Sunday, April 17, 2011

You and Me

May is National Scrapbooking Month. What does that mean for you? What it means for me is the "You and Me" kit available in May. These layouts are supreme.

Now, I normally fill my time making cards and teaching card classes, but this kit just sent shivers up my spine. I love it so much, I'm printing out photos this week to complete them.

  Now, I must say that I had to get used to the new printed cardstock paper. I wanted more! The kit is nicely packaged to be used up. AND USE IT UP I DID!

I made both layouts and 3 cards with the minimal scraps leftover.I did have plenty of Opaques left, but I can never have too many of those. (No hitchhikers this time! See previous post)

I used all the Dimensional Elements and all the scraps that were big enough that made sense to use. The flowers were also made from scrap paper. 
Now, I can definitely see the benefits from having a paper pack like this. If I use up all my paper, I will have no excuses like...I'm not getting anymore paper until I use up what I have...or I don't have girls so this paper won't work for, no, no more excuses. The pack is gone AND I WANT MORE! Hmm... what will I do?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Leadershare in Navarre Florida...aahhh

This past weekend was so wonderful! Spending time and learning with my creative sisters was the best! LeaderShare was a time for regional consultants to learn, share and be motivated. It was also a great get away from the hustle and bustle of my daily routine. It almost felt like make believe...but it was oh so real.

The atmosphere was festive...

The treats were not lacking...

And the friends were plenty...

There was one thing I did not expect to get during LeaderShare...and that was TICKS! Yes, you heard me, ticks! How did I get ticks at the beach you ask? Well, I asked the same thing! I about came out my skin!!! How did I get them?! Did I get them on the beach? Did I get them at the conference center? I couldn't imagine where I got them! Can you tell where I got them?

Those are some funny looking ticks...they're so round. And sized so perfectly...wait a minute...THOSE AREN'T TICKS! What is it? GET IT OFF! GET IT OFF!

Can you say Mocha Opaques!

Oh what a relief! I think I would have gone out of the restaurant running if they had been ticks. We laughed so hard! All I know is that I was happy that I didn't have ticks!!! Now I know you want to know how in the world I got 2 Mocha Opaques under my arm. Well, I pondered over that one and finally figured it out.

While at the beach, I put my flip flops underneath my arm while walking on that beautiful sand so that we could take our team pictures.

I had decorated my flip flops with Mocha Opaques and they must have gotten free from my flip flops and attached themselves to me!! Do you see the missing Opaques?

Needless to say, I will cherish EVERY moment that I had at LeaderShare!

And one of the most special moments was touring Tina Sutton's craft room and lovely home. Tina opened up her home to us and her heart and I will be forever grateful for all her inspiration.