A couple of weeks ago, Kei declared Christmas over and packed away the Santa hat. So what does a kid do when he can’t be santa anymore? He thinks of another occupation. When someone gives you a fire hat then you go with it. And it just so happens that Santa has a lot in common with Firefighters – they both wear boots and button up shirts. There is one thing that firefighters can do that Santa doesn’t though, and that’s shoot water from a hose – in this case a vacuum cleaner hose.


Lately I have found myself focusing on my photography more and scrapping less. Which is fine. I love taking photos and I am learning more and more every day (although I still REALLY need to get away from Auto mode).

At the same time I don’t want to move away from telling the stories. The thing that makes my scrapbook so special every year is that it tells the stories that can’t be captured in photos alone. When I was putting the book together I found myself including fewer of the one photo layouts and more of the pages with a lot of text.

So it’s important for me to continue with my scrapping – and achieve this by using more of stash and buying less new stuff. I really don’t need any more papers. (I will be helped in this goal thanks to a $50 GC that I won to Emily Merritt’s store – whoo hoo). I am also taking part in Jen Wilson’s Project 52 which is really great because I have a ton of Jen Wilson products that I have never used and her challenges are always so inspiring. 

And so to end my rant, I actually have a few new LOs to share – surprise, surprise. (click on image for credits)

This first one is my very first Jen Wilson Project 52 LO.

This one is for a Paislee Press challenge – where I am going to be a guest artist in April – Yippee!

This is just one of the LOs I plan to create about the big snowstorm of 2008 – yes, it was that impressive.


I guess I’m off to a good start.