Thursday, May 22, 2008

Woodsy Love

Hello, Thursday!
I have a little woodland-inspired eye candy to share today:

This is a project I did for the Pink Paislee blog - today's subject is "Thursday Trends", and the Paislee goodies are just so awesome for making trendy nature-inspired pages, I couldn't resist! I hand-cut the tree out of patterned paper, as well as the bird stamp, and added a few coordinating nature-touches like Hambly woodgrain, tags from Sushipotparts, and walnut ink splatters. Yummy! =) I found this random picture of my when I was small being goofy, and I was struck by how similar I am to the me I was when I was little...thus the journalling. =) You can check out the Paislee blog for my post here, and make sure you also check out Dani's cool stamp-stitching technique - such a great insipiring idea!! Must try it...

I'm just dying to sew - I got some embroidery patterns I bought from Elsie the other day and they have me hankering...=) I was big on cross-stitching when I was like 9 - so dorky, I know! lol...but I need to make something with my hands soon or I will burst; all this computer work in a row has me wanting to whip out the paints and sewing machine....soon, soon!

Oh! I meant to mention that I've had to step down as a Scrapmojo girl - in lieu of more product design work, I've had to step down from the design team so that I'm not too thinly spread (my hubby likes to hang out with me sometimes, too...he he)- so I'm sorry to say I won't be a part of the team anymore. =( so sad! I love those girls and the challenges have been so fun!! So thanks Marie for having me as part of the team, and I'm still going to be checking in on the girls and their fab work over at the Mojo blog!

I did have some (okay, lots...) of picture Z took at the park of all the Spring babies: raccoons, a fishing crane, baby ducks and geese...but alas, left them all at home...so maybe tomorrow! For now, I have to share this girls' super-inspiring tunes: Kate Nash. Oh yes, if you haven't heard her album..you must. That is, if you don't mind 'explicit' lyrics, catchy beats, and a cute english accent....(D******d is my favorite song - even Z likes it a lil bit)....lol...Love it to pieces and it's gotten me through working at home for the last 3 days. I'm hankering for some Donnas' tunes, too...I've resisted buying their new album for some time now...and I've been repeating "Breathe Me" by Sia constantly, too...Oh, music...how I love you. =) Which reminds me, I may actually buy an ipod now that I have an income again. There are thoughts of buying a new computer, too..cuz I am surprised my little machine has been able to handle a big 2-minute project, actually...(knock on wood)...but I would much rather spend money on summer vacations than a computer for now...sooo excited to go away somewhere in June!

Anyways, off I go to leave some blog love all around! =) Thanks, as always, for stopping by with sweet words everybody! Only one day left til the weekend and almost a week left til I'm one-jobbed!! Woot! =) Happy day!

12 comments:

Delaney Gates said...

Ahhhhh! Inspiration overload!! Love your blog girl! Consider yourself bookmarked. :)

Cassandra West said...

Michelle so sorry to hear that you stepped down from Scrap Mojo!! But good luck with everything else you have going on!! Z will be happy to see you too!!

CandiMandi said...

haha I totally cross stitched when I was nine too!!!
You are so creative love that LO you created!

Lindsay said...

Awww, that makes me so sad that you're not going to be a Mojo girl anymore...but at least I'll be there with ya @ the Dozens! Good luck with all your busy-ness! :)

inara said...

very cute layout!!!

Lana said...

hey michelle! love these layouts and the painted how-to a few posts down!! :) xox

Penelope said...

Thank you so much for inspiring me everyday with your personality!!! I feel so identified with yourself, I'm kind of weird too, you know...you're awesome!! you rock girl!!!! Tons of hugs from Spain

*fauve* said...

:) cute layout ,love the layers of background paper!

Laura said...

eeek! Another super wonderful layout. I am so amazed of how you always make them look so super. When I have visited your website admiring your beautiful layouts and then I look at mine and they are soooo empty in comparison! eek!
oh, and thank you so much for always mentioned singers that you like. I seem to like the same kind of music as you do, so I always go check them out and well... my bill from itunes gets bigger :).

lilith said...

Kate nash rocks I totally agree:)
and your LOs are still always so much inspiration!

Christina C. said...

love the kate nash.

best wishes miss michelle! going to miss your mojos but I'm sure you will have plenty of other goodness to share.

happy weekend

Jessica said...

i'm totally bummed you had to step down, but it's understandable!!! don't be a stranger. ;)

xoxo
jess