Friday, July 31, 2009

CHA Supershow

I just got back to my hotel room.  I had a great time at CHA, where  I did lots of fun make 'n' takes and saw  some cool demos too.  Most of the make 'n' takes were free, and many of those that weren't free were only a few dollars.  (One was $10 to make one scrapbook page!)  I also got some pretty good deals - especially at one booth where they were having some sort of Heidi Swapp clearance sale.

Best of all, I got to meet some of the "celebrities" I've seen on TV live and in person, including  Judi Watanabe (JudiKins) and Julianna Hudgins (Sizzix/Ellison).  The only disappointing thing was that there were so many vendors missing from the show.  Oh,yeah.  I wasn't too crazy about the $5.25 "Nathan's" hotdog and the $3.50 cup of not Starbuck's coffee.  I mean, if I had wanted to pay those prices, I coould have gone to Yankee Stadium!

All in all, it was a great show, and I had a blast.  We leave for home tomorrow, and we'll be stopping in South Carolina and Virginia Beach on the way.  I can't wait to scrapbook the pictures I've taken.  Until next week, happy crafting!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Guess where I'm going!

Not only are we going on a Road Trip, but I'm also going to the CHA Supershow!  I'll try to post while I'm away, since my husband is bringing his laptop.

Journaling Tip #6: Travel Journals

We're headed for a road trip down to Florida starting tomorrow, stopping at Virginia Beach and Savannah along the way.  I'm so excited; I've never been on a road trip before!  There will be so much to include in our scrapbooks when we get back that I decided to provide everyone with a travel journal to record our adventures as we experience them.  I took some $1 journals that I bought at Michael's and dressed them up, sectioning them into topics that we enjoy and will want to write about.  I also printed out travel journal sheets from Enchanted Learning, which I've used twice before.

When we get back next week, I'll try to take some pictures.  Until then, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm so proud of her!

My little one (9 years old) has been growing out her hair for Locks of Love for months.  Locks of Love is an organization that collects hair donations to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to medical conditions/treatments.  The vast majority (80%) of their donors are children.  Haley donated over 10 inches of her beautiful hair a few weeks ago.  I took photos and plan to do a fabulous scrapbook page about it.  I don't think I've ever been more proud of her.  And her short haircut looks absolutely adorable.

Locks of Love - Before Locks of Love - After

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Cards!

Aren't these stamps from Repeat Impressions adorable?  Blue and green is a favorite color combination of mine.  Enjoy!

Sending a Smile  Special Day
Out and About Forest Friends