Day Before Scrapbook Carnival 2010

What a wonderful day I had today. At work, seeing I wasn’t going to be there the next day on my birthday, the boss and his wife bought me a lovely travel pack of lotions. They even brought in a chocolate cake to celebrate! That really made my day!

After work I headed to Calgary to meetup with my hubby and son at the hotel. When I finally arrived in Calgary at the hotel I was so tired. I fell asleep while my son and hubby went out for supper.

What a nice surprise when they got back. They brought me back a futo maki roll from the sushi restaurant. Yummmmmmm! So good!

Well, sleep time. I have a big day tomorrow!

Have you ever wondered how to make a backpack mini album?

What a fun project this was! There are a lot of pieces to it, and it took quite a while to put together, but it was well worth it!  Lots of interactive elements to it.  Check out my video below showing all the amazing pages in it.  Isn’t it adorable?  This was a design by Paper Phenomenon.  Make sure you check out Paper Phenomenon’s YouTube channel.  She is an amazing paper artist!


And the Week Goes On!

Well, it’s almost the weekend again! Yay! I just received my swap items back yesterday. I participated in a swap with CanadianScrapperGirl on It was an image swap with tags. What beautiful tags I received! And included was a little Thank You gift from CanadianScrapperGirl–a stick pin and shoe charm! I’ll have to do a YouTube video on them tonight so everyone can see how awesome they are! I can’t wait to use them! Sorry, I get so excited over the simplest things.

I crafted with Heidi last night. That was a lot of fun! I continued working on my backpack mini album that I’m auctioning off at the next sorority meeting as I watched Heidi’s creations. I got to meet several new ladies on the chat. Hi Terrie and Angela! We are now officialy (I think) the Gothamettes! We had to think of something. We are such Heidi groupies already! LOL! Now we need some t-shirts! Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to. Hopefully I can continue on tonight with my mini. I don’t have a lot of time left to finish it.

Had a Fun Weekend!

Well, this past weekend I was by myself (baching it). My two main men went on a trip with Grandpa to Deadwood! We went last year. It’s a fantastic place, so they took Grandpa (knowing he would fully enjoy it).

Anyway, since I was alone, and could do what I wanted, I took an online craft class. It was put on by Paper Phenomenon (on Ustream). We made a paper bag mini album that looked like a backpack! It was so much fun! I tell ya, that Kathy can really get you rolling in the isles! She is just too funny! I will definately take another class from her. I’m still completing mine because I had to make some adjustments. She did it using her Gypsy to “meld” some of the designs together from her Cricut cartridges, but I don’t have a Gypsy or even the Cricut Design Studio (I’m hoping to get that soon). So it will take me a bit longer to complete. I’ll put up a Youtube video as soon as my mini album is finished so everyone can see what I did. I’ll be auctioning the album off at my first sorority meeting of the year (next month).

It’s Mid-Week Again!

Well, my garage sale didn’t exactly go as planned. We had quite a bit of rain Friday. Saturday was a bit cool with a bit of rain occassionally. Lots of people showed up, but not many sales. I’m going to have one more in a few weeks to see if I can clear some more stuff out. But this time it will have to be in my driveway instead of the neighbors garage. She wanted her garage back. So…

I’m still not doing too badly selling on Facebook. So I will keep doing that. I’m just anxious to get my craft room back! I just need to get rid of a bunch of aquarium supplies then I will have room to put my craft table back up. I really want to get back to crafting! But first things first…I need to finish my clients books before doing that. Hopefully I will get that out of the way quickly seeing my son and hubby will be leaving on holiday for a week. Some peace and quiet, and hopefully some craft time!

Almost Another Week

Well, it’s been almost a week since my last post. Last Friday I attended a wonderful craft night on It was put on by Gotham City Stamper (YouTube)–or better know as Heidi! It was so much fun! I love her classes. There were only about 6 to 8 people in the chat room, so it was very easy to keep up on what was going on. I like the small classes. I have attended other classes by another crafter that had well over 100 (more close to 200) in her chat room. It was pretty much impossible to keep up on what was going on. So when you are trying to watch what she is doing AND trying to read the chat, you just start to feel “sea-sick”:(

Anyway…I’m still working on my garage sale stuff. I’m having my garage sale this weekend! What a lot of work! Yikes! Hopefully I can get rid of most of my stuff. I’m also still posting items up on my Facebook to sell. A lot of my son’s toys are in near perfect condition, so I don’t really want to sell them on the garage sale. I would get a better price on Facebook.

Once this garage sale is over I can get my craft table back. Then….it’s craft time. I’m beginning to get withdrawals! I need to get another scrapbook kit together to put up on my Etsy, and some flowers to put up there, too! I’m also thinking of doing my own craft class on ustream. It was just so much fun with Heidi, I thought I would give it a try. I just don’t know who would attend, though. I guess I could just do a YouTube video advertising it, then see what happens. Tell me what you gals think. Would you attend?


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