When I started this post, it was many days ago, but life gets in the way.

Can you believe I’ve posted this much in a week? lol

Here is my take on Scrap Your Crap‘s challenge # 53 A-Z

It’s a card I made for a special friend who lives far away.

My show opened tonight. Sigh of relief. When I get pictures of it, I shall post!


This is a layout I made last night in honor

This is from our trip to Colorado last year (has it been almost a year already? sigh) We stopped at the New Belgium Brewery and sampled their beers. Tasty!

A few things catch my eye here

1 – It looks as if I was drunk when putting this together, huh?

2 – I am out of glue!

3 – I forgot to put a title

4 – This paper is so old! I haven’t bought any new scrapbooking paper in almost two years and I think it’s starting to show. Maybe it’s time for a new kit?

I have been wanting to make some garlands for the longest time, but have stopped myself because

a) I’m too tired to craft lately

b) I don’t want to decorate because I hate everything we own, and I want to wait until we move

c) I feel like if I make a garland (or two or three) I’ll just be jumping on the whole ‘garland bandwagon’ and I like to pretend that I have original thoughts (I don’t, really)

But I can’t help it, I love them!!!


I dream of having a beautiful vintage bed in a spare room


so sweet!



orange and green!

Is it too much to have garlands everywhere?

  1. The kindness of stranger – I took this stray cat to be spayed (extremely long TNR story short) but I didn’t have any more funds to pay for her vaccinations. A lady at the vet’s offered to pay for them. It feels wonderful to know that there are people out there who care.
  2. A good handshake –  I can’t stand when people give you “the dead fish” handshake. The vet had a fantastic handshake.
  3. Amazing musicians – Dirty Projector‘s Bitte Orca. Can’t get enough.
  4. Battlestar Galactica – I love getting involved in storylines. And anything Joss Whedon loves, I love.
  5. Hats – I’m on a mission to bring hats back. Unfortunately, the rest of the world is against me. Either that, or the rest of the world is bringing hats back too! If that is the case, then I say to them, “We are on the same team!! Stop outbidding me!”  I lost out on two amazing hats. Here, and here.

I’ve been MIA due to my latest show, Landscape of the Body, a play set in 1977 in New York. Fun right? There is a porn star, a bike messenger (what the hell does a bike messenger in the 70’s look like?), singers, a man in drag, teenage murderers, you name it.

I’ve had the 70’s on my mind. Everything I see is the 70’s. And unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get a single scrapbooking related thing done.

But on another note, my girlfriend started this group called The Big Year. There are 8 ladies in our group, and for the next year, we are doing one thing each month that we’ve always wanted to do. Something that will renew our spirits, brighten our days, or just make us smile! Here is my Big Year List

(in no particular order)

  1. Get a wedding ring (still don’t have one after 3.5 years)
  2. Go to Glen Ivy.
  3. Spend a day doing touristy LA things (Wax museum, Pinks)
  4. 40 daily affirmations
  5. Find our perfect apartment
  6. Develop my own film in a dark room
  7. Visit Portland, Or
  8. Snorkeling in Catalina
  9. Play a Tori Amos song on the piano
  10. Go to church with James
  11. Dye my hair (I’ve never dyed my hair before!)
  12. Save & buy something big from Anthropologie

Challenge # 52 is up here – use your embroidery floss!  I made a collage to continue with my wall hanging.  I now have 6 pieces. 🙂 I used the floss to make a vine to complement the advertisement for Vin’s Cafe.

Sundays are Renew Your Spirit days at FlyLady. So I’ve painted my nails!

I don’t normally paint my nails because they tend to chip so easily, but I thought this would be a fun look for one or two days.

And I bought myself flowers!

Can you see Artemis’s tail on the right? They are so nosy! They always want to get in the way when I’m taking pictures 🙂

The rest of my day will be spent cleaning and decluttering. Cheers!

Now that my shows have opened I was hoping to get back to all the important things like blogging, scrapbooking and the like.

Unfortunately I caught ANOTHER cold this weekend. So I am missing class and sitting on the couch trying not to think about how miserable I am.

So what’s new? Did I show you my gym lockers?

I have been wanting these forever! They now house the stuff I want to use immediately like tags and small embellishments.

And the card I made for my dear friend’s Birthday.

Since the beginning of the year, I have been on this no-nonsense decluttering of our lives. It’s been a little tough. What with school and getting sick twice (and also the reprogramming of my brain to not want so much stuff) But I started a blog to document my decluttering adventures. Should be fun, hope you’ll cheer me along 🙂

James and I have finally decided that we are going to move this summer. We are going to stay in LA of course, but we won’t accept anything less than our dream apartment. And this couch will be a part of it.
Isn’t it beautiful? Orange!! Ikea is the best. Well, this post has tired me out! I’m going to hunker down with some ricola and a book.


This week we released our first team challenge over at Scrap Your Crap. The theme was 20-10, so I used a combination of 20 letters/numbers in my title (Weekend Warriors Part 3) and 10 scraps of paper. These are pictures from 2005, when we stripped the paint and refinished the built hutch that houses all my scrap/sewing/cat supplies.

Haven’t been blogging or FBing lately. Getting ready for the next show. I’m costuming two one-acts. Was stressed out, but next week I’ll be back in the game. I’ve got so many projects to work on – my list is huge!!

On another note, my etsy shop is up and running and I’ve made a FB fan page, you can join here if you’d like 😉


It’s been a long time in the making. Some of you may remember a post I did about this about a year ago. But I finally have my very own etsy shop. Well, two actually.  One for my knitted items (scarves, cowls, hand warmers and the like). And the other for my scrapbooking embellishments (journaling spots and fabric embellies) Since wordpress doesn’t allow Flash, I made my own little  buttons which are on my sidebar. You can check them out there, or here and here

Check em out! Let me know what you think. Wish me luck!!!

Here are some photos that James took of my inventory. Isn’t he fantastic?

Designing For

my etsy

2010 crafty:

  • curtains
  • 9 layouts
  • 1 knitted hat
  • 2 potholders
  • 2 mini collages
  • 2 cards
  • 2 knitted cowls
  • 2 knitted scarves
  • FB – can’t get enough

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