey dovey holiday! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"For Auld Lang Syne"

A quick and simple New Years layout to share! I fell in love with the rich golds and deep yellows in this My Mind's Eye line. I thought it was perfect for a photo of my sisters and I on New Years eve a couple of years ago. This is a pretty simple layout; what makes it so rich is the textures.
Scrappin Tip: Ink your edges! Start lightly and layer to reach the desired darkness you're looking for. I use sponge-dobbers because I feel they give a really even look but your every day sponge will work too! I even sponged the edges of my photo.
To achieve a shiny and layered look to my letters, I sprayed them with TWO mists. First I used Maya road's Sunflower yellow and while it was still wet I used Tattered Angels Wheat fields. They ran together and created this awesome effect. It certainly gives a nicer effect than an off white, matte chipboard letter. Give it a try! All mists and letters are at low, low prices with Scraptease's clearance sale happening now. Thanks for dropping in! ~ Designer Brenna

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year - New goals

A new year. A fresh start. An opportunity to do all the things you wish you had done last year, but never seemed to get around to.

True enough - here are some of the goals that I have for 2012.

  • reorganize the trailer, new shelving
  • clearout ALL old stock
  • start a monthly crafting group
  • get back on track with classes
  • keep up on blog posts, newsletters and facebook entries
  • complete gut of website
  • revamp consignment part of our business
  • organize the best 5 year anniversary event EVER!!!
  • plan our calendar at least 3 months out (when possible)
  • meet new customers
  • focus on ME more
  • find a hobby/interest outside of the house
  • play with the kids more
  • date nights with my husband
  • take better care of our house/property
  • set a budget and stick to it
  • organize regular "family" night with everyone home
  • spend more time with my sister
  • spend more time with friends
  • paint our bedroom for the first time (11 years waiting)

Well, these are a few of my goals. I am sure that I could keep going both personal and for business but hey, I wouldn't want to overwhelm myself...lol

One at a time right? Who am I kidding? I don't think I've ever done one thing at a time. Well, lets see how many I can cross of my list...

What are some of your goals? I would love to hear about them. Please post them in the comments section of this post.

Happy New Year to all of you and good luck with your resolutions, goals, dreams, whatever you set for yourself.