Behind The Scrapbook

Oh my gosh!! Has anyone else had a crazy busy week?? Kiddos are out of school, Canada day and Independence Day tomorrow. I know there’s lots of festivities going on.  I was supposed to go to the cabin with my BFF but I just couldn’t get it together in time… real life sometimes gets in the way of my fun life. Although I’m sitting here in the quite… first time I sat down all day and I have to say I’m feeling good. Sure my week was long but I have a great sense of a accomplishment and I can sit here with my feet up sipping my nighty night tea and feel guilt free about sleeping in tomorrow morning!

It’s also been pretty busy around Ginger Scraps this week. I know I’m missing my ladies and looking forward to a new month filled with fun challenges! I’ve been taking pictures like crazy so I’m set!

I have been a little absent but I did check out Rachel’s new store… Hmmm yup that’s right I’m so excited to welcome Pretty in Green to Ginger Scraps. I’ve been a fan of her freebies and LO’s for some time and she is such a welcome addition to the team:) I am so excited about her new puppy love series… I have sooo many puppy photos that still need to be scrapped!

She also has other breeds of dogs as well… which is good because I have a whole pack!!

Rachel also has some good news on the home front. Her dear daughter Ana is really getting used to her new glasses she has even caught her even fixing them on her face rather than taking them off  she just looks so grown up in them, way too cute! Way to go Ana!!

In other goings on… I happened to talk to Mandy and she is recovering from her Ryliegh hangover! She had her niece Rye spend the week at her house… now keep in mind that her kids are 16 (we’ll get to that later!) and 11…

I’m going to copy and paste a post of hers from our private DT thread…. haha shhh…

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Seriously I have no idea how you guys get anything done with little ones running around. I had my niece Rye for the past week and a bit and I am soooo pooped!!

She fun and pretty easy to look after but needs constant supervision! One day when she was running to the potty I was trying to just finish up gathering dishes… like 10 seconds goes by and I’m hot on her heels. I go to the bathroom and she’s not there…I find her in the kitchen … she had dumped a water bottle full of water into my big container of rice! So I made some rice that night for dinner…

She’s also doesn’t not like to be messy so if she gets a spot of mess on her clothes she needs to change…. it got to the point she showed me how to turn on my washing machine!! She’s brilliant! It’s a front load washer so she loads it with all her clothes I just need to do the soap!

Anyways life should be getting back to normal so I can catch up with my scrapping…

While I sit here a have a beer….... <—- that’s my favorite part ha!

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And here’s a picture of the sweetie.. BTW totally getting the potty thing… Yay Rye!

Mandy also had another milestone this week. Her daughter Kelsey turned 16!!! And got her licence!! And a car!!!! That a whole lot for a mom to take in all in one week!!

Here’s Kelsey in her car…

Well I’m off to go dig around for some more juicy gossip…. cya next Saturday!!

Behind the Scrapbook

Good morning all. Welcome to this weeks edition of Behind the Scrapbook…. the real lives of Ginger Scraps! This is the place to find out all the juicy gossip on our Ginger Scraps team! Let’s se what I was able to dig up this week…

First up is Tabby…

The Scrapberry house is eating, sleeping, and breathing baseball. The oldest boy is playing rec ball and also plays tournament ball. He is an awesome little player and actually scored the tying run that took them into a 10 inning game on Friday night and then came into pitch in the 9th and 10th innings to strike out two batters in a row, unfortunately the third batter was able to send the ball soaring over the fence but hey, that was due to a good pitch right? He makes them proud . So yes, she is one of those moms that sits on the side line yelling and screaming her head off and she’s been known to argue with the umps a few times too :P

Oh and here’s a little tip from Miss Scrapberry herself… if you need to know how to get that red clay out of those white ball pants, the secret is soap called “Fels Naptha”!

I also found out that Mandy had a little excitement last weekend. The Mandymade family lives on an acreage and have a few horses, dogs, cats and a whole lot of grass and yard work! SO working as a team every weekend you’ll find everyone doing their favorite jobs. Mandy (the boss) is head weed whacker, weed puller and cook. Kelsey (16) is head sun tanner and pool bug scooper. Mark (the hubby) is in charge of the house build and bring home the bacon guy. And they are very happy to report that Julie (their youngest offspring) has graduated to mowing queen!! Yup that’s right she even has her own mower! Here is a staged photo… they had to stage it because she mows at warp 9 and is usually just a blur….


SO little miss mows-a-lot was doing her thing and Mandy was supervising she found two featherless baby birds laying in the grass. After closer inspection they found the nest 30 feet above in the peak of the tin roof. So along came Mark with his trusty ladder. They had a look in the nest… no babies and it was baking hot! So they brought the babies in the house and warmed them with a hot water bottle. Mandy with her mad web skills found a great organization that rescues wild animals. The very helpful ladies at Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton had them build a nest, place the babies in it and supervise it to see if any birds come to claim them. The nest the birds built in the peak was unsuitable as it was built under a tin roof and had no way of keeping the babies from falling out. So after an hour no birds had claimed them. So we packed up the babies and drove them to the Wildlife Rehab Center. They checked out fine even though they had fallen 30 feet… and they also found out they were Starlings! The Center is going to nurse them back to health and when they are ready to be released Julie gets to do the honors! How fun is that! After all the excitement they realized they didn’t even take one photo! But no worries they will have camera in hand for the release! Check back for updates! We will keep you posted:)

So I’ve been Stalking the ladies at GS for some time now and I stumbled across this….


Did you hear? Rachel A.K.A Pretty in Green has been busy getting her store ready? We are so excited to have her join our fabulous team! This is a preview of some product she’s been working on. I don’t know about you but I’m super excited and can’t wait to see more!!! Look for her Grand opening in July!

Well that’s about it for this week…. come back next Saturday and I’ll be sure to dig up some more dirt! Till then happy scrapping and I’m sure I’ll see you around the forum…. BTW just wondering, what’s your favorite GS challenge this month?? Mine has to be Bite My Head Off! I’m off to find a photo to play with!

Cya around