Thursday, January 27, 2011

WOYWW and some Layouts

I decided I needed to start scrapbooking, I am so far behind - the images I scrapped this week are from 1998!!!
My goal is at least 1 layout a week, I am pretty sure I can do that. My scrapbooking style is more fun, funky, with bright colors. This style just works, since most of the pictures I scrap are of my daughter. They only time I have done a vintage looking layout is when I have scrapped pictures from when my grandparents were young. I am not sure if its unusual or not, but my scrapbooking style is one way, I am all over the style board when it comes to cards - but mainly I like what I call a whimsical retro feel card, but I also like to make pretty florals, watercolor, clean and simple, some cutsie - mainly Pure Innocence(I do not care for Magnolia's 0 just too much) and of course I do some grunge and vintage cards. My altered art is pretty strictly grunge, vintage. Tim Holtz or Wendy Vecchi style. I just love everything I guess!

Here is a picture of my desk and a couple of layouts I did this week.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm Back.....

with a I can not believe it has been so long since I posted...way too long. I (an everyone) get so busy during the holidays that it seems like it takes the whole month of January to get back to some kind of normalcy.
New Years resolutions....I do not make them becsuse I always fail to keep them. I do however set some goal for myself at the beginning of every year - last year it was to start a blog and an Etsy store - DONE!  I achieved both of those goals, though not quite at the level I had wanted. Which brings me to this years goals...
1. Keep Shrimpy Sue Designs blog updated every week, if not more. I am setting Wednesday as a regular post day. That way I can do the Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday and post the crafty projects I created over the past week. This gives me Monday and Tuesday to photograph the projects and get them edited and uploaded.
2. Keep the store Shrimpy Sue Designs up to date with new and different projects - besides cards I would also like to sell a few jewelry pieces, headbands and some home decor.
3. Join Weight Watchers. My daughter and I are going to join Weight Watchers and do some water aerobics. I am not setting a goal for a certain # of pounds, just to be more active and eat healthy. Hoping the weight loss should follow suit. My daughter is not 100 pounds overweight like I am, but we don;t want her to be either, so I think WW can help her to learn how to eat healthy and help us both be accountable for what we eat.

So those are my goals for the year - I can do it!!!

Now on to crafty things:
So many wonderful CHA sneak peeks going on. Tim Holtz is taking my breath away - every single day -Charlottes!!!. Wendy Vecchi isn't far behind. I am loving all the good stuff at Maya Road - including an awesome giveaway. I have been getting into using labels and such alot and Spellbinders is releasing some fantastic new dies - cannot wait to get my hands on the Banner Basics 1 set.  I can't wait to get my hands on some of this stuff, wish I would win the lottery.

I will be posting my WOYWW later this evening along with some pictures of some new cards I will selling on Etsy.

Thanks for reading!