Friday, February 26, 2010

February --- whew!

As part of the scrapbooking world's Project 12 (doing a layout for each month) here's my February layout for 2010. I got the layout inspiration from a page in Martha Stewart's Living magazine I read while in one of the many medical waiting rooms.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Scrapbook Page

I was sent some really cute photos of Sara (my darling daughter-in-law) of her 30th birthday and pulled together a whimsical layout for the scrapbook album.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

nothing is impossible; the word itself says,

audrey hepburn

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stuck•ee, noun: Someone who is assigned a task she just can't get out of.
(I hope to be an unStukee soon and back to adding blogging to the list)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I need a little bit of distraction this morning and played with my digi scrapbook files to come up with a birthday photo layout. The hot flash of red and the flat cool of gray - good complimentary colors and I always use white for space to rest the eye.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Did You Know?

Coca Cola was the first soft drink
to be consumed in outer space.

Each year, more than 50,000 people
are injured by jewelry in the U.S.

Washington State Law says women can't
take three steps backwards while dancing.

We are born with 350 bones
and die with 206.

Each 5 mph over 60 mph is like paying
an additional 10 cents a gallon for gas

An iceberg contains more
heat than a lit match.

Approximately 850 peanuts
make a 18 oz. jar of peanut butter

111, 111, 111, x 111, 111, 111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Your thumb is the same length as your nose

Friday, February 5, 2010


I love wordsmiths because they use and like, ah, you know, ah --- words, all words! Words like quidnunc or poppysmic (yea, I saw that movie, too). Wordsmiths are cognizant of what words work well together to give us a descriptive picture.

In scrapbooking, I like using the technique of using old book pages or dictionaries to cut up and use on a page layout or card. To ink, crumble, tear or simply as is, adding character and whimsy to complete the look & feel of a complete project.

I recently went to Goodwill to purchase "said" book -- one I didn't care if it was torn asunder to bits and pieces. I found a dictionary that would work quite well. However, when I got it home and really looked through it -- I just couldn't put scissors to paper and render it worthless as a keeper of words. It had obviously been owned by a student of journalism. The inside covers and various pages had little snippets of journalism wisdom, that the author felt worth remembering.
Write Tight!
Remember: 1) self-edit 2) self-edit 3) self-edit
If there's anything you don't know for certain, look it up
Ten minutes early is right on time
Cut throat secretaries. They know everything.
Double check everything - even if you think you know it.
1. Never use the words locate or construct 2. Lead with the news
3. Write for the reader, not the source 4. Rewrite chunky sentences.
There is no yesterday, There is no tomorrow, There is only today.
Says/Features Said/News
Good writing can't cover bad reporting
Have fun and kick ass!

When I grow up, I want to be a wordsmith, have fun and kick ass, too!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010