Sunday, January 11, 2009

Warning Signs that you might be addicted to Scrapbooking

I copied this from Joy's myspace page:


Warning Signs That You May Be Addicted to Scrapbooking

1.If you write to the friendly folks at Cropper Hopper to suggest a 2000 square foot tote transportable only by tractor trailer... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

2.If you tried to bribe the school principal to let your unborn child have a graduation diploma early because you found the best page embellishments on sale this may be addicted to scrapbooking.

3.If you use 40 rolls of film to capture those special moments at home during a 24-hour period... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

4.If you keep over half your supplies hidden in the trunk of the car while simultaneously hiding the keys from your husband... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

5.If you force all 45 members of your extended family to sit on Santa's lap at the mall because it would be a great scrapbook page... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

6.If you refuse to take your child to the emergency room without grabbing your camera first... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

7.If have tried to explain the benefits of skipping meals to save more money for scrapbook supplies... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

8.If you carry one camera for black and white photos, one for panoramic, one for 3-D photos, and one for color close-ups with you to the grocery store... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

9.If you're now wondering why you don't have a 3-D camera... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

10.If your idea of a dream date is a man who loves to hammer your eyelets and refill your Hermafix ... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

11.If you try to glue your child's tooth back into his mouth because you want a better "before and after" page ... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

12.If you refuse to take any more pictures, even at your daughter's wedding, because you need to catch up on the ones you have first... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

13.If you are considering hiring professional writers to do your journaling... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

14.If you think that you must take your scrapbook supplies with you for a romantic weekend away... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

15.If the only recipes you collect any more are crop snacks... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

16.If own 8 different tools that cut a perfect circle... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

17.If you have figured out how to scrapbook while driving your car... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

18.If your kids know the only way they can participate in anything is to agree to have Mom there taking pictures... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

19.If you believe Becky Higgins should have her own cable channel... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

20.If your career aspirations include selling punchies and paper piecings on eBay... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

21.If you think it makes sense to leave tags on new clothes because you are going to return them right after you take the pictures of your kids wearing them... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

22.If you falsely report your child missing so that you can get the digital enhancements of how they'd look ten years from now from the police department... you may be addicted to scrapbooking.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Great Journal Starters

Just thought I'd share the link to some ideas for journaling your life in case anyone else was interested. She did a great job coming up with these":

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Becky Higgins 365 day kit

Well as all the dedicated Becky fans know her new kit is the project 365. I goes on sale Jan 1st. I have been counting down since my CK magazine came around 2 weeks ago. Check out Becky's blog for videos showing the contents and how-to's of this kit:

Things I love so far about there kits:
  • There's extra in the kit so if I make a mistake it's okay, I was a little worried about that at first
  • Everything is pre-coordinated for me(no need for me to stress if something matches or if it looks right together
  • the kit comes with everything I need to complete my scrapbook, except for the album and the other basics like adhesive
  • It ships right to my door
  • I feel like I get a lot for my money, the kits average around $40 plus shipping which has been between $10-13
  • Also I am saving money and time by not browsing and buying things I will not use, also I do not even have to drive across town(therefore saving gas, wear on my car and time) or go to 4 different scrapbook stores to find what I want/ need to complete my album, it's all right there in the kit for me. I have also began purchasing the We R Memory albums on line from Ritz Camera

The only cons to the kits have been some of the customer service employees and the mistakes made with shipping. Also some things such as spelling errors in the kit, But i think it's still some what new and that things will improve over time. Also If you decide later you want the kit or if you can not afford to buy the kit when it first releases you can not buy it later(unless you pay the increased Ebay price) But I guess by only making so many of the kits they do not have inventory sitting and they are able to come out with all the nice new kits each month. So I think this will be my new thing!

So my birthday present this month will be Project 365, I can't wait!


Along with doing Becky's Project 365 Scrapbook kit I have also decided this year to do a Picture of the Day blog. I hope I can keep up with it, we will soon see.
This is a link to it if anyone wants to visit:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Becky Higgins School Expansion Kit

As we were pulling in the driveway after spending today at Swan Lake I looked and there on the porch I saw the 12x12 box waiting for me. I swear I was like a kid on Christmas morning!! I could not park and unload fast enough. Once inside Megan helped me cut into the box and she knew right away...I hear for yell "Mom, Becky Higgins!" I think I have her trained very well.

Anyway the kit is awesome! It is so versitle and what I did not know until I got to see the paper is that it is double-sided. Yes, the other side has more. This kit could easily be used for much more than just school days, which is what I had hoped for. This is great too though to add to the school days kit because as a homeschooler we get so many more pictures than what I would have if the kids were in public school. We now have extra paper so we could now easily dedicate an entire page to our field trips for that school year or whatever else we want to. Also we have extra ruled paper so now if me or the kids make a mistake on something we could redo it. I'm so excited!! I can't decide if I want to get right to work on it or spend a little longer looking over all the beautiful colors.

If you would like to see more check out Becky's Blog . Also after receiving my kit today I went and checked and they still had some available so I ordered another one. This is were you can order from(while they still have them, I'm sure they will not last):

Saturday, May 31, 2008

More Sketch sites

In case there's anyone that has not seen these yet(I ran across them this morning on another blog I read)....Here are more Sketches for you to try out:


Scrap Maps

Pencil Lines

Monday, March 3, 2008

52 Sketches, 52 Weeks

I found this online today and thought I'd share in case anyone was interested. It looks neat. What a wonderful idea to have a sketch per week challenge!!! I will have to give this a try.....
52 Sketches 52 Weeks