Monday, February 27, 2006

Gettin' ready

Well, I am preparing today for a class I am teaching tomorrow on my planners and blank journals. A dear friend of mine is helping me jump start my class business. I will also have things ready for them to make cards. Should be fun, and help me use up some scraps! I have A TON from all of the planners I made at Christmastime.

I have a "Family Yearbook" class on Friday. I'm stoked 'cause it's a different group of people, AND because everyone pre-paid like I like. I hope to get more classes from this. My business cards from vistaprint came just in the nick of time today. They really are beautiful, and I am very pleased! I'll take a picture later.

I'm teaching a class at the Senior Center for Albany Parks & Rec in April called "Scrapbooking Your Personal History." I'm not only designing an album for this, but I'm also creating a Family History Workbook to use in conjunction with the album. Sort of a book of "scratch paper" so you can get all of your information in place before you make the album. I'm pleased with how it's coming together so far.

More later...that's the other side for today!

Friday, February 24, 2006


This would have been a HOF layout, but I mixed up the contest ending dates. I did the assignments anyway, just for my personal satisfaction. This one was for the candid photography. It shows my youngest DS at the playground, Buzz Lightyear toy clutched in his hand. Materials use: black staples, red waxy flax, Bazzill cs. QK photo corner die cut. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Some Family Shots

This is the whole gang! Matt, Joel (dh), Cooper (youngest ds) Uncle Scott, Joy (dd), Aunt Joy, Aunt Lila, Nate, Cindy, and Henry (other ds).
This is (from R-L) Matt, Uncle Scott, Joy (my dd) Aunt Joy, and Aunt Lila

Swimming through Words

I am surrounded by words. Words run through my head like the binary code that runs at the beginning of the movie Matrix. Words I read on the several emails/newsgroups I get every day. Words I want to write down. Words I say. Words I should say. Words I am thinking abouat saying. I am swiming every day in a sea of words.

I've been thinking a lot about my Grandparents. My Grandma Price died in February shortly after I got married. I don't know if she even realized that I did get married. My grandfather also died in February when I was sixteen. I've always thought that he died just as I was becoming interesting to him (I don't think he had much patience for small children). So in February, I think about my Grandparents and my heritage. It helps that I recently had my cousin and his girlfriend, his parents, his little brother, and my Aunt from Utah here this last weekend. Nate and Cindy came to visit me; Aunt Joy and Uncle Scott drove from Spokane to check on Grandma Reese, and Aunt Lila decided to join them. Matt just came along for the ride.

I've decided to write a memoir of sorts...mostly just a collection of small essays--but things that are more auto-biographical than fictional. Mostly, I want to get some of these words out of my head! I need to sleep at night, and these words and stories keep tugging at the edges of my brain demanding to be heard. I'll post here least a rough draft.

On a side note: I've been asked to teach a scrapbooking class through the Albany Parks and Rec for their Senior Center. It'll be a four week class, mostly for seniors, with different levels of scrapbooking experience. I'm expecting them to be beginners. I've titled the class "Scrapbooking Your Personal History. I'm looking forward to it. I've also lost about 15 pounds since December. I've been doing what I call "old school" aerobics in my office, walking more, and doing Pilates 4-5 days a week. Man I LOVE Pilates. More about that later though.

And so it begins. And that's the other side.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Cardstock Queen is Coming Back!

I'm pretty stoked! As I sat here recovering from a Costco Chocolate Cake coma, I realized what I wanted to do with my store. I've been creating scrapbooking classes--classes simlar to what you'd take in the local scrapbooking store, but instead in your home--I have a hostess program and everything--and I realized I really wanted to go that route--the teaching route (and if you made it through that sentence, I'm impressed. I'm sure it's not grammatically correct at all...)

Anyway, I am going to reopen the store in a MUCH scaled down version...a web store to support my classes. I have three classes booked for the end of Feb/beginning of March. I'm pretty pleased about that. I missed the store. Well, I missed making some of my own money and I missed buying products to use in the store. I'll also have class kits available for some of you who asked about it in the past, you'll be pleased!

Stay tuned for more information!