17 December 2007

inpire me**

Just some things that i found here that inspired me: navylane

“Hope is
the thing with feathers,
that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune
without the words,
and never stops at all.”

Emily Dickinson

07 December 2007

3 questions...

Question 1:
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who
were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?

Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.

Question 2:
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?

Candidate A.
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist.
He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B.
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in
college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an
occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.

Which of these candidates would be our choice?

Decide first... no peeking, then scroll down for the response.

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.
Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone.

Wait till you see the end of this note! Keep reading..
Never be afraid to try something new.

Amateurs...built the ark.
Professionals...built the Titanic

And Finally, can you imagine working for a company that has a little more
than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year...

Can you guess which organization this is?
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.

The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to
keep the rest of us in line.

04 December 2007

I've got the spirit**

It finally FEELS like Christmas...Last night we ordered some sushi, got some wine, and decorated our ever so fabulous evergreen/cypress tree, charlie brown style..LOVE IT..

Also moved around some of the bottles I've collected, to create a more festive feel.(Do i sound like Martha Stewart..?)
I made this frame for Jeremy & I..See we've never really decorated for Christmas..and everything i make, i tend to give away..

And this is an awesome tree jeremy's mom gave me..

Now i just have to tackle wrapping presents, finish shopping, and i'll be DONE...
I love the holidays!
oh and FYI: I finally got around to uploading some pics for the meteor shower blog, if you're interested in taking a peek..
Peace out!

03 December 2007

"I've come to realize"

1. I have come to realize that my butt: is apparently hotter than i give it credit for.. (who
thought to put this question down?)
2. I have come to realize that when I talk: sometimes people don't truly listen..
3. I have come to realize that if I love someone: I'll make as many sacrifices as it takes to make
things work.
4. I have come to realize that I need: to spend more time with my friends beofre Jeremy and i
go on "our journey." i'm really gonna miss them..and i hope friendships don't fade...
5. I have come to realize that I lost:
6. I have come to realize that I hate it when:I'm stuck in my head and there's no one to pull me
out (thanks for this one ashley)
7. I have come to realize that when I'm drunk: I tend to be EXTREMELY open and honest
8. I have come to realize that marriage: actually means something to me now
9. I have come to realize that work: remains work. it is hard to find something you truly love to
get paid for without getting frustrated with it at some point or another..
10. I have come to realize that I will always be: an emotional person..(good and bad)
11. I have come to realize that I like: to KNOW/HEAR things are okay.
12. I have come to realize that the last time I cried was: ridiculous..i had nothing to fear..but it
felt good
13. I have come to realize that my cell phone is: TERRIBLE...i highly dislike cingular..a land-line
would be cheaper..but hell..how would anyone get in touch with me during the day??
14. I have come to realize that when I wake up in the morning: I'd rather just go right back to
sleep in jeremy's arms..
15. I have come to realize that before I go to sleep at night: i think about tomorrow
16. I have come to realize that right now I am thinking about: actually getting home from work
and having time with Jeremy
17. I have come to realize that babies:are great...when i can give them back..but also, on an
honest note, I'd LOVE to see what we could create together...how amazing it would be...
curly hair, blue or hazel eyes, pale skin, and freckles..come on..who wouldn't wanna see
that?! but could i give it back??! :)
18. I have come to realize that when I get on Myspace: there's not a whole lot to do
19. I have come to realize that today I will: continue to be positive, and try not to think so much
20. I have come to realize that tonight I will: possibly decorate for christmas & address my
christmas cards!
21. I have come to realize that tomorrow I will: try to be more productive
22. I have come to realize that I really want to: go on a trip with the girls/ and another romantic
trip with jeremy.
23. I have come to realize that working out:is hard to keep up with but makes you feel great
24. I have come to realize that friends: are hard to come by..Cherish them for all they're worth..
Let them know how much they mean to you.

29 November 2007

30 Random Questions

Haven't done a survey in a while...so i figured now is a good time...maybe i can look back in 20 years and laugh my ass off or something...i could stand to lose a little ass:)

30 Random Questions....
1. Have you ever been searched by the cops? ::bows head here:: yes...i was 15...
2. Do you close your eyes on roller coaster?No!! i'm too much of an adreneline junkie
3. When's the last time you've been sledding?sledding??? are you freakin kidding me??
I've only SEEN snow twice in my life...
4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone?I would rather sleep pretzel style with
J...Cuddling, spooning..you know..the whole nine...
5. Do you believe in ghosts?sure
6. Do you consider yourself creative?I 'm gonna go with yes...art consumes me
7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife? Is there REALLY any question??!!
8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? Angelina...i've got a crush...
9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics? Yeah...that those m-fff-ing
polititians are shady...
10. Do you know how to play poker? hell yeah..i LOVE poker.
11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? Yeah...and somehow remained active the
next day...
12. What's your favorite commercial? Maybe the high speed internet one where the guys are
hanging from the side of a building, and discussing just how fast the service is..the guy shows
him "just how fast" by pulling a lever that makes them FLY down 20 stories or so...
13. Have you found true love? certainly/fortunately have..I couldn't be happier.I hope i can
look back and say the same in 20 years:)
14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light?
Am i drunk?? j/k
15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you? EVERYONE has at least ONE dirty secret..
Just ask Post Secret!
16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?I really could care less.
17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?Yea...it was pretty challenging
18. How often do you remember your dreams?almost always..half the time i'll wake up right in
the middle..
19. What's the one thing on your mind? going home and living art...
20. Do you always wear your seat belt? no...just sometimes.
21. What talent do you wish you had?playing an instrument
22. Do you like Sushi?LOVE sushi
23. What do you wear to bed? skin/i don't like to be restricted when i sleep
24. Do you truly hate anyone?No..hate is a powerful word..i do highly dislike one person..for
their lack of respect to certain others...
25. Where would you most like to go in the world? Europe or New Zealand (and I will)
26. Do you know anyone in jail?Not these days
27. What food do you find disgusting?I LOVE food..i'll have to come back to this one...
28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back? Maybe a little..
29. Have you ever been punched in the face? i don't think anyone would be stupid enough to do
30. If you were to die today, could you say you'd die happy? Certainly! I LOVE life..

That's all folks...that wasn't so bad....

28 November 2007

A refound "life artist"

Been reading the Ali E. life artist book....nothing but inspiration pours through it.. "It is OK," has been a learning tool for me...as well as being a "life artist" not just a "scrapbooker." Nice new refreshing title. Thanks Ali.

I don't have alot to say today...for so much is going on, but i do have a few projects i've done, so now it's time to share...
This first project was n 18 x 18 piece of scrap wood that i painted quite a few layers of paint, then wet and wiped with paper towel to create a distressed look. I love the outcome..Then i square punched a bunch of my fav. christmas scrap paper to create a mosaic collage. I wound up giving this to Jeremy's mom, to put her in the christmas spirit...it freakin worked!!! The next day she took down all of her christmas decorations to get ready for the holiday. I love the holidays, and all of the festivities that come with it..

This is a hambly inspired christmas card for jeremy. I have gotta get some of those felt flowers!!! I borrowed those from Tiff(thanks tiff)..

This blog is bland...I do apologize...for when i feel inspired to write more-I WILL....not much feeling it today...Hope everyone has a wonderful good day:)

26 November 2007

No words could match this..

A few feelings from the weekend before last..
No words could match the feeling i get everytime i look up at the stars...on a clear night(i must emphasize that..)Out in the wilderness, hearing only natural life surrounding us. The meteor shower, 'the leonids" was last weekend. We began to see a trace of them in the sky..I only counted three the whole time, unfortunately..beautiful none the less...If I'm not mistaken, the leonids path makes its was around the sun. As we orbit the sun, we pass it once a year, Nov. 17th. it's the most amazing thing to be able to look up & experience such a thing. Hundreds of stars falling by the hour..No beauty could match this...

Here are a few pics from the weekend...good times..
this is the fire that we strategically built..It's not as hard as it looks ;)
And i love the night portrait setting on the camera...let's you make frequent errors that come out interesting. For the record, i was looking up at the stars..
Bubba's camera pretty much kicks ass. I finally found the macro button to be able to take these amazing pictures of this butterfly that kept "flirting" with us..Seriously...he stuck around for AT LEAST 10 minutes. it was pretty sweet.

And here's my little bow hunter-Jeremy. I helped them make the bullseye below (keep in mind we're at "the camp" and resources are limited). We used some spray paint, a foam bedding folded in half, and different circles (styrofoam plate, top to a paint bucket, etc.)

And this is the ever-amazing bayou...Of course i had to play with the editing features..(made this one negative)
And here is a picture of some flowers that i took on my four wheeler ride on the trails.

And i know i haven't posted any artsy pics...I will i will...it's been a crazy one over on my side of the world..Between being an emotional woman..procrastinator..always on the go..type of girl...I'm not balancing my time very efficiently...EEK

13 November 2007

::Simplicity Awaits::

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo DaVinci

There’s something about the crisp cool air breezing around me..that persuades me to open the window and drift off…I realize now that I don’t get many Days to SLOW DOWN and stand beside myself…nowhere to go…to just be..i miss being able to sit outside on the front porch alone as the wind blows and birds chirp..Smelling the flowers in the air…watching people walk by..wondering what they may be up to…no distractions or demands from my fast paced life…I work so much…and have grown to fear being at home alone, for the fact that we live in a TERRIBLE part of town..and I’ve quite frankly already had a few scares there…Don’t want to have to go through that again..jeremy and I have it pretty balanced so he works half the time during the day enabling me to sleep next to him at night, but still gains his extra money for working nights the other part of the week..During those times, I go elsewhere to find comfort…okay that sounded terrible…jeez…I go to my aunts in other words and crash on her couch..i don’t mind being there, I just miss my space…my time at home…my art “oasis”..i get tired or carrying all my stuff wherever I go b/c I’ve got that itch…I can’t wait to move…and not only because we will begin our journey, but b/c maybe will be in a safer place…A place I still want to call home…a place I can do all of those things mentioned above…I miss when Sara was here, b/c she’d always come stay the night with me keeping me cozy in my bed…watch some movies…share insights…the whole nine…I miss her…And no I’m not sad..by any means of the word…Actually, I really couldn’t be happier otherwise…you just have to make due when you can't have things exactly how you want them:)….I just miss the simplicity of things sometimes…

On another note...Bubba's coming to town!!!! We LOVE Bubba..He's one of the greatest, most genuine friends you could ask for...We have lot's o' fun in store when he gets here. Plan on going to the camp for 2 nights..on the bayou..(my love) which means We'll be surrounded by nature, bare necessities, FOUR WHEELER, exploring, deep thoughts, campfire, and the METEOR SHOWER!!! The first time around that jeremy and I dated, the first "date" he took me on was to the camp to watch the meteor shower..The sky was dark, the stars shown brighter than you could possibly imagine..And you became hypnotized to all that you saw...the stars kept falling...it was simply amazing..
We also have plans to see TOOL in New Orleans-rock out!! This will be ...say...time number 4 or 5 that i've seen them...From there we still have a few days, with no set plans, but were talking about going to the bike trails..We have an amazing bike trail here in Baton Rouge...lots of hills and curves...a river flowing by it at one point...FREAKIN SWEET!!!!

And i can't stop thinking about the fact that Tori Amos will be as close as Houston, and I can't afford to go...She puts on the most breathtaking performance that you feel all the way down to your toes....I WANT TO GO!!!!!!! maybe a miracle will happen....i think i might die:)

11 November 2007

Scrap Tagged

Well it took me a bit to get this done, but i was tagged..I LOVE questions..they ROCK...I was tagged by the lovely Kacey
1. If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?I don't know how much that is in US dollars, but either way I would CERTAINLY first hit up the stamps!!! but then embellishments, and then paper...MMMmmmm..oh and dont let me forget..some new markers/pens..i neeeeeedddd soooommmmee badly....

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons which would you choose?i would certainly pick stamps.... they're simply addictive...love love love

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts, but could only do one for a year which would you do?i would do layouts..for the simple fact that IM SO FAR behind on my pictures ive taken...REALLY

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home (can't have both, lol) oooooohhhhh..this is hard....i guess i would go with the ULTIMATE scrapping room....i like my own personal space..its inspiring...and as much as id LOVE to have my own store...my passion is art...and i can always have my space..but the store may not last forever...::sighs::

5. And then last but not least, what is your current cardmaking or scrapping style?
I like to be very artsy...try to be eccentric about it...Love love love words on a page...and color..i notice i use alot of green..being its my favorite color...i love vintage...i try to think outside the box...do something different..

Now I'm supposed to tag 5 more friends, Here goes... (hope they don't mind)


01 November 2007

Reality Strikes

So last week, I was watching CNN. They were doing a story on endangered species & illegal importing of animals in China, Thailand & America..The percentage rate of forced animal extinction-compared to natural exstinction/eveolution was breathtaking...The caged animals they showed mistreated, killed for furs, used for decor, etc..made me tear up..Turtles, birds, tigers, ferretts, bears, reptiles...The animals are malnourished-set in extremely hot settings, not much food and water...
To put it into perspective: 90% of animals smuggled into America die before they reach their destination.. Defenseless animals..with no choice..no chance to survive.what is this world becoming???

31 October 2007


Holy Cow...Never thought ANYONE wouls ever tag me...hell they hardly know about me...so anywhoooo...here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

* I was tagged by the lovely

1. I think i have bronchitis.::sighs::
2. I am left handed(they say left handed people live 7 years less than right-handed people...)
3. My name is Welcome and people often just don't get it...They'll ask me to repeat myself..it gets aggrivating... 4. I am DYING to go garage saling/thrift store shopping...
5. I haven't washed my hair in 4 days (shhhhhhh.....) hell...i straightened it...it's no hastle...
6. I NEVER really wanted to get married...until now...
7. Sometimes..the more i communicate with people, the less i feel it serves any purpose..

* i tag..Holly Ania Celine Casey Sarah Gigi Silje

Holy shit....that took me FOREVER to figure out how to do the link HTML...

hApPy HaLLoWeEn!!!!!!

21 October 2007

It's been a good weekend.. Did a little "taking it easy", expressing, sharing, cheering for football, and took a long envigorating bike ride, for the victory. LSU against Auburn..They BARELY won, but somehow managed to pull it off..Never thought I'd ever be into football...til this year..Maybe b/c I've actually caught every game..got into it a little bit..interesting good times. Then i got the opportunity to go to the game last night..something I always wanted to do but never got around to..I had a blast..The funny thing about it was, that we were given the tickets, and they were for the opposing team..So guess where we sat?! tee hee hee..i ALMOST felt like i wasn't supposed to cheer for my team..
After the game, J and I got some more to drink and decided to take a bike ride all through downtown. Did i mention it was 2:00 in the a.m. We were so into it we didn't get home til 4..Had the time of my life in two hours..Amazing..
Did a few artsy cards for Christmas this year and a birthday card for my mom Sat night. I love when I just feel it..When nothing can stop me from pouring it all out there..I feel the outcome is always better...

It really was a nice weekend..Every part of it..I hope to have another one of those soon..

11 October 2007


In browsing through blogs, I found a girl who'd gotten tagged and really liked the rules of it. I didn't get tagged but it inspired me, so here's my take...

The name of the game is to:List one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog. My middle name is:

Having someone that loves me so much is the greatest feeling in the world.
Everyday i try to think of one thing that I can work on improving.
Lpn school is what i really have my heart set on right now-and i hope i don't let anyone down.
Emotions consume me sometimes..good and bad..to the extreme.
New experiences are awaiting me and I can't wait to be a part of them.
Art consumes me, moves me, completes me, is my way of expression.

Hmmm..Doing that sparked a few ideas for me..So i know i'll probably add it to the list and get to eventually..but when i do-it's gonna be fantastic.

09 October 2007

I love this!!!!

Quote of the day:"Let the beauty we love be what we do" -Rumi

And this is where I rant and rave...

Spent a few hours last night getting crafty...It was wonderful...Did i mention i watched the bachelor?? That show there-i just couldn't imagine having to "fight" with a bunch of other katty women to prove my worthyness to be with this guy. To share him amongst the rest..Call me crazy..It's just not my cup o' tea..So back to the craftyness...I bought some new christmas supplies a week or so ago and finally got to use them. i purchased some imaginescince(sp??) paper, bo bunny brads(LOVE them), 7 gypsies, making memories chipboard letters(LOVE) them.. Some of the papers i bought were inspired by jeremy's mom. I thought of her once i found the first item i'd purchased..they were these vintage looking stickers, full of christmas sayings and words...so i based my paper collection on that...I'm pretty happy with the outcome...

On another note...once i finally laid down to sleep last nite around 12:30(i'm a nite owl)..i tossed and turned due to this massive ear infection I've been fighting for a few weeks now...Talk about unbearable...I sat up with tears streaming down my face...Argh...Used a few HOT compresses..and 2 500mg tylenol to at least lighten it enough for me to get some sleep...Antibiotics-here i come...Ear infection..you can go to HELL...

Sunday evening I'm flying to Dallas to do some training for the company I work for. I'm a little nervous, no vehicle (as of right now) to get me around...HATE the idea of having to sit in a hotel for four days surrounded by walls where other people have been doing god knows what..with no one to laugh about it with...but excited b/c I may get to see my Uncle & Aunt while I'm there...They're good peeps..i love spending time with them..maybe they can point out some artsy stores for me to check out..I'll be there for 4 days..I'm bound to get into something....

7 hours pass...................................

So i paused in writing/ranting to "work" at work...persued my day in all its glory...then got home to clean...and "manage" my bills...one of those damn bills was my speeding ticket which i could've SWORN was due the last week in October...Well something told me to call to double check the cost..so i did...to find out that it was due the 1st....penalty=warrant & double the fine...BIG fine...OUCH..i could scream.....it's just been one of those days...

glad to be home....well at my Aunts tonite..but that's good enough for me..

02 October 2007

Discover THIS***

Things i love about this time of year:
*warm colors
*cool crisp weather
*even more reason to "play" outside

I can say I'm EXTRAVEGANTLY happy at this point in my life...Things are looking blissfully up. I wonderful friends, i'm with the man of my dreams, I'm back on the creative wagon...::sighs:: What a great feeling. It feels good to be me..

So some things that have been exciting for me..(not that it takes much)
*thrift store shopping with GREAT finds
*dicovered http://scrapinstyletv.com(LOVE IT-thanks Tiff, even though you didn't *actually* show it to me-more like i saw it on your 'puter..and well....fell in love..hope you didn't mind;)
*received my book from a poetry contest i entered-and got published!!! Totally worth it!!

And i discovered another awesome artist: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5181422
She pretty much rocks my world...I want all of her jewelry..My favorite at the moment is this one: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7262869
i've just gotta have it..
And THEN I discovered http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=8777613 MAN-i tell you...life is full of discovery..
And then there was art...These images are a FEW from a scrapbook i did for 2007 titled "This is my Life"

And THAT is "All she wrote..." but just for today...I'm flowing with so much...

08 September 2007

Do you Exist???

So i still find it weird to sit and type in front of a computer screen- to an audience I'm not sure exists..though it's still my natural instinct..

Just thought I'd throw that out there since i have somewhat of a hard time sharing with the rest of the world. It's been a hell of a ride these oast few months...the company I worked for was pretty SHADY resulting in one person firing me..thats right..i was FIRED...yet he told everyone i quit...go figure..i kept holding on for bigger and better things-only for that moment to never come..but to open my eyes for new experiences..-i did get promoted...for titles sake-but demoted for the sake of cutting costs...WTF????!! Searching for a new job-while i persue school once again-this time hoping i can finish as an LPN...Im truly excited for such a change..I hope things turn out the way i dream them to be...

Otherwise-I've had a hard time finding inspiration ti just sit and create art-its been a true struggle-especially since its my heart burning passion..I don't know what my problem is..maybe the stress?? Don't get me wrong..i sit and create..but not like the GROOVE i tend to get into..when im FEELING it...i want that again real soon...i CRAVE it..i know im good at what i do..i want it to seep through my pores..

I can say-i am VERY FORTUNATE to have such kickass friends/family...And the love of my life..He's there for me with nothing but positive reinforcement & a few swift kicks in the ass-HE ROCKS..Im truly lucky..

Up to date..For labor day weekend, we went tubing! Good times..pics are enclosed..see below!

And this is the absolute cutest potbelly pig I've ever met...love it!
And for the record-I will post some crafty pics soon...-cuz like i said- i haven't stopped-i just dont explode like i normally do...::pouts::

All is wonderful all is good-i may have a new job..ROCK OUT..and i've done soooo many math problems i could spew them in your lap....

until next time... ::cheers::

20 August 2007

time flies

"Time flies on wings of lightning...we cannot call it back.."
Short but sweet...these past few weeks have been HELL at work..I was finally able to step outside of myself and sit alongside my best friend as we start to create the "ABC's of Art"...We aren't finished yet..But when it's done-ITS GONNA ROCK...I'm diggin it so far...More news on my life when i have more time...Time is a hard thing to come by these days...I appreciate it when i have it..