With the school year finally over I was actually able to take a small vacation. Two weeks of practically nothing. It has been so nice not really having to do anything, but take a shower and eat. I am so sorry to see it come to an end Tuesday morning when the alarm clock will once again go off to get my sorry self out of the bed and on the road to work. Oh well, all good things must come to an end.

What did I do for my vacation? Basically I scrapbooked for two weeks. That is right, I put myself in creative mode and went to town. I did have to go get an oil change one day, oh well might as well go to Michael's and take advantage of their sale. Then I had to go into Columbia one day for the hubby, and well a couple scrapbook stores were on the way. :D That one scrapbook store could most certainly get me into serious trouble *wink wink* I found the coolest Harley Davidson paper, the diamond plate looks so real.

How many pages did I get done? Let see, I believe two for the inlaws; a two pager for the wedding album; and five others for the regular album. One of these five is a two pager for HIZ Day 05, its done with retro like paper and I think turned out well. I will have to wait and see what people have to say about it.

I have really started using all kinds of techniques and tricks to my layouts now, trying new things all the time. I am trying not to be intimidated by the beautiful works that others have, or by the materials themselves. Basically I am having a blast being creative and preserving memories all at the same time. I wish I had some people close by that I could scrap with, oh well, maybe some day. For now I have been hanging out at the Creative Express forum and having a lot of fun, everyone is very nice and encouraging, not to mention WAY talented. Here is the link If you decide to join please tell them that Library Bunny sent ya ;)

I hope to get some pages up on the web page soon. Hope all is well with all ya all. Keep on keepin it, PEACE.

Ready, Set, SCRAP

That's right. National Scrapbook Day is upon us and I am ready to go. I have my room all ready to go, including one project out and ready to assemble. Today I bought these really cool drawers for most of my 12 x 12 paper, so I had to rearrange my shelving unit, but it really helped a lot. I like my Cropper Hoppers for my 12 x 12 paper, but I use those basically just for paper sets and miscellaneous papers that I have bought. But my new drawers are for the larger packs that I have. All of my holiday paper is now in one spot, well for the most part, and I am very excited.

I have at least three projects that I want to get done tomorrow. One is a page pertaining to the dogs when they were puppies, one pertains to my niece, and one is a wedding page. Hopefully I can get them all done. I would also love to get my Scary Cat page done, but without a picture of Dixie for it, it cannot happen. Maybe I will get lucky and catch her at the right moment when I actually have the camera.

After last Saturday it may be hard for some people to believe that the camera is not permanently attached to my neck, LOL, but its not. I do not think I have ever taken so many pictures in my life, let alone in one day.

Well, wish me luck on my projects and I will keep y'all informed as to my progress. Happy Scrappin' in my little bunny hole. Keep on keepin' it, peace.

HIZ Day 2005

HIZ Day 2005 ROCKED!!!!

Okay, so it rained and we had to move to the gym, but it still worked out very well. We did learn that the acoustics in the gym are not so band friendly. Well, at least not amped bands. So, here is the run down of the day.

I got to campus a little after 9 am, show to start at Noon, LN was knocking on my window before I was even parked because of the weather. The sound guy was not liking the forecast for the day and wanted us to move the venue inside. Not a problem, except we did not at that time have permission to use the gym, we did get permission but then had to clean it up. Luckily, everyone pulled together and we got it done. We got the tables set up for the bands to sell their goods, tables up for the HIZ Day goods, the College recruitment table, and the canteen ready to serve.

Small side note, I tie dyed my Staff shirt on Thursday and it turned out totally sweet, not to mention I was very easy to find in a crowd.

Well the stage got set, the sound check for the headliners was complete and our first band TLC started just shortly after 12. Not bad considering that we had to move the entire show. Steven and I did okay starting out for the MCs, I was told I had to talk slower, luckily we got much better during the day. TLC put on a nice show, very beautiful harmonies. Unfortunately they were unable to stick around because they had another show in Florence that night. They did give a CD for the door prizes which was cool. They also signed my program.

Another side note, I put together the programs for the event because somehow I got nominated to do it. They turned out pretty good, and I am glad that the kids liked them.

Next up was Bryan Doesn't Like It, or BDLI. All of the guys are either current or former students of the college, and most of the crowd was there for them. They did a great show. Last year's HIZ Day was their first show and they have improved a lot since then. They did great though and I am glad that the guys are having fun. Some of the songs they have written are really cool too. They signed my program too :D

Next up was Experiment Theory, half of last years Tickets to Jerusalem. The two of them Levi and Ashley (Husband & Wife) are so totally awesome. They are the sweetest too. It was nice seeing them again this year, they also gave a CD for a door prize. They did a great show, I think my favorite part was when they did a song from SHREK and Levi played the Kazoo. I got the best picture of that, did I mention I took over 200 pictures on Saturday? It was great, the crowd really responded to them too. Again, my program is signed, they also signed my staff shirt. I really hope that we can get them back for another event in the future.

We did door prizes next, that went pretty well. By this time Stephen and I were doing a little better with the Mics. I am not so nervous in front of a bunch of people with a mic anymore. I have come to the conclusion that if I can do that, I can do anything. After door prizes came a devotion based on the Prodigal Son, very enlightening.

Then came the moment, and I would like to think I did a good job of introducing Overflow. Yep, the Christian Rock band with a top 15 song played at our humble little shin-dig. They so totally rocked the house. I had a blast during their show. I was in the back stage area taking all sorts of pictures. At one time I was standing on a cooler taking pictures making Will the drummer and Matt the keyboardist laugh. After the show, they were like, we were wondering where those random flashes were coming from and then there you are standing on a cooler. They were a lot of fun. They also loaded us up on door prizes, a CD, two T-shirts, and dinner with the band. Too bad the people who won the dinner were allergic to Sea Food. All the guys signed my program and my shirt, is cool. Will signed with a smiley face, very fitting considering he and Matt laughed through their entire set.

After the show was done we had to clean up the gym before we could go have dinner with the bands. We had twenty-four people at the restaurant for supper, plus some others. Dinner was a lot of fun. I still think that Overflow's drummer cannot believe that I am the Library director. Not sure if it was me whoo-hooing behind them after each song, the tie dyed t-shirt, or the fact that they thought I was a student. Josh one of the guitarists fell in love with my Green & Gold All-Star shoes. One of the only things he said to me was, "I love your shoes!" He did say more, but that is the one thing that has stayed in my head. Like I said, dinner was a lot of fun, and the food wasn't bad once I finally got mine.

The day was long, got home about 11, but it was a great time. My knee was killing me because I really didn't sit down too much. Luckily we found a plan B, for the event, and everyone really pulled together to make the event a success. We did have a better turn out than last year, but I think that it could have been bigger had the weather been better. I do think that the weather was probably a lesson for all of us, to ALWAYS have a plan B. We had a great time, and I am sure that most of the people who attended had a great time. Next year HIZ Day 2006 will be April 29, 2006, so if you are in the area.

Anyway. Sorry I haven't posted in ages, have been a little busy. I know bad excuse but it is the only one I got. I have gotten some scrapbook pages done, as well as my special project. It looks so cool, I will fill everyone in on it later. This weekend is scrapbook weekend, Saturday is National Scrapbook Day and I plan on scrappin all day. One of these days I will be posting some of my pages on my Web page. I also plan on posting some of the pictures from HIZ Day, its not like I do not have enough of them, LOL.

I hope all is well with y'all. Keep on keepin' it, peace from this Bunny Hole.