Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Paper dreams

Some people dream in color, I dream in paper.
Yesterday I received word that my http://www.scrappintrends.com/ design team assignment for April will involve Crate Paper, and the paper is in and ready for shipment.
So I started designing pages, cards and projects in my head. I plan to use some of it with my March POD photos for a layout and mini-album. But since I have paper from both the Hampton and the New Garden Collection winging its way to my house, I’m not sure what I am going to use where.
Now I understand this is where Wyo. Sis is surprised and confused by my blog. Why would I be obsessed with paper? But scrappers know whereof I speak.
Before going to bed I watched the news and heard of yet another storm heading our direction.
I went to bed early for me, 10 p.m. but I spent most of the night dreaming I was hip deep in snow, waiting by the mailbox for my paper to arrive.
This morning it was raining, not snowing, a refreshing change. But it is still the kind of day that makes me want to bake chocolate chip cookies and curl up with a good book.
Alas, now that I have sons, it is also the kind of weather that heralds the beginning of soccer season. The coach called on Sunday, A has his first spring practice on Wednesday. Team pictures will be taken Saturday at 8:45 a.m.
Soccer in itself is not that bad. The theory that the family will get together under spring skies cheering on one’s child and enjoying the outdoors is great ~ in theory.
But the theory neglects to mention rain soaked blankets, or scorching sunshine, or wind raw enough to sandpaper the first three layers off your skin.
The theory neglects the reality of two months spent running back and fourth to practices and games, grabbing meals from the drive up window and eating in the car.
Sometimes soccer is great fun. Mostly it isn’t.
Ah well, it will give me something new to photograph for the March Photo of the Day.
BTW Wyo. Sis. I lifted Abby photos for a layout. You can see it here. http://www.scrappintrends.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=726&limit=recent


tabitha jones said...

Working with the Crate paper sounds divine!! I can't wait til mine arrives!! Have a great day!


Susan said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the Crate Paper either!! This paper screams ALTER to me!!! LOL

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JoE said...

I dream in paper...but my dreams are mostly BG.

I have heard wonderful stuff about crate....and even though I am an odd month and won't get to play with it, I did order it.

I too wait by the mailbox...

shirley said...

waiting on my crate paper orer too!! Love the yellow boots photo!!

Wyo sis said...

Congrats. to all you crate paper fans. Even though I truly do not understand your obsession for crate paper I do understand obsession. I am currently obsessed with paper models from the Cannon site. To each his own. I hope soccer is not as "fun" as Little League and Babe ruth baseball, but I suspect it is, and possibly worse since in is such an early spring sport. Our high school is fielding its first ever soccer teams. They have been forced to practice inside, and in fact on their way to their first game away, they stopped to see what a real outdoor soccer field looks like. The won the game by the way. A true tribute to the athletic abilities of these strapping farm boys we raise around here.

Wyo sis said...

The Abby page is great. I downloaded a copy. Hope it isn't illegal.

Amy Sorensen said...

Laundry! You forgot the endless piles of soccer laundry! More than anything else, what is driving me crazy about soccer is the constant deluge of "I can't find my socks" wails. Sigh. Good luck with yours!