Monday, May 25, 2009

Textorizer Rocks!

Textorizer ( ), a free download, is a tool which can take an image, like the top one, and turn it into an image made up of text, like the bottom one. I found it super easy to use and am loving the results. I can wait to put this on a scrapbook layout! I did have to play around with the font size a little bit. I also created a text file which contained the words COOL, Attitude, CREDENCE, Teenager, MOHAWK. This will also come in handy next year as my class puts together the school yearbook. Let me know what you guys think.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kick This!

Soccer season has come to an end for the spring. It was a great season. We only lost 3 games and all the boys' skills have improved dramatically. Christopher was fast and furiously went after the ball (most games), usually with a smile on his face. He has decided to give football a try in the fall, so we're not going to be doing soccer until next spring. We'll see how it goes. Why does it feel like he's growing up way too fast?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Layout Contest

The Original Scrapbox Company, makers of the most innovative furniture for scrapbooking, is giving away three of these cool, see-through topped desks at their web site ( to people who upload an image of one of their creations and get the most people to vote for them. It does not have to be a scrapbook page. You can vote for my entry here: C'mon, help a guy out. It's hard enough being a man who scrapbooks. There ought to be some perks!!!

Smilebox is COOL!

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook: Christopher Soccer Star
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I have just discovered It's so easy to use (just drag and drop) and the layout galleries are cool. I will definitely scraplift some ideas!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

To all my scrapbooking friends, I've just discovered the coolest web site ever! will let you generate a graphic like the one here out of words you type in, or you can grab words from your blog postings (like I did), or your Delicious account, etc. You could then print it on cardstock and use it in a scrapbook layout. I can't wait to do this! How cool would it be to just type in names of family members, co-workers, etc. Would any of you use this site? How?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Killer Smile

The thing is, this picture was supposed to be all about your new hair style - a "faux-hawk." It took several days to coax you into letting me take your picture at all. Finally, you relented. I wanted to capture your cool style, like I did with Credence's mohawk. But, as I was putting this page together, I couldn't help but keep noticing that beautiful smile. You really do have a killer smile, Christopher.