Thursday, January 21, 2010

Free Friday Fun-Valentine's Crafts

Hello bloggy friends...

It is cold and ainy here in Bazeleyland, but all over the place are warm and fuzzy thoughts of Valentine's Day. I thought I would share a few free files I have found around the internets. I made a small boo boo and I don't hink I saved the sources, boo on me. I DID NOT MAKE ANY OF THESE FILES. Other VERY talented artists took a lot of time and effort to share these and I really want to give credit where credit is due. I am going to do my best to track down where I found them and I will come back and add them as I found them. Enjoy!

Martha V-Day Wheel. I made this for the niece and nephew last year.

Valentine's Coupons from and matching 3x3 paper

Schlosser Designs Candy Kit (with free font) here

pillowbox making kit ( I downloaded from Schlosser Designs last year)

BunnyCakes.Typepad.Com Zebra Valentines. What says V-day more than zebras? Ha!

Now I am in the spirit, so a few more I found:

Cute bookmarks. Would make a nice classroom gift.

A Cutter file (for Cricut and Silhouette machines) from Valentines Card

I will add more as I find them. Do you have a good online freebie, link us up please!


What's Keeping Me Up at Night

Or, more accurately-what's on my mind on this lovely snowy weekend.

Buckle up for the brain dump......


The late night drama has been entertaining and sad all at the same time. I'll admit, the shameless side of me loved to watch the bickering back and forth. I am a newish Conan fan, never really been a Jay fan. Don't dislike him, but never really got into him. I got turned onto Conan about 6 months ago, and since then he has become a faithful part of my nighttime routine. Most nights I would get in my jammies and drift off listening to Conan's jokes and this guy...

my new TV crush. I don't know what it is about him, but he makes me feel all swoony. It happened just about the time I finished reading his new book. It's hilarious, honest, heartbreaking, and heartwarming all at the same time. A cute guy with a foreign accent, who tells slightly off color jokes? I'm yours!

I don't know what I will do if Conan gets a new show, and it is on at 12:30...ugh.

I have recently added the Paperclipping Roundtable to my Itunes roster (along with this and that). The Roundtable is a semi rotating group of scrapbookers talking about all sorts of crafty topics. The producer is a guy named Izzy and his commentary is pretty funny. A nice lively show to listen to. Today while at the grocery I listened to the newest show with Ali Edwards talking about the concept of story-changing the purpose of your hobby from 'scrapping all your photos' to telling the stories of your life. Made me stop and think about how I am going to approach my scrapbook this year.

We are in high tide of the college basketball season, aka 'the happiest time of Michelle's year'. The two teams I follow most religiously are Louisville and Xavier. Last weekend my father and I made our annual trip to watch the Muskies. You may have seen us on ESPN, we were in the dark shadows in the top row on the left (ha! we were in the VERY LAST ROW!). But, we still had a ball, we always do!

The above picture is actually from LAST year's Xavier game. For the past month my camera has been in the shop waiting for a new flash something or other. Luckily, I have awesome friends who lend me their cameras for special events, but I still miss her and taking random shots like this:

*GET WELL SOON! (And THANK YOU for only costing $55 to fix!)*

I got this CD for Christmas and have this one on rotation in my car right now. And I have been semi staking her online. She fascinates me, I have no idea why. I am just jamming along, and I can't wait to see her perform on the GRAMMYS! Check out this performance fom the AMA's. So creative and such a voice!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Come Fly With Me, Come Fly, Come Fly Away....

Exactly two months from today, I will pick up this girl

and we will head here

After a 12 hour flight- we will be here

Where we will



After 5 days we will board this

And arrive here

And we will spend 4 days





Just a little visualization of a life long dream realized. That's all, thanks for dreaming with me!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Great Contest & Great Challenge Blog

Hey there, Happy New Year!

Get Sketchy is a new addition to my weekly challenges list, they have great sketches, fun projects. Check them out this week- they are giving away a collection of Basic Grey's new Origins collection!

A picture of the line's card kit, not one of the prizes, but veeery pretty!

That's all, now go! go!