Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Early warning signals

10 Signs of a Scrapbook Addict

Here is a list of signs that might indicate your wife being addicted to scrapbooking:

  1. Your wife is the only one at a social gathering yelling, "Just one more photo, people; I don't have enough for a mini-album!" (even though she used all of the 2Gb on the memorycard available)...
  2. They can find blue screen photo split backs in all the unusual places--school lunch bags, briefcases, pants pockets, the dog's water bowl, your used tools in the garage (that you forgot/didn't have time yet to store)...
  3. A regular sandwich is no longer acceptable--it must be cropped or cut with decorative edges. Wondering why your co-workers act strange around you at lunchtime???
  4. Your wife tries to claim her scrapbook purchases as medical expenses 'cause it's considered "therapy"; if this one is accepted, maybe there is still hope that we can claim CABLE TELEVISION aswell...
  5. She buys a new pink swimsuit because it matches the pink photo mounting paper. Just wait what she bought for you...
  6. Your child is the only one in agriculture class who thinks "crop" is to "cut your photos."
  7. Your wife decides to get your child piano lessons so she'll be able to use the musical instrument stickers that are in this month's kit.
  8. Your wife has YOU redecorate your family room to coordinate with her photo album covers.
  9. Your three year old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality".
  10. You're in a fender bender and your wife's first thought is, "I wonder what die-cut shape will coordinate with this event?" And she is still wondering why you gave her the "evil eye".

And of course a scrapbook addict doesn't follow a 12 step program but a 12 x 12 step one.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Scrap Wars

With all this B'day stuff going on, I still found some time to do some stuff for ME...

So I created this here logo:

I think this one speaks for itself!


BTW: don't hold your breath hoping there be no sequels... Believe me: they are like (watch out that you don't leave out the LIKE) elephants and dogs combined: once they got the smell of gluedots, ain't no stopping them ('cause they never forget)!

Monday, January 29, 2007

A look into the wicked brain of a scrapbooking wife...


Happy Birthday Michael! My son turned 6 today!


It happens every day.
An otherwise in control women comes to the counter to purchase scrapbook supplies. Once she sees the total, she will state "My husbands going to kill me!"

Are we really ogres who yell every time they spend a penny on Scrapbooking supplies?
All your wife failed to do was conceal or properly explain her spending habits. And how does she do that, you ask? Here are a few of my favorites.

1. Watch for destroyed evidence. She probably tossed all bags and receipts in the trash at the curb. She also slipped her supplies into existing stash (hoping we'll never know).
2. Cook the books. After she made a purchase she'll substitute the name of the local grocery store for the store name in the check registry and when we ask where all the money goes, she tells you, "Hey, we have to eat" Caution: Watch out for duplicate checks!
3. Bribed kids. She'll keeps all potential informers on the payroll. An allowance raise or unlimited Game time might buy their silence, however with toddlers, all bets are off (they will be our most likely allies). Thinking, if they can sell them Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. She'll think of something.
4. If all efforts at concealment fail and she is caught unpacking her latest purchase, these last ditch excuses will be most likely.
a. She had that like forever! If she followed Tip 1, that would be easier than if a dated receipt is hanging out of the bag.
b. It was on Sale! This excuse does not generally go over well with men, but she will try.
c. The Guilt Trip. "I was working on your album as a surprise but now just forget it!" Most effective when she tries to accompany that by hysterical weeping.
d. Changing the subject. She will ask if you've been working out lately. she will try to give you "that look". She will make you forget what you were asking in the first place.
e. When all else fails, she will DENY everything!

These comments are based on fictional persons; any resemblance is pure coincidence...


Friday, January 26, 2007

Scrapbooking for Dummies


I could not resist this post; I had it for a week already...


Wanna know what's in here?

- 1 - Sheet Of Stickers (80+ Stickers)
- 10 Sheets Of White Paper (Acid Free)
- 1 Scrapbooking Design Cd With 50+ Templates
- 1 Pair Of Edging Scissors
- 1 Stencil
- 1 Glue Stick (Acid Free)
- 1 Pen (Acid Free)
- 1 Scrapbooking For Dummies Booklet
- 1 12×12 Postbound Linen Album
- 10 12×12 Acid Free Sheet Protectors

And that all for just: $22.49


I'm off for the weekend celebrating my son's 6th birthday (with a Native American Idian party), so hope you have a good one! See you back on Monday!


Thursday, January 25, 2007


While browsing I stumbled on this somewhere as being inspirational to scrapbookers... Albert Einstein's viewing on the secret of creativity:

The Secret to Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources!

D*mn, I found this quote too late... Since I already revealed my wife and her scrapping girl-friends as being my sources (without them knowing!!!)


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sharing hobbies

Does your wife uses the computer like 24/7 to MSN, Mail or Blog? Does she complain about all the unfinished projects laying around?

I found a solution:

If your wife would let you use the computer more often, she would actually get more scrapping done!

She happy, We happy!!!


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Kinda sick....

OK, so no big post today as I am kinda sick. But I could not leave you without some fun about scrapbooking.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Grey, Basic Grey

Hope you a good weekend, mine was full of preparing for the birthday party of my oldest son while my wife went off to a B'day party... My son set his mind on a Western Party with Native American indians and Cowboys, so I created a Totem! Will post the instructions and end result when I am completly done!

But now back to the subject: like I told before, I do not mean to eavesdrop, but I do pick up a lot of conversations...

Last time she was talking about getting cream to get rid off the fine lines in her face... I already have them for like centuries, but you don't see me buying some $40 cream to put on my face! Or for that matter anywhere else!!!

Then of course she had to drag in the fact that she only has 1 or 2 grey hairs, while she refers to me as being:


At least I am not coloring my hair to make me look more intelligent...


Friday, January 19, 2007

Weekend Part 2

Sorry 'bout yesterday, but I really didn't have any time to make fun about my wife... Had to rush and the weather wasn't as cooperative as expected aswell... Hopefully this movie will "blow" you away!!!

Like last week and probably next week again, I will post some fun stuff to get you through the weekend without your co-workers; and nothing else but your wife and her addiction...

Hope you have a great weekend and hope to see you back on Monday!


Thursday, January 18, 2007


OK, just a quick note this time...

Had to take a day off at one job to go to some seminar about webshops in general for my other "Boss". Had to take a look for myself to see what is offered in the field of webshops, payments and other stuff.

Hopefully my wife's business will refund the entrance ticket and parking, and with some luck the milage aswell! Otherwise I will just skip another weekend working on her scrap-room...


On the subject of the scrap-room: a contractor came over to give me a quote and date on the gas piping (the gasmeter needs to be moved several meters and refitted), and he told me that he would do that on January 30th, half a day, two man... I even called the gas company about the date, but those people are like civil servants: they have to leave on time... So you guessed already



Wednesday, January 17, 2007

You probably seen all those polls and tags that your wife is giving answers to, so she can be identified as being a certain kind of Tarot card and so on...

So l was doing my own thing yesterday evening and I was listening to Dick Dale (King of the Surf Guitar - Music from the Motion Picture Pulp Fiction) and wondering what song title could describe my wife's addiction. Uhm, that was something to think about...

I came up with this one:

Golden Earring - The devil made me do it

I know that most of the readers overhere are women, so I am also wondering how they might see themselves (always good for a laugh)!!!


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Scrapbook Husbands of the World: UNITE!

I knew I couldn't be alone...

Check out

Scrapbook Widower

's blog!

I got goosebumps as I read his blog, like I was listening to me telling about myself...


Monday, January 15, 2007


In my native country "we" (MEN) like to watch sports on Sundayevening... Kids to bed, coffee or beer in one hand, remote control in the other and the wife (somewhere in the back) doing her scrapbooking!

BUT... does your wife needs to see that one show (like Extreme Home Makeover-rerun) that is aired at the same time as your sports-show? 'Cause the VCR is already set to like Grey's Anotomy...

She isn't actually watching, 'cause she's also on the phone and checking her mail aswell as "Creating the best LO she ever did"!!! And then she even has the nerves to ask me what was said, 'cause she missed it!!!


Friday, January 12, 2007


Since I will not be working this weekend, I probably have to do some stuff around the house...

I am in the middle of creating a scrap-room (FOR MY WIFE), so all the stuff that now resides in the livingroom can be placed OUT OF SIGHT

So that will leave me with even less time to do this blog...

Please check back after the weekend!

Here's one for y'all to enjoy...


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hambly Screen Prints or Prince (or whatever)

While I am watching TV or browsing the web (not at the same time... I AM A MAN REMEMBER), I sometimes (between all that white noise) pick up pieces of conversation between my wife and her (of course) scrapping girl friends. Last time they was talking about Hambly; so I was thinkin to myself: Finally they are evolving!!! They actually found a topic to seriously talk about...


As it turned out: They were not discussing theatre plays like Romeo & Juliette, they were discussing the latest in scrapping... Hambly Screen prints Overlays, Papers & Rub-ons!


Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Fairs & markets...

All you DH's know that Scrappers do not only buy online or in stores, but they also gather (like herd) on fairs or special markets!

Does anyone else has a wife that needs to go to fairs & markets to show what she "got in store"?

Mine does, otherwise all that stuff would just multiply in our LIVINGroom...

She also complains that SHE has to go back and forth to deliver all that stuff to the fair or market ('cause she has got too much), but guess what: WHO IS THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO DRIVE BACK HOME TO PICK UP THAT ONE BOX (YOU KNOW THE ONE) THAT SHE "DID NOT NEED"???

Your probably right: BUBBAH!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Inside Information #1

When you have kids or pets or parents or co-workers, you sometimes end up in compromising situations... Which is nice when you scrapbook!

Does your wife calls (out) that you need to write down that and that quote (while you are in the middle of something) 'cause she is already envisioning a LO...





Hi Y'all,

My name is Bubbah & ever since my wife started scrapping I am running out of spare time... I know you are thinking: She is having a hobby, and he is running out of spare time?!? YES. Besides a hobby she also needs to make it part of her professional life... She started an online business to addict other women, sort of like a Martian invasion, but from down on earth! She is having a business, that I am (without being questioned) part of. A major part!

Anyways, This whole blog is meant as a joke, maybe it will become a platform for HB's (see what I am doing already?) of addicted wifes? I will post my view on my wife's addiction to scrapbooking