Monday, February 26, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I have a confession to make - when I was first approached about contributing to this special issue, I was a little worried. I didn't really "get" the pattern concept and I didn't know if I could pull it off. BUT, my attitude took a huge turn once I started the project and realized just how many projects I could complete (and be HAPPY with the results) from a single set of materials. It was such a rewarding feeling to take a stack of papers, a few embellishments, and a stack of photos and complete so many pages PLUS extra projects (tags, cards, minibooks, etc.) I most definitely want to recommend this book - there are so many wonderful ideas from some amazing and talented designers. But even more than that, I want to recommend trying this process. Choose your supplies and see how much you can do without adding anything else to the mix, I bet you'll be surprised, I know I was!!
Monday, February 12, 2007
— Francesca Reigler
- a door I pass through at least a dozen times a day...and see constantly since it's just off the kitchen.So, I'm going to do it - I'm going to have a Happy Monday. I've made the choice myself and now I'm going to follow through with it. I hope you have a happy Monday too.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Speaking of Valentine's Day, I was asked to do a challenge on the Making Memories blog for today. My assignment was to share some quick and easy Valentine's Day Cards -- I love it when I can make something for work that I can also use at home. And I'm happy to say that the Valentine's Day cards for my kids and husband are DONE already! Hooray!
I did venture out today and took the boys to Provo. I needed to pick up the 500+ prints that I sent to Costco to be printed. And I'm copying my friend, Angela, and bought some 3-up albums at Costco to organize all of our photos in. I'll just pull out the ones I want to scrapbook when I'm ready - but at least we can enjoy the pictures until that time comes. (Thanks, Ang!) This set is almost six months worth of photos from last year - January through part of June. Feels good to have them printed...now I just need to get them in order and put in the albums.
Of course, we had to visit Target and Gymboree too...and I bought some fun things for the kids for Valentine's day - but it's a secret! (Meagan likes to check my blog...so I won't be spoiling her surprise today.)
Okay, the boys are sleeping and the big kids will be home any minute...time to get something done!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I've recently shed aobut 8 big boxes of scrapbook stuff!! I wish I had thought to take some photos of the boxes full of "stuff" sitting out in my family room...but I didn't even think of that. I had family and close friends come over two nights ago, then invited all the gals I could think of from the neighborhood yesterday. I told them to take whatever they would use -- and they did! Everyone seemed so excited to take their box full of goodies when they left. I hope they feel inspired and excited to go home and save some memories.
I LOVED sharing the stuff I have accumulated over the years...stuff I can't use or just don't want to store any longer. After everyone took all they wanted, I still had one large and one small box of "stuff" left this morning, so I drove Josh to school and took it inside and left it with a note in the teacher's lounge...hopefully they can use everything that was left.
Ahhh, losing weight feels so good...now if only my butt and belly would agree -- really, guys, it feels SO good...so let's drop it! (Maybe I should call my friends and family to see if they'd like to help me out in that department too....anybody want a few extra pounds?!?)