Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The happenings of creative happenings has not been so creative of late. Well, I take that back. I have been creative, it just tends to lend itself to other aspects of my life. Like lesson plans, and wedding planning. Yes, I am now engaged! Which leaves even less time for the creative stuff to happen. Lesson plans sometimes seem to be my main focus (as they were last night), then when I get bored, I switch over to wedding mode. My soon to be mother in law, Tammy, has had plenty of creativity a brewing, so check out her site for your fix. Currently, she is working on Christmas cards and wedding invites :D

mmm... the time on this site seems to be off by about two hours. Do not believe them when they say I was up at 4:30 am to post this, it is definitely 6:30am.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


So my newest act of creativity comes not from me having time to be creative on my own time, but rather from a school project, in which the teacher and I (yes, also a teacher!) want the children to be creative. Therefore, in order to motivate the children to expose their inner creativity, I made a lovely example.

The assignment is to be creative and incorporate at least five things about you to share with the rest of the forth grade classroom. So, my example awaits your viewing!

It started as a simple composition notebook.

Then I added a background ------>

Then I used a little Microsoft Word drawing magic, a cute font and inserted a couple pictures of my favorite people (they are great pictures, by the way, so you should click on it for a close-up).

Ola! Example finished.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Happenings

So I haven't taken a whole lot of time to be creative this summer. A few things here and there, but nothing really substantial. One thing my roommate and I accomplished (which is composed of mostly her art) was building and mounting the shelf (below). Remember to click on the images to enlarge them.

Picture two girls with wood, tools and directions all laid out in the hallway while we screwed in screws and pounded nails; a sight to see, I assure you. So, we were pretty proud when everything fit together correctly and we could decorate the top of it. The picture frames were a bargain buy (Dollar Tree), we just painted them. The pottery shell imprints (colored blue or green with shards of glass) were Heather's doing. As were the wire and beaded words behind the shelf on the wall. The picture frames will have beach pictures in them as soon as my printer decides it wants to print them (it gets spastic at times).

Also, I took the time to make Tory, my half brother a birthday card. I forgot how fun it is to tear paper and layer it to make the simple, yet textured water. The dragon image is from ClipArt (I just printed ant cut it out and backed it in red, to make it pop).

Monday, July 27, 2009


So a friend of a friend's mother (yeah, I went there) is extremely talented in the ways of art. I just wanted to take this time to give a shout out to her (on her one year blogiversary) and share her blog with you.

Here is is!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

I try

Sometimes I surprise myself at the things I come up with. Be it words of advice I didn't know I had in me or a greeting card that morphed into something entirely different than I had planned, but still wonderful. Below are a few things that were somewhat spontaneous in the sense that I didn't plan them ahead of time. The first is a result of not being able to fall asleep.

The next one was inspired from a magazine: Crafts n' Things, although I put my own style into it. I just recently (this weekend) began crafting jewelry.

The next two were results of experimentations with the beads and different ways of putting them all together.

No, they aren't perfect. But that is one thing I love about crafting; it doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be yours.