Monday, May 6, 2013

Blog Every Day in May: Day 6 and Nina Mermaid

Day 6:  If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?

The funniest part about this question is that I don't have a job anymore - and I find that I am just as busy now as when I worked a full-time job!  So what do I do?  I wake up early and go to bed early.  In between, I fill my hours with cooking, cleaning, and crafting.  Ha - the 3 C's!  I love that I get to stay caught up with laundry, that was always a hassle for me.  I don't enjoy cleaning, so I only spend what time I have to doing that but it does get done regularly.  Crafting is my passion and I thoroughly enjoy spending hours at my table, getting my hands messy with inks, paints, glues, and glitter.  And I have begun to eat and feed my family organic foods, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing fresh meals.  I enjoy looking up new recipes and experimenting with my own creations in the kitchen.  I've blossomed as a cook and realized I am actually quite good at it, something I'm proud of.  There's just something gratifying about creating nourishing and delicious food for your family from scratch, it makes me feel good.  And I love teaching my daughter to cook, spending that time with her in the kitchen bonding over baking or coming up with new recipes for dinner.  We have fruit trees and grapes on our property and we're planting a vegetable and herb garden.  We are also going to be acquiring some chickens - hoping to rely more on foods we grow and raise ourselves than market-bought foods.  This should keep me even more busy!  So that's what I do - and I love it.

I used one of the new mermaid images from Dilly Beans, she's called Nina Mermaid and you can find her here.  She was colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and a generous application of Icicles Stickles to her tail, her cute little bathing suit top, and the flower in her hair.  Sentiment is from TLC Creations, I distressed the edges of the sentiment and the blue cardstock behind it with my scissors.  DP is from My Mind's Eye.


  1. Gorgeous card, Jenn. Loving that sentiment.

  2. Great card Jenn and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  3. Sounds like you are really enjoying your life, Jenn! :^)
    And your card looks like it, too! Love the sweet image, sentiment, design & paper! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Jenn loved reading about what you do!!! Wish I had more time for crafting!!!
    I so love this card - a fantastic image from Dilly Beans (really need to go shopping in Megan's store again LOL!!) - love that sentiment must check out where you got it from!

  5. Lovely card. I love your 3C's too! lol! Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

    Maya xx

  6. It's so cute! I love the stapm! I'm visiting from MIM.

  7. Gorgeous card and image Jenn..Loz
    Visiting from MIM...

  8. She is so cute Jenn, fabulous colouring and just love the sentiment with her...gorgeous card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx