Thursday, August 27, 2009

OMG...Penny's Obsessed!!!

As scrapbookers, we all know the over abundance of "stuff" we accumulate over time. I often wonder how much money is spent on what becomes "unwanted" in the future. Tens, hundreds, thousands (hopefully not thousands) of dollars possibly? I myself, have become recently aware of this (it only took me 13 years) and have pretty much decided to only buy what is needed for a specific layout. At least that's what I tell myself. Anyway, I like to think I've gotten much better with my purchases. I know I've dropped down considerably from being the 3rd top ranked customer as far as sales at the Scrapbook Store about 4 years ago.

So, I've de-cluttered my scrapbook room and recently spent time purging items I haven't used in the past 2 years (plus a bunch of other stuff). I've donated some of it and plan on trying to sell the rest in an up coming rummage sale at the Scrapbook Store.

I really thought I had a lot of stuff. At least I've always been told I have waaaay too much stuff by my scrapbook sisters, but let me tell you something. If I have a lot, I don't even have words to describe the amount of product my good pal, Penny has.

I guess I've inspired her to do the same, and unload all unused, unwanted items. I spent a few hours at her house last night organizing her room and we got through the paper. Yep, patterned paper that is. Can I just say, she is going to make a killing at the rummage sale. We haven't gotten through embellishments yet, but from what I can see, she only has maybe 4 or 5 bins of those. So, one more night to rummage through that and another to package up and price her stuff, and we should be done.

Here's a little peek into her obsesssion...yes...this is ALL cardstock. ONLY cardstock. 12x12, 8x8, and even some cardstock border strips thrown in. I banned her from buying cardstock in the future. The question is, will she obey??

I think even Penny was surprised to see all this paper when we stacked it up!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy...

The past few weeks have been crazy! I thought I would post a few layouts I did for Bella Blvd. using the new releases. I just love all the paper lines along with the new Blooms a Bella flowers!

This is a layout using Super Stud". This little cutie, Nolan, is the son of Kelly's friend.

Next is a layout of one of my favorite little daycare girls, Alexis, using the "Plastino"line.
Another daycare cutie, Hunter and his dad. I love the "Camped Out" line!

Lastly, again using "Camped Out" Hunter, Callie and Alexis at one of the daycare campouts!

We spent a week in Door County scrapbooking, shopping and relaxing! I took a ton of photos of Alyssa and Jose'. These are just a few of the many. They had a hard time getting the hang of riding this bike, but eventually did it. We had a fantastic time!