Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wal Mart

I'm venting about Wal Mart now so if you are a fan of theirs, you may not want to read the remainder of this post. Since scrapbooking wasn't around when my daughter was growing up, I have decided to go back and scrap some pictures of her childhood. On the advice of some scrappy friends, who told me to have the pics copied so I would always have one, I scanned a handful of pictures that I wanted to start with. Today at lunch I took my picture card to WM to develop these pics. I used the machine, ordered some 5 x 7's and some wallets and waited because that size takes awhile. Twenty minutes later I give the pics to the lady at the photo counter to ring up and she asks if I would like her to cut them apart for me. I thought I would have her do that for me and save me some time and then I saw her talking to another lady and then they both came up to me and said they couldn't give me the pictures because they were professionally done and there were copywright laws. I said no problem and that I would just print them at home. This is where the two ladies went off and spewed at me about it being against the law, and companies would lose money etc. One of the ladies shred the pictures and the other one was loud and she went on for a few minutes while I just stood there. When they had finished, I told them the company that made the pictures is no longer in business, the pictures are over 30 years old, and to top that off, the pictures weren't made in the USA, they were from a company in England where we were stationed when my daughter was born. The lady had been so loud that a manager had made his way over to us and he said that if I signed a form they had that stated that copywright laws were not going to be violated, that they would sell me the pictures. Now this would mean that since they had been shredded, I would have to go through the machine, order them, and wait for them to be printed again. I told him I had been humiliated enough for one day and it really wasn't a problem for me to print them at home. GRrrr! If I would have went with regular 4 x 6 prints, it probably would have been okay. If I would have said no when she asked if I wanted her to cut them apart, it probably would have been okay. Guess I am printing pictures tonight!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My 4 Sons

That title makes me think of the old TV show "My Three Sons". It would probably seem cheesy by today's standards but I always liked it and watched a bunch of reruns on TVLand a few years ago when I wasn't feeling well. I used that title on this page for my mother in law's album. The journaling is hard to read in the picture but it says;

"Left to right: Terry, Randy, Gary, and David. It is a rare event when all four of the boys are all together. This picture was taken when they were all home for their father's funeral. March 1991"

Monday, October 26, 2009

I won! I won!

I am so excited that I won the blog candy over on Sandy Windsor's web site. Sandy is one of my favorite scrappers and I love checking out her page at

Check out her page, see the goodies I won (lucky me), and leave her some comments. For those that are new to blogs, when you get to the bottom of a page, click on "older posts". You won't want to miss any of Sandy's pages. They are that awesome!!

My sister's name is Sandy, and it is a name that you don't hear all the time, so I feel a special connection to Sandy Windsor!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend in sight

I am so glad it is the end of the week and the weekend is almost here. I like my job but there are 100 other things I would rather be doing! Here are a couple pages I finished recently. I think I am going to use the first one as the first page in my mother in laws album. The two pager goes in to the Israel album.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Almost done with MIL's album

I've been plugging along with my mother in law's album and I have just about finished it. Here are a couple more pages.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday at last!

It's been a busy week at work and on the home front, my daughter's been sick with some sort of virus. Finding time to scrap was difficult but I did crank out a few pages throughout the week. The first page has a foil paper so it didn't photograph well but looks good in real life. The title is hard to read but it simply says "Dave's Family". This is for my mother in law's album which is going well.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A few more

Still scrapping whenever I get the chance.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More family pages for mother in law's album

Here are a couple more pages for my mother in law's album. I hope to have it finished by Thanksgiving and give it to her for Christmas. She has five children but I was only able to get pictures from the oldest three and their families. She has several great grandchildren (one really new one) that I am sure she is going to love having pictures of. Here is one of her grandson in Oklahoma and of her only daughter and her family and her granddaughter and her family. Hopefully I can post them in that order!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New album

Since I finished our 2009 vacation album, I have started one for my mother in law. I've decided I will go back to the pages that I have already finished and add the names of those in the pictures since her memory is not what it use to be! Here are a few pages.