Friday, March 31, 2006

Sucess is consistent common sense

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.

—- An Wang



Love this one!



I'm not a genius - wish I was sometimes. However, I know in my heart that true success comes from just being consistent and doing the right things. I need to do something with this quote and hang it up for inspiration.


That's all for today.


Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Friends

Friends

Phoebe: I'm sorry, but sometimes they need help. That's fine. Go ahead and scoff. You know, there're a lot of things that I don't believe in, but that doesn't mean they're not true.

Joey: Such as?

Phoebe: Like crop circles, or the Bermuda triangle, or evolution?

Ross: You don't believe in evolution?

Phoebe: I don't know, it's just, you know...monkeys, Darwin, you know, it's a, it's a nice story, I just think it's a little too easy.

Ross: Too easy? Too...The process of every living thing on this planet evolving over millions of years from single-celled organisms, too easy?

Phoebe: Yeah, I just don't buy it.

Ross:
Uh, excuse me. Evolution is not for you to buy, Phoebe. Evolution is scientific fact, like, like, like the air we breathe, like gravity.

Phoebe:
Ok, don't get me started on gravity.

Ross: You uh, you don't believe in gravity?

Phoebe: Well, it's not so much that you know, like I don't believe in it, you know, it's just...I don't know, lately I get the feeling that I'm not so much being pulled down as I am being pushed.


Just something silly today... some days are like that!

Roll

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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strangers to ourselves...

"Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?" ~ Sydney Harris

Inspired by this quote? Check out daily celebrations for more on this topic.


Don't be a stranger!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Really dumb quotes

Club

"Wal-mart... do they like make walls there?"
- Paris Hilton


"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
-Lee Iacocca


"I have opinions of my own --strong opinions-- but I don't always agree with them."
-George Bush Sr.


"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate."
-- Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C.


"You can't just let nature run wild."
-- Wally Hickel, former governor of Alaska


"What a waste it is to lose one's mind.
Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
-Dan Quayle


"They misunderestimated me."
-George W. Bush


ROTFL


Have a great Monday!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, March 24, 2006

too busy

I've been busy as a bee the past few days. Haven't even finished my anniversary layout yet. We were too busy to even do much to celebrate our anniversary, but my hubby and I did get a chance to go on a lunch date yesterday.

We all are always trying to strike a balance between being too busy and finding the time to do what is important.

Today's quote is inspired by all of this, and I have to tell you it is profound! I have seen this manifested in my life time and time again.

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

Henry David Thoreau



I think it is especially true when you are experiencing a good kind of busy in your life.

So what are you waiting for? Get busy!

Smiley Hedge

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Anniversary today

For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
~Rosemonde Gerard



I am going to work on a layout later to go with this quote. Today I have been married for 15 years to my sweetheart.

I will post more later... for now I need to get to work!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

An optimist

An optimist is the human personification of spring.

— Susan J. Bissonette



Are you an optimist?

I try to be, but it is hard. I can into a pretty negative cycle if I let myself. That is why I work so hard at being an optimist.

I have realized that I have to be careful about what I put in - if I want good feelings to come out. For instance, I have a hard time watching tv shows about really difficult subject matters such as terrible crimes. I just internalize it too much and it really gets me down to think about all the awful stuff that goes on in the world.

I do believe in being informed and keeping up with the news, but I also need to regulate how much negative stuff I feed my brain.

So here's some positive happy stuff to share today:

Spread Happiness

Good News Broadcast

Feed your optimism - quotes

About Optimism

Take an optimism test

My results:

Your Optimism Percent is: 72%

That is kind of funny really because it is a random non-scientific test. On the other hand it is probably pretty accurate. I feel optimistic about 72% of the time on an average.


I'm optimistic about today, hope you are also!


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


Smiling Contagious

Hope you will also visit my scrap blog

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Making deposits

I am having a hard time posting an image here today for some reason so I will keep trying.

I created a wonderful quote card that I wanted to share with you but for now it will just have to be a link I guess.

It's on 2Peas


Such an important quote - I'm going to hang this one up as inspiration.


Have a wonderful Monday!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Saturday, March 18, 2006

freebie still up



Sorry that it was so hard to find the quote link today... I actually forgot to post it! LOL! I think I tried to cram too much into one post!

A lot of you thought to go down to the previous entry but in all fairness, I thought I would repost the link here and leave the freebie up for another day.


Today's featured "Great Woman" is Marie Curie.




You can download the Marie Curie quotes here.
- look at the bottom left hand corner of the page for a green box.

I will leave this freebie up until Monday morning.

Have a happy weekend!


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Marie Curie



Posted at 2Peas

I used Jen Wilson's Free to Be kit at Scrapbook Bytes

Last day of the quote freebie give away - at least for now...
Smile


Today's featured "Great Woman" is Marie Curie.



You can download the Marie Curie quotes here. Most designers ask that you leave a comment to let them know if you download their free gift. I don't require it, but I would love to hear from you if you can take a minute and drop me a comment.
Beach


Happy Downloading!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Friday, March 17, 2006

Erma Bombeck



White ribbon is from Gina Miller's Polka Ribbons pack. Quote art is from my Great Women Series - free download below:

Quote art from my Great Women Series - free download below.


Day 3 of 4 - I'm offering this quote pack as a free gift to my blog readers today only.

click on the image below to see a larger view:



These were created with commercial use fonts and saved on a transparent background in a png file. You can use them in any photo editing program or even in your Word Processing program. It is easy to change the font color in your own program.


You can download this free gift here - just look for the green box in the lower left hand corner.


Don't forget to tell your friends and be sure to come back for the last one tomorrow!

Happy Downloading!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mother Teresa



Quote art from my Great Women Series - free download below.


Day 2 of 4 - I'm offering this quote pack as a free gift to my blog readers today only.

click on the image below to see a larger view:



These were created with commercial use fonts and saved on a transparent background in a png file. You can use them in any photo editing program or even in your Word Processing program. It is easy to change the font color in your own program.


You can download this free gift here - just look for the green box in the lower left hand corner.


Don't forget to tell your friends and be sure to come back for another one tomorrow!

Happy Downloading!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Eleanor Roosevelt



Paper and flower are from Anne Langpap's free kit at 2Peas
Quote is from my free download - see below


As a thank you to my faithful blog readers and the many scrappers who have purchased the March edition of an Amazing Month of Memories, I'm going to post a different free gift for you each day here for the next 4 days. When it's gone, it's gone so you have to come here each day!

You are welcome to tell all your friends about it, just have them come here to get the link. Please don't just forward the free download on to them. It's not ok to share freebies but it is more than OK to share the link where you found them! (In fact please do!)

I've been designing quote packs and they will be for sale soon. The quotes I offer over the next few days will be packaged for sale as part of the "Great Women Series" in honor of Women's History Month. If you are following along in the Amazing Month of Memories you will have lots of ideas for how to use these quotes and some fit in nicely with other holidays in March also.

Here's the sample image: Click on it to see a larger view




These were created with commercial use fonts and saved on a transparent background in a png file. You can use them in any photo editing program or even in your Word Processing program. It is easy to change the font color in your own program.

If you get a minute, let me know what you think about these!

You can download this free gift here - just look for the green box in the lower left hand corner.


Don't forget to tell your friends and be sure to come back for another one tomorrow!


Happy Downloading!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tuesday's child

Mother Goose Rhyme

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go;
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for its living;
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.


I happen to be a Monday's child. What day of the week were you born on, and does the ryhme fit you?

My kids were born on Friday and Sunday and I would have to say that their days of the week seem fitting for them.

Don't know what day of the week you were born on? Simply do a google search for the complete date (including year) and you should be able to find it. I didn't know what day of the week my husband was born on until I did a search. Turns out he's a Saturday's child and the saying for that day rings true for him! He has had to work very hard for a living, but I'm grateful to him for doing so.


Happy Tuesday!


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Monday, March 13, 2006

You learn if you teach



This is a page from the album I just finished this morning and posted on my scrap blog.

One of my favorite quotes!

To teach is to learn twice. - Joseph Joubert


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Saturday, March 11, 2006

I am still learning

"I am still learning." ~ Michelangelo

If you have been following along in my March Month of Memories you will probably want to use this quote on a scrapbook page!

Here's another great link about Michelangelo

If a creative genius like Michelangelo could admit (and embrace) that learning is always part of the process, shouldn't we be able to do the same?


I'm still learning,

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

Friday, March 10, 2006

postcards to myself and a Happy Birthday to me!

I liked the postcard I did yesterday so much that I decided to do 2 more!




Elements from Trish Jones Down n Out elements at Scrapbook Bytes. Font is Susie's Hand.

Posted at 2Peas and Scrapbook Bytes


Also, today's my birthday - you can read more about that on my scrap blog if you want, so I thought a birthday quote was in order!

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again. ~Menachem Mendel Schneerson


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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postcards to myself and a Happy Birthday to me!

I liked the postcard I did yesterday so much that I decided to do 2 more!




Elements from Trish Jones Down n Out elements at Scrapbook Bytes. Font is Susie's Hand.

Posted at 2Peas and Scrapbook Bytes


Also, today's my birthday - you can read more about that on my scrap blog if you want, so I thought a birthday quote was in order!

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.
~Menachem Mendel Schneerson


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Thursday, March 09, 2006

what have you really accomplished?



This is a profoundly true quote. I honestly feel that what you do for your family is the most important job we have. That is the first priority. Of course you should do good things for the world and humanity, but what good is that really if you haven't met the needs of your own family?

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?
- Lee Iacocca


Elements from Trish Jones Down n Out elements at Scrapbook Bytes. Font is Susie's Hand.


Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

the right thoughts and right efforts

Just a quick one today, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for me!

Can't go wrong with this quote to start the day:

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and
right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."

James Lane Allen



Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Monday, March 06, 2006

I write down everything I want to remember

"I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on."

Beryl Pfizer



This one is so true! I just had to include it in my art journal I am currently working on. Here is the page and if you want to see the rest of my project you can go to my scrap blog entry. - that's where you will find the credits and links for the materials I used for this.




Write it down somewhere you can find it! LOL!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Every day is a journey...

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”

- Matsuo Basho



March is one of the months of the gray whales migration. This is a fascinating journey and you can follow it here.

This same site also offers updates on other migrations such as monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, and whooping cranes. There's even a tulip map to keep track of the blooming season.

So cool the amazing things you can find on the internet! Check the site out at http://www.learner.org/jnorth/current.html


Hope you enjoy your journey!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Continuing on about finishing

Still thinking about my post yesterday. Thought this would be an appropriate quote for today:

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne



On that note, I will sign off for today! :D


Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Finish what you start and enjoy what is finished

I found the quote for today on another blog.

"Find your Joy in something Finished, and not in a thousand things begun."
-Mallock.


I don't know who Mallock is, I can't seem to find anything about her/him? and I can't find the origin of this quote so if anyone runs into please let me know.

As far as I'm concerned though, this Mallock person is talking to me.

During the month of March, I'm going to be working on finishing things I've already started. There is plenty in that category to keep me busy all month!

I know I'm not the only one who struggles with this. What do you need to finish?

My list is longer than this, but here are a few that come to mind:

21 day Art Journal Challenge (I've been working on the habit, but haven't kept up with the journal part!)

2 quilts that I started 2 years ago! Did I actually just admit that in public?

Going through a stack of papers in my office that I have been rearranging, relocating, and re-shoving (I think that should be a word) into various places.

My autism book. Won't say how long I've been working on that.

Ok, you get the idea. I won't bore you (or embarrass myself) with the rest of the list.

So why is it so hard to finish? Why do we humans need some big motivation to get to the end of something? Look at all the sayings that relate to this:

The big finish.

Reach the finish line.

Finish what you started.

Start early. Finish strong.

From start to finish.

Photo finish.

Here are some resources to help you reach the finish line!

Life Organizers


Surpass your dreams weekly tips


In the craft world, the list of non-completed projects are referred to as UFO's
or Unfinished Objects! How many UFO's have you sighted lately?

and a I will leave you with a little humor, but don't try this at home!


Finished with this entry.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Money & Time



The papers are from Mindy Terasawa's (sweet shoppe) Cotton Croutons kit

This is the constant battle in life, to be wise with both our money and our time!

Here are a few good resources:

How to be more productive

Mind Tools for Time Management


Time Management Guide

Managing Money

My Money


Be wise!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Quote freebie from Katie

I love this quote about the month of March!


Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.
- - - Ralph Waldo Emerson



I have a little treat for all of my blog readers:



You can download it free on my website.

Happy March!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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