Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Name Is Pooba And I Am A Digi-Scrapaholic

A little piece of me died last week, a little piece that appeared 4 weeks ago and has been growing at a rapid pace ever since. This growth was the digital scrap booking class that my mom and I have been taking from Tara and last week was our final class.


I met Tara through blogging (isn't blogging great?) and she mentioned she was going to teach a couple digi-scrap classes so of course I jumped at the opportunity and signed up.

The result? Tara and I are now real life friends, and I am a digi-scrapin pro. Digi-scrapin genius is more like it. I am officially addicted. And my mom? Well, let's just say she was the special student of the class, but she made it through.


(Me, Tara, & my mom. Absent from this picture: Nana)

You probably know Tara, not only from her TMI blog, but she started the Kidz blog as well. Kidz is a blog dedicated to children with special needs, it's an uplifting sight for everyone to connect and learn from their children.

Not only is she tall, beautiful, smart, and plain awesome, but she also allowed me to join her daughter Chloe's fan club. I could go on and on about how amazing Tara is, but I'll just refer you to her websites to see for yourself. (That and I'm lazy)

Too Much Information
Scrappity {Doo-Dah!}

Not only did I get to meet Tara, but I got to meet her mother in law Nanna! I have been a fan of Nanna's blog for quite some time now and she never fails to entertain. She is just hilarious, I especially love the comments she leaves on my blog because she is just as sarcastic as me.

At least I'm hoping all those comments were sarcastic, otherwise I really am an idiot. But either way, I still like her.

The digi-scrap classes were held at Nana's house (which is beautiful by the way) so my mom and I got to meet some of the family too. I'm surprised Nana didn't kick us out because when my mom and I get together we are pretty loud and annoying.

Mostly annoying, but I think 99% of that annoyance resonates from my mom. Actually, now that I think of it, I'm a pretty pleasant person and not annoying at all. Okay 100% comes from her. *enter sarcasm*

Thank you Tara for putting up with my mom and her old brain full of dusty spider webs and dead moths. I thought she had cleaned those out but apparently she missed a few webs here and there.

(Love you mom!)

Here are a few highlights from the class...

• Meeting Chloe. Of course.

• Meeting Two Dot, the family's adorable dog with an adorable name.

• Taking 3 wrong turns on the first night of class and arriving 30 fashionable minutes late.

• Busting up after my mom asked me if I preferred "two balls" in front of the class. Good thing we were in like company who's minds totally went there too.

• Learning all of my digi-scrap best friends like “Ctrl Z” and “Page 7” of the class book. They’re the best friends I've ever had. (except for you DeAnna!)

• Arriving to the last class early and being greeted by an adorable kindergartner with "The class just started, you're the first ones here." (Obviously the class just started BECAUSE we were the first ones there.) Oh he made me laugh!

• Getting 2 Cd's full of scrapbookin songs that Tara burned for us all. (How cute is that?)

• Sitting at the craft table and wondering if I had peed myself because every time I stood up there were stains left on the chair. (Which were there before I sat down. I didn't pee. I know because I checked.)

So thanks again Tara, you are an awesome teacher! And Nana, don't be surprised if I show up at your house each week with my laptop (and possibly a grocery bag full of magazines) ready to scrap it up!

I'll be expecting your famous sugar cookies of course.


Nana said...

Hey baby, if you are gonna show up I will make the sugar cookies.

That post made me laugh so hard, amazing all that happened in such a short time!!

Thanks for outing how filthy my craft chair are! I check my pants too every once in a while. They are bad.

Everyone who meets Chloe is a fan, she just radiates sweetness.

And last but not least YES, I like two Balls!!!!!!!!!!! Ha ha your mom was so embarrased.

And last last but not least we should have a digi scrap night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

So fun! I've met one bloggy friend IRL and it's so nice to make interpeeps IRL peeps!

Wehrle said...

Oh, I really need someone to teach me how to do that!! Too bad I'm not in Utah anymore!! It sounds like you had fun!!

Oh, and your mom is so funny!! I miss her... and you of course!!

Kristina P. said...

You got to meet Nana? I am so jealous!

And look at you! You're practically Mormon now.

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

That sounds like so much fun!

Pricilla said...

Sounds like you had a scrappin' good time.

Suzi said...

How fun is that? So cool you and Tara are friends. I love to read about Chloe and their journey!

blueviolet said...

I didn't know you and Tara were friends and I certainly didn't know you were venturing into scrapbooking territory.

I'm scared of the digital side of scrapbooking. I paper scrap!

LadyStyx said...

No denying the family resemblance between you and your mom.

Sounds like you had alotta fun. You know what's next, right? You need to share some of your awesome creations here in Blogger...

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous!!!! I love Tara and Nana and CHLOE!! Is she not the cutest kid you've ever seen?!?!??!?! Lucky!

Plus, I really wanna learn how to digi scrap. I've tried...it was not successful...

How on earth does Tara find time to teach a class on top of everything else she does??

Chief said...

I too, LOVe to Digiscrap! I purchsed the fun CM software and then the damned pc blw up and I have a Mac and it does'nt work on a mac and so I suck now and have nothing to live for...

ahem...cept for homemade sugar cookies

hint hint

TMI Tara said...

"Can I get a wha-wha!"

I love everything about this post -- except that picture of me, which makes me want to, well, DIE.

I'm so glad you've joined the addiction and CANNOT wait to see the pages you post.

That is not a hint, but a demand. ;O)

I would seriously LOVE to have scrap night at Nana's. Count me in anytime. I too have many old magazines I could bring for her to recycle!

ps I loved having your mom in class. She's adorable! I don't know how much digi scrapping she'll do. I think she just liked having a reason to hang out with you. I hope she does, though!

Lee said...

For the record, I think you're lying.
You totally peed, and you're just trying to cover for it.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You crack me up, your poor mom! LOL

Digiscrapping isn't that fun, I've only done a few of them but man I could spend forever doing them.

did someone say sugar cookies? YUMM

Alexis AKA MOM said...

P.S. THANK you for putting up my giveaways. You're the sweetest thing ever. XOXO

I'm so claiming you as my BBF forever ... you can't run from me :)

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

You're a digi-scrapper? Who knew? How come you've never posted any of your pages? Hey, I've shown you mine, I think you owe me! (tee hee)

I do have my own classes starting up on the 11th if you're jonesing for a digi-fix. I don't have a cute Kindergartner, would you settle for a cute 6th grader?

Justine said...

Nice. You just announced to the world that Nana has stains on her chairs! heeheeheeeeeee

I wish I knew exactly what digi scrapping was, but I totally don't. You could have explained that part in your post, but no, you just wanted to tell us how your mom's brain is fuzzy, Nana's chairs are dirty and Tara is da bomb.

Justine :o )

JennyMac said...

Digiscrapping? When are you going to teach a class?!?!

Great pic of you!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Tara is a doll, isn't she? I big puffy heart her.

I'm jealous that you got to sit on Nana's stained craft chairs and learn to digiscrap. Wonder if they'd take their teaching on the road so I can learn something new? I don't have any stained chairs, but I could get that taken care of if you came over to pee on them for me. ;)

So now you'll have to post some of your learnings...we wanna see what you mastered! :)

Hit 40 said...

Scrap booking is very cool! I usually just print one off from online using snapfish. I am too impatient for doing one by hand.

FrancoB. said...

Digital scarpbooking, aww man that sound like an artistic area i have not experimented in yet.
btw: you hot :D
Also you should know that you are one of the few blogs i still read.
u should feel special.

nicole said...

I'm a little offened my name was left off of the best friend list, I know we grew apart, but come on.....:)

Megan said...

Ohh sounds like you guys had too much fun.

I wish I knew how to do all that fun digi-scrap stuff. I am photoshop, etc. challenged. :0P

Anonymous said...

This sounds too fun! I've always wanted to get into scrapbooking but I just don't know how! LOL!

Queenie Jeannie said...

You got to meet Tara?!?!?!?

Jealous. Just plain jealous.

piecemeal people said...

Funny - you and your mom don't look a BIT related...

prashant said...

So fun! I've met one bloggy friend IRL and it's so nice to make interpeeps IRL peeps! Work From Home


Hey thanks for inserting my name there. I would have cried!