Scrappers’ Twas the Night before Christmas

This poem originated from Carol Gillespie who did a layout on   I just love it.  Look here.

Twas the night before Christmas,
I’m glued to the tree.
I’m wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that’s when I heard him, “Hi Santa,” I said
“You know….good little girls
should be in their beds.”
“I know I should Santa,
and now I’ve got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought.”
“Well, let’s take a look
in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
“You’ve got enough crap,
I’ll see you next year!”

I am so proud so far

My sister in law is taking part in the Ironman in Penticton today.  She did an incredible time for her age bracket in the swim at 1 hr and 21 mins.  I just checked the website and she has completed the bike ride through the mountains to Osoyoos and back which is 112 miles in 7.25 hrs.  She is now in her final leg of running which is a course of 26.2 miles.  Woo hoo….I am so proud of her to have the endurance and tenacity to complete this grueling marathon.

A month today

Sheesh, this is becoming annoying.  I have not done one single layout in the past month.  My mojo seems to have flown out the window and never came back.  I have fondled things, reorganized my stuff, looked through the pizza boxes that aren’t emptied yet and even my photos and “nothing”.   This is getting serious as I have three cards I have to make and I am going to be late for an ABC challenge I am in.  I am at letter S and would hate to be late now after all the rest.  Oh dear……here’s hoping my stab at it today will work.  Wish me luck!!!!

Trying to get in the mood

I may not have scrapped for over 2 weeks now.  I am in a funk and can’t seem to find my mojo.  But I am taking part in a photo challenge on a scrapbooking forum.  Having a blast learning my camera.  I don’t have a great one just a Fujifilm S700 but I am enjoying playing.  Check out my first two slide shows on my video page.

Feels good to have a clean scraproom

This is how it starts.  I bought a drawer unit on a whim.  Yikes….I didn’t realize it was going to come in a zagillion pieces.  Thank goodness for a friend helping me out with a power drill……..made the job so much easier. Then I tidied my scraproom and you sure won’t see it this way too often……

Notice how nice the unit looks in my room.  I still haven’t got it all organized yet.

So good to have my computer handy. And next is my hidden storage in the closet.  This is just one half on it.  Notice my method of using shower hooks and safety pins to hang embellishments from the clothes rod.

I am lucky to have a regular paper rack for my patterned paper.  I also have a wired book rack in there that holds my photo boxes and other containers with embellishments in there.  You can catch a glimpse of my sewing machine to the right.  Just to get it fixed so I can use it again.

Crop and Cruise

Man, there is nothing more that I would love to do is to go on a scrapbooking cruise.  Allison Orthner and others are planning this event for a second time in October 2009.   She is letting everyone know that each of the instructors are having an event prior to the cruise just to warm things up and include people like me who probably won’t make it.  Check here at  for details on the Saskatoon event and here at for more details on the cruise.  Oh I wish and hope…………