Sunday, January 22, 2012

i heart comments!!!

Last summer I got a super sweet surprise and got a comment on my blog from my favorite, Bakeralla!!!

Well, last night I got another comment on my blog from one of the ladies at one of my other favorite blogs...eighteen25!!

I should say that it isn't like these awesome people read my measly (and deprived) blog on a daily basis like I do theirs...I did send them emails to let them know what I've been up too and how their lives and ideas have affected mine. But still, it is SO amazing that they took the time out of their busy lives to pop into mine for 5 minutes to leave me a comment.

I'm a happy girl.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fun Frames from the year 2011

I had such a fun time creating my Fun Frames in 2011. It all started after I saw this post from the girls at eighteen25...and I took the idea and made it my own.

At the beginning of the year I made a list of all the words I could think of that were 8 letters or less in length that Jason and I liked for various holidays!

I am already thinking about changing many of the words around this year to give some variety and get more use out of my Cricut! One thing I am not in love with is that our house is SO yellow in can see behind the pictures that the wall looks like about 5 different colors, and I promise it is not!! I will have to play around with that this year!!
I also am not a fan of how a few of the words turned out in respects to the colors. I might need to do some laying for this year or make bolder choices of colors or more contrasting. In 2011 I went to the store and bought the background papers and then tried to use colors I had at home for the letters but this year I am going to buy them together to make sure they "coordinate". That...or I need to start bulking up on my paper supply ;-)
Here are all my Fun Frames words from 2011...stay tuned for the 2012 versions.

I wanted to try to link each picture to the blog post I wrote about it but I am NOT that techie...

My goal for this year, 2012, is to do one every month - even during the summer! Especially being a teacher there isn't a reason not too. Though last year I didn't want to be spending money every month to change the decor (not the Fun Frames) so this year I'll have to get creative!!