Friday, June 29, 2007

Why do I scrap?

In the beginning I would have to say I solely scrapped to record memories for my children. I grew up with hardly any pictures and it really bums me out not to have anything to look back on to jog memories.

Now I scrap for both the treasure of recording special moments and memories for my whole family and because I just LOVE the creative outlet. No one but another obsessed scrapper would understand the chills and excitment I get from the creative process. It is so fun and just a bit Some times I have to say the hunt for products has become more of the fascination, but I now am trying to curb that habit and start using all the wonderful products I've collected.

Another busy time

The kids ended school and we have been run, run, running! Last weekend Marisa went to Girl Scout camp with her troop. She was excited, but scared and ended crying right before she left. That's my little sensitive girl! I got what I thought was a good picture of all the gang together, too.

I've been busy and then not so busy scrapping. My scrappy GF's and I are in the Big Kahuna contest at Creative Scrap Shack. It's been so fun and totally inspiring. Here are the past four weeks' worth of layouts I've created.

And now I've got to get to work on week 5 -- almost done! I have to get the stitching and journaling done.

Then I've got to get cracking on my Back Porch Memories monthly DT kits which arrived yesterday. Oh, they are HEAVENLY!! You can catch a July peek on the home page by clicking the SNEAK PEEK link. I think you'll love them! I know I do! Off to use this precious time alone to scrap. The kiddies are finishing up their last day at vacation bible school. It's been such a fun week for them, oh and for me too!...LOL

Thursday, June 07, 2007


a great woman left this world and I am so very sad. She was the sweetest thing, my husband's grandmother, Antonina(Toni), or as we all knew her Babcia. I just admired her for her old-world style and beliefs. She worked hard and led a good Christian life. She came here from Poland after being sent for by her beloved John right after WWII. They actually met during the war. I can't remember what it is she did, but she was in the service as was he. John, or Jaja as we knew him, died February 11, 2006 and her life wasn't the same without him this past year and a half. She missed him dearly and would often say it was her time. She wanted to go. Well, today God granted her wish and our beloved Babcia is now with the love of her life Jaja resting peacefully in Heaven. We will miss you, Babcia!!