Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
That's right, stuff white people like. And if you say, "Hey, that's Racist," just go take a look at the page. It actually makes fun of the silly things we do. My favorite examples of what White People Like are Coffee, Being Offended, girls with bangs, Outdoor Performance Clothes, Unpaid Internships, Expensive Sandwiches, Asian girls, Asian Fusion food, Farmer's Markets and Religions their parents didn't belong to. My all-time favorite stuff white people like, and this one literally made me fall of my chair laughing, is comparing people to Hitler. Oh yes, it is one that I have definitely been guilty of myself. I mean, you can compare someone to the devil or Antichrist, but with religious affiliations set aside, everyone knows who Hitler was and that he was a very bad bad bad man. Too funny... I'll definitely be buying this book at the next trip to Borders and/or Barnes and Noble.
In other randomness today, I was trying to think of all the strange words that my brain has created and that I have added to my daily, normal vocab. It's apparently been something I've been doing for years. My friend Candace in High School used to make fun of me all the time. Then again, I used to call her, "Candidas," and that derived from me calling her "canned peaches." Unfortunately, I didn't realize Candidas is the bacteria that causes yeast infections.... so I'm sure when I yelled it out across the mall to get her attention, some people turned their heads. I'm guessing "yeast infection" isn't the best pet name to give to one of your best friends? Other words.... "deffie" in place of, "definitely." This is literally one that just popped into my head, probably from over-use of it's predecessor, I just decided to shorten the word. "Sweriously..." "Are you sweriously going to wear that in public?" Now this one I can tell you where I got it from. A while back, there used to be a show called "El Capitan," and one of the characters used to randomly insert the letter "W" into her words while speaking. She thought it was a stand-out trait, turned out it was annoying. But seriously, "Swerious" is in my vocab to stay. There's always the word "Tubbie" that my scrap pal Tracey had to ask me what that was... it's taking a bathtub, for those of you who DON'T know... lol! I'm sure that one came from just taking the word "tub" and then trying to make it sound cutesie for my kids. "Don't you want to take a tubbie-wubbie in the bathy-boo?" No, I really don't talk like that. In fact, I hate people that talk to babies like that. I also have coined the phrase, "Let's G.I. Joe" as in "G-O, Go..." That's one I have no idea where it came from, but it's a "regular" in my vocabulary.
I'm sure I have more, but I wanted to ask, do you make up words or saying that make sense in YOUR head but other people look at you like you're nuts for saying them? Let me know! Have a SUPER HAPPY Thursday!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
OK, so I haven't posted anything crafty recently, and I'm sorry... you all just have to deal with my more-than-random rigamarole. But this page I'm working on is totally killing me, AND I'm dead set on finishing it tonight. I don't care if I just glue some random stuff down, it's time for this layout to be finished!!! I also have TONS of brainstorming and crazy ideas about other projects going on up in my head, so my creative focus is not quite, "in focus," right now.
Have a great weekend, my part peoples! If you're visiting, comment and tell me who you are! I would love to see some of your crafty work as well! Plus, IF you see this blog and DON'T comment, you are stealing a peice of my soul....
Just kidding! Let's chat soon!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
In other happy and scrappy news, my mom who is horrible with keeping secrets and who I have also dragged into this addiction called scrapping, gave it away that she bought me a Cricut Expression for my Birthday! Can I get a, "woo hoo?" If you DON'T know what a Cricut Expression is, it's a wonderful craft cutter that cuts all different types of paper, cardstock, magnet paper, chipboard, balsa wood, etc... from .75in" to 24" wide. Talk about unlimited possibilities! I'm so EXCITED for this!!! I already have Quickutz Silhouette, which cuts up to 12 inches wide, but the Cricut does all the really cool stuff. Plus, I just read that they're coming out with a power pack to take with you so you don't have to plug it in, and THEN it also has an additional accessory that is a solar panel you can hook up to the power pack, thus never having to plug your Cricut into a wall..... EVER!!! That's pretty cool, if you ask me. I'm most excited for the new deep housing blade that can cut chipboard, rubber stamp material and magnetic paper. And my mom also spilled that she bought me the new Design Cutting software that goes along with it and THREE font /decorateve cartridges! (Michael's has a deal) OK, so enough gushing.... but it is rather fun... hehehehe...
I'm still in a creative block with the LO I'm working on. BUT I did go to the LSS (Matt watched the kids so I could go celebrate my publication by buying some scrappy supplies) and I confess, I bought another five packs of American Crafts Thickers. My obsession with these alphabet stickers is beyond anything else. The fonts, the colors, the textures.... mmmm mmmm... delish. So I think I should be able to figure something out tonight after the girlies go to bed. Matt also left on a camping trip with the guys for three days, so I don't have to worry too much about making big meals and now I can watch my guilty pleasure of reality tv shows in peace. Maybe I'll even turn on some old Broadway Tunes and sing at the top of my lungs and dance around like a crazy person. We'll see... one never knows what happens in my world. After seeing, "Mamma Mia," I'm in the mood for some old-fashioned Abba. Hope you have had a great day! I know I've been floating all day!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I'm totally stumped on a page I'm working on... don't you hate it when that happens? The title is really bugging me. No matter what I do or products I use, I just can't seem to find the right combo of alphas and stuff. What's a Sara to Do???
Have a Happy Day!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
So today I'm going to talk about some of my likes and dislikes.... I just feel like doing a fun blog, and I'm allowed to because I said so.
Samantha Brown - I want to steal this womans job. Samantha Brown is my idol. She gets to travel the whole world for free, AND they pay her to eat at the most fabulous restaurants, have private tours of museums and cathedrals and stay in the most gorgeous hotels.... it's amazing. Plus she just seems so friendly and funny and warm. Definitely someone I would love to have a beer with... and she's probably had some of the best!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Another fun little game I recently played was over at similarminds.com. I took a little quiz that has slowly been taking the scrapbook blogging world by storm; here are my results:
ENFP - "Journalist". Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. 8.1% of total population.
Yeah this one pretty much hit the nail on the head with me! Especially when I looked at the "more details" section about it.
It says: outgoing, social, disorganized, easily talked into doing silly things, spontaneous, wild and crazy, acts without thinking, good at getting people to have fun, pleasure seeking, irresponsible, physically affectionate, risk taker, thrill seeker, likely to have or want a tattoo, adventurous, unprepared, attention seeking, hyperactive, irrational, loves crowds, rule breaker, prone to losing things, seductive, easily distracted, open, revealing, comfortable in unfamiliar situations, attracted to strange things, non punctual, likes to stand out, likes to try new things, fun seeker, unconventional, energetic, impulsive, empathetic, dangerous, loving, attachment prone, prone to fantasy
performer, actor, entertainer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker, comedian, radio broadcaster/dj, some job related to theater/drama, poet, music journalist, work in fashion industry, singer, movie producer, playwright, bartender, comic book author, work in television, dancer, artist, record store owner, model, freelance artist, teacher (art, drama, music), writer, painter, massage therapist, costume designer, choreographer, make up artist
data analyst, scientist, researcher, financial advisor, business analyst, govt employee, office manager, mathematician, investment banker, office worker, computer tech, it professional, network engineer, strategist
CRAZY!!! Just about everything on the favored careers is something that I've wanted to do at some point in my life. OK, well that's about it for me today... it's already been a longer post than normal, but again, I have the tendancy to become a rigamarole from time to time. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
All in all, I love the album. I'll have it as my playlist here until next Friday, so feel free to listen to some of the tunes I talked about. Have a great day!
For a little creativity today, I recently acquired an ATG (aka, Monster of a Tape Runner), and it seems to be on trend that everyone alters theirs. Usually I'm one to let it go, but this thing was so fugly when I bought it, I couldn't help but alter it. The photo I took of the other side stinks, and I'm too lazy to retake it. Plus I'm thinkin' it needs something more...
Have a Great Day!!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
OK, OK, I know it doesn't look that good, but trust me, it's so tasty. Here's how I did it
1- 15 oz. can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained (reserve the water in the can, though!)
1/4 c. Tahini Paste (found in the mediteranean aisle at the market)
4 cloves of garlic
3 fresh jalapenos, de-seeded
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Curry
3 TB of lemon juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
2/3 c. olive oil
Red pepper flakes and olive oil for garnish
I used a food processor, but you could use a blender or bullet. First I throw my garlic cloves and jalapenos in the processor to mince them. Then I add everything else and blend for a LONG time. The longer you blend, you will get a creamier consistancy, as opposed to a grainy, lumpy one. * patience is a virtue, young grasshopper* Add in the reserved juice from your bean can alternating with olive oil as needed to get a smoother consistancy as well. Voila! I like mine better chilled which allows the flavors to really sit and "get acquainted" with one another. I drizzled olive oil and sprinkled crushed red peppers on myine before serving/devouring.
Pita Bread Ingredients:
3 cups flour
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1-2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 c. water
1/4 c. milk
I'll boil my water, let it cool and then add my yeast and salt and whisk it with a fork. I then put the rest of my ingredients in the food processor with the dough blade, and add the yeast/water/salt mixture. Mix until dough comes off of the sides of the bowl and is smooth and elastic. Separate dough into 16 balls on a floured surface. Cover and let rise for 15-1 hour, or until doubled in size. When ready, heat skillet to medium heat and roll each ball well in flour. Roll flat into circular shape; don't worry if it seems really flat. Place in skillet and when bubbles start to rise on one side, flip and do the other side. You can fry these in oil, giving them a indian fry bread texture, but I didn't even use pam. You can also freeze your dough balls and use them later. Next time I make these I want to try using whole wheat flower. I think that mixing in some fresh cilantro as well with your jalapenos would give it a spicy/cool flavor; unfortunately, my hubbie doesn't like the green leafy stuff, so I didn't use it!
Thanks for stopping by! For a little "creative fury" here are some cards I recently made. They're part of a set of five "thank you" cards I did using different languages. Have a great day!!!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
This is Emma. She's is my oldest and will be four in September. She is my little bundle of OCD joy! She also LOVES going to school and her favorite part about the day is riding the bus. (She will tell you it's number 96, too!)
Here is my sweet little Halle. She turned two in January and is a little drama queen. She always has a head full of crazy hair!
Here's my husband Matthew and I on a Carribean cruise we took about a year ago. This was on the island of St. Maarten near the French portion of the island. I know this isn't the best picture, but the site was so pretty and the only other one I have looks like I'm pulling a wedgie! An interesting fun fact about the family is that we have a "team number" and that's 22. Matt and I were married on the 22 of August, Emma was born on the 22 of September and Halle was born on the 22 of January. And no, we didn't plan it at all. Alright, short post today! It's a lazy Saturday here. I'm off to do some scrapping! Hope you have a great day and see ya tomorrow!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Isn't it pretty? I was quite tickled with myself. I used one of Chatterboxes new Artsy.licious lines out called Kohl and Alabaster. TOTALLY LOVE IT! It's gorgeous flocked and foiled/tinseled paper. Totally drool-worthy. I let my Quickutz Silhouette do most of the work cutting all the flowers. Then I inked, painted and blinged them up. I used styrofoam glue and Zots to stick the flowers to styrofoam balls I had painted black. I also noticed it is MUCH easier to start at the top of the ball and work your way around and down. I also used an old Chatterbox Stencil to trace onto paper, scan into photoshop then cut onto contact paper using the Silhouette. So easy! I'm thinking about making some more of these. Maybe I will take some pictures, and do my very first tutorial! WooHoo! Sounds like fun! Let me know if you like my topiary and would be interested in something like that. Have a Happy Fourth of July and BE SAFE!!!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
So, you're probably wondering why my blog is called, "Unleash the Fury," eh? Well, I have always had some sort or multiple creative outlets in my life. When I was younger I read books day and night; so much to the point my mom was afraid I had no friends or people skills so she enrolled in me in a theater workshop one summer which I begrudgingly attended. See, my last experience with theater was when I played one of the lullaby league munchkins in the, "Wizard of Oz," in 4th grade and I had to wear a tutu in front of the whole school. Not fun... I have very chubby thighs. But as it turned out, I LOVED this theater workshop. We had multiple classes on improv, pantomime (I can do a mean box), singing and working on our main production, "The Secret Garden." I remember wanting the main role of Mary SO BAD! I never thought in a million years I would get it, but I did! That's when the bug bit me. Opening night and all the flowers... oh the flowers... the applause and all the adrenalin combined with life-long friendships. It's amazing. I continued doing theater until college when my degree changed second semester. During those years, I also taught myself how to play piano and guitar, which I still enjoy doing. I also took some voice lessons with an AMAZING coach, Wendy Mullen. Yahtta Yahtta Yahtta....
Fast Forward because this is getting LONG already! (See, I told you what my friends had to go through.) I got married had kids and I started to scrapbook to make some gifts for my parents and inlaws. I was never really into the whole visual art thing or part of expressing myself visually. I have never been able to draw, paint, sketch, whatever... the most artistic thing I could draw were doodles on my notes to friends or entries into yearbooks. So the idea of putting things together that were already pretty and making something visually stimulating with them made sense to me. I started with a very small box of stuff, moved to a hall closet and now take up one car of our two car garage. To come to full circle, I love to unleash my creative fury on a scrapbook page or altered item. I have so much to say about life and I feel like scrapbooking is just one of the great artistic mediums I can do that through. By combining colors, patterns, textures, photos and journaling we cannot only pass on memories to later generations, record our triumphs and defeats, generate comfort within ourselves, but we can still inspire others to go on the same journey. That is my hope in this blog; to inspire everyone around me to tell the story of their life, because it is important, and to unleash their own creative fury.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to do daily updates for the next week or so, to really put an imprint of my personality here. I will start to post some of my most recent and proudest scrap accomplishments and projects. Have a great day and Happy Fourth of July! Be safe!