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Thursday, May 28, 2009

May is Fleeing Away!

What a busy month...so much to do and so much to be thankful for. We start off with the ever tradional May Day celebration. Cinco de Mayo brought yummy foods, bright colors and fiesta! Mothers Day and Memorial Day...so many in between...goodness it has been a party month!

I planted too early this year and a frost nipped the first tomatos, peppers and basil but it finally warmed up and spring planting has gotten underway in earnest. My square foot garden is about half planted and my email is flooded with ads for everblooming iris, compost tumblers, butterfly garden plants, lilys and outdoor offerings of every kind imaginable. My mind has already imagined that perfect spot in my yard where I am planning a secret garden retreat.

I have been busy in the scraproom making spring cards. Here are a few I recently finished.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Celebrating Mothers

The month of May is such a lovely time. It heralds in warmer weather, beautiful flowers, sweet smells and one of the most precious celebrations....Mothers Day.

All around our country, moms are being celebrated in many different ways. Some families celebrated with luncheons, some with flowers and some with tiny hands pressed into plaster proudly given to mommy. For me it was a delightful few moments on the phone with my sons, to hear thier sincere "Happy Mother's Day mom"! and to remember days gone by too! I swell with pride to hear thier plans with thier precious wives and children...I am so happy to see how they celebrate with thier children pouring in to thier spirits respect, honor and love for mommy. I am so thankful to my Lord for my precious family.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

National Scrapbook Day 2009

Did you know that today, May 2nd is National Scrapbook Day? It was started in 1994 by Creative Memories, it is celebrated on the first Saturday in May, today!

Yeah!!! It's a day for all of us scrappers to celebrate our love of scrapbooking. What fun to have a special day to do a thing I enjoy so-ooo much :)

Do you have plans to celebrate National Scrapbook Day today and what might you be doing? Well, scrapbooking I would expect, but how do you scrapbook? Do you get out your albums, punches and brads and get to work? Maybe you just hate the mess and the thought of having to clean up is even more distasteful! If only there was a solution...a personal scrapbooking maid perhaps, LOL.Well a few years ago I discovered a solution to this dilemma of wanting to scrapbook, longing to create those precious memory pages but being hesitant to pull the equipment out.

Have you heard the buzz about something called Digital Scrapbooking? Can I tell you a secret? The mess, fuss and cost of my hobby are huge considerations each time I get an urge to create memory books. Well I've found a great solution to the mess, fuss and cost issues by doing it digitally!!! What that means is I use a software program, digital images and a few digital kits or and my own creativity to create my memory pages. OMG, no more mess...not only that but it is so easy to stop and start a specific project! One drawback I have discovered is that it is a highly addictive hobby. There are online communties of others that share this addiction. I discovered that I could join a virtual crop,that's right, there are virtual crops all over the online community!

Here are a few of my favorite online communities...

Well I'm off now to visit some of my favorite scrap hangouts and get involved in some of the celebrating. Watch for some of my pages :)