Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What I found at Tuesday Morning...

These days, I'm doing more organizing than actual scrapping due to an auto accident so I needed a little "pick-me-up".

At one of the local Tuesday Morning stores, I found quite a few new items. Here are the ones that came home with me.

I love Thickers and I think the burlap ones will work great for my visit to my husband's family farm last November.

I'm also planning to make lots of mini albums so the magnets will be a great option for closures.

Stay scrappy, everyone!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Who I Am and What I Scrap

A scrapbook kit company sent an email asking me to complete a survey about what I look for in scrapbook kits and products.

I took the request to heart and below is a snippet of my response.

I would like to see more of a variety of items and less "common" themes.

I no longer have children or pets in my home. I have a handsome husband and friends who I meet up after work or spend time with on weekends. I attend wine tastings, love live music and great shoes and handbags. (Note: we are all over 35 years old ).
I live in a large city. I WORK-- downtown; for a large, global corporation. I attend meetings, make presentations and interact with professionals in my and other industries. I shop, go to museums, try new restaurants and travel (not to France!) Last year I went o to New York (twice), San Francisco and several road trips to small towns in my state.This year it will be Seoul, Korea, Chicago, maybe Seattle and a few more road trips in my state).
I live in a warm climate -- no snow, no icicles, "brrr" moments, mittens, snowflakes, etc. Here, life is not run by traditional seasons -- we can golf and exercise outside all year. Today, in mid-January the high temp will be around 70 degrees.

Also no autumn. Here leaves turn brown and die. In the fall, we attend football games and sometimes festivals downtown or nearby towns -- but we mostly watch football. 
There are no cute woodsy animals, air balloons or wild mushrooms in my life.
I own a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, a Selphy, a Cameo, etc. I like and embrace technology and social media. I don't spend much time daily on Facebook or Instagram; but I think they are fun tools.
And oh yes... I am a minority (racially). I embrace diversity in all forms. I wish more manufacturers did the same.

I have disposable income to spend on my hobby and would love to belong to a kit club again -- however, I am tired of seeing so many things that do not apply to me.
I am not addicted to certain manufacturers. I look for products that speak to my life. 
I can think outside the box -- and I challenge you to do the same!
I don't live a flowery, pastel life. My life is lived in bold colors and adult activities.
This is who I am; what and how I scrap.
I have scrapbooked since I was in high school, Now it's a creative an industry with opportunities for many more voices to be heard.

How about you? Do you feel you are represented by scrapbook manufacturers and kit clubs?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Super Hero

My grandson and I had a chance to spend some quality "Jaidyen / Nana Time" over the holidays.

The Spider Man once-piece pajamas (complete with netting) were a huge hit! I can't believe how fast he's growing and how my love for him grows exponentially greater every time I see him.

How lucky am I to have my own SUPER HERO in the family! (And luckier still to have the scrapbook supplies on hand for some great layouts.)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ms. becomes Mrs....

This is a quick photo before the ceremony. I'm still wearing my coat and scarf....I wanted him to be surprised when he saw the dress.

It was a quiet, private ceremony. We are planning a reception for friends and family in early March.