Monday, December 31, 2007

Cropping With Some CKMB Buddies!!!

Saturday, the 29th, I got to go cropping with some CKMB Buddies! We went to Life's A Scrapbook in Sherwood. Some of us got there when they opened at 10 am-it is free to crop until 6 pm. The official crop started at 6 and went till midnight, cost $10-which I was only able to go because DH got $9 in tips on Christmas Eve! I brought cookies and fudge, which seemed to be a bit hit, since the plate was empty at the end of the night. What can be better than 14 hours of scrapping and friends?
In attendance was (in order of arrival).....

Myself, Melonscraps, aka Marilyn

Scrapamac, aka Mary

Tigardlilly, aka Laura

Inara, aka Christina

Kaydrenth, aka Kay

We had a total blast! We all seem to share the same sassy attitude, sarcasm, and of course the love of scrappin'!
I am still trying to figure out how to host a Portland area CKMB crop. I can't figure out if I should do it before, after, or during the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland at the end of February. If you have any suggestions, or would like to join us, please let me know.

My Christmas

It has been so long since I posted anything, I am so embarassed! Here is a hint of how my Christmas went....
I baked two days before Christmas. My mom didn't have the energy to bake and I wanted to bake, but was broke. She paid for the supplies, and my nephew and I did the baking!! I got a third, mom got a third, and my brother's family got a third.
Christmas went very well. We spent the day at my brother's house with his family and my parents. It was a very good day. My nephew got Rockband for PS3, so that was a blast!!

There were FOUR cameras flashing this Christmas, five if you count the times my DH handed the camera to my the video camera!

The only scrap related stuff I got was a Making Memories Trimmer, some adhesive, and a cricut cartridge (Mini-Monograms). I also got a keychain digital picture frame-how cute is that!! I also got a light hoody, a stove-top wok, and a lottery scratch-it book.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I Got Tagged, Again!

I got tagged again, but this tag is different. Kelliannie of Yard Sale Kind of Luck sent me this one. Here are the rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months. Here is the link
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

I have decided to go about this differently from what I've seen done before. I am only listing my birth month, I am not tagging anyone, as they have already been tagged recently. So here it goes...

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

Loves to chat: DUH!! Loves those who loves them: I can't agree, I don't love just because they love me, I love them because I feel love, it doesn't matter whether or not they love me. Loves to take things at the center: Don't know exactly what this means. Inner and physical beauty: It depends on who you ask, I don't think I have either of those. I am sure others will tell you I am beautiful, and other might tell you I am a great person. Lies but doesn't pretend: I do not consider myself a liar! I try not to lie, and I certainly don't pretend. I am very honest. I usually say what I am thinking, and I can't deal with the guilt of lying. Gets angry often: Yeah, I don't like this about myself. I inherited a strong family trait of explosive anger, sorry to say. Treats friends importantly: I try the best I can to make sure my friends know how I feel, and how important they are too me. I have a great heart, but have a difficult time showing it. Always making friends: This has always been hard for me. I don't know if they really "like" me, so I am often a bit stand-offish. I had some "friends" in HS, and they all wrote mean stuff in my yearbook, they were just pretending to be my friends. Who knows! Easily hurt but recovers easily: This is soooo true. It doesn't take much to hurt my feelings, but I am quick to recover and things continue as if nothing happened, at least on my part. Daydreamer: YES! Every teacher I ever had in school, told this to my parents. I got into lots of trouble doing this. I still suffer from this, but I enjoy it. Opinionated: Everyone has opinions. I try not to just throw my opinions around. I share them when appropriate, but a lot of times I try not to offend people or argue points. Does not care of what others think: I care what they think when it comes to my appearance, very low self-esteem (but sadly it doesn't help me take better care of myself though). I no longer care what they think of me when it comes to clothes, cars, where I live, etc. Emotional: Very emotional. I often let my emotions take over, I certainly don't control my emotions. Strong clairvoyance: Based on the description given to me just now, it means the abililty to see into the future...That is NOT me, I don't believe this is a good thing to do. Biblically this is evil. Don't get me wrong, I am not telling you what to do, this is just my opinion. Loves to travel, the arts and literature: I do love travel, though I really only get to travel in my car, and very seldomly. Arts, another DUH, my blog was created for my scrapbooking, lol. Literature, I don't enjoy reading, I can't finish a book to save my life, but I love the movies based on books, lol. Touchy and easily jealous: Touchy, definately. Easily jealous, sometimes. Concerned: About what? I worry constantly about stuff. I try to take other people's feelings into consideration. I worry about them all the time. Loves outdoors: I love nature. If I was in better shape, I would be more outdoorsy. I love the sounds of the forest, the ruggedness of the Oregon beach. Just and fair: It depends who you ask. I try to be fair to all. I treat all people the same way, I don't pass judgement based on physical traits. Spendthrift: I always look for the best deal. I shop at Winco-the CS sucks, you have to bag your own groceries, the store is not pretty, but it is cheap! I go to Jo-Anne's and Michaels with coupon in hand. There are things I spend frivilously on, but I try to be thrifty. Easily influenced: I try not to follow trends. Although, scrapbook trends I do follow! I find myself taking the advice of others quite quickly. Easily loses confidence: I have lost the confidence of other people, I have spilled some secrets in the past, and now people won't tell me any. I don't easily lose confidence in other people, I am to naive and trusting of others. Loves children: Definately! I wish I could have some of my own.

If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Open House At My LSS

Tonight, my LSS was having an open house. I went with Tigardlilly, Scrapamac, and Inara. They had make and takes from...

Deja Views, a matchbook album, I need to finish embellishing this.

Bind-It-All, mini book.Making Memories, wine bottle gift label.Technique Tuesday, an awesome card. Scenic Route, a gift card envelope. Boxer, a gift tag with a library card.

The demo rep for Making Memories had to leave early, child care issues, so she gave us all the leftover ribbon and ribbon tags! That was awesome!

The food they served was yummo!! The employees just brought in stuff they made from home, and there was plenty to be had! They had door prizes, but none of us got any. I managed to not buy anything, but that was easy since I had no money!

The "shopping bags" were Christmas gift bags, which were very handy for storing the make and takes. They even wrote on the tags, "Merry Christmas Love (heart) Life's A Scrapbook

I am really glad I went, we had a blast!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Decking the Halls

I finally decided to decorate my house for Christmas. I have been putting off due to not having money for any presents and being depressed. Then I realized, I made this awesome mini-book for Christmas at CKC Seattle and must use it. So, we decorated, my DH, nephew and me! I tried some new photo techniques with my simple point and shoot. I feel much better now that it is decorated. Tomorrow we will attack the stairwell outside (we live in an apartment). Last year we decorated it, and my DH told me a neighbor asked if we will be doing it again! I guess we will be doing it again. Can't wait, I will add pictures tomorrow after we finish, day and night photos.

UPDATE....we decided not to put the outside lights up after all. It was too cold and rainy, and we could save electricity too. I figure, if I am just putting up the lights for my neighbor to enjoy, she can put up her own lights and increase her electric bill. Sorry to disappoint everyone.

I made my own Word Book

I wanted to make my brother and sister-in-law something for thier anniversary. Since I am broke, I decided to make my own version of the Bo-Bunny My Word Chipboard Album. I had chipboard sheets, and tons of the Cosmo Cricket Jitterbug paper, so I made my own. It is a gift for their 7th anniversary. Since I have so much of the paper, and it was already out, I made a matching card too! I hope they like it. Some of the pictures are not very good, I had to work with what I had, which wasn't a lot. I think maybe I should take more pictures of them!