Monday, February 26, 2007
This weekend was the put together the cupboards from IKEA weekend and my friend Rebecca volunteered to come over to help. We made a really good team and got a lot done on Saturday. Sunday just about did me in though. Drilling the holes in the doors for the handles was pretty easy but when it came time to try to attach the doors it was not pleasant. I had two different sets of hardware to figure out. They must be in transition with their hardware vendor. They made it look so easy in the picture but it took forever and I thought it would never end. It did involve a little cussing here and there. Mom was a real trooper and tried to help but resorted to cleaning up the huge pile of cardboard left in the aftermath.
I'm used to being very self sufficient but it is so cool when people actually want to help you and volunteer. Thanks girls for all your wonderful help!!
Friday, February 23, 2007
Well, I finished another gift album. This one was geared towards being viewed by little girls and I used the new DCWV Pocket Full Of Posies paper with all its glitter. The pictures didn't come out that well. That's what you get when you try to do it at night with lamp light and a flash. I really liked the paper but I still look at the pages and wish I had come up with something more to do. They look a little plain to me. The friend I gave it to thinks it's pretty and that's what really matters. I'm ready to start another one for a new mother of a baby girl.
Some day maybe I'll actually get back to scrapping my Paris pictures. And then there are the 2000 pictures from England that I'm trying to pare down.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Oh, and I did make it back to IKEA. I was a little overzealous thinking I could get the rest of the stuff in the back of the Jeep. I did manage to get the rest of the cupboards but it's going to take a truck to get the bookcases and table. I'll at least be able to tackle getting the cupboards put together this weekend and hopefully make some headway on organizing scrap stuff.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Tomorrow is another day at Archiver's. Went last Saturday too. Two weekends in a row! That's just crazy talk. I'm working on another photo gift album and was able to get a good portion done last week. A couple more pages and then I'm on to embellishing the pages. This one is geared towards little girls and is all sparkly. Love all that glitter! The only draw back to working at Archiver's is they are quite popular of late and you have to get there almost a half hour before the store opens to get in line. Especially when one of the rooms is being used for other stuff for the day. If it wasn't for all the supplies available it might not be worth it. I'm pretty sure we are going to start rotating meeting at homes for a bit.
Today I received my February kit from Scraptivity and it has really great stuff. It has cotton linter and molds to make your own dimensional embellishments. Can't wait to try it out. The kits have really pretty paper but they are really a little pricey. If they didn't come with Gel-a-tin stamps each month I wouldn't do it. Once my subscription is done, though, I'm going to let it go. I have so many stamps now you'd think I'd have enough. But there is always some great new one coming out. Oh well, what's a girl to do. It's a good thing I'm not married cause I'd try any man's patience. Course he'd probably try mine too. ha!