Alphabet on a Ring

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“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz.  It’s the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you’ve gone beyond “Z” and start poking around.” -Dr. Seuss- journal entry: One of my favorite things to do in life is to make something out of […]

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 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 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 . . . […]

Scrapbooking:  Things Keep Changing

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” -Mary Engelbreit- journal entry: When I first spread out everything I had to put into scrapbooks it was as if the universe had crashed on my table. I had five piles for children . . . […]

Scrapbooking:  Use A Calendar

“Time in minutes slips away. First the hour and then the day. Small the daily loss appears, ’till it soon amounts to years.” -Inscription Indianapolis Public Library- journal entry: A 12×12 calendar format is a VERY easy way to keep a journal without a lot of fuss.  This is what I do: Buy a calendar […]