First off, before i go head first into my busy life.. I wanted to say a HUGE Thanks to all the women who attended the scrapbook retreat at my house this weekend. Teisha, Meredith, Heather, Cindy(I like to call her sin for short), Georgana, Debbie, Alicia, Claudia and the fabulous Terry! We had such a blast and I only wish we could have cropped more! I have to give a big shout out to her because if I don't she will hunt me down! (love ya heather! :)). Everyone that came was so great. Meredith, Debbie and Georgana came all the way from Utah! They were great for coming such a long way. Alicia owns a store in Driggs where she lives (which is an 1 1/2 away). I've heard it's amazing. It has all the latest stuff and home decor stuff too! I SOOO want to take a trip up there! I am going to try and talk Terry, Heather, Cindy and Claudia into coming with me and we will make a day out of it and then maybe spend the night and crop! A few of the girls from my neighborhood came to the crop too. It was seriously fun. So Thanks again to all of you.. my new friends and croppin buddies! Oh and I have to tell you. Georgana is actually Georgana Hall of Carolee's Creations and she brought with her the BRAND NEW Ribbon that is just out. IF you like ribbon and are into black and white (like I am right now).. you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this ribbon. It's flocked and to DIE for! I can't find it on their website, but maybe she can send me some pics of it! love it!
I also introduced myself to Acrylic Stamps this weekend. Have to admit, been a little intimidated by them! I was working on an upcoming project at the crop , and used some for the first time and holy cow.. I AM HOOKED! SO FREAKING COOL! I have to admit, I have used them before once before, BUT not the right way. This time I actually used a block with the stamp and that makes a huge difference (last time I just used my hand.. didn't work so well). But now I am using them on everything! Several companies have sent me samples over the last few months and I have been so afraid to get them out because I just didn't know how to use them. But not now.. I think you might see alot of overkill on my upcoming projects as far as Acrylic stamps go.. but love them! I am using the following on my on-line class right now: Carolee's Creations, Fontwerks, Technique Tuesday and Autumn Leaves.. LOVE them. I am now a Acrylic Stamp Advocate!
As for swimming.. well now that the weekend is over and I am swimming in work this week. Seriously, I don't know how I will get it all done. If you haven't heard, I am teaching on-line classes at the Scrap-A-Faire with Scrapbooks etc, BHG. I am just finishing up my classes and it's been fun but alot of work. My Three Hearts class is a seriously cute project (using the acrylic stamps on it plus transparencies (yum!) , but it's a very emotional class too. If you are looking for something to jump start your year into re-evaluating your life. THIS IS IT! Just me going through the exercises as I have been creating this class, has given me a new perspective on what I am and who I want to be. I have been working on it all day and it's been very emotional for me. Here are a few sneak peaks at the class. My other class, Scrap those Scraps is going to be a FUN class. I just got done with writing up the samples last night and I am excited to share some seriously fun techniques on how to use your scraps! I can't wait for people to take it and see what they think! It's an upbeat class and not so emotional! LOL...
We also started a new book with Making Memories, and so working on that and to top it all off, we are leaving out of town this weekend with our best friends Liz and Kevin and family. Can't wait! So life is crazy!
Worked out tonight! Going on 4? weeks now.. or five..can't remember.. but dang proud of myself. As I go, here is a great low calorie snack (as well as a good source of protein). I made it this weekend for the crop and it was the first thing gone! It's great with wheat sour dough bread or with crackers or even veggies! I eat it with carrots and celery! YUM!
1 container of Fat Free Sour Cream (I like one with packaging that looks like a cow)
1 small package of frozen spinach (chopped and thawed to room temperature)
1 pack of Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix (dry mix)
1 can of water chestnuts (chopped).
Directions: Mix all ingredients together and let chill for 1 hour (or more). Serve with Sour Dough Bread (wheat is better for you), wheat crackers or fresh veggies. It's also great on sandwiches or pita's.
Calories: 60 per 2 TBS:
Just a good snack for mid morning or afternoon with a little veggies.. Yum!
Well better go. More work to be done and sleep to be had. Night all!