Friday, March 30, 2007

The Drop Off!!!

It is true... next week - I get to meet my client in person for a drop off...
I am finished with her Guatemala Album and since we live fairly close - we are meeting halfway and I will get to see her page through the completed album and watch her enjoy the finished product! I am so excited! She is also bringing with her the next project... an Album of her trip to Italy! Yes... someone is going to pay me to play with real pictures from Italy?! Life is good! If I can't go there myself... at least I can scrapbook someone else's dream vacation! LOL!
One day.... one day!!!

So... I now have some photo's to scrap with...
We went to a concert a couple of weekends ago
and had a blast! My daughter loved it (and so did we!)
We also went Wedding Dress shopping with my niece
and got SEVERAL pictures of her trying on dresses...
and yes - I got 'the shot' of her when she realized
that she was wearing her Wedding Dress!
I also have some nice shots like these...

Kaye & Chloe were playing with Make-Up and decided to try to trick us...
it only worked on Dan... but they may have a future in Make-Up Artistry!
Of course... Darcie has some other pictures of the girls together
(ones withOUT the black eyes)
and so I am waiting to print my own out...
You all know if I print mine -
I will not have enough discipline to NOT scrap them...
so I must wait until she graciously uploads the other pictures...
Why is it that I am always somehow at her mercy?!
I think it is some sort of voodoo mind trick
that she does?! LOL!

Anyway - I also was hard at work making sets of cards,
paper coasters, and notebooks to match!
(Yes - I love my Spray Adhesive!!!)
I stalked the Michael's Dollar Bin and found some
paper coasters and notebook/journals
and made them to match a set of cards!
Too fun... & they turned out great!
(But I forgot to take a picture?!)
Also I have been searching for Paper Lines that
feature my niece's wedding colors...
Her colors are Black, Ivory/White, Latte, & Pink.
There are LOTS of choices...
I just sent her about 12 links to different lines.
With all the other wedding plans,
I may have just pushed her over the edge?! Oops?!
Although - she makes handmade Journals,
so it may be relaxing & exciting for her
to browse through them all!

So... for me - NEXT week is Spring Break...
who can know what we will end up doing!?
No big plans yet except a trip to the Factory Outlets...
I was feeling a bit guilty about the no plans deal,
then this morning - my daughter proudly told me that
she loves it best when we have 'no plans' because then she can relax
and we can do things spontaneously?!
Maybe I will take Na's lead and make a trip to the State Pen...??!
That would be fun!?

I will remember this time to take some cool Jazz pictures tomorrow night
when my hubby is playing music...
I want to do a page on him & I forgot my camera
the last two places he has had gigs!?
I will pack it today so I don't forget!?

Anyway - that is what I have been doing...
next week I think I will have fun Italy pictures to play with...
so I shouldn't be TOO impatient with Darcie
& her !@&# Kodak "Easy"Share or whatever?!

Scrap On!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cute Frame... & Pictures to take!

Aaah yes... it is true!
I had fun making this little
"Make-n-Take" Frame
at the Crop I went to last week...

I have mad ea couple of these so far,
but I always used Mod Podge...
on Friday - we used Spray Adhesive.
Oh My!? I am IN LOVE with Spray Adhesive!
Gotta go buy me some of that
Anyway - the crop was fun...
there were maybe a dozen ladies
by the time we headed out!
(We only stayed a couple of hours!)
I went with a new friend and we agreed
to only bring stuff to do the Make-n-Take!
I had a hot date with my Honey & we just wanted
to check it out and meet the other scrappers!
They were really nice and fun,
& we will plan on being there in May
when they do the next Crop!
Renee had plenty of things to work on,
but - sadly - as you all know - I do not?!
Still - no pictures?!
(Plus that Hot Date...)
BUT - this should be a BANNER Photo Op weekend!
Oh first - let me say - after the Crop on Friday,
I met her hubby (who I went to school with) and their kids,
then rushed home to Dave so we could go see
The Paperboys at The Seasons!
It was a great show!
The day before St Patty's
- so their Celtic sound was very popular!
They were a lot of fun...

Anyway - this weekend...
Yes - Photo Op's GALORE, I tell ya!
First... today - we are off to a concert...
my daughter's first 'real' concert!
We're not talking a fairgrounds show...
or even a concert at a local tiny venue!
We are going to see Stellar Kart,
Kutless, & the Newsboys tonight!
I am hoping they do not
confiscate my digital camera!?

Then, we are on to visit friends
(although I doubt I will take pictures then?!)
We are heading to my sisters on Friday...
and then on Saturday, on our way home,
I get to go Wedding Dress shopping with my niece!
Oh yeah! I am one of the wedding photographers
(& the Scrapbook Designer!)
so you KNOW I am taking pictures
of her trying on dresses!

THEN - when we get home...
we will get the chance to catch up
with those Beeler's!
(& ya'll know how photogenic
those Beeler's are!)

So... next week -
I will have somethin' to Scrapbook!
(& by Tuesday or Wednesday...
I will be caught up again?!)
(I... Just... Can't...
HELP... my... self!?)
Honestly, I can't!?
So - I do this type of thing:

I take pictures of random everyday things, & make a layout about it! I love this one though... and it is an important part of our everyday life that is often overlooked because it is not an 'event'! Anyway - love the Chatterbox Papers and the Ribbon Slide!

Scrap On!

Friday, March 16, 2007


Hey there...

yes - I have been busy scrapping
& creating & just plain old loving my job!
To think that I get paid for doing what I love
...isn't that the ultimate!?
Plus - my husband has had 3 paying gigs
in about 2 or 3 months
- with more opportunities coming all the time...
getting paid for doing what his passion is...
how can we not be loving this season
& be thankful for the blessings
that God is pouring over us!?

I have been writing as well...
just once a week
- but my year long commitment
is nearing an end,
so the next step
is fast approaching!

Oh - & have I mentioned lately
that as much as I love Fall,
Spring is a
Blue Skies & Sunshine...
Trees starting to turn Green again
& Tulips pushing up through the soil...
Aaaah yes! Spring is fast approaching too,
& not a moment too soon for me!

I have loved getting to create layouts with
gorgeous photo's from Guatemala.
I will not post any lo's here as I have not
gained permission from my client yet.
But let me just say
- she has some beautiful pictures
to play with!
I actually have 3 more pages to add journaling to,
& then I am officially done!

I had my Scrap Happy group last night
& I actually remembered to take a few pix...
although the ladies there
mostly didn't want to be 'featured'

We had a good time & we're praying about
how to offer Childcare to help grow our Group!
We'd appreciate any prayers or ideas on that front!

It is Friday & I am going to an all night crop tonight...
although I only plan on staying a couple of hours tops...
(you KNOW I don't really have any photo's to scrap!?)
I do have one 2-page layout I am working on right now.
& I have a few pictures from Valentine's Day to scrap...
but tonight we are just doing the Make-n-Take frame.
I am going with a gal that I met from MySpace...
she is local & is wanting to meet other Scrappers...
so we are hoping that there will be other ladies there
that we hit it off with...
They meet again in May and then in July...
it's a 2-day crop & it costs $5 for both days!
They sell product there as well
& have goodie bags & Make-n-Takes too!?
So - I will fill you in on my impression of it soon!
Maybe Darcie will plan a trip here
around one of the future crops in teh Summer
although I know they will pale in comparison
to the Gatherings you all have 'there'!

Anyway - I am off to put away all my stuff
(the only down side of scrapping elsewhere?!)

Scrap On!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Up to my ears in Easter

Yes... it is true
I have spent days on Easter...
Only I have nothing to show for it...
Well - I have the mess left...
& it was for a good cause!?
Plus - it could bring in some new clients as well!

I was asked to donate a basket of Scrap goodies
for a local Christian School Fund raiser.
At first they were just looking for a Gift Certificate,
but I explained that a $20 or $25 Gift Certificate
won't buy much... maybe some cards, or a frame
but no Scrapbook itself...
Somehow - I ended up agreeing to MAKE the Cards & Frame
then of course, I went out and bought the Basket.

Then I had to have some filler stuff too...
so I scrapped a Candle Wrap to match the frame,
and bought a little bunny... some Boems Chocolates...
it turned out great and ended up being worth about $50.
Yeah... I know...
A Gift Certificate would have been WAY easier
(and cheaper!)
But... this is how I am!?
Oh - and then when everything was all put together in the Basket,
I forgot to take a picture?!

Here are some of the contents:

So...this was much of my week this week...
Last week was,
well - it sounds like it was similar to some of yours?!
Sucky and LONG somehow?!
I am better now!

Except for the fact in the midst of my intense emotional ride,
I found SEVERAL not gray - but silvery WHITE hairs..
oh yeah - NOT FUNNY God!?
I am talking several here... Crap!?
So - I am trying to get in to get a hair cut & color ASAP!?

So - next week HAS to be better, right?!
What I really need is
some guilt-free spending money,
coffee with girlfriends, a chick flick,
(some photo's to scrap),
and SPRING already?!
I want to see my Hydrangeas in bloom
& enjoy my Porch Swing again!?
sigh... so I wait... & pray for Spring!

Oh... yes - and I met a local Scrapper via MySpace.
We met for coffee and visited for a couple of hours...
She is hoping to join my Scrap Happy group next month,
but we will probably get together to Scrap before that!?
We'll see!? We both brought some of our own stuff...
She is good... which is always nice!? LOL?!
Anyway - Scrap On! Ladies!