Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you are getting to be at home with your family and having a nice time. It was pointed out to me that heart attacks go up 5% at this time of the year and I think that's sad, everyone gets so stressed. So I hope that everyone can take time out and relax and enjoy there family this Christmas!

And to everyone that's stuck because of this bad weather, I hope you are all ok and I hope it all clears up so that you can get home too!

Believe it or not, I'm sitting at home in my pj's still eating a bowl of cereal and watching my kids watch cartoons,lol. Its still raining outside here and were under flash flood warning and its not suppose to stop for a while, and when it dose were suppose to be under winter weather advisory. 2 of the roads out of my house are flooded, so I'm hoping one stays open! lol. But I am happy to be sitting here with my kids and being able to relax with them. Anyways.... Going run and finish my breakfast, Again Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New scrapping storage??? for cheap?

Well its not a shock to everyone that the economy is kinda sucking right now. I know there's tons of families out there that are having problems because of losing jobs, my husband lost his, so I'm right there with you all.

But I scrapbook, as you know from here on my blog. And I've been needing more storage for my scrapbooking paper. I like to have it where I can see what I have, other wise I have the tendency to forget I have it. But I don't really have the money to go out and buy a bunch of storage for my stuff at the moment, Christmas for the kids is more important. So I went to the post office and got some of there biggest priority mail boxes, there 12 and 15/16 in. wide, so they work great!

Well my first try was not the best, I messed up and cut it straight threw from one side, if you decided to make some of these on your own, don't have the same mistake as me,lol. It made it short on one side to where it didnt have the flat edge on the top like I wanted:

Then I tried another way. I used the one I messed up on to lay it on another box and trace it on that one. Then I flipped the box and traced it on the other side, but you do have to make sure you line them up and the flat top is on the same side on both sides. Just to make sure I had it done right this time, before I ruined another box, I folded it and it looked great! So I laid it back down, cut gently on the lines I drew and then folded it back up again and carefully cut threw the box all the way around.

And here's what it looks like!

But I'm not done with it yet!! I'm going to add some scrapbook paper and a label on the spine, so that when I sit it on my desk I can see what it is! I'll post some pictures once I get them done!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Baby its cold out!!

I've been wanting to go outside so bad lately, but its so cold I can't stay out. I've been kinda looking forward to rain because it warms up a little,lol, but then it freezes. But I've been sitting here at my scrapbooking desk watching my crazy husband stand out on our back porch and grill a Boston butt. Every time he goes out he has to put on his boot, and his carheart jacket,lol, He looks funny! But when its like this I get to get more of my scrapbooking done. That is, when the kids are down for there bap or really involved in a movie,lol.

I've got a few things I've got to get done for some friends and family members, I have a few family members that expect to get a mini album every holiday. I've still got a few that I have to finish for Christmas, but unfortunately they'll be a little late, hope no one will be mad at me, but I've had 2 sick little ones lately, but everyone seems to be on the mend, so hopefully everyone will understand.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Silly little monster and more

Here's a mini I did awhile back of one of my kids. I was sitting at my scrap desk and looking threw pictures and found that I had lots of random photos that were left over from layouts and stuff, so I decided I'd make a mini album out of them. I had printed them because I loved them and wanted to use them so I did. This isn't even all of the album, but it would have taken quite a while to download all of those,lol

This is my sister and her little girl. I only have boys, so its nice to have a girly touch in there off and on! But I did this layout on the simple side because I didnt want to take away from the pictures, there so cute! And sometimes simple can be perfect!! I loved getting the chance to try something new with embellishments to. I saw this flower somewhere else, but I wanted to try it. And I loved how they turned out.

My 1st post

Starting my own personal blog! Yay! I love scrapbooking and that's what I mainly want this blog to be for. My onley consern has been that my main subjects for my scrapbooking are my children. And I'm weird about putting there pictures up on the net. But I guess I can scramble there faces or something, I'll figure it out.... And I will be posting pictures of a few of my things this afternoon. I guess this is how you get started hu??