Friday, August 21, 2009

Listening, continued.

Yeah, so... I had great plans to keep up with this thing over the summer. Obviously something different happened, and you know... I'm okay with that.

Instead of filling the interwebs with questionably relevant chatter, I've been listening.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling all blogs "questionably relevant" or even chatter. I thoroughly enjoy the blogs I keep up with. It's just what blogging would have been coming from me.

One of these days, I think I'll share some of the meaningful things that have come out of listening this summer, but until then I intend on a good bit more listening (and a good bit less talking).

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Creating again...

So, I'm thinkin' the key to being creative is to quit grad school... just kidding. This past week has been host to a new adventure in painting, some handmade baby gifts, and a handmade wedding present. I'm still working on something with the paint-project, so a post about that will have to wait, but in the meantime...

The Date Jar...

Sometime last year (before we moved), Jeromie & I decided to make a date jar. I found a cool, old beat-up container at a local antique store & we filled it with fun ideas for dates. Why? Because we have a slight tendency to take life and ourselves too seriously sometimes. :-) In fact, the date jar has been in hibernation since last spring because we let that happen. And we moved (three times! once half-way across the country...). And we both started grad school. Yeah. We're reviving it. Point taken.

Soooooo... when it came time to make a present for my friend who got married this afternoon, I decided to make another date jar. She and her husband are both in grad school at the same time too, so it just seemed appropriate.

I apologize for the poor picture quality, but I didn't have time to wait for daylight & Jer's off-camera flash thingy is out of battery. :-\

- one sweet container, preferably old or with a story behind it
- three colors of scrapbooking paper
- one lighter, contrasting color of scrapbooking paper
- some scissors
- some glue
- a pen
- a few fun ideas!!!!


Some ideas to start on...

Some blanks for creating their own ideas

Photo-op with the original date jar :-)

Finished product!