Friday, October 18, 2013

QB and a number of random thoughts

1) I have NO patterned paper that even remotely matches the royal blue that Ted's team wears. I started poking around looking for papers, and I'm very underwhelmed by the choices.

2) I used the Silhouette print and cut feature for the cluster on the left side.  I need to experiment with different papers to see which types work the best.  I always forget how much I like this feature, and it bailed be out on this layout, because apparently I have no sports themed embellishments.

Which leads me to:

3) Why are sports themed embellishments all so juvenile/schmaltzy?!  This football thing isn't going to go away anytime soon.  I'll have a kid that plays college ball and I'll still have embellishments that are geared for the peewee league. NOT COOL.

Which leads me to:

4) Maybe I'll just do his sports pages digitally and keep with the style I was using with his baseball pages a couple of years ago.

5) Can you tell I'm just not happy with this page?  I've sort of prided myself with how I've managed Ted's sports pages, and I'm just not feeling this one.  Totally lack of appropriate colors and embellishments'll do that to a girl.

6) And this really bugs me, because I'm:
         a) really loving some of the shots I'm getting;
         b) really wanting to document Ted's accomplishments.

7) I'm really feeling hog tied with 8.5x11 lately.  For a very long time I was a one-photo-a-layout gal, so 8.5x11 was perfect for me.  But here lately I've wanted to use more photos. And I'm finding that my journaling has been really truncated because I have to get my point across in such a small area.

8) But I really don't want to go back o 12x12.  Mainly because the albums are HUGE. Ugh

9) Changing gears here: I don't want to jinx anything, but I've been feeling great lately.  After almost a solid month of feeling sluggish, run down, feverish with body aches and weird temperature swings I finally feel like my old self.  I'm so happy to be complaining only about my arthritis instead of all of that other stuff AND the arthritis. It's funny how a bout of ickiness  really makes you grateful once it lifts.  A nice reminder to cherish health.

10) I should have mentioned that those pictures ^^^ where taken on Ted's birthday weekend, so they feel extra special.  SO glad I got the day off to see this game and their amazing win.

Okay, 10 seems like a great place to stop.  Plus, my boss is working on actual work stuff, so maybe I should go help.  Doh.

Thanks for stopping by!  I


  1. I heard you on PRT talking about how hard student teaching was. I just want to say THANK YOU x50 for being a high school math teacher. Thank you for every groggy morning. Thank you for dealing w/every eye-rolling student. Thank you for perseverance. Thank you for your patience (which I KNOW you have to do this). Thank you for all that you do to help the next generation in this ever-more-frenetic world of ours.

    If/when you decide what format you're doing next, I look forward to hearing. I too think about moving away from 12x12, but don't know what's next. Feels like something is out there waiting to be discovered and when we all see it, we'll go "Of Course! That's it!"

    1. Thank you! It *was* hard, but I really hope I that I can get a job in teaching. As much as I whined about how hard it was, I enjoyed it in a "big picture" kind of way.

      I doubt that I'm going to change format again...although, periodically I toy with going back to 12x12...but then I remember how huge the albums are and I put the thought out of my head. I think Project Life might be the newly discovered format that's the next big thing...but honestly, it's just not for me. I feel like I've grown past the "memory keeping" part of scrapbooking and mostly do this because I need to play. Any day-to-day memory keeping gets fulfilled through Facebook and Instagram.

      Okay, I feel like this just got depressing! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I hope to see you again!