Monday, August 25, 2008

I'll Be Loving You Forever

I haven't been around for a while, simply because I have had NOTHING to talk about! My life has been boring boring boring lately. Not such a bad thing (as long as it doesn't last too long!). I have been thinking alot about:

- Fall: I am so sad that summer is ending, but I love fall-especially HALLOWEEN! Already planning my costume...
- Weddings: Have been stalking pictures from my brother's wedding and getting ready for my friend Marianne's big day.
- Big Brother 10: I LOVE this show, it's one of only 2 reality shows I actually watch, and it is getting really good. I don't have a hard and fast favorite, but, this week I like this guy:

Last, but not least, did you know that New Kids ON The Block is coming out with a new album? Sounds like a very bad idea after such a long time, but I can't help flashing back to high school. I LOVED this band! 9th grade was FULL of NKOTB talk. I was convinced that if I could just meet Joey McIntyre, he would fall in love with me. I BEGGED my parents to let me go to their concert (they didn't). I even collected NKOTB trading cards.

So, in honor of this grand occasion, peg your jeans, feather your hair, and get on the floor to do the new kids dance:

Step By Step

Saturday, August 16, 2008

a good mail day

Kind of random, but in my life, a good day includes getting a magazine in the mail. This week I received all 4 magazines I subscribe to (plus a special issue)in my mail slot!!

Those will definitely keep me entertained for a while.

Speaking of great mail, last month I received this little love note:


Man, I love that kid. She is so thoughtful. She made my whole week with this letter!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Threading Water

Some of you might think I am going to talk about water skiing or swimming, but those of us who spend waaay too much time talking about scrapbooking know that I am referring to this new punch from Fiskars, a border punch that turns any paper you are using into a cute scallop paper. I dare say I love my threading water punch, however, until now I have only been able to use it on one or two sides of the paper. I know....quite a problem =).

I recently ran into this post on a message board, this genius woman figured out a system for using your threading water punch on ALL FOUR SIDES of your paper!! Think of the possibilities.

To me, very exciting.

I will warn you, it can be kind of confusing at first. I had to read thru them a few times and still had trouble the first time. Here is what I came up with on my first go around

I can't wait to try this on more projects!

I also have quite a few birthdays coming up, so I challenged myself to make 4 birthday cards using only scraps I have on hand (I have envelopes FULL of scrap paper I never use. Kind of a waster. It was an adventure, but I am really happy with how they turned out. TFL!