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Archive | June 22, 2010

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Perfect Life…

Today Scrapbook Update welcomes the return of Tami Morrison as guest blogger. In today’s post, Tami reminds us what an important tool that humor is in coping with life, and shares how to put that perspective in our scrapbooking as well.

Tami Morrison is a mom of four who lives and laughs in Orange County, California. She is a member of the Ella Friends team at Ella Publishing and an instructor at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Her latest BPS workshop, Kidding Around: A Mom and Me Scrapbooking Escapade, is full of summer scrapbooking fun for kids of all ages, and is open for registration now.

Tami blogs at http://bcre8uv.typepad.com and tweets at http://twitter.com/bcre8uv.

As Dr. Seuss once penned, “Funny things are everywhere.” The famed whimsical writer also said, “Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It’s more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”

Things don’t always go as planned, or meet our sometimes unrealistic expectations. I am a big believer in using humor to get over life’s little (and big) hurdles, and I am also a big believer in letting my scrapbook pages reflect this part of my personality. I routinely laugh at myself, my kids, and my assorted daily predicaments, so why not lighten up and scrapbook these experiences with the same authentic levity?

Whether I’m telling the tale of my oldest daughter running out of gas…

…or recounting my little one’s cheekiness:

humor helps put it all into perspective.

Some situations are inherently comical…

…and sometimes we have to hunt for the humor in the stuff that would otherwise drive us nuts.

Either way, becoming the comedy writer of our own life can be the key to turning frustration into appreciation for our unique experiences, and coping with the curveballs life tends to throw.

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Overnight Prints Winner! [Giveaway]

It’s time to announce the lucky winner of the Overnight Prints business card giveaway who gets to overhaul their networking look with 500 free business cards!

And the winner is…

Cynical, who posted at 10:12am on 2010/06/20:

Would love to update my business cards…(scrapbooking event planner)

Congrats to you on your win! Watch your email for your notification from Scrapbook Update!

If you aren’t the winner and need business cards, you’re still in luck – Overnight Prints is running a 40% off sale on business cards until the end of June if you order 1,000. (Including shipping, I got mine for less than $32.)


40% Off 1,000 or More Business Cards

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