Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ends Thursday March 31st


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Ends March 31st. 

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Keep being creative, Sandy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

All Craft scrapbooking and Garage Sale


Thursday, March 17, 5-8
Friday, March 18, 10-5
Saturday, March 19, 10-5

225 Central Avenue, Osseo, MN 

Organized by the ladies that used to own a scrapbooking store in Osseo. 

There is quilting fabric, beads, Swarovski beads, Stampin' Up! Items and more. All for deep discounts. 

Message me if you have any further questions. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Thursday, March 10, 2016

While recovering from surgery


While I may be recovering from surgery, I can still keep going on scrapbooking. In fact it's a perfect time to work on it. 

I used the Project Life app and the Theme Park card set, which has a vintage feel reminiscent of carnivals of the 1900s. 

Both layouts I chose have fairly universal shaped photo pockets which helped make orientation decisions for me. 

I just dragged my photos into the pockets, and added a little journaling. Do not forget to add the date, place and people when journaling. In fact that should take precidense over journaling. Think of family coming across the pages 50-100 years from now, what do they need to know about those pictures. Yes, there will be pages that are therapeutic and may not make sense to future generations, and are still a part of your story. Just remember to find room to include the WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW of the story. 

As for me and surgery? I had my tear ducts opened yesterday. It ended up to be a bit more intensive/invasive surgery. Ti had an ENT surgeon and an eye surgeon, just in case the tear duct plugging was sinus related. Which it likely was. They had to remove bone on either side of my nasal area to allow room for that duct to expand. I have temporary tubes in ducts, which will be removed later this spring. 

Gotta say, it is more painful than I expected. My hubs is taking excellent care of me. He knows more of what they did in surgery. I was too tired post operatively to care to listen. I just wanted to sleep. 24 hours later and I am dripping more tears than before but that should start to subside by tomorrow as things start to open and heal. 

I plan on resting a lot today, as having my eyes open long is painful. And working on some more memory preservation (scrapbooking) on my phone using the Project Life app today as pain allows. 

What are you up to today? 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy scrappy, Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Thursday, March 3, 2016

While I am a little laid up



While I am a little laid up for the next week, I have been working feverishly at keeping in a more permanent manner "scrapbooking" the photos on my current phone, and my previous phone for that matter. I have been using the Project Life App by Becky Higgins and working right on my phone. I have an iPhone 6 Plus. This page was created with the #hashtag kit. The Android version of the app was released February 29, 2016. The Google version has some limitations at the moment (no printing, no Dropbox and a few features missing to be added soon).

I am laid up because I have surgery, more like a procedure, next week and cannot take any NSAIDs which means significant inflammation in both knees due to osteoarthritis, even though I have two "fake knees". The "procedure"? Tear ducts. One side is 100% plugged up and the other is close behind. Will be any easy "surgery" and recovery will be quick, but in the mean time my knees are angry and mobility is challenging. I have been looking at more natural options for inflammation treatment. Turmeric is one option, but gives me wicked heartburn. If any of you have had success with alternate options, please comment below. I am "in the market" as it were. (But this is somewhat beside my main point here)

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My Cuppa class for next week is cancelled. It was scheduled long before surgery was on the calendar. If you are still interested in the class let's find a date that works for you. 
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This saving my photos off my phone and getting them printed and stored in a more permanent manner is all part of a bigger picture thing I am contemplating right now. 

This is the most photographed time in history and should technology and social media change we ALL will be without any record of it, at all. Think about it. Most of us take our pictures from our phone. 

This is the beginning of a long dialogue I am starting: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE PICTURES ON YOUR PHONE?  Anything? Why or why not? 


Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy