Thursday, October 30, 2008

I Need People!

I need people in this town, that are like me and enjoy doing the same things I enjoy doing. Like, crafting, and overly obsessive supply shopping, and just being crazy. I am 22 years old (soon to be 23) and I have nobody that is like me. The good friends are long gone and most of the others have changed. I think a big part of the problem is that I usually tend to get along with men better. I feel like some girls don't have the same sense of humor and sarcasm like I do. The guys seem to understand it better. I don't like the girl drama. the crying and complaining about the other friends that have stabbed them in the back or didn't go to lunch with them that day. I don't work like that. I march to the beat of my own drum and it's pretty steady. How long is it gonna take until I can find someone, even if it's just one person, like me. One person would be enough. Noah is the epitome of a perfect best friend and that's why I am content with my life. He gets my silliness. He understands my sarcasm and joins right in with me. We can spend every minute together and not get tired of it. I just wish I had a girl to do that with too. Is that too much to ask for? Maybe a friend that has kids and we can take our kids out to play. I don't want to have to pretend I'm somebody else. Fake out people just to keep the mood easy. I hate that. Someday someone will get me. I'm just curious of when that day will actually come.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Inspire

I just came across this beautiful picture by David Choe. I felt a sense of peace and serenity when I saw this. Just another reminder from above that I'm chosing the right one. So here is this masterpiece for you to see. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Later On...

...I will be giving a technique tut on what I call "partial embossing". A friend asked me how I made a few things and I told her I would make a video for all to see. It's so very easy and many of you probably already know how it works. That will be for later. I have to make a trip to the SS and get some supplies but I will be back in a bit. See ya later!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Smile


I haven't made a layout in a loooong time and I thought I would today, since I had nothing to do. It's of Jimmy, Joshua, (my gorgeous and oh so plump nephew, whom I love with all my heart) and Breana. Johnathan was sleeping when I took this pic so he wasn't in it. I really wish I had a pic of all of them together so I could make a layout of all the cousins. They have so much fun together when they play. Usually it takes Breana a long time to warm up to other children but it must be instinct here because she takes to them like she sees them everyday! It really warms my little heart. Oh how I wish we could be together more often. So here it is. I used Shabby Princess' "Gabby" kit for the entire thing. Easy credit if I do say so myself.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Creative Spurt or Lack Thereof??

Have you ever had a huge spurt of creativity and then you run into your creative space and it looks like a bulldozer came and threw everything around and then you decide that your creative spurt isn't worth the time and energy put into undoing the bulldozer's destruction? Yeah, that's where I stand right now. Just because the rest of the house is clean doesn't mean my little area is. I should take a picture and show you but then again, I don't want you to see the severity of it. Lol. No actually it's not that bad, it just needs some tidying up. I went on a rampage and made a whole bunch of stuff one night when I was feeling frisky and now my craft desk is covered with bottles of paint, alcohol inks, stamps, scraps of paper, and of course embossing powder. Thank God for the "Tidy Tray" I just got because those damn powders seem to get everywhere when I get my hands on them. This tray will eliminate that hopefully. So then on the floor I have more stamps strewn about and my handy dandy scrap tray that's full of my scrap pieces of paper. Usually the ones I refuse to throw away like fancy patterned paper and sheet music. So that's down there. Then on my other desk (yes I have two desks, shush) I have more papers...this time mostly computer paper and notepads..along with some mail and other crap I don't need. And of course, I have my many bags of unopened supplies that are waiting to leave the bag they were bought in. I'm a supply junkie! Ugh! It's always fun pulling the stuff out and using it, it's just the putting away process that gets me. And damnit it gets me good. I can't create ANYTHING with a messy desk so that's why I've yet to go in there. But I do stand in the doorway and look it up and down for like 5 minutes at a time, telling myself that I will do this TODAY! And then today goes by and it's tomorrow and then tomorrow I say I will do this TODAY! And then by the time I know it, it's next week and I'm still talking to myself and I haven't gotten anywhere. Sooooo, I'm gonna say I will do it today, but I probably won't. I need a little bit of peace and a lotta bit of sanity. Anybody got some I could borrow?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Get The Good Things In Town

So here I am again. I spent most of my day in Lake Havasu buying Jimmy's Halloween costume. Guess what he's gonna be? Yeah, not my idea, but he's gonna be Freddy Krueger. Why? I dunno. Maybe he inherited it from me. Lol. If you know me well, you'd know that Freddy Krueger was my favorite horror character when I was young. Really young. Like 3 years old. Weird, I know. Anyway, I had to go to Lake Havasu because our store ran out of that particular costume and they had some there. I didn't mind either since I got to go into the scrapbook store that I have been itching to get in to. I've yet to go so this was a "yay" moment for me. The store is called "Stamps 'N Stuff" and I believe it was formerly "Deb's Rubber Room" which I was told closed. I just think they moved and changed their name but I'm not sure. Anyhow, they are full of great stuff and loads of stamps. I am a stamp fanatic so this was nice. I plan on taking more trips down there now that I know what they have. Now, if you like scrapbooking or crafting of any sort, and you don't want to buy all the crap that goes into making the stuff, you can go to Stamps 'N Stuff and create what they call a "make and take" for only $1. $1? That's crazy! So if you need to make a Halloween card, or Thank You card, or even a layout, you can go there, pick your supplies, snatch your paper, grab some glue, do whatever else it is that you need to do, make it, and you're done. For only one dollar! After tax it's about $1.08. That's insane if you ask me. Very much worth taking advantage of. It would make a great outing for you and a friend or family member. Take your mom, or sister. I will definitely take advantage of it. Another cool thing is when you shop there they give you a little card and for every $5 that you spend, you get a punch in the card. Once the card is filled up, you get $20 in free merchandise. Unless you're a big spender, it'll take you a bit to get a fully punched card but when it does fill up, you'll be one happy shopper.

I have another great chunka info for you. This being the best of all. If you already didn't know, and you don't mind driving a bit.....Michael's Arts and Crafts is coming to Lake Havasu City, opening date being February 2009!!!!!!!!!!! So even if your craft is one other than paper i.e., sewing, or candle making, you will be able to enjoy and take much advantage of this store. I know I have to drive out of town to get to a Michael's or a Joann's and I hate it. Although it gives me something to look forward to when we take a trip to California, I would rather have one at my fingertips. Especially since I plan on going, then something seems o interrupt my plans and then I don't even get to go. That's always a bummer. So, there you have it. A little bit of info for those of you interested and near town. Yay for crafts!! Lol.

For your convenience, I've provided the address and telephone numbers of the stores listed above.

Stamps 'N Stuff
2139 McCulloch Blvd. #A
Lake Havasu City, Az 86403
(928) 505-5266
(877) Stamp-2-U (toll free)
www.debsrubberroom.com
stampsnstuff@frontiernet.net
Owners, Debbie & Tim O'Neil

Michael's Arts and Crafts
inside "The Shops"
5695 Highway 95 N
Lake Havasu City, Az 86403

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Video Blogging

Soon enough here, when I get my craft room cleaned up a bit (God only knows it's a flippin' mess right now) I plan to do some video blogging. Tutorials, informative whatnot, and probably just me being a jibber jabberer. Just another little blah-de-blah to add to all my others. A fellow digiscrap internet friend of mine, Shella, asked me if I would take requests for tutorials. Umm....I guess I can say I would, except, if I don't know exactly how to do what's being requested, then I probably won't be of any help. So you can request and I'll try to make whatever it is you're asking for, but if I can't I'll let you know. I'm no expert that's for sure. Anyway, I'll be going now. Just wanted to fill you in on what the happs are. Asta.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Political Or Just Hopeful? Nostredame Tells My Tale.

Politics. Yada yada yada right? I am not the one in the know, or keeping tabs on stock market, or the wide spread council meetings. I am however, a concerned American, in America, thinking not only for my family and myself, but for all the other American people. Logically we would choose a leader for reasons of greater success for our lives and this country. In reality, it's a popularity contest that's leaning on the edge of disaster. I am an avid believer in prophets and all of their inner thoughts and visions. Michel de Nostredame, being my main link to prophecies, has envisioned not only minuscule events, but HUGE, wide spread, global catastrophes. We're not talking about his prophecy about Elvis Presley's death, or the nuptials of Princess Diana and Prince Charles (which he did call out to, by the way) but I'm talking about World War I, World War II, and hey....even our current situation, which nobody will "admittedly" call World War III. Yes, the prophecy states there will be fire in the skies and so on and so forth, I don't want to bore those who aren't interested in the actual literature. Michel de Nostredame, or as most know him as Nostradamus, pours out information you couldn't have even dreamed of. Most notably, in my opinion, is the heavy word "Anti-Christ". He gave exacts as to who the first anti-Christ would be, and was beyond correct. Napoleon Bonaparte. No denying that. Second, you know all too well, Adolf Hitler....and last but not least, the third anti-Christ. The one we aren't sure of yet. Nostradamus declared the name of this up and comer. I'm not saying it is the bold faced, mother given name but it is a name that will soon connect him to this disgust we live in. Erika Cheetham, who wrote the book Prophecies of Nostradamus knows that ‘MAIN' is the name of the third Antichrist. When we turn to quatrain II.28, she says Nostradamus gives the syllables han and da being in the spelling of the name of the third Antichrist. Syllable Han with syllable Da is Handa, which is clearly more than an approximation. The French word main is Hands. "Handa"= Hands, "Hands" is the apparent name of the third anti-Christ. Nostradamus gives the exact name of the Antichrist, "HANDS" three times. Where that leads us, I have yet to follow. He does state one other thing, the third will wear that of a blue cap. Do you know anybody that wears a blue cap....often?? I think I do. In my unknowing opinion, it's hard not to point my finger toward our President. The sickness, the slaughter. It's like a never ending trail of blood. If it's becoming a problem to the problem-less, then maybe something needs to be done. I stand tall for my choice in leader of this country. Barack Obama is the only one I can push for. All opinions respected but mine is mine and I have more spiritual faith in him than anything else. I feel that God is speaking out in him. He is the only one I could proudly choose. I believe that it's a person's right to feel what they want about whomever they want. I know what I feel about this. Faith in its definitive label means firm belief in something for which there is no proof. Complete trust. I'm being guided by my faith and this is who I trust. I am hopeful.

Comment Help

This is a silly thing, but I've received a few messages from friends telling me they didn't know where to comment on the blog. Lol. I understand why there's a confusion. You have to click on the word "comments" below the post, if there are none it will say "0 comments" and if there's some it will say "2 comments" or however many there are. So anyway, you have to click on that, and you'll be able to leave a comment. I actually should just post a CBox but I'm only one day into the alteration of the site...so gimme time. Also, there's apparently going to be an outage at 8:00 pm but I'm not sure in what time zone. I'm also not sure if it affects the page itself or if it's just my end of it. With all that said, hope you all have a great day and enjoy eachother.

Hereditary Eating Habits?

Sweet Breana. 3 years old. Full of amazement and wonder. However, this kid does not like to eat! I blame myself because I've grown up a picky eater, and I've never had much of an appetite. I'm curious as to whether that's hereditary or not. She always seems to have good intentions to eat, it's just when the food is in front of her face, she take a few bites and says she's done. Apparently the doctor says she's perfectly normal. She's 3. How big could her tummy be anyway?? She's the right height, weight, and all those other little things you worry about when seeing the doctor. She's a wonderfully healthy little girl. But gosh darnit I want her to EAT! Kids don't seem to mind how much food costs these days. They think it's free! So as far as they're concerned, they can take 1 bite of food and push it away, only to ask for something different. "NO!" says I. "You asked for eggs, now you eat them!" You may think I'm harsh, but if you saw what she wanted instead of the eggs, you'd say the same thing. "Mommy, I don't want my eggs, can I have a popsicle?"
"Breana, it's 7:30 in the morning, no you cannot have a popsicle. You can finish your eggs." That's when she starts the noises and the flippity flopping of the head and shoulders. At that point she either knows to knock it off and eat her eggs, or go to time out for throwing a mini-fit. she usually says she will eat her eggs and then Papa comes along and scoops them up. Ugh. The insanity of it all. Let's see what she has in store for lunch.

Welcome All!

Here I am again! No digiscrap though. Not now anyway. My interests tend to fly with the birds. So here I bring you Studio Mecca. My place to tippity type about all the little ramblings I want. A place for musing and amusing. I'll be (hopefully, don't quote me though) blogging frequently on all things in my life as well as arts and whimsy. Blackberry Bridge took me where I wanted to go in digiscrap but right now I'm focused on me, and my family. Don't get me wrong, I still love all things digital but the hours of sitting in front of the screen trying to conjure up designs and keep deadlines seemed a bit forced for me. I don't like to feel forced. I love art and if I'm forced to do something that just isn't there, it becomes a problem. I don't ever want to feel like I resent it. I enjoy what I do and plan to do it my way and on my own time. But yes, it's still very much a part of me. And who knows, maybe I'll post up some digi freebies when I'm feeling quirky. With that said, please enjoy what you may find. I hope to joy you a bit with my silly, philosophical ways. Hee Hee.