Oh, I can't believe that 2008 is upon us!!! I haven't accomplished hardly anything this year it feels like. and I'm afraid that trend might continue. ;) I've found a new hobby....it's true. And I'm afriad that the amount of time it requires to become an expert at it might keep me from scrapping EVER again. I know, say it isn't true....
So, which hobby is now consuming ALL of my time you might be wondering....well...
Yep, that's right. I'm an addict. :) I can now have the HOTTEST dance party right in my living room whenver I want. :) lol!!!
Now you know how I'll be ringing in the new year!! :)
I hope you all have a wonderful day and a happy new year!!!
for once I'm not talking about the products!! :) lol!! I was feeling a little sad the other day becuase I just feel like I haven't scrapped for SO long. Sometimes I get in a funk when I feel like I need to do something creative and just don't have the time. Am I the only one that gets like that??? ;)
Well, this morning I came downstairs to find this on the couch:
they were all snuggled together watching little einsteins. Oh!! I needed that moment!! It reminded me that even though I haven't been able to create memories on paper I've been busy making these kinds of memories for my kids the last few weeks. What a good reminder! Sometimes I get so caught up in the scrapping I forget to actually enjoy the moment while I'm living it!
I hope that this holiday season you are able to make lots of these kinds of memories with your families. We can always scrap them later, right?? :)
If you ever get the chance to attend one of Teresa's classes you have got to go!!! It was SO much fun. This was an all day workshop with stamping stations, glittering stations all kinds of fun stuff!! The ladies were SO wonderful and the store...WOW!!! t had been awhile since I had made the trip down there and boy are things different!!! They have moved into a HUGE space and do they know how to throw a party!!! Here's a fun group shot:
I didn't crop much of the background here becuase I wanted you to be able to see how massive and packed with awesome stuff this place is!
Dannelle was kind enough to send me this picture of the two of us.
Thanks Dannelle!!! It was so great to meet you and get to chat!! :) That is seriously one of the coolest thing about scrapbooking. You get to meet people from all over the place that share your passion and you instantly feel like you have a connection. :)
Just to give you a little idea of just how BIG of a deal this workshop was...they had 2, yep you read that right...TWO news crews come and film it and interview Teresa while we were there
I got to take pictures of everyone in the class so that they could have a record of them. I don't know about you guys but I am so bad about getting out from behind the camera. So, we wanted everyone to get a shot of themselves. Here are a few I've started on.....such cute girls!!
Believe it or not, the only empty wall space in the whole place was this cinderblock wall next to the bathroom....so I had to try and make it look cool. You'd never know I was practically standing in a stall to take these, huh?? ;)
Whew!!! It took me a day to recover from this one. Sorry for not posting earlier. :) I think my nerves got the best of me and I was just SO tired yesterday!! It was SO much fun!!! I had a blast meeting all the gals and seeing what beautiful projects they were all creating! Had the chance to look through some amazing projects that GEMM had made....wow!! And she's only been scrapping a year SUPER hard to believe. I met some GREAT people and it was fun to see the following that Teresa has. Like Katie who had flown in from Colorado to take the class....WOW!!! Now that's dedication!! :) I hope you're having fun playing with your 50mm Katie!! ;)
I even got to meet some fun girls from up my way so I hope to get together with them again soon. :) Hi girls!!! :)
Here's a picture of me and Teresa from the class...thanks Cheryl for sending this to me!! :) You think I'd be better about getting one of these with my own camera, but sometimes I just get so busy doing other stuff I forget about the fun stuff!! :)
I just want to say a big "THANK YOU!!!" to Teresa for inviting me to do this. I had such a blast and it was SO good to help me break out of my shell a little. :) I hope I was able to add a little something. :)
I'm busy working on editing som more photos and I'll get them posted asap!
can you tell I got a new toy??? :) I bought a new "merry christmas to me" toy yesterday. something i've been wanting for a LONG time. a 50mm 1.4 lens woohoo!!! so excited about the blur factor!! :) i'm still getting used to using it. i keep forgetting that I'M the zoom!! lol!!
Sorry I've been such a slacker lately!! I'm busy working on some fun things for the class I'm teaching on Saturday with Teresa Collins in San Diego. There will be a little fun thing for all the students to take home. I'll share when I get them all done!! :)
and that means a good deal for anyone looking for a ton of supplies CHEAP!!! I broke down the other day and pulled out some of my bins left from when I used to own the kit club/store and started to purge. I put together some great lots and listed them on ebay. It's hard to part with all this stuff. I never actually be able to go through it all, but for some reason getting rid of it makes me feel anxious!! lol!! :) I'm trying not to be a pack rat!! :)
Anyhoo...the first lot is up and it's like $150 worth of stuff that I've listed for 19.99
I'll be adding more things over the next few days too, so if you're in the market for some products at a real deal check them out!! Everything is brand new and still in it's original packaging of course!