CHATTY SCRAPPERS JANUARY 2013

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Posted 12/31/2012 by tina_in_indy in General Scrappin'
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tigger9859
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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:15:45 AM
Good morning all. Just sitting in my nice quiet house. DH and DD are still sleeping but Joelle will probably be up soon. I love the weekends because I actually get to get Joelle up and do all the morning stuff that I miss all week long. I have a ton of stuff to do today hopefully I can sneak in a few minutes to scrap while monkey is taking her naps. I'm gonna go praise all these wonderful LOs and I should be back later today.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:15:02 AM
Morning all. Be on the look out for Marty McFly today. He's supposed to arrive in the future today! (For those that have no idea who that is, it's from Back to the Future, today is the day his time capsule was set for when he went into the future.)

Not wanting to get my day started, too much too do and a horrible funeral to go to right in the middle.

I've been a crabby bear the last couple of days. You'd think with all the heartache I'd be nicer to people. Someone mentioned last night that when her husband has to take steroids he gets grouchy and the light bulb went off, finished my last one Friday. Hoping I get over it quickly. Don't like being grouchy and I'm sure no one else around me does either.

Debi, glad things are back to normal there. Thanks for posting the suggestion about the link at the bottom of the thread. Of course, I won't tell you how many times I tried right clicking on the actual jump portion instead of going to the words below it, LOL. That is a very easy way to open a new tab (I prefer tabs to windows that way I can see them all at the top).

As for the Bookmarks challenge, my bad. I was supposed to add that one and had planned on doing it when I started the thread but when I found out Tina and Debi were going to do the thread instead it just didn't occur to me to send it to Tina. Then Nylene peamailed me after the original thread started and asked about it and I told her I'd do it, again didn't get it added. I'm terrible. But at least now Debi knows why Nylene did hers before she posted the challenge, LOL.

Tammy, I know that splint is heavy but it's protecting better than the bubble wrap that you may have to start wrapping yourself in to go anywhere. Not sure if you take extra calcium but you probably should.

Michelle, Tina and whoever else said they still had their trees up, several people here do too. I've been told that some people don't like to take them down until 1/6 because that is when they believe the wise men showed up. Who knows when anyone showed up but it's a good excuse for procrastination. I HAVE to get the boxes put away still, they're all over Jeremy's room and a few still in the kitchen floor. Well actually the only room that has been de-Christmased is the living room. LOL, it's the only clean room in the house.

Misty, count me in on thinking your business venture involved origami. Diana sells jewelry on the side too, not sure if it's the same kind that you do because it sounds like you design yours but she really enjoys it.

Jodi, good luck on getting photos purchased today. Hope you don't have to take out another mortgage to be able to afford the ones you want!

Ellemie, where do you live in Indiana? I get so excited to see people that may be close to me!

Okay, HAVE to get with it. To add amusement to your day, click on this link below. It totally cracked me up last night and I went to sleep laughing (I'm sure Randy didn't appreciate it when I woke him up though and I'm hoping he doesn't remember it).




Practical Joke

nylene
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Posted: 1/5/2013 12:43:48 PM
Theresa, what a joke. I'd be freaked out!

I have spent the morning trying to figure out why my layouts won't post here, saying they are too big, when I haven't changed anything on my scanner settings. You know how computer savvy I am, and I've been ready to give up. I reduced the dpi when I scanned and that seems to have worked, but not sure that's what I should have done. Anyway, here is another layout.

Love for Toni's sketch challenge.

Now I need to go get my shopping done so we can continue to eat (and diet) this week!

JBSmom
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Posted: 1/5/2013 1:48:17 PM
marking my praise spot.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:08:43 PM
The funeral went well, really was a celebration of her life. It was packed. The college in Indiana where she just started teaching part time brought a bus full of other teachers and students that loved her. Two of her best friends spoke. The emergency vet place that she's worked at for the last 6 years closed down and all the staff came. The main vet and office manager spoke and she had the three ministers that were at our church when she was little all speak. It was a long service but filled with funny stories and memories that I know Tom and Nancy will cherish. Didn't have a lot go to the cemetery and thankfully it was really quick because the temp dropped fast. Came home frozen to the bone. Warmed up now. Sent Randy out to get dinner.

DianaRita
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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:11:46 PM
Theresa...My mom does not put her tree down until after the 7th. In Cuba we did not have Santa, it was the 3 wise men who brought us our toys, Christmas was just about the birth of Christ. So I'll use that excuse. LOL.

Did the BOS Challenge.
This is Mine...
8th Birthday
and this is the one I lifted, My 8th LO saved back in 2005 when I first joined two peas.
You at 2..

TFL...

Tere
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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:47:18 PM
Hello Chatty friends,
Danny still very sick, last night the fever didn't want to come down. I am so tired, but I'm sure he feels worst. I told Seth, today we won't go anywhere.
I'll try to take a nap, see you soon.

tyme2scrap
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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:31:27 PM
Happy New Year everyone!!

Sorry it has taken me a few days to get on here and say that. Things have been busy. We just have one more family member to celebrate Christmas with and because her SChedual and Kevin's but playing well together we won't be seeing Becky and her family until the 20th.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is having a postitive new year so far.

Tina, the new tread looks wonderful. A new year, a new title, and new challenges. Hopefully we'll see some new faces as well.

scrappycass,4natlee,Scrappin_usmc,guzismom welcome. I can't wait to check out your creations.

MeMovieGal great start to the scrapping new year, lol.

Kimberly,Erin, Misty Welcome!!

Tina, I hope your first week at your new job has been rewarding.

Ok, I have read all the chatter on page one and have the windows open to praise up to Diana's first LO. After getting those praised I will go back to hers and finish off page one.

Here it goes: I have been a part of the group since the second year(I think) I haven't been around nearly bas much as I would like the past few years. We moved to a new house and I was excited to get my own scraproom, unfortunately, it is VERY dark. No windows and only the few clamp lights I have managed to get in there. There are plans to redo the ceiling and adding lights but who knows when that will happen, lol.
I am SAHM, though I don't tend to be home much, lol. I am married to Kevin. He is an RPN and works at a correctional centre. We have 2 wonderful boys who keep us on our toes, lol. Owen, who is 10 and Gavin, who is 9. I volunteer at their school 2-3 days a week in the library and anywhere else they might need help. I love that I am able to stay home. I get to go to all their assemblies, and field trips.

Well that is enough for now, I can always add more later.

I have the hugest urge to scrap but my scraproom became the storage room over the holidays so I need to get it all reorganized again. Hopefully I can tackle that tomorrow after teaching Owen how to sew on my machine. He is sewing his Digestive system project so he can push a marble though it to show how it gets from one place to the next. Yes, I am rubbing off on my boys, lol. However, sewing is a good skill to have because I won't be fixing his cloths for him once he's older and his future wife might appreciate that he can sew his own button back onto his pants, lol

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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:37:40 PM
whoo hoo, caught up on the praise

Drained, going to bed. "See ya" tomorrow.

kjapeach
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Posted: 1/5/2013 10:19:33 PM
Tyme2scrap, I'd love for you to teach both me and my 8yo DS how to use a sewing machine! What a great skill for every young man and every young lady to acquire. The science project sounds fantastic !
My scrappin bug has still not yet been fed , but we have been very productive today! Completely organized DS' room....bookshelves/toys, closet and even undecorated and packed away his mini tree! Progress made on guest room shelves and closet, too. DH packed away our Christmas village, washed his car and dog, swept garage, packed boxes in rafters, ran to grocery store and made dinner! add in the usual daily rotations of laundry and dishes and whew! No wonder we're wiped out! I'm wondering if I take a nap (at 8:00 pm!) if I might get up and scrap.
At least I am planning to scrap all weekend next weekend b/c it's all I want to do for my birthday
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Posted: 1/5/2013 10:25:20 PM
hey girls -

I'm off to bed in a minute - Meagan had a flat tonight so I'll have to get up at 4:30 to take her to work, and then I have to be at J's at 10:00...
and I'm just whooped...LOL...

Not whooped enough not to do a page though

So here is the other sketch: I really had fun with this one, too.

98% Nice, 2% Naughty

I'll have to try to catch up on the chatter and praise in the morning after I bring her to work.

Sleep well.

momtoali
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Posted: 1/5/2013 10:38:00 PM
Lori that is awesome that you are teaching your son to sew. I've sort of taught Alison to use my sewing machine. She likes to make little pillows for her stuffed cat.

Tere hope your son is feeling better.

Theresa I'm so sorry for your friends.

Tammy Hope you got that lighter splint and start to heal quickly.

Debi Your idea for heated pants sounds good to me. I'm always cold and way too cheap to turn up the heat in the house.

I'm so excited I ordered a new blade and mat for my cameo and was too cheap to pay the $5 for 2 day shipping, went with the Free Super Saver shipping, figured I could wait until next week for them. Imagine how happy I was when the UPS man rang the doorbell Friday afternoon. I got them in 2 days! Apparently they have a warehouse in North Las Vegas. So I was able to finish the layout I started the other day. Here it is not for any challenge but Yay! I'm scrapping again.

Bridal Shower

Oh yeah and Theresa once you get the hang of your Silhouette you will love it. I can't seem to scrap without mine.

ETA: Praised to here

tyme2scrap
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Posted: 1/5/2013 10:49:06 PM
kjapeach I took a sewing class in high school then didn't sew again until I had my boys. Now I sew halloween costumes (depending on what they want to be)baby blankets as gifts and PJs. that is about it. I ahve a couple dresses that I started but I am such an odd body size that I gave up because I couldn't get them to fit properly. Cloths just are not designed for large chested women anymore, lol.
My youngest has been asking for a couple years now for me to teach him. SO this is the year. I am taking him to fabricland to pick some flannel and I will let him make a pair of PJ bottoms.

I have the last of the windows open to prais then I will be caught up to here

DianaRita
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Posted: 1/5/2013 11:11:49 PM
Yet another LO. and I Did a pp one need to take the picture tomorrow.

Doll Face

TFL

****PRaise****

debikins
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Posted: 1/6/2013 12:18:01 AM
praisemark

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/6/2013 10:16:17 AM
Yippee! I'm connected to the internet at home again! It's true, as a few of you said, how dependant we have become. I felt as if there wasn't anything to do, got bored. YET I can scrap without the internet,lol. Just the idea that put me off, I suppose.

So, between doing 6 loads of washing, cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms (go me) I caught up on all the new videos here, joined the Karri Bradford 'The History Project' class, got week 1 done and even photographed the last few LOs I've done. Heinrich has been at work the whole day and phoned now-now to ask if we can go to the local steakhouse for dinner. Sure! I'm only too happy not to have to cook.

Jodi - It is bliss when the littlies sleep late and silence reigns for a while. Hope you got time to scrap.

Diana - I think I'll borrow the Cuban tradituon, if you don't mind. Despite all I got done today, the tree is still up. My BIL, SIL and their 2 kids are arriving tomorrow for a 2 day visit, so I don't think it's coming down before the 9th!

Tere - any idea what is wrong with Danny? A high fever for so long doesn't sound good. Poor angel. And when kids are ill Mom doesn't sleep either. Hope you got to take a nap.

Lori- I'm useless with a sewing machine. Maybe you should teach me too? I have make curtains, duvet covers,etc by hand as my machine eats the thread whenever I even attept to sew. My mom finally just gave up trying to teach me Good for you teaching your son.It is a very useful skill to have.

kjapeach (what's your real name again?)- sounds as if your Saturday was pretty busy. Feed that scrap bug... it doesn't stick around forever if not fed.

Valerie - that is great that you saved on shipping and still got the blade in only 2 days. I now always keep an extra blade for my Sill in the drawer as I'm lost without it when I want to scrap. Shipping here takes 5-7 days even for local parcels, so I'm pro-active these days. Organised. Well, at least where my Sill is concerned. Not so much in the rest of my life,lol.

Need to go round up the boys and get them cleaned up if we are going out for dinner. They have been running around the neighbourhood, to the park and through the marsh (a retention pond across the street from us) all day and are filthy. But, as my mom used to say, as long as it's today's dirt...

Have a great Sunday!


kjapeach
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Posted: 1/6/2013 11:42:02 AM
I ended up sort of starting scrap-related activities last night around midnight. Found some finished LO's and got those into albums. Rearranged 2 old post-bound albums and moved those into WRMK 3-rings. Oh how I love my new system! I didn't really discover them and start using them until last summer. I am a non-chrono scrapper, but am loosely organizing them chronologically. I am constantly moving pages around and I can't stand adding pages to post-bound, so this part of the scrappin' process is much more fun now
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Posted: 1/6/2013 12:18:50 PM
Hi all!

Michelle, glad your internet is back. Sounds like you got a lot done, come on over here!

Kimberly, friends of mine swear by the 3 ring binders. I'm going to buy one next time I get a new album. I also don't scrap chronologically. Just scrap whatever I want and then move them around. I'm too lazy to undue the posts though so I use page protectors and move the whole book around. Not a good system at all. Have a drawer full of pages that need to be added.

I managed to get the carpet cleaned in the living room yesterday and the bathroom scoured (should say sandblasted because it was so dirty!) but other than that nothing done. All the Christmas stuff is still in Jeremy's room. Got two loads of laundry done, still have 3 more that I need to do today. Woke up way earlier than I had to today but it worked to my advantage because I straightened the kitchen before church. Stopped by the grocery on the way home from church so that chore is done, lunch is in the oven and I'm just sitting here trying to get warm. Supposedly warmer outside today than it has been but it's damp feeling and I'm chilled to the bone. Didn't get this cold at the cemetery yesterday. I bought some Peppermint coffee creamer (on clearance too) and am drinking coffee which is helping.

Goal for the rest of the day is to finish laundry and do a little scrapping. Have decided I'm going to snag photos of my friend Lori's new baby off her FB page and make her a little album. Maybe that'll get my creative juices going.

sherricockrell
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Posted: 1/6/2013 1:28:59 PM
Praisemark!

Happy Sunday Ladies!! Well today is the last day of Winter Break for the kids! I think we are all ready to get back to being on a schedule!! Three weeks is a bit too long! Going to try and get a few board games in today (Noah's favorite thing lately), I've got the laundry going and hoping to find a little time to get some scrapping done!

I decided on "Commit" for my OLW. Hoping to get the title page done and get going on some of the prompts.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

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Posted: 1/6/2013 5:21:59 PM
Part of the laundry done and part of a nap. Otherwise, I'm caught up on praise!

tigger9859
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Posted: 1/6/2013 5:39:39 PM
Hi there finally have time to sit down and play a little. I start back to school tomorrow so I don't know when I will have time again to scrap so I really want to finish at least one more page tonight. But before I can do that I have to clean up from the page that I did last night. It looks like a flower shop exploded on my table

Theresa- I didn't have to take out another mortgage on the house for the pictures JcPenney has great deals all the time I paid $8 for the package that I got for our family pictures and all the ones I got of Joelle were $4 a sheet. Think I only spent $45 for all the ones that I wanted. So glad that the funeral went well that has got to be the hardest thing to go through. Hope you are able to warm up I know the feeling.

Nylene- I am glad that you got your LOs to work. I too am trying to diet still need to loose the rest of my baby weight.

Tere- I hope Danny is felling better.

Lori- Good to see you. That is so cool that you are teaching your boys to sew and be independent. My Grandma was like that with my Dad and his brothers made sure that they could cook and take care of themselves.

Valerie- yippee for unexpected packages, love super fast shipping.

Michelle- that is awesome that you internet is back, I would have been lost too. Sounds like you have had a busy day too going out to dinner would sound wonderful to me as well after all that.

Kimberly- I don't scrap in any particular order either and just recently switched to the WRMK three rings and I love them I don't think I will use anything else from now on.

Well I'm gonna sign off from her and see if I can get my page done for today. See ya all later.

Praisemark

sherricockrell
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Posted: 1/6/2013 6:06:49 PM
Was able to get a layout done and it has all of us in it!! This is for the sketch challenge. TFL

Family

tyme2scrap
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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:18:20 PM
Good evening everyone!
Well the sewing lessons were trying on both of us. One thing Owen doesn't have is patience(gets is from me) so you can imagine how things went when Mr. Perfectionist couldn't sew a straight line, lol. He got all but one part sewwen, hopefully we canget the last piece done tomorrow.

Michelle I used to have that problem with my machine too, the thread breaking all the time. I actually had luck when I rethreaded the machine and played with the tension. It took a while but I finally got it working right,lol.

Well, tomorrow the boys go back to school and maybe I can get this house cleaned up. I have most og the Christmas decorations packed up to go to the basement but the tree is still up and the lights are still on it. Waiting to take those off when Kevin is finally home to take the tree out. I only want to fight with those tree needles once, lol.

Off to make this my praise mark. Night all.

Toni-n-TN
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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:18:31 PM
hey girls -

well so much for getting caught up...I took Meagan to work and then came home and slept a little bit more...almost was late for work myself though after that and then of course we had a girl call out at J's so I stayed another hour because of course we were super busy, as always and not enough help...as always.

Anyway, I'm home and in my jammies, and I just ate a bagel, but I think I'm going to just lay around and rest a little. Unfortunately there is nothing good that I watch on TV tonight, but I do have a book I can start reading.

Thank you all for your generous praise. It always makes one want to scrap more

For those who asked: The "Believe" paper is by Fancy Pants and it's a couple of years old. I bought it the year we all went to ScrapFest...what was that, three years ago or so, or two years ago? So, the tree is part of the paper and I just used a red gel pen a little on the red to help it pop out more.

Someone asked if my "You" page was digi...it's not. I don't do digi. Not yet anyway. Don't know if I will, but I try not to use the word never, LOL.

Kim - I scrap yearly, or try to, but not chronologically, so I have numerous pages scattered by years sitting on a bed. They need to be put in albums but I won't do that 'til I'm sure I'm done with that year. Although most years my kids have at least three albums per year, especially Meagan. I had to start putting the year on my pages though as they were starting to get confusing (at least according to my DH, LOL)

We finally got the rest of the tree down yesterday...it was taken down in steps. Since I bought more of those little pics, I have to get a new tote though as they don't fit in the one we have. So all that is still sitting in the living room along with the stockings, skirt, etc.

Anyway, I better run. My book awaits me.


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Posted: 1/6/2013 7:51:53 PM
got a few things done today but stiffening up now so need to get dinner done before I become totally incapacitated. No scrapping but lots of Hassling with customer service at Best Buy. I stuck to my guns and did ok in the end though.

Wellit's nearly 6, the boys haven't organized their stuff for school yet, so we have stuff still to do. Where are those electric pants? I'm freezing!

Debi

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Posted: 1/6/2013 8:52:11 PM
Did the sketch challenge using photos of my nieces. I know, shocking, it's not of the nephews. My brother has one real child, Megan. He married someone with 3 young children, a boy and two girls. He has legally adopted the youngest, Abby but Amber and Andrew have relationship with their Dads(different person from Abby's who wanted no part of her). I want you to go back and look at the photo of the three girls, they could be real sisters instead of step. We couldn't love them any less if they were all blood.

Sisters

Monica B
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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:04:36 PM
Hey ya'll!
Been a crazy week around here. I just took it easy this weekend - was feeling pretty dizzy yesterday and today, thinking it was stress. But I woke up with a horrible sinus headache, so I bet it's a combination of both.

I'm having a hard time keeping up on chatter, so I'm just going to make a quick run-through!

Toni- I know how you feel... I have been SO tired this week. I'll sleep all night & then want to take a nap halfway through the day. You have a valid excuse for being tired - not sure what my problem is!

Lori- That is so awesome that you are teaching Owen to sew! My mom taught me when I was really young. I'm so glad, too. It seems to be another dying skill. Tell Owen not to worry - I still struggle with sewing a straight line

Jodi- I don't envy you, having to go back to school tomorrow! My friends tell me stories about their college classes a lot, which makes me realize that I don't miss that stress! But I do want to go back to get my bachelors someday soon. Glad you were able to scrap this weekend!

Kimberly- I love 3-ring albums, too! I will never go back. They are so much easier to organize than the old ones. I don't scrap chronological, either, so 3-rings are a better option for me.

Michelle- Welcome back to cyberspace! I cannot believe how much you got done today! Makes me feel so lazy Enjoy your dinner out!

Tere- Aww, sorry to hear that Danny is sick and that you haven't been able to get any sleep I hope tonight is better!

Tammy- Still thinking of you! I hope your wrist is doing better. Hopefully the physical therapy will help!

Theresa- I missed something -- did you get a Silhouette for Christmas? Is it the Cameo? I love mine! There is definitely a learning curve (I'm still constantly figuring stuff out), but it is a great tool. So much you can do with it. Let me know if you ever have questions & I'll try to help!

I know I missed a lot of people - so hello to everyone else! I'm going to try to catch up on praise. Night all!

Ellemie
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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:46:59 PM
Hey Everybody--just caught up on praising. Lots of inspiration there ladies!! Off to bed. Tuesday is back to school and I need to start thinking about a schedule again!

Monica B
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Posted: 1/6/2013 11:29:18 PM
>>>Praisemark<<<


(Sorry if my praise started to sound boring after a while - getting really tired here!)

Michelle Mostert
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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:00:18 AM
Good morning! Well, sort of. I didn't sleep very well last night - struggled to fall asleep then my knee was aching aal night. I tore the ligaments in my left knee at university and every now and then it acts up. LOL, I KNEW I did too much housework yesterday! This non-domestic goddess just doesn't do that much in one day normally.

So now I'm at work but not really focusing.

Monica - Hope you get some energy. It is horrible just feeling blah.

Toni - You just never stop running, so I really don't blame you for getting back into bed after dropping Megan. You deserve a bit of rest.

Kimberley - I'm not a chrono scrapper either but have post-bound albums. The 3-rings aren't easy to find here but I can see the attraction. At the moment my pages go into each album in any old order with the 'plan' to one day sort them chronologically. Will probably only happen once I retire or pigs fly, whichever comes first. keeps things interesting though, as you never know what's coming up next...

Theresa - you still haven't told us which Sill you got? The Cameo, SD or Portrait? Have you managed to get it hooked up?

Lori - I've just given up on the whole sewing machine idea. I don't have that much patience either, lol. Luckily my MIL sews well, so I pass anything on to her that I can't manage by hand.

Have a great Monday!

TSC
Queen of Unfinished Projects

PeaNut 216,289
July 2005
Posts: 32,746
Layouts: 1,152
Loc: Greenville, KY

Posted: 1/7/2013 5:50:45 AM
Morning, I'll reserve the "good" part of it til I'm fully awake and can determine the difference.

Randy bought me the Silhouette Cameo and the travel bag that goes with it for Christmas. I've gotten it out of the box and plugged it up. Took it to the crop with me but wasn't able to focus on figuring anything out. I did get the program loaded on the laptop and downloaded the $10 free card that came with it but haven't looked at the images available to purchase yet. It came with a DVD to watch to learn how to use it but it was too noisy at the crop the other night to watch.

Can not seem to wake up this morning so I best go head for the shower. 20 degrees right now and I'm dreading heading out to work but it's supposed to warm back up to 60 by Thursday. Going to make everyone in the area sick all over again.

Michelle Mostert
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
Posts: 2,458
Layouts: 126
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 1/7/2013 6:39:14 AM
Theresa - Oo, a Cameo. I have the original Sill but would love to cut 12x12 sometimes. Just can't justify getting rid of a perfectly good machine for the upgrade. Certainly not with our finances being what they are recently.

I'll send you some warm thoughts.It's hovering round the 90s this past week. Actually quite nice as there is wind too. Not the 100+ of before Christmas. That must sound as odd to you as photos of snow is to me Got some more washing done - it really seems to multiply at night ?!? Now for ironing. NOT my favourite passtime.

Michelle Mostert
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 219,221
August 2005
Posts: 2,458
Layouts: 126
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 1/7/2013 8:21:18 AM
I finally got some pages posted.

Here is one for the scraplift challenge of Katy of last month. It's a lift of her 'paws top' page.

Tennis Player

This one is for the bookmarks challenge. It is from my first page ever of bookmarks (2010) of wendyp81's page Winter 2009.

Sweet Christmas Baby

The other two are just random pages, not for any challenges.

'Lil Prince Charlie (Lori - the costume was made by hand; my sewing machine just refused )
Gelli Baff

So, one of this month's challenges done at least

Mary Jo R
U2 Pea

PeaNut 133,868
February 2004
Posts: 6,552
Layouts: 283
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 1/7/2013 8:38:39 AM
Hi, Everyone!
I have been a pea for quite a long time, but mostly lurk on the boards.
I do participate in the blogger thread frequently so have gotten to know some really nice women that way.
And this looks like a nice group, too.
Although I tend to get overwhelmed by the longer page threads sometimes

Just wanted to pop in and say "hi".
I have been scrapbooking since 1998 and have been a pea since 2003. (although at some point my date got messed up and it says 2004 by my name now) Wow, almost ten years! Cannot believe it has been that long.

I am married with two kids (10 and 5)
and was a preschool and Kindergarten teacher before they were born.
I am a total music junkie and love to read and play computer games besides scrapbooking.

So that is just a little bit about me and am looking forward to getting to know you. I actually already recognize a few names

sherricockrell
PeaNut

PeaNut 534,596
December 2011
Posts: 415
Layouts: 8
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 1/7/2013 9:00:58 AM
Good Morning Ladies!

I want to say thank you for the praise, it certainly keeps the motivation to do more going!!

I have jury duty this morning and I am kinda excited. I have never actually had to go, so I think thats where part of the excitement lies. Also, it's something different than the normal Monday routine .

Hope you all have a great day and hopefully I will get another challenge done tonight!

bluna
PeaAddict

PeaNut 211,961
June 2005
Posts: 1,408
Layouts: 116
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA

Posted: 1/7/2013 9:57:12 AM
HELLO MY CHATTY FRIENDS!

I am so so sorry that I have not been up here as the New Year started. We were so busy around the holidays, then we had not internet access in our cabin in Tahoe (tried from my phone but what disaster!), then New Year's (our wedding anniversary) and then, of course, I got sick! (Still am)

So, all that to say I have missed you all so! I always forget how busy January can be...THREE PAGES already?! I will have to wait until later today or tonight to get caught up. But I wanted to say HELLO ALL. It's nice to see so many new-comers, too. The challenges look great this month and I'm so excited to start.

Happy New Year, to my new friends and old.

xoxoxoxox

p.s. Debi, I did see your post and can connect you with Jordan if you are still having water issues. He does live in your area (same city, at least).

JBSmom
PEAnuts and Crackerjacks

PeaNut 11,438
February 2001
Posts: 31,886
Layouts: 920
Loc: CA girl in the rain of WA

Posted: 1/7/2013 10:21:02 AM
great to see more faces! welcome!!

new praise spot. you girls are keeping me busy!

off this am to the hand therapist. hoping it is healing ok. fingers crossed for a lighter splint.

Please say a prayer for Donnie. He is a close high school friend of ours very ill- on a ventilator after letting some diabetic ulcers go too long without care.

And a prayer for Gary's work- should hear this week on a couple of consulting gigs.

tyme2scrap
I SAW THAT!!!!!

PeaNut 194,819
March 2005
Posts: 20,855
Layouts: 642
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 1/7/2013 12:24:30 PM
hello everyone,
I am trying hard to stay caught up this month, lol.

The boys started back to school today. After taking Gavin his indoor shoes (to the bus top) I walked a little further and had a couple cups of tea with my parents. It was a nice morning.

After opening the few windows and praising I am going to do dishes and hopefully try an find my scrap desk at least, lol. Though THAT is going to be quite a challenge, lol

Welcome Mary Jo.

debikins
Dabbling in Digi

PeaNut 65,255
January 2003
Posts: 12,142
Layouts: 1,367
Loc: Behind a laptop in the Pacific Northwest

Posted: 1/7/2013 12:32:12 PM
THERESA it is TOO cold where you are. I'd never get out of bed in time to get to work in those temps.

MICHELLE I feel your pain. My body is screaming right now with a huge RA flare...makes everything hard to do. Upside is it makes me ask for help (which I hate to do). My son Noah wanted me to make Chicken Curry for dinner last night but I was so sore I couldn't do it, so I had him do all the cutting (potatoes, carrots, onions, chicken) and walked him through how to make it including making rice in the rice cooker. It came out great and we had some nice 1 on 1 time. He even made pasta side dish, warmed up some ham and cooked broccoli for his brother who absolutely HATES curry.

MARY JO R, welcome. Our thread can get lengthy but you don't have to read or comment on it all. We'd love to have you participate in our group both chatty and scrappy. Come by often. I have twin 13 year old boys, but before they were born I spent 20+ years as a preschool teacher and daycare director.

SHERRI you and MARY JO look like sisters to me. Are you guys not telling me something? Fun that you are looking forward to jury duty as most people dread it.

BARBARA sorry you are sick but sounds like you had a jam pack holiday season. Send me JORDAN's contact info via PEAMAIL or my regular EMAIL. Never hurts to have a contact for when stuff happens. Is he a plumber or just handy?

TAMMY thinking about your wrist. Hope the doctor visit is a good one.

Ok I think I'm caught up. Kids got up early enough for both of them to shower this morning. I suspect, like me, that they will crash some time today. I'm already struggling with keeping awake. After letting myself sleep in over the holidays and too many late nights (my natural cycle), getting back into early mornings is tough. Especially when it's cold, although this a.m. it was low 40's which is warmer than it's been. I may need to go to bed earlier for awhile to reset my internal clock.

Lots of satuff to do today so guess I need to wake up and get busy.

Have a great day. Love that so many of you are scrapping.
Debi




sherricockrell
PeaNut

PeaNut 534,596
December 2011
Posts: 415
Layouts: 8
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 1/7/2013 1:26:47 PM
Well I got in and out of the Jury Room in 2 hours. A lot sooner than I expected, from what everyone was telling me I was planning on being there all day. Tomorrow I go back for more!

Found out our dryer is done, so I will need to start going to the laundromat to dry the clothes. I think that can wait until tomorrow though, I want to get some more pages done with the unexpected free time while the kids are at school!!

Happy Monday All!!

debikins
Dabbling in Digi

PeaNut 65,255
January 2003
Posts: 12,142
Layouts: 1,367
Loc: Behind a laptop in the Pacific Northwest

Posted: 1/7/2013 2:46:39 PM
SHERRI you definitely know how to put a positive spin on things. "Broken dryer? no problem, I'll scrap" Love it.

Ellemie
AncestralPea

PeaNut 237,600
December 2005
Posts: 4,407
Layouts: 115
Loc: Indiana

Posted: 1/7/2013 2:50:55 PM
Hi all! Finally got a chance to scrap a bit this last day of vacation. Just a quick layout based on the sketch Toni posted. I didn't want to mess with finding and editing pictures, so I just grabbed some my in-laws had sent of DH's first big western trip with ABSF (American Blind Skiing Foundation). He and his brother are both legally blind and love to ski, so we got involved with ABSF as a way to help them do so safely. It's a great organizaion and a super bunch of people.

Steamboat 2008

By the way, I think it was Theresa that asked where I am in Indiana--if I misremembered, sorry!! I'm up in Purdue Country--West Lafayette.

TSC
Queen of Unfinished Projects

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July 2005
Posts: 32,746
Layouts: 1,152
Loc: Greenville, KY

Posted: 1/7/2013 7:22:52 PM
Leah, sadly you're way too far from me. Tina probably lives closest to you since she's in Indy. Still a good little piece I think.

Had a good day today. The girl that's been on leave came back so once I get her retrained she'll take over the surgery scheduling and I'll be able to deal with patients more. Got out at 4:30, whoo hoo!

Tammy, glad you got a lighter splint. Said a prayer for your friend Donnie. Hopefully they'll be able to bring him over the crisis stage and get him back. Also said a prayer for Gary's job situation.

Jodi, glad you didn't have to mortgage the house to get the photos.

Sherri, bummer about the dryer. Are you going to have to buy a new one or can it be repaired? Only benefit of going to the laundromat is getting all the laundry done at the same time instead of taking all day.

Debi, sorry your RA is acting up but hurray for teaching DS how to cook. I started working with Jeremy when he was around 12. By the time he turned 15, one night a week was his night to cook. My goal was to have him ready by the time he left for college that he could cook, clean and do his own laundry. He could--he didn't, but he could.

Mary Jo, welcome. Come by when you can. Although I will warn you, once you're in, it's hard to stay away.

Just watched the special on PBS about Highclere Castle (the real castle they use in Downton Abby). It was awesome. So much history!

Off to watch the Mentalist and The Good Wife I DVR'd last night. Castle comes on at 9 too, doesn't look like I'm getting off the couch, LOL.


sherricockrell
PeaNut

PeaNut 534,596
December 2011
Posts: 415
Layouts: 8
Loc: Northern California

Posted: 1/7/2013 9:44:05 PM
Praisemark

So the dryer has to be replaced, it needs a new motor and we have already replaced the heating element twice, so it's just not worth dumping more money into it. The good part is DH wants to replace the washer too & get front loaders, so I am excited! Won't be for a few weeks, but something to look forward too!

Here is a two-page layout of Noah & my best friend's daughter when they were three.

Dandelions

Have a good night all!

debikins
Dabbling in Digi

PeaNut 65,255
January 2003
Posts: 12,142
Layouts: 1,367
Loc: Behind a laptop in the Pacific Northwest

Posted: 1/7/2013 9:46:37 PM
I'm too uncomfortable to even watch tv as it means sitting in the living room. So I'm in the bedroom on the bed with laptop on top of me. The boys had a dentist appt this afternoon to get some sealants on a couple molars each. Then I had the other son help cook dinner tonight. We made teriyaki chicken and fried rice with a side of fresh raspberries. he did a good job except he's very messy. Did help me with the dishes after (mostly to win back his gaming privledges he lost because he didn't brush his teeth when I asked (before going to the dentist). He didn't complain, and actually was pretty decent about it all.

THERESA I agree the kids need to know how to fend for themselves by the time they leave. My boys can cook a few basic foods (they wouldn't necessarily eat the best, but they wouldn't starve), they know how to do their laundry although hanging stuff up still seems to be a mystery to them LOL They know how to clean (help a lot more at their dad's as his newest wife is OCD about cleaning) but don't do a lot of it here. That may have to change as it's hard for me to even walk at the moment. I'm sure when the time comes to live on their own they'll either know it or learn as they go.

We had a very funny conversation while driving in the car about dodecahedrons (12 sided 3D figure made up of pentagons)as they need to make a 3D representation of one of the variations for geometry. Look it up on wikipedia if you are interested in what their APP Geometry class is studying (I don't remember this from my 10th grade geometry let alone have to understand it in 8th).

Been trying to win a used Ipod touch 4th generation on Ebay for Noah but the prices keep going too high. Dang it.

Enough for now.
Debi

momtoali
PeaNut

PeaNut 134,949
March 2004
Posts: 400
Layouts: 46
Loc: Henderson, NV

Posted: 1/7/2013 10:42:42 PM
Hi all,

Just stopping in quickly to say hello. Girls started back to school this morning and we all had a rough time getting up. Hoping to go to bed early tonight. I got lucky my father in law is staying with us so he can pick up DH from work at midnight tonight. We are still sharing one car.

Barbara Good to hear from you! I was wondering where you had been. Sounds like you had a busy holiday although being sick stinks.

Tammy Hope you got good news at the hand therapist. Prayers for Donnie and Gary.

Mary Jo Welcome!

Okay I know I wanted to say more but I want to catch up on praise before it gets too late. My laptop still is not loading the layouts on this website correctly. It's refusing to load them at all right now so I'm going to hunt down the girl's iPad and see if I can catch up on praise before calling it a night.


kjapeach
PeaAddict

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January 2005
Posts: 2,075
Layouts: 92

Posted: 1/7/2013 10:47:17 PM
Not much to share today, but I'm still enjoying reading updates and checking out all your fun LO's. wish I could praise from my phone
Today was back to work and back to school. At least I got one scrap-related thing done today - picked up a batch of pix. And I've been jotting down ideas/notes occasionally for when I do get to scrap!
Ttfn,
Kimberly
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PeaNut

PeaNut 231,107
November 2005
Posts: 403
Layouts: 114
Loc: Maryland

Posted: 1/7/2013 10:57:54 PM
Kate here from Maryland, newbie to this group. I am not great at posting from my tablet so bear with me! I am currently a MSAHM to 2 wonderful but very different kids! I have been scrapping for about 5.5 years and was NEVER EVER crafty so sometimes i surprise myself at how i cant live without this! I joined this group to encourage myself to use more stash and to get more comfortable using sketches. I prefer scraplifting over sketches when my mojo leaves, but i wanna eventually join another sketch team so i need to practice.


Tere
Mexican Scra-Pea

PeaNut 287,431
December 2006
Posts: 9,796
Layouts: 313
Loc: Mesa, AZ

Posted: 1/7/2013 11:47:28 PM
Lori, Love the idea of Owen learning how to sew! Great idea, and great skill to have.

Michelle, I hate when we have a problem with the internet, I fell so "disconnected" but, I get to do lots of things. Danny, my husband had a really bad cold and sinus infection. He is way much better today.

Kimberly, I love 3 ring albums, I'll never go back to post bound.

Theresa, I am saving to buy a Cameo, I've heard o many wonderful things about it. I have the baby Cricut, and sometimes works, sometimes she gets kind of paranoiac, and cuts everything wrong. Enjoy you new toy!

Sheri, woohoo form new washer and dryer, My sister doesn't understand me when i get exited for new things like a washer and dryer; one day she will.

Danny is much better, he went back to work today. Well, everything was back to normal today. It was so cold, that i wanted to stay in bed all day!

I have a huge favor to ask you. If you have a FB account, could you please like this page?

Crops of Luv

It is an organization here in AZ, these ladies create scrapbooks for families with children with critical illnesses. The more likes they have, the more sponsors and donations they get. They are going to CHA and want to reach 1,500 likes but the 11th, and 2,000 by the end of the show.

***Praise Mark***

bluna
PeaAddict

PeaNut 211,961
June 2005
Posts: 1,408
Layouts: 116
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA

Posted: 1/8/2013 12:10:09 AM
OK, I've praised through page 1 (and some of this page...3). And now I need to go to sleep.

I spent all day taking down decorations and straightening up while the house keeper came up behind me and CLEANED. Now my house is spotless and somewhat organized. My girls are asleep. My husband is staying with friends near work. I did a cough treatment, took a looooooong hot bath, now I'm going to bed. YAY.

I'll be back to scrapping soon. But for now I'm just glad to be back in touch with y'all.

TAMMY -- I don't know WHAT happened to your wrist, and I can't get to December's thread to find out. WT HECK?!!! I know, I mean I TRULY KNOW your pain, though. I broke my wrist in 1998 and had a plate & some screws put in. I hope you have lots of people to take good care of you!

Back to tomorrow to keep catchin' up. Seein' loads of great work, ladies. Lovin it!
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