Friday, August 29, 2008

I'm so stoked!

Look at that book. Isn't it beautiful? Guess what? I have a Dedra Long original. I'm just tickled pink! From the first day I saw Dedra's mini books, I wanted one. I knew I could try and make one...sure. But it's like mom's home matter how hard you try, it's just doesn't taste the same. Unfortunately, for you readers, photographs don't do this book justice. I knew what it looked like when I ordered it, but when I opened the box and pulled the tissue jaw dropped. It's SO pretty! The flourishes with Stickles, the ribbons and stitching's one of a kind...and it's mine.

I don't think anyone could walk by this book and not want to pick it up! It's such a treasure....and will have a place of honor in my home for a very long time.

Thank you, Dedra, for sharing yourself and your art.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

These are my nephews. Pics taken almost 20 years ago! Both of these pictures were scrapped about two years ago. I took the pages apart because I didn't like them, and I'm not sure I like these either.

A week ago or more, I went to the grand opening of the new Jo-Ann store in Palm Desert. I was completely overwhelmed.....and confused... thought I was in Michaels. Holy Moly what a fabulous store!!! I've never seen a Jo-Anns like this one....short on fabric....huge on crafts. They'll certainly give Michael's some competition out here and now I have another place to shop! Yes!

They carry the K & Company line, and I found another nice stack of 2 sided paper that's just perfect for layering. I really like K & Company, and at $12.00 ($5 on sale) you can't beat it. I spent all of $14.00 and left a happy camper.

Signed up for Cathy Zielske's design class and did my preclass assignment over the weekend. We had to scrap nine squares on a 12 x 12 page about why we scrap.... that was, friends, memories. Now I have to wait until October for class to start. That's another month...whine, whine, whine....

I now truly understand the dog days of summer. It's been too hot for too long...and the humidity is back with a vengence. I'll be staying inside where it's cool this weekend....I could really put a dent in my scrapping if I'm motivated! I keep looking at Irene Van's site..... Scrapperlicious. She's always trying something new and creating such beautiful layouts. Yeah, it's a motivator....but my work would never look like that....this girl's a real artist.

Monday, August 25, 2008

They're so funny...

It's so much fun to come home and find these roadrunners wandering around. Mom was busy looking for food to feed her very grown I was able to get in close and get some good shots. I wish you could see them move....they're so cool! Zoom!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

You bet your sweet bippy!

I found a package on my storestep over the weekend, and inside I found this lovely and delicious note, along with some tantalizing Rusty Pickle Paper, Rusty Pickle Alpha Stickers, Rusty Pickle Tags, and a Rusty Pickle Coupon Sheet! Something tells me this came from a Rusty Pickle Chef, and you know who you are, Tracey Locher!


Thursday, August 7, 2008


I LOVE blogs. They're kind of like soap operas. You can get so caught up in the day to day drama....or in the case of scrapbooking....the day to day eye candy, and I LOVE eye candy.

A few weeks ago, a special friend of mine scrapped her little Cosmo Cricket heart out, hoping to be picked for one of their design teams. Every day she'd post a layout or other craft that she'd created with the CC line on her blog and in online galleries. The powers that be at Cosmo would then review each persons work in these galleries and blogs. Great advertising gimmick for Cosmo, doncha think? I won't go there right now, but using people for free advertising kind of pisses me off.

And that makes what Tracey did during her Cosmo Cricket week all the more awesome. She posted the following....

"One more thing for today... in the past few days I found another designer that is going for a spot on this awesome team. Her name is Lynn and if you love scrapbooking, paper crafting, and/or Cosmo Cricket, you have got to check out her blog. Yes, technically she is "the competition." She is also very talented and a kick in the pants... go... enjoy her site, too!!!"

..and then she linked to Lynn's blog. Cool, huh? I'm telling ya, good scrappers are good people. They love receiving praise, but I think they love giving it even more. So go check out Lynn's blog. It's a winner.