… that I am knee-deep in scrabpooking project right now
…. or that I am up to my eyeballs in it (but in a good way) :)
The Reflections Event was an absolute blast! I truly love that event and told all of my students that I will keep going back as long as Karen and Susan will have me! My classes were all so laid back and we actually had some serious relaxation and "get-to-know" you time, all while they were putting together the mini album I created! Thanks for being so fabulous everyone!
I also got to have some serious girls' time with my cute and hilarious friends Suzy Plantamura, Elizabeth Kartchner, Kelly Purkey and Kelly Goree! I could hang out with these girls every day!! Just wish we lived closer. The other teachers – Debee Campos, Danielle Flanders and Katie Watson – were all equally as cute and sweet… we just didn't get to hang out as much because of the ways our schedules matched up. My only regret is that I wish I could have been a student so I could take all of their classes and do all of their projects!!
Heading to Preview Day for Creative Escape tomorrow…
I have been working on my project/presentation for so long now… truly pouring my heart and soul into it! So it will be exciting to teach it for the first time. Preview Day is sort of a practice run where we all teach our classes to the other teachers and the volunteers for the event. And you know what is so fun about it?? I do get to take all the classes from the other teachers!!
As I have been gathering all of my supplies and packing up my scrapbooking tools, etc to go tomorrow I realized that I have never been a student at an event like this. It will be refreshing to sit on the other side of the table and learn from and be inspired by the seriously talented line-up of teachers!! Now if I can just get to bed so I can wake up in the morning and get there on time! 🙂
And finally I had to pop in and share this Studio Calico news with you…
….Yes, some of my most favorite Studio Calico stamps are being retired!!
Almost brings a tear to my eye… literally!
(Well I was going to share some layouts using these stamps but for some reason they aren't uploading… so you will just have to believe me I guess! 🙂 Or you can check back through prior issues of Creating Keepsakes Magazine to find some samples!)
If you don't already have these then you should literally run on over here and get them before they are gone! When they are gone, they are gone!! I think I may just have to buy extras in case mine ever wear out. I love them that much!
P.S. While you are there be sure to check out the sneak peek for next month's kits. I am in LOVE! Lots of things to make pages for my boys with just enough pink and girlie touches to do some layouts for Emily too!! It's a perfect mix I think!
P.P.S. I promise I will be back to share my full Studio Calico layouts from the past couple of months. I know I have been slacking in that area… I've just been so busy getting ready for Reflections and Creative Escape! Have a great weekend everyone!