"I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it."

William Shakespeare

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bad bad blogger!

Ok, I wish I could say I have some fabulous excuse for being such a slacker when it comes to blogging but I don't!!

I have been busy in my Lil' Red Workshop creating Christmas Cards like crazy. . .sadly none of them are for me yet!!  I think I have kitted 500 of them so far. . . not sure if or when I will get any made for myself! 

Since our local scrapbooking store closed Norma and I have been busy at a few of the retirement communities around town doing our monthly card classes with the residents.  It is very rewarding and we are sure we get more out of it then they do!!! 

I am also back to selling Stampin' Up. . .and yes, I am one of my best customers!!!  Between it and Melissa Samuels I am having no problem keeping my room very full of supplies!! 

Last weekend I hosted a small Stamp A Stack down in the Lil' Red Workshop and had 9 lovely ladies attend.  I think most of them were amazed at my set up downstairs.  Everyone had a fabulous time and each created 12 cards to get a jump on the Christmas season.  Now I have been asked to come up with some monthly classes for them.  Time to put on the thinking cap. . . .no pressure there!

November seems to be booked up and I am still hoping to squeeze in a few events in December. . .time will only tell!!   

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Well obviously the summer time is not a great time to try and be a faithful blogger! lol!  I can honestly say it has been a wonderful summer.  Lots of relaxing and enjoying the swimming pool.  The kids have been busy with various activities but not too busy!! 

With summer slowly coming to an end its time to think of  ideas for upcoming projects and possibly some class ideas.  I have recently re-activated with Stampin' UP so am busy going through the catalogue!  Sometimes I swear that catalogues for crafters are better than the Sears Christmas Wish Book for children!!! 

I have managed to work on a few things over the summer.  I am still in love with making mini albums with beautiful papers but not necessarily for any particular picture.  It really is a great way to use papers that I have been "collecting" afraid to use because I'm waiting for the "perfect project". . . .HELLO??? I will be old and completely grey before that happens!  You really can't be afraid to use your stash of goodies. . . .especially when you are constantly accumulating new ones!!  I write this as I am patiently waiting for a 13lb box of goodies to arrive from Melissa  http://www.melissasamuels.net/store/index.php?route=common/home!!!  I haven't dared mention to her that I have more in the cart! LOL!

I am posting a picture of a canvas project I made today for a lovely young lady that once upon a time many years ago I had the privilege of babysitting. . . now she looks after my girls!!  She is heading off to college and we are going to miss her like crazy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Where has the time gone?!  Ok, I wish I could say I have been creating like a mad woman for the last couple months but that my friends would be a lie!  I have managed to make a few little odds and ends but seem to be in a rut!

The last few months have been full of activities ending, the flood beginning (again and again or just non stop!), my favorite local scrap store closing, and wishing for the rain to end so the swimming pool that is scattered all over the backyard could be finally assembled!

With only a few weeks left before school comes to an end I need to find my get up and go and get my room put back together.  That has been 1 step forward and 3 steps back. . . . I may need to hire a maid just to organize that space because I seem to get sidetracked so easily down there and end up playing instead of painting and organizing! lol!  I did get some painting done yesterday but now I really need to organize and shelf my 4" + stack of Graphic 45 papers. . . and all the other stuff I have some how accumulated!  My obsession/collection of mists, glams, paper and bling are steadily increasing. . .sometimes I wonder who keeps buying it all????!!!! LOL!  The more I try and clean up the more piles I end up with that need to be organized!!! I do believe I am in a losing battle!!!!

I have been creating and enjoying making mini albums with no purpose what so ever!  Sometimes its nice to just sit and play with products you like and create something that isn't specific for this picture or that picture.  I must say I am loving Maya Road's Zipper Trim. . . .love it!

Now for those of you who are wondering now what that PBS has closed. . . .please let me know if you have anything in particular you may like to see a class on.  With the terrible weather I should really start using my time to plan ahead for some fall classes. . . so please let me know if there are any products, techniques etc you would like to play and create with and we'll see what we can do!

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Another day. . .

Well it seems I am going to have to get "on the ball" when it comes to this blog! lol!  I am happy to tell you that I did finish my little binder using Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime that I will use to house all of my daughter's little "notes" and momentos that she gives us when she is both happy and sad.  My plan is to tuck it away for when she has children and needs one of those "TOLD YOU SO" moments!  There are tons of little envelopes and pockets within this book to hold everything!

Jo and I spent the entire day on Good Friday making the absolutely darling Spread Your Wings Album from Melissa Samuels!!  It is absolutely beautiful and was a terrific project. . .thanks again Melissa!

I am not the only one that has been busy. . .my husband has always been the first to jump at an opportunity to "build" storage or shelves for my scraproom. . . .he seems to "enable my habit".  So he has made a fabulous organizer that holds the Distress Inks and their reinkers!  I must admit that he made it for Jo. . and i'm not sure who was more excited. . .Greg to give it to her or Jo to receive it!  Anyways it turned out beautifully and I have decided that I totally need one too!  He is more than willing to make them for anyone who would like one.  So email me if you think its something you'd like! 

Anyways off to my youngest daughter's spring concert tonight!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Its another day. . . .

Well last night was supposed to be a productive night of creating for Jo Jo and I . . . .of course it turned into a hen fest with way too many laughs! LOL!  We were like two little kids on Christmas morning going through our box of goodies from Melissa.  Then of course Jo Jo had been away for the weekend and had come upon some more goodies to add to our ever growing collection of  BoBunny`s Gabrielle and Time Piece collections!  We had so much product spread out all over the tables it took a little time to get ourselves organized to create!  Our little gerbils were working overtime with all the ideas that we were coming up with!  Of course neither one of us wrote any of them down . . . .so it will be interesting to see what we cook up with it in the future!  **NOTE TO SELF. . . . Write stuff down! **
Anyways we did get some of our project started . . .but of course we have realized we need to pace ourselves so that we have to have more play dates together! 

Tomorrow I have a kids Easter bunny box class. . .the kids will hopefully love making the box.  There is no doubt in my mind that they will be thrilled once we fill it with candy!!

I have been making some progress in getting my room completed.  Still have some painting to do and then the decorating will begin.  I thought I would share a few pics with you now though.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and gets some time to create! 

Happy Scrappin`!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Package oh my!

So the sun is shining, the snow is starting to melt (we still have piles of it!) and my day has been made so much better with the delivery of a package!!!! I don't know about you but I love to receive packages especially when they are fully of project supplies!  Today it is full of goodies from Melissa Samuels for her upcoming "Spread Your Wings" Ustream workshop.  I absolutely love her stuff. If you haven't already done so check her out. . .she is amazingly gifted and has a great online store!

Off to the scraproom I go!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Well the organizing is almost complete.   A big thanks to my good friend Jo Jo who came over to help . . .we got a wee bit accomplished but I do admit that we both got sidetracked!  A little more sanding and some paint on the last wall and it will be done!

So the weather is still cool in this neck of the woods and there is still mountains of snow in the yard but I know that Spring has got to be coming soon!  So tonight I thought I would pull out the very large stack of Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime that I have been hoarding away and start to create something with it!  FINALLY!!!  Well I am in the process of doing some very fine cutting and have hatched a plan to alter a small binder to keep notes, poems etc that my youngest daughter has written.  Now all of this is stemming from a "diva moment" that she had (we have lots of those around here!) So my plan is to start to tuck away these little notes and memos and keep them until she is much older. . . maybe even until she has children of her own that are causing her to have those "oh god moments"!  

Happy Scrappin'! 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Well here we go!

Well this is it. . . . after much thought I have finally decided to start a BLOG!! I am not sure how often I will actually get on here but we will give it a shot!

Right now I am in the process of organizing my new and improved scraproom (thanks to the husband who has been working very hard building this and that)!!!  You would think that it would be easy since my new creative space is almost 3 times the size of my old room. . . but sadly it is not. . . I seem to be procrastinating like crazy!  I find I go in to "organize" and next thing you know I am "playing" with product and next thing you know it is supper time!

BUT of course my procrastinating has not hindered my collecting of new products. . . I am so in love with Graphic 45's Curtain Call right now its not even funny!  Of course new BoBunny just entered the room yesterday and has found a nice shelf close by. 

I think in my next life I will start to collect buttons as a toddler. . . .just think of the collection I could have! 

Happy Scrappin'!