Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Sound of Music

I love the Sound of Music. Ever since I was a little girl, I remember watching it every Christmas at Gammie’s house. We are a Sound of Music family. I know all the songs, and one of my happiest memories is my cousin Jana and I singing in our best opera voices for our grandma. She was 89 years old at the time and I don’t know if I’d ever seen her laugh as hysterically at us as she did.

Anyway, when I found out that South St Paul High School’s musical was going to be Sound of Music this year, I told Matt, “You have to try out!!! That’s my favorite!!!” He said, “I don’t think so… Brian’s trying to get me to try out too…” Evidently Brian is much more persuasive than I am because he was able to talk Matt into it. Matt auditioned and got the part of Rolf. We knew he was a ham, but had no idea he could sing, and sing nicely! So the past few months the excitement of rehearsals, and making new friends in play practices has been going full steam. Last week all their hard work paid off and the play was great — my mommy heart just about burst with pride seeing him up on stage.

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Today I went to a crop at Bethesda Lutheran Church with my friends Sue O. and Donna K. and had fun spending time working on this page. It was nice to take my time — I love crops, no ringing phones, no chores, just scrapping nirvana.

All the papers/Stickers in this page are from Close To My Heart, and the papers are called “Good Times”. I also used Bitty Brads.


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Long time no see…

Since I last posted, lots has been going on… namely a big change in my papercrafting life, and that is I resigned from Close To My Heart after 6+ years… It was a combination of a lot of different reasons… caregiving for an elderly parent was up there, sad because I never seem to do my own projects anymore and a desire to do other creative things besides just cardmaking and scrapbooking. The departure from CTMH has been a good one… I still love the product and always will but it’s nice not to feel guilty about using non-CTMH products! That being said, tomorrow I am teaching a class for Relief Society and we are having our first of hopefully many, card swaps. This is a new small group that we are starting and we’re meeting at our local Panera Bread tomorrow night. There are a few beginners so this will be the make and take — I didn’t go crazy with embellies or detailing because I am hoping that other card makers will volunteer to teach, as I don’t want to be the only one!

My Relief Society make & take project

My Relief Society make & take project

After the make and take, we’ll swap cards and sit and visit at Panera. When I called to ask them if it was ok to do a class there, they told me that they have a couple of knitting clubs that meet there, so I thought it might be a nice change from the 14 mile drive to the chapel! Here is a picture of the card that I made for my swaps.

The papers on this project are all from CTMH and are called Life Delights. Stamps are also CTMH. The papers are pretty girly and I don’t do a lot of girly scrapping so it was fun to make cards with this paper. I also used CTMH Edge Anchors, and buttons, brads and ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, I’m going to a crop for the day with a friend and look forward to scrapping my son’s pics from the play he was in last week, The Sound of Music.


Rolf and Liesl 🙂

I was a very proud mom, this was his first high school play and he played the part of Rolf. Of course I’m biased, but I thought he did a terrific job!

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