My scrapbooking side emerges

Well, Friday and Saturday were pretty much a bust . . . I shouldn't say that, but I didn't get much done around the house. We visited dd who lives in Long Beach where she goes to CSULB. Dh and I took her out to lunch and pretty much just hung out, the weather was nice although a little windy, but it was good day.

As for today, I was up early reading magazines and watching the news. I then proceeded into to my guest/sewing/craft room and started organizing -- I was reading an issue of "Creating Keepsakes Magazine". Of course, the room is not fully cleared out, but I managed to set up my laptop and a printer that is in perfect condition, but a little outdated, that has been in the garage and not being used. We are pretty techie around the house, we have 3 operating printers now, I have my laptop which I use occasionally, we have a family computer in the office, which we all share, but I'm on it the most. Dh has his own computer and laptop that he uses for work and teaching. DD has her own computer, but not here.

Anyway, back to my "craft room", I've been wanting to make my own greeting cards lately, and thought if I had a printer hooked up to my laptop I might be more productive. Well, I need to buy a color cartridge, so until then I pretty much stopped the cardmaking idea. I know, I can still make cards, but I just thought having the color printer would be nice. I have rubber stamps that I bought recently and Lord knows how much paper and stickers and other stuff I have! So I'm organizing all that and really need to purge some of this stuff. Alot of it is not my style anymore. I use to be a scrapbook consultant (way back when) so I do have alot that I would like to get rid of. So anyway that is another crafting side of me, which I don't want to forget about. I have alot of pictures, which I love. I have most of my family slides from when I grew up, which I have been little by little turning into prints. I just love them, not sure if my future generations would love them as much as I do, but there are many stories behind them. My Dad was always taking pictures of us kids growing up and kept them all organized in slide cartridges, I don't want to just toss them aside. I don't think my brothers really care about them as much as I do (they have their own lives and families to deal with) and my Mom is just not into it.

So anyway, that's what has been on my mind today and hopefully I will be able to fit that into my already overloaded crafting endeavors.

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