Friday, July 10, 2009


Hi everyone. Sorry about not posting for so long. I was away camping for a few days after Canada Day and I'm just starting to catch up and get back into my regular routines now. I just spent the last couple of hours over a cup of coffe catching up on all the blogs I follow and I found some awesome blog candy giveaways. I've posted them to the left on my sidebar. Be sure to check them out and enter for a chance to win. Nothing like some new supplies to get motivated into more scrapbooking of my family history!

In the next few days I'll be blogging about how the workshop "This is Me" has been going. Because of camping I have to catch up a little first. This has been a slightly difficult but, so far, very rewarding workshop. I've had to do some deep thinking on some of the daily topics and because a lot of it is journaling, and like most people that doesn't come easy to me, it has been challenging. But then that's why I signed up for this workship because I wanted to be challenged to do something different. However, I can see that when this is done, if it survives down the generations then future descendants will have a wealth of information about the real me, not just pictures. How I wish I could have some of that information about my ancestors. Some of you may be lucky enough to have something like that in the form of a diary or scrapbook that an ancestor made. If so, treasure it, it is unique!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are all having a great summer. We've been having some great weather here, a little unusual for us, but I love it. It did rain our last day of camping but we're back to sun today so I've popped up the tent trailer and am drying it out ready for next trip - hopefully next week if the weather keeps up. Next time I'm going to a campsite with plug ins and maybe internet so I'll be taking my scrapbooking with me and I won't feel like I'm so far behind when I get back. I know, this is not really camping LOL. As I tell my friends, it's a vacation but my hotel just happens to be on wheels!

1 comment:

  1. First, let me offer a belated "Happy Canada Day!" I'm part Canadian, myself.

    Then I want to offer a suggestion or idea my younger daughter came up with. She's a scrapbooker, too. She has all sorts of embellishments of various sizes, and hit upon an idea while cleaning out her office (our 3rd bedroom). She found some photo sleeves of various sizes -- four-to-a-page and two-to-a-page -- and thought it would be a great way to organize her embellishments and frames and all! For larger items, she uses full-page document protectors. She now has all her embellishments, organized and protected, in a four-inch binder, where she can lay hands on them easily, without having to search through drawers and piles of "stuff!"

    I'm going to get mine organized like that, too!

    She also found a good find. Unfortunately, it was from a scrapbook store going out of business in St. Augustine, Florida, where our daughter works. She bought two EK paper towers, each with thirty trays. I bought one of them from her. Now we have our scrapbooking papers organized and handy to get to!