Director Jewels: April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hours to NYC: 18.

Items Packed: 1

Amount of Sleep expected: 0.5 hours

no time for more. I think you can see why.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

disney cruise in miniature

I was wowed by this video today. LOVE it. It's like a little mini vacation, at your computer.

This is the exact ship / cruise route we traveled in January. So I love it. :)

Click here to watch!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

busy. tired. excuses.

It's been awhile. Longer than I like. Sorry, blog world.

I have no fun photos to share because I haven't had time to organize anything. I'm slowly getting the house back in order after the performance of Lost and Foundling last weekend (it was fantastic!).

My foot is feeling somewhat better, though not great. I've been wearing Laura's foot brace (aka my "Bella" boot) a lot, and it's helping to keep the foot from impact. I also caved and finally bought some new tennis shoes, as well as a couple pairs of summery supportive shoes. I guess age 23 is when it all starts falling apart and I have to cease being cute. I was so devastated to NOT wear heels for Lost and Foundling last week. :(

Missing DisneyWorld. Wanting to make that album - before we visit again next year (yay!). I'm a little irritated with myself for taking 2000 photos on the trip in January, which now have to be sorted through in order to start the project.

We've decided two things about next week:

It's National TV Turn Off Week, so we're participating. I'm pretty sure we actually do waste a lot of time sitting in front of the television, even if it doesn't seem like it.

It's also Ali Edwards' "Week in the Life" project. Which I'm also going to do. Excited to document a typical crazy busy week in my life. Of course, who knows when I'll have time to make the album. But maybe it will be soon.

That's it for now. Just thought I'd let the world know I'm still here.

Days til NYC: 15!

Monday, April 5, 2010

layouts lately...

Happy Easter! We had a really busy day yesterday...several different family gatherings to attend. It was kind of a long day for me as I have developed tendonitis in my right foot. Just what I need, right? The doctor at Urgent Care on Saturday said, "oh, well just don't walk for 3 days. You'll be fine." Ha. You can imagine how well that's going. I'm home from work today to try to avoid standing on it most of the day. Still have drama kids coming. But at least that's only a little 3-hour window in my day.

I guess I've reached a point in my scrapping life that I have been waiting for....for years. About a month or two ago, it would take me about a week to finish a layout. It would sit in the basement in front of the TV, and every night I would add a couple of small things to it. I don't know what happened - but now I somehow seem to be putting out a complete layout every time I sit down for 2-3 hours.

This is the best thing that's ever happened to my scrapbook life!! I'm accepting that it's okay if I don't make the perfect page every time. And I'm actually loving my pages more even if I don't think they're perfect - just because they are done. So exciting. I'm hoping this attitude stays around for a long, long time.

Anyway - here are some of the recent quick layouts. All of these have been created since a week before last Saturday, March 27. And they are all based off sketches I have found online, and in Creating Keepsakes magazines. I am loving sketches lately. And I have about 4 more layouts done that weren't "post-worthy."

Love my occasional Archiver's shopping sprees. :)

All the hype in the Creating Keepsakes world (and all over the blogosphere) is to make pages about yourself. Here's one of my first attempts. This one makes me sad today because my foot hurts so much...I have no idea when I'll get to run (or walk) again. :\

Coldstone yumminess at the Lake of the Ozarks after our first Murder Mystery gig last year. Really like these photos. The light is interesting.

Since I made a page about me, I wanted to make a page about Andrew, too. This was one of our set build days for Little Princess / Secret Garden last February. This was about the time I learned about tilting the camera for artistic value.

And apparently I can't take a straight photo. I got this to my computer to crop it and said "seriously? that's the best you can do?" Anyway, this is from the Michael Hogge radio interview for Little Princess / Secret Garden. I invited some of the homeschooled cast members to attend along with us. We all had a great time! Andrew took the "ON AIR" photo for me (he actually said "so you'll have a title for your page!" - awww).

I'm thinking since I'm home today, I may be able to get in a few more pages. And maybe I'll get around to printing off another round of photos. I haven't printed anything later than June 2009. Definitely time for some new material to work with.

Here's hoping the foot has a miraculous recovery today!
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