Scrap Fest

So, yesterday was the big day.  Scrapbooking with the girls!!!  We got off to a little bit of a late start, as none of us can seem to be on time.  I had packed way too much stuff, again.  And I bought way too much stuff, again. 

I had a little bit of a setback when all of my creativity left me, but I just looked at a couple of magazines and came up with a really cool layout.  Not much like any of my usual pages, but I LOVE IT!  It took me way too long to do, and only features two pictures.  But did I say how much I LOVE IT?  Yeah, if I told you I’d take a picture and post it, I know you wouldn’t believe me, so I won’t.  Trust me though, it’s good. 

Page totals-

K-?
Ki-12
S-19
me-21
Kr-27

We got some serious scrappin’ done!   For lunch they provided ham or turkey sandwiches, with chips, cookies and snacks.  Olive Garden soup, salad and breadsticks were brought in for dinner, then strawberries,cookies, hot fudge, two different kinds of cake, and angel food or dessert.  I was surrounded by chocolate and diet cokes, the two things I’ve totally given up for this 40 day fast.  It was hard, but I didn’t cave.  We scrapped, ate and laughed until 10 p.m.  and boy was I tired!  I love you girls, and we have to do it again very soon.  The future of our childrens’ heritage being documented depends on it. 

I came home to a house that was a wreck!  Obviously everyone had a great time while I was gone, so I’ve spent most of the afternoon after church picking up and tackling the laundry pile.  Boring!  Brooke went with a friend to the mall, and then sleep over at her house.  The boys went with Brian to Grammie and Grandpa’s to work on race cars.  I’ve been flying solo doing this cleaning thing, and finally took a break to fill all my loyal readers in on the excitement of my life.  (Hey Mom and Dad, Love You!) 

Well, my kitchen’s still a disaster, the dishwasher needs unloaded and then loaded again with what is in the sink.  Counters and floors need cleaned.  My work is never done….

Scrapbook Saturday

This past Saturday I had so much fun with my friend Deb.  For over 12 hours we scrapbooked, shopped and talked.  It was my first time to go, and the place was amazing.  So much stuff to shop for….hhmmm, sorry, I was just envisioning it all!  I’m one of those scrappers that loves the beautiful and elaborate pages but doesn’t want to take the time to make them.  Every now and then I will, but mostly it’s all about the pictures and the journaling.  Well, you can’t go to one of these places without being so totally intimidated into taking the time to make some of those pages.  I think we’d been there for around 7 hours when one lady calls out that she had 2 pages done.  What!?  I had 2 pages done before lunch!  At the end of the day, I had finished 23 pages, and am ready for Christmas of 2004.  Yes, I said 2004!  All in all, it was a good time and I have some “amazing” pages for my daughter.  (her word). 

I’m also excited to say that Creative Memories is coming out with true 12 x 12 pages!  No more trimming the scrapbook store paper to make it fit.