Saturday, May 31, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge #10

Kristina had another Color Inspiration challenge and though these colors were difficult for me to put together, I had to make a card. I'm hooked on her CI challenges. I was afraid I wasn't going to make her deadline because I'm going to be out on Sunday so at the last minute, this is what I came up with.

You make me Smile
I had a hard time stamping straight with my little alphabet stamps and my stamping came out a little crooked but it adds character, right?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Four Day Weekend

So I had a four day weekend. I really didn't have anything planned and it's a good thing that we didn't have any travel plans. Chuck had been sick with a horrible cold since Wednesday and he had been off work to try and re-coup. Today he finally started to feel better. The weather has been really strange. Just last weekend it was over 100 degrees and then in a matter of a few days the weather turned overcast, dreary and rained. There was even a tornado! I love rainy, overcast days. It was a perfect weekend to stay home and make a couple of cards and clean my house!
I made the tree card using my Quickutz and then made a couple of cards using cupcake stamps. The paper I used for the cupcake cards is from Sassafrass Lass (so cute!) and the cupcake couple (love it!) and Hey Cupcake stamp is from A Muse news.


Hey Cupcake
Sweet Thing

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Japanese Office

For "The Office" fans.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Whoo Hoo!

My card was on Kristina Werner's blog!! I'm so excited! It wasn't chosen as her Top Ten Favorite, but it was chosen as one of the ten randomly selected. Chuck says it's like winning Miss Congeniality, but I don't care, I'll take it! It was my first time entering and just to have a corner of my card seen on her site means the world to me! I want to thank everyone for stopping by to see my card and those who left comments. Oh and thank you too, Kristina!!!
My next be chosen as her Top Ten favorite!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Color Inspiration Challenge

Kristina Werner's blog is one of my favorite. She's the cutest little thing and super creative. Every Monday she has Make a Card tutorial and once a week she has a Color Inspiration Challenge. Her birthday is Thursday and so I accepted her challenge and made her a birthday card.

Happy Birthday Kristina!

I haven't been posting as much I would like. So many crazy things have been going on. Hopefully things will settle down and I can sit and make some cards. In the meantime, have a great week(end) and I'll post again soon!

Ja mata ne!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

35 Tips for a Peaceful Life

I received this email from my friend Julie and thought I would post it here. Thanks Jules!

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile! It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'
5. Live with the 3 E's — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books.
7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and/ortai chi. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more food that grows on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more.
18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
19. Don't take yourself so seriously.
20. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

21. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about and should be excited to find out what yours is.
22. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
23. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: " In 5 years, will this matter? "
24. Forgive everyone for everything.
25. What other people think of you is none of your business.

26. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
27. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family & friends will.
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
29. Envy is a waste of time — You already have all you need.
30. The best is yet to come.

31. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Call your family often.
34. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished ___________________.
35. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.