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Monday, January 20, 2014

Google layout

Hello! I have been trying to scrapbook more layouts this year. Here is one I just finished.

I love scrapbooking birthdays, vacations and holidays but I also like to remember the funny moments. For instance, the day the Google camera car drove past us. My husband found the picture online and took a screenshot. The faces are blurred for everyone caught on Google Maps Streetview.

The Google logo and "search" button were very easy to create with Cricut Craft Room. The computer home page paper is by DCWV, The Generation Tech stack.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Scrapbooking = Happiness

I am a voracious reader. I am in a bookclub with some lovely ladies. I read for pleasure, I read for my bookclub and I read to scope out potential bookclub books. Every month, over wine and snacks we discuss our current selection as well as potentials for the future. That brings me to a potential book I am reading today. It is called, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

This book was written in 2009 so it has been around for awhile. I have carried this book to hockey practice, and a few strangers have told me how much they enjoyed it. Great conversation starter!

The author of this book spends a year using a variety of techniques to increase her happiness. As I am reading it, I keep thinking of my own life. One area I wanted to talk about was scrapbooking. She discusses her research into keeping a "treasure house of happy memories". She says that, "Studies show that recalling happy times helps boost happiness in the present." I have to agree with her on this one. I love watching my children look over the family scrapbooks. They smile and laugh.

I was so inspired to keep scrappin' when I read this!

Gretchin Rubin also researched common interests amongst friends. She discovered that, "each common interest between people boosts the chances of a lasting relationship and also brings about a 2 percent increase in life satisfaction."

In other words, you, my scrappy/bloggy friends DO make me feel happy!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Scrappy Resolutions 2014

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I am still enjoying time with my family before everyone goes back to work and school. It is so nice to hang out together. I'm not enjoying the weather though. We are in the middle of a deep freeze. Yesterday, I think it went down to -50 celcius with the wind chill. Airlines diverted their flights because of the cold.

I'm hoping that if I write down a few scrappy resolutions for all the world to see/judge, I will be more inclined to complete them.

This year, I hope to catch up with my layouts. I have gotten a bit behind. I will document 2012 and 2013.

This year, I would like to journal on each and every layout.

This year, I will have more fun with all my scrappy toys and my fabulous and inspirational cropping and scrapping friends! (In person and afar)

Who's in???