Monday, August 23, 2010

Cheap Plastic Drawers

Some spray adhesive and scrapbook paper helps to make these cheap plastic draws looks a little better!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Before and After



There are many of my early pages that I would love to redo and I try not to do that. But this one I just couldn't resist. I really didn't like the first one.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I finally finished the wedding album for my friend that got married last April. You do have a year to give a wedding present, right?

Now I'm working on invitations for my sister-in-law's 40th birthday party. The list just keeps growing!

Then I committed to making an album for a silent auction. ...I'm thinking mini album.

Someday I hope to start scrapping for my pleasure but I don't see that happening in the near future. I miss doing stuff just for fun!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I'm up before 9am and that's a big deal for

Yesterday I managed to finish 3 scrapbook pages for a wedding album that I have been working on for months, only 6 more to go. I can't wait to finish this so I can do something fun just for me!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Baby Boy


I did this challenge with Scrap Your Crap's bead challenge in mind. I thought the alphabet beads looked like a baby bracelet. The color scheme is for Scrap City's challenge to use brown, tan and blue. I used Bazzill brown card stock, Basic Grey patterned paper and the sheet music is from a 1948 Magazine of music. The sheet music had already began to deteriorate, I spray it with a perservative that made it archivally safe to use with photos. I love the vintage look of this layout.

Child Services please...

I need to vent so here...

To the woman at the Selmer Moose Lodge Saturday night you are the epitome of an unfit mother!

My brothers band had a gig at the Moose Lodge, hey you have to start somewhere, Saturday night. I arrived around 7:30PM to a group of several already very drunk rednecks. The band hadn't started playing yet so the lights were up and if was pretty quite in little room where they we going to play. I noticed a beautiful baby girl about 6 months old all dressed up, a headband with a big bow on her little bald head, her chubby cheeks were bright red and she was being passed from one drunk to another. I thought okay she's just showing off her baby and she will leave once the band starts playing...not. She was still there wide eyed still being passed around to anyone that would take her when I left at 11:30pm!

Dear Unfit Mother at the Selmer Moose Lodge,

You have a beautiful baby girl. I'd bet that if that baby could talk she would have told you,"Take me home, read me a story and put me in my nice warm bed. Really, Mommy it's 12 degrees outside and I don't want to be here."

You are a child abuser and you have no idea. You obviously didn't want to be bothered with motherhood. That little baby spent hours in a tiny smoked filled room with a band blaring very loud music in her tiny ears. I never heard her fuss or cry, someone was holding her all night, usually someone with a drink and a cigarette in their hand.

Believe me I will never be named mother of the year but this so infuriated me that I needed to put it in words. I never put my daughter in this situation and I managed to raise her to adulthood without too much damage. I only wish one of the adults there would have told you to take your little darling home or get a babysitter when you want to go out and party. Just think the next time, "Does my baby really need to be exposed to smoke, loud music and drunks tonight?" If she could talk, she would have said NO!

You're lucky that I have no idea who you are or I would be on the phone with child services telling them this story instead of venting on my blog. Please start acting like a real mother and take care of this baby.

Visitor at the Selmer Moose Lodge

New Year

I know half of January is gone but as the procrastinator that I am Jan. 11th is pretty early.

1. I resolve to get back to scrapping because it really makes me happy and I finally moved into the spare bedroom and out of the dining room.

2. No more sleeping till noon even if I didn't get to sleep until 4am.

3. No more moving from the bed to couch and turning the TV on to watch stupid Lifetime movies that I've DVRed, I should never have gotten that damn DVR but now I don't think I can live without it...who wants to watch the stupid commercials!

4. No more checking Facebook a 1000 times a day and playing Bejeweled Blitz for hours. When I say just one more game, mean just one more game!

5. Quit saying "I'm going to lose weight", because I'm not just live with it! Get rid of those size 4 jeans that are taking up space in my closet.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Vintage Sheet Music

After cleaning out my Grandmother in law's house I found stacks of vintage sheet music. I have used some in layouts, but I can only use so much. If anyone is interested in purchasing some sheets, let me know. I will sell them 3 sheets for a $1.

I am having trouble reposting my layout using the sheet music. Check out my August 3, 2008 post.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Okay I fell off the scrapbooking wagon last year during some home improvements. My resolution is to turn the toy room into my scrap room, I am about half way there. Once I'm all organized in my new space I am going to be a scrapping demon!