Friday, January 4, 2008

Photo A Day!

Wendy at www.thescrapcity.com has a Photo A Day challenge going on. I am going to post my pics from there onto my blog also so now my blog will have a Photo A Day! I would love to see yours! The only rule is you have to take these photos yourself. These are mine below.
Here are the ones from the past 2 days~(everyday there is a new theme)
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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Free Printable Scrapbook Designs!

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truckin' thru thursday

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I got to work on some projects last night! The HOPE letters are for something I am making for my mom.
And here is my messy desk and what I am working on~
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I work best with a mess.
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I finally used my new printer last night. I am so in love with this thing! LOL Really. It.is.amazing!
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I had given thought to typing a Christmas letter this year and never did. Then I received a few and I thought it might be good to send some to those who I don't really see. It ended up being three pages! Yikes. So I guess it is not a really Christmas letter now, maybe a belated New Year one. LOL
Yesterday I was happy my flower bloomed! I have been growing this plant (a gift) for about 4 months now and it never grew or flowered. We moved it away from the window and onto my dresser and VOILA!
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It is the little flower that could!
Harrison's grandparents, Nancy and Rip, came by to visit. They had mail ordered some stuff for his birthday. Here is what he got:
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Another type of fort with horses and Arabian soldiers.
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We stopped at WalMart today. I was looking for the 4.97 (reg.$20) 380 scrapbook set with AMM tote look-alike. Went to three WM's and had no stinkin' luck!
But I did pick up a Cricut spatula on clearance for $2. I plan to use it on my Sizzix pad. (Sizzix and Cricut are die cutting machines for scrapbooking...I sold my Cricut about 2 months ago).
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Harrison cleaned up!
He found these trains for $3 each. They are reg. $7-9!
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AND the new remote controlled Thomas set for $25 (reg. $50).
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Of course, being WalMart all these things were not marked clearance. We scanned them and found out they were marked down so much. Basically all the Thomas stuff was.
Here are some finds from the Target $1 spot...a mini album and 30 pc. chipboard set! I ran into to buy them to cheer me up for not finding my tote. :}
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I have to go now...headed to my mom's house!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Scrappalicious

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New Year Love

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Wow. 2008 already! My third post of the New Year.
I emailed my friend Melisa and we were "talking" (typing?) about how we both have not scrapbooked in about 3 weeks. We are planning a Jan. crop date. I was so happy to hear from my pal Jenn P. in my email box. We lost touch about a year ago! Here's to new friends and reconnections in 2008!
I was soooo very excited when this was delivered today:
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I cannot wait to use this photo printer.
Today Harrison and I decided to use a clay kit we had bought about a year ago.
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Harrison decided he wanted to make the dolphin.
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We cannot show you the finished project...yet. We moved it too soon and some paint got messed up so we have to repaint it. :)
We also went to the park but it was way too cold so we ran back to the car! And we visited my family for a little bit.
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On Sunday my mom and I went antiquing. It was a blast! We hit up Rink Gallery (
http://www.rinkgallery.com/). Every Sunday they have free food and live music.
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Mmm...Chardonnay. :]
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My mom will probably kill me for posting a pic of her with a mouthful of food!
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These guys played some awesome music: blues, waltzes, classical. I loved how a group of three elderly ladies sat on a couch across them and threw "zingers" at them in between songs. No wonder most of the wine bottles were empty! LOL

I was also happy to run into an old friend/co-worker, Aretas. I have not seen her since I left teaching. She is such a sweet lady--someone you wish was in your family.
So this is what I walked away with:
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There was a huge display of REAL (not scanned or reproduced) vintage pics. I fell in love with these two. I like to imagine where they are almost 60 years later and how they lived life.
Here are the inscriptions~
First pic:
To A Sweet Pal-Best wishes for your continued happiness.
Pals Always,
Albert
Second pic:
“Love Always”
Odie Lee
50.
Back Inscription: Odie Lee Shaw A Wonderful Friend 1950
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Owls. Rock. Cool old owl candle.
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These remind me of cupcakes! So sweet. Plastic cups. 50 cents each! I want to get more in other colors and the dishes and bowls on another visit.
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It was nice to spend girl time with mom,bonding. We have a huge family of boys. I said to her, "Do you ever wish we had more girls?" and she said,"No! Girls fight too much."
We took down all our Christmas decorations. The house seems so empty now! :(
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Thank you Pamela O. for the cute garden bubble stickers. So precious!
Okay, how inspiring was this Target ad? I can see it as a great inspiration for a scrapbook page!

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Cool Fonts and Quote Site

  • I love comic book fonts!
  • http://www.blambot.com/
  • Here is a great quote site!
  • http://www.great-inspirational-quotes.com/index.html
  • I love these quotes:
  • "A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist. "-- Franklin P. Jones
  • "The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live."--Elbert Hubbard
  • And have you ever wondered about the history of scrapbooking? Probably not but...
  • "Long before anyone ever heard of acid free, scrapbooks have been apart of culture. The scrapbook was devised to display a wide range of minor mementoes. It housed items like feathers, paper cuts, dried seaplants, poems, pressed flowers and other graphic ephemera. The name for the album was The Common Place Book. The word scrapbook did not appear till the 1830's. Memory albums which are used today was coined in the early 1990's.
    The scrap collecting craze started in 1826 due in part to a published book by John Poole which was titled Manuscript Gleanings and Literary Scrapbook. It presented creative ways to display poems, journal writings, and plain old scraps. The first scrap album appeared on the market in 1836. It had ornate covers, separate title pages, and frames. Early albums had decorative labels, products from scrap publishers, and simple ads.
    Scrapbooks began in Germany. They had no cut-outs or cropped pictures. Printed pictures were etched, engraves or litographed. When they got to Victorian England, even Queen Victoria had a scrapbook to display in the royal palace.
    Die cutting and stamping appeared in albums by the 1870's. Companies began producing images just for the album makers. With the invention of the camera in the 1880's, photos appeared on the pages. George eastman and the Kodak camera revolutionized scrapbook design.
    So when you watch Carol Duvall and see all those cool scrapbook pages, remember the phrase---what's old is new again. The scrapbook magazines should take a page from history. Die-cuts and page layout has been around for over 100 years. Even with all the hours and money that goes into this hobby, try to remember the memories of family and friends might be a bit more important than the materials used to create the album." Source: http://www.littlebit.com/ideas_scrap/history_scrap.html
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Target enabler alert!

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Christmas is 75% off! Even in the scrapbook aisle. They have tons of toys on clearance also. Harrison got a Big, Big World set and Knapford Station bridge. Oh, and some blue pom poms in the $1 spot! He says it is a wig and keeps putting it on his head...boys!

I found some great stuff in the $1 spot. A mini album, valentine embellishments, lace hearts, and 3 packs of ribbon.On other sites they also say they have 12x12pp, punches, stamps, metal charms, clips, chipboard, glitter glue, stamp pads, metal mailboxes, and 6 pack of ribbons in the $1 spot but I had no luck finding those at my Target.

Here are some pics!

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Harrison got this new shirt there!

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And here is some after Christmas stuff I got at Hobby Lobby on Friday:

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The tree ribbon is made of felt which is popular in the scrapbook world right now. The black marquee letters reminded me of KI Memories Icicles or Heidi Swapp letters. And I am loving the jumbo brads!