Quote of the Week

"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm on a roll...

It was my turn to do the MemoryWorks Blog entry this week (each Friday one of the TeamWorks Members does a piece) and while I was doing it I just had to get this picture scrapped. And so for your consideration here is 'Uncle Kevin'.

Prism Cardstock Blush Red Pack PR007
BasicGrey - Mellow Theme Kit (from 2007/2008 MemoryWorks catalog)
BasicGrey - Undressed Chipboard Alphas Thickset - BG082
BasicGrey - Undressed Chipboard Alphas Block Alphas (from the 2007/2008 MemoryWorks catalog)
American Crafts - Thickers Accents AC082
ColorBox Inks - Dark Brown and Cranberry

Once I had the LO complete I made these 3 cards immediately using the 'scraps'. I'm big on using things as soon as I can or I forget them. And since you have coordinating stuff it is so easy to whip up some cards at the same time. Here are the ones I made from items left over from this layout.

Remember to head over to the Facebook to see the cards I made from what was left from the layout found on the MemoryWorks Blog.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I am almost done...

I can't believe that I almost have everything sorted, organized and in it's new home! The Get Organized Be Inspired class at Big Picture Scrapbooking has not always been easy but it has been one of the most rewarding things I've done recently.

The most eye opening was that I didn't have as much 'stuff' as I thought rather I just had a lot of wasted space! I found cardstock in 3 or 4 places, I had 5 containers of scraps, etc... Once it was all in one place it really wasn't that much at all and even with this revelation I still purged a lot of stuff I no longer 'love'.

We are having some technically difficulties with the new camera (Jay's dream of a Nikon D300 came true) not being recognized by the desktop so pictures are taken just not uploaded as the Adobe is on the desktop and I need it for resizing... But I promise photos will be forthcoming :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hamsters and Wheels...

I've been feeling like a hamster in a wheel the last couple of weeks. You see I am in the middle of the Get Organized Be Inspired class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking and I feel like I am not getting anywhere. Don't get me wrong I LOVE it and how it is changing the way I think - actually it has made me aware of *how* I think when I scrap. But we emptied our rooms almost 2 weeks ago and I still only have half a dining room table... I also have an overflowing box of items for a yard sale and have freed up 2 full Cropper Hopper vertical paper files and 2 Iris totes (you know the 12x12 ones that hold a ton of stuff).

I have a new desk top - thanks to my sweetie who went to Home Depot and had them cut a sheet into the 33 x 64 inch work surface I now enjoy. And then dealt with me anal retentive obsession to mark and drill the holes so the top is held in place by the plugs used to stack the storage cubes I have. He even drilled out a hole for all the cords so things could sit tightly to the wall. I think I'll keep him around a bit longer ;)

I will have some photos uploaded soon to show my work in progress. And I hope to get a chance to play with paper this weekend as I found several partially completed projects during my sorting and purging.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Quote of the Week

Each week I'll be posting a new quote. I hope that it will inspire you to create, reflect or share as it did me.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What another blog???

Yep here I am again :) After trying to update the original blog Get The Point with information about day to day stuff and doggy happenings along with the scrapping stuff I quickly realized it wasn't working for me.

So I bring you Simply Scrapping titled in homage to my FAVORITE scapbook magazine (which will be no more in a few short months), it's wonderful staff from Founding Editor Stacy Julian all the way down to the other devotees of it. It helped me to embrace my Simpleness and to, in fact, cherish it. So on this blog I will bring you some of my projects and updates on my scrappy side.