July 2010

Grandpa's Rubber Band Guns

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“Don’t take your toys inside just because it’s raining.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: Is there anything this Grandpa can’t do?  Not that I’ve noticed.  Boys and guns have gone together since who knows when.  These are safe guns.  The only trouble they can cause is a welt or two if you break the rules and […]

Organize Chipboard


“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come.” -Chinese Proverb- journal entry: While I love the world I am not what you would call a “tree hugger” although I have hugged a tree before  for different reasons.  I believe in practical uses for all of the bounty with which we […]

Organize Photograph CDs

“ journal entry: Grandmothers worry more than they did when they were mothers and much more than they did when they were children.  I guess that as you live longer, you become acquainted with more things to worry about.  One thing I did not want to worry about was photographs.  Yes, I know.  I could […]

Organize Scrapbook Embellishments


“Jewelry takes people’s minds off of your wrinkles.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: This is scrapbook jewelry.  It just keeps getting better and better.  Keeping it in sight is another matter.  At first I used tiny, individual, see-through plastic jars for each type of “embellishment”.  When it became apparent that I would have to stack the […]

Organize Scrapbook Paper


“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.” -Henry David Thoreau- journal entry: It used to be that scrapbooks were bound books with pages of blank, black paper.  People scooted little adhesive corners onto each photograph and stuck them to the page.  Sometimes […]

Organize Ribbon

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“It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes:  If you are in one, quit digging.” -Denis Healy- “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” -Napoleon Bonaparte- journal entry: These holes are different.  They are good holes. I love ribbon and always have.  From the ribbon […]

Organize Scrapbook Borders

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“When I learned how to sew, I forgot how to cook.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: Scrapbooking borders have always driven me crazy.   They are hard to store and thus hard to find when I need them.  Everyone comes up with a different system for storing and finding things.  So far, this has worked well for […]

Organize Rubber Stamps


“Some people like shoes.  I like stamps. Some of the older stamps seem kind of goofy now but I’m keeping them. Everything weird comes back.” -Grandma- journal entry: First, let’s get this out of the way.  Yes, it is true.  I have too many stamps.  BUT, I don’t just look at them . . . […]

Organize Foam Stamps


“Order is the shape on which beauty depends.” -Pearl S. Buck- journal entry: I love organizing things almost as much as I enjoy using things.  I have a special place in my heart for jars.  They always catch my eye.  These jars turned out to be perfect for my foam stamps.  Foam stamps are odd.   […]

Time Flies  and So Does Zane !

“Be Yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde- journal entry: Zane.  Grandson.  Dog lover.  Cat lover.  People lover.  New “old” car owner.  Hard worker.  Musician.  Scholar.  Son.  Grandson. Brother. Friend.  Time is flying away with this one in its clutches.  Seems like yesterday he was six with a new buzz cut.  Then fourteen with […]