Thursday, April 26, 2007


OK... Growing up I always thought my initials were super cool! ABC! Pretty cool, right? Am I the only one that really thinks about initials... apparently NOT! Well, getting married, I am now ABM... and on my wedding day, my precious baby brother informed me that I was now A Bowel Movement! Isn't he adorable? So for the past fifteen years, I cringed at my initials... until NOW! Whack me over the head, but I always put LOST in a Blond Moment for my location on all my boards (yes there is a rambling point here)! Hello! A Blond Moment has the initials of ABM! Once again... my initials are COOL! Fitting aren't they?

Race day is right around the corner! May 1st starts the very first day of The Amazing Scrap Race at Scrappy Arts and boy are we stoked! Lots of cool sponsors, and the Team list is just getting longer every day! It is not too late to sign up! Like I said... PRIZES + Scrapping + Friendships = GREAT TIMES!

I had an epiphany one day last month, and it has really relieved some major scrap related stress. When I shop for paper, I usually end up grabbing multiple papers from each line that I fall in love with (yes there are paper lines that I skip). And then stare at a layout for DAYS because I just don't know what to do with all the different patterns, embellishments, photos, etc. I do not like cluttered layouts... remember all those vintage layouts... they KILLED me! any way... back to my epiphany! Simple Scrapbooks! I found that by just using one or two patterns as an accent, a little grouping of some embellishments, my photo really stands out! And I can do a layout in half of the time! I know... you knew this already! But for me, it was a break through! And I have also decided... who cares if the paper is older than a month? Use it! Will we really KNOW in ten years that when we finally used those papers they weren't the LATEST? NO! Now I am a scrapping fool! And I love it again!

OK, not sure anyone should/could have to face this many Blond Moments coming from one poor soul, so I am done for now! I leave you with the results of my epiphany, and a quickie little clipboard that I made for a door prize!
This was for a challenge at SA. I am not happy with it, as I screwed up the sewing and had to move that 07 up to the top, it was planned for the bottome! Supplies:1. Bazzill CS 2 MME floral (solid pink from back) 3. MME striped 4. Chipbard tag 5. sewing
T has this strong desire to be a garbage man. He gets us out of bed every garbage day to watch and wave at the trucks, has EVERY toy garbage truck we have found... and I just LOVE this photo of him playing with one!Journaling... a fireman? a lawyer? an astronaut? a doctor? NO... a garbage man is your career choice ~ age 4 ~ april 2007Supplies:Bazzill Crate Paper CS QK Tangerine and Vixen White sharpie Pressed Petals chipboard letters
This is a little 6X6 clipboard from Pine Cone press... Supplies: ALL SCRAPS! Scenic Route PP Bazzill CS Heidi Swapp chipboard Bazzill florals MM brads random ribbon (American Crafts and Michaels) White sharpie

Lights Out...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

To DO or not to DO!

That was the question! The big day was this past weekend! The wedding went off without a hitch... except for ONE! ONE minute before T was supposed to walk up the aisle to meet the best man, he planted his feet, put his hands behind his back, and said, "Nope!" He didn't do it! Thankfully, the important photos (for me) were taken BEFORE the wedding!

The photographer was a friend of the family, so he let me trail behind him... Here are a few that we got! If you want to see more... I have about 200! :) Just ask! I took these!
Here are my GQ men! Aren't they adorable?
The bride and groom
T before the wedding watching the groom tie on the rings! And posing for the photographer... On scrappy front... We are starting The Amazing Scrap Race at Scrappy Arts Sign ups are happening right now, and the race begins May 1st! Come sign up!
Lights Out!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Lookie Lookie

Look what Chuck did! He built the frame around my French doors this weekend! There is a little shelf with a rim on the top so that I can showcase stuff! Isn't he amazing? For now, I have my M's up there! Once I get the shelf for my antique cameras, I plan on moving them to that wall! But for now, I just couldn't wait to get stuff up there! It is AWESOME!

We had our spring carnival yesterday. Being the "cool" teacher that I am... HA and the fact that I can never say NO, I spent an hour of my Sunday in a dunking booth! It was SIXTY TWO degrees! It was a lot of fun, and I made more money than any of the other teachers... is that a complement? I don't know... but it was COLD! My legs are killing me from climbing in and out of the tank! Some moms took photos, so I will be sure to share my misery with you all!
This will be a busy week! Our nephew is getting married! He was OUR ring bearer, and he asked T to do that for them! It is just such a feel good moment! Chuck is one of the groomsmen as well! Speaking of HIM... he has had a little secret up his sleeve for a few weeks, and he finally told me about it yesterday! My ALL time fave novel is To Kill A Mockingbird. and unbeknownst to me... the play version is in town! I am going to the theatre! Isn't he awesome? We have our April date downtown watching this play! I feel SO grown up! tee hee He really does know me!
OK... one day I may actually write in this like a true writer! I do write... really well actually, but from my past blog posts... that doesn't seem possible!
Lights Out!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Wow... has it been that long since you heard from me? Are you STILL coming by? Have you gotten SO bored with me that you just left? Well, if you are still here... Thanks! But if you don't like photos of stuff concerning me, turn back now!

OK... Easter was great! T had his little easter party at school and I got this GREAT shot of him! I have been loving these photos where they are set up in the third of the photo! Have a ton of horrible tries, and THIS accident! LOVED how it turned out!

Went to my parents house for the Easter weekend with the idea that we were going to maintenance and RIDE the jet ski, clean and use the kayaks, ride bikes... basically all kinds of fun spring weather activities... This is what happened instead! Needless to say we spent a bunch of time INDOORS!

And FINALLY... My doors are INSTALLED! Aren't they amazing! One step closer to having the studio of my dreams! Whoda thunkit? ME with a studio! Furniture is NEXT! Come by and play with me in my new Sudio!

Lights Out!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

OMG... a dream come true...

OK... so we woke up like any other Saturday morning this past weekend! E goes shopping with my MIL to get a dress for my nephew's wedding, so Chuck, T and I hit the errands! While at Home Depot, Chuck says, "So... wanna get the paint for your scraproom!" I pretty much RUN to the paint section to order my BEHR Green Tea paint!

Decide I better get the room cleaned up in case he gets the bug to USE the paint! Sunday we wake up and he gets ready to leave... when I ask him where he is going, he says... "off to Home Depot to get your French Doors!" I almost FELL out of bed! Here is what it looks like so far! Actually at this time, the doors are back down and are primered in the garage! We have to do the other side, and then paint them! I got CUTE door knobs for them as well! Now to get all my scrap crap back inside! It was GREAT that he is doing this with me, but BAD because now he sees all my stuff!

Here it is BEFORE the transformation, but after I threw TWO garbage bags of junk and about 70 pounds of old scrap magazines away!

Here is the paint! BEHR Green Tea! Doesn't it just scream creative calmness?

And the French doors... We put them up just to make sure that they fit! They will be white like the baseboards!

I should take a picture of our study where everything is just PILED up! We plan on getting some shelving units and a new desk to go in there!

Lights Out!