Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Sketch Challenge

If you are looking for a challenge, check out my library at Restless Sketches. I am going to upload at least one new sketch each month. The sketch for January is sketch #4. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to comment and leave a link to your creations!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

That Holiday Season

I've sorted through the hundreds of Christmas photos that I have and have started scrapping them. First I am focusing on my nephew's album. His birthday is in February and I like to start each new scrapbook with birthday photos, giving them the prior year's book as part of their present. I was able to get several layouts finished yesterday and only two more pages and his book will be complete.

This layout was quick and easy. I used some items from the December kit that I received from The Shaker Box. It included Basic Gray papers, Bazzill cardstock and some miscellaneous ribbon. I added a few buttons and a Making Memories overlay for effect.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Toot for Me!

I am so excited!!! I was notified today that I am going to be published with a great on-line community. There's lots for me to do and get sent in prior to the end of the month though. Busy, busy, busy... The publication will be on-line March 1st, so I will post details closer to that date. Did I say that I am so excited!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I thought I would try my hand at creating some scrapbook layout sketches. Now, I'm no designer or graphic artist, but I thought they turned out pretty good. I mean, everyone has to start somewhere. If you would like to take a peek at them, there is a link on the right side of this page called "Restless Sketches". Just click on that and see what you think.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I actually had somebody ask me today, "What did you change? You look different and sound so happy." Well there's only one thing I changed and it was my associations. I feel like a new woman and am so happy ridding myself of negativity. I've started creating again and I mean creating for me! I don't feel obligated to do anything scrappy related.

If you're looking for some wonderful ideas, check out the links here on my blog. Head on over to The Shaker Box and check out the gallery for more creations. There's some great inspiration there and some wonderful chatting on the message board. If you haven't seen Linda's kits, then you are really missing something! They are amazing!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wonderful things...

...are already happening at my new scrapping home, The Shaker Box! Besides having some amazing kits, Linda is really building a great message board. There's already a class scheduled for February that Vicki will be hosting. Really cool Prima stuff, so you better get over there and get registered.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I feel like a new woman today, after sleeping like a baby last night. There is a part of me that is a bit sad though. When you have to be honest with a friend, it's never easy, especially when they don't believe they've done anything wrong.

You cannot treat people poorly, cursing at them and back-stabbing them, and expect to come out unscathed. There must come a time when you look in the mirror and ask yourself, "Is it me? What did I do?". Some people don't realize that though. Whether or not you use your anger a defense mechanism, which is normal, you cannot abuse the feelings of others. You cannot control people through fear. There is no conspiracy to ruin your life. You aren't that important.

Everyone has a point where they say enough is enough. I reached that point yesterday. Some people reach it at an earlier point in their relationships, but I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. The only person that seems to hurt is me. Well, no more! It's a new year and a new me!

Friday, January 9, 2009

The winds are blowing...

...and a storm is approaching. Life is too short to not be honest with yourself and the ones around you. I have resolved to live unencumbered this new year, and to be honest with myself and those that surround me.

As a young child I was taught to treat others with respect and love. I am moving back to my roots because I am tired of being manipulated and lied to. This is a new year and a new me!