Saturday, August 07, 2010

A Totally Wonderful Day

Oh my gosh! Little did I know that I would have such a wonderful day today! First, I only learned about the class on Thursday and was happy to be able to attend two of the three classes Debby Schuh was giving at Simply Scrapbook in Kittering, Ohio (near Dayton) today. I was so pleased to see that two of the scrapbook friends I've made since moving to the area last year were waiting outside the store this morning!  Gina, second fron the left and Tina, second from the right are two great people that I've worked with before. We met when I helped Tina get ready for her last Alzheimer's Crop. These ladies are seriously fun and their friend, Mellisa is also a nice person to know!

As for Debby Schuh and the class itself, these were without doubt, absolutely the best taught scrapbook classes I've ever taken! That lady can teach and the projects we did were adorable. Looking at the things on her blog that caught her eye at CHA, I can see why I like her, she has highlighted basically everything I liked, lucky for her, her pictures turned out better!

Although I've never met Debby before, we actually have some friends in common!  It was nice to talk to someone who knows people that I know! She says hello to all her Florida friends, you guys know who you are! Here are copies of the "official pictures" of the classes I took! If you have a chance to take one of her classes, do yourself a favor, sign up and go!  You too can have one of your best days ever!

The first two pictures were the first class I took and the second were of the class Debby taught this afternoon.  As for the last two pictures, they are of the class she taught last night (Friday). Unfortunately I couldn't take that class so I just bought the kit and with the instructions that Debby is going to email me, I am sure that I'll have a great time putting it together. Had I known just how good her classes were and that Tina was also taking last night's class, I might have made it a point to attend that class too even if, gived the 90 minute drive, I'd have had to pay for a hotel!

Thanks, Debby for a great class
thanks to Tina, Gina and Melissa
for sharing their day with me!

Friday, August 06, 2010


Phew, the laundry from the trip is all done, the suitcases are put away and I'm working on the orders for my mobile scrapbook store.  All that and tomorrow I'm driving up to Dayton to take two classes from Debbie Schuh! I do wish that one of the scrapbook stores closer to me would invite all these fine artists to their stores, but I guess since they mostly do mini-albums which I love, and the scrappers in this area are not big fans of mini-albums, it makes sense that no one gets invited to the greater Cincinnati area. 

However, I'm not a stamper, but a true scrapbooker and I'm starting to go through major mini-album class withdrawal, hence my trip to Dayton! I wish I had known ahead of time that Margie from the Girls Paperie was giving a class as I would have gone for that one too. 

One more thing, because of all the problems people had posting comments, the blog giveaway of the Home Accent cartridge has been extended till August 31st.  Please see the post below for all the details on how to enter to win. Good luck and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Home Sweet Home

After most of the day spent travelling, it was really nivce to get home to Billy!  Our kitty was so happy to see us! He was all over us, me first and when I kicked him out of my room for the night, he was all over Hubby!

This morning, I'm unpacking, doing laundry and hubby is off to Chase to get things rolling for the new semester.  It would seem that my handyman is no longer available, so I'm going to look for a new one! Not one of my favorite things to do.  I like the old one a lot and wish he hadn't suddenly just stopped answering phone calls!  I keep on hoping that nothing bad has happened as he was a really nice man!

My CKC Cincinnati class has been approved and added to the Saturday calendar, Here are the details as they appear on the CKC website.
3:10 pm - 4:10 pm Sun Catcher Mini Album (250)

Sponsor: Cardstock Warehouse
Class Description Use layers of acrylic and beautiful sugared flowers to create a sun catcher mini album that could also be a card. You’ll learn how to create stunning 3-D flowers (with instructions on how to sugar them at home so they have plenty of time to dry), plus assemble pre-cut supplies to make this sunny creation. While creating your project, you’ll work with Diamond Glaze and products from The Girls Paperie as well as items cut using the Cricut and Creatopia. And best of all, you’ll leave with instructions on how everything was cut so you can replicate it for your personal use.

•Student supplies needed: Basic supplies, clear & quick drying liquid glue, detail scissors, stylus, small scissors, tape runner, crop-a-dile, piercing tool, ruler, bone folder, pop up dots, tissues/Kleenex

•Skill level: Intermediate
•Class length: 1.00 hours
•Class price: $22.00 PRE-REGISTRATION, $24.00 AT THE DOOR

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

My Last Full Vacation Day

I'm just enjoying being away from home and responsibilities and just being able to chill! This morning I went for a walk on the beach and saw some wonderful things, but the best without doubt was a small sea turtle, who had been caught up in the surf and was being washed ashore. After observing it for a while I put it back into deeper water pointing back out to sea.  I'm not a sea turtle expert, but I can easily imagine that it isn't meant to be ashore alone, in the sun with bunches of tourists ready to play or trample it. I hope it has a safe journey!

Yesterday was truly joyous!  I got to spend some quality time with Janie!  I miss her so much! It was almost as if I'd never left! We laughed, shared, shopped at AC Moore, ate, laughed some more.  We kept from crying when it was time to go our separate ways by making silly faces at each other from our cars! Whenever you think of me, Janie, just remember the silly face, that's what I plan to do when I'm missing you!

I do have more pictures to load up from CHA, I think my camera had slipped to the wrong setting as some pictures are just a little blurry! Still amongst my favorite items are:
Tim Hotz Memory Box system:

Best Creations' Papers:

The Flip-Pal Portable Scanner:

The Ranger Scrubbie, got to get it and test it, but for those of us who always have ink on our hands, sure sounds like a winner!

As always there is a lot more to show and tell, but it will have to wait for the next post! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Some Moments Are Truly Precious

I'm such a lucky mom! My son and I have a close loving relationship and every time I get to spend time with his long time girlfriend Ashley, I love her more.

We spent much of yesterday together, finishing the evening with dinner at a Greek restaurant, Hubby in tow and then enjoying some jazz and a nightcap at the hotel's bar. For the record, mine was a Perrier.

This morning, they stopped in at the Palm Beach Four Seasons and took me to lunch! Great food, great view, very relaxing, but more, much more than that, what mom doesn't revel in being treated to lunch by her son! It is proof on many levels, that you must have done something right to create this amazing person that you are so very proud of, and who is actually happy to spend some time with you! Like I said, lucky mom!

Once they left, i spent the rest of my day printing pictures, scrapping my trip and catching up on one of my guilty pleasures, the Bachelorette on Hulu .com!

As for tomorrow, I'm driving to the Gulf coast to catch up with my bud Janie! Yeah!!! Another magnificent day ahead!