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Silhouette CAMEO!!

My amazing husband surprised me with a cutter for Christmas! I haven't designed files in several years and I am SUPER excited to start again! I spent the day watching youtube videos and playing with the machine and the settings. Now I'm ready to start, however, I need  some inspiration! 

Please post on here what you are working on and what file would really help you! If it inspires me, I will create the file and share it! 

I can convert my old files too it seems, which is also very exciting! So, what are you looking for? What can I help you with? 

Let me know, 
Tammey


Family... loved ones....

In the last few weeks four babies have joined our ranks and three dear friends/family members have moved on. My heart aches for those that recently lost loved ones. So much history goes with them. My grandparents and my dad are all gone. They left years and years ago. My beloved sister is also gone; I miss her daily. She was the glue to our family. She always knew where everyone was and what they were doing. I loved getting phone calls from her and catching up on everyone. When she passed the fine threads that held us all together shattered. I often think of her and her contagious laugh! She taught me that a good server deserved a good tip and a bad server needed to be told so they could earn the good tips! She taught me love of family, a genuine love and acceptance. She loved her family unconditionally, even when she didn't agree with their actions, she always loved them. She left suddenly, without warning, and left a huge void in so many lives. For years I was going to get with …

Communication - Love Languages

I love to learn. It rarely matters what I'm learning, it's all interesting. I really love to learn about people, personalities and why we do what we do. Fascinating! So the thing I'm learning about right now is Love Languages. Oh, I've been aware of them before. I knew that some people react better to words than actions and vice versa. I never knew there was a quiz out there to determine which one I was or how to apply it!

I love it when my husband plans out a trip for us. He researches where we are going, when we are going, how we are going and what we will see. These little adventures just leave my bucket over flowing with feeling loved. I always thought my love language was quality time because of these little outings. According to the quiz, it's actually acts of service! When he spends so much time putting this together and planning it for me, that's what makes me feel whole! I just love it. You can talk to me all you want, although I appreciate being told …

Scrapbooking Classes February Newsletter is out!

The Scrapbooking Classes newsletter for February 2012 is out! Be sure to get your copy today! It not only includes a couple of inspiration and informative articles, but an easy to read and follow layout sketch!


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When Things Slow Down...

I think some of the worst phrases around today are:
Someday I'll do thatTomorrow I'll have more timeThings will be better next weekWhen I get around to itWhen things slow down Tomorrow is a concept, so is someday. They don't actually exist. Tomorrow is always tomorrow, once it gets here it becomes today and when it passes it is yesterday. I've spent a lot of time over the years waiting for tomorrow and someday. Tomorrow I'll call that person or write that letter. I don't. Someday I'll sit down and write that book. I haven't. When things slow down, when life isn't so crazy, I'll accomplish a whole list of things I want to complete. Life hasn't slowed down, in fact, it's getting busier and crazier.

It seems like yesterday my baby girl was learning to walk, today she is a junior in college going for Criminal Law. Where did the time go? It was just a short while ago that I was talking to my second little girl about picking up her baby dolls, …

Journaling

Journaling is NOT writing a book. It is not documenting every breath, everything they said, everything they did, everywhere they went or everyone they came in contact with. That is just way too much! If you want to do it, more power to you! However, most people just don't have the time.

If you can add three 2-page layouts a year to their album, I think you're doing great! If they are a summer baby, make sure you do birthday, first or last day of school and Christmas. That way you are getting a really good picture of their year. Three layouts a year! I KNOW you can do it!

Format:
Title (usually the event, for example 3rd Birthday, Jakie turns 2 or 1st Day of School)
Photos (1-6 a page)
Journaling (take the time to write a little paragraph or two about the event as the events don't mean much if 50 years down the road no one knows what/when or who was at the event)

That's it. That is the formula for a great layout. Everything else is just frosting.

Title + Photos + Jou…

Sorting Paper

I really struggle with how to sort my paper. I have too much, and yet, not nearly enough! I have started going through the stacks and will post pics when I'm done. The solid colors aren't the problem. Those are easy, just put red with red, blue with blue, yellow with yellow etc..

The problem is the pattern paper! If it is yellow, orange, and green; does it go with yellow? orange? green? Does it go with Spring colors? Or maybe summer?

How do you sort your paper? I would love to see pics of your scrapspace!

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and share photos, projects, ideas, techniques, solutions and more!

See you there,
Tammey

PS If you missed my class, I found great information here:
https://www.totally-tiffany.com/paper-organizing-step-by-step-the-get-organized-challenge-way/

Why Scrapbook?

What is scrapbooking? It's gluing photos to any old paper, right? It's putting as many doodads on a page as you can, right? It's cutting photos into odd shapes, removing people you don't like and then ignoring them, right?

Wrong. Scrapbooking is your story, your way! You determine how you want to preserve it. You write your history. You do. No one else is going to do it for you. You have to. There are so many options out there! Just do it! Pick one and go for it.

Are your photos somewhere in the closet? Stored safely on the hard drive to be dealt with later? Either way, what if there is a fire tonight? Where are your precious memories? Wasn't it just yesterday your child was newborn, snuggled in your arms and so full of promise? Wasn't it just yesterday that they were learning to walk? Write? Ride a bike? Sing, dance, or play an instrument? Wasn't it just yesterday that they were graduating? Wasn't it just....... Where did the time go?

It is a passion t…

Blog Candy - FREE

Be sure to visit my friend Esther today! She has blog candy to give away! I LOVE her work!

Cricut for Sale!

Be sure to check out this great deal from a VERY reliable seller!
http://estherscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/for-sale-cricut-expression.html