Username Post: Anybody working on anything this weekend & week?        (Topic#1576699)
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  • Vae on 02-08-13 07:47 PM
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...sheepishly walks in...

hi everyone... I can't believe how much I've missed. I got tied up with work for a while and wasn't checking in, and then when I got back I kept telling myself I'd go back and catch up on the chatter here. but there were so many pages. I haven't been able to catch up, and as much as I really want to, I'm not sure I'll be able to read it all. So I thought I'd just jump back in and say hi.

Linda, from your most recent posts it looks like you're settling into your new house and getting your scraproom set up, eh? How exciting!!


 
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I'm trying to work on Valentine cards, but just like the Christmas cards...I waited too long. You'd think I'd learn sometime...I mean I have a calendar right on the side of my e-mail screen. Yep, sure enough...Feb. 14th is listed on there.

I'm almost done with my mom's. Ok, I'm maybe half-way done, but she's the main one I want to get done, plus a couple to take to people at church on Sunday. We're having a family Valentine party on the 16th, so I actually have a couple extra days for some of the cards, but the ones for the mail...not so much spare time!

At least I finally got my Cameo out and have it up and running. My problem is I want to try all the nifty techniques I see and I can't get them all on a card :>)

Jarvae, I also said I didn't think card making was for me, but anymore it seems like that's all I do. I haven't worked on a LO since before Christmas.

OK, Ms. Cameo is done doing her thing, so I'd better figure out the next step. Have a good weekend everyone~Judy


 
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  • Jarvae Said:
...sheepishly walks in...

hi everyone... I can't believe how much I've missed. I got tied up with work for a while and wasn't checking in, and then when I got back I kept telling myself I'd go back and catch up on the chatter here. but there were so many pages. I haven't been able to catch up, and as much as I really want to, I'm not sure I'll be able to read it all. So I thought I'd just jump back in and say hi.

Linda, from your most recent posts it looks like you're settling into your new house and getting your scraproom set up, eh? How exciting!!





Hello hon! I am so glad you are checking in Do not feel bad at all. I have been fighting being sick so I really haven't been here much at all. I haven't felt like working on anything. Do not apologize when life takes you. I just got my last cube in tonight. I have to unpack a couple more boxes. I still need to get some drawers for all my stamps & stamp stuff. Those are still packed.
I am so glad to have them all done. WE are settling in fine. we do love it here.
Were'nt you two looking for a new home too? how is that going ?


 
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Judy, you're starting to make me nervous. I guess I never stopped to think about how close Valentines Day is. I have 25 things to get made for our valentines sacks at work. I have the stuff, just need to get busy. I guess I know what I have to work on this weekend! I got note pads that I will cover with paper and make a cover for. I got a pad of 12 at an office supply store like less than $7.


 
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  • Vae on 02-09-13 08:51 AM
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Hi Linda, I'm so glad you love your new home, although I'm sorry to hear you are sick. Hopefully you'll be feeling better today.

Sheryl, I can't wait to see these notebook covers. Sounds like a great idea and very practical. Will you post pictures?

Judy, I can definitely see how it can be addictive. Most of the people I know don't appreciate cards. I think for Christmas we received maybe 6 of them and I send over 100 every year. They are store-bought cards, but I always get the very nice fancy ones. But still, most of the people in my life just don't care about cards anymore. I love to receive "real" mail but some days I feel like I'm the only one.

I didn't post about it here yet... but I made my FIRST ever card for one of my closest friends. She is pretty much the only person I know IRL who enjoys my scrapbooks and asks me about it. But it did take me a long time (about 6 hours split between 2 nights) to make it so I don't know that I'll make many more. Maybe for very special people on very special occasions.


Wicked Thank You card

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That's a beautiful card, Jarvae! I was buying some more stamps today at J's (big Fiskar ones for $2-something, then another 20% taken off!) and told hubby I shouldn't be buying them since time and cost per card is ridiculous. One card may not cost that much, but I HAVE to buy a whole paper pad to get the colors I want...and a couple of new ink colors...and a couple new stamps...and a new shade or two of stickles...and just a few packs of embellies. Yes, I can use all the remainders on other cards, but that kind of means I'm caught up in the card-making cycle.

I always feel funny giving somebody a homemade card, like they're going to think, "Hmmph...I wasn't even worth a trip to the store for a real card." I don't think non-crafters have a clue of what goes into the making of a card. I always feel like they think of me like a little kid, a little construction paper, glue and glitter and that's all it takes. Uhhh...not quite!

I'm gradually getting over that feeling since each time I've given a card, people call to thank me...something they never did with a store card. My family all keep the cards I make, so I guess I'll keep on...~Judy


 
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I haven't done anything crafty yet...borrowed a laptop from hubby's grandpa so I could do our taxes. I'm planning to do them Monday when L'il Bit is at school. Until then, I'm using it to catch up on anything and everything. It's not easy being on here (and Facebook, and some of my other boards) from my phone.





I hope that you got them done.



I did. We are getting a hefty chunk back, and I'm replacing my laptop and cell phone, and buying the kids tablets for their birthdays. I found $60 tablets at WalMart online.


 
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I printed a few pics to scrap...but I also want to make my own smash book...told L'il Bit that if she picked up her toys, she could scrap with me. If she didn't pick up her toys, I would scrap while she picked them up. I worked to pay, and she's been with her daddy.







I am glad you got some pics done. I hope you have time to do the smash book. Does she like to scrap? I bet she does.



She loves to scrap. She's like her momma and loves the bling. We spent the early afternoon making puzzles while we wait for the glitter glaze on chipboard letters to dry.






That is great Maria! Who wouldn't like bling??



I know, right? I didn't get crafty this weekend, I worked yesterday and had a full day with my son today. But I did get crafty this past week. Lemme go get the pic from Photobucket...


 
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L'il Bit is having a "happybirthday" party next month, and her theme is Hello Kitty. These are the invites I made for her to hand out to her little friends. I made six:



 
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  • Vae on 02-10-13 08:30 PM
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That's a beautiful card, Jarvae! I was buying some more stamps today at J's (big Fiskar ones for $2-something, then another 20% taken off!) and told hubby I shouldn't be buying them since time and cost per card is ridiculous. One card may not cost that much, but I HAVE to buy a whole paper pad to get the colors I want...and a couple of new ink colors...and a couple new stamps...and a new shade or two of stickles...and just a few packs of embellies. Yes, I can use all the remainders on other cards, but that kind of means I'm caught up in the card-making cycle.

I always feel funny giving somebody a homemade card, like they're going to think, "Hmmph...I wasn't even worth a trip to the store for a real card." I don't think non-crafters have a clue of what goes into the making of a card. I always feel like they think of me like a little kid, a little construction paper, glue and glitter and that's all it takes. Uhhh...not quite!

I'm gradually getting over that feeling since each time I've given a card, people call to thank me...something they never did with a store card. My family all keep the cards I make, so I guess I'll keep on...~Judy



Thanks Judy Yeah I know what you mean. Most people have no idea what goes into these kinds of things unless they are scrappers themselves. I was talking to a friend of mine about the wedding album I'm doing and how much it costs and she was like "umm, it's paper and stickers... how much can it be?" I just laughed and said nevermind. But I'm glad hubby doesn't give me much grief about what I spend. I always tell him... it could be worse. I could collect shoes. They cost more and take up more space". LOL. Of course, we don't discuss my obsession with purses.


 
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  • Vae on 02-10-13 08:32 PM
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I did. We are getting a hefty chunk back, and I'm replacing my laptop and cell phone, and buying the kids tablets for their birthdays. I found $60 tablets at WalMart online.




$60 tablets??? Wow. We have been talking about getting me a new computer. Right now I have a laptop which constantly overheats and I can't really run any applications or many webpages because it will just lock up. I told him I'd REALLY like to have a desktop computer (a real one) and then a tablet for when I want something mobile. At $60 that doesn't seem like such a far-fetched idea.


 
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I REALLY wanted to do some scrapping this weekend, but...

Sat. morning our local family met at a breakfast buffet and although we see each other all the time, we have so much fun together. The waitresses know we'll be there forever, so aren't surprised when we stay for 4 hours. I have no idea what we find to talk about. So, that took the morning. Then hubby and I had some basic errands to do...library, gas, refinance the house so we could afford to get gas , and a trip to J's to use my 20% off everything coupon.

There were a bunch of Fiskar stamps that I wanted and they were on clearance. A Nestie die jumped into my cart, along with some ink pads, and small paper pads of solid colors to use with Ms. Cameo.

Then we came home to find out the 'net wasn't working. Lots of playing around to figure out the culprit...the 'net, the PC, the modem or the router..or something else? Ran to BestBuy & bought a new router. Patient Hubby kept climbing up (we're both vertically challenged and the router & modem are up on top of the TV that's up on my office countertop), to try different things. Finally got it working and the wireless was working for his computer...then it quit. He ran to BB and bought a modem. More playing around.

Shut everything off...again...plugged in the old modem/new router, turned it all on and it's working good. Computers...bah humbug!

By then it was late and I was out of a scrappy mood. (Take the "s" off and you'll know the mood I was in.) Played some online games and went to bed.

With church, more family time and Sunday-laziness, no scrapping done. Maybe tomorrow. I still have lots of Valentines to get made! I've already run them through the printer, putting on my logo that I use on the backs, along with the month/year, so I can't save them to do next year!~Judy


 
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Cute invites, Queen Ria. Your daughter and her friends should love them! I miss those days, but I'm probably remembering them through rose-colored glasses. If I stop and think, I definitely remember the work that went along with the fun! I wish computers/printers, etc. had been around back in the ol' days. I had to take whatever Hallmark had available. Have fun planning the party...and have fun enjoying life through a 6-yr. old :>) ~Judy


 
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I am organizing my supplies. It has been a challenge since post-holiday season!


 
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Hey guys, I am sorry I didn't get back to you. I was feeling bad again. I am now going to try & put those things in my drawers now. I feel better today. I do hope that I can get my stuff ready for meeting my friend to crop on WEds. I desperately need it. lol


 
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  • ckair on 02-12-13 07:20 AM
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Hope you are feeling better Linda and get to crop with your friends. I am going to crop at archiver's on Friday with my girlfriend and I cannot wait!!


 
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  • Vae on 02-12-13 08:36 PM
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Hey everyone just swinging by to say hello. No scrappy updates for me other than all the paper I got today (and some more I just ordered- YAY). I have a 4 day weekend coming up and I hope to get some good scrapping in.

Linda, I hope you're feeling better and have a great time tomorrow!


 
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Hey you guuuuuuuuuuyys!!!

How is everyone and everything?!?

Has everyone moved, finished their Christmas cards (! ) unpacked, found their sanity, gotten their Valentine's day cards out, found their new home, finished new layouts, gotten new scrappy machines, completed old scrappy repairs, filed their taxes, altered their notepads, recovered their mojo, organized their stuff, planned their parties and otherwise been ok?!


 
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Yay it's Friday!! I plan to finished up a layout thats in progress on my table!! (I got distracted with Valentines cards.) Then I'm hoping some scrappy supplies I ordered are going to show up on my door step today, so I can play with them over the weekend!! I hope you all have a fun crafty weekend!

my blog: http://artfulscrapbooking .wordpress.com/


 
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Hey you guuuuuuuuuuyys!!!

How is everyone and everything?!?

Has everyone moved, finished their Christmas cards (! ) unpacked, found their sanity, gotten their Valentine's day cards out, found their new home, finished new layouts, gotten new scrappy machines, completed old scrappy repairs, filed their taxes, altered their notepads, recovered their mojo, organized their stuff, planned their parties and otherwise been ok?!



Thanks...you just added 13 things to my To Do List. I don't have to move or find a new home, but we are remodeling some rooms, so I subtracted two from your list and added one OK...I'll go get busy...~Judy


 
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