Monday, March 31, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day!

National Scrapbooking Day is May 3rd this year. My 3rd Annual Crop will be held at my home from 10 to 10. This crop is free of charge and the only requirment is that you bring a snack to share and your own drinks. All other food will be provided (lunch and dinner).

There will be make-n-takes and goodie bags and a drawing for prizes.

RSVP is a must as space is limited.

Keep checking back for updates!!

Happy Monday!!

Monday's are not usually anyones favorite day, but today is a good day! I've been getting so much done it's actually scaring me.

Today I'd like to do a poll and see if anyone responds to it. I know that I'm not the only scrapbooker out there that frequents message boards and forums. So the question is, what do you look for in a message board or forum? What would you like to see that maybe you're not seeing now on the message boards or forums that you frequent the most? What do you like or dislike about the message boards and forums that you frequent now?

So many questions!! These are things that I'd like to know and would actually be interested in learning about. The ultimate message board or forum, what would be your ideal?

Hope you post your thoughts!! If you would rather not post your comments here, you can email me at I would really appreciate any comments that you have.

Have a Great week.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

It's Saturday!

It's Saturday and I've been scrapbooking all day! I've only actually done 1 layout and 1 card, but I'm actually scrapbooking. Shocker, I know!! I did a challenge for the online crop and did a card for the card challenge. The card actually turned out pretty good, better than I thought it would. After it's posted on, I'll post it here. Don't want to spoil the surprise of the challenge for IScrap!

The online crop is going good and it's a lot fun. I've been playing games and still have a few challenges to finish up and post. I just wish I could get the knack of taking pictures of my layouts! I've tried everything, but I can't seem to be able to take good pictures. I've gotten better, but still have a ways to go. I think my camera just hates me! lol

Hope you're having a great Saturday and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm posting this for some friends that are having an online crop tomorrow and it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Check it out!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged!!

Ally tagged me and I have to think of 7 random facts about myself.

Here how it works:
1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours. Ally tagged me!
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the 7 random facts about me ....

1. I do not drive, I hate cars.

2. I love movies and can watch the same movie over and over again even on the same day.

3. I used to have 2 potbellied pigs named Whoopi and Triscuit.

4. I'm a collector! I collect M&M stuff and even named one of my dogs M&M. Of course I collect scrapbooking stuff, that's a given!

5. I hate to shop! When I have to go shopping I cringe, unless it's for scrapbooking stuff or something fun. I do like to window shop though. I go to the mall every couple of years and only if I have to.

6. I'm addicted to my computer and message boards, but I'm a lurker.

7. I love to go to the casinos and give them my money, because I rarely win!!

I'm going to tag ....




Jean Marie




Sorry ladies, I'm new to blogging and don't know that many people that blog!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What a Beautiful Day!

It's such a beautiful day today! It's almost 70 and the sun is shining, but rain maybe tomorrow.

It's Tuesday already, time sure flys by! Hope everyone had a great weekend and got to spend time with family and friends.

I've been working on my card challenges for, but haven't been happy with any of my completed cards. Still working on them though, waiting for the creative bug to hit me and come up with the perfect card. I'm a paper scrapbooker and haven't really done cards other than at classes where you have everything already picked out and an example, so it's hard for me to come up with the 'perfect' blend of items! I thought that with a sketch it would be simple. WRONG!! It's not as easy as I thought it would be and I signed up to do 4 and I haven't even finished the first one yet!!

As for the drawing, the winner is Tara!! Yeah Tara!! If you would email me your address I'll get a surprise out by the end of the week. Thank you all for entering and do come back often, because I will be having more contests and adding layouts soon.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to everyone. Hope you get to spend time with family and friends today. We're sticking close to home, but the kids are coming over. I'm excited because we don't get to see either one very often and today we get both!! So I'm off to cook and do a little bit more cleaning due to the fact that it's spring and the dogs are shedding their winter coats! When you have 4 dogs that's a full time job to say the least.

Have a Happy Easter!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

It's Saturday, I love Saturdays

Saturdays are about the only day of the week that I don't have to do much of anything around the house, I can do what I please if anything at all. Today I'm choosing to work on a card challenge. It's a challenge to me because I really don't do cards, that's why I decided to do it. I love cards and have made some in classes, but have never really made any on my own. The challenge is a sketch challenge, so it's not really on my own I guess.

When I'm done with my first one I'll post it here!! I've finished one but I didn't like it much and am going to try it again. I'm my own worst critic and never like anything when it's finished. I hate that!!

Have a Great Saturday!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Means Spring Cleaning and a Surprise!!

Yes, spring cleaning, but not what you think! I've gone through all of my 'stock' of scrapbooking stuff from all of the different companies that I've been with in direct sales and am going to have a "Spring Cleaning Sale." I'm going to be selling everything for at least 50% off!!

I have so much that it's hard to see exactly what I have. I have boxes all over just need to thin out what I have. I have tons of albums, page kits, embellishments, chipboard, stickers, tools, paper, cardstock, chipboard books --- I could go on for a while here, but I won't.

And here's the Surprise!! I'm going to have a drawing from all those that reply to this message. I'm not sure what it'll be, but I'm sure you won't be disappointed!!

OOPS!! Forgot to put that the drawing will be on Tuesday, the 25th of March.

Good Luck!!

If anyone is interesting in seeing what I have for sale, let me know what you're intested in and I can send you pictures!

It's Springtime!!

I just love spring, it's my favorite season! The weather is warm and everything is starting to come into bloom.

It's also time to get scrapbooking!! We all need to get back into the routine and scrap those pictures from last year or longer ago than that. I'm one of the guilty ones that has tons of scrapbooking to catch up on.

So it's that time of year to get classes started and crops going!

If anyone is interested in attending classes and crops just let me know. I offer day and evening classes and crops are on the last Saturday of the month, except for the May 3rd International Scrapbooking Day. So April's crop will be the first week in May and then there will still be one on the last Saturday in May.

Here are a few pictures from one of the last classes. We usually have a great time and do layouts and cards.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Save the Date!

International Scrapbooking Day is May the 3rd this year. I will he having my 3rd Annual Crop and I also will be participating in the crop at

So save the date, it should be a blast!

Haven't chosen a theme as yet, so stay tuned to find out what it'll be!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Back to Work Today!!!

This is a picture of Ms. M&M, she's a cutie!!

We had a wonderful (semi wonderful) Saturday visiting my mom and brother in Galt! We left early and met our daughter Sara in the Sacramento area and had breakfast at the Jack-in-the-Box on Natomas. I know, not such a nice place, but we had M&M with us on her first road trip since she was a puppy!! M&M was really happy to see Sara and Sara actually seemed a little bit happy to see M&M. The three of us ate our food inside and M&M patiently waited in the bed of the truck. The spoiled little princess that she is, she got a breakfast jack and ate the whole thing, paper and all!!

She had a great time. My mom has 2 dogs and she got to play with them and my brother Michael has her sister, Sheena. They apparently didn't remember each other since it's been a while since we've taken her with us there. They didn't fight or anything, but they didn't play either. They did go through the fence and the neighbor called and asked if he had a couple of big black dogs that were missing and of course it was M&M and Sheena. He went to go get them and brought them back, but not before they got away once and had to go get leashes and run them down!!

A good day was had by all, though I didn't get to see my son Anthony (by choice). He was in San Francisco the day before for an interview and was going to come to Galt and then drive back for a going away party Saturday night. Well, the way gas prices are I told him it was a waste of money and just to stay there and I'd see him another time. It was disappointing, but I'll see him one day this week instead and have one-on-one time with him!

Now it's Sunday and I'm back to work. I have a job due on Wednesday and I only started it today! Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and our 14th Wedding Anniversary. Won't be celebrating it much, because we're both working, but we will be having our usual meatloaf dinner!! That's Richard's favorite, so I make sure that I make it on our anniversary and then he can have meatloaf sandwiches all week for lunch. Win Win!!

Must get back to work, it won't type itself. Hope you've all had a great weekend and catch up with you tomorrow!

Friday, March 14, 2008

What a Mess!

This is what my scraproom looks like right now!! I participated in an online crop last weekend at IScrap and haven't had time to finish up some projects or clean off the table!!

Happy Friday!!

First I want to thank Karma for redoing my website, she did a great job as she always does. Thank you Karma!!

I'm so excited to be getting out of the direct sales side of scrapbooking. No more minimums, recruiting, getting monthly kits I don't want and scrapbooking what I want when I want.

I'll be posting classes and crops soon and hope to get back on track with what I really want to do. I love giving scrapbooking classes and holding crops and have really missed doing it.

So check back often, I'll be posting all sorts of things daily!!

Have a great weekend!!


Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's Been A While, But I'm Back!!

I haven't really been into blogging for some time. I've been doing the myspace thing and haven't really gotten into blogging. It's a commitment I wasn't sure I could make. Well, here I am again. I thought I would give it another try!

I've been a scrapbooking instructor for 12 years or so now. I've kind of let my business slide and started working from home. I've been typing transcripts for the state and really love doing it. Business has been slow and haven't been typing all that much since before the holidays!! I've done a little here and a little there, but not enough to make any money.

I've decided to go back into scrapbooking, but not in direct sales. I've done Scrap-in-a-Snap, Leaving Prints and am currently doing Top-line Creations. Both Scrap-in-a-Snap and Leaving Prints went out of business!! I really do like TLC, but there is so much out there that I hate to commit to just one company! I love everything and don't want to have to just use one company's products.

I've really been into IScrap for the last six months or so. I've always been involved with the National Scrapbooking Association, but they went international and now they're IScrap. I'm a VIP on the forum and they are a fun group. Just had an online crop this last weekend and had a blast. There's always something going on and it keeps me busy. A lot of people put in a lot of time and work to keep it fun and I thank them all!!

So I've decided to concentrate on my own business again and teach classes and give crops. I miss scrapbooking and it's time to do something about it. I have enough product from the 3 different companies to do classes for a year and not run out of anything! I have a beautiful room that can sit up to 12 fairly comfortably (8 is much better though), so let the classes begin!!

We'll see how good I do at blogging again! Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow!