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Archive for August 31st, 2009

Last week at Tag Me Monday, I was talking to some customers on how I organized my card-stock, scrap paper, etc… I bought  these 12×12 vertical paper organizers by Cropper Hopper that we carry in the store. I keep all my 12×12 card-stock in one and I use the sticker envelopes to separate my scrap. I have about 13 of them that I have labeled by theme: baby, holidays, masculine, feminine, sports and so on. I posted some pictures from my scrapbook room. I hope this helps to get you organized.





And I just had to add this last picture of Maddie hanging out in my scrapbook room just because she looked so darn cute!!!


Pictures that is.  Following Allie’s pictures of her summer, here are just a few from our trip.  As some of you know, Devon and I went to Europe last month for her high school graduation gift.  We had an absolutely wonderful, awesome, fabulous time!  We went on a bus tour, eight countries in fourteen days.  We traveled 3,751 miles through England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France.  We were traveling with 41 other people from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and the U.S., and we also had a lot of fun getting to know each other. 

And yep, that’s the right number.  Thanks to digital cameras and  4 and 8 gigabyte cards, I took 3,850 pictures, and my camera-happy daughter took over 8,200.  When we got back, it took about a week to get them from our 5 or 6  cards onto the computer.  We each have a folder for each day of the trip (we were gone 18 total days).  Now I’m beginning the process of printing so I can get to scrapbooking. 

Before we met the group and left on the actual bus tour, we had two days in England to see some of the sights, such as:

Big Ben and one of the famous double-decker red buses –

Big Ben


As you can see, in true England style, we had lots of clouds and rain.  Thank you Donna Mack for telling me to bring an umbrella!  I think we used it in every country.

Buckingham Palace and Devon –

Buckingham Palace


Very crowded, so we couldn’t get very close to see the changing of the guard –

Changing guard


Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of their faces!

Here’s something a little more unusual

Tightrope walker

A tightrope walker/juggler in a little market in Covent Gardens.

And this was so interesting to us.  At the end of the day, they go to pubs –

Pubs 3


but they hang out outside on the street!

Pubs 2

Pubs 1


And here’s one to show youStreet signs how Devon gets so many pictures.


You’ve got to admit street signs are interesting.  She got pictures of flags and license plates in every country and also every meal she ate.  But we have an awesome record of our trip.

I’ll share some more from the other countries as we wade our way through the folders for printing. 

If you’re a traveler and went somewhere fun this summer, I’d love to hear about it.  Also, I have classes on October 18 for a cruise layout and a travel layout.  At least I have four pages done so far from this trip.  I’ll post pictures when I get more layouts done.

If you’re thinking about going on a bus tour and you have any questions, post a comment here, and I’ll tell you more about it.


As I was surfing the WWW, I came across this poem on someone’s blog, I’m not exactly sure HOW I found it… but I thought I would share it since, well, school has already started for some or will start soon for others which means the summer is coming to a close.

Pig’s Tales Blog

An Ode to Summer

Summer, oh summer, you’ve been such a blast!
But why, oh why, must you go by so fast?
I filled you with trips and beaches and fun
I’ve spent much of you laying by the pool in the sun.

Those days when I said I was a little bit bored
I wasn’t thinking! I’m wrong!
I wish those days could be stored…

Stored for the long weeks of torture and pain
When I have to hear choruses saying my name
Over and over like nails on a chalkboard,
So many voices whining in dischord.

I’ll miss the long leisurely days that are warm
With time every day to keep my legs shorn
And to type out an email anytime that I like
Or to go to the store when the crowds are so light.

I need to start strengthening my bladder and voice
For soon the time will come when I haven’t a choice
About talking all day or patrolling the halls
Or crossing my legs when nature calls.

Oh, summer I’ll miss you; you’ve been such a treat.
If I can make it ’til next year, it’ll be quite a feat.
In the meantime, I’ll dream, reminisce and recall
the memories of you just to get through the fall.

Then report cards and conferences, assessments and more!
I can no longer dream, it’s too much to ignore.
Until next year, summer, I bid you adieu.
I can’t wait to see you and start you anew!

Here are a few pics I have from my summer, before my camera decided to break.

IMG_2357IMG_1983IMG_1961Hope everyone had a great summer!  On to fall and hopefully, cooler days!

❤ allie

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