Friday, May 21, 2010

Stuck in a rut

I think I am stuck in a rut... most likely because we are leaving on vacation in a few days and I am just anxious to get going with my vacation (haven't had a proper one in about 3 years). I really really really want to scrap, but, even though I am afraid of using up my papers, the one thing that is hindering me is that, ever since I moved my scrappy stuff into my room, everyone has a tendency to pile crap on my desk! Granted, the paper plate, the books, and the coffee cups from my tea are all my mess, but CDs, my hubby's Beatles Songbook, junk mail, fingernail clippers, tweezers... all not mine. Really, people? Ok, maybe I left the CDs there, but the rest, come on! What's even worse now is that our desktop computer (which we moved out of our room & into the kitchen so everyone could use it without congregating in our room) is not behaving. It won't stay turned on. We have to fix it or replace it.. I'm not sure which. But, that means that not only is my desk being overrun, but people keep bogarting my laptop so I can't cut anything with my cricut unless I am just using one of my cartridges in basic mode. Ughhhh!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Relaxing Day

I spent today (mostly) with the family. We took the dog to the beach for a little while and he loved it! I can't say that I have ever seen a dog that liked to swim quite so much. He won't even catch a stick, but he'll dive right in to  the water. We went to Howarth Park, which looks like this 
on a sunny day. Today, it was pretty overcast and not nearly as many people. Perfect for us! So, my inspiration today is from this wonderfully relaxing day. 
I also have a couple of sketches to share, since it's Sunday and all... and to make up for the fact that there will be none during my vacation since I will be at the Happiest Place on Earth!!! (Though I may post pictures from my phone if I remember to).

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Since I am ot scrapping at the moment...

I thought I would peruse Flickr while I am updating my album (I know... it's been like a year since I have uploaded any pics to it), I would explore it. Today's inspiration comes from a photo I found:
I love the colors on this pillow and the patterns remind me of Sassafras. I also love how the design is! I could totally see using this as a design for a layout!

For today's sketch, I figured I ought to start planning for my vacation pages, so this one is in anticipation of Mad Tea Cups photos :)

Can you tell I'm excited? You can be sure I will be updating my Twitter & Facebook often.
Have a creative day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Inspired by my kids on this Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I know I did! Today, I am inspired by my kids. My son has a very unique perspective on things, and a great sense of humor, my daughter is very original and colorful (What can I say... she's an artist!)
I also have a bonus sketch for you this Mother's Day... consider it my present to all you scrapping moms out there! It was meant to be a round layout sketch, but it shows up as rectangular on my computer, which actually looks pretty cool if you ask me.

Hope you had a great day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Two Quick Sketches & some inspiration

A couple colorful sketches for your enjoyment today :) I am playing around with Inkscape lately, so I used that to create these. They are both formatted for 8 1/2 x 11 layouts, but could easily be used for a squared layout or even cards!

Today's inspiration is just to be silly! I had so much fun reading this site in prep for vacation: Disney Lies
Have some fun & be silly today!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

See how bad I am...

I already skipped a couple days of Inspiration. It's not entirely my fault, though. I really haven't been on my laptop much. Most of my internet browsing has been done via my phone recently. I did find a nice one for today, though. This one comes from a site called

I have also made a decision... not an easy one, but a decision. I will be posting sketches, but, until we get back from vacation, I can't do any scrapping, other than finishing my Mother's Day projects and stuff. The reason for this decision is that I don't want to use all my new papers and goodies and then get around to scrapping my vacation photos and find that I already used what would be the perfect paper for those photos. I know, I'm a little batty, but I already used some paper that I was going to use for vacation photos and can't get any more of it, so I'm just playing it safe.
Have an awsome Sunday!