I just finished the Library of Memories class at BPS by Stacy Julian. It was an amazing class and changed the way I (a) store my photos, (b) think about getting "caught up" (I don't!), (c) get my mojo back when I'm not in the mood to scrap, but I feel like I should, and (d) think about the types of photos I take and the relationships I want to journal about, as opposed to the events.
So one of the members of the yahoo group is doing a "thank you, Stacy" scrapbook and is collecting pages from the students. I finished this today. The journalling says, " Thank you Stacy! Thanks for sharing your talent & ideas. Things I liked about this class - Photos I Love album, my LOM "drawers", your heart shows in your audios, I feel organized, I love mixing old photos with new ones, I am not "behind" and don't strive for "caught up", I use my time more wisely, and, most significantly, I am taking pictures of "relationships". " It doesn't say everything I feel, but it's something. My page is called "Discover Relationships" and has a photo of MY Nana, me, and my sons looking at one of my scrapbooks. On the back I explained that to Stacy, assuming she looks on the back. ;) The stamps are The Angel Company, of course, and the paper is Scenic Route Company I think.
Complete this sentence.... all about journaling/writing/blogging.
The reason I write is because _________________________.
So... the reason I write is because I don't want to forget. I don't want to forget Brett's favorite joke when he was 7. I don't want to forget the way Austin says "I wuv you" now (for the last year he has said "I you". And I want to remember the emails I get from Mom every day, and the letters I get from Nana, and how I talk to both of them every week without fail. And I want to remember how Art brings me Mud Pie Mojo ice cream from Cold Stone just because. When I'm 90 and living in a retirement home somewhere, I want to remember these things.
Also wanted to say that although I'm late, I am almost finished with the tutorial I"m writing for ASB about altering something. You have to get the next Blue Heaven (or wait until it comes out and I post a picture here) to find out what it is!
I made these the other day. The stamps are The Angel Company. One butterfly is embossed with pink sparkle embossing powder, the other with irridescent powder. Yum. The papers were from the Costco pack, so either Wild Asparagus or whatever the other is, I can't remember. It was simple and it looks great. I hope my bro and new sister-in-law like it. One will be for the forthcoming baby girl!
DH doesn't know what he did, but he fixed my internet problem! Yeay!!
So there's a thread on Two Peas that has blogging challenges. I love little quizzes (especially in my scrapbooks) so I'm doing a few of todays questions in the challenge.
TWO Things About Me. Two Names I Go by: Nicky and Senovia (Senovia is my middle name)
Two Things I Want (or have) in a Relationship: Travel and Bliss
Two of My Favorite Things to do: inking edges, finishing projects
Things I Want Very Badly At The Moment: One of the cutters that uses true type fonts- like the Silhouette, and all of the Twinkling H2Os watercolors.
Two Things I'm doing tomorrow: Altering a suitcase for a tutorial on ASB, and hopefully hitting the post office with all my swaps that are due while I'm on vacation.
Two longest car rides: Ummm. This is more personal that scrappy, but they are in my scrapbooks, so it counts. I drove with my new fiance from California to North Carolina in Jan. 1997; The drive from east England (near Cambridge) to Wales, Scotland, and back home (to east England, lol, not back to the States).
Two favorite beverages: Water with Crystal Light fruit punch stuff in it, and Milk.
Two favorite scrapbooking tools: Oh, I just answered this with 5 different things, and narrowing it down is so hard. This might have to be a totally separate post! I'll say distress inks from Ranger, and cardstock.
Two favorite scrappin companys: The Angel Company (rubber stamps) and Wild Asparagus (patterned papers).
It's not the laptop at the moment, I don't think, it's the network, but still, I have no internet on my laptop. I'm using DH's computer for this. I have been on a mission to finish all stamping projects (and mail what is needed) before I go on vacation, so I have a lot to share. But I can't. Sorry. ;) I just thought I'd post and let you know why I'm not posting. LOL
In case I don't get my internet back, have a great month! I'll be back in the end of June.
I was in a swap for Artist Trading Cards with the theme of spring. These are the wonderful cards I got back! I made the one in the center right- with the one flower that says "take time to smell the flowers". I love it because I used shiny mica-filled watercolors. And I love my watercolors! (Note: if you are interested in the other ATC's, products used, or their creators, go to ASB.)
I finally don't have to "work" for a living, for a while, so I had time to scrapbook today! It's the first Tuesday I've been able to play in months! I made this page about preschool. So the pics are a couple of years old, but that's ok. That's what I was inspired to scrap, so that's just what I did. That's the best part about not having a "I'm behind" attitude. I have thousands of pictures laying around, thousands more on a hard drive, but that's ok. I scrap what I want, when I want. It's called scrapbooking freedom. LOL, I just made that up. Anyway, I'm having a good day.
My name is Nicky Hurt. I am: a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, sister-in-law, digi scrapbooker, scrapbooking class collector, scrapbooking supply collector, roadside photographer, Air Force wife, hiker, camper, outdoorsman (when it's warm!), Alaskan, creator, TV watcher, crocheter, PEO Sister, design team member, and reader. I find that I'm getting more and more neurotic, and slightly more sarcastic every year.
" ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." -Anna Quindlen