Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Year in the Life of an Art Journal

I can't believe it's that time again!! Here is yesterday's prompt from
A Year in the Life of an Art Journal:

This prompt was brought to you by SUSAN!!

The Prompt: Control
The Song: Only Girl (in the world) by Rhianna
Product/Technique: lipstick

I used a portion of the lyrics "take me for a ride" as I had this fun picture that I had taken while I was driving (I know, I know!)and just had some fun with it. I drive this route every day to get to work and loved the perspective of the photo.

I have been soooo busy packing up for our move that it's crazy. Here is my art room as it sits today....

I haven't made art in soooo long. Sigh. We move August 12th so hopefully I'll be back in business at the end of August!! I miss it. I did do this layout a while back

I am currently reading this book on my reader:

and here is the description as per

Soon to be a major motion picture—produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by J.A. Bayona

REMAIN CALM DO NOT PANIC TAKE SHELTER WAIT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL Society is rocked by a sudden increase in the number of violent assaults on individuals. Christened 'Haters' by the media, the attackers strike without warning, killing all who cross their path. The assaults are brutal, remorseless and extreme: within seconds, normally rational, self-controlled people become frenzied, vicious killers. There are no apparent links as a hundred random attacks become a thousand, then hundreds of thousands. Everyone, irrespective of gender, age, race or any other difference, has the potential to become a victim - or a Hater. People are afraid to go to work, afraid to leave their homes and, increasingly, afraid that at any moment their friends, even their closest family, could turn on them with ultra violent intent. Waking up each morning, no matter how well defended, everyone must now consider the fact that by the end of the day, they might be dead. Or perhaps worse, become a killer themselves. As the status quo shifts, ATTACK FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER becomes the order of the day... only, the answers might be much different than what you expect....

In the tradition of H. G. Wells and Richard Matheson, Hater is one man’s story of his place in a world gone mad— a world infected with fear, violence, and HATE.

It's really good so far!!!

Now you all know how much I love my iphone4 but what I don't love is the keyboard (it's touch screen) and how it auto corrects. The auto corrects can be really bizarre sometimes and there is even a website dedicated to this called "Damn you auto correct" and it's hysterical!!! I love these in particular:




and there are sooooo many more great ones.

Today is my last day as a DT member over at Scrapbook Star. I decided that with our move I just wouldn't have the time it takes to fulfill my duties but I will still be "hanging" out there for sure!! I may not be around as much until we get settled but once I am settle I plan on playing along with everyone!!

Well, that's all I have today, I better start packing some more boxes!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm back!!!!

I just got back yesterday from my vacay and had a fabulous time! It's so good to be back home though as I missed the hubs!! I am still off this week and have lots of packing to do for our move but things are progressing.

I just got my copy of "The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages" and I'm on pages 17,39,143 and 161!!

This was such a gorgeous book full of amazing layouts and ideas and I am so pumped and honored to be included in it!!

I was away for the July 15th
A Year in the Life of an Art Journal prompt so here it is:


THE SONG: Mama's Arms by Joshua Kadison


and here is my take on the prompt:

While I was away on holidays my family got my totally sucked into the "Game of Thrones" series and I watched all of the first season and cannot wait for season 2!!!!

This series was so amazing!!! If you haven't watched it do so right now!!

Here are the animals I saw on my vacay. We went into Banff and Canmore and into BC:

We also saw a couple bears (I know!!!!) but they were too fast to get a picture of, dammit!!

Here are some more pics from the vacay (I love that I'm pointing to the up shit creek sign!) haha




I had a blast using my iphone to take pics as well and here are a few:

and me and my sister and mom taking a photo op:


I just loooooveeeee my iphone!!!!! Some of my fave apps for photography on it are:

1. Labelbox (adds labels to your pics)
2. Hipstamatic (has cool lenses/films)
3. Pocketbooth (like the old fashioned film booths for photo strips!)
4. BeFunky (this is my fave, can make your pics look like poloroids!)
5. Happy Snap (you can add stickers to your pics)

Well that's it for now, I have to get crackin if I'm going to ever get anything done today!

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Year In The Life of an Art Journal and more...

I'm so behind. But the good news is we found a place to rent while we build!!! And it's a really nice house that has everything we were looking for!! Thank you God!! Now I can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy my summer. I have been collecting boxes like a madwoman but have yet to start packing.

I'm behind on posting the new prompt over at the
A Year in the Life of an Art Journal hosted by Susan so without further adieu here it is:

The Prompt: What's the deal?

The Song: Running Up That Hill by Placebo (or Kate Bush)

Product/Technique: Playing Cards

and here is my take on it:

Life has been so super busy. John's birthday was on Saturday so we had beers on the deck and enjoyed the sun

and here is my annual birthday pic which was yesterday:

and my birthday present to myself was a new iphone!!

This phone is the coolest. Ever. Having a blast with the apps and playing around with it.

Right now I just started reading "The Beast House" by Richard Laymon on my Sony Reader:

and here is the write up as per Goodreads:

The waxworks were so realistic.
Bodies torn and chewed. Blood blackly-encrusting open wounds. Flaps of skin hanging loose, clawed from the stripped, ripped corpses. Men, women, children, slaughtered, mangled...

The old woman who showed them round was well-practised in her grim, money-spinning take of the mysterious beast that has killed and killed again. Of course it was all in the past and all nonsense. Anyone would agree to that.

Until, trapped, they heard, then smelled and felt the white, night-time creature that had come, grunting and spittle-slicked, for their bodies, their blood.

and it's the 2nd book, the first one in this series was called "The Cellar" and it was awesome!

Had a little scrappy time last week and made this

and this

This week is my last week of work and then I will be on holidays for 3 glorious weeks!! Bring it on!!!!!!


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