Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cardboard Wishes from Cara Harjes on Vimeo.

loving this video and song...originally posted here.

also loving this song.

Monday, February 23, 2009

life story class sneaks

Lace for the new taif prompt...a full pic to come soon.

the mess on my floor.
the face of ambition. (page in the making...yes that little whipper-snapper on the left is me.)

these are sneak peeks of what i have been working on for miss kara's class. i whipped out a bunch of pages...still incomplete. so far there it is full of pictures, kraft paper, gesso, some glitter, black thread, heartache, longing, wishes, hambly, anthropologie catalog pages, and me.

needs more: journalling, happy memories, wishes, gesso, glitter, mod podge, and love.

i broke up with the boy. it was ten months that i didn't appreciate enough. we'll see what happens...right now i am enjoying the company of my best girls. girls rule. peace. keep it crafty.

PS. Happy Monday! rock it!

Friday, February 20, 2009

my life story box

bottom of my box, originally uploaded by kaylaf.

here is the bottom of my box for kara's class. you can see more pictures on my flickr page! the box is from anthropologie and i stitched the cover of it with my sewing machine.

i am really excited about this class! all of the prompts are awesome and i feel extremely inspired. it may have something to do with the fact that kara is also a teenager so i can easily relate to her teen ways. i am hoping to catch up and work on some prompts this weekend!

today is friday and it is GREAT! i also wore a cute outfit so it made it that much better. (am i allowed to say my own outfit was cute?) haha. it was a preppy pinstripe jacket with this white shirty thing. sounds great right? maybe if i could explain it better.

anyways...happy friday everyone!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

life story class day one

here is the getting to know me portion for kara's class...thought i could share over here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


here is my page for the the art is found prompt. i used the recent cover of the anthropologie catalog. it was so perfect. i cut out a huge chunk of the journal, but i didn't mind too much because i have so many other cute journals i want to use once this one if full. i just helped it along a bit. : )
i was also inspired by this.


i love handmade valentine's. i used an anthropologie bag and brown paper bags for the back. each one has a little brad and some glittery goodness, sealed in green envelopes with a "hello my name is" sticker. lovin it.

giveaway winner!!!!!

i used to pick the number and of 172 comments, number 4 was chosen soooooo

nikki/WhiMSy love said...
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January 30, 2009 1:09 AM

NIKKI you won!!!! I will send an email to notify you! The "hearted hiney hippo" is yours.

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and took the time to comment! You are all too sweet!

Monday, February 9, 2009

happy monday times ten

{this is mr typewritter...stolen from my dad. who knew we would come this far?}

so today is like happy monday on steroids. i don't know what it is, but i'm feeling happy monday like none other. i laughed so hard i cried THREE times today at school in a one hour period..craziness. i also bowled a whopping 134 in gym which was awesome.

my friends and i were contemplating different interjections that you can reverse the order and it was just overall crazy. for example: awwwwww yeah. that doesn't really reverse well, but "hey whoa" makes a great "whoa hey". completely irrelevant, but seriously hilarious. (i am easily amused?)

the mail was good too. i got my super cute giveaway prize from the amazzzzing jamaica edgell! i love it and can't wait to make a little mini. I also got my little postcard saying that quilting arts received my rock on quilt challenge piece of elvis! yay!

i think you should check out these cuties, sign up for this, and do this.

i am eating these Parmesan, garlic, and herb pita chips right now from trader joe's and they are awesome!!! i so want to go make some little valentines, but have to read 24 chapters of Wuthering Heights for dreading it. i am also working on the new taif prompt and loving it. can't wait to share!! oh an i drove home from school with the windows down. yes they were down...and it was refreshing.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


it was 5th hour. i was in gym. our teacher told us to sit because there was going to be an announcement. we all wondered what was going on, but sat anyway. our principal came on the intercom...we grew quiet. he announced that a senior from the football team had passed away unexpectedly in the hospital this was completely silent. i looked around...the faces were blank...the smiles had faded and mouths were drawn to creases. the principals voice faded off. we sat. and stared. the bell rang louder than ever. not a single person moved. we sat...stunned. some cried others looked pained. after shuffling out the halls were silent. it had never been so quiet before.

i went to class and sat there just thinking. how would it feel being high on life...on top of the world one day with your friends...having a good time...planning for college not knowing it was your last day? not knowing you wouldn't graduate that year, wouldn't go to college, wouldn't get married or have a family or even get your first real job. not even turn 20 or 40 or even 100. i know, but it just struck me. i think it struck everyone. the quiet made us think about our lives...think about the fact it could happen to anyone at any time. now i didn't know him extremely well, but i knew him as the good guy, always nice to others. i know he will be deeply missed.

today i encourage you to count your blessings, live your life to the fullest, and show your appreciation to others. make today count. and when you start feeling down, remember to be thankful.

(i don't mean for this to be all depressing...take the good from it and realize just how special each day is.)