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Posted 8/24/2009 by wookiemouse in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 8/24/2009 7:38:58 AM
Good morning scrappers! This week we're going to take it easy and let you all focus on the back-to-school crunch. The Challenge is up on my blog - we're going to get you ready for your next crop!

Stacy

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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:27:01 AM
Well, a cupcake sounds like a great way to start the day.

I have to confess that I do not go to many crops as A.) we do not have many LSS around and B.) I have too much stuff to take anywhere and C.) I don't like working off half a table....

Now, I will occasionally go to a crop if it is like a 12-14 hour one OR I will go to a retreat - much more worthwhile to pack up and move for that long stretch....

But, I do 99% of my journaling on PC and building a page up to the point where it can be fed through a printer and then stopping just isn't a ton of fun for me.

Do ya'll crop away from home much?


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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:30:53 AM
Hmmm...I scrap with some friends once in a while and attend about 1 weekend retreat a year and that's it. No other organized crops in my area anymore. Good thing I don't mind scrapbooking at home. I actually get WAY more done when I'm home alone.


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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:35:19 AM
I'm part of a local scrap group and we try to get together for a monthly crop. I bring a single project that I want to make progress on. So I can concentrate on that theme's papers, colors and embellies. Of course, can't think of everything, so as long as I get base pages done, that I can embellie later...its still progress.


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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:38:25 AM
I'm not a big cropper from home either. 1) I have what I need at home, and our current budget doesn't allow for adding to my collection right now and the temptation is just too great to add. 2) The same reasons as Penny listed LOL....


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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:38:52 AM
Hey so here's a thought - maybe we should take this week's challenge to HEART and CROP! We could do a LO and post it! Any takers?

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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:47:33 AM
I do 2-3 weekend retreats a year and maybe 5-10 crops a year. I usually bring a mini album (to crops) to work on so I don't have to bring so much stuff for the evening.

I completely agree with Penny! Let's do a LO and post it!!

I'm taking this week to also go back and finish rolling ribbon...I need more jars too! Plus stamping my stamps into my index. Its a great catch-up week!!

Good luck to all you with Back-to-school going on...


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Posted: 8/24/2009 8:49:57 AM
ok--I'm not a huge fan of cropping away from home either, but our church does have a crop night usually once a month, and I do like to go to that. Occasionally I will do a weekend long crop, and I don't mind packing for those. But I HATE putting it all away again when I get home. LOL

Penny--I think that's a GREAT idea to actually crop (from home) and post a layout this week...



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Posted: 8/24/2009 9:14:45 AM
I've only been to a couple crops. It was ok, but I much prefer to scrap at home. I just really hate the packing and never have anyone to go with. But this last time I went to one I did make page kits and I got a lot done. Having a limited amount of stuff and having the papers and everything picked out really made me efficient. I think I spend most of my time picking out papers and embellis, so only having a few to choose from made assembly a breeze. I did take a LONG time putting my page kits together though. I have considered going through my pics and basically making page kits up for a bunch of pics at once, so that I can knock out a bunch of LOs all at once at home too. But I haven't actually done that.

I also think Penny's idea of posting a LO is a great idea! I've actually been doing so much scrapping in the past week or so my room is kinda a mess. lol. but it all has a home now, so it'll be easy to clean up when I get the LO i'm currently working on done.

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Posted: 8/24/2009 9:31:52 AM
Ok I am seeing a pattern here... those who scrapbook at home ie do not go to crops reguarly need the wookiemouse challenge because we have too much to take anywhere!! hehehehe

Count me in as another one who goes to conventions once or twice a year and may need to bring my stuff for classes and crops. I used to crop with a group once a month but haven't done that for a few years... hmmm I have no friends to crop with... this is getting to be a sad sad post!!



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Posted: 8/24/2009 9:43:01 AM
ohh and yes I do think we should do a layout this week!

But I want to remind everyone there are those of us who are stuck in the past of stamp week!! So don't think you can ignore the board this week!!! I for one want to see everyones progress!!


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Posted: 8/24/2009 9:53:27 AM
I'm gonna' assemble my Rolodex today and stamp my wooden ones, take my pix and put the bad baby to bed.

I do have a LO I started in ribbon week that I need to print pix for - so I think <hee hee> that I might actually be ABLE to do a page this week....

Never fear Vicky - I am too addicted to stay away....

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Posted: 8/24/2009 10:45:33 AM
Put it to bed AFTER you take pics of it LOL


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Posted: 8/24/2009 12:10:21 PM
I'll be taking this week to do some catchup (I started later), since I don't generally crop elsewhere - I used to host a monthly crop, but we've all been too busy and I was too sick while pregnant - I'll try and get that going again in September or October. I've only ever been to a big crop once @ CKC 2007. I made a lot of incomplete layouts

Here's my status update:

Note - edited 9/2: I originally made this a picture heavy post, but Photobucket was making the pics too large and it required scrolling. So I moved all the pics to my blog and labeled them by Challenge Week. So go to this link to see the pictures now:

Bree's Organizational Challenge Posts

I still have a bit to do, but the next few weeks should be easier so I can get "caught up."


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Posted: 8/24/2009 1:01:20 PM
neat challenge wookie


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Posted: 8/24/2009 3:23:35 PM
Bree- WOW you have come a long way! I love the post it notes!! I am glad to see someone else thinks like I do! I have post-its on things waiting to be labeled too!!

Penny I will be right there with you stamping the wooden stamps tonight! (hopefully I can handle that better than my acrylic meltdown last night!) I went out to buy more 3x5 cards today they only had raninbow colors left!! so my card holder will be very colorful!

THEN I get to play and make a layout!! I am kinda getting excited about that!!


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Posted: 8/24/2009 4:01:36 PM
I know exactly how you girls feel about having too much stuff to crop away from home.I used to feel the same way. About a year ago I started feeling like I wasn't getting much done nor was I feeling very inspired. I realized that since our LSS had closed I hadn't seen my scrappy friends. So I called them up and we started getting together about once a week.

I had to come up with a way to avoid the stress of the dreaded "CROP PACKING!" or this wasn't going to work. I soon realized that I had so much stuff that really I had "doubles" of most tools eg. at least 2 pairs of sissors, tweezers, black pens, tape runner etc. I set up a tool kit for my crop bag.Then I took one small plastic organizer and added a few of my basic embellishments eg 5-10 brads in black, white,gold, red, green etc and some buttons too. Then I grabbed a baggie and put in some coloured ribbons. Seeing the picture here? This stuff lives in my crop bag! I gotta store the bag anyway so why not keep a few things in it! Oh I store some cardstock and black and brown ink in the bag too.

Now if we decide to crop (and it's often a last minute decision becouse you know life gets in the way) All I have to add is the project and/or layout that I'm currently working on. Anyway HTH some of you!

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Posted: 8/24/2009 5:19:36 PM
Well, I'm feeling like a guilty party after reading these posts. I'm usually the one HOLDING the crops, so not only do I not pack up to go, but I'm merciless about friends cropping together. Because it's such an ordeal, I've tried hard to set up crops where we crop Friday night and Saturday or Sunday, but I don't usually get many takers on that.

I agree packing it up is a pain, but I really enjoy the fellowship and seeing other ideas. I usually attend 3 to 4 retreats a year (where I pack WAY too much stuff as I'm the organizer and feel responsible for everyone to have anything they could possibly want) and attend 3-4 crops a year that aren't at my house. I haven't had a crop since May and partly due to my room being completely torn up and strewn all over the house.

I have also learned that a big crop bag is a no-no as once you fill it, you can't lift it.

Vicki- do you want us to stay tuned for stamp week here or in the stamp post. Penny - anxious to see your pictures.

Can't do a layout this week - most tables are covered with weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 .... you get the idea.

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Posted: 8/24/2009 6:30:47 PM
personally I prefer to just use this thread since we are on week 14-- makes me feel better than going backwards...

ohh and confession time.. I had to go to walmart today to pick up some more index cards to do my stamping homework for tonight and happened to wander over to the scrapbook aisle... ohhh yes I did buy a pack of autumn leaves clear stamps... UGHHH its an addiction... Even after feeling so good last night about being done with them...and finding so many cool stamps I had never used!!


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Posted: 8/24/2009 9:14:31 PM
Okay, Yet another one who doesn't get out to crop much. I've been to 3 crops. There is a group in my area that has a Monthly Free/potluck crop at a library nearby. I really don't like cropping much, The packing and planning drives me batty. I don't like to plan my projects out. I much rather just start with an inspiration and let it grow. So I don't get much done at a crop.

I am going to a retreat in October so this week will be great in getting me ready for my 1st weekend crop.

I want a Creative Options Rolling workstation. I'm saving my pennies for it now. Can't wait to see what Stacy has on the blog for us.

Oh, I'm in for a virtual crop? When is it?

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Posted: 8/24/2009 9:52:34 PM
I still haven't posted stamp pictures - and I'm so cotton pickin' tired that I can't do it tonight. (I'm not meant for 5th graders - what a day!)

I would like to start a new topic for discussion: if we don't like the regular ole' packin for a crop, what could we do that would help us along and still allow us to meet with fellow croppers?

The only thing I can say about crops - in defense of crops - is that we need to find something to do at one and GO! because the fellowship of women who share a common hobby is a very healing thing for the soul! (think old fashioned quilting circles) My biggest complaint about computers is that it's become so easy to sit behind them and forsake being with actual people. I'm gonna get sappy here and tell a story (you know you've missed my novellas!) We had a group that met fairly routinely and one Friday night, one of us had a really bad week. She brought margaritas instead of cropping stuff and we didn't do a stitch of cropping. But after a few years of sharing our photos which tell our lives, we've bonded into very close friends and sometimes now, we go on retreat and just rejuvenate with no pressure to crop. Yes, you can do that with any friend, but sharing your hobby is a great bond. Now, we go on out of town trips to find new LSS's ..

AND - this IS what we are doing HERE! Some of us have bonded and check in with each other, and we've never met. I would love to meet you all and have an actual cropping experience with our organized obsession. (remember the organizational tour at each other's houses? )

So...instead of ditching the crop, what can we do..and pack ahead of time (liked the suggestion for that one jcmscrapper)..and let's find something we can do so we can enjoy our hobby with fellow obsessive cropper shoppers?

(okay - so you can tell the 'what can you do' thinking teacher is back in high gear...

Bree - way to go!
Hobby - I have to go check out that bag! (like I need any more - this topic reminded me of something I've been needing to do - organize my rolling cropping bags in my closet. Not counting the Cricut bag, I have four of them -yes I know that's ridiculous - and I had to clear out the floor space to make room to fit them all - my contribution to today's challenge).

For me, for crops away from home, I try to take: journaling, or a memorabilia file that needs to be sorted, or pictures that need to be sorted and just sit and visit while I sort. I recently bought some new mini-albums, and I want to get stuff together to take those on a crop. Any of these would be a great use of crop time!

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Posted: 8/25/2009 11:29:57 AM
Jo- I am clapping!! I would stand up but I am just too tired!! You are so right about the whole friendship thing.. I personally have met (in person) some amazing women from this websitee that I am proud to now call friends and that wouldn't have happened without a shared hobby!!

OK enough sappy!-- I can tell you what has worked for me at crops-- because I am very social (yea if you didn't know it I like to talk!) I find that if I bring a project with me I can get something accomplished and still have fun ---ideas:
1) A stack of photos that need to be dated and peoples names written on the back
2) A chipboard mini-book that I just glue the patterned paper to..No pictures or embellishments.
3) Make birthday cards for family members/friends (requires a few stamps and a few peices of patterned paper) You can make these assembly line fashion
4)Bring your sizzix or QK and an alphabet or two with a few different colors of cardstock and just punch letter sets all day!

Hope you understand what I am saying-- keep it simple and you can have fun without packing the kitchen sink...


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Posted: 8/25/2009 12:22:58 PM
I agree, cropping should be about socializing. It has been when I've gone. I don't take more than 1 project ( chat like Dancing does.. ) Then I take some card blanks so I won't get bored. I just hate paying $$ for time to not get any cropping done.I need more free crops. I hadn't thought of just taking things to make embellishments for pages. Hmmm.

Target sells a version of the Creative Options Rolling Workstation, Its a manly version "plano rolling workstation". Both are same size same function. The CO one is $130 bucks in pretty colors and the Plano one is greyish brown $79 (both are made by Plano)

I have done 1 virtual crop and it was really fun. I had all the socialization of cropping and no packing.

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Posted: 8/25/2009 12:30:01 PM
As for me, I enjoy going to weekend retreats and do several a year. Also do CKC PDX every year! Short crops not so much. But I do have a system that works for me.

I make "page kits", plan ahead what pages I want to work on and use 12 x 12 old packaging or plastic folders to put together all the stuff I think will work w/ that particular LO. My tool kit sits on my desk and it just goes along as it, my mom made me a drawstring bag to place it in for transport. I take along my favorite tools and go for it.

For a short crop I only take along one or two page kits and the specific tools I know I will use on those LOs.

On the reverse end, sometimes it takes a while before I unpack the unused supplies, doesn't always happen right after the crop!

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Posted: 8/25/2009 12:44:31 PM
Forgot to update you on the stamping last night... UGH I stamped 100 wooden stamps (while watching tv)-- I didn't realize I had that many-- I only know it was 100 because I bought a stack of index cards in a pack of 100. I still have one more shelf to do tonight.. My biggest worry now is all the cards might not fit in the card box that I altered last week...
This is what I have left to do. Doesn't look like much but when you have to stamp each of them it seems to triple in size!!!


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Posted: 8/25/2009 12:57:47 PM
For a short crop, (under 6 hrs or so) I use preplanned page kits. I like to have some made up all the time. They is a great project to perk up a boring day! I grab 3 page kits and I am good to go.
As I completed different weekly challenges, I was able to assemble a few more page kits. I would have set the paper aside when we did paper week. When we sorted ribbon, I came across patterns and colours that I knew would go with the paper I had selected previously. Ditto embellies etc. Taking this challenge has resulted in about 20 page kits.

I have made Xmas cards at an all day crop. I make about 70 cards to send out so I need an all day crop to complete them. Once you have a prototype made, it is just a matter of precutting all the bits and setting them up into piles, stamping the images and adding any stickles etc before creating that pile and inking all edges before assembling.

I find cutting and scoring the card bases to be very relaxing. Making multiple cards in an assembly line method, doesn't require as much mental effort as scrapbooking. This enables me to chat a bit to friends I haven't seen since the last crop!

For weekend crops or retreats, I prefer to take a preplanned album. I pick 5 or 6 patterned papers that coordinate, 5 or 6 colours of cardstock to match, and add ribbon, brads, and other embellies that follow that color scheme. Throw in a couple of tag punches, scalloped punches or nestabilities etc and you are good to go! A good example would be an 8x8 album I made for my Dad's 90th Bday. I recapped his life in a series of pages that used the same colors and elements repeated throughout.

For a 2 or 3 hour crop at a girlfriends, I sometimes work on card sets.
I pick a prototype for the card and make 10 or 12 matching cards. You only need a handfull of supplies! I can use these for hostess gifts etc. Sometimes I make a matching tin or box to present them in and give them to DD to use as door prizes for the volunteeers at Operation Red Nose. (We have lost 3 family members to 3 separate drunk driver accidents so we fully support this endeavour).
Sorry for rambling a bit off topic.
Maureen

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Posted: 8/25/2009 1:51:03 PM
Maureen-- great ideas for making the xmas cards! I agree doing themed mini albums is another easy crop idea.

And it seems rambling is our theme song on this challenge!! hehehehe no need to apologize... keep the rambling coming!!


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Posted: 8/25/2009 2:22:54 PM
Between back to school and quarter board prep, I have been busy!

I did find time to get all my wood stamps stamped last night. I think I have about 50. I am totally ignoring my SU sets. I did box ALL 50 of them, SU and non-SU, into my wonderful abandoned ribbon holders, my Wally World repurposed cookie tins! I KNEW those would come in handy. It took 4 of them and I can so live with that right now.

Tonight I hope to assimilate my rolodex. My counter is the length of the wall and it's got rolodex 3x5's from one end to the other. AFTER I do that, I need to label my binders. My goal is to finish it all by this time tomorrow.

Re: virtual crop: I am all in. I can do a Friday night or anytime Saturday (DH works this weekend again). I've never done one so don't know much about it.

I did make my total Project Kit list out last night - remember I was going to do it electronically vs. popsicle stick it. And I am almost ready I believe to be able to go back and work on some of them.

Vicky, I was in Wally World last night looking for red pens and index cards and I had to MAKE myself walk past those new AL stamps. But my head sure was turning.

Jo, I hear all that you are saying on the crops. I agree. I love my retreats, I do. I am just too much of a brat I guess to want to haul it all around very often to work at an unlit half of a 4 foot table that has bad lighting and a sucky chair. And maybe everyone that knows me knows I think that way because I don't get invited to playgroup very often.

Guess I should just make up a couple RUNS WITH SCISSORS shirts and be done with it.


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Posted: 8/25/2009 6:02:31 PM
LOL Penny!! I would play with you with or without scissors!


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Posted: 8/25/2009 6:47:32 PM
I love crops partly because I have no scrapping friends, and it's a pleasure just to be around other scrapbookers. I have made up a bunch of page kits, a couple BG card kits, take a few embellishments and inks, and my tool box. It contains some duplicate tools, and as for the rest, I don't mind loading it up each time. (Unloading is another matter!!)

I attend evening crops at my lss once or twice a month, and other longer crops whenever I get a chance. I enjoy buying stuff at the shop on crop nights if I need anything (and usually when I don't!).

It would be nice if people did not feel like they had to bring everything including the kitchen sink. Sometimes crops get so crowded with XXL bags and totes etc. that you become imprisoned in your chair!

For the record, I don't get much done at a crop, but then, I don't get much done at home either - I am very slow. But sometimes I get MORE done at a crop, because at home, I'm too easily distracted.

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Posted: 8/25/2009 8:03:29 PM
I love to go to crops, its a chance to get away for some 'me' time with a few friends... but I also feel guilty if I don't do alot of pages, I've spent the $ need to show something for it! I have found it helps me to make up page kits ahead of time.


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Posted: 8/25/2009 9:17:56 PM
Another 100 stamps done!
Clear stamp packets labeled and the cards labeled with thier numbers...on to sorting!


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Posted: 8/25/2009 10:21:24 PM
I was afraid to check here today - afraid I'd get "quit your preaching and sit down!" I also like the idea of stamping on crops.

Penny and Vicki - you are getting so much done that I can't see ya'll in the race anymore...I'm the one in the back huffin' and puffin' wondering why I thought I could do the marathon.

Post PICS! Love the stamp wall Vicki - now I need to see rolodexes. I"m having a hard time absorbing that one.

I went teacher-classroom shopping with a friend from school right after school, came home to eat pre-fab pizza and lasagna and hear school stories from kids (and made them laugh with stories about my 5th grade babies) and went for a massage with another school friend. I'm nice and relaxed (albeit sore) so I'm going to go to bed and dream of a finished scrap room....

Check in tomorrow ladies! (yawn)....night, night...


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Posted: 8/26/2009 7:52:15 AM
Well, Jo, we miss you - preaching and all! JK - I didn't feel like you were preaching - at least not to me. hee, hee. (But I don't feel too bad for you if you are out shopping and getting a massage!) But good for you - know beginning of school is stressful. I have enjoyed my 9th grader's stories at night. My 8th grader isn't quite so chatty about school....

Vicki - keep on keeping on. I had a spot of time last night to <hear angels singing> make my vinyl cricut letters for my binders. OMG - they look MAHVUHLOUS!!! It was truly a moment when they were all applied. I will take pix and post later today. I also got my Rolodex images all labeled to their binder code and <gasp> filed back into the Rolodex. To quote Martha, It's a good thing.

So are we doing a virtual crop anytime or just doing a LO?

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Posted: 8/26/2009 8:29:52 AM
Tonight its all about categorizing. One thing I did like about stamping all the index cards is I got to see all the stamps I have bought but shamefully never used! And you know how some stamps you have to clean the edges before stamping on paper?? Because I was just quickly inking I didn't do that but the index card will give me good reference to remind me which stamps need "special handeling" when doing a project.

I had to laugh at some of my stamps... boy those stampin up ladies sure know how to sell... I looked at some stamps and can remember the day I bought them thinking how versitle the stamp would be (of course the demonstrator had the cutest layouts and cards on display!) And now 3 years later I have never used the darn things!! hahahaha... hopefully that will change now that I actually can see what I have...
Thank goodness for crop week so I can catch up!

And Jo-- Massage???? really I have blue inked up fingers and you are going for a massage???? Cheater!!!


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Posted: 8/26/2009 3:54:02 PM
Okay - the moment you've been waiting for! LOL! My stamp week results are in the gallery! Thanks for looking. Feel free to gush. I AM emotionally needy, even though I do RUN WITH SCISSORS!

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Posted: 8/26/2009 5:10:06 PM
great job penny! they look great (and your binders are really cute too)!

i would be interested in the the online crop but it just depends on the time. saturday evening is out for me.

has anyone posted a LO yet?


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Posted: 8/26/2009 7:22:17 PM
love your pics Bree and Penny!

Good to have a 'catch up week'

I spent the morning rolling some ribbon...but I'm not sure if I like it...part of the visual 'appeal' for me was the burst of color in my jar.

and organized my acrylics..I love the look of the rolodex...just may have to do something similar. Fun thing about organizing..you find things you forgot you had.


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Posted: 8/26/2009 7:44:06 PM
Okay girls! Lay off about the massage! Seriously, I have a couple of chronic things going on that manifest itself in joint pain. The beginning of this year about did me in....(and every spare moment not with children was spent thinking about this challenge and how I could 'check in'...). It's odd..but administrators don't really like it when you call in sick the first week of school...so I had to have a 'fix'. The massage place is good.... they got me to sign a contract to come back every month for $49! (ther goes more crafting money)

Penny, your binders look great! and Vicki - take a picture of your blue fingers so we can comenserate. I"m quite jealous right now of you two! I am however, posting a pic in my gallery of my stamp wall.

Unfortunately, I can't play tonight either. We started this 'thing' two years ago where we make midnight breakfast for band members (that then expanded to others) after the high school football game. Well... this Friday is our first game and we decided THIS MORNING to hold one in two days (and this is the best week out of all of them so we jumped on it quickly) so I'm off to go clean downstairs while the others mow the three yards we do weekly. My son is a senior and my baby is a freshman - not too many more times to do this!

I am however, posting a pic in my gallery of my stamp wall.

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Posted: 8/26/2009 8:02:13 PM
This is why I have not un-mounted my stamps into cute little holders.... I would sooner poke my eye! For now, I am loving the 'catalog' idea. Someday, I hope to categorize and put on EZ Mount, but for now they live in a little submarine in a niche of the wall made just for them. The shelves continue two more down to the floor.

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Posted: 8/26/2009 10:01:11 PM
Bree - I just had a minute to catch up and read your photos and descriptors! Good for you! I sure wish I had scrapbooked when my kids were babies - my pics are so bad (you learn a lot about taking pictures when you start scrapbooking them!). I like all of your holders...

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Posted: 8/26/2009 10:40:59 PM
Going to a crop helps me organize a project and sometimes just gets me to make the time to scrap again!!!


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Posted: 8/27/2009 11:17:01 AM
Penny those are too stinkin cute!!! Great Job... Now I wish I had done a binder!


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Posted: 8/27/2009 7:30:54 PM
Seriously If I knew I was going to have to categorize some of these stamps I would have never bought them!! hehehe anyone else having trouble find a category for your stamps in your roledex???

Lamb holding a basket????
A big Chair
A big window


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Posted: 8/27/2009 8:03:04 PM
Vicki - the lamb I would probably put with Seasonal - or Spring - or Easter.

The other two? IDK ...

Hey do you have a stamp catalog? you could look at their categories...
I'll look in my SU one and see if I have any suggestions.

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Posted: 8/27/2009 8:37:40 PM
No catalog here! I printed off the list penny and someone else posted here and have been using those as guides. How was school today are those 5th graders getting any smarter?


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Posted: 8/27/2009 9:03:08 PM
Vicki-I totally agree with Jo on the lamb stamp-easter or holidays or seasonal would be great.

the other two maybe "household" ??? or "objects" ???

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Posted: 8/27/2009 9:09:14 PM
Vicki, I have an animals category. I keep chicks, monkeys, bears etc there. Unless you want to put it in a category with baby or easter.

I also have an objects category where I would store the chair and window. Along with things like baskets, vases, cups, etc.

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Posted: 8/27/2009 9:15:13 PM
I want to put together a Generations album (for Thanksgiving). And I want to work on it during my retreat this October. I've never packed for an entire project.

How should I focus my packing & shopping for the album? I think I want to do either a hybrid standard album with some pages of divided photo sheets or just do a photo album scrapbook. What would be easiest for a weekend crop?

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Posted: 8/27/2009 9:25:17 PM
Don't forget to stamp your lamb or cat or bat etc in several categories in your index (rolodex) and make a note of where you store them. Your cat/lamb might be found in a halloween/easter set stored under seasonal but if you stamp it in your index under animals as well and note where it's stored you won't forget that you have them.
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