Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Other Passion

It's been quite a while since I have made mention of it here on the blog, but in addition to life simply taking me away form doing as much crafting and blogging as I would like- I have another passion.  Genealogy.  I am lucky enough to have both my maternal and paternal grandmothers still here with me.  Both of them took on the role of family historian at some point in their lives.  They both have amazing memories and are good story tellers.  So far most of my research has happened on my couch, and interviewing grandmothers.  But as I learn more and more about research and where to find nuggets of information, i long to learn more!  It's just as serious a disease as paper crafting.  Now I have two passions to tame :)

In any case,  If any of you are in Southern California, I hope you will explore with me at my first conference:

I am excited to meet new people and learn lots!  

There are some new pretty paper crafts coming soon too! :)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hello! Hello? Hellloooooooo?

It's been 274 days since my last post. Are any of you still out there? What on earth have I been doing? Well It certainly wasn't crafting! Mostly I have been working- A LOT. There hasn't been much time for fun. My craft area was piled high with "do it later" have to's, like filing. But I finally unearthed it. I have missed being here, and creating so much. Longed to make something, but simply been to exhausted or overwhelmed to even consider it. Today though- I took it. I stole some time, ignored the have to's and made a little project. My daughter is starting her first high school photography class next week and I thought it would be fun to make a little something to celebrate! So I made this fun little box from SVGCuts.

I loved how it turned out and so did she!  I was so excited I posted even with the sub-par photography :) Now that the crafty area is clean and I'm excited to craft again...  You should hear from me more regularly!
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!