Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Little Sunday Pinspiration!

I did have plans for the day that did not involve me sitting in my craft room in my pjs but a leaking water tank caused the day to take a 360 turn! So while I waited for water to be restored I spent some quality time with Pinterest!

I have a blank spot on the wall in my craft room that I have been wanting to make a vinyl quote for and this morning this one jumped out at me:

The link on Pinterest took me to Homegrown Hospitality and although I couldn't find this actual image on her website I was blown away by her art!

I played around on my new Silhouette Cameo and created this:

I have to admit, the C and the R in creative not touching kind of bugs me but I am not yet proficient enough in the software to fix it so I will just have to live with it (for now).

Luckily I have a LOT of black vinyl so if I decide I really can't live with the gap in the font I can remove it and make a new one but I think it turned out just fine.  I am loving my Silhouette! I got it just before Christmas and really haven't played with it as much as I would like but I am slowly learning what it is capable of and can see myself have lots of fun with it!

I think this is the perfect quote for me because I consider myself to be creative but not artistic. I have artistic friends and I am in awe of their talents... I think I was artistic once but the older I got the more I let that side of me fall away.

What do you think makes a person artistic vs creative? I'd love to hear other thoughts!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

30 Days of Blogging (give or take): Day 6

It wasn't until I sat down tonight that I realized I didn't post yesterday!  So much for 30 Days of Blogging!  I can't even say that I wasn't home last night because I was but I spent it in my sewing room and forgot all about the computer!  I was sewing a new bathrobe for Safety Bear and trying to get it done while he was at his town council meeting.. score a wife of the year point for me!

Life is more than a little hectic for us... in addition to his full time job at the university, Safety Bear is also the mayor of our little town. I own my own business and volunteer two nights a week as a leader with Girl Guides.  That also means if I don't preplan some of our meals we would eat a lot of take out crap! One of my favourite things right now is Overnight Oats (shown here with tomorrow's pre made salads for lunch):

There are a zillion versions of them on Pinterest but the one I like the best is from The Yummy Life. She has 14 different flavour recipes on her site, my go-to is the Apple Cinnamon.  I usually make up a few days at a time so they are ready to grab and go in the morning.  Speaking of which.. I need to go make up a few right now! Night all!
Monday, November 4, 2013

30 Days of Blogging Day 4: Lest We Forget

Now that Halloween has passed it is full on crazy with the Christmas decoration and music everywhere you go!  As much as I love Christmas, (once an army wife... always an army wife...) I just can't do it until after Remembrance Day.  So while I'm being bombarded with Christmas commercials I am trying very hard to take time to be thankful for the sacrifices made, past and present.

It warmed my heart that the 5 & 6 year olds at my Spark meeting tonight we quick to answer when I asked them about Remembrance Day. We coloured pictures of poppies and drew thank you cards to send to soldiers.

I was reminded of this very cool subway art I had pinned, I need to print out a copy and put it up on my mantel tomorrow!


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