(scrap)space exploration

Over the weekend, we went to visit the nearby NASA Ames Research Center. Here’s a little bit of information I found on the NASA website:

Ames Research Center, one of 10 NASA field installations, is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley at the core of the research cluster of high-tech companies, universities and laboratories that define the region’s character. With over $3.0 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a $600 million annual budget, Ames’ economic impact is significant. Ames plays a critical role in virtually all NASA missions in support of America’s space and aeronautics programs.

Pretty neat, huh?! …and it’s even better that there’s a visitor center that people can come and check out.

One of NASA's models on display.

This reminds me of ET. πŸ™‚ I love this photo!

Wouldn't it be REALLY cool if we could touch something extra terrestrial!?

They have this roaming the moon exploring for life and water.

Out in outer space, haha! πŸ™‚

Now that you have seen some outer space exploration, I’ll give you an itty bitty peek into my own personal scrap space. The back of the door holds some of my ribbon and punches. No, that’s not all the ribbon and punches I have. Trust me, I’ve got bags and bags and bags of ribbon stored elsewhere! As for the punches, there’s just no more space for them on the door. The rest of my punches are on my desk, under my desk, on the dining table, in my crop bag, in the car, etc. You get the picture, right?!

If this was REALLY what I had, I'd be thrilled!

…and yes, those are some EK Success punches! LOL. πŸ˜‰

As for my alphas, let’s just say I shouldn’t be buying anymore Thickers or alphabet stickers. Below is some of my stash. Yikes! Like the punches, I’ve got a ton elsewhere… on my desk, in the family room, in my crop bags, on the dining table, at my Mom’s place, etc. haha.

Here's a glimpse of some of my alpha stash.

What?! Don't look at me like I'm an addict! Some of these are given to me!

Dishrack turned into a place to put my alphas.

Any ideas on how to organize ribbon, punches, or alphas?! I’m open to any suggestions! πŸ˜‰

I have WINNERS to the 50k giveaway! πŸ™‚ WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER! Again, thank you to everyone who helped me reach my goal.

…and Christine thank you for generating a bunch of hits to my blog. You are the winner to the scrapbook supplies valued at over $50! If all of you could please email me at redoaklines[at]gmail[com], I can send out your prizes! πŸ™‚

Last but not least, I’ve got more Zutter news for everyone! Want to win products that scrapbook stores don’t have yet?! This is what’s up for grabs:

…and Nan, posted this up on the blog:

It’s so much fun at CHA to share the new products and conduct make ‘n takes for crafters from everywhere!Β  This year at the Zutter booth we made a different MnT everyday, and by far one of the faves was the 3-piece Clipboard Wood wall decor using the NEW Hang-it-Alls – the cute little hardware that takes your paper crafts to awesome hangable art.Β  We used selections of paper from Donna Salazar Designs as well as the Rivet Setter, Hammer and Pound-it-All from Zutter…and voila!

To be entered to win, head here. There’s even a video posted.

Wow, that was a LONG post. Sorry for all of that rambling.

PS: Friday is going to be a life altering day. πŸ™‚



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27 responses to “(scrap)space exploration

  1. I use an over the door organizer but it’s a clear shoe holder.. It has 22 pockets and each pocket can hold 2-3 punches. It works for me.
    As for ribbon.. I’ve tried all kinds of things. right now I have the ribbons I like the most in glass jars…. But I also have longer pieces clipped together (with those large metal clips from office max). I hang them on the wall from the loop in the clip. I hardly ever keep ribbon on the spool… seems to take up too much room.
    … Cute photos btw!

  2. gloria

    Darn! I thought I would be the first comment. I was when I checked it from the BB, but not now.

    anyway, i love the photos from the Ames center. space is awesome! i wish they had a zero gravity room for people to play in. i know they have one in Alabama i think. speaking of space, i fell asleep to mythbusters last night night. the topic was to break the myth that the moon landing was false and made up in a lab. it was really interesting, tell scott to DVR it.

    it is going to break 30 today. that is considered warm! what a load of crap. why does your letter pile look so small? i know you have way more sitting somewhere. hahaha. or did it magically get used up. hahaha. have a fabulous day.

  3. Hanneke

    Love thos pics what a cool place to go!!! Yep we should take the boys to the US!!! We have to save for that so maybe one day!!!??
    Love all the stuff you got there, no storingadvice from me though!!! I am not that organized as it comes to my scrapgoodies!!

  4. Just a little drive by hug, was thinking about you today…


  5. FUN PICS!!!!!!!!!!
    AND what is going to be life altering on Friday??? you have got me sooo curious! lol
    Thank you so much for leaving me some love over at BMS today! It means so much to me!

  6. Hmm… what could be life-altering? A new life?

    2 words for you…. THICKERS ANONYMOUS.


  7. I meant a new life, like as in a baby or dog. Not a new life, as in… get a life. LOL!

  8. deana — you crack me up! hahahaha. πŸ™‚ i just emailed you.

  9. Jing-Jing

    Those photos are DA BOMB!!! lol awesome!!!!

  10. Awesome paper holder! You’re very clever :)!! Great photos too.

  11. wow…… awesome space and Space!! LOL!!
    Love your organization.. makes me want to work on my stuff ( uggh) I have a ton of stuff too and it gets hard to keep it all together and figure out the best way to organize.. I like to try to keep all like things in the same area but dont have big enough areas!!! LOL! it is a never ending battle.. gotta clean out the stash and make it more useful.. thanks for sharing.

  12. what the heck……. when i want to go to these kinds of things you guys blow me off because it’s too and then you go without me, so now there isn’t anyone that will go with me….


  13. It’s great to see how you organise your stuff. I was wondering how people organise their punches and alphas. Oh yes, how do you organise your stamps?

  14. scott — did you read the last couple of sentences in my last post?! it was directed at you! if not, go read that!

  15. Sarah…thank you so much! This has been the BEST WEEK EVER. I can’t beleive that I won some goodies. Thanks bunches. I can’t wait to see the goods ;0) I am so glad that I have had the opporunity to get to know you over here in blog land.


  16. love your alpha/sticker storage solution! Very clever.
    I wish I could help but my crap is everywhere! :\

  17. Wow….where are the “pile” you keep talking about??? I wanna see THOSE!!! And that space center looks like a blast!!! I agree with G about a zero gravity room…how fun would that be…although, my hair would look atrocious! hugs, k

  18. katrina — if i showed you, you’d def admit me into a scrappers anonymous program! hahaha. πŸ™‚ if you want to see it, i guess you’ll have to come and visit me in cali.

  19. Yeah, but you guys have already been there. It won’t be as fun.

  20. Chris

    congrats to the winners!!!! We have visited NASA at the Kennedy Space Center – it’s fun. Scrappers Anonymous – oh yeah!!!!!! Thickers Anonymous!!!!!!

  21. julie

    *sigh* julie’s rambling has rubbed off on U….I apologize for any future therapy sessions u might need…lol lol lol…loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the nasa photos and hehehehhehehehehehehehehe….i have that many alphas too…lol….but with having brookie and an adam….i’m all out of “o’s” and “a’s”….i wonder Y???? LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  22. Mo

    cool photos sarah! congrats to all the winners! coooooolllll! girl…you got lotsa scrappy crap! if u ever need to unload any of it……

  23. I’m so JEALOUS!! I’m a complete aviation/space nerd (my degrees are in Aeronautical Science). I’ll have to put that on my list of things to do. I’m anxious to hear the “life-altering” news! πŸ™‚

  24. too much fun… the photos are awesome… and golly I wish I had alpha sticker like you… i’m completely jealous…. tee hee….

    thanks for the chance at zutter… have a great week!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

  25. jeez, you make me look GOOD and I thought I had too many thickers, your collections definitely bigger than mine!! haha. that rack you have on your door is too cute! πŸ™‚
    Too cool that you guys went to the nasa center, i love your fun pics!!

  26. Vel

    It always amazes me all the things you have to do near your house. I really need to get out more! πŸ˜‰ Love the pics and holy crow, that’s a lot of alphas. I keep mine stored in big binders. Guess you can’t have too many alphas. πŸ™‚

  27. Dishrack for alphas? Genius. πŸ™‚

    Yay for the mix of techy and crafty! You know I appreciate that! πŸ™‚

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