September 3, 2011

Boys and Cooties

Isn't this the truth?

I sometimes long for the days that my chores took maybe thirty minutes a day, and "office drama" meant that my brother broke my slinky. (At the time, it was very dramatic and traumatic.)

There was no pressure on a rainy day to get stuff done. If we were stuck inside for the day, I would either read a book, play with my spirograph, or beg Mike or Robert to play a board game with me. I didn't have to worry that the lawn wasn't getting mowed or that the roof still needs repaired.

So today, I plan to think of a rain day as the opportunity that it is - the opportunity to relax, read a book, and root through old photos. Because maybe looking at cute photos like this will help me forgive my brother for breaking my slinky.



ps: like the spirograph elements on the print? They are by the uber talented
Libby Pritchett/

August 23, 2011

Pinterest has sucked me IN!

Did you know that with a few clicks, you can find out how to re purpose wooden pallets, old rubber tires, t-shirts and even toilet paper rolls? I think I have pinned at least ten creative things to do with those tiny necessities... and to think of how many I have thrown out over the years just makes me shudder.

So today, completely inspired and a bit overwhelmed, I entered my craft room to find a rubber stamp with a saying found on this pin. Coincidentally, the stamp was on my floor after the earthquake and needed to be picked up anyway. I pulled together this little card for a birthday card for my neice, who is turning 20 next week.

In hindsight, I could have stamped with a toilet paper roll and then ripped it up for background paper.







August 3, 2011

Is this thing on?????


I know it has been a long time... I am not sure I remember how to do this blogging creative witty thing. It has been a bumpy road to get back to a mindset where I can be creative - but I think I am there again. My goal = use up all my stash so I don't have to pack it when I move. (I hate to move that much.)
Wish me luck.

April 6, 2010

Race for Hope - DC:

Race for Hope - DC:

Jacob is participating in this year's race and trying to raise money. Please support him with your donations!

February 24, 2010

Winter Weather

I am tired of shoveling, and being snowed in, bad roads, and snirt (snow dirt).
(layout <---------- made using the wonderful designs of Libby Weifenbach, and my own winter ignorance)


That said, the massive snowfalls were not all bad. We had a bearable good time stuck at home. We played wii (when we had electric), watched movies, made hard tack and cookies, and did LOTS of sledding. These snow sledding pictures are taken on the road in front of my house... needless to say, we were not driving on it.

January 27, 2010

Going Digi (Kinda)

I have some wonderful friends that have gone completely digital, in the world of scrapbooking that is. Not in real life because that would be a little freaky. Libby designs for Sweet Shoppe and does a fabulous job of it! Dianne is a wonderful designer on Libby's creative team and I just admire her layouts so much.

Combine that with the fact that I don't have all my supplies at hand, and I was doomed. I say it like that because I spend most of my day on a computer. I like to get out my paper and scissors and ink.... and ribbon and ribbon and ribbon. So, this foray back (forget those 5-6 layouts from when digital scrapbooking was in its infancy) into digital may be temporary. For now, I kinda like it.




And for my paper loving scrapbooker friends, I will post something soon!