just a couple more hours until julie gets here to pick me up and then we're headed to the airport. headed to las vegas. headed to inspiration unlimited. it's been a long time coming and it's finally here! so excited! i decided not to take the laptop so, i'm not sure if i'll be able to post from my phone but i will try. i guess this is when twitter would come in handy. LOL!
wish us luck! :)
have a good weekend! take photos! you know jules and i will!
as i said yesterday, i was busy this summer making things with paper and glue and photos. i made 2 fair books, so far, and a play extra mini mini book. i worked on 2 classes hosted by shimelle (you've seen those pages) and i've been working to prep my christmas journal book for this holiday season.
here's one of my fair minis. the cover and patterned papers came from a little favorites kit i got on etsy from elise blaha. so fun. thanks, elise!
today is the first day of the rest of my life, sans treasury of memories. at least the treasury i knew and loved. today we will prepare the store for it's final BIG sale. the closing sale. so very sad. why is it closing? you can read the details here. it was a difficult decision for elizabeth but i know it will be the right one for her family. i hadn't really cried about it yet. it was kind of surreal and i actually thought i'd had a nightmare where elizabeth told us she was closing the store when i woke up on tuesday morning. really, i did. too bad. it was real.
i am really going to miss that store. i mean, i can shop elsewhere but where can i go when i find out something horrible, like my mama has cancer, and i need a hug? where? i always knew those girls were there for me when i needed them. and, if i haven't said it before, "THANK YOU, LADIES!" i love you all!
here's a snap from my day 1 at treasury. the day i switched from customer to TOM girl.
we've changed a bit. some have left and more have come but it's always the same. a wonderful group of girls who have each others' backs and are there for each other through the good and the bad in life. the TOM girls are the sisters i never had growing up. thanks, again, girls for all the love and support. i know we will get together, but where will i go when i need a hug when i'm feeling sad? you won't be just across the street anymore. i guess it's a bit like a grieving process, huh? really sucks.
ok. enough of this boo hooing, for now. i've thought of an idea. i have soooooooo many TOM girls photos from the past 4 years. what if i take us all down memory lane for the next few weeks? maybe it will help with my grieving process. maybe.
i have been busy all summer making all kinds of fun things with paper and glue and photos. i was able to get through quite a few of the photos i took of them tonight and decided to set up a few blog posts for this week tonight. i am waiting for the laundry to get done, after all. and, a girl needs something fun to do while doing the laundry. :)
here are a few cards i made.
and a few layouts.
this page was totally inspired by ronda. thanks for the inspiration! :)
next up, a couple minis i created this summer.
have a great sunday. i'll be working at treasury this afternoon and then back home to work on packing for vegas. woohoo!
ok. now i'm just angry. i had a big ole post here for you and my internet explorer closed the tab and reopened it. typepad had a saved draft of my post and when i clicked on it to start typing, again, internet explorer closed and opened the tab, again. only this time typepad had not saved a draft and i can't find it here anywhere. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... since i have to get ready for work i don't have time to retype it all, you will just get the lesson pages and i'll be done.
sept 17, 2009 fall is definitely on it's way. (i also learned to be very careful when gluing stuff to the back of a page that is bound at the top. make sure you are not upside down before committing to the glue. LOL!)
(it just did it, again! damn typepad! luckily i was able to recover this second post so i could finish)
sept 18, 2009 yesterday i learned that hugs and kisses from a 17 month old are just about the BEST thing ever. i LOVE this girl! :)
and loving this project this year. :) i am totally caught up through today. i even have today's page to post ahead of seeing it on shimelle's site on the boards. :)
sept 10, 2009 i learned today that stazon will ruin your clear stamps over time.
sept 11, 2009 i learned today that gluten free can be yummy!
sept 12, 2009 i learned today that i LOVE label stickers.
sept 13, 2009 i learned today NOT to preplan. (you could be disappointed)
sept 14, 2009 i learned today that i don't like mondays. hidden journaling in the envelope.
sept 15, 2009 i learned today that i can get "it" done. whatever "it" is.
sept 16, 2009 i learned today that humans are stronger than we think. good thing! :)
here's the inside front cover with a little intro.
here's the back of the back cover. some of my fun new stamps put to use.
ok. we need some dinner. i still have a bunch of stuff to share with you, but just no time. :) i've got a few layouts and a few minis to share. hopefully i get some time soon. maybe after i come back from vegas.
here's a few more of my pages from shimelle's september class. i am really having fun with this class. i am enjoying the small pages and am having fun just adding whatever's on my scrap table at the time and making it work.
sept 6, 2009 i learned to emboss with glitter embossing powder and i decided i did not like it as well as the regular.
sept 7, 2009 i learned to savor my holidays of from work and not think about having to go back to work the next day.
sept 8, 2009 i learned you can only use 1 50% off coupon at michael's per week. despite the fact that they give you another coupon every time you shop in there. so, if you go a couple times this week and you get a couple coupons for next week, don't be trying to use them. LOL! i'll just go on separate days. (look at my cute border punch i got)
sept 9, 2009 on this day i had a relearning of a previous lesson. cancer sucks. enough said.
alright. that's it for tonight. i've got some 12x12 layouts i did for samples at treasury to show you, but i'll save those for another day.
happy in a time where i am currently struggling to be "happy". doesn't it just suck when something happens that changes your world as you know it, not for the good? i know. good things come from everything. if you are the praying kind, will you pray for my family. specifically for my dear, sweet sister in law.
ok. back to the fun of this post i just found! thank you, shimelle! thank you for a fabulous class and thank you for the sweet post! 4 more pages to come soon. just picked up another batch of photos this afternoon. i am really loving this little book and all of the others who are learning stuff this month, too.
another happy thing to celebrate. my mama completed her last radiation treatment yesterday! yay!!! no more chemo! no more radiation! just a herceptin infusion once every 3 weeks, and that doesn't make her sick like chemo. just a little tired for a couple days. she is learning to embrace it, though. she's done some research and it turns out the herceptin is saving her life. keeping the cancer from coming back. turns out she's got a her2 receptor and that makes cancer aggressive. so, as i said, she's embracing the herceptin. she's on it until april 2010 and that's ok. :) look at this cute pic i took of her on monday.
she makes me so proud! she's gone through this process with the most positive outlook. she's just amazing! love you, mom!
ok. back to work on my little pages for shim's class and a full size layout for treasury.
have a good wednesday night! only 2 more days til the weekend!
happy sunday! happy "i don't have to go to work tomorrow" sunday! even better, eh?
finally was able to pick up my photos from costco for my book i'm working on in shimelle's class. got the pages done, too. they were all done, except for the photos and it was driving me nuts that the photos were at costco and i was unable to pick them up yesterday or friday.
want to see the pages?
sept 1, 2009 i learned that pumpkin spice syrup is fabulous in my americano.
sept 2, 2009 i learned that i really ned more than 5 or 6 hours of sleep. especially on a work night.
sept 3 i learned that thanksgiving blend will be available at starbucks on nov 3. (and the holiday drinks, too) yes, i save my starbucks coffee bags. :)
sept 4, 2009 i learned that my feet do not enjoy the fall transition to socks and shoes.
sept 5, 2009 i learned that laconner, wa is a cool little town that i want to go back to soon.
have a great sunday night! i'm working on making chili and corn muffins! yum!
i know. it's the 3rd. but i just wanted to say hello to one of my favorite months of the year. :) what does september bring for you? for me it brings:
1. my project of the month at treasury
you can make one, too. the kit is available at treasury now for only $7. the kit includes the file folder cover, the cosmo cricket paper pages, a custom made journal card sheet with word strips, journal spots and a title, the rings, a shipping tag, the chipboard flower, the denim, a bunch of buttons and some jute. fun, right? :)
2. my learn something new every day book. here's the cover.
it was really fun to make. now to get those pages prepped. i do have my daily photos and thoughts on what i've learned organized. i'm just ordering the photos 4 at a time to get them in the smaller size i need for my book. the book is 5x7.
3. pumpkin spice lattes! need i say more? i just really discovered them last year. i mean, i'd had them in the past and did not like them. last year i decided to try one with a bit less of the spice syrup and that was the trick! yum!
alright. i have more, but i'm out of time. have a great thursday! take photos!