Yard Sale!!

I fed my paper addiction by going to the local scrapbook store's annual Yard Sale. In their back room, they set out used stuff that customers have brought in to sell. I got a ziplock bag full of old CM and Mrs. Grossman's stickers, a set of letters (not one was missing--a rarity), and a HUGE ziplock bag full of 12 x 12 paper. Oh, and I even got a CM file folder for only $5. I realized, post-manic phase, that this folder does not hold 12 x 12 paper, which is sort of a bummer. It is well-used, too, so I'm pretty sure I can't sell it on eBay. Oh well, I will find some use for it.

I'm heading to Pennsylvania for a few days, so there will be no scrappin' going on. And when I get back, I'll be busy making baby shower invitations for an old friend of mine. We registered today at Target and Burlington, and BOY did we have fun! My vast experience as Aunt Jann, auntie extraordinaire to 6 children, helped us immensely--ha!


A New Toy!

So I got the fabulously fun Meadow Micro-Maker today. What a great surprise--one of the itinerant teachers brought it from someone at her other school who was at the crop a couple of weeks ago.

She wanted to see it, too, so I pulled it out right then and started punching out little frogs (my favorite), flowers, fishies, and butterflies. Then one of my students had to try it out--he loved it, too!

I haven't figured out how I'll use it, really, but it was just too cute to pass up.


Crop Club

I went to my friend Sandra's Crop Club today. It was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and the time went fast. I wasn't much in the mood to be jovial with the sad news of Dewey and my mom weighing on my mind, but it was good to get out and be around people. There were 7 of us there including Marcia (CM Consultant). I had bought the new Everyday Power Pallette, and I have to say that I LOVE IT!!! The colors are great, and I made a borders set to swap.

Here's a picture of the borders set. The rules for the swap were that it was to be generic and CM only materials:
I used Navy from the PF pack for the border background, and then everything else was from the Everyday PP. There's green and a colorful stripe on that, and then a journal box and two little elements. If the swappers have the Everyday PP, there will be lots they can do to coordinate these borders to their projects.


the craft room

Here is where all the magic happens...
Kidding. This is the messy space where I work. It's so nice to have a room where I can just leave everything out and close the door.
It's a wreck right now because I have been lazy about cleaning up. I like to create, but I don't like to clean. Every few weeks, I spend a couple of hours organizing everything again and then I can work in peace. But until the time when I am overwhelmed by my unorganization, I don't think too much about cleaning up. There are little stacks of paper scraps, alphabets, pens everywhere--what a mess!


Another page

Here is another page I did recently. My sister and I spent a snowday last month scrapbooking, and I took pictures of our time spent scrapbooking. AND I had those CM stickers of scrapbooking that I finally got to use and that made me happy!!

I have never scrapbooked about scrapbooking before...

I'm all caught up!

I had to start a blog because I'm all caught up on my scrapbooking! Well, I am still working on the baseball album, but the Daily Life album is up-to-date. We celebrated Karen's birthday today and I already sent those pictures off to be developed.

I'm going to add some pictures of my last few pages and of the craft room so you can see where I work and my last few layouts. I'll try to take photos of my layouts as I do them and would love to see other layouts, too!

This photo is of our mini-winter vacation to Karen's dad's place in Florida. We went down on a Saturday and were back late Tuesday night. While we were there, we went to the beach and visited the Orioles Spring Training. We even saw lots of manatees (bottom right).