I’ve been working in the craft room, but I don’t have anything to show for it yet.  I made a video last summer, and Rich has been putting off editing and uploading it, because it is so long.  Yesterday and today, he’s been working like a dog, to get it finished.  How hard does a dog work, anyway….I’m going to look for the origins of that statement.  Here’s the scoop…

phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Working like a dog : alternative

Posted by Lewis on January 17, 2003

In Reply to: Working like a dog posted by R. Berg on January 14, 2003

: Someone asked that question here recently. Someone else answered it: basically, a sheepdog works from dawn till dusk for only room and board and affection. (From memory; I haven’t found the original posts.)

In olden days, the two sawyers who worked on a tree sawing planks were the top-dog and the under-dog. A dog in those days was a manual worker.


So there you have it…  Rich finished uploading the video tonight and I had to then add the description.  You’d think it would be easy to do so, but when almost a year has gone by from the making of the album, to explaining how I did it, things have gotten lost (in my mind) along the way.   I feel kind of foolish, but there are gaps and my explanation isn’t the greatest, so here’s my apology for it…I’m so sorry, and will not let this happen again…If we have any videos that don’t go live in the first few weeks after filming, I’m going to delete the video rather than put all of you through this kind of mess.  I don’t have dimensions, I had Rich delete the portion of the video where I cut then ends off of the envelopes so they can be pockets, and the list goes on and on.

The next video I make will be of a normal length and I promise, will make a lot more sense than this one does.  If you’d like to make one of these albums,  you can easily follow Helen Griffin’s instructions ..Here’s the link.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itgn7DyO1SU  This is the video I watched to learn how to make the album.

As for what’s in store in my next few videos…I’m going to cover Stampin’ Up’s Paper Pumpkin kit, which is their monthly subscription kit, show you how to emboss with an ornate die, and then I’m going to do a project I promised a viewer.  She’d like me to make gift packaging for a manicure set….and then, back to my art journal.  You probably thought I’d forgotten all about it, but no, I’m still thinking of ways to use it.

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