Thursday, March 31, 2011

3/31/11 To Do List

Weekly update on my crafting to do list:
  • Catch up on my She Art class.  Still really behind, but I've watched the next two videos and am ready to start layering backgrounds!!  Hopefully I will get to started this weekend.
  • Sew a lot of crayon rolls. Completed 9 of 35 done.  Five I actually sold at the JSC Flea Market.  The rest will be available thru my Etsy Store.
  • Make my Easter dress
  • Make the Amy Butler Birdie Sling purse.
  • Make the Amy Butler Frenchy Bag purse.
  • Sew my dining room curtains.
  • Sew my living room curtains.
  • Download latest pics from camera.
  • Houston rodeo layout
  • March April Sketch and Scraps online class. Still wondering? You will have to keep with me.  It is almost ready, but seeing as how today is the 31st, had to change it to the April Sketch and Scraps class.
  • Blog post on Cricut class
  • Update MME Challenge 21 layout.  This is what happens when I wait till the last minute to finish.  I like the layout, but I want to add more.  It is hanging in my son's room and every time I pass it, I see how to make it better - more polished.  I can't let it go, so it will be coming down and "finished."
  • Blog post on layout for MME Challenge 21
  • Finish settup up the Etsy Store.  Big announcement when it is up.  Busily getting it situated and prepping product for it.
Nothing completely done, but some baby steps taken.  Staying motivated though, and of course, have more ideas in the head to do.  I want to keep this list manageable though, so before I add too many more I want to get these done.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3/24/11 To Do List

Weekly update on my crafting to do list:
  • Catch up on my She Art class.  I did the first layer of background for 3 different canvases.  Proceeding to the next step this weekend!!
  • Complete this month's My Mind's Eye Card and Layout Challenge.  I didn't win this month, but I got a page and a card done!  You can see all the entrants here.
  • Sew a lot of crayon rolls. Marking is complete.  Tonight I will be a sewing madwoman!  I don't have much choice - I need them for Saturday!
  • Make various cards to sell at the 1st Annual JSC Flea Market and Crawfish Boil.  (This is also where all the crayon rolls come in.)  Not looking like I will get to them. 
  • Make my Easter dress
  • Make the Amy Butler Birdie Sling purse.
  • Make the Amy Butler Frenchy Bag purse.
  • Sew my dining room curtains.
  • Sew my living room curtains.
  • Post my updated layout. 
  • Download latest pics from camera.
  • Prep for Cricut class.
  • Houston rodeo layout
  • March Sketch and Scraps online class. Still wondering?  I don't have much time left until the end of the month.  Keep checking!!
  • Blog post on Cricut class
  • Blog post on layout for MME Challenge 21
Yea!  More things crossed off.  For every one done I think I add two more though.  Oh, well!  Gotta keep busy! So many things brewing in my head - not just to make but to do around the house that don't have to do with cleaning.  I am so anxious to get started - I wish I had 8 arms!

Friday, March 18, 2011

An Improvement..

Take a look at the much improved MME Blog Challenge 20 layout. 
Supplies: Only added supply is Baker's twine and more Lost & Found paper (both MME)

The white space was too large and too blah for me - it needed something.  So first I made the banner using circles and baker's twine...still missing something.  I played around with title diecuts and other words, but nothing looked "right".  Then one of rejected photos for the layout fell onto page...perfect!  This is what I was missing - a larger photo showing the relationship between father and son.  What makes the photo is more special?  It was taken when our son turned 9 months old on his dad's birthday.  Could it fit in with the page theme any better???

Thursday, March 17, 2011

3/17/11 To Do List

Weekly update on my crafting to do list:
  • Catch up on my She Art class.  I am so behind in this class. Focus, Cassaundra, FOCUS!!!
  • Finish last month's My Mind's Eye challenge layout.  I don't like the original finished product and am almost done updating it. 
  • Complete this month's My Mind's Eye Card and Layout Challenge.  Augh!  My layout plan did not work out, so looks like I will be busy this evening at the last minute AGAIN!!  Booooo.....
  • Sew a lot of crayon rolls. Not completed but made good progress.  All pieces have been cut and half have been marked.  Just need to finish marking and then sewing shall commence!
  • Make various cards to sell at the 1st Annual JSC Flea Market and Crawfish Boil.  (This is also where all the crayon rolls come in.)  I have ideas - just need to do them.
  • Make my Easter dress
  • Make the Amy Butler Birdie Sling purse.
  • Make the Amy Butler Frenchy Bag purse.
  • Sew my dining room curtains.
  • Sew my living room curtains.
  • Post my updated layout.  Is it possible for me to do 2 posts in one day? Hmmm....
  • Download latest pics from camera.
  • Prep for Cricut class.
  • Houston rodeo layout
  • March Sketch and Scraps online class. What is this you wonder?  Well, check back often and you can see for youself!!
Gotta a few things crossed off or in progress.  Feeling pretty good about the week, especially since I got some stuff crossed off the house/family lists too!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ahead of schedule!

My Mind's Eye March Blog Challenge is currently in progress and guess who is finished early?  ME!  I can't believe it but I just sent in my card submission.  Okay, I've still got the layout to do, but I have a plan. 

Here is card sketch:
The theme was "Celebrate Today".  Here is my submission:
Supplies: Black card (Michael's), Meadowlark "Dusk" papers and rub-ons (MME), Cream tulle, red cardstock, black enamel (Ranger)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

To Do Lists...

I am a list person.  I love making lists and crossing things off them - proving that I've done something and bought something.  Sometimes it is the only way I keep my sanity and prevents me from feeling like I'm drowning.  Maybe I didn't do as much as I wanted, but I did do something.  I have the never-ending house/family to do list, mainly related to cleaning.  The main thing on there right now is to straighten the house up enough to cash in our housekeeping Groupon.  5 hours of maid service for the entire house!! Woo hoo!  (Does anybody else do that - clean up before the maid/cleaning service comes over??)

Here's my crafting to do list:
  • Catch up on my She Art class.
  • Finish last month's My Mind's Eye challenge layout.  I don't like the original finished product and am almost done updating it.
  • Complete this month's My Mind's Eye Card and Layout Challenge.
  • Sew a lot of crayon rolls.
  • Make various cards to sell at the 1st Annual JSC Flea Market and Crawfish Boil.  (This is also where all the crayon rolls come in.)
  • Make my Easter dress
  • Make the Amy Butler Birdie Sling purse.
  • Make the Amy Butler Frenchy Bag purse.
  • Sew my dining room curtains.
  • Sew my living room curtains.
There's a lot more to add on, but for now, I'll just start with these.  So to keep me honest and motivated, once a week I'll come back and update my progress.  Hopefully things will start getting crossed off and new items showing up.