In my best British accent (which really isn't good at all and doesn't sound the slightest bit British)...
How is everyone? Well, hopefully. Thought I'd take today to share some things with you. Does that sound good? Yes? Okay then. And here we go...
Yesterday was Tim's and my 2 year anniversary of togetherness. Really, 2 years to the day that we went on our first date. Who knew? Well, I kinda did. I had a feeling that night that he'd be sticking around for awhile. I just didn't think 2 years would go by so fast! On our first date, we went to see "The Santa Claus 3" at a local dine-in theater. For our first anniversary, we went to see "Fred Claus" at a different theater and 5 minutes into the movie, it froze and they couldn't get it running. We ended up leaving and going to the same theater we went to on our first date to see it. Figured it was meant to be that way. So, this year, we played it safe and just went to that same theater in the first place. Originally, we were hoping to see another Christmas movie..."Four Christmases" looks cute, but of course, that doesn't open for another few weeks and that's the only Christmas movie I'm even aware of this holiday season, so we had to settle for something non-Christmasy. And what's more non-Christmasy than a porno? Not an actual one, of course, but the Kevin Smith-directed "Zack and Miri Make a Porno". Kinda cute, pretty funny...but really very graphic, so keep that in mind if you plan to see it.In other news, the new Mojo challenge is up. Loved this challenge! Be inspired by Alice in Wonderland and use lace...hello, perfect challenge for me! I always adored the Disney version of Alice as a little one...I was so taken by the randomness, the whimsy, the colorful, the weird of it all. I used Elsie Flannigan's Alice in Wonderland Art Journal Kit from her Etsy shop on my layout, as well as some acrylic paint, vintage buttons and of course, vintage lace. I thought this picture of me as a little one looking into a fun mirror was PERFECT for the topic, as well. Here's the finished product...You only have a few more days to get in your projects for this challenge. It ends on the 15th, so make sure you don't miss out! All of the details can be found here. Good luck!
Also, I can show you my latest Dozens layouts, all 100% made with the Urban Jungle kit. So colorful! So fun! Have I told you lately that I love the Dozens? Well, I do! Unfortunately, some of my layouts didn't photograph that well. I don't always receive the best light in the new house and it's been extra cloudy and dark lately. Here they are anyhow and I promise they all look 10 times better in person!Finally, here are some new cards I've made with some bits and pieces lying around. They're both up for sale in my Etsy shop.And here's a little bit of sad news. I've stepped down from my design team position with Inspired By Amelie. Things have been very hectic for me lately and to keep my sanity and creativity intact, I felt it was the best move for me at this point to lessen my load a bit. All the stress of the past 6 months or so from the crazy neighbors and the car incident, to the move and everything else has finally caught up to me and with the holidays fast approaching, I just needed to slow down somewhere. I hope you'll all continue to do the challenges and support the blog and the rest of the uber-talented ladies involved, as the inspiration you can take from them and "Amelie" really is extraordinary!
I'm off to get some things done and hopefully start working out again. Have I mentioned that the thing that has suffered most from these past few months has been my workout regime? It has manages to be completely brushed aside and now, I've found that I've put on some lbs. and that's never cool. When your clothes feel constricting and tight, you know it's time to do something about it again. So, please wish me luck with that, as I know I'll need it because even on the best of days, I hate working out and have to force myself to do it.
Check back in the next few days, as hopefully I'll have some more to share! :)