Monday, May 24, 2010

How did I end up with so much paper?

Well, my scrapbooking room is in massive disarray, or at least it was.  I decided to tackle organizing it a bit last night, not really sure what got into me.  In doing so, I realized that I have acquired way too much paper.  (BTW, I mentioned this to my boyfriend, who promptly replied, "well, that's no surprise, every time you go to the store you buy some." Okay, so maybe I have an addiction of sorts then.) 

I was able to organize all of my DCWV stacks into a plastic box, patterned paper in the front, solid cardstock in the back - that felt productive!  Yet, I still have several piles of scraps, but they are pretty scraps, so I don't want to toss them (yes, yes, hoarder alert). So they've been sitting in the scrap pile for at least a year and I haven't touched them, what are the odds I'll actually use them?  Well my co-worker, who also crafts, had a great idea: force myself to use no new paper, just the scraps.  And that's the plan!  One of these days, I'm going to sit down, spread the entire box of scraps out on the floor and go to town making cards, whatever doesn't get used by the end of that time goes in the trash (I promise!).  So stay tuned for the results of my scrap-extravaganza!   (And, btw, if you need any paper let me know!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mmm, Tastey!

So, I recently discovered that I like to bake and overall create with food.  Now, I'm not the best cook in the world, but I do fairly well. I've made petit fours and truffles, all of which were consumed pretty quickly, especially the truffles.

~Blueberry Balsamic Petit-Fours~
 Cute little box I made to gift the petit-fours in

~Key Lime Pie Truffles~

And so it begins...

Welcome to my blog, Simply ME (Megan Elizabeth). 

For as long as I can remember I've had a love for all things creative and am the happiest when I can express my creative side.  This blog has been a long time coming and I hope this will encourage me to spend more time creating. 

Here, I will share some of my creative pursuits including cards, home and wall decor, and even some pastry arts.  I will soon be moving into my first home and am very excited to get my craft room and kitchen in order, as well as decorate the rest of the townhouse.  So stay tuned for that!

I hope you find some inspiration from my work and I encourage you to share your creations as well.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back often!