Friday, August 28, 2009

Amazing Ornaments


If you have not seen the creations from Becca Feeken you have been missing out. She is extraordinary and that is no exaggeration. You have to see these ornaments. How fun would they be for a project with the girls over hot chocolate? And cheap. Gotta love that and Gotta love Becca at Amazing Paper Grace.

So what's been up with me: My first week of teaching has been a blast. What fun it is (can you tell I'm in a christmas mood) to actually do what you know you are supposed to be doing. Between crafting {which I am totally having withdrawls from right now} and teaching life is really good right now. Thanks to everyone for all their encouragement. It means a whole lot to me. 

Love ya,


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Craving Sugar: You Rock Card

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Good Evening All. 

It's been an extremely exhausting and exciting week. I began my training and professional development for the upcoming school year. I've been organizing my classroom and my has it been a task. I come home every night exhausted and motivated for the next day. 

Since I journed into the education field by means of an Alternative Certification I have a mentor for this year. Her name is Janis and she is a life saver. If it were not for her I don't know if I'd be as excited and confident as I am about the impending school year. She is the coolest, sweetest, nicest lady and she's right next door to me so her proximity couldn't be better. She is a true gem. 

I decided to make this card just as a thank you for being so nice and helpful to me, and for also telling the truth about what I can expect my first year. It's been a journey for me and I'm glad she's taking the time to help me reach my goal. 

Well that's it for now. 

Supplies: Note card from michaels, PP from American Crafts Teen collection, stamps from WRMC teen angst - Arm stamp, Letter stamps are from ??? {Sorry}. 

Have a great week. 


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Craving Sugar: Best Wishes




Hello All,

The weekend is here and I'm so glad. This is the last weekend before I go to work as a teacher. OMG. I can still remember my middle and high school years and to think I'm a teacher now. How funny is that? Boy does time fly. Well I am on my way to adulthood as I begin my search for my first home. How excited am I? Well I'm watching season 2 of Sex in the City and since I am Single in my city it's only fitting that I create my very own bachelorette pad. Trump the traditional and make my own way. Well here is a card that I made from a very good friend of mine. Steven. I missed his birthday party because I overcommited myself again. I will do better. I hope he likes it.





Friday, August 14, 2009

Craving Sugar: Mom Card

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Hi All. TGIF,

Thank Goodness it's Friday. It's been a long week of preparations upon preparations as I embark on my first year as a public school educator. All of the trainings have been a blast, while some more entertaining than others, they have all boosted my confidence and desire to excel this year. In addition to that I've been doing some redecorating and relocating. I've really just expanded into two rooms at Mom's house now. Lucky me.....I know. I'm so ready to move out but the hold of no rent/mortgage, and family are too strong to resist right now. I'd love to purchase my own home but being a southern girl my mother would prefer that I stay home with her until I marry. Can we say traditional?? lol. I don't think I will be home until then but I am currently looking for at homes in a few select areas of town. With the market being so great right now isn't this the best time to make something happen??? Well in light of all that I did get a chance to work in the new studio today. This card is for my bestie's mom. It's her birthday and she pretty much left the design up to me. I found this stamp at Michael's today and thought it would be perfect.

Until my next scrapsugar craving....


Supplies: KI Memories PP, Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink in Charcoal, Stampabilities Dye ink pad in bright pink, Doodlebug Designs Jewels, Felt and Ribbon from Michaels.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Studio is coming together. More pics.

Here are the new pics of my craft space. Some of the items are new, some are free finds, and some are cheapie solutions to storage problems. I've been having a blast coming up with new storage ideas and the like.I highlighted all the new additions. The desktop hutch was a freebie. I might be taking this to my classroom instead of leaving it in the studio though. Any thoughts? I got the large expedit yesterday from Ikea. The best purchase yet. So much storage. And the rods are from Ikea too. I got Bygel one's but I'd already purchased these Gunvalson ones. I haven't hung the Bygel rails yet. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Angela

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Darling Baby




He's the only baby I have. And he's obedient, kind, loving, disciplined sometimes, a gentle spirit, and so so sweet.

(didn't I do a good job with these pics, I'm so proud of myself)

Craft Room/Office Makeover Pics

It has been a long journey of moving trucks, assembling, and disassembling furniture, the hunt for a file cabinet (who knew it would be so hard) and more but it's finally coming together and I'm loving it. This is just a preview as the majority of the elements for the room have not been scouted out yet. lol. But it's coming along nicely. Let me know what you think. Also I'm looking for 12 x 12 paper storage racks. Wire one's like in the craft loft by Mary Fish of Stampin Pretty. If you know where I can find them please leave me a comment. Thanks.



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009


"Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself. "

— Marianne Williamson

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My no Internet weekend

I'm havin serious internet withdrawl right now. I'm at my besties house this weekend and she is switching carriers so no Internet all weekend. OMG. It's ridiculous I know but I speak the truth when I say withdrawls. LOL. Seeing as it's Saturday night and i've been here since Thursday I can see that I can go without at least for a weekend. I'm updating from her iPhone right now. Gotta love it. Love y'all.