Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scrapbook Expo

This past weekend was the Scrapbook Expo in St. Charles, IL. I have been attending this event for so many years, taking classes and wandering the show floor looking at all the new products and this year was no exception. I only took 4 classes this year which is down from the 7 I took last year. lol I took 2 SEI classes. I love taking their classes because you not only get so much product but you get new techniques. No matter which class of theirs you take, no matter what year there is consistency. I save all the layout directions because I know they "work" with each other. Their albums in a box or albums in a bag have everything cut out, in order and all you have to do is put it together. I tend to add my own touches like inking edges, putting bling in different places and journaling. My wedding album is an SEI album. Of course it took me 25 years to do it but it is an SEI product line that I love. 

It was great to meet up with friends I hadn't seen in a while. Scrappers from near and far. People I met in the area and people I met in Utah who now live here! That is the fun part of our industry. The common bond we have. It's all about passing on of ideas and helping each other grow as crafters, as business owners and as friends. We are all put on this earth to help each other. Our legacy is the memories that we build each day and document for the future!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday in Chicago!!!

Did anyone try and see the Perseid Meteor Shower last night??? It was a bit cloudy but I did try. Kind of hard with the street lights and stuffShould be better tonight. If anybody takes pictures send them! 

Wednesday I am going to get the CT scan on my left elbow. We'll see how that goes. Don't really want to replace the entire elbow but will see what the 3rd doctor says. Whatever it takes to get rid of the pain. Right. 

Will be working on the Scrap Room and the Studio today and tomorrow so I can get them up and running. Yes I am blessed to have both and No I won't show before pictures. LOL Trust me, you don't want to see them. I got to see Ivy last week and show her how to do something on the Gypsy!!! That was cool. She kept saying, "What the...." and "That is so cool!" When I showed how to save it there was already a file saved and it was MY NAME!!! She had taken one of my classes and forgot what she learned. So, Ivy, post here what you made!!!

Getting busy!!

Friday, August 9, 2013


Ok, off the pity pot. I have forgiven myself and will set an alarm and put it on my calendar to post because you are important and I want to teach. It's that simple. I want to share all kinds of things.

 So, the first thing I will share is not craft related but I just finished a book on my kindle and HVE to pass it on. It is "The Husband's Secret," by Liane Moriarty. Great book. I have been seeing reviews for it all over the place, women's magazines, Sunday paper, book reviews, so many places and it sounded interesting so I had to get it. Complex characters, twists and turns; a book I couldn't put down. It made me begging to find out what happens next to these people. I hope she writes a sequel because it needs to be written. I read A LOT. Those who know me, know that fact. lol If you have read it, let me know what you thought.

Next post will be crafty!!!


I cannot believe it has been a Year since I last posted. I cannot even call myself a blogger. This is so very embarrassing. I really wanted to have a blog where people came and chatted and learned new things and shared and I failed. And I'm not even telling very many people this. Pathetic.