Stomp! LO- Studio Calico 11/21 Sunday Sketch

Blog post take 2…

My first post was lost when my internet crapped out when there was a Comcast glitch on Sunday night. And then I spent Monday night doing blog edits hoping that some fairy god mother would jsut gift me a new customized blog. No luck there.


Anyway, I have finally posted my interpretation of Studio Calico’s Sunday sketch from last week. As usual, I like the blog’s Sunday Sketches since it is fun form of self imposed homework. How can I not like crafty homework? Completing it makes me feel like I am getting things done- 1) the sketch activity 2) another layout in my scrapbook.

I liked this sketch because it emphasized the journaling portion of the page. Since taking Elizabeth Kartchner’s recent online class I have been trying to focus more on capturing the story behind the photos.

All supplies from the October and November Studio Calico Main Kits.


11.24-29- How Martha Were You?

How Martha Was I This (Long) Weekend?

Wednesday night-

Went to 2 different food stores for Thanksgiving feasting

Posted a blog post


Hosted our 2 friends for Thanksgiving


Up at 4.15am to drop Price for 5am shift (first trip to the mall)

Finished my first crochet project

Picked up Price from work (2nd trip to mall)

We went to Home Depot for gifts and went to the mall for the 3rd time that day

Grabbed a late dinner out

Posted a blog post


Made breakfast including Thanksgiving left-overs (eggs with potato casserole)

Left Boston and went shopping in Patriots Place

Visited family and friends for a 2nd Thanksgiving


Had breakfast while reading the paper

Brushed our rabbit Jack because he was extensively shedding with his winter coat coming in

Scrapbooked 2 layouts

Completed advent calendar kit

Went out for errands and food shopping

Made dinner- turkey quesadillas with baked sweet potato fries

Completed 3 loads of laundry

During Morning Living on Martha Radio, the hosts hold a segment called How Martha Were You? every Monday morning where you recap your weekend’s activities.

Little Miss Bunny Butt LO- Studio Calico 11/14 Sunday Sketch

I’ve been a little off this week. Very off on my routine of blog posting. Price and I switched our Bedroom with the Office. It was like a mini moving experience, which of course took longer than I expected. Overall, I love the change and I’m glad that made me realize that I have a lot of scrapbooking stuff. So I will be doing a series of giveways in the next few weeks. woo hoo!


Okay, getting back on track… I did this scrapbooking layout for last week’s Studio Calico Sunday Sketch, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. whoops!

So I had these photos laying around from the summer. Price was brushing Bunny and at some point she accepted she was defeated and let her little tail went down in defeat. Sad on her part, but really adorable. When I saw the sketch I knew this would be perfect for these photos. It’s actaully one snap shot printed 3 times. I’m finally accepting that 1 picture printed multiple times is okay. I actaully really enjoy seeing LO’s with that.

There is a lot going on with this layout, while still being pretty simple. Simple design and implementation but there are a lot of different products used. I used Stampin’ Up! card stock, canvas pieces, butterfly punch, and rhinestone brads; American Crafts Thickers and rub-ons; Tattered Angles Mist; Mister Huey Mist; and some lace that came with Amy Tangerine’s class.

From 1/2 way around the world

Our rabbits are veggie eating machines so Price and I make countless trips to Haymarket and our local (affordable!) Asian food market for veggies. The rabbits love bok choy and cilantro, so we end up going to Super 88 often. Aside from veggies, Price and I get little treat every time we go. Things range from mochi cakes to chocolate filled koala things.

These were our goodies from tonight…

Pumpkin Pocky… perfect for the autumn season.

Ritz Cracker Sandwiching Custards…. umm genius! Salty and sweet- the perfect snack combination.


Now I need to stop looking up other Japanese/Chinese snacks and go to bed so I get up for Thanksgiving!



11.19-21: How Martha Were You?

How Martha Was I This Weekend?

The majority of the weekend was focused on a baby shower that I co-hosted with a coworker at my apartment. The baby shower went well so that is all that mattered. Sunday was spent relaxing in the morning and then doing work around the apartment, like move furniture around to switch our bedroom with our office.

Friday night

made blue paper-chain decorations and hung them up (with help 🙂 )

started cleaning apartment- moving furniture and plants, sweeping, dusting, etc

unload, reload dishwasher

prep cupcakes… gotta love mis en place


drove into work and picked up the gifts that people left because they could not make it to the party

stop at iparty for blue balloons and papergoods

go to food store for snacks and drinks

made 36 vanilla bean cupcakes (using homemade vanilla sugar) and chocolate frosting

Baby Shower!!

Post shower clean up and relaxation


slept in to 9.30… woohoo!!!

Some more dishes

Review session with Current Boston Architectural College student regarding portfolios and job interviews

Did some work on baby shower mini scrapbook

Started the process of switching the bedroom with the office.

Watched American Music Awards and started a new crocheting project during the show

During Morning Living on Martha Radio, the hosts hold a segment called How Martha Were You? every Monday morning where you recap your weekend’s activities.