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crazy maker, wife and mom of 3
Interests: creating something from, music, reading, crochet, vintage everything, thrift stores!, decorating, retro style, photography,
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yep, its a record... 10 months of completely neglecting my bloggity blog. i never cease to amaze myself... ************** so right now, i have a great reason to pay some attention to this little space.... its THAT time of year... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at PinkCherryMama
as my 2015 gets off to a crazy start, i find myself in the same place i usually begin the new year... wanting to start anew, wondering what God's plan is for me, and wondering if i am following said... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at PinkCherryMama
i guess i'll start with the crepe :) my last halloween flower of the year... workshop samples in process... if you follow me on instagram, i posted this yesterday, but it was so cute i had to share again! my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
halloween has always been my LEAST favorite holiday... so i try to get cutsey with the decorations since i am a sissy lala and hate to do the creepy, scary thing. let me know what you think :) have a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
i survived my first workshop! there were only 4 of us, which turned out to be a blessing for me since i was nervous and wasn't sure how i would go about teaching. lisa at wildwood DIY is awesome and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
holy crap... it's almost here. so i mentioned a couple of weeks ago that i am teaching my first workshop on the 2oth. oh. my. gosh. i am so nervous! i've never taught a class before and i don't know... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
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Posted Sep 15, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
what a great post :) i hate that i only check in a couple of times a year now... i used to love visiting your blog back in the "scrapbooking" years. the other day i was wanting some of those embroidery patterns you used to design too... loved everything you designed! anyways... i remember those days of the "artistic, indy" scrapper. i followed people like katie refers to in her comment. there was a great little community of "rebel" scrapbookers. loved it! i never really got the "in crowd" of scrappers, so the more gritty, say-it-like-it-is people were my thing for sure. i still have lots of supplies and even hoard the old sassafras and bam pop supplies for the day when i have time to get back to it. i tried the pocket page thing as well, but life is usually too busy. i totally feel you on the perfectionist thing... i am always so concerned with not having everything "just so", so i don't ever get around to posting on my blog or listing a new design in my etsy shop because i have to wait until its perfect, or worse yet, until I AM perfect.. i love that you and katie both went for it when it came to doing what you want to do. i went about things completely backward as far as what i really want to do... i have always wanted to get a degree in graphic design, but never had the chance to. i started a family very young (18) and i have made that my priority my entire life. i never went to college (unless you consider beauty school college) and now i am feeling regret. i turned 40 this year, and i am finally beginning to realize that i REALLY truly want to go to school for graphic design. currently i have an etsy shop and design vintage inspired invitations, favors and other paper for events; programs, place cards, etc. i have never taken a class in graphic design and i feel like I've been "faking" it all this time. the etsy shop was supposed to be a hobby at first, but then as i got new requests, i never said no to anything and started figuring out how to make them happen. its been crazy. now with my 2 oldest finding their own way in the world (19 and 21) and my baby boy (8) in school full time, i am starting to see that i just might be able to fulfill that desire to learn graphic design properly... better late than never? maybe :) its pretty rad to think that all of this creativity; the scrapbooking, craftiness, design; all of it is a common thread, no matter what age or stage in life we are at... if you have the need to create, somehow your life just finds things to fill that need, even if its just a substitute for where you're going to ultimately end up. we find those things to hold us over until we get to where we are meant to be :) or maybe they are just springboards to get us to the next stage in our journey.... I've got to stop myself from the babbling now! thank you ladies for getting my mind turning :) bummed i only found this 3 months later though! good luck with your studies katie and keep doing what you're doing michelle. you are inspiring :)
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on On: I Used to Scrapbook. at Michelle Alynn
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Posted Sep 10, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
aaannnd, i'm back... again! i've been trying to get back to my little bloggity-blog, find my voice and be consistent for a few years now. yes, years. lame, i know. as my dear hubby says, "it is what it is."... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at PinkCherryMama
i actually scanned my old student body card, then scanned everyones year book photos and photoshopped them in :) hope that helps!
aw, thanks! gotta roll with the punches! if you're ever in the lake tahoe area and need a tattoo, i know where to send you ;) and yes, here's to a great 2014 to you and yours as well :)
love catching up with you every so often :) seems i never have time to read blogs anymore... but when i do, i always read yours (in my sexiest dos xx guy voice) when i read yours it brings me back to a few years ago when i found you and your rad illustrations and fun crafts... back when i actually had time to craft and do fun things! :) oh geez, i think its actually been like 7 years back! any who.. hope you have a great christmas break! also, christmas records are the best :)
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2013 on Right Now: at Michelle Alynn
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lol, your notebook looks like mine with the circles, underlines and stars... with the exception of the totally rad doodles. my lists and notes would look so much better if i could draw at all :/ :D
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2013 on Thought Jumble: at Michelle Alynn
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so sorry suzanne! i didn't see your comment right away! the invites are mailed in long slim boxes or, in this case, the customer handed them out personally instead of mailing. i offer them in sets with boxes in my etsy shop here:
EDIT: can you believe i misspelled "not".. ugh 2013 has been one of the most difficult years for our family. i haven't blogged since april due to a number of reasons.... but mainly, life just got really tough and exhausting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at PinkCherryMama
LOVE markers and have been wanting to try these forever!!! Keeping my fingers crossed :) thank you for the chance!
i won't even try to catch up on all that has gone on over the past few months but i'll share the highlights :)... one thing is for sure, i am a total failure at being consistent with this bloggity... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at PinkCherryMama
aw, thanks.... still have to rewire the other one, but i LOVE how this one turned out :)
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2013 on {look at me! i'm so handy...} at PinkCherryMama
oops, that up there was me! ^^^^ :)
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2013 on I've got the fever... at Michelle Alynn
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totally rad work as usual :) i repect you for keeping some of your details private for you and your family. the internet is so massive and sometimes, it's noce to know that EVERY detail is not out there :) good job mama.
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you are such a strong lady :) i don't know what it's like to be in that situations, but i have many friends who have had to be handle it with such grace. i love how you document it all.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2013 on around here. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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i am having such a productive week, yay for me! my etsy shop is chugging along with orders and i have had some extra time to get lots of little things done around the house that i have been meaning... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at PinkCherryMama
oh dear jealousy! i want to hate you but i can't! that is such a rad house and i am sure you are going to make it even better. my dream is to own a mid-century modern home one day...and to live by the ocean ;)
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so excited to see my snowflake cupcake toppers were featured in this 1st birthday party on project nursery :) the party was styled by emily. she is AMAZING. you can see more of the events she has planned here, as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at PinkCherryMama