Thursday, July 31, 2008

FIRST SALE!!! exciting! I've made my first two sales today. I'm super excited. Thanks to the LOVELY Tara from Canada.

So if you missed out on the two items, send me a convo. I can make more if necessary.

I'll be out of town next week/weekend and the following week [August 7-12] for a family reunion in Ottawa, IL. I'm so happy to be going "home" to visit my grandparents and get my other change of scenery. I LOVE that town. I can't begin to describe how happy I feel just being there.

What's better? DAVID'S GOING!!!! It will be a much better experience with him there. I won't need my cell phone or anything, unless Michelle calls! :)

I'm putting some finishing touches on my items and getting them all ready to go. I have to configure some "goodie bags" to go with them. I mean, hey...THEY'RE GOING TO CANADA!!!!!

Super stoked! I'm seriously considering celebrating tonight. I've been dancing my booty off.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Good night!

Tonight was lovely. I played my very first game of shovelboard EVER, and still felt young. I did very well, scoring my first three of the evening on my last disk. Incredible....and at Fox and Hound, no less! Even after a shower, my hair still reeks of smoke. :(

Guess what?! All that hard work paid off. I have a few new items on Etsy. I'm really proud of them. This one's just plain ol' cute:

I'm so excited about going to Illinois, I can hardly contain myself. I've been making random doodads for an upcoming album of sorts. I'm hoping to get it done before next year. I have YET to complete the family reunion album from last summer.

Though, this summer, there'll be more to photograph. :)

A few of my lastest obsessions.... =X

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


So I had a few REALLY good pictures to add to my photobucket account of new items for the shop. Well, my phone [I use my camera phone to take the pictures] decided that the pictures that I had JUST took and were stored into the phone weren't important and decided to throw them out. So 15 pictures went down the drain. Doesn't help that it wanted to act wonky, freeze, then have to be turned on and off for about 5 minutes.

I swear....stupid Verizon.

So I'm about to sprint downstairs, set everything up, and do a photoshoot all before I have to go and get ready for work. Blah...
Might have to wait until tonight/tomorrow morning to upload.

Okay, off to shoot three different items.
Wish me luck!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Something for today....MY inspiration

Me via text: You are my shining star that blazes across my sky. I am so in love with you. You are THE GREATEST thing to ever come into my life.

Him via text: Thats the sweetest thing ever said to me!


A DaveySurprise! :)

Officially the BBFF!!!! <3333*

I'll break it in tomorrow. Michelle/Megan day tomorrow! Hooray!
I'm not sure what I'll be working on, but I already have a few things for the shop that I just need to photo and upload and I'll have NEWBIES! [w00t!]

Look for updates in the shop soon!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'VE WON!!!!!!

Okay, so not only do I practically NEVER win anything ever, but I've won the CUTEST THING EVER!!!! Check it out!

*Minus the felt, button, and possibly blue trim*

So.....HERE IT IS!


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

SNEAK PEEKS!!!! <333*

These are my *NEWEST* Etsy creations! I'm thrilled with them. There's a link to the right to my Etsy shop. You can view them there. I LOVE THEM!!! :)

On to other news, tomorrow equals work, which means EVEN MORE product to turn down. I'm on a mission to be good and not rack up QUITE the tab, until after Ottawa, IL.
Friday equals Megan and Michelle Day Numero Uno. Monday will be Numero Dos!

I can't wait to see what we'll be inspired to create.

P.S. I've recieved my business cards!!! Hooray!

Oh good[ie]ness!

I always seem to be the night owl in the majority of my posts.....

Tomorrow I have a wonderful day off. I get to do whatever I want all day, which I'm actually having to force cleaning and doing laundry so I can get to creating!

I need a craft space in my room, so in order for that to be done, things need to be shifted and moved around....and cleaned.

Oh if only I could have my dream MR. BIG closet and also a WONDERUFLL FABULOUS scraproom, all to myself.
I keep wishing...

Today [the 23rd], is David and my 5 month. I know, I might be odd that we're keeping track, but we aren't married and it's one of the things that we both look forward to so much. We won't be seeing each other tomorrow, but we're getting pumped up for the reunion trip to Illinois to visit my family. He's never been to Ottawa and I'm going to have SO MUCH fun showing him everything I can.

There's a distant rumble of thumder in the background, and I'm happy to say that this makes me incredibly peaceful. I can't wait to go to bed and hear this as a sleep. :)


Sunday, July 20, 2008

I know my ABC's...

A. Attached or single? Attached.
B. Best friend? David. Hands down.
C. Cake or pie? CAKE!
D. Day of choice? Fridays usually.
E. Essential item? CELLY.
F. Favorite color? Green [also hot pink, black, borwn, grey, and orange].
G. Gummy bears or worms? I prefer Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids. Gummy bears and worms give me a tummy ache. :(
H. Home town? Just about everywhere. Born in Orlando, raised all over. Try to decipher an accent.
I. Favorite indulgence? Bright colored anythings and good food.
J. January or July? July.
K. Kids? Zilch, currently.
L. Life isn’t complete without? Happiness.
M. Marriage date? Sometime in the future [Vegas by the end of summer!]
N. Number of brothers and sisters? 1 brother.
O. Oranges or Apples? Apples.
P. Phobias? Dying. :(
Q. Quotes? I like meaningful quotes, but I don't live my life by them.
R. Reasons to smile? David and my mom....and finding people who mean a lot to me.
S. Season of choice? Fall!
T. Tag 5 people: Uhh...Michelle? Anyone else, if you want to, go for it!
U. Unknown fact about me? There are loads. If you stick around me long enough, I tend to blab about them all.
V. Vegetable? Carrots.
W. Worst habit? Leaving things around.
X. Xray or ultrasound? Xray. Ultrasound would mean my eggo is preggo!
Y. Your favorite food? I don't really have one. I could probably eat chips and queso every day, but it's not my favorite.
Z. Zodiac sign? Aries.

I tried to post this earlier, but my computer hates me. :(

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just a little mentioning...

I've updated BOTH cards in my shop with more, clearer pictures. I'm happy that I finally got it all together.

I should have a few more things in the shop soon.


Holy CHA!

What an eventful day!

Not only did I get some shopping done, but it was fairly relaxing [not many screaming, frantic children running amuck in stores].

I ended up going, basically everywhere:


Hobby Lobby, and finally Eclectica!

At HL, Michelle didn't think she was going to make it, but THANKFULLY she got better and by the time I made it into E and sat down for a little while [feeling VERY uncreative], she texts and asks if we can still h/o. Uhh....YEAH! :)

David finally went to the doctor today. I'm so very proud of him. He didn't want to go, but I kept nagging. Hopefully the lab results are good and he gets over his aches and pains.

So, CHA. New product has already started to come in. I'm a HUGE fan of holiday themed papers, and with all the gunk from last year collecting dust, I need to use some of that before I even THINK of buying any more! I do have a sweet tooth for:

I hate when I get suckered [haha...pun wasn't intended] in to all the new goodies. I need to stop, save my money, and create using all that I have now!

I'm definately going to need to save up for the Maya Road Cupcake Crap. :(

Then, there's Ottawa. I can't believe that it's literally.....a little less than 3 weeks until I'm out of Memphis, for about a week.
Sure, Ottawa's not a vacation, but JEEZ, it's better than staying here without leave for A YEAR!!!!!!
TGFFR [Thank God For Family Reunions].

OOOOHHHH....I did buy some neat things from HL. Pink and black crazy cool printed dishwares--FOR MY EMBELLISHMENTS!!!! I'm stoked.

I'm basically rambling and possibly needing slumber. I'm starting to contemplate tomorrow's possible cleaning, Etsy goods, and work.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Feeling kinda blah.

Tomorrow equals

[aka: Create Day!]

Today was work, then Hobby Lobby....where I found this cutie:

Basically, that's all I have for tonight. I'm kinda in that pre-sleep stage.

[Gerkie's got the right idea. She's so dark, I had to distort the entire photo JUST to be able to make her added photo bling! ;)]


Tuesday, July 15, 2008



It's my Bon Voyage journal.

I've found my MIA card! It will also be in the shop shortly. I need to get some blank white cards with envelopes to matte the card faces onto before they ship.

Each item posted with recieve an added goodie to the bundle. I'm hoping to sort out all the kinks before too long. Remember, I'm still new at this!

This is super exciting. I can't wait to start creating more! :)

Off to post more...

Sunday, July 13, 2008


The below card that I was going to post is currently MIA. :(

Once I gather a few more things and configure postage, I should be good. I have Tuesday off, and I've decided to make that day one of creativity. Not to mention, Michelle and I will be at Eclectica on Thursday [another day off!] to create.

Expect it!
I just have to take pictures, type up descriptions, and configure pricing. Oh, I forgot to mention........I'VE GOT BUSINESS CARDS ON THE WAY!!!! I couldn't be more happy.

Whew! So much...
I have more buying to do as well.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

To be posted...

...on Etsy.

I am officially opening my shop this upcoming week, so be prepared!
I have only a few items, since I don't have alot of time to create. I'm going to see how well they do first.

If I sell everything, I'll restock with more products. I'm so excited!
Be prepared to experience cards, mini books, tags, pages, page kits, ribbon, destashed items, paintings, flowers, and more.

How freaking cool

are these?!?!!?

Wow...I can't wait. Hopefully they won't be too expensive. I need to discover some blogs that have creative ways of staying thrifty and saving on item in-store and in life. I HAVE to start saving and getting coupons and giftcards and doodads to keep the cost of my spending low. I spend WAYYY too much, and I don't make enough to just do that. Especially with gas on the rise and a huge @$$ tank in my Dad's car.


Good news [is always good], Michelle and I had fun yesterday at Eclectica, doing make n takes and chatting along. Afterwards getting yucky [yes, Y.U.C.K.Y.] Starbucks [stupid girl] and shop-a-lopping in Target. Thankfully I managed to keep my total down to just over $11 after raiding the dollar and two-dolla-fiddy section. Whew!

Today calls for me getting up and getting coffee and actually WAKING UP to go and hang out with Michelle again! YAY!!! I'm loving the times we have to hang out. Being inspired kicks it!

Hope everyone has a lovely day!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Holy smokes!

What a week/weekend! I had a blast Thursday and Friday night [literally!]. David and I went with my mom and dad to Millington to watch the fireworks [at our exclusive spot] with my mom's friends, Jackie, Chris, and Alaina [and Chris' husband, Chuck, Alaina's husband, George, and Chris' daughter Cassie--who ROCKS btw!]. We were right across the lake from the fireworks.

On the fourth, David and I went over to his parents to eat and go to the Germantown fireworks show. We sat alone in one of the Saddlecreek Shopping Center parking lots.

So that was that, minus the little tidbits between....
Like fireworks with Mike and Alex, among others.

Today has be unproductive, except that I bought MORE hangers at Wal*Mart for my room. 30 to be exact. My clothes are driving me crazy, but I love them all....I need a MUCH bigger closet. Think Carrie Bradshaw BIG [get it? Mr. Big? Closet? NO??!?!].
Lol'ing on the inside, really.

I didn't get to see David today, either. That always makes things worse. There are times that I really do wish we were married. I hate saying goodbye and I hate going even a day without seeing him. Plus, I want to get married. There are more reasons, but that's a novel. He had an okay day though. Swimming with Mike, Alex, and me. :(
BUT, he's sick. I'm considering picking him up some CNS from the store on the way to see him tomorrow.

I've got plans though....I love plans.
Depending on if I wake my happy butt up early enough, I'm wanting to go to Southwest and the U of M to straighten everything up with Fall 08's registration and the switching of my major, as well as filling my Graduation Application.


P.S. Random thought for tonight:
Why is it that I can feel so strongly about something, yet, moments can pass me by in a blur?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Soon to be the proud owner of...

I love it. I saw it on Etsy, saw it was a large, freaked, and found a small.
I can't wait to get it. It was kinda expensive and I know I'll have to transfer funds to my checking account, but I'll make it work.

I'm cleaning, AGAIN, today. Right now, I'm listening to songs to put on my profile. I think they're going to work. They're all soothing and I managed to save them in my phone, only to do nothing with them, thus far.

I have coasters to work on, a star book to figure out, mini books to complete, and all but one to register to sell. I'm so excited!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Elsie clouds for sure!

Michelle, you are so right.

I took this on the way out of my neighborhood. Seriously, I was sitting at the stop sign for a good 5 minutes just staring. Haha...


3 Looks

Eclectica's 3 Looks has hit the shelves.....and the website.

The journaling can't quite be made out from the picture, so I went ahead and retyped it: "What a gorgeous day for a walk in the woods. I picked the spot, he picked the camera. We walked through acres of woods by the Wolf River and stopped at the lake. Afterwards, we made friends with the locals and fed them Chick-Fil-A bread and fries. -Nature Walk 6/08"

Three things the make me happy:
1. The remainder of the week [MINUS EVERY MOSQUITO].
2. Tomorrow's cleaning [yes, I know.....I'm probably sick].
3. Tanning.

Something that makes me sad:
1. Mosquitoes.

I'm off to go get ready to go do one of my happys. ;)
AFTER I wish an old friend Happy Birthday and have a cup of coffee.


P.S. It's crazy, but yesterday I found a picture of Brad. It was the first time that I didn't feel anything because of it. It's like it almost never happened and it was just a picture of a lost friend. I barely chuckled [if that's what you call that one little "huh" sorta laugh under you breath sort of thing]. number 4 on my happy things.