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Thursday, December 30, 2010

one little word.

One little word is all it takes to change your day, your year, your life. Every year since 2007, Ali Edwards has been hosting "One Little Word" on her blog. She encourages you to pick one little word to live by throughout the upcoming year. I participated this year for the first time and the word I chose was: love.

This was such a great experience that I decided to go for it again. My 2011 word is: create. I chose this word myself. I knew that I needed to do more of creating and I wanted to do more of it in 2011 and each successive year. I know what the basics of the word create are. Here's a dictionary definition...


[kree-eyt] Show IPA verb, -at·ed, -at·ing, adjective
–verb (used with object) : to evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
Now, that's a textbook definition. I hope that throughout the year of 2011, I am able to accomplish the task of creating (see, what I did there? :)) my own definition for my one little word. I hope that this word will guide me throughout the year and remind me to take time for myself. I'm hoping that I can create oodles of things throughout the year... whether it be layouts, cards, mini books, canvases. Whatever it is... I just want to be creating it! 
Do you have one little word? Share it with me! 

Be back tomorrow with my Top 10 layouts of 2010! 

xoxo - Kasey

*Sorry for the wonky layout of that last paragraph. Blogger is fighting me! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

monday challenge {12/27}

I've been on a scrapbooking roll lately (7 pages done in three days... WHAT?!?!). It feels so good to finally be back into a groove and being able to sit and create! Stephanie is hosting the SC blog this week and her monday challenge was to scrap photos from your phone... she included alternatives for those who have a phone that doesn't take pictures or those without a phone. I decided to play along! :) See my layout below...

Stick candy ink | Spice tin ink | polka dot stamp (no longer available) | Mini bird stamp (sold out) | Jett stamp set

Sorry for the terrible picture. I took it at night... no good light. Layout about my obsession with taking photos of feet/shoes.

Journaling reads: I am slightly obsessed with taking pictures of feet and shoes. I have no idea why... I just love it! 12/27/10.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your night! Be back tomorrow. :)

xoxo - Kasey

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 goals.

(my own photo - my fuzzy boots/slippers :))

Just wanted to quickly update with my goals for 2011. :)


Project 12 - hosted by Davinie
December Daily - hosted by Ali
Project 365 - I don't know this host, but if you know... please let me know!
Improved my photography
Keep up with blogging
Make more layouts/projects
Be more adventurous/try new things with my crafts

Exercise more
Try new foods/possibly do meal planning
Be more outgoing

So, those are the goals that I have for 2011. Here's to finding the motivation to stick with them! If you have a goals post on your blog or if you just have goals... please link me up/share what they are. I'd love to see yours!

xoxo and happy tuesday - Kasey

Sunday, December 26, 2010

one year.

Oh my goodness! I just realized that I missed my one year blogiversary! My little blog turned one year on Friday, December 24th! I can't believe it's been a whole year of blogging fun for me!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog. Please know that it means so much to me! I love you guys!

Well, it's been a blast and here's to a new year filled with many more posts and craftiness! Again, I'll be back tomorrow!

xoxo & winter wishes - Kasey

winter card.

I'm here to share a Christmas card I made for my grandmother yesterday. It's my "something crafty" that I said I would share. I was planning on sharing some new layouts, too... but unfortunately the lighting didn't want to work with me and the picture were blurry. So, we'll try again tomorrow! :) 

Studio Calico December: Metropolitan | Jett Alpha stamp set | Spice Tin ink | Cricut: Winter Frolic

Be back tomorrow with a little bit of craftiness! Enjoy your evening & the snow [if you got some!].

xoxo & winter wishes - Kasey

Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry christmas.

Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! :) I hope everyone is having a wonderful day filled with laughter, joy, and family. Y'all mean a lot to me! Enjoy the day and remember the reason for the season!

Be back tomorrow with something crafty!

xoxo & God bless - Kasey

Thursday, December 23, 2010

currents & cards.

Well, looks like I'm scheduled to share some cards that I made and my currents! :) So, let's get started!

studio calico polka dot stamp | ms butterfly punch | jbs stick candy ink | jbs lemon drops paint dabber

studio calico polka dot stamp | studio calico mini bird stamp | jbs lemon drops paint dabber | jbs stick candy ink | orange bakers twine | sarah's skittles font

listening: In the stars - Jess Penner
eating: nothing
drinking: Iced tea
wearing: striped fuzzy socks, jeans, yellow Aero henley
feeling: excited for Christmas!
weather: chilly
wanting: to be able to sit down and relax.
needing: to finish my December daily and some last minute presents
thinking: am I behind?
enjoying: the magical feeling of the holiday.
wondering: will I be finished in time?

I hope you all are having a merry Christmas eve eve. :)

xoxo - Kasey

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

christmas wishes.

So, with Christmas only three days away and at the prompting of Studio Calico... I decided to share my little [okay, maybe not so little...] wishlist. :)

SheyB Camera Strap
American Eagle Feather Shirt
American Eagle Peasant Shirt
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Plum JoTote
Butterfly Print
Gift cards to different stores

Studio Calico:

Betty Crocker: January Add-on
8.5 x 11 & 12 x 12: page protectors
Countryside Collection (a girl can dream, right? :))
Malted Milk ink & dabber
Mr. Huey White & Sunshine
Large Circle Border Punch
XL Cloud Punch
Weekday Stamp Set
Doily Stamp Set
Tiny Attacher

Whew! That's quite a list. I feel so selfish, but it is just a WISH list. Doesn't mean I need it all... just wish I could have it. teehee.

Is everyone ready and getting excited for Christmas? If you get a chance... link me up to your wishlist (Studio Calico or other)! I'd love to see! Be back tomorrow with some craftiness!

xoxo - Kasey

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

currents {wednesday}

Just doing a quick post today and then it's off to bed for me! And, I'm sure you all know... my quick posts are *almost* always "currents". teehee.

listening: Mindy Gledhill (currently obsessed with her music)
eating: nothing
drinking: nothing
wearing: pink, kitty pjs
feeling: tired and somewhat stressed
weather: freezing
wanting: for winter break to start soon (I NEED this break)
needing: time away from all the work
thinking: about the upcoming exams
enjoying: the holiday spirit and preparing for Christmas
wondering: how will I do on the midterms?

I should be back on Friday with days 2, 3, 4, and 5 of my December Daily. They are all ready to be shared, I just haven't had and won't have any time until Friday to get them blogged. :) See you then! xoxo - Kasey

Sunday, December 5, 2010

on a cold autumn day.

Just wanted to share some pictures that I took back in November.

Well, that's all I have time for today. Off to work on more of my December Daily! Have a lovely evening. xoxo - Kasey

Thursday, December 2, 2010

currents {minus december daily}.

Good evening, y'all! I'm here today with a quick post! No December Daily page for me to share today. :( I didn't have enough time to put one together, but I do have my picture and it will be taken care of this weekend! Alright, so for my quick post... it's some currents! Inspired by the lovely Tina.

 (via Creature Comforts)

listening: lately, it's been random songs, anything on Billboard Hot 100, and Bruno Mars 
eating: nothing.
drinking: nothing.
wearing: work out shorts & an orange Hollister tee
feeling: tired, but happy. 
weather: FREEZING!
wanting: Christmas break to come.
needing: to start studying for exams
thinking: Is it really already December?
enjoying: sleep.
wondering: Will the Christmas presents I ordered show up in time?

Thanks for stopping by on this cold evening! Have a lovely night! xoxo - Kasey

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

december daily {the beginning}.

Hello there! Happy December 1st! I can't believe it's already December. Can you? Well, I'm sure most of us know... the start of December equals the start of December Daily! Wooo!

This is my first year participating in the December Daily journey. And, boy, I am so excited! I was actually able to put aside enough time to accomplish creating the foundation. So, I am hoping to share each page of my album here on the blog. I may not post every day, but I will share every couple of days.

So, here I am. Armed with the cover of my album & day one, to share! Take a look below. :)

So there is the beginning of my documenting December journey! I am so happy & blessed to be able to have the time and supplies to participate in this. I can't wait to "share this month" with you all! 

Question: How many of you are participating in this process? 

Have a lovely Wednesday night! xoxo - Kasey