Thursday, June 19, 2008

{ Thursday }

This summer I started a 'journal' of sorts - just pasting and cutting and gluing thoughts together. Here is one of the pages, complete with a favorite quote form The Great Gatsby movie (starring Mia Farrow). It was inspired by the book I mentioned a few posts back, Journal Revolution.

One of the things that has really helped me is that I got a girlfriend to go along and try it with me. Then we periodically meet and share some thoughts and ideas. It's really helped me get over the stumbling block of 'working on it later'. I mean, hey! She's gonna wantta see something, you know? It's great to have an art friend!

I got this treat in the mail today. I had put my order in months ago, preparing for the release date. It does not disappoint! It's full of great ideas. And, oh, yeah - still in love with my circle punch! I even went back and got the next size bigger...

Haven't gotten this one yet?? Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore. I think it's one of the best ones yet!
This weekend Hubby and the kids are camping. I am going to miss them so much, but am determined to get some crafting and junking done! I'll be sure to share my finds! Have a great weekend ~

Thursday, June 12, 2008

And the Winner is...

Karin at Creative Chaos! If you haven't checked out Karin's blog, you have to! It's too cute.

I am on summer break at long last, and this is how I plan to spend it. Well, this and crafting!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

100 Posts..Celebrated with a Giveaway!

I can't believe it's been 100 posts and almost a year since I started my little blog. Time sure does fly! I am so thankful for everyone who stops by and reads every now and then, or sends an comment or an email. You all are so inspiring and creative!

I wanted to celebrate 100 posts with something special. As you know, who can think about sumemr reading without recalling Nancy Drew? Stop by and leave a comment between today, and Wednesday, June 11th, and you'll be entered in a random drawing to win this Nancy Drew journal!

I got to do a lot of junkin' this weekend - some of my favorite places that are a few counties away. (Thanks for driving, Honey!) Saw some yummy things, and brought some armloads of treasures home with me! Old photos and prayer cards, vintage dress patterns....ahh, where to begin!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend - -

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale
Dan Albergotti

Measure the walls.
Count the ribs.
Notch the long days.
Look up for blue sky through the spout.
Make small fires with the broken hulls of fishing boats.
Practice smoke signals.
Call old friends, and listen for echoes of distant voices.
Organize your calendar.
Dream of the beach.
Look each way for the dim glow of light.
Work on your reports.
Review each of your life's ten million choices.
Endure moments of self-loathing.
Find the evidence of those before you. Destroy it.
Try to be very quiet, and listen for the sound of gears and moving water.
Listen for the sound of your heart.
Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope,
where you can rest and wait.
Be nostalgic.
Think of all the things you did and could have done.
Remember treading water in the center of the still night sea, your toes pointing again and again down, down into the black depths.
I love this poem, for many reasons. Think of a place in your life where you are 'stuck in the belly of the whale' and listen for the sound of your heart.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Juli - Don't Peek!

I made this Nancy Drew journal for my friend, Juli. Jules, you'd better not be peeking!

I used a 7 Gypsies notebook.

There were about a gazillion pages ~ when you start all the cutting and pasting! But I love the way it turned out!

I can't believe it has been almost a year, and 100 posts, since I began my blog. I am celebrating with a fun give-away. Check back soon!