Monday, February 28, 2011

Meet Zoey

Josh and I have embarked on a very important step in our lives - we bought a puppy.  She is a boxer and her name is Zoey.  As precious as this little girl is, I don't think either one of us had any idea the amount of work 7 week old puppies are.  I've never had a child, but I can imagine it's something like having a newborn (just not quite as hard).  All she does is eat, sleep, and poop (and randomly play).  The first night we had her, we were up 5 or 6 times.  She would cry, we would take her outside, and then put her back in her crate.  An hour later, the same vicious cycle would happen again.  We were fighting to stay awake the next day.
Despite her puppiness, she's adorable and I think she already has Josh wrapped around her finger.  She loves to cuddle and be around us.  Here are some recent pictures, with more to come!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Crafts, Crafts, and DIGITAL Scrapbooking!

I never knew that something as trivial as scrapbooking could get me so excited!  I'm afraid to admit it, but I even had a dream (well...many dreams) about it last night.  I love crafts.  I find it ironic that as much as I fought my mom trying to get me to like crafts as a kid, that I grew up enjoying exactly what I hated.  Now that I think back, it wasn't that I actually disliked crafts, it was that I disliked doing what my mom desired me to do.  Sorry mom :(.
All that to say, I stumbled across DIGITAL scrapbooking the other day.  I am a designer (or at least try to be), and was thrilled to find out that I could combine my love for crafts as well as my love for the computer.  Some of these digital scrapbooking kits are incredible.  Here's a look at one:
I've been wanting to scrapbook my wedding pictures for a while.  With these resources, it will be so easy to make a digital scrapbook.  Don't get me wrong, I am in no way turning my back on the original scrapbooking method.  I still plan on creating my wedding album this way as well.
After spending hours perusing through some amazing designs, I decided that I was going to start designing my own scrapbook materials.  Why not?  I have a degree in graphic design - it shouldn't be that hard right?  We'll see.....
Also, feel free to check out my website.  It's still a work in progress, but something is better than nothing, right?