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Monday, November 17, 2008

CMK - what a wonderful world!

See, I won a drawing for something called "Friday Formulas" at CreateMyKeepsake. This is one of my oldest forum memberships and even though I take breaks, I can't help myself but to keep going back. And I have! Every Friday they put up a Formula - a CMK sketch and y'all just know I can't resist a good sketch - it's my place to be Friday nights.

Well, Lisa just sent my prize and it's an adorable kit from Sonburn Designs - perfect for some bright happy McKenna photos.

Big thanks to CMK and Lisa!
a few of my fav of the designs included:

and all on nice, thick, great quality papers, with matching cardstock on the back of each - did I mention there are two of each piece for me to play with?! xoxo
*happy grin!*

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Leafy Love

eta: This weekend only! There is an adorable digital kit that is FREE in honor of ScrapStreet's elephant crop going on right now. Stop on by, read up, say hello!

Despite a day of rain, Matthew's stomach flu and Doug's injured leg, we finally did get our leaves pictures! I only took 83 photos (aren't you proud? lol) and they aren't that great, to be honest. I caught a couple... and yes, we blew the leaves, didn't even touch a rake yesterday!

The last two are funny: look at Matt's jump in the right side of the second-to-last and the last photo is McKenna "helping" Daddy - looks like she's ready to attack!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

in case you didn't see them...

in a gallery near you. I'm tickled to have been chosen as Back Porch Memories' Guest Designer for November - and now I can reveal what I've done with their amazing November kit! I was absolutely scared to death to use this WRMK (in fact, I even turned it down as a kit choice with TTT), but as it turned out, I adored this kit!! It was fun to use such cute stuff!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Scraproom Overhaul part 3!

Onto the table we go!!! Scary, isn't it? I don't even know what's ON this table... let alone how long that deco scissor drawer's been open, lol!

By the way, I found out my camera was on the sport feature, that's why my photos have been coming out so wacky...

By the end of the day, I had the tabletop completely cleaned off and ready to use... and I did! That small stackable drawer unit:
used to have:
  • punches
  • deco scissors
  • scrapbooking markers - the really old kind

now it has!

  • rubons
  • scrapbooking markers - the new kind
  • Sharpies
There is a large 3-drawer in white (not pictured) that once had:
  • handmade theme swaps (not kidding!!!)
  • baggies in the middle
  • random handbags in the bottom.

Now it has!

  • alphas in the top,
  • chipboard in the 2nd and
  • wooden alterables in the bottom.

Will show ya that pic later.

See? I scrapped in my own scraproom!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Scraproom Overhaul begins...

That last post was getting a little long. So here is what I've accomplished in the last 24 hours.

Ahhh... success!! Well, at least success under the table, not on top, yet! This is pre-vacuuming, but I'm so proud! OOhh... See that brown cardboard box? That's my secret santa box for my ScrapStreet secret sister! No peeking!

Oops... guess I left a little mess of a pile on my computer desk... I'm on it!

Scraproom Overhaul!!

It's time!! (Ugh, yeah, again...) I've had it with my scraproom and scrapcrap!! Time to clean, purge, reorganize and start anew.

I've contacted my local scrapbooking Yahoo group and I found a Kindergarten teacher and a girl scout troop that will accept donations from me! It's actually motivating me more knowing this stuff will go to a good cause. Look: before pictures! These start from the left side of the room and circle around to the right... YIKES!

My bookshelves... kinda where all the house stuff lands.

I once was pretty organized... see all those little shoebox totes? All labeled and organized. I wish I hadn't gone with plastic, but since it's already bought, I'll probably continue with these totes...

See the gray tub in this picture? Yesterday and today, this is what I tackled first - go look at the photo in my next post to see what I got out of it!
Those Priority boxes are themed and the crate all the way in the back right corner under the table is scraps indexed by color. Hear me rolling my eyes? Seriously... why keep THAT many scraps? Recycle, here I come!

Oh, Dear. This is the wall that scares me... Again with the frightening plastic, but there is a nice 40-tier tower tucked in there somewhere.This is just junk! I see a box that was packed when we thought we were moving... a year ago! And oh, how my letters are screaming for some organization!! Not the letters nicely filed in tackle boxes, the sets that are in my kids' primary-colored stacking baskets... cripes!Ok, so this shelf doesn't look TOO bad. From back here. That's gymnastics references to the left. OOPS... maybe I lied about not looking too bad. Next to the pile on the left is another horizontal pile... you caught me. Finished layouts from at least 2 years ago that need homes. *blush*
Then I see some cardstock in Verticals... Smurfs in the hanging basket. :D Oops - blurry! This is "dh's" desk... Top shelf full of albums. Most unfinished - I see a POLICE album still in the box, never touched. I see a pregancy album for Matthew. The dark blue, I think, is the police album I DID start for dh. The white might be my scrapbook for our trip to London. In 1991. Spiral? Who knows...
Oh! below that shelf... the purple is pregnancy with McKenna, one of Matthew's 2nd year (I think) album and ... gosh, what IS that beige colored one? This is the cubby and cabinet below those shelves. The white is my unfinished wedding scrapbook. The photo album is college-aged pics, from 11 years ago-ish. Oh! There is one shelf for dh's police reference books and under that... ?
To the right of that desk, shelves and cubbies, a file cabinet. This is the junk on top of it.
Old albums that really need to be scrapped Creative Memories-style... One day, in my spare time.