Monthly Archives: February 2009

Insane in the membrane

Now you really couldn’t expect me to keep a video of Bill Maher in a Snuggie to myself or even wait for the usual Thursday video spot, could you? Of course not…

I have a couple of favorite lines, but ‘our booze cruise has hit an iceberg’ is resonating on this early Saturday morning.


Filed under Humor, Videos

Everybody’s workin for the weekend…

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some cards with the beautiful bellas, didn’t want you to think I’d abandoned them for ‘younger models’. A challenge is held on the Bella Blog every Friday, hello intimidation! it will be a while before I share there.

For now, I’ll just share here

I felt like playing with pink and green, love these colors together, takes me back to my 80’s childhood.

Stamp: Ballonabella
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Ribbon:Making Memories
Cardstock: Bazzill
Extras: Glitter, Scalloped scissors, glossy accents

I made this one with some BG scraps from a layout I’ll share at some point. Sorry for blurry pic

Stamp: Goodluckabella
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain, I even paper pieced her top with this paper and then went over it with a Spica glitter pen
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Colors: Copics
Extras: Stickles

Welcome to the weekend


Filed under Cards

It’s all about perspective

gotta love Louis CK


Filed under Humor, Videos

Wrong, Funny, but Wrong

Good thing A follows God on twitter or we would have all missed out on this internet gem.


Filed under Humor

A layout laying around

I’ve had this one sitting in a stack to share for a while now…I think this layout may hold my record for the longest time to come together. I started the frames around New Year’s and they sat until a couple of weeks ago when I put the rest of the pieces together. And looking at it here, I’m still not sure I’m happy with it, it is what it is at least until the next inspiration strikes…

Prism Cardstock
October Afternoon Patterned Paper
Scenic Route Chipboard frames, label stickers
American Crafts Ribbon and Alphabets


Filed under Scrapbook Layouts

What is your child’s teacher really trying to say…

A colleague brought this great list to me today and I just couldn’t keep it to myself, quick no go get your child’s last report card and hopefully none of these things are on there, but…

If the comment says…

  • Shows difficulty in distinguishing between imaginary and factual material…means Your child is a liar.
  • Has difficulty with motor control and coordination…means Your child is a klutz
  • Accomplishes task when interest in constantly prodded…means Your child needs nagging
  • Results to physical means of winning his or her point or attracting attention…Your child fights
  • Needs guidance in development of good hygiene habits…Your child smells bad
  • Needs help in learning to respect the property rights on others…Your child steals
  • Needs guidance in learning to express self respectfully…Your child is a smartass
  • Requires ongoing supervision in order to work well…Your child is lazy
  • Has qualities of leadership but needs to use them more constructively…Your child is a bully


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Monday Quote

The only reason for being alive is being fully alive.

– D.H. Lawrence

This is another page I finished this weekend with new papers from SEI, I loved the purples, greens and aquas in this line, so invigorating...if a scrapbook paper can be invigorating.

As I’ve said before, I love that I have smart friends who come up with crazy challenges to stretch us all creatively. This week’s journaler’s challenge was to journal with a diamante poem. If you already know what this is and you’re not part of the challenge then you’re a few steps ahead of me. Thankfully the internet comes to the rescue again.

I broke a few of the rules…go figure…but I’m happy with the result

A special poem about Sienna.


happy, small

smiling, laughing, chatting

baby girl casts spells

walking, playing, amusing

energetic, magical



Patterned Paper: SEI Bridgeport

Cardstock: Bazzil

Alphas: Quickutz Diesel, Making Memories, American Crafts

Embellishments: SEI and American Crafts


Filed under Scrapbook Layouts

Weekend Wind Down

Even with extra time off and a clean house the weekend seemed to fly by. I wonder if that’s a sign that I need a vacation.

I had a great visit with my mother’s cousin, Sue. She was here for a stop over visit with me and her other cousin, Don, who lives in the Springs. Sue’s mother Sally was one of my favorite people, my heart broke when I heard she had died last year. Sue told me the story Sally’s peaceful death and as hard as it was to hear it was also a relief to know she died so peacefully, really the way we all hope our loved ones will pass.

I spent the rest of the weekend relaxing and creating, here’s a layout I did for the weekly sketch post for the store blog. Not sure why I picked this paper, I could have easily used the polka dot side, but something about the flower called to me, I guess I wanted to challenge myself just a bit.

All supplies are SEI except cardstock(bazzil)

Hope you have a great week.


Filed under Scrapbook Layouts

My grandparents are on You Tube!?!

And really how many 36 year olds do you know who can say that?

Many of you read the article I posted last Saturday and apparently so did a regional television station so they did a story on NanNan and Grandpa and of course in the age of viral marketing posted it on youtube.

While I don’t expect to soar to the top of the viral vid chart anytime soon, I thought it would be fun to post here.


Filed under Videos

Video Thursday

this one is for Kelly and any other blanket fans…PG-13 for strong language, best not to play w/youngins in hearing range.


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