Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappin' Time

One of the hobbies I enjoy is scrapbooking.  It's been a LONG time since I've scrapbooked though.  When you work over 240 hours every month, there isn't much time left over for anything but sleeping, eating and doing laundry!  Well, now that I am 'retired' (term used loosely!) I've decided it's time to start doing some of the other hobbies I enjoy in addition to the reading and photography that I've already been doing!

I met up with some fellow scrapbooking friends today and we had a wonderful time of scrappin', chattin, eatin' and carryin' on!  And, each of us actually got a couple of pages done too!  What a time I had, though, trying to figure out which photos to use yesterday.  It has been SO long since I've done it that I almost didn't know where to start and then I had to pack everything up to take, i.e., photos, pages, tools, stickers, and then paper that matched my color scheme once I decided which photos to use.  Well, since it literally took me until five minutes before time to leave to make up my mind, I was busy gathering everything up and walked out the door without any paper, ugh!  It wasn't until I got all my stuff out and ready to start that I realized I didn't bring my paper.  Great!  Can't really scrap without it *sigh*!  Thankfully, my friend used to be a Creative Memories consultant and she let me shop in her Scrap'n'Crap store!  I bought two different sets of papers (because I couldn't make up mind, AGAIN!   Hmmm, I'm beginning to see a pattern here...) and off I went finally laying out my pages!  Time flew by and before we knew it the day had gotten away from us!  I'm already looking forward to the next time we meet and I am definitely going to be more prepared than I was today!  (It will also help because I'm going to host it next month and I won't have to pack stuff up *smile*.)

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I had a faithful follower identify the new residents of the condo for me (thanks texwisgirl!)... Great Crested Flycatchers.













































As I was sorting through my photos yesterday and trying to organize them better, I came across a picture of some Great Crested Flycatchers that I took several years ago.  They were taking up residence in a new bird house that Country Boy had built.  It was hanging on a tree about ten feet from our back porch.  I'm glad to have finally identified these birds.  And, apparently, these guys like new housing!

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How is your weekend going?  Any big plans?  Still recovering from the Royal Wedding?  I would love to hear what all is going on in your neck of the woods (or city or wherever you are!)!  Happy Weekend!

Till next time,



3 comments:

texwisgirl said...

they do look very happy there! :) glad you're back to scrapping. i put all my photos in albums but don't do a lot of the swirly fancy stuff. I'll cut the pix into shapes sometimes and label them, but that's about it. i usually end up with a year or more of photos to do all at once. :)

Marissa ♥ said...

Great photos! I love the bird condo! Glad that someone was able to identify your new little residents. They look very happy with their new home.
:)

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very beautiful.. Im on a new comp and pages are taking forever to load.
Its coming slow.

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