Tuesday, January 31, 2006


"My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'"

More than likely, you have heard that quote before! It came from Forrest Gump and it became so overused that most people don't even stop to think about what it really means anymore.

I found an interesting link that lists the top 10 movie quotes of all time. How many of them do you recognize?

I like quotes from movies and I will often make note of them and use them in my daily speech. Napoleon Dynamite changed the vernacular around here! - LOL!

Anyway, I enjoy watching movies, but it turns out that I don't see many of them. Last year I did a recap of my favorite 2005 movies on my scrapbook blog. Well, I want to do the same thing this year. I don't know if I will limit it to movies released in 2006 or not, just depends on how many of those I actually see since I don't make it to the theater a lot! For now, I will keep track of all the new (never before seen by me) movies I watch during the year.

A few weeks ago we watched The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill which was quite fascinating. Who knew there were wild parrots in San Francisco!? It made me want to travel there and see them for myself. It was a thought provoking movie that gave us lots of interesting discussion points to pursue as a family. I love it when that happens...when my kids want to know more! I would recommend this movie, especially if you enjoy movies like March of the Penguins or Winged Migration which are both excellent as well.

Ok, so can you believe that is the only new movie I have seen so far this year? There are a lot of movies out there that I haven't seen yet, even some classics. I hate to admit this but I have only seen 10 of
Time.com all time top 100 movies!

Want to know which 10 I have watched?

Finding Nemo
The Godfather
The Godfather II
It's a Wonderful Life
Pulp Fiction - not proud that I watched that one!
Purple Rose of Cairo
Star Wars

Somewhere, 600 miles away, my mom is shaking her head right now and wondering where she went wrong! There may be a few movies on the list that my parents had me watch when I was younger, but I didn't count them if I couldn't remember them.

So, I will try to delve into this list a little bit during the year also and see what treasures I discover.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Monday, January 30, 2006


There are several sites that I enjoy visiting each day, like the History Channel's section on This Day in History.

Today's entry inspired me to create this quote card.
Gandhi Assasinated January 30, 1948

Paper, ribbon, & flower from Jen Wilson Day Dreamer
Font is Bookman Old Style

Posted on 2Peas

Who has inspired you? Find a quote by them and write it down.

Happy searching!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Everthing you do rubs off in some way...

A wonderful quote from a very inspiring woman!

"During your life, everything you do and everyone you meet rubs off in some way. Some bit of everything you experience stays with everyone you’ve ever known, and nothing is lost. That’s what’s eternal, these little specks of experience in a great, enormous river of life that has no end.""

~ Harriet Doerr

Read more about Harriet Doerr on this very cool website called Daily Celebrations.

Celebrate today!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, January 27, 2006

Painting is another way of keeping a journal

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
Pablo Picasso

learn more about Picasso.

See my art journal entry on my scrapbooking blog to get inspired to keep your own art journal!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

If you have only 1 smile...

I love these downloadable word art freebies from Designer Digitals! They make it so easy to create something fun with a quote on it!

Everyone should be able to smile. Operation Smile is a wonderful organization that brings smiles to children through restorative surgery.

Make sure to share a smile with the people you love!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

National Compliment Day

First of all, I want to say thanks for all the nice compliments I got on yesterday's post. I read every comment that is posted here and on my gallery posts and they really make my day!

Did you know the 4th Wednesday in January is National Compliment Day?

Papers, ribbon & flower from Holly McCaig's Birthday Kit at The Digi Chick.
Font is Will and Grace.

posted at 2Peas & The Digi Chick and I started a Digi Board Thread at 2Peas

I have set a goal for myself to give everyone I come in contact with today a sincere compliment.

Here are some Compliment Day resources for you to enjoy:

Give 5 away

send an e-card compliment

Send a virtual flower bouqet

Finally, I would like to give everyone who has come to visit this blog today a compliment. You must be a smart and wonderful person to care about quotes and my little ramblings. Thanks so much for being one of my readers!

Happy Compliment Day!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Each day is a gift

This has long been one of my favorite quotes and when I saw this new kit by Kristy Ann at the Digi Chick, I knew I had found the perfect way to illustrate it!

Posted at 2Peas and The Digi Chick

This is the way I want to live my life, by enjoying it to it's fullest. Don't wait for something to happen... enjoy it now.

Untie the ribbons!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Sneak behind the barn

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.

Johnny Carson

This one just cracks me up. Probably because I can imagine Johnny delivering it, he was a master of comedy! Also, because I can relate. I was one of those types of kids that if I had a barn to sneak off behind, I wouldn't have done anything either! LOL!

If you have a few minutes to spare, these Johnny Carson clips are pretty funny.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Surfs Up!

Well, maybe surf one time;
I think it would be fun to catch a wave just once.

Crystal Gayle

The only kind of surfing we do around here is on the world wide web! That inspired me to create a scrapbook page about my son and his surfing habits. The fonts are aquaduct and Gilligan's Island. The papers are from Ashley Olson's Boy Board Shorts Kit at Scrapbook Bytes.

This layout is posted at 2Peas, The Digi Chick, & Scrapbook Bytes.

As a bonus, here are the links for my son's favorite sites and a few extras for you to enjoy with your kids.

Disney Channel



Fun Brain






Hear a silly surfin the web song on Between the Lions.

Surfing the Net with kids is a fabulous resource and there is a free email newsletter that I've been a subscriber to for years.

Safekids.org internet & blog safety tips. There is also a free newsletter at this site that I just signed up for.

Happy Surfing!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Dreaming of marshmallows...

Just a totally goofy and random quote today.

Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.

Tommy Cooper

Here's some marshmallow fun for you:

Marshmallow Shooter We had a marshmallow fight several years back and it was fun (a little sticky, but still a riot!) We just used our hands but if you want to be a "pro" about it you could use the shooter!

Peeps - even recipes and crafts!

Homemade marshmallows

Marshmallow Launcher book & tool - this looks pretty cool!

Marshmallow Fun Math

I had no idea marshmallows date back to Ancient Egypt! Well, you learn something new every day.

And finally, my favorite appearance by a marshmallow in a movie, The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!

Hope I don't dream of a 10 pound marshmallow tonight! LOL!

Happy Dreams!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

go to bed...

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams."

-E. V. Lucas

It's only 9:30 p.m. but I'm ready for bed. I'm tired tonight and it has been a busy day. For some reason I have a hard time admitting to myself that I need the sleep. I always seem to end up playing around on the computer instead - LOL! So I will make this short and try and get straight to dream land.

I don't know if it is this way for most people but I seem to have an overactive dream factory in my head. I rarely have a night where I don't remember having a lot of very interesting and complex dreams. I would love to get into some dream interpretation, but on the other hand...do I really want to go there? I've thought about picking up a book on the meaning of dreams because my son is very interested in it also, but they all seem to have a great amount of focus on the racy stuff. Not really what I want him to read - and I'm really not wanting to delve into all that either.

So if you know of a good dream interpretation book that would be appropriate for even a child to read, please leave me a comment.

I will leave you with a few cool resources about sleep and dreams:

Sleep and Dreaming Experiments

Sleep Foundation

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Remember this:

"The beginning of health is sleep."
--- Irish Proverb

Happy Sleeping!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Winnie the Pooh Day

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry.
We shall get there some day.”

Winnie the Pooh

Did you know that January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day?

Winnie the Pooh Day

Pooh Day Funology

Crafts to make

Daily Celebrations

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Nothing is so fatiguing as
the eternal hanging on of
an uncompleted task.

~William James

I'm struggling with procrastination right now. I have a book to write, a basement to clean, and a few other GINORMOUS tasks that are easier to put off than do. I'm usually not such a procrastinator, and truthfully I have been getting a lot of other good stuff done. But, these are things that are important and that need to be done in the very near future.

So this quote is for me today. Hopefully it will kick start something in me.

A few extras:

American Girl Procrastination Quiz

Are you a procrastinator?

Psychology today

Ok, now I better quit procrastinating and get to work instead of taking silly online quizzes! LOL! Well, maybe tomorrow.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Sunday, January 15, 2006

Martin Luther King Jr. Quote & Digital Paper Freebie

I decided to put together some quotes in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow and it got me thinking... I really want to take some time and teach my kids more about what this amazing man did. So very inspiring. I think I will start an album of inspiration for my kids - things I want them to know and appreciate. Just an idea that popped into my head today.

So here is a little freebie for you. 2 background papers and 6 different quotes to download. You can just make a quote layout or use them as scrapbook or journaling backgrounds to record your own feelings or experiences about Martin Luther King Jr. or issues of equality, freedom, and dreams.

I would love to know if you download them - not a requirement, just fun to see who has come to visit and enjoy this freebie. So leave me a comment if you get a chance.

You can download this freebie on my site.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Saturday, January 14, 2006


I was looking for a Saturday themed quote and I ran across this one.

Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I thought it was kind of a funny quote from a former U.S. President, but I really have to say I agree. In fact, I'm thinking every woman has the right to a Saturday night bath and I plan to declare my rights tonight!

The Wikipedia entry for Saturday brought up another interesting tidbit about baths on Saturdays:

In Scandinavian countries, Saturday is called Lördag or Löverdag etc., the name being derived from the old word laugr, meaning bath, thus Lördag equates to bath-day.

Check out the entry for some other interesting Saturday facts.

Happy Saturday!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday the 13th and luck

Quote of the day...

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work -- and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.

- Lucille Ball

My kids were really excited about Friday the 13th today. We decided to start our day with a bowl of Lucky Charms so we would have "good luck" all day. :) The day went smoothly and I think they might have been a little disapointed even that nothing exciting happened!

Here are some fun facts about Friday the 13th from Mental Floss:

Every calendar year has at least one Friday the 13th, but no more than three of them can occur in any year.

* Is the fear of Friday the 13th based on the fear of the number thirteen itself?

It is, yes. And when you think about it, 13 is when numbers reach a new level when it comes to common items. There are 12 months in a year, 12 inches in a foot, 12 items in a dozen, 12 signs of the zodiac, and when we learn our multiplication tables in school, they go all the way up to 12 times 12. While some think that Christianity deems the number unlucky, researchers have determined that the modern-day fear of 13 is based on Norse mythology. According to the story, 12 gods were dining at Valhalla when a 13th guest named Loki joined the party. Loki ended up causing the death of Balder, the Norse god of light and joy. From that day forward, the legend goes, the number 13 has been unlucky.

* Does Friday the 13th really have an impact on the U.S. economy?

More than you might expect, in fact. According to an ABC News report from 2005, businesses lose nearly one billion dollars every Friday the 13th, owing to everything from people who stay home from work to those who won't travel on the unlucky day. Some of this loss is due to lower volume on the stock market, but investors shouldn't be frightened of Friday the 13th. A study looking at stock prices over the last 50 years proved that the Dow performs better on Friday the 13th than on other Fridays.

* Is there anyplace in the world where Friday the 13th is considered lucky?

There are a few places, in fact. In China and much of Asia, the date is considered fortunate, or at the very least not unlucky. You'd have to go down under to find the people who really think Friday the 13th is lucky, however. In Australia, lottery agents report a brisk business every Friday the 13th, selling 50 percent more tickets than average on that day.

* NASA tells us that a Friday the 13th coming up several years from now might be exciting.

That's what they say, yes. In 2004, the organization's Near Earth Object Program reported that a sizeable asteroid had a one-in-60 chance of colliding with Earth on Friday, April the 13th, 2029. The thousand-foot-wide asteroid would cause major damage wherever it hit. They predicted massive tsunamis if it hit the ocean, or destruction of an area the size of Texas if it hit land. Luckily, further calculations determined that the asteroid will miss the Earth by about 20,000 miles, but that will still be close enough for it to put on quite a visual show in the sky. As it turns out, an asteroid that size gets that close to Earth only about once every 1,000 years.

* Who were the three scariest guys to be born on Friday the 13th?

Well, our researchers chose three for us. First is Christopher Plummer, the long-serving Canadian actor who has appeared in dozens of films over the past fifty years, including many horror pictures. The second is Steve Buscemi, whose gaunt appearance has served him well in roles in films like "Fargo" and "Con Air," in which he portrayed a serial killer. But the spookiest person born on Friday the 13th has to be Alfred Hitchcock. He was born on Friday, August 13, 1899. The Master of Suspense died back in 1980, but had he lived to be 100, Hitchcock would have hit the century mark in August of 1999, again on Friday the 13th.

Happy Friday the 13th,

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Thursday, January 12, 2006

Every Day

papers by Andie Smith at The Digi Chick
Font is Autumn Leaves Uncle Charles

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”
- Christopher Morley

Let's hear for being unique! I love this celebration of individual thought and talent.

Make a list of ways you can differentiate yourself from the crowd. You don't have to read, watch, or do what everyone else is currently into. Here's mine:

I usually don't read a lot of books on the current bestseller lists, instead I focus on areas of interest to me specifically. I do read a lot, just not what is "popular."

I've never watched an episode of "LOST" or "Grey's Anatomy" or "CSI" - not because I think they are bad shows, just haven't been interested at this time.

I have no problem doing silly things (within reason of course) that most people wouldn't do. A few years ago we threw a Super Bowl party for our neighborhood friends and somehow I ended up drinking a raw egg for everyone's entertainment! Long story, but I promise there was no alchohol involved. I don't drink, and I never have. I guess that is another way I'm unique. :)

Dare to be Different!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Just the facts ma'am

barely getting this one posted in time today. Been a busy day!

So let's get down to the facts...

I enjoy little tidbits, trivia, and well... facts! My kids love for me to share interesting facts with them so I have some cool online resources to share with you.
Some of these do have some popup windows which drives me crazy, but there are some fun links to explore.

Fact Monster

American Fact Finder

Info Please

Did you know?

FAQ Kids

CIA World Fact Book

Fun Trivia

Got Facts

Happy Fact Finding!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Pass it on

Have you seen these billboards? I love them. This one gives me chills.

Here's the very cool website that tells the story behind them.

There is a lot to explore at this site so take a few minutes and enjoy it.

I saw this on the site and knew it had to be the quote of the day today.

Pass it on.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Monday, January 09, 2006


I found the inspiration for today's quote on Sharon Sonneff's blog. I scraplifted her quote idea and made my own version:

papers by Jen Wilson signature 3, Side and bottom detail are schmootzy frames.

If you didn't already read the entry on Sharon's blog that I linked to, go back and read it now and explore the links she posted. It is so interesting. I have heard before that Einstein is considered to have had Asperger's Syndrome. My son has become quite interested in Albert Einstein lately and I told him about this theory the other day. He thought it was pretty neat.

Another historical figure thought to have had Asperger's is Thomas Jefferson. There is actually a book called Diagnosing Jefferson that I have never read, but it sure sounds interesting.

The other place I'm going to point you toward is Ali Edward's blog entry for today. She is thanking everyone for the comments that were sent in regard to an earlier entry titled "seeing" - she doesn't seem to have links to past entries so I can't take you to the exact post, just scroll down a ways until you find it. She asked about taking her son out to a restaurant. Lots of good responses here and I also posted a comment. In fact, I will post about this all on my autism blog tomorrow, but tonight I need to sleep!

Lots to explore on these 2 blogs - talented ladies who happen to be dealing with autism (or asperger's) in their everyday life.

Happy Reading!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Sunday, January 08, 2006


Sorry I missed the post yesterday, that might happen occasionally, but I will always make up for it with an extra quote!

Family is what is on my mind today so I was pleased to find this quote on the weekly quote challenge at Designer Digitals. You can download it for free so enjoy! If you create a layout with it be sure to post it in their gallery. If you post a layout and are chosen as the "Featured Scrapper" you can win a $20 gift certificate.

I am excited to use this quote on a layout soon!

Here is another quote that I like about family:

Here are some ways that my various family members give me joy:

My Dad sends me random emails with thoughts, pictures, and ideas to share. The other day he sent me some apples (via email - he lives 600 miles away!)

My mom keeps me up to date by sending me links to important news stories. She calls me nearly every day and we discuss important stuff like the grandkids, what we are making for dinner, and our latest finds at Target. ;)

My youngest brother plays the piano with true talent. He has only been taking lessons for about 2 years but you would think it was more like 10. He seems to have a gift for music and he also plays 2 different types of clarinets.

My brother in Texas has always had a soft spot for the underdog, in sports and in life. He cares deeply about people with mental challenges, the homeless, and others in need. He spends his days as a case worker trying to make life better for some people who have it pretty rough.

That is the family I grew up in. Of course I have my own family now but I post plenty about them already. I want to be sure that I am giving my family (both near and far) memories of happiness each day.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Friday, January 06, 2006

Don't take life too seriously!

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
-Oscar Wilde

I found the quote first in the free spirit brush quotes kit at Scrapartist and then I looked for a picture to go with it. I found these "oldies" from 2001, long before I had a digital camera (so sad!). But I have a scanner now so it's all good! This is me and my kids telling jokes at their Daddy's birthday party. Pretty silly isn't it?

Paper and ribbon are from Michelle Underwood's Dream in Color Kit. Font is Century Schoolbook. Posted at 2Peas.

This is a great quote from a surprising source (anyone read The Picture of Dorian Gray? - Hello Mr. Serious!) I just couldn't get through life without laughter. It is one of my best coping tools! So have a laugh today and enjoy some of these silly things:

Knock Knock Jokes

Clean Jokes for a Dirty World

Dumb Laws

Patently Silly

Silly Girl

The Twinkie Project

World's Ugliest Couch

Garfield Comics

Have fun and be silly! Remember Oscar's advice:

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
-Oscar Wilde

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Thursday, January 05, 2006


Today's quote is in honor of my brand new twin nieces born just last night. They are itty bitty and will need to stay in the hospital awhile still, but they are progressing and our prayers are with them. They are in the NICU so I won't get to see them until they are out, but I have seen pictures and they are so sweet and cute.

I dusted off my paper scrapbooking supplies and made this card to welcome them.

The quote says "It's so much better with two." by Winnie the Pooh.
Pink paper is from Bazzill. Font is Disney Print and the Classic Winnie the Pooh stickers are from EK Success. Yellow papers are from a scrap pad I bought at Joann's a long time ago.

I got the quote from
2Peas Titles, Poems, & Quotes about Twins

I will have to send this link to their momma when she is up to scrapbooking. Of course I can't imagine that she will find much time to scrapbook since she has the new twin babies and a 2 year old boy! I imagine that Aunt "Katie the Scrapbook Lady" will be creating a page or 2 featuring these little cuties!

Happy Scrapping!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Simple is good.

Get simple:

Simple Scrapbooks

Real Simple

Simple Meals

Simple Living

Live Simple

Simple Science

Simple math game

* Quote art by Daniela Peuss freebie at Scrapartist

Happy Simplicity!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I had fun!

quote art from designer digitals.

This quote makes me smile because it looks like an entry from my childhood journal. Almost every time I wrote about something I signed off with the statement "I had fun!" I ate spaghetti for lunch today. I had fun! I went to Disneyland with my family. I had fun! I lost a tooth yesterday and the tooth fairy left me a quarter. I had fun!

Well, you get the idea. I still have to restrain myself from making these kind of simple and worn out statements in my journaling. I do love the exclamation points as you will notice on my posts. Some things never change! LOL!

If you are a scrapbooker you are probably always looking for ways to enhance your journaling skills. Even if you don't scrap, chances are you appreciate the written word (because you are visiting this blog of course!) and so I'm sure you will enjoy these links as well.

Journaling ideas:

Writing Prompts & Journaling Ideas

Scrap Your Stories

Stress Free Scrapbook Journaling Ideas

It's a Chick's life challenge

Title & Journaling Ideas

Writing Topics -geared toward kids but a great resource for anyone!

Here is an idea for a great journaling activity from the WORD WEB newsletter from the Inspired 2 Write website. I think I will use this one for a scrapbook layout in the next few days.

Activity: Experience and Insight

We're a culture obsessed with 'moving on,' but we can only pick up the lessons life offer when slow down long enough to see what those lessons are. Experience can be wonderful--or not--but the real value lies in the insight we take from it. So, before you head into 2006 at a run, spend some time reviewing your life and reflecting on what you learned in 2005.

Here are some questions you can use:

* Describe your happiest experience of 2005.
* Describe your saddest experience of 2005.
* Describe your most memorable experience of 2005.
* Describe your greatest achievement of 2005.
* Describe your biggest failure of 2005.
* Describe your main disappointment of 2005.
* Describe your most beneficial gain of 2005.
* Describe your most unfortunate loss of 2005.
* Describe your deepest frustration of 2005.
* Describe your most selfless, charitable act of 2005.
* Describe your most profound spiritual insight of 2005.
* Describe your main learning experience of 2005.

Answer the following questions about each experience:

* Which lesson did you learn? What insight did you gain?
* What will be the consequences of that insight?
* What related action will you take in 2006?

Use your journal entries to help you write your life plan for the coming year.

Isn't that a great idea for journaling? I can't wait to try it. I hope I have fun!

Happy Journaling!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Scrap Blog of the Week!

My Quotes & Quips blog is the first featured Scrap Blog of the Week on the Scrapability Blog.

Here is the entry:

This is a new feature for the Scrap Rants blog for 2006. As I appear to have a large list of scrapbloggers, and truly appreciate all the information and sharing out there, I thought I’d like to feature my pick of the blogs each week.

Scrapability’s Scrap Blog of the Week -Week 1 2006 :
Quotes and Quips Blog by Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Katie Nelson has long had an interesting blog and website with lots of scrapbooking content, but lately has opened up her Quotes and Quips blog also. For 2006, she intends to provide a quote or quip a day, with a related story, scrapbooking links or similar to go with the daily quote.

From this blog you also have links to Katie’s affiliated websites - she has a Quotes and Quips website with categorised links also. All the blogs and websites are fantastic resources, and I would recommend subscribing up to the RSS feed on Katie’s blogs.

Thanks Michelle for featuring my blog!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Monday, January 02, 2006

a weekend quote

so true isn't it? I'm glad this weekend is a bit longer for us, my husband has Monday off of work!

I found this quote on Lisa Brown Caveny's Blog and I thought it was just perfect for today. She is the author of Step Up Your Scrapbooking which I decided to order today with some of my Christmas money. My mom has a copy that I looked through and it is a fantastick book!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady



Sunday, January 01, 2006

Quote of the day - a new twist on an old blog!

I've enjoyed keeping this blog and it has been a great extension of my quotes and quips website. I have tried to keep it fresh and interesting by exploring different themes and ways of presenting quotes.

For the entire year of 2006 I am going to try a new twist on an old idea... a quote of the day type of thing. But instead of just posting a random quote, there will be something more to go with it: a story, picture, scrapbook page, or related links to explore. I want you to feel like your life has been enriched for visiting this blog each day.

Maybe my first entry will be the best way to demonstrate what I hope to accomplish.

January 1, 2006

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead-

Want to change the world? Try joining in with this group of committed citizens:

One.org Sign the declaration and if you can, buy a wristband. I got mine at the U2 concert I went to a few weeks ago.

credits for quote art:
font is Batik Regular
background is Jen Wilson Innocent Cream
tape measure is from Jen Wilson Signature 3 elements
flower is from Jen Wilson Simple Florist

Katie the Scrapbook Lady