Thursday, October 30, 2008

What are you doing???

Hey everyone!

I am supposed to be emptying out my huge nightstands so that I can put them back in my bedroom, but my husband went to Walmart to pick up my latest photos - so the cat will play. He is picking up photos of the two of us on our last anniversary - Oct 11th. I am actually working on a layout about it - talk about instant gratification. I am not only putting me back in my scrapbooks I am putting us in it. So, stop by this weekend and check it out. Also, we have a super saturday crop this weekend - think about it, then call and sign up anyway. Hopefully, I will have created another dozen layout on us, me, them, him, her before this is week is over...????

Newest arrival Colorbok and Rusty Pickle are both in this week.

Well, I'd better go, if he finds out I am scrapbooking and blogging he might have a hissy fit. LOL.

Write soon,

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wow, we are on a roll

Actually, this will probably be my last entry for the week. My husband is done with the tile in my bedroom and now it's my turn to put the room back together again. I have been living, sleeping, scrappin, blogging in the middle of chaos for a little over a week, when my DH decided that after waiting 10 months to get to tiling my bedroom floor that 2 weekends ago was about that time on the man schedule to finally get it done. But, like any man with a full time job he has been doing it a little at a time (god bless his soul), but now the truly hard work of putting our bedroom back together falls to me. Beginning with my scrapbooking desk. Poor desk. It is ginormous and still it cannot compete with all my scrappin supplies :) I am not sure I will be able to get it all back together again. I am letting go of all my packrat days and consolidating, reorganizing and shedding the useless. I am done with all the scraps. I just can't keep them all. But, really when do I ever use them. It sounds good in theory, but unless I use it right away I just save it until it's time to make room again. So, a tip for today, keep them handy -somewhere you are able to see them and use them more quickly or just pass them on to a thriftier scrapper or your friendly card maker - or the little rugrats who steal all your stuff anyway. Mine are going to my three little ones - someone's trash is someone else's treasure.

It does feel good to organize. I think most scrappers love to do it. Sometimes spending for time organizing then actually scrappin - so this might take me a while.

Well, once again I sadly say goodnight. If I can sneak out of clean up duty for a few minutes, I might be able to blog tomorrow.

Also, post your comments and tell me what you think about all the changes. I hope you love them all and sign up to be one of our followers.

Write soon,


Monday, October 27, 2008

Yep, It's Me Again...

What can I say I am on a blogging mission. I must admit I am pretty proud of myself that I was able to download all the pics for the double dees and the Crate Paper/Sassafras Layouts - although it took me about 8 hours to finish it all. If you click on them - you will be able to see an enlarged version of the layout through flickr. If you don't know what they are, like me - a few hours ago, check them out, you can organize and save your photos and post them on other sites. So, that brings me to my other reason for blogging. Share your photos with us. Send me a jpeg (on flickr if possible) of one of your latest creations and you might be published at our site - does that count as a real pub??? I don't know, but you could sure get bragging rights for it- be a mini-celebrity. Also, with our new look we have been able to add a followers list. So join us and find out when I have posted immediately and stay on top of what's going on.

Oops almost forgot the code words for this week.

They are: I love the new blog!

Also, the Dine and Dash project this week was created by Stephanie F. (Welcome Layout- cute)
We have enough product for 6 of you to recreate it, so hurry in before they are all gone.


Great Blog Dee

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Twice in 1 week...

I know, I know, it's shocking...2 post in 1 week. It just can't be real. Well, I am here to tell you that I now have the blogging bug. I was telling the ladies yesterday, at our freebie crop, that I was looking through other blogs for inspiration - am I blogging right? (I know I need to get an A at everything - I'm dealing with my issues) but I discovered some neat things I can do on my blog - like update my profile - which I just did - check it out!!! and show off some of my latest works of art as well as post the double dee's everyone's been asking about so check out our slideshow for them both.

Let me know what you think about our new look and blogging more frequently???

I'm going to go create some more.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Yep, I'm Blogging again!

Hi Everyone,

I have the scrapbooking bug! Yep!

At this weekend's crop I got a ton of scraplifted layouts done. I am so proud of myself. The layouts look great and took mininal time because I didn't have to think about it. It was hit and run scrappin.

But, the funniest thing is it took a newbie (Zuly) to tell me something I never realized before - I am a quiet scrapper. Although I love all the social aspects of scrappin in a group - I am a listener by nature. As everyone talked including John Tish I listened and scrapped my heart away. But, it didn't end there - I went home and after sleeping part of the day away - I made another 4 layouts yesterday and I am still inspired - so who knows how many I will create this week. As for the paper I used, it was crate papers 2 latest lines - lemongrass and prudence. I am in love with both of them. They are gorgeous and selling fast - so don't miss out - there are plenty of samples for you to scraplift so don't forget your camera, too.

As for the newbie update - our latest customer of the month winner is Natalia - she is a brand new scrapper and now she's entitled to 15% off all her purchases for the month of November - but the catch is I need 8 layouts for the customer of the month display. Which are due by October 31st - get crackin Natalia!

Another newbie item - they were just contagious - they were so excited to win prizes - it was just hysterical. It reminded me of what it felt like when I first started scrapbooking - awesome but a bit scary. It's so refreshing to see that kind of energy - scrapbooking should be fun - it should not be a tool of torture. So, if the fun has been sucked out of it for you - stop what you are doing and think about why you do, or look back through some old layouts and read the journaling or just read between the lines. Scrapbooking is meant to be fun. So find your happy place and get a scrappin'.

But, if you can't find the old mojo come to our freebie crop this Friday and let us inspire you - I promise you ideas to keep you going throughout the holiday season. If not the crops on us - oh that's right the crop is free. Heehee! Which leads me to my final tip for today (straight from John Tish) laughter helps keep colds away - I don't know how but it's true. So, if nothing else at least you'll laugh your butt off and keep that cold at bay!

Happy Scrappin,


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I know it's been a long time


I can't tell you how sorry I am. It's just been pure madness between life, the "REAL JOB" and the store I am barely able to put a sentence together much less find time to write about it. But, today has been one of those days that has made me grateful - to be alive - to be here - to be surrounded by friends - to have a great husband - just a great life.

After being in a bit of a slump - family stuff, I am so excited to say that I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday, after once again feeling overwhelmed and without a second to spare to be me I sat and rehashed the Oprah episode that just finished. (I LOVE OPRAH!) Yesterday's episode involved a young man who tried to kill off his entire family and his father not knowing he was involved and having survived the attack had decided to "FORGIVE" him/her. He talked about his faith and his need to give the hatred back and go on. What an amazing man. It just gave me a whole new perspective on forgiving. It's true it doesn't hurt those you are upset at - they just keep on going - they have gotten what they wanted whether it's being ruthless or careless or just mean-spirited it only hurts you. They don't care and you know what I don't care about it either. God is good! I am letting it be and calling them out to be better people - if that's possible - okay that was mean - but I had to get something in I said I didn't care it doesn't mean it didn't hurt - but I am SO OVER IT!

So let those feelings go - life is short - enjoy the moment and don't let those naysayers stop you from leading your best life - damn you've worked hard for it now enjoy it. Let them get their panties in a bunch - no more sore grapes for me. I'm FREE!!!

On the other hand I have some scrapbooking gossip for you - that Imaginisce Fairest of them All is just gorgeous so if you have a little princess in your house - whether it's you dog or your granddaughter this collection will get your panties in a bunch - I told Kellie to pull one of each for me so expect samples soon cause I feel like a princess today!!! - now if I just had the right photo - I might need to borrow someone's tiara and speaking of feeling like a princess has anyone seen the info on the November crop - It's called I NEED A BREAK - because we need a break before we get slammed with all the thanksgiving cooking and the Christmas shopping and all the hoopla. We are working on getting a masseuse at the store as well as set up for a manicure and ped at an additional cost but who doesn't need to feel like a princess - I know I do - don't you deserve one too???

Also, our HUGE christmas crop is just around the corner - so plan accordingly - It's going to be even bigger this year.

Oohhh I almost forgot Sassafras sent a little goodie for everyone who is attending our crop on the 18th - It's adorable!!!

Gotta go - I am going to scrap with my daughter for 15 minutes before her bedtime. Damn, I'm lucky!!!