Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Funnies: Scrapbooking

Today through Sunday, I'll be at Archiver's ScrapFest at the Mall of America. Steve and Michelle will be helping me teach three HoneyPOP card workshops, and I'll be demonstrating how to blend with Gamsol and make HoneyPOP borders & flowers.

In honor of this event, here is a little scrapbooking humor:

Q: If a tree falls onto a scrapbook in the forest, and there's nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound?

A: It all depends. Is the tree made of acid-free bark? Are the leaves made of lignin? What's the pH level of the tree?

Recovery Steps for a Punch-Free Life
  1. Admit you are powerless under the influence of punches
  2. Tell your loved ones the truth about how many punches you own
  3. Apologize to the store employees and UPS drivers for stalking them
  4. Throw away your "will work for punches" sign
  5. Return punches that you ripped from the grasp of other scrapbookers
  6. Let your children play with your punches
  7. Take it one scrapbooking store at a time

You Know You're Addicted to Scrapbooking When...

You reach into your purse, and your family scatters because they think you are reaching for that dreaded camera!

You carry one camera for black and white photos, one for panoramic, one for 3-D photos, and one for color close-ups with you to the grocery store.

You start scanning your kids' clothes because they would make great background paper for a scrapbook page.

Your three year old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality."

You find an awesome piece of patterned paper and dress your child in clothes to match the paper so you can take photos that will coordinate.

You plan vacations around scrapbook stores or drive 175 miles to a scrapbook store.

You try to bribe the school principal to let your child graduate high school early because you found the best page embellishments on sale this week...and she's only in second grade.

You attempt to explain to your family the benefits of skipping meals to save more money for scrapbook supplies.

You're the only one at a social gathering yelling, "Just one more photo, folks...I don't have enough for a two-page spread!"

You try to claim your album purchases as a medical expense because it's such good "therapy."

You redecorate your family room to coordinate with your photo album covers.

You're in a fender bender and your first thought is, "I wonder what die-cut shape will coordinate with this event?"

A regular sandwich is no longer must be cropped or cut with decorative edges.

You count stickers instead of sheep in order to fall asleep at night.


Sue D said...

Thanks for making me chuckle and have a great weekend.

Shelly B said...

Thanks so much for the great HoneyPOP class! I've seen the great products but have been a little nervous to try them. Can't wait to play with the squirrel/fall set that I won!! Have always loved your stamps!! Great to see you again too Jackie!

Linda R. said...

Thanks for the smiles!

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Thanks for leaving your sweet comments, ladies. Great to "see" that you visited here, too, Shelly! Always so nice to chat with matter how much time passes in between. :-)