Tuesday, February 07, 2006


So this three-year-old kid comes into the store today with his mom. I came out of the back where I was bagging die cuts and said "Hi" to the little boy. He puts his hands on his hips and says, "Aren't you forgetting something?" like a mini diva. I was so amazed to get such an attitude from a three-year-old stranger...I said, "What am I forgetting?" His mom smiles and says, "He's wanting to play with the toys." (We keep a box of toys behind the counter for the rugrat-type of visitors.)

I couldn't decide whether to be amused or annoyed! I went with a little of each. It was all in the way he said it, like a 15-year-old girl on her period. Glad I'm not your mama, kid.

I indulged in a flurry of scrapbooking activity last week, making my first album for Shimelle's DoneNDusted class. You can look at it here if you're interested. We're just finishing up week two in the class, and although I was inspired by the topic, no album is forthcoming.

The week two album is a small album where you use three words to decribe your passion. Well, the only passion I could come up with was driving in my car and singing along to the radio. Hey, I never claimed to be deep. So I decided to do an album of road trip songs, which morphed into a collage-with-lyrics album idea, which doesn't at all fit the class album's theme and structure. So I started on my own idea, and have played around with it a little, but I have this sinking feeling it will end up yet another of my unfinished projects. All the creating mojo I was feeling last week has drizzled away.

The problem is my scraproom, and the boxes in it, and the lack of workspace, and the dilemma of where to put everything so I can live in here. I did sort of a mental "la la la I'm not listening" in here last week and was able to plow through the mess, but now it's bogging me down.

You'd think I could just move my old scraproom furniture into my new scraproom, bim bam boom, but not only is this room smaller, it's configured differently. I'm really at a loss as to how to get everything in the way I need it. However, the teal paint on the walls is indeed bitchin'. I guess the rest will fall into place, but I need it to happen soon...I have deadlines again. Fiskars and Paper Crafts.

I picked up the spring Stamp It today, and my Mother's Day stationery set was there, page 32. I'm always, always blown away by how well they photograph my stuff so it looks way better than I ever dreamed it could. It actually looks professional, and not like I threw it together in a fit of anxiety, heh heh.

So seeing my work in print always fires me up to submit more...really, to plunge back into it since my submissions have totally dried up between work and the holidays and moving...I just gotta get this room in shape and then figure out how to overcome the tiredness and carve out some time to indulge in creating. Hm. Seems like a lot to ask.