Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
For now, here are a few of my latest creations...
Monday, September 7, 2009
Yesterday I stopped by one of my favorite stores....Archiver's. Since my hubby was in the car waiting for me, it was a quick trip (I'm sure HE didn't think it was quick...but I tried!). Anyway, I just had to grab some Halloween goodies. I also picked up some supplies for soccer, cheerleading, football, bowling (already listed in my Etsy store!), marathons, swimming...and some other stuff that will no doubt be showing up in my Etsy store soon. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Mini scrapbooks make GREAT gifts! :)
I spent the day doing some behind the scenes scrapbook business things today. One of those things was updating my blog. You may notice that I've added a couple of new features in the right hand column. The first is a Scrapbook Showcase...it's linked to Flickr. You can either watch a slide-show of my scrapbooks from my blog or click on it, enter Flicker, and browse through my photos from there.
Also, you will see links to a couple of my favorite places. One is Donna Downey's website.
Creative Every Day website. A great source when you need some inspiration and motivation to create.
I also spent some time today organzing my scrapbook supplies. If you scrapbook, maybe you've discovered this too...there is NO END to organizing supplies! I have a whole room pretty much dedicated to scrapbooking. While I LOVE the space, it doesn't necessarily look like the beautiful and organized rooms you see in scrapbook magazines. There are certain organizing systems that I would love to have...but the reality is that I'd rather spend the cash on supplies instead of storage bins. So, lately I've been using more of what I have on hand. My ribbons and flowers are in antique glass jars (the wonderful ones with huge openings), my stamp pads are in pottery bowls, and my tools are in small tin buckets. I collect old unusual containers and dishes...and I love the idea of having them sit around my scrapbooking room instead of hidden in kitchen cabinets (like there's any room left in those!).
Oh, and another thing I've become quite fond of lately for storage is old Scrabble game boxes. Their long and skinny shape is perfect for holding those cardstock sticker sheets that are too long to put in binders. Each box has a theme and I throw the stickers, misc embellishments and any paper scraps that go with the theme into the box so they're ready to go.
What are your favorite scrapbooking storage containers?
Saturday, September 5, 2009
- football games
- cool weather
- shorter days
- Homecoming dances
and before you know it....Halloween!
Over the years I have had a love-hate relationship with Halloween. I pretty much hated it until I had my kids. Then I spent several years loving it because it was fun to make elaborate costumes...bumble bees, Raggedy Anne & Andy, princesses, Disney characters, Ninja turtles. etc. Then as the kids got older and wanted the blood and gore crap, I lost my facination with the holiday once again.
I guess now I'm kind of lukewarm towards Halloween....but I LOVE all the memories of my kids dressed up in their awesome costumes. Someday I'll even get those photos put into scrapbooks! :) I wish I would have had fun little options like this paper bag scrapbook to put them in all those years ago.