Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I love snapdragons, and the lime green carnation looking flowers. The color of the two has inspired a scrapbooking page. Funny where you find your color combinations. Where do you find yours?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Thrift Store Finds
Off yesterday, so I went to the thrift store. Not alot to find. If you are a junkie like me you have seen that they are pricing their self out of alot of sales. Alot of things are high now. Chipped items, if a collectible are still full price. I got a sea shell box for me, grandson #1 a Halloween mask, the flash cards, and the food cards, I am not sure what they came from but I know I have seen them before. I will add them to Jerri Junque table at the shop. All in all it was a good day. I was home by one. Back to work today, with new goodies to price.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Sorry for the double post almost alike. Blog spot was a little crazy yesterday. Thought i had lost the first post. So I tried to re-do and when I went to download it found both of then.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I contacted 20 scrapbooking companies asking for donation for the Retreat in October, this morning. And we will see if they send anything. I am getting nervous about it. It is my idea, my baby. I just hope I can fill up all the spaces. If you could hear a testimonial from a child that has been treated at the hospital, you would sign up today. I always enjoy hearing their story. It always brings chills up and down, and the tears flow too. I went to our meeting today,the hospital had ask for a camera and printer for scrapbooking last month. I had planned on putting out a jar, at the crop for donation. I was told today, one of our ladies had come forward with $ to buy the camera and printer. These are the women I am proud to say are my friends. We work hard all year, every year. In our own "Daughters of the Nile" and helping our husbands in the Shriners fund raising, to see that these children get everything they need. Want you help too ?
*On a side note- a friend came by the shop yesterday. We talked , we laughed, we talked some more. Thanks, Jenn - I needed some girl talk.
I contacted 20 different scrapbook companies this morning by e-mail , requesting donations for the October Crop/ Retreat. I hope a few will donate. I am getting excited, and a little scared too. This was my idea, my baby. And I hope I can fill up the house. I feel strongly about a lot of things , scrapbooking is my passion and helping these children is my honor. If you could just hear a testimonial from one of these children. I sit an listen and chill bumps run up and down my body. They go through so much, burns, limbs that do not work , poor little bodies that endure pain like most of us could not bare. How on gods green earth can anyone not feel joy in helping them.
on a different note : Had a wonderful surprise yesterday. A good friend ( Jenn) came by the shop and we had the nicest visit. We talked for hours, I needed some girl talk.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Either you get it or you don't
SCRAPBOOKING, I mean. If you are a scrapbooker then you know the thrill of new paper being released, Completing a album, or the minute you snap the picture, knowing what you layout will be. But if you are not a scrapbooker, and they hear you say the word "crop". They think you have come up with a new language. And we have, the scrapbookers language. I wish everyone could experience the thrill of completing a two page layout. But for now we, as scrapbookers will have to spread the word, share the layouts and shout from the roof tops that We are woman ! Let me tell you about my lastest scrapbook find! It is left up to us ladies. Start spreading the word.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Another long day, yesterday. leaving home by 9 and arriving back home at 10 or so. Had 3 in a row last week, got three this week but spread out. Not sleeping well either. I sleep sound till about one or so, then I toss the rest of the night. Weird dreams till I get out of bed.
Sorry can't remember details now, but it had something to do with scrapbooking paper. I dream every night, hubby says if he does, he does not remember. I thought everyone dreamed. I get some of my best ideas while I am sleeping. No wonder I have to say " I think it is about time for flowers". No idea.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Oh, this is my Friday Challenge of " a day in the life " . I took paper to the shop on Friday after posting. And worked on it a bit. I tore out of magazines the corner of page 24, a bingo card with the #24 highlighted, #24 on a crossword puzzle, I tore out of the yellow pages a company that is open 24 hours a day, and a #24 bingo piece. Twenty Four Hours in a day, sometimes doesn't seem to be enough. A lot of doodling, and just left it on the desk until I could get back to it and add what I had done. Again no pictures, just a day in my life.

Monday, August 21, 2006

A scrap lift from Elsie 's book.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

best friend is a doodling fool, have you got the doodling bug yet? I think she is good. Good job, Nette.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Friday Challenge
I have been ask to list all the challenges up to this point:
1. Favorite ice cream- 4-7
2. Hands- 4-14
3. Time-4-21
4. Where is your " bountiful" ( safe place) 4-28
5. The way I see it 5-5
6. U in me 5-12 ( 2 page layout)
7 & 8 Interview 5-19
9. Favorite flower 5-26
10. Age- something with age 6-2
11. Music 6-10
12. Constant*what is constant in your life? 6-16
13. Self Portrait 6-23
14. outside your window 6-30
15. Laughter 7-7
16. The list 7-21
17. Home /Homes 7-28
18. Color in your life 8-4
19. The four Seasons 8-11
20. A day in the life of me! 8-18
And now you have a 20 page album about your thoughts and desires. If you didn't complete the pages as I posted them, print them now and use them for a rainy day project.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Well, I worked this morning trying to make a header for my "Jerri's Junque" blog. And guess what? I am so computer challenged that I can't figure out how to do it. So here it is. Hope you enjoy it.
The phone just rang, and it was a lady passing through Cleveland. She saw something outside and wanted to purchase it.
Maybe I need to put a sign on the door that reads:
If we aint here just slid the money under the door.
I am already good for Thursday, we have made a sale everyday we have been open. Apparently, some days before we open.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

As a child my daddy would say on Sunday night "Back to the salt mines tomorrow". I don't know why I thought of this but many years ago I had this vision in my mind. Daddy being trucked deep into a dark, cold mine, to a salt mine. I was so glad to see him coming home. When Mother would say it is almost time for your Daddy, I would get my chair and wait by the fence, for him to come home. Mother would always bath and change our clothes for daddy to come home. Then after dinner we would go into the fenced in front yard and along with all the neighborhood children and play kick ball. Oh, childhood memories, I wish I had pictures of this. And by the way Daddy never worked in the salt mines, not in the mines at all. He worked at A.R.A, which was a vending company. One day he opened up his van type truck and let all the neighborhood children get a piece of candy. And believe me he started something. At least once a week we got a piece of candy.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Yeah!!!! I have arrived! I have been added to someone's blog as a " blogs i read" . But I am such a computer dummy that I don't know how to do this. So I will have to tell you who I look at each and every morning. To tell you the truth I am hooked, I must confess. I love the blogs, i have 35 on my favorites. But I will only list my top 10 : Ali Edwards is my favorite, i have enjoyed her adventure in her travels. Jennie Bowlin and Teresa McFayden love their style, and Elsie Flannigan she is just so young and free, and Pam Garrison funky, altered artist, and The Brocante Home Chronicles , she just has a 50's site, and Renee Haglar an Alabama girl re-located to Atlanta, and Shabby Princess, not her site but her list of "blogs i read" , and Hedi have to check up on baby updates, and Freestyle the Blog cause this is my style. These are my top 10 blogs. How many do you check out and how often?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Happy Birthday
We had
a Blast!
Completed this layout early this morning. One of many I will be completing, cause again I took 5 rolls of film on our 3 day Savannah trip. I loved all the details of the buildings and parks.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I am off today to go to a cropping birthday party for two of the most sweetest, friends I have.
Scrapbooking has not only preserved my precious photos for the future generation, it has also rewarded me with great friends. These two women will do anything and has helped me in ways they will never know. They wanted to share their birthday with friends and ask at Michaels to see if they could use the classroom. They have children crafty/birthday parties all the time. And so they may have started something. Classroom space/cropping space. Looking so forward to this fun time with good friends and cake too.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Friday Challenge
I believe this is our 20th Friday challenge. Have you done all 20? I must confess I have not done but about half, myself. School started here yesterday and with it will soon be a new season. Showing my age here: when I was in school it was considered fall when we started the first day of school. Not any more it was hot yesterday until we had a storm in the afternoon, but that did not help the children. Anyway, on with the challenge. This one will take a year to complete. Pick a spot in your yard , take a picture in every season. I picked a tree, with a story about my husband wanting to cut this tree down. It turned out being a good page. So today's challenge is the 4 seasons.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Last photo of Jerri's Junque found on the 450 mile yard sale. I have been collecting dishes that have age cracks/color, for some time now. The man I bought this from said this happens because there was clay in the dish. And it deteriorates with time. Oh, honey don't we all. Anyway I love it and it won't be going to the store now. I also got some old photo, love old black and whites. I did take some to the shop. I have been working hard trying to get ready for a new adventure at the shop. Something I am adding. Check back later for details.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Okay, here they are. I am still having a problem seeing out of them. I can tell the difference when I am driving. In picture I have the sun glass clip on, with all the bling bling. And they are RED.

It's my signature color......

Monday, August 07, 2006

Well, I am out the door to pick up my glasses. Yes, I bit the bullet and went for an eye exam. And on the bill , the box marked was # AGE RELATED # so how old do I feel today. Photo to follow with specks, you young wipper snapper. If I can figure how to work these new fangle contraption.

guess what color I got?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Only 111 days until Christmas !

450 mile yard sale deals

Can you believe it, so I bought vintage ornaments to make another wreath. Still need more but there is a little time.

Friday, August 04, 2006

It is Friday

Just got back from the 450 mile yard sale. And I was really disappointed this year. I spent more $ at the scrapbook stores in an around Chattanooga. This is a little photo of my scrapbooking goodies. And in the next few days I will share pictures of my Antique goodies. But on to more important things. The Friday challenge.

I know we have all done a page about your favorite color but what about the color of your car, scrapbook space, favorite room in your house, house, all your shoes, purses, or furniture. Is it bright or neutral.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Heading out this morning on the 450 mile yard sale. Will be back tomorrow night, with new goodies. Photos to follow......

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

With the busy summer season, have you felt peace? We are always so busy that a 5 minute dip in the pool, by your self, seems to be peace. Even a glass of sweet tea, ( I don't drink sweet tea any more) and complete quite, is peaceful. At this time I am even multi tasking, pushing down cereal so I can take a pill, writing on my blog and making a to do list. So slow down this week , if only for a quick glass of tea.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I finished a page, really a 2 page layout. I needed to add 15 pictures and had to think about this one. The walls at Scrap Mania are this "HOT" new green. But it also made everyone look green. " It's not easy being green"
So I had to trim and crop all the pictures so you would not focus on the green walls. How did I do, gals? It has that Funky look I have grown to love. As you well know.
Well, it is off to the salt mines today, ( as my daddy always said) Which means I go back to work today. I have alot to do today since I did not do anything yesterday. I have earns to run and an appointment to get my hair cut before I open the shop. Till tomorrow