Sunday, April 23, 2006

Random stuff....

Just a few cool sites for inspiration today...

Shimille's site is really full of art journal style scrapbooking.written down

And I love Tia Bennet's site, too!

Gotta love the designs here.
and here Rhonna Farrer Cafe Press

And more inspiration Carrie Owens

Neat paper bag albums here

Friday, April 21, 2006

Growing up

Taylor's Spring Party is tonight. I put her hair in an updo and she asked me to do her make-up and nails (Although she does a wonderful job of doing them herself any other day.)
And I made her a purse this evening, too! Scrapbook style! (I only had like 10 minutes to find the blank bag, find the accessories & make this. eeek!)
We really had way too much fun doin' her up. But it struck me really hard that she is growing up. fast.

We bought her dress and shoes & accessories last weekend. But it wasn't until she put everything on and was ready to go that it hit me. My eyes welled up with tears because I'm just not ready yet for her to be a young lady instead of a little girl. Where did the years go? She's 12 now, but tomorrow she could be 20. It is going by that quickly.

Of course, I had to suck it up and not let her see me cry. I wouldn't want her to think I was silly. Just wait, though. One day, when she has children, she'll understand.

I took lots of pictures. That made it worse. That's the problem with digital cameras. I can see the results right away & realize that she is beautiful. She's not just a cute little girl anymore. She's a beautiful young lady. Wow. I am so proud of her, though. She has such an gorgeous soul. It really does make her especially lovely. Her eyes just shine.
I know I can't stop her from growing up. But I can savor this day, and the next, until forever, because no matter how old she becomes, she will always be my little girl. I'm gonna hold on to that.

Monday, April 10, 2006

CKC Rocked!!!!

I don't think I've caught up on my sleep yet, byt I had an awesomely wonderful time at CKC this past weekend!!
I was a total celebrity stalker & got to meet Elsie (she is so sweet!!!)
and the fabulous Donna Downey, too! Talked with her more than once! I even won one of her books at the Friday night crop! And she was the one who drew my name. How awesome is that?!?
Volunteered For CK Friday afternoon. Worked in the Door Prize booth. I enjoyed it. Next time I hope I get to be a teacher's aide. That would be so fun, too!
Worked in the Dollar Scrapbooking booth on Saturday. Whew! That place was hoppin' the entire time!
Didn't leave myself near enough time for shopping & make & takes. I'll know how to better schedule my time next go 'round.
I think my absolute favorite thing was the 2 Peas Pubster Dinner Saturday night. We went to Ruby Tuesday's & Mary Jo had gotten so many donations for goody bags it was unbelievable! I sat by Tammy T. and Julia and Jen. these ladies are awesome! I only wish I had gotten to talk with more of the ladies there. Thanks, Mary Jo for arranging the dinner. You're the best!
So happy I went.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Packing for CKC!!!

I really can't believe I'm goin to CKC! I made my reservations back in december. Since then it hasn't seemed real that I'm actually going. But here I am a day away & it's time to pack. Actually, that's what I should be doing right now. Packing. But, I'm not. I'm on this computer blogging and posting a 2 P's and finding out who I have classes with. Maybe when it's Friday morning & I still don't know where I put my favorite pants that I planned on taking because they are so comfortable, I might realize that i just better kick it in gear because I gotta be to Elsie's class in like 2 hours!!!
Oh, man! I am so excited.
I did get most of my supplies packed this evening. I still don't know what I'm gonna do with all the time at the Friday night crop. I've never been to a crop. Don't think it's even remotely possible for me to actually do a page, so I'm not taking page stuff. I'm gonna work on my All about me album from QVC. We'll see. Maybe I'll just walk around & see what everyone else is doing. Maybe I'll just give up the pipe dream & go backk to my hotel room & veg. We'll see.
For now, I gotta go try to at least drag out my suitcase.....

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Found This Blog

From a post at 2 Peas. A Life Unrehearsed
Gotta stop by there often. very inspiring

Saturday, April 01, 2006

A new blog to visit

I visited This Pea's Blog Really neat. Great links, too!