Sunday, March 28, 2010

Feeling much better

Well i was feeling sick at work on Thursday and thought I might have a fever but did not want to go home so took a few advil and felt much better but 6 hours later i started feeling crappy again so i took a few more advil. But then i started to feel guilty because I work with kids and if i really did have a fever i could be passing it on. So i had a nurse take my temperature and it was a whopping 96 degrees ( no wonder I was freezing all day). Anyway i was fine...until I got home. By the time i got home i had a 102 fever and remained very sick for the remainder of the evening and all day on Friday. i was feeling anxious because i had to work a long shift at my favorite store Ink Paper Scissors on Saturday because they had a private crop going on and all the girls are off taking classes with some pros like Tim Holtz (sigh). i did not know if i was going to be able to do it, but with no lapses of my dayquil i did it. The group of girls were very nice and some very amazing layouts and cards were done that day. The girls brought some great smelling and looking food, but i wasn't really feeling hungry yet. Just had my flat ginger ale and coffee by my side. I made a few easter cards for my mother in laws. I think i might make another for my own mom, don't want her feeling left out or anything. But here are the cards I made. The long rectangular greeting fits inside the green envelope.



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

one rainy tuesday

i finally got the pictures of my last two cards onto the computer. It will be a total of 12 cards taught sometime in April at Ink Paper Scissors. I helped out at the store this past weekend and I think fun was had by all I know I definitely enjoyed myself. Just walking around looking at all the paper, embellishments, and general doo-dads. I have been down or rather feeling pretty irritable the past few days. I have read been reading the Echart Tolle book "the power of now" for a while now and I love it. It has really made me enjoy being in the moment. However, I got frustrated with myself in the past few days due to losing my cell phone, which I still haven't found and misplacing other people's money for a PTA pancake breakfast (which has been found and accounted for). But it was interesting because as i was frustrated at myself the whole world seemed to get ugly. Everywhere I turned people were caustic and complaining or generally not happy. For awhile now I have been able to laugh that off or actually feel badly for people who identify with negativity but yesterday it just made me exhausted. Also, I LOVE my children they are my life and my joy, but the last two days I have merely enjoyed the thoughts of them. I like them being around me and playing and hearing them laugh but not necessaily playing with them. They are high energy kids and I was tired of refereeing or repeating directions a million times, or teaching them generally how to be good kids. I know it is normal but it makes me feel guilty because I am very aware how fast time flies an I want to strive to be present and enjoy every moment I have with them. OK enough complaining, I am climbing out of the depressed irritable stage (it will be easier next week if you get my drift due to PMS i am sure).

There is a blog I follow "I wrote this for you" I will leave you with a quote from their March 4th post: "It sounds pretty but I disagree. I believe there are moments in your life when you have to dance like everyone is watching."

enjoy the day

Friday, March 19, 2010


Well I just realized that the night before summer I will have to think of a new title because if I title it summer's eve people may think I am at home douching!! I just wanted to write a quick blurb because as I pulled in my driveway and stepped out of my car after a long day at work I could not believe how beautiful the weather was. It was still nice out at 9 pm. Then I looked up at the sky and what a clear, wonderful starry night. It just feels good to be on the brink of warmer, longer days. The grand opening festivities at Ink Paper Scissors is tomorrow. There will be many make and takes, give aways and even a door prize. Hope to see many faces there both new and old.

Have a wonderful Spring Eve

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Ink, Paper, Scissors store in now OPEN

If you love paper crafting and stamps and new ink and wonderful people you will be happy to know that the new Ink, Paper, Scissors store in Sturbridge, Ma is now open. They opened the store for the first time yesterday. Their grand opening festivities will be next weekend. The store is fantastic, so many new products and what a HUGE room for creative inspirations and they have added new tools to their workshop area including Sizzix big shot and another huge sizzix die cutting tool (sorry I don't know the name). They will be acquiring a cricut expressions machine for all you cricut fans as well as getting the new machine from sizzix the eclips when it becomes available. I was so happy walking through the store yesterday. Not only are the products great with many more new things added this week but the owners are wonderfully, nice, sweet, fun, helpful people. OK I think I have gone on long enough about them. Be sure to check them out this coming weekend March 19th, 20th, and 21t for free make and takes and stuff!!!

Have a happy day, myself am in my comfy sweatpants and am about to go pick up my kids from Gramma-Lee's house. What a wonderful weekend our whole family had; my kids playing with grandparents and myself walking around a store with new goodies. I just love the smell of new paper (Iknow weird but I do) and my hubby and I had a date night and went to Kaizen in Sturbridge last night--YUMMY. It was sooooo good!

have a great sunday
jenny :o)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Feelings of spring is in the air

I feel completely rejuvenated after this past weekend's weather. The kids and I were out as much as possible, OK so I took some time for myself on Saturday to start spring cleaning while they enjoyed the outdoors Saturday am. But it felt absolutely wonderful to play outside. Both the kids and I took our first falls of the season on our bikes, actually I tried going off a small jump with my daughter's bike, probably why I fell. Anyway, just 6 more days until the grand opening of Ink. Paper. Scissors. I know that I am extremely excited and although the store has only been closed one week thus far I miss it already. I have been at a loss when I run out of adhesive, which happens ALL the time. Figured I post a project I made around the holidays. I made these wine charms for my mother for Christmas. She loves wine and i couldn't think of anything to buy her so I made her these charms, super easy and very pretty.