This is what I think!

Here's a place for me to ponder about scrapbooking. You can read it, comment, or just laugh. Maybe you know what I'm talking about!!
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Space, New Attitude!!

It's official, I am set up in my new Scrapbook Studio! I worked from there this week, and aside from a few power problems, it's really looking good! Now, it's not the absolute perfect space, but I have moved so many times that I have proven myself to be quite adaptable. So I made a few layouts for my Etsy Shop this week, and worked out a few kinks. Well, turns out I was a WILD WOMAN! My mojo was flowing! I got a lot done, and I thought they were good, solid layouts! That got me to thinking, why now? Well, it was probably the new setting. Some place different, you know? Not the same four walls to look at every day. Energizing! Amazing! My advice to all of you... try this yourself! Working on a stagnant layout? Move to a different table in your house and see what happens. A project you just can't finish? Set up a card table in another room and temporarily work from there. I know you will feel something different, and it might just impact your creative juices in a positive way! Do you know what I'm talking about?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Powerful, Powerful, Powerful!!

What do you do when you hear a quote, or a line from a song, that really just revs you up? SCRAPBOOK IT!! I carry a small notebook in my purse for writing down interesting things my kids say, or if I hear a song on the radio that sports a great page title. I usually ignore what I write down (great intentions, you know?) but sometimes I get it out and look it over. When I have been scrapbooking a lot, my Mojo can get low, and this little gem of a notebook can really give me a new perspective. It gives me plain old good ideas. Can you believe I used to throw them all out after they got full? YIKES!! I only started saving them about 5 years ago. If I could only read the old ones again, I'd be so happy. Who knows what glorious words they contained? Maybe something profound and worthy of remembering. Maybe the meaning of life! That would be powerful. Powerful!
Do you know what I'm talking about?

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Countdown is on!

That's right folks, only two more weeks until I move to yet another house! Since this is #11 in 25 years, I think I am getting pretty good at this! But let's talk turkey about my scrapbook studio. How am I going to move all of this STUFF? Carefully! If I were moving from a different state, I would unpack all the drawers and methodically organize and group. But since I just got to this house 5 months ago, I can't stomache the thought of doing that all again so soon! So I have a game plan. My daughter's friend is visiting from SoCal, and I am going to get her to help. Yup, I'll do whatever it takes to get this unsuspecting girl to help me stuff all this stuff in my car. Just 7 miles up the road sweetie, it's not far... so you say you like Coach purses? Great! Meet me in my studio in 20 minutes, it won't take long...... heh heh heh
Do you know what I am talking about?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How much stuff do you have, anyway????

As I am moving my scrapbook studio over to the new house we just bought, I am huffing and puffing up and down the stairs as my husband says to me, "How much stuff do you have, anyway?" What a JOKE! Right? To me, I have as much stuff as I need. I don't have as much as I want. But I mean, who does? Think about this for a minute. If we could have as much scrapbooking stuff as we want, could one room really contain it all? I am bursting at the seams in this 16' x 14' room, so could I really put more stuff into it? Well let's think about THAT for a moment..... YES OF COURSE I COULD!! There are very creative people out there right now dreaming up storage solutions for scrappers like me. Yeah, that's right... buy more stuff! Wait, wait, wait. I started this out perhaps suggesting I might have too much stuff. Now I'm wanting to buy more more more? ARGH! Honey, let's be real. You know there's more stuff in here than necessary. There's more stuff in here than I need. There's ALWAYS going to be too much stuff in here. SO GET USED TO IT!!!!!! love you honey.
Do you know what I'm talking about?

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I am super psyched about the New Year! Yes, I want to lose weight, don't we all, and yes... I have a few personal traits on which to improve. But the BEST, yes the BEST part of the New Year is that I can scrapbook the holidays!! Photos -I just love them all, from the Thanksgiving shots of the same Turkey every year, to the Christmas morning rumpled hair shots, to the New Year's fireworks. There are so many to choose from; how will I ever weed them down?
Well, if you're looking for some help with your holiday scrapbooking, please visit my Etsy shop at! I am going to be posting holiday layouts all this week. I won't put all of them out today... I want to torture you, so please visit the site over and over to find just the right layouts for your treasured memories!
I know there are others out there who are just as excited as I am about scrapping my holiday pictures. Do you know what I'm talking about?