Thursday, August 25, 2016

Test from iphone

Testing from my iPhone...
I have been away.... But I miss you!
Do you miss me ?
I am ready for fall, cool weather, and long walks!
 I will be blogging again soon!
Kathy

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hello Heather


Hello everyone!
 Yes its been awhile since I have posted... Yesterday I had lunch with a couple of my Scrapin Kats friends at our favorite Mexican restaurant Los Cablos, it is in the parking lot where my store used to be , we had a great time , caught up on scrappy news, our lonely blogs and all promised to blog, and get together soon and craft something?

And then I see this post from my past customer Heather Adams! Talk about a "proud crafty mom" moment! I am so excited to see how far she has come since she was shopping with me! She was just barely able to drive a few years ago! I used to love when the younger girls would come to shop at my store!
 At the time Local Scrapbook stores were dropping like fly's! Surely to be a lost art? No way I would think it just changes and this is proof... it changes and circles back ? 
There are no rules in scrapbooking and its only paper ...  yes its changed I see a focus on easy , simpler, things like project life , people back to journaling , using planners as a scrapbook to tell a story, heck we are even coloring! Emma my eight year granddaughter told me after school "lets color" and we do ... who would ever thing a 54 year old grams would be sitting on her bed coloring? 

I wish Heather the best in her future and hope to see more designs in the future!    


So please stop by and see Heather's new paper line "Hello Heather"
http://www.plspapershop.com/category-s/2251.htm

She has a Giveaway on her instagram
https://www.instagram.com/heatherphotochic/
enter to win and tell her Scrapinkat sent you!

So Sheila and Carolyn I have blogged ... next step go find those bunny stamps , Easter is early this year! I will Not buy premade cards this year... so far that is the only New Years Resolution I have kept? 
Have a great day! 
Thanks for continuing to read my lonely blog!
Kathy 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I am happy to say that I successfully scrapped all of December Daily , a trip to Chicago , Beautiful musical and and State Street , a trip to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry, decorating for Christmas, lots of selfie love, and even a Christmas Day flood!
I printed all my layouts from August - Dec 31 , including  my December Daily with the PL app!
My grands and my daughter even enjoyed flipping through a finished album!


Lucky it was 70 degrees and we had some extra man -power to help clean up!
  So not many resolutions this year!
Hoping to get crafty and enjoy some retreats with old friends, catch up and get organized!
As I think about our friendship and how happy it has made me, I want to wish you happiness in the year to come.


Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oh My!It's December Already?

It's December already!
 Time to deck the halls and lets be jolly? This day 2 and I am keeping up with December...
 I had such great plans last year with project life, I did manage to order 49 layouts on Monday from the past few months so I feel sucessful? I keep thinking about all that stuff I have and have not made it up stairs yet to scrapbook? There is always next year?
But it does come in handy for school projects?
Anyways I am going to try my best to do December daily and tell the story , hopefully we can have some happy memories to share.




 Sometimes that is hard to do?
  And then I remember some times its better to give a hand up and keep going? It was extremely hard year for us and I have a sweet memory of my dad he always helped someone along the way our whole life, Christmas as kids  we were not rich , but he always found someone worse than us and did something nice for them especially kids,so that my plan. I did decide I need a new CD because Christmas music and the Hallmark Card section just not happening this year .

So tell the story and print it , who needs perfect , just get them in some books to share with the grands this season, I think they much rather pass the albums then sit in the front of my computer to see them.

  I'll be back soon and hopefully share some of my December with you, my planner is filling up ( its plain )I never managed to get on board that decorating it yet.
We all know its Shopping, Baking, and wrapping ....  I did not buy the sign  but a perfect photo opp with my granddaughter, our yearly ornament trip , my first time to Hobby lobby since May?
  I am cured? of the weekly I have to buy it , oh I have a coupon?

Thanks for stopping by,
Kathy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Project life is so easy!

Meeting Becky and taking classes in August 


Project Life App

No one can believe that I have fell in love with the Project Life App!
Why?
1. You don't have to be a techie (even a grandma can do it)
2. It is so easy riding down the road, sitting on a airplane,or laying in bed to scrapbook!
3. It can be as simple as just pictures or a long Journal story
4. Once again NO Rules in scrapbooking!

How does it work?
 Super simple just download the App to your Iphone  and GO!
You won't want to stop!
I have printed pages using some treasured photos from Facebook posts that have turned out great!
I have learned to do a few things on the Ipad lately ( really me? with a Ipad)
Olivia says I am a Cool Grams now!
I'll be sharing as I go in the Bama Project Life Group in the next few weeks
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bamaprojectlife2014/
Come join us you'll be amazed at how much you can do in just a few weeks!
Thanks for reading! I am going to venture out of the hotel today alone... driving is crazy here and you know I have to watch out for those bridges!
Kathy
This was Diesel when he had RSV last spring, he is doing great has 2 teeth and ready to walk now!

Emma getting ready for art camp!
Olivia and Fred at the fair!





Lily says we scream  for ice cream!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Its been a log time...I may be back...

So I have been MIA since the end of August when I went to Schaumburg, Il Scrapbook Expo!
As many of you know my parents live in the area so it was the perfect way to make a trip, so I took both Project Life classes with Becky!  I was terrified of doing the APP thing! But I am loving it.   
I have done about 55 pages in the last few weeks, so to say I hooked would be reasonable at this point. As a previous store owner I never really scrapbooked my daily life ,just vacations and my granddaughters, 


As many of you may know my Dad had battled Lung Cancer the past year. I went to stay him and my family during the last weeks of his life with Hospice care. We were truly blessed to have gone to Journeycare Hospice Center in Barrington for the last two weeks of his life. Our family was there daily and we had meals together . We took turns spending the nights with my mom. The staff at Journeycare  will always have a special meaning to us. Cancer tears us all apart, maybe someday we will not cringe when we hear it mentioned. As bad as we thought the situation was, we could always find the good and see others who story was worse than ours.  I had the pleasure of being with my dad many weeks and hearing his conversations with his nurses,  he never complained, and was truly himself to the end of his life. It was my birthday and we had talked about cake the days before, on my birthday he rallied and said he was hungry , I looked at his nurse in shock she said sure if that is what he wants  "Let him eat cake",  he had a small bite , later went to sleep that night. Durning the early am he woke and told my mother he was going to miss her  and it was #Jackandmavisforever. He  never woke after that morning. A week later he passed peacefully.

This week I am in California with my son just hanging out while he works.
A friend sent me this , what a perfect thought.
"grief is a process, not a place to land. It is a bridge to take you to the other side". I like that. It's not a healthy place to stay.
Everyone knows I hate bridges , I held my breath driving across this yesterday!
I have some plans for the next few weeks and then I am planning to go home. 
Thanks for keeping in touch, I have received cards, texts and calls from so many people the past few months.
Kathy
"grief is a process, not a place to land. It is a bridge to take you to the other side". 
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Joining the planner world?


So I have heard and read all this excitement in the planner world...
I bought the Me and My Big Ideas Planner last week , hoping it will help me get organized?
 Maybe get a birthday card mailed on time? Journal notes for my photos? 
Make cute little photo layouts... 
 I found this link for mini pictures and help on resizing,,
http://www.meandmybigideas.com/blog/resizingphotosforyourhappyplanner

Anyway it was my paper fix this week, who doesn't just love some papers , stickers, and pens? 
You should see all the cute stickers on Etsy... hydrate, weight loss, exercise, clean your house? 

 I am hoping to get my Project Life in order , I have gathered everything I have bought in last year and moved it downstairs, school will be out next week and this Grams will need a project or two that travels to pool and tutoring.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kathy