Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers

A few years ago, I signed up for a very unique class, Blogging for Scrapbookers. I fell in love with blogging and decided it was a natural extension of what I liked doing and thought it a great way to stay in touch with some really creative people.

As a result, I followed a LOT of people. Now, I still read a lot of blogs (thanks to Google reader), but I haven't much felt like posting. Because Shimelle decided to do another round of Blogging for Scrapbookers as a precursor to her new class, Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers, I figured now is as good of a time as any to do so.

I'm going to post a few times a week, really hold myself accountable to post here. I started a book blog, and have been loving the review opportunities, but I've been also doing a few crafty things lately, and that revisit of things I used to love doing prompted me to


For example, I went on a hunt for the last two weeks trying to find a replacement blade for my paper trimmer (I left my big rock and crop at my old house, about 3000 miles away). Who knew it was so hard to find a blade for this bad gal?

I looked at a few local shops, Target, Walmart…pretty much everywhere I thought of going (even office supply stores), to no avail. The JoAnn fabrics near the house didn't have it, the woman working the section said the replacement blade I was looking for wasn't sold separately and didn't exist. And then her face fell when I showed her the barcode tag for the item (after looking behind a sale sign). I was just trying to see if they had them. She told me they didn't stock anything in the back, and she didn't believe that the product existed. I thanked her for her time and said I would go somewhere the product did exist.

I just sort of figured I had to look around, but decided not to actively look, that way they would pop up.. And they did! We went to the Peach CafĂ© on Monday, we had a coupon for buy one get one from the entertainment book, so I got the HBAB (a yummy open faced French Ham with brie on top of it and a green salad with blue cheese vinaigrette. They were not kidding about the vinaigrette part—it was tart, but there was yummy passion iced tea (Website: http://www.thepeachcafe.com/LunchMenu2.html). Then we went to walk to the theatre, eventually found the blades at a cute little store near the theatre(http://www.pagesfromtheheart.blogspot.com/). We realized we had time to go to the coffee shop (we had no idea what we were going to see, I said I didn't really want to see source code, but I would if we had to) and I got a humongous BLUE Raspberry Hawaiian Ice. It was GINORMOUS! Then, back to the theatre in the drizzly day.

Saw 'The Source Code' and I will admit it was actually pretty good. The pacing and theming of the film was great. While I figured out a few of the bigger plot details quickly, it still didn't deter me from being interested. So totally worth seeing! Then I drove home, went to sleep for a bit and woke up only to realize that I wanted to reorganize my paper—I found a ton of it and proceeded to alphabetize half of it. It was nice to be able to do that, and earmark paper for the Disney project as well as figure out what I want to use to document my travel to So Cal. I lost a lot of cardstock in the move, and I'm nowhere NEAR refilling it, I'm missing quite a bit and while I did pick up a few generic packs, I have to work on seeing how those work.

I have a few more of the 6x6 or 8x8 packs that I've picked up—really love those packs, but I sorta hate tearing them up—anyone else like that?

Going to start working on the BBFS class this week. Think I'll also post a copic lessons learned post. And an iCopic review in the near future.

Oh, wow! It sounds like a PLAN!!! :gasp:

Maybe I'll start posting some photos too…Hmmmm.