Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Cool Discovery

Something very cool I just discovered...
the Fiskars scissor-like punch of the
1 1/2 inch pumpkin is the perfect shape
and size to punch out the pumpkins from
the "pumpkin patch" paper from My Minds Eye...The first
photo shows the sheet of paper, with the punch, the second photo shows some punches in a project (OK, Fine, it is one of the make-and-take free projects for this forced it out of me...note to self--do not become a spy.) Even though some of the printed pumpkins are larger than the punch, it still comes out perfectly!! I feel like Magellan, the discoverer, standing on the brink of the Fountain of Youth...or whatever he was discovering, or Madame Curie, as she discovered, do not use me as a source for any of your term papers...really!

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the blog question of the week. I love reading all the answers, and I am actually taking notes on all of them. I hope, over time, that everyone gets a chance to win!!
Here is this week's new question...What is your favorite quote that you would use as a theme for a can tell me one or two would also be great if you tell us who said/wrote it...put your thinking caps on!!
..and here is a photo of the prize that will be awarded to

someone who posts an answer here, chosen by the number generating system. It is some papers and a bunch of cool Halloween embellishments from KI Memories. You gotta play to win, so leave me a comment in the "comment" area under the blog entry and tell me how you would answer this week's question .
I have some great go-to books for quotes, so I will find few that I like and post them also in the comments..and, no, I will not let myself win, darn it.


  1. "Well behaved women rarely make history"

    You know what i'd do with that for a mini album!
    aka The Craft Diva

  2. There is no better toy than Uncle Stevin! (or who ever is your kid's favorite uncle, aunt...


  3. Oh there are so many quotes I love!!! One of my favorites is "Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself." The author is unknown.

    Another favorite that I think would work great as a minibook theme is: "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination with take you ANYWHERE." (Albert Einstein)

    And I just have to share one more: "You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." (Mark Twain)

  4. I think "There's no place like home" said by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz would make a great mini-album...


  5. I don't know exactly how you would incorporate it into a scrapbook, but my favorite quote is, "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans" by John Lennon.
    It must be other peoples favorite quote too because I've seen it on two rubber stamps.

    I also like: "Some people live in the fast lane. I live in on coming traffic".

  6. Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
    -- Gail Lumet Buckley
    I'd love to make a Family-themed mini album using this quote...
    p.s. I have signed up for the newsletter several times, still not getting it :(

  7. "dont threaten me ill scrap it."
    christine callbeck

  8. "Everything happens for a reason."

    I have no idea who first said this but I say it all the time. lol.

  9. "Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons. "~-Ann Ruth Schabader

    "The journey is the destination" ?Dan Eldon?

  10. "A picture is worth a thousand words" I try to do this with many of my photos. Don't know who said it first.

  11. Hi Kate,
    I must have a birthday mini-book in mind. Here are a couple current favorite quotes of mine:

    "The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." from Madeline L'Engle.

    "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" unknown author (to me.)

    Thanks for sharing!!

  12. i'm into art journaling right now and this quote is one that keeps popping into my head...would be a great start for a mini!
    "no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

    sandy f (in nh!)

  13. I have done a mini book using the quote: "If you could tell the story of your life by taking someone to half a dozen places, where would you go?" - John Kotre

  14. I actually made a little accordion book this past week based on this quote by Marcel Proust: "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." I'm thinking that this would make a wonderful rubber stamp! Anne Thompson, the Woodshed, Maine

  15. This is one of my favorite quotes:

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but
    by the moments that take our breath away."....anonymous

  16. Here are 2 quotes I have actually used for a "sunset mini book" and a "rainbow mini book"

    The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. by Pamela Hansford Johnson

    When it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. without the rain, there would be no rainbow. by G.K. Chesterton

    Enjoy, Helen

  17. "Change is the only thing you can count on"
    I don't really remember who said it, but I use it almost every day in my job.
    It would be great to highlight the changes my fashion has been through all these years (in a scrapbook page)

  18. "I am only as strong as the hairspray I use, the coffee I drink and the friends that I have."

    A quote foe all the friends out there!